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3bs
Feb 21, 2012, 07:46 PM
What are the arrows for? And there's a rank. You can't click on them to vote up or down so what are they for?

GGJstudios
Feb 21, 2012, 07:51 PM
What are the arrows for? And there's a rank. You can't click on them to vote up or down so what are they for?
Example? I don't see any, unless they're part of the avatar itself, such as Macman45 (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=601846)'s avatar:
http://cdn.macrumors.com/avatarcache/601846.gif

BreakGuy
Feb 21, 2012, 07:54 PM
Example? I don't see any, unless they're part of the avatar itself, such as Macman45 (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=601846)'s avatar:
Image (http://cdn.macrumors.com/avatarcache/601846.gif)

grapes911 (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=19822)
-aggie- (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=329797)
SandboxGeneral (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=492569)

etc

GGJstudios
Feb 21, 2012, 07:55 PM
grapes911 (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=19822)
-aggie- (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=329797)
SandboxGe neral (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=492569)
etc
In every case, the arrows are part of the avatar. They're not functional, just like Doctor Q (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=12149)'s.

Peace
Feb 21, 2012, 07:57 PM
What do they mean. Hmmm..

grapes911
Feb 21, 2012, 07:59 PM
grapes911 (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=19822)
-aggie- (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=329797)
SandboxGeneral (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=492569)

etc

Hey, don't bring me into this. :p

BreakGuy
Feb 21, 2012, 08:00 PM
In every case, the arrows are part of the avatar. They're not functional, just like Doctor Q (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=12149)'s.We get they're not functional, but there has to be some reason for them. I'm under the assumption it's a Contributor thing.

GGJstudios
Feb 21, 2012, 08:01 PM
What do they mean. Hmmm..
I'm not gonna tell! :D

SandboxGeneral
Feb 21, 2012, 08:01 PM
Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

Right; I don't understand why my name is being brought up in this. ;)

GGJstudios
Feb 21, 2012, 08:04 PM
Right; I don't understand why my name is being brought up in this. ;)
Because you're guilty, as usual! :D If not for this, then for something else!

wrinkster22
Feb 21, 2012, 08:04 PM
is there anything stopping me from doing this?

GGJstudios
Feb 21, 2012, 08:05 PM
is there anything stopping me from doing this?
Nuttin'.

SandboxGeneral
Feb 21, 2012, 08:06 PM
Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)


Right; I don't understand why my name is being brought up in this. ;)
Because you're guilty, as usual! :D If not for this, then for something else!

Guilty as usual? Was it the look on my face again? I'm not too good at poker! :D

GGJstudios
Feb 21, 2012, 08:07 PM
Guilty as usual? Was it the look on my face again? I'm not too good at poker! :D
It's that "twinkle" in your eyes that gives you away!

Designer Dale
Feb 21, 2012, 08:26 PM
I don't understand this. When I look at my avatar, all I see is the usual.

Like so. What does someone else see?

Dale

GGJstudios
Feb 21, 2012, 08:28 PM
I don't understand this. When I look at my avatar, all I see is the usual.

Like so. What does someone else see?

Dale
Nice try! :D

grapes911
Feb 21, 2012, 08:28 PM
Guilty as usual?
Sandbox broke the internets.

SandboxGeneral
Feb 21, 2012, 08:31 PM
Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

Guilty as usual?
Sandbox broke the internets.

If I'm going to be guilty of anything... I like to go big!

mrsir2009
Feb 21, 2012, 11:18 PM
It shows the rank of one's ego :)

bdodds1985
Feb 22, 2012, 03:17 AM
It shows the rank of one's ego :)

Sooo not true.. :D

Macman45
Feb 22, 2012, 04:14 AM
It's still in BETA, there are bound to be glitches.

rdowns
Feb 22, 2012, 06:45 AM
Gotta be some kind of test for the site. Arn frequently uses Demi-gods to test out new features. I noticed that all the members mentioned above had different numbers yesterday than they do today. Maybe they're finally going to fix the abortion the ratings system is.

ChristianJapan
Feb 22, 2012, 08:04 AM
I don't understand this. When I look at my avatar, all I see is the usual.

Like so. What does someone else see?

Dale

I see the same car as you ...

Apple Key
Feb 22, 2012, 09:35 AM
The site is going to be introducing a point based system. When you make a post that receives many up votes or down votes, then it becomes part of your avatar.

-aggie-
Feb 22, 2012, 09:39 AM
The site is going to be introducing a point based system. When you make a post that receives many up votes or down votes, then it becomes part of your avatar.

I heard the same thing as you.

rdowns
Feb 22, 2012, 10:02 AM
I heard the same thing as you.


Makes sense given that MR recently hired a developer to work on staff.

-aggie-
Feb 22, 2012, 11:33 AM
Makes sense given that MR recently hired a developer to work on staff.

I'm stilll wondering how they determined who would get the up/down voting in their avatar.

Edit: Something must be wrong with it, since my votes haven't changed in awhile. Still at 17.

GGJstudios
Feb 22, 2012, 11:34 AM
I'm stilll wondering how they determined who would get the up/down voting in their avatar.
It's whoever chooses to modify their avatar to add it.

dukebound85
Feb 22, 2012, 11:38 AM
It's whoever chooses to modify their avatar to add it.

Yup. What is a demi game is something that non-demis are intentionally adding to feel part of the club lol

Clix Pix
Feb 22, 2012, 11:41 AM
I'm a Demi and, gee, no arrows as part of my avatar......

GGJstudios
Feb 22, 2012, 11:42 AM
I'm a Demi and, gee, no arrows as part of my avatar......
It's only if you choose to play. These avatar games come up from time to time, but it's always voluntary.

Clix Pix
Feb 22, 2012, 11:44 AM
Oh, I"m well aware of that and have indeed participated in Demi games in the past.... I was trying to suggest that maybe this isn't a Demi game but something else going on....

....and only the Demis know for sure.

rdowns
Feb 22, 2012, 11:53 AM
It's only if you choose to play. These avatar games come up from time to time, but it's always voluntary.


Maybe they have a virus.

GGJstudios
Feb 22, 2012, 11:55 AM
Maybe they have a virus.
Ahh yesss! The dreaded Avatar Virus! LOL! :D

Apple Key
Feb 22, 2012, 11:55 AM
If it's a game, then there has to be a way to win. The specific numbers on individuals avatars must carry some meaning. Someone should work on compiling a list...

-aggie-
Feb 22, 2012, 11:58 AM
Maybe they have a virus.

Come on, everyone knows Macs don't get viruses. There's a guy on this site that can post info about that, if you need it. I forget his name though. Starts with a G.

GGJstudios
Feb 22, 2012, 11:58 AM
Someone should work on compiling a list...
Thanks for volunteering! Here (http://forums.macrumors.com/memberlist.php?&order=desc&sort=posts) ya go! Get busy! :D
Come on, everyone knows Macs don't get viruses. There's a guy on this site that can post info about that, if you need it. I forget his name though.
Must be none other than simsaladimbamba (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=516412)! :D

Apple Key
Feb 22, 2012, 12:02 PM
Thanks for volunteering! Here (http://forums.macrumors.com/memberlist.php?&order=desc&sort=posts) ya go! Get busy! :D

I'll get right on that! ;)

If only I was eligible for an avatar... I might have a number associated with my account. If so, it could throw off the entire system.

