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This seems to have been taken near Cleveland, Ohio.
It is not seawater, but lake water.
It is near the Coast Guard Station.

I wish I knew how this puzzle was shared around the world so much that the puzzle site became so widely used.

Jan. 19, 2011 - posted
Jan.19, 2012 - 836,474 - Pat Squire predicted it would never reach 1,000,000.
Jan.19, 2013 - 1,144,429
Jan,19, 2014 - 1,341,823
Jan. 9 (not 19), 2015 - 1,456,250
Jan. 19, 2016 - 1,540,519
Jan. 19, 2017 - 1,604,785
Jan. 19, 2018 - 1,650,928

January 19, 2019
35 pieces
1746 comments
1,707,822 solves
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What a long, strange trip it's been......... 8 years!

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robf

22229, 22230, 22231, 22232, 22233

tanhse37

124 to 130

robf

The plea has now been aimed (using the @ ) at 942 Jigidiers, from N to nan7. There is no nan7; it was just a convenient place to pause.
The solve rate has gone up quite well since Friday morning.
Are these two facts connected? There's no evidence of it yet...

robf

Hello fellow Frozen Seawater fans,

As promised in my comment below (from April 12), with support from a small team I've written a final draft of a plea which will be sent to other Jigidi members, asking if they'd like to help solve Frozen Seawater regularly, and push it over the 2,000,000 mark.

To keep this puzzle from being overloaded with comments, please visit an older puzzle of mine to see the draft and all progress that ensues. Its link is shown at the end of this comment.

Thank you for your help! This is for Jigidi publicity, which will bring us more new members and more wonderful puzzles to solve.

- Rob

Puzzle link:
https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/7CC62NCS/A-bright-fall-day

Mazy

It's all good here, Clive, as you can see one of those fussy bizzie lizzies has seen to it that I don't have a voice here, though everyone else grumbles about TPTB and each other.

Along with anyone else who rightfully has said, this isn't much fun anymore. We all just went POOF! good thing I keep an impeccable paper trail, if any of you need it.

Come play where people are fun and nice to one another with jokes and teasing at friends:

https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/1QHVAO5F/Going-to-be-a-crowded-street

or come chat and have coffee in the salon for nice people with ideas, jokes, teasing, new friends... and a safe place to express yourself genuinely. Unfortunately there has been signs of invasive weeds but they do dry up and go away if they get no attention.

https://www.jigidi.com/created.php?id=NFOUXGR0

and lest the FS solvers get upset, you guys clearly don't want 'our kind' here.

Clive, I think your wife and I would be fast friends. I prefer my friends and social intercourse to be happy and genuine.

Sissel

1720501 and still not on the list but glad about the trying of a record :-))))))

PWH

RobF, There are over 100,000 members of jigidi, from what I understand.

robf

@PWH, no doubt at all that you're right. And if we had a penny from every person on earth, we'd each have over $70 million!
How many Jigidiers do you suppose there are? If we could reach 10% of them -- ambitious maybe, but not impossible -- we could cut patsquire's estimate down to about a year, couldn't we?
I keep a short list of things to check every morning. One of them is to solve this puzzle again, at least once a day. That happens right after getting the free font of the day, from another site that also sees all too much of me. :)
Would TPTB object if we were to draft, agree on, & post a little plea into the comments of every puzzle seen in a given week?

PWH

I bet if we all worked at it, we could get it up to 2,000,000 solves. That would probably be the record solves for any jigidi puzzle.

Joan_2

@patsquire : such a pessimist (ha ha)

patsquire

Hmmmm, well, we've only added 1038 solves in 9 days. At that rate it will take a little over 6 ½ years from now to reach 2,000,000.

Joan_2

279,962 to go to Two Million Solves!

@PWH
You are a trip!!! 4-1-19

PWH

What you mean, it's not sea water? Anyone looking at the scene can sea the water even if it is in the lake.

PWH

A punderful idea. I don't smoke, so I will have to be the Pundit. I DO smoulder once in a while, though.

Mazy

Smokey and the Pundits!

PWH

Mazy, we have more pun than the law allows.

Mazy

good to see you back @PWH - double the parson, double the puns.

kayboblee

@auntielester

sue1

I have talked to Magnus and Mette. I will keep my 2 main profiles, Sue1 and Sue49. I had already linked them in my profiles, along with SueAnne. SueAnne must be sealed, as well as my 2 other profiles, Sue1949 and Sue1Star. Several VERY old accounts are just ignored as I can't even remember the passwords. Magnus and Mette were very thoughtful to explain the new policies. I don't think I will have any problems with it. I changed the wording in my profiles to explain the new policy and to list the other 2 sealed profiles.

PWH

I resemble you calling me a bit of a joker. I am using both accounts starting tomorrow. I have been away most if the day today and just got home so I will start fresh in the morning. They have already given me permission to keep both accounts.
If you want to see a REAL joker, Mazy, just look in the mirror. There you will see a MUCH better looking joker.

Mazy

@PWH
@ParsonWayne

see the message from ladywil2 below.

You can be a bit of a joker, but that's as bad as you get. :)

kayboblee

1717720. ;-))

3-19-19

RandomWorship

@Jigidi - there is something else that I would like you to clarify - that I think would be of concern to the people who have created additional profiles as specific characters in a storyline. If these profiles are deleted, will those profile names be excluded from being re-established by others?

I think I left one or two....If anyone notices more let me know. I will remove what is necessary.
Thanking you in advance. Bev. 3-15-19

PutterDutt

I just worked my way all the way from the bottom and deleted all my comments. Pat, 4 days ago you said you'd deleted all but a handful of your comments. You must have very big hands. :o)

This is now my ONLY comment on this puzzle......unless my Seeing Eye dog missed one.....

ladywil2

I emailed about my 2 account, and this is the reply from Mette:
""Thanks for getting back to us on this. Yes, you can continue with your accounts as you suggest :-)

Our intention with this specific guideline is to be rid of trolling and enhance the feeling of a real, present and honest community. You'll find our reasoning here: https://www.jigidi.com/guidelines.php

Many Jigidi puzzlers as of today have 2 accounts for the purpose of either offering their puzzles in more sizes (like you describe) or for posting a particular style of puzzles that they for any given reason want to 'contain' on one account.

We have in no way set out to change any of these usages, so any requests in these regards will be accommodated.

As we write in the guidelines: "Our aim is ensuring safe interaction between all puzzlers on Jigidi - not to stain your creative wings. Therefore, if you have distinct artistic reasons for having 2 accounts get in touch and let us know. But remember, transparency is King; you must write the names of the associated accounts in the description of both accounts."

So, if make sure it's clear that your accounts are associated and which account is your main account you primarily communicate from all is perfectly fine :-)""

My 2 accounts are clearly written on my description, but I don't have a main account. So I just keep using these 2 and wait and see what happens.

irisriver

I do know of someone who e mailed Magnus and they will get to keep their second profile that they use for posting puzzles. Sounds worth a try. Much luck to everyone affected by the change.

RandomWorship

Thanks for letting me know @Sweetums. I guess that's some small consolation. (❛ᴗ❛)

ladywil

I removed them all from this account.

ladywil2

I removed all my comments.

RandomWorship

Yep. I'm aware of that too. But I figured since they had commented here, without being tagged, that they might reply here to questions too. Which would be useful, because rather than one person getting clarification/information in a direct email, the many people who follow this puzzle would get the information. But I'm not holding my breath........

RandomWorship

I hope that's what they mean, @Bluebonnet. I await their confirmation that it IS what they meant. (❛ᴗ❛)

Sissel

Kære @Jigidi - Jeg forstår ikke helt hvad der sker. Kan jeg få lidt på dansk ;-)))

RandomWorship

@Jigidi could you please clarify your statement "Many Jigidi puzzlers as of today have 2 accounts for either offering their puzzles in more sizes or for posting a particular style of puzzles that they for any given reason want to 'contain' on one account."

I find it confusing and contradictory. How can the Jigidi puzzlers who have two accounts for the purposes you describe, continue with that if "contained on one account"?

RandomWorship

Thanks for the reply, @Sweetums. And you post an excellent question! I look forward to hearing the answer to it!! (❛ᴗ❛)

SunnyBarb25

1716668

jeribar8

Clive, Jigidi is not going to take any of your old puzzles down. You just can't post new
puzzles under them anymore. You can still use "CJ45" to post your puzzles.
READ the Jigidi post below. About 15 comments down.

Kw3sta

I don't think bookmarks will work if the accounts are deleted! I understood that was the reason for the locked accounts, so people could still access the puzzles on them.

Thanks for the tag Jeri

jeribar8

New post from Jigidi below...

@wjl1015 @Fishes @Hismorts @irisriver @Isaly @Jumble @oldandancient @pasta
@PutterDutt @rswestley @CJ45

This was the first jigidi.com puzzle I did. It was sent to me by a friend and classmate who had cancer.
Jigidi was one of her Joys in life. She is now in a better place.

Bubble

Pat - I think I've been chatting to you via some of your alter egos - Good to know its you. (✿´‿`)

Sissel

1716401 :-) I hope to keep my 3 accounts

Jigidi

Hi everyone

Our intention with this specific guideline is to be rid of trolling and enhance the feeling of a real, present and honest community.

You'll find our reasoning in our guidelines.

Many Jigidi puzzlers as of today have 2 accounts for either offering their puzzles in more sizes or for posting a particular style of puzzles that they for any given reason want to 'contain' on one account.

We have in no way set out to change any of these usages, so any requests in these regards will be accommodated. 

As we write in the guidelines: "Our aim is ensuring safe interaction between all puzzlers on Jigidi - not to stain your creative wings. Therefore, if you have distinct artistic reasons for having 2 accounts get in touch and let us know. But remember, transparency is King; you must write the names of the associated accounts in the description of both accounts."

You’re very welcome to get in touch with us on this matter in regards to how you wish to proceed with your accounts (if you have more than one), or you can await hearing from us. This is perfectly fine as well.

(Sorry, Joan454 - your puzzle became the town hall for a moment there)

All love
Jigidi team

RandomWorship

@Sweetums thanks so much for the heads-up about this. Did TPTB email you to let you know about this? I'm trying to understand what their reasons are, and the link to the page just talks about WHAT they want to do, not WHY. Is there any other info, direct from TPTB that you can share with us?

For me, the impacts will be that I can no longer post my puzzles in small sizes, which I do on my second profile. So unless TPTB are planning on increasing the maximum puzzles you can post in a day - for me, it will reduce what I can post. There are five puzzle size categories, but only four posting slots. So something will have to give. I think this will make the folks who solve my smaller puzzles most unhappy!

As someone who has been on Jigidi since 2010, I do miss the days when they used to run changes past us, and seek feedback/input. Now it's just make a decision, and implement it! At least they could explain why, to help us understand, and maybe more easily accept it........

I have no intention of staying on jigidi if this policy goes into effect.

patsquire

There are a lot of ways to have fun on Jigidi. One of them is simply the making up of new profile names, clever ones, funny ones, ones to honor other people!

patsquire

Bluebonnet, you ask me, "So you just use alternate names to post comments without people knowing who you are? That's exactly why TPTB made this decision." Yes, of course that's why I use them. It’s why everybody who uses them does it. Is there anything wrong with sometimes wanting a little anonymity in this day and age? No there is not.

If I take issue with someone I use my own name, I'm up front, I don't "hide and snipe." But my other profiles give me more latitude to have fun! For instance, here are some of my specific uses for specific profiles:

1. Averaging exactly 25 pieces per solve.
2. Averaging exactly 40 pieces per solve.
3. Averaging exactly 75 pieces per solve.
4. Averaging exactly 82 pieces per solve.
5. Averaging exactly 216 pieces per solve.
6. Averaging exactly 342 pieces per solve.

These give me mental challenges and opportunities for fun that will DISAPPEAR if Jigidi implements this policy.

Other specific uses include:

7. One for use on music-related puzzles.
8. One who only solves fine art paintings.
9. One who is from Pennsylvania and talks about Pennsylvania Dutch lore.
10. One from west Texas.
11. One who is a friendly old guy.
12. One who is a spaced-out dreamer.
13. One who is a happy go lucky party guy.
14. One who is a combat veteran.

And none for nefarious purposes.

So when I lament that TPTB are squeezing the fun out of Jigidi IT’S TRUE! I don’t know why they’re trying to shrink Jigidi but they clearly are. It may be for economic purposes. It feels to me like they got an investor a few months ago who is turning the screws on the whole operation to control costs. I just hope Jigidi does NOT become a no-fun site with membership that starts dwindling away on a slippery slope to CLOSURE. But making Jigidi less fun is a big step in that direction. I agree with Sweetums that this is much wore than losing our stars.

ringleader

I hope people realize that if they delete a profile all the comments made from that profile will disappear. I'm remembering all the leader boards that went to nine insead of 10 when JCarroll deleted his profiles. Seems sealing a profile would be better I think. We don't lose anything that way except that space for posting. There will be fewer puzzles posted but there will still be more than enough for all. I'm sorry to see it happening and it does affect me but I see the reasoning.

pasta

@CathyTx2

wjl1015

Very recent Beverly! Today is the first I'd heard about it!

patsquire

QUITE RIGHT - - - - - - - - - IT'S RIDICULOUS! - - - - - - - - - O U T R A G E O U S!

I have a lot of fun with my various personalities. A LOT! I use some for big puzzles only, some for puzzles of an exact size only, some for regional discussions, or topical discussions and other specific purposes.

And it's FUN to make up new ones! Plays on words, funny spellings, odd names. IT'S FUN!

Taking the FUN OUT OF JIGIDI seems to be this NEW MANAGEMENT'S ongoing campaign.

