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AnonymousBoba Foxx 06 Feb 2013 16:21
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Hmm.. I'm tempted to just brute-force it since I'm too lazy to write an actual algortih…
I'll see what I can do during precal.

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Timothy Foster 06 Feb 2013 16:09
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Yes. If Fire Emblem says that the chance of hitting, $p$, is 70%, what is the real chance of hitting? That's determined by rolling two one-hundred sided dice, taking their average, and checking if that average value is less than or equal to $p$.

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AnonymousBoba Foxx 06 Feb 2013 14:45
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To make sure I don't go do the wrong thing, I'd like to make sure I understand correctly first.
Basically, we're to find the probability that we get a hit (which is defined as the the average of two d100 must be less than P) when we're given a chance P of hitting?

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Timothy Foster 06 Feb 2013 14:17
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In Fire Emblem, when you attempt to attack an enemy, a list of percentages are given indicating things such as hit chance. If the statistics say that you have a 50% chance of hitting, though, you actually have a 49.5% chance of hitting. Why is that?

Normally, you would think that the game would roll a d100 die, and any roll that is less than or equal to the displayed percentage would be a hit; any roll above would be a miss. Fire Emblem games beyond FE5, however, utilize a different system which gives the player a statistical advantage. When a player rolls, two d100 dice are rolled, and the average of the rolls is compared to the percentage instead. Oddly enough, this actually affects the real probability significantly. When FE says you have an 85% chance of a hit, you actually have a 95.4% chance of a hit, which is significantly greater, and therefore you have an advantage, making the game easier and more playable.

Here's the challenge: what is the real theoretical probability $p_r$ of a hit given the displayed hit percentage, $p$? Specify if you take $p$ on the interval [0, 1] or [0, 100].

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Mr Dino 05 Feb 2013 12:57
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This is amazing. Nice work!

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Xeda Elnara 05 Feb 2013 11:16
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Neat, these work :) I also like how nice your buttons look o.o

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Timothy Foster 05 Feb 2013 02:41
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Ok, so I made a flash application which emulates the buttons to the best of my ability. When you click on the button, it copies the syntax so that you can paste it. I only included the ones I thought were necessary.

Personally, I find it easier to simply learn the syntax, but this can help newcomers. Now I only need to find a way to make it obvious that you have to paste for this to work…

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Xeda Elnara 04 Feb 2013 18:34
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Thanks! Hopefully I will get some more time in the near future to work on it :) I started adding in a menu, but you currently cannot select anything. It just draws the menu and you can move the selector thing. I need to add in scrolling for menus that are too large for one screen and I need to add in the ability to open sub-menus and then I can start going through the catalog and making tutorials XD

Another neat idea that I thought of doing was maybe if you are in a menu (like the Math menu) and you want to see how a command works, you can press ON and it starts the appropriate tutorial.

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AnonymousTimothy Foster 04 Feb 2013 18:12
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The "Member Type" is temporary; eventually it will say something like "Member" or "Moderator". I have yet to figure out how to effectively do that, but I've got an idea (which will unfortunately take me quite some time to do).

I never really saw the karma bars as meaning anything relevant. What might be done in place of that is a site "activity level" which could go right under "Member Type". Making lots of edits or posts would put you at a higher level (a moderator would have to set it though, meaning spam doesn't count).

Post-indention is very hard, and if I implemented it, it would probably look very sloppy. Additionally, nearly every forum I've seen is linear, and one of the reasons for this is so that people respond to the topic instead of the post. It makes it harder for a discussion to become off topic or branch into multiple conversations (which is something I and others have noticed on this forum).

I will try to put the buttons back in. It for sure won't work exactly the same, but I'll see what I can do.

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AnonymousBoba Foxx 04 Feb 2013 17:41
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Yeah, I kinda miss the post-indenting too.

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bsch2734 04 Feb 2013 17:30
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What I lke (so far):
Attachments
larger avatar pictures

What I dislike (so far):
"Member Type" / lack of karma bars
I really liked the syntax buttons/wizards
No indentation disrupts flow

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Roguebantha 04 Feb 2013 15:19
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That's really cool! :D

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AnonymousBoba Foxx 04 Feb 2013 14:31
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Crap, it seems that's right. Wdfiles pooped up as blocked.
I'll see what I can do to get it unblocked.

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Timothy Foster 04 Feb 2013 14:28
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I tried making it so you couldn't make an empty post, but only certain field types have that option, and unfortunately, the 'wiki' field type is not one of those.

You can "delete" (where delete means it still exists, but it is not listed in anything) a post; I just made it very hard to do so. You just have to add the _null tag to the post, which means typing in "post:#/noredirect/true" in the url and clicking on the Categorize button. Current permissions are set so that only post owners can delete a post or thread; of course, moderators and admins can do anything.

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Timothy Foster 04 Feb 2013 14:21
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Let me try something… are you able to access and use this page?

My suspicion is that your filter is blocking the wdfiles domain, but not the wikidot domain, which is sort of strange. All of Wikidot's CSS runs through the wdfiles domain.

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burr 04 Feb 2013 10:42
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Well, I don't really advertise it, so that makes sense.

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burr 04 Feb 2013 10:12
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That who I am…

Edit: I have done some basic testing and it seems:

  • You can post a completely empty post, with no text/characters at all.
  • You can't delete a post, unless you manually delete the page

Is there a way to "fix" these issues?

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burr 04 Feb 2013 10:10
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I think that works pretty well.

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AnonymousBoba Foxx 04 Feb 2013 02:07
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Man, now I know what I'm missing. I though I was just missing the background and some styling.
Once this is finished, will the css sheets be able to be hosted on this subdomain in place of the original stuff? That would be awesome :D

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Timothy Foster 04 Feb 2013 01:39
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Wow, attached is what everyone else is seeing. You are right; every post gets its own page, so that is why the reply box is iframed; it's actually the edit box of a different page. For some reason, your computer or filter is preventing CSS stylesheets from loading up, so unfortunately there is nothing I can do to fix that.

The reply box will need to be an iframe, but I can provide an option that will allow you to reply on a separate page.

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