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There is something that I enjoy doing. However, some evenings when I do it, I experience a mixture of surprise, regret, and sometimes even mild panic. What is it?
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CORRECTION: "surprise" in the puzzle statement might be better if replaced with "confusion"
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Solving lateral thinking puzzles?

If not that, is the action done solo? With one other person? In a group? Can the action be done by children? By blind people? Deaf people? Paraplegics? Quadraplegics? Does the action involve speaking? Using the hands? Moving around? Does it require a prop? A computer? Can it only be done in the evening? Or at all times of day?
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Solving lateral thinking puzzles? yes (and I expected that part to go fast, but not THAT fast!)

so the rest of your questions are either irrelevant or obvious.
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Is one specific puzzle relevant? All of them? Some? Are these active puzzles? Ones on the forum? Or are they puzzles in Admin's books?
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Is one specific puzzle relevant? no All of them? no Some? no, no specific ones Are these active puzzles? yes Ones on the forum? yes Or are they puzzles in Admin's books? no
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Surprise...at the solutions to some of the puzzles? Or when wild guesses turn out to be correct?

Confusion: when you're stuck on a tough puzzle?

Regret: when you can't figure out a solution that should be obvious? Or when someone else figures out an answer that you were dancing around, and was really obvious, but you never hit on it?

Panic: when you're totally stuck?
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I usually panic when I know the solution and am desperately trying to post it before someone else does , anything like this?
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Surprise...at the solutions to some of the puzzles? Or when wild guesses turn out to be correct?

Confusion: when you're stuck on a tough puzzle?

Regret: when you can't figure out a solution that should be obvious? Or when someone else figures out an answer that you were dancing around, and was really obvious, but you never hit on it?

Panic: when you're totally stuck?

I usually panic when I know the solution and am desperately trying to post it before someone else does , anything like this?

No to all. And to clarify: by saying yes to the question about solving puzzles, I meant any time during the entire act of solving a puzzle from puzzle statement to completion, not necessarily the exact moment of finding a solution (although that is included, too)
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Is something related to your computer or web browser relevant?
Something that goes on in the physical space you are in (as opposed to only in the magical puzzle world)?
Or is it about what happens/is said on the forum?
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Is something related to your computer or web browser relevant? sort of related to my computer
Something that goes on in the physical space you are in (as opposed to only in the magical puzzle world)? yes-ish
Or is it about what happens yes /is said no on the forum?
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What you type relevant?
Typos? Other mistake on your part?
Something to do with the mouse or pointer?
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What you type relevant?
Typos? Other mistake on your part?
Something to do with the mouse or pointer? no to all
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What others post? Double-posting relevant?
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What others post? Double-posting relevant? no to both
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Are personal stories told on the forum relevant? Stories that have been made into puzzles? Chatroom relevant?
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Are personal stories told on the forum relevant? no Stories that have been made into puzzles? no Chatroom relevant? sometimes
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Is anything seen in the sidebar relevant? Post count? Registration date? Moderators? New mambers (who are mostly now "new")?
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Is anything seen in the sidebar relevant? Post count? Registration date? Moderators? New mambers (who are mostly now "new")? no to all
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That should have read "NOT new", not "NOW new"...whoops.

Number of forum members relevant? Level of activity on the forum?
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Is it related to something you are physically doing? Something you are seeing? Hearing?
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Number of forum members relevant? Level of activity on the forum? this one might be a little bit relevant

Is it related to something you are physically doing? indirectly Something you are seeing? yes Hearing?

no to rest
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File locking errors, by any chance?
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File locking errors, by any chance? no
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HINT: reread the puzzle statement.
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Relevant that it is in the evening?
Are others on the forum relevant?
Is what you are seeing on the screen that which is relevant?
Do you regret getting on the computer?
Getting on the forum?
Posting something?
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Relevant that it is in the evening? yes!
Are others on the forum relevant? not directly
Is what you are seeing on the screen that which is relevant? yes
Do you regret getting on the computer? no to the rest
Getting on the forum?
Posting something?
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Time zones relevant? time in the evening? Sleep? Other tasks you do in the evening?
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Time zones relevant? yes time in the evening? yes Sleep? no Other tasks you do in the evening? no
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Is the post time several time zones off from yours? Do you mistake the post time for the actual time?
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Is the post time several time zones off from yours? Do you mistake the post time for the actual time? yes to both, and this is very relevant
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Do you mistake people for being online when they are not?
Some other relevance to mistaking the times of other people's posts?
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Do you think you've been up too late? But it's really only, say, 9 PM and you think it's 2 AM?
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Do you mistake people for being online when they are not? no
Some other relevance to mistaking the times of other people's posts? no