I love that there are 2 threads going with the same exact topic. :)

simsaladimbamba
Feb 22, 2012, 12:03 PM
Must be none other than simsaladimbamba (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=516412)! :D

No, it is you:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10644330/MR_Image_Hotlinks/MR_screenshots/MR_screenshots_2012_01/2012_01_05_pB3_virusSTATS.png

GGJstudios
Feb 22, 2012, 12:04 PM
No, it is you:
Image (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10644330/MR_Image_Hotlinks/MR_screenshots/MR_screenshots_2012_01/2012_01_05_pB3_virusSTATS.png)
Damn statistics! Looks like we missed a few threads!

Apple Key
Feb 22, 2012, 12:11 PM
Okay, I give up...


Doctor Q: -0
-aggie-: -17
maflynn: -15
r.j.s: -22
balamw: -42
Peace: -14
simsaladimbamba: -99?
grapes911: 4
840quadra: -34
SandboxGeneral: 9
Macman45: 8
techfreak85: 12


Someone give me a search that sorts avatars by date recently updated! :)

-aggie-
Feb 22, 2012, 12:13 PM
I have +17, not -17.

simsaladimbamba
Feb 22, 2012, 12:14 PM
Okay, I give up...


Doctor Q: -0
-aggie-: -17
maflynn: -15
r.j.s: -22
balamw: -42
Peace: -14
simsaladimbamba: -99?
grapes911: 4
840quadra: -34
SandboxGeneral: 9
Macman45: 8
techfreak85: 12


Someone give me a search that sorts avatars by date recently updated! :)
I am not a demi though and am not participating in those bastardian games. I just got an idea from that game, nothing more.

Apple Key
Feb 22, 2012, 12:16 PM
I have +17, not -17.

Oops. Updated list:

Doctor Q: -0
-aggie-: 17
maflynn: -15
r.j.s: -22
balamw: -42
Peace: -14
simsaladimbamba: -99?
grapes911: 4
840quadra: -34
SandboxGeneral: 9
Macman45: 8
techfreak85: 12

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I am not a demi though and am not participating in those bastardian games. I just got an idea from that game, nothing more.

I don't see the rules posted anywhere. Maybe it's open to everyone. Maybe the winner is the person who guesses the number of non-demis that try to participate in the game.

soco
Feb 22, 2012, 12:21 PM
Wait, what? If this is based on highest point value, I'm totally going to win. ;)

stridemat
Feb 22, 2012, 12:41 PM
You guys are so close, just keep thinking along these lines!

Apple Key
Feb 22, 2012, 12:51 PM
You guys are so close, just keep thinking along these lines!

For the unfamiliar such as myself, what are some games that were played in the past?

soco
Feb 22, 2012, 12:54 PM
For the unfamiliar such as myself, what are some games that were played in the past?
All variations of hopscotch, mostly.

Peace
Feb 22, 2012, 12:54 PM
For the unfamiliar such as myself, what are some games that were played in the past?

See now. Now we're getting into NDA territory .

;)

stridemat
Feb 22, 2012, 12:55 PM
For the unfamiliar such as myself, what are some games that were played in the past?

Found: Johnny Ive's Prototype iPad ;) (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=859630)

Im afraid I would be breaking the NDA by telling you anything more.

Apple Key
Feb 22, 2012, 12:55 PM
See now. Now we're getting into NDA territory .

;)

I see how it is.

Is MR possibly more secretive than Apple?

stridemat
Feb 22, 2012, 12:57 PM
i see how it is.

Is mr possibly more secretive than apple?

325794

Apple Key
Feb 22, 2012, 01:04 PM
Found: Johnny Ive's Prototype iPad ;) (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=859630)

Im afraid I would be breaking the NDA by telling you anything more.

Okay, cool. That looks like a fun one!

Designer Dale
Feb 22, 2012, 03:46 PM
I posted off a Windows box and got this. Full of glitches.

Dale

Clix Pix
Feb 22, 2012, 06:33 PM
Shhhhhh.....not even supposed to hint about NDA stuff!!!!!! That's why it's called "NDA" in the first place, dontchaknow?!!!?!!!

Non.Disclosure.Agreement.


N.D.A.

Macman45
Feb 23, 2012, 04:59 AM
Shhhhhh.....not even supposed to hint about NDA stuff!!!!!! That's why it's called "NDA" in the first place, dontchaknow?!!!?!!!

Non.Disclosure.Agreement.


N.D.A.

:D But you just did!....:)

Dr McKay
Feb 23, 2012, 07:09 AM
I have +17, not -17.

I downvoted your profile for that :D

Tilpots
Feb 23, 2012, 12:40 PM
Found: Johnny Ive's Prototype iPad ;) (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=859630)


Hey, I remember that! They sent me on a 7 day 6 night cruise to Cabo San Lucas for figuring that out. Good luck with this one, folks. I bet you'll get to attend the March event if you figure it out!

AlphaDogg
Feb 23, 2012, 08:54 PM
I just added it to my avatar... :p:cool:

I think I'm almost to solving it. I just need the answers to two questions (and corresponding links if applicable). Who is participating? Is there a list of the demi gods? Link to either?

AlphaDogg
Feb 23, 2012, 09:57 PM
I give up. I've been adding and multiplying these numbers and using them as attachment ID's like crazy for the past hour and a half.

rdowns
Feb 24, 2012, 06:09 AM
... and using them as attachment ID's


You're getting warmer.

Apple Key
Feb 24, 2012, 09:01 AM
I give up. I've been adding and multiplying these numbers and using them as attachment ID's like crazy for the past hour and a half.

I've been doing the same thing. Join date, birthday, pixel dimensions, attachment number, user number, post count, image size...

I feel like soco (if participating) and Doctor Q are the key.

I can't figure it out either though.

SandboxGeneral
Feb 24, 2012, 09:04 AM
I've been doing the same thing. Join date, birthday, pixel dimensions, attachment number, user number, post count, image size...

I feel like soco (if participating) and Doctor Q are the key.

I can't figure it out either though.

You may or may not have the proper "keys." ;)

Apple Key
Feb 24, 2012, 09:19 AM
You may or may not have the proper "keys." ;)

Hmm... can you give me a hint? Is this something that I don't have access to?

SandboxGeneral
Feb 24, 2012, 09:35 AM
Hmm... can you give me a hint? Is this something that I don't have access to?

As per the terms of the NDA (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=14369812&postcount=55), I cannot confirm, nor deny anything. :D

Macman45
Feb 24, 2012, 09:38 AM
As per the terms of the NDA (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=14369812&postcount=55), I cannot confirm, nor deny anything. :D

I too can not help.

Apple Key
Feb 24, 2012, 09:45 AM
Well, the fact that I may or may not have access to the necessary information to figure it out. For now, I give up...

Clix Pix
Feb 24, 2012, 12:30 PM
I believe what we have here is a situation of plausible denial......

AlphaDogg
Feb 24, 2012, 06:02 PM
Is it an IP address? Can you give any further hints?

AlphaDogg
Feb 24, 2012, 06:47 PM
Is the answer a number? Will I know that the answer is the answer when I see it? Or will it just be an ambiguous image or number?

QuarterSwede
Feb 24, 2012, 07:04 PM
I imagine the final number corresponds to a specific thread.

