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Naivoj
Kwon-Tom Addict
Puzzles: 314
Best Total: 33m 50s
Posted - 2007.04.24 07:45:00
Looking forward to see best personal time.

Yes I can see that average solving times will tend to be too high, since user puzzles are not competitive (and should not be). The # of Solvers is already giving a good indication of the difficulty of user puzzles.
Naivoj
Kwon-Tom Addict
Puzzles: 314
Best Total: 33m 50s
Posted - 2007.04.29 04:10:58
Quote:
Originally Posted by m2e
How about a "Show unsolved puzzles", cos there already about 6 pages worth to scroll through!
And about showing all the puzzles from a selected author?

Also would it be possible to add Shading in the Puzzle Designer page? This would give more creative power to the designers to compose nice figure.

Foilman, Thanks for all the work you did to add the User Puzzles feature in the site, it is appreciated.

Btw, I recommend using shading when doing my puzzles, as the completed puzzle looks so much better in color. Also there is a lot of color deductions in puzzles filled with Two's.
Jankonyex
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3904
Best Total: 9m 35s
Posted - 2007.05.06 05:13:54
For Naivoj,
I think #100 is much more harder then #105.
#100:
http://www.hkedcity.net/sch_files/a/hp/hp-0210481/public_html/(Naivoj)_100
#105:
http://www.hkedcity.net/sch_files/a/hp/hp-0210481/public_html/(Naivoj)_105
Last edited by Jankonyex - 2007.05.06 05:18:33
Naivoj
Kwon-Tom Addict
Puzzles: 314
Best Total: 33m 50s
Posted - 2007.05.06 23:41:14
Quote:
Originally Posted by jankonyex
For Naivoj,I think #100 is much more harder then #105.
Those links are not currently working for me because I need to install a language pack, and I do not have administrator right on this laptop. I will try later on my desktop computer.

For me #100 requires only one exploration, as with inside/outside paths deductions almost everything is forced. After your posting I look closer to #105, and find out it is easier then I originally though: #105 also only requires one exploration but a shorter one. So I now think that #105 is similar in difficulty, but a bit easier than #100. A top solver like you makes more deductions than the average Kwontom solver for whom #105 might be harder. In a couple of days we will see which of the 2 puzzles has more solvers.

Btw my apologies for breaking several days ago your puzzle listed below, as I did not understand your symmetrical restriction rule at first.


Do you consider the following an appropriate(symmetrical wise) alternative solution; It is rotationally symmetrical (4 times); Note that the 4 "towers" can be longer or shorter creating more alternative solutions.
Jankonyex
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3904
Best Total: 9m 35s
Posted - 2007.05.07 08:43:44
Quote:
Originally Posted by naivoj
T...]
I've already emphasized it's "reflection" "symmetric" and not only "1 way", but seems like I've be ignored or scoffed, so I decided never post this kind of puzzles there.
Rebes
Kwon-Tom Fan
Puzzles: 96
Best Total: 1h 44m 7s
Posted - 2007.05.09 17:31:58
Naivoj:

Very nice on the zeros and ones!

I spent a while looking for an alternate solution afterwards, but couldn't find any...

R!
Para
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1911
Best Total: 19m 28s
Posted - 2007.05.09 19:21:14
[edit] Yes a  big hassle to check alternative solutions.

Better like this?
Last edited by Para - 2007.05.10 09:44:18
Rebes
Kwon-Tom Fan
Puzzles: 96
Best Total: 1h 44m 7s
Posted - 2007.05.09 20:58:24
Shhh!  Don't ruin the fun in it

R!
Naivoj
Kwon-Tom Addict
Puzzles: 314
Best Total: 33m 50s
Posted - 2007.05.09 23:34:17
Quote:
Originally Posted by rebes
Love doing these puzzles!  Is there some way you can add a discussion to go along with each, so we can comment on the puzzles... and make it so this is only visible if you've completed the puzzle so no hints are revealed?
Quote:
Originally Posted by rebes
Shhh!  Don't ruin the fun in it
Foilman would it be possible to include in the protected puzzle drop down list of the "Post New Topic" page, your solved user puzzles of the last X days.
      - Where X should probably be in the 2-7 days range.
Last edited by Naivoj - 2007.05.09 23:35:34
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2007.05.10 04:17:26
Quote:
Originally Posted by naivoj
Foilman would it be possible to include in the protected puzzle drop down list of the "Post New Topic" page, your solved user puzzles of the last X days.

