Decode my encoded message

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  1. SherdogGoat

    SherdogGoat Platinum & Braco Belt Banned

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    I have encoded a message and I want Sherdog to decode it.

    Encoded message:

    Wk2u2 1u2 v4 p1qb f5qwv 1u45qg k2u2. Vk45og 3 j2w g5eev i4u ebs1vv3qj wk2 z4ug i3ow2u?

    Hints:

    1) Period "." and Question mark "?" are not encoded.
    2) Every single character in the encoded message corresponds to an alphabet (except "." and "?")
    3) The message isn't encoded randomly. There is a pattern.

    I think these hints should be sufficient so hopefully I won't have to give more hints. I have faith in you Sherdog.
     
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    Question: Did you select the encode at random or this there a pattern to it? For instance, let's assume 4 is a vowel, ''e'' in this case. Could one find a relationship between 4 and e and apply it to another letter/number to decode another letter or is it random? Example, you decided this letter meant this letter and this letter meant this letter with no relationship between the two.
     
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    Check out the hints. There is a pattern. You are on the right track with the vowels. And yes if 4 corresponds to "e" then wherever there is 4, it would mean that it corresponds to "e". (I am not saying 4 corresponds to e in my message though).
     
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    I saw what you said, I just wanted to confirm and make sure I didn't waste my time with a random encode before I sat down to solve this lol. Hopping in the shower then I'm gonna give this my best shot, good luck to anyone else trying to decode it in the mean time.
     
  6. Bobby Boulders

    Bobby Boulders My Lovin' Is Digi Platinum Member

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  7. SherdogGoat

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    If there were Boise dimes involved my message would have LA1 in there.
     
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    I can't figure out the encryption key quickly and I'm losing my patience for it. It's not a popular key so it's probably one you made up, which is OK except the lack of sample size is forcing me to do ''hit-or-miss'' which is taking longer than I'm willing to put in. Oh well. Good luck to anyone else!
     
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  10. gigantalor

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    Figured it out.

    Wasn't too hard. A few words look similar in shape/structure to their real word equivalent. So, you just have to look for words like that, and start from there.

    Numbers correspond to the vowels: 1=a, 2=e, 3=i, 4=o, 5=u

    All consonants correspond to the alphabet letter 2 spaces their left:
    e=b, f=c, g=d,
     
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    You're overthinking it.
     
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    Where are...something something something. Don't feel like figuring out the rest.
     
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    I was! Nice job, buddy. Well done.
     
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    Meh close enough
     
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    Yes I developed the algorithm myself to encrypt it.

    I will drop a hint for you. After the first sentence, there is a question. What could be the first word of that question? After you decode that you would have a word decoded to figure out the pattern.
     
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  17. Neb

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    It's just substitution.
     
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  19. SherdogGoat

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    Are you guys programmers by any chance?
     
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    you can do it in about 5 mins with Word's find and replace function and a bit of common sense.
     

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