# Message #2063

From: schuma <mananself@gmail.com>

Subject: Re: GelatinBrain

Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:30:47 -0000

Hi Eduard,

The blue color means that in that solve the solver used macros, by writing/pasting something in the input box and clicking the "<<<" button. 00:12:12 + 1321 means the solve took 12 min 12 sec, and 1321 moves were made by macros.

Since directly comparing the time of a fully manual solve and a solve with macros is unfair, Gelatinbrain made up a rule to penalize macros: for each macro move, one second is added to the solving time in the time ranking.

Therefore, 00:12:12 + 1321 is equivalent to 00:34:13, which ranks lower than a fully manual solve of, say, 00:30:00, but higher than a fully manual solve of 01:00:00.

Nan

— In 4D_Cubing@yahoogroups.com, "Eduard" <baumann@…> wrote:

>

> Hi Nan, great GB score leader,

> What means the blue underlied times of the form 00:12:12+1321 in the time ranking of the scoreboard?

>