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Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Friday, June 18, 2010 - 5:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I wish I could, but I can't. And the proof is available for all to see.

fair warning--this one is a bit silly
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Friday, June 18, 2010 - 5:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

LTPF relevant?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, June 18, 2010 - 7:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"I" = you (Noel)?

All = all LTPF members? Visitors to the forum?
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 1:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

LTPF relevant? yes. {wow, that was quick!}

"I" = you (Noel)? yes

All = all LTPF members? yes Visitors to the forum? yes
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 1:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"I" = you (Noel)? yes
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 8:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I recently hosted a puzzle where the LTPF was crucial, and I think at some point I mentioned that it was a bit silly too, so my mind automatically jumped to that. =)

Which of the following is relevant:

Your profile? Your name? Country? Your posts? Your puzzle title? Your puzzle statement? Formatting? Bold? Italics? Placing [Noel] after A Wish instead of the other way round?
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 9:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Which of the following is relevant:

Your profile? no Your name? no Country? no Your posts? thisish Your puzzle title? yes, only in that this puzzle is about a wish Your puzzle statement? yes Formatting? no Bold? no Italics? no Placing [Noel] after A Wish instead of the other way round? lol, no. You know, I was so pleased with myself for actually remembering to put my name on it at all (for a change) that I didn't even notice I had done it backwards!
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2010 - 11:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the proof available for all to see at this very page? At your profile page? Is your post count relevant? Your post cont relative to others? Do you wish you could call yourself a veteran LTPFer, but you can't since it's clear to see you've been here for less than a year? Or that you could pass of as a newbie, but with almost 1800 posts that's not happening?
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 1:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the proof available for all to see at this very page? yes At your profile page? Is your post count relevant? Your post cont relative to others? Do you wish you could call yourself a veteran LTPFer, but you can't since it's clear to see you've been here for less than a year? Or that you could pass of as a newbie, but with almost 1800 posts that's not happening? no to the rest
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 1:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can the proof be seen in other of your puzzles? Other puzzles from other members? Only this page?

Is this page itself the proof?
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 2:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything to do with the time of your posts?
Editing of posts?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 8:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can anyone else on the LTPF? Can I? Is the proof visible in your first post? Do you wish you could/were doing something else/being somewhere else at 5:55pm on a friday?
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 8:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I tried to post a smiley, and fell foul of the smile ban. Is it this?
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 10:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can the proof be seen in other of your puzzles? No. At least, I hope not. Other puzzles from other members? no Only this page? yes

Is this page itself the proof? yes or yesish

Anything to do with the time of your posts? noish or yope
Editing of posts?no

Can anyone else on the LTPF? everyone on LTPF can Can I? so yes Is the proof visible in your first post? my first post ever? No Do you wish you could/were doing something else/being somewhere else at 5:55pm on a friday? haha, no

I tried to post a smiley, and fell foul of the smile ban. Is it this? no, but isn't that such a strange thing to have forbidden/rejected by the site!
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 10:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the proof visible in the puzzle statement? The title?
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 10:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the proof visible in the puzzle statement? this The title?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 10:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are any of the following phrases relevant:

"I wish"
"I could"
"But I can't"
"And the proof"
"Is available"
"For all"
"To see"
"Fair warning"
"This one"
"Is a bit silly"
?

Is the fact that some text is bold relevant? That some is italicized?
Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 10:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can you not make text both bold and italicized?
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 11:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you wish you could change the time so it reflects the timezone where you are?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 7:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you wish that you could edit posts?
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 1:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are any of the following phrases relevant:

"I wish"
"I could"
"But I can't"
"And the proof"
"Is available"
"For all"
"To see"
No individual part is more relevant than any other part

"Fair warning"
"This one"
"Is a bit silly"
?These are irrel

Is the fact that some text is bold relevant? That some is italicized? no to both

Can you not make text both bold and italicized?no - you actually can do that (and so can I =) )

Do you wish you could change the time so it reflects the timezone where you are? irrel

Do you wish that you could edit posts?irrel (but yes!)
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 1:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the time of the puzzle statement relevant? The day? Date?
Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 4:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can you never do whatever it is? Only on this site? Is it even an action that could be applied to another site? Another forum, perhaps? Can you only not do it for this puzzle? Only at the moment that you posted this puzzle?

Is the ability, or lack thereof, physical? mental? Related to the restrictions of your computer? Related to the restrictions of the site?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 5:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)


quote:

Can anyone else on the LTPF? everyone on LTPF can Can I? so yes




Does this mean everyone can see the proof, or everyone can do the thing that you wish you could do but can't?
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 2:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You can't think of anything that happened to you recently that would make a good puzzle? so you have to resort to making a puzzle about that fact?
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Friday, June 25, 2010 - 12:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You can't think of anything that happened to you recently that would make a good puzzle? so you have to resort to making a puzzle about that fact? close enough that I'm not going to answer the other questions above.

***SPOILER***
I've been wanting to host a puzzle for a while, but have been struggling to come up with any ideas whatsoever. (For those who are interested, that's why I said time was noishly/yopishly relevant...the actual time of my post was irrelevant, but the length of time between this and my previous puzzle was). So I created this puzzle in an attempt to overcome a severe case of writer's block, to try to stimulate the creative juices. I'm not sure if it worked yet, though. =) I figured that it might not be a *good* puzzle, but it should at least be somewhat perplexing for you. Anyway, here's a revision of the original puzzle statement:

I wish I could think of a good puzzle to host, but I can't right now. And this puzzle, which all can see, is proof that I can't.


Thanks to all who participated, and to Bioquip who made a huge jump from where everyone else was to the answer, and to all who were willing to put up with this little bit of silliness.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, June 25, 2010 - 12:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If it's any help, I think this was a brilliant puzzle. Can't wait to see your next one!
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 1:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks, I appreciate it.

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