Contest of the Century (in Contests)

th00p April 5 2007 7:07 PM EDT


  • Pit_Spawn, G_Beee, and edyit are all disqualified from the start as they've had previous access to the information.
  • Everyone else, admins included, can win. Even Jon!
  • NO DISCUSSING ANY ANSWERS! This includes chat, CM, PM, AIM, whatever. Anyone who does help another with any answers will be disqualified from this and any future contests of mine.

  • Any complaints or questions, along with bug notification, should be sent to CM PM, or my e-mail. Please don't post here other than with any compliments, congratulations, or records of donations to the contest.

    {CB1}Lukeyman April 5 2007 7:08 PM EDT

    so.. Do I win?

    BootyGod April 5 2007 7:20 PM EDT

    100 years. I win.

    Unappreciated Misnomer April 5 2007 7:49 PM EDT


    th00p April 5 2007 7:52 PM EDT

    Congratulations to who? Why?

    RedWolf April 5 2007 7:52 PM EDT


    QBOddBird April 5 2007 8:00 PM EDT

    Congratulations th00p on your 2.5 years of CB anniversary?

    Unappreciated Misnomer April 5 2007 8:01 PM EDT

    who: me
    why: ive sent a pm

    AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 5 2007 9:31 PM EDT

    Congrats on creating a nifty puzzle for one, and for being th00p!

    Nerevas April 5 2007 9:31 PM EDT

    Congratulations on your account being exactly 17 months old today?

    MissingNo April 5 2007 9:39 PM EDT

    Congrats on bringing sexy back.

    QBOddBird April 5 2007 10:19 PM EDT

    Congrats to SNK3R for making it to 100k score with a *snicker* Halidon Familiar.

    [P]Mitt April 6 2007 2:14 AM EDT

    Congratulations to th00p, for making a contest that I completely don't understand.

    DiabloSpawn April 6 2007 5:22 AM EDT

    Yeah, well done th00p

    th00p April 6 2007 8:49 AM EDT

    For those that don't understand: Clicky

    For those that already got that part (go novice!) think of it as a head start.

    AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 6 2007 10:35 AM EDT

    Aww you helped them...
    Where is my email reply!

    QBRanger April 6 2007 11:45 AM EDT


    Level 9 is a shot to the face for me.

    Good Luck everyone else!

    QBOddBird April 6 2007 12:47 PM EDT

    Congratulations...Beefy Evan?

    Vaynard [Fees Dirt Cheap] April 6 2007 2:28 PM EDT

    Ha ha I got to the end and got the right answer! Too bad you won't let it count :'(

    th00p April 6 2007 2:29 PM EDT

    Well, not quite the right answer... but you did get to the end, and that was only with a lucky guess skipping around. Sorry, that won't do it for ya!

    AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 6 2007 5:22 PM EDT


    PoisoN April 6 2007 8:49 PM EDT

    #15 - argh! Well #13 was really difficult, but #15?!? I have no idea what was going on in th00ps brain ;-) maybe later.

    AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 6 2007 8:53 PM EDT

    I'm still failing at 13 after a day of delay getting th00p to answer my email...don't feel bad PoisoN...

    AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 6 2007 9:15 PM EDT

    HAH, I got the answer to #15 trying to find the answer to #13...I hate you th00p, I'm going to end up spending the rest of my days trying to figure this out...I'm sending my angry girlfriend your way...

    AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 6 2007 9:26 PM EDT

    PoisoN having gotten #13 is driving me crazy...

    PoisoN April 6 2007 9:44 PM EDT

    It seems I missed the possibility to skip a riddle. How did you do that?

    AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 6 2007 9:51 PM EDT

    I don't think it's going to work, th00p will likely want the answers to each and every one, so accidentally getting one from ahead isn't really that least not unless I actually get #13 eventually...

    AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 6 2007 9:55 PM EDT

    all I know is that if I don't feel like an idiot for not getting #13 I'm going to storm th00p's castle and sack it...

    PoisoN April 6 2007 10:18 PM EDT

    Got #15 =) finally. But #16 looks even more difficult. Lol, lets sleep.

    QBOddBird April 6 2007 10:54 PM EDT

    You guys stink. I'm still sitting on #9.

