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@ 2023-07-09 8:49 AM (#31776 - in reply to #31750) (#31776) Top

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Administrator posted @ 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.
@ 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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@ 2023-07-10 2:27 PM (#31783 - in reply to #31780) (#31783) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2023-07-10 2:27 PM

Menderbug - 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.
Right, the "Hide Sudokus" filter was broken. Have fixed it now. Checking other issues that you have reported.
@ 2023-07-10 2:33 PM (#31784 - in reply to #31782) (#31784) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2023-07-10 2:33 PM

Menderbug - 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.
If there are not enough puzzles after taking 2 from each author to make it 20 (as per your customizations), we start showing more from individual authors.
@ 2023-07-10 2:47 PM (#31785 - in reply to #31777) (#31785) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2023-07-10 2:47 PM

Soni - 2023-07-09 1:03 PM

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
Fixed.
@ 2023-07-10 3:40 PM (#31787 - in reply to #31709) (#31787) Top

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bakpao posted @ 2023-07-10 3:40 PM

It would be nice if puzzles uploaded as example puzzles weren't treated as normal puzzles. Things I'm particularly thinking about are:

- Being able to see the (unsolved) puzzle without having started it on the puzzle page
- Being able to see the solution (by toggle?) without having to solve the puzzle
- (To a lesser extent and because of the above) perhaps no leaderboards/ratings on these puzzles
- (Also less important) an indication in the search engine that the puzzle is an example puzzle

The examples mainly serve to illustrate/explain a ruleset and being able to solve them should still be possible, but I think they would have much more value if you can see them before solving them.
This would also be in line with other platforms (puzz.link and puzzleduel come to mind) and most instruction booklets.

Apologies if any of this is already the case (I believe I'm the only one who has uploaded example puzzles so far so perhaps it's just something I'm not able to see/validate)

Edited by bakpao 2023-07-10 3:42 PM
@ 2023-07-10 6:21 PM (#31788 - in reply to #31787) (#31788) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2023-07-10 6:21 PM

bakpao - 2023-07-10 3:40 PM

It would be nice if puzzles uploaded as example puzzles weren't treated as normal puzzles. Things I'm particularly thinking about are:

- Being able to see the (unsolved) puzzle without having started it on the puzzle page
- Being able to see the solution (by toggle?) without having to solve the puzzle
- (To a lesser extent and because of the above) perhaps no leaderboards/ratings on these puzzles
- (Also less important) an indication in the search engine that the puzzle is an example puzzle

The examples mainly serve to illustrate/explain a ruleset and being able to solve them should still be possible, but I think they would have much more value if you can see them before solving them.
This would also be in line with other platforms (puzz.link and puzzleduel come to mind) and most instruction booklets.

Apologies if any of this is already the case (I believe I'm the only one who has uploaded example puzzles so far so perhaps it's just something I'm not able to see/validate)
All valid points, somehow we missed to implement this.
- Being able to see the (unsolved) puzzle without having started it on the puzzle page - Done
- Being able to see the solution (by toggle?) without having to solve the puzzle - Will explore
- (To a lesser extent and because of the above) perhaps no leaderboards/ratings on these puzzles - Done - Leaderboard page disabled for example puzzles
- (Also less important) an indication in the search engine that the puzzle is an example puzzle - Done - Example puzzles hidden from search engine and also from Expo home page.
@ 2023-07-10 7:24 PM (#31791 - in reply to #31759) (#31791) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2023-07-10 7:24 PM

Realshaggy - 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.
All pages (except My Puzzles) have same header now.
@ 2023-07-14 4:52 PM (#31808 - in reply to #31709) (#31808) Top

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Menderbug posted @ 2023-07-14 4:52 PM

I just tried to submit a puzzle for the first time, but both the Preview and Submit buttons seem to do nothing except set the puzzle's Display Size to 20 for some reason. Am I doing something silly?
@ 2023-07-14 6:12 PM (#31809 - in reply to #31709) (#31809) Top

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Realshaggy posted @ 2023-07-14 6:12 PM

Since this is a hobby for (almost) all of us, I would suggest using a less harsh wording on the recently introduced "penalties" page . In particular, I think it would be better to talk about "restrictions" instead of "penalities".
@ 2023-07-14 6:39 PM (#31810 - in reply to #31709) (#31810) Top

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Realshaggy posted @ 2023-07-14 6:39 PM

I have some strange behaviour in my only posted puzzle. There was a comment, that the answer check was not triggering for somebody. There were a lot of solutions since then, so maybe the solution was just wrong in this case, I don't know. But I still decided to check it. And whatever I do if I start the puzzle in "review" mode, it seems like I can't trigger the answer check either. Not in Sudoku mode (which is set by default) not in numbers mode, not in any color I tried. Is it still possible to trigger the answer check in "review" mode in a puzzle that is a few weeks old? I'm sure it worked, when I set it up originally. I can provide the solution if that helps, just send me a message in that case.
@ 2023-07-14 7:44 PM (#31811 - in reply to #31709) (#31811) Top

