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Writer Confesses To Cheating at Online Scrabble

Wired Writer Confesses to Cheating at Online Scrabble
Nothing sucks the fun out of a game of wits like cheating. And when playing games online, cheating is so easy it's hard not to do, as one Wired writer found out when she added the Scrabulous application to her Facebook page. Scrabulous allows members to play a Scrabble-like game (Scrabble is a copyright of Parker Brothers) with their Facebook friends.

Sarah Fallon (the writer in question) became addicted to a little online app called Scrabble Word Finder which searches through the letters in your hand for words you can form, revealing those obscure high-point, seven-letter bingo phrases that humiliate an opponent.

But in the end, our online Scrabble cheat saw the error of her ways and cast off her nasty habit. She even noted that Scrabble Word Finder did have some shortcomings, ignoring simple elegant plays like tacking an 'S' on to the intersection of 'quill' and 'combo' for quite respectable 27 points.

Playing games online allows people from all over the country and world to connect and compete. But remember, despite our cultural differences, one thing remains the same, nobody likes a cheat.

From Wired

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