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Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 1:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He buys it, puts it on his land, and is happy with it. Until winter, when he has to take a paintbrush to it. What is it?
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is it machinery?
is he a famer?
does he paint "it" with the paintbrush?
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is it machinery? No.
is he a famer? Irr.
does he paint "it" with the paintbrush? Yes to yesish.
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Is he unhappy with it when winter comes? Does taking a paintbrush to it make him happy with it again? Does he have to do this again? Every year? More than once a year? Does he change its color? To black? Relevant where on the land he puts it? Relevant what the climate is? Does it snow in the winter? Is that relevant?
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When he uses the paintbrush, it to use actual paint? Or to paint on some other substance?

Is it alive? Is it a building? An object?

How big is it? About as big as a coin? a mouse? a toaster? a microwave? a car? bigger?
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Is he unhappy with it when winter comes? Yes. Does taking a paintbrush to it make him happy with it again? Yes. Does he have to do this again? Probably not. Every year? No. More than once a year? No. Does he change its color? Not fully. To black? But this is likely the color he uses. Relevant where on the land he puts it? Yes. Relevant what the climate is? Yesish. Does it snow in the winter? It is that kind of climate, yes. Is that relevant? Not the snow.

Noel (Noel)

When he uses the paintbrush, it to use actual paint? Yes. Or to paint on some other substance? Not sure I understand.

Is it alive? No. Is it a building? No. An object? Yes.

How big is it? About as big as a coin? a mouse? a toaster? a microwave? Between this... a car? ...and this. bigger?
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Is it rectangular?

Does it move? do something? just stand there?

Does it serve a purpose? If so, does it help him with his work? Or is its purpose to show something (like a billboard)?

Is his profession relevant?

Is it composed of one piece?

The prevailing material: metal? Wood? Paper? Plastic? Textile?
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Could he have painted it white? Or does it have to be a dark color? Less sunlight in the winter relevant? Less heat? Relevant what color it was before he painted it? Did he paint it to change its color? Or did he paint something relevant on it? Like text? Or an image? Or did he paint it to hide something?
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Is it rectangular? Mostly.

Does it move? No. do something? It has a purpose... just stand there? But yes.

Does it serve a purpose? Yep. If so, does it help him with his work? No. Or is its purpose to show something (like a billboard)? Yesish.

Is his profession relevant? No.

Is it composed of one piece? Typically, it's two parts stuck together.

The prevailing material: metal? This. Wood? And often this. Paper? Plastic? Textile?

Galfisk (Galfisk)

Could he have painted it white? Under the right circumstances, sure. Or does it have to be a dark color? Less sunlight in the winter relevant? Less heat? No to all. Relevant what color it was before he painted it? No. Did he paint it to change its color? No. Or did he paint something relevant on it? Yes. Like text? Yes! Or an image? Or did he paint it to hide something? No to rest.
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Is the text meant to be seen: from afar? From a road? From the air? From anyone approaching the object? Was the text unnecessary before winter? Or would it not be visible to the intended audience before winter? Is it relevant that the trees lose their leaves? Or that vegetation on the ground dies? Does it serve the same purpose before being painted, as after? Or does it serve an additional purpose after? Or a different one? Does he ever: move it? Remove it? Is there something inside it?
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Is the text meant to be seen: from afar? From a road? From the air? Not necessarily. From anyone approaching the object? Yes. Was the text unnecessary before winter? Yes. Or would it not be visible to the intended audience before winter? No. Is it relevant that the trees lose their leaves? No. Or that vegetation on the ground dies? No. Does it serve the same purpose before being painted, as after? Basically. Or does it serve an additional purpose after? Yes. Or a different one? Noish. Does he ever: move it? Remove it? Is there something inside it? No to rest.
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Is it relevant that it gets cold in the winter? Is the winter weather itself the deciding factor? Or is it something else that happens when winter comes? omethign that happens in: nature? Society? Politics relevant? Is the text: advertisement? Warning? Information? Directions? Does the object itself represent something? Like a person? Or a corporation? Or trade mark?
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Is it relevant that it gets cold in the winter? Yesish. Is the winter weather itself the deciding factor? No. Or is it something else that happens when winter comes? Yes. Something that happens in: nature? This! Society? Politics relevant? Is the text: advertisement? Warning? Possibly this. Information? Directions? This. Does the object itself represent something? No. Like a person? Or a corporation? Or trade mark?
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Animals relevant? Hunting seasons? Plants? Trees? Roads?
Is the text unneccessary before because people: don't approac the object? Don't approach it in the same way? From the same direction? At the same speed? Winter sports relevant? Is it important what his land is used for? Is it used for some relevant commercial venture? If so, is it only used in the winter? Or only when it's not winter? Does the object and text indicate a direction? a direction to go? Or not to go?
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With the paintbrush does he edit the object? change it completely?
Does the object have something to do with the surrounding land? interact with the land? interact with people on the land?
Is the object easily bought? (can anyone buy it?)
Does the paintbrush change the function of the object? the effects of the object?
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Is there sunlight in the winter where he lives? Is it a matter of life and death?
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Galfisk (Galfisk)

