IHOTWAIT (It Hangs On The Wall And It Ticks)

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IHOTWAIT (It Hangs On The Wall And It Ticks)

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This is a game that the OOOFers* of old SciFi Sites still play in the dark recesses where they keep us. It is a version of "20 Questions" but is not limited to any specific number of questions ...
The IT Poser** presents a description or characteristic of the "IT" and then other players post questions (limited to 2 each time) that are answerable with a yes or no. This continues until someone correctly guesses what "IT" is. As a reward, they then become the IT poser for the next round. Overall, pretty simple; the game has been going on with variable success for a while.

A few tips:
Though the IT poser must answer truthfully, honest obfuscation keeps the game fun.
Occasional clues can be helpful if things get bogged down.
Sometimes an answer cannot be justifiably answered with a pure yes or no ... a semi-explanatory "sorta" is acceptable.
A running list of y/s/n completed answers can be helpful.

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** that is "poser" as in question, not "poseur" thankyouverymuch.

If anyone is interested ... here's a first run:

Some thought IT red.

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Is IT actually red?
Is IT bigger than a breadbox?

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Is IT alive?
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IT is not truly actually red, most of the time.
IT is bigger than a breadbox.
IT is not alive.

Some thought IT red.

YES: bigger than a breadbox
Sorta: actually red
no: alive

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Does IT light up?
Does IT have different color lights?
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IT does not light up.
IT does have different colored lights on IT at different times, but this is a new phenomenon, and not in any way characteristic (or a necessity) of IT.

Some thought IT red.

YES: bigger than a breadbox
Sorta: actually red, occasionally has different colored lights
no: alive, lights up

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Is IT larger than a Lincoln Continental?
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IT is larger than a Lincoln Continental.

Some thought IT red.

YES: bigger than a breadbox, larger than a Lincoln Continental
Sorta: actually red, occasionally has different colored lights
no: alive, lights up

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Does it reside primarily on Earth?
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IT resides solely on Earth.
(BTW: 2 questions per post is entirely fine)

Some thought IT red.

YES: bigger than a breadbox, larger than a Lincoln Continental, solely on Earth
Sorta: actually red, occasionally has different colored lights
no: alive, lights up

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Is IT smaller than an aircraft carrier?
Is IT man-made?
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IT is not smaller than an aircraft carrier.
IT is not manmade (but has been man-modified).

Some thought IT red.

YES: bigger than a breadbox, larger than a Lincoln Continental, solely on Earth
Sorta: actually red, occasionally has different colored lights
no: alive, lights up, smaller than an aircraft carrier, manmade

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