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smoochie222 07-31-2008 04:54 PM

Not Again
 
Look who has over 100% success rate. Also school starts on Monday, I'm going back to work today, so everybody please slow down so I can stay up ;)

maradnu 07-31-2008 09:34 PM

Not again
 
Two days ago, that person showed missing a puzzle.

Has that glitch that takes her over 100% effectively given her 100% that she did not deserve?

If so, that is not fair to everyone else.

Suzie 08-01-2008 10:59 AM

Not again
 
When I logged out there was nothing unusual about my stats. If there was a problem I am sure that Stephen would have fixed it.

I certainly would not want to be credited for something that I did not earn.

smoochie222 08-01-2008 04:29 PM

It's not you Suzie
 
:p it is dmvjdcpa and I saw the same thing as maradnu.

Suzie 08-01-2008 04:49 PM

Thanks Smoochie222
 
I thought something had gone wrong with my stats as I put a post about a missing cryptogram the other day.

maradnu 08-01-2008 06:35 PM

Not again
 
I e-mailed Stephen with screen prints showing dmvjdcpa had not completed a crypto more than eight hours after started.

I got no reply from Stephen, but the next day, she was back at 100%.

Her time had dropped - not increased - the next day, so she did not keep the puzzle open for 8+ hours and complete it later, and we know there is some glitch that gives her over 100% regularly.

Lacking evidence to the contrary, I do not believe she 'earned' her success rate award for July. The competition should be fair, and I'm not sure it is.

I know, I'm on a rant again. Forgive me everyone.

ferrym85 08-01-2008 10:26 PM

Interesting...

Why can't everyone just enjoy solving cryptograms? Why get so worked up over silly percentages? No one is winning anything here...

If you know you are doing well isn't that all that matters?

:D

maradnu 08-02-2008 03:24 AM

ferry
 
Whatever.

If there are going to be 'competitions' as indeed there seem to be, then those competitions should be fair.

No one should get an unfair advantage, whether we get anything or not.

jmho

ferrym85 08-04-2008 02:44 AM

I'm sorry you are so wrapped up in the competition aspect of this website.

If you are truly looking for an unbiased way to compete and wow others with your cryptogram skills I suggest you not leave it up to a website running a program that clearly has some glitches. Compete against people in an actual setting, not a website.

Lighten up and just enjoy the challenge! :)

maradnu 08-04-2008 06:13 AM

ferrym
 
So you are not as competitive as I am. There are differences in that from person to person, and if you are happy with your approach, then I am happy for you.

I am more competitive, and based on what I've seen, I am not alone on the site in that respect. As you have the right to be less competitive, I have the right to be more competitive.

If the site is holding competitions of any sort, then those should be fair. If I do not feel they are fair, I have the right to say so, and to complain. You may not care about any perceived unfairness, but I nonetheless have the right to express my opinions.

As to other sorts of competitions, that involves more expense than I choose to assume at this point, but I appreciate your mentioning it.

Happy cryptogramming.


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