Ex.
forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=14380893

AlphaDogg
Feb 24, 2012, 07:17 PM
This is the list that I have:


840quadra: -34 both
balamw: -42 both
Designer Dale: -7 down
Doctor Q: -0 neither
grapes911: 4 up
MacMan45: 8 up
Maflynn: -15 up
peace: -14 down
r.j.s:-22 down
SandBoxGeneral: 9 up
Soco: 56 (up)
Stridemat: -16 down
Sweetbrat: 33 both
Techfreak85: 12 up

Up, down, both or neither refers to which of the vote buttons is bolded in the avatar.

GGJstudios
Feb 24, 2012, 07:20 PM
This is the list that I have:


840quadra: -34 both
balamw: -42 both
Designer Dale: -7 down
Doctor Q: -0 neither
grapes911: 4 up
MacMan45: 8 up
Maflynn: -15 up
peace: -14 down
r.j.s:-22 down
SandBoxGeneral: 9 up
Soco: 56 (up)
Stridemat: -16 down
Sweetbrat: 33 both
Techfreak85: 12 up

Up, down, both or neither refers to which of the vote buttons is bolded in the avatar.
You've missed a few, including 4 who have posted in this thread.

AlphaDogg
Feb 24, 2012, 07:39 PM
You've missed a few, including 4 who have posted in this thread.

I only counted Demi's.

GGJstudios
Feb 24, 2012, 07:42 PM
I only counted Demi's.
Not all demis are identified as such. Some elect not to use the Demi title.

AlphaDogg
Feb 24, 2012, 07:42 PM
Not all demis are identified as such. Some elect not to use the Demi title.

Are 604's also contributors?

GGJstudios
Feb 24, 2012, 07:43 PM
Are 604's also contributors?
A newbie can be a contributor.

AlphaDogg
Feb 24, 2012, 07:47 PM
Can even a 6502 be a contributor? GAHH they make this so difficult.

Updated list:



840quadra: -34 both
balamw: -42 both
Designer Dale: -7 down
Doctor Q: -0 neither
grapes911: 4 up
MacMan45: 8 up
Maflynn: -15 up
peace: -14 down
r.j.s:-22 down
SandBoxGeneral: 9 up
Soco: 56 (up)
Stridemat: -16 down
Sweetbrat: 33 both
Techfreak85: 12 up
-Aggie- : 17 both
ChristianJapan: 41? 42? 43? both

I only counted 2 that I missed in this thread, who are actually participating.

GGJstudios
Feb 24, 2012, 07:49 PM
Can even a 6502 be a contributor? GAHH they make this so difficult.
Any level can be a contributor. They can elect to use a demi title or keep their normal user title, which changes along with their post count.

Clix Pix
Feb 24, 2012, 07:57 PM
Um, GGJstudios.....? Why is it that you think you know so much about how the demi system operates?

GGJstudios
Feb 24, 2012, 07:58 PM
Um, GGJstudios.....? Why is it that you think you know so much about how the demi system operates?
I'll let you guess. But for those who choose not to take my word for it:

1.1 How do I contribute to MacRumors.com? (http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:MacRumors_FAQ#How_do_I_contribute_to_MacRumors.com.3F):
In thanks for your $25/year contribution we offer you the following benefits:

The satisfaction of knowing you are helping MacRumors (the primary reason to contribute)
Access to a private forum
Removal of most ads
A Demi-God, Demi-Goddess, or Contributor user title, if you want it
the ability to customize your profile page and photo album pages

AlphaDogg
Feb 24, 2012, 08:33 PM
Updated list. 19 Contributors are part of it. I might be missing some.


840quadra: -34 both
balamw: -42 both
Designer Dale: -7 down
Doctor Q: -0 neither
grapes911: 4 up
MacMan45: 8 up
Maflynn: -15 down
peace: -14 down
r.j.s:-22 down
SandBoxGeneral: 9 up
Soco: 56 (up)
Stridemat: -16 down
Sweetbrat: 33 both
Techfreak85: 12 up
-Aggie- : 17 both
ChristianJapan: 41? 42? 43? Both
Moyank24: 3 up
The Californian: 10 up

AlphaDogg
Feb 24, 2012, 10:11 PM
In my search for the answer, I found this. LOL

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=87.59.0.1

BreakGuy
Feb 24, 2012, 10:17 PM
Um, GGJstudios.....? Why is it that you think you know so much about how the demi system operates?Coming across a little arrogant here, aren't we?

Just because one does not possess something, does not mean they aren't or shouldn't be knowledgable about it.

AlphaDogg
Feb 24, 2012, 11:31 PM
I think I'll become a demi just to figure out this whole puzzle. I don't even care about any possible prize anymore. I'm planning on purchasing the subscription tomorrow. Plus then, I get access to the private forum. I wanna know all about the voodoo that goes on over there. ;)

rdowns
Feb 25, 2012, 07:01 AM
Are 604's also contributors?


No, they're post whores. ;)

simsaladimbamba
Feb 25, 2012, 07:05 AM
No, they're post whores. ;)

What are G4s then? Cathice?

LostSoul80
Feb 25, 2012, 07:07 AM
Coming across a little arrogant here, aren't we?

Just because one does not possess something, does not mean they aren't or shouldn't be knowledgable about it.

Especially if anyone can buy the title for $25.

iDisk
Feb 25, 2012, 04:05 PM
I see the same car as you ...

Funny how your rankings keep changes.

ChristianJapan
Feb 25, 2012, 04:13 PM
Funny how your rankings keep changes.

I'm wondering myself. I reported but no information yet why that happen. :confused:

Update: looks like finally got fixed :D
Still too many flaws in voting system :rolleyes:

Tilpots
Feb 25, 2012, 07:20 PM
I think when you add them all together, they equal 0. What that means, I have no idea. :confused:

Macman45
Feb 26, 2012, 12:05 AM
Especially if anyone can buy the title for $25.

As GGj posted, the idea is to support the site. NDA prevents further details other than those posted in his link.

dukebound85
Feb 26, 2012, 12:09 AM
No, they're post whores. ;)

Haha says one of the top posters on this forum:p

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Um, GGJstudios.....? Why is it that you think you know so much about how the demi system operates?

Because it is not hard to know how it works if one has been here for some time.

Apple OC
Feb 26, 2012, 12:24 AM
Um, GGJstudios.....? Why is it that you think you know so much about how the demi system operates?

there's a Demi System operating? :eek:

-aggie-
Feb 26, 2012, 12:29 AM
there's a Demi System operating? :eek:

We’re in trouble, if that’s the case.:)

Macman45
Feb 26, 2012, 12:31 AM
there's a Demi System operating? :eek:

We don't operate, no surgery qualifications...Mind you, could look for volunteers I guess...:eek:

The Californian
Feb 26, 2012, 07:07 AM
We don't operate, no surgery qualifications...Mind you, could look for volunteers I guess...:eek:

Well some of us have some surgical licenses and qualifications.

SandboxGeneral
Feb 26, 2012, 07:16 AM
We don't operate, no surgery qualifications...Mind you, could look for volunteers I guess...:eek:

Well some of us have some surgical licenses and qualifications.

And yet others, operate on themselves at great risk! ;)

Macman45
Feb 26, 2012, 07:20 AM
Well some of us have some surgical licenses and qualifications.

Sorry...!

