Voynich thread: how many pages before it's locked?

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Voynich thread: how many pages before it's locked?

Post by makc » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:58 pm

We had Voynich under discussion before on:
  • 2002 August 26 (can't find the thread)
  • 2005 January 22:
  • 2010 January 31 - ongoning thread is at page 6, but moderators started arguments with crackpots and are splitting posts - which is sure sign of thread's ultimate destiny waiting around the corner.
So, place your bets - when will it happen this time? P.s. @geckzilla maybe enable polls in this forum?

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Re: Voynich thread: how many pages before it's locked?

Post by neufer » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:28 pm

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Re: Voynich thread: how many pages before it's locked?

Post by RJN » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:41 pm

More people check APOD every few days than every day. Some check once a week. Some when a space news event happens that interests them, perhaps once a month. I would give the "once-a-weekers" a chance to have a look and comment and then lock it soon thereafter.

Also, APOD readership turns over, so that a good fraction of people who saw the Voynich APOD this time never saw it before on the two previous APODs. I would guess that most of the posters on this topic have not seen it before or would not have commented this time around. My hope was that the diverse APOD readership would include someone with a unique background or perspective that would add key insight to this long standing problem. I also consider the APOD readership to be a powerful and unique form of collective intelligence, and I wish I had more good problems to pose for them!

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Re: Voynich thread: how many pages before it's locked?

Post by geckzilla » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:48 pm

It's not over till someone invokes Hitler or Nazis!
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: Voynich thread: how many pages before it's locked?

Post by Chris Peterson » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:25 pm

geckzilla wrote:It's not over till someone invokes Hitler or Nazis!
Or Al Gore!
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Re: Voynich thread: how many pages before it's locked?

Post by makc » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:16 pm

oh, there's a poll now. but, duh, it wouldn't be fair for me to vote.

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Re: Voynich thread: how many pages before it's locked?

Post by neufer » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:18 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
geckzilla wrote:It's not over till someone invokes Hitler or Nazis!
Or Al Gore!
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