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Title: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 10, 2013, 02:27:00 AM
I've recently begun touch typing and I'm liking it. Go here and take the test: http://typing-speed-test.aoeu.eu/

I'm curious how well my best score (thus far) holds up against others here. Please post a snapshot.

For those interested in live competition, sign up at this website: http://play.typeracer.com/

(http://i.imgur.com/7OlTjVb.png)
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Bonaventure on February 10, 2013, 02:35:07 AM
(http://i45.tinypic.com/11ltuee.png)
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Gottmitunsalex on February 10, 2013, 02:38:17 AM
(http://i45.tinypic.com/egp8ux.jpg)
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 10, 2013, 03:33:33 AM
So far, so good. I think Paeniteo is a good typist. I'm interested in seeing his score.

You should know that I use that website a lot, so perhaps familiarity gives me an edge.

I hope ggreg looks at this and sees that I'm already a decent touch typist after only a short time. It shows initiative on my part. Always looking to improve myself and make myself valuable to potential employers.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Pæniteo on February 10, 2013, 03:51:00 AM
So far, so good. I think Paeniteo is a good typist. I'm interested in seeing his score.
I also have Raynaud's disease (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynaud's_phenomenon) and typing is difficult at the moment (cold in the house).

However, I just did a quick go, and I got:

Raw CPM: 417, Corrected CPM 417, WPM 83

That is my general "distracted/compromised" typing speed.

When I have some more blood in my fingers, I'll give it another go.

Quote

You should know that I use that website a lot, so perhaps familiarity gives me an edge.
I never used it before and I do not use such applications.

Typing speed of touch typists is mainly based on the individual nervous system. Most touch typists do not type as fast as one would think.

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I hope ggreg looks at this and sees that I'm already a decent touch typist after only a short time. It shows initiative on my part. Always looking to improve myself and make myself valuable to potential employers.

I do not understand this reference, but learning to touch type is a good thing, as that is how one is supposed to type.

I learned to touch type in Dvorak too...but I do not use it enough to get much speed. But it is fast enough to call touch typing.

Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 10, 2013, 03:58:41 AM
So far, so good. I think Paeniteo is a good typist. I'm interested in seeing his score.
I also have Raynaud's disease (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynaud's_phenomenon) and typing is difficult at the moment (cold in the house).

However, I just did a quick go, and I got:

Raw CPM: 417, Corrected CPM 417, WPM 83

That is my general "distracted/compromised" typing speed.

When I have some more blood in my fingers, I'll give it another go.

Impressive! Look forward to seeing your non-distracted score. And post a snapshot next time.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Irenaeus G. Saintonge on February 10, 2013, 03:58:49 AM
Uh oh. Now I look like a freak. :P


Your score: 463 CPM (that is 93 WPM)

Your score beats or equals 97.07% of all!
 


In reality, you typed 481 CPM, but you made 3 mistakes (out of 87 words), which were not counted in the corrected CPM score.

Your mistakes were:

Instead of "measure", you typed "meaure".
Instead of "most", you typed "monst".
Instead of "plain", you typed "plan".
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 10, 2013, 04:00:00 AM
Your fingers look like these?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fc/Raynaud%27s_Syndrome.jpg)
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 10, 2013, 04:00:32 AM
Uh oh. Now I look like a freak. :P


Your score: 463 CPM (that is 93 WPM)

Your score beats or equals 97.07% of all!
 


In reality, you typed 481 CPM, but you made 3 mistakes (out of 87 words), which were not counted in the corrected CPM score.

Your mistakes were:

Instead of "measure", you typed "meaure".
Instead of "most", you typed "monst".
Instead of "plain", you typed "plan".

Wow! Tell me how you learned to type.

Two people in a row haven't posted snapshots.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Pæniteo on February 10, 2013, 04:01:36 AM
Your fingers look like these?

Sometimes, yes, although, individual appearance will vary according.

When I typed that, I had restricted bloodflow and it would have looked more like the first image (upper left). But not all fingers were like that.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 10, 2013, 04:02:27 AM
For those interested in live competition, sign up at this website: http://play.typeracer.com/
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Irenaeus G. Saintonge on February 10, 2013, 04:03:45 AM
Uh oh. Now I look like a freak. :P


Your score: 463 CPM (that is 93 WPM)

Your score beats or equals 97.07% of all!
 


In reality, you typed 481 CPM, but you made 3 mistakes (out of 87 words), which were not counted in the corrected CPM score.

