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Author:  jomapil  [ Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Extra puzzles

So far I solved all the bonus puzzles and some of the two books.
But what happens when I don't solve one bonus puzzle? When it is attained a new puzzle, the anterior disappeares?
And when I don't solve one puzzle of the books, can I obtain the solution?

Author:  pnm  [ Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Extra puzzles

jomapil wrote:
So far I solved all the bonus puzzles and some of the two books.
But what happens when I don't solve one bonus puzzle? When it is attained a new puzzle, the anterior disappeares?

Yes, it disappears into the mists of time, and you will never see it again :)
jomapil wrote:
And when I don't solve one puzzle of the books, can I obtain the solution?

Definitely. You can ask me to send you any solution, or even all if you like (it
also says so in the book)

Patrick

Author:  sneaklyfox  [ Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Extra puzzles

pnm wrote:
You can ask me to send you any solution, or even all if you like (it
also says so in the book)

Patrick


Ooh... you send solutions even for the puzzles that give points on this site?

Author:  pnm  [ Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Extra puzzles

sneaklyfox wrote:
Ooh... you send solutions even for the puzzles that give points on this site?

Yes. I more or less had to do that because it is of course a book
in its own right, so there had to be solutions.

So yes, I can't really prevent people from asking for all the solutions,
and then typing in one each day (if there's any fun in that :-| )

Patrick

Author:  jomapil  [ Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Extra puzzles

Of course there isn't any fun!
But if someone asks one solution you can block his points. You can mark his nickname as " you have already solved this puzzle ".
I have solved one puzzle in a day from the book "advanced" so far all right. And I have in store the book "large". And , of course, there will be many of the puzzles I want the solution if I don't manage to solve them.

Author:  pnm  [ Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Extra puzzles

jomapil wrote:
But if someone asks one solution you can block his points. You can mark his nickname as " you have already solved this puzzle ".

That's tricky though, because I don't know who bought the book (!).
So anyone can send me e-mail and ask for the solutions, and then submit
them under a different name.
Patrick

Author:  sneaklyfox  [ Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Extra puzzles

Where you say in the book that the purchaser could email you to ask for solutions, is there a password or passcode? Then maybe at least it will deter someone who didn't buy the book to ask for solutions by email. Like, for example, I didn't buy the book, so I could email you using a different email account than my normal one and ask for solutions, but if a passcode were needed, you could at least ensure that I had bought the book in the first place.

Author:  jomapil  [ Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Extra puzzles

sneaklyfox is right. If each book has a password...
Maybe in future books.
To reduce some opportunism and cunnings, Patrick can only give the solution to the puzzles of 4stars and 5stars ratings? The great part of the scientific books only have some solutions at the end.

Author:  sneaklyfox  [ Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Extra puzzles

... Although I suppose each puzzle already has a code of its own. Anyone could ask for the solution to a specific puzzle only and they would have to know the code. But unless you made it any more complex than the other book, I could venture guesses like "B5S1" or "B5T10"...

Author:  pnm  [ Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Extra puzzles

sneaklyfox wrote:
... Although I suppose each puzzle already has a code of its own. Anyone could ask for the solution to a specific puzzle only and they would have to know the code. But unless you made it any more complex than the other book, I could venture guesses like "B5S1" or "B5T10"...

That's a good idea. I think that now even the "solutions book" has the codes, but I could remove those.
And make the puzzle codes "unguessable".

Patrick

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