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Secret Message Contest for BUCK [Closed]

Discussion in 'Archived BronyScot Discussion' started by anthony rothstein, 6 April 2016.

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  1. anthony rothstein

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    !!! Congratulations to the winner: @StarStream !!!

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    To celebrate BUCK this weekend we're holding a contest. A bunch of us will also be about, so be sure to come say hi!

    @Moontune whilst gardening found this weird stone tablet with fancy letters on. Can you help us find out what it says?

    Prize:
    We'll be giving away 1 ticket to BronyScot 2016, happening on the 19th - 20th November in Glasgow, Scotland.

    What to do:
    The contest is easy enough! Just post a picture of yourself at BUCK and tag @BronyScot on twitter, post to our Facebook page or reply to this UKofE thread. You can also bag yourself 2 more chances to win if you can decode our secret message up there! It is a secret message though, so make sure not to post the answer publicly, please use the form below!

    1 entry - Post an image of yourself having fun at BUCK
    2 entry - If you decode our secret message!



    Guidelines
    • Contest closing date is 23:59 Sunday 10th April.
    • Winner will be announced during the after convention breakfast on Monday 11th April.
    • Winner will be chosen via a random raffle.
    • Posting the answer publicly will automatically void your entry.
    • We reserve the right to pull or amend the contest at any time.
    • If you cannot access the online form for submitting the secret answer, you can do it in person if you find a member of our staff during the weekend!
     
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  2. Sketchy Sounds

    Sketchy Sounds Recognised Pony

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    Quick question, do people need to decode the message and answer with what the message says, or answer with an answer to the question it asks?
     
  3. anthony rothstein

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    An unanswered question isn't very good now!
     
  4. Cloudane

    Cloudane Element of Mostly Excessive Verbosity

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    It seemed easy but.... XD
     
  5. finalsight

    finalsight Honorary Pony

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    Are you 100% sure on those runes? One seems to be wrong.
     
  6. Moontune

    Moontune Active Pony

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    You're right, one isn't entirely right because the list I had was missing that letter. So I had to slightly improvise.
     
  7. anthony rothstein

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    Just a quick update!

    We'll be contacting the winner shortly, and once they've replied we'll announce them publicly!
     
  8. Silver Broom

    Silver Broom Tireless Traveller

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    I guess I can write this now the competition's closed.

    I had noticed (after the picture had already been set), that there should really have been specific single runes used þ (th) and ᛝ (ng) to be phonetically correct, even though in English these are represented by two letters. Arguably the same with ᛓ (ph).
    Is this what you meant?

    As some trivia, the þ symbol from runes used to be used in English as well (and it still is in Icelandic). It got replaced by the letter y because printing press blocks in 15th~16th century (most of which were imported from Germany) didn't support þ, hence "Ye Olde" in archaic shop names. Nowadays it's written as 'th'.
     
  9. finalsight

    finalsight Honorary Pony

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    Actually it was that ᛚ was used as a substitute for a V when it actually translates as an L.

    Edit: also technically it should have be something more like:
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    Although that would be just plain mean as you would have to decode it and then translate it from Danish :p
     
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  10. anthony rothstein

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    Drum roll please! May I announce our winner as @StarStream ! Congratulations! Your ticket to BronyScot (and Rock Nessie) has been emailed to you!

    Big thank you to all who entered, we loved receiving our answers and your pictures on twitter!

    The answer to our secret message was: Futhark! The viking alphabet <3
     
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  11. StarStream

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    Thanks so much! :D Definitely didn't think I'd be lucky enough to win the raffle, this has made my day ^.^
     
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