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Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 12:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rosey and Sophia thought I might like to buy a fish.

Really easy one, but I thought it might be fun.
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Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 4:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you want to buy a fish?

Are any of this relevant: ages? languages spoken? location? reason for wanting to buy a fish?
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Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 11:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you want to buy a fish? no, not especially

Are any of this relevant: ages? no languages spoken? no location? yes-ish reason for wanting to buy a fish? no-ish
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Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 4:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did Rosey and Sophia know each other?
did Rosey and Sophia work together?
are their occupations relevant?
do they sell fish?
have you ever made the purchase they were thinking about?
did they intend to sell fish?
relevant location?
Rosey and sophia are human? adult? female?
did one of them tell you what they thought? both?
your relationship whith R & S relevant?
kind of fish relevant?
fish for food?
fish for pet?
is fishing relevant?
could the puzzle work with just rosey? just Sophia?
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Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 11:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did Rosey and Sophia know each other? yes
did Rosey and Sophia work together? yes
are their occupations relevant? yes
do they sell fish? yes
have you ever made the purchase they were thinking about? no
did they intend to sell fish? yes
relevant location? yes-ish
Rosey and sophia are human? adult? female? yes to all
did one of them tell you what they thought? both? neither
your relationship whith R & S relevant? no: they don't actually know me personally
kind of fish relevant? indeed
fish for food? I hope not
fish for pet? this
is fishing relevant? no
could the puzzle work with just rosey? just Sophia? yes to both
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Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 11:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

do they work at a pet shop? or is it something like a game at a fair where you win a fish? is it a goldfish?
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Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 1:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it a finned fish?
with gills?
is it larger than a shoe?
tropical fish?
is the fishes diet relevant?

did they think you needed a fish any more than the average Joe on the street would need one?

Did R & S have a reason for thinking this other than the fact that they would love to sell a fish to you?

Did you meet R & S? speak to them? talk about fish? talk about something else relevant?
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Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 6:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Damia

do they work at a pet shop? yes they do
or is it something like a game at a fair where you win a fish? not this is it a goldfish? no

Sixtyeight

is it a finned fish? yes
with gills? yes
is it larger than a shoe? not normally
tropical fish? yes
is the fishes diet relevant? no

did they think you needed a fish any more than the average Joe on the street would need one? yes-ish

Did R & S have a reason for thinking this other than the fact that they would love to sell a fish to you? they personally don't know me ... so, not really

Did you meet R & S? no speak to them? no talk about fish? no talk about something else relevant? no
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Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 11:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does this have to do with a sign? posting? advertisement? for the pet shop?
did you go in the pet shop?
did you go near the pet shop?
Did R & S know anything about you?
In your statements about R & S, do you infer about what they want or is it considered fact?

is the fish a common tropical fish found in many pet stores, fish tanks?
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Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 11:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does this have to do with a sign? not quite this posting? or this advertisement? but certainly this for the pet shop?
did you go in the pet shop? no
did you go near the pet shop? no
Did R & S know anything about you? no
In your statements about R & S, do you infer about what they want or is it considered fact? My wording was quite loose, and yes: it's more of an inference than a fact.

is the fish a common tropical fish found in many pet stores, fish tanks? yes
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Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 - 10:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

anything to do with a play on words such as Koi and coy?
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Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 - 12:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

anything to do with a play on words such as Koi and coy? Heheh, no - though not a million miles from the ballpark
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Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 3:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a misunderstanding due to two words sounding similar? having a similar meaning? is the advertisement for the Pet Shop itself? Do we need to establish what species of fish is involved ?(wouldn't know too many tropical fish species)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 5:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the ad on a billboard? in print? on the Internet? on TV? on the radio?
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Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 5:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a misunderstanding due to two words sounding similar? not quite but close having a similar meaning? ditto is the advertisement for the Pet Shop itself? yes Do we need to establish what species of fish is involved ?(wouldn't know too many tropical fish species) yes

