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pootie49 07-02-2011 09:20 PM

RE: The Comments Box
 
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

The comments box
 
I couldn't have said it better myself.

pootie49 07-02-2011 09:49 PM

Thanks
 
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

Late comments
 
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

returning to comment
 
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

and speaking of comments...
 
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

You are so right!
 
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.


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