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Welcome to the Chain Factor Wiki.

This wiki is a reference for information collected about the "Chain Factor" web-based game/mystery, which is related to the television show, Numb3rs. Despoiler, the Despoiler Chain Factor Wiki, and Unfiction are not affiliated in any way with the Chain Factor game, the Numb3rs television show, CBS, or CBS Interactive. Posting to this Wiki is subject to a modified version of the Unfiction Community Terms of Service. Please keep pages and "talk:" discussions civil. Play nice.

Archived 2007-12-14

Editing of this Wiki has been disabled for all but sysops. Thanks to all authors for their contributions!

Current Todo List

  • Check out billboards at remaining Locations (per various ErrorCodes). Completed.
  • Solve the (missing/unsolved/potential) KeyCodes. Completed.
  • Find more ErrorCodes (see ErrorCode Predictions for where you can help). Completed.
  • Sign up here to enter shutdown codes today, Sunday December 2 at 4 pm EST. Completed.
  • Play Power Mode and Survival Mode on Chain Factor until countdown expires.

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Other items of interest

Timeline of events

Week 4: December 1 - 7, 2007

  • 2007-12-02: All ShutdownKeys entered and Chain Factor sequence initiated.
  • 2007-12-01: Final two PowerIcons unlocked: Cull and Reveal.
  • 2007-12-01: New KeyCodes found: DELICIOUS, FREE.

Week 3: November 24 - 30, 2007

  • 2007-11-27: Newly unlocked PowerIcons: Transmute
  • 2007-11-27: New KeyCodes found: CHEMISTRY.

Week 2: November 17 - 23, 2007

  • 2007-11-23: New Keycode found from Numb3rs 'Graphic' episode: WARNING
  • 2007-11-19: Newly unlocked PowerIcons: Erode, Postpone, Promote.
  • 2007-11-17: ShutdownKeys has appeared; purpose currently unknown.
  • I'm going to try to be slightly more verbose in the updates now. Good? --Morbus Iff 04:28, 17 November 2007 (PST)

Week 1: November 9 - 16, 2007

  • 2007-11-16: An ad appears for Chain Factor during today's episode of Numb3rs.
  • 2007-11-15: Lots of new billboards appearing and images social engineered. See KeyCodes.
  • Reports indicate discovery of the site from ads on CBS, Sportsline and Star Trek websites. These ads included KeyCodes.
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