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*** NEW FORUM VISITORS *** PLEASE READ ***

#1 Post by Scurra » Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:41 pm

Welcome to the Puzzlebrains forum. This is the place to come to talk to other members of the Puzzlebrains community, to discuss particular puzzles, share or request hints, or simply chat about anything you want. If you're new here, please take the time to read this introduction to help you find your way around the forum.

The Magazine puzzles are discussed in the Magazine part of the forum. Individual issues have their own sections and there are also sections for the other puzzles found in the magazine. If you want to post hints or need help from fellow forum members, then that's the place to go.

Please do not post specific solutions anywhere on this forum. Indeed, please refrain from posting explicit hints at all unless they are essential to a discussion; particularly when this relates to one of the "metapuzzles" (the puzzle that yields the final answer for a magazine issue.) If you need to include hints, please use the spoiler tag button (highlight the text and then click "spoiler") - it will then be hidden behind a black bar which can be read by highlighting like this text. Complete answers to puzzles are likely to be removed by a moderator.

Finally, here are a few other things that other forum users have found useful to know:

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Enjoy the forum!

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Re: *** NEW FORUM VISITORS *** PLEASE READ ***

#2 Post by Scurra » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:03 pm

Disappearing Posts

From time to time, people have reported that posts have "gone missing".
One possible explanation for this is that several people attempt to reply to a message in a thread at the same time. When this happens, the system will flash up a message to you saying that another reply has been posted and offering you the chance to edit your message.
Your message has therefore not been posted in the thread!
If you still want to post it, you need to click the submit button again.
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
All of my puzzles are simple and obvious. For certain values of "simple" and "obvious".

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