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Is it possible to access old puzzles.
I am a new user.
I have checked the "show old puzzles" box in Foldit, but only the current puzzles appear. I would like to be able to view some of the old puzzles, and their best solutions.

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The "Show Old Puzzles"

The "Show Old Puzzles" option only shows puzzles that have expired since you joined. I don't know if there's some other way of accessing the older puzzles or not though. Would be quite nice.

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yes, good idea

I agree, that would be nice.

I think it would be cool to have some sort of visualization of the competition puzzle selection screen as this endless 3D field of proteins, where you can navigate around and choose which one you want to work on. Maybe little ghostly avatars could be seen hovering around for each person working on a puzzle. And the ones that are old and expired could be colored like stone or something (random idea) so you could tell that they aren't fresh, but you can still revisit them.

People who have played Shadow of the Colossus, that's kind of where I'm getting these ideas, both with the ability to replay old battles in "memory mode" when you go to a colossus' stone-like carcass, and the way the statues in the main temple act as a sort of 3D menu for challenges after you beat the game.

Yeah... I wonder if there's any chance of Foldit becoming cool like that.


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