Do you think you've been up too late? But it's really only, say, 9 PM and you think it's 2 AM? no to both, but these questions are very ORT
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Are you worried about being late for something? Not getting enough sleep?
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Are you worried about being late for something? Not getting enough sleep? no to both
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Is the date of the posts relevant as well as the time?
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Is the date of the posts relevant as well as the time? YES
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Do you think it is the next day? And you have something going on that day? Or it's a special occasion?
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Do you think it is the next day? yes! And you have something going on that day? sometimes Or it's a special occasion? no
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Are you worried you will miss something important? Not get enough sleep?
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Are you worried you will miss something important? sometimes Not get enough sleep? no

I think you guys have enough info to put together the confused and the sometimes-panicked feelings now. The regret is tougher, so I'll give a hint. The source of regret is not any one particular action or goal. It's a more general sort of regret that many people experience (but some types more than others).
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Regret at not solving a puzzle? At missing something you wanted to see? Some event? Because you thought it happened x hours ago? When it hasn't happened yet? Maybe a TV show?
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Regret at not solving a puzzle? At missing something you wanted to see? Some event? Because you thought it happened x hours ago? When it hasn't happened yet? Maybe a TV show?
no to all. there's no particular event, either.
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Is the regret at failing to do something? Not doing something? Not trying something?
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Is the regret at failing to do something? Not doing something? Not trying something? none of these.

HINTS: It's a regret about a certain natural process. It is not necessary for a person to mistake what day it is to experience this regret; however, the date is relevant.
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Phases of the moon relevant? Eclipses relevant?
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Phases of the moon relevant? no, but thinking about the phases of the moon might cause someone to have the same regret Eclipses relevant? no
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Are we looking for a certain day? Holidays? First of the month?
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Are you feeling getting older?
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Are we looking for a certain day? Holidays? First of the month? no. There is no specific day that is relevant.
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Date (as in number) relevant? Day of the week relevant?
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Date (as in number) relevant? Day of the week relevant? very hard to answer. Let me say that there is only ever one day/date that is relevant at a time, but it changes
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You missed my post at 7:22. Thanks
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Are you feeling getting older? close enough. That time is passing at an alarmingly rapid pace.

Thanks for pointing out your post!

Anyone want to try to put it all together? Or should I?
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You enjoy puzzling on the LTPF. However, in the evenings, due to the time zone differences, by looking at the day / hour that appears in the posts, you seem confused and sometimes mildly panicked, noticing for a second that it is already tomorrow. That passes however, and you feel a sentiment of regret (or melancholy?): another day passed in an instant and is tomorrow even before finishing being today.

Something along these lines or there's more to it?
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You enjoy puzzling on the LTPF. However, in the evenings, due to the time zone differences, by looking at the day / hour that appears in the posts, you seem confused and sometimes mildly panicked, noticing for a second that it is already tomorrow. That passes however, and you feel a sentiment of regret (or melancholy?): another day passed in an instant and is tomorrow even before finishing being today.

Something along these lines or there's more to it? no, that's pretty much it. See below.

***SPOILER***
I live in the Eastern Standard time zone, while LTPF times are listed as GMT. Often, when I check LTPF in the evening, I am quite confused for a moment to see that it is a day later than I had thought it was. If I have something important that should have been done before that later day, I occasionally panic. However, more often I simply take the fact that it appears to be a day later than I expected as yet another sign that time is flying past at what seems to be an ever increasing rate. These feelings only last a moment, though, before I realize what time it is and put an end to my confusion.

It amuses me to no end that I still experience this trio of emotions on a regular basis when visiting LTPF. You would think I would be numb to it by now. Oh well, it is what it is. =)

Thanks to all who participated. It felt good to host a puzzle again. It has been a while.
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Posted on Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 12:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I seem to get that a bit too, and I am in the same time zone as you. Great puzzle!
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No, I just look at a puzzle and see that the maker replied at (for instance now) "8:48 PM" and think oh, they replied a minute ago, so I'll post some more questions now, then realize it was 5 hours and one minute ago and I probably already saw what they posted!

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