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July 2017 Competition Results

Posted on August 13, 2017. Filed under: Contests, Stats, TypeRacer News |

Results of daily, weekly, monthly, and annual contests are now searchable.

In July we introduced the concepts of Points and Competitions.  Starting this week, TypeRacers can find historical competition results in Pit Stop, under the newly-created “Competition” tab.

 

Congrats to this month’s champions erikjscott (TRData), bblaise (TRData) jlachney (TRData), playscrabble (TRData), and vixt (TRData). The full list of the top-100 point earners in July is below. To congratulate our first monthly champion, we’re offering erikjscott a $15 prize. Congrats Erik and thanks for racing TypeRacer!

 

For more TypeRacer statistics, remember to check out the third party TypeRacer stats center TRData.com to see how many different TypeRacer texts you’ve typed, check the difficulty of different texts, and track your improvement in even more detail.

 

See you on the track!
David (valikor) (TRData)
Username Points  Avg. speed Best speed Accuracy Races
1 erikjscott United States flag 133,865 145.2 WPM 219 WPM 98.7% 1113
2 bblaise Canada flag 125,339 138.8 WPM 183 WPM 99.0% 1090
3 jlachney United States flag 114,565 119.6 WPM 196 WPM 97.3% 931
4 playscrabble United States flag 108,781 131.9 WPM 182 WPM 98.3% 920
5 vixt Australia flag 106,303 91.9 WPM 131 WPM 96.5% 1316
6 fastermart Canada flag 102,641 108.1 WPM 159 WPM 97.8% 964
7 atthetop United States flag 81,944 121.3 WPM 213 WPM 96.8% 991
8 wordracer888 79,892 124.9 WPM 170 WPM 98.2% 722
9 alanis Romania flag 75,709 112.2 WPM 156 WPM 97.8% 775
10 typingartist2 Bosnia And Herzegovina flag 72,901 148.3 WPM 205 WPM 98.1% 578
11 oooyay United States flag 70,907 92.6 WPM 120 WPM 97.1% 868
12 jessegarcia United States flag 70,849 135.3 WPM 186 WPM 97.7% 609
13 tereterna Netherlands flag 63,439 112.0 WPM 145 WPM 98.0% 639
14 elusoryx Singapore flag 60,809 136.6 WPM 174 WPM 98.5% 514
15 tesla_diesel Canada flag 58,696 120.4 WPM 153 WPM 98.7% 522
16 ultrashibe Ireland flag 57,669 118.3 WPM 168 WPM 96.7% 807
17 shariqueahmer India flag 56,051 111.6 WPM 156 WPM 95.9% 570
18 chimchimchim United States flag 55,803 113.4 WPM 149 WPM 98.1% 547
19 pokenonquit United States flag 55,568 130.6 WPM 172 WPM 98.1% 703
20 crdm0 Guyana flag 53,443 132.7 WPM 191 WPM 98.2% 500
21 get_a_lif3 United States flag 47,044 112.0 WPM 141 WPM 97.7% 477
22 stewiegriffin666 United States flag 46,900 89.4 WPM 125 WPM 97.1% 616
23 khronic United States flag 44,990 107.4 WPM 155 WPM 97.9% 520
24 amun United States flag 43,879 128.5 WPM 179 WPM 98.2% 391
25 ronakkaria India flag 43,655 63.0 WPM 87 WPM 96.4% 829
26 mark40511 United States flag 41,777 106.5 WPM 147 WPM 98.7% 439
27 moisturemob United States flag 41,252 112.7 WPM 135 WPM 99.0% 430
28 micqsenoch Antarctica flag 41,192 104.4 WPM 145 WPM 98.0% 453
29 umang1998 India flag 40,984 95.7 WPM 118 WPM 97.8% 515
30 ppubalo India flag 40,966 86.4 WPM 117 WPM 98.0% 535
31 adnan11 Bangladesh flag 40,701 71.8 WPM 97 WPM 95.7% 670
32 arturtle United States flag 36,301 69.1 WPM 95 WPM 96.5% 624
33 acenonquit Israel flag 36,091 168.2 WPM 212 WPM 98.4% 244
34 x101 Australia flag 35,525 76.4 WPM 96 WPM 97.1% 540
35 teiloq United States flag 35,514 100.5 WPM 126 WPM 97.4% 387
36 licahfox United States flag 35,230 157.2 WPM 193 WPM 99.3% 267
37 vinniwooh Canada flag 33,883 132.6 WPM 175 WPM 98.7% 404
38 xice Canada flag 33,350 110.0 WPM 148 WPM 97.6% 351
39 arenasnow2 United States flag 33,143 183.1 WPM 224 WPM 99.0% 200
40 white_fire United States flag 32,734 70.0 WPM 105 WPM 96.0% 555
41 uberkelium Japan flag 32,311 160.0 WPM 197 WPM 98.8% 223
42 quitsallraces 31,976 108.6 WPM 153 WPM 97.5% 337
