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@ 2013-08-23 10:25 AM (#12415 - in reply to #12168) (#12415)Quote Reply Top

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Administrator posted @ 2013-08-23 10:25 AM

CTC Scoring system

The scoring system and formula are exactly same as last year.

  • 60 minutes allowed to solve the Tapa puzzle after you start
  • 2 minutes penalty for each wrong submission
  • 15% time penalty for each late day (maximum 2 late days are allowed – so a puzzle can be solved upto 72 hours after it is uploaded)
  • Each puzzle has its own points, which is computed from solving times of top 10% players on that day.
  • Each player gets points for solving a puzzle based on own solving time and others’ solving times. Exponential distribution is used.
  • Total points for a player is sum of puzzle points over 35days.


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@ 2013-08-23 11:03 AM (#12416 - in reply to #12415) (#12416)Quote Reply Top

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Administrator posted @ 2013-08-23 11:03 AM

Like last year, we have provided 10 trial puzzles (16-Aug to 25 Aug).

There is no change in the solving interface, except that the number of steps you can undo back is limited.
@ 2013-08-23 9:29 PM (#12419 - in reply to #12414) (#12419)Quote Reply Top

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swaroop2011 posted @ 2013-08-23 9:29 PM

so this time again do indian top 3 will be getting prizes ?

Administrator - 2013-08-23 10:20 AM
  • Top three competitors will win a Tapa puzzle book(*) which is prepared by Serkan.
  • (*) or any Akil Oyunlari book of choice

    @ 2013-08-23 9:43 PM (#12421 - in reply to #12419) (#12421)Quote Reply Top

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    Fred76 posted @ 2013-08-23 9:43 PM

    swaroop2011 - 2013-08-23 9:29 PM

    so this time again do indian top 3 will be getting prizes ?

    Administrator - 2013-08-23 10:20 AM
  • Top three competitors will win a Tapa puzzle book(*) which is prepared by Serkan.
  • (*) or any Akil Oyunlari book of choice



    And swiss top3 ?


    Haha !
    @ 2013-08-23 9:46 PM (#12422 - in reply to #12416) (#12422)Quote Reply Top

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    Para posted @ 2013-08-23 9:46 PM

    Administrator - 2013-08-23 11:03 AM

    Like last year, we have provided 10 trial puzzles (16-Aug to 25 Aug).

    There is no change in the solving interface, except that the number of steps you can undo back is limited.


    Cool, first on my birthday puzzle.
    @ 2013-08-23 9:52 PM (#12423 - in reply to #12421) (#12423)Quote Reply Top

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    debmohanty posted @ 2013-08-23 9:52 PM

    Fred76 - 2013-08-23 9:43 PM

    And swiss top3 ?

    Haha !
    Interestingly, the Swiss top 3 were same as the Swiss bottom 3 in last year's CTC.
    @ 2013-08-24 3:00 AM (#12429 - in reply to #12168) (#12429)Quote Reply Top

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    ksun48 posted @ 2013-08-24 3:00 AM

    When I use the review feature, sometimes a few cells are not blackened at the end of the review, which are supposed to be blackened. This isn't a big deal, but it's a small bug.
    @ 2013-08-25 1:39 AM (#12439 - in reply to #12168) (#12439)Quote Reply Top

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    muhorka posted @ 2013-08-25 1:39 AM

    I have only small feedback, but submit button should be better placed, for example next to a puzzle. For faster submitting puzzle...
    @ 2013-08-25 10:50 PM (#12441 - in reply to #12439) (#12441)Quote Reply Top

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    Administrator posted @ 2013-08-25 10:50 PM

    ksun48 - 2013-08-24 3:00 AM

    When I use the review feature, sometimes a few cells are not blackened at the end of the review, which are supposed to be blackened. This isn't a big deal, but it's a small bug.
    Yes, that is a bug, existing since last year. Didn't think it is important enough to fix.
    muhorka - 2013-08-25 1:39 AM

    I have only small feedback, but submit button should be better placed, for example next to a puzzle. For faster submitting puzzle...
    Agree with you. We needed the solving space to be as big as possible. So put all the buttons / colors / stars into left of the grid. The only thing I can say is "the submit button is equally far for everyone"
    @ 2013-08-25 11:02 PM (#12442 - in reply to #12168) (#12442)Quote Reply Top

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    Administrator posted @ 2013-08-25 11:02 PM

    About the Comments feature

    Please note that, as you might already have noticed, comments for a day's Tapa can be viewed only by players who have already solved the puzzle. So feel free to add any kind of comments about the puzzle, without worrying about revealing about the puzzle to other competitors.

    @ 2013-08-26 4:53 PM (#12446 - in reply to #12168) (#12446)Quote Reply Top

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    sanket.saxena posted @ 2013-08-26 4:53 PM

    I am not able to submit
    @ 2013-08-26 5:01 PM (#12447 - in reply to #12446) (#12447)Quote Reply Top

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    Administrator posted @ 2013-08-26 5:01 PM

    sanket.saxena - 2013-08-26 4:53 PM

    I am not able to submit
    Please specify any error OR any screenshot.
    @ 2013-08-26 6:14 PM (#12450 - in reply to #12168) (#12450)Quote Reply Top

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    devarajand posted @ 2013-08-26 6:14 PM

    Unable to view results
    @ 2013-08-26 10:58 PM (#12454 - in reply to #12168) (#12454)Quote Reply Top

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    cutechikky2000 posted @ 2013-08-26 10:58 PM

    please help me to know how to play tapa in brief

    i keep getting this error "Solution is wrong. All 'Black cells' must be marked."

