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Old 01-16-2022, 03:00 AM
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Has anyone else been playing Wordle? It's like the old game "Mastermind" but with 5 letter words. You have 6 tries to guess the word. For each word guess, you get a black square for a wrong letter, a yellow square for a correct letter misplaced, and a green square for a correctly placed letter.

I think part of its popularity right now is that it's once a day, everyone gets the same word, and then you get a really simple way to show your results:
Wordle 210 3/6*

⬛⬛⬛🟨⬛
🟩🟩🟨🟨⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
It's the day number, the guesses out of 6, and the a series of boxes in unicode, up to 6 lines.

Phil Plait started a joke thread where he simply pasted 1 row of 5 green boxes as his Wordle score. Clearly, we need a defense against that. I spent the afternoon making a too complicated way to verify that you at least know the word of the day.

At its heart, it's just signs a text with a key phrase.
Dave$ target/debug/wordle-hash -k "faker" text 'Wordle 210 3/6*
>
> ⬛⬛⬛🟨⬛
> 🟩🟩🟨🟨⬛
> 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩'
Wordle 210 3/6*

⬛⬛⬛🟨⬛
🟩🟩🟨🟨⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
sha256:pNyGjwj76Lma0e2Fi9wM8KdGc9YUar4GAZQQXDKDMt0 =


And then you can copy the "signed" text, and if you know the word, you can verify they signed it with the right word.

Dave$ target/debug/wordle-hash -k "faker" verify 'Wordle 210 3/6*
>
> ⬛⬛⬛🟨⬛
> 🟩🟩🟨🟨⬛
> 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
> sha256:pNyGjwj76Lma0e2Fi9wM8KdGc9YUar4GAZQQXDKDMt0 =
> '
Wordle 210 3/6*

⬛⬛⬛🟨⬛
🟩🟩🟨🟨⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
Verified!
This doesn't actually solve the issue of someone faking the wordle output and signing it with the answer that they learned, but it's something.

In the meantime, since I spent several hours on this, I posted it to GitHub: GitHub - davebob3/simple-text-singer: Inspired by the simple output from Wordle, I wanted a way to sign the text to prove I knew the answer of the day.
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Old 01-16-2022, 03:07 AM
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I can't believe I mistyped that when I created the repo:
GitHub - davebob3/simple-text-signer: Inspired by the simple output from Wordle, I wanted a way to sign the text to prove I knew the answer of the day.
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Old 01-16-2022, 04:00 AM
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I started a few days ago, so far 5 for 5 with one 6/6 guess. 4/6 seems to be my average.
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I've only got three saved, two fours and a five. I had a few days' before that too, I think all fours.
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Got pretty lucky with my start word today.

Wordle 211 3/6

GBYYB
GGYBB
GGGGG

I've been having thoughts about strategy - in particular that there's a lot more to it than the frequent letter approach I've seen advocated. Probably won't ever not be too lazy to scribble them down though.

BTW it ticks over at local midnight, so I get them before the rest of y'all. American spelling is an issue, tho.

Edit - Huh, I seem to be having trouble with the character encoding, have switched to G-Y-B. Using Firefox/Windoze.
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Since I was up at midnight, I could test out my skill and sign it:
Wordle 211 3/6*

⬛🟨⬛🟩⬛
⬛🟨⬛🟩🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
sha256:OFmkqZc3H2MYLqGG8Q64X40S2TmTSAm7G7+CV25OkH4 =
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Old 01-16-2022, 08:20 AM
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BTW, my strategy is always starting with "freak."

For some reason, indenting it kept the character encoding for me?
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Thanks for the tip! My sister was talking about this last night but I wasn't planning to follow up for some reason. Here's my first try. (Funnily enough, that same sister gave me Mastermind for Christmas because we used to play it a lot as kids.)

Wordle 211 4/6

⬛🟨🟨⬛⬛
🟨🟨⬛🟨🟨
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@specious_reasons I cloned your repo and tried to use your tool but I don't see anything executable in that repo. What am I missing?
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@specious_reasons I cloned your repo and tried to use your tool but I don't see anything executable in that repo. What am I missing?
It's a Rust program, and I haven't produced an executable for it yet. At the moment, you need to install Rust and then build it.
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First ever try at Wordle today. Got it in 4. :bliss:

bybby
byyyb
gbygb
ggggg

I suppose an on-line version of your signer would be best. PHP :yuck: or you could compile your Rust to WebAssembly ?

My Word Ladder Solver (in PHP) has the full Scrabble dictionary stored in its MySQL database. The format is not really suitable for a fast Wordle Solver (and contains the unnecessary-for-Wordle words that aren't five letters long). If I get keen enough, I may write a Wordle solver: I've not searched yet, but I guess many others have already done so. The Wordle I did today has a 5-step solution from my starting word to the solution, and the third step word is SOLES (you may be able to work out my starting guess using that information). It will be interesting to see how often my Wordle efforts beat my Word Ladder Solver's shortest path from my starting word to the day's solution.
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I just started playing yesterday. I like it. It looks like 4 is my number because it is all 4s so far. This is today:

Wordle 211 4/6

⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜
🟨🟨⬜⬜⬜
🟩⬜🟨🟨⬜
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I have never played it before, but I'm going to start now as I loved Mastermind as a kid. I didn't even know what it was, but kept seeing people post the little boxes on twitter. Also saw this posted today, no idea how well it works :shrug:

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yybyb
gbygb
ggggg

Ok, that did seem to work pretty well :lol:

I don't think I'll be using it again as I'd prefer to see how I do on my own. But interesting that someone made that anyway.
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Strange, somtimes the coloured squares work for me, sometimes not.

Anyway, I used the wayback machine to do yesterdays on my own and got 4/6

I think I could become obsessed with this game pretty quick.
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Did you try the indent bbcode slim? I stole the idea from specious and it seems to work well.
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But I will in the future! It actually worked fine both times I posted one, but when I edited the post it borked it. I'll try the indent next time though.
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Trying out my lucky second guess from today

Wordle 212 2/6
Wordle 212 2/6

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Trying in the new reply page

Wordle 212 2/6

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Yeah that seems to have wor…. holy crap, in two!?
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Wordle 212 5/6

🟩⬜⬜⬜🟨
🟩⬜🟨⬜⬜
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I started with yesterday's Wordle word. That's usually a handicap whenever yesterday's word contains rarer letters. It's hard to train your memory to remember yesterday's solution, and not accidentally use solutions from the previous days (writing it down is cheating).
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I LOST TODAY, and no, I am not going to provide proof.
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