43 hateself France flag 30,600 83.0 WPM 118 WPM 97.9% 422
44 fr33z3r Philippines flag 30,403 100.7 WPM 151 WPM 97.0% 348
45 leszczyn Poland flag 30,344 61.0 WPM 95 WPM 96.4% 587
46 silverhats United States flag 29,573 71.4 WPM 95 WPM 97.6% 475
47 apoorv16 Canada flag 29,243 57.3 WPM 84 WPM 96.5% 623
48 swaax Denmark flag 28,347 116.8 WPM 151 WPM 97.9% 273
49 kimjongillmatic United States flag 28,157 102.9 WPM 132 WPM 98.4% 308
50 miket349 United States flag 27,875 102.0 WPM 129 WPM 98.0% 300
51 iconoclasmic Canada flag 27,144 110.1 WPM 140 WPM 98.2% 289
52 sufyandaredevil 26,979 74.0 WPM 97 WPM 96.0% 417
53 mattbierwirth United States flag 26,134 100.7 WPM 129 WPM 97.1% 297
54 dufour Canada flag 25,667 84.4 WPM 110 WPM 99.2% 380
55 tony82890 United States flag 25,528 117.2 WPM 167 WPM 98.3% 260
56 tshafer3 United States flag 25,446 101.6 WPM 148 WPM 97.9% 280
57 cippo Romania flag 25,212 102.2 WPM 139 WPM 97.2% 324
58 leejaypiqq United States flag 25,150 104.5 WPM 129 WPM 99.2% 276
59 jackracer23 Singapore flag 25,113 83.1 WPM 115 WPM 97.3% 342
60 henville12 United States flag 24,318 80.0 WPM 109 WPM 96.1% 346
61 rngy United States flag 24,106 84.8 WPM 119 WPM 96.2% 327
62 tamdrit Viet Nam flag 23,949 77.5 WPM 107 WPM 99.1% 357
63 gochoo 23,938 87.8 WPM 110 WPM 97.6% 300
64 hassanatk Pakistan flag 23,449 88.8 WPM 114 WPM 98.0% 318
65 pacebar 23,353 128.5 WPM 165 WPM 98.2% 207
66 vawl United States flag 23,244 50.0 WPM 81 WPM 96.3% 616
67 nom3rcy1 United States flag 23,151 78.2 WPM 113 WPM 96.2% 353
68 indigo_july United States flag 22,800 94.6 WPM 119 WPM 97.8% 292
69 florentine United States flag 22,791 171.8 WPM 243 WPM 98.6% 151
70 bambusnippel Germany flag 22,766 67.7 WPM 90 WPM 96.6% 393
71 thebrownfoxquicklyjumpsoverthe Ireland flag 22,645 130.8 WPM 166 WPM 97.8% 196
72 norman0123 Philippines flag 22,558 87.6 WPM 134 WPM 97.5% 293
73 knownzone United Kingdom flag 21,922 54.6 WPM 85 WPM 95.2% 503
74 crims0nking Israel flag 21,864 110.2 WPM 162 WPM 97.8% 220
75 languor Germany flag 21,662 127.1 WPM 148 WPM 98.1% 195
76 dizo Tanzania, United Republic Of flag 21,373 73.7 WPM 101 WPM 98.0% 344
77 redbrd25 United States flag 20,475 67.9 WPM 98 WPM 98.4% 367
78 phmi Kazakhstan flag 20,355 68.3 WPM 84 WPM 97.4% 355
79 mikerubby Poland flag 20,125 65.9 WPM 89 WPM 97.4% 363
80 kylodan United States flag 20,103 106.4 WPM 125 WPM 99.2% 231
81 stillow2 Serbia flag 20,072 119.1 WPM 173 WPM 98.7% 192
82 oneguardsam United States flag 19,680 77.8 WPM 116 WPM 96.4% 300
83 rsn_007 India flag 19,418 133.3 WPM 154 WPM 98.7% 165
84 kailhreds United States flag 19,188 83.2 WPM 106 WPM 97.8% 256
85 mathandphysicsftw Singapore flag 18,975 132.1 WPM 165 WPM 98.3% 167
86 vincehardy2 China flag 18,741 143.0 WPM 176 WPM 98.3% 158
87 shoelegend88 United States flag 18,729 106.1 WPM 149 WPM 96.8% 197
88 emptyper United States flag 18,097 75.9 WPM 89 WPM 98.7% 268
89 anmolsaraswat India flag 17,730 65.7 WPM 91 WPM 95.0% 317
90 ixjnkeewnoxx Taiwan flag 17,656 100.6 WPM 129 WPM 97.7% 200
91 o2despo United States flag 17,611 65.9 WPM 85 WPM 97.3% 327
92 mightywuwei Philippines flag 17,469 80.1 WPM 108 WPM 96.5% 246
93 exdunn United States flag 17,384 103.8 WPM 137 WPM 98.7% 185
94 disclo5ure Australia flag 17,329 141.0 WPM 169 WPM 98.8% 141
95 im_rahi Bangladesh flag 17,095 83.1 WPM 104 WPM 97.2% 262
96 youm United States flag 17,033 68.3 WPM 88 WPM 96.9% 300
97 steviebeans United Kingdom flag 17,010 85.5 WPM 111 WPM 94.9% 228
98 krisco United States flag 16,919 119.0 WPM 143 WPM 98.5% 197
99 justin1013 United States flag 16,771 69.3 WPM 100 WPM 97.2% 284
100 kjaerbunny Serbia flag 16,755 87.1 WPM 108 WPM 98.1% 211
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Introducing points and competitions

