Some Stats About the Irritating Puzzle
Quite confident the submission would just sink into oblivion as usual, I went over to our neighbors for some dinner.
A few hours, and to my surprise 9121 visits later, my blog was replaced with an austere, and rather embarassing 403 forbidden message.
WordPress is quite the resource hog… I’m attempting to install WP Super Cache for the unlikely recurrence. Anyway, the stats I did get during those glorious hours were interesting/funny.
At the time of writing, the submission has 103 up votes 55 down votes. I would have assumed that would add up to maybe, oh, 300 clicks. Infact, every Reddit vote represents nearly 100 clicks.
I record events using the AS3 Google Analytics API, 41,314 of them to be exact.
- The reset button was smacked 30,973 times
- The show solution buttons were clicked 9,211 times
- The average user hung around for 05:06 minutes
- The puzzle was solved 103 times
How about those enticing Google ads to the right? Grab a hold of your chair…. 1 click! I’m RICH!!!!
I included an event which fires on every “move” which is a multiple of 100.
I felt pretty crap about my 700+ solution, but it’s good to know I’m not alone. Infact:
- 141 people attempted solutions with more than 800 moves…
- 27 did more than 1500…
- 15 over 2000
- 2 people moved those pieces over 4200 times
And the Grand master of patience / self irritation / epic suffering, moved the pieces over 5500 times!!! . Dang!
The solutions to this game are available with the manual that comes with the game, so it’s well possible that some people just followed that. Nevertheless,
- The best solution was 48 moves, second 54 then 114. The first two didn’t submit their solutions, so might be coming from one of those guys that scour the web for flash games on which they can use their 1337 Charles skills on.
- 22 people solved it with less than 200
- 5 with between 1000 and 2000
and finally…. that poor son of a bitch who moved pieces over 5000 in one go?
HE SOLVED IT!!!
WITH 5516 MOVES!
Hat’s off to you
Tags: stats reddit