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I really enjoyed Gourami's blirring puzzle, though my word and definition have nothing to do with hers, only the fact that I am asking you to define a brand new word.

So...I've made up a new verb. It's called giospotiping. Some people do this every day. Some for hours and hours. Others don't do it at all. In fact, some people never do it in their entire lives. Back in the good old days, this was never ever done.

How does one giospotip?
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Do I need a computer to giospotip?
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Do I need a computer to giospotip? Yes

Just in case, please send early spoilers to samdillonmusic@gmail.com, Thanks!
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Can you say, off the bat, how often I giospotip? If I giospotip at all? Do you giospotip?
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Can you say, off the bat, how often I giospotip? No
If I giospotip at all? Noish
Do you giospotip? Yes
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Does giospotiping involve the internet? Browsing websites? Downloading/uploading stuff to the internet? Visiting the LTPF?
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Well, I suppose I'll have to get in on this one. =)

Can giospotiping be defined with one word? Does it involve doing more than one thing at once? Does it involve one particular website?
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Does giospotiping involve the internet? Yes Browsing websites? Yes Downloading/uploading stuff to the internet? Yes Visiting the LTPF? Could be, yes
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Well, I suppose I'll have to get in on this one. =)
Yes, I was hoping you would, as you inspired it!

Can giospotiping be defined with one word? No
Does it involve doing more than one thing at once? Not really, but DOYD of "doing more than one thing at once", does clicking a mouse and chewing gum count?
What a good excuse to use your new acronym huh?


Does it involve one particular website? Not one in particular, no.
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Is giospotiping related to the types of websites one visits? What actions one performs on the internet? The browser one uses in using the internet? Is email involved in any way?

Do you "noishly" know whether Alhucema giospotipes because she: visits the LTPF? Has a yahoo email address? Do you, for the same reasons, "noishly" know whether I do this? Or can you answer that question more definitively for me?
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Is giospotiping related to the types of websites one visits? Yes
What actions one performs on the internet? This too, in a sense
The browser one uses in using the internet? No
Is email involved in any way? Not really

Do you "noishly" know whether Alhucema giospotipes because she: visits the LTPF? Yes, she could giospotip on the LTPF
Has a yahoo email address? No

Do you, for the same reasons, "noishly" know whether I do this? Well, I would at first say the same for you. But since you asked, after a little investigation, it's more of a definitive "Yes" for you and Gourami. And it's not just because you visit the LTPF.

Or can you answer that question more definitively for me? See above
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Did you have to google to be able to say a definitive "yes" for Logician and Gourami?

Any Internet social network involved?
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Did you have to google to be able to say a definitive "yes" for Logician and Gourami? No

Any Internet social network involved? Yes
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Can giospotiping only be done if one belongs to a social networking site? Can it only be done on a social networking site? Does it involve interacting with other people? If so, in real time?

Does giospotiping involve language? Using certain words or a certain lingo?
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Can giospotiping only be done if one belongs to a social networking site? No Can it only be done on a social networking site? No Does it involve interacting with other people? No If so, in real time? No

Does giospotiping involve language? Yes
Using certain words or a certain lingo? No
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Does/can it involve typing on an internet forum? Blogging?

You said that giospotiping can be done on the LTPF. If we did it here, could it be done: reading through chatroom posts? adding to the chatroom? reading through active puzzles? solved puzzles? classic puzzles? asking questions on an active puzzle? being a puzzle-setter?

Let's imagine that a nuclear holocaust has taken place, only one person is still alive and the internet is still up and running with no reduction of service. Can this person still giospotipe? If so, would the pleasure gained through this pursuit be lessened by the fact that no-one else can read/see what they're doing?
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Does/can it involve typing on an internet forum? No. Blogging? No.

You said that giospotiping can be done on the LTPF. If we did it here, could it be done: reading through chatroom posts? Yes
adding to the chatroom? No
reading through active puzzles? Yes
solved puzzles? Yes
classic puzzles? Noish
asking questions on an active puzzle? No
being a puzzle-setter? No

Let's imagine that a nuclear holocaust has taken place, Oh, lets! only one person is still alive and the internet is still up and running with no reduction of service. Technology is amazing isn't it? Can this person still giospotipe? Yes! =)

If so, would the pleasure gained through this pursuit be lessened by the fact that no-one else can read/see what they're doing? No, but there is a FA in there, and it's not that they gain pleasure by doing this...
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Is giospotiping profitable? Do I giospotip? Giospotiping can be done here on the LTPF - is it done? Do I do it here?