Posted on July 26, 2017. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

Take our survey to determine what new quotes to add to TypeRacer!

Until today, we really only had two metrics that let you compare your performance with other racers: typing speed and number of races.  Now we’re introducing a new metric: points, calculated as the number of words typed multiplied by typing speed (in words-per-second).  We’ve already used this metric on the blog, but now we’re officially adding it to your typing stats.  We hope this addition gives more racers a chance to get to the top of the rankings: people who type slower but type more words (finish more races or type longer texts) now have a reasonable chance to get to the top.

Speaking of which, we’ve also created a new Competitions stats section in addition to the old Hall of Fame. This section ranks people by most points earned today, this week, this month, and this year.  We hope to eventually start giving awards to the top 3 winners in each category.

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Unfortunately, due to some technical limitations of our database, we can’t award points for races done before this metric was added (i.e. before today).  But the silver lining here is that everybody gets a chance to start with a clean slate 😉

I am hopeful that this new addition will spur even more competition than before.

Please let us know what you think in the comments!

– Alex E. (typeracer)

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New Quotes Added Today

Posted on July 24, 2017. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

Hi TypeRacers!

You’ve told us through the TypeRacer Quotes Survey that you want to continue adding more quotes — as of today, 92% of respondents said more quotes makes TypeRacing even better. We’re going to keep the survey going for a few more weeks, but so far the community has indicated their favorite content to type is Fiction (70%), Movies (62%), Games (55%), Non-Fiction (54%), and Songs (53%). Vote today if you haven’t, or share your thoughts in the comments!

Today we added 700 new English quotes, bringing the total to just over 3,200. A list of the sources we’ve added the most quotes from is below. Another 200 (with fewer quotes) are also included in the update, but excluded from the list below.

As a reminder, anyone can recommend a quote for TypeRacer by clicking the contribute link at the bottom of the main TypeRacer page. Thanks to the all TypeRacers who contributed quotes that were included in this update. Their usernames are listed at the bottom of this post.

Hope everyone enjoys the new quotes! See you on the track!

David (valikor)
Typeracer

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User submissions included in today’s update:

Chelseardm2
estevaoima
tokyuu
Badeos
Ahabel
ppubalo
Aryore
peppermint120
niirokitsune
jenpot0709
razgrizaces
jeremy0d
Qurf
Patli
mitch7656
jayanth2803
offbrandmtndew
blade5468
mahler9
typinnut
RShackleford93
morcica
mattbierwirth
akirafl
o0bananarama0o
della_a
chrisadame96
cdbriggs
Stedno
atthetop

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Keeping TypeRacer Clean – Thanks to the Moderation Team!

Posted on July 16, 2017. Filed under: TypeRacer News, Universes |

Hi Typeracers!

