drollere: <We're not getting very good value any more.>
i believe this is the second puzzle that i have seen identified as a "recycle". as if, for example, there is an impediment to the selection of new puzzles or old puzzles of great vintage.
i did the experiment of choosing a reputable player name as white in the search function ("Fischer"), set the number of moves to "<=" 25, and discovered over 120 games.
the limit on the game moves represents the idea that a professional game of chess does not end in <= 25 moves unless it contains some clever play on one side or another; setting aside the draws that in tournament play represent something procedural.
i was then able, simply by clicking on a move in the game record that was two or three or moves before the opponent resigned, to find a position not far from the coup de grāce, and put to myself the next best move.
in other words, a home baked puzzle.
gosh, though ... i had to do it myself.
and, heck ... i couldn't complain (as the most interesting comment i could muster to the community) that "it isn't a Monday puzzle" or "this should be a Wednesday puzzle."
i couldn't even proclaim "hey! i'm 1 for 1 for the week!" or even "i could solve this!"
it's when i read comments like that that i remember the directive on the home page to "learn from players stronger than yourself, while guiding those who are weaker."
and i ask myself: should i learn from players stronger than myself to day-rank puzzles as too easy or too hard for the weekpart?
or should i guide those who are weaker than myself to day-rank puzzles as the best way to improve their game?
ah, the difficult decisions we face in life.
i will say that there are the boasters, then there are the day-rankers, and at the top of the heap are the whiners.
the whiners display a mentality that is approximately "what have you done for *me* lately?"
the *few* members who actually contribute meaningful analyses ... well, they soldier on without credit.
they are the suckers.
they should get with the program:
"Chess dot com! the premier venue on the web where chessplayers of all strengths can meet to complain about the day-rank of chess puzzles."