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We'd like to get a list of the best Beginner Puzzles, so that we can cycle through those every few months to make sure new players have a useful Beginner Puzzle to start with.

That way we'll avoid reposting difficult ones like the Antifreeze Beginner Puzzle!

Please reply to this post with a list of your favorite past Beginner Puzzles. Thank you for your help!

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Snow Flea

Seriously?! I've been waiting for that to come around again, like the other reposts. Tools, techniques, and skills change. You'll post Anthrax 3 times but not cute little old snow flea? I am saddened.

(Anthrax Lethal Factor to me seems ridiculously complicated)

I reinstalled in november and so lost all my early puzzles, like Scorpion Toxin. I would really like to send old puzzles to my client, like recipes. My beta client also does not have any puzzles that I did not open with the beta client while they were active.

Perhaps the rejected beginner puzzles could be posted with an intermediate label.

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Thanks for the reply, brow42!

Snow Flea will be posted on June 4th... just for you! :-)

We should indeed repost Scorpion Toxin now that disulfides are working in Foldit.

Thanks again for the feedback!

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Um, what happened to this?

Um, what happened to this?

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Flu

Well, the first ones I tryed were the beginner flu puzzles where you had 3 mutable segments you had to fit. Pretty easy, but has some basic components and is still a little chalenging. Fun!

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Snow Flea has been delayed due to CASP

Since the CASP organizers started the Refinement Targets way earlier than in past CASPs:

(In past years it has mostly been in July & August):
http://predictioncenter.org/casp9/targetlist.cgi?view=refinement
http://predictioncenter.org/casp8/targetlist.cgi?view=refinement
http://predictioncenter.org/casp7/targets/cgi/casp7-refine-view.cgi

we would have ended up with 5 non-beginner puzzles and I always try to keep that below 4 (for your sanity), but since we were forced to start posting 5 CASP puzzles at a time, we used the Refinement one as the beginner puzzle... and now we also have the "Tissue Regeneration Design Puzzle" (a bit harder than the "beginner flu puzzles" you had started with).

Hopefully with the new Categories (http://fold.it/portal/node/992875) we'll bring back basic beginner puzzles with the guide... and as promised: Snow Flea will be first!

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okay some other beginner puzzles

Note that the term easy was relative:
http://fold.it/portal/node/988124 - Potato Multicystatin

http://fold.it/portal/node/988675 - Streptococcal Protein

http://fold.it/portal/node/989265 - Easy - headpiece of chicken villin

http://fold.it/portal/node/988896 - Easy Puzzle: Turkey Egg Lysozyme

http://fold.it/portal/node/988466 - Easy Puzzle: Killer Toxin

http://fold.it/portal/node/988224 - Easy Puzzle: Platypus Venom

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thanks!

I think "Easy Puzzle" was compared to the "Snow Flea" one :-)

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