I've never been a fan of ciphers/encryption. Truth be told, despite my love of puzzles (and the amount of time I spend here on Puzzling.SE), I'm just no good at them and haven't properly learnt the strategies for trying to crack them.
So in an effort to expand on the types of ciphers and hopefully broaden the audience, I offer you the following challenge:
I have encrypted a five-word phrase in the form _ _ _ _/ _ _ _ _, / _ _ _/ _ _ _ _ _ _/ _ _ _ _ _ _ [word lengths are (4) (4), (3) (6) (6)]
However, instead of just encrypting it once, I have done so six times, using six different methods.
The final answer has two parts to it. First, the completed five-word phrase (which I suspect will be discovered first) and second, the six different encryption methods, all of which must be detailed in the answer.
The decrypted phrase will tell you to do something, so make sure you do it :) You wouldn't want to make the puzzle sad, would you?
Some excellent community effort so far! The phrase and methods 2, 4 and 5 have been cracked, so I'll throw some subtle hints for the remaining three methods in
How often do you see a 3-letter word have a higher value than a 4-letter word?
The order of the letters doesn't seem logical in isolation, but if it ever got changed, many of us would struggle to adapt!