Does it involve artificial intelligence in any sense?

Are electronics required? Could giospotiping be done in any sense before the era of the PC and the Internet? Say, by snail mail?
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If I were to set up a private website, to which no-one but myself ever had access, could I giospotipe on this site?

Has giospotiping got something to do with seeing the posts/contributions of people from across the world? Something which would have been impossible before the internet age?
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Is anyone else ever aware that you have giospotiped (unless you tell them)?

Would a definition of it include the word "reading"?
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Is giospotiping profitable? No
Do I giospotip? I don't know
Giospotiping can be done here on the LTPF - is it done? Yes Do I do it here? I don't know

Does it involve artificial intelligence in any sense? No

Are electronics required? Yes
Could giospotiping be done in any sense before the era of the PC and the Internet? No
Say, by snail mail? No

(Logician)
If I were to set up a private website, to which no-one but myself ever had access, could I giospotipe on this site? No

Has giospotiping got something to do with seeing the posts/contributions of people from across the world? Yes, though it could be posts from people who live next door, it's irr where.
Something which would have been impossible before the internet age? Yes

(Gourami)

Is anyone else ever aware that you have giospotiped (unless you tell them)? No, although one could make reasoned guesses, as I have done about you and others.

Would a definition of it include the word "reading"? No, but OTRT.
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So giospotiping is interactive? Can its definition include the word "writing?"
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So giospotiping is interactive? Yope
Can its definition include the word "writing?" No
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Does giospotiping involve a physical action? If so, does it mainly involve using one's eyes? Or hands? On a keyboard? With a mouse? Is it entirely a mental activity?

Does one typically read something before one giospotips? Does it involve manipulating written words in some way?
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Is giospotiping cooperative? Does it require more than one person to giospotip?
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Okay. I get up in the morning, at school I use the Internet (mainly Wikipedia), copy some text from there and save it, get back home, restart my BitTorrent download, log on to Facebook, reply to all the pending requests and all, log on to LTPF, have a look at the new puzzles/responses, reply to any if needed, go to BBC/ESPNSTAR to check for football news, and...that's it.

Have I giospotipped at any time during the day?

Or do I have to be even more specific about my actions for you to know?
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Does giospotiping involve a physical action? If so, does it mainly involve using one's eyes? Or hands? On a keyboard? With a mouse? Is it entirely a mental activity? It involves doing all of the above things, and mainly using one's eyes, but I would still say this is mostly a mental activity, not a physical one.

Does one typically read something before one giospotips?No... Does it involve manipulating written words in some way?No

(Jenburdoo)
Is giospotiping cooperative?Noish Does it require more than one person to giospotip? No, but possibly misleading.

(Indianforce)
Okay. I get up in the morning, at school I use the Internet (mainly Wikipedia), copy some text from there and save it, get back home, restart my BitTorrent download, log on to Facebook, reply to all the pending requests and all, log on to LTPF, have a look at the new puzzles/responses, reply to any if needed, go to BBC/ESPNSTAR to check for football news, and...that's it.

Have I giospotipped at any time during the day?
Yes, I would think so

Or do I have to be even more specific about my actions for you to know? I could say that you have probably done this throughout the course of your day, but I couldn't be sure.
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During which of the following activities is it likely that Indianforce giospotipped?

I get up in the morning?
at school I use the Internet?
used mainly Wikipedia?
copy some text from there?
save the text that was copied?
go home?
restart my BitTorrent download?
log on to Facebook?
reply to all the pending requests and all on Facebook?
log on to LTPF?
have a look at the new puzzles/responses on LTPF? reply to any if needed?
go to BBC/ESPNSTAR to check for football news?

Same activities, slightly different question...during which ones is it possible that Indianforce giospotipped?
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So, is it likely that one reads while giospotipping? after one giospotips? Is it necessary? Would it be pointless to giospotip if one didn't read soemthing?

