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So I was given this image to "decrypt"/ figure out the message and report back. However I am completely lost... Can anyone give me an idea of where to start? Can anyone solve this? Thanks for whatever information you can give me!

Note: Star Wars oriented frisbee team.

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    $\begingroup$ It's Morse code. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 28 '16 at 19:13
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    $\begingroup$ The problem is its really hard to read $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Sep 28 '16 at 19:15
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    $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil If you don't give up, it won't let you down. Don't tell me you are too blind to see the dots and dashes. $\endgroup$ – Yakk Sep 29 '16 at 13:56
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    $\begingroup$ @Yakk: Perhaps the puzzle should have been given in Braille instead! $\endgroup$ – Lightness Races with Monica Sep 29 '16 at 16:43
  • $\begingroup$ @LightnessRacesinOrbit +1 $\endgroup$ – TrojanByAccident Sep 29 '16 at 18:45
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The dots and dashes are Morse Code as noticed by @Randal'thor

When it is translated to text it reads as follows:

We've known each other for so long, your heart's been aching
We both know you're too shy to say it
Inside we both know what's been going on
We know the game and we're gonna play it

And if you ask me how I'm feeling
Don't tell me you're too blind to see

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

These are

the lyrics to 'Never give you up' by Rick Astley, it's a rickroll



As a bonus

'Fall MMXVI'

is Roman numerals for

Fall 2016 (Autumn 2016)

which was the season and year when the puzzle was posted...

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  • $\begingroup$ Persistance rulez! $\endgroup$ – Matsmath Sep 28 '16 at 19:23
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    $\begingroup$ ...I'm not sure whether to believe this is really what it says or if I should check. $\endgroup$ – jpmc26 Sep 29 '16 at 0:15
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The translation I've got so far is

WE'VEKNOWNEACHOTHERFORSOLONGYOURHEART'SBSIDEACHINGGBUTYOU'RETOOSHY

Which means you've

Rickrolled us.

You monster.

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Simple Morse code. Just substitute the symbols with letters. Use Wikipedia. .----. means ' etc. Here is the decrypted version:-

we have known each other for so long your heart's been aching but you are too shy to say it inside we both know what's been going on we know the game and we're gonna play it and if you ask me how i'm feeling don't tell me you're too blind to see never gonna give you up never gonna let you down never gonna run around and desert you never gonna say goodbye never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

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