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Suggestion: Random transformation of problems

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2018-12-05 05:10
gizmonicus I looked to see if this was suggested before, but didn't find anything so I apologize if this has been asked and answered already.

Sometimes I find myself memorizing the position and it's solution rather than actually understanding the problem, especially when a problem shape is very distinct. It would be nice if the problems were randomly transformed before being presented so you will be forced to recognize the general situation instead of just memorizing. Having 8 different transformations (save for a couple symmetrical edge cases) would make it harder to associate that visual pattern with a particular solution, or at least it would for me.

2018-12-05 18:24
Dyonn This is a useful tool that I have been using for a long time now: https://internetgoschool.com/forum.vhtml?topic_id=367

2018-12-05 18:28
Darrell Malick Hi gizmonicus,

The feature that you are asking for is already in use. We suppress the transformations on some (small minority) problems, particularly in opening style whole board problems, because some people get cranky if there are more white stones than black and some strongly prefer that the "black moves in top right first" convention be followed.

Sorry for the slow reply.

2018-12-06 05:06
gizmonicus Hardly a slow reply! I guess I have run into a few of the problems you block transformation on. Perhaps an optional feature then for those of us who aren't concerned about the convention? Those whole board problems are the easiest ones to memorize. I can give specific examples if you would like.

2018-12-06 05:10
gizmonicus Thanks, Dyonn, I'll check it out.

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