Doctor Q
Feb 26, 2012, 10:07 AM
We don't operate, no surgery qualifications...Mind you, could look for volunteers I guess...:eek:
Some of us do surgery and call ourselves doctors without any medical qualifications at all!

Gif surgery, that is.

Would the MacRumors Surgical Demi Operating System be called MSDOS?

Macman45
Feb 26, 2012, 10:09 AM
LOL!...You are certainly qualified:D

3bs
Feb 26, 2012, 11:44 AM
The site is going to be introducing a point based system. When you make a post that receives many up votes or down votes, then it becomes part of your avatar.

Interesting. Would be nice to here something official.

Clix Pix
Feb 26, 2012, 12:13 PM
Some of us do surgery and call ourselves doctors without any medical qualifications at all!

Gif surgery, that is.

Would the MacRumors Surgical Demi Operating System be called MSDOS?

LOL, Doctor Q, you are tooooo funny! :D:D:D

Peace
Feb 26, 2012, 12:22 PM
Interesting. Would be nice to here something official.

Dunno. I'm not privy to such things but I think we are leaps and bounds from that happening.

Designer Dale
Feb 26, 2012, 03:47 PM
there's a Demi System operating? :eek:

The DOS is NDA. Also DOA...:)

Dale

AlphaDogg
Feb 26, 2012, 05:47 PM
the dos is nda. Also doa...:)

dale

dsl?

Designer Dale
Feb 26, 2012, 08:22 PM
dsl?

I had that. They found a cure, thank heavens...:D

Dale

Moyank24
Feb 26, 2012, 08:46 PM
I think when you add them all together, they equal 0. What that means, I have no idea. :confused:

The answer is in The Matrix

http://www.3d-screensaver-downloads.com/images/3d-matrix-screensaver/big2.jpg

Dr McKay
Feb 26, 2012, 09:24 PM
I think the rating system broke....

SandboxGeneral
Feb 27, 2012, 05:21 AM
Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

The rating system appears to be becoming more mathematically precise as time goes along.

ChristianJapan
Feb 27, 2012, 05:45 AM
Updated list. 19 Contributors are part of it. I might be missing some.


840quadra: -34 both
balamw: -42 both
Designer Dale: -7 down
Doctor Q: -0 neither
grapes911: 4 up
MacMan45: 8 up
Maflynn: -15 down
peace: -14 down
r.j.s:-22 down
SandBoxGeneral: 9 up
Soco: 56 (up)
Stridemat: -16 down
Sweetbrat: 33 both
Techfreak85: 12 up
-Aggie- : 17 both
ChristianJapan: 41? 42? 43? Both
Moyank24: 3 up
The Californian: 10 up

Oops, 18 or 19 ? your list sums up to 18 members ...

soco
Feb 27, 2012, 08:35 AM
But alas, I am number one. :)

Apple Key
Feb 27, 2012, 08:41 AM
I think I figured it out. The numbers don't mean anything. Do I win a prize?

stridemat
Feb 27, 2012, 08:54 AM
I think I figured it out. The numbers don't mean anything. Do I win a prize?

Not quite.

SandboxGeneral
Feb 27, 2012, 08:58 AM
I think I figured it out. The numbers don't mean anything. Do I win a prize?

An undisclosed source has told me, with authority, that the numbers may in fact mean something significant, and that those numbers may come to fruition very soon.

Macman45
Feb 27, 2012, 09:01 AM
An undisclosed source has told me, with authority, that the numbers may in fact mean something significant, and that those numbers may come to fruition very soon.

That's what I heard too.

balamw
Feb 27, 2012, 09:03 AM
But alas, I am number one. :)

I thought you were Number Six (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prisoner)?

I'm LOST (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_(TV_series)) some of the numbers seem to be 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42? But what does this have to do with anything?

Or maybe they combine to give us someone's SSN (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Person_of_Interest_(TV_series))?

:confused: Or maybe I just watch too much TV...

B

The Californian
Feb 27, 2012, 10:15 AM
In full disclosure I think I'm more confused about what the meaning of all these numbers are than the people that don't have them. Maybe Siri has the answer.

GGJstudios
Feb 27, 2012, 10:56 AM
I might be missing some.
Quite possibly!

Doctor Q
Feb 27, 2012, 11:32 AM
Here's something (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Boulier1.JPG) to help AlphaDogg and other detectives.

Dr McKay
Feb 27, 2012, 11:34 AM
Here's something (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Boulier1.JPG) to help AlphaDogg and other detectives.

Ooh Cryptic. The answer is engraved on Michael Angelo's statue. To Rome!

GGJstudios
Feb 27, 2012, 11:35 AM
Here's something (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Boulier1.JPG) to help AlphaDogg and other detectives.
Hey! Isn't that what you use to compile the Top 50 Posters Extrapolated list statistics? :D

Doctor Q
Feb 27, 2012, 12:11 PM
Hey! Isn't that what you use to compile the Top 50 Posters Extrapolated list statistics? :D
Yeah, ever since my slide rule burned out.

ChristianJapan
Feb 27, 2012, 12:26 PM
Here's something (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Boulier1.JPG) to help AlphaDogg and other detectives.

It's an amazing tool; I'm always impressed how fast even little kids can use it to adding or multiply even huge numbers.

see this little video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIiDomlEjJw&feature=youtube_gdata_player). I would not be faster on a quad core iPad 3

Tilpots
Feb 27, 2012, 12:37 PM
All this math talk now has me thinking this business is related to one of these upcoming calendar days; Leap Day (2/29) or Pi Day (3/14).

Designer Dale
Feb 27, 2012, 02:05 PM
In full disclosure I think I'm more confused about what the meaning of all these numbers are than the people that don't have them. Maybe Siri has the answer.

When posed the proper question, Siri has the answer to everything.

All this math talk now has me thinking this business is related to one of these upcoming calendar days; Leap Day (2/29) or Pi Day (3/14).

We have a few years to go to Pi Day. 3/14/15 (9:26:53).

Dale

Peace
Feb 27, 2012, 02:59 PM
All this math talk now has me thinking this business is related to one of these upcoming calendar days; Leap Day (2/29) or Pi Day (3/14).

Man you're swatting at flies in the dark.

Tilpots
Feb 27, 2012, 04:17 PM
Man you're swatting at flies in the dark.

That's because your clues stink like $#%+! :D:p:D

AlphaDogg
Feb 27, 2012, 05:01 PM
Here's something (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Boulier1.JPG) to help AlphaDogg and other detectives.

An abacus? I've got my TI-84+ SE, thank you very much! :D:cool:

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I thought you were Number Six (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prisoner)?

I'm LOST (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_(TV_series)) some of the numbers seem to be 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42? But what does this have to do with anything?

Or maybe they combine to give us someone's SSN (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Person_of_Interest_(TV_series))?

:confused: Or maybe I just watch too much TV...

B
So... It has something to do with television.

ChristianJapan
Feb 27, 2012, 05:07 PM
An abacus? I've got my TI-84+ SE, thank you very much! :D:cool:

Charge it and use it like this lady (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srg2uxeM4F8&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

Designer Dale
Feb 27, 2012, 05:52 PM
An abacus? I've got my TI-84+ SE, thank you very much! :D:cool:[COLOR="#808080"]

The Math Olympics dont allow those things.

Dale

Apple Key
Feb 28, 2012, 08:15 AM
Charge it and use it like this lady (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srg2uxeM4F8&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

Wow, she's good! Even faster than the abacus.