Is the ad on a billboard? in print? on the Internet? this one on TV? on the radio?
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Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 5:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the fish a koi? did you type something into a search engine? did you mis-spell something?
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Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 5:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the fish a koi? no did you type something into a search engine? no did you mis-spell something? no
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was it email? spam?
anything to do with "phish"?
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was it email? no spam? no
anything to do with "phish"? brilliant idea! but no
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is the fish species freshwater? saltwater?
did you somehow relate to the name of this fish?
something is relevant about the name of this fish?
does the name of the fish have another meaning?
did you find something funny about the name of the fish?
Did you find yourself on R&S's website?
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is the fish species freshwater? this one saltwater?
did you somehow relate to the name of this fish? sort of, yes, for svv of 'relate'
something is relevant about the name of this fish? yes
does the name of the fish have another meaning? yes, though this may mislead
did you find something funny about the name of the fish? not in itself, but ...
Did you find yourself on R&S's website? yes
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Is the relevant location yours? or that of Rosey and Sophia?
hemisphere..
northern? southern?
So we have a website to sell fish and the name of a freshwater tropical fish.. is there more relevant stuff in how they were selling the fish? some kind of deal? sales pitch? image? something silly?
did you go to the site intentionally?
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Did the ad show up because: you were at another pet site? you were looking at something that sounds like or is spelled similar to the fish's name? your profile indicated interest in fish? you clicked on "Related Sites" kind of link?
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Is the relevant location yours? or that of Rosey and Sophia? It's only relevant that they are on the internet, and that they are in the same country as me
hemisphere..
northern? which is the UK southern?
So we have a website to sell fish and the name of a freshwater tropical fish.. exactly is there more relevant stuff in how they were selling the fish? not really some kind of deal? not really sales pitch? this is closest image? something silly? not especially
did you go to the site intentionally? yes

Did the ad show up because: you were at another pet site? no, but you're thinking along the right lines you were looking at something that sounds like or is spelled similar to the fish's name? exactly! well done your profile indicated interest in fish? no, but I often find myself directed to pest control sites whenever I surf the web under this name ;-) you clicked on "Related Sites" kind of link? this sort of thing ... you're very close
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Is the fish a carp? were you looking up carpentry or carpets? Is your job relevant? Was what you were looking up related to your work? hobbies? diy for e.g?
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Is the fish a carp? no were you looking up carpentry or carpets? no Is your job relevant? no Was what you were looking up related to your work? no hobbies? yes diy for e.g? but not DIY
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don't know much about fish, so here's a total guess...does your hobby have anything to do with cards? gambling? was the fish a crappie by any chance? maybe you confused it with the gambling game of craps?

regarding your hobby--does it have to do with sports--that you watch or that you play? movies? games? puzzles? automobiles? collections of some sorts--coins, stamps?

is the title relevant? or is it just that when you found that this was the wrong site you said, "goodbye, gals"? if it is a relevant title, does it have any movie connotations (I know there are two movies, one called the goodbye girl and another called the goodbye girls)?
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don't know much about fish, so here's a total guess...does your hobby have anything to do with cards? not the relevant hobby, no gambling? likewise was the fish a crappie by any chance? maybe you confused it with the gambling game of craps? hehe, no

regarding your hobby--does it have to do with sports--that you watch or that you play? movies? games? puzzles? this one automobiles? collections of some sorts--coins, stamps? no to rest

is the title relevant? most certainly or is it just that when you found that this was the wrong site you said, "goodbye, gals"? and not just this if it is a relevant title, does it have any movie connotations (I know there are two movies, one called the goodbye girl and another called the goodbye girls)? none whatsoever
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is it a specific type of puzzle?
logic puzzles? crossword puzzles? anagrams? sudoku? kakuro? lateral puzzles? word search? jigsaw puzzles?

did you find the link to the pet store by doing a search on a search engine (using a word in your hobby, perhaps)?
or was the link to the pet store on a website that dealt with your hobby (maybe as an adverstisement/popup/etc)?
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is it a specific type of puzzle? yes
logic puzzles? crossword puzzles? anagrams? sudoku? kakuro? lateral puzzles? indeed word search? jigsaw puzzles? no to rest

did you find the link to the pet store by doing a search on a search engine (using a word in your hobby, perhaps)? no
or was the link to the pet store on a website that dealt with your hobby (maybe as an adverstisement/popup/etc)? an advertisement: you're VERY close now!
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Is fish Discus?

