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Auto problem selection

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:09 pm
by adum
i've added a big "Go to Problems!" button on the home page. this starts solving around your current kyu/dan level, and there's a button to go to Next to automatically continue. an easy way to keep seeing problems at an appropriate level. i'll add checking to prefer problems you haven't seen before too.

that old section of the page had a basic problem search that was pretty useless, so i think this will be much more pleasant. let me know what you think!

Re: Auto problem selection

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 3:40 pm
by adum
okay, now it prefers problems you haven't solved before.

Re: Auto problem selection

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 11:59 pm
by momojojo
You used to be able to choose the type of problem (life or death, endgame, etc. . .), and the problem level. Is that functionality gone? I really liked that.

Re: Auto problem selection

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 5:07 pm
by adum
i took that out -- i figured nobody was really using it. i could add it back in if there's popular demand.

Re: Auto problem selection

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 5:38 pm
by Weichi
I think that function is pretty convenient and we should keep it.

Re: Auto problem selection

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 5:42 pm
by Weichi
I used the auto problem selection function as an unregistered user and the system kept giving me problems of dan's or single kyu's, though I'm only a double-digit kyu player. I don't know if it was because I tried too few times or because I played as an unregistered player.

Re: Auto problem selection

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 8:21 pm
by adum
hmmn, that's interesting. it should work properly for unregistered users. anyone else have that problem?

Re: Auto problem selection

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:11 pm
by momojojo
I was using the choose-the-problem-level-and-type a lot. Sometimes I feel like just doing life-and-death problems, or sometimes endgame problems. And sometimes I feel like doing hard problems above my level, and sometimes I just want to blast quickly through a lot of easy problems below my level. I can't imagine I'm the only one.

Re: Auto problem selection

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 12:25 am
by 0n1
the new selection method seems to give me problems 3-7 kyus above my level. I would prefer it feeding me 1-3 kyus above instead.

BTW, it would be great if you can add a clock to this problem auto-feed system, not just in time trial. So we will know how long we have used to solve the problem.

Currently, I'm using a bug in time trial to go through a particular lever several times: when I run out all the chances I have for mistakes, reloading the page will give me the next problem at the same level in kinda random sequence. This is ok, but as a pro user I would like have a better documented system.
Suggestion:
A. Keep time trial as a test with limited credits to go through, but make the sequence random each time a user starts it
or
B. Abandon the credits in time trial, and make just a way for users to practice at a specific level with a COUNTUP clock

Thank you for the updates, I really like the new system being able to give me a level estimate.

Re: Auto problem selection

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 7:45 am
by adum
thanks for the suggestions. of course, you can always choose problem levels on the problem page. that might be the best way if you have a specific goal.