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LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
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debmohanty
Subject: RE: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2011-09-26 8:06 AM (#5699 - in reply to #5632) (#5699) Top



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I have completed the test. How do I know my score?



The link to score page is available at the test submission page.


Note that while the test is running
1) you can view the score page from the same browser you took the test from
2) you can see only your submitted answers.
3) in most cases, you should be able to see others' overall score (no breakdown)
4) you can not refresh the score page more than once in a 30 minutes time period

LMI likes to experiment with the score pages, and so in some tests you might notice some oddities :-) Typically they are not 'bugs', however if you believe that something is definitely wrong, please post in forum.

After the test is over
1) you can see everyone else's submitted answers and time of submission
2) you can see correct answer for every puzzle
3) there is no restriction on refresh time (though the score page is unlikely to change anyway)

debmohanty
Subject: RE: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2011-09-26 8:09 AM (#5700 - in reply to #5632) (#5700) Top



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I made an obvious typo while submitting. Can I get points for that?


In most Sudokus tests, claims are allowed only for typos for cells with given clues. If there is no "online solving mode" for the Sudoku test, we might be more lenient.

Claims are made from the score page. Click on the "Claim Points" button for the respective sudoku and leave a short message for the organizers to check your claim

Organizers and authors review all claims from time to time during the test. If your claim is successful, you would see points for the puzzle. Otherwise, you would see an 'X'.

Most of times, you would receive a PM in your forum inbox regarding your claim.

Note that
1) Organizers and authors have to convince themselves that the claim can be awarded. We've seen in the past that most claims are unsuccessful :-(
2) Irrespective of whether you claim or not, all wrong submissions are reviewed before the score page is made public.
3) Claims will not be allowed after the score page is made public.



Edited by debmohanty 2011-09-26 8:19 AM
debmohanty
Subject: RE: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2011-09-26 8:09 AM (#5701 - in reply to #5632) (#5701) Top



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What software do I need on my machine to be able to participate in LMI tests?



You need 2 different software.
1)
Adobe Acrobat Reader - This is needed to open pdf (Portable Document format) files.
Instructions Booklet and Puzzle Booklet are always uploaded using this format.
It is important that you have some recent version of acrobat reader.

Download link - http://get.adobe.com/reader/


2)
Adobe Flash Player - This is needed to login and submit in the test page.
Unlike other sites, LMI uses Flash player for submission and score page for several reasons.
It is important that you have latest version of Flash Player.

Download link - http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

In most computers these 2 are already installed. Unless you are using a brand new computer, you are all set to participate.

Since you are able to read this page, you definitely are using some browser. It is always good to have the latest version of that browser installed.
Also, javascript needs to be enabled in your browser.

LMI does not use any browser specific mechanism, however LMI web pages (forum and test pages) look best using Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

debmohanty
Subject: RE: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2011-09-26 8:10 AM (#5702 - in reply to #5632) (#5702) Top



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When is the next LMI Sudoku test? How do I get notified?



The schedule for LMI tests are published at this thread
This link is same as "Monthly Tests" link you see at the top of the web page.


Also, link to the next active test is always available in forum (top right corner)


Typically, monthly tests are announced 10 days before the test dates.

We also send emails to players if they have participated in earlier monthly tests.

Apart from LMI forum, we also announce about tests in other puzzle forums (UKPA, forum.logic-masters.de, sudokuvariante.forumactif.com, forsmarts.com/forum, wpf forum)


debmohanty
Subject: RE: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2011-09-26 8:10 AM (#5703 - in reply to #5632) (#5703) Top



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What is the typical life cycle of a monthly test?


In most cases,
  • A test is announced 10 days before it starts.
  • Instruction Booklet (IB) is available a week before it starts.
  • Discussion (mainly doubts / questions / strategies on the puzzles) take place in the corresponding thread through out the week. Minor changes to IB is possible based on these discussions.
  • Password protected puzzle booklet is available at least 6 hours before the test starts.
  • Flash Submission is enabled 6 hours before the test starts.
  • Tests typically run for 48 hours during the weekend. (Most LMI tests starts from 00:00:01 Saturday GMT)
  • While the test is running, score page is available only to those who have participated.
  • The score page is made public immediately after the test is over and Winners are announced.
  • Player provide feedback about the test and it goes through lot of analysis.
  • Within 48 hours after the test, LMI ratings are updated after including the test scores.
  • Around 5 days after the test, it is marked as inactive, and we plan for the next test.


debmohanty
Subject: RE: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2011-09-26 8:11 AM (#5704 - in reply to #5632) (#5704) Top



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I see from score page that sudokus are rated. How do I rate sudokus?


Sudokus can be rated from the test submission page. Rating stars are available below each sudoku. Click on the star to rate the sudokus. (More stars means better puzzle)



There is no submit button, just clicking on the star is enough. If you've rated a puzzle, the stars will have a different color.



Authors look forward to any kind of feedback regarding the sudokus. It is nice to rate the sudokus. [But please don't experiment with the stars - we have seen that some players just click on the stars for fun. It is not advisable ]

It is not necessary to rate the sudokus while the timer is on. In fact, we recommend that you rate the sudokus only after you finish the test.