ATTENTION TPTB: More profiles = MORE usage of Jigidi. Fewer profiles = LESS!

patsquire

I just scrolled down through all 1250+ remaining comments and deleted all but a handful of mine. I'd suggest that some of our other regulars, who have large numbers of obsolete comments, could do the same and it would speed up the access time to load this puzzle. After all, comments from years ago hardly mean anything any more.

Here is just a handful of randomly selected examples. Since these are random I know I've left out some of our most prolific comment posters. These are unedited copies of the complete posts.

Dilubreuer 31. Mar 2015
1:12

irmachac 30. Sep 2017
Today 1637848

marcelteun 22. Sep 2018
Way to go!!!!

racoonstar 20. Dec 2018
143

jals 5. Oct 2017
1638519

And even our distinguished founder:

joan454 24. Jun 2011
24. Jun 2011 - 23:49
582038

Joan_2

1716049

283,951 until 2 million

Sissel

:-)) just having a good time

@Bluebonnet
Thank you for the Pssst. That is good news.. I hope she is doing well.
Oh, I'mm at 35:)) I wish I was 35yrs young again and know what I know today. :))
Ya gotta know we are all having fun on jigida. Not meaning any harm to anyone. 3-1-19

puzzeljac

Linda
Ctrl with the f

: "Everything's better with Blue Bonnet on it!"

linda1802

Bluebonnet, fascinating information. Thanks. I'd be interested to know how you discovered the number of comments per puzzler. I didn't know that was possible. Surely you didn't count them ...?

patsquire

In the overall scale of time, more than 8 years, that period of shutdown was insignificant so I ignored it. Breaking it down another way, back in 2011-2012 we were solving at a rate of more than 1 per minute, almost 2,000 every day. Now we’re solving this puzzle about 140 times a day.

At this rate we're over 5 ½ years away from 2,000,000.

patsquire

June 6, 2012, which was 1 year, 4 months and 18 days from the date of posting.

Since then it has been 6 years, 8 months and 22 days to add 714,125 more solves. And we've slowed down a little in the last month.

patsquire

Hmmmmm, I'm afraid that according to my math, at the current rate of solving it's looking like we'll get to 2,000,000 sometime during the summer of 2024.

patsquire

I'll proudly lay claim to solve # 1711711............I love numbers with style!

Jumble 17. Oct 2018
My computer is getting slow at displaying this puzzle, I think it's because there are so many comments, so I am going to delete all my trivial comments, and jumblestar's, which will lower the comments number, and some of your comments will be wrong, sorry. Then I will return in the morning and delete this one. Sorry All.

Sounds like a good idea to do this again. There was a discussion about it on 17 and 18 Oct. 2018.

wjl1015

Something I thought I'd pass along, once you solve a puzzle, Jigidi will add the # of pieces to your total but not the additional solves. Thought someone might be interested.....

Today Jan. 23,2019 7:52 p.m. U.S.A It says: 1708586

ringleader

You're welcome, Joan. I come by and add a solve every once in a while. Ank's puzzle reminded me of the date.

joan454

Thanks to @ringleader for providing me the stats.

I was too cold to play on Jigidi on the 19th!

ringleader

Joan, I meant to come back here before shutting down last night but from comments there were at least 1,707,822 solves by around 7 p.m. on the 19th. 8 years now. That would be 1746 comments as of yesterday (the 19th)

kayboblee

Thanks, Cj45, for the well wishes. Hope you are able to stop by for some of the bubbly Ank has so kindly brought to the party. ;-)

kayboblee

Thanks, Ank, for sharing the link to the famous puzzle. 1,707,918. Interesting formation. joan454 is smart to repost it every year. Happy anniversary to all the solvers and joan and Ank, maybe the photographer, too--Ashu Chaturvedi.

Kossamu

Happy 8 year anniversary!
170771

miztarefet

1,707,763

okieclem

Hey, seawater puzzle solving gang -- check out what Ank posted today: https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/LBBRX1Y5/8th-anniversary-of-the-posting-of-the-Frozen-Seawater-puzzle

♥☺♥☺♥

pkin38

1707715

1707640 :-)))

randlindsly

@patsquire ......The Force is what gives a Jigidi his power. It's an energy field created by all puzzling things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the puzzle together. You must learn the ways of the Force if you're to become a Jig-di master.

pasta

+5☺

Sissel

1705910 :-)))

RandomWorship

Sorry Ank! I meant to say thanks for the vote of confidence in my intuition! (❛ᴗ❛)

RandomWorship

Oooh. You big tease, @poolcue !! If you are the old friend I think you are, and a supporter during some tricky times, I say welcome back - and you were missed. I hope is well in your world. ❤

randlindsly

....and if you're looking for puzzles that have a high solve rate, this one has over 150,000
https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/U9HCKLSZ/Faster-faster-you-fool

puzzeljac

@RandomWorship ☺☺☺ Kirsten, I'm sure you are right. ☺☺☺

RandomWorship

@poolcue ?? Are you who I think you are? *excited face* !!! (❛ᴗ❛)

firstdawn

I noticed that there are 15 names on the leader board. Does the number increase according to the number of solves?

Sissel

596 :-) Just kind of fun Fay

Sissel

1705498

Sissel

Thank you so much CJ45 :-)))))

morris186

Word from Lori would be nice!!

Brie1648

Happy birthday Sissel! May your year ahead be full of happiness and good health!

Joan_2

@Fowly
Thanks for helping us toward our goal.
We have a lot of catching up to do because there was the copyright issue earlier this year.

firstdawn

Did you hear me singing along with you? James Taylor is one of my all time favorites. He taught me syncopation.

Sissel

Thank you Joe and Firstdawn. Raaike and Neville put out cards too so more greetings. I will keep these youtubes in favorits :-))))

wjl1015

I know the song well Dawn, I even recorded it for my friend Lori.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5ewgo0Mqyk

firstdawn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEkIou3WFnM

I like this one Joe.

wjl1015

It's always good to have friends.......I really do cherish mine!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17u9mxdvQEo

Sissel

I know Joe (blushing and a tear) :-))) Hugs

Sissel

Sorry - I am over welmed by my birthday card from Ank/puzzeljac. So many gorgius friends. I see them here to. Let's go ………… :-)))))))

Sissel

735 Thanks for Jigidi :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))

Sissel

1704712 :-)))))))

Beekay

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year. May you reach that 2 million goal in 2019◝(⁰▿⁰)◜

jasonchung2

Happy New Year, everyone :-))

marcelteun

Happy New Year to all of you!

Sissel

1704130

Sissel

4060

Sissel

906

treker

795

Sissel

792 Good morning and have a nice day :-))))

Sissel

1703611

Zetas2

Merry Christmas and a happy new year

firstdawn

Merry Christmas @joan454. Thankyou for this puzzle. Dawn

wjl1015

Merry Christmas to you all!!! :))

Sissel

Merry Christmas Rand :-)))))

Sissel

Merry Christmas Pat :-)))))

monicapocincnet

That's alright patsquire, all's forgiven! LOL Monica :-))

monicapocincnet

Merry Christmas to you too patsquire!!! Hope Santa brings you everything you desire! :-)) Monica

patsquire

♫ ♩♬ ♪ ♫ M E R R Y ♪ C H R I S T M A S ♪ E V E R Y B O D Y ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♬

Sissel

2910

firstdawn

@laurajane here's a big number of solves.

monicapocincnet

1702774

monicapocincnet

WOW! That is totally incredible, plus the amount of people that have put this puzzle together and so many comments about it too. Good job, great job!!!!! Monica :-)) You weren't kidding firstdawn! HUGE!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!

firstdawn

@monicapocincnet Here's a big solve number.

racoonstar

2590

racoonstar

387

racoonstar

203 204

PLG1958

Wow! STILL going! Amazing!

randlindsly

Yep....worked for a minute, but it looks like someone stripped the HTML and now it doesn't work. My guess is by tagging @Magnus he saw what was happening and stomped on it. Maybe he turned on markup for this puzzle for his post and forgot to turn it off until I highlighted it. bummer.

randlindsly

Cool! Looks like traditional html markup works!!! :-)

randlindsly

OK....in @Magnus post....he included a hyperlink to another page. Didn't know that was possible, or it may be an admin thing. But going to try it here to see if I can make it work!
Google
[url=http://www.google.com]Google[/url]

racoonstar

143

jojosmom417

1702133

jeribar8

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Thank you Magnus and Happy Holidays..!!

okieclem

*SO* glad the legal issues were worked out on this puzzle and that we have it back. ☺ Thanks, Magnus!

gogogo

Merry Christmas wishes to you and the team, Magnus!
Thanks for giving us the link to view Ashu's other work - it's definitely worth a look! :-)))

gogogo

What a delight to find this puzzle back!
Thanks to you and the team, Magnus, for making the effort to arrange and achieve this. ☺︎

Joan_2

@Magnus
I hope it didn't cause financial issues.
I appreciate that people own their property.

pasta

Thanks Magnus, and team. Merry Christmas!!!☺☺

Magnus

Thank you all! We're are very happy to see it back as well. I cannot take credit for it, though. It's a team effort really, as all the work on Jigidi is.

You should also check out some of Ashu's other work - it’s quite something! Happy puzzling and a Merry Christmas to you all!

Kw3sta

So good to see it back! Thank you!
Now we need to make up for 2 months of lost time!

RandomWorship

Woo hoo! It's back!
1701754
1648

SandiT

Thank you so much, Magnus!! This is a wonderful gift to us! We appreciate you.

Fishes

This is thrilling!
Thanks!

marcelteun

WoW!!!! It's back!! Well done Magnus!! Thank you very much!! Great work!

ringleader

THANK YOU, MAGNUS.

jyl

Thanks, Magnus: we deeply appreciate your work on our behalf!!

puzzeljac

Magnus, sorry, I was so excited that I forgot to thank you. Thanks ♥♥♥

puzzeljac

Yippee ☺☺☺☺☺

Max_Tooney

Congrats! It's never over until it's over...

Jumble

THANK YOU SO SO MUCH FOR BRINGING IT BACK TO US FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!
NOW THE WORK BEGINS ON GETTING IT TO THAT 2 MILLION!!!

marcelteun

Good idea to delete the comments! This is why it crashes in the app (I need to load it in the app in an alternative way)

jyl

Mine are gone for this year; I'll go back farther later. :o))

racoonstar

I did a bunch of deletes, too.

Boy, was I ever a "chatty kathy" :x

youngone

Thanks, PD. If everyone gets rid of some it will certainly help.

youngone

patsquire, I did it individually but it took awhile. Will call @Sweetums to try to get an answer for you.

pasta

1590. 14 solves for the day. Night.☺

youngone

Think it is a good idea, as Jumble said, to clean out your old comments. I just did and have maybe 5 left since this started. pasta you still have comments from earlier than today - saw them as I deleted mine. CJ45, irisriver, jals, patsquire, StarBrie1648, Brie1648, jyl, Wjl1015, randlinsly, etc. all have numerous comments that now make no sense as others have deleted their comments. Since it is getting harder and harder to load this puzzle, it seems time to do some clean up. :)

Jumble

My computer is getting slow at displaying this puzzle, I think it's because there are so many comments, so I am going to delete all my trivial comments, and jumblestar's, which will lower the comments number, and some of your comments will be wrong, sorry. Then I will return in the morning and delete this one. Sorry All.

Sissel

I guess it will come piece by piece Joan :-)))

Joan_2

So.
Who among us believes that we will stop solving this puzzle when it hits 2 million solves?

Sissel

1701323 - 2742

racoonstar

1701150 at 59 seconds, 1 second slower than my best time. :D

BarbaraL

37 seconds a new best score.

racoonstar

1701042

racoonstar

1701027

Kw3sta

After doing more than 40 solves today, I have broken my personal best by 8 seconds and the 1 minute barrier. Never thought I would, but 59 seconds !!!
# 1700892 comment 2701

randlindsly

OK...all this math stuff is silly.....I just graphed it out. We would actually have to pick up the pace to hit 2M by 2022......here's the graph:
https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/1TFZN1BO/Lake-Ice-Puzzle-Extrapolation-to-2M

Joan_2

@Sweetums
Whew. I am exhausted reading your math.....

marcelteun

Welcome, frauhugs

marcelteun

Good work, PutterDutt

racoonstar

466

racoonstar

1700430

racoonstar

1700421

frauhugs

OMG!!!! i just discovered this.
i have it bookmarked. how cool!

@Jumble
Sweet Dreams Irene. :)) Bev. 10-13-18...4:08pm

racoonstar

1700015 and 1700018

My first time was Jan. 19,2018...3:31
second time was Oct. 08,2018 ..2:05
third time was Oct.13,2018..2:05 and it said 1700 002 at 3:21 P.M. :))

youngone

It showed 1700000 for me.

marcelteun

Thanks!!

marcelteun

OMG. Never ever in my wildest dreams would I have imagined this time.. I think I'll never be able to beat that one.

marcelteun

1699666.. @ 9:22 Sweden

marcelteun

How? I don't know.. Fast, I guess.. ;)
I just published a puzzle (25 pieces) with a picture where I solved it in 28 seconds (from last weekend). Hopefully more people will help..

marcelteun

Managed 28 seconds again (7 th time now in total). I'm still hoping to improve my best time with one second.. Close to 1.7 M now!! :)

marcelteun

Well done, pasta!

racoonstar

I have kept a record of my attempts. It reads like this:

1, 2, 3, many...

RitaTen

You all have incredible endurance!

racoonstar

1698031 and 1698033 and still haven't broke my best time of 58 seconds. :(

marcelteun

Thanks for the links, Ralph! A new challenge, and quite a challenge it is. The one with 54 pieces has quite a sharp time. 54 is a bit too many for the iPad mini I have, but I started solving that one. And at least I'm second at the moment..

marcelteun

Great work,Pat and Kw3sta!

