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Happy Valentine’s Day from TypeRacer – New Texts Added

Posted on February 14, 2018. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

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Hi all!

Today, as a Valentine’s Day gift to the TypeRacer community, we’ve activated a fresh batch of English quotes in the main “Play” universe. As usual, we’ve included a mixture of critically-acclaimed sources, popular sources and user-submissions.

Ever wondered what the easiest/hardest TypeRacer texts are? Or which texts you type fastest on? Check out TypeRacerData.

This batch includes 450 new texts (a 10% increase to the total TypeRacer English text selection).

I’d like to thank Vielle (vielle – TRData) for helping support this text growth; we’ve also included some of the labors of Michael DeRoche (deroche1 – TRData) and Sean Wrona (arenasnow2 – TRData), who have helped in the painstaking task of adding texts into the database. This batch includes texts they previously helped enter and which had fallen onto my backlog for activation.  (If you’re interested in helping add the next batch, join the TypeRacer Chat and talk to Valikor!)

As usual, a list of the “top sources” is below — showing all the sources for which more than one quote was added. A list of community contributors who have at least one quote added in today’s batch is at the bottom of the post.

Click here for the full list of texts added, and to see which text of yours was added! 

As a reminder, you can also check out the latest texts in the Pit Stop text database. Below is a sample link — you can find the textID for your text at the link above, and just paste it into the URL (id=XYZ) to see the top scores, how many times your text has been raced, etc.

http://data.typeracer.com/pit/text_info?id=3550480 

Thanks for everyone’s support in building the typing experience on the site. We hope the new texts can freshen up the typing experience, and hopefully make it easier to get on the high scores for individual texts.

♕ David ♕ (valikor – TRData)

 

 

Users whose submissions were included in today’s update:

_vormx_
adrianberger
alexs22
alexturner15
almononen
Antono_
arenasnow2
baited
bhuyquang1
DaBall
Darlen Ballkaniku
Darth Vader (littleani)
DemonFoxHYPE
deroche1
doodled
DRK_456
estevaoima
fatalfun
gamingbull
Ironhero04
JasonToddIsOdd
llederman
m1_ke
marisaswims8
Marthinus
mcaso123
mOdEsT_kEd
mostlynonquit
naiokee
noo_000
nsinger3
p0sh
peanut_butter_trigonometry
phoenixphighter
Pinge5000
plorksauce
raymonds
retrogradeinversion
ryanlalim
sir_speedy
slagtherisen
slickserpent99
smallchicken
Stedno
symtyx
that_one_kid_14
the_legend27
the_very_slow_typer
thecomedycuber
TheFallingShadows
TomColemak
viellain
vishal34
Voyager105
whoknows
wiiarctus
ZoeDegenerate
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January 2018 Competition Results

Posted on February 3, 2018. Filed under: Contests, Stats, TypeRacer News |

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Congrats to the January 2018 monthly competition winners!

This month’s contest was sponsored by a  donation from ⦗𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐋⦘𝘋𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘕𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘯 (osubora – TRData) — which I have matched — so we’re distributing small cash prizes to the top typists. Donations are greatly appreciated, so thanks to DankNissan! If anyone is interested in sponsoring the February contest, let us know. 🙂

Jan 2018 Champion Typists

DeRoche1 (Profile / TRData)

Typingartist2 (Profile / TRData)

Click here – Official archive of TypeRacer Speed Records and Competition Winners (Monthly/Yearly)

Viellain (Profile / TRData)

 

Congrats to Michael, Nihad, and Vielle!

Notes:

 

Good luck in the February competition; see you on the track!

♕ David ♕ (valikor – TRData)

Username Points  Avg. speed Best speed Accuracy Races
1 deroche1 United States flag 893,968 131.8 WPM 220 WPM 97.5% 6033
2 typingartist2 Bosnia And Herzegovina flag 745,363 152.0 WPM 214 WPM 98.3% 5503
3 viellain United States flag 640,725 148.9 WPM 229 WPM 98.3% 4927
4 osubora United States flag 509,625 119.2 WPM 193 WPM 97.9% 4823
5 wordracer888 456,236 126.9 WPM 168 WPM 98.3% 3908
6 vinninq Canada flag 430,890 127.5 WPM 204 WPM 97.9% 5770
7 wintercore Syrian Arab Republic flag 400,835 110.2 WPM 164 WPM 97.4% 4332
8 izzynew 385,898 175.5 WPM 224 WPM 98.7% 2378
9 bblaise Canada flag 362,787 144.6 WPM 198 WPM 99.0% 2988
10 pjayys 353,407 100.3 WPM 132 WPM 97.8% 3931
11 actuallymostlynonquit 319,648 152.5 WPM 213 WPM 97.3% 2683
12 keegant Canada flag 311,442 113.0 WPM 189 WPM 97.1% 3374
13 mikerubby Poland flag 304,015 83.6 WPM 132 WPM 97.0% 4089
14 chimchimchim United States flag 300,336 120.5 WPM 171 WPM 98.5% 2759
15 playscrabble United States flag 280,861 135.4 WPM 201 WPM 98.6% 2347
16 p0sh United States flag 262,234 133.7 WPM 235 WPM 98.5% 2218
17 actuallynonquitforlife United States flag 261,625 113.7 WPM 160 WPM 97.5% 2538
18 lowda9 Canada flag 253,878 95.9 WPM 131 WPM 98.2% 2880
19 trihard7 United States flag 239,716 90.4 WPM 138 WPM 97.8% 3014
20 atthetop United States flag 239,135 120.0 WPM 209 WPM 96.7% 2149
21 mathandphysicsftw Singapore flag 225,116 135.0 WPM 175 WPM 98.4% 1872
22 alanis Romania flag 207,891 118.1 WPM 164 WPM 97.7% 1940
23 defluvz Uganda flag 190,898 111.4 WPM 143 WPM 98.1% 2052
24 nameless337 United States flag 188,490 135.3 WPM 165 WPM 99.2% 1526
25 styrofoam United States flag 182,307 107.8 WPM 169 WPM 97.3% 1885

 

 

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“Lag” on TypeRacer – And the Secret to Unlocking the Fastest TypeRacer Scores

Posted on January 29, 2018. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

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Check out our recent blog post about TypeRacerData.com reaching 39,000,000 races in 2017!