Does it involve pulling up a page? Searching? Editing? Translating in any way?
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(Noel)
During which of the following activities is it likely that Indianforce giospotipped?

I get up in the morning?
at school I use the Internet? Possibly here, but not if he only uses Wikipedia.
used mainly Wikipedia?
copy some text from there?
save the text that was copied?
go home?
restart my BitTorrent download?
log on to Facebook? Possibly here
reply to all the pending requests and all on Facebook? Here is the most likely
log on to LTPF?
have a look at the new puzzles/responses on LTPF? Possibly here too, I have at least.
reply to any if needed?
go to BBC/ESPNSTAR to check for football news?

Same activities, slightly different question...during which ones is it possible that Indianforce giospotipped? See above.

(Gourami)
So, is it likely that one reads while giospotipping? Yes, reading is essential to giospotipping.
after one giospotips? No
Is it necessary? Yes
Would it be pointless to giospotip if one didn't read soemthing? You cannot giospotip without reading.

Does it involve pulling up a page? Yes Searching? Editing? Translating in any way? No to the rest.
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So. Giospotipping involves opening a page, reading, thinking, using the keyboard, and using the mouse. It does not involve directly responding to someone or writing. It can be done without involving anyone else (ish). Am I good so far?

Is giospotipping making some kind of decision? Analyzing words to find an underlying meaning? Adding to the number of "hits" a page gets? Pulling up a new window or tab from an existing one? Changing the settings on your computer? On a website?
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So. Giospotipping involves opening a page, reading, thinking, using the keyboard, and using the mouse. It does not involve directly responding to someone or writing. It can be done without involving anyone else (ish). Am I good so far? Yes, you don't really need to use the keyboard though. The mouse is just required to open a page. To say it can be done without involving anyone else is a Noish... It would be better to say you can (and probably do) this alone.

Is giospotipping making some kind of decision? No Analyzing words to find an underlying meaning? This. Adding to the number of "hits" a page gets? Pulling up a new window or tab from an existing one? Changing the settings on your computer? On a website? No to rest.
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Does it involve translating a page? Working through egregious typos? Or some form of netspeak? Does it involve something on a website failing to load or work?

Figuring out who wrote something?
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Does it involve translating a page? No
Working through egregious typos? No
Or some form of netspeak? No
Does it involve something on a website failing to load or work? No
Figuring out who wrote something? No, but more OTRT than the rest.

Ok, I have been holding out until it felt like it was the right time to add a little twist to this puzzle... Giospotip is not only the verb, but is also an acronym for the definition of the word. This perhaps will help you get the exact definition, or perhaps will only confuse you more. Good luck! =)
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Is IP "in person"? If so, does the word have anything to do with communicating with real world friends online? Meeting people online that you'll never meet in person? Going online to plan something you'll be doing in person? Using the internet to do something you'd never do in person? Going online to get information about something you want to do in person?
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Ah, clever. I was wondering where that word came from.
Would G stand for going? Getting? Would S stand for something? Someone?
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Is IP "in person"? No
If so, does the word have anything to do with communicating with real world friends online?It could have to do with this though.
Meeting people online that you'll never meet in person?Could be this also.
Going online to plan something you'll be doing in person?No
Using the internet to do something you'd never do in person?No
Going online to get information about something you want to do in person?No

(Gourami)
Ah, clever. I was wondering where that word came from. Yes it's a bit ridiculous...
Would G stand for going?No
Getting?Closer
Would S stand for something? No
Someone? This! Actually "Someone's"
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Is giospotipping gaining certain information from what someone else wrote? Or from something else they did online? Would it only be done with/to/in regard to people you already know somehow?

Are any of the following words right (I assume some are wrong because the phrase makes no sense :D) :

"Gazing in on someone's poll or talking in Polish"?
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The acronym is 'one-to-one' (each letter for one individual word, as in 'IBM') or includes parts of words (as in Benelux, let's say)?

If includes parts of words, the constituting letters are in the right order or scrambled ? (I don't know why from the description and the format I can only see 'gossip' in that)
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(Gourami)
Is giospotipping gaining certain information from what someone else wrote? YES
Or from something else they did online? Could be this too, I suppose.
Would it only be done with/to/in regard to people you already know somehow?No

Are any of the following words right (I assume some are wrong because the phrase makes no sense :D) :

"Gazing in on someone's poll or talking in Polish"? Those would be correct!

