Silliest logical mistake you made

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Post by dodireri » 05-06-2006 13:16

chulen wrote: maybe not the silliest, but one i have to remember...

i was on level2, i did it the address way, and thought i was cheating... almost quit the game because of that "mistake"

I did the same thing :rolleyes:.

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Post by vezza » 07-06-2006 16:18

starting to play this game, now I'm riddling my way through my dreams at night !

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Post by Shenmue » 07-06-2006 18:27

I make silly mistakes all the time, but I tend to forget (read repress) them, so it is impossible for me to name a certain one. :)

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Post by Sourcerer » 21-06-2006 01:17

In level #16 I incorrectly decoded the first letter of the password. Took me 4 ours to figure it out. I had it start with "e" rather than with what it really does start with. All other letters I decoded fine.

And to think! Had I not made this mistake, I could have solved the riddle in 15 minutes.

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Post by Ayane » 12-07-2006 16:58

After having decoded <removed>, I kept reading "...what is EE?". I spent a good amount of time looking up possible meanings for the abbreviation "EE" and entering them in vain until a friend of mine I was chatting with at that time pointed out that I had combined the letters in a wrong way.

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Post by longjohn » 14-07-2006 00:16

Interrupted doing notpron due to a lack of time and endurance. Meanwhile, moved to a new flat without taking my computer (and the notpron bookmarks!) with me -> stuck at #59 for the f*****g 2nd time, though *sob*

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Post by BlackJack » 15-07-2006 17:40

Just one book from the library:
Saw a yellow double-cut electric guitar,.
Put in Tamworth.
...:confused:
started googling for guitar brand names.
...
...
...
Never scrolled down the source page. :P
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Post by edeshi » 25-07-2006 18:10

on 54-b i spent all night making sense of periodic elements, and studying al the chemestry pdfs i found to get the ans... u can imagine the kinda scream that came out, when i realize the answer.

owned xD

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Post by toniabarone » 28-07-2006 21:11

Clicking on the link a friend sent over IM one Friday evening. "This is a cool puzzle my hubby is doing. You'll love it!"

A week later it's eaten my life. :confused:

But I also almost thought it was cheating in Level 2 to go to the address bar. But my all time silliest so far? In 12 I ignored the dragon, yes. I listed out the items, yes. <removed>. *facepalm* Regional traditions just suck in this case.
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Post by Kisa » 28-07-2006 21:17

That was too close to a spoiler, sorry.

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Post by toniabarone » 28-07-2006 22:01

No, I'm sorry. I wasn't sure myself.

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Post by Lashout » 29-07-2006 12:23

8: Googled 'Jaypack', found a German band of the name and spent way too long searching through their lyrics for something relative to the level...

14: Same mistake as above.

39: I'd clean forgot about that hint from the earlier level, and spent weeks trying to make a 14-letter word from those numbers in the source, while wondering what the calculator's for when you can't get 14 numbers on it!

46: Got the answer fairly quickly, entered it into the URL... and was surprised when it didn't work. So tried several other possibilities (i.e. canging and rearranging the letters), to no avail. About three days later I tried something else out of desperation... when the un/pw box came up I could have broken the keyboard with my head.

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Post by Kisa » 29-07-2006 13:28

8: What do you think why there is that comment that THIS Jaypack is NOT a band?! :D

46: :lol:

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Post by beinsane » 29-07-2006 20:01

Silliest logical mistake: not joining the forums earlier.

You'd think that after googling for hint pages repeatedly, I'd learn that most external sites have spoilers, but nooooooooo... :rolleyes:

(#2 silliest would be thinking 82 was an actual puzzle that had to be solved to get to 0.)

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Post by Lashout » 29-07-2006 20:11

Kisa wrote: 8: What do you think why there is that comment that THIS Jaypack is NOT a band?! :D

46: :lol:


Because I hadn't figured to read the source code then (at the time I didn't even know what that was *blushes*).

Definitely my daftest :noob: moment there.

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