asavitzk


quality posts: 0 Private Messages asavitzk

Well played Woot. Well played.

SpicyMike


quality posts: 0 Private Messages SpicyMike

Well played, madam. Well played.

Edit: Jinx @ Asavatizk! (and now, back to Dwarf Fortress)

caroltz


quality posts: 0 Private Messages caroltz

I can't get it. I copied the text exact, removed all non-bold characters/spaces, changed upper case to lower. Still no go, get access denied message. :-(

Indecision may or may not be my problem.

Pedro105Woot


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Pedro105Woot
Zia Lia wrote:That was so not worth it.



That was totally worth it!!!

Kasona


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Kasona

wow, that's a lot of work to go through for what looks like just a red herring!

jessnchar


quality posts: 1 Private Messages jessnchar

Ugh... I'm no good at this, I've written it down so many times and I can't figure it out.

AnnChovi


quality posts: 0 Private Messages AnnChovi

I got all excited when I finally got it right! And then I laughed.

LBeria


quality posts: 5 Private Messages LBeria

Either brain no working right now or solve did not work. Hmmm....must think harder....

Purchases: Too many to track anymore but only 3 Birthday of Celebrations since 2006.

Only the good die young.... But most people are morally ambiguous which explains our random dying patterns....

Kasona


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Kasona
caroltz wrote:I can't get it. I copied the text exact, removed all non-bold characters/spaces, changed upper case to lower. Still no go, get access denied message. :-(


I did that the first time too. Make sure you don't miss the punctuation marks (dash, period, etc.); it's hard to tell which ones of those are bold.

Einherjar13


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Einherjar13

Got it! That was amusing

jro2020


quality posts: 6 Private Messages jro2020

We'll be herring about this for a long time

caroltz


quality posts: 0 Private Messages caroltz
Kasona wrote:I did that the first time too. Make sure you don't miss the punctuation marks (dash, period, etc.); it's hard to tell which ones of those are bold.



Thanks! I finally got it.

Bravo Woot, well played..... you sadistic little b@stards.....

Indecision may or may not be my problem.

hamiltwan


quality posts: 0 Private Messages hamiltwan

Ug, going into the source code was the only way I could do this. Law school taught me to tell (by eye) an italic comma from a regular one, but in the font they use I can't tell when a hyphen is bold for the life of me...

sdub90


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sdub90

Here's more of a hint:

3 forward slashes (/)
3 periods (or dots) (.)
3 hyphens (-)
1 colon (: )
no spaces
all lowercase

die13lda


quality posts: 0 Private Messages die13lda
Kasona wrote:I did that the first time too. Make sure you don't miss the punctuation marks (dash, period, etc.); it's hard to tell which ones of those are bold.




Along these lines, I found that some of the automatic heading styles of Word 2007 helped hightlight the bold characters.

acraigl


quality posts: 41 Private Messages acraigl

MS Word to the rescue!

Find what: Font: Not Bold
Replace with: [nothing]

Voila!

1rudeboy


quality posts: 3 Private Messages 1rudeboy

My congrats to anyone who did this without viewing the source. And no, it's not worth your time.

Jertyrael


quality posts: 21 Private Messages Jertyrael
jro2020 wrote:We'll be herring about this for a long time



Haw. Haw. Haw.

"Woot and all our various sites will continue to be an independently operated company full of horrible, useless products and an untalented jerkface writing staff, same as it ever was." -- Matt Rutledge

theladyphoenix


quality posts: 0 Private Messages theladyphoenix

I see what you did there...first the message had caps, and then it magically disappeared after pressing F5, like my chances of finding a Buccaneer of the Caribbean...

persquank


quality posts: 1 Private Messages persquank
bortel wrote:I think this clue is just a red herring.



Kasona wrote:wow, that's a lot of work to go through for what looks like just a red herring!



Right after I got the picture to load, I shook my fist into the air and cursed woot into the heavens.

aquastardreamer


quality posts: 5 Private Messages aquastardreamer

lol

Cute.

mausmatte


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mausmatte

Is that a herring? Is it magenta or red?

ingabug


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1rudeboy wrote:My congrats to anyone who did this without viewing the source. And no, it's not worth your time.



I didn't use source code & I don't get it :/

sparkymcmuffin


quality posts: 1 Private Messages sparkymcmuffin

Oh no! I missed my chance at a roomba on home.woot while I was decoding this!

AutoTechInSTL


quality posts: 6 Private Messages AutoTechInSTL

Be sure to drink your Ovaltine!

Steve was DELICIOUS!

andrewshulman


quality posts: 4 Private Messages andrewshulman

Well played. As my wife just told me "Sucka." And also "why are you swearing so much at your computer" and also "no, you can NOT go to Seattle and/or Carrolton this summer."

She's a keeper.

queball89


quality posts: 1 Private Messages queball89

where do you go

hcschmidt


quality posts: 0 Private Messages hcschmidt

lol oh my gosh, that was funny, but yeah I have spent too much time on this thing, you tricksters.

baileys326


quality posts: 0 Private Messages baileys326

LOL
That was worth the work. Thanks for the laugh. :-)

mikegberg


quality posts: 56 Private Messages mikegberg

But wait, why is the striped bass orange?

"There are more old wine drinkers than old doCTors." -François Rabelais

bolashoof


quality posts: 3 Private Messages bolashoof
AutoTechInSTL wrote:Be sure to drink your Ovaltine!



A crummy commercial? Sunava...

mikebriley


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mikebriley

Ha! After *eventually* getting there it occurred to me that a totally evil trick would be to post the last bit of the puzzle while we're all chasing the fish...Thank you Woot for not doing that. I appreciate it.

pr0crast1nate


quality posts: 0 Private Messages pr0crast1nate

muahahahahahah http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-hide-one-image-in-another-An-introduction-/?ALLSTEPS

foamybastard


quality posts: 0 Private Messages foamybastard

Did I win my Bag of Carp?

kansasmom


quality posts: 1 Private Messages kansasmom
persquank wrote:Right after I got the picture to load, I shook my fist into the air and cursed woot into the heavens.



lol

It was worth it.

slacker44


quality posts: 7 Private Messages slacker44

The Office Manager has never before received this many read receipts on her memos! Well played!

thetrain2


quality posts: 1 Private Messages thetrain2

What the heck am I missing?

http://d3gqasl9vmjfd8.cloudfront.net/d7837dcf-bat0d-4294-ae18b52f51f508f5.gif

I get access denied

gritmonkey


quality posts: 0 Private Messages gritmonkey

I think the icing is that alpha channel is setup in that image.

At least I have learned how to assemble a map in GIMP.

phatmass


quality posts: 1 Private Messages phatmass
thetrain2 wrote:What the heck am I missing?

http://d3gqasl9vmjfd8.cloudfront.net/d7837dcf-bat0d-4294-ae18b52f51f508f5.gif

I get access denied


You're missing a t and a -.

spunk115


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thetrain2 wrote:What the heck am I missing?

http://d3gqasl9vmjfd8.cloudfront.net/d7837dcf-bat0d-4294-ae18b52f51f508f5.gif

I get access denied



You should DASH right back to see what you may have overlooked. Hopefully your observation skills suit you to a T.