9:00 AM
Oh, and how can someone guess the word on my mind?

@Techidiot You *win* by keeping your word safe for as long as possible

Once you reveal enough letters

Like this: Is confusion your word?

Oh. So until someone else gets caught ut?

So until we guess your word, you are safe

9:01 AM
Oh. So, I have to reveal another letter of the word the next time?

Argumentative

So to recap, we post clues until we get one that you can't, revealing a letter each time. At some point you'll reveal enough letters for us to know

Or will it always remain C?

All the clues must clue a word that matches the letters given so far

@Techidiot If someone contacts on a clue you've given up on and gets it right

9:02 AM
Contact for bobo

Okay.. Lets continue.

Hang on, I'm new-ish to contact too

@The infinite solution plane is wonderful!
@Techidiot Have you got anything for Bird Machine?

What's stopping the defender from ignoring a clue they can't get?

Cage? @Bobo

9:03 AM
For TGE's clue you mean?

Nothing, except being a jerk :P

@TheGreatEscaper Nothing, except being annoying

Yeah. TGE Cage

(Oh, ninja'd)

Do i say -1?
What's the purpose of the minuses and pluses

9:04 AM
If it's wrong -1, right +1

I mean, can't I just say that it's wrong :P

@TheGreatEscaper Well you could, but that wouldn't be fair

Cranes TGE

This game works on a trust system

No I mean
Why - or +
why not just wrong or right

9:05 AM
You don't have to use +1/-1 :P

Its less typing ? :p

@TheGreatEscaper Too much effort :P

Also yup that's right @tech
See look at how much effort I put into my replies

:) @boboquack now what?

Vault-like puzzle

9:06 AM
I'm also taking the time to say that the intended answer is 'CRANE', so that there isn't any plurality mismatch, but I'm not a jerk :P
So I accepted cranes

@Techidiot You've sucessfully defended another challenge

Ahh. Okay

So the aim of the game is to fend off the challenges indefinitely.

SP Cryptic?
Hmm..

We star the current clues so it's easy to see -> on the starboard

9:07 AM
Yep

Yeah. That will be better
@Sp3000 Yep was for my answer?

Yeah cryptic

Okay, this might be cheating a little since I know my contacts interests:
Sum function

fyi clues can be anything, the goal is just to make an attacker guess the right word so it can be as remote as you want

Cmon @bobo
Waiting for the easy contact here :P

9:09 AM
Sorry, looking at past AMO papers

Me = not preparing at all

Mental blank...

@TheGreatEscaper Copy?

I have a guess but it seems terrible

Nah... I highly doubt you'll get this one Tech
Bobo is my only hope, but he's gotta remember stuff about functions

9:10 AM
So much for not a jerk :P

Shhhhhhhhhhh
I am a man of many feces

Contact TGE

*faces

There's an edit button you know.

TGE Complete?

9:11 AM
There's making mistakes on purpose, you know

@Techidot, anything on Argumentative?

Nah Tech, sorry

Thinking...hold on

Oh, and no googling

Oh yeah, I contacted argumentative

9:12 AM
That would be cheating

Caviling @boboquack

Contrary?

What's caviling?

Contrart? You mean contrary?

9:13 AM
Controversial?
Yeah. Sorry. Typo

+1 then for contrary

Damn, that was my contact guess

Remote thingummy

9:14 AM
That's an easy contact :P

Sum function, sum function, ....

I'll trash that clue
Here's my new one

I contacted it though D:

Sum recognizable function that is stupid for all reals

Contact!

9:15 AM
CEILIDH?

I mean, I'm pretty sure tech still won't get it

@TGE CEILIDH

Sorry but no (I don't even know that word)

Your original one sounded like 'Capital sigma'

CLUELESS?

9:16 AM
Nope

Crass?
I give up if not this :)

@TheGreatEscaper I think it has to be a scrabble word though...

Oh oops, are those the rules?
Surely it's a scrabble word
double checks

We've done clues which weren't up til now so... awks

It's in collins dictionary

9:17 AM
@Sp3000 Or at least somewhat valid
OK, I'll take that then

And yeah I've seen some pretty weird words here
It's not crass

Cauchy's (function equation) - f(a+b)=f(a)+f(b)?

Haha.. Anything beyond thesaurus is out of bounds for me :p

Yup
@Tech, now you need to give the next letter of your word

So now you reveal a letter @Tech

9:18 AM
And math is I suck :D

Ninja'd :O

... was that what your original clue was?

@TheGreatEscaper Now I ninja'd you :D

9:18 AM
I do maths with bobo every now and then

I was so sure it was COMPOSITION

Techidot defending: CI
Mine was control
(Remote control)

Fallacy

Charlie Chaplin @bobo

9:19 AM
Sorry

Also all our words have to be CI words now

Idiot :p

Toilet bowl

Contact @bobo

@boboquack Hold on

9:20 AM
Let N' be the point on segment AE such that MN' is tangent to w. It is sufficient
to prove that N' = N. What fun!

Should my next letter be really the 2nd letter or any letter from my word?

Contact bobo

Second letter

@Techidiot The second letter from your word

Has to be in order

9:21 AM
Oh damn!
:(

Doesn't matter

Now, I have lost 3

Think of a word starting with CI

It's okay, we'll pretend that we never saw the I
Or yeah, choose a CI word

Haha

9:21 AM
That hasn't been mentioned

Okay

@Techidiot You thought of one yet?