Back to the arrows. How come some numbers are changing and others are not (that's a rhetorical question of course, because of the NDA)?

ChristianJapan
Feb 28, 2012, 08:26 AM
Wow, she's good! Even faster than the abacus.

Back to the arrows. How come some numbers are changing and others are not (that's a rhetorical question of course, because of the NDA)?

Based on summarized feedback from involved members the product has a higher value now. We didn't saw changing numbers in the last day or two, quite stable.

Apple Key
Feb 28, 2012, 09:05 AM
Based on summarized feedback from involved members the product has a higher value now. We didn't saw changing numbers in the last day or two, quite stable.

Are you an involved member? Considering that your numbers haven't changed?

ChristianJapan
Feb 28, 2012, 09:12 AM
Are you an involved member? Considering that your numbers haven't changed?

Sorry, my wife called me; need to run ... :D.

SandboxGeneral
Feb 28, 2012, 09:15 AM
Does anyone have any theory's as to what these numbers add up to or mean? I'm curious to know the significance of them too, but cannot seem to figure it out.

Apple Key
Feb 28, 2012, 09:58 AM
Does anyone have any theory's as to what these numbers add up to or mean? I'm curious to know the significance of them too, but cannot seem to figure it out.

It has to do with your join date. The first number is the first digit of the year you joined divided by 2 (excluding any zeros). The last two digits is the last two digits of the year joined divided by 2 as well. Negative vs positive, up vs down doesn't mean anything.

The Californian
Feb 28, 2012, 10:33 AM
My number hasn't changed at all throughout this whole test. I haven't been posting much which may explain why my rating has remained completely stable - I've been much too busy with this project at work in which I'm supposed to come up with a thesis on the longterm effects of universal healthcare and what everything means, I'm afraid in the final review it all just won't add up though. Luckily I have a little extra times this month.

Anyway, I digress - if anyone figures out if theres a deeper meaning to all of this let me know, I have a feeling it's just a flawed test though.

ChristianJapan
Feb 28, 2012, 10:37 AM
It has to do with your join date. The first number is the first digit of the year you joined divided by 2 (excluding any zeros). The last two digits is the last two digits of the year joined divided by 2 as well. Negative vs positive, up vs down doesn't mean anything.

You are thinking far too complicated; the Apple world is much easier ...

techfreak85
Feb 28, 2012, 10:49 AM
You are thinking far too complicated; the Apple world is much easier ...

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Simplicity is the meaning of life.

Apple Key
Feb 28, 2012, 10:52 AM
You are thinking far too complicated; the Apple world is much easier ...

One hint please??? If I had a number, what would it be? :)

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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Simplicity is the meaning of life.

I agree with the first half of your statement. However I disagree with the last.

r.j.s
Feb 28, 2012, 10:54 AM
One hint please??? If I had a number, what would it be? :)

You wouldn't have one ... all the numbers are distributed. ;)

Peace
Feb 28, 2012, 10:58 AM
All are one and one is the loneliest number you will ever know.

GGJstudios
Feb 28, 2012, 11:00 AM
All are one and one is the loneliest number you will ever know.
Two can be as bad as one...

r.j.s
Feb 28, 2012, 11:00 AM
All are one and one is the loneliest number you will ever know.

Now that you mention it, him having a 1 wouldn't change anything ...

Therefore, you could have a 1, but not a 0.

Apple Key
Feb 28, 2012, 11:02 AM
Now that you mention it, him having a 1 wouldn't change anything ...

Therefore, you could have a 1, but not a 0.

Up, down, left, right or neutral?

Macman45
Feb 28, 2012, 11:02 AM
two can be as bad as one...

lol....:)

r.j.s
Feb 28, 2012, 11:03 AM
Up, down, left, right or neutral?

Just 1.

Apple Key
Feb 28, 2012, 11:10 AM
Next guess. It's the total number of negative or positive votes that you have up to a certain date.

Peace
Feb 28, 2012, 11:47 AM
Next guess. It's the total number of negative or positive votes that you have up to a certain date.

Dude you can do it. I've got a bet you win. Keep thinking.

It means almost $30,000 to me.

Macman45
Feb 28, 2012, 12:05 PM
Dude you can do it. I've got a bet you win. Keep thinking.

It means almost $30,000 to me.

I'm not sweating.....Yet...:D

Apple Key
Feb 28, 2012, 12:15 PM
Dude you can do it. I've got a bet you win. Keep thinking.

It means almost $30,000 to me.

Lol, you guys can't be serious. :)

I'm thinking it has to do with the total post count and posts per day.

Peace
Feb 28, 2012, 12:34 PM
I'm very serious. This kind of stuff only happens rarely. Kinda like the Elections or the Olympics.

stridemat
Feb 28, 2012, 12:36 PM
I'm not sweating.....Yet...:D

Lol, you guys can't be serious. :)

I'm thinking it has to do with the total post count and posts per day.

I'm very serious. This kind of stuff only happens rarely. Kinda like the Elections or the Olympics.

As the impartial mediator who is overseeing the transaction, I can confirm. The funds are currently being held in escrow.

SandboxGeneral
Feb 28, 2012, 12:43 PM
It has to do with your join date. The first number is the first digit of the year you joined divided by 2 (excluding any zeros). The last two digits is the last two digits of the year joined divided by 2 as well. Negative vs positive, up vs down doesn't mean anything.

Occam's Razor would be a good method to utilize, according to the latest reports from WSJ's Mosspuppet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_Fi9V_ot4I&list=FLkqMD6L0u9roYk_jr5PBd1Q&index=1&feature=plpp_video).

Apple Key
Feb 28, 2012, 12:46 PM
As the impartial mediator who is overseeing the transaction, I can confirm. The funds are currently being held in escrow.

I just received a PM from someone asking me to stop guessing, and if I figure it out to throw the contest.

stridemat
Feb 28, 2012, 12:48 PM
I just received a PM from someone asking me to stop guessing, and if I figure it out to throw the contest.

Please forward all relevant correspondence.

Peace
Feb 28, 2012, 12:48 PM
I just received a PM from someone asking me to stop guessing, and if I figure it out to throw the contest.

You saying a Demi has asked you to stop guessing and offered to tell you the answer ?

Macman45
Feb 28, 2012, 12:51 PM
This I doubt...Some inane individual I would think

Apple Key
Feb 28, 2012, 12:59 PM
You saying a Demi has asked you to stop guessing and offered to tell you the answer ?


Please forward all relevant correspondence.

I'm kidding. It was a joke. :D

Apple Key
Feb 28, 2012, 01:22 PM
Occam's Razor would be a good method to utilize, according to the latest reports from WSJ's Mosspuppet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_Fi9V_ot4I&list=FLkqMD6L0u9roYk_jr5PBd1Q&index=1&feature=plpp_video).

Hmm... the simplest explanation that I can come up with is that the numbers mean nothing. I'll have to give it some more thought.

ChristianJapan
Feb 28, 2012, 03:17 PM
... the simplest explanation that I can come up with is that the numbers mean nothing. I'll have to give it some more thought.

that is too simple; even for us :D

Learning from the past (of this thread) to predict the future/result

rhett7660
Feb 28, 2012, 03:49 PM
Maybe it is a count down to the 2 millionth/3 millionth etc post or what ever the next big post count is.......

