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This question must have gotten lost in it's original thread, since it wasn't answered.

When are the puzzles locked? There are a number due to end on June 17th. "June 17th" is pretty vague.
Is it 12:01 AM? 11:59:59 PM? What time zone? Are they automatically locked, or is this more human intervention?

It would seem unfair if people quit working on a puzzle expecting it to be closed, and it's allowed to run on for most of a another day.

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No one can answer this?

Developers, alpha testers, anyone on the "inside" ?

Seems like a simple question....

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Is this so hard to

Is this so hard to answer???????

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"inside" opinion

If you consider me to be on the "inside", because I joined the early adopters program that was also offered to you and everyone else on Rosetta@home... we players cannot answer the question because it has always varied. I asked about it once and was told that the scores are captured and then rest of closing a puzzle, and rank points etc. is done later. But it's never really absolutely clear a puzzle has been closed, or if scores have already been captured.

Why does it matter to you? Need to know when not to load the best score from a group?

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Perhaps users would like to

Perhaps users would like to plan when they would make their last push on a puzzle. If they knew it closed at noon in UTC-7, they could plan to work on it before going to work, or if it closed at 9PM, they could plan to work on it in the evening.

In any case, it needs to be defined and the schedule adhered to.

Again, a question of fairness.

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That's exactly why puzzles were reopened

I agree, so why all the conspiracy theories about elite players not having high enough scores? And the puzzles being reopened just for them? It was actually unfair to have closed them when they did. So, reopening them to remain more consistent with how closure has been done in the past (even if undocumented), was a good thing.

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