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ohhh, missed by 2 minutes
I wasted my time in drafting my post
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Now, this is irritating.
I don't mind if xpi0t0s wins this, but don't say that's the right answer.
'cuz you have not defined the question so well that it has a unique answer
What if I ask you to find the odd one out of 25, 32, 41, 104 and 302 ? (Just try..)
(Sorry if I am rude, but I spent a lot of time on this )

And FYI, ALIFE is a single word : http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/alife.

EDIT: Right answer is defined as anything answer that satisfies all criteria mentioned in the question, and not something that's hidden in someone's mind. Correct me, if I am wrong.

EDIT 2:
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Originally Posted by priyad View Post
I dont mind controversies as long as you all rack your brains before hitting the answer and have some fun too in the process.
It's not AT ALL funny to answer a question as vague as this one !

Last edited by SaswatPadhi; 20Jun2009 at 13:35..
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Again I am not able decide what should be done.
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@ Nimesh- lol...better luck next time.

@ Saswat- If a hint was given or the question explained more, this would have become very easy to solve. Of course the question has many answers. But as the person posting the question, I should decide which one fits best.

I post questions to make sure all members get a fair chance and also it is interesting. If you find it irritating, then it is your issue.

@ Shabbir- The right answer (or the answer I prefer), is by xpi0t0s. However, Saswat's answer is not incorrect. For this case, I suggest the $ can be split between them (if they agree), or as per rules, you can decide.
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I would leave it on both to decide and then come up with something for me
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Shabbir's playing safe
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btw what about my ans can is the only actual word?
i think open ended questions shouldnt be allowed...really.
And when it is, like in this case, then it shold be mentioned its open ans question

@nimesh
lol i agree..

Last edited by mayjune; 20Jun2009 at 16:36..
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Let the $ goto xpi0t0s.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by priyad View Post
@ Saswat- If a hint was given or the question explained more, this would have become very easy to solve.
Yeah, but you can't ask :

Re-arrange :AEEIICRRMU


You have to write

Re-arrange "into a famous person's name" : AEEIICRRMU

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Originally Posted by priyad View Post
Of course the question has many answers. But as the person posting the question, I should decide which one fits best.
Of course, then why do you have this system at all ?? If you are the one who decides, simple choose any member you love and send him a $.

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I post questions to make sure all members get a fair chance and also it is interesting. If you find it irritating, then it is your issue.
You are actually over-confident that what you are doing is "good for all".
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Priya:

I agree with Saswat.

So I suggest to keep it consistent, i.e. to add some hint and not keep it as an open question.
This way no one will doubt on your decision, as in this thread.