I think that'd be overkill. Since we're not competing on time, it only spoils things for the person reading the comment, so let's just make sure we mark our posts/threads as spoilers. Personally, I do the new user puzzles before reading the forum anyway.

Minor spoiler for Naivoj's Zeroes and Ones:

I think most people would just skim over the "distraction" comment. If they hadn't done the puzzle it would read as "irrelevance" rather than "misdirection". Perhaps a canny few would remember April Fool's Day.
Naivoj
Kwon-Tom Addict
Puzzles: 314
Best Total: 33m 50s
Posted - 2007.05.10 05:13:50
Quote:
Originally Posted by procrastinator
Since we're not competing on time, it only spoils things for the person reading the comment, so let's just make sure we mark our posts/threads as spoilers.
Yes I agree, so users should stop using the current “User created puzzles” topic if they want to comment on a specific user puzzle and create a new topic. I will post one to start this off.

Obviously I made puzzle #86 for fun, so nothing is really a spoiler here
PuzzleLover
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1033
Best Total: 38m 17s
Posted - 2007.05.11 01:41:32
Woo hoo!  I'm the first solver of a Jankonynex puzzle!!!  (# 115)  Granted that's it only rated Normal and his Hard ones stump me, but it still feels like an accomplishment
Naivoj
Kwon-Tom Addict
Puzzles: 314
Best Total: 33m 50s
Posted - 2007.05.11 05:13:46
To Jankonyex,
Congratulations on the design of user puzzle #117 (Jcsl51). Truly impressive! All 1’s except for one 3; Half of the rows have no clue at all, including the bottom row (which makes it harder); 4 rows are totally filled with 1’s; Empty and packed rows alternate; Plus it is really hard, at least for me: it took me 2 long separate sessions. In the first one I felt I explored all the possibilities, but each one led to an impossibility. In the 2nd session I was happy to discover a new (shade/color related) pattern, which was useful several times. You design other great puzzles but this one is my favorite.

Regarding,
Quote:
Originally Posted by jankonyex
For Naivoj,I think #100 is much more harder then #105.
#100: http://www.hkedcity.net/sch_files/a/hp/hp-0210481/public_html/(Naivoj)_100
#105: http://www.hkedcity.net/sch_files/a/hp/hp-0210481/public_html/(Naivoj)_105
I though those links were not working for me because I had to install a language pack, but I now think that or they are invalid or I am not allowed: If I pasted the full link in IE or Firefox I get a "404: Page not found" message, and if I pasted the first part //www.hkedcity.net/sch_files/ I get a "403: Forbidden" message?
Jankonyex
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3904
Best Total: 9m 35s
Posted - 2007.05.11 05:58:58
Quote:
Originally Posted by naivoj
T...?
It's fine now.
Last edited by Jankonyex - 2007.12.27 09:13:02
Jankonyex
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3904
Best Total: 9m 35s
Posted - 2007.12.27 09:12:05
#268 solution: http://www.hkedcity.net/sch_files/a/hp/hp-0210481/public_html/(Brian)_268
Last edited by Jankonyex - 2007.12.27 09:14:53
Brian
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3349
Best Total: 9m 6s
Posted - 2008.01.06 18:20:14
Quote:
Originally Posted by jankonyex
#268 solution: http://www.hkedcity.net/sch_files/a/hp/hp-0210481/public_html/(Brian)_268
Nice, but I was confused at one spot:

Why must the ?'s be lines?
Jankonyex
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3904
Best Total: 9m 35s
Posted - 2008.01.06 19:35:17
Quote:
Originally Posted by brian
Why must the ?'s be lines?
In logical thinking (post 2184)

two possible cases:

Brian
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3349
Best Total: 9m 6s
Posted - 2008.01.06 21:43:32
Okay, a highlander argument. I usually don't use those on user puzzles, when time's not an issue.
Jankonyex
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3904
Best Total: 9m 35s
Posted - 2008.01.07 08:42:35
Quote:
Originally Posted by brian
...
Illogical but possible.
Last edited by Jankonyex - 2008.01.07 08:49:20
Jankonyex
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3904
Best Total: 9m 35s
Posted - 2008.01.07 19:57:16
nice pattern with odd "2"

Last edited by Jankonyex - 2008.01.09 16:15:46
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