The question: Lag?

If you’ve spent some time on TypeRacer, you may have noticed a puzzling anomaly: sometimes your score at the end of the race doesn’t match the score recorded in your typing replay — both of which are displayed at the end of the race.

MaximumChris2 (a.k.a. “Fastest Fingers in India”) loses approximately 27wpm due to latency. Click to see the replay.

The “replay” score is only ever the same or faster than the “recorded” score — if the recorded score is accurate, why is the replay score faster? If the replay score is accurate, why am I getting robbed of my true speed in the officially-recorded score? What’s the difference? We’ll get to the answers below.

I’ve been meaning to blog on this topic for some time now; tonight is the night. While playing some TypeRacer this evening — amidst some problems with my connections — I encountered the bane of gamers (and typists) everywhere: infuriating, punishing lag! (This is how bad it was.)

The lag was of an intensity reminiscent of 1990s dial-up internet on 56k modems — the kind that induces sudden urges to tear out one’s hair and scream, and the kind you may remember back when the internet would drop whenever your mom tried to make a phone call. (Wiki links for younger TypeRacers: dial-up internet and 56k modems).

So what’s really happening here?

The answer: Latency

The answer is that TypeRacer, like many online games, is fundamentally subject to network latency (in competitive TypeRacer parlance, “ping time”). In other words, it takes time (generally a fraction of a second) for your computer to talk to our servers; factors such as your connection quality and distance from our servers work against you if they are poor/far, because they effectively cause our servers to “think” it took you slightly longer to finish the race (thus slower speeds) — after all, it took slightly longer for our servers to receive confirmation that you finished your race.

Why are there sometimes two different scores, though? Because the speed recorded in the replay is calculated arithmetically based on the timing of each character you typed, irrespective of your internet connection. We still use the ping-inclusive speed as your official score, because it’s calculated server-side and isn’t susceptible to hacking or alteration by cheaters — i.e., it’s part of a secure design that ensures TypeRacer remains fair.

Typists at different skill levels type different subsets of all the texts on TypeRacer. Explore TypeRacer texts in the Pit Stop or on TypeRacerData.com.

The good news:

1) Unless you’re in the top 5% of fastest typists, this will likely have little to no impact on you.
2) If you’re in North America and/or have a good internet connection, the impact will generally be negligible.
3) TypeRacer scales its quote length by skill level to ensure that races are long enough to be accurately measured (i.e., faster typists compete on longer quotes, and vice versa).

This screenshot has been included for two reasons. (1) It shows me beating TypeRacer legend Izzy; (2) It shows that, even for typists on questionable internet connections and located on the other side of the world from TypeRacer servers (I’m in China), TypeRacer still generally records your speed with around 98-99% accuracy. The text typed here was among the shortest “Megaracer” texts (209 characters vs. a 200 character minimum), and the recording accuracy would be higher with longer texts and longer races.

#1 and #2 are more or less self-explanatory, since a fraction of a second only matters for the fastest typists, and folks within the North America will generally have a speedy connection to our servers. On #3, many TypeRacer fans are unaware that typists at each skill level will only type texts within a certain range of length; these lengths aim to ensure that each TypeRace lasts around 30+ seconds, and generally no shorter than 26-27 seconds. At this duration, even a slow connection will have minimal impact on your recorded typing speed, guaranteeing accuracy. We also don’t want races to be too short because we don’t think people want ultra-short races — how annoying would it be to wait 5-20 seconds for a race to start, for a racing experience that’s just a fraction of that time?

It is at this point that things get interesting — and controversial. As I write this, I am bracing myself for the yelling, the livid rants, etc. that will be directed at me on the TypeRacer Discord chat, through email, etc. 🙂

The Secret to Typing Ultra-Fast on TypeRacer — and why Lag is Probably Your Fault

For folks who read this post eagerly looking forward to insightful typing advice, I’m sorry to disappoint — this particular post gives no tips on improving your typing. However, I am going to tell you one way (read: “hack”) to get better scores on TypeRacer – the way the pros do it.

The operative idea is simple: most people can sustain higher speeds over shorter periods of time, and on shorter texts — especially after practicing a specific text a few times.

To take advantage of this and get fast scores, we have two main options — i.e. ways to type shorter content:

(1) Find a friend or random person who is a slower typist (beginner level, 0-24wpm) and race against the typing ghosts in his/her replays. This enables you to race ultra-short texts, even if you’re a faster typist. (Saving these scores requires Premium.)

(2) Race against a slower (beginner level) friend in a private race track that he/she hosted. If you don’t have a friend, you can simulate a friend by creating a new account (guest or registered), get a slow average by doing one purposefully slow race, and then hosting a “beginner racetrack” for yourself. Use two different browsers for your two accounts. Anyone who joins this racetrack will be served races on the shortest texts on the site.

This is how most of the recent single-race speed records have been set on TypeRacer; e.g., how Michael DeRoche broke 300wpm late last year.

So there you have it. Although we here at TypeRacer don’t exactly endorse this type of racing, we don’t have any reason (or a good way!) to prohibit typists from typing the content they want to — even if it’s not the appropriate length for their skill level. (Related: type ultra-long texts in our Marathon universe. One race might take you 20 minutes. Remember to set the display to show just one line of text.)

