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@ 2023-07-04 4:22 PM (#31741 - in reply to #31740) (#31741) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2023-07-04 4:22 PM

bakpao - 2023-07-04 12:41 PM

Puzzle links on this page appear to be broken: https://logicmastersindia.com/expo/search-expo-puzzles
Fixed.
@ 2023-07-04 4:43 PM (#31742 - in reply to #31709) (#31742) Top

Menderbug



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Menderbug posted @ 2023-07-04 4:43 PM

Loving Expo so far! Two suggestions:

- A link directly from the expo page to this thread would be good (unless I'm just blind and it's already there).
- Maybe puzzles under review could be removed from the "recent unsolved" list, since they're also not currently solvable.
@ 2023-07-04 7:16 PM (#31743 - in reply to #31709) (#31743) Top

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Realshaggy posted @ 2023-07-04 7:16 PM

Suggestion: Remove "Puzzles under review" from the lists of recently published puzzles (all/unsolved). Or at least give them an icon.
@ 2023-07-04 7:52 PM (#31744 - in reply to #31709) (#31744) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2023-07-04 7:52 PM

Thank you both. Nice suggestion about "Puzzles under review".
For "Recently published puzzles" : We will mark it is broken.
We have removed from "Recently published puzzles (Unsolved)" List.
Menderbug - 2023-07-04 4:43 PM
Loving Expo so far! Two suggestions:
- A link directly from the expo page to this thread would be good (unless I'm just blind and it's already there).
No, you are right, there is no direct link. We will add.
@ 2023-07-04 8:19 PM (#31745 - in reply to #31709) (#31745) Top

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Realshaggy posted @ 2023-07-04 8:19 PM

There is still something wrong with the time measurement I think. Tapa (Windows) by Chiel shows a solving time of 10 hours something for me. I'm almost sure, I have opened and looked at the puzzle on friday or saturday, when I did my first few puzzles. Even if I'm remembering that wrong, I'm sure I did not open it and started the timer around 6am today when I was in deep sleep.
@ 2023-07-04 10:03 PM (#31746 - in reply to #31709) (#31746) Top

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Menderbug posted @ 2023-07-04 10:03 PM

Thanks for removing the puzzles under review from the unsolved list, but it seems they're still counted by the "and N more unsolved puzzles" link. That's probably less critical, but might be confusing.



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@ 2023-07-04 11:34 PM (#31747 - in reply to #31746) (#31747) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2023-07-04 11:34 PM

Menderbug - 2023-07-04 10:03 PM

Thanks for removing the puzzles under review from the unsolved list, but it seems they're still counted by the "and N more unsolved puzzles" link. That's probably less critical, but might be confusing.
Fixed. Can you please confirm?
@ 2023-07-05 12:01 AM (#31748 - in reply to #31745) (#31748) Top

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Realshaggy - 2023-07-04 8:19 PM

There is still something wrong with the time measurement I think. Tapa (Windows) by Chiel shows a solving time of 10 hours something for me. I'm almost sure, I have opened and looked at the puzzle on friday or saturday, when I did my first few puzzles. Even if I'm remembering that wrong, I'm sure I did not open it and started the timer around 6am today when I was in deep sleep.
Yes, there is some display issue whenever the actual time take is more than a day. We have decided not to show timing, if it is more than a day.
@ 2023-07-05 12:06 AM (#31749 - in reply to #31747) (#31749) Top

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Menderbug posted @ 2023-07-05 12:06 AM

Administrator - 2023-07-04 11:34 PM

Fixed. Can you please confirm?
Looks good!

Edited by Menderbug 2023-07-05 12:06 AM
@ 2023-07-05 2:21 AM (#31750 - in reply to #31709) (#31750) Top

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Soni posted @ 2023-07-05 2:21 AM

- Can we have this thread be linked from somewhere prominent within the expo itself
- Can the search expo puzzles function for time (Best solving time etc) be actual time format instead of number? I cant see how to input MM:SS other than converting 0:15 to 0.25
- Can we have a thread to report incorrect timings? I started https://logicmastersindia.com/expo/?ppid=9sm-djs-gsv#timing-replay assuming it's easy (Best timing is 0:04) but it was not. Admins can manually remove anything from the thread that's clearly a bug
@ 2023-07-05 10:10 AM (#31751 - in reply to #31750) (#31751) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2023-07-05 10:10 AM

Menderbug - 2023-07-04 4:43 PM

Loving Expo so far! Two suggestions:
- A link directly from the expo page to this thread would be good (unless I'm just blind and it's already there).
Soni - 2023-07-05 2:21 AM
- Can we have this thread be linked from somewhere prominent within the expo itself
We have now added a "Help" menu at top of each of the Expo pages. Once of the submenus point to this thread.
@ 2023-07-05 10:13 AM (#31752 - in reply to #31743) (#31752) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2023-07-05 10:13 AM

