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The range of the valid answers is absolutely anything, meaning that there is no limitations in valid answers.

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    $\begingroup$ Aren't you risking this question being tagged /marked as topic too broad? $\endgroup$ – Mea Culpa Nay Oct 13 '17 at 9:48
  • $\begingroup$ If he really meant what he say, and there's no actual 'lateral-thinking behind this, then probably yeah... 'meaning that there is no limitations in valid answers.' Means there will be actually no correct answer, because most of them are valid anyway. $\endgroup$ – Cockabondy Oct 13 '17 at 10:35
  • $\begingroup$ Please wait a bit (days) to green checkmark an answer, specially when you state the riddle is open ended. $\endgroup$ – Mindwin Oct 13 '17 at 17:32

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The place where you are is:

(not there).

  • If I am there, I am not there:

If you are (not there), you are not there.

  • If I am not there, I am there:

If you are not (not there), you are there.

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    $\begingroup$ This doesn't make sense to me. Replace "Not There" with Liverpool (a random place). "If I am there, I am Liverpool, and if I am Liverpool, I am there. Where am I?" What am I misunderstanding? $\endgroup$ – kaine Oct 13 '17 at 12:34
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    $\begingroup$ Replace "not there" with "in Liverpool" and you're fine. "Not there" is an adverbial phrase, while "Liverpool" is just a noun, so you can't just swap them out and expect it to work. $\endgroup$ – Nuclear Wang Oct 13 '17 at 12:58
  • $\begingroup$ But you'd need that "in" or other preposition: If I am there, I am in "Not There", and if I am at "Not There", I am there. Otherwise, you are the place known as "Not There". $\endgroup$ – 1006a Oct 13 '17 at 21:37
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You are

here.

Since

if you are here, you are not there, and if you are there, you are not here.

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  • $\begingroup$ Simple and nice! Great answer. $\endgroup$ – OddDev Oct 13 '17 at 14:11
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You are:

inside a Schrödinger box.

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  • $\begingroup$ How could that make sense? $\endgroup$ – Prelude Oct 13 '17 at 16:50
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You are

where you are not

because

you are the word 'not'

indeed

if you are not there, you're definitely there, and conversely.

also

if you are present, you are absent. but if you are not present, you are present

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You could be in either Thère, 79170 Périgné, France or There, Assam 788832, India but travel between the two could be difficult Look them up in google maps

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Assuming you're

nowhere

Then maybe you're

on a Nowhere festival :D

Which is quite straight.

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Considering the language of the OP, and broadens the scope of some other "similar" replies I thought of making:

If you are

absent

then you are not

present

And if you are not

present

then you are

absent

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You are:

Absence

Because

If your absence is there, you are not there.

And

If your absence is not there, you are there.

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You might be

at an other place

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I believe you may well be

Here

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    $\begingroup$ Can you please provide an explanation? Answers without explanations are likely to be deleted. $\endgroup$ – boboquack Oct 13 '17 at 22:02

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