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  1. Stop Cheats/Dispute Others Answers

    Cmon, it's a game people. Tired of people using the fact it's a computer game to cheat. For example, listed below, one opponent used June Bug several times in one round. How? By making plural, which isn't supposed to be accepted, as well as the new trend, adding spaces between words. Answers with more than one space between words, and plurals should be eliminated automatically, as well as allowing other players to dispute answers and/or block the user.

    Junebug
    June Bug
    June Bugs
    June Bug
    June Bug.

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      1 comment  ·  Admin →

      You are absolutely correct and there should be no way for players to add spaces between/after words any longer.
      June Bugs should auto-correct to “June Bug” now and count as a duplicate.
      Thanks for letting us know (and sorry for the delayed response).
      -Jordan

    • Sound "off" in game settings should also apply to ads

      I realize even when we pay to remove ads that we still get ads for bonus rounds, but can you make the "sound off" option also be effective for ads? (Regular ads, bonus-round ads, ALL ads).

      I often play in bed when my husband or the baby are sleeping. I have the sound off in the game settings for this reason. I keep my phone volume up for my morning alarm clock (which I don't turn down during game play because I often play when I can't sleep. I've fallen asleep while playing before then I don't hear my alarm…

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        I am very sorry about that but these two are not linked. I know on my own phone I can have the device silent for everything but the alarm still be audible. Unfortunately that is the only thing I can think of for you to check. I will see if they can link them but the ads are supplied by other agencies and we cannot control them to that extent.

        -Jordan

      • UK option

        A lot of UK names, places, breeds etc are not accepted as correct answers which can make it hard to play.

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        • Non Facebook Person

          I don't have Facebook - is this the only way I can play my friends? Bit harsh if so!

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            1 comment  ·  Admin →

            Currently our only method is through Facebook, I am sorry. Keep in mind Facebook is free to sign up for, so they could easily have accounts just for playing games.
            On another note we are looking in to other methods for multiplayer but I don’t think it would be arriving any time soon, sorry.
            -Jordan

          • Bring back the Add to List Challenge!!!

            Not that long, Scattergories had a free category (a new topic and all letters are usable) where one could type in as many answers as possible, disputing those that were no accepted. It was a free way for players to add to categories, get coins for disputed, unique answers and for the game to add to their database of answers. They had done so for "Vegetables", "Things that are Cold", "Landmarks" and "Drinks". First of all, I rarely see the player-created list used AND why aren't they using that method for new categories, like "Pro Wrestlers", "Coffee and Tea", "Horse…

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              1 comment  ·  Admin →

              We really enjoyed them ourselves until we realised just how many disputes we had to sift through for categories that already have lists generated. Hopefully this is something we could bring back if we can ever get ahead of the disputes.
              -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 →
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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…

                • 7 votes
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                  • Loading...

                    When the app opens it takes too long to load. I try to play when I'm waiting fir coffee and it is too slow.

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                      1 comment  ·  Admin →
                    • Make auto correct optional

                      I understand that some people like autocorrect if they are not strong spellers, especially with a time crunch. For others, though, it has changed correctly spelled words into others that are not fitting for the category. It's a nuisance for players. Instead of taking it away completely, it might be best to have it as optional so players can decide if they want to use it or not.

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                        1 comment  ·  Admin →

                        The auto-correct will ONLY change words to a correct word for the current category and only does so when the word you entered is not valid. There is intended to be a dispute button for these corrected words so you can get points for that category and still submit your word for inclusion but was accidentally removed. We are working to fix that as soon as we can.

                        -Jordan

                      • Still can't get my friends to show up in the app

                        Still can't get my friends to show up in the app, even though I clicked on their invite in Facebook. Scattergories starts, but only pulls up random people that I don't know.

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                          If you’ve connected to Facebook and your friends have connected to Facebook, you’ll be able to see them under the ""Challenge Friends"" menu. The button is near the bottom of the main menu. Tap the button and you’ll see a list of Facebook friends to choose from. They will only appear if they have installed the app and connected to Facebook.

