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Old 2011-02-01, 18:12   Link #41
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In order to clarify the process I think I'll post a riddle that someone submitted earlier today. It needed some modification to work properly in this context, so I'll use it to demonstrate the general idea and the sensible boundaries of the contest. We'll consider it a trial run.
* SAMPLE RIDDLE *
Transient, noticed by few,
Above the answers I perch.
Travel there by sentinel,
To find me you must search.

Longer than you might think,
Free me with a name.
Hobbitsis knows the password,
Signposted by a game:


This key all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.
* SAMPLE RIDDLE *
Text in blue was added/edited by me in order to make the riddle work within the bounds of this contest. The point here being that the riddle must be specific to the forum. Taking an existing riddle and extending it is fine, but original is better.

If you can solve the riddle great; if not I'll explain it showing the sort of information needed in a submission. I'll also explain why the answer is possibly not the best sort of URL to select and why the original author's URL is inadmissible (I picked a similar one to demonstrate the point).
Is the answer...
Spoiler:

How exactly do I know if I solved it or not?
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:14   Link #42
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Is the answer...
Spoiler:

How exactly do I know if I solved it or not?
Doesn't it need to be a URL?
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:15   Link #43
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Uh... oh... right
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:18   Link #44
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How exactly do I know if I solved it or not?
You'll be told in the thread, exactly like the last contest.
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Doesn't it need to be a URL?
Yes it does, so no Felix's answer isn't correct.

Don't worry if you can't get the sample riddle, I think it is a little unfair. It isn't obvious which is why I say sticking to certain types of URLs will probably be for the best. I'll decide after see how it goes. If anyone does get it I might be underestimating everyone's powers of obscure dot-joining.
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:20   Link #45
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Must beat riddle.

(BTW I couldn't find the link to the last contest while searching, do you have one?)
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:23   Link #46
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I couldn't find the link to the last contest while searching, do you have one?
Oh come on Felix. Try harder. You won't win a Scavenger Hunt that way. Part of the motivation for this is to encourage everyone to think a little before giving up when looking for things. How else would/could you normally find a previous contest? I've made it VERY easy for you.
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:25   Link #47
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Is it http://forums.animesuki.com/calendar.php ?

@NightWish, yeah... I noticed after posting.
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:28   Link #48
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Prize money? Yes, if you win .
Ah sorry, I mixed this up with german... spenden = donate. Can I donate prize money?

@Felix,

and here I was thinking the member page was meant ^^' http://forums.animesuki.com/memberlist.php (I know I am not good at this ^^)
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:31   Link #49
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Count me in. 750 rep points is too good to pass up.
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:32   Link #50
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Ah sorry, I mixed this up with german... spenden = donate. Can I donate prize money?
Yeah, no problem. You just don't take it. Then NightWish can move to the next riddle/contest. I'm the same like you, don't care about it either or the reputation (lol).
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:32   Link #51
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I didn't expect this contest when I saw the "WARNING VIRUS" like sign
and yeah I'm in
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:34   Link #52
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Is it http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=642 (How to make your own animated GIFs) ?
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:35   Link #53
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I'm in, but don't expect me to get any of these.
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:39   Link #54
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Got it: http://forums.animesuki.com/showpost...2&postcount=37

lol nvm 00:00 is valid timestamp (should probably go to sleep)
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:41   Link #55
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whats the riddle?
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:42   Link #56
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Got it: http://forums.animesuki.com/showpost...2&postcount=37

lol nvm 00:00 is valid timestamp (should probably go to sleep)
Must be something related to time. I think your calendar url was a good pick. I thought the member list, because of the forums' user history there. But... uhm well... I did not even know about the calendar
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:43   Link #57
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@kyouka, I just linked you to it.

@Jinto, it must be somewhere in FAQ! *takes out torch*
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:44   Link #58
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i will solve it with a passion
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:44   Link #59
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Nope.
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Is it http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=642 (How to make your own animated GIFs) ?
Nope.
First point to learn from the other thread: When presenting solutions an explanation about why you believe it is the answer might be good. I get your first answer, but not the second. Second point: avoid trying to give lots of answers at one time, one well thought out answer is preferred
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Can I donate prize money?
Wow, that would be great. Can I ask you to hold that thought until the next run though? I would rather have more contests with prizes than inflate the current prizes.

If the riddle goes on for too long without a solution hints might be given to assist you. In the first instance they'll probably be like this:

First hint: To find me you must search.
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Old 2011-02-01, 18:45   Link #60
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its a kitty cat!
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