Animals relevant? Hunting seasons? Plants? Trees? Roads? No to all.
Is the text unnecessary before because people: don't approach the object? Don't approach it in the same way? From the same direction? At the same speed? No to all. Winter sports relevant? Yes! Is it important what his land is used for? Noish. Is it used for some relevant commercial venture? No. If so, is it only used in the winter? Or only when it's not winter? No to both, but think along these general lines... Does the object and text indicate a direction? No. a direction to go? Or not to go? Noish.

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With the paintbrush does he edit the object? In a sense--he doesn't delete anything, though. change it completely? No.
Does the object have something to do with the surrounding land? Yes. interact with the land? Not relevantly. interact with people on the land? Yesish.
Is the object easily bought? (can anyone buy it?) It's a little specialized, but most anyone could find it.
Does the paintbrush change the function of the object? Noish. the effects of the object? Yesish.

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Is there sunlight in the winter where he lives? Yes. Is it a matter of life and death? No.
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Winter sports: downhill skiing? Cross country skiing? Snowboarding? Snowmobiles? Snowball fights? Ice skating? Some other ice sport? Is the text meant for people participating in the winter sport? Which is why it's not neccessary until winter? Does the object use electricity? Water? Some other resource?
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ice fishing?
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is it a scoreboad of some sort?
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is it by a lake on his land?

Does he change it to say skating rink in the winter?
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Winter sports: downhill skiing? Cross country skiing? Snowboarding? Snowmobiles? Snowball fights? Ice skating? This. Some other ice sport? No to rest. Is the text meant for people participating in the winter sport? Yesish. Which is why it's not necessary until winter? Yes. Does the object use electricity? Water? Some other resource? No to rest.

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ice fishing? Nope.

is it a scoreboad of some sort? No.

is it by a lake on his land? Yes!

Does he change it to say skating rink in the winter? No, OTRTish.
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Is the ice skating a commercial venture? Or is it just a lake where people go ice skating, because they can? Is there boating on the lake in the summer? Or fishing? Relevant? Does the text tell people to: stay away? come closer? Watch out for something? Go somewhere? Do people walk across his land to get to/from the lake? Relevant? Will people sit on the object? Or do something else physically to it? Does the text tell them not to? Does the text lie?
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Is the ice skating a commercial venture? No. Or is it just a lake where people go ice skating, because they can? Yes. Is there boating on the lake in the summer? No, Or fishing? and no, Relevant? and yes! Does the text tell people to: stay away? Not exactly. come closer? Watch out for something? Go somewhere? No to all. Do people walk across his land to get to/from the lake? Relevant? Probably, irr. Will people sit on the object? No. Or do something else physically to it? Noish. Does the text tell them not to? Not to do what? Does the text lie? No.
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Does the sign save lives? Can everyone read it? (assuming you are literate lol) are animals involved? is the man present when the sign is read?
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Does it say "thin ice"?
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Is the fact that there are no people on the lake in the summer the reason why no text is needed on the object until winter? Is it a sign? Billboard? Does it inform the ice skaters of a danger? Does it inform them that something is present? Or missing? Or where something is?
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Does the sign save lives? No or irr. Can everyone read it? (assuming you are literate lol) Yes. are animals involved? No. is the man present when the sign is read? No.

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Does it say "thin ice"? No.

