Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021
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Subject: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-02 12:56 PM (#28732) (#28732) Top


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Instruction Booklet


Author: R Kumaresan
Sudokus: 8 (4 classic, 4 variants)
Duration: 40 minutes

The IB is available at the contest page

The test will be held in a 2-hour window on January 10th 2021. (IST 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM / GMT 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM).
The test can be started anytime during this 2-hour window.

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Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test @ 2021-01-02 1:01 PM (#28733 - in reply to #28732) (#28733) Top


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Welcome 2021


Participation being high will help us properly test the new contest page for future contests.
So please try to take part in this test during the test window.

Anu G
Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test @ 2021-01-02 4:09 PM (#28734 - in reply to #28732) (#28734) Top




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Am getting an error message while trying to open the IB.
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Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test @ 2021-01-02 4:35 PM (#28735 - in reply to #28734) (#28735) Top


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Anu G - 2021-01-02 4:09 PM

Am getting an error message while trying to open the IB.

You can try again. If the error persists, try to download the IB here.
DanAvi
Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test @ 2021-01-02 4:36 PM (#28736 - in reply to #28732) (#28736) Top




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Hi Admin,
2 hour window, with just a day's notice is too tight. Please consider giving slightly more, say a couple of hours, either way fine.
Anu G
Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test @ 2021-01-02 5:34 PM (#28737 - in reply to #28735) (#28737) Top




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Thanks. I could download from this link.
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Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test @ 2021-01-02 5:51 PM (#28738 - in reply to #28736) (#28738) Top


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DanAvi - 2021-01-02 4:36 PM

Hi Admin,
2 hour window, with just a day's notice is too tight. Please consider giving slightly more, say a couple of hours, either way fine.


I want to note that a large reason for this contest is to test out the new submission page under certain parameters. The small window is a part of those parameters. Its a fun contest, and the more people participate, the more comfortable we will be with the system for future contests.
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Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-02 6:06 PM (#28739 - in reply to #28736) (#28739) Top


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DanAvi - 2021-01-02 4:36 PM

Hi Admin,
2 hour window, with just a day's notice is too tight. Please consider giving slightly more, say a couple of hours, either way fine.

Valid point. This test is being moved to 10th January to provide adequate notice to participants.
DanAvi
Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-02 6:33 PM (#28740 - in reply to #28732) (#28740) Top




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Thanks. Please confirm timings too, so that all participants can plan ahead
rajeshk
Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-02 6:39 PM (#28741 - in reply to #28732) (#28741) Top


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Clicking on the link of this test of the top right of this website is not working.
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Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-03 2:34 PM (#28742 - in reply to #28740) (#28742) Top


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DanAvi - 2021-01-02 6:33 PM

Thanks. Please confirm timings too, so that all participants can plan ahead


As I said earlier, the small window part is an essential component of our testing, so the timings will be the same as the plan was if the contest had gone ahead today (6.30 PM to 8.30 PM). The notice part was a good point and that is all that has changed.
lanceganesh
Subject: RE: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-07 9:29 AM (#28758 - in reply to #28732) (#28758) Top




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hi
i'm Ganesh.

i have just registered myself in this site..

can i participate in this test directly or do i need to complete any separate registration process ?

reards
Ganesh
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Subject: RE: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-08 8:57 PM (#28760 - in reply to #28758) (#28760) Top


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lanceganesh - 2021-01-07 9:29 AM

hi
i'm Ganesh.

i have just registered myself in this site..

can i participate in this test directly or do i need to complete any separate registration process ?

reards
Ganesh

Ganesh, you can directly participate.
Do ensure you go through the FAQ ( https://logicmastersindia.com/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=2773 ) before you start the test.
auroux
Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-09 2:11 AM (#28764 - in reply to #28732) (#28764) Top


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I understand the short time window is needed as a test of the new system. But I do hope that going forward, future contests at LMI will return to having a 3-4 day window, which is much more practical for those of us who have to find time for puzzles around work and family constraints.
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Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-09 2:06 PM (#28767 - in reply to #28764) (#28767) Top


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auroux - 2021-01-09 2:11 AM

I understand the short time window is needed as a test of the new system. But I do hope that going forward, future contests at LMI will return to having a 3-4 day window, which is much more practical for those of us who have to find time for puzzles around work and family constraints.

All tests are having an official time window of more than 5 days currently - from Friday some time to Wednesday end of day. This will continue.

This test is an exception.
FifiR
Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-10 5:58 PM (#28774 - in reply to #28732) (#28774) Top




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As it is a test, my first feeling with the new system is that it seems to work, but the submitting has less pity than before. If I double click by mistake on "submit" (or I reclick because there was some delay and I thought it wasn't good on the first time), it is counted as a bad answer. If I submit an answer that can't be a valid one (highlighted in red), it is counted as a bad answer, and that wasn't the case before.
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Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-10 6:16 PM (#28775 - in reply to #28732) (#28775) Top


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Test timings


The test start is moved by 40 minutes and it now starts at 7:10 PM IST and can be started till 9:10 PM IST.

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Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-10 7:14 PM (#28776 - in reply to #28732) (#28776) Top




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Thermo is already solved in the puzzle booklet ?
udoroh
Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-10 7:31 PM (#28777 - in reply to #28732) (#28777) Top




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My user login is my password to pdf?
sumedha
Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-10 8:32 PM (#28780 - in reply to #28777) (#28780) Top




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Once you start the test password will be displayed on the screen. Good Luck !
pat_klab
Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-10 9:02 PM (#28781 - in reply to #28732) (#28781) Top




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Hello,
the password was not visible when I use Firefox as a browser. It was only visible with Internet Explorer. I do not know if others had similar problems.
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Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-10 9:26 PM (#28782 - in reply to #28781) (#28782) Top


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Unofficial participation


The "official" part of the test is now over. Those who have started the test so far will be ranked officially. Thanks to the 133 participants.

Those who could not take part earlier can always start the test "unofficially" and solve it like a normal timed test.

DanAvi
Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-10 10:21 PM (#28784 - in reply to #28732) (#28784) Top




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What do you do when the solution is given in a contest by mistake. Nothing. I just skipped the Thermo. Didn't feel like just entering the digits without solving.
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Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-11 8:22 AM (#28788 - in reply to #28784) (#28788) Top




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same here
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Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-11 3:40 PM (#28791 - in reply to #28784) (#28791) Top




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Well, you can't claim a time bonus if you skip a puzzle, so I just entered it. I figured everyone could just do that, so it would be fair.
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Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-11 4:29 PM (#28792 - in reply to #28732) (#28792) Top


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If a puzzle has 80 digits, you would enter the 81st and say it is solved. If a puzzle has 81 digits, is recognizing that it does and is solved also "solving it"?

I don't know but what I do know is sometimes these things happen and its best to just put in the answer and reflect over it later.
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Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-14 9:01 PM (#28814 - in reply to #28781) (#28814) Top


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pat_klab - 2021-01-10 9:02 PM

Hello,
the password was not visible when I use Firefox as a browser. It was only visible with Internet Explorer. I do not know if others had similar problems.
We are unable to replicate the problem. Can you please share a screenshot when you notice the problem next time?
pat_klab
Subject: Re: Welcome 2021 - A sudoku test - 10th Jan 2021 @ 2021-01-17 5:39 PM (#28832 - in reply to #28814) (#28832) Top




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Hello,

here is the screenshot. Maybe it is a configuration issue in Firefox.





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