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Who's the Boss Game #2990

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This game is moderated by jarmihi. Please read the rules and contact the moderator with any questions or concerns about this game.

Voting / Memo Discussion
This game finished in 9 rounds.

Discussion of Round #2

Round: 0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  

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jarmihius


Posted: 04:00PM Jul 30, 2013

PARTAY!!!

Click here to peruse the player reports. I'll update these at the end of every round.
NEW! Click here to see everything Miracles can do!
Ahem, (cough)...er, Miracles are now 12 points each. (cough) (hack)

RULES
Here are the rules for this game:
Full Rules
Valid posts = 1; invalid posts = 0; spam = penalty/ModFire
Boss Bazaar, FP Algorithm, and Miracles
Good luck, and have fun!

BAZAAR
O hai! Take a look at my wares!..........Link to the Boss Bazaar..........RED means SOLD OUT
One Game Day (GD) is 24 hours of time during rounds. (That is, not the time between them.)
Index | Name | Price | Remaining Stock | Effect

1 | Golden Quill | 4 pts | 1/round | Allows you to write the next psych question.
2 | Employment Insurance | 4 pts | infinite | Allows you to give your points/items to another if you are fired. (Target your self to insure yourself; I will send you a message if you are fired about your beneficiaries.)
3 | Divination Card | 6 pts | infinite | Reveals a hint about the Boss. Collect these and spend up to three at once for easier clues. Cannot be combined with others' cards.
NEW! 4 | Scry | 6 pts | infinite | Gain a hint toward the current Challenge.
5 | Overtime Pay | 6 pts | 1/GD | All posts are worth double points, or negates a Lower Wages.
NEW! 6 | Time Travel | 6 pts | 0 | Restart a failed challenge.
7 | Miracle | 12 pts | infinite | Does...something. Collect up to three and find out! (Cannot be combined with other players' Miracles.) What do these really do?
8 | Rat Trap | 12 pts | 1/variety | Select one of the following: double points for 24 game hours, reveal a 2 cuil Boss Clue, or Scry. Then, the Rat has 24 game hours to choose between that or being revealed.
9 | Friend or Foe? | 12 pts | 1/game | Begin the Friend or Foe? minigame. You could win lots of points! (The purchaser will be reimbursed upon winning.)
NEW! 10 | Redistribute Wealth | 33 pts | 1 | Redistribute each player's points (but not items) as you see fit.
Purchasing Form: (either place in a post or PM Jarmihi for a private purchase/use)
Your name:
Item:
Quantity:
Target, if applicable:
Use Immediately? :
If a private purchase, add 10% of the cost rounded to the nearest whole unit.

CHALLENGE LISTING
Attendance Challenge
If every player posts one valid post (not double, not spam), then every player will receive 5 points. If it fails, then those who did post will receive 1 point for participating.

This Challenge lasts until the end of Round 2.
Keyword Challenge #1
If any player posts a valid post with the secret Keyword in it, he or she will win a free item. The word is a potentially everyday word. (So, it's not 'hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia'.) Word lists do not count. The word must be found in a sentence inside a valid post. This has a good history of promoting activity, so let's see some interesting stories! (Update: remember that the post does not have to be about the game. Also, any tense of the word will work as well [*-s, *-ing, *-ed, *-like, etc. will all do.) This Challenge lasts until the end of the game.

POINTS AND INVENTORIES..........Updated 14:09 EDT Wednesday
aragorn = 14
braingle01 = 12
buu441 = 0
C0untryGirl = 11
dawnrising = 10
Faith511 = 2 (FIRED)
Genesect1356247 = 9
HABS2933 = 9
hermygranger123 = 17
Kaipper = 14
kmrutledge = 2
KRUGERGIRL14 = 7
lissiclown = 11 (FIRED)
max318 = 3
sonic102 = 27 | Employment Insurance
srbaxi = 10 | Employment Insurance
tigerlily024 = 19

(See the full reports here.)

THE BOSS = 4 FP (100ra = 2; Faith511 = 1; minakodeb = 2; lissiclown = 0; Miracle = -1)
In the previous round, the Boss earned 3 - n, where n is the number of valid posts a fired player made.
In this round, the Boss earns 5 - n.


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max318tus


Posted: 04:07PM Jul 30, 2013

Someone call my English teacher to give a nice lesson about how to use the English langue and on how it is not proper to use text language even if you are on your phone.
Voting random for dawnrising


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jarmihius


Posted: 04:09PM Jul 30, 2013

Kaipper: FOE (+0) / kmrutledge: FOE (+0)
KRUGERGIRL14: FOE (+6) / lissiclown: FRIEND (+0)
max318: FRIEND (+0) / sonic102: FOE (+6)
srbaxi: FOE (+6) / tigerlily024: FRIEND (+0)

srbaxi has been reimbursed 6 points for purchasing the Friend or Foe? item and not earning enough winnings to cover the cost. Three players have not submitted responses as of the time of this post.

C0untryGirl +3 (Your partner was fired.)
Genesect1356247 +3 (Your partner was fired.)
dawnrising +3 (Your partner was fired.)


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 04:09PM Jul 30, 2013

I was thinking the same thing Max.

Not a clue how to interpret the memo and psych. If Stewie was in the game, with the spelling and answer I'd vote for him, but as he is not, I have to find someone else to suspect.

I would say a male, probably young (but that is most here).

I'd really be interested in knowing where the system of time is currently being used. The only place I can see time not being important is perhaps in lesser developed countries where people are still living in huts and there is no real industry to of which to speak.


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srbaxi


Posted: 04:11PM Jul 30, 2013

haha seriously that post gave me cancer http://knowyourmeme.com /memes/that-post-gave-me-cancer

Anyways, I think the boss is obviously trying to distance themselves from using good grammar and spelling in the last round (which really isn't much of a lead) but random vote for HABS.

Voting list so far:

max318 - dawnrising
srbaxi - HABS2933

(add as you go)
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jarmihius


Posted: 04:19PM Jul 30, 2013

HABS2933: FRIEND (+3) / hermygranger123: FRIEND (+3)

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hermygranger123tca


Posted: 04:27PM Jul 30, 2013

HABS2933 wrote:

I would say a male, probably young (but that is most here).

I think so too. I spent about 5 minutes trying to read it and still failed.

I'm going to vote for sonic for now.


Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open. ~Albus Dumbledore
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srbaxi


Posted: 04:31PM Jul 30, 2013

I don't actually agree! The type of wording and spelling used here is deliberate - not autocorrected or even effectively shortened. To me, it looks like the boss purposefully replaced words like "that" with "dat" to lead us off track.

