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jnoodles 06-07-2013 11:14 PM

Connection
 
So far this month I have only failed to solve once. In the past five months I have failed only three times. But my scores show 61 failures to solve with six this month alone. Why? Because I live in an isolated area with only 2 forms of internet access open to me. The type I have is a DSL phone connection which is very slow and unreliable. The other would be satellite feed which is worse. I would never have thought that a change in weather (even when my phone service is still working) would kick me offline. It does. Often. Sometimes when this happens, the service returns quickly and I can go to 'recent games' and hit 'retry' to finish a puzzle. But other tmes the connection stays down long enough to close this option. Worse still, often when I do get back online, I find that I have been credited with 2 or more failures instead of the 1. Makes no sense but there it is. Besides moving, what can I do? Thank you for any help. Please!!!! P.S. I'm not sure about the weather related thing. May just be coincedental. Jnoodles

LiveLoveLaugh 06-08-2013 03:35 AM

I feel your pain
 
Frustration!

Lurker 06-08-2013 04:59 AM

Unfortunately, I think you'll just have to get over the need to prove to everyone else with your stats that you can solve every puzzle. You know what you've finished, and that's the important part. This site is really about you improving your own mind, not the competition.

gryhnd51 06-08-2013 06:52 AM

Your "solving percentage" is 96.3%, so it's obvious that you're a good solver. But I guess you're stuck with a bad connection until/unless you move.

My motto is: if you can't change something you don't like, your only alternative is to learn to live with it.

Welcome to the site, and happy solving!

jnoodles 06-08-2013 08:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lurker (Post 5540)
Unfortunately, I think you'll just have to get over the need to prove to everyone else with your stats that you can solve every puzzle. You know what you've finished, and that's the important part. This site is really about you improving your own mind, not the competition.

Not trying to prove anything. Asking for suggestions, help. Not helpful.

gryhnd51 06-08-2013 08:51 AM

Can you upgrade your DSL connection?

pootie49 06-08-2013 02:46 PM

This has happened to most everyone who has tried to
keep their 100 percent. We are not sure why puzzles
load while we are not logged in.
What we have learned to do is, check recent games
as often as possible, even while solving, after logging out
come back and check and hope to hell a game hasnt loaded
while we are snoring away or doing our 3D life stuff.
So no there are no solutions. Lurkers response was succinct.
Yes its outrageously frustrating to lose your 100 percent.
However, forge on.

jnoodles 06-08-2013 02:58 PM

Unfortunately no, I can't. I was hoping someone knew of a way I could log on from another computer or phone and get to the same puzzle quickly enough. When my connection dies I am still logged in from this computer so the "retry" option won't help from there unless someone knows a trick. Also, on the "recent games" page it says, "This can be useful if you accidentally loaded a duplicate puzzle". I wondered if anyone knew how to avoid loading duplicates or how to know I'd done it in the first place without hitting "recent games" after each and every puzzle. Maybe I 'will' just move. I love doing these puzzles! I'm epileptic, old, can't type and the medication along with the epilepsy itself (adult onset) takes its toll on my cognitive functions. Working cryptograms, crosswords, sudoku, playing chess, coffee and reading seem to stave-off the inevitable vegitative state. I am glad of this and should be complacent as Lurker suggests, but I'm not going to "improve my mind", just keep it functioning a bit longer. I'd like to get something in my trophy room someday while I'm at it.
Maybe.

Quote:

Originally Posted by gryhnd51 (Post 5544)
Can you upgrade your DSL connection?


jnoodles 06-08-2013 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pootie49 (Post 5545)
This has happened to most everyone who has tried to
keep their 100 percent. We are not sure why puzzles
load while we are not logged in.
What we have learned to do is, check recent games
as often as possible, even while solving, after logging out
come back and check and hope to hell a game hasnt loaded
while we are snoring away or doing our 3D life stuff.
So no there are no solutions. Lurkers response was succinct.
Yes its outrageously frustrating to lose your 100 percent.
However, forge on.

Thank you so much! This helps! Back to "3D Life Stuff"!!!!

jnoodles 06-08-2013 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LiveLoveLaugh (Post 5539)
Frustration!

Thank you.


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