Hello, I've noticed that the forum has been pretty dead lately but I'd like to see who's still active as Cicada3301 is a great interest of mine. It has inspired me to learn about cryptography as a subject in general and gave me more insight on things like the Publius enigma. Hopefully some of you guys are still interested because I'm struggling to find a community that does.
There are a few who work on this when time allows. I find the best place to discuss is through the IRC network, that's where you will find the people who have dedicated the most time over many years. But remember: "patience is a virtue", IRC can be a slow burner, especially for a puzzle that has had no new ideas for years. My advice is: 1) Journey through the shitposting to find the right channels, 2) Ask your questions and then stay connected 24/7, we all have real life to contend with, we all live in different time-zones, etc. But we do try and help as much as possible when available. 3) using a ping can help you cut through the noise to talk to someone directly
Hello! I am currently exploring the magic square on the totient page some more. It's interesting that they used words and their Gematria sums as part of the square. Perhaps we should do the reverse and convert some of the numbers in the square back into words.
Writing a script that does something along the lines of this currently. Will keep updated.