It sort of sounds like someone tried to imitate a thug and didn't really do it too well..."Now git on wit' da game" looks like someone's trying to imitate Hagrid but didn't actually read the books...
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max318tus


Posted: 04:32PM Jul 30, 2013

Changing my vote to srbaxi for putting a greater light into that monstrosity of that memo
funny how he spells some as sum and some leaving me with an odd feeling that dis guy, as the boss would say, isn't good and is a joke this should clear HABS at least.


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 04:37PM Jul 30, 2013

Unfortunately, we cannot learn anything from the firings as there are some loops.

100ra- did not post a vote likely mandatory.

Faith511 Posted only 1X during the round only to say she had no idea on the puzzle, and never sated a vote - likely a mandatory firing.

lissiclown Stated a vote for 100ra who was fired himself so we learn nothing new here. Although she did make several comments about liking the idea of naming the hours and that the time zone thing "made sense". Were I the boss, I'd have kept her around based solely on this so I could point to it later to cast suspicions on her. Perhaps the boss is less experienced and did not think of later rounds this early.

minakodeb Did not post at all, and probably did not vote. Likely another mandatory firing.

Will have to wait until later in the round to cast my vote as I currently have no idea where to place it.


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srbaxi


Posted: 04:39PM Jul 30, 2013

Is it really that bad? Hmm maybe I just have to much experience with people misspelling things...

I can translate if you'd like:
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A few people aren't being useful today! You have to work or have to go. Now get on with the game! And some of you don't realize that my time system (except timezone) is already a used system but I just made it twice as good. And sure, all countries can have the same time - we all have the same months! It's July and it's summer for some, winter for some, and even no seasons for others. If it's "rosebud" hour why can't it be day for some and night for some?

Psych Question: If you could go anywhere in the known universe, where would you go and why?

That's a very hard question. Do you know how many times I typed and deleted my answer? I'm finally going with "Gliese 667 Cc". Why? It could be our new home if we find the right atmosphere. And I better submit this now or I'll delete and redo this question again...
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Someone mentioning Gliese 667 Cc is obviously very well educated...
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KRUGERGIRL14Aus


Posted: 04:40PM Jul 30, 2013

Wow, that was quite an interesting memo. Not much info to go on now and still quite a bit of time to go, so I'm going to hold off on voting for now.

*vampscholar*
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srbaxi


Posted: 04:40PM Jul 30, 2013

Updated voting list:

max318 - srbaxi
srbaxi - HABS2933
hermygranger123 - sonic102
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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 04:42PM Jul 30, 2013

max318 wrote:
Changing my vote to srbaxi for putting a greater light into that mostoursity of that memo


lol i was sort of thinking the same thing. Also hie says he "disagrees" with my assessment that the boss is a younger male.
Obviously the boss wrote like that on purpose., why point that out? I am just saying it seems mre like a young male would attempt that patter more than an older player or a female of any age.

BTW - who is "Hagrid"?

I'd suggest we form a majority this round - Let's clear (or fire) srbaxi


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 04:43PM Jul 30, 2013

srbaxi wrote:

Someone mentioning Gliese 667 Cc is obviously very well educated...


OR they have minimal knowledge of the star and know how to use Google.


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srbaxi


Posted: 04:45PM Jul 30, 2013

I'm actually a female, but though I hate wasting a round I have no qualms with being cleared...

Majority:
max318 - srbaxi
HABS2933 - srbaxi

Minorities:
hermygranger123 - sonic102
srbaxi - HABS2933


On another note, do you guys think I should buy 3 div. cards or 3 miracles? At the moment I'm sort of leaning towards miracles...
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srbaxi


Posted: 04:47PM Jul 30, 2013

HABS2933 wrote:
srbaxi wrote:

Someone mentioning Gliese 667 Cc is obviously very well educated...


OR they have minimal knowledge of the star and know how to use Google.


Yes, but in the midst of a lot of other spelling mistakes, they still capitalized the first C and made the other lowercase, which is how it should be (at least according to Google seeing as I actually had no idea Gliese 667 Cc existed...)

(Also, Hagrid is a Harry Potter character, sorry for any confusion)


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max318tus


Posted: 04:58PM Jul 30, 2013

Funny how you mention hagrid but hagrid isn't even close. Hagrid is smart big guy. Well not smart but educated enough to spell with out using street terms.
BTW you should buy divination cards. The clues are more fun then something that might back fire.


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srbaxi


Posted: 05:06PM Jul 30, 2013

I didn't mean Hagrid in characterization, but Hagrid as in accent.

fictionalley.org/authors/swissmiss/HTWHD01.html

And true about the div. cards but that's still a possibility with the miracles and some of the other miracles possibilities look like they yield better returns.
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jarmihius


Posted: 05:11PM Jul 30, 2013

I'm glad you reminded me of that. I fixed a couple of errors with the list. Some of the values changed (they only increased, actually).

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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 05:13PM Jul 30, 2013

srbaxi wrote:

Yes, but in the midst of a lot of other spelling mistakes

Whcih you already said you felt were an attempt to mislead - so should not be taken into account.


they still capitalized the first C and made the other lowercase, which is how it should be (at least according to Google

So, if you learned this from Google, would it not follow that the boss may nave seen the same thing? I don't doubt the boss is smart enough to operate a search engine. Just saying having heard of a star (or cluster of stars) does not mean you know anything about it. I have heard of Alpha Centauri (A and B) but other than it is the closest star (and it is a binary star) i know nothing else. But I know enough to toss it into a conversation.

seeing as I actually had no idea Gliese 667 Cc existed...)

You can say that, doesn't make it true....


Also, Hagrid is a Harry Potter character, sorry for any confusion)

I have never seen any of the movies or read any of the books. I tired to read the Philosopher's Stone, but couldn't finish it.


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tigerlily024*us


Posted: 05:22PM Jul 30, 2013

I think the memo is very forced cliche "ghetto" and also, pretty poorly done. it was not consistent and the tone changed from uneducated to texting shorthand and back again a couple times. that makes me think it was written by someone who doesn't have to read that type of writing regularly, so probably not a teenager.

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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 06:02PM Jul 30, 2013

tigerlily024 wrote:
it was written by someone who doesn't have to read that regularly, so probably not a teenager.


