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drafterman
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7/30/2013 7:44:13 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
With the new anchored posts, we now have access to the absolute post # of each post! This is very useful information!

I propose a Post Scavenger Hunt. I will provide five types of posts to find. The first person who finds them all and replies with links to qualifying posts wins! What do they win? They win the privilege of kicking off another round and defining the next five types of posts to find!

Find a post that is:
1. A series of sequential numbers (increasing).
2. A numerical palindrome.
3. A subset of the Fibonacci series.
4. The number 1,000,000
5. A prime number.
Maikuru
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7/30/2013 8:07:02 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
1. A series of sequential numbers (increasing).

The listing of users on the favorite person thread.
http://www.debate.org...

2. A numerical palindrome.

The year 2002.
http://www.debate.org...

3. A subset of the Fibonacci series.

The timestamp reads 2011 at 2:38. In other words, 0, 1, 1, 2, 3.
http://www.debate.org...

4. The number 1,000,000

Discussion on the site's millionth post.
http://www.debate.org...

5. A prime number.

The year 2003.
http://www.debate.org...

Like a boss.
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Maikuru
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7/30/2013 8:10:08 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Find a post that contains:

1. Someone calling another user attractive.
2. A Sesame Street character.
3. A song lyric.
"You assume I wouldn't want to burn this whole place to the ground."
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F-16_Fighting_Falcon
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7/30/2013 10:47:12 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/30/2013 10:33:36 AM, drafterman wrote:
No... you misunderstand.

The Post NUMBER should meet the requirements.

Was that directed to both me and Maikuru or just me? I am not sure how a post number can call another member attractive although I can see the other two requirements possibly being met (assuming the name of a sesame street character is a number and there are songs that have numbers in them.
drafterman
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7/30/2013 10:49:09 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/30/2013 10:47:12 AM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 7/30/2013 10:33:36 AM, drafterman wrote:
No... you misunderstand.

The Post NUMBER should meet the requirements.

Was that directed to both me and Maikuru or just me? I am not sure how a post number can call another member attractive although I can see the other two requirements possibly being met (assuming the name of a sesame street character is a number and there are songs that have numbers in them.

To Maikuru, which, since no one has won yet, invalidates his rules, so affects you via transivity.
TUF
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7/30/2013 1:19:36 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
1. A series of sequential numbers (increasing).

http://www.debate.org...

2. A numerical palindrome.

http://www.debate.org...

3. A subset of the Fibonacci series.

well this is impossible, because: By definition, the first two numbers in the Fibonacci sequence are 0 and 1

http://en.wikipedia.org...

But this is close enough.

http://www.debate.org...

4. The number 1,000,000

haven't hit this number yet, unfortunately

5. A prime number.

http://www.debate.org...
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drafterman
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7/30/2013 1:48:39 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Ok... so... I guess I fail at explaining this. By "absolute" post number. I mean the overall post number of that post on the site, not the relative post number within the thread. I will illustrate:

At 7/30/2013 1:19:36 PM, TUF wrote:
1. A series of sequential numbers (increasing).

http://www.debate.org...

The post number here is 225,842


2. A numerical palindrome.

http://www.debate.org...

The post here is 226,624


3. A subset of the Fibonacci series.

well this is impossible, because: By definition, the first two numbers in the Fibonacci sequence are 0 and 1

A subset wouldn't have to start at the same starting point as the full series. E.g. 23 is a subset of the Fibonacci series.


http://en.wikipedia.org...

But this is close enough.

http://www.debate.org...

This post number is 236,472



4. The number 1,000,000

haven't hit this number yet, unfortunately

We have. We're over 1,230,000


5. A prime number.

http://www.debate.org...

This post is 1,228,899, and is not prime.
drafterman
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7/30/2013 1:50:20 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
If you look at the URL of the anchor links you get:

http://

www.debate.org/forums/games/topic

/Topic #

/Page #

The pound sign (#)

The post #
Maikuru
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7/30/2013 8:57:21 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/30/2013 10:49:09 AM, drafterman wrote:
At 7/30/2013 10:47:12 AM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 7/30/2013 10:33:36 AM, drafterman wrote:
No... you misunderstand.

The Post NUMBER should meet the requirements.

Was that directed to both me and Maikuru or just me? I am not sure how a post number can call another member attractive although I can see the other two requirements possibly being met (assuming the name of a sesame street character is a number and there are songs that have numbers in them.

To Maikuru, which, since no one has won yet, invalidates his rules, so affects you via transivity.

Oh...well then lol
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tvellalott
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7/30/2013 9:21:57 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I couldn't work out a way to google URLs and use wild cards to find specific numbers, but I succeeded anyway...
To make it more difficult, I dealt with posts over 10,000 except for the prime number one which I couldn't be bothered trying to remember a bunch of 5 digit prime numbers.

Find a post that is:
1. A series of sequential numbers (increasing).

http://www.debate.org...

2. A numerical palindrome.

http://www.debate.org...

3. A subset of the Fibonacci series.

http://www.debate.org...

4. The number 1,000,000

http://www.debate.org...

5. A prime number.

http://www.debate.org...

I win. Someone else can pick the next things to search for.
"Caitlyn Jenner is an incredibly brave and stunningly beautiful woman."

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tvellalott
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7/30/2013 9:23:43 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Also, with the technique I just created to find specific post numbers I could potentially find any number within a couple of minutes.
"Caitlyn Jenner is an incredibly brave and stunningly beautiful woman."

Muh threads
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drafterman
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7/30/2013 9:26:13 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/30/2013 9:23:43 PM, tvellalott wrote:
Also, with the technique I just created to find specific post numbers I could potentially find any number within a couple of minutes.

You'll have to share this technique
tvellalott
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7/30/2013 9:38:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/30/2013 9:26:13 PM, drafterman wrote:
At 7/30/2013 9:23:43 PM, tvellalott wrote:
Also, with the technique I just created to find specific post numbers I could potentially find any number within a couple of minutes.

You'll have to share this technique

Well, for the minute it's the best way I could think of. If there were a way to just search URLS with wildcards with (like http://www.debate.org...*#123456) I couldn't work it out.
Anyway, to do what I did to find the above...
You find a post close to what you're looking for.
Check the date. (Let's say it's 31/07/2013)
Google search "site:debate.org/forums/" then "At 31/07/2013".
Use CTRL+F on the various pages (you'll probably get hundreds) to search for "31/07/2013". Open the pages and scan through the results of your Find Search until you find the hour (roundabouts) of the post you're looking for.
Let's say you've narrows it down to on 31/07/2013 between 11:47am and 12:08pm.
Google search "site:debate.org/forums/" then "At 31/07/2013 11:4"
CTRL+F to search for 31/07/2013 11:4
Eventually you'll find it.
"Caitlyn Jenner is an incredibly brave and stunningly beautiful woman."

Muh threads
Using mafia tactics in real-life: http://www.debate.org...
6 years of DDO: http://www.debate.org...