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Magnetica

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Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« Reply #15 on: 28 September, 2017, 10:34:20 pm »
This is great, but is there a way to search it and get stats out of it, or even download and convert into Excel?

Sorry if I'm being thick.

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Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« Reply #16 on: 28 September, 2017, 10:51:26 pm »
Probably - the online version is read only so people can't go adding in phantom letters to boost their score (Tom Proudfoot). If my IT man Pete doesn't have a solution PM me and I'll send you an open copy to play with.


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Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« Reply #17 on: 29 September, 2017, 10:11:24 am »
This is great, but is there a way to search it and get stats out of it, or even download and convert into Excel?
I couldn't find a way to share the underlying Google docs spreadsheet which allowed people to filter and sort without also allowing all other edits and I couldn't be arsed trying to present it any other way, hence the current slightly shitty view.

Here's a link to a read-only version of the file, which anyone can make a personal copy of and mess around with to their heartses content.
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Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« Reply #18 on: 30 September, 2017, 01:33:35 am »
You nerds.

Magnetica

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Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« Reply #19 on: 30 September, 2017, 12:25:14 pm »
You nerds.

It’s all about the stats man. I need to see where I rank on the all time list :D


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Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« Reply #20 on: 30 September, 2017, 01:36:16 pm »
Good work, Buttonman.

However the New Year pros 2000 to 2015 are mis-numbered 1999 to 2014.

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Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« Reply #21 on: 30 September, 2017, 05:55:53 pm »
Good work, Buttonman.

However the New Year pros 2000 to 2015 are mis-numbered 1999 to 2014.

Like hell they are! I go by the first date given on the issue next to the Prog number. We've gone over this before!

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Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« Reply #22 on: 30 September, 2017, 07:47:45 pm »
The dates are accurate. The prog numbers are not. There wasn't a Prog 1999 in the year 1999. There was a Prog 2000 in December 1999.

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Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« Reply #23 on: 02 October, 2017, 10:18:35 am »
The dates are accurate. The prog numbers are not. There wasn't a Prog 1999 in the year 1999. There was a Prog 2000 in December 1999.
What a shambles. I picked the wrong column when I was concatenating the title to differentiate the year end Progs from their regular cousins. Fixed now.

You nerds.
Progs 1572, 1681, 2005, 2006 & 1887.
Megs 276 & 314

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Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« Reply #24 on: 03 October, 2017, 01:08:03 am »
You nerds.
Progs 1572, 1681, 2005, 2006 & 1887.
Megs 276 & 314

Not bad, but missing the competition win in the mid-80s.  :lol:

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Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« Reply #25 on: 03 October, 2017, 09:02:38 am »
Not bad, but missing the competition win in the mid-80s.  :lol:
I actually have a vague memory of this from rereading something a few years ago. What was the competition?

However, I'm afraid I'll have to refer your claim to our typist Senior Correspondence Recording Consultant for adjudication.
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Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« Reply #26 on: 04 October, 2017, 11:31:25 pm »
It was a "you be the judge" contest where you had to do an application for the academy of law. I was 15, winning in the "Y-dult" category as a runner-up, so that would have been 1985.

I won a book but it never came. In the end, my mum called up the 2000 AD offices and inquired, and they sent a Rogue Trooper Titan book with "something extra", which turned out to be Steve Dillon's autograph. It was completely thrilling to me, and is a nice memory, especially since we so recently lost Steve and, coincidentally, my lovely mum.

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Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« Reply #27 on: 05 October, 2017, 07:15:54 am »
Nice story Trout but the Beast was only ever designed for Letters, Drawings, Slaine attack rooms, Mean Arena Teams and Ro-Jaws jokes - if it went to competition entries too our operatives would still be compiling when the cows come home!

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Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« Reply #28 on: 06 October, 2017, 11:32:44 pm »
Weeeeeeak.

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Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« Reply #29 on: 07 October, 2017, 07:23:44 am »
Weeeeeeak.

It is creative input that is being celebrated - any idiot can (and does!) enter a competition!