I don't "have to read" but do enjoy reading and I am far from a teenager. Lots of people how "have to read" still sound like uneducated dolts when they write. Not sure what me can learn from the memo really. I will however stand by my thoughts it is a younger (never said teenager) perosn. There is also an air of arrogance to them in my view.


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KRUGERGIRL14Aus


Posted: 06:09PM Jul 30, 2013

As a teenager, I've had to read quite a bit for school, so I wouldn't base it upon that tiger. The higher up in school I got, the more required reading I had to do, so I agree with HABS statement of a "younger" person.

*vampscholar*
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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 06:14PM Jul 30, 2013

KRUGERGIRL14 wrote:
he higher up in school I got, the more required reading I had to do, n.


You think you read a lot in HS, just wait until you are in University! (and even PhD candidates are "younger" in my view).


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tigerlily024*us


Posted: 06:26PM Jul 30, 2013

not have to read as in have to read things like books, I'm pretty sure most people on this particular website read regularly, weather for work, school, or fun, as it is a website designed for people that enjoy riddles and thinking. Have to read that, that being things written in the style the boss was copying, like texts from lazy teenagers, and essays from people that don't care if they don't pass a class, and notes written by kids that want to irritate adults. (and yes, those are actually reasons some of the kids in my classes write like that, really, its crazy) I don't think it is someone who has to read mangled, shorthanded sentences often.

also i realize that i could have made my first post a bit clearer, and will fix that now.


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C0untryGirlAus


Posted: 06:27PM Jul 30, 2013

The memo certainly sounds like it was intended to disguise the identity of the boss. However, I don't have any idea who the boss really is.

It bothers me when I see tax money wasted on signs telling deer where to cross the road.
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srbaxi


Posted: 06:41PM Jul 30, 2013

I definitely agree with tiger's analysis of the memo - though the boss tries, it doesn't really seem like "texting" style to me, which could indicate someone who isn't a teenager.

The new and improved miracle values have convinced me - I'm hoping for something good! Or at least to recoup some of my points to buy div cards but it's a risk I'm willing to take...

Your name: srbaxi
Item: Miracle
Quantity: 3
Target, if applicable: Me
Use Immediately? : Yes
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KRUGERGIRL14Aus


Posted: 06:42PM Jul 30, 2013

HABS2933 wrote:
KRUGERGIRL14 wrote:
he higher up in school I got, the more required reading I had to do, n.


You think you read a lot in HS, just wait until you are in University! (and even PhD candidates are "younger" in my view).


I actually am in University. I graduated from a two year community college in May, and I am now working towards my Bachelor's degree at a 4 year uni. I think I did more reading my first semester of college than I did during my four years of high school

I kind of think the boss is a bit younger as the players I know on here wouldn't be able to act that good in pretending to be ummm... trying to sound nice about it so I'll just stick with "uneducated"

*Edited to change my color back to black.


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 06:54PM Jul 30, 2013

Reading over the posts, I am thinking that tigerlily and srbaxi are the boss/rat pairing (though not sure yet which is which), they seem to be "backing" each other's opinions a bit.

I will stick with my vote for srbaxi and suggest we form a majority this round as the random votes don't help us as much as a 50% would.

We have 16 players left, assuming we all vote - that means we need 8 votes on the boss to fire him or her. Since the boss and rat can claim votes, we need 10 people to state votes for the same person to ensure that we have 8 people voting that way.


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srbaxi


Posted: 07:01PM Jul 30, 2013

Then again, HABS, you initially agreed with max, but that doesn't prove that either of you are the boss. I don't really see how two people agreeing with each other makes them the boss/rat - we were simply pointing out that the memo seems like an unsuccessful attempt at ghetto...


In my opinion, the boss is someone who isn't a teenager any more, but is also an inexperienced boss - maybe new on braingle or new to WTB.
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kmrutledgetth


Posted: 08:00PM Jul 30, 2013

I am sorry i took so long to get on here. (i was in bed) but I know this sort of sounds like poorly done, southern slang. i am from the south, and i do talk like that, but i wouldn't type it like that.

The faster I type in my password, the more secret agent-y I feel.
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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 08:02PM Jul 30, 2013

srbaxi wrote:
Then again, HABS, you initially agreed with max, but that doesn't prove that either of you are the boss. I don't really see how two people agreeing with each other makes them the boss/rat -.


Not if it is a single agreement, but I seem to think your agreements began in round 1 and have continued though multiple ideas and opinions. I'm just tossing out theories.
If you are not the boss, what is the harm in us voting you?

I did say that I too thought the boss was inexperienced, I have been boss about 8 or 9 times and the rat 5 or 6.

In one recent game I was rat and Braingle01 was the boss. I have played with her often enough that I don't feel she is the boss this round.

BASED on the "new player" theory here is a list of number of games played (according to the
count on here anyway).


C0untryGirl FIRST GAME
nitrobasel FIRST GAME
Genesect1356247 1 GAME
tigerlily024 1 GAME
] srbaxi 2 GAMES
aragorn 3 GAMES
sonic102 4 GAMES
dawnrising 17 GAMES
hermygranger123 17 GAMES
max318 19 GAMES
Kaipper 21 GAMES
kmrutledge 22 GAMES
buu441 53 GAMES
KRUGERGIRL14 41 GAMES
HABS2933 62 GAMES
braingle01190 GAMES


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srbaxi


Posted: 08:02PM Jul 30, 2013

Hmm that's a good point! I hadn't considered region yet - maybe the boss was going for southern and not poorly imitated ghetto?
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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 08:04PM Jul 30, 2013

kmrutledge wrote:
i am from the south, and i do talk like that, but i wouldn't type it like that.


Really? Your profile says you are in Thailand.


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tigerlily024*us


Posted: 08:09PM Jul 30, 2013

I don't know, Thailand probably has a south, I guess.

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KRUGERGIRL14Aus


Posted: 08:11PM Jul 30, 2013

o.O I cannot believe that I have already participated in 41 games. And ugh, the whole South label is stupid. I was born and raised in the South and I have never spoken like that. Could be a New Orleans Saints fan "Who Dat?" = Who Dat Nation = New Orleans Saints (that's the saying for them, no idea why)

*vampscholar*
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srbaxi


Posted: 08:13PM Jul 30, 2013

@HABS - there's no harm in clearing me, which I mentioned earlier! What I do want to say, though, is that next round we consider you as a possibility, because you were acting suspiciously offended by the memo last round too.
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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 08:16PM Jul 30, 2013

srbaxi wrote:
Hmm that's a good point! I hadn't considered region yet - maybe the boss was going for southern and not poorly imitated ghetto?


