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Old 2021-10-13, 09:23   #320
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2. Your guess must include a prime number (we are guessing the exponent) and/or date of discovery. No ranges, they may be ignored (or we may take the worst case of the range as the choice.) Failure to guess a prime number will count against you and impose a wait as in rule 6.
Q: Have I indicated the prime number AND / OR date?
A: Yes, I indicated the date in the very first comment and then 3 or 4 more times in the explanations.

Q: Have I indicated an interval?
A: Yes, but I indicated it as an addition that can be ignored according to the rules. The interval is indicated NOT INSTEAD of the date, but in addition to it.

Q: Did I not specify a number?
A: I have not specified a number. This is explained in the rules - AND / OR. It is allowed to indicate the date without a number. Moreover, I have already seen this in this thread.

I think we have exhausted this issue. Or not yet? :)

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Irrespective of the and/or option, Catch 22 Rule #2 ends in "Failure to guess a prime number will count against you and impose a wait as in rule 6."
This imposes a 60-day wait for guessing only a specific date, right?
I have nothing against this.

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Old 2021-10-13, 09:24   #321
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Irrespective of the and/or option, Catch 22 Rule #2 ends in "Failure to guess a prime number will count against you and impose a wait as in rule 6."
This imposes a 60-day wait for guessing only a specific date, right?
That rule is for "experts" which predict composite exponents like "I think M123456788 will be the next Mersenne prime!". So the emphasis goes on prime in that sentence. Maybe it should be phrased "Guessing a Mersenne number with composite exponent will...".

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Old 2021-10-13, 11:02   #322
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Q: Did I not specify a number?
A: I have not specified a number. This is explained in the rules - AND / OR. It is allowed to indicate the date without a number. Moreover, I have already seen this in this thread.

I think we have exhausted this issue. Or not yet? :)
The format of the Mersenne number guessing is more like the example below, best if there's a link provided directly towards the specific exponent that has passed the recommended P-1 and trial factoring tests with no known factors.

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