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<, (?), =, >, (?), >

Hints:

1) a sequence,

2) the characters serve as symbols

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  • $\begingroup$ This question's simplicity is infuriatingly unnerving! (not referring to the answer hehe) $\endgroup$ – nine9 Feb 1 '16 at 13:27
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    $\begingroup$ Are the commas, spaces, brackets, and question marks part of the sequence and there are some missing ones somewhere, or is this a 6-character sequence and the (?) represents the location of the missing ones? $\endgroup$ – jhabbott Feb 2 '16 at 6:40
  • $\begingroup$ Are the characters the same? And is sequence relevant? $\endgroup$ – Raystafarian Feb 2 '16 at 17:44
  • $\begingroup$ Given the unspecific question, we could also answer that "the pattern is a sequence" and the missing characters are "(?)". $\endgroup$ – friedemann_bach Feb 2 '16 at 17:58
  • $\begingroup$ Or its just a comma separated list of symbols, missing some commas: <, (, ?, ), =, >, (, ?, ), > $\endgroup$ – friedemann_bach Feb 2 '16 at 17:59
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I think the missing characters are

"<" and ">"

because

each symbol corresponds to the relation of its position (1-6) to the number 3. So the complete sequence would be <, <, =, >, >, >.

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  • $\begingroup$ Noooo...noooo nooooo nooooo $\endgroup$ – user18447 Feb 1 '16 at 15:46
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    $\begingroup$ @user18447 If you have to reject a simple answer that fits all the clues, that almost certainly means your question needs to be narrowed down more. $\endgroup$ – f'' Feb 1 '16 at 18:39
  • $\begingroup$ Well. For simple is simple. But none of the clues in fact😀 $\endgroup$ – user18447 Feb 1 '16 at 21:18
  • $\begingroup$ He did not assign specific meanings to the characters but the relation of them to a chosen one. He guessed one means an undefined number and the others might define sg similar what they look like: more or less. This whole thing is a packet of inconsistency☺ $\endgroup$ – user18447 Feb 1 '16 at 21:23
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    $\begingroup$ @user18447: Nothing is inconsistent about his answer at all. The number 3 is not undefined, and the answer fits all the clues. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Feb 3 '16 at 4:35
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My guess is that the missing characters are:

" < " and " > "

it symbolizes:

Media buttons: "<<" rewind, "=" pause, ">" play, ">>" fast forward

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  • $\begingroup$ pause is vertical stripes, though? $\endgroup$ – nine9 Feb 2 '16 at 9:34
  • $\begingroup$ haha yeah, but just a guess $\endgroup$ – Mekalikot Feb 2 '16 at 23:44

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