"I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead." - Samuel Goldwyn
Question #92769 posted on 12/11/2019 5:24 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Who is the very best like no one ever was (https://www.typingtest.com/)? You don't want any of this.

Peace,
Tipperary--76 Words Per Minute Baby
(I'm definitely gonna lose though)

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Dear Tipp Tipps,

I took your 3 minute (way too long for my liking) sentence test and I got 96-98 wpm. This is why I was a BYU Professors assistant for 3 years, he liked how fast I typed up his emails. -thumbs up-

Then I took Guesthouse's test and I got 106.52 WPM with 95% accuracy. Which I blame the random 'u's in 'neighbour' and other words I don't usually spell with a fricken 'u'. IT THREW OFF MY GROOVE. Second time I got 110.86 with 98% accuracy.

But honestly I can make myself type faster when I do typing tests than I do on the regular...

Oh, and I found out that I don't use my pinkies when I type, but I do use my ring fingers (which I don't think I did at one point in my life.) So if I was to 'properly' type with my pinkies, I'd be a lot slower.

-Goldie Rose 

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Dear Tupperware, 

Using your test, I hit 83 wpm just today. During the summertime, I work typing transcriptions all day every day, so I get a lot of typing practice in. On days I feel particularly fast, I like to test my speed, and using that test I've gotten around 88 wpm before. 

I've also found that some tests lend themselves to higher scores than others. So like, the one you linked intentionally includes words that are harder to type, odd punctuation and sentence structure, etc., as a way to more broadly test your skills. 

But let's be honest, how often do I go around typing formal reports about Aesop's fables or the scientific name of tigers? Pretty much never. Most of the time, my typing consists of basic conversational stuff, answering emails or Board questions, responding to texts, talking to people on the Coldplay Discord chat, or writing basic analysis papers for sociology classes. So if my writing doesn't normally consist of the more complicated stuff they're testing for, what is my real speed like most of the time? 

That's why I like to use this test instead.

It randomly samples some easier passages from lots of different places. Song lyrics, TV show or movie scripts, poems, posts, speeches, you name it. But almost all of them are more basic and conversational, so they reflect the kind of stuff that we're typing most of the time. 

Using that test, my average today (12 November) was 94 with 96% accuracy, and my high was 118 wpm with 100% accuracy.

Don't believe me? 

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That's a number I like better, and just based on the kind of stuff I'm normally doing, it feels more accurate. I FEEL sluggish when I use the other test. 

 

Cheers, 

Guesthouse ☾☀

A:

Dear Tipperary,

81 WPM. I will readily admit that I'm not the fastest or most accurate writer on The Board.

-Sunday Night Banter

A:

Dear Tipperary,

I just took your test and got 77 WPM with 99% accuracy. 

With Guesthouse's test, I ranged from 76 to 88 WPM with accuracy ranging from 95 to 99%.

I have now spent a solid ten minutes procrastinating homework by taking typing tests (whoops). Thanks for the break!

Best,

Josefina

A:

Dear Tipperary,

On your test I got 86 WPM with 96% accuracy. On Guesthouse's test I got 88.79 WPM with 98.40% on the first try, and on the second try I got 95.94 WPM and 97.85% accuracy. My perfectionist self wants to keep at it until I can get over 100 WPM, but considering I'm doing this at work I should probably be content with my results.

-guppy of doom

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Dear Tipperary,

I got 68 WPM with 98% accuracy on Tipperary's test and 65 WPM with 93% accuracy on Guesthouse's test. 

Okay, but LISTEN. I just learned how to type correctly this summer. Before I would type using only my pointer and middle fingers and I could still type fairly quickly, 70-80 WPM, but I realized that at work I looked like an absolute CHILD typing. So I started playing a lot of typing games meant for 8-year-olds and have slowly been getting faster so I'm happy with 65/68 WPM.

-Fozzie a.k.a keyboard monkey

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Dear Tipperary,

GUESS WHO'S HERE TO REP THE GENERAL POPULATION? IT'S ME, BABY!

Tipperary's test (3 min): 48 WPM with 95% accuracy.

Guesthouse's test: an average of 54.29 WPM and 96.26% accuracy. 

Yeah, I really don't type very fast. I'm not quite sure why, but I've pretty much been in the 40-50 range ever since I started typing. I figure it's fast enough for my needs and I've just never worried about it enough to try to get faster. 

-Quixotic Kid

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Dear Tipperary,

I used your test, and in the 1 minute version I got 96 words per minute, with 96% accuracy. In the 3 minute version I got 90 words per minute with 98% accuracy. This was on a new keyboard that I'm still getting used to, and I feel like I used to type faster on my old one, but there's no way to verify that.

-Alta

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Dear person,

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I used Guesthouse's test. Apparently I'm faster than I think I am because I expected it to be around 80.

I'm definitely not the very best because Guesthouse beats me fair and square. Furthermore, my technique isn't great. For example, I use my left index finger to hit the "y" button.

-Sheebs

A:

T-payne,

Your first test yielded  a score of 74 wpm, which was adjusted down to 67 because of 7 errors, which I think is lame. Now, I have 66 wpm, adjusted to 62. 65, then?

Guesthouse's test, over 8 attempts, gives me an average of 73 wpm with 94% accuracy, admittedly slower than I thought I would type. I'd seek to become the Very Best, but since I'd have to speed up my rate of typing 62% to surpass Sheebs or Guesthouse, I hereby abdicate my attempt at clerical glory and summarily return to my internet time-wasting.

Suerte,

--Ardilla Feroz