What exactly could be the point of changing the expire time of first puzzle to 00:10 hours?
We all know that puzzles expire after 25 hours, meaning morning puzzle expires next morning at 9:55 AM, and evening puzzle expires at next evening at 21:55 PM.
Then why should this puzzle had to expire at 00:10 AM?
Actually, I was busy in work yesterday, so I had thought that I will join tournament and do the first puzzle today morning, but find that the puzzle has expired for no reason at 0:10 hours. Why so?
You mean we cannot rely on our memory of general trends of time at this site?
Do we have to read and memorize the start and expiry time of every individual puzzle?
You should have kept it simpler.
I was also unable to understand why it has to be 25 hours to begin with? Shouldn't a flat 24 hour time had been good enough for all interested players to attempt it wherever they could be all over the world?
And, then this problem of :55 minutes in time . Your site is global, members are players can be anywhere in the world, and it is already a big pain to convert time from Russia time to local time, but that can still be done if it is full hour at :00 minutes or at most half hour at :30 minutes, but when you further change the minutes that confuses people more than it solves things.
My humble suggestion:
1. Keep the start and ending time of all puzzles fixed, definitely in a same tournament, or same type of puzzle. don't change time for a single puzzle like above was changed to 0:10 for no obvious explanation.
2. reduce open time for a puzzle from 25 hours to 24 hours. Then each puzzle will have exactly same start and end time, but for AM PM change, and it will be easiest to remember.
3. keep all times used on this site at full hour or :00 minutes, or at most at half hour or :30 minutes. That will ease conversion across time zones.
4. this particular tournament runs for 5 days. there is no puzzle offered on Sats and Suns. This site is a fun site and we do have fun on weekends and holidays so we would love to play on Sats also. So no point making Sat an off day for this site. Make the puzzles run for 6 days, offering a total of 12 puzzles instead of 10. Then there will be no puzzle on Sunday, that will be result day, and next morning, Monday, next tournament starts.
Remember, previously your were offering 3 puzzles a day in this tournament, now only 2, though you have increased fee four times. So please consider to give us fun for one more day.