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admin
10-16-2008, 06:05 AM
Hi folks -

If you have a question, comment or feedback on our new Cryptograms iPhone Application (http://www.icryptograms.com) please feel free to post it here. Either Jason or myself will be happy to assist with any technical problems or questions you might have.

Cheers -

Stephen

seclee
11-17-2008, 02:26 AM
hi. Love cryptogramming but ... Lately I'm getting a lot of 'bad parameter' notices when I try to upload. It's driving me daft. Why do I keep getting it? And is it affecting my recorded score?

jason
11-20-2008, 08:23 PM
hi. Love cryptogramming but ... Lately I'm getting a lot of 'bad parameter' notices when I try to upload. It's driving me daft. Why do I keep getting it? And is it affecting my recorded score?

I haven't seen this problem on my device since the early test versions.. do you mind working with us to try and debug this?

The bad parameter error occurs when there is missing data in the post information that client uploads. During the upload, the client advertises how many results it is uploading, and then the data for all of the results. If something is missing, the bad parameter warning occurs.

My first thought is that this is related to the quantity of puzzles you are uploading at once. So one question is: does this error happen when you upload a lot of puzzles at a time? Or does it happen even if you are uploading just one finished puzzle?

Second, what is the frequency? Say, one in two uploads cause the problem, or one in ten? All of them?

The best way to see if it is affecting your score is to check your scorecard before and after the upload. If you get the error, see if it has incremented your number-of-games-played counter.

Regards,
Jason
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xBoudicca
01-17-2009, 07:27 AM
I wonder - is there ever going to be more expansive sorts of add-ons/applications? For example, will you offer software that can be used on the LG Dare?
I don't have an iPhone, but I love playing cryptograms online or offline...

silveryaspen
06-04-2009, 07:57 AM
I'm sorry but I could not find any link or heading to start a new thread ... so I hope putting this here will get a response.

I was trying to solve a Vladamir Lenin quote ... and was down to the last missing letter and it read ... without that letter:

Give me your _ears to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.

Letters left to fill in the blank above were: FJKQZ ....
So the only letter that makes _ears into a real word is Fears ... which
when entered is not the correct solution.

Is there an error in this quote?

silveryaspen
06-04-2009, 08:36 AM
I was solving a quote by Malcom X ... and got all but one letter.
It read without that letter:

My Alma Mater has books, a good library. I could spend the rest of my life _ust satisfying my curiosity.

The remaining letters were: JQVWXZ

The only one of these that makes _ust into a real word is Just ...
but that doesn't check out as correct.

Is this another error????

Not my night ... I'm giving up and going to be.
Will check back tomorrow.

jason
06-04-2009, 08:53 AM
I'm sorry but I could not find any link or heading to start a new thread ... so I hope putting this here will get a response.

I was trying to solve a Vladamir Lenin quote ... and was down to the last missing letter and it read ... without that letter:

Give me your _ears to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.

Letters left to fill in the blank above were: FJKQZ ....
So the only letter that makes _ears into a real word is Fears ... which
when entered is not the correct solution.

Is there an error in this quote?

There's no error in the application.. your solution is incorrect. Just because the words fit with the ciphertext doesn't mean it's correct.. there are alternate solutions :) (BTW I've verified the correct solution in the database)
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jason
06-04-2009, 08:57 AM
I was solving a quote by Malcom X ... and got all but one letter.
It read without that letter:


, a good library. I could spend the rest of my life _ust satisfying my curiosity.

The remaining letters were: JQVWXZ

The only one of these that makes _ust into a real word is Just ...
but that doesn't check out as correct.

Is this another error????

Not my night ... I'm giving up and going to be.
Will check back tomorrow.

Was this done in the iPhone client? I searched the database that feeds the iPhone and couldn't find anything resembling this quote :(

That being said, I was able to verify that your solution is also incorrect. A google search turns this up:

http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23320/

"My alma mater was books, a good library. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity."

... so "was" instead of "has"?
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silveryaspen
06-04-2009, 07:37 PM
Thanks ... that helped a lot ... especially since I seemed to be beating my head against the wrong brick letters!

