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WARNING: Some aspects of this exhibit may be out of date.

Note, this is based on something rather silly, but which I did observe in real life.
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Exhibit - something physical? In a museum? An exhibition?
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Exhibit - something physical? In a museum? An exhibition? Yes to all, if I understand correctly what you mean by "exhibition".
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Was it a travelling exhibit? Is the museum especially well-known? Is it in [LTPF list of continents]? Is it an art museum?
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Was it a travelling exhibit?No Is the museum especially well-known?To the contrary, I'd actually be rather surprised if you know about it. I hadn't heard of it until my friend posted some pictures of it on Facebook, and I have even been in the city where it is. Is it in [LTPF list of continents]?Europe Is it an art museum?Partly
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Is it a specific type of art? Is the museum focused on a specific topic?
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Is it a specific type of art?Yesish, though not a certain style like Impressionist, Cubist, etc. And in fact it's not "fine art" in the sense of those, either. Is the museum focused on a specific topic?Yesish
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Does the art museum exhibit paintings? Sculptures? Bad art?
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Does the art museum exhibit paintings? Sculptures? Bad art?Irrelevant to all, except a slight "ish" to sculptures

Hint to get you more OTRT: What I saw is actually rather unlikely for an art exhibit, and would be much more probably be seen pertaining to a certain type of display involving live animals. It just so happened that there was an art piece in that little museum where this applied. And this is a lot like the "kill city jumper" puzzle, in that nothing else about the place would be of help to know except for the little detail that also has the answer to the puzzle.
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Was the art build by animals? Like an ant farm?
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Was the art build by animals? Like an ant farm?No
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Was the museum about animals? A certain animal?
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Was the museum about animals?Not as a whole, no. A certain animal? A certain animal was featured in one of the art pieces, though not a real one (in the sense of "in the flesh"--it wasn't like a unicorn or something).
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Was the art piece shaped like the animal? Was it a depiction of the animal? A sculpture? Painting? Drawing? Mosaic?
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Was the art piece shaped like the animal? Was it a depiction of the animal? A sculpture? Painting? Drawing? Mosaic? None of these. I'll say it's a hologram, and the fact that it's 3D is rather relevant, simply because I doubt this would be necessary if it were 2D. Though the type of animal is the crucial part.
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Is it a mammal? bird? reptile? amphibian? fish? insect? other arthropod?
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Is it a mammal? bird? reptile? amphibian? fish? insect? other arthropod?This.
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spider? other arachnid? crustacean? some sort of marine invertebrate?
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spider?Yes, a tarantula. other arachnid? crustacean? some sort of marine invertebrate?
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**************RECAP******************************

I saw something in connection with an exhibit containing an art piece that showed a tarantula (highly magnified I might add). What I saw is in fact more likely to be seen with an exhibit where live spiders are present. Nothing about the exhibited material other than the presence of spiders that are real or realistic is relevant. This "thing" I saw is somehow related to the puzzle statement.

Sorry for all the "things", but as there haven't been any questions about the origin (within the exhibit, said by someone, etc.) and meaning of the puzzle statement, the nature of the connection is as yet obscure.
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Are spider webs relevant?
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Are spider webs relevant?No
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Since this hasn't gotten any questions in two weeks, I think it's time for a...

Hint: Investigate the context of the puzzle statement, i.e. whether it was written, spoken, or just imagined, whether it was serious or sarcastic, etc., and how it was related to the exhibit.
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Was the statement: written? If so: on a sign? On a display case?
Spoken? By a docent? By another person visiting the exhibit? By someone else who worked there?
Imagined? FYOI?

Was it serious? Or sarcastic? Or something else?
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Oh...Was the spider a depiction of an extinct species?
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Was the statement: written? If so: on a sign? On a display case? No to all, but see below.
Spoken? By a docent? By another person visiting the exhibit? By someone else who worked there? No to all
Imagined?Noish FYOI?Yes, but prompted by something that is written on the museum's website.

Was it serious?What is written on the website is serious. The puzzle statement is silly. Or sarcastic? Yesish Or something else? I'd call it this. There is a relation between what is written on the site and the puzzle statement that is rather lateral.

