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Mackadal (Mackadal)
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Posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 8:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"You have to go back if you want to go forward"

The context of this statement is currently causing a bit of a headache for me, though hopefully over time I will get it easily.
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Posted on Monday, April 19, 2010 - 10:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Go back = physically move/walk backwards? return to a previous location? or is it in a figurative sense of undoing progress?
Same for "go forward"?
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Go back = physically move/walk backwards?YES, THOUGH NOT NECESSARILY WALKING BACKWARDS return to a previous location? THIS TOO or is it in a figurative sense of undoing progress? NO
Same for "go forward"? REFERS TO PHYSICALLY AND LITERALLY MOVING/WALKING FORWARDS.
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Is a spring invovled? Bow? Elastic? Something else that stores mechanical energy? Is energy stored by going back, and then released, propelling something forwards? Or am I on the wrong track?
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Yeah, you`re kind of OTWT, though that`s a good guess.
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If you tried to go forwards without going back, would you: be unable to move? Hit an obstacle? Expend more energy? Be in danger? Fall down? Get hurt? Die? Become lost? Or captured?
Is the puzzle statement something one human is saying to another? Are they adult? Male?
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This puzzle statement makes me think of driving. Is it related to driving? If so, trying to do a two-point turn? Doing a U-turn? Getting a bumper car (at an amusement park) stuck in a corner?

If not driving, is it related to a vehicle of any kind?
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Mackadal could you please bold your answers so that it is easier to see? use \ b { and write inside these marks. }
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If you tried to go forwards without going back, would you: be unable to move? Hit an obstacle? yes Expend more energy? In a way Be in danger? Fall down? Get hurt?yesish to all those Die?sure hope not! Become lost?no Or captured? {\no} Hint:If you tried to go forwards without going back, you would be punished by a human
Is the puzzle statement something one human is saying to another? Are they adult? Male?Possibly, but that`s not too integral to the puzzle. If it helps you could assume so and ask questions about the people
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This puzzle statement makes me think of driving. Is it related to driving? If so, trying to do a two-point turn? Doing a U-turn? Getting a bumper car (at an amusement park) stuck in a corner?

If not driving, is it related to a vehicle of any kind? no vehicles of any kind
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Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 1:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Suppose you are entering a building; does back mean the back entrance?
Is there a toll? bouncer? gate?
Is there anything blocking your path in any way? if so is it alive? inanimate? not living but is capable of self motion (eg has a motor)?
Punished = fine? physical? law related?
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Suppose you are entering a building; does back mean the back entrance? no buildings
Is there a toll? bouncer? gate? no no no
Is there anything blocking your path in any way?yes if so is it alive?yes inanimate? not living but is capable of self motion (eg has a motor)?
Punished = fine? physical? law related? scolded or having a privelege withdrawn
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Is it a human blocking your path? Do you have to go back in order to let the living thing get out of the way? In order to show respect? Go back: straightr backwards? Go forwards: straight forwards again, following the same path? Does this happen: in a certain place? Whenever encountering this sort of living thing? Whenever encountering this exact living thing?
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Does this generarally happen during work, hobby, something supposed to be fun, exciting, boring?
Is it something we all have to go through, or some of us?
Is the other person doing his job?
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Is it a human blocking your path? b{yes} Do you have to go back in order to let the living thing get out of the way?noish In order to show respect? yesish Go back: straightr backwards?probably Go forwards: straight forwards again, following the same path?no Does this happen: in a certain place?yes Whenever encountering this sort of living thing? Whenever encountering this exact living thing? when you encounter the living thing in this place, yes
Does this generarally happen during work,sort of hobbyyes something supposed to be fun,yes exciting,yes boring?
Is it something we all have to go through, or some of us? those of us who chose to engage in the hobby have to do this
Is the other person doing his job?A few lucky people have this as their employment. Yes, they are supposed to be blocking you
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is the blocking part of the enjoyment? or in some way preventing it? Is the blocking fully accepted by the enjoying person?
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The blocking is part of the enjoyment. While the enjoying person might wish there was less blocking, they realize that without it the activity would be pointless.
NOTE: the blocking is not a direct reason for going back here. The main reason for going back is the fear of punishment. But going back does make it easier to overcome the blocking
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Fear of punishment from the person doing the blocking?
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Posted on Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 6:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fear of punishment from the person doing the blocking?/b{No}
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punishment from the law? from the blockers boss?
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punishment from the law?not civil law, if that`s what you mean from the blockers boss? probably not
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Is a sport or game involved? Teams? Opposing sides?
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Is a sportyes or game involved? Teams?yes Opposing sides?yes
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outside sport? using a ball? is the other team blocking?
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outside sport?yes using a ball?yes, but not a round one is the other team blocking?yes
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American Football? Are we looking for a specifik type of event in the game where the player is blocked? Or a specifik type of player? Because a lot of times a football player can go forward without going backwards. For example when other teammates clear the path.
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Rugby? Does it involve it being illegal to throw a forward pass in rugby? Kicking the ball backwards in the scrum so your teammates can advance the ball?
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Or if it is American football, is it that you have to snap the ball back to start the play, and hence advance forward on the field?
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..Or a specifik type of player?YES, but for rugby


Rugby?YES Does it involve it being illegal to throw a forward pass in rugby? Kicking the ball backwards in the scrum so your teammates can advance the ball?no, but you`re on the right track
Or if it is American football, is it that you have to snap the ball back to start the play, and hence advance forward on the field?even though it`s not football, this is the right type of thinking.
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Is the specific type of player a back? Forward? Does it involve kicking at all?
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Is the specific type of player a back?YES. All backs in general except for I think the fullback. Forward? Does it involve kicking at all?no and no
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Do the words "back" and "forward" in the question refer to the directions? Or the players?
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Do the words "back" and "forward" in the question refer to the directions?yes Or the players?noish
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Does it have to do with falling back so you aren't tackled immediately, then passing or running forward or around the opponents in front of you?
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Does it have to do with falling back so you aren't tackled immediately, then passing or running forward or around the opponents in front of you?No
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I think I might as well post a
*****SPOILER*******
In rugby, the "backs" are the players who are supposed to move the ball upfield. However, they are callled backs because they are positioned behind the "forwards"(players who are mainly dfensive muscle).Thus, if you want to go forward with the ball, you have to go "back" to the back of the field. As a new rugby player, I find this confusing, given that in most sports, those that move the ball upfield are called forwards and are positioned in front of the defenders.
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Nice puzzle! This will add new information to the font of random knowledge stuck in my brain. (I might as well also point out that the rugby questions I asked are the extent of my rugby knowledge, except for the newly-revealed spoyler and that a "try" is a way to score.)
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Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2010 - 3:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You knew way more than I did when I first started playing. (:

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