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HINT 1: (the 2 dots above this line were needed to make the hint readable)

Are you feeling lucky?

HINT 2:

It has to do with Zalgo's characters, but not with the characters displayed here

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    $\begingroup$ +1 because i did not know we could type like this.. $\endgroup$ – Amruth A Mar 7 '17 at 12:05
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    $\begingroup$ ... Because Zalgo i̲͎͒͝ṡ̡̱͝ ̨̹̓̐c̨̜̃́ō̱̖̂m̛̹̣͋į̣̓͝ṉ͚̇̚g̢̭̈́̕ ? Or are we actually supposed to do something using e.g. the specific numbers in the text here? (And ... is "logical-deduction" really the right tag for this?) $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Mar 7 '17 at 12:12
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    $\begingroup$ To save others some trouble: stripping off all the exotic characters appears to yield 151;145;223;149;147;152;145;154;151. (I have no way of knowing whether stripping them off is the intended first step, or whether it throws away information essential for solving the puzzle.) $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Mar 7 '17 at 12:33
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    $\begingroup$ The numbers are in the range from 145 to 223. Taking the 8-bit complement (by xoring with or subtracting from 255) and interpreting it as ASCII gives "hn jlgneh", which could be an encoded answer. I don't think that the Zalgo stuff carries any useful information, but when I stripped it, I got the numbers in the format 1-5-1; 1-4-5; and so on. $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Mar 7 '17 at 13:33
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    $\begingroup$ I think some of you already gave everyone else more than a single hint, so I'll let you lot think about it a little more :) $\endgroup$ – Noldor130884 Mar 8 '17 at 6:40
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well …

First copy text into https://eeemo.net/ and remove zalgo -
1-5-1; 1-4-5; 2-2-3; 1-4-9; 1-4-7; 1-5-2; 1-4-5; 1-5-4; 1-5-1
if you look at https://eeemo.net/ reference sheet
and take 151 = first table, 5th row, 1st column - h
145 - e
223 -
149 - c
147 - o
152 - m
145 - e
154 - t
151 - h
= he cometh?
and thats why should we all run away…

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  • $\begingroup$ Was too easy with the hints :P wasn't it? $\endgroup$ – Noldor130884 Mar 15 '17 at 13:16
  • $\begingroup$ I think everyone expected something more complicated like alt+151 or alt+0151, unicode tables etc. $\endgroup$ – Jan Ivan Mar 15 '17 at 13:20
  • $\begingroup$ Well no one got it until the second hint... so I guess it was complicated :P $\endgroup$ – Noldor130884 Mar 15 '17 at 13:21

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