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Old 04-20-2011, 04:57 PM
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This is one of the most requested features on the site - being able to get the solution if you "Give up" on a puzzle. I've resisted it because of the competitive nature of, and my worry that folks will abuse the system and write a fairly simple script to just "scrape" all of our puzzle answers into a database and ruin the fun for everyone.

The only good solution to this problem I've come up with so far is to allow only a small number of "Give up" answers to each user per month - say 5 or 10. But even then, we will undoubtedly have people who just try to auto-register thousands of accounts in order to get at the data, and we're back at square one.
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