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Posted 14th Apr 2011 at 22:51
Last edited by gareth 14th Apr 2011 at 22:51
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber
Until today there hasn't been an easy way of discussing changes, improvements or even puzzles in general on puzzlemix. Although you could comment on individual puzzles it was often hard to keep track of replies or further comments on those puzzles, and it was very tricky to spot if someone had posted something interesting on an older puzzle. Today that has changed!

The Discussion Forum page (linked at the top of every page) contains all of the comments on active puzzles, sorted with the most recent first. It also includes any discussion topics that have been created. Anyone can create a new topic - just click the "Create a new discussion topic" on the Discussion Forum page.

The system is new today so if you spot anything not working do please let me know, either by replying here or via email if you prefer (click 'Contact me' at the top left for this).

On the list of puzzle comments the left column shows the type of puzzle as well as your current status on this puzzle. "Free", "Daily" and "Set" refer to free puzzles, daily puzzles and those in sets respectively - the three tabs at the top of the main puzzle list page. If this area shows non-bold grey text then this means you cannot play the puzzle. Possible reasons for this include it being a free puzzle that has expired (and which you never played previously); a daily puzzle and you are not subscribed, or it was posted before you subscribed; or a puzzle from a puzzle set you do not currently own. You can, however, view the comments for any puzzle - what you can't do however is play (or comment) on a greyed-out puzzle.

Gareth, puzzlemix

Posted 1st May 2011 at 22:27
Last edited by Ritulia 1st May 2011 at 22:28
Heh. Looks like I was blind. :) Missed this new addition (it wasn't in the News, was it?). Nice to see all comments through the "forum" link. :) Even though you can't see straight away in which threads you left a message, you can still see the last activity. :) Access to comments to daily and sets of puzzles is also a nice addition. Might help decide whether to get a new set, for example, or if it's too hard for you or something else. And the ability to create new threads, not bound to a particular puzzle.
Thanks for your continuing efforts, Gareth.
BTW, that link "add this set of puzzles" on the main forum page is a bit confusing. And when clicked, you see an error message - unknown set.
Posted 2nd May 2011 at 01:08
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber
Hi Ritulia,
No, I added the Discussion Forum "quietly" just over 2 weeks ago - I don't think many people have noticed yet! As you say, you can see all comments posted, even for daily puzzles and sets of puzzles, and you can also create topics which aren't attached to puzzles.

Thanks very much for mentioning the 'add this set of puzzles' link - that was a bug which I've now fixed. It didn't show up for me because it didn't happen if you had a certain set of puzzles in your collection, which I did. It also didn't show if you weren't logged in. Now it won't show up for anyone!

Gareth, puzzlemix

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