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Old 11-01-2015, 06:21 AM
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I do not attemp to solve some crptograms when I see who they are from, i.e. probverb, Bob Hope (I,ve met him and dislike him) and few others. Does anyone else do this?
Hi, I'm a newbe and had wondered the same thing. I do skip some quotes now when I see who they are from. An example is Nietzsche--a real "downer" in my opinion. (Haven't seen one by Hitler, yet. But, I'll skip that one for sure.) For me, part of the whole reason for solving a cryptogram is to get to a "nugget" at the end. Something uplifting or inspiring or at least thought-provoking.

PS. It's hard to believe you didn't like Bob Hope. (I will always love his work.) But, at the same time, I guess I can believe it. Many people love VanGogh, but would probably be deeply dismayed if he actually was in their living room.
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Old 11-01-2015, 07:18 AM
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I rarely even notice the quoter until I finish answering a quote. And even if I did, I'd still work to solve it. Now when I come upon an objectionable or inane quote, then I can leave my opinion. Better to leave an opinion comment that let's someone know your problem with the quote than to skip it and no one notice.
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Old 11-02-2015, 01:31 AM
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I do them all. I like to have a 100% success rate. Even the obnoxious ones can be interesting, and the comments are generally worth reading even if the quote itself isn't. I will admit, though, that I shudder when I see some names, like the Marquis de Sade.
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