Kw3sta

New Personal best! 1:07
Solve #1697356, Comment 2482

marcelteun

I'll call it a day. Completed the puzzle many times. Got to 28 seconds again (third time now) but didn't get a message about being the fastest, which scared me for a moment.. ;) Took a picture of it (of the puzzle with 28 secs, not of my scary face ;). Might make a puzzle of that picture. Good night everyone!

marcelteun

Well done, pasta!

jeribar8

I think it's time they extended the leaderboard again.
~❤️~

Joan_2

I don't know @marcelteun
5202 more to go!

marcelteun

Looks like we can pass the 1.7 M the coming weekend!!

kshastings

can't resist being a part of "history"!!!

klocowolf

1691229 and still can't better my time. 2438

marcelteun

Way to go!!!!

marcelteun

@irisriver at least you had improvement... I got 32, 33, 34, 36, 37..

marcelteun

Time to pull out, good night! Nice to pass the milestone. Now 10,000 more

Lotsa luck! :0

@randlindsly , you just leave portage alone now. LOL

klocowolf

1690039 nothing new

Max_Tooney

@racoonstar, at least you didn't take the easy (soprano) way out like Kenny Gee. Then you could be on everyone's elevator music.

Max_Tooney

@racoonstar - Aha! But you don't deny your Anglo-Tenor Saxon heritage!

Sissel

I follow this - thank you for the fun :-))))))

marcelteun

Off to bed too, good night.

Max_Tooney

racoonstar, you can't mention sax and violins and not expect to be banned from this site. :-)

marcelteun

Thank you, good night, Linda!

marcelteun

I use an old iPad mini (touch screen, finger i.e. no pen). I have the app installed (and payed some money to get the adds removed) but I cannot find the app in the store anymore. I guess Apple constantly changes their interface and it's probably too much work to maintain. With the app I'm definitely faster than the browser.

marcelteun

Spent quite some time, many solves and one second improvement. Got the feeling it was possible after I made it in 29 twice. Time to take a shower. Keep up the good work!

marcelteun

Haha. Cool. Who were the volunteers in the field ;)

marcelteun

Ha ha, you're right, Pat. But it's still fun to become the world champion! (Well done btw)

marcelteun

Thank you all. But I know there is one person who might be able to beat me. I have great respect for her and she forced me to get faster and faster. On a puzzle with 36 pieces she beat me with two seconds last week. It's is therefore with some fear ;) that I invite @Juanca2810 here (I finally found the courage).

blueeyedblond

When THAT DAY comes, I think it will be a full-time job for each of us to deal with the consequences of our own decisions.

blueeyedblond

Yes, it does provide incentive to consider your priorities very carefully, doesn't it? >|< Beb.

blueeyedblond

I recently read that Hell is when, on your last day on Earth, the person you HAVE become meets the person you COULD HAVE become. It has been haunting me ever since. Beb.

morris186

How the ......... can it be done in 29 SECONDS????? Marcelteun, you are my HERO!!!!
WELL DONE!!!!!!

marcelteun

OMG *blush* didn't expect this.. What a day..

BarbaraL

I see you are in the south of England, I am too, in Surrey.

BarbaraL

57 seconds is the best I have done today.

BarbaraL

It's me, I cant get 43 seconds again.

marcelteun

:D I was wondering when anyone would notice, or whether you are only looking at some other number. It was bound to happen now that I'm helping you.. Got 32 seconds four times today.. Actually I think 30 should be possible too, but that might take a few weeks.. As long as I keep practicing. Don't think I'll make 29 though.

blueeyedblond

@Brie1648
"All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all."

The chorus of a hymn I used to sing as a kid. One day the minister cracked us all up by confessing that when he was a kid he used to think it was "All thin brides are beautiful..."

I have also copied and filed the poem. I know several people who will really enjoy it.

Beb.

marcelteun

Some more again.

marcelteun

Added a few solves again. Didn't improve but got 32 secs again. That gives hope that I can improve on my time. Now I'm off to do some more important stuff. Have a good day everyone. Keep up the good work and keep save of all the storms all over the world.

blueeyedblond

Well I'm not getting any faster, but 1687217

blueeyedblond

Oh so much to catch up on!

Brie, a pen would certainly be easier and quicker than a mouse. Wish I had one!
Not dark until 11:00pm - you must live a long way north?

Anyone familiar with the hymn "All thin brides are beautiful"?

A "garden" has to be well tended and have flowers growing in it. Otherwise, it's just a "yard".
And yes, yards do need mowing.

Pat, I LOVE your response to the hitch-hiker - such nimble presence of mind to turn the situation around like that.

Fork Handles, I'm a rock climber. My ambition is to put up a first ascent, drink a bottle of champagne at the top of it, and call it "Grape Hour". Then when I'm old, I want to put up another first ascent close by and call it "Grey Power." Then watch the confusion in the guide books!

Beb.

marcelteun

Thank you, thank you. Really happy. I think I might actually be able to improve this with one maybe two seconds, so I will continue to help you with the two million, I might make a better time.

marcelteun

Wahoo!!!! :)

pasta

811☺

blueeyedblond

`
WOW! That's impressive! And a brand new puzzle-with-a -difference into the bargain... which now has at least three solves already. Interestinger and interestinger... Beb.

blueeyedblond

Yep! All good advice! Thanks Randlindsly.

I have also found that if there is, say, a person in a red garment in the middle of a puzzle that is predominantly another colour, it helps to quickly pull out all the bits with red on them and assemble the person somewhere away from the rest of the puzzle. Then just let that block sit until its position within the puzzle becomes obvious. If there are a few such obvious blocks within the same puzzle, solving time is reduced significantly.

Progressively removing the pieces for these blocks from the rest of the jumble of pieces reduces the congestion and gives a clearer picture of what-fits-with-what amongst the pieces that are left.

But so far I haven't been able to apply any of that to the current puzzle. :(

Beb.

randlindsly

@blueeyedblond

Not sure my last suggestion made sense about doing the disconnected puzzle.....so I made an example for you.....check this out:

https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/3HN6HR1E/Frozen-Seawater-Exploded

blueeyedblond

Well, with all that coaching from Pat and Brie, I'll just have to try again! But there is a limit to how fast my fist and fingers can work the mouse. Does anyone have any wisdom to share about that?

Beb.

pasta

6410☺

blueeyedblond

Well, I came back for another go at 1686407. Time 2:12 was a nine second improvement on my previous attempts, but still nowhere near the pace. Maybe I'll come back and try again. Beb.

marcelteun

Here you are people, some more solves today. Best time was 35 today. Good luck

blueeyedblond

So, not in the basement?

blueeyedblond

Golly! If I was confronted by a rattler I'd try to shoot it in the head!

blueeyedblond

Alright - two shots at it. (I'm a single shot , not a machine gun). At 2:21 I'm way off the pace, but there's my contribution to the score - 1686104. Beb.

blueeyedblond

Bren-gun 1648, I love you! Thanks for giving me such a warm and fuzzy welcome. Okay, off to make my first attempt at this nutters-united frozen seawater freshwater puzzle. I got waylaid by someone else's puzzle on my first attempt, so let's see if I actually get to it this time. Beb.

blueeyedblond

A schizophrenic's paradise, you might say.

With reference to "Jan.19, 2012 - 836,474 - Pat Squire predicted it would never reach 1,000,000", have you really been hanging around this site for six years? Is it a collaborative community working together to hit that magic 2 million, or a competitive society of nutters determined to remain on top of the pecking order - or both?

I'm going to have one go at it - maybe two. Then I'll leave it to the community - of collaborators or competitors.

BTW guys, you're welcome to invade any of my pictures any time you like! :D Beb.

blueeyedblond

Okay, I believe you...
but I might NOT be exactly what I seem. As you can see, I haven't put up a picture of myself - yet. The name was a spur of the moment decision when I was informed during the registration process that my first preference was already in use by someone else. I had to think of SOMETHING that no-one else was likely to have used. That's what came out. But I have to admit, the more I use it, the more I like it, myself. It's a refreshing change of self-image. :D Beb.

blueeyedblond

Well, your picture is of a pretty handsome dude too. Romance brewing? ;D Beb.

blueeyedblond

Fair comment, and you make me feel MUCH better, and less insignificant and anonymous. :D Beb.

blueeyedblond

Well, shortly there will be one more solve to the score. (How insignificant and anonymous - suddenly I'm just ONE of more than 1.6 million people! That's more people than there are in my whole city!) Beb.

marcelteun

Hi Brie, thanks, but it wouldn't surprise me if you will make 33 one day. Keep up the good work!

marcelteun

Good work! I might help then.. a bit. Good night. Time to go to bed.

marcelteun

Thanks, I don't understand either.. I thought I would need a few weeks.. Perhaps I should continue to work on this puzzle, otherwise I think Brie1648 will beat me in the end.

marcelteun

Yes! I got one second improvement. :)

marcelteun

Linda, I can play the puzzle in the app. Then I need to log in the browser, hope that I don't loose the login and open this puzzle. Then I can choose to solve out in the app. Solving it works, but not loading the page with the overview, i.e. the times and the comments.

I'm actually thinking of starting to improve my time of this puzzle, ignoring the fact that I'll lose my first place if I get the same time..

marcelteun

I did some of the old puzzles of six pieces in 0 seconds.

marcelteun

Thanks, Pat, I did remember, and therefore I'll wait and standby.

BTW, they also filter out the time of zero seconds. You can never be number one with zero seconds. Zero seconds is invalid.

marcelteun

I see that Brie1648 also got 34 secs. Great job!!! Unfortunately this puzzle doesn't open in the app anymore. It crashes the app. Guess there are too many comments. In the browser I am being logged out after a few minutes or so. I guess I will be on second place soon...I will wait and see (or not). Good luck anyway!

Impie

Congratulations, Bren.....a shared first place......my best time is 1:14 ....all my other attempts just keep adding seconds! ☺ the worst was this week.... 1:52....!!!! I sometimes feel my computer is trying to slow me down....pieces won't 'hold on' or won't shift properly...but I won't give up in trying to help and reach the 2000000!

Joan_2

To those in the USA:
Happy National Lighthouse Day
September 5, 2018

morris186

As soon as I figure out how to transport myself digitally!!

morris186

Doing OK. We did have a great day!!!

And I am liking' Izzy(not to be confused with Ozzy) for Irene!!

morris186

When I met Bren a few years back, I happened to mention that she looks more like a Brie than a Bren. Bren's response,"why, because I am round and creamy"? So, now you are the round and creamy one!!!!

marcelteun

About the amount of pieces, I always assumed that it just counted the amount of pieces, but it doesn't.. Only for puzzles you complete.. Of well, whatever.

marcelteun

Good job, Pat!

gemstone

patsquire...or psquirt as he was known in the lands of Bonga Bonga...was one of the Barloff clan...the distaff side of lelabugosi's family, the ruling class in Bonga Bonga. For further confusion, visit lelabugosi

Sissel

I will make number 2000 :-))) Thanks for the fun

gemstone

Just like a Barloff!

Joan_2

The harder I try to solve quickly, the longer my time to completion seems to be!

Watchman

1682928

Kermit_TheFrog

oh, dear, not again.

Gonzo_the_great

May I present to you, "Chickens on ice"!!

Animal_drummer

Snow-cones!?!?

Fozzie_Bear

We could make you an ice sculpture?
Or cool a very large drink!

Miss_Piggie

Gee, that looks cold.

jeribar8

2630
1:29

gemstone

Just did 3.

6toedcats

1681659 - but I'm not getting any faster. :(

Joan_2

@StarBrie1648
@Brie1648
Wowie.......

marcelteun

Well done, JumbleStar!!! Congratulations!

patsquire

In the realm of ***GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACIES*** the crowning fantasy for us peons to worry ourselves sick about is this: the Government knows who all our REAL fathers are!

Joan_2

My best time was 1:05.
This time was 1:21

StarBrie1648

1680000 AWESOME!!!! Thanks Irene :o)))

Only 320000 to go!!

StarBrie1648

The Garden Grand Hotel!

StarBrie1648

Did anyone see Khatia Buniatishvili playing the Grieg piano concerto at the Proms the other night? OMG - I have never heard or seen such a brilliant performance. If you missed it and can get BBC iPlayer you have to - it is an experience not to be missed.

StarBrie1648

I am! I have been out to feed the hedgehogs - 6 different venues, 3 waterfowls - hedgehog Michelin stars here!

StarBrie1648

What a lot of happiness is here tonight - who would ever think a puzzle could give such joy!
Rand, Impie and Jumble - apart from sounding like a firm of solicitors - you must feel so chuffed!

Impie

Yay!.....watch out.... I'm getting closer too now ...after solving it I don't know how many times I finally knocked off 3 seconds of my best time again...my time is now 1:14

1679841 seems my 'lucky' number today!!!

ElenkaLen

1679787
the first time I see so many assemblies :)

gemstone

But what about the cane, and the walker, and the Depends?

gemstone

Now let's SEE the "real you", psquirt. 'DDD

Joan_2

Folks,

I rarely get on as joan454 because my home computer set up is no longer very comfortable.
I used to have a very nice set up.
That computer crashed and was replaced.
I moved/downsized and it is on a different desk.
All in all, I just work from my office and I am logged in as Joan_2.

gemstone

No, no, no, Joan!!! We're just complaining how our "times" are getting worse rather than better...and that we'll NEVER make the leaderboard...unless something drastic should happen to that dang leaderboard! LOL ;DDD

Joan_2

@patsquire
Are you asking me to repost this puzzle, brand new?
Because if I did that, the solving number would begin all over again.

