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#16    skepticjoe2011

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 11:35 AM

Hey all, new to the forum although I have been lurking around for a month or so getting the overall flavour, getting my skeptic juices flowing. Thought I'd start with an easy one.

I honestly can't comprehend why someone would go to the trouble of spending time writing code for an online ouija board. May as well do an online pendulum and online dowsing rods while they're at it.


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Posted 21 May 2011 - 06:44 AM

did'nt know there were on line boards.is'nt modern technology just great! :wacko:


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Posted 21 May 2011 - 09:44 AM

None of these boards "work", they never have.

This video tells you everything you need to know about the history of the board (It was originally a toy for children) and how exactly it works.



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Posted 21 May 2011 - 06:23 PM

Yes, online ouija boards are coded with stock responses, like spelling "DEATH", which is not how real boards work, regardless of what you think of those. Online boards are pranks and nothing more.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:37 PM

View PostThePitOfReason, on 19 May 2011 - 06:38 AM, said:

Yea online ouija boards work about as good as online toilet paper.

HAH this one made me laugh!


yeah i don't think there's really any code that can be written to allow that to happen..
if{spiritIsPresent} then
{allowHimToChangeTheCode}

??


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Posted 05 February 2012 - 01:22 AM

It's ridiculous!

How can an online ouija board be anything other that pre-programmed or pseudo-random?


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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:09 PM

View PostThePitOfReason, on 19 May 2011 - 06:38 AM, said:

Yea online ouija boards work about as good as online toilet paper.
Best answer so far.  Lmao


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:11 PM

I'm at http://www.museumoft...m/WebOuija.html And these are my questions.


Is anyone here?
Yes

What is your name?
Cannot Say

How old are you?
17

Do you know your dead?
Yes

Are you Male or Female?
Male

When did you die?
Tomorrow WTF xD

Are you a demon or an angel?
Demon

There is probably someone working behind a damn computer controlling the mouse to make funny answers. ******* stupid and gay. They don't work online but, they sure do work offline.

Edited by Crosswings, 17 December 2012 - 11:13 PM.


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:28 PM

View PostChagidiel, on 17 May 2011 - 06:30 AM, said:



Only if there are spirits or demons in the first place  :innocent:

Test test at: http://www.museumoft...m/WebOuija.html

Question: Is my Sierra's electricity flawed?
Answer: NO
Real Answer: I don't know

Q: Is my age 41?
A: Not known
RA: 27

Q: Do I have animals?
A: NO
RA: 2 dogs, 5 cats, 2 african giant snails, a bunny, a horse

Q: What is my date of birth?
A: Not clear
RA: 27 june

Q: Am I generally happy?
A: YES
RA: Yes

Q: What's my future like?
A: Future hazy
RA: Dunno...

Another one, same questions:
http://www.shopoflit...pirits game.htm

Q: Am I 41 years old?
A: NO

Q: Do I have pets?
A: NO

Q: What is my date of birth?
A: Nothing happens...
Q: When was I born?
A: Nothing happens...
Q: Did I born in the summer?
A: Lola (ookay, next question...)

Q: Am I generally happy?
A: Yes (and saw flashes of ghastly image)

Q: What is my future like?
A: Nothing happens...

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So, generally these two online ouija board spirits don't know nothing about me. I bet, if I asked questions like:
- Is something there?
- How old are you?
- How did you die?
I'd get some pre-programmed answers. Let's try the first one for that, because the second is too Halloween-ish.

So, back to http://www.museumoft...m/WebOuija.html and let's talk about the spirit who moves the online blanchet!

