Okay, I was confused the first time I saw it.

Ah, so here's what really happened, then: Gubznf, orvat hanoyr gb cresbez uvf wbo qhr gb qvfgnapr, fgnegrq gb unir zbarl vffhrf. Ur tbg va, onq, jvgu n ybna funex. Uvf ebbzzngrf, orvat boyvivbhf gb gur snpg gung ur pbhyqa'g jbex fb sne njnl, qvqa'g abgvpr. Ur orpnzr qrcerffrq naq wbvarq n perj, eboovat onaxf. Bar qnl, gurl eboorq n onax npebff sebz Qrerx'f pbssrr fubc naq ur jvgarffrq vg. Gubznf'f perj pbreprq uvz vagb xvyyvat Qrerx gb cerirag uvz sebz grfgvslvat

And now I've seen it a second time

It's not in bar bs vgf fvtaf

I'm pretty sure this is cipher text but I can't find anything about it or what cipher it uses. Help me out?


Common courtesy when you can't spoiler things easily is to use rot13, a cipher that shifts every letter forward 13 places: A and N switch, B and O switch, C and P switch... all the way up to M and Z.

Here is a site that will automatically encode or decode for you.

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    $\begingroup$ This worries me. Scrambled comments provide literally no constructive value to anyone who's not in on this, excluding almost all people from discussion - particularly new users to the site, who won't have any clue what's going on. $\endgroup$
    – user20
    Apr 1 '16 at 18:02
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    $\begingroup$ @Emrakul: I agree, which is why I always add "(rot13)" and link to rot13.com in the very rare case when I need to add a spoiler in a comment. $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi Mod
    Apr 1 '16 at 18:06
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    $\begingroup$ If this is really something people find necessary, maybe we should consider making linking to rot13 a global policy, then... otherwise, these comments are just going to harm usability for everyone (even more than they do already). $\endgroup$
    – user20
    Apr 1 '16 at 18:10
  • $\begingroup$ Common courtesy is not to require people to install an add-on to the browser to read your comments. rot12(Eqq tai mzzakuzs uf ue?) $\endgroup$
    – Florian F
    Aug 14 '19 at 10:03

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