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Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 8:52 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Continuing from faubi's game.

I've randomly generated a secret number N from 1 to 1000. Whoever posts the Nth reply to this thread wins the game!

However, the number is secret, so no one will know in advance what the winning post will be. Once this thread reaches 1000 replies I'll reveal what the secret number N is and who posted the winning post. The more posts you make, the more chances you have to win (though as usual, double posting is not allowed). Since I know what the number N is already, I won't be posting in this thread until the reveal at the end.

I'm not doing any kind of hash thing like faubi did to verify the number, but I am PMing it to myself so that I can check what it is wherever I am as long as I'm logged into the forum.

With all that said, let's go!

Also, since I can't post in the thread, if there's any clarifications I need to make I'll simply edit them in at the end of this opening post like faubi.

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 9:04 pm UTC
by somitomi
I'm gonna get a head start on this.

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 9:49 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
You really going to make us wait for 1000 posts?

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 9:51 pm UTC
by Earthling on Mars
Yes, she is.

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 9:58 pm UTC
by threetwoone
three

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:08 pm UTC
by adnapemit
Im betting this thread will never reach 1000 posts.

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:19 pm UTC
by threetwoone
I bet it will.

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:38 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
adnapemit wrote:Im betting this thread will never reach 1000 posts.

Very likely. Or maybe in a couple years

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 11:50 pm UTC
by eran_rathan
it only took the other one a few weeks. Of course, that was with flicky posting.

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 11:55 pm UTC
by threetwoone
this might take a while

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 1:23 am UTC
by heuristically_alone
The first one started in January. I predict this one to take over a year.

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:13 am UTC
by chridd
*posts*

Maybe I'll win this time?

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:13 am UTC
by somitomi
heuristically_alone wrote:The first one started in January. I predict this one to take over a year.

Was it really that long ago?

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 11:43 am UTC
by threetwoone
We’re already more than 1% done...

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 11:49 am UTC
by Sabrar
Shall I help?

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 11:53 am UTC
by threetwoone
Sure!

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 12:03 pm UTC
by Sabrar
Ok then.

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 12:35 pm UTC
by Earthling on Mars
Anyone can help!

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 12:56 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
Anyone except flicky.

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 1:30 pm UTC
by Earthling on Mars
heury speaks truly.

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 2:36 pm UTC
by somitomi
If only we could do that for the bump game :twisted:

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 2:45 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
After the second win of the bump game, I was thinking about how there should be a rule where the winner cannot participate in the next round

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 3:00 pm UTC
by faubi
Take my post too. And my 1‰ chance of taking home the grand prize!

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 3:06 pm UTC
by emlightened
That's a fabulously high chance, compared to last time!

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 3:10 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
faubi wrote:Take my post too. And my 1‰ chance of taking home the grand prize!

Does that mean you're going to post 10 times?

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 3:11 pm UTC
by emlightened
Permille, not percent, so just once. :(

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 3:28 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
Ah did not see that. Shame :(

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 3:41 pm UTC
by Earthling on Mars
My chance is already 4x higher than last time.

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 3:50 pm UTC
by emlightened
Congrats!

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 6:06 pm UTC
by Sabrar
Still here.

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 6:47 pm UTC
by Earthling on Mars
I see.

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:08 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
I'll be so happy if someone wins with just a couple posts. But even happier if the game ends within 4 months

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:40 pm UTC
by chridd
I'm helping!

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:32 pm UTC
by Earthling on Mars
Good!

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:42 pm UTC
by Sabrar
heuristically_alone wrote:I'll be so happy if someone wins with just a couple posts.
I tried to do that last game, would have been amazing.

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 9:14 pm UTC
by Earthling on Mars
Theoretically, a post which is a player's only post is just as likely to win as any given post which is one of a hundred posts by a different player.

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 9:23 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
Yes, any post is just as likely to win as another post. Which is why this post right here is the winner!

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:00 pm UTC
by Sabrar
Nope.

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:24 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
@flicky

At game end you should just quote the winning post so we have a chance to guess the winner.

Re: Post number N wins 2: This time it's actually impossible for flicky to win

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:32 pm UTC
by threetwoone
hmmm