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Old 03-19-2015, 08:53 PM
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Default Unfair competition

Once again, I got kicked off the site while trying to check my solution to a puzzle. I could not get back on for over 2 hours, and now that I'm back, my 100% is gone. I was docked for a puzzle I solved but never got credit for and never got to retry. And Beagle had the same problem, only worse - docked for several puzzles because of trying to get back on the site. I know it's just a game, but a lot of time and effort goes into solving these things. If it is going to be touted as a competition, it ought to be fair.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:14 AM
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Default Thanks to Admin for addressing this problem!

Just got an email from Stephen saying he was increasing the Retry time period to 24 hours so that anyone who missed out due to the site problem could complete their missed puzzles. I did, and it worked for me! Thank you so much, Stephen!
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:44 AM
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Wow, we can set some fantastically slow times now!! Thanks for giving us the extra time, Stephen, since the site is almost never down for a whole day.
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:42 PM
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Stephen, that's a wonderful fix! Thanks so much.
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:06 PM
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I tried to think of a solution earlier and couldn't. I like this one. Is it permanent or just to fix yesterday's long outage?
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:47 PM
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I'd bet it's permanent. Some of us will find reason to grouse that it takes too long to scroll thru 24 hrs worth of crypto's, but unless there's a better way to solve the problem w/ the site, I'm all for this change.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:55 PM
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Site seems to go down more often. I lost out earlier in the month before Stephen's fix, but even if it had been in, it would have screwed up my average solve time.

When the site fails though no fault of ours, we either get screwed on completion percentage or on average solve time.
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:00 PM
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Maradnu, that can be a hard choice sometimes. Been there.
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:06 PM
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All I miss is the playing time and the entertainment reading the comments.
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:02 PM
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It would be great if someone could think of a fix that would take care of the solve time problem as well as the success rate problem. My solve time is always a disaster anyway, so it doesn't matter that much to me, but I feel bad for those who are competing in that way.
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