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2012-04-15 11:39:47
Screenshot board 6

Just curious?

[Edited by Zerberus at 2012-04-15 11:41:29]
Stephen Brooks
2012-04-15 22:58:37
Think about it: it's not impossible, it's just kind of awesome (from Firefox's point of view).  They don't get extra points for it, though.

I wonder if this was a "constructed game" with players cooperating or Firefox really did manage to dupe the other players into giving them a line of 7?
2012-04-18 12:37:37
actually, what's strange is that the game is not finished at that point.  there must be two or more versions of FF that have the same icon but don't count as the same browser.
and I highly suspect it was a constructed game with one or max two humans involved
Stephen Brooks
2012-04-18 17:25:08
Oh, then that does look like a bug of some sort.  Because the image site scaled the picture down I thought it was the "game won" screen that shows a small view of the board.

Next time something odd happens, the alt text for the image squares might be informative (and what the board square image filenames are).
2012-04-21 01:49:08
Alt text was ''firef'' for all Fx elements.
2012-04-26 23:28:03
Right now, Board 2 Game #11111:
There are ten Firefox icons forming 3 finished diagonals, but the game goes on.  Alt Text is "firef" and the images are all firefox.png
[Edited by another at 2012-04-26 23:31:11]
2012-04-26 23:36:53
just as i wrote, someone finished the 4th 4-in-a-diagonal and now that game's done.
2012-05-15 21:26:06
Just checked Board 2 again, it's still on game #11112, so you can still see the last win.  I did not notice before that it was actually won by Opera, despite 4 finished diagonals by Firefox.
Something else is weird: It says last winner: Opera 11, 8.3 days ago.  But today's the 15th of May, and the win I saw and described above was on April 26th.  That is not 8.3 days!
2012-05-16 10:15:25
Looks like there's something fishy here.  Either it's subject to manipulation, or there's a bug with the multitude of Fx versions.
2012-06-11 15:19:04
Someone definitely found a weakness in your defense lines.


Will kill the fun for some, certainly.
Daft Wullie
2012-06-12 05:47:59
I am seeing board 2 for instance replaying the same game even after a game has been won and a new one started within time the old game is back.  Could it be a database problem? 
[Edited by Daft Wullie at 2012-06-12 05:48:59]
Daft Wullie
2012-06-13 13:41:03
Board 4 is now completely locked up
2012-06-15 12:53:43
Wow... crazy stuff...
Maybe some problem with the FF versions going up every few weeks.  But in some of your pictures it is also Opera11 that has 4 or more.  Some kind of manipulation with user agent strings and/or using multiple IPs? 
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