Oh, guys, I'm so sorry.
I was answering questions on my tablet tonight instead of my laptop, and as I thought I was posting the answers, I hit something that said I wanted to delete the whole thread. And since it was waiting on me to post, and I wasn't used to doing this on the tablet, I clicked OK. And then it stalled, I realized what I'd done, and hit Cancel! Cancel! as often as I could...but it was too late. The thread was gone -- not just the post, but the entire thread -- and I don't see any way of bringing it back. I'm going to email Ning's support team to see if there's any way of retrieving it, but I think it's gone.
In the meantime, all I can do is apologize profusely. Using my laptop, before I do any more damage. I'm so sorry, guys. Believe me when I say I'm mortified.
I'll recap the questions I've been asked down below, so we can proceed, but hopefully I'll get word from Ning on whether anything can be done in the next day or so.
OK, since Luke had the foresight to keep a copy of the rules handy, I can reproduce them here...in bold!
I thought this game might work. The player holding the chair selects a character. The challenge for the other players is to guess who the character is. They get twenty questions.
All questions have to have to be framed so as to allow the answer "Yes" or "No". The chair can give extra information if he or she chooses, and frame an appropriate response if neither answer fits.
Players may only ask a fifth consecutive question if four hours have passed since their last one. (Since the guess, not the answer.) The first player to guess the answer takes the chair.
Only characters that have made at least two appearances are eligible. So Franklin Storm is, but not Tomazooma. Only characters that first appeared in US comic books are eligible. So not Captain Britain, Dick Tracy, Tarzan, Thor.
(revisions made to rules)
Was the character created in the Silver Age?
What do you consider the end of the Silver Age at DC?
Hmmm... I don't really have a strict definition. Let's say Kirby's first issue of Jimmy Olsen?
By that parameter
4) Was the character created in the Silver Age?
I guess enough time has passed that I can ask some more questions:
Has he been a member of a team?
Is he a legacy character?
Does he have super powers?
Should I count the Silver Age Flash and GL as legacy characters, or only characters whose took on the identity of a costumed parent, other family member, or mentor?
I'd count them as legacy characters, yes.
5) Has he been a member of a team?
The Silver/Bronze Age version of the character wasn't but a subsequent version has been.
6) Is he a legacy character?
No, but his name had been previously used. One can quibble over whether the characters are the same. I say retcons don't count and they're not.
7) Does he have super powers?
The Silver/Bronze Age version didn't but a post-Crisis reimagined version did.
Did the chracter start at another company?
8) Did the chracter start at another company?
Has the character headlined his own title?
Has the character, or a character by that name, been seen post-Rebirth?
9) Has the character headlined his own title?
10) Has the character, or a character by that name, been seen post-Rebirth?
DC Wikia says yes.