    Edited by cutechikky2000 2013-08-26 10:58 PM
    @ 2013-08-27 12:05 AM (#12455 - in reply to #12168) (#12455)Quote Reply Top

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    rvarun posted @ 2013-08-27 12:05 AM

    When will the Scoring Page displayed. Will it consider top 10% players in the first day alone or the three days, when a puzzle is available.
    @ 2013-08-27 1:39 AM (#12456 - in reply to #12454) (#12456)Quote Reply Top

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    prasanna16391 posted @ 2013-08-27 1:39 AM

    cutechikky2000 - 2013-08-26 10:58 PM

    please help me to know how to play tapa in brief

    i keep getting this error "Solution is wrong. All 'Black cells' must be marked."


    I suggest posting the image of a sample Tapa (25th and before) here on the forum so that someone can correct your solution and explain why.

    In brief, the best I can do for now is direct you to these patterns - http://rohanrao.blogspot.in/2011/03/solving-tapa-elementary-beginni... to understand how the clue cells work. Other than that just make sure that all shaded cells are connected, and there's no 2x2 region entirely shaded.
    @ 2013-08-27 9:02 AM (#12463 - in reply to #12168) (#12463)Quote Reply Top

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    FoxFireX posted @ 2013-08-27 9:02 AM

    Minor note on the interface, when you press the Clear button, it says "Clear is undoable. Press 'Control' while clicking 'Clear' if you really want to clear the grid". Shouldn't that actually be "Clear is NOT undoable"?
    @ 2013-08-27 9:06 AM (#12464 - in reply to #12463) (#12464)Quote Reply Top

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    Administrator posted @ 2013-08-27 9:06 AM

    FoxFireX - 2013-08-27 9:02 AM

    Minor note on the interface, when you press the Clear button, it says "Clear is undoable. Press 'Control' while clicking 'Clear' if you really want to clear the grid". Shouldn't that actually be "Clear is NOT undoable"?
    Huh... bad typo.
    @ 2013-08-27 11:53 AM (#12467 - in reply to #12464) (#12467)Quote Reply Top

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    Administrator posted @ 2013-08-27 11:53 AM

    Tapa Grid Sizes for Week 1

    We have decided to post the Tapa grid sizes in advance. Every Sunday, we will post the grid sizes for next week puzzles.

    For this week, the sizes for remaining days are
    28-Aug : 10X10
    29-Aug : 10X10
    30-Aug : 9X9
    31-Aug : 8X8
    1-Sep : 12X12


    @ 2013-08-27 12:44 PM (#12469 - in reply to #12168) (#12469)Quote Reply Top

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    rvarun posted @ 2013-08-27 12:44 PM

    Is the Results Page enabled. I see only the message stating that it will be displayed CTC starts on Aug 26.
    @ 2013-08-27 12:49 PM (#12470 - in reply to #12469) (#12470)Quote Reply Top

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    Administrator posted @ 2013-08-27 12:49 PM

    rvarun - 2013-08-27 12:44 PM

    Is the Results Page enabled. I see only the message stating that it will be displayed CTC starts on Aug 26.
    It is not yet. Sorry.
    @ 2013-08-27 6:02 PM (#12471 - in reply to #12455) (#12471)Quote Reply Top

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    Administrator posted @ 2013-08-27 6:02 PM

    rvarun - 2013-08-27 12:05 AM

    When will the Scoring Page displayed. Will it consider top 10% players in the first day alone or the three days, when a puzzle is available.
    Across 3 days.
    @ 2013-08-28 12:55 AM (#12477 - in reply to #12471) (#12477)Quote Reply Top

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    Administrator posted @ 2013-08-28 12:55 AM

    @ 2013-08-28 10:56 PM (#12487 - in reply to #12168) (#12487)Quote Reply Top

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    RALehrer posted @ 2013-08-28 10:56 PM

    Hi,

    I noticed that the undo button only goes back a limited number of steps.

    As an alternative, would it be possible to allow the deletion of cells of a specific color (there are 3 of them to choose from). Often I change colors to explore a route, but without the undo, I am stuck deleting them one cell at a time - while I can drag to fill them in, it doesn't seem to work on the delete, so it is quite laborious!

    Thanks, Raphael
    @ 2013-08-29 2:41 AM (#12489 - in reply to #12487) (#12489)Quote Reply Top

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    yureklis posted @ 2013-08-29 2:41 AM

    RALehrer - 2013-08-28 10:56 PM

    Hi,

    I noticed that the undo button only goes back a limited number of steps.

    As an alternative, would it be possible to allow the deletion of cells of a specific color (there are 3 of them to choose from). Often I change colors to explore a route, but without the undo, I am stuck deleting them one cell at a time - while I can drag to fill them in, it doesn't seem to work on the delete, so it is quite laborious!

    Thanks, Raphael


    Yes, the undo button works for only 7 steps.

    Sure, it is possible. Also I think that you are so right about this, we should add this to make it easier for solvers to delete some cells
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