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  1. Fix the clunky keyboard

    Shouldn't have to struggle to type in letters.

    90 votes
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      Thank you for your feedback on our keyboard! Our development team is working hard to improve the keyboard so that players can type quickly and have all of their taps register. For the time being, I personally find that tapping a bit more slowly as I enter words seems to be beneficial. It’s not an ideal solution, but it might help while we work on getting the keyboard fixed!

      -Jordan

    • Not Receiving Coins

      I've played and won several duels, but I'm not receiving any of the coins it said I won. My coins just keep going down after each duel.

      3 votes
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        Duel is a practice game mode that does not award coins for winning. Certain modes, like Tournament and Party, reward you for a win and it will clearly show a “WIN BACK” amount on the Play button. Keep an eye out for that to know which game modes reward a payout for a win.

        -Jordan

      • 5 votes
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        • 6 votes
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          • Cheater List (Please Add)

            Since so many players cheat, using variations of the same word, plural or double spacing and more to get credit and the game has not been updated to catch them. We should just list the players here. Feel free to add. Once I see a player that I know is going to cheat, I forfeit my coins and close the app. If they game catches up, and allows me to block players, I'm starting with this list. Feel free to add players so I can (hopefully) block them too one day!

            Iris E C - Level 98 Top Tier VIP…

            11 votes
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              Variations of the same word are acceptable. Sorry, there’s no easy way to block those. Plurals are not supposed to be in the lists but some got through when we initially created the lists. If you see any plurals that are still being accepted , let support know, we can remove them from the database.
              Double spacing should now be completely blocked, but again please let support know if you are still seeing it.
              -Jordan

            • More coins

              You should be able to win more coins when you win a match or tourney.

              2 votes
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              • 1 vote
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                  1 comment  ·  Admin →

                  You are correct and adding an ‘s’ should not count it as a separate word. If you could send support a ticket with the word/category we can remove the word from the database and it will then only accept the singular version of the word.
                  Adding other nouns after the first word has been decided to be permitted in the mobile version.

                  -Jordan

                • Too American

                  When it comes to World Leaders/Politicians, American Presidents from way back are accepted (eg: Ronald Reagan, George W Bush), yet Australian Prime Ministers from just a few years ago aren't? I have submitted Julia Gillard as an answer on multiple occasions and it isn't accepted. First female PM in Australia has to count for something, no?

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                    1 comment  ·  Admin →
                  • Coins

                    I'm playing the Canada game tournament which is supposed to be free but it's taking my coins. Why is it doing that and how do I get my coins back??

                    3 votes
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                    • Scoring

                      I don't understand why when it's a tie I always loose? Like just in a recent game I had - I gained a score of 40 and my opponent gained the same score and yet I lost. And it's like this every single time it's a tie. Explain please? Thank you

                      2 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Admin →

                        A tie always goes to the player who submitted his or her set of responses in the least amount of time. If you and I play a match together and tie, but it took you only 30 seconds to submit all of your answers and took me 35, you’ll be awarded the win.

                        Hope that clears things up! We’ve included a notification screen in the game to help communicate this to players.

                        -Jordan

                      • Correcting

                        The auto- corrector changes my answers

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                          Thank you for reaching out! If your submitted word doesn’t match a word that is already on the answer list, our auto-correct system will try to correct it to the closest match, in case you’ve made a typo. We implemented auto-correct to help with spelling errors but unfortunately the system sometimes doesn’t know its own strength. Our development team is working hard to refine it so that it doesn’t take a reasonable answer and change it to something else in this way: it’s a work in progress!

                          To help with this issue, you can now submit a dispute for the original answer that was auto-corrected. Just hit the “dispute” button on the results screen, and your original word will be submitted for review. We’ve added this new feature based on player feedback similar to yours.

                          In addition, here are some guidelines to abide by, in order to avoid triggering the…

                        • Alternate Languages and Spelling!

                          For those not in America who use BE (British English) in many nations of the world, our correct answers can be marked wrong or auto corrected to something else! Obviously this is just English and different languages would be excellent too! In the mean time, would you mind submitting alternate spellings (but not
                          as "separate" answers?")