Your mistakes were:

Instead of "measure", you typed "meaure".
Instead of "most", you typed "monst".
Instead of "plain", you typed "plan".

Wow! Tell me how you learned to type.

Two people in a row haven't posted snapshots.

Self-taught, and my 'technique' is atrocious. :P I will grab a screenshot for you; one second.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 10, 2013, 04:04:39 AM
Your fingers look like these?

Sometimes, yes, although, individual appearance will vary according.

When I typed that, I had restricted bloodflow and it would have looked more like the first image (upper left). But not all fingers were like that.

It's like frostbite without frostbite. The blues ones.

When did you start touch typing, and do you notice your typing skills improving with age?
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Irenaeus G. Saintonge on February 10, 2013, 04:05:34 AM
Here we go.

(http://i.imgur.com/AfGjKak.png)
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 10, 2013, 04:06:44 AM
Uh oh. Now I look like a freak. :P


Your score: 463 CPM (that is 93 WPM)

Your score beats or equals 97.07% of all!
 


In reality, you typed 481 CPM, but you made 3 mistakes (out of 87 words), which were not counted in the corrected CPM score.

Your mistakes were:

Instead of "measure", you typed "meaure".
Instead of "most", you typed "monst".
Instead of "plain", you typed "plan".

Wow! Tell me how you learned to type.

Two people in a row haven't posted snapshots.

Self-taught, and my 'technique' is atrocious. :P I will grab a screenshot for you; one second.

This guy is very good: http://seanwrona.com/typing.php

He has top scores on this site: http://play.typeracer.com/

And he says that he will use whichever finger is closest to the key he wants, even if it's not the finger that is supposed to be used.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 10, 2013, 04:07:29 AM
Here we go.

(http://i.imgur.com/AfGjKak.png)

 :thumbsup:

I want to be better!
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Pæniteo on February 10, 2013, 04:07:37 AM
Wow! Tell me how you learned to type.

Two people in a row haven't posted snapshots.

Touch typing is a skill which can be acquired.

Speed is something which is dependent on the individual's nervous system.

If one were to take a bunch of touch typists, give them a meaningful test, and score them all the same, one would find that touch typing speeds are generally far more modest than what one would think. Speed actually doesn't benefit much these days. If one can type without thinking about it, then that is what matters.

I personally learned to type by using touch typing principles learned in school (but not developed due to lack of use) when I got my first computer and learning to program.

The only abnormality is a heavy preference for the left shift key due to my first computer's keyboard having a broken right shift key.

It is not worth correcting that habit for me. Although, when I use a typewriter, I use both shift keys properly.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Irenaeus G. Saintonge on February 10, 2013, 04:08:38 AM
And once more, because why not?

(http://i.imgur.com/chsZAlU.png)
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Bonaventure on February 10, 2013, 04:11:26 AM
Those fingers, whoa!
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Kaesekopf on February 10, 2013, 04:11:41 AM
458 CPM, 92 WPM.  :(

Got all 82 words correctly, though.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 10, 2013, 04:13:14 AM
And once more, because why not?

Yeah, you'll get better. The more you use that site the better scores you'll get.

Paeniteo says that speed is not all that important. I've heard this elsewhere. That the age of the typist is over. I would like to think that being able to type, say, 110 wpm would make you instantly attractive to employers.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 10, 2013, 04:15:07 AM
458 CPM, 92 WPM.  :(

Got all 82 words correctly, though.

Very good! No snapshot though.

Unusual number of great typists here.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Bonaventure on February 10, 2013, 04:17:23 AM
What's considered good?
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Irenaeus G. Saintonge on February 10, 2013, 04:18:38 AM
And once more, because why not?

Yeah, you'll get better. The more you use that site the better scores you'll get.

Paeniteo says that speed is not all that important. I've heard this elsewhere. That the age of the typist is over. I would like to think that being able to type, say, 110 wpm would make you instantly attractive to employers.

Well, I know that if I were to choose between getting my WPM up to, say, 120, or practicing with RiskSolver on Excel, I guarantee that the Excel will be more valuable on a resumé. :D
I think it is a law of diminishing returns thing, for most people. Obviously someone like a court stenographer or closed captioning transcriber needs a very very high speed, but for most people a 'relatively high' average is all that will really count.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Kaesekopf on February 10, 2013, 04:21:43 AM
458 CPM, 92 WPM.  :(

Got all 82 words correctly, though.

Very good! No snapshot though.

Unusual number of great typists here.

