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Simple Swirl (Sensible Size)

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pdevredis65

Definitely more eloquent! LOL!

whatnauts

The other thing you could do is post puzzles under one profile only. That would cut the puzzles by half!!

I made a bookmark shortcut on the bookmark toolbar, so bookmarks are only one click away. That's the menu item that I use the most. And it's too late now, but with the old jigidi, I would just click on page refresh and I could add a new comment without exiting and re-entering the page.

I don't know, I think comma thingie is much more eloquent :P

pdevredis65

It could be a lot of pressure to have a whole week's worth of puzzles ready, but there are some nights, like tonight, where I made 4 new Paintings that I will definitely post as 3-size ones, so that's 2 day's worth right there (I always make a few LunaPics after each new Painting, so there are those to fill out the 4 slots per profile). And that spurt happens about twice a week. Otherwise, 2-3 new Paintings, or at least enough for the next day, is the norm for a night. So it really wouldn't be that bad if I planned it in advance...

I like the new Jigidi comment function for the way it lets me add another comment without having to exit the puzzle and then get back on it. If I made a mistake, or just wanted to add something, I used to have to exit, get back in, and then post a new one. Now I can just post another one, or redo it right away, without that added step. I guess that balances out the extra steps now needed to find bookmarks and such. TPTB giveth and taketh away with the same hand...

I think the comma thingie you mean is called a cedilla! :-)))

whatnauts

I searched around the keyboard and found the é character, but I can`t find the character with the c with what looks like a comma under it. Although I can find that little comma thingie all by itself (¸) I`ve seen some Europeans use the accent grave as I`ve used it here.

I did see someone else comment about getting puzzles ready to post ahead of time. My first thought was that it would be great to be all ready on those days when you`re busy and then with just a few clicks, the puzzles can be quickly posted. Since I don't have an ipad, I didn't think about how handy it would be if one wasn't handy to the actual files. And so now that you know you can post puzzles while you're on vacation, does that mean you're going to try to have puzzles ready for all that time?? Sounds like a lot of pressure.

Another feature I've noticed is if I delete a comment, I have the option of undeleting it, similar to when you delete a bookmark. I guess that would be very handy if you accidentally click on 'remove' by accident, something I've never done, although I have deleted a lot of comments when I want to fix a typo.

pdevredis65

Yes, the apostrophe is really an accent grave.

I'll have to try the iPhone myself to see what I can find--I love playing around with such things! Oh, and I did find a feature of the new Jigidi that is very handy. I can get my puzzles for the next day all ready to post, with a title and pieces cut, any time I want. When the slots open, clicking on "publish to Jigidi", and selecting a category and a copyright statement and then posting the puzzle, just take a few clicks, and I can do that from the iPad or iPhone--I don't have to be at home at the one computer that has my puzzles! Before, if I wasn't at that one computer at the right time, I couldn't do it. Now, as long as I have set them up, I don't have to worry about it. Which means that I could theoretically set up a whole week's worth of puzzles, assuming that I had made enough ahead of time, and then post them when I'm on vacation!

whatnauts

Most of the characters I see when using an alternate keyboard are punctuation.!!! (multilingual keyoard - I see no change, at least not yet.)
This sentence is typed with the Canadian French keyboard and I don`t see any difference - oh, the apostrophe is different, but no accented words. Hmm, strange.

pdevredis65

Have you ever tried using those characters in a comment, not necessarily one you plan to leave up but as an experiment, just to see if Jigidi will print them as is, or change them to its usual question marks? I've seen a few characters that are definitely not English make it through, but the majority, even French or Spanish, seem to be unacceptable......

whatnauts

I have Canadian French on my laptop as well as something called Canadian Multilingual Standard. Sometimes I accidentally change the keyboard with a hotkey (I have yet to figure out how I do that) and I get all kinds of crazy characters. And then of course I have US, which is what I usually use. On the laptop, the keyboard is not connected to the dictionary.

pdevredis65

Well, I can certainly understand that with Greek, because it's a different alphabet/script. I guess the French Canadian would add accent marks? Hmmmm....have to try that!

whatnauts

I suspect the keyboard and dictionaries are linked. Although there is little difference between English Canada and English US, if you changed to French Canadian or Greek, you'd likely find when you typed certain letters, you'd get something totally unexpected.

pdevredis65

I wonder why they call it a keyboard variety, then...... I can see a Russian or Hebrew or Greek keyboard being different, but the difference between ours should really be called a spell-check variety. I guess it's just easier to use the same term for all the languages. :-)

whatnauts

Yes, the odd spelling variance is about the only difference :))

pdevredis65

I hope she goes back and sees mine, soon, with the "addy"! Which reminds me, I was checking out my iPhone, and discovered that it let me pick all sorts of other languages for a keyboard, and one of them was "English--Canada"! I couldn't image how your keyboard would be different, since we use the same letters and numbers and punctuation marks, and mine has both the dollar and the pound symbols... And, sure enough, there wasn't any difference. But then I decided to see if the spelling corrections might be different, so I typed in the word color, and, sure enough, it underlined it and suggested colour instead! I wonder if this iPad has the same feature... LOL!

whatnauts

I'm so surprised Judy came across my comments. I've copied her email and have told her I will send her a note later this week so she has my email addy as well. Now that everyone has shared email, that may help somewhat!!