Maintaining a clean and fair environment is key to the vision of Typeracer; our founder Alex (typeracer) once dreamed that in terms of the quality of the participation experience, the reputation and degree of legitimacy of the site, and the rigor of the competitive environment, Typeracer hopes to be “somewhere between your local bowling league and the Boston Marathon”. The site still has a way to go to meet this goal, but we’re taking steps in that direction.

Cheating and other offensive behavior have been a key barrier for Typeracer reaching this goal; in the early years, attempting to keep the site clean was almost a full-time job: the process of searching out and reviewing logs from the server was time-consuming, and oftentimes we weren’t able to accurately identify all the cheaters. Similarly, by the time we identified users bothering others with profanity, spamming, and other offensive behavior, it was generally too late to do anything about it. Moderation was an uphill battle overall — a labor of love for sure, but also a severe drain on resources.

Want to try your skills against TypeRacer’s anti-cheating mechanisms? Check out the new cheating universe, where anything goes. Can you beat 6277 wpm?

Seeking Moderators

We have recently built the back-end tools to support a robust moderation system, and starting last year, we’ve been bringing on some of our most dedicated users to help us form an effective moderation team. Our current team is listed below, and they’ve been doing a great job, banning 2,500 undesirable users in the past year!

Moderation Team

houjuunue
kellysgreens
deroche1
hujala
daniel598
mark40511
lelzarenn
jackeman
licahfox
jlachney
pentalon
acenonquit
dudiellon

These folks – many among the best, most dedicated typists on the site — have been working in Typeracer’s new moderation console, which enables them to review user reports, investigate accusations of cheating, etc., and take the appropriate action – warning the user, modifying inappropriate language in display names, or banning the user if necessary. Thank you all!

How You Can Help

  1. Use the “Report User” function! We have a team of dedicated community members around the globe reviewing these daily.
  2. Volunteer to be a moderator! Shoot an email to support@typeracer.com if you’re interested; we will give preference to long-time users of the site.
  3. Review the rules below. These should be common sense, but some folks may need a reminder.
  4. Let us know your suggestions

Cheating Universe

Want to test yourself against TypeRacer’s anti-cheating mechanisms, without being unfair to others and getting banned? We created a sandbox with an “anything goes” philosophy. You can test your cheating programs etc. here. Can you beat Michael DeRoche’s (deroche1) 6,000wpm score?

Cheating Universe – http://play.typeracer.com/?universe=insane

Typeracer Rules:

Your account may be moderated if you engage in the following behaviors. Moderation actions are reversible and mistakes do happen sometimes, so if you believe you were banned in error, please contact support@typeracer.com.

  1. Content/Profanity – Avoid kinds of language that your teacher or your boss wouldn’t be okay with, such as the following:
    1. Profanity – Any words that would be censored by editors in newspapers, magazines, etc.
    2. Racist, discriminatory, or hateful terms
    3. Sexual or crude anatomical references
    4. Graphic violence and drug references
  2. Harassment
    1. Sexually-suggestive communications
    2. Repeated undesired, unsolicited communications
    3. Rude and disrespectful behavior, e.g. name-calling
  3. Cheating
    1. Any use of scripts or programs to simulate or aid in the typing of text
    2. Use of macros, copy-pasting, etc.
    3. Disabling or tampering with Typeracer’s input or anti-cheat mechanisms
  4. Spam
    1. Any disruptive, distracting, repetitive messaging
    2. Advertising of non-Typeracer related content

We look forward to an increasingly fair and clean site over the coming years. See you on the track!

David (valikor)

Typeracer

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New quotes added to TypeRacer – and tell us what you like to type!

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

[7/16 Update] The direct link to the TypeRacer Quote Survey is here. Take the survey to help determine what content to add to TypeRacer! 

TypeRacer Discord Chat

 

Hi TypeRacers!

New Quotes

In January we announced that around 1,500 new quotes had been added over the previous several months, bringing the total to just over 2,000 in the main English universe. This is a part of our ongoing effort to keep the site fun, educational, and competitive.

This week we added approximately 500 more, bringing the total to just over 2,500. We’ve focused on classic movies, songs, and books; since there are quite a few gamers in the TypeRacer community, we also bolstered our selection of quotes from games, adding 75 new ones. Across all types of quotes, we included a mix of popular sources and sources with cultural and historical significance, with an aim to make TypeRacer both as fun and educational as possible. User submissions were also included.

Here are some of the sources added in this update:

Thanks to all who contributed!