Doctor Q
Feb 28, 2012, 04:25 PM
Maybe it is a count down to the 2 millionth/3 millionth etc post or what ever the next big post count is.......

326801
There it is, folks! The event we've all been waiting for: the 14,401,178th post in the MacRumors forums!!! Let's celebrate!!!!! :D

You made the lucky post, rhett7660, so you've won a brand new iPad 3, the first one off the assembly line! Just walk into any Apple Store and tell them you came to pick it up! :D


Or perhaps I'm just being silly, and watching for a certain post count is not what this is all about. Nice guess, however!

Apple Key
Feb 28, 2012, 04:33 PM
326801
There it is, folks! The event we've all been waiting for: the 14,401,178th post in the MacRumors forums!!! Let's celebrate!!!!! :D

You made the lucky post, rhett7660, so you've won a brand new iPad 3, the first one off the assembly line! Just walk into any Apple Store and tell them you came to pick it up! :D


Or perhaps I'm just being silly, and watching for a certain post count is not what this is all about. Nice guess, however!

I completely thought you were serious. :)

rhett7660
Feb 28, 2012, 04:34 PM
326801
There it is, folks! The event we've all been waiting for: the 14,401,178th post in the MacRumors forums!!! Let's celebrate!!!!! :D

You made the lucky post, rhett7660, so you've won a brand new iPad 3, the first one off the assembly line! Just walk into any Apple Store and tell them you came to pick it up! :D


Or perhaps I'm just being silly, and watching for a certain post count is not what this is all about. Nice guess, however!

Grrrr... thanks for getting my hopes up etc! Dashed and made fun of all in one post. Doh! :D

Apple Key
Feb 28, 2012, 04:38 PM
Ooh, I know... the first 3 numbers refer to the number of posts in this thread (the rest are just to throw us off).

SandboxGeneral
Feb 28, 2012, 04:38 PM
I am under the distinct impression from anonymous sources that there really is a meaning to the madness. If only someone were able to decode it's quadrannual cycles.

r.j.s
Feb 28, 2012, 04:41 PM
I am under the distinct impression from anonymous sources that there really is a meaning to the madness. If only someone were able to decode it's quadrannual cycles.

Quadrannual? I'm under the distinct impression you made up a word.

Quadrennial is a word.

SandboxGeneral
Feb 28, 2012, 04:46 PM
Quadrannual? I'm under the distinct impression you made up a word.

Quadrennial is a word.

That's what my Romulan sources told me. ;)

Apple Key
Feb 28, 2012, 04:48 PM
Average user post count per quarter of the year.

ChristianJapan
Feb 28, 2012, 04:57 PM
Average user post count per quarter of the year.

Think a bit larger scale ... And forget the post count per user ...

Apple Key
Feb 28, 2012, 05:05 PM
The temperature in the user's Location.

Peace
Feb 28, 2012, 05:09 PM
The temperature in the user's Location.

Thankfully you have more time this year to figure it out. The numbers must add up to something.

maflynn
Feb 28, 2012, 05:19 PM
I have a serious question - why have people down voted my 'Tar ;)

ChristianJapan
Feb 28, 2012, 05:22 PM
The temperature in the user's Location.

Snow in Tokyo this morning; no, wouldn't help you.
Maybe you should go back and have a walk with AlphaDogg

AlphaDogg
Feb 28, 2012, 06:45 PM
I am super confused. I haven't gotten my demi membership yet, but I am planning on it soon. I'll probably end up getting it next month.

Though I have a feeling it's an IP address.

GGJstudios
Feb 28, 2012, 06:45 PM
I am super confused. I haven't gotten my demi membership yet, but I am planning on it soon. I'll probably end up getting it next month.
Don't worry, you'll be just as confused after you get it! :D

SandboxGeneral
Feb 28, 2012, 06:52 PM
I am super confused.

With the tinfoil receptor on my head, the Xenomorph's have radio'd to me that between you and Apple Key, you just may be close to an answer to the riddle that perplexes you.

The Californian
Feb 28, 2012, 09:45 PM
If I have time I'm going to go through this thread and add up how many times people have been right on the verge of something that actually makes sense and then just gave up. I'm just stoked that I'm still hanging ten.

AlphaDogg
Feb 28, 2012, 09:52 PM
If I have time I'm going to go through this thread as add up how many times people have been right on the verge of something that actually makes sense and then just gave up. I'm just stoked that I'm still hanging ten.

Why do I have the feeling that the words you italicized are hints?

techfreak85
Feb 28, 2012, 09:54 PM
Why do I have the feeling that the words you italicized are hints?

You will spend your entire life trying to find meaning of every odd thing you see.

AlphaDogg
Feb 28, 2012, 10:02 PM
You will spend the entire time that this puzzle exists trying to find meaning of every odd thing you see.

ftfy

ChristianJapan
Feb 28, 2012, 10:32 PM
Though I have a feeling it's an IP address.
Wrong feeling

Why do I have the feeling that the words you italicized are hints?
Better feeling

AlphaDogg
Feb 28, 2012, 10:40 PM
Wrong feeling


Better feeling

You're making me go crazy!!!!!!!!! :mad:

I'm not going to lose sleep over this. It's almost 10:00PM here and I have school tomorrow, so I'm going to watch TV and then go to bed. I hope someone has this figured out tomorrow morning when I check this on my computer during my first period chemistry class take notes in my first period chemistry class.

Spencie
Feb 28, 2012, 10:42 PM
Something every 4 years/posts?

Finding all the italicized words and pairing them just made it more confusing.

Adding and multiplying some numbers within a certain time frame maybe

The Californian
Feb 28, 2012, 11:23 PM
Something every 4 years/posts?

Finding all the italicized words and pairing them just made it more confusing.

Adding and multiplying some numbers within a certain time frame maybe

Live in the moment brah.

AlphaDogg
Feb 28, 2012, 11:46 PM
I think it has to do with February 29th.

BreakGuy
Feb 28, 2012, 11:48 PM
Are we any closer to revealing the reason behind these shenanigans?

Spencie
Feb 29, 2012, 12:09 AM
I think i get one part of it. Alphadogg is right. February 29th is a day that happens every FOUR years, hence the italicized "quad". This definitely has something to do with the leap year, 2012. Maybe all the number added/multiplied equals 2012 or equals 22912? Getting closer I think.

EDIT: I'm too lazy to try to add/multiply all the numbers. All I think I know is that the next person who gets a number (since somebody wanted to see what their number would be to crack it before) would get the number 1. The number one would be the final part of the equation, times 1. It can't be zero, since if it was multiplied by 0 the final product would be 0. I think to determine whether to add to multiply is based a some number sequence. Getting closer and closer.
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I'm very serious. This kind of stuff only happens rarely. Kinda like the Elections or the Olympics.

I got this hint. Seems so easy once i figured it out. Leap year! February 29th!

Peace
Feb 29, 2012, 12:12 AM
You guys are getting warmer so no more clues.

From now until whenever it's up to you to do the math.

The Californian
Feb 29, 2012, 12:13 AM
I think it has to do with February 29th.

I think i get one part of it. Alphadogg is right. February 29th is a day that happens every FOUR years, hence the italicized "quad". This definitely has something to do with the leap year, 2012. Maybe all the number added/multiplied equals 2012 or equals 22912? Getting closer I think.

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I got this hint. Seems so easy once i figured it out. Leap year! February 29th!


