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Forum: Main Forum 01-08-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By fishbum
The state are counts for the substitute letters...

The state are counts for the substitute letters not the letters in the actual quote.
Forum: Main Forum 01-08-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By fishbum
Time for my usual complaint about 'remaining'...

Time for my usual complaint about 'remaining' letters. Doesn't work right.
Forum: Main Forum 11-05-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,971
Posted By fishbum
This not a "solving" tip but a way of...

This not a "solving" tip but a way of completing 'grams in a relaxing manner. It assumes you are not in any competitive mode other than finding the solution. I use the on-screen keyboard, set my...
Forum: Main Forum 08-11-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,608
Posted By fishbum
Numbrix, Jumble, daily crosswords, Spider...

Numbrix, Jumble, daily crosswords, Spider Solitary and used to do a lot Free Cell. Oh, and Kyodi Mahjongg.
Forum: Main Forum 08-10-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,019
Posted By fishbum
Solving techniques:

Someone commented that they were reluctant to hit 'enter' or 'check it' because they were not sure of one letter. I hit 'check it' all the time. But I am not concerned about speed. My question is: Is...
Forum: Main Forum 07-18-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,141
Posted By fishbum
When I first started, I was skeptical that anyone...

When I first started, I was skeptical that anyone could even type that fast.
Forum: Main Forum 04-10-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 63,356
Posted By fishbum
I think it is fine the way it is. You might...

I think it is fine the way it is. You might consider making it a "preference" setting so it could be turned off or on.
Forum: Main Forum 07-10-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,572
Posted By fishbum
Comment col.

Maybe some who post their times just felt elated that they did pretty good.
Forum: Main Forum 06-26-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,572
Posted By fishbum
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...
Forum: Main Forum 03-13-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,810
Posted By fishbum
Classifying by the number of of letters seems to...

Classifying by the number of of letters seems to be oversimplification. I recently did a "difficult' 'gram where the first 3 words were "it is not.." and the next word started with 'on'. With this...
Forum: Main Forum 03-01-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,213
Posted By fishbum
Where does one the info that says there is 20...

Where does one the info that says there is 20 folks with 100%?
Forum: Main Forum 02-24-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,328
Posted By fishbum
wvwoman: Here, here!

wvwoman: Here, here!
Forum: Main Forum 02-13-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,296
Posted By fishbum
I have been lead to believe that the 'difficulty'...

I have been lead to believe that the 'difficulty' scale is based on the number of words. I think this is too simplistic.
Forum: Main Forum 01-29-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,580
Posted By fishbum
'Hey lady, your sign fell down."

'Hey lady, your sign fell down."
Forum: Main Forum 12-21-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,098
Posted By fishbum
LilyH, Is it the top 50 for the month? fishbum

LilyH, Is it the top 50 for the month?

fishbum
Forum: Main Forum 11-14-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 23,904
Posted By fishbum
I think Cryptoquips are still published in the...

I think Cryptoquips are still published in the pink section of the S.F. Chronicle. I know they are often someone's attempt to be clever with word play.
Forum: Main Forum 11-13-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,580
Posted By fishbum
"It's not true that I had nothing on---I had...

"It's not true that I had nothing on---I had the radio on." Marilyn Monroe
Forum: Main Forum 11-10-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,580
Posted By fishbum
He who laughs, lasts.

He who laughs, lasts.
Forum: Main Forum 11-03-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,925
Posted By fishbum
Your right. I meant to it does NOT figure in....

Your right. I meant to it does NOT figure in. Thanks for catching that.
Forum: Main Forum 11-02-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,925
Posted By fishbum
Resetting does calculate in your percentage...

Resetting does calculate in your percentage completion rate. I ended October with 100% completion rate and I know I reset many, many time during the month.
Forum: iPhone Application Questions/Comments 10-23-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 49,276
Posted By fishbum
I don't think it is the success rate that...

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.
Forum: Main Forum 09-17-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,811
Posted By fishbum
Unused letters

C'mon, please fix this problem.
Forum: Main Forum 09-04-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,368
Posted By fishbum
Illogical conclusions

For Chopstix: I also found Lurker's reply informative. fyi, I was just researching stats and noted that this month (only 3 days) some solver has solved over 700 puzzles so you can see how much...
Forum: Main Forum 09-03-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,636
Posted By fishbum
Ratings/Rankings

I am wondering howw awards are arrived at. For solve rate, is there a minimum number of success' required? I assume there must be or one could solve 10 'grams and then quit for the rest of the month....
Forum: Main Forum 03-30-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,052
Posted By fishbum
You're right. I'm not saying it has anything to...

You're right. I'm not saying it has anything to do with his comments particularly. His was just the first example of those odd characters I came across.
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