Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

Postby Mongrel » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:03 am

Romosome wrote:I'm confused, was I supposed to /in for each new round? I want to play, I was assuming I'd continue to round 2.

Originally, I figured players needed to re-up each round because there's more people who want to play then there are max slots (well, there's no theoretical max, but with too many there's the risk of it becoming too easy for the Musk player to figure things out and also it's harder to avoid repeating solutions). Also, because in the past some players haven't wanted to play each round.

We're already open to players re-up-ing in advance, so maybe saying "Keep me in for as long as this goes" is just fine? I'm open to suggestions if anyone else has idea about how this ought to be handled.

For this round, we're one short of the max and no one has posted a solution yet, so I think it shouldn't be a problem for Beat to belatedly add you?
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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

Postby beatbandito » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:17 am

I actually already received more than one by pm, but mostly out of order. I'm not going to reroll the musk and make a new problem, but Romo can be added to the end of the round for a solution and guess.

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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

Postby mharr » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:59 am

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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

Postby beatbandito » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:11 pm

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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

Postby nosimpleway » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:59 pm

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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

Postby beatbandito » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:13 pm

I believe some guns were jumped. We still need two Canadians before the dog.
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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

Postby atog » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:50 pm

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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

Postby Mongrel » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:58 pm

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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

Postby Romosome » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:13 pm

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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

Postby beatbandito » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:59 am

Okay, NOW we have all the answers we could possibly ever need for this problem, clearly, and it's not as funny because I forgot about 1/3 of the group.

Now everyone PM me your guesses for who Elon is. And, while true, "the one with enough mid-life crisis's to go around" won't count.

Mr. Musk please PM me your guess, if I can even call it that, since your beautiful MENSA brain could never be wrong.
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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

Postby mharr » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:02 am

Should more of this game operate by pm? Seems like answering direct to the thread adds a lot of weird timing issues, though it does prevent duplicate answers.

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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

Postby beatbandito » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:15 am

Now that all standard submissions are in and I don't need to worry about wording, from my host perspective this may actually be the best way to do it. I think the standard should be "pm me if you think of something before your term" and then it's on the host to spread out the in-thread posts to give elon a chance.

OR, optionally, since this version doesn't require the host to stay in the dark and all replies wont be instant, have EVERYONE PM the host, then the host sends those solutions to elon first, gets his solution and posts them all at once.

Anything else and I think it's be too obvious where the delay is.
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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

Postby nosimpleway » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:11 am

I've got a topic for next round, so if we can figure out a different thing to try I'll go with that.

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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

Postby beatbandito » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:43 am

Only two guesses so far.
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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

Postby atog » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:28 pm

To be fair to the mod, running it all based on PMs means a full inbox and the game grinds to a halt.
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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

Postby Mongrel » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:00 pm

The reason that the answer are generally posted over time in the thread itself is to give Elon a chance to guess while the round is still being played, that way they can possibly post an answer with some relevance to the question and thereby hide themselves a little better.

I understand that this is more difficult for an Elon who's turn falls earlier in the order, but that's sort of the cost of doing business. Yes, if Elon guesses correctly that always trumps anyone figuring out who Elon is, so it's potentially workable to do it all by simultaneous PM, but I still suspect that in that scenario it will be very obvious more often than not who Muskie is, so that will really render a lot of the game moot.
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Re: Elon Musk's Ipod Submarine

Postby nosimpleway » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:49 pm

Sure, but posting publicly means if Elon goes first he's boned, if Elon goes before about fourth he's probably boned, and if the mod picks turn order with that in mind it eliminates half of the potential Musky candidates.

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