I sent Wendy a short note.

pdevredis65

No, and I really should email her; ditto for Glory_B, who hasn't been on Jigidi even longer...

whatnauts

Ahem, indeed!! LOl

Have you spoken with Wendy? It's been over a week since she made an appearance.

pdevredis65

I copied my other comment to Judy. Maybe I'll add my own quick note to her on a new one, and tell her to click on the "sort by recent comments" feature, then re-post the copied comment on an old one of hers. I really don't like leaving that out there. As far as I know, I've told I think 3 people on Jigidi, including you, those things, and I don't need others to see......

pdevredis65

Ahem! LOLOLOL!

whatnauts

I just finished this older puzzle and I'm one second behind you :)
http://www.jigidi.com/puzzle.php?id=30YLZUGB

whatnauts

Judy doesn't seem to be checking her older puzzles for comments and that was one of the things I asked her about on the puzzle she and I conversed on yesterday. I've deleted and reposted a short comment to her several times today in the hopes that she would see it, but no luck. I think I'm going to have to go to a new puzzle and have a chat with her about how to check for comments on older puzzles and then point her to your comment at some point. But that will likely have to wait until tomorrow. When Judy thanked me for pointing her to your comment, she then pointed me back to the puzzle so I could read her comment and learn more about her. That was how I then saw what you had written. Right after that I wrote back to her to tell her about looking at old puzzles and a couple of other things, but she never came back to that puzzle. It's very frustrating.

Do you know how to copy and paste your comment into a text document, so you'll have it ready to post at another time? I think Judy would be pleased as punch to see what you wrote, but that's up to you. Either way, I would like to have her be able to see comments on her older puzzles. It's such a great feature, but a great many people don't use it.

There were a couple of people who I started chatting with and then started to feel like I needed to comment on all their puzzles. But I don't lie well, and I found that when I didn't like their puzzles, I couldn't think of anything to say. Also, if I said I liked all their puzzles and they kept posting the same kinds of puzzles, then what would I do? So now I only comment and solve the puzzles I do like. It's much less stressful.

Thanks for clarifying 'Harold' - I don't think I would have figured that one out!!

pdevredis65

Thanks, autocorrect--that was "her old", not "Harold" puzzles... Sheeeesh!

pdevredis65

Thanks, whatnauts. I saw that she mentioned that you communicated with her and reminded her of things, and I appreciate your doing so now. I don't want to go on one of her puzzles and take the chance of pointing people to that puzzle--I came very close to erasing my comments as soon as I wrote them. Maybe I should, anyway, if she doesn't respond soon, and just copy and paste them on one of Harold puzzles, assuming she checks for new comments....

I also feel guilty when I don't visit, solve, and comment on everyone's puzzles, the people who are always on mine, I mean, but I just don't want to feel that I'm doing something as an obligation, and not for fun, because then I know what will happen--I'll start to feel resentful of the time I'm taking to do it, and I'll stop doing it at all....... I also think (hope!) that when I DO comment now, and say that the puzzle really was great and caught my eye, it will be more believable because I don't say it on every puzzle they post. But maybe I'm giving people the impression that I expect them to do all of mine, while I sit back on my throne and favor them with a rare regal visit--god, I hope that's not the way it comes across!!!!!! :-(((

whatnauts

I knew you were joking, PD, but I'm still glad we glad we had this conversation. I do admit I felt a little guilty, but that's my problem - I know how you feel and that I needn't feel like this, but that's life :) I saw Mandy's 540 pc and I've bookmarked it, but it will be one that gets solved somewhere down the line, maybe, eventually.

Judy is proving to be a very bad commenter. I don't believe she's seen your answer to her or my answer to her on another puzzle she and I were speaking on. This has happened to me several times and I've mostly put it down to her health issues, but other times she simply misses comments. I've reminded her again about your comment, and if she doesn't answer you or me within the next hour, I will remind her again!!!

pdevredis65

I knew I shouldn't have joked about it--damn! No, you did NOT hurt my feelings! I try never to do a puzzle out of a sense of obligation (because it's posted by a friend, say)--and that means even in the small sizes. I started making swirls so you would have fun with them, not so that you would feel that you HAD to do them, or do them in a certain size! And I learned to love both the creating and the solving of them, for which I will be forever grateful to you, so don't you dare apologize! :-)))

I just did a 540 by Mandy of what I took to be xmas tree ornaments--just did it as soon as I saw it, because I loved it. That means I haven't done any of my own large ones, or anyone else's, or even a bunch of small ones I have bookmarked, and I don't care--Jigidi is supposed to be fun, not homework!

whatnauts

I suspect it will be mostly Sue's puzzles where I am making the most changes. It will depend on what sizes she posts. The one she posted yesterday is not one of my favorites, so it's not a difficult decision to choose a smaller size. After all, 300 pieces isn't exactly a small size!! There will be some of hers that I will delight in a 540 supersize :) I have passed on some other puzzles because of the sizing. But there are some puzzles I would solve in 1000 pieces if it were possible!!!

It wasn't an easy decision solving a medium swirl and I truly hope I didn't hurt your feelings.

pdevredis65

I was sure it was the wide bands, because I remember your mentioning that as a feature you're not fond of, preferring the tighter, narrower ones. I was just teasing you! And I know that I and a lot of others whose puzzles you like have suddenly been posting large ones that are much bigger, and that thus take much longer, than before, so of course you have to pick and choose which sizes to do more carefully now. But I understand the battle to convince yourself--I'd almost rather not do one at all then do the dreaded medium size...! And that's just dumb pride, of course! No bunny slope for me, LOL!

whatnauts

Well... it's the wide bands. I figured with all the other super sized puzzles you've been making, I'd work this one in a smaller size. Did you see the puzzle Sue posted tonight in 6 sizes?? It's an experiment to see which sizes get solved. Well on that particular puzzle I chose the 300+ piece puzzle rather than the 400 or 500 piece version. I've got to convince myself that I don't always have to do the largest version!!! LOL

pdevredis

Yikes! You're on a medium swirl! It's the end of the world as I know it...! LOL! Just kidding! Really--JUST KIDDING! Thanks, whatnauts! :-)))))))

whatnauts

Superb sensible swirl, PD. Thanks.

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