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Menderbug posted @ 2023-07-14 7:44 PM

There might be a bug with the comment filter on the home page. I've set mine to "recent comments on my published puzzles" but my Latest Comment panel is empty (apart from "and 462 more comments") even though the puzzle I published earlier has a couple of comments.
@ 2023-07-14 7:52 PM (#31812 - in reply to #31709) (#31812) Top

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Realshaggy posted @ 2023-07-14 7:52 PM

I think the filter just excludes the pure "emoji" comments.
@ 2023-07-14 8:05 PM (#31813 - in reply to #31812) (#31813) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2023-07-14 8:05 PM

Realshaggy - 2023-07-14 7:52 PM

I think the filter just excludes the pure "emoji" comments.
That is right observation.
Comments with only emojis are not shown in Expo home page.
@ 2023-07-14 8:11 PM (#31814 - in reply to #31709) (#31814) Top

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Menderbug posted @ 2023-07-14 8:11 PM

Yep, can confirm, thanks!
@ 2023-07-15 6:25 AM (#31815 - in reply to #31809) (#31815) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2023-07-15 6:25 AM

Realshaggy - 2023-07-14 6:12 PM
Since this is a hobby for (almost) all of us, I would suggest using a less harsh wording on the recently introduced "penalties" page . In particular, I think it would be better to talk about "restrictions" instead of "penalities".
This is very thoughtful of you. Thank you for sharing.
We have changed the wording.
@ 2023-07-15 8:10 AM (#31817 - in reply to #31808) (#31817) Top

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swaroop2011 posted @ 2023-07-15 8:10 AM

Menderbug - 2023-07-15 6:52 AMI just tried to submit a puzzle for the first time, but both the Preview and Submit buttons seem to do nothing except set the puzzle's Display Size to 20 for some reason. Am I doing something silly?
Thank you for reporting. This is now fixed. Let us know if you still face any trouble in porting the urls.
@ 2023-07-15 8:16 AM (#31818 - in reply to #31810) (#31818) Top

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swaroop2011 posted @ 2023-07-15 8:16 AM

Realshaggy - 2023-07-15 8:39 AMI have some strange behavior in my only posted puzzle. There was a comment, that the answer check was not triggering for somebody. There were a lot of solutions since then, so maybe the solution was just wrong in this case, I don't know. But I still decided to check it. And whatever I do if I start the puzzle in "review" mode, it seems like I can't trigger the answer check either. Not in Sudoku mode (which is set by default) not in numbers mode, not in any color I tried. Is it still possible to trigger the answer check in "review" mode in a puzzle that is a few weeks old? I'm sure it worked, when I set it up originally. I can provide the solution if that helps, just send me a message in that case.
Thank you for your continuous feedback. It's very likely in this particular scenario, the mistake was on the commenter's side, as many others were able to solve it without any issues.On a side note, until now, we only allowed the Author to be able to test solve only once. We have pushed some changes now for the Author to be able to test their puzzles multiple times.Do note, If you refresh the page and Local Storage is ON, then it may directly go into Correct Puzzle Scenario as it will retain the solution and pop up the Feedback immediately. I would recommend undoing or Deleting your Solution and then refreshing the page to start a fresh test again.Let us know if you still face any challenges.
@ 2023-07-15 8:18 AM (#31819 - in reply to #31771) (#31819) Top

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swaroop2011 posted @ 2023-07-15 8:18 AM

Realshaggy - 2023-07-08 8:15 AMBut even then, if this is a common mistake, there is a question if there might be a better guidance for the setter.
We have stated this in the Expo Submission Guidelines. I hope the Author sees and realizes that in the future puzzles.



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@ 2023-07-16 10:58 AM (#31821 - in reply to #31709) (#31821) Top

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dohz posted @ 2023-07-16 10:58 AM

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Edited by dohz 2023-07-16 10:59 AM
@ 2023-07-16 2:01 PM (#31822 - in reply to #31821) (#31822) Top

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Administrator posted @ 2023-07-16 2:01 PM

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@ 2023-07-16 7:05 PM (#31823 - in reply to #31709) (#31823) Top

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Menderbug posted @ 2023-07-16 7:05 PM

It might be nice to allow people to mark (at least non-exclusive) puzzles as solved without actually having to solve them. There have been a couple such puzzles that I have solved before elsewhere. I know I can skip them to remove them from the front page, but then they'll still be counted as unsolved (and I can't submit a rating, I think).
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