Waiting for the hate mail from the competitive typists to start flowing in 🙂

If you’ve never tried this before, you might find it fun to give it a try. Keep in mind that this is not what TypeRacer was designed for, and by actively seeking out the shortest quotes (even if you’re a Megaracer), you’re circumventing the fundamental controls that TypeRacer has in place to ensure accuracy of your recorded speeds; you’ll be entering the wild wild west, and there’s no guarantee that you won’t lose typing speed due to “lag” or “ping time”, especially if you’re on a slower connection and/or far away from North America.

Good luck breaking those speed records!

♕ David ♕ (valikor – TRData)

 

 

 

 

 

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2017 TypeRacer Competition Winners and Assorted Announcements

Posted on January 7, 2018. Filed under: Contests, Stats, TypeRacer News, Universes |

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Today we’re pleased to announce the TypeRacer 2017 yearly competition winners. The concepts of Points and Competitions were introduced in July; for anyone who’s not familiar, points are earned by completing Type Races (calculated as Points = Typing speed * Text length) and competitions are conducted daily, weekly, monthly, and annually, with winners being calculated based on total points accumulated. The feature wasn’t applied retroactively, so today’s 2017 competition winners are those typists who accumulated the greatest number of points from 7/26/2017 to the end of the year.

The list of the top 50 typists in 2017 is below in this blog post (the full top-100 is in TypeRacer Speed Records and Contest Winners (Google Docs]). Coming out at the top were TypeRacer stars Wordracer888 (TRData) and Deroche1 (TRData) — both averaging between 124-125wpm this year — as well as newcomer Viellain (TRData). We’ll be sending them some TypeRacer T-shirts to say “Congrats!” — it’s great having you guys on the site.

What better way to let people know you’re serious about typing than sporting a TypeRacer T-shirt or hoodie?

We’ll also be sending a TypeRacer t-shirt to the guy whose last on the list below — Mr. Jon Lachney (jlachneyTRData) — for a couple reasons. (1) To thank him for doing a great job leading the TypeRacer moderation team, and (2) To congratulate him on his 2017 typing performance (after all, #50 may be last on the list below, but it’s definitely not shabby out of millions of registered users!).

We’re offering a free year premium subscription to the other leaders in the top-10 — although at least half of them have already supported TypeRacer by purchasing one. We’ll give them next year free if they want.

Congrats to everyone, and good luck in the 2018 contest! The winners are listed below, and a few additional announcements are at the bottom of the post.

2017 TypeRacer Competition Winners

Username Points Avg. speed Best speed Accuracy Races
1 wordracer888 3,544,345 124.4 WPM 172 WPM 98.30% 31627
2 deroche1 2,901,098 124.8 WPM 317 WPM 97.80% 34193
3 viellain 2,831,396 105.4 WPM 222 WPM 97.90% 40325
4 bblaise 1,710,602 141.5 WPM 203 WPM 99.10% 14674
5 pjayys 1,625,837 93.7 WPM 132 WPM 97.70% 19663
6 chimchimchim 1,589,109 116.8 WPM 170 WPM 98.20% 15227
7 northern_lights 1,511,745 99.1 WPM 145 WPM 98.60% 16762
8 mikerubby 1,306,127 75.4 WPM 136 WPM 97.00% 20465
9 atthetop 1,252,103 122.2 WPM 232 WPM 96.90% 13796
10 kayak1 1,158,499 114.8 WPM 172 WPM 97.50% 11103
11 khronic 1,086,700 107.1 WPM 200 WPM 97.80% 11766
12 p0sh 1,053,562 133.5 WPM 225 WPM 98.60% 10434
13 disclo5ure 1,047,064 149.6 WPM 222 WPM 98.80% 8702
14 lithox2 1,001,555 128.4 WPM 200 WPM 97.60% 8994
15 crdm0 972,073 139.0 WPM 209 WPM 98.50% 8453
16 alpha_panda 959,177 148.0 WPM 285 WPM 98.50% 8665
17 newkeyboardlove 903,845 133.6 WPM 243 WPM 98.10% 10105
18 modest_ked 891,694 132.8 WPM 259 WPM 97.10% 8384
19 mark40511 851,227 114.5 WPM 164 WPM 99.20% 9867
20 thunberg123 791,723 116.4 WPM 168 WPM 98.10% 7936
21 oneguardsam 782,917 78.7 WPM 117 WPM 97.00% 11300
22 typingartist2 753,037 149.4 WPM 207 WPM 98.20% 5825
23 oooyay 751,409 96.4 WPM 137 WPM 97.20% 8703
24 rportnoy 749,107 88.6 WPM 126 WPM 98.70% 9762
25 tajiracer 744,474 103.7 WPM 160 WPM 98.70% 8221
26 vdud3 743,565 129.6 WPM 181 WPM 97.90% 7148
27 vinniwooh 739,708 133.0 WPM 280 WPM 98.60% 11696
28 smallchicken 736,896 93.3 WPM 165 WPM 97.40% 9214
29 mcaso123 735,811 154.0 WPM 246 WPM 97.30% 7403
30 get_a_lif3 698,900 115.5 WPM 177 WPM 97.80% 6775
31 vinninq 691,569 124.0 WPM 205 WPM 98.00% 10976
32 shariqueahmer 690,667 109.9 WPM 175 WPM 95.90% 7233
33 vixt 681,851 99.8 WPM 175 WPM 97.00% 7701
34 neopergoss 679,803 104.9 WPM 136 WPM 98.40% 7217
35 mc0sta 678,301 63.3 WPM 96 WPM 96.90% 12850
36 alanis 657,551 115.2 WPM 167 WPM 97.80% 6319
37 hujala 649,283 150.1 WPM 222 WPM 98.50% 5594
38 volhosis 630,919 129.6 WPM 249 WPM 97.50% 7107
39 miket349 630,723 103.5 WPM 144 WPM 98.00% 6950
40 mattbierwirth 624,798 102.7 WPM 138 WPM 97.20% 6752
41 ronakkaria 619,250 74.6 WPM 121 WPM 96.60% 9500
42 mako640 608,723 155.6 WPM 190 WPM 99.10% 4377
43 amun 598,470 127.5 WPM 184 WPM 98.30% 5295
44 shefakala 595,091 92.1 WPM 140 WPM 96.30% 7474
45 justiceex 588,105 88.2 WPM 138 WPM 97.00% 7490
46 stewiegriffin666 581,453 94.1 WPM 140 WPM 97.30% 7310
47 alyciahtollison 560,395 109.3 WPM 152 WPM 98.40% 5730
48 dizo 554,337 74.3 WPM 103 WPM 97.90% 8499
49 nameless337 546,723 132.8 WPM 165 WPM 99.20% 4564
50 jlachney 543,211 124.8 WPM 225 WPM 97.40% 6435

