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Topic #1054: Restoring stats for the restored puzzles
By Valerie Mates (valerie)

#1: Valerie Mates (valerie) on Aug 13, 2022

A question: A few years ago, when I loaded the restored puzzles from the database crash back into the website, I didn't restore them to people's stats.

For example, if someone created 100 puzzles and 10 of them were lost in the database crash and then restored, the site still says that they created 90 puzzles.

I'd like to update the puzzle creators' stats to give people credit for restored puzzles that they created.

Is it okay to do that? I remember recently when Brian became the most frequent puzzle creator on the site, and when Joe created his 666th puzzle. Both of you had puzzles that were restored, so your numbers would change.

I think fixing the statistics is the right thing to do, but I wanted to check with people before I did it.

What do you think? Is it okay to adjust those numbers?
#2: Norma Dee (norm0908) on Aug 13, 2022
By all means, restore them. We take pride in the numbers solved and created so it would be nice to see the actual totals.
#3: Joe (infrapinklizzard) on Aug 13, 2022
I am fine with those numbers being updated. I find them interesting, but not a source of competition/pride in myself. Which is probably just as well, as I think my ranking as #7 creator would drop.
#4: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Aug 14, 2022
I'd like to see the numbers adjusted. Thank you for asking.
#5: Bill Eisenmann (Bullet) on Aug 14, 2022
Seems to be the right thing to do. Unless it's a massive workload.
#6: Janez (Janez) on Aug 15, 2022
I created just one puzzle, restored after the database crash, so I'd like to see it on my stats.
#7: Valerie Mates (valerie) on Aug 15, 2022
I updated the numbers: Restored puzzles are now counted!
#8: Kristen Vognild (kristen) on Sep 10, 2022
That should bump me higher in the rankings, because I went through and recreated my lost puzzles. ^_^.

I'm probably the only user who went to that amount of trouble, though.
#9: Valerie Mates (valerie) on Sep 11, 2022
Kristen, you're #11, at 363 puzzles created. The database says you had four puzzles that were restored. Four seems low -- I would have guessed that it was higher?
#10: Kristen Vognild (kristen) on Sep 14, 2022
I remember reconstructing quite a few. Lemme check.
#11: Kristen Vognild (kristen) on Sep 14, 2022
looks like I restored 20. I named the puzzle number that I'd restored in the title of each, except for Jan's portrait, which I think I titled "recovering Jan's portrait."

Edit: of those 20, I see that only 4 were restored, including Jan's portrait, which had been titled "In Memorium."

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