(Rbruma)
The acronym is 'one-to-one' (each letter for one individual word, as in 'IBM') or includes parts of words (as in Benelux, let's say)?
The acronym is exactly 'one-to one'

If includes parts of words, the constituting letters are in the right order or scrambled ? (I don't know why from the description and the format I can only see 'gossip' in that) The acronym is in correct order, like what Gourami said "Gazing in on someone's poll or talking in Polish"... And she's right, that makes no sense at all! =)
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Does it matter how you are gaining access to the internet (like on a home computer, laptop, or phone)?
Are any of these words correct (again, I realize this makes no sense):

"Giving internet on someone's phone on taking internet phone"?
Does the first p stand for "post"? The second?
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Does it matter how you are gaining access to the internet (like on a home computer, laptop, or phone)? No
Are any of these words correct (again, I realize this makes no sense):

"Giving internet on someone's phone on taking internet phone"? Bolded are all correct.
Does the first p stand for "post"? The second? Yes! The second p stands for "Posts"
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Is the activity related to giving feedback? Responding to someone's concerns? Generally, responding to questions one might have (and express) ? If yes to any of the above and since 'writing' is not part of the definition, simple thoughts about how one would react can be qualified as 'giospotiping'?

Can you 'giospotip' out of the blue (without having a question / assertion / opinion beforehand)?
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So far we have: G____ i___ on someone's p___ o_ t___ internet posts.

G is similar to getting, but isn't going or giving. Is it get? Guess? Got? Go? I just noticed that we've been guessing gerunds ("ing" words), but the original verb is a verb, not a gerund.

Is the first i:information? interests? in? incognito?

The o: online? offline?

The first p: personal? page? profile? personality?

How about: Get information on someone's personal online through internet posts?
(can't be quite right...personal and online don't fit together)
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Maybe what Noel said, but with "personal opinion" rather than "personal online"?

If so, it could mean that rather than ask for someone's opinion (e.g. political leanings) directly, you try to glean it from where and what they post online.
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G= gather?
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Gather information on someone's politics off their internet posts?

(Not my original idea, just putting together what others have said).
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(Rbruma)

Is the activity related to giving feedback? No
Responding to someone's concerns? No
Generally, responding to questions one might have (and express)? No
If yes to any of the above and since 'writing' is not part of the definition, simple thoughts about how one would react can be qualified as 'giospotiping'? No

Can you 'giospotip' out of the blue (without having a question / assertion / opinion beforehand)? Yes

(Noel)

So far we have: G____ i___ on someone's p___ o_ t___ internet posts.

G is similar to getting, but isn't going or giving. Is it get? Guess? Got? Go? I just noticed that we've been guessing gerunds ("ing" words), but the original verb is a verb, not a gerund.
None of these, see below.
Is the first i:information?THIS! interests? in? incognito?

The o: online? offline?

The first p: personal? page? profile? personality?THIS!

How about: Get information on someone's personal online through internet posts?This is so close, I'm going to spoil below.
(can't be quite right...personal and online don't fit together)

(Biograd)
Maybe what Noel said, but with "personal opinion" rather than "personal online"?

If so, it could mean that rather than ask for someone's opinion (e.g. political leanings) directly, you try to glean it from where and what they post online. Totally, you are all getting it!

(Noel)
G= gather? This!

~~~~~~~~~~~$poiler~~~~~~~~~~~~~

So...I've made up a new verb. It's called giospotiping. Some people do this every day. Some for hours and hours. Others don't do it at all. In fact, some people never do it in their entire lives. Back in the good old days, this was never ever done.

How does one giospotip?

Giospotip = Gathering information on someone's personality over their internet posts.

Very well done all, and kudo's to Gourami for the inspiration, as well as making me think of this puzzle. I kept giospotiping every time I worked on one of her puzzles, as I got to know another band she likes!

Also, in case anyone was curious, when Logician and Gourami asked me if I knew if they giospotiped, I looked their emails up on facebook figuring it's pretty likely they do if they ever use their profile. New puzzle will be up soon, you know where, and I have others that need some questions!

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