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  • n. Plural form of trick.


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  • Also 3rd person singular of the verb 'to trick'.

    November 21, 2011

  • • Wordie for dummies!

    January 28, 2010

  • Here's a faster way to link to users and lists that are listed in the right column of a page that is already open:

    select the text (e.g. "Wordie for dummies!" on this page) and right-click it. Then click "View selection source" (in Firefox), and the HTML tag will show up in a new window, ready to use.

    January 27, 2010

  • Oh, the tab feature and I are very close friends. Very close.

    All right, I'll admit it, we live together.

    December 31, 2008

  • I've found Wordie works particular well (read: faster) when utilizing the TABS feature, now found on most browsers. Rather than a ton of open windows, you can have many tabs within the same window. In Windows, this is often done with a mouse-rightclick and then Open New Tab. On OS-X (Mac), it is often Apple-click.

    (Apologies to those for whom this is obvious; I have recently discovered there's a great number of people who do not know about this feature.)

    December 31, 2008

  • Alternatively, go to the list page and look through the page source for links to URLs like /lists/edit/10258 or /lists/10258?s=a&d=d.

    December 2, 2008

  • If you want to know which number your list is...

    Comment on it, then go to . On that page, links to lists look like this:

    December 2, 2008

  • Thanks, whichbe--although it was a rhetorical question in that particular instance. :-)

    November 10, 2008

  • This can be a meta page for them tricky Wordie tricks.

    Today's lesson is how to find out who added a particular tag. This is all thanks to the fact that Google loves Wordie. When reesetee asked on the word different, "who's the wag who tagged this page 'Monty Python'?"--here's how to answer that.

    1. You'll need to grab the exact text from a tags-page listing as to the exact phrase, so we can put this in QUOTES into Google. In this case, it's "monty python has been used" -- stick that into Google with one more important part--

    So in this example, here's what you'd type into google:

    "monty python has been used"

    Sometimes, You'll get the exact culprit right here, ta-da!

    BUT, if it's a popular/shared tag, you'll get a few culprits. This is where you'd grab the URL that lists people's unique tags:

    You'll just keep replacing the USERNAME with whoever appears on that Google results list, and it should take less than a minute to discover the tagger. In the case of different/monty python, it's SonofGroucho.

    The downside to this technique is that Google's search-data may not be up-to-date (sometimes this takes days) and is certainly not instantaneous.

    November 8, 2008