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This would be a game that we would play, where each player would submit an entry (or
multiple entries) consisting of the title of an idea previously posted. Submitting your
ideas' titles would not be allowed. Also, it would be necessary to link to the ideas so
players could read them.
the entry would be judged according to how well it manages to confuse or
reader who doesn't know what the idea is, while making perfect sense to a reader who
does know what the idea is, without using any overly uncommon words or jargon.
Perhaps an example would elucidate this better: I would submit [bungston]'s "Vacuum
kernel hose ladder" [link]. Upon reading that title, if you don't know what the idea is
about, you will probably be quite confused and have no idea how those words go
in that order to describe an idea. However, after reading the idea, it becomes apparent
that the title clearly describes a ladder made of hoses filled with "vacuum kernels",
are sealed gas-containing jamming particles that expand to jam with their neighbors
the external air pressure is decreased. That title also uses no words that the average
person wouldn't know. Therefore, that entry would be a good one.
I don't know how the actual mechanics of this game would work best. Perhaps one
for every submission that is judged by the other players to be a good one (or not
to by the other players). Perhaps some kind of scale on which to score the titles, based
number of words, nonsense-to-the-naïve-reader : sense-to-the-informed-reader ratio, or
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An actual news headline. My favorite headline of all time. [notexactly, Dec 29 2016]
Vacuum kernel hose ladder.
[bungston]'s idea that I used as an example in my idea [notexactly, Dec 29 2016]
Only vaguely related idea ...
[normzone, Dec 29 2016]
Here it is !
THAT was the result of a search through my five score and some list of ideas on the 'bakery - talk about a trip down memory lane... [normzone, Dec 29 2016]
||I think that somewhere around here we have a game where one person writes the title, and somebody else has to follow up with providing the idea.
||"She's tidied up, and I can't find anything!"
||Re: Three legs of the tripod
||I saw the title of that during my prior art search
before posting this idea, but I didn't click on it
because I didn't think it sounded relevant. In a way
it's kind of the inverse of my idea. I like it.
||If you look closely you will see that I spelled it
correctly (with diaeresis, even) in the body text, but
when I tried to do so in the subtitle, the site changed
it to "ï", so "naiive" was my workaround.