20 Questions (MCC1)

Anything goes, but keep it seemly...

Postby MCC » Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:30 pm

Havard wrote:I won't try a guess, but have been facinated about this game for a while, and again and again been very impressed by this site: http://www.20q.net/

So MCC, I would be interested to know how many guesses that site used just to give us a benchmark?:)

I won.

It asked me 30 questions before declaring that I had won.

It stated that there were three contradictions in my replies, but I could argue otherwise that they weren't contradictions.


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Postby MCC » Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:46 pm

What have you got so far:

Are you a physical object?
Would you fit in a box of size 1m x 1m x 1m?
Were you created/crafted by an Earth-dwelling living entity?
Yes.

Are you a household item?
Maybe.

Are you powered by electricity?
No.



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Postby Cec » Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:22 pm

MCC wrote:Zen and the Art of Procrastination.

This is not a question but couldn't resist.. About "Procrastination" I keep meaning to address this problem but keep putting it off:)

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Postby emm » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:02 am

People seem reluctant to guess - why is that?

You can only narrow it down so much - at some point someone’s going to have to stick their neck out and hope to get a lead. Since we won the rugby, I’m changing sports and kicking for touch. Let me know when my limit's up.:D

Are you associated with the arts?
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Postby MCC » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:14 am

emm wrote:People seem reluctant to guess - why is that?

People need to be more hestitant towards the end, with questions/guesses, rather than at the beginning.

emm wrote:You can only narrow it down so much - at some point someone’s going to have to stick their neck out and hope to get a lead. Since we won the rugby, I’m changing sports and kicking for touch. Let me know when my limit's up.:D

Emm, there is no personal limit, if you're the only one asking questions then go ahead.


emm wrote:Are you associated with the arts?

Generally, No.

Are you a physical object?
Would you fit in a box of size 1m x 1m x 1m?
Were you created/crafted by an Earth-dwelling living entity?
Yes.

Are you a household item? (more No than yes.)
Maybe.

Are you powered by electricity?
Are you associated with the arts?
No.


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Postby Cec » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:40 pm

I'm sure the reluctance of people to post a question is like me in knowing a wrong question reduces the chances for somebody else to eventually come up with the right answer.... a bit of "Alfred Hitchcock" mystery about it.

About half an hour ago I decided to stick my neck out and posted an answer "another riddle" but then deleted this after realizing this is not a physical object. I also thought it might be something to do with the approaching Xmas but still can't come up with a question considering the above clues. ..... So I'll ponder some more.

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Postby underquark » Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:18 am

Are you generally found in a garden?
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Postby tarek » Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:14 am

I also decided to as Cec to give it another go, but then discovered that underqurk asked one......... Now I think that we should wait until MCC answers this question before another question is asked ........ I don't like this:(

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Postby MCC » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:08 am

underquark wrote:Are you generally found in a garden?

No.

Are you a physical object?
Would you fit in a box of size 1m x 1m x 1m?
Were you created/crafted by an Earth-dwelling living entity?
Yes.

Are you a household item? (more No than yes. )
Maybe.

Are you powered by electricity?
Are you associated with the arts?
Are you generally found in a garden?
No.

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tarek wrote:Now I think that we should wait until MCC answers this question before another question is asked ........ I don't like this:(

Ok, this is proving difficult because of the reluctancy of people to ask a question and of the time waiting for an answer to a previous question before asking another, so this will be the one and only 20 questions unless the rules are changed.


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Postby tarek » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:36 am

to serve your function/purpose in general, do you & all your parts have to remain static ?

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Postby emm » Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:34 am

I don't see anything wrong with a question a day - or with waiting for the last answer before asking another. I'm as interested in the kind of questions other people will think to ask, as I am in whatever it is MCC is thinking of.
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Postby MCC » Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:53 am

tarek wrote:to serve your function/purpose in general, do you & all your parts have to remain static ?

Yes.

Are you a physical object?
Would you fit in a box of size 1m x 1m x 1m?
Were you created/crafted by an Earth-dwelling living entity?
To serve your function/purpose in general, do you & all your parts have to remain static ?
Yes.

Are you a household item? (more No than yes. )
Maybe.

Are you powered by electricity?
Are you associated with the arts?
Are you generally found in a garden?
No.

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Postby Bigtone53 » Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:51 pm

Do some people make use of you in the ordinary course of their worK?

(PS you sound like a sundial to me but that is not a guess, just a passing comment)
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Postby MCC » Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:55 pm

Bigtone53 wrote:Do some people make use of you in the ordinary course of their worK?

Yes.

Are you a physical object?
Would you fit in a box of size 1m x 1m x 1m?
Were you created/crafted by an Earth-dwelling living entity?
To serve your function/purpose in general, do you & all your parts have to remain static ?
Do some people make use of you in the ordinary course of their work?
Yes.

Are you a household item? (more No than yes. )
Maybe.

Are you powered by electricity?
Are you associated with the arts?
Are you generally found in a garden?
No.

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Postby Bigtone53 » Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:06 pm

When it is my turn again, would I expect to find you on my desk in my office?
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