Q: Is there anyone?
A: NO (oookay, how did the planchet move! Spooookyyyyy)
Q: Who are you?
A: One close
Q: What do you mean by that?
A: Ask later
Q: Were you human before?
A: Check back later

Ok, this is stupid. Let's ask other same questions, if there was more clear spirit in the other hand. It suggest me to ask "Is anybody there?" So let's start with it:

A: YES (so we got a confirmed contact. Let's ask this one same questions now, but I'll skip the first one as it was already answered).
Q: Who are you?
A: Victoria (now we have a name, so I'll skip to ask about her, and then does he know anyone from the otherside I might know).
Q: Are you dead?
A: YES
Q: Were you a human before you died?
A: NO
Q: What are you?
A: Lonely (and I got this creepy picture of a chick)
Q: Why are you lonely?
A: Afraid (ok, she ignores my questions)
Q: Why are you afraid?
A: Afraid
Q: Of what?
A: Battle
Q: What battle?
A: (Nothing answered)

For entertainment, use this instead: http://cleverbot.com/

Two test of online ouija boards... they are poorly made internet flash games, and cleverbot and other chatbots are more intelligent as they learn from the users and aren't pre-programmed with limited options. Save your time.

Very informative!  Thanks!

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:35 PM

Online Ouija boards don't work. When using a Ouija board, spirits use the people using it's energy to move the planchette. Online Ouija boards have answers already built into it.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:31 PM

So this is a very basic explanation of what is called scripting.

http://www.brainjar.com/dhtml/ouija/ is a script based code that responds to certain wording or phrases. This site is acutally very simple in it's coding. Below you see the scripted responses.
// Lists of responses by category.

var none = new Array("ask", "ask me", "i am here", "fear not", "speak",
                     "speak to me", "i hear", "i await");
var days = new Array("sunday", "monday", "tuesday", "wednesday", "thursday",
                     "friday", "saturday");
var months = new Array("january", "february", "march", "april", "may", "june",
                       "july", "august", "september", "october", "november",
                       "december");
var seasons = new Array("spring", "summer", "fall", "winter");
var times = new Array("never", "soon", "very soon", "tomorrow", "next week",
                      "not now", "later", "in time", "not yet", "midnight",
  "at the proper time", "during the day", "at night");
var people = new Array("a friend", "a stranger", "yourself", "no one",
                       "an associate", "one to be feared", "a liar",
   "an imposter", "one unknown", "some one familiar",
                       "one dear", "unseen hands", "a trusted one", "an enemy",
                       "one close", "an old friend", "one from your past");
var places = new Array("far away", "close", "very near", "someplace new",
                       "not here", "at a crossroads", "a familiar place",
   "near water", "location unknown", "a dark place");
var other = new Array("cannot say", "cannot tell", "unknown", "ask later",
                      "not known", "not seen", "leave me now", "maybe later",
  "future hazy", "too dark", "not clear", "unclear");

When I typed hello, it responded with unclear, the last word of the script.

It is easier to claim it is paranormal than taking the hard route and find out what really happened.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:33 PM

View PostxXSolemnDemonXx, on 25 February 2013 - 07:35 PM, said:

Online Ouija boards don't work. When using a Ouija board, spirits use the people using it's energy to move the planchette. Online Ouija boards have answers already built into it.

Except again, the ideomotor effect has been proven and an explanation has been posted by video on this thread.

It is easier to claim it is paranormal than taking the hard route and find out what really happened.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:55 PM

View PostThePitOfReason, on 19 May 2011 - 06:38 AM, said:

Yea online ouija boards work about as good as online toilet paper.

This response comparing online ouija boards to online toilet paper made me laugh out loud.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:07 AM

View PostStarGateAtlantis, on 14 May 2011 - 02:38 PM, said:

Or is it just meant to be a game and not work like the real boards since its only done on computer screen?

Here's one I wrote a decade ago. It's not pre-programmed it just uses the mouse as a planchette.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:28 PM

View PostBrian Topp, on 13 March 2013 - 05:33 PM, said:

Except again, the ideomotor effect has been proven and an explanation has been posted by video on this thread.
Except that none of these proven "ideomotor effect" are intelligence responses

Edited by FlyingAngel, 21 April 2013 - 01:29 PM.





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