Too lazy and not worth my time to post a picture.  :)
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Irenaeus G. Saintonge on February 10, 2013, 04:22:01 AM
What's considered good?

According to the site we are using, the median is 189 characters per minute, and 50th percentile is right around the same spot. So anywhere above that, according to these results, is 'above average'. 75th percentile looks like about 270 CPM, 90th is 360, 95th is 430, and 99th is around 510, I think.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Pæniteo on February 10, 2013, 04:51:34 AM

Unusual number of great typists here.

Considering that this forum requires to type to post on it...

Paeniteo says that speed is not all that important. I've heard this elsewhere. That the age of the typist is over. I would like to think that being able to type, say, 110 wpm would make you instantly attractive to employers.

They still have it occasionally as a token, but in reality, touch typing itself is what is valuable. Typing 30 WPM or 230 WPM does not make a difference in terms of work for most jobs. Data entry and transcription are the only two where it would count.

I think it is a law of diminishing returns thing, for most people. Obviously someone like a court stenographer or closed captioning transcriber needs a very very high speed, but for most people a 'relatively high' average is all that will really count.

Actually, no. Those people are not typing.

They are using a chorded key system which is shorthand, and does not have English output. I have some knowledge of this (I owned such a machine, but I did not learn to use it in a functional way, I just now how to).

The skill of those people is not in typing. It is in listening and mastering the shorthand system they are using.

That is actually a difficult and specialty skill to obtain, as the standards are strict, and the skill requiring a lot of practice.

Here is what the output looks like:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/cf/Steno-example.gif/350px-Steno-example.gif)

It says:

"This is an example of machine shorthand from a steno keyboard with paper."
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Eliza on February 10, 2013, 09:27:35 AM
(http://typing-speed-test.aoeu.eu/?lang=en)
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Eliza on February 10, 2013, 09:28:18 AM
ok, so my image didn't work. But I got 92 wpm.

Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Archer on February 10, 2013, 09:35:27 AM
Your score: 413 CPM (that is 83 WPM)

Your score beats or equals 94.27% of all!

In reality, you typed 421 CPM, but you made 1 mistake (out of 79 words), which was not counted in the corrected CPM score.

Your mistake was:
Instead of "brought", you typed "borught".

Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 10, 2013, 04:36:41 PM
Some more enviable scores!

Eliza:                                    99wpm, 10 errors
Irenaeus G. Saintonge:        97wpm, 2 errors
Kaesekopf:                           92wpm, all correct
totiusque:                             88wpm, 1 error
Archer:                                 83wpm, 1 error
Pæniteo:                              83wpm, [no info]
Ben:                                     61wpm, 2 errors
Bonaventure:                       52wpm, 6 errors
Gottmitunsalex:                   43wpm, 1 error

It will be interesting to see how fast Pæniteo is when he's healthy.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Gottmitunsalex on February 10, 2013, 04:42:46 PM
Without taking the tests again, please add in that score list the number of errors we had.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Eliza on February 10, 2013, 10:41:07 PM
Took it again, and got this:

Your score: 493 CPM (that is 99 WPM)

Your score beats or equals 98.18% of all!

 

In reality, you typed 555 CPM, but you made 10 mistakes (out of 103 words), which were not counted in the corrected CPM score.

Your mistakes were:

•Instead of "cover", you typed "vover".
•Instead of "first", you typed "cirs".
•Instead of "complete", you typed "compete".
•Instead of "usual", you typed "ususal".
•Instead of "again", you typed "gagin".
•Instead of "blue", you typed "blu".
•Instead of "left", you typed "lfeft".
•Instead of "picture", you typed "poicture".
•Instead of "laugh", you typed "laught".
•Instead of "cross", you typed "cors".
I advise you to take a 2 minute break now.

I made A LOT of mistakes.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Archer on February 10, 2013, 10:43:18 PM
Uh huh.  She's fast. 
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 10, 2013, 10:59:46 PM
Eliza's the one to beat!  :thumbsup:

I changed the scoreboard.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: totiusque on February 10, 2013, 11:16:37 PM
Don't think I can beat Eliza, but my hands felt like they were flying when I did this.  My worst fault is that when I make a mistake, I always backspace through it and edit rather than just accept the mistake and move on.  That probably shaved 10 WPM off my score.

(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/4845/picture0001zj.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/560/picture0001zj.jpg/)
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 10, 2013, 11:23:01 PM
That puts you in 4th!  ;)

Maybe try it again tomorrow, and don't worry so much about correcting errors. So you get a higher score.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: totiusque on February 10, 2013, 11:48:00 PM
That puts you in 4th!  ;)

Maybe try it again tomorrow, and don't worry so much about correcting errors. So you get a higher score.