Well then are we assuming that the boss is from the US?
That leaves us with:

C0untryGirl USA
Kaipper USA
KRUGERGIRL14 USA
max318 USA
tigerlily024 USA USA

Who list the US as where they live.
As well as TWO who don't list a locale.

braingle01 (NOT STATED)
srbaxi (NOT STATED)

I know Braingle is not in the US - srbaxi I am not sure.

LISTED BY GAME EXPERIENCE THE LIST READS

C0untryGirl ( FIRST GAME)
tigerlily024 1 GAME
srbaxi 2 GAMES
max318 19 GAMES
Kaipper 21 GAMES
KRUGERGIRL14 41 GAMES
braingle01 190 GAMES


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 08:19PM Jul 30, 2013

srbaxi wrote:
@HABS - there's no harm in clearing me, which I mentioned earlier! What I do want to say, though, is that next round we consider you as a possibility, because you were acting suspiciously offended by the memo last round too.


How was I offended by the memo? I just said the idea was flawed and made no logical sense. I did not write the first memo, and I sure as hell did not write this one. I have no need to hide my writing style, I have won more games as boss than I have lost (and those I have lost have gone to the last possible round).

But sure, I have no problem being cleared. As always, I welcome it. We do need a plan though.

Interesting the two I suspect the most are not only from the right country, but are among the most inexperienced players as well.


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 08:31PM Jul 30, 2013

tigerlily024 wrote:
I don't know, Thailand probably has a south, I guess.


Well, obviously Thailand has a South but i doubt that people in Southern Thailand speak in the manner of the memo. I do believe that she was referring to the American South.
And not sure if it would be referred to as "The South".
NO ONE who lives here (Canada) would say they live in Southern Canada (even thought 3/4 of the coutnry is so far North NO ONE other than Eskimos live there).


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srbaxi


Posted: 08:32PM Jul 30, 2013

Even people who don't live in the US could have been exposed to a Southern accent? You yourself mentioned that you travel a lot.

I know there's no reason for you to believe me, but I'd like to say that though I do live in the US I've never seen/heard anyone with an accent like the memo, and I don't travel a lot seeing as I'm still young.

Regardless, I think we should move away from over-analyzing and develop a game plan - though I'd hate to see a round wasted, I'm perfectly fine with you guys clearing me, just make sure you get a solid majority so the round doesn't go to waste
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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 08:52PM Jul 30, 2013

srbaxi wrote:
Even people who don't live in the US could have been exposed to a Southern accent? You yourself mentioned that you travel a lot.


YES, this is true, however, I usually travel outside North America. Though I have been to Mexico and much of the Caribbean, as far as the States are concerned, I've only been to New York, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, California, and Nevada.

I'm perfectly fine with you guys clearing me, just make sure you get a solid majority so the round doesn't go to waste


A solid majority is only needed to fire the boss, not to establish innocence. Any player fired did not vote for the boss, so we can eliminate people based on the firings as well.

This is why it is VITAL we keep track of who voted for whom each round.


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Kaippertus


Posted: 09:21PM Jul 30, 2013

Not going to comment on the memo except to say it was really annoying to read...

I will vote for srbaxi right now, I might change it later. I think if everyone posts a vote then MoO is usually helpful...too bad we didn't get too far last round.
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KRUGERGIRL14Aus


Posted: 09:25PM Jul 30, 2013

Hopefully we'll get somewhere soon, we really need a miracle

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srbaxi


Posted: 09:39PM Jul 30, 2013

Well, I bought 3 of them so hopefully they work out for the best

Does 3 miracles mean I get 3 separate miracles or 1 really good miracle? Does anyone know?

Oooh, pick me! You get one really good one. The algorithm takes that into account.


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tigerlily024*us


Posted: 09:41PM Jul 30, 2013

i guess i'll vote srbaxi as well.

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sonic102cin


Posted: 10:15PM Jul 30, 2013

Voting srbaxi as well.

Plus not every teenager speaks like that.



As usual, XKCD's got it right again!

Also, the boss can buy a close shop item which closes the shop, however we can negate it with an Open Shop item for 3 points.


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braingle01*


Posted: 10:23PM Jul 30, 2013

Obviously the memo was purposely done. Last round the boss wrote proper. Faking accents can just mean exposure to other cultures. As for writing like some book character, if they write improper English, anyone else writing improper English would be similar? And the boss can think obviously, and if the boss didn't know that planet already, can operate a search engine. Pretty sure anyone here can. Maybe the boss is young, because he/she found the last question hard, too many things in the universe and can't pick? But then everyone here only knows Earth, so outer space is new for everyone.

I'm voting srbaxi to get a majority. But does it sound like she's eager to be cleared? Rat maybe?
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srbaxi


Posted: 10:23PM Jul 30, 2013

haha I love those
Hope I didn't miss anybody but this is what I see as the voting list so far:

Majority:
max318 - srbaxi
HABS2933 - srbaxi
Kaipper - srbaxi
tigerlily024 - srbaxi
sonic102 - srbaxi

Minorities:
hermygranger123 - sonic102
srbaxi - HABS2933
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jarmihius


Posted: 10:24PM Jul 30, 2013

Ah, the Miracle! Everyone +8

srbaxi, you're reimbursed back up to 24 for not getting your money's worth. (Enjoy it: I'm removing this mechanic.)


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srbaxi


Posted: 10:32PM Jul 30, 2013

DOPEEEE awesome (thanks for the reimbursment!)

Seeing as at this point everyone has the points for at least 1/2 div. cards, I'm thinking we should max out on clues and take the boss down with pure force!

Your name: srbaxi
Item: Divination Cards
Quantity: 3
Target, if applicable: Me
Use Immediately?: Yes
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hermygranger123tca


Posted: 10:43PM Jul 30, 2013

I'll vote for srbaxi too then to clear her.

Edit: I don't know if I should by a miracle or divination cards... They both sound really useful.


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jarmihius


Posted: 10:48PM Jul 30, 2013

Yeah, actually, that's not happening again, period. Wayyy too overpowered.

Just think srbaxi, you're the only one in history ever to be able to do this!


Clue #1: difficult to understand


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srbaxi


Posted: 10:56PM Jul 30, 2013

Hmm well I'll keep looking into it - you guys have any ideas? This is a 1 cuil clue so only 1 derivation away from one of us...
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kmrutledgetth


Posted: 11:08PM Jul 30, 2013

HABS2933 wrote:
kmrutledge wrote:
i am from the south, and i do talk like that, but i wouldn't type it like that.