Impie

1679204 .....1722

and my times are getting worse and worse!

gardening205

Very fun to do.....what a gorgeous puzzle.....thanks very much for sharing this beauty...hugsxx Erikaxx Number 1679210

okieclem

1700

gemstone

I vote for erasing all the names off the leaderboard...and starting a new leaderboard just as I'm completing the puzzle. That's the only way I'll ever get on it! ;D

randlindsly

Thanks for all the comments on my palindrome. One thing....it's not something I "caught"....actually planned it! Had to make the right number of comments at the same time I was doing several solves on the puzzle to hit those numbers! Now, with that said, there was a second landmark with the puzzle I just solved to hit. I just hit 1678910! Not a palindrome this time.....sequential. Documented it here:
https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/8MMWECY5/Frozen-Seawater-Landmark-2

Joan_2

@randlindsly
What a catch! Thanks.

Max_Tooney

It's a palindromic number! (Both, actually.)

randlindsly

OK kids.....I've been looking at this for a few days now.....but I think I snagged it. Take a look at this landmark event.....hope you see it! :-)

https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/3SD36VTN/Frozen-Seawater-Landmark-Event

pasta

8709, and 7 sec. off my time.☺☺

gemstone

Just joking, Irene. ;DDD

gemstone

So, reading the description, Mazy...the title is "frozen SEAwater". Underneath it says it is LAKE water. Does that mean TPTB will claim it's fraudulent, erase it, and make us start all over again? LOL ;D

Max_Tooney

I can't comment. Don't want to run the count...damn!

Mazy

YOu've got to read the puzzle description, Max, that will explain it to you.

Max_Tooney

Didn't I read that there are only 300,000 Jigideers? Thus--it looks like you aren't the only multi-solver, racoonstar. (Looks like everybody on the site has solved it a minimum of five times.)

redina1

Word for the day: marcelteun. I was even slower this solve!

Max_Tooney

Here, I'll up the ante to extend your lead.

Mazy

I done did.

Max_Tooney

There should be a special award for 'marcelteun'. First place with this many solves is somewhat like winning the lottery.

(Double oops!)

Mazy

I saw that! oops.

Max_Tooney

Pointless comment to add to your total. You're welcome! (i.e., the equivalent of 'bidding against yourself'.)

That was the last time... I did about 15 times...

gemstone

Great job, Fishes! I'd be happy with 2 seconds!

Fishes

Absolutely!

gemstone

Perhaps we need to drink what randlindsly is drinking! ;DDD

pasta

Two more times, score never gets better.☺☺

youngone

Good night!

irmachac

Hi Bren ☺

youngone

There's the 400.

irmachac

1677396..

Mazy

well kids there is a reason I didn't make the leaderboard that is for sure.

gemstone

My times get worser and worser! ;)

redina1

Clive pointed it out to me six days 2,040 solves ago, Mazy. My mind is still boggled! :)

Mazy

Can't believe I've never seen this one :)

Will bookmark it and publish it on social media.

167242 / 1582

Lovely frozen fresh water...1677203

Impie

1677199 :-))

Sissel

:-)))))

eaglefeather

Good luck guys!

Done August 9, 2018 ... Sherry :)))

Watchman

1676767 ;-)

klocowolf

Or maybe, they just got tired of going around in circles.

youngone

If you look back at the comments at the 1,000,000 mark, both spammenot and snooker had the screen show 1,000,000 for them.

redina1

Hang around, wjl, -- the 2 million mark will be here soon. It's already picked up 25 more in about an hour. Gotta say again, Holy Cow!!

redina1

Just looking through the loooong list of comments. I think we have a contest within a contest here. A lot of people worked this several times -- I wonder who worked it the most and how many times did he/she work it??

redina1

And still going... 1,675,211 I'm keeping an eye on this one to see if it ever stops!

redina1

Oh, Clive, thank you for the tag. This is so incredible! I just keep thinking "HOLY COW!!" Over a million and a half and still going for seven years. Joan, congratulations on this amazing feat! 1,675,209. Holy Cow!!

irmachac

I wish you beautiful dreams, dear Bren. I'm looking forward to seeing you again. I also have cold water with lemon to cool ☺ Hi

irmachac

Yes, it's always a big tragedy. Those people who do this should be treated.

irmachac

Yes, I also saw it on TV ... I think a normal person will not do it ... it must have a disorder. Mostly nature and innocent people will take it

irmachac

Yes flowers love rainwater. I hope that we will soon find it ... When there is a great drought then it is then the ban to make fire in the wild and water ... just the necessary

irmachac

In our country it's dry and I have to flood the flowers with potable water ... on Sunday it is stormy, so maybe some showers will be ☺

irmachac

Thank you ... last time we have a hot summer, but when you have to be in the room ... it's not pleasant. I'd rather be with you on the beach ♥

irmachac

Irene, I like to see you and wish you sweet dreams and a nice weekend ☺

irmachac

Hello Bren .. we have a temperature around 37 degrees in the shade, more and more. Terrible heat. I'd also go to the sea. Enjoy the summer. Nice weekend, dear Bren ☺

irmachac

I am 1406 comment ... today pleasant cooling in this picture for otherwise very hot Europe ... Greetings to all Irena..1675000

gemstone

Just did it three times...but none to match my best time! ;)

pasta

Wow, Brie your getting very close. Good job.☺☺

jasonchung2

Impressive :-)))

SandiT

1673400.

ringleader

1673333 on the 11.5 year anniversary of Jigidi.

irmachac

1672166...1302..:-)) Nice day

Impie

Good for you, Jumble....I'm glad you can take it and did not delete....if you did, my lame joke wouldn't have made sense anymore and I probably would've deleted my comment then too.....but I'm happy to add one more ......to..... 1292

14/07/2018

Impie

Wow Jumble, you're amazing....we won't ever top you.....you're 90 years ahead of us....LOLOL

(Sorry, that's just me making a lame joke)

Impie

You should ask Joan.....in the meantime you've just added 3 comments to it...LOL

Impie

LOL....Bren, I believe every word you're saying, but I guess you wouldn't mind seeing your name on top of the leaderboard when the 2000000 will be reached!

Whilst I'm typing this only 328617 more to go......!!!☺

Impie

Keep up the good work, Bren....only thee more steps up on the ladder....!☺☺

My times only get worse with each new attempt...☺☺☺

Themat

1671092

SandiT

1670900 on 7-9-18

Impie

1670740....and a lousy time! :)))

irmachac

1670581, 1238...7.7.2018

okieclem

My times just keep getting worse & worse -- lol!

pasta

0569 7-7-18

Impie

Patsquire....I don't think I'll get another 6 seconds off again and equal your time. So far all my other efforts had only been increasing my time! ......Some even with 20 seconds...☺☺

Hi Bren!

It's half past midnight overhere .... I'm off to bed now. Night all!

Impie

Yaaaaay, my time is now 1:17.....

Impie

1670404....I've improved my time by 6 seconds....but there's no way I'll ever get on the leaderboard! LOL

youngone

I got it! 1670000!

Themat

1669987 = 1189. I will leave it there and let some else have the glory of 1,670,000. Enjoy.

gemstone

43...

okieclem

Now 437 ;-)

Joan_2

only 439 more solves to get to 1,670,000

1666750.

jeribar8

Well..POOP ! I missed it too.
What's the next numbers we can watch for..?

jeribar8

I'm going to check back later.... WHO will be (1) 666666..???

SandiT

1666334 solves on June 7. I solve this several times every day. Best time 1:18, although now I don't even come close to that time anymore. Thanks, Joan.

Kw3sta

1,666,204

That makes 250 in approximately 24 hours (PutterDutt's post which just switched to 1 day ago)
But only 21 in the previous 24 hours (also PutterDutt's post)

Joan_2

@PutterDutt I just looked up your dogs and they are a beautiful breed.

Joan_2

@PutterDutt did you count?

I have a best time of 1:05 but have never gotten that quick again. My usual time is 1:16 to 1:26

pumpkinhead

1:45
Pitiful!!! LOL

pumpkinhead

Well Faye. This is what happens. I look at my current time (1;23). I take a deep breath. I hit "restart" and I am OFF like a flash!!! I get about 4 edge pieces together lickity split. Then it all melts and falls apart. 1:23 is starting to look darned GOOD to me! LOL

gemstone

Tell me about it! LOL

pumpkinhead

1665854, 1:23
It just doesn't seem to get easier!!! LOL

gemstone

Hey, we're tied, Ank! But I can't seem to get any lower...maybe I'll have to have a marathon try. ;)

Joan_2

@Charlotte :
Okay. It seems that it is now a "thing" to comment what solve number you are!
Now if we could only see what number "comment" you are making!

potatomum66

I can't solve for time - too much tremor in my hands now. But I can add one more solve and one more comment! I haven't a clue when I did this last!

jeribar8

My best is 1:38.

Impie

Good Morning....-5154 ......(11:25 am 28/05/2018) ;-)

mackabroin

gee thanks clive.......I think I have been here before????.......so looooong ago........thanks for the tag.....and I hope you get your eels "soon"......you can have them all....I don't like fish of any kind....lol

unicorn3

Oh my goodness, that is amazing and actually quite beautiful..............Wendy

gemstone

I knew you were English, Clive, from your comments back and forth with Andie. We have driven throughout the UK quite a bit...lucky compared to many. My grandmother came from Bollington near Macclsefield, and my grandfather came from London. Most of my cousins live on the outskirts of London but one does live near The South Downs...right across the street from a pub that smugglers used to process illegal tobacco...complete with underground tunnel! Faye :)

gemstone

I was hoping Clive was going to answer, "Here I am!" for #1,000 LOL

Snooker left when TPTB eliminated the stars. :(

gemstone

Where are you, Clive?

gemstone

Now just four.

okieclem

1664941

pumpkinhead

You are right, Pasta!!!

Joan_2

LOL.

I am not vain about my age.
I am 64 at the moment.

gemstone

I'm just wondering if psquirt has a picture in the attic like Dorian Grey...

MiniAlma

Beautiful! I've never seen a puzzle with more than about 300 solves before!!!! I think mine are doing well if they hit 100! lol

Joan_2

@ringleader
Thanks Ardy.

ringleader

I've been so focused on the 2 million that I hadn't stopped to realize this puzzle has had over 13,000 solves since January 19. There is not another puzzle on Jigidi that even comes close. 1664085. You picked a real winner here, Joan. ☺

jeribar8

Thank You, Linda. THAT"S THE ONE...!!! I have it saved now.

jeribar8

Pat, or anyone...Do you have the link to that puzzle that Patricia/"Almond"/"Biscotto"
posted that had over 1000 solves?

gemstone

As a resident of the Great White North I represent that remark!!! ;)

youngone

The decline started when the stars disappeared.

okieclem

And just where can we catch your next stand-up routine, Pat? ;-)

Impie

I hadn't noticed the 15 solvers on the leaderboard, Joan, but now I do, thank you for pointing it to me! ♥....I might give it another try or two but that would be more to help you to get closer to 2 million solvers rather than trying to get on the leaderboard...I don't think I'll ever manage...LOL

...just imagine being the fastest solver of out of 1,6+ million solvers!!!! He or she must be very proud!!! ;-)

RitaTen

I do not know what you are talking about, I have a sleeping time, at 2:50 at night! All the best for the future!

megabelle2000

good luck with the 2,000,000 goal.

firstdawn

Since my solving skills are comparable to a slow boat to China I decline to make a 2nd attempt! LOL

Joan_2

@Impie did you notice that the leader board has 15 solvers?
I believe that this is the only puzzle that has more than 10.

gemstone

No, megabelle...we're trying to reach 2 million solves...but some of our times keep getting worse instead of better! ;)

Impie

Lol.... megabelle this was my first and only solve .....I don't stand a chance to get on the leaderboard with those fast solvers! ☺☺☺

megabelle2000

lol...no wonder there are so many “solves”...folks are doing it multiple times to get to be the fastest on record....to each his own......

Impie

1662470---27 April 2018----my time: 1:23☺☺

firstdawn

I have always wondered about some of the first place times.

gemstone

From previous comments it sounds like there is a "sorter" app out there somewhere, psquirt...I may have to resort to trying to figure out how to get me one! LOL ;)))

gemstone

My best time is 1:14...today I did 1:36...arrrrrgh!

valt46

1662318 26 April 2018

eaglefeather

Love it!

gemstone

1,662,275...but a terrible time! ;)

klocowolf

1662272

ebkrueg

Happy birthday, Joan. I equaled my best time (1:21) but didn't better it. :((( #1662250.

ringleader

Happy Birthday, Joan. For your birthday I gave the puzzle another solve - 1662234. 8:43 a.m. April 25. Would love to see it reach 2 million in my lifetime.

ruby18

1662215

marcelteun

Thank you, @Beekay

jeribar8

# 1658209
1:40 this time... guess I'll keep the 1:38
03/16/18

megabelle2000

and still going strong @jeribar8

Joan_2

Only 341,833 to go!

mackabroin

joan ....I think with all these "hits" the person would be very impressed that we all loved his picture enough to share it with all of our friends??.....just a thought

Beekay

Congratulations Marcelteun. That is an amazing time!

klocowolf

Still can't better my time - 1655143

firstdawn

@parrotman33 Care to add the total solves?

megabelle2000

LOL.... @jeribar8 we have two rescue cats too...brought them home in December....I have posts lots of pictures of them! They have been here long enough to have forgotten all the manners they came with....they now have us trained and everything is under their control....I love them....So much fun!!

jeribar8

@megabelle2000
1:38 but I've worked it a few times.
And I have 2 cats that do the same thing. And they walk all over me too.

megabelle2000

@jeribar8 never seen this one....didn’t make good time at all....but a cat did walk across my keyboard and into my at lat the time....so..maybe 1:54 is not too bad...lol...thanks for the link to this one...I wouldn’t want to miss this one and love being one of the 1, 654,890 who have done it now~!!!❣️

jeribar8

@megabelle2000
Have you seen this puzzle?
Over a million solves!!

puzzeljac

No need to do it today, but try it. ☺ You're great. ♥

marcelteun

Thank you, youngone, thank you Jumble! And thank you, puzzeljac! Actually it feels as if I could improve the time a bit more, but I don't know whether I have the energy to try

marcelteun

Thanks, Ardy! :)

ringleader

Wow. Congrats. marcelteun. Top of the board.

marcelteun

YEEEESSSS!!!! :)

marcelteun

One second improvement.. :)

gemstone

Down to 1:14 :)

gemstone

1653800

okieclem

1653773

Joan_2

only 346,254 more solves to go to the 2 million mark!

klocowolf

1,653,681

marcelteun

@CJ45 I'm on an old iPad, one of the first generations. I think it's an iPad mini. Anyways I'm not using a mouse.