If only it were that easy.  I tried it again a few more times and told myself not to backspace, but I couldn't do it.  I'm programmed to auto-correct myself, and I can't stop!!!!
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: stitchmom on February 19, 2013, 07:01:55 AM
Your score: 393 CPM (that is 79 WPM)

Your score beats or equals 92.72% of all!
 


Congratulations! You typed all 73 words correctly!

I advise you to take a 2 minute break now


I had trouble with the way the lines moved up and the cursor.

Most jobs requiring typing require about 50 CWPM.  You need a reasonable level of speed for work no hunt and peck - but accuracy is very important too for work.

The current keyboard set up was designed to slow typist down because of the old type writers.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: stitchmom on February 19, 2013, 07:29:48 AM
Mavis Beacon is a good typing program. :)
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 19, 2013, 10:19:12 PM
Eliza:                                    99wpm, 10 errors
Irenaeus G. Saintonge:        97wpm, 2 errors
Kaesekopf:                           92wpm, all correct
totiusque:                             88wpm, 1 error
Archer:                                 83wpm, 1 error
Pæniteo:                              83wpm, [no info]
stitchmom:                           79wpm, all correct
Ben:                                     61wpm, 2 errors
Bonaventure:                       52wpm, 6 errors
Gottmitunsalex:                   43wpm, 1 error
voxxpopulisuxx:                   30wpm, [no info]
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 19, 2013, 10:20:10 PM
Mavis Beacon is a good typing program. :)

I use this: http://www.tipp10.com/en/
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on February 19, 2013, 10:32:00 PM
an amazing 30 wpm ::)
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 19, 2013, 10:40:43 PM
an amazing 30 wpm ::)

Haha, gottmitunsalex should be happy about that!
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: stitchmom on February 20, 2013, 06:29:34 AM
next race texting :)
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 20, 2013, 02:57:36 PM
What do you mean, stitchmom?
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Hat And Beard on February 20, 2013, 03:08:44 PM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-W1p2epaDmRU/USUtD_MAE2I/AAAAAAAABUA/6zMBPH2R6_M/s718/Screenshot+from+2013-02-20+15%3A06%3A15.png)
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 20, 2013, 03:11:41 PM
I hope to get up to your rate (and stitchmom) in the next month.

Eliza:                                    99wpm, 10 errors
Irenaeus G. Saintonge:        97wpm, 2 errors
Kaesekopf:                           92wpm, all correct
totiusque:                             88wpm, 1 error
stitchmom:                           83wpm, all correct
Archer:                                 83wpm, 1 error
Pæniteo:                              83wpm, [no info]
Hat and Beard:                    79wpm, 2 errors
Ben:                                     61wpm, 2 errors
Bonaventure:                       52wpm, 6 errors
Gottmitunsalex:                   43wpm, 1 error
voxxpopulisuxx:                   30wpm, [no info]
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 20, 2013, 03:31:01 PM
Right now I average 55wpm, which is much better than my old hunt and peck approach, where my average was 30wpm.

61 is a peak that I have not exceeded since.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: stitchmom on February 21, 2013, 09:17:21 AM
What do you mean, stitchmom?

Time to have a texting competition. :D

Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: stitchmom on February 21, 2013, 09:34:18 AM
I did again, got the same score 79 no errors.
The way the line moves up really gives me trouble, I'm in past that word or in the middle of it and it moves up. Then I'm not sure of the line I'm on and I lose time.

Ben that is great you are improving.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: stitchmom on February 21, 2013, 09:39:26 AM
YAY I beat mine woohoo!  8) Third time is a charm! ;)


Your score: 417 CPM (that is 83 WPM)

Your score beats or equals 94.55% of all!
 


Congratulations! You typed all 77 words correctly!

I advise you to take a 2 minute break no
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 21, 2013, 02:15:20 PM
YAY I beat mine woohoo!  8) Third time is a charm! ;)


Your score: 417 CPM (that is 83 WPM)

Your score beats or equals 94.55% of all!
 


Congratulations! You typed all 77 words correctly!

I advise you to take a 2 minute break no

 :thumbsup:

You're now in 5th place. I'll put you ahead of Paeniteo and Archer since you didn't err.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 23, 2013, 03:41:03 PM
Beat my old high.