Really? Your profile says you are in Thailand.
oh sorry, i meant that i am from Anderson, South Carolina USA. But i live in Thailand as a missionary. Anyway, i put in a random vote for habs earlier, sorry i did not tell anyone.


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srbaxi


Posted: 11:33PM Jul 30, 2013

ahahahah @ miracle price change - Sorry!

In further news, I have absolutely no leads for the clue...
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sonic102cin


Posted: 11:58PM Jul 30, 2013

Your name: sonic102
Item: Rat Trap (2 cuil boss clue)
Quantity: 1
Target, if applicable: Me
Use Immediately?: Yes


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jarmihius


Posted: 12:05AM Jul 31, 2013

sonic102 used Rat Trap (2 cuil Boss Clue)!

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sonic102cin


Posted: 12:12AM Jul 31, 2013

What if the rat doesn't choose within 24 hours? I think we should get both rat identity and 2 cuil boss clue, but it's your game.

That is correct.


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braingle01*


Posted: 12:20AM Jul 31, 2013

Every single time I play one of these games others get so many points I can never seem to get enough to help. I can never figure the challenges out and I'm a talkative person.
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Kaippertus


Posted: 12:23AM Jul 31, 2013

But really, how does finding out who the rat is help us? I have played a fair amount of games and I still can't figure this out...

Is it just so we know who is lying about their vote?
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sonic102cin


Posted: 12:26AM Jul 31, 2013

Maybe it may help, but not having a rat crippples a boss, an he must work on his own. Then it gets easy to find him.

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srbaxi


Posted: 12:27AM Jul 31, 2013

I think that was a smart pick, sonic, because 12 points could just buy you a 2 cuil clue but now we have an added bonus (but obviously you considered that)
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tigerlily024*us


Posted: 12:31AM Jul 31, 2013

srbaxi wrote:
I think that was a smart pick, sonic, because 12 points could just buy you a 2 cuil clue but now we have an added bonus (but obviously you considered that)
what added bonus? i don't understand.


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sonic102cin


Posted: 12:33AM Jul 31, 2013

I was also considering using two div cards if rat decides to show his identity for a win/win.

Also, I'm thinking 'difficult to understand' means languages, perhaps?


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kmrutledgetth


Posted: 03:11AM Jul 31, 2013

Your name: kmrutledge
Item: Divination Card
Quantity: 2
Target, if applicable: Me
Use Immediately? :Yes


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 06:08AM Jul 31, 2013

braingle01 wrote:
I'm voting srbaxi to get a majority. But does it sound like she's eager to be cleared? Rat maybe?

srbaxi wrote:
@HABS - there's no harm in clearing me,

I wouldn't say "eager" more nonchalant "sure go ahead, you're wasting your time though" I know when I am the boss I am more adamant about wanting to be cleared "Yes, please vote for me, I welcome being cleared"


Kaipper wrote:
But really, how does finding out who the rat is help us? I have played a fair amount of games and I still can't figure this out...

Is it just so we know who is lying about their vote?


I have often wondered that and have said as much in many games. I don't trust anyone in the game 100% until I have cleared them in my own mind by not only this game but by their behaviour in other games as well.

Even if we know who the rat is, it does nothing as a good rat can point out the boss early on (on a "mild suspicion" or "gut feeling") so we discount that person as a suspect later. (Well we know X is the rat, and he suspected Y, so Y can't the boss). To me, the only person who benefits from the rat's identity is the boss (so he knows who not to fire).


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 06:49AM Jul 31, 2013

Your name: HABS2933
Item: Divination Card
Quantity: 2
Target, if applicable: Me
Use Immediately? :Yes



Your name: HABS2933
Item: Miricle
Quantity: 1
Target, if applicable: Me
Use Immediately? :Yes


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max318tus


Posted: 07:17AM Jul 31, 2013

For the clue what about tigerlily. She was difficult to understand last round when her computer messed up but I will keep looking. Miracles are abusive I see.
I'll just wait until I can buy 3 divination clues at once.


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 08:29AM Jul 31, 2013

max318 wrote:
For the clue what about tigerlily. She was difficult to understand last round wh


I doubt it would be that straightforward,. think it will have more to do with the meaning of "difficult to understand" (confusing? Incoherent? complicated?) than it does with a particular person, besides "difficult to understand" is a relative term. I think once we actually solve the clue, it will be obvious how it points to the person it does.

I now when I moderate games that is how my clues are - they seem to make no sense, often point to multiple people, but when the game is done and you go back over them, they all fall into lace and you have the "AH-HA" moment. I think this mod is much the same.

I know I suggested TigerLilly earlier, and she could still be either the rat or boss, but doubt the clue points that way.


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 08:47AM Jul 31, 2013

Just to show you guys how precise I am and how I crave order, here is a picture of what I am doing right now (aside from checking the game periodically):

I am baking cookies, and CANNOT allow more than one colour M&M to be in the same cookie. I even have the piles sorted alphabetically. I sort everything like that. My cupboards are the same way. All packages are sorted with the ENGLISH side out. I fix stuff on store shelves if it is not faced right (English side out).

No way I could survive in the chaos of no specific time (I am still puzzled by that, if there is no subset to an hour - how long does an hour last? If you tell someone to meet you at "Rosebud" when during that time should they show? How long do you wait for someone? Currently I don't wait more than 10 minutes past the agreed upon meeting time.

I know SRBAXi, I am "protesting" too much, The "too defensive" argument will rear its head now I am sure. Trust me, I am not the boss and I have my reasons for the "defence".
I play to win!


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KRUGERGIRL14Aus


Posted: 09:15AM Jul 31, 2013

looks like something I would do HABS

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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 09:21AM Jul 31, 2013

KRUGERGIRL14 wrote:
looks like something I would do HABS


My husband laughs at me about this stuff all the time. We have a mantle on our fireplace and of course there is stuff on it The flowers are DEAD CENTRE, then going out toward each end everything is exactly equidistant from everything else. (the two ends are mirror images of each other) ending on the corners with two incense infusers (one on each eind). They both have 8 sticks in them (fanned out perfectly evenly), Rich (husband) will go by and knock something slightly out of place to see how long it takes me to notice or if he did it right in front of me, how long it takes before I get up to fix it. I have to get up right away. I cannot enjoy my book or whatever knowing that the candle has been moved 3mm from where it should be.