Sometimes I reset the whole thing and in re-doing it discover I'm trying to change the wrong word ... and sometimes ... not even that helps.

silveryaspen
06-04-2009, 07:41 PM
Aha ... this morning i realize fears is right and the word teach should be reach. Why something eludes us one day and not the next ... makes me wonder if parts of our brains take rests some days!

silveryaspen
06-04-2009, 07:45 PM
The Malcom X quote was here on the regular computer cryptogram site ...
Sorry I'm not familiar with iphone ... but i'm guessing it has to do with cell phones ... I don't own a cell phone as I live in a very mountainous area
where when traveling reception is non-existent between the peaks ... so
my digital home phone is of more use to me ... and less costly with unlimited long distance anywhere in the usa and canada.

pootie49
06-05-2009, 09:25 PM
The first quote is "give me four years..." the Lenin Quote.

The second Malcolm X quote was correct by Jason,

This forum is for the I-phone clients only...just click on main forum and start a new post.
You just click on Main Forum and on the upper left you will see "New Thread" - Click on that and post away.

Hope that helps Pootie.:)

Another way of getting quick help if you are stuck is to go into the chat box and type in your quote...one of us is always in the chat box at one time or another and if you ask for help we will do our best for you.:)

silveryaspen
06-13-2009, 02:03 AM
Thank you, pootie. I am sorry I didn't take a look here until today 6/11/09.
Also thank you for suggesting I use the chat box as many of you will already
know the answer to my question and the response would be more immediate.

Altoid701
06-21-2009, 05:15 PM
I'm a member of the regular site and I'm going to be getting one of the new iphones within the next week. I'm definitely planning on downloading the iphone app. Will I be able to use this same account on the iphone version? If so, will the puzzles I complete on the iphone count toward the monthly contest?

admin
06-21-2009, 05:38 PM
Hi Altoid -

The iPhone version is completely separate - different accounts, different competitions, different everything. The mechanics of solving on a iphone make it pretty difficult to compete with those using a full keyboard and full-sized monitor, so we decided to keep them both in separate zones for fairness.

Jergen
12-26-2009, 06:29 AM
How do i download puzzles for the offline mode???

flutefish
01-05-2010, 10:30 AM
Jason,
I just downloaded the cryptograms phone app for my new iTouch (santa was good to me this year!). I was just checking the previous months high scores for solving % and noticed that 2 players consistently have over 100% every month. In first place is smackit25 with 111.11%, and in second place is mikaselm with 102.04%. Futhermore, it's the same solving % listed every month - very strange.

--Rella

vicden
10-06-2010, 05:19 AM
Some of these are a little old, but I'll give it a shot. I love the iPhone app, but since the last update it has been a little wonky. I complete a puzzle, click the submit button and ...... nothing. It eventually goes through, but by then, my time stinks. I try pretty hard to keep a good time rating every month, so now I hardly play at all. *sigh*

Oh, and at the beginning of every month, once I've done 1 puzzle, the stats say I have done 2 but only completed one, so I always start the month at 50%

moviris
01-27-2011, 09:46 PM
So, I thought I had solved this one by Dick Cavett:

"I'm perplexed when people adopt the modish appreciation Ms., which doesn'tt appreciate anything except common sense."

Do I have it or not? When checking it says I'm incorrect. I've kept looking for other possibilities.

moviris
01-27-2011, 09:47 PM
I just got it! Lol. Makes a lot more sense now! Haha!

lolpoop
07-21-2012, 09:31 PM
hi. can someone explain to me how these are scored? why is it that every time i solve a puzzle with a low success rate in an above average time, i receive less points than i get for worse performances on easier puzzles?

wvwoman
07-21-2012, 10:30 PM
do a search for "scoring question"---there's a thread with that title, and your answers are in those posts from some experienced members---it should clear things right up for you!

ecanarensis
10-20-2012, 08:41 PM
Ummm....this feels like a dumb question, but which iphone app is yours exactly? I can't find a crypto game with 'puzzle baron' as a designer. I've been muddling along with just the crypto in the paper until this morning, when I decided I had to have more & found this site. Now I want them everywhere!
thanks,
ecanarensis

gryhnd51
10-21-2012, 09:02 AM
Hi. I can't answer your question, but Admin probably will. However, if you don't get a reply from him, at the bottom of every "page" here there is a way to submit questions and comments directly to him. I promise you that you will get an answer.
Hope you're having fun playing.

fishbum
10-23-2012, 10:19 PM
I don't think it is the success rate that determines the score. It is the difficulty rating and the time that makes the difference.