(http://h.dropcanvas.com/i7vcq/Captuasdfasdfasdfasre.PNG)

Eliza:                                    99wpm, 10 errors
Irenaeus G. Saintonge:        97wpm, 2 errors
Kaesekopf:                           92wpm, all correct
totiusque:                             88wpm, 1 error
stitchmom:                           83wpm, all correct
Archer:                                 83wpm, 1 error
Pæniteo:                              83wpm, [no info]
Hat and Beard:                    79wpm, 2 errors
Ben:                                     62wpm, 1 errors
Bonaventure:                       52wpm, 6 errors
Gottmitunsalex:                   43wpm, 1 error
voxxpopulisuxx:                   30wpm, [no info]
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: LouisIX on February 23, 2013, 04:05:11 PM
I got 89 WPM.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 23, 2013, 04:15:35 PM
 ;)

How may errors?
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: LouisIX on February 24, 2013, 12:17:03 AM
;)

How may errors?

5
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Bonaventure on February 24, 2013, 03:48:23 AM
I'm pretty bad.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 24, 2013, 03:14:17 PM
I'm pretty bad.

Don't say that! That implicates me as "pretty bad" by being so close to you!  :P

I'm very pleased with my progression. Couple months ago I could only type 30wpm, at best.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 24, 2013, 03:41:40 PM
Latest tally:

Eliza:                                    99wpm, 10 errors
Irenaeus G. Saintonge:        97wpm, 2 errors
Kaesekopf:                           92wpm, all correct
LouisIX:                                89wpm, 5 errors
totiusque:                             88wpm, 1 error
stitchmom:                           83wpm, all correct
Archer:                                 83wpm, 1 error
Pæniteo:                              83wpm, [no info]
Hat and Beard:                    79wpm, 2 errors
Ben:                                     62wpm, 1 errors
Bonaventure:                       52wpm, 6 errors
Gottmitunsalex:                   43wpm, 1 error
voxxpopulisuxx:                   30wpm, [no info]
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 24, 2013, 03:43:54 PM
Is this an unusual forum, where most of the members are unusually good typists, or are all the bad typists holding out on me?
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Gottmitunsalex on February 24, 2013, 03:45:57 PM
That ain't nothing. You should listen to the people on that tally list sing.

Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Kaesekopf on February 24, 2013, 05:04:17 PM
I am a horrible typist, and yet I have the highest perfect score.  :lol:

Oh well.  :lol:
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 24, 2013, 09:03:53 PM
I am a horrible typist, and yet I have the highest perfect score.  :lol:

Oh well.  :lol:

How can that be? Your score proves that you aren't.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 24, 2013, 09:04:58 PM
That ain't nothing. You should listen to the people on that tally list sing.

Have you been on that typing site everyday, trying to improve?
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Kaesekopf on February 24, 2013, 09:06:38 PM
I am a horrible typist, and yet I have the highest perfect score.  :lol:

Oh well.  :lol:

How can that be? Your score proves that you aren't.

Ask Penelope.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 24, 2013, 09:09:25 PM
Penelope, what is KK talking about?
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Penelope on February 24, 2013, 09:19:39 PM
He's a horrendous typist. I can barely understand what he's saying on Facebook half the time, and I repeatedly have to ask him to use English.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 24, 2013, 09:22:54 PM
Well then I guess he's like the Robert Horry of typists.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Kaesekopf on February 24, 2013, 09:24:32 PM
He's a horrendous typist. I can barely understand what he's saying on Facebook half the time, and I repeatedly have to ask him to use English.

Clearly I'm a good typist when it matters...  ;) 
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Archer on February 24, 2013, 09:29:01 PM
Now I'm curious...do you text talk or something? Can you give us an example?
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: LouisIX on February 25, 2013, 03:55:03 AM
He's a horrendous typist. I can barely understand what he's saying on Facebook half the time, and I repeatedly have to ask him to use English.

That has nothing to do with his typing skills but instead his ability to be fluent in every sort of slang imaginable.

Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Kaesekopf on February 25, 2013, 04:45:04 AM
Now I'm curious...do you text talk or something? Can you give us an example?

No, although I am very adept at texting on both T9 phones and Android phones.  :lol:
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: LouisIX on February 25, 2013, 04:51:52 AM
Now I'm curious...do you text talk or something? Can you give us an example?

No, although I am very adept at texting on both T9 phones and Android phones.  :lol:

Am I the only one who thinks texting ease has declined since the fall of T9 and the rise of the full keyboard?
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Kaesekopf on February 25, 2013, 05:16:47 AM
Now I'm curious...do you text talk or something? Can you give us an example?