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                            1 comment  ·  Admin →

                            The auto-correct will change alternative spellings (for instance gray – grey) as you’ve mentioned. Being Canadian myself I prefer the Queens English but couldn’t convince them to use it. Auto-correct only ever changes spellings to valid words in our database, so it will always at least be a correct word for that category.
                            For regional words we can and will accept them if they fit on a case by case basis, so send in your disputes!

                            -Jordan

                          • Disputes

                            Please update the database

                            59 votes
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                              Thank you all for the valuable feedback. We are working as fast as we can to get all words that have been disputed and are correct for the category added to the database. We ask that if it is a word you think is correct to dispute it so we can then see that it is missing and add it.

                              As well coming shortly, if any word that you have disputed is correct, you will be receiving a notification with a small token of our appreciation and help to make the game as good as it possibly can be.

                              Thank you again

                            • Deleting forum posts

                              Wow. Looks like Scattergories deleted our posts complaining about the computer players! Has anyone else lost their coins too? I haven't played, came in to check forum and noticed coins are depleted. Just wow..

                              At this point, I don't even want to play the board game anymore!

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                                I’ve been going through and answering forum posts. The only ones I deleted were abusive or did not belong in this thread. My apologies if one of yours was removed by accident. We have tracked down the issue with those players and are implementing a fix.

                                -Jordan

                              • Multiple answers

                                Is it possible to submit more than one answer per category?

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                                  There are some game modes that do this. The standard “Duel” and most game modes only allow one answer per category but there are a few that allow more. The missions I think do this.

                                  -Jordan

                                • The Keyboard

                                  When answering the question the keyboard lags and it is difficult to type fast as it often misses letters

                                  3 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                    Thank you for your feedback on our keyboard! Our development team is working hard to improve the keyboard so that players can type quickly and have all of their taps register. For the time being, I personally find that tapping a bit more slowly as I enter words seems to be beneficial. It’s not an ideal solution, but it might help while we work on getting the keyboard fixed!
                                    -Jordan

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                                      Thank you for your feedback! One ad plays between each full round of gameplay. Our advertising revenue allows us to provide ongoing support and development of the game, while keeping the game free for everyone. There is a Disable Ads add-on available in the store that removes video ads from the game. If you prefer, that option is there.

                                      Thanks again for your feedback, which I will pass on to the team! We are always evaluating and tweaking frequency and length of ads.
                                      -Jordan

                                    • Slapjack Card Game

                                      You told me slapjack was not valid when I disputed. I played it as a kid growing up. It was popular. Some still play it. Please add. Do more research. Email me & I will go into detail on how to play. Give it a chance! Please!

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                                      • How does going up a level work

                                        I don't get how we go up each level? Is it counted as how many games you win or points? And what is the total to go up a level? It should state it in the game

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                                          You can see how much experience you’re gaining from matches on the results screen. There’s a bar that fills up and it shows above it how much your current XP is. The left end of the bar shows how much you need.
                                          I’m not sure exactly how the math is worked out for how much you gain and the designers aren’t saying.
                                          -Jordan

                                        • If you make a rule stick to it!

                                          I'm very tired of seeing blatant misspellings being accepted. I'm tired of opponents using the, a, and an and them being acceptable. You say use singular, yet you change answers to plurals. By the way, do you realize that the way you phrase your category titles grammatically would require a plural answer in most cases? Another peeve....stop being hypocritical. Example......in the Spices and Herbs category you use the word Spice in the title, yet, if I answer allspice, or any answer with the word spice, you asterisk it out due to spic. But you use it yourself in the title!…

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                                            Misspellings could have slipped by our dispute agents and we are trying to maintain huge word lists. If you come across any that seem obviously wrong, please let support know the word and category. We can remove them.
                                            As our app is rated 4+, we have incredibly strict guidelines for what is/isn’t appropriate. We use code to asterisk out any words and it applies to all non-valid words. So, if you dispute a word that had in part or in whole been censored and it is accepted, that word will no longer be censored at all.
                                            -Jordan

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