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pdevredis65

Great time, though, whatnauts! I can't imagine solving this in under an hour myself! :-DDD

whatnauts

This was quite the workout. Thanks very much.

whatnauts

:)

pdevredis65

I'm not sure who first suggested that it might be a case of her not speaking English--Sue?--but it wasn't me, and I don't think that's the problem. And you're clearly right--she does go back and do old puzzles, from what her comment implies. I guess that, by requesting all those extra puzzles in larger sizes, she is stocking up for a rainy day--along the lines of Noah......! :-)))

whatnauts

Wow, I don't believe Starla has ever left a comment that didn't have a request in it.

Yes, she does seem to be saying that she mentioned it elsewhere, but why would she have done that?? Perhaps it's a translation glitch.

It would seem my theory that she works old puzzles is correct - that puzzle is dated Sept. 2012.

pdevredis65

http://www.jigidi.com/created.php?id=VDFIFOJX

Her comment seems to imply that she mentioned that missing piece problem somewhere else, no? Whatever, I found her remark fascinating... :-)))

whatnauts

:)

pdevredis65

I know I keep saying this, but she doesn't even do 300 pieces per day, so why does she have to make all these requests?! Is there really not a single large puzzle posted each day, out of the hundreds, that would be acceptable to her for her daily allotment of pieces?! Ah, well, that's why I had been ignoring her, and now I'll go back to doing it again...

whatnauts

Starla is turning in to a real nuisance. Sue posted another comment today saying she would likely start ignoring the requests. And I added my two cents and that you had started doing the same. I think it's only common courtesy to say thanks, and I often say thanks on both the puzzle I asked for as well as the puzzle where I made the request (sometimes not on the latter, but always the former). Starla may have a problem with English, as you have mentioned before, but she has managed to add 'thank you'' to her requests, which she did not do originally. I can't help but think she must have seen some of the comments about her brusque requests.

I often have puzzles in my markmarks which are several months old, but lately I have been making a bigger effort to quickly solve any puzzles I have specifically requested.

pdevredis65

Ah, I didn't realize that they had that long a history, although I should have figured it out from Sue's remark... I just meant that, since Sue usually posts in at least 3 sizes, I didn't expect Starla to ask unless Sue did mention that it could go even larger, because, except for the two times that she didn't wait until I finished posting, or didn't check to see all the sizes I'd posted, Starla has never gone on a large one of mine and asked for it larger; it's always on one I've only posted in small.

The fact that you do the puzzles you ask for, as well as say thanks for posting them, is the difference between day and night, heaven and hell, good and evil, god and the devil..... LOL! But I really do mean that!!!! And, if Starla actually solved them and said so, or said thanks, it wouldn't bother me that she wants the puzzles...

whatnauts

Perhaps she wouldn't have asked Sue, but Sue usually mentions when a puzzle can be larger and 99% of the time, Starla asks for larger. And I probably ask about 90% of the time, but then I do the puzzles I ask for.

pdevredis65

Unless she is a pathological hoarder via bookmarks, I just don't understand her! She doesn't even do the equivalent of a single large puzzle per day, so why does she ask for so many to be made for her, when there are already so many for her to pick from?!!!!!! I'm not insulted, really, just p*ssed, because I have no doubt that if I'd switched the puzzles and posted the one I made only as a small be in 3 sizes instead, and the one I posted is 3 sizes only as a small, she would have reversed her request and asked for the other! And that business with Sue--I'm sure that Starla would never have requested it, given the many sizes Sue had already offered, if Sue hadn't mentioned that it could be even larger!

whatnauts

I missed this comment yesterday. I've spotted those two puzzlers as well, but haven't solved any. I'm always curious as to what Alkas's titles would be if translated.

I saw Starla's request on your puzzle and then again on one of Sue's puzzles today. As if Starla will answer!! I wonder if she is a compulsive bookmarker and bookmarks everything in sight. I don't think you should be insulted that she doesn't want to do the large puzzles you already post - I'm beginning to think she bookmarks everything in sight that is colourful and large, and when it isn't large, she makes the request, never checking back to see if that person has responded in any way. And as you pointed out, she doesn't seem to solve enough puzzles to keep up with her requests. And she even asks for larger puzzles on the smaller version, not even bothering to check if there is already a large. What a bloody pain she is. The only progression she has made is adding thank you to her requests.

pdevredis

I remember that she was a favorite of yours....There are 2 posters whose puzzles I've been seeing and liking, jerseydeb and alkas. Alkas in particular, who doesn't speak English, posts puzzles I would love to do in really large sizes, but I don't know if I can communicate that. I did get Google to tell me how to say that I liked her puzzles--so maybe I'll try the "larger" request via Google.

Good old Starla was right back on my weird swirl today, wanting it larger! It really p*sses me off, because what she is saying is that none of the large swirls I make is good enough to do, just the small ones I haven't chosen to post larger. I mean, if she did the other large ones and ALSO wanted the weird one large--cool, sure! But no, my large puzzles are never the ones she wants to do, only the small ones made larger..... And she treats other people the same way! To me, her requests are insulting, not complimentary....

whatnauts

The swirl puzzle of Sue's was one of her harder ones, which is why I requested it in a reasonable number of pieces - otherwise they are too hard and not enjoyable. You posted a good time on it. And speaking of not enjoyable, spending half an hour on a puzzle and not putting any pieces in place certainly qualifies. Gypsywest has been struggling to find good pics and has been posting different kinds of pics lately. There was a time when I wanted to solve nearly all of her pics and since they were mostly large puzzles, it was sometimes a struggle.

pdevredis65

No, I haven't finished all of his, and I went back to his Xmas present one, which has incredibly long solve times. I put in another half hour without connecting a single piece, and it just wasn't worth it. It isn't a pretty puzzle or one with a fascinating pattern or a pattern that looks simple but proves to be hellish--those make me more willing to struggle on... I've never been that fond of gypsywest's puzzles, even ones I should probably like looking at, and I don't know why. I like the Saturday Gollum puzzles and others with more random designs and splotches of colors and patterns more than the intricate designs she makes... I did Sue's swirl one that you requested larger, even though they usually are very hard for me.

whatnauts

Oh dear, some people have no taste :)

You're looking for tough puzzles???? Have you finished all of tugman's monsters?? You could always look over gypsywest's puzzles.

pdevredis65

And very, very unpopular! LOL! Even the breathing blue monster did better!

I've been looking for tough ones to do today, to take my mind off things--I even did the swirl Sue posted for you. Why do I never look at my own puzzles?..... Tomorrow, I will! :-)))

whatnauts

Ooohh, very, very cool!!

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