No, although I am very adept at texting on both T9 phones and Android phones.  :lol:

Am I the only one who thinks texting ease has declined since the fall of T9 and the rise of the full keyboard?

Nope.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Archer on February 25, 2013, 06:07:57 PM
Now I'm curious...do you text talk or something? Can you give us an example?

No, although I am very adept at texting on both T9 phones and Android phones.  :lol:

Am I the only one who thinks texting ease has declined since the fall of T9 and the rise of the full keyboard?

I could never figure T9 out but I was pretty fast with multitap.  ;)
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Graham on February 25, 2013, 08:18:12 PM
94 wpm with 1 error.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Irenaeus G. Saintonge on February 26, 2013, 01:09:40 PM
I never did use the T9 system, but my phone right now has this neat bit of software where I swipe my finger across all the letters in the word, and it figures out which word I meant. So I guess the idea is for it to be the best of both worlds between T9 and a full keyboard. Works well for me because I am not very accurate on a touch screen.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on February 28, 2013, 04:40:22 PM
94 wpm with 1 error.

 :thumbsup:

One less error and you'd have the highest perfect score.

Latest:

Eliza:                                    99wpm, 10 errors
Irenaeus G. Saintonge:        97wpm, 2 errors
Graham:                               94wpm, 1 error
Kaesekopf:                           92wpm, all correct
LouisIX:                                89wpm, 5 errors
totiusque:                             88wpm, 1 error
stitchmom:                           83wpm, all correct
Archer:                                 83wpm, 1 error
Pæniteo:                              83wpm, [no info]
Hat and Beard:                    79wpm, 2 errors
Ben:                                     62wpm, 1 errors
Bonaventure:                       52wpm, 6 errors
Gottmitunsalex:                   43wpm, 1 error
voxxpopulisuxx:                   30wpm, [no info]
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Kaesekopf on February 28, 2013, 04:47:22 PM
I still retain the highest perfect score.

Bwahahaha.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Irenaeus G. Saintonge on March 01, 2013, 03:36:25 AM
I kind of want to try again in case I can break 100. Here goes nothing I guess. It's kind of late, so I'm not expecting a great score.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Irenaeus G. Saintonge on March 01, 2013, 03:38:32 AM
Rats. 96 with one error. I will try again in a few minutes. A trip to the bathroom is in order; I was starting to squirm a bit.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Irenaeus G. Saintonge on March 01, 2013, 03:46:10 AM
Heck yes.

(http://i.imgur.com/yIK2EJ1.png)
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on March 01, 2013, 12:53:21 PM
Great!  ;)

I also beat my former high of 62. Creeping up on Hat and Beard.

(http://s.dropcanvas.com/1000000/118000/117068/big/highest%20score.PNG)

Irenaeus overtakes Eliza:

Irenaeus G. Saintonge:        101wpm, 2 errors
Eliza:                                    99wpm, 10 errors
Graham:                               94wpm, 1 error
Kaesekopf:                           92wpm, all correct
LouisIX:                                89wpm, 5 errors
totiusque:                             88wpm, 1 error
stitchmom:                           83wpm, all correct
Archer:                                 83wpm, 1 error
Pæniteo:                              83wpm, [no info]
Hat and Beard:                    79wpm, 2 errors
Ben:                                     65wpm, 2 errors
Bonaventure:                       52wpm, 6 errors
Gottmitunsalex:                   43wpm, 1 error
voxxpopulisuxx:                   30wpm, [no info]
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Irenaeus G. Saintonge on March 01, 2013, 02:55:03 PM
Irenaeus pulls through again!!

(http://i.imgur.com/UtKyrPM.png)
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on March 01, 2013, 06:55:09 PM
Wow! You are becoming a typing hero!

Irenaeus overtakes Irenaeus:

Irenaeus G. Saintonge:        103wpm, 2 errors
Eliza:                                    99wpm, 10 errors
Graham:                               94wpm, 1 error
Kaesekopf:                           92wpm, all correct
LouisIX:                                89wpm, 5 errors
totiusque:                             88wpm, 1 error
stitchmom:                           83wpm, all correct
Archer:                                 83wpm, 1 error
Pæniteo:                              83wpm, [no info]
Hat and Beard:                    79wpm, 2 errors
Ben:                                     65wpm, 2 errors
Bonaventure:                       52wpm, 6 errors
Gottmitunsalex:                   43wpm, 1 error
voxxpopulisuxx:                   30wpm, [no info]
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Irenaeus G. Saintonge on March 01, 2013, 08:40:19 PM
I posted the typing test over on a different forum and was promptly beaten by two different people. One with the same WPM, but no errors, and one with 125 WPM. :(
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on March 01, 2013, 09:35:32 PM
Well, you're the best here, so don't be so hard on yourself. You're the typing titan (so far) of Suscipe Domine!

