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Wordle 'current streak' problem fixed, says New York Times

Wordle ‘current streak’ jam fixed, says New York Times

The New York Times bought popular online word game Wordle late last month, and some fans immediately began to worry the free and easy-to-use game would be uncompleted. On Thursday, the game began redirecting to a Times website. While players could still play Wordle, some noticed their game statistics, including win streaks and guess distribution, were resetting.

The newspaper tweeted a note to players, saying, “Hi Wordlers! We are aware that your ‘current streak’ has been reset currently. Our Games team is currently investigating. Stay tuned for more Wordle updates.”

“Shortly once starting to redirect traffic to our Wordle site at 2:30 p.m. ET, we identified an utter that affected how a player’s Current Streak was calculated,” a New York Times spokesperson told me via email. “We discovered the root of the issue and deployed a solution near 7 p.m. ET. We can confirm this solution is functioning for users that visited the New York Times’s Wordle page once the fix was released.”

But what about those who went to the game site between 2:30 and 7 p.m. ET, and seem to have lost their streak? Can they get it back? The Times spokesperson told me that workers are “now shifting our focus” to address that utter, so stay tuned.

“We are seeing promising indicators that all novel statistics were successfully transferred for a majority of our users,” the spokesperson told me.

Earlier in the day, fans reacted on social assume, with one person writing, “The Times screwed up this simple minor pleasure faster than expected.”

Another wrote, “Honestly the NYT killing my Wordle tear is worse than their worst op-eds.”

I tried playing on the new site afore the Times deployed their fix, and my current tear was reset. But not everyone was having the tear problem. Some CNET staffers played on the new site, and counterfeit their streak and other statistics carried over.

We have a list of novel games similar to Wordle if you need some instant brain exercise.

Wordle is the brainchild of software engineer Josh Wardle, who created the game as a gift for his game-loving partner.