He broke a glass last week, so I cleaned it up and threw it away, I then threw away an unbroken one so that there would be an even number of glasses.

I know I need help (or according to my friends iI do).


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aragornAin


Posted: 10:28AM Jul 31, 2013

Hmmm... even I feel that the boss must be a school going kid. Reasons: 1) he/she wants to do away with minutes and seconds, which is impractical. 2) He/she still reads about new discoveries in astronomy. People generally won't have time to read about new planet discoveries in college and above.

I have a hunch that it could be HermyGranger
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srbaxi


Posted: 10:58AM Jul 31, 2013

I'm not trying to be rude, HABS, and I really hope you don't take this the wrong way, but do you have OCD? This seems like the sort of thing I saw on my FAVORITE show Monk...

"You know, I'm trying not to be rude, but here's a potentially rude comment..."

Heh exactly


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Kaippertus


Posted: 11:09AM Jul 31, 2013

I just have to say, HABS, that I adore your baking ritual.
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max318tus


Posted: 11:27AM Jul 31, 2013

Well make sure all the cards you have are in alphabetical order by number then by suit. That is what I used to do in my free-time

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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 11:32AM Jul 31, 2013

srbaxi wrote:
I'm not trying to be rude, HABS, and I really hope you don't take this the wrong way, but do you have OCD?

"You know, I'm trying not to be rude, but here's a potentially rude comment..."

Funny how people always preface an occlusive comment that way isn't it?
And BTW - I am not offended by that question in the least. I haven't even told you half the things I do.
It is harder to keep order now that I have someone else living with me but I can still tell you where to find someting in my cupboards "top cupboards, left hand cupboard of the middle set, on the far right of the middle shelf, behind the tuna"




This seems like the sort of thing I saw on my FAVORITE show Monk...

Thugh I don't watch much TV, I used to watch Monk, I totally identify with him.


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nitrobaselteg


Posted: 11:33AM Jul 31, 2013

I will vote on Hermy, since the boss may want to blend with the people.
Hermy changed her vote when other people did.
She lives in a place with multiple timezones too, making her a bit suspicious.
I don't think it's that useful but I think HABS may be the rat.

And Jarmihi, what about my friend and foe result?
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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 11:37AM Jul 31, 2013

max318 wrote:
Well make sure all the cards you have are in alphabetical order by number then by suit. That is what I used to do in my free-time


I usually put them in numerical (not alphabetical) order but I do sort them.
I have over 2000 books in m e-reader
When you open it up there are 4 folders:

Fiction
Non-Fiction
Author
Title

All books are placed in 3 of the 4 folders and arranged alphabetically in their category.
In the "Author" folder - each author has its own folder due having multiple books by the same author.
The NON-FICTION folder is divided into 20+ folders:
Autobiographies
Biographies
Geography
History
and so on

Yes, I have issues@


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jarmihius


Posted: 11:41AM Jul 31, 2013

Clue #2: alpha
Clue #3: taught
Clue #4: polychrome


And for the Miracle: the Boss loses 25% FP. (Boss FP -1)

nitrobasel, aragorn still needs to send in a response.


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srbaxi


Posted: 11:43AM Jul 31, 2013

WHAT IS THIS CLUE MADNESS...

Alpha = A so what do you think of aragorn? Though I can't really figure out any way to tie the rest of the clues to him but eh...
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max318tus


Posted: 11:54AM Jul 31, 2013

Clue 3 could be a teacher or a student he was taught or he taught him. polychrome could be multiple colors on a flag or profile pic. I think alpha is the Greek letter alpha and the greek langue is based off of European and middle eastern countries and Nirtobasel is from Egypt, a student, and has a polychrome type picture

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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 12:00PM Jul 31, 2013

nitrobasel wrote:
I will vote on Hermy, since the boss may want to blend with the people.
Hermy changed her vote when other people did.

I would think the people following the vote change are more suspicious than the person who initiated the change. Being the first to do something is not a way to "blend in".

She lives in a place with multiple timezones too, making her a bit suspicious.

So do: HABS, CountryGiirl, Kaipper, Krugger, max, tiger, and Srbaxi


I don't think it's that useful but I think HABS may be the rat

And what have I done to seem rat-like? Besides, I thought I was the boss?


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buu441Ain


Posted: 12:01PM Jul 31, 2013

sorry i'd been away for most of this round. had a get together with my friends, so was kept busy the entire day.
i had placed a vote on max318 on my way in. i think i'll let it stay as i am too sleepy to make an analysis or anything right now....


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buu441Ain


Posted: 12:03PM Jul 31, 2013

Your name:buu441
Item:divination cards
Quantity:3
Target, if applicable: na
Use Immediately? : yes


i think i should have 18 points after the last post, so here goes another 1 cuil clue for you guys.


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max318tus


Posted: 12:09PM Jul 31, 2013

i can't count I have 20 now
Your name:max318
Item:divination cards
Quantity:3
Target, if applicable: na
Use Immediately? : yes


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 12:11PM Jul 31, 2013

max318 wrote:
Clue 3 could be a teacher or a student he was taught or he taught him. polychrome could be multiple colors on a flag or profile pic. I think alpha is the Greek letter alpha and the greek langue is based off of European and middle eastern countries and Nirtobasel is from Egypt, a student, and has a polychrome type picture


But how does that fit with the first clue?

Clue #1: difficult to understand
Clue #2: alpha
Clue #3: taught
Clue #4: polychrome


Alpaha is also the first letter of the Phonetic Alphabet .....lots of professions use it. ... could e someone working in that field, or an interest in one of those fields.


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 12:16PM Jul 31, 2013

jarmihi wrote:

And for the Miracle: the Boss loses 25% FP. (Boss FP -1)


Would that be the Miracle I purchased? Why would I purchase one if I were the Boss or Rat since they are all DETRIMENTAL to the Boss?


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srbaxi


Posted: 12:21PM Jul 31, 2013

HABS2933 wrote:
jarmihi wrote:

And for the Miracle: the Boss loses 25% FP. (Boss FP -1)


Would that be the Miracle I purchased? Why would I purchase one if I were the Boss or Rat since they are all DETRIMENTAL to the Boss?


I'm not saying I even think you're the boss, but you could just be purchasing a miracle to avoid suspicion - having a lot of points and not using them would seem very suspicious...and even then, the boss losing 1 FP isn't a major detriment.
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jarmihius


Posted: 12:25PM Jul 31, 2013

Scoring bookmark.