Which forum, btw? A Catholic forum?
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Irenaeus G. Saintonge on March 01, 2013, 10:53:49 PM
Well, you're the best here, so don't be so hard on yourself. You're the typing titan (so far) of Suscipe Domine!

Which forum, btw? A Catholic forum?

Yeah, Phatmass. Not exactly a traditionalist forum. :P
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on March 02, 2013, 02:10:24 AM
Well, you're the best here, so don't be so hard on yourself. You're the typing titan (so far) of Suscipe Domine!

Which forum, btw? A Catholic forum?

Yeah, Phatmass. Not exactly a traditionalist forum. :P

I just checked it out. The people over there are much more reliable at posting screenshots than the people here!

Screenshots are very important. Someone could be lying.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Irenaeus G. Saintonge on March 02, 2013, 02:20:17 AM
Well, you're the best here, so don't be so hard on yourself. You're the typing titan (so far) of Suscipe Domine!

Which forum, btw? A Catholic forum?

Yeah, Phatmass. Not exactly a traditionalist forum. :P

I just checked it out. The people over there are much more reliable at posting screenshots than the people here!

Screenshots are very important. Someone could be lying.

I trained them well. :|
Really impressed by the scores I am seeing over there, actually. I have maxed out my score for the time being. Will take actual work and practice to get in the 120 range.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on March 02, 2013, 02:27:00 AM
I think you will get there soon. I sense determination.

Btw, these are better than imgur and the other one you mentioned:

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dropbox-quickest-ways-share-file-si/

The first one is DropCanvas. You can just drop the image on the page and it uploads automatically. Very convenient with a simple interface.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Eliza on March 02, 2013, 08:15:56 AM
I've been overthrown. NOOOOOO!!!!! *weeping bitterly*

Once I a get access to a real keyboard I am going to try again. You've not seen the last of me, Irenaeus!

PS- great score! Only 2 errors. That's commendable!
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Irenaeus G. Saintonge on March 02, 2013, 02:17:28 PM
I forgot, I actually scored slightly faster yesterday evening.

(http://i.imgur.com/1LdzR5j.png)
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on March 02, 2013, 03:43:10 PM
I saw that. I was waiting for you to post it here.

You're starting to embarrass everyone else here:

Irenaeus G. Saintonge:        108wpm, 3 errors
Eliza:                                    99wpm, 10 errors
Graham:                               94wpm, 1 error
Kaesekopf:                           92wpm, all correct
LouisIX:                                89wpm, 5 errors
totiusque:                             88wpm, 1 error
stitchmom:                           83wpm, all correct
Archer:                                 83wpm, 1 error
Pæniteo:                              83wpm, [no info]
Hat and Beard:                    79wpm, 2 errors
Ben:                                     65wpm, 2 errors
Bonaventure:                       52wpm, 6 errors
Gottmitunsalex:                   43wpm, 1 error
voxxpopulisuxx:                   30wpm, [no info]
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on March 02, 2013, 03:48:53 PM
I've been overthrown. NOOOOOO!!!!! *weeping bitterly*

Once I a get access to a real keyboard I am going to try again. You've not seen the last of me, Irenaeus!

What kind of keyboard are you using now? And what kind of keyboard are you getting? Many typing champs use this one: http://www.daskeyboard.com/
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Eliza on March 02, 2013, 03:54:34 PM
I've been overthrown. NOOOOOO!!!!! *weeping bitterly*

Once I a get access to a real keyboard I am going to try again. You've not seen the last of me, Irenaeus!

What kind of keyboard are you using now? And what kind of keyboard are you getting? Many typing champs use this one: http://www.daskeyboard.com/

Oh I'm posting from my phone keyboard. When I get home after the weekend I'll take the typing test again on my computer keyboard.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on March 02, 2013, 03:56:09 PM
Good!
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: stitchmom on March 02, 2013, 04:21:05 PM
YAY  8)
Your score: 410 CPM (that is 82 WPM)

Your score beats or equals 94.08% of all!
 


