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Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August
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muhorka
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-08-25 1:39 AM (#12439 - in reply to #12168) (#12439)Quote Reply Top


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I have only small feedback, but submit button should be better placed, for example next to a puzzle. For faster submitting puzzle...
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Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-08-25 10:50 PM (#12441 - in reply to #12439) (#12441)Quote Reply Top


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ksun48 - 2013-08-24 3:00 AM

When I use the review feature, sometimes a few cells are not blackened at the end of the review, which are supposed to be blackened. This isn't a big deal, but it's a small bug.
Yes, that is a bug, existing since last year. Didn't think it is important enough to fix.
muhorka - 2013-08-25 1:39 AM

I have only small feedback, but submit button should be better placed, for example next to a puzzle. For faster submitting puzzle...
Agree with you. We needed the solving space to be as big as possible. So put all the buttons / colors / stars into left of the grid. The only thing I can say is "the submit button is equally far for everyone"
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Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-08-25 11:02 PM (#12442 - in reply to #12168) (#12442)Quote Reply Top


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About the Comments feature

Please note that, as you might already have noticed, comments for a day's Tapa can be viewed only by players who have already solved the puzzle. So feel free to add any kind of comments about the puzzle, without worrying about revealing about the puzzle to other competitors.

sanket.saxena
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-08-26 4:53 PM (#12446 - in reply to #12168) (#12446)Quote Reply Top




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I am not able to submit
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Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-08-26 5:01 PM (#12447 - in reply to #12446) (#12447)Quote Reply Top


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sanket.saxena - 2013-08-26 4:53 PM

I am not able to submit
Please specify any error OR any screenshot.
devarajand
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-08-26 6:14 PM (#12450 - in reply to #12168) (#12450)Quote Reply Top




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Unable to view results
cutechikky2000
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-08-26 10:58 PM (#12454 - in reply to #12168) (#12454)Quote Reply Top




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please help me to know how to play tapa in brief

i keep getting this error "Solution is wrong. All 'Black cells' must be marked."

Edited by cutechikky2000 2013-08-26 10:58 PM
rvarun
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-08-27 12:05 AM (#12455 - in reply to #12168) (#12455)Quote Reply Top




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When will the Scoring Page displayed. Will it consider top 10% players in the first day alone or the three days, when a puzzle is available.
prasanna16391
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-08-27 1:39 AM (#12456 - in reply to #12454) (#12456)Quote Reply Top


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cutechikky2000 - 2013-08-26 10:58 PM

please help me to know how to play tapa in brief

i keep getting this error "Solution is wrong. All 'Black cells' must be marked."


I suggest posting the image of a sample Tapa (25th and before) here on the forum so that someone can correct your solution and explain why.

In brief, the best I can do for now is direct you to these patterns - http://rohanrao.blogspot.in/2011/03/solving-tapa-elementary-beginni... to understand how the clue cells work. Other than that just make sure that all shaded cells are connected, and there's no 2x2 region entirely shaded.
FoxFireX
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-08-27 9:02 AM (#12463 - in reply to #12168) (#12463)Quote Reply Top





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Minor note on the interface, when you press the Clear button, it says "Clear is undoable. Press 'Control' while clicking 'Clear' if you really want to clear the grid". Shouldn't that actually be "Clear is NOT undoable"?
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Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-08-27 9:06 AM (#12464 - in reply to #12463) (#12464)Quote Reply Top


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FoxFireX - 2013-08-27 9:02 AM

Minor note on the interface, when you press the Clear button, it says "Clear is undoable. Press 'Control' while clicking 'Clear' if you really want to clear the grid". Shouldn't that actually be "Clear is NOT undoable"?
Huh... bad typo.
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Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-08-27 11:53 AM (#12467 - in reply to #12464) (#12467)Quote Reply Top


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Tapa Grid Sizes for Week 1

We have decided to post the Tapa grid sizes in advance. Every Sunday, we will post the grid sizes for next week puzzles.

For this week, the sizes for remaining days are
28-Aug : 10X10
29-Aug : 10X10
30-Aug : 9X9
31-Aug : 8X8
1-Sep : 12X12


rvarun
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-08-27 12:44 PM (#12469 - in reply to #12168) (#12469)Quote Reply Top




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Is the Results Page enabled. I see only the message stating that it will be displayed CTC starts on Aug 26.
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Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-08-27 12:49 PM (#12470 - in reply to #12469) (#12470)Quote Reply Top


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rvarun - 2013-08-27 12:44 PM

Is the Results Page enabled. I see only the message stating that it will be displayed CTC starts on Aug 26.
It is not yet. Sorry.
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Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-08-27 6:02 PM (#12471 - in reply to #12455) (#12471)Quote Reply Top


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rvarun - 2013-08-27 12:05 AM

When will the Scoring Page displayed. Will it consider top 10% players in the first day alone or the three days, when a puzzle is available.
Across 3 days.
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Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-08-28 12:55 AM (#12477 - in reply to #12471) (#12477)Quote Reply Top


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Link to score page : http://logicmastersindia.com/2013/CTC/score.asp
RALehrer
Subject: RE: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-08-28 10:56 PM (#12487 - in reply to #12168) (#12487)Quote Reply Top




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Hi,

I noticed that the undo button only goes back a limited number of steps.

As an alternative, would it be possible to allow the deletion of cells of a specific color (there are 3 of them to choose from). Often I change colors to explore a route, but without the undo, I am stuck deleting them one cell at a time - while I can drag to fill them in, it doesn't seem to work on the delete, so it is quite laborious!