Galfisk (Galfisk)

Is the fact that there are no people on the lake in the summer the reason why no text is needed on the object until winter? No, bit of FA. Is it a sign? Yes. Billboard? No. Does it inform the ice skaters of a danger? No. Does it inform them that something is present? Or missing? Or where something is? No.
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Does the text say "don't do something"? For example, make holes in the ice?
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Does others than iceskaters use the lake during winter, or want to use it? Relevant?
Has something happened in the past on his land that is relevant?
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Is he trying to prevent something from happening? In that case, is it for his sake, the person who reads the sign or others?
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Does the text say "don't do something"? Yes. For example, make holes in the ice? Nope.

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Does others than iceskaters use the lake during winter, or want to use it? Probably. Relevant? Not really, but the use/disuse of the lake is relevant. Welcome to the forum, by the way!
Has something happened in the past on his land that is relevant? Noish.

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Is he trying to prevent something from happening? Yes. In that case, is it for his sake, the person who reads the sign or others? His-ish.
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Littering relevant? Are there people using the lake in the summer? Does he use the lake in the summer? Is the relevant use, if any: bathing? Boating? Drinking? Washing?
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thank you

ah, galfisk is on to something. Does the sign say Please Dont Litter! or something similar?
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Littering relevant? No. Are there people using the lake in the summer? No, and there's a reason... Does he use the lake in the summer? Probably, irr. Is the relevant use, if any: bathing? Boating? Drinking? Washing? No to rest.

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thank you

ah, galfisk is on to something. Does the sign say Please Don't Yes... Litter! No. or something similar? It says "Don't" or "No."
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Does the sign say "No ice skating"?
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Does the sign say "No ice skating"? Yesish, when?
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Specific time of day? month? winter? summer? event?
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Specific time of day? month? winter? This... summer? And this are the relevant times of the year, unsure what you're asking. event?
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No ice skating in winter? In summer?

Does he cross out a part of the already existing inscription?
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Specific time of day? month? winter? This... summer? And this are the relevant times of the year, unsure what you're asking. event?

No, I mean "No ice skating" during specific time of day? month? winter? summer?
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No ice skating in winter? Yes, but see below. In summer?

Does he cross out a part of the already existing inscription? No.

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No, I mean "No ice skating" during specific time of day? month? winter? Yes, this is when skating would be banned. If you're asking whether he writes, "No Ice Skating in Winter," then no, he just writes "No Ice Skating." summer?

Sorry about the confusion. I feel like this is already pretty much solved, but maybe there's a piece missing?
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Does he write the entire inscription? Or does he
just add some letters to an existing one?
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Or does the thing he writes his inscription on primarily serve a different purpose?
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Does he write the entire inscription? Not exactly. Or does he
just add some letters to an existing one? Not exactly.

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Or does the thing he writes his inscription on primarily serve a different purpose? It performs a very similar function, that he adds something to.
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He changes a sign? To account for different circumstances during winter? Perhaps in a warming period when ice would be less safe to skate on? Could he just as well have two signs and switch them out? Is the inscription intended to save lives? Ice fishing relevant?
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He changes a sign? Yes indeed. To account for different circumstances during winter? Yes. Perhaps in a warming period when ice would be less safe to skate on? No. Could he just as well have two signs and switch them out? Not exactly; this is more efficient. Is the inscription intended to save lives? No, though it could. Ice fishing relevant? No.
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Does he: add a word? Several words? A letter? Does he change a word? change a letter?
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Does he: add a word? Several words? This. A letter? Does he change a word? change a letter?
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Did he add the exact words "no ice skating"? Or did he just add the words "Ice Skating"?

Did the sign have some other prohibition on it, like "no swimming"? And thus become something like "no swimming or ice skating"?
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Did he add the exact words "no ice skating"? Yes. Or did he just add the words "Ice Skating"?

Did the sign have some other prohibition on it, like "no swimming"? And thus become something like "no swimming or ice skating"? Yes!
Sorry that dragged (drug?) on for so long; I think all the elements were there, they just needed stitching together. And welcome, Fiction! A solve on your second post...that might be a record!

******************SPOILER
Our Hero owns some land with a pond on it, and, for reasons of his own, he doesn't like people messing around in it. He buys a sign that says, "NO swimming, NO fishing, NO wading." This works fine until winter, when people realize that winter sports are not prohibited by the sign. He then has to go out and paint "NO ice skating!" on it.

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