#1: Meg Tayler (rebelcat) on May 2, 2009
Is there a way for me to give puzzles a fractional rating (such as 4.5, for instance)? The reason I'm asking is because I noticed that one of my puzzles has a fractional rating, but only one rater listed in the information box.#2: Jan Wolter (jan) on May 2, 2009
I'd love to give more nuanced ratings myself, but I don't see any way to do that in the drop down boxes underneath the puzzles I've solved.
There is no way to do fractional ratings. Odd that it's happening. What puzzle? Probably gone by now anyway.#3: Meg Tayler (rebelcat) on May 2, 2009
Nope, it's still there. Puzzle number 5744, raters 1, quality 2.75.#4: Jan Wolter (jan) on May 2, 2009
Sure is. Well, the number of raters being reported is wrong. There are actually 3 raters but it is saying one. Clearly my code to update the raters count is buggy. I need to check this in more detail.#5: Meg Tayler (rebelcat) on May 3, 2009
Just FYI - my puzzle 5766 is also showing just one rater, with a quality rating of 2.5.#6: Meg Tayler (rebelcat) on May 3, 2009
Hey, it's fixed! When there was (presumably) just two raters the number of raters was listed at 1. But when a third rater popped in, all of a sudden the number of raters jumped up to 3.#7: Teresa K (fasstar) on May 3, 2009
I think I was the third rater. This is a really cool puzzle. Not your best, but really good. I gave it a 4. So how can a puzzle this good have a combined rating of 2.75? That just doesn't make sense.#8: Meg Tayler (rebelcat) on May 4, 2009
I know exactly how it happened. Jan's new rating system can't kick in with only two raters. The first rater I saw gave my puzzle a 4. When I looked again, it had dropped to 2.5, which means the second rater had given it a 1 and the program had averaged the two numbers.#9: Twillis (twillis) on May 4, 2009
So, someone really hates butterflies. Maybe they were traumatized by them as a child. ;-)
DANG BUTTERFLY BEASTS!!!!!! WE HATES THEM!!!!#10: Meg Tayler (rebelcat) on May 4, 2009
LOL, Twillis!#11: Jack Duranceau (hsingimonkey) on Dec 23, 2009
"The Butterflies" is actually a long-lost Alfred Hitchcock documentary film, rumored to be buried in a secret government vault under the giant "H" in the Hollywood sign. If it ever got out, there would be mass panic in the streets.
Hi, Jan - Great site! I was wondering why the search routine doesn't allow searching for 1 color puzzles? I wanted to find a seasonal puzzle for one of my classes and was surprised that I couldn't use the sophisticated search engine to do the obvious.#12: Gator (Gator) on Dec 23, 2009
Your "1 color" is actually defined on this site as 2 colors - typically black and white (white being the blanks).#13: Jan Wolter (jan) on Jan 1, 2010
Yeah, I went back and forth on that distinction for a while. If you think of them as "black & white" puzzles then "2 colors" makes sense, but if you think of them as "monochrome puzzles" then "1 color" makes sense. Choosing terminology is always a pain.#14: Joe (infrapinklizzard) on Mar 12, 2010
As this is a human-engineering problem, you could just state on the form "(monochrome puzzles are 2 colors)"#15: Edith Clark (eclark) on Jul 18, 2011
I saw somewhere that you can get a puzzle to tell you where you can mark a pixel by typing L or ?. I guess I don't understand because I tried this and nothing happened when I was sure there were places to mark. It said something about purple appearing some place.#16: Kristen Coolman (kristen) on Jul 18, 2011
When you press L, a purple arrow will point to a row or column that you can use line logic to solve. It doesn't help with more advanced logic forms, like smile or edge logic.#17: Teresa K (fasstar) on Jul 18, 2011
The L key helper does not work with all browsers though. I use Chrome, as that browser seems to have no problems with this site.#18: Edith Clark (eclark) on Jul 18, 2011
I use Firefox 5.0. Oh, well. It will keep me more honest--or independent. And honestly, the fact this site makes me think is why I come. Thanks to all who contribute to this site.
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