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@ 2012-03-28 12:37 PM (#7031 - in reply to #6622) (#7031)Quote Reply Top

BohemianCoast



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BohemianCoast posted @ 2012-03-28 12:37 PM

I don't think the 'undo' button really makes much difference because you can obviously erase squares manually. But the multiple colours, as far as I can see, have no merit other than to encourage T&E.
@ 2012-03-28 9:02 PM (#7033 - in reply to #6622) (#7033)Quote Reply Top

Gareth



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Gareth posted @ 2012-03-28 9:02 PM

The main problem I've had with the Tapa player is in fact exactly that I can't erase squares reliably. When I click on them there is a ~50% chance whether they empty or stay filled. Doesn't this affect everyone? I've only used Chrome, but I can't be the only one.

I also had to stop using the different colours because for whatever reason I found them so different in hue that my eye didn't "see" 2x2s or notice whether they were connected together - I've made literally hundreds of incorrect submissions. :)
@ 2012-03-28 9:33 PM (#7034 - in reply to #7033) (#7034)Quote Reply Top

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macherlakumar posted @ 2012-03-28 9:33 PM

Gareth - 2012-03-28 9:02 PMThe main problem I've had with the Tapa player is in fact exactly that I can't erase squares reliably. When I click on them there is a ~50% chance whether they empty or stay filled. Doesn't this affect everyone? I've only used Chrome, but I can't be the only one.


Yes even I have this issue, thought it was a mistake probably on my side for not clicking on the cell properly. Even I use chrome.

Regards,
Ravi
@ 2012-03-28 11:02 PM (#7039 - in reply to #7034) (#7039)Quote Reply Top

MellowMelon



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MellowMelon posted @ 2012-03-28 11:02 PM

Also using chrome and have the same issue. That was the cause of the only 2-minute penalty I've gotten; it was my last click in that region and I instantly shifted my attention somewhere else without noticing the click hadn't gone through. The reliable method I've found since is to right-click on the square twice, which changes it into a dot and then to an empty square.
@ 2012-03-28 11:46 PM (#7040 - in reply to #7034) (#7040)Quote Reply Top

AndreyBogdanov



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AndreyBogdanov posted @ 2012-03-28 11:46 PM

I've only used Chrome
If it helps - I'm using Opera and see the same problem sometimes.
@ 2012-03-29 1:06 PM (#7049 - in reply to #6622) (#7049)Quote Reply Top

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flk posted @ 2012-03-29 1:06 PM

On a positive note, I've never experienced the issue - using Chrome.
@ 2012-03-31 12:03 AM (#7052 - in reply to #6622) (#7052)Quote Reply Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2012-03-31 12:03 AM

Congrats Prasanna, for finally a well deserved first place. Happy for you.
@ 2012-03-31 12:14 AM (#7053 - in reply to #6622) (#7053)Quote Reply Top

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Administrator posted @ 2012-03-31 12:14 AM

Last 3 days of CTC

So we are nearing the end of CTC (this year). Today (31-March) is the 48th day, 1-Apr is the 49th day, 2-Apr is the 50th day.

Note that, although TVC will end on 2-Apr, CTC will officially end on 4-Apr.


@ 2012-03-31 12:16 AM (#7054 - in reply to #7052) (#7054)Quote Reply Top

prasanna16391



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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-03-31 12:16 AM

debmohanty - 2012-03-31 12:03 AM

Congrats Prasanna, for finally a well deserved first place. Happy for you.


Thank you :) I guess almost everyone knows my big goal by now. Glad I achieved it, and a bit relieved after all those close ones. Of course there's still that possibility while the 72 hours are going, but I think I've done it. Seems I'm finishing the competition strongly.
@ 2012-03-31 2:13 AM (#7056 - in reply to #6622) (#7056)Quote Reply Top

Para



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Para posted @ 2012-03-31 2:13 AM

How about we continue for another month, but don't tell Palmer about it till we're 2 weeks into the month?
@ 2012-03-31 10:08 AM (#7059 - in reply to #7056) (#7059)Quote Reply Top

prasanna16391



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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-03-31 10:08 AM

Para - 2012-03-31 2:13 AM

How about we continue for another month, but don't tell Palmer about it till we're 2 weeks into the month?


Shhh. This is what private messages are for.
@ 2012-04-01 12:09 AM (#7061 - in reply to #7054) (#7061)Quote Reply Top

prasanna16391



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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-04-01 12:09 AM

prasanna16391 - 2012-03-31 12:16 AM

Seems I'm finishing the competition strongly.


Or not :P
@ 2012-04-01 12:10 AM (#7062 - in reply to #6622) (#7062)Quote Reply Top

Para



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Para posted @ 2012-04-01 12:10 AM

So, today was the day I messed up both my chances of finishing top 3 in the TVC and CTC in one go. Any chance I can erase today and start over?
@ 2012-04-01 9:25 PM (#7064 - in reply to #7062) (#7064)Quote Reply Top

yureklis



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yureklis posted @ 2012-04-01 9:25 PM

:) The last puzzle of 2012 CTC was uploaded. :)x2, and good luck at the last one.
@ 2012-04-02 12:32 AM (#7065 - in reply to #6622) (#7065)Quote Reply Top

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swaroop2011 posted @ 2012-04-02 12:32 AM

finsihed with mess up ..
Njoyed a lot throughout this month ..
Thanks to Deb,LMI,serkan and all for the beautiful CTC puzzles. :)
@ 2012-04-02 2:05 AM (#7066 - in reply to #7065) (#7066)Quote Reply Top

prasanna16391



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prasanna16391 posted @ 2012-04-02 2:05 AM

swaroop2011 - 2012-04-02 12:32 AM

finsihed with mess up ..


