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Wed, May. 17th, 2006, 04:58 pm
ex_greymaide85: Finally, a Post!

This community has been idle for too long. I was working on a coded puzzle for ambug666 today and I decided it was time for a post here.

This classic code is easy: $5 via paypal to the victor!

CRWETESAFCABSIOSOTRDEXHSE

Wed, May. 17th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
the_duke

ceasersboxwasthefirstcode

Wed, May. 17th, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC)
ex_greymaide85

Good job :)

You're new, so zap me whatever e-mail address you need for paypal and I'll send the prize.

Wed, May. 17th, 2006 11:59 pm (UTC)
the_duke

Yay, sweet. My normal email is The_Duke78@Hotmail.com

Thanks!

Thu, May. 18th, 2006 12:02 am (UTC)
ex_greymaide85

Sent

Wed, May. 17th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
the_duke

i'm new to this so this isn't really a 'classic' for me...i just spent about 15 minutes staring at them knowing that there must be a patern.

25 letters...every 5th letter in order starting at the beginning spells out "Ceasers Box was the first code".

Then I noticed that typing it out in one line then hitting Enter after every 5th made the box.

Wed, May. 17th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
ex_greymaide85

It's actually pretty impressive that you figured out the code without knowing ceasers box first.

I've been trying to posts codes that aren't based on substitution cyphers, since those are so easily broken.

Anyway, welcome to the community, and feel free to post a cypher of your own!

Thu, May. 18th, 2006 12:01 am (UTC)
the_duke

Yeah? That's cool, thanks.

I'm guessing subsitution cyphers are when you replace letters like move HAL one letter forward in the alphabet to get IBM or something? I tried that with this but it wasnt working, hehe.

Good to be here. If I do post a cypher, must there be a cash prize? Is that in the rules somewhere?

Thu, May. 18th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
ex_greymaide85

Yeah, you got the basic idea of substitution cyphers. You can do them with numbers, symbols, whatever, but you always end up with a 1 to 1 correlation that can be broken using mathematical odds (E is the most common letter, etc) no matter what the replacements are.

If you read the community information, you'll see that the 8only* requirement is that you offer some kind of prize, and it can't be pornographic. So you can offer a picture of yourself dressed as a viking, or a sock with a hole in it, or a brand new iPod for all I care. . .but there has to be some sort of prize associated with a code that only the winner gets. I offer cash because I'm lazy, and because I find people like working on codes for cash so offering it as a prize means people will almost definitely work on your code. But to asnwer your question again, NO, the prize does not have to be cash, and it can be something completely silly and valueless.