Let me start off with two long clues:

There is nothing here560378

there is a secret Text yo^u^ mus4t decipher from my writing. scan every word carefully so+that+you don't m3iss any information. {go}od luck.

There is nothing here342013

there is tHe va5lley(or was a valley9), In the valley Sings a swin*g a(n)d sings a songberd. the bird that sung was a swan,

There is nothing here392050

nExt to tHe valley was a frog pond, the frog pond was large, i like that frog pond,

There is nothing here907768

then there was nothing more,


Hint 1

There is a very common code in use here, beware of the red herrings!

Hint 2

Two words from the first line are very important

Hint 3

The answer is a single word

Hint 4

Ignore what the cypher tells you to

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    $\begingroup$ "Let me start off with two long clues" So one clue is the quoted text and one the unquoted? Also, with some characters with capitals and others not (i.e. nExt to tHe valley), it most likely has a meaning. In that regard I hope there aren't a lot of typos/grammar errors in the text. :) By which I mean, are there reasons for: (part 1) The word scan not starting with a capital S at the start of a sentence; (part 2) The word In starting with a capital I after a comma and the not starting with a capital T at the start of a sentence; (part 3) i like not being with a capital I; etc. $\endgroup$ Commented May 9, 2016 at 10:43
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    $\begingroup$ I have checked over and there a no typos. $\endgroup$
    – Oreo
    Commented May 9, 2016 at 10:53
  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps a hint is in order? $\endgroup$ Commented May 30, 2016 at 19:53
  • $\begingroup$ Alright i'll give you all second hint $\endgroup$
    – Oreo
    Commented Jun 10, 2016 at 21:59

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Partial answer:

If you take all the mistakes and brackets out and put them together they make this: T^^4++3{} H59IS*() EH

  • $\begingroup$ Please use spoiler formatting (>!) when answering questions. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 8:30
  • $\begingroup$ And what does that mean? Or is this just a partial answer? $\endgroup$
    – Oreo
    Commented Jun 10, 2016 at 9:03

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