How well can you spell tarantula names?

barabootom

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Disclaimer:
I'm a self-taught hobbiest flash actionscript programmer. I have never had a programming class, so only constructive criticism please.

I made a game to practice tarantula names. Here are the rules.

A scientific tarantula name will appear. (The game will randomly ask you 15 of 60 names.) Some of the letters will be missing in the specie name. You need to figure out the specie and fill in the missing letters.

You will score 5 points for each correct letter. You will lose 15 points for each incorrect letter or letters left blank. There is a 30 sec timer. If you answer quickly the time left on the timer will be added to your score as points. If the timer runs out, you lose 10 points.

You can post your scores at the end. You will need to type your arachnoboards username if you want friends to recognize you. There is not a swearword filter on the names you use, so please don't get this banned by using inappropriate names. I will erase any inappropriate names I see.

You can use enter on the keyboard to submit your answer more quickly, but the enter button is disabled until the timer has initialized.

You cannot use capital letters.

Be challenged and have fun. ( I hope. :) ) If I've spelled something wrong, please let me know.

http://www.spanishspanish.com/aaaarachnoboards/game/arachnoboards12.html
 
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xhexdx

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So far my high score is 4444. When I try to submit it, an error appears at the bottom left. When I click to view, it gives me:

Webpage error details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; InfoPath.2; InfoPath.1; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30618; OfficeLiveConnector.1.3; OfficeLivePatch.0.0)
Timestamp: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 17:36:53 UTC


Message: 'window.document.tarantula' is null or not an object
Line: 282
Char: 1
Code: 0
URI: http://www.spanishspanish.com/aaaarachnoboards/game/arachnoboards12.html
 

xhexdx

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Ephebopus uatuman is spelled wrong, unless there are two n's at the end and I missed it. ;)

Oh, and my actual score this time around was 568.
 

xhexdx

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Grammostola _ _ _ _ _ _ _? (pulchra or porteri)

Poecilotheria _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _? (fasciata or rufilata)

Poecilotheria _ _ r _ _ _ a? (formosa or miranda)

673 points this time around. ;)

764 after that. :D
 

Shell

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Highest score so far, for me, is 582.

Edit* 695 now :D

This is somewhat addicting, I should be washing dishes.

733 now, really need to tear myself away and go do some stuff.
 
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Mack&Cass

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Isn't it Pamphobeteus antinous, not antinuos? And Poecilotheria tigrinawesseli not tigris?

Woot 703 points!

Cass
 

Chris_Skeleton

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High score: 728 so far

Edit: 763 now

Question: Are the points the same every time? Like the max score you can get.
 
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barabootom

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Ephebopus uatuman is spelled wrong, unless there are two n's at the end and I missed it. ;)

Oh, and my actual score this time around was 568.
Thanks Joe. I corrected the spelling. It is Ephebopus uatuman. :)
 

barabootom

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Grammostola _ _ _ _ _ _ _? (pulchra or porteri)

Poecilotheria _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _? (fasciata or rufilata)

Poecilotheria _ _ r _ _ _ a? (formosa or miranda)

673 points this time around. ;)

764 after that. :D
I didn't take into account this possibility. The number of letters and which letters disappear are randomized, so the questions are never exactly the same. :) I'll have to think on this one. :)
 

xhexdx

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Question: Are the points the same every time? Like the max score you can get.
Unless I misunderstand your question:

You will score 5 points for each correct letter. You will lose 15 points for each incorrect letter or letters left blank. There is a 30 sec timer. If you answer quickly the time left on the timer will be added to your score as points. If the timer runs out, you lose 10 points.
My new high score is 782.
 

barabootom

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:rolleyes:
Highest score so far, for me, is 582.

Edit* 695 now :D

This is somewhat addicting, I should be washing dishes.

733 now, really need to tear myself away and go do some stuff.
You made my day. :)
 

barabootom

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Are most of you still unable to post scores in the game? I tested it in Explorer and it seems to work fine. Thanks
 

xhexdx

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I'm still unable - using IE8.

Actually, now I get this:

Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, support@ipower-inc.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
 

Mack&Cass

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I'm getting the same message as Joe when I click on the link.

Cass
 
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