Monthly Competition Winners

DEC 2017

Username Points Avg. speed Best speed Accuracy Races
1 deroche1 939,780 150.5 WPM 317 WPM 98.60% 6996
2 bblaise 496,608 143.1 WPM 203 WPM 99.10% 4175
3 newkeyboardlove 459,383 129.9 WPM 243 WPM 97.90% 4415
4 wordracer888 388,218 128.7 WPM 172 WPM 98.30% 3277
5 pjayys 381,254 98.4 WPM 132 WPM 97.90% 4313
6 viellain 325,623 143.2 WPM 222 WPM 98.10% 2779
7 shariqueahmer 316,345 112.1 WPM 175 WPM 96.00% 3230
8 trihard7 311,221 86.6 WPM 123 WPM 97.90% 4089
9 typingartist2 296,175 152.1 WPM 207 WPM 98.50% 2191
10 vinninq 284,243 124.5 WPM 205 WPM 98.00% 3872
11 atthetop 280,335 122.5 WPM 232 WPM 96.80% 2728
12 kayak1 266,717 113.1 WPM 165 WPM 97.40% 2551
13 lowda9 256,275 87.2 WPM 122 WPM 98.20% 3296
14 argyrwnt 241,521 54.5 WPM 87 WPM 95.90% 5571
15 chimchimchim 238,712 118.9 WPM 170 WPM 98.50% 2189

NOV 2017

Username Points Avg. speed Best speed Accuracy Races
1 northern_lights 777,667 100.2 WPM 145 WPM 98.50% 8500
2 deroche1 634,416 88.3 WPM 308 WPM 97.70% 11568
3 wordracer888 569,763 125.5 WPM 170 WPM 98.30% 5043
4 viellain 511,373 142.4 WPM 218 WPM 98.00% 4360
5 smallchicken 492,835 93.1 WPM 159 WPM 97.40% 6180
6 crdm0 369,829 140.8 WPM 209 WPM 98.40% 3240
7 bblaise 347,570 143.8 WPM 202 WPM 99.10% 2963
8 mikerubby 342,289 79.4 WPM 136 WPM 97.00% 5351
9 analternateaccount 302,703 109.3 WPM 168 WPM 97.80% 3111
10 vinninq 283,474 124.2 WPM 202 WPM 97.90% 4851
11 lithox2 281,471 129.9 WPM 197 WPM 97.50% 2614
12 p0sh 281,302 134.4 WPM 221 WPM 98.60% 2963
13 pjayys 278,058 96.9 WPM 131 WPM 97.80% 3200
14 y4mz 263,551 98.5 WPM 150 WPM 96.50% 2981
15 tajiracer 262,624 102.7 WPM 137 WPM 98.60% 2815

OCT 2017

Username Points Avg. speed Best speed Accuracy Races
1 wordracer888 1,103,479 123.1 WPM 171 WPM 98.30% 9945
2 viellain 811,400 131.5 WPM 213 WPM 97.70% 7673
3 northern_lights 599,526 97.8 WPM 139 WPM 98.70% 6760
4 deroche1 546,637 131.1 WPM 287 WPM 97.30% 8827
5 crdm0 523,935 138.3 WPM 205 WPM 98.50% 4500
6 lithox2 470,454 125.6 WPM 200 WPM 97.60% 4199
7 p0sh 294,190 131.7 WPM 213 WPM 98.50% 2462
8 mikerubby 273,533 77.1 WPM 124 WPM 97.10% 4116
9 largev 272,617 121.0 WPM 188 WPM 97.70% 3974
10 bblaise 260,967 143.5 WPM 192 WPM 99.20% 2219
11 kayak1 258,305 114.6 WPM 163 WPM 97.50% 2477
12 atthetop 257,956 122.7 WPM 226 WPM 96.90% 2644
13 pjayys 252,915 96.5 WPM 128 WPM 97.90% 3031
14 alpha_panda 250,876 147.4 WPM 271 WPM 98.30% 2288
15 oooyay 248,704 98.2 WPM 137 WPM 97.20% 2817

SEP 2017

Username Points Avg. speed Best speed Accuracy Races
1 viellain 1,142,533 86.4 WPM 204 WPM 98.00% 25172
2 wordracer888 782,754 124.2 WPM 170 WPM 98.30% 7014
3 deroche1 758,946 153.3 WPM 300 WPM 97.70% 6599
4 chimchimchim 369,278 117.0 WPM 163 WPM 98.20% 3521
5 modest_ked 367,990 131.6 WPM 216 WPM 97.10% 3314
6 mikerubby 317,123 71.4 WPM 109 WPM 96.80% 5209
7 pjayys 315,874 91.3 WPM 126 WPM 97.60% 3979
8 kayak1 280,721 116.5 WPM 172 WPM 97.50% 2690
9 thunberg123 277,777 115.8 WPM 168 WPM 98.20% 2855
10 vinniwooh 274,627 133.2 WPM 194 WPM 98.70% 4749
11 disclo5ure 271,543 150.1 WPM 218 WPM 98.80% 2401
12 wumpified8 265,723 136.2 WPM 193 WPM 97.60% 2180
13 dizo 244,025 74.4 WPM 101 WPM 97.90% 3741
14 susavile 220,000 85.0 WPM 119 WPM 97.80% 2916
15 primalknight 218,547 129.5 WPM 211 WPM 97.70% 2966