@patsquire :')

marcelteun

I see now that there is a top 15 in the browser. In that case I might have kicked you off a few days ago... I apologize.. Though I'm not sorry.. ;)

marcelteun

Not in the app I'm using. It shows only the first 10. Do you see more?

marcelteun

I think I kicked off Marunka(277?) From the list with 46 seconds. That was a few days ago.

marcelteun

Thanks!! :D

marcelteun

Yes! 37! Feels like I could do it faster, since I just noticed this puzzle last week.

gemstone

Riiiiight, psquirt! ;DDD

Joan_2

My fastest time is 1:05
I never can get that time ever again, either, @RiverCity7 .
@bevpuzzler8 , yes, duplicate solves count toward the total solves.
I am also Joan_2

gemstone

My fastest is 1:17...perhaps if I spent and entire day practising I might get it down...probably to something like 1:15! LOL

How funny, Judy. You worked the puzzle while I was composing!

Each time I do this puzzle I'm slower at it. I will never be on the Leaderboard because I can't get under 1 minute! Still, it's fun to add to the number of solves: 1653217.

klocowolf

What a great way to make a seasonal skating rink.

RitaTen

An interesting page has a person "8ball_and_9ball" and a great time 0:48!

TX94

1653208
2-5-18

pumpkinhead

1653143

irmachac

1653131... Irena

DixieGal

1,653,124 2/5/18

RitaTen

Only a small addition!

@klocowolf

okieclem

I think that Ank should put this puzzle in her January birthday listings. ☺ It's definitely worth an annual celebration!

RitaTen

This is an incredible story! Good luck birthday 7-year-old!

patsquire

OK, I'm in - - - IT'LL NEVER REACH 2,000,000 ! ! ! ! !

By Einstein's Theory of Relativity the closer you get to the speed of light the more massive you become, until you can't accelerate any further or go any faster, so you can never reach the speed of light.

By the Law of Half every time you get half-way from where you are to 2,000,000, you still have half-way to go, and since there are infinite half-ways to go, you can never get there.

By the Economic Law of Diminishing Returns, the closer we get to 2,000,000 the fewer people will participate and the less frequently it will be solved.

AND FINALLY by the law of Democrats And Jesse Jackson you can win the early primaries by landslides and start piling up delegates for the presidential nomination, but as you actually start to become a possible nominee, Democrats vote for you less and less, until you come to a screeching halt.

So I say..............we'll never make it to 2,000,000!

smllpkg101

Let's start a pool on when it'll reach 2,00,000!

RandomWorship

I couldn't resist being solve number 1,651,000. (❛ᴗ❛)

Shian2

Incredible picture...and incredible number of solves....my solve was No1650989.

SandiT

1,650,966. Happy Birthday!!! Still a great solve.

pumpkinhead

1650890

pumpkinhead

1650839 8:21 PM Jan. 18

PuzzleG

1,650,338

pumpkinhead

1,650,314

TX94

#1650300!!! ; )))
1-14-18...

firstdawn

WOW!

Joan_2

@Jumble I also find I am slowing down.
My original time was 1:05 and I can't do better than 1:20 lately.

niccolino59

1645556 1:51 12.15am 07/12/17. Amazingly the same time to solve as last time!

Joan_2

Okay. Woops.

Joan_2

only 35,500 to go to the next million!

AnneM57

1643038 on 11/15/17

ikook

1 642 900
Improved my best time twice, each with 2 seconds! Now at 1:02.

pumpkinhead

1642803

irmachac

1.642615 ....12.11. 2017..Irena

irmachac

1640058...19.10.2017

ringleader

Joan, I'm glad to have helped reawaken the interest in this one. I'd love to see it make 2 million in my lifetime.

Joan_2

Thanks, Ardy.
@ringleader

manicpuzzler

1639999 13:38 BST

ringleader

1,629,995 8:29 a.m. EDT - USA Oct. 19, 2017

Are we all in this together?

tere_a1

1638294 :))
1:18

LibR1

1638274

LibR1

163824

Joan_2

you mean 1,638,212 don't you @CJ45

gemstone

Cheat??? LOL ;)))

Good to see you, psquirt...miss the "old times"...

gemstone

I NEVER make the leader board on small puzzles! LOL Good to see snooker's name still up there! Hi, laurajane and Brie! :)

okieclem

LOL!!! Looks like I solved this puzzle before. At least I bested my original time (1:43 vs. 2:07 previously ;-)

Count me in! My Time was 1:37. My # was 1638145

jeribar8

#1637913
1:45 Oct. 1, 2017

manicpuzzler

1637878 :))

teamac

Wow...that is a lot of solves ☺ Adding one more

DixieGal

Thank you, Jeri! This is fascinating!

mackabroin

wow jeri......thanks for thinking of me......what a beautiful picture

and what a history joan.....I think sharing a beautiful shot like this would not cause problems with the copyright??.......it is such an amazing form..........thanks for posting (from me at least)

irmachac

Yes. Have a nice evening Clive. Thank you

irmachac

Today 1637848

irmachac

It may consist of one or more times can each pass only once? I passed in April 2017

TX94

Just might be history in the marking? Thanks for the tag/heads up, Jeri. #1637830 !!!!!!
9-30-17 3:20 PM (TX time)

Unfortunately I didn't see what number I was......

Jeri thanks for the tag!!!!

wjl1015

Just did #1637826 :))

jeribar8

Let's make it hit 2 million !

@aberardi24 @Andie2a1383 @bevpuzzler8 @brightspark @CECE1974 @CJ45 @cojac500
@DixieGal @Dilubreuer @djp @ehes4160 @Fishes @LibR1 @Hismorts @irmachac
@irisriver @Isaly @jals @jasonchung @jeribar8 @Jmorris @Jumble @jyl @kbolsta
@klocowolf @liz_F @mackabroin @MaggieMay_MMM @manicpuzzler @morris186 @nette10
@oldandancient @pasta @PutterDutt @RiverCity7 @ringleader @rswestley @spaklies
@teamac @tere_a1 @TX94 @wjl1015

leslieg

I'm back for another go at it!

I'm not sure it'll ever hit 2 million solves... but if it does, it won't be until November 2025 now... we're down to 4166 solves per month or so

Zetas2

Hello and welcome SuzyQ379!
I hope that you will keep puzzling here on Jigidi since it is a really good site with wonderful persons and beautiful pictures for all of us to puzzle. (((-: As you said you can puzzle while waiting for the bus, calm down or just have something fun to do (((-:
Have fun and puzzle on (((((-:

RandomWorship

Welcome to Jigidi Suzy! I'm glad you're enjoying yourself. And congrats on making your first comment. I remember being really nervous about making my first comment. LOL! (❛ᴗ❛)

Ok so not the fastest time 2.37 but at least I made the first comment for June:D
And also my first comment on jigidi and a perfect place to start.
Really love this site perfect for a quick break or a time filler when waiting for a bus but i really like when I have to sit down and do a 400+ puzzle.
Puzzle on :)

Zetas2

I must be insane... I will try to make my puzzle have a solve count that is higher than this one.. it just to start solving it sometimes...

If anyone wants to help me here is the link to it:
https://www.jigidi.com/created.php?id=XLMGYLFN

ringleader

You have it now and have put it to where we can all see it and watch it grow. The amazing thing is that it does continue to grow!!! It's more than 16,000 since January 19. (16707 at this moment.)

Joan_2

All y'all are crazy..

ringleader

Not at all, my friend. But when you said last January that you hadn't kept statistics I remembered comments with the numbers. I just started at the beginning and read through the comments in January each year and made a list. It's such an incredible response to a puzzle that it seemed some type of record should be kept. LOL

joan454

Thanks Ardy.
BTW, are you keeping a "little black book" on me? (with demerits and all? LOL)

joan454

Thanks folks. I did enjoy.

ringleader

Joan, it's there in my list - the last one - 1,604,785

Sounds like you had a delightful day. I love Jigidi birthdays!!!

Joan_2

Thanks all for the birthday wishes.

Ardy, do you know what the stat was? I thought I changed it.
I actually have a reminder on my cell phone to make sure that I don't mist the 19th!

I had a great birthday. I got a new ceiling fan for my bedroom, expensive new shoes that help my knee feel better, was treated by a co worker to lunch, other co workers to a cake and singing, dinner out by my spouse, and well wishes from across the planet as well as my family.

irmachac

Hello Clive. Thank you very much for this picture. He is amazing. I think I saw him on the internet. I watched what people folded! You are very kind. Have a nice friend :-)

sue1

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR JOAN. Wishing you a wonderful year and lots more solves here. HUGS.

BlueTiger

Hooray, I am the 1,621,131 solver of this great puzzle and my time was 3:00 minutes, an improvement of 8 seconds! I'm slowly getting faster. Much fun!

ringleader

Happy birthday, Joan. Solve 1621066. I'm getting slower, LOL

Back in January I went back through all the comments and compiled these statistics which I just amended when I realized I left out a year.

Jan. 19, 2011 - posted
Jan.19, 2012 - 836,474 - Pat Squire predicted it would never reach 1,000,000.
Jan.19, 2013 - 1,144,429
Jan,19, 2014 - 1,341,823
Jan. 9 (not 19), 2015 - 1,456,250
Jan. 19, 2016 - 1,540,519
Jan. 19, 2017 - 1,604,785

BTW You missed changing the number of solves, The 2016 total is still there in your list of stats for 2017.

BlueTiger

Hi! I am the 1,613,914 solver of this great puzzle and my time was 3:08 minutes! Oh well, it's fun to keep the total increasing, isn't it?

Zetas2

Wow! Very nice picture and that number of solves is incredible! My first try on solving it resulted in a time of 1:27 I will try to make it shorter (-:

Awesome photo!

Joan_2

Well, I have my time down to 1:05....

Joan_2

Try using Google Translate. It is not perfect, but it goes a long way to helping :-)

linda1802

Thanks Clive. I had a look at irmachac's site. Pretty puzzles but I don't understand a word of the comments on them. ☼☼☼

leslieg

Gratulace Marunka!

Joan_2

Wow Linda1802. Thanks for the translate back and forth. I too use Google Translate.

Dnes jsem vylepšila svůj čas 0:49 (15. pořadí) na 0:46 (10. pořadí).
Puzzle jsem skládala asi 10krát, než se mi to podařilo.
Mám velkou radost :-)))
Zdravím všechny JIGIDI přátele a přeji jim hodně úspěchů při skládání ♥♥♥

ringleader

Your first law is working - just too slowly to stop the total before it got to one million, Patsquire. The first year the average solve per day was 2291.7. Each year the average per day has been fewer - 841.4 - 546.8 - 313.5 - 230.9 - 175.6

patsquire

HEY! I had four perfectly sound tongue in cheek theories backing me up on my prediction that we'd never reach 1,000,000!

1. The Law of Diminishing Returns.
2. Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
3. The Law of Half.
4. The Law of Democrats and Jesse Jackson.

I can't figure out where it went wrong, but at least one of those Laws failed me! ☺ ☺ ☺

P.S. With a best-best time of 1:23 I've long since given up racing, but I still stop by to solve once in a while.

ringleader

Suemarie, your comment is going to look strange coming before mine but I discovered I had listed one of the dates as Jan.10 instead of 19. I had to correct it and delete the incorrect one. Sorry.

ringleader

I went back through the comments from the beginning for these statistics:

Jan. 19, 2011 - posted
Jan.19, 2012 - 836,474 - Pat Squire predicted it would never reach 1,000,000.
Jan.19, 2013 - 1,144,429
Jan. 9 (not 19), 2015 - 1,341,823
Jan. 19, 2016 - 1,540,519
Jan. 19, 2017 - 1,604,785

Joan, you still have last year's number of solves in your statistics.

suemarie

Wow--good sleuthing, Ardy! I hadn't remembered that it went so fast that first year!

Joan_2

Too late, Ardy.

ringleader

Joan, it would be neat if you put the information for each year here and left it up.
1.604.785

Kw3sta

Happy 6th birthday to our most popular puzzle!

Joan_2

The puzzle is averaging 175 solves a day

suemarie

I just tried it, and got a 1:35. Hard to imagine taking a full minute off of that to reach number one! 35 seconds for 35 pieces is astounding....... :-)

Mileana1

Both of you are better than my time. I am just not a leaderboard type of puzzler. -Sherry 8-}

Joan_2

My best time is 1:05.
I will never get on the Leaderboard with that attitude!

potatomum66

I see this has popped up again! So fun to keep adding to the chain!!!

RandomWorship

Best I can manage is 1:08 on this. Now if it was a kaleido, I'd do much better!! (❛ᴗ❛)

ringleader

You must have added comment number 500 Joan. How appropriate on your puzzle!!!

Joan_2

I know. also see how many comments there are?
501 at this point.
That is more comments than really well solved puzzles usually get.

ringleader

Ha, Joan. My best time is 1:43. If you come look on my computer you'll see it . Do you realize that in the past ten hours it has had 68 solves? Most of my puzzles don't get that many solves in total. LOL

Joan_2

Ardy, you aren't on the board so I don't believe you that you have solved this puzzle ! ! !