New word picked up

So, where are we with the clues? let me scroll

9:22 AM
Check the starboard

Yeah

Bobo's has been contacted

I've got 10 minutes left

Twice, I think

Thanks

9:23 AM
@Sp3, you want to make a clue too?

Thinking

Okey dokey, I might trash my clue since it hasn't been contacted
Here's the replacement:

Loopy fallacy

Is that a change of your previous clue?

9:24 AM
A last question from me

I've made you an RO so you can help star and unstar messages @The
@Techidiot Yeah...

Yeah, that's a replacement

Someone star that clue please :)

@Techidiot CI

9:25 AM
Everything is CI

Okay

@TheGreatEscaper You can pin then unpin to put a star.

Tragic content returning

@sp contact!

And pin for 'so-and-so defending: XYZ'

9:26 AM
Hmm..Those are tough!

I think mine's the only one that hasn't been contacted, although I had assumed that at least one other person would have the arcane general knowledge interest to get the clue

I've got 5 minutes...

I give up on toilet bowl

@The?

Contact TGE
That took too long

9:27 AM
CISTERN

+1
Reveal another letter @Tech!

Oh no, my clue probably gets broken

(In the form 'Techidot defending **CI?**')

Techidot defending CIT

9:28 AM
Yeah Circular there goes TGE

@boboquack What about other clues? They go in vain?

Yep

Cool!

Shape of city background
@Techidiot If they don't work

Mine's gone too, if TGE wants to say what it was

9:29 AM
CIGAR

Yup :)
Reference (noun)

Contact sp

Contact Sp

@SP Cite?

@Techidiot (verb)

9:31 AM
Oh, also contact bobo

citation
@SP

Yup citation is correct

Person will soundly sit with Apple's meditation product

Not a cryptic?! Gah
@Techidiot got mine yet?
I have to go, like, almost right now

9:33 AM
-1

Contact TGE

Nice, sp :)

AFK for a bit...

Aw, alright

Ping me if something happens

9:34 AM
Now you've just made it easier :P

Sorry! I felt like I needed confirmation

:P
Good to have I guess
What sort of thing you get if you smash melon?

Contact!
It seems like our minds work on the same plane, sp :P

@TGE Citrix? though its too far from being right
:p

You got the first three letters :P

9:37 AM
Never heard of that word...
It's a no from me

I give up on THE

@Sp3000, you're up!

TGE's is CITIZEN

Yup :)

I think this has turned into intro to pseudo-bad-cryptics for Tech :P

9:39 AM
Haha

Person = citizen,
soundly sit = cit
apple's meditation product is of course = iZen
xD

I am being bombarded :p
I haven't heard of it
:(

It doesn't exist
It's just a play on their naming process

We don't have enough apple fans here
Oh okay

fyi the CIGAR one was [t]RAGIC <-

9:40 AM
Yknow, iPod, iPhone, iPad, iCloud, etc.
Regardless, we need a new letter from you, tech!

Techidot defending CITR

As an Australian, my favourite Apple product the one that lets you make damaging statements about other people

@boboquack what was yours?

9:41 AM
Wait, sp you're Aus???
Cityscape, I believe

Yeah

+1
And that's my cue to leave

Oh man! Its AUS vs IND :p

fyi my clue still holds

9:42 AM
I feel like Sp has got this word

My first word was CRICKET FYI

Ah

Insect game (7), nice :P

TGE, to unstar, you can go to the starboard, click the arrow that appears on hover, then click 'cancel stars'

Yup, I know :)

9:43 AM
To pin, see when you edit

Yup yup yup
All good

To star your own message, pin then unpin
Or if you reach your vote cap

That I did not know

Quirk in the software :P
Anyway, bye!

@Sp3000 Citrus?

9:44 AM
Yup

Lovely! That ends my word :D
Hahaha

:)
And that's how the game works

And I am educated now. :) Cool. Its complicated for the new
And you guys were generous with the simple clues :p

Were they? I think they got weirder towards the end :P

cit-iZen was pretty wacky :P

9:47 AM
It they were simple I would have been on my 2nd letter :p
BRB. Lunch

10:10 AM
Heya @Alconja and @Ankoganit

Hi @The

My nickname is so boring... -.-
xD

hehe
Too bad @TGE won't ping you

@TheGreatEscaper Hi (slow reply, only ~1/10th actually here)
Who's defending?

Noone
No ongoing game right now
Wanna start one?

10:18 AM
Can't defend, I'll be off again in a bit.

Doesn't look like we have enough people atm

All good

@Techidiot If you are here, Probably a hint for Nad-Fed Puzzle.

10:37 AM
Hi Sid

10 hours later…
9:01 PM
Hi @Sp3!

9:16 PM
Hey

9:46 PM
What do you guys think of having a bot to automatically do all the pinning/starring?

9:59 PM
@Volatility That would be great!
Sp, you still here?

Yes for now, but not for long enough to play

10:21 PM
@Volatility How do you make said bots?

stealing some basic code from github, and then customising it for what we need it to do

the bot will (for pinning)
but wait til I actually get it done ;-)

@Volatility And how will the bot get past the rep limit?

10:27 PM
Maybe you could actually see whether LukasRotter can help you with some of the code...

10:45 PM
Hi @Alconja!

11:09 PM
@boboquack Sorry, hi. Wasn't really here, just reopened my browser and this was in the background.

And hi @Deus!

Hey!