                          You also need to ensure that your Facebook permissions are set to allow the app to see your friends list. Unfortunately we cannot control your Facebook privacy settings from our end, or from within the app. You can access your settings as described below.

                          On desktop:

                          1. While visiting Facebook, hit the little lock in the top right corner to open your privacy settings, and then go to ""See more settings"" at the bottom of that menu.
                          2. Click on ""Apps"" on the left, and then ""Scattergories"". Ensure that…

                        • Notifications and games pending

                          Notifications for when friends start a game or take their turn would be helpful.

                          Also, I would like to see games I have in progress - in other words, let me see if I have sent a game to a friend and am waiting for them to take their turn.

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                          • I won two tournaments by many points and have not received my coins or frames yet.

                            I won two tournaments and have not received my coins or frames yet. I am bummed out because I played hard day and night to be several thousand points ahead of everyone on the list. I like this game but can't play anymore if this can't be rectified because then what would be the point of playing tournaments if you win but don't get the prizes mentioned? Please help.

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                              The tournament rewards should appear in your mailbox (the mail icon on the main menu). If for some reason they haven’t shown up, please contact support.

                              -Jordan

                            • Frustrated

                              I am tired of the game freezing - particularly after being invited to play the bonus rounds - and having to get out and start again. What happens to the points used of the frozen game - are they just lost!? Some of the answers which are said to be wrong are actually right (eg. fuschia). Is any R&D being done to improve what should be a very good game?

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                                Thank you for reaching out! We receive a TON of disputes and have a team of researchers carefully reviewing, researching, and resolving each one. We base our decisions on a set of criteria for accepting answers, which is primarily based on the official game rules. Here are a few reasons:

                                - Answers can not begin with an article: A, An or The (example: The Wizard of Oz is not okay for ""T"", but Wizard of Oz is okay for ""W"").
                                - Answers can not be plural, as then they are actually duplicates of other answers (example: bluebird is acceptable, but bluebirds is not).
                                - We cannot accept misspelled answers, as they too are duplicates of the correctly-spelled words (example: Keira Knightley is correct, Kiera Knightly is not).
                                - Answers can not be adjusted with, for example, a simple adjective (example: Rose is acceptable for a flower, but Pink Rose is…

                              • Fix this game

                                When I type something up and look at the results it says that I typed it incorrectly even though I double check

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                                  1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                  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…

                                • Disputes button not working

                                  I have had numerous things to dispute but I can NEVER get it to enter when I select the arrow. Anyone else having this problem? What can be done?

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                                    There are a couple issues here from the sounds of it.
                                    1) you need to have text in the box before you can submit the dispute.
                                    2) one of our updates accidentally removed the ability to dispute auto-corrected words. Sorry about that, we are aware of the issue and will bring it back as soon as we can.
                                    3) if the keyboard doesn’t automatically open when you get to the dispute screen it seems it hasn’t initialised properly. On the main menu tap your portrait in the top left of the screen. Then tap where your player name is. The keyboard should open and now be initialised for any further disputes.

                                    -Jordan

                                  • Frustrated

                                    I'm getting really upset when we are offered to watch an ad and it freezes and I have to restart the game and I lose my money, I don't get to see my score to see if I did actually lose the game and not just lost my coins and could have actually won the game. But I do love this game a lot. Oh yea one other thing I think those special tournaments are way to expensive to pay. Could you look into those things at your convenience. Thanks.

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                                    • More coins

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

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                                      • Authors

                                        Just wondering if you write author by first or last name. I did both and it wasn't accepted.

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                                        • Boosts

                                          I truly hate the lightbulb idea power up bc it's useless, it just suggests an answer for a random letter. I also loathe the ABC and since it gives you 3 letters to clue you in, you'd have to know some totally obscure things they're hinting at, their never easy or even kinda hard questions they are borderline PHD shit. I think the abc should let you switch the letter you're given and it can be used once like time extend. The lightbulb should give you a suggestion that fits the letter and/or category. Or it could be a solid…

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                                            We have swapped the ABC for the double-extra time power up. We’re still reviewing how to adjust the Idea power up. I like your suggestions for it and will pass those along.

                                            -Jordan

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