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pootie49
07-02-2011, 09:20 PM
It was my understanding that the Comments we can leave after we have solved a quote were to be directed at the quote itself.
I do understand some new people asking questions in them, HOWEVER
I do not understand nor appreciate when comments are left that insult the integrity of other players.
And why these comments are not being deleted is beyond me.
And to add injury to insult, admin deletes my responses to these comments and leaves the original vacuous and lame insult in there.

Please dont diss other players in the comments box. People solve fast around here.
Lots of us do. We didnt solve fast when we started. We learned and improved and played and played and loved the game.

If some members have a "problem" with how fast quotes are solved, then bloody well come here and make a post and allow
us all to respond to it. Leaving rude and inane and, as a matter of fact, completely inaccurate statements in the comments section
indicates to me a kind of cowardice.

Im trying not to be too insulting and its taking all I have not to call these members out. Most of the regulars know of whom I speak.
Just deal with it. There are really fast players on site not because they cheat but because they just "get" this game.
And can type fast and have faster computers and faster browsers and excellent pattern recognition and wonderful memories.
Grow up!!

opallady
07-02-2011, 09:42 PM
I couldn't have said it better myself.

pootie49
07-02-2011, 09:49 PM
Thanks.

Im sorely tempted to start copying and pasting those comments here, when I see them.

Be quite happy to actually.:cool:

Lily H
07-03-2011, 04:00 AM
You are absolutely right Pootie. The box says comments on this quote. It is not meant to be a place for obnoxious remarks bashing other players. That is totally inappropriate. There are some really fast solvers on the site, and they are not cheating. Get over it and quit your whining. If you have a comment about other people, start a forum post or put it in the chat box so that we can respond.

mikehallbackhoe
07-03-2011, 07:10 AM
I can't type, my computor is not the fastest,nor am I skilled enough to solve these puzzles as fast as some on this site, I have only been playing for a few months now, and I have seen the same puzzles pop up several times. to suggest that some people are cheating just because they are faster than us with less experience is silly. rather than complaining about those who are faster, I take my hat off to them , and keep on working on my own speed. you folks are awesome. Ignore the naysayers, they probably won't stick around for long anyway.

fishbum
06-26-2013, 11:30 PM
In the comments column of one puzzle someone made multiple comments at different times on the same day. When someone questioned how this was possible, someone else answered that one could go back and add a comment. Is this possible? I wanted to make a comment but opened a new page to retrieve info and lost my 'crypto' page and couldn't get back to it add my comment.

momof7
06-26-2013, 11:39 PM
Hi!
You can press the 'back' arrow on the top left corner of your screen.
It takes you back to the page you were on previously.
The more you press it, the further back you go.

And BTW, I love so many of the comments that people leave.
I always read them and really enjoy the witty remarks.
They make me smile.
And I have to laugh when I see a comment that I left and I have no recollection of having said it, but it was just what I was about to type in.

wvwoman
06-27-2013, 01:48 AM
can we talk about the use of the comment section for keeping track of one's times?
it's obvious that this isn't what the comment section is for, isn't it?

yes, i understand that we occasionally post our times there, but generally it's because we've amazed ourselves: either by an unexpected fast time or an abysmally slow one!

i see this person's scores being posted on so many quotes now, and i'm so tempted to leave a comment about it, then figure it's not my place to do so. but last night there was one with two times, a month apart, posted by this person (good for you, for improving your time), so it's obviously fulfilling its purpose for him/her--in the comments box beneath it, i typed "MAKE IT STOP!" but didn't post it. playing it safe. (you may prefer "wuss".)

momof7
06-27-2013, 03:14 AM
I totally agree with you.
I'm not sure why it bothers me so much, but it really does!
Like you, I've been tempted to write something, but always decided to leave it alone.
Thanks for bringing it up here!

gryhnd51
06-27-2013, 03:34 AM
I also agree that posting one's time is an inappropriate use of the comment box, but I doubt that this particular person will care what we think. What a horrible mess it would be if we all started doing it! I'm not sure if there's anything that Stephen (Admin) can do about it.

Lurker
06-27-2013, 05:07 AM
He does have the power to moderate all comments in every part of the site. Perhaps, only forbidden words trigger his moderation mode.

Let's be honest, if all annoying comments were banned, how many would end up posted?

And I can't stand kjmcaj leaving times either. Yes, I went there. Name and everything.

jnoodles
07-10-2013, 01:51 AM
Very well said, my friend. Like you, I am a poor typist and even if I were fast I could never solve as fast as some of the members do. This causes me to admire them greatly, not envy or doubt them. I do, however occasionally repond to what I see as a smart-alec comment, or one with an extremely politically biased tone with one of my own. I shouldn't do this. This site is for fun and I learn things in the bargain. In future I will try to hold my tongue/fingers. I can't type, my computor is not the fastest,nor am I skilled enough to solve these puzzles as fast as some on this site, I have only been playing for a few months now, and I have seen the same puzzles pop up several times. to suggest that some people are cheating just because they are faster than us with less experience is silly. rather than complaining about those who are faster, I take my hat off to them , and keep on working on my own speed. you folks are awesome. Ignore the naysayers, they probably won't stick around for long anyway.

jnoodles
07-10-2013, 01:55 AM
Give yourself a break, Lurker. Very understandable. Honestly, sometimes I find myself hoping a comment of mine gets banned. Hindsight. He does have the power to moderate all comments in every part of the site. Perhaps, only forbidden words trigger his moderation mode.