(Silly me!)

ringleader

Lajuin, there were over 5000 solves since 24 Sept. Just no comments before yours for October. LOL

Sandi, It's 1, 590,221 You must be tired and interposed numerals.

lajuin

Noticed that there were no solves in October, so decided to remedy that.

leslieg

In 2013 I was in the top 10. In 2014 the list was extended to 15 and I was still in. Isn't time to extend the list to include the top 20? My best time is :50--so are there a kajillion :49s?

Joan_2

67 solves in 15 hours....

cinderfire2

Way to go Joan454! ♪♥♪

TIME4ME

Thank you, linda1802 !

Mileana1

1,577,816

It is 6:31, 8-04-16 in Reno, Nevada

33 more in just 6 hours.

Adding more and more each hour.

lajuin

1,577,783 - 08-04-16

Keepin' at it!

Biscotto

LOL!

TIME4ME

Grazie, Biscotto ! Ho il dito consumato ! Ahahahahhahh e la testa dura !

Biscotto

BRAVA! Evviva!!!

TIME4ME

Thank you, pumpkinhead ! :)

pumpkinhead

SUPER, TIME4ME!!!

TIME4ME

I did it ! :))) 1569036 9th June 2016 ✔️

Gladstone

Joan, GREAT puzzle.
My best time is 1:06.

Joan_2

Dear Sweet Marlene, I had a great birthday, thanks.
My children and grandchildren paid me lots of wonderful attention.
That is all I really ever want from them, attention that is, not gifts or things!

SWEETMARLENE1944

Hello Dear Joan2, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, A Little Late. BUT I Hope You Had A Wonderful Day & Many More To Follow. I Hope The Coming Year Is A Happy & Healthy One. Congratulations On Your Great Puzzle, What A Achievement. Well Done. All The Best, Marlene.

Joan_2

I just did my best time EVER. I did 1:05!

Joan_2

Life on Jigidi IS great.
You are welcome, SandiT and all you all out there!

I too thank you for this unbelievable puzzle...I solve it almost daily and often 2 or 3 times....
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday...isn't life on jigidi great....

PuzzleG

I love this photo too, & am solving it again, just for fun! xxx

Joan_2

Wow, I am getting LAZY. I just took 1:25 to solve my puzzle.
Thanks for the Birthday Wishes Sandy, Ringleader, Gardening205 and all my friends out in Jigidi Land.

SandiT

Happy Birthday, Joan. I solved this again to help you celebrate your birthday. Like, Ardy, I keep it in my bookmarks and solve it periodically. I never tire of its beauty. Have a wonderful birthday!

ringleader

In honor of your birthday, Joan, I have added another solve so that it is now 1,561,319. I keep this in my bookmarks and check it occasionally. I've solved it several times through the past three plus years. Have a wonderful birthday.

gardening205

Well worth going on your site----a stunning, breathtakingly awesome picture--I am in awe of what a gorgeous picture this is---A definite winner of the entire jigidi---10 out of 10 and well deserved winner --thanks ever so much Joan454!!! Erika

BlueTiger

Ha, ha! I am the person who did the 1,561,244th solution of this great puzzle!
My time was 3:11.

BlueTiger

Ha, ha! I am the 1,561,081st person to solve this puzzle!
My time was 3:19.

lajuin

Hi Joan - I lost track of this puzzle with the changes last year. I see that it is still being solved, but not as much conversation.

RandomWorship

Hi tinlizzie. It's probably the flash player plugin you need. You can get it here:
https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Good luck! (❛ᴗ❛)

tinlizzie

hi , love puzzles do them on my desktop all the time , but new laptop won't let me,anyone know when I click on solve puzzle it says plugin not supported, what does it mean?

Raaike

So wonderfull ! :-))) ♥

RobMuijt

Wooow! :)

leslieg

I think this was the puzzle I did so many times that I realized the shapes of the pieces were changing.

leslieg

I'm in!

Kw3sta

You know, there are 5 days (OK, 5 1/2) until this puzzles 5th birthday! Who wants to see how many solves we can get by then?! currently 1,538,893

SYCAMORE

Thank you dd66...very pretty puzzle and I'll have to work it!

db66

You may like to check this one out too: It has a high number of solves as well.
http://www.jigidi.com/created.php?id=RIDLHSDA

potatomum66

Thank you!

Biscotto

And Linda is top of the Leaderboard!!! Thank you for posting the link to my puzzle, Linda. Patricia (Almond/Biscotto/Biscottino) : -)

potatomum66

Where can I find Snow Village @ Almond? :)

Mileana1

I guess everyone that does any amount of puzzles might probably run into this one. I completed it 01/10/2016. Sherry (aka Mileana, Mileana1, clarkmega). 8-}

Fishes

It's a great puzzle. Snow village @Almond.

Biscotto

Clive: I had a look at Jumble's red bike and I posted the same puzzle @ Biscotto - 70 pieces on 13th July 2015. It got 434 solves only... Jumble's is 96 pieces and got 573 solves! I have a few puzzles at more than 600 solves, but nothing like my Snow Village @ Almond! (almost 900 as we speak).

SYCAMORE

I guess I'm losing it Clive, as it appears I did that puzzle...sure don't remember doing it! LOL

SYCAMORE

Thank you Clive...going to check it out right now! :o)

SYCAMORE

Of course I must now ask what the "red bike" puzzle is...thank you very much Jumble and Clive...you know curiosity killed the cat! :o)

BlueTiger

Well, I've pushed it up to 1,537,600 solves on 1/6/16 with a scorching fast time of 3:30! What fun!
This is comment # 432.

Kw3sta

Down to 1:29 after who knows how many tries. This is solve #1,537,591. That's more than 10,000 solves in the last 45 days.

niccolino59

Just given it another solve and it's still fascinating and enjoyable. 1:51 05 Jan 2015.

SYCAMORE

Patricia's (Almond/Biscotto/biscottino) Snow Village puzzle has 800+ solves and Clive (CJ45) mentioned this puzzle and was kind enough to send me the link...can't believe how many solves it has! Beautiful picture and fun to do! I'm not into how fast I can complete a puzzle, just enjoy doing them.

Here's the link to Almond's Snow Village puzzle in case anyone is interested:
http://www.jigidi.com/puzzle.php?id=J6YRF6R2

ekopug1

Joan, I'm stuck at 1:16 too . . . for the moment - down from 1:53.

joan454

Hey, it's my puzzle and I only ever get as fast as 1:16.

A lot of it is initial piece placement... which is random luck... and the rest is how well you can remember the picture while looking at the pieces (which is the problem for me and I managed 0:51 a few times last year)...

...I have no proof of this, but I imagine having an iPad to play on for touch controls might improve times too... compared to mouse responsiveness... I'm not buying an iPad just for Jigidi tho :P

BlueTiger

Hi, everybody! Right now, I am 1,527,595th solver of this amazing puzzle. And this is the 412th comment!

I guess I'll see all of you again when we get up to the 2,000,000th solve. Take care! ;-))

Kw3sta

1:48 for my 1st solve , # 1,527,559 :-) Better late than never.

Believe it or not, I remember seeing this when it first came out. After some deliberation I decided not to solve it. Thanks to oddio for bringing this to my attention! Oddio, if you see this comment, please reply. LOL.

leslieg

I want to see the list go to top 20 because I'd be back on it!

beatiful

I know pat... I just like making estimates... this puzzle STILL averages more solves a day than most puzzles get ever

katwoody99

Adding to the solve count, again! Doesn't look like I'll ever get under a minute on this one but I don't get tired of trying! :-))

Think TPTB figured 15 would be more appropriate for 1 million solves. :) btw spammenot and I both saw the 1 millionth solve and thought we had it but they gave it to the unregistered person.

ekopug1

Thank you CJ and Snooker! :)

EP, 15 slots were put up when it hit 1 million.

ekopug1

I have no idea, CJ but did see the comment by Magnus about the unregistered user. You????

ekopug1

I'm doing my part . . . I've finally cracked 2:00 but it will be a while before I'm on the board. This is the only puzzle on Jigidi I've seen where the leaderboard has 15 slots. I'm sure there is a story behind that in the comments but I have not waded through all of them.

We're slowing down guys... averaging 5400 solves / month since reaching 1.5 million... at this rate we won't see 2 million until May 2023... nearly double my estimate back in December :(

ekopug1

I was just led to this puzzle. I've never seen a puzzle with so many plays or comments. Amazing! I've done it once . .. my score: 2:11. Hmmm, I bet I can beat that number . . .

Trouble_and_Frog

Good job TIME4ME . . . :-)

Good for you!

tigress

Way to go, TIME4ME! I was 1,500,003. :-))

I was .....001. Who got it?

TIME4ME

Eeeeeeeeeekkkk !!! 1500000 !!!

tigress

27 more solves to go. :-)

leslieg

Wasn't laurajane's time the one that was missing for a while?

RandomWorship

You inspired me to add another solve, Pat. (•‿•)

I dunno... leaderboard doesn't change much... pretty sure its unchanged since I made my contribution back in November/December... my 0:51 is still only 1 second short of the board

leslieg

Just thought about this puzzle tonight. I took a picture of it because the next time I look I probably won't be on the board. A belated Happy Birthday, Joan!

treker

I helped,...again!
;-)

I think I have done this puzzle before, when you first posted it,this is gorgeous. I love doing all water puzzle's!!

Should clarify that a bit. Did it 10+ times today and best I got was 1:01 twice, 1:02 and 1:03 also.

Have been on the board for ages, Sue.

1:01 was the best out of over 10 tries. Have a great birthday, Joan.

Beekay

Have a great birthday Joan. It's fun to see this keep growing ☺

morris186

happy Birthday Joan!
1:23

cevas

Happy birthday Joan!!!
My time is 1:35.
: )))

ringleader

Happy birthday, Joan. Here's one more solve from me.

1,482,000

myladydanes

Second try 1:14 4/3/15 ;o)

AnneM57

Great picture and I am 1481098. On to the 2 million.

roseheather

Great sleuthing T and F! It was posted in December, 2010 and the image is from the Cleveland, OH area.

myladydanes

Number 1480880. Time 1:35. 3/30/2015 ;o)

Trouble_and_Frog

Hi Joan . . . I was 'led' here by ladywil2 I do hope I don't spoil the 'mystique' about this photo but I think I may be able to answer one of your wishes and it may lead you having your other wishes granted . . .
http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=467241
You'll have to scroll down quite a way down to see the actual photo

I did actually 'visit' you when you were approaching the 1 million mark and am pleased to see you going strong. Congratulations on approaching another milestone number . . . I hope this journey never ends . . . take care . . . Su

lyndee

Put me down for 1480875......1:27 minutes slow!

niccolino59

Sorry to only come across this now (why didn't I know about it before?!) Didn't make the board at 2:01 (I'm notoriously slow), but I was the 1475200th to solve it! Will email it out to a few friends.

riveroad

1,472,700 March 1/15

RandomWorship

Actually make that 16 seconds. Since I posted that comment, I managed to solve it in 1:08. Still 29 seconds too slow for the board...................

RandomWorship

Only 14 seconds Sue!!! (•‿•)

RandomWorship

Still and all. 10k solves a month! That's AMAZING! And I agree about the fall of the pieces. Sometimes you're lucky - sometimes not so much. We'll keep trying to get on that board though!

I think 2 million is doable... but it'll be awhile... the solves are slowing... according to a post further down the numbers were 1.14m 1/19/2013... 1.34m 1/19/2014 and now 1.45m 12/19/2014... looks like solves have dropped from 16.6k/month to 10k/month

new expected 2m date: July 2019

...

As to solve time, for me, so much of my time is based on starting piece position... less overlap and closer connects speeds up my time... and a little luck with the 3rd and 4th rows

RandomWorship

Keep going Piros! And we'll make 2 million yet! (•‿•)

PS Best I've got so far is 1:10. But I'll keep trying!

Sooo close... I've gotten 0:51 once and 0:54 to 1:14 a ton of times since finding this an hour ago.

ladycharnley

Woo hoo well done Cyprien - 45 seconds congratulations m'dear well done ......

joan454

This puzzle has more comments than most puzzles have solves!

What's crazy is, this puzzle still gets 50 and up hits a day...

GO joan54...

Beekay

Isn't this crazy Sara! You and I are the last two to find this puzzle. I just noticed the leaderboard lists the top 15 solvers rather than 10, and I'm still way too slow to be on it :-)

I just found this puzzle a few days ago while inquiring to 'JIGIDI' about the most solves
I will certainly do my part to keep it going toward 2 mil.....
Amazing...like it took on a life of its own..
good luck...

Beekay

3 years!! Good grief...and I just stumbled on it...I wonder if anyone else will LOL

Punt! :)

warbler

This ice might start melting one of these years! Then what?

About 3 more years at the rate it is going now, Ginger. :)

cinderfire

AMAZING, WONDER WHEN IT WILL HIT 2,000,000 ☺

lajuin

I planned to post this 06-06-14, but time passed me by.

Reminder of when the million was reached.

Magnus
6. Jun 2012
Solve number 1.000.000:
2012-06-06 18:01:19 (UTC)

by an unregistered user :-/

Maybe some others should try asking TPTB. I am pretty sure her score was 41. 1,390,500.

like92115

And yes, what did happen to Roxanne's time?

like92115

Glad to see the score going up and up - looking at 1.4 million - congrats Joan!

I e-mailed TPTB weeks ago and never got an answer.

leslieg

The numbers were 1388388! I repeated my best score today. Usually I do worse. So why is that?

leslieg

I like the numbers here.

joan454

good question for Magnus, Snooker.

Does anyone know why Roxanne is no longer on the board? Think her time was 41 seconds.

Joan_2

only 127,601 more solves to a million and a half!