AUG 2017

Username Points Avg. speed Best speed Accuracy Races
1 wordracer888 620,240 123.3 WPM 169 WPM 98.40% 5626
2 vixt 426,588 98.7 WPM 158 WPM 96.90% 4880
3 chimchimchim 418,640 115.8 WPM 165 WPM 98.10% 4131
4 pjayys 397,735 88.0 WPM 118 WPM 97.60% 5140
5 typingartist2 383,871 147.7 WPM 206 WPM 98.00% 3055
6 bblaise 351,537 138.1 WPM 192 WPM 99.00% 3134
7 oooyay 271,887 94.1 WPM 134 WPM 97.10% 3233
8 ultrashibe 246,676 118.5 WPM 180 WPM 97.00% 4158
9 modest_ked 245,952 132.2 WPM 220 WPM 97.30% 2417
10 vinniwooh 242,717 130.2 WPM 188 WPM 98.60% 3725
11 atthetop 240,046 121.4 WPM 215 WPM 96.90% 3061
12 dizo 239,694 74.0 WPM 103 WPM 97.90% 3690
13 khronic 223,622 106.0 WPM 193 WPM 97.70% 2421
14 mark40511 207,607 109.3 WPM 160 WPM 99.00% 2148
15 tencion 202,495 102.6 WPM 143 WPM 97.10% 2230

JUL 2017

Username Points Avg. speed Best speed Accuracy Races
1 erikjscott 133,865 145.2 WPM 219 WPM 98.70% 1113
2 bblaise 125,339 138.8 WPM 183 WPM 99.00% 1090
3 jlachney 114,565 119.6 WPM 196 WPM 97.30% 931
4 playscrabble 108,781 131.9 WPM 182 WPM 98.30% 920
5 vixt 106,303 91.9 WPM 131 WPM 96.50% 1316
6 fastermart 102,641 108.1 WPM 159 WPM 97.80% 964
7 atthetop 81,944 121.3 WPM 213 WPM 96.80% 991
8 wordracer888 79,892 124.9 WPM 170 WPM 98.20% 722
9 alanis 75,709 112.2 WPM 156 WPM 97.80% 775
10 typingartist2 72,901 148.3 WPM 205 WPM 98.10% 578
11 oooyay 70,907 92.6 WPM 120 WPM 97.10% 868
12 jessegarcia 70,849 135.3 WPM 186 WPM 97.70% 609
13 tereterna 63,439 112.0 WPM 145 WPM 98.00% 639
14 elusoryx 60,809 136.6 WPM 174 WPM 98.50% 514
15 tesla_diesel 58,696 120.4 WPM 153 WPM 98.70% 522

Other Announcements

We have a few additional announcements below:

  1. Typist⦗𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐋⦘𝘋𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘕𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘯 (osuboraTRData) has made a generous $20 contribution for the sake of sponsoring this year’s first monthly contest. I’ve personally matched his contribution, so we have a $40 prize pool for January. The prizes for the January competition are: 1ST PLACE – $20; 2ND and 3RD PLACE – $10. (Paypal account required). Good luck!
  2. The winner of TypeRacer Christmas art contest was been updated on the blog post here.
  3. As a quick “Christmas gift” to a few folks in the community who’ve been asking,  we’ve made two recent changes to TypeRacer universes. (1) began a pilot of a new “marathon” universe  dedicated to ultra-long texts  — currently they’re between 1,500 and 8,000 characters. (The longest texts on TR today are around 850 characters). We included texts such as  The Declaration of Independence (8,000 characters) and MLK’s “I have a Dream” speech (3,000 characters). This track is not for the faint of heart! Make sure you click “Change display format” and choose to display text on a single line. (2) The “code” universe, which features texts in various programming languages, has received some new texts. Feel free to submit texts for either universe!

That’s all for today – happy new years and good luck improving your typing in 2018!

♕ David ♕ (valikor – TRData)

In the Marathon Universe, the ultra-long texts might not fit on your screen unless you change your TypeRacer display settings to use one line only. Recommended for only the most serious typists 🙂

 

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New Quotes, New Quotes, New Quotes!

Posted on December 10, 2017. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

Hi all!

Today TypeRacer activated a fresh batch of English quotes in the main “Play” universe. As usual, we’ve included a mixture of critically-acclaimed sources, popular sources and user-submissions.

This batch includes 361 new texts, and we’d like to thank Vielle (vielleTRData) for helping support in getting everything ready — including review of hundreds of user submissions. (If you’re interested in helping add the next batch, join the TypeRacer Chat and talk to Vielle, Jon, or Valikor!)

As usual, a list of the “top sources” is below, and a full list of all the TypeRacers whose contributions were added today is at the bottom of the post. Thanks for everyone’s support in building an increasingly-rich and fresh typing experience on TypeRacer!

♕ David ♕ (valikorTRData)

Dec 2017 Typeracer Text Additions Summary

Contributors with submissions included in today’s batch:

aeoff72
BBGDylan
beenueh
blackrose146
blade5468
bubbubs
chichi_
coathangastrangla
Cop223
delilizard
DemonFoxHYPE
dnatrixene135
doodled
Drozzmecael
dstnt
elusoryx
enm185
ErnestChan
estevaoima
FaTaLFuN
flas1
fourshademk2
galaxied
graykolex
guldan
Gyari
Gyarivagyokbazd
hahaa_man
Humansnake99
iiYume
ivanom
Jacksonbanan
jacksoncabot
jacobv5053
juggling7jo
kamitreyarch
kellysgreens
khronic
KnightSirius
lewjenks32
lithox2
liubenjamin
MajesticalTV
manjotsarora
marcoos27
mark40511
Martijniatus
matsificent
mattbierwirth
miniduder1
mmnoquit
modest_ked
mostlynonquit
Mr.Mustasje
musashiaharon
MusicalDemon
newlin_aurorarenelle
nikkodesu
nosliper
OksShammy
p0sh
Peanut_Butter_Trigonometry
Pomf Pomf
primalknight
prxnce
qwertylion
SaggiSponge
Samantha
Samantha_C
sariakendricks
Shaen1234
shellahfellah
smallchicken
Snigglefritz
Stevwills
stroedson
stronglikebull
Sunny Yuan
taran127
teowinter12
that_one_kid_14
theLMGN
tkpwaeub
twentyonepilots567
viellain
volhosis
w1ch0
Weathr
wolfalice
xkingsmaker

