Guess who wrote this?

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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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I'm interested in this theory of yours but imagine that explaining it prematurely would ruin the experiment. I'll go first;
He's my Son ... part of my substance.
 
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Originally posted by FZ+
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.
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.
 
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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;

Philosophy is the result of intellect without intelligence.
 
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Iacchus32 in the philosophy forum, or the religion forum. Do i post another or wait to see if im rite first?
 
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BoulderHead
FZ needs to imform us of what to do, think I.
Anyway, the quote was not from Iacchus32.
Care to try again?
 
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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?
 
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russ_watters in the philosophy forum.
 
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Originally posted by Andy
russ_watters in the philosophy forum.
Naa.
 
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Dammit!

Ivan seeking, in the same forum.
 
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BoulderHead
Sounds like something Alexander would have posted in the Philosophy Forum in PF 2.0.
Yes it does, but Alexander is not the one who said it.
This is kinda cool! Sorta like "Clue"; Professor Plumb did it, in the Other Sciences Forum, with a Macintosh.
Yes, FZ has a knack for coming up with fun stuff.
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?
Sounds ok to me.

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

[edit]
To correct my use of the written english word.
 
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Logical Atheist?
 
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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
 
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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.
 
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Originally posted by Hurkyl
Logical Atheist?
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:
 
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eNtRopY
i once got my private parts caught in a metal fan.
Who wrote this?

eNtRopY
 
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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:

The magnetic field is just the relativistic part of the electric field
 
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The magnetic field is just the relativistic part of the electric field
Now that is Alexander!
 
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Yep. :smile:

Was hoping to pull the plain sight effect; everyone talking about him, nobody thinks him!
 
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One more addition: shouldn't everyone take a vow of honour they won't use the search option?
 
  • #21
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Originally posted by Sonty
One more addition: shouldn't everyone take a vow of honour they won't use the search option?
I think so, and admit I used it to find the Author of the quote posted by Hurkyl (which is why I didn't bother to answer, btw).

I think Greg has the next shot at posting a quote.
 
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FZ needs to imform us of what to do, think I.
Wel... I'm not really sure what exactly to do and stuff... let's just see how things go and what is intuiative, ok?

As for gregs...

I'm thinking Gen Discussion, poster ... (picks random person...) Mentat?
 
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Originally posted by eNtRopY
Who wrote this?
"i once got my private parts caught in a metal fan."
eNtRopY
I remember this thread. It was the stupidest thing you ever did or saw done. It was, I think, in the General Discussion Forum.

I was going to guess that it was you Enthropy, because I figured you would put your private parts in anything that was moving , but since you posted it, I'd have to go with Megashawn or Andy. It sounds like something either one of them might have made up to be funny.
 

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