Is "Goodbye" because you closed the ad window?

Now Kevin thinks I whant to bye a fish...
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Is fish Discus? YES! Well done

Is "Goodbye" because you closed the ad window? no, it's not a pop-up: you still need to work out what the title means

Now Kevin thinks I whant to bye a fish... Hmmm? Who's Kevin?
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how about discus/discuss...did you think you were going to discuss something, but you ended up going to a site which was selling discus fish?
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another idea regarding the title--was this advertisement put on a site with false intentions? did the owners of the pet store know that members of this particular site liked to discuss things, so they knew that when they put the advertisement up, they would get many people to click on it thinking they were going to discuss a topic? Were they hoping to get even more people to learn about their pet store?

Did this advertisement get removed? Did the pet store owners get into any trouble? Did the pet store itself close?
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how about discus/discuss...did you think you were going to discuss something, but you ended up going to a site which was selling discus fish? not this: I was fairly sure that it was a discus fish on offer, but the discus(s) idea is relevant

another idea regarding the title--was this advertisement put on a site with false intentions? no did the owners of the pet store know that members of this particular site liked to discuss things, so they knew that when they put the advertisement up, they would get many people to click on it thinking they were going to discuss a topic? nothing so dastardly Were they hoping to get even more people to learn about their pet store? this, certainly

Did this advertisement get removed? no Did the pet store owners get into any trouble? no Did the pet store itself close? no
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Does "discuss" have anything to do with the "lateralpuzzles" site?
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Does "discuss" have anything to do with the "lateralpuzzles" site? yes! well, "discus" does ... care to finish the job?
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goodness, I can't believe I didn't see it--is it perhaps the site listed at the top of this page? "discus for sale at somethingsphishy.com"? I looked at different puzzles, and it looks like there are different ads at the top of each page...
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goodness, I can't believe I didn't see it--is it perhaps the site listed at the top of this page? "discus for sale at somethingsphishy.com"? I looked at different puzzles, and it looks like there are different ads at the top of each page... Yes indeed! In fact, the one I clicked was a site in the UK, but the principle is the same. Look up to the address bar ...

Which only goes to show how rarely we look at advertising. I only noticed it when Paul introduced the new skin, and that is what prompted the puzzle.

Before I spoil, perhaps you'd care to explain my [slightly silly] title?
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Is the title a word play on gallon ( of water in fish tank )? gull ( fish-eating bird )? gall ( in expression "gall and wormwood" )?

When I was typing my previous question, one of the ad links at the top was for KevinsFishShop.com or something similar.
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Is the title a word play on gallon ( of water in fish tank )? gull ( fish-eating bird )? gall ( in expression "gall and wormwood" )?
None of these, but you've done more than enough for a:

*****SPOILER******

The title is an anagram of 'Ads by Google' which appear at the top of the LTPF. When Paul changed to the 'Classic' skin a few days ago, they were especially prominent. Because 'discus' is in the URL of the site, the ads often feature fish-shops, such as this one:

http://www.plymouthdiscus.com

where Rosey Liao, Sophia Peng and their colleagues will be delighted to sell you a discus. How they manage to ship them is probably a lateral puzzle in itself.


I couldn't believe how long this puzzle lasted. I suppose it just shows how good we've all become at ignoring adverts since the early days of the Internet.
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Thank you, Woodworm!

I could not believe how close the answer was all the time.

Well, the ads on these pages are easy to ignore: press Ctrl-End as soon as page is loaded and you don't even know they are there...

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