 

 

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New TypeRacer Record: Michael DeRoche (Deroche1) completes 200,000 races

Posted on November 12, 2017. Filed under: Stats, TypeRacer News |

Screen Shot 2017-09-18 at 12.15.19 AMClick here to join the TypeRacer Discord to chat with fellow TypeRacers

On 10/26/2017 Michael DeRoche (deroche1 TRData) became the first typist to complete 200,000 races on TypeRacer!

On behalf of TypeRacer, I want to congratulate him on both his incredible skill and dedication to competitive typing. Michael is not only the most dedicated typist in TypeRacer’s 9-year history, but has also held a variety of records (such as the fastest speed ever in a single race when he achieved 300wpm on a short text), and the TypeRacer Marathon record for 3,097 races in 24 hours.

DeRoche1's 200,000th race

Click here to see the replay of Michael DeRoche’s 200,000th race – can you beat 148wpm?

(The Marathon leaderboard is here on TypeRacerData.com; more details on Marathons and how people actually achieve such feats are outlined in this blog post by ⦗𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐋⦘ ⦓☾✹✯𝚅𝚒𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎✯✹☽⦔(viellainTRData).)

Michael is a gifted typist, a TypeRacer moderator and active contributor to the community (back in the early days of moderation, he single-handedly researched and removed hundreds of cheaters and helped restore fair competition on the site), and most importantly, a good friend. Congrats Michael, and here’s to 100,000 more!

David (valikor TRData)

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TypeRacer Portuguese Refreshed

Posted on October 15, 2017. Filed under: TypeRacer News, Universes |

Chat with other typists on the TypeRacer Discord, and scroll down in this blog post to see how to help make TypeRacer better in your language

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Hi all,

This past week we replaced the Google Translate texts for TypeRacer Portuguese with high-quality, user-submitted texts. This is a continuation of the TypeRacer International project which began years ago back in 2009.

We’d like extend a big “thank you!” to Dudiellon ✟♔AhK♔✟ (dudiellon) for his help in collecting and entering the texts into the system. (Additional thanks go to Jorge Luiz, Gilberlan, Dan Cordeiro, Junior Panizio, and Felipe Moutinho). Dudiellon is also a TypeRacer moderator and one of our champion Portuguese/Brazilian typists, with 47,000 races and a top score of 190wpm. We asked him for a statement for this announcement, and here’s what he has to say:

“Olá comunidade Typeracer… Gostaria de expressar aqui toda minha alegria e satisfação pela conquista que obtivemos no universo Português. Há muito tempo que estamos já na busca de novos textos para o nosso idioma.  Quero agradecer a todos que se disponibilizaram a nos ajudar nessa empreitada. Sem vocês nada disso seria possível; Jorge Luiz, Gilberlan, Dan Cordeiro, Junior Panizio, Felipe Moutinho (Me desculpem se esqueci de alguém kkk). Obrigado por nos ajudar com os novos textos e sempre estar nos motivando. E especialmente ao David Valikor e ao Alex Epshteyn por toda paciência que tiveram comigo.  Muito obrigado!” — Dudiellon ✟♔AhK♔✟ (dudiellon), Oct. 15 2017

TypeRacer Language Picker

Use “More Options” on the main TypeRacer page to choose the language you want to TypeRace in.

Interested in helping add texts to TypeRacer in your language? Here’s what you can do:

  1. Submit quotes using the Contribute link at the bottom of the TypeRacer page.
  2. Help us review quotes for your language, and enter them into the system. We speak English/Russian/Chinese/Spanish, but we can’t review text submissions in any other languages. Email support@typeracer.com if you want to help.

Thanks!

David (valikorTRData)

Portuguese TypeRacer

The quotes in Portuguese no longer use Google Translate, making them easier, more fun to type, and better for real-world practice.

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New Quotes Added Today

Posted on October 6, 2017. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

Chat with other TypeRacers on Discord — click here.

Today we added 400 new English quotes/texts, from 220 different movies/books/songs etc.; as usual, we’ve included a combination of critically-acclaimed, popular, and other user-submitted texts. The addition of this batch brings the main English universe on TypeRacer to 4,100 quotes. A list of the top ~40 sources we’ve added the quotes from is below. This batch also includes all the qualified texts previously featured in the TypeRacer Championship on TypeRacerData.com.

As a reminder, you can view all of our texts in our new searchable text database, as previously mentioned in this blog post.

Thanks to the 59 TypeRacers who submitted quotes included in this batch. Their usernames are listed at the bottom of this post.

Submit your favorite quotes (any language) to TypeRacer here: contribute 

Hope everyone enjoys the new quotes! We’re looking forward to more contributions to help us reach out goal of 10,000 English quotes (and more quality quotes in other languages)!

