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Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 9:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Before I did it, I thought it would be easy, and as I was doing it, I thought it was a little hard. When it was over and done I said, "Whew! I want to do it again!"
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Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 10:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Solving one of Nimue's puzzles?
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 12:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Solving one of Nimue's puzzles? hah hah, no, but that's a good one! I do have a hard time solving her puzzles--and I keep coming back for more!
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Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 2:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it possible for all of the above observations to occur witin a second? minute? hour? day? month? year? decade?

did you do it in your home? outside your home?
could you have done it in your home? outside your home?
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 3:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it possible for all of the above observations to occur witin a second? no minute? no hour? no day? probably not this month? possibly thismonth?possibly this year?not this decade?definitely not this

did you do it in your home? this outside your home?
could you have done it in your home? yes outside your home? yes, but possible fa
Abc (Abc)
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Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 3:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Some sort of physical excercise?
To do with your work?
Was it a physical challenge?
Mental challenge?
Did it involve one or more other persons?
Did it involve any equipment?
If so, manual? Electric? Electronic?
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 4:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Some sort of physical excercise? no
To do with your work? no
Was it a physical challenge? no
Mental challenge? yesish
Did it involve one or more other persons?yes
Did it involve any equipment?yes
If so, manual? Electric?this Electronic?and this
Abc (Abc)
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Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 9:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did it involve one or more computers?
Is any type of software relevant?
Did it involve equipment with electrical motors?
Were someone relevant physically with you during parts of or all of the time when the puzzle took place?
Was it some kind of game?
Did you pit your wits against one or more other persons'?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 11:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You playing chess by email?
Some other distance game that requires you to send your moves over the internet?
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 2:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did it involve one or more computers? yes--this was all that was involved
Is any type of software relevant? no
Did it involve equipment with electrical motors?no
Were someone relevant physically with you during parts of or all of the time when the puzzle took place? no
Was it some kind of game? noish
Did you pit your wits against one or more other persons'?yesish or yope


You playing chess by email?no--I'm not really even good playing chess with a board in front of me!
Some other distance game that requires you to send your moves over the internet?no, but explore...
Tanvishashikant (Tanvishashikant)
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Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 11:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This is a totally wild guess, but are you talking about www.wormpuzzles.com? Or any other online puzzle? Something that requires you to google? Find clues?
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 12:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This is a totally wild guess, but are you talking about www.wormpuzzles.com?sorry, but no--though this is woodworm's puzzle, right--I never could get past the first level when I tried it! Or any other online puzzle? yesSomething that requires you to google?noish or yope Find clues?no
Abc (Abc)
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Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 12:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is more than one person relevant in addition to yourself?
Did you voice-communicate with the other person(s)?
Did you keyboard-communicate?
Could an ordinary phone conversation have substituted what was going on on the computer?
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 2:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is more than one person relevant in addition to yourself? yes
Did you voice-communicate with the other person(s)? no
Did you keyboard-communicate? yes
Could an ordinary phone conversation have substituted what was going on on the computer?no
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Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 3:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is one of the puzzle sites recently posted in the chatroom relevant?
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 6:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is one of the puzzle sites recently posted in the chatroom relevant? no, though those puzzles have been fun and addictive!
Abc (Abc)
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Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 3:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So you did keyboard-communicate, but no software was involved?
No MSN?
No IRC software?
Is it relevant how many other persons were involved?
2 others? 3? More?
Did you exchange text messages?
Anything apart form text messages?
Images?
Did you know all the others in Real Life (TM)? Relevant?
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 4:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So you did keyboard-communicate, but no software was involved? yes, this is correct--no software
No MSN? correct, no MSN
No IRC software? correct, no IRC
Is it relevant how many other persons were involved? no--and I'm not sure how many people are involved--there are many, though
2 others? 3? More? this, more than 3
Did you exchange text messages? yes
Anything apart form text messages? no, just text
Images?no to this
Did you know all the others in Real Life (TM)? if, you are asking whether I know these people, then no, I don't know them Relevant?yes
Abc (Abc)
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Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 12:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I always thought that in order to get text from the keyboard into the computer, and to have the computer transfer said text to another computer, one would neeed at least one piece of software. Am I wrong?
Or is there one or more erroneous assumptions in what I've written above?
Did you teamwork with the others?
Was this a contest between you and the others?
Were there teams?
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 2:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I always thought that in order to get text from the keyboard into the computer, and to have the computer transfer said text to another computer, one would neeed at least one piece of software. Am I wrong? sorry, I didn't mean to be misleading; I meant no, that software was not relevant to this puzzle--I should have put irr. to softare...
Or is there one or more erroneous assumptions in what I've written above?
Did you teamwork with the others? no
Was this a contest between you and the others? no
Were there teams?no
Abc (Abc)
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Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 6:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you send messages to lots of people at a time?
To one person at a time?
Was the messaging instant? Or more like e-mail?
Is this activity something that I probably know what is?
Or is it part of the puzzle to figure out the specifics of the activity?
You found the activity "a little hard". Was that due to...
Difficulties figuring out what to write?
Difficulties finding out how to write it?
Typing fast enough?
Some physical difficulty related to the actual typing?
Language barriers relevant?
Were all of the messages related to a specific topic?

