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Posted on: Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:16 pm

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Re: timed puzzle points
Nope. In history there are 3 points on 24/6. I suppose the yesterday ones would have 25/6 as date or I am mistaken? And the other day this week(don't remember which one) that this has happened again, from what I can remember they weren't added at all.

Posted on: Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:20 pm

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Re: timed puzzle points
Nope. In history there are 3 points on 24/6. I suppose the yesterday ones would have 25/6 as date or I am mistaken?

No, I can only give out the bonus points for 25/6 (today) when all times are known.

So early this morning the bonus points for 24/6 were given out, for example.

Posted on: Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:29 pm

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Re: timed puzzle points
So the points for the timed puzzles solved yesterday should have a datestamp 24/6? I find it odd because I'm sure I've solved 6 puzzles not 3, whereas 3 were the ones from 23/6. Maybe it has something to do with the date because I am UTC + 2..
But don't bother, thanks again for your time to respond.

Posted on: Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:58 pm

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Re: timed puzzle points
So the points for the timed puzzles solved yesterday should have a datestamp 24/6? I find it odd because I'm sure I've solved 6 puzzles not 3, whereas 3 were the ones from 23/6. Maybe it has something to do with the date because I am UTC + 2..

No, it's because you get bonus points based on your ranking in yesterday's timed puzzle (i.e. your best time).

Check out this list, for example:
http://www.calcudoku.org/ops/timed_rankings/en/world/6
click on "yesterday's times",
and look up where you are (52nd I see)

Patrick

Posted on: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:45 am

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Re: timed puzzle points

From what you say I assume you think you get points per each finished timed puzzle, but you only get points for 1 puzzle per category (4x4, 5x5, 6x6) namely the fastest puzzle you did.

On the timed puzzle ranking page it says:

'Each day, you will get points for each timed puzzle you solve:
5 points for the fastest time, then 4, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 for 2nd-10th place, and 1 point for everyone else'

Is a bit misleading, you get points only for your best times per day. Thus when you finish a 4x4, 5x5 and a 6x6 out of the top 10 you get 3x1 = 3 points. If you do 3 4x4 puzzles, you only get points for the 1 4x4 that took you the least time, the others are only put in to your statistics, the top 100/65% average etc

Posted on: Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:32 am

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Re: timed puzzle points
honkhonk,
that's exactly what I thought. Thanks for the clarification.

I blame my ignorance now to have posted before understanding completely the rules.

Posted on: Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:37 am

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Re: timed puzzle points
honkhonk,
that's exactly what I thought. Thanks for the clarification.

I blame my ignorance now to have posted before understanding completely the rules.

No, not at all, it was a valid question, thanks.

I updated the text on the ranking page to be a bit more accurate..

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