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This is the place to post any questions, comments or ideas about the Post-n-Solve section. You can also directly contact Eeva or eek meep

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sassi - 07:47pm Dec 6, 2004 PST(#290 of 1096)
I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.

Stevie, it hasn't just been you or I wouldn't have moved it to a more general area. I would have said "yup, that isn't his interest, no problem, tks for explaining."

I've heard the Canadian content from a couple others and someone else stated similar to your comments on the hockey.

I totally agree that subjects should remain broad as the site is international, and based in California. In my opinion that is why I enjoy the games - I learn things and have fun at the same time.

I appreciate that you clarified what you meant and I appreciate even more that you took the time to respond both times ... and that you popped into the site and guessed too.

I am feeling discouraged though and that's the reason I'm "snappy." I'd have no problem with an internet search if there had been attempts after the hints were out - which there weren't.

In my eyes, there were a few different questions that could have been asked - one was asked, which I saw as a typical answer for the question. It was wrong but it allowed me to add in a hint. ~shrug~ So I just felt that a net search wasn't warrented yet. If people had asked a few more questions and still didn't get there -I'd have no problem.

And I do understand what you were trying to say about that now, tks again for clarification.

I've noticed other puzzles running slower, so was wondering if its site-wide ('tis the season and MP time) or was it just this particular puzzle ... as we've had many stalls and lags in the past with this game (and not just on my puzzles either).

Anyhow, I'll leave it at that. I'm going to be getting busy myself so won't be around as much either .... so maybe others are also in the same boat and it'll pick up in the new year.

Tks for your ear and time Stevie. :)

Atanua- 8^) - 01:01am Dec 7, 2004 PST(#291 of 1096)
Short and unpronouncable ... and proud of it!!!

Personally, I don't play USH that much because it happens a lot to me that I have no idea what the clues are about. And besides that, I find it a difficult puzzle to make

Mainly, I guess the only suggestion I can give is the same things Stevie said: Get (yet) another clue or allow internet searches. I can understand your frustrations, Sass. You don't wanna give more help if there have hardly been guesses. Someimtes they're just lazy ;o) But sometimes there's no guesses because players still don't see it after that hint.

Certainly all topics are allowed. But some players can more easily see the link between the clues and the topic because they're more familiar with it.

Maybe regulars on this game want to give their input? :o)


Chrebet - 06:33am Dec 7, 2004 PST(#292 of 1096)
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia. - Charles Schultz

Sassi that's why I don't do any of these puzzles because the things I know about are not allowed. I will go look at your puzzled and see if I can get it moving. USH use to be one of the puzzles I plated regularly.

Chrebet - 07:02am Dec 7, 2004 PST(#293 of 1096)
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia. - Charles Schultz

Ooops guess I should have looked to see it was solved or read the posts better.

Stevie B - 09:57am Dec 7, 2004 PST(#294 of 1096)
"If you put an infinite number of apes in front of an infinite number of computers, you get a pretty good idea of what internet chat rooms can be like" - Stevie B

Chrebet, I'm curious: What is it that you know that isn't allowed as a puzzle? As far as I'm concerned, so long as it is suitable for a family site, it is fair game

Hang on, I hope I haven't just answered my question.... ;-)

sassi - 10:12am Dec 7, 2004 PST(#295 of 1096)
I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.

No problem Chrebet. After I read Stevie's post, I went over and basically gave the answer away. Tks for checking it out. :)

Gerdje, I hear what you are saying and understand. I certainly agree with all your comments.

My frustrations are the side comments recieved - "no one wants to post last because it means they have to host." That was said after a puzzle lagged for more than several days, despite every single attempt to revive it.

Or the comments that "I'm not interested in that topic" or "I don't know this stuff" or "You need to be more American based."

I've heard this in both USH and Trivia.

My question is if people say they don't want to host ... perhaps it means the puzzle has ran it's course.

The other concern is that of the topics. If we went by the premise that "I don't know the subject" as a reason to either bow out or ask for net searches, then we should just say net searches allowed for all. Because what we all come from different knowledge basis and different backgrounds.

Chrebet, it saddens me that you don't play because your subjects are not allowed! Why is that? Why is it that we can come from such a diverse background yet are pressured to play in such narrow parameters - even though its stated over and over "all subjects allowed."

I'm just tired. Tired of hosting games where one has to pull and pull AND PULL to get anyone to play. Then to turn around and watch the next person get several hits - bang bang bang - in his/her puzzle.

Tks for the ears ((Gerdje)) ((Chrebet)) and ((Stevie)). And for the feedback.

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