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Welcome to Emoticon Zendo Game 178!

Many thanks to
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for the previous game!

To see a list of all the games, see the Emoticon Zendo Wiki. (Everyone is encouraged to keep the wiki page up to date, especially those who master or win a game.)

This game is finished. Congratulations to
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for correctly guessing the rule:
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A koan has the Buddha-nature if and only if it contains an even number of different emoticons.

Consider the Spock rule.

Emoticon Zendo Rules:
-All BGG users start with exactly one guessing token.
-There is no "Mondo" -- there is only "Master" and guessing
-There are no turns, but no one student may do "master" (asking about a koan) two consecutive times (i.e. he must wait for another student to do "master" in between), unless 24 hours have passed without another student doing a "master". A student may "guess" the rule twice consecutively only if there was a "master" from another student, and at least an hour has passed since the first guess. A student may do a "master" and then make a guess consecutively.
-The null koan is allowed in Emoticon Zendo. Use the word "null" to indicate a koan with no emoticons.
-Your first guess is free. Additional guesses cost 1 GeekGold (except see below). The GG should be submitted as a tip to this thread. The student with the first correct guess (the winner) will win all the GG as a prize.
-If you have already made at least one guess, but more than 48 hours has passed since your last guess, you may make another guess without paying the 1 GG fee.
-Please thumb the main thread if you participate.
-It is customary that the student who reaches enlightenment on this game, is the master for the next game. If unable or unwilling to perform that function, please signal the master of this game.
-"Buddha" is not spelled "Buddah".

Emoticon Zendo Conventions:
-Koans are built from a single line of emoticons. No letters/numbers/etc.
-The 2nd emoticon from the left is in 'position #2', etc.
-I will use thumbsup and thumbsdown to answer each "master", so please don't use these emoticons in your Koan.

Here is an example of a Koan of length 4 which has a smiley face in position #3:
colonistbluetraingraytaj:

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Koans that do have the Buddha-nature ( thumbsup )

PYTHON (starting koan)
NOHTYP
PH
YTNO
BV
34
PYTHOZ
MONblankTY
SILLYblankWALK (counter-example)
NUDGEblankNUDGE (counter-example)
BFBF34
BB3FF4
deadblankparrot
BB5FF4
Butblankcanblankyoublanknotblankalsoblankbuildblankbridgesblankoutblankofblankore
LUMBERJACK
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Koans that do not have the Buddha-nature ( thumbsdown )

MONTY (starting koan)
TTTTTTTTOOOOON
ninjaninjaninjaninjaninja
d10-3d10-4d10-1d10-4d10-1d10-1
PYTblankHON
ninjaninjaninjaninja
BB5FF4blankblankblankblank
BB5FF4blankblankblank
ore
BB5FF4blankblank
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Total koans: 26
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Re: Emoticon Zendo (Game 178)
jeffwolfe wrote:
NOHTYP

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Kamuigedonze wrote:
TTTTTTTTOOOOON

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PH

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YTNO

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Re: Emoticon Zendo (Game 178)
Time for a stupid guess!

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AKHTBN iff the length is even and no emoticon is repeated.
 
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Re: Emoticon Zendo (Game 178)
Counter-example:

SILLYblankWALK
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(length is even, but L is repeated)
 
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Re: Emoticon Zendo (Game 178)
I am probably going to regret this later, but I've paid 1GG for a second guess. If this is wrong, I'm going to hang my head in shame while everybody else figures it out.

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AKHTBN iff the length is even and every emoticon within the koan appears an odd number of times.
 
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Re: Emoticon Zendo (Game 178)
Sorry, no.

Counter example:

NUDGEblankNUDGE
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Both an odd length and some emoticons occur an even number of times.
 
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