Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Closing dates

When I first started this site, I gave each puzzle a week before it closed while players discovered the site. Now that there are regular players, I changed it to the original goal, with each puzzle closing after just one day.

Meanwhile, the posting dates and times are based on UTC. Since I strive for midnight, that means the evening before for American players. For example, in Central Daylight Time, midnight UTC is at 7:00 p.m. So right now, a puzzle is posted at or shortly after 7:00 p.m. CDT, then closes at or shortly after 7:00 p.m. the next night.

But these dates and times are meant to make the game more fun for you, the players. Would you rather do different dates/times? It would be no difficulty to leave puzzles up for 36 hours, for example. Thus they would go up at midnight UTC (7:00 p.m. CDT), then close at noon UTC (7:00 a.m.) the following day.

Leave your opinions and feedback about these changes! I read and publish every comment, even though they are moderated. (For technical reasons, I cannot un-moderate comments for just one post.)

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1 comment:

soonerfan645 said...

If you say the puzzle is going to close on XX date, at leave give us the evening to work on it. I can't see blogs at work, so usually I don't get to see the new puzzles before 7 pm CDT. I'd say have them open until at least midnight PST (don't know where the majority of us reside, but that catches all of N.A.)