Nothing wrong with solving puzzles. I just have problems with people using terms like > new improved Cicada > second generation Cicada
for puzzles made by puppet masters who impersonate 3301. Shit like this then ends up in Wikipedia and youtube videos and newbies think its real 3301.
But I get the appeal for PMs too. Reusing cicada 3301 name gets you some traction at gaining new players.
Thankfully legit 3301 released PGP signed message in April 2017, to confirm once again that what is not PGP signed is not from them.http://uncovering-cicada.wikia.com/wiki/PGP_Signed_Message_April_2017> Beware false paths. Always verify PGP signature from 7A35090F.