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Trend over 712 games.
Rank 30013 / 247301
Number of games 712
Best game 84.80
Recent speed
average of the last games
Old speed
average of the first games
All time speed 58.90
Recent accuracy
average of the last games
Old accuracy
average of the first games
The speed is expressed in WPM (Words Per Minute).
The accuracy indicates how precise you are during the typing test. 100% means 0 errors.


hyperlinked 9 years, 10 months ago
On second thought, I need to walk back my statement. The sound causes the typing test to freeze... sometimes long enough for me to type ten or more characters before a mistake is registered. If I'm typing at full speed, the error sound seems to cause problems. It seems to work ok when I slow down.
hyperlinked 9 years, 10 months ago
I like the error sound feature. It helps you put the brakes on when you make a mistake.
marc3 9 years, 10 months ago
New features: if you make a mistake, the game'll play an error sound.
timw4mail 9 years, 11 months ago
Cool, thanks. =)
timw4mail 9 years, 11 months ago
Dropping all the 0's...what's the average WPM for the site? This seems like an interesting statistic for the front page.
ds26gte 9 years, 11 months ago
Thanks, Marc! Great site -- congratulations. (Minor point: there's only one 'h' in 'alphabetical'.)
hyperlinked 9 years, 11 months ago
Hi Marc, thanks for all the work you've put into this site. It's great!

I've also run into the bug that tinw4mail was reporting. I don't know the exact steps to reproduce it, but it seems to happen if I make a mistake either on the first keystroke or within the first two words. I haven't run into it in a while so I can't remember the exact circumstances.

Whenever I hit this bug, I was unable to continue the race. It would never let me back up enough to get back on track. It appeared that what I was typing got out of synch with what was being tracked so I'd back up to fix my mistake, but it would think I was already all the way at the beginning.
ds26gte 9 years, 11 months ago
Is it possible to put in an option to see the list of players in lexicographic order? I see some of the same people on discussing the merits of this or that keyboard or switch, and knowing their WPM would be one more data point that would help readers decide how to parse those statements as an aggregate while making their own purchases. Searching for these folks' names in a long nonalpha list is tough.
marc3 9 years, 11 months ago
it's unlikely it's coming from the recent update. My guess is this bug has been here for a long time. If you can find when exactly it happens, tell me and I'll fix it.
timw4mail 9 years, 11 months ago
I've noticed that sometimes the site just bugs out, as I'll try to start a race, but the highlighting will just go back to the beginning of the text. Is this from you updating the site?

Recent typing tests

Aldo Leopold 73.33 98.2% 2 years, 1 month ago
Jack Kerouac 27.94 95.8% 2 years, 2 months ago
Henry David Thoreau 75.54 98.8% 2 years, 6 months ago
Ray Lewis 64.50 98.1% 2 years, 6 months ago
Allie Condie 65.62 97.2% 2 years, 6 months ago
Michael Westen, Burn Notice 66.94 95.9% 2 years, 6 months ago
Hayley Williams 68.87 97.5% 2 years, 6 months ago
Aldo Leopold 71.41 96.4% 2 years, 7 months ago
Cam from Modern Family 77.43 99.2% 2 years, 7 months ago
Edyta 79.92 97.3% 2 years, 7 months ago
I am the coder of this mess :)
Last login 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Date joined 10 years, 9 months ago
Keyboard / Laptop Dell
Keyboard mapping COLEMAK
Computer usage Too many hours / day
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