Clue #5: critical
Clue #6: musical


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 12:38PM Jul 31, 2013

srbaxi wrote:
the boss losing 1 FP isn't a major detriment.


No that particular miracle is not that bad, but who is to say which miracle we'd get? IT is not in the interest of the Bss r the rat) to chance a player gaining 20 points or the Boss losing 75% of their points.

The same could be said abut you "trying" to solve clues, you are pointing us in the direction the clues pont to on the surface, so you "appear'" helpful, but as I know the clues are more complex than they seem, an oversimplified solution is of no use to us (other than for appearances) .


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srbaxi


Posted: 12:40PM Jul 31, 2013


Your name:srbaxi
Item: divination card
Quantity:3
Target, if applicable:me
Use Immediately? : yep!
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srbaxi


Posted: 12:45PM Jul 31, 2013

HABS2933 wrote:
srbaxi wrote:
the boss losing 1 FP isn't a major detriment.


No that particular miracle is not that bad, but who is to say which miracle we'd get? IT is not in the interest of the Bss r the rat) to chance a player gaining 20 points or the Boss losing 75% of their points.

The same could be said abut you "trying" to solve clues, you are pointing us in the direction the clues pont to on the surface, so you "appear'" helpful, but as I know the clues are more complex than they seem, an oversimplified solution is of no use to us (other than for appearances) .


We already know that chances are, buying one miracle won't make as much of a difference, and I'm just giving you some thoughts on the clues - I already know that the clues are undoubtedly more complicated than I've interpreted them as, and I say that - I don't accuse anyone! Nevertheless, I see no harm in sharing my musings, do you?
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jarmihius


Posted: 12:52PM Jul 31, 2013

The Rat Trap has snapped, and out came a 2 cuil Boss Clue!

Clue #7: computer


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srbaxi


Posted: 12:54PM Jul 31, 2013

So:

difficult to understand, alpha, taught, polychrome, critical, musical, computer

Could you tell as which ones are which cuil? I've gotten them all kind of confused...
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KRUGERGIRL14Aus


Posted: 12:55PM Jul 31, 2013

aragorn wrote:
Hmmm... even I feel that the boss must be a school going kid. Reasons: 1) he/she wants to do away with minutes and seconds, which is impractical. 2) He/she still reads about new discoveries in astronomy. People generally won't have time to read about new planet discoveries in college and above.

I have a hunch that it could be HermyGranger


unless you're an astronomy major... I'm a science education major and had to take astronomy


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jarmihius


Posted: 12:57PM Jul 31, 2013

It's a little embarrassing, but I don't really remember...this has never been a thing I've been asked to keep track of. I will, however, remember this for next game.

Now, let me tally the score and I'll serve up your clue.

Clue #8: edible


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jarmihius


Posted: 01:09PM Jul 31, 2013

nitrobasel: FRIEND (+3) / aragorn: FRIEND (+3)

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KRUGERGIRL14Aus


Posted: 01:12PM Jul 31, 2013

Looking at profiles and through wikis, the following players have at least one or two things in common with the clues.

buu441

HABS2933

hermygranger123

nitrobasel


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max318tus


Posted: 01:32PM Jul 31, 2013

KRUGER
Clue #1: difficult to understand- It would be hard to understand her under that mask
Clue #2: alpha-
Clue #3: taught-Is a student
Clue #4: polychrome-Many ascpets has a colorful life
Clue #5: critical-Ciritcal hits are common in mortal combat(unless I am thinking of a differn't game)
Clue #6: musical-Theater
Clue #7: computer-look at her page
Clue #8: edible
This is just an idea so whatever I am missing some but the rest are reasonable


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srbaxi


Posted: 01:41PM Jul 31, 2013

Are there any limitations on a Golden Quill Psych question? Just wondering...like if I asked: "If someone asked you in a thread post during the next round of this game if you were the boss, would you say yes?"

And then even if they said no, we could ask everyone and they'd all say yes and whoever didn't would be the boss...since they have to tell the truth?

I don't know of any limitations I have now... however, psych questions are not meant to be future-oriented.


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 01:47PM Jul 31, 2013

KRUGERGIRL14 wrote:
Looking at profiles and through wikis, the following players have at least one or two things in common with the clues.

buu441

HABS2933

hermygranger123

nitrobasel


It is odd you would post that we have "t least one or two things in common with the clues" yet fail ot point out what those things are.

And you left yourself off the list. Max pointed out lots of ways they fit you
I have never denied when clues fit me, if htey do.
What in my profile fits any of the clues?


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sonic102cin


Posted: 01:59PM Jul 31, 2013

Nice one, SR! If Jar allows it you should definitely do it. Although I think the boss would obfuscate the answer.

First polychrome example is Greece. Alpha is Greek, but scientists use it. Or is it a double meaning on the web browser "Chrome", since it's related to computers? Perhaps difficult to understand means either Greek? Maybe critical is related to critical theory?

We shouldn't buy soi many div cards.


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jarmihius


Posted: 02:10PM Jul 31, 2013

Ah, an answer!

The official WTB rules state:
The question cannot be anything that can directly give away the Boss's identity.

I'm going to interpret such a question to fall under that rule, and thus, it is disallowed. Sorry.


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 02:15PM Jul 31, 2013

sonic102 wrote:
Perhaps difficult to understand means either Greek?


You may be on to something, Greek or Greece seem to fit most of the other clues, and IT'S (ALL) GREEK TO ME indicates something difficult to understand.

(I included a Wikipedia link for anyone who has not heard the saying before (Perhaps non-native English Speakers).

But how does that lead us to anyone?


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srbaxi


Posted: 02:33PM Jul 31, 2013

GAH I knew the Psych Question thing was too good to be true...thanks anyways!

I think Greek is definitely as answer! "It's all Greek to me" is a really good lead, HABS, I think that's the answer...

now to creep on people's profiles...
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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 02:38PM Jul 31, 2013

I am still interested in knowng what Kruger found on those 5 profiles that link any of us to the clues.

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max318tus


Posted: 03:20PM Jul 31, 2013

Why nitrobasel? Why do you have my name in all caps? it could mean both.

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nitrobaselteg


Posted: 03:27PM Jul 31, 2013

HABS2933 wrote:
nitrobasel wrote:
I will vote on Hermy, since the boss may want to blend with the people.
Hermy changed her vote when other people did.

I would think the people following the vote change are more suspicious than the person who initiated the change. Being the first to do something is not a way to "blend in".

She lives in a place with multiple timezones too, making her a bit suspicious.

