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Tahnan
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OK, I usually hate features that save people from themselves, but I've now hit "R" at the Change Location screen, trying to restore, once too many times, and accidentally rated a hold "1, .5 brains" as a result. (And since I'm typically only partway through a hold, I can't easily just pick a more accurate rating.)

So I'd love it if either the "R" key didn't do that, or if there were an option to remove one's ratings.
04-16-2007 at 07:00 AM
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Tahnan wrote:
if there were an option to remove one's ratings.
You can do that on the forum, by changing your ratings.

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Changing != Removing
04-17-2007 at 01:30 AM
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Jatopian wrote:
Tahnan wrote:
if there were an option to remove one's ratings.
You can do that on the forum, by changing your ratings.
You didn't actually read all the way through that, did you? Part of the problem is that, having only gotten partway through the hold, I don't know what rating I'd want to change it to. (Nor would I want to approximate; I'd rather see that the hold's unrated, than have to remember that I gave it a temporary rating.)
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Tahnan wrote:
You didn't actually read all the way through that, did you?
I did; I just didn't think this so great a problem that you can't change your rating to a '5' and then re-rate it later.
Oh, and before you accuse me again: I did read your most recent post completely also.

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Tahnan wrote:
OK, I usually hate features that save people from themselves, but I've now hit "R" at the Change Location screen, trying to restore,
For what it's worth - could we get a way of directly going from the Change Location to the Restore screen?

Restoring is the next thing I usually do after selecting a different hold, so this would be quite useful IMHO.

(The same goes for a button to go from the Restore to the Demo screen, since that often is the very next step and having to use the keyboard for that seems really clunky...)

EDIT: How about one of them wizard thingies for watching demos, rolling the "Change Location", "Restore" and the "Demo" screens into a nice 3-step programme? :D

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While we're asking for new shortcuts, it would be nice to have a shortcut from the game play screen to the restore screen, rather than having to escape and then restore.

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Having just done this again, I'd like to re-request this. Again.
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I'd like to add a related request. I think the default in-game rating should be 5 fun, 5 brains (an average hold) instead of 1 fun, 0.5 brains (a worthless puddle of cat barf).
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CuriousShyRabbit wrote:
I'd like to add a related request. I think the default in-game rating should be 5 fun, 5 brains (an average hold) instead of 1 fun, 0.5 brains (a worthless puddle of cat barf).
Agreed.

And could we pretty please just lose the shortcut key on the "Rate this hold" button? I'm 99.9% sure whoever actually wants to rate a hold will use the mouse to drag the sliders first, so I really can't imagine them not using the mouse to click the button to submit their rating...

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CuriousShyRabbit wrote:
I'd like to add a related request. I think the default in-game rating should be 5 fun, 5 brains (an average hold) instead of 1 fun, 0.5 brains (a worthless puddle of cat barf).
Having just stepped in my cat's 1-fun-.5-brains-hold earlier today, I find this metaphor particularly evocative. And I approve of the suggestion as well.
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Sorry, everyone, for the trouble with this. I've fixed this for the next patch so the "R" hotkey will be unassigned from the "Rate this hold!" button. I've also set the slider default values to the middle.

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Yay! Thanks Mike. Any clues as to when said patch will be released?

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After 3.5% hopefully ;)
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I've changed the server to ignore 1/1 ratings from the game, on the assumption that they are accidental.

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07-23-2008 at 01:21 AM
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That's awesome Schik!

You did mean it's ignoring 0.5 brains, 1 fun ratings (the game's default) didn't you?
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Yeah, sorry, that's what I meant. The default lowest-possible-rating will not be accepted.

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07-23-2008 at 01:46 AM
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So... your saying that the HA process should pick up all of those holds that are actually 0.5 brains and 1 fun. Because if they don't, what will I do when I need to "accidentally" mark a hold like that? ;)

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07-23-2008 at 05:27 AM
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Then you rate it as such from the site. The site doesn't default to lowest possible, so it would have to be intentional, so it's still allowed there. The game is the only place it was happening unintentionally.


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Just as long as your not just bumping up the whole curve! Then those conspiratists might actually be right! Oh NO!

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Ha! I'm going to conspirate!

Or is that perspirate...

I'll just beapirate.

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