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GuyBarry
1049600.  Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:52 am Reply with quote

The object of this game is to predict the number of the next post in the thread. (Needless to say, consecutive posts by the same person are disallowed.)

1049606

 
bemahan
1049633.  Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:31 am Reply with quote

1049623

 
GuyBarry
1049634.  Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:32 am Reply with quote

Well at least I guessed one that was after my own post number!

1049650

 
bemahan
1049640.  Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:36 am Reply with quote

Hmmm. I'm must be missing something obvious here. I went to 'view posts since last visit' and Efros had posted 1049622 on Picture Association so I guessed the next number. So why aren't posts 1049623 to 1049632 appearing on 'view posts since last visit'?

1049637

 
bemahan
1049642.  Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:36 am Reply with quote

Same thing happened. So where do the other post numbers go? I'm confused.

 
knightmare
1049648.  Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:43 am Reply with quote

http://old.qi.com/talk/posting.php?mode=quote&p=1049632

 
GuyBarry
1049650.  Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:45 am Reply with quote

I get "Sorry, but only users granted special access can reply to posts in this forum."

1049658

 
knightmare
1049658.  Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:53 am Reply with quote

So you don't have access to each subject, so you cannot see all (new) posts since your last visit. It exists, but you don't have the rights to see nor read it. Elves at work? Spam trashcan? System/log messages?

Deleted message, i.e. message doesn't exist (yet):

http://old.qi.com/talk/posting.php?mode=quote&p=1049644


And I don't get the goal of this game, 23-33 is closer to 0 than 33-06.

(I also deleted 53 in this thread, so you got it right now)


Last edited by knightmare on Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:55 am; edited 1 time in total

 
GuyBarry
1049659.  Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:54 am Reply with quote

The object, as I said, is to try to predict the number of the next post. No one has done so successfully yet.

Oh yes - I have! That means I've just won. Game was shorter than I imagined.


Last edited by GuyBarry on Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:57 am; edited 1 time in total

 
knightmare
1049662.  Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:56 am Reply with quote

58 is an intentional repost of 53, and you predicted 58... Congratulations.

 
GuyBarry
1049665.  Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:58 am Reply with quote

Well it was very good of you to fix the game so that I won, but I think that's somehow outside the spirit, so I'll continue if I may.

1049672

 
knightmare
1049674.  Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:15 am Reply with quote

Quote:
that's somehow outside the spirit, so I'll continue if I may.


It isn't, I cannot be sure that it's 58, you cannot verify it, and you may deny yourself one Internet Point.

Have you also considered the fact that it isn't always that busy, so x+1 could be a serial winning combination?

 
GuyBarry
1049682.  Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:22 am Reply with quote

knightmare wrote:


Have you also considered the fact that it isn't always that busy, so x+1 could be a serial winning combination?


Why would it be? No one's forced to post in this thread.

1049692

 
Awitt
1050273.  Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:09 am Reply with quote

1049683

Edit - waaayy off, guess a lot of posts have occurred in other threads.

 
GuyBarry
1050276.  Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:33 am Reply with quote

1050281

(Can I just clarify that the aim is to predict the number of the next post, not your own post. There is no conceivable way that adding one to the number of the last post can be right, because even if there are no posts whatsoever during that period, your own post will bear the next number in sequence.)

 

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