Steamgifts Typing Contest

Wanna show off your typing skills or improve your typing speed? Well here's the event for that.
So how will this work? Participants can have an unlimited number of tries on this, and when you're happy with an attempt you, post the replay in the comments here. To access the replays, go into your history page (if it does not show up then you will need to sign up first, I think) and your replay history will be there, the WPM and accuracy will be recorded there as well. Here is an example of a replay. You can always update your scores when you become faster. Happy typing!

https://play.typeracer.com/

Please submit your scores in this format:

```
-| Username | WPM | Accuracy | [Link](link to replay*)
```

*Your replay link should look something like this: https://data.typeracer.com/pit/result?id=%7Ctr:username%7Cnumber
If your link looks like this: https://data.typeracer.com/pit/result?id=|tr:username|number
then please change both | to %7C since the | will break the table. (Thank you Andrew with a lot of e.)


Leaderboard:

Rank User WPM Accuracy Replay
1 lkx7_adhd 151 99.3% Link
2 dan_dk 142 100% Link
3 gordon778 139 99.5% Link
4 Whoosh 126 99.3% Link
5 Filipi 123 99.6% Link
6 Qazyn 119 99.4% Link
7 Tiajma 117 98.8% Link
8 misiu 111 99.6% Link
9 akqj10please 109 100% Link
10 aquatorrent 108 100% Link
- Zlia 105 99.4% Link
- cg 104 99.4% Link
- yqmaoski 102 98.5% Link
- OTRGifts 100 99.7% Link
- Zareh 98 99.2% Link
- jaffacaffa 98 98.0% Link
- WorstShot 96 100% Link
- Myron Arth 92 98.5% Link
- Dingbat 84 97.6% Link
- rogla 83 99.7% Link
- andreeeeeww 83 99.4% Link
- lugum 83 97% Link
- johnyabis 80 98.1% Link
- Cece096 80 97.8 Link
- Xeloses 78 100% Link
- Sm00 77 98.1% Link
- PeteOzzy 75 98.3% Link
- noSim 75 98,5% Link
- yorgunasker 72 97.5% Link
- MnOat 72 97.0% Link
- itekin7 69 97.9% Link
- xyusoma 69 96.2% Link
- gaffi 69 95.5% Link
- Lon3r 62 96.3% Link
- ThePonz 60 97.2% Link
- CptWest 60 94.9 Link
- Ryzhehvost 53 98.7% Link
- damianea103 48 94.5% Link
- Martibsir 45 97.7% Link

links that are not formatted is because it breaks the table


Rules:

  1. All submissions must be made during the time of the contest (22/9/20 onwards), meaning that old submissions can not be submitted.
  2. Submissions must be for the English language only, this is because some languages are easier to type than others (but most of the time it's harder), sorry

Rules are subject to be added and/or changed.

Duration:

There is no end date for the contest yet, but if there is it will likely be some time before the end of the year.

Extras:

  • There might be prizes for the few top 10 and for participation, feel free to contact me (or comment below) if you want to contribute to the prize pool.
  • Your submission will be removed if you are caught cheating.
  • This is my first time arranging a contest so feel free to give me feedback. :D
  • For your troubles
  • If you want to update your score, just post a new comment saying something like update mine: in bold.
4 weeks ago*

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Are you going to participate?

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That was fun!

| Qazyn | 119 | 99.4% | Link

3 weeks ago
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Update: Got 119 again with better accuracy:

| Qazyn | 119 | 99.6% | Link

3 weeks ago
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 | Zareh | 98 | 99.2% | [Link](https://data.typeracer.com/pit/result?id=%7Ctr:chocoicecreamu%7C9)
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How does everyone else type? I find that my left pinky finger is only used for ctrl and my right pinky is only used for shift. My left thumb can be removed as it has no purpose.

 | cg | 104 | 99.4% | [Link](https://data.typeracer.com/pit/result?id=%7Ctr:space_cat|11)
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Left hand: I never use my middle finger or pinky ever. Left ring finger is only used for Tab/Shift/Ctrl, so my pointer finger does every letter and number on the left side.
Right hand: I never use my pinky or thumb. Right ring finger is only used for Shift/Enter/Backspace

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I learned to type back in the day when we only had manual typewriters, so I use every finger and both thumbs. When the computer keyboard finally became common, it actually slowed me down due to the differences.

3 weeks ago
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I don't use the right shift at all, I use my left thumb for shift and ctrl, and my right thumb for space. Weird that I didn't notice at all that I'm actually using my left thumb for shift, I always thought I was always using my left pinky for shift until I actually type and came into a realization "wait what".

