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Old 02-18-2011, 02:25 AM
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I don't get it. When I finish a puzzle it shows a success rate. Most are not very high. If I solved it does that mean I did better than so many others?
Also, does using hints constitute 'failure'?
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:03 AM
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When quotes are first posted on the site, they don't have stats. They get solved for a few months to collect averages for time and how often they are solved. You're right; the success rates are usually less than 50%. All the Guests on the site - and the members who don't care about their competitive stats - tend to bring down the averages.

You can't use hints when you're logged in. I wouldn't call it a failure. If you can't solve a quote with all the hints... that's a failure. :P Admin had to stop allowing Guests to set speed records because they were getting very low times on really hard quotes.

Hope that answers your questions.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:06 PM
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Thanks Lurker.
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Old 07-31-2017, 12:42 PM
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I am curious about very low success rates. Do folks just give up if they don't see solution right away. No real interest in solving? I just solved one with a success rate < than 7% and gave it about 4 or 5 difficulty rating but certainly not that hard. Took me about 2.5 minutes.
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:48 PM
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A lot of people play and don't compete, or don't care about their %. Before I had an account, I only finished about half of the ones I tried. Short attention span.
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Old 08-01-2017, 11:56 AM
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So statistics include everyone who tries?
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:09 PM
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Thank you all for the warm welcome. Gryhnd had to walk me through how to use this!! She's the best sister!! Debbie
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