You enjoy eating the last bite of your donut as you realize something...
You just took a month off from work to get ONE free donut...
You come into work and notice there's a ton of papers in your cubicle. Some boxes of T-shirts and decals were piled up outside your cubicle. Then, you log in to Stack Exchange and see your reputation:
You shuffle through your papers and read a cryptic note:
AXOTOLOTL I CAN NOT SPELL
- � Moderator
You realize the reputation change and cryptic note was the work of � Moderator, one of your coworkers, who moderates Code Golf and Programming Puzzles.
After that, you come home and check your email. Jeff Atwood has invited you to a party celebrating your success in ♦ Series - Getting a free donut.
animuson♦︎ is the first mod to be invited to the party. They are asked for the passcode, and they reply with $251.125$. They come in to the party as it is correct.
Doorknob♦︎ is the next mod to be invited to the party. Once again, the passcode is asked for, and they reply with $251.375$. This password is correct.
You, being a Puzzling moderator, wanted to know the password's pattern so you could get in to the party (which is being thrown for you).
What is your password to get in the party, and why?
- Hint 1:
I spy, with my little eye, a history tag.
- Hint 2:
"You can have a hint: $0.2008"
This puzzle follows the events of ♦ Series - Getting a free donut. Although it's not essential to solving the puzzle, the storyline of this puzzle makes more sense after viewing that other puzzle.
You can visit discussion on any of the series' puzzles including this one at ♦ Series Discussion, on Stack Exchange Chat.