10,000 in 23 days.

joan454

Chugging along to a million and a half !

joan454

All puzzles will break into different pieces every time it is chosen to solve.
I think solving time is affected by the piece shapes.

Never noticed that before but you are correct.

leslieg

I just noticed today that the pieces on this one change shape from try to try. I, too think I've done this 1,000 times! I wonder if Magnus has that stat??

1,344,000 Jan.22/2014. Think I've done this sucker about 1000 times. :)

like92115

Interesting lajuin,

Jan 19, 2013: 1,144,449
Jan 19, 2014: 1,341,823 (1,342,214 now on Jan 19)

Almost 198,000 solves in the last year. Say roughly 200,000 in a year. 3 1/3 years at this pace for 2,000,000.

One day at a time...

joan454

What a long, strange trip it's been....

lajuin

1-19-14 - 12:15 am- - - 1,341,823

Last year - 1,144,449 - so slower this year - but, still going

leslieg

I see jcarroll just found this puzzle this week. I did some tractor puzzles by him/her.

leslieg

I had a hard time locating this in my file but glad to see the list was extended to include top 15 solvers! I was in the top ten the last time I did it.

joan454

Almost the 19th of January again.
I can't wait to see what number we are up to on solves on that date!

1,337,000 Jan. 10 2014.

1,333,666 January 3, 2014.

like92115

Hey, I think I got 1,330,000!

jetmech7

I tried it again, and got better, 2:38 I must have fallen asleep doing it , that's my excuse.

jetmech7

Don't feel bad riveroad, my time is a snails pace at 2:44.

riveroad

Best I can do is 1:00. But every solve counts!

jetmech7

Riveroad ,I tried it, I'll never get on the board as slow as I am. 2.44

riveroad

1,310,566 Nov. 8/13

anezka

I have a number 1285454, August 29, 2013

JOSIESCORNER

Thank you Joan, I just collected a bunch of new to me avatars.

joan454

I rather doubt that Magnus ever looked at that statistic.

leslieg

I found this while curious to see "the most solved puzzle." Does anyone know the second most solved, etc.?

robryan

Wow! That's an amazing number of solves Joan!!! No 1,268,839!!! Neat photo too!!!! Thanks.

cmatthews

Hi joan, Had to see after Cathy and Ank told me on another puzzle. Nos; 1,268,598.

cevas

Hi Joan! Great picture ... amazing number of solves!! Ank sent me the link so I just solved it now. I'm number 1, 268, 593 !!! Wow!!!

joan454

Wow, Warbler. It has really slowed down. It used to be a few thousand an hour.

warbler

120 solves in a 9 hour period, 2 1/2 years after posting!

warbler

1,267,383

pkin38

1267263

puzzaddled

I, too, did an internet search and this person seems to have taken the photo in Cleveland (same area as Francine's video). They've posted it on a couple of sites, so here are the links:

http://blog.ashuc.com/around-cleveland-december-18-2010/

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=467241

puzzaddled2

1,207,517 Wow...you're must have some kind of record for viral Jigidi solves, Joan! ;-D

Amazing. Great video too, Francine. While it's rather hard to tell with all that ice, I think I've seen that lighthouse when we were traveling that way a while back.

Janazlouky

Very nice video, thank you Francine :-)))))

Janazlouky

I have no words, it's amazing, congratulations Joan :-))))

like92115

1,190,000 solves on March 9, 2013 00:32 GMT

Robbiel

Congratulations Joan on your solves, comments and a unique puzzle, thanks.

joan454

I can't seem to beat 1:08

joan454

Thanks!

mhughes69

Hello Joan, I guess this will make me your 280th comment and I was # 1,183.330th person to solve your puzzle! I feel so very honored to have been able to play a very teeny, weeny, tiny role in your big puzzle victory! Congrats to you!...Monica

laurajane

Wow, congratulations, joan! You have yourself a viral record-breaker!

joan454

35 pieces
276 comments
1,164,702

joan454

35 pieces
275 comments
1,154,338 solves

lajuin

January 19, 2013 - 2 years - 1,144,449 solves and still going.

joan454

1114315 solves as of 11:02 Eastern Standard Time, US, 15 Dec 2012

lajuin

Reminder of when the million was reached.


Magnus
6. Jun 2012
Solve number 1.000.000:
2012-06-06 18:01:19 (UTC)

by an unregistered user :-/

joan454

frozen seawater

Pieces: 35 (7 x 5)
Created: 19. Jan 2011 by joan454
Solved: 1093900
Category: Outdoor

like92115

Greedy? No, I think we'll get it there Joan. :-)

pilley

Solved: 1087200
November 8, 2012 did not make the board, again.....

Joan_2

Solved: 1071832
October 14, 2012

joan454

Hummmm. I wonder when I am going to hit two million solves.
Am I being too greedy?

joan454

Man, I really hate it when I get knocked off the board!
1:08

My, oh, my!

The Animal Rescue site also sells goods, naturally, and each sale earns more contributions. Also there are made in America sections and fair traded sections for those who like to support those causes. I have ordered and find the merchandise reasonably priced and good quality.

octomom

Kittystaff is correct. These are legitimate sites and do wonderful work. Keep clicking away. 781,430,100 pieces of kibble have been donated to shelters since April 1, 2008. Here's one of the sites:

http://www.freekibble.com/

You can answer a trivia question, but it doesn't matter if you answer it correctly. The donation still stands.

Another is:
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

I like the former site better since there aren't so many advertisements flashing in your face on the site.

I am aware of the Animal Rescue click and the Kibble rescue and I know that these are legitimate. They are both rated in the top 10 of animal rescue operations nationwide. I do not blame you for being skeptical but at least these two are legit.

Joan_2

I am inclined to disbelieve the internet postings that say if you click here they will benefit a charity. I doubt that works. I think it is just a scam to get you to click and then they can access your computer.
-sign me "miss skeptical"

Dohun

I wouldn't mind at all doing a puzzlle two or three times a day if it serves a good purpose, I do it now just for fun, so much better doing it for something worthwhile. And we share the same problem Plink, I also spend far too much time here :))), as you say it's so much more interesting than boring work, where of all places could the two of us have met and started to talk to each other if not here. :))
Thanks for your comment to my comment LOL

plink

Dohun, I'd work puzzles to raise money for World Hunger Relief, or Habitat for Humanity, or Heifer International, or any other worthy cause!!! I'd get up early in the morning and stay up late at night working puzzles if it would benefit somebody in need. As it is, I'm on jigidi more than I "should be" anyway! :) It's so much more interesting than cleaning out closets... ha.

Dohun

I love Joan's tree it's beautiful but Quazar's picture is much easier to solve, I suppose much more people would do it over and over again. As the million times has already been achieved it also would be difficult to get it done again only for this reason alone. Somebody was talking about a sponsor and any noble cause. We are all much more inclined to do something if there is some kind of reward at the end. :)), but I don't know anything about sponsors or the like.

Roxanne

WOW!! Joan! I know when you first posted this puzzle you had no way of knowing how many times it would be solved! Kudos to you my dear!! :)

Like it better. Would there be a copyright or whatever you call it since it is somebody's painting?

http://www.jigidi.com/puzzle.php?id=J6OAQFBU is colorful and only one more piece than the legend... check it out!

Joan_2

The symmetree is actually rather simple.
The dinner on the dock is so very like this one, though.

Has 54 pcs. and that may be too many for a lot of people to try over and over. Lovely picture though. I must have done yours well over 200 times, Joan, and I know I would not do this one that many.

Joan_2

http://www.jigidi.com/puzzle.php?id=6JTEQG14
this one seems to have a high solve rate already going
symmetree
Solved: 77570

Octomom2

WOO HOO! Putting this on Jigidi's Facebook page is what really did it, not to mention all the solvers here. Congratulations to Roxanne, Snooker, Wascally Wabbit, Dagmar, Pat, and all the other solvers not on the board who made this possible.

Oh, and SharonAnn beat me over there, too! :)

1:17! Hey, I actually got on the high score list there. I'll enjoy it while it lasts--if it goes viral like this one I won't be on there long! :D

dondi

A million solves, and Roxanne is the fastest? I call that pretty good credentials. She ought to get a certificate at least, if not a trophy!! For that matter, making the list at all is pretty hot stuff!

javasage

ROCK ON JOAN!!!!! This happened while I was at work...sorry to be late getting to the party! Jigidi is THE BEST and all THE BEST PEOPLE know it ;-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

pumpkinhead

Congrats, Joan! So very happy for you! What an amazing number of solves!

petslave

UNBELIEVABLE THIS IS AWESOME!

buckeye425

This is fabulous! Congratulations Joan!

Dohun

It is wonderful to see how many people have helped to solve this puzzle a million times, congratulations Joan and thank you for a lot of fun and excitement.

JiggyBelle

Congratulations!!!!!! That is wonderful!

VermontMeow

CONGRATULATIONS, JOAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BarbaraL

Congratulations Joan, and it's still going.

plink

How exciting!!! What a fun endeavor this has been. High-fives to every "one in a million"!

Congratulations!!!! What a wonderful way to bring people all over the world together!! Just tuned in to solve once more and saw the number had been reached.

:D

Probably passed out on the floor from the excitement.

Yes, it was! Hey, where's Joan? It's her puzzle!

Along with a guest from the sounds of it. It was fun anyway.

Yes it did. We obviously finished almost simultaneously!

Did it show 1000000 for you also spam? It did for me.

@ snooker: I agree. I came back from my last solve to see 1 million as well. According to Magnus, though, it wasn't either of us. That's okay. We're still good at causing trouble! ;>

Magnus: Murphy's Law. Oh well. Thanks for trying!

robf: snickr!

Zatoichicat

Anyone up for 2 Million?

Could have been a tie in the time as so many were doing it.

Magnus

Solve number 1.000.000:
2012-06-06 18:01:19 (UTC)

by an unregistered user :-/

robf

Or, Magnus could allow us to make just one puzzle of 35,000,000 pieces and solve that - would it take as long to solve as this did?

Zatoichicat

Ahh! Gone a minute (and 42 seconds) and someone did it ! Way to go! Thanks for the fun Jigidi !

1:01 central time

SnowFall

1000001s showing for me !! and I knocked off 1 second !! THAT was fun.....

Go, snooker! :)

Think I got the 1000000.

one million one!

one million!!!!!!

8 to go! diving back in!

Thank you, Magnus, and congrats, Dohun! We can now see the top 15!

Zatoichicat

I have 14 to go .. And I'm joining spammenot... splat! 1:44

Magnus

spammenot: unfortunately no - but if I get the exact time I might be able to see it from the log files

Dohun

I can't believe it I just made it onto the board...... :)))

Zatoichicat

33 to go ! And I made 1:33 going up anyone?

29 to go!

Magnus, will your software be able to detect who is the millionth solver? It would be fun to know.

And she slides back down the ropes to 1:32.... splat!

Zatoichicat

And...we are down to 54 Ahhhh!

I posted that and 3 more had worked it!

BTW, are we going to make a record for # of comments as well? ;>

I just did two 1:07's and a 1:14. sigh... 56 to go as I'm typing this.

Zatoichicat

71 ... :-( I'm way over thinking this.. My times keep getting slower ...

blackberrymuffin

Make note of the time it happens please, I can't be here to watch :(((

Hey, that means #10 at 1:03 is still in reach for a few of us! Nothing personal SharonAnn, but I'm going with renewed zest for your score! (No, I'm not competitive. Why do you ask?) ;>

Zatoichicat

Go Roxanne !

Magnus

I've removed 'guest' with the score of 30 seconds. I'm currently trying to locate an issue with the timer which causes the timer to stop. It's very rare, but when a puzzle has been solved a million time, it will happen a couple of times.

- Magnus

Yea, BB! :) Less than a hundred to go!

Zatoichicat

94 ! UNDER 100 ! Ok! who's going to throw the party ?

blackberrymuffin

I finally got down to 1:11, took 6 months :(

Zatoichicat

105 Go Go Go Jigidi Go !

And BACK down to 1:25. Sigh.

Whooo! 1:18!

I was wondering that, too, robf. Joan, what's the prize? You're famous now, you know...

robf

150 to go. WHO will be the person to break a million??

Wonder if we're slowing down the Jigidi server, all working it at once like this... :)

Zatoichicat

Wow! 160 to go ! Got back to 1:37 :-)

Back in with you! deep breath... diving in 3, 2, 1... PLUNGE!

Zatoichicat

177 Ahhhhh! Now it's 1:47 Oh... to be young again ! Those were the days my friend... But wait.... I'm going back in !

Joan_2

only 171 to go!

Oh, watch out. That grr wasn't from me. I think there's a polar bear hiding in there...

I know what you mean! Most of my times are in the 1:20's, and my fastest today is 1:14. Grrrr......

Zatoichicat

184 to go and my time is getting slower! Ahhhhh!

I still can't get faster than 1:07.

Zatoichicat

WOW! 212 to go ! I just went back and read the comments ! What fun ! Looks like today may be the day ! My best ( so far :-) ) is 1:37 But then, Cats with sharp nails can be a little challenged. LOVE JIGIDI

Zatoichicat

233 to go!

Zatoichicat

764 opps! ...999764 Virginia @ 12:08 pm

pdevredis

Well, having solved it more times than I can remember in a year, my best time is till over a minute (1:04)! Darn, so much for practice making perfect...!
999685 10:50 in New York.

Dohun

15.14 CET and it's 999 612. Just a bit more to go ............ :))

SnowFall

6:14 AM on the east coast of Canada (Atlantic time zone)...it's at 999403....good morning everyone !!

Dohun

It's half past nine here in Spain and the number is 999 362 so perhaps today will be the day. :))

texasstar7

Thanx, Dondi, I had never noticed that. So if you finished, say 3rd, as a guest, it wouldn't show up. Only if a guest is first. Cool!

dondi

Pretty amazing project. And good publicity for Jigidi, too.

