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    $\begingroup$ This is the most unique question I've seen here, hahah $\endgroup$
    – justhalf
    Feb 5, 2022 at 19:22
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    $\begingroup$ Congratulations on reaching the HNQ list with such a title :-) $\endgroup$ Feb 6, 2022 at 11:50
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    $\begingroup$ I legit thought PSE had an error lol $\endgroup$ Feb 6, 2022 at 13:39
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    $\begingroup$ @Anonymus25: I was certain it was an NBSP variant that wasn't being filtered out. $\endgroup$
    – Joshua
    Feb 7, 2022 at 4:42
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    $\begingroup$ I can't solve it; my mind has gone blank. $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Feb 8, 2022 at 10:24

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This question has

many instances of the character U+2800 BRAILLE PATTERN BLANK, occasionally separated by spaces.

If you

count the number of consecutive copies of BRAILLE PATTERN BLANK there are, and convert it to letters (with A=1, B=2, etc), it spells out "YOU HAVE SOLVED THIS PUZZLE".

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    $\begingroup$ Title is spelling out "hi". $\endgroup$
    – justhalf
    Feb 6, 2022 at 6:36
  • $\begingroup$ How do you tell the difference between the Unicode blank and a space in order to count them? Paste into a text editor that recognises control characters, or something else? $\endgroup$
    – user9542
    Feb 7, 2022 at 17:31
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    $\begingroup$ @HashimAziz : It would be more proper to do it myself, but for convenience, I use babelstone.co.uk/Unicode/whatisit.html $\endgroup$ Feb 7, 2022 at 20:27
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    $\begingroup$ I had no idea I could already read Braille $\endgroup$
    – Andreas
    Feb 8, 2022 at 12:40
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    $\begingroup$ I decoded it (after reading this answer) with a simple Python program, but I'm wondering why the word "Puzzle" is always messed up? In the bounty message, it's "PUZR", and in the question body, it's "PUZO". What happened there? $\endgroup$ Mar 26, 2022 at 15:08
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The cipher describes the phrase

Drawing a complete blank!

And another answer is

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  • $\begingroup$ Not an answer. By any stretch of imagination. $\endgroup$ Jul 8, 2023 at 7:33

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