3 weeks ago
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Similarly to Khalaq, I learned typing at school through manuals originally intended for typewriters, although we did use modern computers and keyboards. To simulate the unforgivingness of typewriters, we were encouraged to leave the errors visible on each practice page, forcing us to reflect on any mistakes made while still maintaining high output.

The standard hand placement (on a QWERTY) is ASDF for left hand and JKL* for right hand (the asterix is a placeholder as the key to the right of L varies from region to region), leaving both thumbs to only manage the space bar. Many keyboards subtly hint at this by leaving a small mark on the F and J keys, where your index fingers should be, so you can always 'reset' your hand position without looking down.

From there, each finger has a set amount of keys it is responsible for, and whenever that key needs to be pressed you will use that finger momentarily and then return to the default placement. Personally I always use left pinky for Shift although I guess the right pinky would be just as correct. Ctrl is not relevant to typing, I believe? If I need to format using Ctrl, I would usually do it after I've exited 'typing mode' anyway, but in theory this is also handled by the pinky.

View attached image.
3 weeks ago
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I think I need a slightly narrower keyboard =P

| tiajma |110 | 99.5% | Link

3 weeks ago
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Crimony... I have not had to consistently type for so long that I am out of practice. (only 70 wpm)

3 weeks ago
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Still, you're better than me haha.

3 weeks ago
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finally reached 100 wpm.. i'll try again to see if i can improve it.

 | aquatorrent | 101 | 99.6% | [Link](https://data.typeracer.com/pit/result?id=%7Ctr:aquatorrent%7C32)
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| CptWest | 60 | 94.9 | [Link](https://data.typeracer.com/pit/result?id=|tr:cptwest|2)

Not gonna go for a better result, since I mainly use Cyrillic layout, but it was fun :D
P.S. oh, so there is a russian language as well, but seems I'm not that much faster in it :D (only 68wpm)
Guys who reached over 100, you are monsters in typing :D

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Update:

 | Whoosh | 126 | 99.3% | [Link](https://data.typeracer.com/pit/result?id=|tr:whoooosshh|10)
3 weeks ago
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Surprised myself with this one 😅

3 weeks ago
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👀 you ninja

3 weeks ago
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my best one for now (I even somehow won the race xD), but I doubt I really can do much better.. :P

 | ThePonz | 61 | 97.3% | [Link](https://data.typeracer.com/pit/result?id=|tr:the_ponz|10)

^ update: slightly better than before

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-| damianea103 | 48 | 94.5% | [Link](https://data.typeracer.com/pit/result?id=%7Ctr:damianea103%7C2)
3 weeks ago
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That's an interesting idea for a contest. I didn't know the spread of scores would be so big.

-| Filipi | 123 | 99.6% | [Link](https://data.typeracer.com/pit/result?id=%7Ctr:filipi7%7C18)
3 weeks ago
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This is a update:

Well, did some more and my speed went slightly up but my accuracy went slightly down. Ah, well, such is life =P

| Tiajma | 117 | 98.8% | Link

3 weeks ago*
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Ah, well, such is life =P

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-| gordon778 | 139 | 99.5% | [Link](https://data.typeracer.com/pit/result?id=|tr:gordon778|5)
3 weeks ago
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updated mine

-| aquatorrent | 108 | 100% | [Link](https://data.typeracer.com/pit/result?id=%7Ctr:aquatorrent%7C50)

will try again tomorrow or something, i'm sure i got 110+ a few years ago.. i refuse to go down lower hahah

3 weeks ago
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-| akqj10please | 109 | 100% | Link

First try, but can do better. Also, weird, but I expected their "megaracer" status would go tor people who type at like 100 WPM, not just 80.

Edit: Can't seem to fix the table formatting issue, even using the 7&Ctr format. Sorry!

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First try, but can do better. Also, weird, but I expected their "megaracer" status would go tor people who type at like 100 WPM, not just 80.

Might be because the site is pretty old, and back the average "professional typists" types around 50 to 80 wpm. Quoted from Wikipedia.

3 weeks ago
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Sorry for bumping the thread, but I finally managed to improve my score so I'll leave this one as my updated entry:

- dan_dk | 142 | 100% | [Link](https://data.typeracer.com/pit/result?id=|tr:dan_dk|33)

I think I'll leave it at that, I'm pretty sure I'm not going to beat 1st place anyway, so I'll just be happy that I managed top accuracy 😄

Thanks again for hosting the contest!

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woah 100% insane !!!! Really impressed

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