Oh...Was the spider a depiction of an extinct species?No, totally OTWT.
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Did you infer the statement from something said? Was the statement clearly implied?
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Did you infer the statement from something said?If by "said" you mean "written" then yesish. Was the statement clearly implied?Yope
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The thing written on the website - is it about the tarantula? About the exhibit? Is it a fact? A list of facts? Does it say it is a fact? Is it actually a fact?
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The thing written on the website - is it about the tarantula?Yes About the exhibit?This too Is it a fact?I wouldn't exactly call it a "fact", although it contains one, as it serves a purpose other than to merely declare something. But it's not a fiction either. A list of facts? Does it say it is a fact? Is it actually a fact?
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Is it an opinion? An explanation? Does it talk about the specific type of tarantula?
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Is it an opinion? An explanation? Does it talk about the specific type of tarantula? No to all, except maybe having some vague features of an opinion.
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Does it mention any characteristics of the spider? Physical ones?
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Does it mention any characteristics of the spider?Yope. Physical ones? The one referred to in the previous answer is physical, but not really of the spider itself as much as where it is located. However, this is irrelevant to the puzzle.
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Relevant that the spider was magnified?
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Relevant that the spider was magnified? Yes
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Any markings on the spider relevant? Characteristics distinguishing it from other spiders?
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Any markings on the spider relevant? Characteristics distinguishing it from other spiders? No to both. Remember, while it contains a fact (namely, that the spider is magnified and where it is located with regards to the layout of the exhibit), I wouldn't call it simply a fact, because of the "tone".
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Is it directing viewers to the exhibit?
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Is it directing viewers to the exhibit?No
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Was the exhibit later moved?
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Was the exhibit later moved? Irrelevant, though I assume the website is current.
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Is the rest of the exhibit about spiders? About animals? About bugs? About a specific type of bugs?
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Is the rest of the exhibit about spiders? About animals? About bugs? About a specific type of bugs? No to all, it's about ways of making/presenting images, but irrelevant.

Hint to get you back on track:
The writing on the website is also a warning (hence my labeling it a fact-ish). It shouldn't be too hard to guess what the warning is, if you remember that in this case it applies to a purely virtual spider.
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Is it a "warning" that the spider cannot actually harm humans? Is it one of those idiotic pointless warnings (like on a mattress, "Do not swallow")?
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Is it a "warning" that the spider cannot actually harm humans?No Is it one of those idiotic pointless warnings (like on a mattress, "Do not swallow")?I wouldn't call it pointless, no.
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Is the warning related to touching the spider (or rather, trying to touch it)?
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Is the warning related to touching the spider (or rather, trying to touch it)? No
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Does the "virtual spider" move? Relevant?
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Does the "virtual spider" move?No Relevant?Not particularly, though the warning could have been more necessary if it did.
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Is the warning something usually seen in connection with exhibitions, but seems silly with this particular exhibit? Or is it rather something awkward, not seen on exhibitions?
It is something like: do not touch the exhibits?
The "virtual spider" is: on paper? on screen? on the wall? behind glass?
The purpose of the warning is to prevent something people usually do to exhibits (like: touching, making photos with etc.)?
Does the warning suggest that someone may mistake the hologram as the alive tarantula?
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Is the warning something usually seen in connection with exhibitions, but seems silly with this particular exhibit?As written, it is only applicable to exhibits with spiders. A similar warning could be given about some other things, but it would be inapplicable to most exhibits. Or is it rather something awkward, not seen on exhibitions? There is something "awkward" about it, for svv. of awkward. Not with the warning as intended, but...
It is something like: do not touch the exhibits?No
The "virtual spider" is: on paper? on screen? on the wall? behind glass? It's a floating hologram in the middle of the exhibit.
The purpose of the warning is to prevent something people usually do to exhibits (like: touching, making photos with etc.)? No, it is exclusively for the benefit of the people being warned.
Does the warning suggest that someone may mistake the hologram as the alive tarantula? Yesish, for svv. of "mistake".
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Is the warning that real spiders don't actually float?
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If the people warned behave contrarily to the warning, they may: get hurt? be disappointed? be scared? be ridiculous?
Does the warning contain some information which is obvious while talking about hologram? As: "Spider doesn't bite"? Or contrarily: "Tarantulas are venomous"?
Does the warning refer to information about exhibit or about tarantulas?
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Is the warning that real spiders don't actually float? No hehe