See everyone on the track,

♕ David ♕ (valikorTRData)
Typeracer

September TypeRacer texts

Contributors with at least one submitted text activated in today’s batch:

  • abbert21
  • aeoff72
  • biased
  • blade5468
  • blazertron
  • blubert21
  • catslikeboxes
  • daniel598
  • darudedankstorm
  • davidyu8343
  • DDSmith1999
  • Deroche1
  • dnatrixene135
  • doodled
  • DrSnuffulupacis
  • dstnt
  • elementro
  • elusoryx
  • estevaoima
  • excal98
  • geekdud1
  • HitchedShark
  • isiisi
  • k4v3at
  • LacyJoYo
  • letsbecatstogether
  • licahfox
  • Lions45
  • lividtaffy
  • mahler9
  • mattbierwirth
  • maxranviir
  • merebanana
  • NetMelc
  • o0bananarama0o
  • omqchristi
  • pawal001
  • PazzyPaz
  • Peppermint1201
  • ppubalo
  • primalknight
  • proximuse
  • red_fox
  • RegsaGC
  • sanhnguyennt
  • sigma_phi_delta
  • SlagTheRisen
  • Soleimsen
  • Svanes
  • taran127
  • The_hoarse_whisperer
  • Tomas
  • trickroom
  • typinnut
  • Ultra9TMB
  • vetlebg
  • Viellain
  • volhosis
  • wintersnowmagick
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September 2017 – Competition Results

Posted on October 1, 2017. Filed under: Contests, TypeRacer News |

Congrats to the September 2017 competition winners!

viellain (Profile / TRData)

WordRacer888 (Profile / TRData)

DeRoche1 (Profile / TRData)

With various TypeRacer marathon runs in September, ⦗𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐋⦘ ⦓☾✹✯𝚅𝚒𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎✯✹☽⦔ came in first place, completing over 25,000 races and becoming the first TypeRacer to achieve 1 million points in a monthly contest.

The full list of winners from September are below. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the track in October!

David (valikorTRData)

# Username Points Avg. speed Best speed Accuracy Races
1 viellain 1,142,533 86.4 WPM 204 WPM 98.00% 25172
2 wordracer888 782,754 124.2 WPM 170 WPM 98.30% 7014
3 deroche1 758,946 153.3 WPM 300 WPM 97.70% 6599
4 chimchimchim 369,278 117.0 WPM 163 WPM 98.20% 3521
5 modest_ked 367,990 131.6 WPM 216 WPM 97.10% 3314
6 mikerubby 317,123 71.4 WPM 109 WPM 96.80% 5209
7 pjayys 315,874 91.3 WPM 126 WPM 97.60% 3979
8 kayak1 280,721 116.5 WPM 172 WPM 97.50% 2690
9 thunberg123 277,777 115.8 WPM 168 WPM 98.20% 2855
10 vinniwooh 274,627 133.2 WPM 194 WPM 98.70% 4749
11 disclo5ure 271,543 150.1 WPM 218 WPM 98.80% 2401
12 wumpified8 265,723 136.2 WPM 193 WPM 97.60% 2180
13 dizo 244,025 74.4 WPM 101 WPM 97.90% 3741
14 susavile 220,000 85.0 WPM 119 WPM 97.80% 2916
15 primalknight 218,547 129.5 WPM 211 WPM 97.70% 2966
16 mcaso123 216,662 153.3 WPM 238 WPM 97.30% 2547
17 swaax 216,020 112.7 WPM 154 WPM 97.70% 2124
18 atthetop 206,197 122.5 WPM 214 WPM 97.00% 2470
19 oneguardsam 205,949 78.1 WPM 107 WPM 97.00% 3000
20 alpha_panda 204,413 140.6 WPM 229 WPM 98.50% 2404
21 get_a_lif3 188,317 115.0 WPM 160 WPM 97.90% 1849
22 volhosis 186,902 122.2 WPM 195 WPM 97.30% 2862
23 izzynew 185,572 174.5 WPM 227 WPM 98.60% 1191
24 khronic 185,000 106.9 WPM 196 WPM 97.90% 2029
25 mostlynonquit 184,230 156.5 WPM 243 WPM 97.90% 1633
26 neopergoss 184,113 104.1 WPM 133 WPM 98.40% 1964
27 vdud3 180,377 129.8 WPM 177 WPM 97.70% 1773
28 teiloq 179,270 103.9 WPM 134 WPM 97.80% 1922
29 vetlebg 178,517 79.0 WPM 119 WPM 98.00% 2623
30 xice 175,462 111.1 WPM 150 WPM 97.80% 1734
31 alyciahtollison 166,132 107.8 WPM 146 WPM 98.40% 1734
32 hassanatk 164,469 93.2 WPM 130 WPM 97.90% 2107
33 rportnoy 163,023 87.3 WPM 113 WPM 98.70% 2192
34 mc0sta 153,486 60.1 WPM 84 WPM 96.80% 3074
35 elhipercubo 153,279 116.6 WPM 151 WPM 98.40% 1454
36 stewiegriffin666 149,664 94.9 WPM 140 WPM 97.40% 1874
37 nameless337 147,260 132.8 WPM 162 WPM 99.30% 1233
38 shefakala 144,301 95.4 WPM 131 WPM 96.60% 1830
39 ixiblackbirdixi 143,054 65.9 WPM 98 WPM 96.70% 2558
40 kevinu 135,837 89.1 WPM 141 WPM 95.80% 1717
41 newkeyboardlove 135,013 136.9 WPM 232 WPM 98.50% 1817
42 ultrashibe 134,473 121.6 WPM 179 WPM 97.00% 2456
43 kamikrazy 133,835 125.2 WPM 162 WPM 98.20% 1189
44 notglacier 133,757 125.1 WPM 173 WPM 97.60% 1289
45 _the_bacon 131,409 104.6 WPM 167 WPM 96.00% 1622
46 fourshademk2 131,349 116.4 WPM 152 WPM 98.60% 1274
47 ifeelhyper 129,797 111.0 WPM 158 WPM 98.00% 1356
48 bblaise 128,580 137.3 WPM 193 WPM 99.10% 1093
49 memegod01 128,288 63.4 WPM 98 WPM 96.50% 2377
50 d0wny 126,610 82.1 WPM 125 WPM 95.10% 1756
51 jeehoonoh 121,811 139.9 WPM 175 WPM 98.80% 1128
52 siddharthkurnal 121,029 62.7 WPM 89 WPM 95.80% 2314
53 panikooooos 119,985 76.9 WPM 111 WPM 96.20% 1818
54 hovermind 118,503 128.3 WPM 155 WPM 99.30% 1052
55 meetdavda 118,493 99.2 WPM 167 WPM 96.80% 2494
56 phmi 117,059 70.4 WPM 94 WPM 97.40% 1983
57 amun 115,357 125.4 WPM 166 WPM 98.40% 1015
58 mark40511 114,759 115.5 WPM 153 WPM 99.20% 1415
59 hateself 114,661 91.9 WPM 135 WPM 97.70% 1376
60 jungyeon 114,493 108.0 WPM 166 WPM 96.70% 1210
61 cr0cka 113,610 113.7 WPM 168 WPM 96.60% 2309
62 jooooooo 113,305 76.0 WPM 110 WPM 94.90% 1790
63 arzr 112,770 75.0 WPM 99 WPM 97.00% 1769
64 himajintyper 110,912 113.7 WPM 149 WPM 98.00% 1070
65 oooyay 110,765 98.9 WPM 132 WPM 97.40% 1243
66 zemihd 110,302 82.0 WPM 152 WPM 97.00% 1586
67 xrxr 106,747 85.2 WPM 126 WPM 96.00% 1437
68 natfx7 104,645 74.1 WPM 101 WPM 97.10% 1788
69 thebrownfoxquicklyjumpsoverthe 104,071 134.4 WPM 188 WPM 97.80% 899
70 maxzims 103,132 82.7 WPM 118 WPM 96.30% 1418
71 miket349 102,701 102.9 WPM 144 WPM 98.00% 1175
72 breezybuster 102,174 90.5 WPM 137 WPM 97.20% 1277
73 uniracer 101,819 97.2 WPM 121 WPM 99.10% 1158
74 atrain742 101,231 104.7 WPM 138 WPM 98.00% 1103
75 boerewors 101,180 103.9 WPM 137 WPM 97.80% 1081
76 tencion 99,708 104.6 WPM 146 WPM 96.80% 1086
77 mako640 99,664 154.9 WPM 188 WPM 99.10% 707
78 steviebeans 98,587 89.0 WPM 129 WPM 95.30% 1230
79 cononcus 98,286 107.5 WPM 157 WPM 97.90% 1020
80 ksydry_nt_pbt 97,582 90.7 WPM 126 WPM 97.30% 1225
81 freakinnickp 97,280 98.4 WPM 134 WPM 98.20% 1192
82 mattbierwirth 97,245 103.5 WPM 137 WPM 97.20% 1038
83 codedeft 96,745 103.6 WPM 124 WPM 99.10% 1062
84 ajdx88 96,637 91.0 WPM 140 WPM 96.80% 1173
85 krakatoafoon 95,960 99.7 WPM 128 WPM 98.60% 1058
86 darkmonk 95,811 115.4 WPM 176 WPM 97.60% 928
87 jrc07 95,748 92.1 WPM 157 WPM 97.40% 1786
88 gochoo 95,449 89.6 WPM 126 WPM 97.80% 1165
89 rugoso 94,794 92.3 WPM 128 WPM 97.60% 1177
90 hujala 94,209 155.3 WPM 222 WPM 98.60% 836
91 etiennescott 93,691 116.1 WPM 154 WPM 98.40% 912
92 rdtomgrcr 93,613 69.1 WPM 97 WPM 96.30% 1593
93 wrfc627 93,380 94.8 WPM 121 WPM 98.20% 1111
94 fasting 93,136 96.0 WPM 129 WPM 98.60% 1070
95 merebanana 92,454 102.7 WPM 129 WPM 98.50% 1000
96 kyeavnign 92,321 113.9 WPM 152 WPM 97.80% 951
97 bufoviridis 92,023 78.1 WPM 105 WPM 97.20% 1341
98 krisco 90,347 121.0 WPM 155 WPM 98.30% 1159
99 tshafer3 90,044 104.7 WPM 143 WPM 98.10% 970
100 phlofy 89,971 107.5 WPM 142 WPM 97.10% 931
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5,000 Type Races in 24 hours (the “marathon to end all marathons): 24 hours of continuous typing

