About riddling (the Short, Short version)
About riddling (Long version)
@riddling is a Twitter bot to pump bite-size puzzlets into the harsh depths of your brainal fluids once a day (or so). It is in very beta and so is currently in testing. If you'd like to help out testing, then add riddling to your list of followers. You'll be approved, and the riddling bot will follow you in return, when the time is right, and not before. Hear me?
Riddling is put together by @exmosis.
For those who are already riddling
Every now and then (currently roughly once a day), Riddling will send out a small puzzle. You can send a direct message in reply (see below on how to do this) to send your answer. When the puzzle is over (you currently get an hour short of a day, but this is subject to sudden and rapid change), Riddling will let you know who got the answer the quickest.
Be careful though. Only put your answer in the direct message. Also, only your first answer will be accepted, so think carefully.
Riddling is currently still testing out the code that runs it all. Content is minimal, so any riddles you wish to submit are gratefull and warmly welcomed. Riddling may break at any time. "Breaking" is subject to further definition. Development is also subject to, well, everything else.
On the immediate to-do list are: 1) Automatically follow people back, and 2) Allow more flexible answers. (There is some fuzzy matching though, so you shouldn't worry too much about spaces and punctuation.)
Signing up for Twitter is free and quick. Head over and watch their video on what the heck it's all about. After signing in, the bestest, funnest thing to do (if you want to get daily riddles wherever you go) is to get your mobile/cell phone added. To do that, find the "Devices" tab under "Settings" in Twitter and follow their instructions.
Once you're signed up and in, head over to Riddling. Hit the "Follow" button, and then choose to turn Device Updates on. Once Riddling is following you back, you should start to get Riddling's tweets (i.e. riddles and their answers) sent to your telephonic device.
To submit an answer to Riddling, send a direct message as described below or see Twitter's help page on it.
How do I send a direct message?
Does it all seem a bit... unstable?
Chances are that's Twitter. You can keep an eye on its status here. Otherwise if Twitter generally seems fine, then it might be the ISP (Mythic Beasts) that the bot runs on. Either way, don't get put off either. The teams behind both do a wonderful job at something very hard to get right.
How do I submit riddles?
Where do I go with any questions?
Click "msg" in the top-right to send me a mail, for now. Better comms to come.