    PoisoN April 6 2007 11:07 PM EDT

    Couldn't stop, at #20 now. I hope the riddle is solved when I wake up, have lots of other things to do ;-)

    Last Gasp April 6 2007 11:31 PM EDT

    I feel silly being stuck at #5... Nice work th00p!

    AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 7 2007 2:00 AM EDT

    I need to know what #13 is! I hope you solve this thing in the morning PoisoN!

    DiabloSpawn April 7 2007 5:13 AM EDT

    I'm stuck on #9 too, OB ;)

    AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 7 2007 5:20 AM EDT

    I'm stuck at #5 as well. :'(

    [The Wretched]Freekie [Lower My Fees] April 7 2007 7:43 AM EDT

    Im stuck at 1 i guess...

    PoisoN April 7 2007 11:00 AM EDT

    I'm unworthy. #20 is such a mean thing :D So the race is not over yet. Good luck to you all.

    AdminNightStrike April 7 2007 12:54 PM EDT

    If 5 is something that only CB1 people will know, I'll be annoyed heavily...

    DiabloSpawn April 7 2007 2:27 PM EDT

    pity we can't buy hints...

    AdminLamuness April 7 2007 2:36 PM EDT

    I feel your pain NS. #5 is starting to become a big thorn in my side.

    Pet0sh April 7 2007 3:05 PM EDT

    Been at 5 since thursday...

    BootyGod April 7 2007 3:41 PM EDT

    <The_End_of_Days> I love your contest - i have the answer but hey let it run

    Just thought I would say something :)

    Xenko April 7 2007 11:36 PM EDT

    Number 5 makes absolutely no sense.

    Unappreciated Misnomer April 8 2007 12:36 AM EDT

    NOTICE: We collect personal information on this site. To learn more about how we use your information, see our Yahoo Privacy Policy

    ah yeah?

    PoisoN April 8 2007 8:47 AM EDT

    Block the responsible servers, delete the cookies and your yahoo account, done. Or simply do not visit any Yahoo(or Google, MSN, whatever) page. Some companies even provide a good service for anonymous surfing the web. But don't use Google search, directly try instead, they offer an interesting article about internet privacy. =)

    {CB1}Lukeyman April 8 2007 9:25 AM EDT

    <Lukey> Yeah, I got the answer, but you can just let it keep going.

    just thought i'd say something :D

    ..yes im bored :(

    th00p April 8 2007 10:49 AM EDT

    We have a winner! Congrats to PoisoN, the first to finish the contest! I'll send my share of the money and will let G_Beee know that he should send his share too. Don't forget there is still A Steel Familiar lvl 69,134 to be given out to the second person to finish, so keep on going!

    Also, due to popular demand, I'll release a list of answers here after the contest is over because some people want to see how twisted my mind really is.

    PoisoN April 8 2007 11:13 AM EDT

    How about a list of hints?

    QBRanger April 8 2007 12:53 PM EDT

    My attention span is so short, I gave up at level 9.
    Figure out what the level was about, tried to figure it out but no go.

    So please someone else finish the darn thing so we can find the answers before I lose interest in this contest completely.

    AdminNightStrike April 8 2007 1:17 PM EDT

    I got to 13 and gave up...

    DiabloSpawn April 8 2007 1:28 PM EDT

    Furthest No. 9 for me, I can't wait to see the answers so I can find out how I couldn't figure it out...too much PT for a SF imo.

    AdminG Beee April 8 2007 2:14 PM EDT

    G Beee (Admin_Beee) PoisoN (NWO) $900000 -- id=0024ha 2:13 PM EDT

    Well done PoisoN.

    AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 8 2007 2:32 PM EDT

    Thank you PoisoN, I stopped trying for #13, I was so angry I couldn't stand it...

    I was even more annoyed when I stumbled on the answer to #15 while guessing #13.

    a title of Trivia Time!, page name cello.html and 7. weren't enough for me...I tried every think I could think of...and just gave up.

    Where is the answer key th00p I want to see it!

    PoisoN April 8 2007 4:06 PM EDT

    I'm afraid we need a second winner, Novice :-)

    AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 8 2007 4:07 PM EDT

    No way, I've got my sanity to think of!

    AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 8 2007 4:08 PM EDT

    I'm so sorry th00p, I got so excited when PoisoN won...8@(

    th00p April 9 2007 12:04 PM EDT

    Still waiting for a second winner.
    Hopefully people are still trying, because it would seem a shame that I spent my time making this contest and only one person finished it. Someone finish please so you can make me happy!

    Purple Cobra April 9 2007 12:10 PM EDT

    Somebody please finish!!!

    Maybe its time for some hints?

    At least for level 5. I mean, I feel like I've been stuck here for a week now. XP.

    Pet0sh April 9 2007 6:44 PM EDT

    Indeed...I have a feeling it's something stupidly easy though (as the other ones were)

    QBRanger April 9 2007 6:51 PM EDT

    I have given up at level 9. I guess sometimes a contest may be too hard for mere mortals.

    PoisoN is no mere mortal.

    Nerevas April 9 2007 6:56 PM EDT

    I gave up on lvl9 as well. I pretty much or partially know the answer, I just don't know what it wants me to do with it.

    AdminNightStrike April 9 2007 7:47 PM EDT

    th00p, I found the page for your last few purely by chance... and could probably formulate the answer you want, but I'm still stuck at #13... I'll think about it a little more.

    Purple Cobra April 9 2007 7:57 PM EDT

    Yeah I accidentaly stumbled upon the answers for # 18 AND # 15 in my attempts to go ahead with number 5.

    PoisoN April 9 2007 9:07 PM EDT

    "<The_End_of_Days> I love your contest - i have the answer but hey let it run"

    -> The real mystery master :)

    Thx th00p and G Beee for the contest & the prize. I can't believe it took me so long to find the answers, I really hope you create a second contest of this quality :)

    Thx Popsicle Man, I felt more like a common stupid mortal after almost 24h for #20 ;-)

    AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 9 2007 9:55 PM EDT

    th00p, stumping nearly all of CB is no simple feat, you should be proud!

    AdminNightStrike April 9 2007 10:00 PM EDT

    Ok, so I figured out most all of them AFTER 13, but not 13 itself...........

    AdminNightStrike April 9 2007 10:33 PM EDT

    ok, so I've got all the way to 13, 15, and 18 through to the end....

    AdminNightStrike April 9 2007 10:33 PM EDT

    YES! Got 13!!

    Purple Cobra April 9 2007 10:38 PM EDT

    Go Nightstrike Go!

    We want answers!

    AdminNightStrike April 9 2007 10:41 PM EDT

    I'm up to #16 right now... once I break through this barrier, I have most of the rest...... (unless th00p laid a trap)

    AdminNightStrike April 9 2007 10:43 PM EDT

    ok, need some clarification here... the answer to #16 that I got (I deciphered the clue, but there are multiple possibiltiies) doesn't go to #17. Is this ok?

    AdminNightStrike April 9 2007 10:44 PM EDT

    ok, figured that out... you've got a little bug in your game, th00p.

    AdminNightStrike April 9 2007 10:49 PM EDT

    Done... fired off an email to th00p, and we'll see what happens.

    AdminNightStrike April 10 2007 7:21 PM EDT

    th00p, wake up!

    th00p April 10 2007 7:51 PM EDT

    But it's so early... finally found the email the 2nd time 'round and sent it back, some people are getting very close!

    AdminNightStrike April 10 2007 8:00 PM EDT

    What you corrected I already had in my list......... I clarified it in a followup email

    th00p April 13 2007 3:47 PM EDT

    Do you guys want me to let you all know the answers so you can breathe easier or wait until someone finally solves it and wins a second prize?

    QBRanger April 13 2007 3:48 PM EDT

    Just tell us the answers, but if others want to wait, can you email them to me at least.

    AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 13 2007 3:49 PM EDT


    Give the prize to NightStrike for trying!

    AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 13 2007 5:15 PM EDT

    Just CM me number 5 th00p, so I can try to carry on! ;)

    AdminNightStrike April 13 2007 5:20 PM EDT

    th00p, did you respond to my latest emails?

    Relic April 13 2007 6:51 PM EDT

    I am on #18 and the only answer I can come up with takes me to #20 not #19, so I am a bit of an impass.

    AdminNightStrike April 13 2007 8:03 PM EDT

    That's what I had, and I just went with it.

    th00p April 15 2007 2:49 PM EDT

    Since no one seems to be still continuing, I will post the answers here.

