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Old 03-22-2015, 01:59 AM
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we'd all be better off if we adopted montyb's philosophy. Enjoy the game, but prize the company and the comments and the chat. But don't confuse that enjoyment with real life and what's REALLY important in your life. After all, this site IS just a game that we all love to play. Many of us have made friends here, and that's a wonderful thing.
I know I'm in 1st place right now, and perhaps I will come across as lecturing or something worse! But I'm sure I just got there by default and not by any expertise on my part. I just hope that the new fix will make it more enjoyable for those who are new to playing at cryto's. I still have great fun trying to keep my brain working and chatting with folks who share my interest.
There's lots of new cryptogrammers at the top for the past few months...WOW, that's really exciting for me to watch!
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:58 AM
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I agree, Gryhnd. I'm still rooting for Beagle.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:45 AM
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Thanks, marnita. That's kind of you to say. No hard feelings here, it's all in fun... but it sure was frustrating. And now I'm doubly frustrated to find out (too late) that a fix was put in whereby I could have saved things. Ah, well...
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:03 AM
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Perhaps any puzzle that times out, whatever "times out" might mean, could just be dropped. No failure, no long solve times. Sure, some failures won't get counted, but how much would that matter? I don't have this problem, and I'm not competitive, so I don't have a dog in this fight; just a suggestion.
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:32 AM
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caa, that's a good suggestion, but the problem is that if that were the case, then whenever folks came upon a puzzle they couldn't solve, they could just let it "time out," and... voila... 100% solve rate.
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:42 AM
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But, but... Then you'd have to STOP solving! Much to high a price, surely.
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:42 AM
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Perhaps any puzzles that are open when the site goes down, and which were opened no more than two hours before the crash, could be excluded from the stats - backed out, as it were. This might apply only to the last puzzle opened, so if you skip a puzzle and go on to another one, the one you skipped would still be included in stats.

A little more complex, I suppose, but fairer to those who are competing both on speed and accuracy.

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