The quotes on TypeRacer are selected and managed as a community effort. Thanks to blade5468, estevaoimathe_hoarse_whispererlaurenryuzakisultan, aaronadams and everyone else who contributed quotes included in this update!

In addition, I’d like to take this opportunity to call out a big “Thank you!” to Michael DeRoche (deroche1) and Sean Wrona (arenasnow2) — the #1 most dedicated and fastest TypeRacers in history, respectively — for their tremendous support in selecting quotes, entering them into the system, etc. If anybody is interested in helping out with quote management, feel free to email me at david@typeracer.com.

Tell us what you like to type — or submit your favorite quotes!

One of our key goals is to select quotes that the community is going to enjoy typing, so we’ve created a new survey to collect people’s preferences. This is a brief survey with just a few questions, and we’ll continue to refine it moving forward as needed — for example, if we see that TypeRacers really want to type songs, we’ll consider a future survey on specific genres of music people like to type most.

Take the Survey 

As a reminder, you can also submit your favorite quotes directly to TypeRacer by clicking the “Contribute” link at the bottom of the page. Texts in other languages can also be submitted. If your language is still using Google Translate quotes, submit the content you want to type and once we get enough for your language, we can replace the Google Translated quotes with user-submitted ones.

Note that only complete submissions can be considered. 

Thanks all! We hope the new quotes help keep TypeRacer fun and fresh for everyone.  See you on the track!

 

David (valikor)

Typeracer

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New Pit Stop features: full race history and typing replays

Posted on June 20, 2017. Filed under: Stats, TypeRacer News |

To supplement the typing replays that were enabled earlier this month at the end of each race, we are now adding the ability to view typing replays of your prior races, as well as those of your opponents!  When you open the TypeRacer Pit Stop page, you can now view your full race history:

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You can also view the race history of any other user by using the search form at the top of that page.  When you click on any race that occurred after we introduced the typing replays, you can watch the recorded replay.  The race result details page also displays the users whom you raced, so you can watch their replays too!

Hope you find these new data pages useful.  Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions!

 

 

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Back by popular demand

Posted on June 5, 2017. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

In response to your comments about our new typing interface, we have added the option of reverting back to the old typing interface, at your discretion.  If you feel that the new typing interface is too distracting for you, feel free to click on the “change display format” link in the bottom right corner of the text.  The following screenshots illustrate the 3 different options that you may select:

1. New-style (default): our new typing interface

JavaRelease51-WordsViewTypePref_1

2. Old-style 1: this used to be the default interface for many years, until now

JavaRelease51-WordsViewTypePref_2

3. Old-style 2: this is the original interface we used when TypeRacer launched

JavaRelease51-WordsViewTypePref_3

The option you chose will be saved in a cookie, which will be retained as long as you keep using the same web browser.

P.S. Don’t worry, the new typing replay feature will still be available regardless of how you prefer to see the text!

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Typing Replays

Posted on June 3, 2017. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

We’ve just rolled out an update of TypeRacer, featuring a new and improved typing interface, which allows us to record your actual typing and show you a replay at the end of the race.  It looks like this:

JavaRelease51-TypingLogReplayPlayer

You can use the playback controls to see exactly what you typed, while the analysis section below the replay shows you a list of words where you made mistakes you made (clicking on these words takes you to that spot in the replay).  You’ll notice that there’s also a column chart that shows your typing speed on different segments of the text.

I hope you like this new feature.  Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions!

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Detailed info now available in racing history

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

Hello Typeracers!

I’m pleased to report that we have just deployed a new version of typeracer.com.  The most prominent new feature that we added was the ability to view detailed race info in your race history (“My Scores” section).  If you click on one of the race numbers, you will be able to see the full text that you typed in that race, along with other details.  Check out the following screenshot:

JavaRelease50-TextInfoPopup

This is a feature that many of you have been requesting, and I’m happy to say that we finally got around to making it happen!

We hope that you will find this new information useful.

See you on the racetracks,

Alex E. (typeracer)

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TypeRacer adds a thousand quotes from classic literature and films – reaches 2,000+ quotes total!

Posted on January 16, 2017. Filed under: Stats, TypeRacer News |

Hi everyone,

Reading this old Reddit thread, and seeing the following comment, got me thinking.

[–]maelfyn -2 points 8 years ago

Game needs more quote variety. I think I was typing about ten different quotes. Averaged about 98 wpm

After reading this, I realized that an announcement about our progress on adding new, richer texts is long overdue. So, without further ado. . .