Let's be honest, if all annoying comments were banned, how many would end up posted?

And I can't stand kjmcaj leaving times either. Yes, I went there. Name and everything.

chopstix
07-10-2013, 07:25 AM
Hi -

I gotta agree about it being annoying with the posting of personal times in the comments section. I posted a reply in one of the forums (New feature - input indeed!) a couple of months ago (see below).

I did notice soon after, that that commenter's comments were often left blank. I think (maybe confirm this admin?) that admin began to go back and erase said commenter's "times".... Has anyone else seen this pattern? I believe it may be the only solution for admin short of creating a whole new feature....

here's the reply to forum I made:

completion times in the comments section

I've noticed lately that there is a newer player who seems to be posting their completion time in the comments section - there's just the player's name and 52 secs., or whatever.

I don't think the comments area is a good place for this person's record keeping, as, if everybody started doing the same, the comments would become cluttered with completion times.

However, I do see and understand what this player is doing - which is to keep track of their personal achievements. I kind of like the idea, just not in the comments section, but then there's really no other way to do it.

Perhaps there is some way to add a feature which would track a player's personal information, just for that player to see?

Hmmm, I don't know enough about web sites to know if this would be possible...

chopstix
07-10-2013, 07:55 AM
P.S.

As momof7 said: I also "...have to laugh when I see a comment that I left and I have no recollection of having said it, but it was just what I was about to type in."

Also, sometimes I see a comment I made and cringe a little - evidence of too much wine while cryptoing?

Haha - still better than drinking and ____ (fill in the blank) facebooking, driving, etc. ....

;)

chopstix
07-10-2013, 08:23 AM
P.P.S.

I wish pootie could chime in on this thread she had started.... :(

wvwoman
07-10-2013, 08:23 AM
i've noticed some of those blank messages, too, but have actually created at least one blank comment by accident myself, and have seen plenty by others, too. (it just involves hitting the "submit your comment" button with an empty comment box!) i just assumed those blank ones were accidents. wouldn't admin just take down the whole thing, not just the time? i have no clue how that works.

the latest i've seen, though, have had a comment followed by the score. not fooling anyone!

i think it'd be super to have someone track my achievements for me, but i think it's safe to say, "it ain't gonna happen!" it would be simple to do in excel (or an excel-type program). i just haven't cared enough to do it.

chopstix
07-10-2013, 08:25 AM
haha! well said and thought out wvwoman - a very good solution :)

Lurker
07-10-2013, 05:32 PM
@wvwoman: Yep, I have at least two blank comments from being careless and hitting the "submit" button before actually typing anything. I only hope that, if I ever get those quotes again, I can remember what I was going to write and fix the mistakes.

fishbum
07-10-2013, 11:08 PM
Maybe some who post their times just felt elated that they did pretty good.

LiveLoveLaugh
07-10-2013, 11:15 PM
If it floats their boat, does it really matter :cool:

abra
07-11-2013, 05:23 AM
I have seen some with my name that are blank. I always wondered if I said something that offended someone and admin deleted it, or if I somehow submitted a blank one.

The comments with the times don't bother me that much. I often compare my times to his/hers to see how I compare. I know it would be bad if everyone did it every time.

I'm guilty of posting times occasionally, as someone said usually because they're abysmally high, or on rare occasions they're low enough to make me giddy. I'll try to keep it to a minimum :o .

skoogie2
07-11-2013, 05:30 AM
I hope we don't have to start worrying and second guessing. It's way too much fun to do the cryptograms! I agree with those who say let it be. I'm sure no one knowingly is trying to annoy anyone else, they're just enjoying themselves!

GtrZan
07-18-2013, 04:18 PM
I do wish there was a way to revisit your comments on a puzzle, though I'm not sure how that would work.

I've played thousands of puzzles and haven't repeated one yet so I've never run into any of my own comments. I'd sometimes like to see what I said (or, you know, maybe apologize :))

skoogie2
07-19-2013, 01:36 AM
I agree it would be nice to be able to see (or amend) what you've written in the past. I tend to put remarks there so I can remember that I did that puzzle, but I've also never come across one again, so far.

montyb
07-19-2013, 01:49 AM
Hang in there, Skoogie. It took almost a year before I ran across one of my comments.

Barnabas
07-22-2013, 01:44 AM
Skoogie and GtrZan...
"Be careful what you wish for." I've encountered some of my previous comments and have had to ask myself... "Just what the heck was I thinking when I wrote that?":eek: And then I cringe [cuz you can't delete it yourself] and move on to the next puzzle. :D