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Old 2011-02-01, 18:48   Link #61
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I didn't understand well how to answer
the answers can be URLs of any page?
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:49   Link #62
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I think for this riddle... yes.

@NightWish

I'm... in a hurry to go to sleep. Kind of tired.
The explanation for the 2nd one is Thread Index is on top of answers in Tech Support, That one is longest thread title there. "Time"ing is all over the post.
I'm pretty sure about the second part of the riddle. The key is something to do with time. I'm guessing the first part is probably part of where I should search for time. So there should be a searchbox, or I should use a search box; something like the one in FAQ.

This one http://forums.animesuki.com/faq.php?...l&titlesonly=0 ?
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:49   Link #63
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http://www.google.com/ do i win?
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:53   Link #64
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I'm... in a hurry to go to sleep. Kind of tired.
me too... but I give it a last try for today:

http://forums.animesuki.com/showthre...highlight=time

(I already feel it is not the right answer, but curiosity drives me)

@Nightwish, of course, I can wait. ^^
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Old 2011-02-01, 19:00   Link #65
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I guess I'll join in, but I am definitely not expecting to win anything. O;
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Old 2011-02-01, 19:00   Link #66
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None of the answers so far are correct. For me this process is a good measure of the sort of answers we'll get I think.

Second Hint: You'll only get the URL by looking for it on the page. You have no hope of "working it out" without looking. This is the main reason why I think riddle answer is not really suitable for the actual contest. It is far too obscure and unexpected.
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I didn't understand well how to answer
the answers can be URLs of any page?
Answers need to be a URL that is part of forum and accessible to everyone. Working through the riddle should provide clues as to what to do or where to go in order to find the answer.

I don't expect this riddle to be solved; not because it is good but because it is specifically crafted to show pitfalls to avoid when making a riddle for the contest. Pitfalls that make the solution finding process less fair. I'll show you how you might answer this sample riddle eventually, which will hopefully make the process much clearer when the real riddles start.
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Old 2011-02-01, 19:02   Link #67
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My last try for today http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=66607

Thread is signposted by "time". Hobbist are fansubers. They know the password as in well how much it takes.

Night ^^
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Old 2011-02-01, 19:04   Link #68
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I really do think the sample has got something to do with time...


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Old 2011-02-01, 19:07   Link #69
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@felix: You're going in the correct direction, but the unexpected nature of the answer is what is tripping you up.

@Godlike1889: As this is just a trial run to show the process, I'll confirm it does. In fact that brings up a point about writing riddles. The original riddle submitted was basically a quote of the riddle presented to Bilbo, which everyone seems to be somewhat familiar with. Clearly on its own it isn't immediately obvious what the solution is and plausible answers are too plentiful. The parts I added (blue) were to demonstrate why such a riddle doesn't work and how it might be "corrected" for the purposes of this contest.

Hint Three: The "key" (to finding the answer) is time. (not much of a clue now is it :P)
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Old 2011-02-01, 19:12   Link #70
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Sounds like the box up in the corner where it shows your user name and when you were last logged in (and does not have a forum link).

Close enough?
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Old 2011-02-01, 19:12   Link #71
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I'm not sure but time and password
http://forums.animesuki.com/showthre...=time+password
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Old 2011-02-01, 19:15   Link #72
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None of the answers so far are correct. For me this process is a good measure of the sort of answers we'll get I think.

Second Hint: You'll only get the URL by looking for it on the page. You have no hope of "working it out" without looking. This is the main reason why I think riddle answer is not really suitable for the actual contest. It is far too obscure and unexpected.Answers need to be a URL that is part of forum and accessible to everyone. Working through the riddle should provide clues as to what to do or where to go in order to find the answer.

I don't expect this riddle to be solved; not because it is good but because it is specifically crafted to show pitfalls to avoid when making a riddle for the contest. Pitfalls that make the solution finding process less fair. I'll show you how you might answer this sample riddle eventually, which will hopefully make the process much clearer when the real riddles start.
This makes me think that the URL isn't the thread one finds using search, but rather a link to somewhere else, which would be found in one of the posts...
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Old 2011-02-01, 19:16   Link #73
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Giving this a try. :P
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Old 2011-02-01, 19:18   Link #74
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@CrowKenobi: Not correct, but you're thinking along the right lines in terms of obscurity. The problem with your answer is it fails the requirement for a URL. There is a URL.

@MACVazquez: Nope, but another good answer that does fit most of the riddle. I like the way you kept the highlight in the URL, that's getting close to the solution behind the complexity/obscurity, but it still isn't correct.

@Rennir: Not a bad interpretation, thinking in the correct sort of direction. I will reiterate part of the requirement to be clear: the URL is part of the forum and does include "forums.animesuki.com" in it.

@Marcus H.: No, but if you found that thread you've worked through (possibly past) the solution.
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Old 2011-02-01, 19:26   Link #75
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Old 2011-02-01, 19:27   Link #76
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Old 2011-02-01, 19:33   Link #77
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@Godlike1889: As this is just a trial run to show the process, I'll confirm it does. In fact that brings up a point about writing riddles. The original riddle submitted was basically a quote of the riddle presented to Bilbo, which everyone seems to be somewhat familiar with. Clearly on its own it isn't immediately obvious what the solution is and plausible answers are too plentiful. The parts I added (blue) were to demonstrate why such a riddle doesn't work and how it might be "corrected" for the purposes of this contest.
I have read the book ...that's probably the reason why the first thing I thought of was time
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Old 2011-02-01, 19:44   Link #78
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I might get laughed at.....http://forums.animesuki.com/search.php
Spoiler for meh...:

I honestly consider this as an answer, for real.
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Old 2011-02-01, 19:49   Link #79
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I might get laughed at.....http://forums.animesuki.com/search.php
Spoiler for meh...:

I honestly consider this as an answer, for real.
And there you insert the keywords

it maybe its the answer
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Old 2011-02-01, 19:53   Link #80
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Except you forgot to insert the keyword...

http://forums.animesuki.com/search.p...rchid=11077713
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