Realshaggy - 2023-07-04 7:16 PM

Suggestion: Remove "Puzzles under review" from the lists of recently published puzzles (all/unsolved). Or at least give them an icon.
Have added an icon to Recently published puzzles. As posted earlier, have removed them from "unsolved" list.
Thank you so much for sharing very helpful suggestions.
@ 2023-07-05 9:50 PM (#31759 - in reply to #31709) (#31759) Top

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Realshaggy posted @ 2023-07-05 9:50 PM

The "List of Standard Puzzles/Examples..." has a different header than the other pages (in particular it is missing the freshly introduced "Help" menu, but also a few other options). Smae for some other pages. I can't see a system behind it. Maybe the header should be the same for all pages.

Edited by Realshaggy 2023-07-05 9:53 PM
@ 2023-07-06 12:42 PM (#31761 - in reply to #31709) (#31761) Top

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maxhenty4759 posted @ 2023-07-06 12:42 PM

Thanks
@ 2023-07-07 4:07 AM (#31767 - in reply to #31709) (#31767) Top

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Realshaggy posted @ 2023-07-07 4:07 AM

After having done a few more puzzles, it's still the most common mistake, that a puzzle is started with the wrong default tool (e.g. "Surface" in a Sudoku). It's easy to fix for the solver, but it still feels annoying, if it comes up again and again.

It's especially bad for newcomers who don't have experience with switching tools and don't even know what the best options are. Some of them are buried deep in the menu structure. E.g. for the Ring Ring, which is also set to "Surface" on default currently, my natural choice would be switching to "Special -> Loop -> Line or x", but I don't think a new user would find that.

Therefore I think the setters should be guided better into choosing the right default tool when publishing a puzzle.

One idea might be an (initially checked) checkbox "use appropriate default tool" or something like that in the submitting dialog. If the software is able to identify the puzzle as a standard type (e.g. a Sudoku of any kind or a shading puzzle), the default tool is switched to an appropriate option, regardless of what the user has set. It's still possible to uncheck it either for unknown types, or if the setter really has something different in mind.

It's just a rough idea though, I have no idea how this could work with Penpa Lite or user defined tool lists.
@ 2023-07-07 1:00 PM (#31770 - in reply to #31744) (#31770) Top

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Realshaggy posted @ 2023-07-07 1:00 PM

Administrator - 2023-07-05 3:52 PM

Thank you both. Nice suggestion about "Puzzles under review".
For "Recently published puzzles" : We will mark it is broken.
We have removed from "Recently published puzzles (Unsolved)" List.


Thanks for the changes so far. I still have some small concerns with "Puzzles under review".

They are filtered now on the mainpage in the "unsolved puzzles" list and they have a symbol in the "recently published" list. But if I enter the list of unsolved puzzles via the main page, they are shown again and I can't distinguish them from currently available puzzles. Depending on my activity and the number of posted puzzles, this could lead to a situation where I have a handful of unsolved puzzles among a long list of "puzzles under review". And I have to click through all of them to find the ones I can still do.

For me it seems the list of "unsolved puzzles" entered from the main page is the most common way to navigate for "heavy users". At least for now and if they are not searching for something specific. And as long as the portal does not take off with dozens of puzzles per day, there will be enough people with near completion that have the same problem.

You might also consider deleting "Puzzles under review", if the reason does not get adressed by the author after a reasonable time. There are a few currently which should be easily fixable in a minute or so (they are just missing a proper answer check), meanwhile the author prefers publishing more puzzles.
@ 2023-07-07 6:15 PM (#31771 - in reply to #31709) (#31771) Top

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Realshaggy posted @ 2023-07-07 6:15 PM

I hope I'm not annoying with my suggestions and errors, but right now I'm assuming you want as much feedback as possible.
One more thing I've seen is that room outside the grid is sometimes taken into account when the grid size is determind. As an example look at the Skyscrapers (Cipher) by professorX. It is possible that this is a mistake during the setup in Penpa. But even then, if this is a common mistake, there is a question if there might be a better guidance for the setter.

Edited by Realshaggy 2023-07-07 6:16 PM
@ 2023-07-07 6:22 PM (#31772 - in reply to #31771) (#31772) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2023-07-07 6:22 PM

Realshaggy - 2023-07-07 6:15 PM
I hope I'm not annoying with my suggestions and errors, but right now I'm assuming you want as much feedback as possible.
Of course, all your postings have been genuinely helpful and they are more than welcome.
Just that sometimes it might take us some time to act/implement.
But, please be rest assured, all the feedback posted here are taken very seriously. Request continue to provide any kind of feedback/bugs, even if small ones.
@ 2023-07-09 6:51 AM (#31774 - in reply to #31767) (#31774) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2023-07-09 6:51 AM

Realshaggy - 2023-07-07 4:07 AM

After having done a few more puzzles, it's still the most common mistake, that a puzzle is started with the wrong default tool (e.g. "Surface" in a Sudoku). It's easy to fix for the solver, but it still feels annoying, if it comes up again and again.

