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comments can foil forced paths

PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:26 am
by bass
Adding a comment creates a new path to the problem.

If the comment path happens to branch from the problem paths at a node that has forced continuations, then adding the comment makes the applet accept a move that the contributor tried to disable,

see http://goproblems.com/prob.php3?id=13525 for an example.

Re: comments can foil forced paths

PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:34 am
by tails
Thanks for the report. I've confirmed the bug. I'll fix it.

Re: comments can foil forced paths

PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:31 pm
by tails
It's fixed. Please let me know if anything went wrong by this modification.

Re: comments can foil forced paths

PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:02 am
by trevor
I wish I could permanently clip branches that are irrelevant due to fixes. Even when all the comments are deactivated, the old path can't be removed. Thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions.

Re: comments can foil forced paths

PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:06 pm
by tails
Yes, that's a point. Comment paths can look strange, especially when you have modified the initial position.

But those paths can't just be removed because deactivated comments must be read when required.

So, my idea is: Don't care too much about deactivated comments and their paths.

What do others think?

Re: comments can foil forced paths

PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:09 am
by trevor
Thank you for your reply. It is a minor thing, but it can add white noise to an otherwise concise problem and discussion. I don't know if letting members delete their own comments would cause problems, but it might help to delineate between deactivating and deleting. I'm not familiar enough with the site yet to understand the value of deactivated comments. I was treating it like deletion.