So do: HABS, CountryGiirl, Kaipper, Krugger, max, tiger, and Srbaxi


I don't think it's that useful but I think HABS may be the rat

And what have I done to seem rat-like? Besides, I thought I was the boss?




I thought that since HABS talked so much during the first round, she was the boss,but she doesn't fit with the Psych Question;but, since she tries to drop all charges, and obviously draws too much attention within game, she may turn out to be the rat.

And Hermy Granger has these things together, not each individually, making her a little bit suspicious.
Since it's the second round, this guess is more educated but still random.

And max, The polychrome thing may mean the country flags, not the profile pictures.
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max318tus


Posted: 03:36PM Jul 31, 2013

It could mean both nitrobasel

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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 03:36PM Jul 31, 2013

I was scrolling through the posts to see what you are talking about in nitrobasel's post and couldn't find it. Then I noted iit was delelted. This could be construed as odd - what did he say that he felt the need to delete? OR did the MOD delete it for a violation?

I would post something explaining why I deleted it.


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srbaxi


Posted: 03:42PM Jul 31, 2013

Just so it doesn't get misconstrued later, I'll point out that I deleted a post because my phone randomly reposted something from earlier.

I think Greek is a really strong lead, but I still don't see yet how it could be connected to anybody.
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max318tus


Posted: 04:00PM Jul 31, 2013

HABS2933 wrote:
what did he say that he felt the need to delete? OR did the MOD delete it for a violation?

He said the same thing but without the quotes


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 04:23PM Jul 31, 2013

nitrobasel wrote:

I thought that since HABS talked so much during the first round, she was the boss

I've never head that as a reason to suspect someone before.


since she tries to drop all charges, and obviously draws too much attention within game, she may turn out to be the rat

As the rat, I'd point out people I feel may be the boss, and why, not say why someone is NOT the boss. I was the rat in 2 recent games . HERE AND
HERE . IN the first game the Boss and I both made it all the way through and the boss did not receive a single vote the whole game. In the 2nd game, the boss was obvious to all form the beginning and I didn't stand a chance.


And max, The polychrome thing may mean the country flags, not the profile pictures.

and EVERY player in the game has a multi-coloured flag, so this does not help us at al.


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KRUGERGIRL14Aus


Posted: 04:48PM Jul 31, 2013

Your name: KRUGERGIRL14
Item: employee insurance
Quantity: 1
Target, if applicable: me to max
Use Immediately? : if fired


*vampscholar*
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max318tus


Posted: 04:57PM Jul 31, 2013

For mod reference:
Dawnrising and genesect did not post so we fail the challenge

Back to OCD. Sorted 1000 cards in alphabetical order at least (munchkin cards) and then my dice I have a slot for oly 10 at a time so I have a system for placing them in.


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srbaxi


Posted: 05:04PM Jul 31, 2013

Darn! We failed the challenge...oh well, guys, good try! We definitely made some solid progress this round.

And hopefully Kruger isn't fired, because I don't think her purchase kicks in until the start of the next round
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jarmihius


Posted: 05:25PM Jul 31, 2013

KRUGERGIRL14, your purchase request occurred after this round ended, and so the transaction will process at the first moment of Round 3.

Again, a friendly reminder to players that posts don't count for points in between rounds, purchases wait until the start of next round, and the Keyword Challenge cannot be won in between rounds.


Unless I get a valid explanation from Genesect soon, that person will be ModFired for not posting. dawnrising, I'd also request a statement from you as well in my inbox.


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 05:30PM Jul 31, 2013

If they did not post, there is a good chance they also did not vote. They will be mandatory firings which doesn't help us much.

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Kaippertus


Posted: 06:11PM Jul 31, 2013

Ugh...it's so discouraging when people are active at first and then become mandatories.

If they do not end up being mandatories...I think one of them might be the rat trying to slide under the radar.
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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 06:25PM Jul 31, 2013

You may be right kaipper, but a good rat does not sit idly by.

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Kaippertus


Posted: 08:06PM Jul 31, 2013

HABS2933 wrote:
You may be right kaipper, but a good rat does not sit idly by.


That is very true. We have already used Rat Trap, so clearly the rat can't be completely inactive. It's possible, though, that we have an inexperienced rat...there is more than one new player in this game as I recall.
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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 08:24PM Jul 31, 2013

Kaipper wrote:
Hthere is more than one new player in this game as I recall.


Without looking back, I think there are 2 who this is their first game, 2 or 3 who have only played one other game, then a couple ore with fewer than 5 games under their belts.

I was rat my second game out had no idea what I was doing. Luckily people were very patient with me.

EDIT: Just checked, 7 players have played fewer than 5 games.


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buu441Ain


Posted: 02:36AM Aug 1, 2013

wonder what was in that deleted post by habs...

anyway, i'd just like to mention something about how jarmihi's clues worked in the previous games. the set of clues, you can group them into different categories. like we have already established one category as greece/greek. all the other clues need no fit with them. and then, each group generally points to a part of the boss's name, not to the boss directly. when we gather all the parts together, we get the boss.

atleast that's how the clues worked the last time i played an ASR game, so unless he's changed the working, it should be similar this time.


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 06:00AM Aug 1, 2013

buu441 wrote:
wonder what was in that deleted post by habs...

EXACTLY what was in the post undeplated post. I was on my tablet when I decided to edit (add) something. Editing does not work well on tab, so ended up with two identical posts.
I know you think you are on to something Buu, but why, especially after pointing it out a few posts earlier, would I do the same thing?


anyway, i'd just like to mention something about how jarmihi's clues worked in the previous games. the set of clues, you can group them into different categories. like we have already established one category as greece/greek. all the other clues need no fit with them. and then, each group generally points to a part of the boss's name, not to the boss directly. when we gather all the parts together, we get the boss.

I don't quite understand what you mean. Could you give an example. How many clues go together?


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buu441Ain


Posted: 07:28AM Aug 1, 2013

it generally depends. like one game where jayo was the boss, one set of clues referred to yoyo (the toy) and another set referred to the blue jay, i think (i don't remember that set totally).

@mod: do you have the links to ASR games earlier than the 5th edition?


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HABS2933Aca


Posted: 07:33AM Aug 1, 2013

Do any of the players who have been around longer have the link to the database of games that used to be kept? Is it still active?

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jarmihius


Posted: 08:36AM Aug 1, 2013

Wow, metagaming to the max.

I plan to start the next round by 11:00 EDT.


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