P.S. - the only time a non-signed-in member can appear on the list is if they are the fastest. They get listed as "guest".

Zatoichicat

303 later 709 to go!

texasstar7

Yay! Not much more to go.

w84itslywbt

Yes Tex, it does help us figure out how much time it's taking to rack up the solves. For example between the time snooker posted and now there have been 55 solves (1 hr ago)

GO US!!!!!

texasstar7

So glad someone points out how many solves in the comments section! We'd all have trouble reading it ourselves!

blackberrymuffin

Will there be a prize? (Can't get on the board for the life of me, lol)

999200

w84itslywbt

The Jigidi software program keeps track of the number of times a puzzle is solved and is lised there on the left after "Solved: ####"... in this case the count is at "Solved: 999168"

grannygoatlady

I'm doing my part, I've solved it 3-4 times now....but just wondering, who's counting the solves?

w84itslywbt

Yes, EVERY solve is counted

petslave

I solved it again. Does it still count every time you solve the same puzzle? just wondering.

Dohun

Eleven times more: 999062. It's getting close now. :-))

Zatoichicat

OK ! 998988 Yep! I'm liking this number. More more more :-)

maybeso

OK, it's #998982 now.

Dots

OK - I'm #998976

AnnaFerndale

I helped! #998965

texasstar7

I'm #998913. Getting there!

joan454

1,874 to go!

w84itslywbt

998001........ GO US.....
That was 1000 solves in less than 24 hours
2 more days?????

RandomWorship

Go Wascally!! :))

w84itslywbt

997000 .... YEA.....Less than 3000 to go

w84itslywbt

OMG .... 12th solve today
.... was always stuck at 1:08
.... 996390 = 1:01
Whoooda thunk

bookish

996,334 solved 3x today. Thanks for reminder Gail. Shall be back for more.

RandomWorship

995,853 - that was me!

octomom

Getting there. I just posted the link on my puzzle:

http://www.jigidi.com/puzzle.php?id=YILRI2K5

Hopefully, it'll reach it by tomorrow!

patsquire

Somebody better alert the Guinness Book of World Records people!

Joan_2

Less than 5000 to go. Woopee!

Joan_2

6452 to go

Joan_2

No, Pat. I am not throwing a party when it hits 1,000,000.
But you are welcome to throw one for me!

Are you throwing a party when it hits a million? I've probably done it 200 times.

Joan_2

6765 to go

Joan_2

7491 to go

joan454

Looks lovely in this hot weather. It is cooking in the sun and there were no shady spaces at the grocery store.
991956
8044 solves to go

RandomWorship

990,835 was me!

990139, less than 10,000 to go!!!!!!!!

Joan_2

990056 !

989999 Moving right along.

Too hilarious... there's a world of difference between 1:13 (my best after about ten tries) and 1:06 (#10 at 987868)... look out javasage I'm coming back!

SnowFall

Thank you Joan454. Sure is fun trying !

joan454

Way to go SnowFall! 0:56 is a great time!

SnowFall

Yes! Yes! Yes ! ...sorry, kind of excited...knocked 5 seconds off my best time. Just don't ask how many tries that feat took...I lost count.

Joan_2

Solved: 982409

12:31 pm Eastern Daylight Saving time.

Perhaps they're malachite or calcite, but I doubt they're erudite. Of course, they could be just plain H2O with a bit of sodium chlorite--I mean, chloride. Oh, wait, that's what the puzzle is made of.

lajuin

Psquare - I accept your withdrawal of your previous arguments. . . but were they erudite??

At the current rate it will be about June 2nd, but I expect sooner.

Wow--6 more worked it since my last post!

So that's an increase of over 600 in 14 hours... :) (Yes, I AM still trying to catch javasage up there!) ;>

patsquire

...but not for long, I guess, lelabug. And GGL, my best ever was 1:42. I never really came close.

FOLKS! You're just too familiar with this thing. These times are impossible for part-timers and mere mortals to break into.

But I withdraw my erudite arguments (way down below) about why we'll never make it to 1,000,000. We're in the home stretch. GO, GO, GO!

octomom

It was 981,359 when I started it again. In the meantime, two other people solved it, so it's now 981,362. Getting there...

joan454

Darn, I can't seem to get back on the board....
(pass me some tissues!)

joan454

Spam, see for yourself:
http://www.jigidi.com/puzzle.php?id=O4JV95JL

It's her first birthday, tomorrow the 14th, and I will see her this coming weekend for the party. We skype and see each other often, but I miss the sweet feel of the little child!

@ Joan: :D How's your beautiful grandbaby?

I see javasage has been knocked down to #10. Don't tell anyone, but I'm going to have a few more tries at it myself.

979999. Getting closer.

joan454

Gotta love the spammenot!

JUST missed it a 1:07!!! (won't tell you how many tries it took...)

1:22. Let's see if I can beat myself. Without hurting myself, that is! :D

Hey, everyone! This is a cool puzzle! Has anyone else tried to solve it yet? ;>

Witzend

977501, 1.55. Good luck with the total/

w84itslywbt

OK ..... I can't resist being the 100th comment..................; }

w84itslywbt

My first time to solve is today when you posted the link on one of your other puzzles. Am sorry to have not helped before but will do my part from here forward now that I know about it.

grannygoatlady

Well, still not on the board...time 2:23....but better than the first time.
Glenda 12:41pm
South Texas

And I don't know what number this makes.

lelabugosi

EGADS!......Finally made it on the board!..............just...........

nicki_rafi

976190 - 1:39, wasnt able to beat pinkshadow but was able to beat myself! lol

pinkshadow

.976129 - 1:26.

nicki_rafi

976116.... 1:46

nicki_rafi

976109!!

RandomWorship

976001. The "1" was me! Just doing my bit. :))

Maxine

Burr. 975874

octomom

http://www.jigidi.com/puzzle.php?id=03B5FAB8

octomom

Current count: 975,819. I'm going to post a puzzle with a link to this one. I hope you don't mind, Joan.

orchidee

Joan_2

Parrij, you are right about the looking at iceburgs! lol

It looks like we are going to hit about May 27 or 28th. Unless of course, more solves are done per day.
We are averaging about 1,068/day since 4/10.
Just my thoughts.
I may never want to look at another iceburg in my life. lol.

Solved: 949500
well, only 500 to go to the 950,000 mark. my fingers are tired... lol...

Joan, This puzzle has hit the email rounds a couple of times and i know on my joke list, i have right at 150 people from around the world so, I have sent this puzzle twice when it came around so far.
Glad to see the site is supporting it's self. This is a good stress relief site!
Thank all the creators

joan454

I forgot to tell you. The fact that this puzzle went viral has brought so much attention to the Jigidi site that the site is able to sell advertising and make enough money to support itself.

The site was previously supported by persons who chose to join and send money to the man who created and runs the programing. He also supported it himself from his own funds.

joan454

We are just having fun on the frozen seawater puzzle. It is normal for a puzzle to get 50 to 80 solves.
Some puzzles get a couple of hundred solves.
A rare few have had over 500 solves.
But this one went "viral" and it just keeps getting hits.
So, I just wondered, "would this puzzle ever get a million solves?".
So, we wait and watch, that's all. LOL

I saw the comments, is there something I'm missing as to why everyone wants to hit the million mark on this puzzle?
I mean, I'm hooked on it and probably play it 20+ times per day but, still don't understand the million. I am old and slow though. :)

joan454

7. Mar 2012 - 01:57, solves=914936

Joan_2

I am WHOLY there!

lajuin

Ahh, you two . . .. You forget
The Law of the Whole+"

octomom

Darn you, Pee-Squirt, I was going to post the Law of Half here, but you beat me to it. I'll get you for that.

And I'll forgive you for your Democratic rantings, because I like the other parts of you, but I know others don't like you so well and so they won't...

patsquire

OK, I guess..............never!

By the Law of Diminishing Returns, the closer we get to 1,000,000 the fewer people will participate and the less frequently it will be solved.

By Einstein's Theory of Relativity the closer you get to the speed of light the more massive you become, until you can't accelerate any further or go any faster, so you can never reach the speed of light.

By the Law of Half every time you get half-way from where you are to 1,000,000, you still have half-way to go, and since there are infinite half-ways to go you can never get there.

AND FINALLY by the law of Democrats And Jesse Jackson you can win the early primaries by landslides and start piling up delegates for the presidential nomination, but as you actually start to become a possible nominee, Democrats vote for you less and less, until you come to a screeching halt.

So I say..............we'll never make it to 1,000,000!

Joan_2

Puzzle created on January 19, 2011
as of January 18, 2012 there are 836474 solves

836474 / 365 = 2292 average solves per day
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Wondering... will this get to 1 million solves?

Joan_2

830322 on January 15 2012

Created: 19. Jan 2011 @ 6am
Solved: 829,704

just played it 2 times maybe a few more times before I get off work. Only about 170,296 left to 1mil . If I did 2k a day it would take me 85.148 days to get 170,296 complete! hehe

Super picture sure glad you posted it on jigidi forum or I would not know about it. Thanks again Joan good luck on your count

joan454

mariolyn, I have no idea where I found this. I had googled something and, having ADD, I went off on tangents and found this. But I don't know where.....

:-)

mariolyn

813,269 11:05 pm Calgary, Alberta
First try 1:25 Who is that guest that must have a super puzzle solver?
Where did you find the picture, Joan? Absolutely unique. Thanks for a fun solve.

RandomWorship

813,224. Only 186,776 to go!

2:46 pm AEDT, 6 January, Mebourne Australia

joan454

Wow, all these comments. I hope we don't crash Magnus' server!

jennylmoon

11:38 Eastern time MD...excellent picture for sure... 811374

pdevredis

Thanks--and I'm glad you reminded everyone!

lajuin

Congrats, Pd

pdevredis

8:33 EST. NY. Finally got there!

811,200, 6:00 PM, CST, Fort Worth, TX, best time 1:50

annjax

811,047 5PM EST FLA

810358 9 am Vancouver Island

grannygoatlady

810,215
9:58am
South Texas

pdevredis

I had been solving this on and off for months, after I chanced upon it through a comment on one of Magnus' puzzles, I believe, but then it slipped my mind and fell further and further into the depths of my bookmarks. Thanks for the reminder, lajuin. I'll keep adding to the tally, even though the leader-board is out of reach!

809812
Time 1:09
12:45 am, 1/4/12, Germany

soomi

Amaziiiinnnng!

treker

809708
2:54 AM Boise Time

Good night ,...no,...Good Morning!!

RandomWorship

809629. And that time was 1:51. I have a laptop, so I never get league table times.

Can't sleep patsquire?

7:34 pm AEDT, 4 January 2012

RandomWorship

809570!

potatomum66

809,533!

heathercru

Beautiful! -- 809,526!

Surreal_Heidi

I added a few, too, but couldn't quite make the leader board.

best time: 1:20

pkin38

I was #809505

i was #809,500!

jolyco

Good luck .. just solved it 5 times .. need sleep .. may try again tomorrow .. :-)

joan454

3,512 only more solves and I hit 3/4 million solves

joan454

Almost 3/4 of a million solves . . . blink... blink...

Hey gang I think the counter on this puzzle is broken 16 hours ago it was 723.003 Now it's 724,110 should check with the boss

Gaillou

I just did it again. Not quite as fast as Sue. 1:29 is my best time so far. Joan, your puzzle is absolutely amazing.

joan454

Go Sue, Go Sue, Go Sue...

VermontMeow

Well over half way there, Joan.

Got 695695. At least I'm adding to your number. :)

Almost got it! Was #666667.

joan454

Created: 19. Jan 2011

19. Sep 2011 - 22:56

Solved: 660074

joan454

1 Sep 2011 - 01:11
Solved: 646176

joan454

14. Aug 2011 - 23:16
Solved: 629308

joan454

16. Jul 2011 - 18:46
Solved: 603405

joan454

3. Jul 2011 - 13:43
591373 (quickest: 0:41 by Roxanne)

joan454

24. Jun 2011 - 23:49
582038

joan454

22. May 2011 - 23:51 Solved: 534147

joan454

Thank You For Creating Jigidi, Magnus, We Love This Site

sue49

Good, our Roxanne is back!!

Magnus

I've just discovered a bug in the database. The 63 years was wrong - it's only around 4 years at the current almost 500,000 solves.

Sorry for that. I thought I had the accurate number of seconds, but there seems to be miscalculations once in a while. The same goes for the current record of 23 seconds. I doubt that's possible, but I will figure that out eventually.

The number of solves is correct though :-)

joan454

27. Apr 2011 - 23:35 number of solves: 481947

I am never going to make one million solves if the solve/rate keeps slowing like this.

The solve rate is now down to 130 per hour.

joan454

472554 at 24. Apr 2011 - 15:43
And, Sue, the 63 years was when it was solved approximately 100,000 times!
Think how many years it is NOW! LOL

juneshone

amazing photograph. Amazing numbers. Jenna had abut 547 solvers for one of hers but I think you have just pipped her! Well done Joan.

joan454

459550 on 19. Apr 2011 - 23:31

joan454

438252 on 14. Apr 2011 - 01:41

joan454

403378 on 6. Apr 2011 - 01:30

joan454

Now I am taking bets as to when it hits one million solves.

I hope it does not crash the server.
I hope it make you some money!

I start a new job on March 28, and I hope I may find the money to become a supporter of the site.

joan454

Man, way to make me feel old, dude! ;-P

Magnus

People have spent more than 2 billion seconds solving this puzzle. That's more than 63 years!

Way to go, Joan!:) Thanks for a great puzzle.

Gaillou

That is amazing, Joan! The picture and the numbers!

VermontMeow

I'm impressed Joan.