Hey thats my line. No one deserves to use that line more than me. I'll copyright that line.
@ 2012-04-02 2:52 AM (#7067 - in reply to #7066) (#7067)Quote Reply Top

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Nilz posted @ 2012-04-02 2:52 AM

Is today really the last one? What a horrible time to finish on from me! I think I can safely say that I won't be jumping up the leader board at the last minute, so congratulations to James for being the top UK competitor.
Thanks to Serkan for the puzzles. It did go on a little too long imho, but that's probably just me feeling bitter that after a few weeks (well, days) it became clear that I had no chance of making the top 3. I would've preferred 2 separate competitions of half the length (or, perhaps, 4 fortnightly contests, with each one finishing on the date of a TVC and getting progressively more difficult...)
@ 2012-04-02 6:05 AM (#7069 - in reply to #6622) (#7069)Quote Reply Top

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deu posted @ 2012-04-02 6:05 AM

Thanks for a great test! And I submitted a wrong answer for the first time in the last puzzle!
@ 2012-04-02 8:14 AM (#7070 - in reply to #6622) (#7070)Quote Reply Top

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devarajand posted @ 2012-04-02 8:14 AM

I will miss the routine daily morning test henceforth . I am a first timer and was able to submit answers to all but 1st april one when i had network issues and unable submit my answer. Any way great test, expecting more like this from LMI.
@ 2012-04-02 10:29 AM (#7071 - in reply to #6622) (#7071)Quote Reply Top

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EMJ posted @ 2012-04-02 10:29 AM

Thank you all so much! This was great fun. I will miss this - hope you'll have the willingness and energy to do this again. I loved the online solving and the mix of puzzles.
I hope the puzzles will remain online new puzzlers to tackle and for us to practice on. Is that possible? And now if you "review" a puzzle, clear, and re-solve it, you can not check your answer. Would it be possible to change that at some point?
I don't mean to be asking for so much - you all deserve a good rest. My main point in writing is just to thank you for a great time. Bravo!
@ 2012-04-02 10:44 AM (#7072 - in reply to #7069) (#7072)Quote Reply Top

MellowMelon



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MellowMelon posted @ 2012-04-02 10:44 AM

deu - 2012-04-01 6:05 PM

Thanks for a great test! And I submitted a wrong answer for the first time in the last puzzle!

I nearly fell off my chair when I saw that in the standings. So close... a 49-day run is still extremely impressive though.
@ 2012-04-02 9:53 PM (#7076 - in reply to #7072) (#7076)Quote Reply Top

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debmohanty posted @ 2012-04-02 9:53 PM

MellowMelon - 2012-04-02 10:44 AM

deu - 2012-04-01 6:05 PM

Thanks for a great test! And I submitted a wrong answer for the first time in the last puzzle!

I nearly fell off my chair when I saw that in the standings. So close... a 49-day run is still extremely impressive though.
So on last 2 days' puzzle, deu topped on one and got penalty on another. He did neither in previous 48 days :wink:
@ 2012-04-02 10:02 PM (#7077 - in reply to #7071) (#7077)Quote Reply Top

debmohanty




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debmohanty posted @ 2012-04-02 10:02 PM

EMJ - 2012-04-02 10:29 AM

Thank you all so much! This was great fun. I will miss this - hope you'll have the willingness and energy to do this again. I loved the online solving and the mix of puzzles.
I hope the puzzles will remain online new puzzlers to tackle and for us to practice on. Is that possible? And now if you "review" a puzzle, clear, and re-solve it, you can not check your answer. Would it be possible to change that at some point?
I don't mean to be asking for so much - you all deserve a good rest. My main point in writing is just to thank you for a great time. Bravo!
Thank you very much for the kind words. At this point, we don't have any daily contests lined up. That certainly is not because of lack of motivation or willingness. It is mainly to find a proper puzzle type and an occasion. Equally importantly, we realize that there were some technical hiccups (mentioned multiple times in forum), even if they were minor. So we'll try to do better in that front next time.

Once CTC is over, you will be able to solve and check solved/unsolved puzzles.
@ 2012-04-02 10:12 PM (#7078 - in reply to #7067) (#7078)Quote Reply Top

debmohanty




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debmohanty posted @ 2012-04-02 10:12 PM

Nilz - 2012-04-02 2:52 AM

Thanks to Serkan for the puzzles. It did go on a little too long imho, but that's probably just me feeling bitter that after a few weeks (well, days) it became clear that I had no chance of making the top 3. I would've preferred 2 separate competitions of half the length (or, perhaps, 4 fortnightly contests, with each one finishing on the date of a TVC and getting progressively more difficult...)
That is an interesting idea. We definitely hadn't imagined running CTC that way.
If I'm allowed to break it up now, and just post fortnightly scores, here is how they will look like




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@ 2012-04-03 1:03 AM (#7082 - in reply to #6622) (#7082)Quote Reply Top

Para



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Para posted @ 2012-04-03 1:03 AM

Hmmm, I think something is wrong with the standings. I mean, I'll happily take third place, but Nyuta's and Psyho's scores of the last day weren't incorporated.
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