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Message 8129 - Posted: 8 Dec 2008 | 15:27:42 UTC


I just noticed that the mouse over of an individual's information at the left of a forum entry gives a small pop-up screen with more of their info, but that the color scheme for date joined is different. At first, it appeared that only the Cap'n was green with all others in red, but I have seen other users also in green. Just curious why there is a difference? Some early holiday season cheer?

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Message 8138 - Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | 23:57:47 UTC - in response to Message 8129.

Scott Brown wrote:

I just noticed that the mouse over of an individual's information at the left of a forum entry gives a small pop-up screen with more of their info, but that the color scheme for date joined is different. At first, it appeared that only the Cap'n was green with all others in red, but I have seen other users also in green. Just curious why there is a difference? Some early holiday season cheer?

It's not just decoration, it serves a function. Figuring it out is a puzzle I'm sure this crew can solve if they work together.


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Message 8139 - Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | 2:14:15 UTC
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My piraty sense says, user has Pirate Name, Green, no Pirate Name, Red.

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Message 8140 - Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | 3:35:29 UTC - in response to Message 8139.

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My piraty sense says, user has Pirate Name, Green, no Pirate Name, Red.

I see lots of Pirate names that be red.
I see only mirabilos, yourself and Wormholio that be green.
Are there other greens?

BTW, this mouse over info doesn't display in IE.


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Message 8142 - Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | 9:16:00 UTC

I found

mirabilos,
wormholio,
ice,
cyber quad,
pooh bear 27,
death,
son goku and
s@nl-filmfreak.

But i didn't find a hint to something special in common to this group.
They have different punishments, joining dates, teams, countries, number of posts, dubloons and pieces of eight, credits and rac.
I assume they once carried erics bag, when they were students, or they are those who do call erics father when he's robbing there gold dust.
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Message 8144 - Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | 12:32:25 UTC - in response to Message 8140.

Contact wrote:
BTW, this mouse over info doesn't display in IE.

Good to know. Thanks.

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Message 8146 - Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | 14:35:48 UTC - in response to Message 8142.

Kalessin wrote:
I found

mirabilos,
wormholio,
ice,
cyber quad,
pooh bear 27,
death,
son goku and
s@nl-filmfreak.

Add to the list:

[B@H] Wassertropfen
LePandaRoux
joker

But I have no better ideas than the ones you put forward.

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Message 8148 - Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | 18:23:21 UTC


Well, thought it might be a match with the Solstice/Equinox months and join date sine the Cap'n is in June and Pooh Bear 27 is in September, but I have since found red dates for March, Sept., and Dec.

Also, it doesn't match up with the italics on the turk...but I think it has to be some similar kind of listing...
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Message 8149 - Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | 18:51:10 UTC


Add to the Green list:

[B^S] Torok Tames
Justgeo1
Michael Allen Gates
KWSN - Sir Furry Mark
[SG-SPEG] Puzzle-Peter


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Message 8150 - Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | 21:20:12 UTC - in response to Message 8140.

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Pooh Bear 27 wrote:
My piraty sense says, user has Pirate Name, Green, no Pirate Name, Red.
BTW, this mouse over info doesn't display in IE.

Aah, that's the reason! I was already thinking I'm blind or at least color-blind on my second eye. Since the Scott's first message I was damning "What the pirate hell is the Red James Kidd talkin'bout...."
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Message 8165 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008 | 11:19:10 UTC - in response to Message 8149.

Scott Brown wrote:

Add to the Green list:

[B^S] Torok Tames
Justgeo1
Michael Allen Gates
KWSN - Sir Furry Mark
[SG-SPEG] Puzzle-Peter



In comparism to other threads there are very many "green ones" at the end of the "My pirate name" thread
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Message 8206 - Posted: 23 Dec 2008 | 20:53:21 UTC
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My new guesses are:
People in green never turned in an errored unit.
People in green never clicked the negative on a message.
People in green were never given a negative on a message.
People in green never had a message reported as inappropriate on them.
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Message 8207 - Posted: 23 Dec 2008 | 22:14:31 UTC - in response to Message 8206.

