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Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 7:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

While I work on my Latventure part 2...

It seems they "disappeared" completely, although the situation wasn't permanent.
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Are they human? adult? males? females? mixed?
Is their number relevant?
Is crime involved?
Is someone responsible for their disappearance?
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Are they things? And you weren't able to find them? Or you lost them? And they turned up again?
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Are they human? yes adult? some males? somefemales? some mixed? yes
Is their number relevant? not particularly, several million
Is crime involved? for svv of crime
Is someone responsible for their disappearance? yes, someone is responsible for the "disappearance", or it may be several someones

Are they things? no And you weren't able to find them? FA Or you lost them? FA, I had nothing to do with it And they turned up again? ***BLOOPER*** I was led to believe they've turned up again...they may not have, although not all of them have "disappeared", as I thought...between 88 and 93 percent have, but not all.
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Are "they" people? Do "they" have something in common?

Hang on, a thought...sending via Facebook.
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Are "they" people? Do "they" have something in common? Yes and yes

Hang on, a thought...sending via Facebook. But not that. (Not the "children" eliminated by Social Security numbers which was the subject of someone else's puzzle)
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The thing they have in common - is it a physical characteristic? Something to do with their location? Or beliefs/values?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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The thing they have in common - is it a physical characteristic? possibly, but irr. Something to do with their location? YES Or beliefs/values? possibly but irr.
Balin (Balin)
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Are "they" on Earth? In space? In Gregory Coke Land? =)

If on Earth, on [LTPF list of continents]? Underwater? In the air?
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Are "they" on Earth? yes In space? In Gregory Coke Land? =)

If on Earth, on [LTPF list of continents]? Africa Underwater? In the air? They are not, but something is...
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Something in the air...weather? Other people? Animals? Plants?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Something in the air...weather? this is only relevant for svv of relevant Other people? Not physically, but... Animals? Plants? Neither
Balin (Balin)
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Their minds? Spirits? Thoughts?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Their minds? Spirits? Thoughts? More like expression of thoughts...
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Disappeared = vanished? changed location? changed assignment?
War relevant?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Disappeared = vanished? This changed location? changed assignment?
War relevant? Not exactly war, but OTRT...
Balin (Balin)
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Any crimes relevant? Pillaging? Are "they" a tribe?
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Any crimes relevant? DOYD of "crime", I suppose
Pillaging? I don't think so, irr.
Are "they" a tribe? I wouldn't call them that
Balin (Balin)
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Any battles relevant? Or fighting of any sort?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Any battles relevant? Mmm...Yopeish? Or fighting of any sort? This is more like it.

HINT: You might want to pin down this event some more...
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Did the event happen in [LTPF list of decades]? Did they disappear for a long time? Short time? Did they go into hiding?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Did the event happen in [LTPF list of decades]? 2011Did they disappear for a long time? still "gone", AFAIK Short time? been a few days Did they go into hiding? not literally, (they haven't physically disappeared), but I doubt the "disappearance" was by the majority's choice
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Since when is 2011 a decade?

Did they change their name? Were they exiled? Taken prisoner?
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Since when is 2011 a decade? 2010s then...sorry, got distracted.

Did they change their name? Were they exiled? Taken prisoner? no to all, except vvv of "exiled"
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Did they have to leave? Go someplace? Were they nomads?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Did they have to leave? Go someplace? Were they nomads? No. Remember, they "disappeared", but they did not physically, literally, disappear. There's more to this...
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Did they lose their memories? Go insane?
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Did they lose their memories? Go insane?
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Did they lose their memories? Go insane? No both times. Maybe it'd be more accurate to say to people *elsewhere*, these people in Africa (who you have yet to pin down) have "disappeared". (The people elsewhere know they haven't literally disappeared, btw...)
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Protests in Egypt relevant? Tourist evacuations?
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Protests in Egypt relevant? YES!
Tourist evacuations? but no
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Did those people disappeared "on paper", means formally, vanished from registers, evidencies?
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Did those people disappeared "on paper", means formally, vanished from registers, evidencies?

Well, they "vanished" in a way...but if I understand you right, it wasn't that.

RECAP: A few days ago, owing to the protests in Egypt, a mass "disappearance" of Egyptians took place, at least in the perception of non-Egyptians. How did they "disappear"?
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Any newspaper or news report relevant? Were Egyptians (or groups of Egyptians) not mentioned when they should've been? Were Egyptians mentioned when shouldn't have been?
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Any newspaper or news report relevant? Well, this certainly made the news...Yahoo News, in fact.
Were Egyptians (or groups of Egyptians) not mentioned when they should've been? Were Egyptians mentioned when shouldn't have been? No and no...otwt

HINT: I know you, Potato, through LTPF, and that is all. How could you "disappear" to me?
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Was there any communication disturbances due to the protests? And those people disappeared from comunication facilities like mobile networks, Internet?

Another thought: people quitting their workplaces in order to join the manifestations relevant?
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Relevant that the 4 out of 5 (if I remember correctly) ISPs were forced to shut down?
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Was there any communication disturbances due to the protests? And those people disappeared from comunication facilities like mobile networks, Internet? Yes!!

Another thought: people quitting their workplaces in order to join the manifestations relevant? Probably not.

Relevant that the 4 out of 5 (if I remember correctly) ISPs were forced to shut down? YES!!!!!

And Rbruma and Redwine nail it for the solve!

***SPOILER***

On January 28, 2011, all five major Internet service providers shut down one after the other. All but 7% to 12% of Egyptian networks were therefore unavailable. The rest of Egypt had "disappeared" from the internet, closing off the country from the rest of the world's web-based "radar". Only NOOR DSL is still active.
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so it must have been a sixth, "minor" service provider. Good for it...at least some part of Egypt is still online! wonder if it accesses LTPF...

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