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Guess who wrote this?

  1. Aug 16, 2003 #1


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    Ok, maybe a little game to try out, based on a sort of theory of mine...

    The rules of the game:

    Someone supplies a quote (say, 4-5 lines) from a search for PF post. (maybe even from PF 2?)

    People guess who posted it, and in which forum it appeared in.

    The first one to get it right supplies another quote, and so on.

    To make it easier, the poster must be someone who is pretty common, eg. in the top 100 posters or something. No obscure single posts by someone in the homework thread please! (and if you recognise your own post, don't tell anybody... though you can spread false information... :wink:)

    Well... if anyone thinks this can work, they can supply the first quote.
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  3. Aug 16, 2003 #2
    I'm interested in this theory of yours but imagine that explaining it prematurely would ruin the experiment. I'll go first;
  4. Aug 16, 2003 #3
    Well I don't know the answer to Boulderhead's quote, but I think that another rule to be amended is that it isn't something which is said so commonly that people cannot guess who the quote was from.
  5. Aug 16, 2003 #4
    Oh crumb, I failed to read the directions (again). That poster didn't meet the minimum post requirements, sorry about that. I'll try again with one of my favorites;

  6. Aug 16, 2003 #5
    Iacchus32 in the philosophy forum, or the religion forum. Do i post another or wait to see if im rite first?
  7. Aug 16, 2003 #6
    FZ needs to imform us of what to do, think I.
    Anyway, the quote was not from Iacchus32.
    Care to try again?
  8. Aug 16, 2003 #7


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    Sounds like something Alexander would have posted in the Philosophy Forum in PF 2.0.

    This is kinda cool! Sorta like "Clue"; Professor Plumb did it, in the Other Sciences Forum, with a Macintosh.

    BTW, another rule that might be a good idea, the quote should have to be from the poster, and not a source-quote that the poster "cut-and-pasted" into their post, don't you think?
  9. Aug 16, 2003 #8
    russ_watters in the philosophy forum.
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  11. Aug 16, 2003 #10

    Ivan seeking, in the same forum.
  12. Aug 16, 2003 #11
    Yes it does, but Alexander is not the one who said it.
    Yes, FZ has a knack for coming up with fun stuff.
    Sounds ok to me.

    Andy, wrong again, teehehe. It is neither Ivan or Russ.

    To correct my use of the written english word.
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  13. Aug 16, 2003 #12


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    Logical Atheist?
  14. Aug 16, 2003 #13
    Another God, philosophy forum

    I know it's one of a handful of people. It's only a matter of narrowing it down:wink: it's got to be a list of maybe 10 people, and some have already been mentioned
  15. Aug 16, 2003 #14
    I'm going to guess Mr. Robin
    Parsons. One would suppose a
    person who felt this way about
    philosophy wouldn't be posting
    in philosophy so I'm going to
    guess it came up in a physics
    thread for some reason.
  16. Aug 16, 2003 #15
    YeeeeHaawww, Hurkyl gets the prize!
    Good ol' LA, and I thought I might be the only one to remember him

    I yeild the podium to you, Hurkyl. :smile:
  17. Aug 16, 2003 #16
    Who wrote this?

  18. Aug 16, 2003 #17


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    I must confess that "Sounds like something Alexander would have posted" was a big clue. :smile:

    Ok, this one might be too easy, but how about:

  19. Aug 16, 2003 #18
    Now that is Alexander!
  20. Aug 16, 2003 #19


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    Yep. :smile:

    Was hoping to pull the plain sight effect; everyone talking about him, nobody thinks him!
  21. Aug 17, 2003 #20
    One more addition: shouldn't everyone take a vow of honour they won't use the search option?
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