    Level 1
    - Look in the title.

    Level 2
    - Look in the dark for the hidden "ammo"
    - Base 18 damage ammo is slayer arrow.
    - slayer.html

    Level 3
    - Look at the image name to see Jonocracy.jpg
    - Remember that it is lowercase only.
    - jonocracy.html

    Level 4
    - Named Item worth $25,961,809.
    - Look on named items page (weapons) and search $25,961,809.
    - Item is a named VB (Callandor)
    - callandor.html

    Level 5
    - Number 1 on CB2 is the first user.
    - Take anyone's name and change the end ID number to 1.
    - User is the system.
    - system.html

    Level 7
    - Post by me on March 19 2007 9:51 PM EDT.
    - Search my replies for that date, find "Help, I've fallen and can't get up!"
    - fallen.html

    Level 9
    - Title is confusing, look at the --M--J--S--D part.
    - Stands for the 12 months, and March, June, September and December.
    - Those 4 months are the chanegmonths, the 4 most important times to a CBer.
    - changemonths.html

    Level 10
    - 16 + 9 = 25
    - Rules say no numbers allowed, so change it to letters.
    - twentyfive.html

    Level 11
    - Levels 6 and 8 never showed up.
    - sixandeight.html

    Level 12
    - Send me an e-mail with the first 9 levels answers and get the next level code.
    - cello.html

    Level 13
    - Trivia time, 7. stands for the 7th question.
    - Go to trivia wiki page, links to Shade's Trivia page, showing Trivia question lineup.
    - 7th question is on literature.
    - literature.html

    Level 14
    - Watch for capitalization, Source is the capitalized word.
    - Look in the source code, you'll find "he answer is ALPHABETSOUP.html"
    - alphabetsoup.html

    Level 15
    - First picture is a pool stick (cue).
    - Second picture is an insect (bee).
    - Third picture are the numbers 406.
    - Q+B+406 = QB #4 '06
    - oddbird.html

    Level 16
    - First picture is a submarine (sub).
    - Second picture is a plus sign (add).
    - Third picture is a Mini Cooper (mini).
    - Sub + Add + Mini = Subadmini = Sub-admin.
    - Source reveals "the one with a V"
    - verifex.html

    Level 17
    - Sub-admin that started internships (Shade and SNK)
    - Source reveals "at a national lab" (not shade, so SNK3R)
    - snkthreer.html

    Level 18
    - Two letters for trivia, 80% of the time.
    - Back to Shade's page, where it shows winning percentages of players.
    - Only player with 80% wins is InebriatedArsonist.
    - ia.html

    Level 20
    - "O M God"
    - Source code reveals "middle three"
    - mgo.html

    Level 20.5
    - D is the only capitalized letter
    - Source reveals to go to alleviate.html, and also that alleviate is no the actual answer.
    - alleviate.html and D is the answer.

    Level 21
    - Add the last three levels together.
    - ia + mgo + d (not alleviate) = iamgod = I am God

    th00p April 15 2007 2:50 PM EDT

    Any complaints are more than welcome so I can improve upon the next contest that I hope to run similar to this. Thank you!

    Xenko April 15 2007 5:02 PM EDT

    What's with the missing levels, i.e., 6, 8 and 19?

    Xenko April 15 2007 5:05 PM EDT

    Wait... I get it now :D

    AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 16 2007 8:46 AM EDT

    So the date given for number 5 was a red herring? :(

    And here I was scouring the 'Crate and Barrel' website. :'(

    Xenko April 16 2007 8:50 AM EDT

    A member of Carnage Blender 2 since .
    Last login at November 3 2000 3:52 PM EST.

    Date is accurate GL. :D

    AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 16 2007 10:13 AM EDT

    this was awesome th00p!

    AdminNightStrike April 16 2007 12:53 PM EDT

    th00p, you never replied to my last email where I sent those answers...

    I think a good way to improve the contest is to have answers by chatmailed or something other than email, because you seem to have not received several emails I sent (perhaps they were blocked by the spam filter?)

    AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 17 2007 3:05 AM EDT

    Doh! >_<
    This thread is closed to new posts. However, you are welcome to reference it from a new thread; link this with the html <a href="/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=0024ha">Contest of the Century</a>