Pooh Bear 27 wrote:
My new guesses are:
People in green never turned in an errored unit.
People in green never clicked the negative on a message.
People in green were never given a negative on a message.
People in green never had a message reported as inappropriate on them.

No, but I'm glad to see that people are still pondering this puzzle. I'm sure if a few of you get together you will figure it out.

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Message 8291 - Posted: 13 Jan 2009 | 14:05:28 UTC

No more ideas on this? You may get a clue from looking at the main project page.

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Message 8292 - Posted: 13 Jan 2009 | 17:22:44 UTC - in response to Message 8291.

red is:
People with hidden computers?
People without a profile?
People without a Facebook page?
People who aren't friends to Pirates on Facebook?
People whose hosts cannot be reached due to the network issues?
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Message 8293 - Posted: 13 Jan 2009 | 18:00:18 UTC

These are all interesting hypotheses. But you can't just use the shotgun approach and expect me to say "right" when you hit the right one. You have to provide evidence to support your claim that you actually know the answer, not that you just guessed it.

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Message 8294 - Posted: 13 Jan 2009 | 18:40:39 UTC - in response to Message 8292.
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red is:
People with hidden computers?

This was just a guess.
People without a profile?

As was this one, but it won't fly.
People without a Facebook page?

I don't have a Facebook page... and I am red.
People who aren't friends to Pirates on Facebook?

So in that case, this one can be it as well as I can't become a Pirates friend on Facebook without registering there. Brrr, I'd rather be keel-hauled. (*)
People whose hosts cannot be reached due to the network issues?

This one was based on the BOS list that's showing there, with reachable and unreachable projects. You could've done the same thing for reachable and unreachable hosts.

(*) Next you expect us to be Twitters, Fritters, Hyvers, Myspacers, etc. etc. as well. What would become of us self-respecting pirates who sit and chat all day long on those pages?
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Message 8298 - Posted: 15 Jan 2009 | 13:23:59 UTC


Still trying...

Subscribed to the RSS feed an added the UOTD google gadget, but I am still red so those aren't the answer.
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Message 8300 - Posted: 16 Jan 2009 | 11:35:18 UTC
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Crewmates with green Join Dates have re-verified their email address! ;)

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Message 8301 - Posted: 16 Jan 2009 | 14:43:09 UTC - in response to Message 8300.

DrBob @ SETI.USA wrote:
Crewmates with green Join Dates have re-verified their email address! ;)

Interesting idea. Can you back it up?

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Message 8302 - Posted: 16 Jan 2009 | 15:08:49 UTC - in response to Message 8300.



Verified...my color changed from red to green once e-mail was re-verified. Nice job DrBob!


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Message 8307 - Posted: 16 Jan 2009 | 23:23:50 UTC
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Late last night or was it the morn I do not recall, I be finishing my last bottle rum staggering er I mean walk’n the decks look’n for items o interest. The rest o the crew apparently tired form clean’n the decks as the empty bottles they had collected were gathered round them were dead to the world cept for Wanted Woody who be dancing his fingers cross some strange contraption that made a terrible clack’n noise that caused me head to pound.
Make’n me way back to my bunk I find a strange object not seen by me afore. It had wrote on it “re-verify”. After see’n the item had no apparent worth I tossed it aside but another then appear on my bunk inscribed with a note to visit URL, I cannot recall a mate named URL and all be asleep cept Wanted Woody who still be fondling that strange contraption so I tossed the item aside but notice my mark change from a red to green color. I recall this perhaps be a challenge the Capt’n set for the crew so I makes my way down to the hold were I might have another area to be rest’n while doing my chores and find a similar object there inscribed “re-verify”. After examining it the second item appears with a message to “visit the URL”, who be this URL?? Tossing the second item away I then find my mark in my second “rest area” (if it really exists) had changed from red to green.
I see after waking today Red James Kidd found a similar object in his bunk and now also has a green hue to his mark. So this be proof enough for me Capt’n, though my head be a lil groggy my mark still be green today.

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