# Even I don't know the answer

(This is the question talking)

Even I don't know the answer,

Until I am posted.

All I know is the length,

5 characters that is.

Random it is,

But less than the 64 base youtube id.

This is what identifies me.


I'm guessing it's

The ID number of this post in puzzling.se

Even I don't know the answer,
Until I am posted.

The ID is only generated on posting

All I know is the length, 5 characters that is.

The SE id fits the length, consisting of 5 digits.

Random it is,
But less than the 64 base youtube id.
This is what identifies me.

The ID is what identifies this post, though it's less complex than youtube's.

which means it's

57694, from https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/57694/even-i-dont-know-the-answer

• Do note that i don't think it's actually random. SE's IDs are actually given sequentially to both questions and answers, so it's actually pretty different from youtube! – votbear Dec 7 '17 at 6:13
• I don't know if someone posts a question (or 2) in the time I am typing , so it is kind of random (although varying just between 2-3 numbers) – prog_SAHIL Dec 7 '17 at 6:38
• It is still not random. The fact that you can't predict the value doesn't mean that the value is random. – Zanon Dec 7 '17 at 8:38