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Forum: Main Forum 02-14-2013, 04:01 AM
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Posted By BuzzBuzz
Thanks

Thanks grynhd41. Very helpful.
Forum: Main Forum 02-14-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,184
Posted By BuzzBuzz
Difficulty levels determined by puzzle length

Hi gryhnd51:

Thanks for your repsonse. My investigation of puzzle lengths is that "Easy" puzzles have more than 100 letters and difficult puzzles have fewer than 50 letters. I am currently unable...
Forum: Main Forum 02-12-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,184
Posted By BuzzBuzz
Awarding Points

In a message I posted earlier today (copied here below) I show what I deduced about how points are awarded, which is very similar to what Maradnu said is his posts.

I see that several messages...
Forum: Main Forum 02-12-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,146
Posted By BuzzBuzz
How are POINTS awarded?

I have been trying to figure out how points are awarded for solving cryptograms. So far I have solved 44 puzzles, and I have plotted a graph of the points awarded vs. seconds to solve. My main...
Forum: Main Forum 12-04-2011, 02:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,788
Posted By BuzzBuzz
Hi Pootie: I like games and puzzles. I have...

Hi Pootie:

I like games and puzzles. I have already solved over 100 cryptograms here, but not competively. When I didn't use hints, my times were awful, way to the right. So I started using hints...
Forum: Main Forum 12-04-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,788
Posted By BuzzBuzz
Thanks Pajarito.

Thanks Pajarito.
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,788
Posted By BuzzBuzz
Hi Pootie: I am sorry my math shut you up. That...

Hi Pootie:

I am sorry my math shut you up. That was not my intention. It was to get a response like the one pajarito sent. Thanks for your suggestion about sending a pm to admin. I will do that...
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,788
Posted By BuzzBuzz
Hi Parajito: Thank you for your help. I...

Hi Parajito:

Thank you for your help. I understand that the distibution cannot be Gaussian since negative solution times are not possible. I had guessed that the center of the bell shape curve...
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,788
Posted By BuzzBuzz
Explanation of question

Hi Pootie and Lily:

Thanks for your comments.

I am a mathematician by training, and I am curious about some odd things I see related to the bell shaped curve that accompanies the time (in seconds)...
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2011, 02:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,788
Posted By BuzzBuzz
Thanks for the reply Pootie. If you tell me...

Thanks for the reply Pootie. If you tell me where I can find the actual formulas used, I would much appreciate it.
Forum: Main Forum 12-02-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,788
Posted By BuzzBuzz
Questions

How are the points calculated that are awarded for solving a cryptogram?
Forum: Main Forum 12-02-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 53,981
Posted By BuzzBuzz
A suggestion

I notice that there are possibilities of getting one or more hints. I suggest that solution times and scores be compared only with other times and scores that use the same degree of getting hints. ...
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