Have you guys tried crunching the numbers to see? Maybe there's more than one answer? I've never been good with math. All of our ratings have seemed to stabilize - maybe they're right where they're supposed to be.

Spencie
Feb 29, 2012, 12:23 AM
Have you guys tried crunching the numbers to see? Maybe there's more than one answer? I've never been good with math. All of our ratings have seemed to stabilize - maybe they're right where they're supposed to be.

I would try to put the numbers together but... it would take forever to try and figure out the sequence of adding and multiplying the numbers. Then I don't know what is up with all the negative decimals.

Designer Dale
Feb 29, 2012, 12:24 AM
There are 18 "Inside" players. As of this post, only one is missing from this thread. That number is -34. There are two answers. Absolutely no more clues.


Dale

Spencie
Feb 29, 2012, 12:42 AM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

I still don't get the super long decimals. Also the numbers change.... Maybe because we're are much closer to the special day? Bah. Too tired

AlphaDogg
Feb 29, 2012, 12:42 AM
I got 2143.00000105 and 2098.99987655. I just added and subtracted all of the numbers to get those numbers.

Designer Dale
Feb 29, 2012, 12:51 AM
I got 2143.00000105 and 2098.99987655. I just added and subtracted all of the numbers to get those numbers.

See post 194. Your math is off.

Dale

Spencie
Feb 29, 2012, 01:05 AM
I got 2012?

Spencie
Feb 29, 2012, 01:15 AM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

I got 2012?

Maybe 2012 and 2029, the date of tomorrow

Peace
Feb 29, 2012, 01:31 AM
There might be more than addition involved here.

And maybe more than one answer.

;)

Macman45
Feb 29, 2012, 01:47 AM
^^

Now I'm getting confused!:confused:

Apple Key
Feb 29, 2012, 03:51 AM
The answer is 11.

From Wikipedia:

"The Julian calendar adds an extra day to February in years evenly divisible by four.
The Coptic calendar and Ethiopian calendar also add an extra day to the end of the year once every four years before a Julian 29-day February.
This rule gives an average year length of 365.25 days. However, it is 11 minutes longer than a vernal equinox year. This means that the vernal equinox moves a day earlier in the calendar about every 131 years."

The Californian
Feb 29, 2012, 05:33 AM
The answer is 11.

From Wikipedia:

"The Julian calendar adds an extra day to February in years evenly divisible by four.
The Coptic calendar and Ethiopian calendar also add an extra day to the end of the year once every four years before a Julian 29-day February.
This rule gives an average year length of 365.25 days. However, it is 11 minutes longer than a vernal equinox year. This means that the vernal equinox moves a day earlier in the calendar about every 131 years."

No.

SandboxGeneral
Feb 29, 2012, 05:39 AM
You guys are so close, you should be able to taste it!

The Californian
Feb 29, 2012, 05:46 AM
I think what is most confusing about this is that there are a lot of people that aren't participating in the unofficial test of the unofficial rating system placing ratings in their avatars, and that the ratings took some time to settle. To help you out I've compiled an unofficial list of the unofficial participants of the unofficial rating system that is unofficially being tested. All names not on this list will only lead you astray.

1. 840quadra
2. -aggie-
3. balamw
4. Benjy91
5. ChristianJapan
6. Designer Dale
7. Doctor Q
8. grapes911
9. Macman45
10. maflynn
11. Moyank24
12. Peace
13. r.j.s
14. SandboxGeneral
15. soco
16. stridemat
17. techfreak85
18. The Californian

I think it will all add up to something that makes sense if you only take into account what their rating is at current times. I believe it has been mentioned that there may or may not be two different answers that are found through two different means.

I really hope someone figures it all out though, I'm curious as to what the possible solutions are.

Apple Key
Feb 29, 2012, 05:57 AM
I think what is most confusing about this is that there are a lot of people that aren't participating in the unofficial test of the unofficial rating system placing ratings in their avatars, and that the ratings took some time to settle. To help you out I've compiled an unofficial list of the unofficial participants of the unofficial rating system that is unofficially being tested. All names not on this list will only lead you astray.

1. 840quadra
2. -aggie-
3. balamw
4. Benjy91
5. ChristianJapan
6. Designer Dale
7. Doctor Q
8. grapes911
9. Macman45
10. maflynn
11. Moyank24
12. Peace
13. r.j.s
14. SandboxGeneral
15. soco
16. stridemat
17. techfreak85
18. The Californian

I think it will all add up to something that makes sense if you only take into account what their rating is at current times. I believe it has been mentioned that there may or may not be two different answers that are found through two different means.

I really hope someone figures it all out though, I'm curious as to what the possible solutions are.

That's the list of 18 members that I had already compiled. Is the answer 75?

SandboxGeneral
Feb 29, 2012, 05:58 AM
Is the answer 75?

nope.

Apple Key
Feb 29, 2012, 06:01 AM
nope.

Darn! When I add it up I get 42.

SandboxGeneral
Feb 29, 2012, 06:04 AM
Darn! When I add it up I get 42.

I believe you're halfway through the puzzle with that answer. ;)

Apple Key
Feb 29, 2012, 06:12 AM
I believe you're halfway through the puzzle with that answer. ;)

What's the meaning of life?

SandboxGeneral
Feb 29, 2012, 06:20 AM
What's the meaning of life?

Like I said, you're halfway through the puzzle. Keep adding!

Apple Key
Feb 29, 2012, 06:23 AM
Like I said, you're halfway through the puzzle. Keep adding!

Next guess. Y2K38 (2038)?

SandboxGeneral
Feb 29, 2012, 06:25 AM
Next guess. Y2K38 (2038)?

Nope, but you're thinking in the right direction.

Apple Key
Feb 29, 2012, 06:29 AM
Nope, but you're thinking in the right direction.

Ahhh. I feel like I'm so close. 2054?

GGJstudios
Feb 29, 2012, 06:29 AM
Of course, there's also the possibility that the numbers mean absolutely nothing and are simply designed to mess with the heads of those who like to chase "clues"! .... Nah! Couldn't be! :D

The Californian
Feb 29, 2012, 06:30 AM
Instead of giving us your guesses a bunch of different times, Maybe tell us how you're getting your answer so we can see where you're headed.

Apple Key
Feb 29, 2012, 06:32 AM
Instead of giving us your guesses a bunch of different times, Maybe tell us how you're getting your answer so we can see where you're headed.

Sorry, I should have put that info in. I added up the numbers in the usernames with 42 to get 2038.

2054 is the current year + 42.

BreakGuy
Feb 29, 2012, 06:48 AM
We need more info in regards to what to do with the numbers. I've tried graphing it and I can't find any patterns.

SandboxGeneral
Feb 29, 2012, 06:54 AM
There is evidence of a second answer in the following posts.

Here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=14393428&postcount=124)

Here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=14401445&postcount=168)

Here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=14401454&postcount=169)

Here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=14403376&postcount=190)

The Californian
Feb 29, 2012, 06:56 AM
Sorry, I should have put that info in. I added up the numbers in the usernames with 42 to get 2038.

2054 is the current year + 42.

Yah, I'm pretty sure that the only numbers that matter are the ones in the avatar ratings. You've already found sum of the answer but there must be another avenue you can take to come up with another, unrelated product of your hard work.

