List recommended Tutorial numbers in more Beginner Puzzles

Case number:699969-1999027
Opened by:jeff101
Opened on:Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 21:42
Last modified:Friday, January 2, 2015 - 12:30

I like how the Symmetry Design Beginner Puzzle (
lists which Tutorial Puzzle numbers a player should do before trying the Beginner Puzzle:

Make sure you have completed Intro Puzzle 5-2, and 7-1 through 7-4.

I think it would be helpful if more Beginner Puzzles would list both the recommended
Tutorial Puzzle numbers and Tutorial Puzzle names in sections like above and below:

Make sure you have followed these tutorials:
- Lonely Sheets,
- Lock and Lower,
- Rebuild,
- Structure and Rebuild,
- Movin' Along,
- Control over Clashing,
- Intro to Design,
- Swappin' Sidechains,
- Mass Mutate,
- Insertion and Deletion
before starting this puzzle.


(Tue, 12/30/2014 - 21:42  |  2 comments)

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It would also be helpful if pages like would list
the Tutorial numbers in the Achievements section where text like below appears:

Finish all of the 'Sidechains' intro puzzles

Backbone Packing
Finish all of the 'Backbone Packing' intro puzzles

Hydrogen Bonding
Finish all of the 'Hydrogen Bonding' intro puzzles

Hydrophobics and Hydrophilics
Finish all of the 'Hydrophobics and Hydrophilics' intro puzzles

Tools and Types
Finish all of the 'Tools and Types' intro puzzles

Finish all of the 'Sequences' intro puzzles

Protein Design
Finish all of the 'Protein Design' intro puzzles

More Molecules
Finish all of the 'More Molecules' intro puzzles

This would help new players who itch to start doing Science Puzzles
know when they have done enough Tutorial Puzzles.

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I don't see this as being very helpful on the user page, most people just do all the tutes and don't really need the information. Particularly as there may be a reason to change the tute numbers at some future time and linking the tute numbers programmatically to the user page is not really a great use of precious developer time imho - basically you can start doing science puzzles as soon as you want to - often people do that and then go back and finish the tutorials.

The tutorials should only take a few minutes each, although we all probably get stuck on one or two of them, and many of us repeat them from time to time just for fun.


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