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"Done It!" Change Request
Naivoj
Kwon-Tom Addict
Puzzles: 314
Best Total: 33m 50s
Posted - 2007.05.29 16:58:19
Hello Foilman,
Following my suggestion to change the way the "Done It" button works. Currently when you press this button with the proper solution, first the puzzle disappears and then a "Puzzle Complete elapsed time message" is inserted at the top of your home page. The part I do not like is that the puzzle disappears and you do not get to see the final drawing as you are speeding to get a good time.

Can this be changed to something along the lines?
- Optional: the lines forming the final loop flash (like the Loopy program) to indicate you were successful.
- And the "Puzzle Complete elapsed time message" is displayed on the same current page where the completed puzzle would still be visible.
Or something else, but the main idea is your time is stopped right away and the final position is visible or easily accessible.

I am mainly asking this for the user puzzles as many of them have specific (human) drawing, but I think that it would also be good for to the competitive and other archive puzzles, because you would get to see the final position for as long as you want (without losing many seconds if you decide the use the Save button for example).
stephen
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 2871
Best Total: 22m 33s
Posted - 2007.06.06 12:33:15
I like this idea too - I find that often the last part of a puzzle to crack has two distinct options and instinct takes you down one route leading to the solution (ok, for 'instinct' read 'a guess'...) - I often would like to then look at the solution and work out logically where the other possibility would have fallen down.  Generally this involves doing the puzzle again.... retaining the last 'fixed state' - and even leaving the puzzle live after the time has been recorded, so a revert to fixed would then work and the puzzle can still be fiddled with - would be great.
Last edited by stephen - 2007.06.06 12:33:53
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2007.06.06 14:12:12
Changed my mind about what I was saying.

Ignore this.


Last edited by astrokath - 2007.06.06 14:13:18
PuzzleScot
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1683
Best Total: 25m 45s
Posted - 2007.06.11 10:46:36
If changes are to be made, how about a running timer? That would be the single most useful addition for me...

Great site, BTW!

Alan.

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