Thanks, Raphael
yureklis
Subject: RE: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-08-29 2:41 AM (#12489 - in reply to #12487) (#12489)Quote Reply Top


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RALehrer - 2013-08-28 10:56 PM

Hi,

I noticed that the undo button only goes back a limited number of steps.

As an alternative, would it be possible to allow the deletion of cells of a specific color (there are 3 of them to choose from). Often I change colors to explore a route, but without the undo, I am stuck deleting them one cell at a time - while I can drag to fill them in, it doesn't seem to work on the delete, so it is quite laborious!

Thanks, Raphael


Yes, the undo button works for only 7 steps.

Sure, it is possible. Also I think that you are so right about this, we should add this to make it easier for solvers to delete some cells
CTC Comments
Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2013-08-26's Tapa @ 2013-08-29 10:06 AM (#12494 - in reply to #12168) (#12494)Quote Reply Top


Comments on 2013-08-26's Tapa
frst commented at 2013-08-26 00:39:01
It's an hard start
thesubro commented at 2013-08-26 01:52:53
Even harder when you mess up and dont realize it until 4 minutes into the battle. It akk gravy from here on out. (that is an American colloquialism ... which means it all has to be easier from this point on). TheSubro
thesubro commented at 2013-08-26 01:53:28
"It's all gravy"
greenhorn commented at 2013-08-26 01:54:32
Maybe I am doing something wrong, but everything I drawn appears in 2-3 seconds, not immediately. I have no problems at the other websites using online solving. Anyway, very nice puzzle at the beginning.
swaroop2011 commented at 2013-08-26 02:08:48
wow what a tough beginning and beginning with a mistake :(
prasanna16391 commented at 2013-08-26 09:10:31
I don't think it was tough. Big but not tough. For me this is the perfect blend to ensure that there's no need for guesswork and you're awarding enough logical thinking over just click speed. Stupid mistake from me though :|
rajeshk commented at 2013-08-26 09:33:22
Good puzzle to start with :)
kiwijam commented at 2013-08-26 15:40:42
good fun, thanks Serkan!
rvarun commented at 2013-08-26 23:48:51
Bigger and tougher one to start with. A nice puzzle. Personally I submitted without blackening one cell. But a much better one compared to last year where guesswork also have the possibility of correct solution.
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Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2013-08-27's Tapa @ 2013-08-30 6:36 AM (#12504 - in reply to #12168) (#12504)Quote Reply Top


Comments on 2013-08-27's Tapa
macherlakumar commented at 2013-08-27 13:29:44
Nice easy Tapa with straight solving path.
sbeck commented at 2013-08-27 23:55:44
Is there a way to see all players scores, instead of just the top?
prasanna16391 commented at 2013-08-28 00:05:16
The Score Page is now ready, here - http://logicmastersindia.com/2013/CTC/score.asp
swaroop2011 commented at 2013-08-28 00:16:42
:)
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Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2013-08-28's Tapa @ 2013-08-31 5:03 AM (#12513 - in reply to #12168) (#12513)Quote Reply Top


Comments on 2013-08-28's Tapa
carljohan commented at 2013-08-28 10:14:49
As an unexperienced Tapa solver, I tend to not react to the connectedness condition of the wall. Guess I can halve my times once I get used to that :)
debmohanty commented at 2013-08-28 10:20:17
@carljohan, you still have impressive timings.
macherlakumar commented at 2013-08-28 12:25:23
Not a hard puzzle but paid the penalty(time to fix) for incorrect shading at the bottom.
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Subject: [CTC] Comments on 2013-08-29's Tapa @ 2013-09-01 12:17 AM (#12523 - in reply to #12168) (#12523)Quote Reply Top


Comments on 2013-08-29's Tapa
prasanna16391 commented at 2013-08-29 00:15:17
Every time I review this one I like it more. Funny how that works. But as an author, I can appreciate the little limitations caused by the clues around the grid (a bunch of 1s are obviously gonna limit the middle)
rob commented at 2013-08-29 00:24:21
Great puzzle. Took me far too long to realize that a 33 neighbouring a 1 has consequences not just for the 33 but also for the 1. Then it was smooth.
rajeshk commented at 2013-08-29 16:28:44
Very good design. Took me some to time to get around 1s.
carljohan commented at 2013-08-29 20:29:08
Nice puzzle :)
tamz29 commented at 2013-08-31 22:20:49
Reminds me of minesweepers :) Top score :)
yureklis commented at 2013-08-31 22:28:50
Yes, you are right about minesweeper. This was my intention, actually it nicely worked.
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Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-09-01 10:47 AM (#12528 - in reply to #12523) (#12528)Quote Reply Top


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Tapa player has been upgraded with 2 changes
1) Left click to unshade a cell now works consistently. (Ref : See Gareth's comment on 30-Aug)
2) There is no limit on number of Undos.
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Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-09-01 11:01 AM (#12529 - in reply to #12168) (#12529)Quote Reply Top


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Tapa Grid Sizes for Week 2



For this week, the sizes of Tapa grid are
2-Sep : 10X10
3-Sep : 8X8
4-Sep : 15X15
5-Sep : 10X10
6-Sep : 10X10
7-Sep : 10X10
8-Sep : 10X10

RALehrer
Subject: Re: Classic Tapa Contest — Starts 26th August @ 2013-09-02 1:08 AM (#12535 - in reply to #12529) (#12535)Quote Reply Top




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Administrator - 2013-09-01 9:47 PM

Tapa player has been upgraded with 2 changes
1) Left click to unshade a cell now works consistently. (Ref : See Gareth's comment on 30-Aug)
2) There is no limit on number of Undos.


Thank you!

Edited by RALehrer 2013-09-02 1:09 AM
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