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Old 2020-06-26, 14:20   #56
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So, how this filters out the trolls, the morons, etc, from the "honest" or "serious", guys? (not counting the fact that such characteristics can be mixed, some crank/troll/moron could still be honest in his belief).
If the person says, "I don't know" then we respond that the size of The Next Biggest Prime™ is at least 24,862,049 decimal digits (I have been saying that written out the number is over 24 megabytes long) . And so we need to know their number to check out the size. This may get some people to say, "Oh that's big".

Asking for the software that they used is designed so that we can see if they are even playing the right game.
This league of play vs sandbox playing

The questions (and their sequence) and the responses should illuminate who are the clueless and who are the trolls.
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Old 2020-06-27, 19:22   #57
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The testing of numbers that end in a straight discussion has been moved.
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