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08-17-2023 at 07:07 PM


Can anyone think of some good bounty challenges using WORDLE as the game to be played?


The parameters need to be in line with the idea that the bounty is for very mainstream consumer types who play Wordle and may not be able to follow very complex evidentiary submission rules.


They may not be able to capture video proof but instead submit screenshots, for instance.


Anyway, I was wondering if the community might have suggestions on how to make a fun Wordle bounty for the general audience out there, but still create rules that make it difficult to cheat the evidence.


Obviously, it may just be that the simpler/easier the evidentiary submission rules are, the easier it is to cheat, but I'm wondering if there is some kind of balance or creative approach to having a very fun bounty with easier evidence engagement on this title without having to compromise too much.


All thoughts are welcome!


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A key issue with Wordle is that it's the same answer for everyone each day. So if you already know the day's word (from someone else or by looking it up on the internet) you can easily 'guess' it. I believe there are alternatives with random words but then you won't get the mainstream appeal of the NY times version of Wordle.


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Quote Originally Posted by Rev John

A key issue with Wordle is that it's the same answer for everyone each day. So if you already know the day's word (from someone else or by looking it up on the internet) you can easily 'guess' it. I believe there are alternatives with random words but then you won't get the mainstream appeal of the NY times version of Wordle.


yes, this is the challenge. So how can one creatively come up with some rules that might reduce the cheating potential but still be fun and easy?

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My wife played i never did so i dont know the exact details on when a day begins, but i can think of only one way to stop thee cheating, not sure if its fun or not though

let me lay out my logic, so any flaw can be found ,cause if there are no flaws, this is the only way

1. the issue is people can look up the answer from others. They could've done this anytime before video proof but after puzle goes live
2. This creates a window cheating from new day (assuming its midnight? est?) till submssion time.
3. That entire window would have to be filmed to rule out cheating. Fortunately the window can be shrunk by starting closer to midnight (or whenever the new puzzle is released).

To that end, the ruleset would have to be something like
Must start filming a second before midnight and show entire run. There should not be excessive wait time between start of video and start of puzzle solving. (excessive can be well defined by rule creator atrule creation time, or left vague and up to adjudcitors, basically dont want someone turning in a 12 hour video where they just waited and then got the answer and cheated)

of course theres still some ways to cheat, there always are for someone determined enough, but by demanding the time of video be reasonably proven and that the time overlap the new day i think that would cover it as best you can without being too crazily burdensome

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