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Offline cygnusx1jg

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Re: Your Game Show Pet Peeves
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2019, 12:30:04 PM »
Realize I'll catch some flak (if people read it, that is), but here goes anyway. I understand the multiple reasons it is done, but on Wheel of Fortune, when one player has 25000+ and the other two have zero, we get to the third buzz in for $3000, and the person with all the money buzzes in and solves to get the 3 grand.

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Re: Your Game Show Pet Peeves
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2019, 02:29:32 PM »
Mine is on Scrabble when the champion doesn't get the 2 words within 10 seconds. I know of at least 1 episode where the Scrabble Sprint Jackpot was won with 1/10th of a second left.

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Re: Your Game Show Pet Peeves
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2019, 02:35:19 PM »
Realize I'll catch some flak ...

Your wish is granted.

... I understand the multiple reasons it is done, but on Wheel of Fortune, when one player has 25000+ and the other two have zero, we get to the third buzz in for $3000, and the person with all the money buzzes in and solves to get the 3 grand.

So you're saying that the player who has won every round should, out of courtesy, back off and let someone else have a chance to win something?

Sorry, man ... if I'm simply the better player, I'm not letting up. This isn't sports -- especially high school and below, but often college as well -- where you get called out for running up the score on a hapless opponent.

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Re: Your Game Show Pet Peeves
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2019, 02:49:50 PM »
Your wish is granted.

So you're saying that the player who has won every round should, out of courtesy, back off and let someone else have a chance to win something?

Sorry, man ... if I'm simply the better player, I'm not letting up. This isn't sports -- especially high school and below, but often college as well -- where you get called out for running up the score on a hapless opponent.

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Re: Your Game Show Pet Peeves
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2019, 10:40:46 PM »
Realize I'll catch some flak (if people read it, that is), but here goes anyway. I understand the multiple reasons it is done, but on Wheel of Fortune, when one player has 25000+ and the other two have zero, we get to the third buzz in for $3000, and the person with all the money buzzes in and solves to get the 3 grand.

I agree with the others.  The idea of going on a game show is to win and win big.  You're not there to "be nice."  Otherwise, contestants on TPIR would be forbidden from outbidding another contestant by $1.
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