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I wonder how it is possible for those who have access to the Beginner puzzles to play the same Intermediate/Advanced puzzle, as well. The idea is apparently to let the beginners play their own games until they have received the required magical limit of 150 (isn't that right?) points. That is all fine, but now I can see that it as a matter of fact is possible for these players to play in the other category, too. As I find this rather strange, I would now like to ask whether it is intentional and if so, then why?

In my opinion, when there are parallel games for beginners and intermediate/advanced players to choose from, the beginners should play only beginner puzzles until they have reached the established limit of 150 global points.

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This is currently

This is currently intentional.  We have discussed several changes to the beginner/non-beginner puzzle structure, including preventing beginners from playing the non-beginner puzzles, and adding more tiers, and so forth.  What do other people think of people with a lower score being able to access all the puzzles?

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I always thought...

I always thought of the beginner puzzles as not only a way to see how you match up against other beginners but also as an extra source of points for the beginners to get them started, also I barely spent any time with the beginner puzzles when I first started, because I wanted to jump right in with the big boys so to speak,  and I would have been disappointed if I couldn't have done that. 

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Being a beginner, I liked

Being a beginner, I liked the idea of competing against other beginners. I would also however, want to be able to compete against other level players when ready. I don't see any harm in letting beginners compete at any level immediately.

I am just starting my first non-beginner puzzle, which is the same protein as the beginner level one I am working on. It would be really nice if I could copy that one over as a starting point for the higher group. Is there any way to do this?

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Thank you for the answer,

Thank you for the answer, Seth Cooper.

leswgnr, if you care to read my comment a bit more carefully, you will see that I don't have anything against beginners playing other puzzles in general.

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I have the same question as

I have the same question as leswngr. Is there a way to copy over solutions from one problem to an identical one? I just wasted points because I had luck with "Crystallin" but couldn't copy the solution over to "Beginner: Crystallin"

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There is currently no way to

There is currently no way to transfer solutions between puzzles.

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After some thinking, I

After some thinking, I believe I have an idea why this should be so. Is it because the search space is so vast, and you want to encourage new attempts?

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