Posted on September 17, 2017. Filed under: Stats, TypeRacer News |

If you love TypeRacer, please consider supporting us by upgrading to Premium

Last week on the blog, we wrote about the new Marathon record —3,820 Type Races in 24 hours.

In a chat with him about that record,  ⦗𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐋⦘ ⦓☾✹✯𝚅𝚒𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎✯✹☽⦔   (Viellain – TRData) promised that “I will do a marathon to end all marathons later in September.” For Vielle, “later in September” meant exactly one day after we announced the first record. On Sep. 9-10 Vielle beat the Marathon record again (daily competition results for 9/10) , achieving 4,892 races within 24 hours. See the record on TypeRacerData.com. 

In the TypeRacer Discord, he described his marathon as below budget and ahead of schedule. Congrats to ECOL/Vielle on setting what may really be a marathon that ends all marathons! Here’s what we know about the marathon:

  • It required staying up for 24 hours of continuous typing
  • It required skipping meals – he consumed only an energy drink between races.
  • There was only one bathroom break (post-energy drink).
  • His account was upgraded to Premium last week (as a congrats! gift), enabling him to squeeze out more races than he was last time with his basic account (i.e., he was able to save practice races or ghost races etc.)

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Join us in the TypeRacer Discord to chat about typing, find out what it’s like to type for 24 hours straight, etc. 🙂

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In Vielle’s words: “All hail and Glory to the Empyrean Forces, for we are the Conquering OverLords” -ECOL/Vielle

♕ David ♕ (valikor – TRData)

[Update: A previous version of this article indicated that Vielle had eaten minimal snacks during the record-setting marathon — it’s been corrected to say “no food”.]

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