If the people warned behave contrarily to the warning, they may: get hurt? be disappointed? be scared?This. The warning was merely telling people with a fear of spiders where they could stand to avoid the tarantula. be ridiculous?
Does the warning contain some information which is obvious while talking about hologram? As: "Spider doesn't bite"? Or contrarily: "Tarantulas are venomous"?
Does the warning refer to information about exhibit or about tarantulas?See above

Now, what was odd about the warning that suggested the puzzle statement?
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Was the hologram in a non-scary color? Or was it the fact that you can't get hurt by a holographic spider?
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Was the hologram in a non-scary color?I'd say no, because there's no mention of the fact. But color is irrelevant. Or was it the fact that you can't get hurt by a holographic spider? One can't, at least physically, but this is irrelevant again.
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Did the warning tell people to stand in a certain place? Was that place inaccessible to people? Was the place not there anymore?
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Was the hologram still there? Was it broken and couldn't be seen properly? Could it be seen with a bare eye or needed some equipment, like glasses or other?
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Did the warning tell people to stand in a certain place?A general area, yes. Was that place inaccessible to people?No Was the place not there anymore? No. And remember it was only addressed to some people. This is important.

Was the hologram still there? Yes Was it broken and couldn't be seen properly? No Could it be seen with a bare eye or needed some equipment, like glasses or other? It could be seen with a bare eye.
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Did the warning tell them to stand far away from the exhibit? Close up?
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The people who are the target of the warning, are they afraid of spiders? afraid of holograms? in a certain age group? suffering from a certain medical ailment (e.g. heart trouble)? suffering from a psychological disorder? do they have a certain disability?
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Did the warning tell them to stand far away from the exhibit?Well, in the parts of the exhibit that were far from the spider. Close up?


The people who are the target of the warning, are they afraid of spiders?This afraid of holograms?No in a certain age group?No suffering from a certain medical ailment (e.g. heart trouble)?No suffering from a psychological disorder?Well yes, if phobias are considered psychological disorders. do they have a certain disability?No, again unless a phobia counts as one.
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Had the exhibit been rearranged? So that the warning to stay away from where they could see the spider was now right next to the spider?
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Had the exhibit been rearranged?No So that the warning to stay away from where they could see the spider was now right next to the spider? No, in fact it was on the website, which is itself odd, because who plans where they will stand in a museum before even going there? But that is irrelevant to the puzzle.
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Was the spider in the exact center of the exhibit? So it could be seen from pretty much everywhere?
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Was the spider in the exact center of the exhibit? So it could be seen from pretty much everywhere? Pretty much, but irr.
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Was the exhibition entirely about spiders? So that we shouldn't expect any people with arachnophobia there?
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Was the exhibition entirely about spiders?No, see above. So that we shouldn't expect any people with arachnophobia there? No, but something about this question is relevant...
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Did the exhibit include many other spiders? Scary-looking ones?
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Did the warning say that if you're afraid of spiders, you should stay home?
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Did the exhibit include many other spiders?None that were mentioned on the site. Scary-looking ones?

Did the warning say that if you're afraid of spiders, you should stay home?No, we already established it told such people where to stand in the room with the spider.

Maybe I misled you with using the word "odd" to describe the warning. There was nothing unusual about the meaning or intent of the warning. It may be better to ask what was wrong with the warning.
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Is the size of the "spider room" relevant?
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Is the size of the "spider room" relevant? No. The exhibit itself is irrelevant, except for the fact that the museum saw it fitting to include a warning addressed to those who fear spiders.
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Is the warning addressed to children?
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Is the warning addressed to children?Presumably as much to them as it is to adults.
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Did they not apply this warning to exhibits with actual spiders?
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Did they not apply this warning to exhibits with actual spiders? I don't think there are any in that museum.