Apple Key
Feb 29, 2012, 07:00 AM
Yah, I'm pretty sure that the only numbers that matter are the ones in the avatar ratings. You've already found sum of the answer but there must be another avenue you can take to come up with another, unrelated product of your hard work.

42 x 2 = 84. 1984.

BreakGuy
Feb 29, 2012, 07:01 AM
Yah, I'm pretty sure that the only numbers that matter are the ones in the avatar ratings. You've already found sum of the answer but there must be another avenue you can take to come up with another, unrelated product of your hard work.
The "product" of the numbers equals 20120229. Or February 29, 2012.

ChristianJapan
Feb 29, 2012, 07:03 AM
I believe you're halfway through the puzzle with that answer. ;)

Looks like ... :)

We need more info in regards to what to do with the numbers. I've tried graphing it and I can't find any patterns.

The second half require to rework with LARGE number in mind

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the "product" of the numbers equals 20120229. Or february 29, 2012.

wow

BreakGuy
Feb 29, 2012, 07:06 AM
The second half require to rework with LARGE number in mind[COLOR="#808080"]

wowNot sure if that's sarcasm or not... anyway... Taking the first answer as 42 (the sum of those numbers) and adding it onto February the 29th gives us April 11. April 11 is the start of the Great Tribulation.

ChristianJapan
Feb 29, 2012, 07:10 AM
Not sure if that's sarcasm or not... anyway... Taking the first answer as 42 (the sum of those numbers) and adding it onto February the 29th gives us April 11. April 11 is the start of the Great Tribulation.

No sarcasm at all; More veneration

The Californian
Feb 29, 2012, 07:11 AM
Wait so that's what this was all about? 42 and today's date (Leap Day)?

I was looking forward to another voting system.

BreakGuy
Feb 29, 2012, 07:12 AM
No sarcasm at all; More veneration If we subtract 42 days from February 29, we get January the 18th. For those with good memories, January 18 was the day the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) were opposed online by a "blackout".

Macman45
Feb 29, 2012, 07:13 AM
Wait so that's what this was all about? 42 and today's date (Leap Day)?

I was looking forward to another voting system.

Oh well, I guess we won't get one now? OR WILL WE? :D

The Californian
Feb 29, 2012, 07:15 AM
Oh well, I guess we won't get one now? OR WILL WE? :D

Yah, now that we've gotten to the bottom of this imaginary secret code we can get back to the real discussion about how dodgy this voting system is.

BreakGuy
Feb 29, 2012, 07:22 AM
The product equals 20120229, also known as February 29, 2012.
The sum equals 42.

Something was mentioned previously about Y2K38 and someone said that thinking was "in the right direction". The furthest time that can be represented as a result of the Y2K38 bug is 03:14:07 UTC on January 19, 2038.

If we subtract 42 days from February 29, 2012, we end up with January 18, 2012 - the day of the online SOPA/PIPA blackout.

I can't seem to draw any conclusions from that though.

Macman45
Feb 29, 2012, 07:23 AM
The product equals 20120229, also known as February 29, 2012.
The sum equals 42.

Something was mentioned previously about Y2K38. The furthest time that can be represented as a result of the Y2K38 bug is 03:14:07 UTC on January 19, 2038.

If we subtract 42 days from February 29, 2012, we end up with January 18, 2012 - the day of the online SOPA/PIPA blackout.

I can't seem to draw any conclusions from that though.

Do you have to? :)

BreakGuy
Feb 29, 2012, 07:26 AM
Do you have to? :)Can you at least tell me if I'm heading down the right road or if I've made a wrong turn?

I told myself I wasn't going to care about these little games, but now curiosity has gotten the better of me.

The Californian
Feb 29, 2012, 07:27 AM
The product equals 20120229, also known as February 29, 2012.
The sum equals 42.

Something was mentioned previously about Y2K38 and someone said that thinking was "in the right direction". The furthest time that can be represented as a result of the Y2K38 bug is 03:14:07 UTC on January 19, 2038.

If we subtract 42 days from February 29, 2012, we end up with January 18, 2012 - the day of the online SOPA/PIPA blackout.

I can't seem to draw any conclusions from that though.

I fixed it for you.

BreakGuy
Feb 29, 2012, 07:28 AM
I fixed it for you.You left the date intact, which means it has something to do with it.

SandboxGeneral
Feb 29, 2012, 07:29 AM
Something was mentioned previously about Y2K38 and someone said that thinking was "in the right direction". The furthest time that can be represented as a result of the Y2K38 bug is 03:14:07 UTC on January 19, 2038.

If we subtract 42 days from February 29, 2012, we end up with January 18, 2012 - the day of the online SOPA/PIPA blackout.

I can't seem to draw any conclusions from that though.

I don't think you need to worry about the other stuff. I understand that the puzzle has been solved!

BreakGuy
Feb 29, 2012, 07:34 AM
I don't think you need to worry about the other stuff. I understand that the puzzle has been solved!So the answer is January 18?

Because 3:14am UTC January 19 is equal to 7:14pm PST January 18

The Californian
Feb 29, 2012, 07:42 AM
So the answer is January 18?

Because 3:14am UTC January 19 is equal to 7:14pm PST January 18

I believe earlier someone said there were two different answers. I hardly believe there is any further rhyme or reason to all of this.

BreakGuy
Feb 29, 2012, 07:48 AM
I believe earlier someone said there were two different answers. I hardly believe there is any further rhyme or reason to all of this.What do you mean by "rhyme or reason"? And what is it in reference to - my answer or the fact someone said there were two answers?

-aggie-
Feb 29, 2012, 07:54 AM
Of course, there's also the possibility that the numbers mean absolutely nothing and are simply designed to mess with the heads of those who like to chase "clues"! .... Nah! Couldn't be! :D

Maybe it's a Mac virus?:)

SandboxGeneral
Feb 29, 2012, 07:55 AM
So the answer is January 18?

Because 3:14am UTC January 19 is equal to 7:14pm PST January 18

Nope.

BreakGuy
Feb 29, 2012, 07:57 AM
Nope.Am I close or have I gone way off track?

SandboxGeneral
Feb 29, 2012, 08:06 AM
Am I close or have I gone way off track?

You reached the goal and then failed to stop and went off the road!

Macman45
Feb 29, 2012, 08:09 AM
You reached the goal and then failed to stop and went off the road!

:D:D And he's still going..!

Apple Key
Feb 29, 2012, 08:12 AM
You reached the goal and then failed to stop and went off the road!

:D:D And he's still going..!

So is the puzzle solved or not?

SandboxGeneral
Feb 29, 2012, 08:13 AM
The product equals 20120229, also known as February 29, 2012.
The sum equals 42.

So is the puzzle solved or not?

Yes. See above ^^^

BreakGuy
Feb 29, 2012, 08:17 AM
You reached the goal and then failed to stop and went off the road!Could you clean up this post of yours for me? http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=14404386&postcount=235

There's incomplete BBCodes and it's confusing me.

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Nevermind.

balamw
Feb 29, 2012, 08:17 AM
And here I thought that we were just pushing some product.

B

BreakGuy
Feb 29, 2012, 08:17 AM
Yes. See above ^^^So that's it? The product and sum?

Macman45
Feb 29, 2012, 08:18 AM
^^

Yay!!!:D

BreakGuy
Feb 29, 2012, 08:19 AM
^^

Yay!!!:DThere's no relationship between the sum and the product? :confused: