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anangelinurpocket
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Joined: 30 Jan 2004
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:01 am    Post subject: are we ready for a bedtime story Reply with quote

once upon a time there was a wonderful riddling kingdom, where all the people worked together and helped one another and were happy and carefree
then along came an evil ogrish group who only wanted the prize for themselves. Many wonderful friendships were destroyed many wonderful people who were open and free with their words no longer felt at ease announcing their thoughts and so a capitalist revolution was born many international ties were broken and all for the sake of a riddle

hmm sound familiar
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vraal
Thy mothers name is ominous to children


Joined: 30 Jan 2004
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:06 am    Post subject: The meaning of CONTEST Reply with quote

You know why groups get "ogrish"? Cuz some people:

Can
Only
Nag nag nag nag nag nag nag nag nag nag nag nag
Tirelessly to
Everybody.

SO
THERE!
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FalconNL
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Joined: 17 Sep 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uhm anangel, this is a CONTEST, it sorta implies not helping the competition too much.
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chantilly
Pernicious and indubitate beggar


Joined: 16 Sep 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, anangel but i've got two problems with your post -

Firstly, as others have so rightly pointed out, this is a contest which by its very name means people are in competition with each other. When was the last time you saw an athlete stop in the middle of the race and say "after you" to the runner behind him? There is no monetary prize so that isn't the attraction for us. It's purely the fun of the chase that we enjoy. If you're not happy with the idea of competing against others, there are several hundred non-competitive riddle sites on the net (most of which even supply the answers for you).

Secondly, as lots of people will confirm, I am always helping others via PMs when they are truly stuck. But, surely you understand that after putting in hours of work to solve a riddle, (our team spent nearly 8 hours trying to solve a particular riddle today), it's a bit galling when someone starts calling for help when they've only been on it for a matter of minutes.

Perhaps if you'd try to understand the views of other riddlers instead of spouting off against them so publicly on all the forums, as you've done, you might find that people were a bit more sympathetic.
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Titanium22
your chamber lye breeds fleas


Joined: 14 Sep 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say I am tempted to delete this thread. Indeed, I remember a similar rant on another board not so long ago that caused a lot of bad feeling at the time. Can we stop this now and get on with what we are here for - which is enjoying trying to solve riddles and puzzles....?

This thread is now locked, anyway.


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