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Which reptile eats its skin after sunbathing?

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if the solver wonders if the answer is right or not, it is not.

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closed as unclear what you're asking by balazs.com, PiIsNot3, JMP, rhsquared, Glorfindel Oct 16 at 20:11

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    $\begingroup$ Have you considered introducing your style of puzzle with an actual example? None of them have yet been answered correctly, and maybe nobody knows what is expected. Just posting more puzzles does not seem to be going anywhere, as if the question is "what type of puzzle is this?" $\endgroup$ – Weather Vane Oct 16 at 18:21
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    $\begingroup$ A good puzzle shouldn't leave the solver wondering whether they are right or not, there should be one answer that's clear once you know it. There are plenty of reasonable answers to this question, so all anyone here can do is guess if it's whatever you happen to have in mind. $\endgroup$ – Nuclear Wang Oct 16 at 21:00
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    $\begingroup$ @balazs.com I was not "trolling" - I legitimately thought that it might be the answer you were looking for. In a good puzzle, when someone has the answer, they know they have it: it should be very clear that you have solved the puzzle. A solver should not need to ask the questioner if their answer is right - it should be very clear. A puzzle that requires you to read someone's mind is a bad puzzle. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Oct 16 at 22:11
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    $\begingroup$ @balazs.com I implore you to reread the comments because no-one is trying to argue with you. Your puzzles are difficult to understand - not because they're clever and tricky, but because they aren't formatted well enough. I can't understand what it is you're looking for, there doesn't seem to be any set answer, and there isn't any apparent 'puzzle' (i.e. clue or pattern of clues to solve). As suggested maybe give the answers to some of your other puzzles or an example puzzle so we can understand your thought process? $\endgroup$ – Tonks Oct 18 at 10:13
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    $\begingroup$ I've never seen an OP vote to close their own question because they thought it was unclear what they were asking before! $\endgroup$ – SteveV Oct 18 at 17:57
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It appears that this is just a trivia question, not a puzzle?

Many different reptiles sunbathe and eat their (shed) skin, most commonly geckos. (source 2)

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  • $\begingroup$ it looks like a comment to me, although I am not familiar on this site $\endgroup$ – balazs.com Oct 16 at 17:47
  • $\begingroup$ @balazs.com So this isn't the answer you were looking for? It seems to answer the question perfectly. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Oct 16 at 17:48
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    $\begingroup$ @balazs.com I don't understand what you're saying. A gecko can shed its own skin, and then eat it. Any specific gecko can do this. Some other animals can also do this. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Oct 16 at 17:52
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    $\begingroup$ @balazs.com this is the fault of the puzzle not the solver. A well made puzzle should make it clear what is and isn't an answer without any meta commentary. It is possible to amend a puzzle to do this without the difficulty being affected, all you have to do is add something to the puzzle which at face value has no meaning until the correct answer is found. I've also seen great advice to place your puzzle within a story or scenario. The problem is with the length of your puzzles, it is common for extremely small puzzles to have many problems due to scarcity of information/context etc $\endgroup$ – Adam Oct 16 at 18:28
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    $\begingroup$ I'm going to start using "I am not telling this to hurt you" every time I disagree with someone $\endgroup$ – Luke Bickell Oct 16 at 20:33

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