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As far as I can tell, the Steelhunt listed at the top of the site isn't working.  When I click on the link, it takes me to a plaintext page at http://www.17thshard.com/hunt/.  That page says to use "my name" as the first clue.  I assume that means Brandon Sanderson.  I've tried  http://www.17thshard.com/hunt/brandonsanderson.html and several other variations, such as http://www.17thshard.com/hunt/brandon.html but it always just takes me to an error page.  


I'm very frustrated because I just wasted about forty minutes trying to figure out what the first clue is, but I think the problem must actually be an issue with the site.  Am I correct in thinking that one of the above two URLs should work?  If the hunt is down, there should be an error message saying so, or the link should be removed.

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Its not a problem with the site. You're just looking at the clue from the wrong direction. Don't worry though, you're definitely not the first person to have difficulties with this one. :) 


Scan this page of the http://www.17thshard.com/forum/topic/4357-next-one/page-4 thread for a good hint. Make sure you're using tabbed browsing. 

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Thanks.  I'm still not finding it though.  


Is there any scripting on the page?  (I'm wondering if I may have a browser incompatibility issue.  It wouldn't be the first time it's happened on a Sanderson site.)


On the page you (@AonarFaileas) linked to, I saw the post by @Steelhunter about a cameo in Alloy of Law, but still couldn't find an answer.  (I tried cameo.html and Cameo.html.)  I've read six of Sanderson's books, but Alloy of Law isn't one of them, so if @Steelhunter's post is a reference to a character making a cameo in that book, I don't know who it would be.  Googling turned up Hoid, but @Steelhunter's post says the cameo is a "she" and the only Hoid I know (from Way of Kings) is a he.   (Also, neither hoid.html or Hoid.html works.)


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The hint I was talking about was from Chaos, about halfway down the page:

For the very first clue (which, to be honest, had me stumped for a really long time), think about how that page vviews itself.


If you still can't figure it out feel free to send me a PM.

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