It's especially bad for newcomers who don't have experience with switching tools and don't even know what the best options are. Some of them are buried deep in the menu structure. E.g. for the Ring Ring, which is also set to "Surface" on default currently, my natural choice would be switching to "Special -> Loop -> Line or x", but I don't think a new user would find that.

Therefore I think the setters should be guided better into choosing the right default tool when publishing a puzzle.

One idea might be an (initially checked) checkbox "use appropriate default tool" or something like that in the submitting dialog. If the software is able to identify the puzzle as a standard type (e.g. a Sudoku of any kind or a shading puzzle), the default tool is switched to an appropriate option, regardless of what the user has set. It's still possible to uncheck it either for unknown types, or if the setter really has something different in mind.

It's just a rough idea though, I have no idea how this could work with Penpa Lite or user defined tool lists.

We acknowledge the feedback and agree with it, we are discussing internally on the ways to improve this. However, as you have guessed, it is significant amount of change in Penpa, so it wll take a while before we can implement this.
@ 2023-07-09 8:40 AM (#31775 - in reply to #31770) (#31775) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2023-07-09 8:40 AM

Realshaggy - 2023-07-07 1:00 PM
They are filtered now on the mainpage in the "unsolved puzzles" list and they have a symbol in the "recently published" list. But if I enter the list of unsolved puzzles via the main page, they are shown again and I can't distinguish them from currently available puzzles. Depending on my activity and the number of posted puzzles, this could lead to a situation where I have a handful of unsolved puzzles among a long list of "puzzles under review". And I have to click through all of them to find the ones I can still do.
For me it seems the list of "unsolved puzzles" entered from the main page is the most common way to navigate for "heavy users". At least for now and if they are not searching for something specific. And as long as the portal does not take off with dozens of puzzles per day, there will be enough people with near completion that have the same problem.
For Under Review puzzles, we have added the same symbol in the list of unsolved puzzles. Hope it helps.
Realshaggy - 2023-07-07 1:00 PM
You might also consider deleting "Puzzles under review", if the reason does not get adressed by the author after a reasonable time. There are a few currently which should be easily fixable in a minute or so (they are just missing a proper answer check), meanwhile the author prefers publishing more puzzles.
You are right about it. We are debating if we should allow authors to post new puzzles until their "Under Review" puzzles are fixed, OR if we should just delete the "Under Review" puzzles after a week.
@ 2023-07-09 8:49 AM (#31776 - in reply to #31750) (#31776) Top

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Soni - 2023-07-05 2:21 AM
- Can the search expo puzzles function for time (Best solving time etc) be actual time format instead of number? I cant see how to input MM:SS other than converting 0:15 to 0.25
There is no plan to make this change. This filtering is not used much, as per the filtering log.
@ 2023-07-09 1:03 PM (#31777 - in reply to #31776) (#31777) Top

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Soni posted @ 2023-07-09 1:03 PM

Administrator - 2023-07-09 8:49 AM

Soni - 2023-07-05 2:21 AM
- Can the search expo puzzles function for time (Best solving time etc) be actual time format instead of number? I cant see how to input MM:SS other than converting 0:15 to 0.25
There is no plan to make this change. This filtering is not used much, as per the filtering log.

That's fair, but I think then the time filter should maybe be removed. Maybe the filtering is not used much because it's broken (and not vice versa), but either way I think the current filter is not very useful so might be better to remove.
Also, not sure where to give general LMI feedback but the "Forum updates" section of the LMI home page should be filtered to only have mod-approved messages. Right now obvious-spam things will show on the sidebar even though they will never be mod-approved
@ 2023-07-10 11:48 AM (#31780 - in reply to #31709) (#31780) Top

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Menderbug posted @ 2023-07-10 11:48 AM

It seems that the latest change to limit recently published puzzles by author has broken the "Hide Sudokus" filter.

Edit: also the extra puzzles from each other are not counted for the "N more unsolved puzzles" link.

Edited by Menderbug 2023-07-10 11:50 AM
@ 2023-07-10 1:15 PM (#31781 - in reply to #31709) (#31781) Top

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Menderbug posted @ 2023-07-10 1:15 PM

It's actually even weirder, it currently displays "-8 more unsolved puzzles" for me on desktop.
@ 2023-07-10 2:13 PM (#31782 - in reply to #31709) (#31782) Top

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Menderbug posted @ 2023-07-10 2:13 PM

The actual limit of two puzzles per author doesn't actually seem work properly either. This is my current list.



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