Starting Jan'2011, the ratings are made anonymous (that means no player can see what other player has rated)

Administrator
Subject: Re: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2012-01-03 4:01 PM (#6349 - in reply to #5632) (#6349) Top


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Key / mouse controls for online Solving

What?KeyboardMouse
Add a confirmed digittype the digitRight Click, Fill digit
Add a pencil mark in an empty celltype the digit twice
Add pencil mark in a cell which has a digit or other pencil marks just type the digit
Remove pencil markpress control and the digitControl + click on this digit
Confirm pencil marktype the digitclick on this digit
Delete a confirmed digit"Space" or "Del" or "Zero"Right Click, Clear


If Sudoku has letters, they work exactly same as digits.
ramanklsd
Subject: RE: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2012-05-13 3:32 PM (#7244 - in reply to #5632) (#7244) Top




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is this game online or offline(8*8 sudoku 12 to 14 may)?
prasanna16391
Subject: RE: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2012-05-13 4:56 PM (#7245 - in reply to #7244) (#7245) Top


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ramanklsd - 2012-05-13 3:32 PM

is this game online or offline(8*8 sudoku 12 to 14 may)?


There is no online solving for this test.

You will need to download the Puzzle PDFs on the test page (http://logicmastersindia.com/M201205S/), then start either Part to get its password, unlock the PDF, and solve the puzzles either on computer using some Paint-like software or take a printout and solve on paper. Read the Instruction Booklet for how to enter answers and all, also on the link.
gratitude18
Subject: Re: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2013-01-30 9:19 AM (#9613 - in reply to #5632) (#9613) Top




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I have registered first time on LMI. However I lost my user ID . How can get it?
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Subject: Re: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2013-01-30 9:54 AM (#9614 - in reply to #9613) (#9614) Top


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gratitude18 - 2013-01-30 9:19 AM

I have registered first time on LMI. However I lost my user ID . How can get it?
Your user id is gratitude18 and password is same as used to login to this forum.
kart
Subject: Re: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2013-07-28 2:21 PM (#11951 - in reply to #5632) (#11951) Top




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I would like to participate in the LMI test
prasanna16391
Subject: Re: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2013-07-28 3:23 PM (#11952 - in reply to #11951) (#11952) Top


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kart - 2013-07-28 2:21 PM

I would like to participate in the LMI test


As of now, these is no monthly test announced, but keep a lookout in the forum for such announcements. The next important contest here will be the Indian Sudoku Championship.
prachibhanushali
Subject: RE: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2013-08-08 10:18 PM (#12124 - in reply to #5632) (#12124) Top




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the instruction manual for 2013 ISC shows the start time to be 1400 hrs IST. but here it shows to be 00:01 hrs GMT. what time do we expct the test to be uploaded?
prasanna16391
Subject: RE: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2013-08-08 11:57 PM (#12125 - in reply to #12124) (#12125) Top


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prachibhanushali - 2013-08-08 10:18 PM

the instruction manual for 2013 ISC shows the start time to be 1400 hrs IST. but here it shows to be 00:01 hrs GMT. what time do we expct the test to be uploaded?


Hi. This is the general F.A.Q. that deals mainly with the monthly tests. The ISC is a bit of a special test because it is a national championship and so it will be at 1400 hrs IST as mentioned on the submission page. The details above are mainly an effective way to learn how to use the site, participate in the contests, and use the interface.
VinaySonawane
Subject: RE: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2013-08-11 2:04 PM (#12183 - in reply to #5632) (#12183) Top




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the test has not started still?
anamika
Subject: Re: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2014-05-31 11:03 AM (#15537 - in reply to #5696) (#15537) Top




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plz would u tell me how to submit the code while starting
prasanna16391
Subject: Re: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2014-05-31 12:39 PM (#15539 - in reply to #15537) (#15539) Top


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anamika - 2014-05-31 11:03 AM

plz would u tell me how to submit the code while starting


Once you start there will be a bunch of submission boxes appearing. Its not exactly the same but check the IPC Demo page we set up for the Indian Puzzle Championship earlier. The submission boxes will similarly appear once you login and click start. The only difference is there will be a submission button below each Sudoku name to let you submit and let you know immediately if its right or wrong.

If you meant what codes to enter, each Sudoku will have 2 arrows outside the grid, A and B. Each Sudoku will contain 2 boxes on the submission page. Enter the 9 digits along the row/column A in the top box and the 9 digits along row/column B in the bottom box.
Jyoti singh
Subject: Re: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2014-06-01 8:39 AM (#15557 - in reply to #5632) (#15557) Top




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If i want to solve this sudoku through mobile this is possible or not
debmohanty
Subject: Re: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2014-06-01 8:42 AM (#15558 - in reply to #15557) (#15558) Top



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Jyoti singh - 2014-06-01 8:39 AM

If i want to solve this sudoku through mobile this is possible or not
Not possible for ISC
aquinaspv
Subject: Re: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2017-03-15 8:21 AM (#22671 - in reply to #5632) (#22671) Top




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Do you provide any orientation classes or training classes for students? if yes, when and where?
prasanna16391
Subject: Re: LMI Monthly Sudoku Tests - F. A. Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) @ 2017-03-15 1:30 PM (#22672 - in reply to #22671) (#22672) Top


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aquinaspv - 2017-03-15 8:21 AM

Do you provide any orientation classes or training classes for students? if yes, when and where?


Sorry but no. However, I recommend just asking your queries on the forum and being regular on contests. For one thing, these kind of puzzles and Sudoku variants are easier to get used to with interaction and regular solving, and for another you will potentially get responses from some of the world's best solvers :) You may score low on contests at the start, but that is completely fine, we've all been there.
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