Congratulations! You typed all 77 words correctly!

I advise you to take a 2 minute break now.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: stitchmom on March 02, 2013, 04:22:08 PM
Oops I guess that didn't beat my score, sorry!
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Irenaeus G. Saintonge on March 02, 2013, 04:31:49 PM
I saw that. I was waiting for you to post it here.

You're starting to embarrass everyone else here:


I no longer feel like I can take any pride in my victory, because of my friend down on Phatmass. :( 123 WPM, 100% accuracy.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on March 02, 2013, 07:54:39 PM
Oops I guess that didn't beat my score, sorry!

That's okay! I predict you will be beat your 83 score in less than 3 days.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on March 02, 2013, 07:55:37 PM
I saw that. I was waiting for you to post it here.

You're starting to embarrass everyone else here:


I no longer feel like I can take any pride in my victory, because of my friend down on Phatmass. :( 123 WPM, 100% accuracy.

Well he would be considered just slightly above average to a speed demon like Sean Wrona.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on March 03, 2013, 06:19:28 PM
Beat my old high by 4.

(http://h.dropcanvas.com/v370c/asdfgasdgasd.PNG)

Irenaeus G. Saintonge:        108wpm, 3 errors
Eliza:                                    99wpm, 10 errors
Graham:                               94wpm, 1 error
Kaesekopf:                           92wpm, all correct
LouisIX:                                89wpm, 5 errors
totiusque:                             88wpm, 1 error
stitchmom:                           83wpm, all correct
Archer:                                 83wpm, 1 error
Pæniteo:                              83wpm, [no info]
Hat and Beard:                    79wpm, 2 errors
Ben:                                     69wpm, 1 errors
Bonaventure:                       52wpm, 6 errors
Gottmitunsalex:                   43wpm, 1 error
voxxpopulisuxx:                   30wpm, [no info]
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Hat And Beard on March 04, 2013, 10:12:01 AM
Alright, I like the concept of measuring our improving typing speeds, but I don't like the site for the test. I found another one where you type a passage of literature- it seems a little more like what you actually do when you type something(you can look ahead, and the screen doesn't move chaotically around). http://www.typeonline.co.uk/typingspeed.php

(http://s22.postimage.org/52tvcjakh/Screenshot_from_2013_03_04_10_07_04.png)
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Eliza on March 10, 2013, 03:50:24 PM
I think this test is a more accurate assessment. Good find. Mine was pretty easy, though. I was typing something that I basically had memorized.

Your speed was: 98wpm.

You made 4 mistakes, your mistakes are shown in bold text:

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; then took the other, as just as fair, and having perhaps the better claim, because it was grassy and wated wear; though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay in leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day ! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I shoudl ever come back.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Ben on March 10, 2013, 04:26:05 PM
The new test is good, but maybe you should start a new thread and call it Touch-Typing Speed Test II or something. All the scores thus far have been the result of people taking the same test.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: dimdim on June 06, 2014, 08:28:19 AM
I've just wanted to add another typing test which may be of interest for you:
www.solotyping.com/test
Take a look.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: Landless Laborer on July 11, 2014, 11:59:55 PM
Not that interested in typing speed, but had to log in when i noticed the intriguing username dimdim at bat.  Dimdim, i'm Landless Laborer, pleased to meet you. 
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: The Curt Jester on July 12, 2014, 04:19:31 AM
I'm out of practice, but last time I checked myself I was at 66 wpm.   I've dropped a tad.  No screen shot, but here's my result:

Quote
Your score: 308 CPM (that is 62 WPM)

Your score beats or equals 83.35% of all!
 

In reality, you typed 339 CPM, but you made 5 mistakes (out of 61 words), which were not counted in the corrected scores.

Your mistakes were:

    Instead of "dry", you typed "drt".
    Instead of "numeral", you typed "numberal".
    Instead of "family", you typed "famikly".
    Instead of "plane", you typed "pkane".
    Instead of "fine", you typed "find".

I advise you to take a 2 minute break now.
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: CilantroTamales on July 29, 2017, 07:37:44 PM
Not bad for my first time trying, I used to be a 10-key data entry operator (just the number pad to the right of the keyboard) and could do 65,000 keystrokes per hour!  :)

275 CPM    55 WPM     74.64% (score equals or beats)  2 mistakes

Thanks for posting this challenge!
Title: Re: Touch-Typing Speed Test
Post by: CilantroTamales on August 01, 2017, 07:58:36 PM
Anyone else have some real high numbers?