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Kgun5 05-02-2013 04:47 PM

Robert Langdon...
 
...Is seemingly crushing the record of every Crypto he solves. Bansai's magic is one thing, but here I smell a rat.

Lurker 05-02-2013 05:12 PM

Yes, we seem to have an unfortunate situation. Being a good player with a fast browser is one thing, but more than one 4-second solve in a lifetime is highly unlikely. Having "Programmer" on your profile as an occupation doesn't help.

Any comments, Admin?

wvwoman 05-02-2013 05:47 PM

how do you know all his scores?

Kgun5 05-02-2013 05:56 PM

Looking at the Records tab, (next to the Forum and News tabs), was enough info for me. :)

admin 05-02-2013 05:59 PM

I agree that the results coming from this account seem suspicious. Unfortunately there is no email attached to this username, so I'm unable to follow up with the individual. The account has been temporarily disabled and all stats/records have been reset.

"Robert Langdon" - if you are legitimately getting these times/scores please email me at admin@puzzlebaron.com to discuss. Otherwise please don't use cheats/bots on the site, it ruins the fun for everyone.

Kgun5 05-02-2013 06:28 PM

Admin,

I just came across a quote with a record by Robert Langdon of 0 seconds. Maybe this is just some artifact from the reset, or maybe records of zero seconds aren't logged by the Records tab procedure.

wvwoman 05-02-2013 06:37 PM

omg, i never noticed those tabs before now! so is there a way to see more records than the six or so that are showing? or do we just have to check it frequently?

Lurker 05-02-2013 06:38 PM

Stephen,

Thank you for your quick action. And thank you for being fair with this person, in case he really is a totally awesome player beyond anything we have seen.

And to wvwoman, records aren't set as often as we think they are. Checking two or three times a day is usually enough, unless someone goes on a marathon of really good playing.

Kgun5 05-02-2013 06:41 PM

wvwoman,

Don't worry about it. It was several months before I noticed them, myself. As to your question, I am unsure, but I know of no such method.

Lurker 05-02-2013 06:53 PM

And I just found another 0-sec record for Robert Langdon on a Zig Ziglar quote. I'm guessing it's a reset glitch.


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