Probably someone who doesn't use the site at all like Sean Wrona. This site has a cap at 200 wpm which deters extremely high speed typists since their scores are not saved. You can watch them type on typeracer/youtube.
I have absolutely zero idea. It'd be nice if the website was cleaned up so I could see just how far I have to go to get to the top, but until then we'll never know. There seems to be a ton of people getting quite high scores, though as for how they stack up on the leaderboard? No clue.
Not to say this site is bad but this site is REALLY not a good way to judge the fastest typist. Sean Wrona, who's considered as many by one of the fastest typist has 38 games played on this site which is barely anything.
As a general reference, Sean Wrona averages around 175 on other sites, so it's safe to say someone can be legit at that speed.
You can actually get significantly faster than that by using stenotype, but stenotype is technically not a form of typing so it is generally not considered in the discussion for the fastest typist. BUT people can use stenotype on typing websites so 200+ average doesn't necessarily mean it is cheating.
I'm quite familiar with Sean Wrona. I'm aware someone can be legit that speed, but what I'm concerned with are the accounts with a perfect 200WPM average, or something along those lines. Accounts with a perfect average either have 1 game or are cheating. You cannot do something like that when there's 2 decimal places behind each score.
Stenotype machines aren't cheating, but for stenotype tests. If you get a high WPM average on a stenotype machine, that doesn't mean you're a fast typist. That means you're a fast stenotypist. The point of typing quickly on a keyboard in a typing test is that other people are using something similar, and a stenotype machine is giving you a leg up.
In all, I do agree that this website is not the best for figuring out who's the fastest typist, but that's not what I'm asking or what appleson is. We're wondering who is the fastest on THIS website, and people have certainly gotten faster WPM than Sean Wrona on it.
Nevertheless, I think it all comes down to a need for "cleanup" in removing all of those bot accounts. I'm considered rank 827 on this website, and it's a shame that this rank doesn't really mean anything when a large amount of people ranked higher are bots.
Exactly, with 150+ you should be one of the fastest. But I'm here to learn, stuck around 60+ now. For typing text I would like to reach 70 average. And on 10FF I want to get my 100+ badge, but I wonder if I will ever reach that as a 50+ member.
I'm sure you will as long as you keep on practicing. It's all about taking the time to practice consistently. Seeing as you haven't been typing for particularly too long, a 60 wpm average is actually decent for the time you have been typing.
Yeah, that'd be nice to know as well -- I'm averaging 155wpm+ and apparently i'm 818th including all the bots.... if you filter to minimum 50 games played i'm 39th, but even then there's a bunch of clear bots above.
At 169ish avg WPM I'm 16th out of players with at least 50 games (trying to weed out the bots..no I am not a bot lol ). A few users around me seem to be legit as well but a few are definitely bots or have profiles that have been removed so we can't look at their stats. Seanasaur and suikacider are players I see in the top daily tests frequently too, along with alexnguyen11 who posted above.
I think it's difficult to tell because the "legit" fast typers probably want to type even faster, and past a certain point, you don't get faster just by brute force. Once you've got the keyboard memorized, it is all about optimization. And optimization takes experimentation, which causes lower scores.
That means that, depending on my mood/focus on a given day, I have to decide if I want to focus on getting fast scores now (pushing for 200WPM) or practicing and experimenting to get better at stuff that will help me long term.
To get 200 WPM I'll need 100% accuracy on a short quote. I often begin quotes at 190-230 WPM, but at this speed, one mistake tanks you to ~160-170 WPM. That means I skip a lot, for efficiency, which causes my average score to go higher. It was over 170 a few days ago.
To raise my average/long-term speed, that involves optimization. Figuring out when it's better to use caps lock and right shift over left shift, better hand positioning, figuring out useful alternate fingerings that flow better than standard ones, identifying and fixing common errors... etc. Experimentation has a cost. My current average speed is like 140 WPM or something.
Hey, nature just called! She wants her botched human experiment she calls @zizuke back. Be as it may but you're still talking to me. I guess I got under your skin pretty good. You're truly pathetic, you know that?
I didn't even use any scripts LOL. That's the best part!
I should've checked your profile first, too. Is this supposed to be the sample of your sense of humor?
"I say "hey man" as a greeting sometimes and that's offensive to: 1. Genders 2. Ethnicities 3. Religions 4. Ages"