Typeracer Texts/Quotes – 2017 New Years Status Update

We’re starting to build up a regular cadence for adding new quotes. As of January 14 2017, we are at 2,058 quotes in the main universe, play.typeracer.com ! Of those, a total of ~1,500 new quotes have been added since Sep. 2016. Typeracer’s quote environment is the broadest, and freshest, it’s ever been.

If you’ve been racing much recently, you’ll have noticed the new quotes. Our newest batch has includes a selection of user submissions; as a reminder, you can always submit your favorite quotes using the “Contribute” link at the bottom of TypeRacer . (We will review it only if the submission is complete.) Thanks to everyone who has been submitting! Everyone has a part in defining what Typeracer becomes by submitting their favorite quotes, so if you have any ideas, be sure to submit them.

In addition, we’ve included loads of new quotes from classic films and books.  For example, we added the following quotes/sources in December:

Title Author # of texts
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy 15
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald 15
The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoyevsky 15
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy 15
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen 15
Nineteen Eighty Four George Orwell 15
Ulysses James Joyce 15
Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes 15
V for Vendetta James McTeigue 15
Moby Dick Herman Melville 15
Catch-22 Joseph Heller 15
The Grapes of Wrath John Steinback 15
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison 15
Great Expectations Charles Dickens 15
The Aeneid Virgil 15
David Copperfield Charles Dickens 15
The Godfather: Part III Francis Ford Coppola 15
Hamlet Shakespear 10
The Odyssey Homer 10
One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez 10
The Iliad Homer 10
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov 10
Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky 10
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll 10
The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner 10
The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger 10
Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë 10
The Trial Franz Kafka 10
The Arabian Nights Anonymous 10
Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift 10
The Stranger Albert Camus 10
The Fault in Our Stars John Green 10
Citizen Kane Orson Welles 10
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY Stanley Kubrick 10
The Godfather Francis Ford Coppola 10
The Godfather: Part II Francis Ford Coppola 10
The Wall Pink Floyd 5
Sawdust and Tinsel Ingmar Bergman 5
Economix Michael Goodwin 5
The Art of War Sun Tzu 5
The Backpacker’s Handbook Chris Townsend 5
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J.K. Rowling 5
Twilight Stephenie Meyer 5
The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer 5
Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock 5
Apocalypse Now Francis Ford Coppola 5
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Milan Kundera 2
Anne of Green Gables L.M. Montgomery 2
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee 1

We also added both quotes from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s books (we kept it to 2 quotes per candidate!). I hope you enjoy all of these new quotes as much as I have. For me it’s been a learning experience being exposed to many of these classic works for the first time during a race. Does exposure to texts through a typing game translate into any kind of comprehension, spark any interest, or create any other value? I’ll leave that to the community to decide, but I’m optimistic, and look forward to hearing what everyone has to say.

On the competitive side of things, the freshness of quotes has made the high scores on individual texts more accessible than they’ve been in years. Typeracer’s fastest typists haven’t been able to race on many of the new quotes, and some quotes have barely been raced at all. It’s fun to be among the first people to type a new quote, and as an added bonus, anyone who completes these quotes is bound to get on the high scores list for that quote.

Thanks to everyone who made it happen!

There are a lot of folks we need to thank for their contributions in helping us passing the 2,000 mark – you know who you are and thank you for everything. In particular, I’d like to thank Sean Wrona (arenasnow) who has given us much inspiration in terms of our vision for our texts.

Quick Tip – “Texts completed”

As a quick tip, you can track your progress in the quotes (i.e., how many of Typeracer’s total quotes you’ve completed at least 1 race on) with the “texts” metric on http://www.typeracerdata.com/leaders. It’s a fun way to track your progress, and you’ll know that as long as you’re racing, you’re making progress.

Interested in helping out? 

Anyone interested in helping us add more texts to Typeracer (selecting sources, entering texts into the system, reviewing texts, etc.), please email me david@typeracer.com or message me on your favorite typing game site.  We’d love to work with you.

Hope you enjoy the new texts, and know that we have a lot more coming in 2017. Let us know what kinds of quotes you want. Leave a comment on the blog, or stop by to discuss with us in the unofficial Typeracer Discord channel.

https://discordapp.com/invite/0ywHG3vVlLFli5tD/ (NSFW – not formally affiliated with Typeracer)

Thanks!

David (valikor)

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