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I totally agree that the specific example you linked should be tagged knowledge (in fact, I've edited it in). In this instance, it could even have been music, but that may be too much of a hint, and I don't mind people using slightly more ambiguous versions of tags to help hide information, just not complete omission. However, your more general question is a ...


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Is it ok to post puzzles which are simple yet funny? Yes - simple puzzles are most welcome. Not all puzzles have to be hard, and hard puzzles are not necessarily 'better' or more enjoyable than easy puzzles. If you want to explain, in the question itself, that the puzzle you're posting isn't very difficult and so might be particularly suitable for ...


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I think just post them. There aren't very many of them. And who can judge whether there's a reasonable chance of a solution? A question on the Voynich manuscript here, for example, would attract people who are interested and who want to put their heads together, and could get a lot of very stimulating answers over a long period of time. That could only be ...


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For what it's worth, this has always been a concern for me. I decided to write a bunch of puzzles aimed to be kind of medium difficulty. The idea was to write quickly, without spending too much time on any one puzzle so I could get a feel for what was hard and what was easy and develop my puzzle writing skill at the same time. I thought after I had that ...


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I suggest that famous unsolved ciphers should only be posted if it is reasonable to expect a good answer from the Puzzling.se community. The same approach is taken on Math.se. I think that Puzzling.se should not be a repository for ciphers that are very unlikely to be solved. As google shows, a lot of expertise has already been applied to the Kryptos, Beale,...


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One thing to add to AE's answer is to ponder why it is simple. If it is simple because everyone has already heard it, then you would want to make sure that it is not a duplicate of or relatively similar to something already posted.


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What exactly do you mean by "hard"? Puzzles that are challenging There's absolutely no problem with this. We've had immense complex puzzles that take hours or days to solve, and they're usually extremely well-received by an impressed audience of voters. As long as they're still doable, of course. Don't go so far into the realms of difficulty that you end ...


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"Puzzle" is not a tag here because nearly every question here is a puzzle. "Wordplay" usually involves multiple readings of a word, moving around letters, or looking at the sounds making up a word. I feel like your question doesn't really have a satisfactory answer. Riddles' difficulty is very subjective: things that are obvious to you could be completely ...


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I would positively lose my mind over more of these real-life mysteries! They should definitely belong here. I had a total blast with the double edged sword and am actually back into Latin again as well as starting to get into learning Greek. Something on the Voynich manuscripts, I may be looking at it wrong but, some parts look as if they were stamped as ...


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