User talk:MaxAlex

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Thanks for your first edit. I hope it doesn't take another 9 months for your second. - π 12:36, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Sysopery[edit]

Due to length of service and contribs you are now a Sysop! Please Please de-red your user page. Acei9 20:58, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

@The riddle on your userpage[edit]

I'm guessing it's your userpage itself? Tetronian you're clueless 22:08, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Is it entirely unred? :) MaxAlex (talk) 08:41, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
I guess not...is it ListenerX? (Sorry LX, I couldn't resist!). But seriously, I'm stumped. A hint, maybe? Tetronian you're clueless 00:14, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
Riddles with hints? Good grief man. MaxAlex Swimming pool 23:35, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Pool[edit]

Am I completely dense for not understanding why each entry gets a string of gibberish? And what "locked" probably means or not? ħumanUser talk:Human 00:01, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Apparently you are ;) I'll add some brief text underneath to try to get to the point. Thanks! MaxAlex Swimming pool 09:36, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
Maybe adding a link to wp:md5sum would help chumps like me. I see now the whole process is manual, I thought you had made some magic robot on here to do it. So basically,
  1. pick the puppet and perhaps the puppeteer and save the prediction privately
  2. Run the md5sum program on it and save the sum with the private text
  3. Post the sum

Following the exact format given for the prediction avoids duplicate entries. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:47, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Actually it doesn't, due to the "reason" part of the prediction. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:48, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
Right, that's actually deliberate - it would be too easy to brute-force other peoples entries otherwise. Re: md5sum, you don't have to use that - just anything which creates an md5 hash. MaxAlex Swimming pool 08:19, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
No, you can't run it backwards (although who'd be so lame as to try to guess others' predictions?) Nah, the reason part fails at being smart. Whatever, it's your fun thing, not mine to criticize. ħumanUser talk:Human 09:02, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
You wouldn't run it backwards. There are only a few hundred usernames on either side, without a reason you can run all combinations and generate a dictionary of prediction hashes. Feel free to criticize, but jesus, it's just a game. MaxAlex Swimming pool 09:21, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
I'm just playing, but you seem to be taking it pretty seriously! ;) ħumanUser talk:Human 09:42, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Conspiracy theories[edit]

You're really over-thinking this. And as for the missing post, that was some over-speculation on my part, based on some info I'd received and the (seemingly) coincidental fact that the WordP tags for TK mysteriously started returning blank entries. This has since been fixed by WP and I apologised to TK for my over-reaction. Bear in mind at that point, nobody knew he was dead, merely "lying low." I left the post deleted as it served no purpose, but left the apology in place. --Ψ GremlinKhuluma! 12:04, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Actually, I think I'm underthinking it. The complicated cloak-and-dagger story really isn't terribly believable. Anyone who reads here knows that other ops are puppets; good grief, there have been enough slips along the way. MaxAlex Swimming pool 13:03, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
Well, I had to try and protect Jpatt somehow. --Ψ GremlinFale! 13:08, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
But what of poor Karajou? MaxAlex Swimming pool 19:55, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
Karajou would be a real dark horse, but he was in the navy and probably has a few skeletons in his closet. Nudge,nudge, wink, wink. If you get my drift. Redchuck.gif ГенгисIs the Pope a Catholic? 20:02, 10 February 2011 (UTC)