Hint: While the message of the warning makes sense given the exhibit (aside from the aforementioned fact of it being on the web rather than in the room), there is something about the way it is written that would be wrong in any context.
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Is the size of the spider relevant?
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"The way it is written" - font? size? colour? exact wording?
By "wrong" you mean "inappropriate"? "misleading"?, mistakes?
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Is the size of the spider relevant?Not aside from the fact that its large size makes it potentially scary.

"The way it is written" - font? size? colour? exact wording? This only
By "wrong" you mean "inappropriate"? "misleading"?, mistakes?This one
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Mistakes - grammar mistakes? spelling mistakes? use of the wrong word/words?
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Mistakes - grammar mistakes?No spelling mistakes?YES! Or maybe more a typo. use of the wrong word/words? This-ish, as a consequence of the typo.

Now we're getting somewhere...
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Ok, so there was an inappropriate letter instead of the one that should have been there, correct? Or was there any letter missing? or doubled?
The mistake was in the part of the warning: about the people concerned? about the spider? about where to stand?
Was the warning, as it was worded, ordering people to stand in some abstract location, not existing in that room or just ridiculous?
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Ok, so there was an inappropriate letter instead of the one that should have been there, correct? Or was there any letter missing? or doubled?None of these, actually.
The mistake was in the part of the warning: about the people concerned?This about the spider?Only in that the people concerned were those afraid of the spider. about where to stand?
Was the warning, as it was worded, ordering people to stand in some abstract location, not existing in that room or just ridiculous?No
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Did the inappropriate letter make the correct word into another actual (albeit wrong) word?
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Did the inappropriate letterFA, I think make the correct word into another actual (albeit wrong) word?Not an actual word, but I think many others would interpret this pseudo-word the same way I did.
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Ok, so the word with a typo wasn't a correct english word, right? It was supposed to be a noun? a pronoun? a verb? an adjective? Was there any letter added?
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Ok, so the word with a typo wasn't a correct english word, right?No, at least I don't think it exists. It was supposed to be a noun?This a pronoun? a verb? an adjective? Was there any letter added?No. We've established there were no letters added, deleted, or doubled. What's left?
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Were letters transposed?
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Were letters transposed? YES
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Should the part of the warning, where letters were transposed, go: "People afraid of spiders"? Or rather "People suffering from arachnophobia"?
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Does the typo make the exhibit say (or nearly say) something that references time? Past?
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Should the part of the warning, where letters were transposed, go: "People afraid of spiders"? Or rather "People suffering from arachnophobia"? This. Verbatim, it should have read "Arachnophobes beware:". Good question.

Does the typo make the exhibit say (or nearly say) something that references time?Yes Past?Yesish

I expect a $po1ler in the next one or two posts now.
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Was the typo in the word "arachnophobes"? "Beware"?
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Was the typo in the word "arachnophobes"?This one. "Beware"?
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Were the transposed letters next to each other in the word?
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Were the transposed letters next to each other in the word?No
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Did the transposition cause that the meaning of the new "word" was "people afraid of old things", like: "archanophobes"?
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arachno- vaguely looks like chrono- transposed... but you'd have to substitute an o for the two a's. Something along these lines? Maybe aachron-? achrona?
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Did the transposition cause that the meaning of the new "word" was "people afraid of old things", like: "archanophobes"?Not so much old things, but things that look to be mismatched in time, like if a civil war movie were to show someone using an iPhone (as an extreme case)

arachno- vaguely looks like chrono- transposed... but you'd have to substitute an o for the two a's. Something along these lines? Maybe aachron-? achrona?You're very much OTRT. If the next guess isn't it then I'll $p0i1
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Was it, by any chance: "achronophobes beware"?
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Was it, by any chance: "achronophobes beware"? No, so...

*******************SPOILER***********************

The website, which belongs to the Camera Obscura in Edinburgh, has a warning addressing arachnophobes about a holographic spider. However, it addresses them as anachrophobes (the N and R transposed). They have no reason to care about the spider, as they would presumably be worried more about anachronisms, or things in the exhibit being out of date. And those are ostensibly both different from anarchophobes, who would fear a lack of government.

Anyway, here is the site if anyone wants to see it:
http://www.camera-obscura.co.uk/light_fantastic/horror-grams.asp

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