Did you write any questions?
Answer any questions?
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 8:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you send messages to lots of people at a time? yes
To one person at a time? no to this
Was the messaging instant? yes, the message did happen pretty much instantly, but it wasn't an IM as such (at least I don't think it would be considered this)... Or more like e-mail?not like this
Is this activity something that I probably know what is? yes, I would think you would...
Or is it part of the puzzle to figure out the specifics of the activity? yesish
You found the activity "a little hard". Was that due to...
Difficulties figuring out what to write? yes
Difficulties finding out how to write it? yes
Typing fast enough? no
Some physical difficulty related to the actual typing? no
Language barriers relevant? no
Were all of the messages related to a specific topic? yes (for svv of topic, if I am using the svv term correctly), but figuring out the topic would be irr.

Did you write any questions? no
Answer any questions? yes, I did answer questions
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 10:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can't believe no one asked... LTPF relevant?
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 11:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can't believe no one asked... LTPF relevant?Hey, you're good! YES, it is indeed relevant.
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Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 11:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Posting a puzzle? Answering questions? Remembering your password? :P
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 2:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Posting a puzzle? yes, this is relevantAnswering questions?yes, this is relevant Remembering your password?no, though I do forget my password on other sites! :P
Abc (Abc)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, is this about a puzzle which you hosted?
And you thought that questions posted to the puzzle would be easy to answer?
But people asked questions in such a way that they were not very easy to answer?
If so, welcome to the world of lateral puzzles!
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 12:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, is this about a puzzle which you hosted? yes, exactly!
And you thought that questions posted to the puzzle would be easy to answer? bingo!
But people asked questions in such a way that they were not very easy to answer? i'm not sure how to answer this one, hee hee...yes, you are correct!
If so, welcome to the world of lateral puzzles!thanks!

that is a spoiler--boy that went fast!
When I started the lateral forum, I first decided to play some of the puzzles and ask questions, getting a feel for how everything ran, learning the lingo, etc. I had a couple of ideas and decided to post a couple of puzzles myself. I had in my head what people might ask, how I would answer, etc. Basically, since I already knew the answer, I forgot people who didn't know it would be on different tracks. I didn't want to give away too many hints (I know the members are smart and can figure out a lot), also I wanted to spoil when it was the right time to spoil and not too early by accident. When the first set of questions came in, I was like, how do I answer these?!? Or, oh man, I made first statement too vague--I'll have to rewrite it...so, I started to feel nervous since it wasn't as easy as it looked--but once the puzzle was spoiled, I thought, "whew (and wow) that was fun" so I decided to do another one, and thus the vicious circle started again!

Thanks to crazypalpig for figuring out I was talking about the ltpf (funny enough, when I first saw this acronym, I thought "what does this mean"? I'm glad I figured it out before asking in the chatroom!) And thanks to Abc for figuring out the puzzle and asking some good (but nervewracking : ) ) questions !

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