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Chatauqua560
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

huffinpuffin2 wrote:
Another couple of resources are right here on this forum:

FROM MARC: http://www.wi-geocaching.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=8298


FROM CHEETO & GOTTA RUN: http://www.wi-geocaching.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=8517


Yes, I've gone through these many times but I'm the "show me" type learner.
 
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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Chatauqua560 wrote:
Too bad nothing showed up when I highlighted it. I have seen that type of puzzle and am working on the Statue of Liberty one right now but there again, that's looking up facts.

If you go for the final on this one during a normal work day, let me know. It's not too far of a walk for me. wink
 
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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Chatauqua560 wrote:
A puzzle class at the new coffee shop sounds great, I'll set it up but who's going to teach it?

I have never hosted an event and this might just be the thing that gets me over that hump (taking a lesson from Curly Girls a few weeks ago). I can definately teach it.
 
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Chatauqua560
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

sandlanders wrote:


"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."


My brother uses something like this as his email signature.
 
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Chatauqua560
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I tried the Plymouth Mural Series today. Neat murals but so close together that it was tough to know which was which the way I had my Nuvi and Dakota set up. Spent about 5 hours there, found one and had two more solved. DNFd those 2.

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Walkingadventure
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Chatauqua560 wrote:
Walkingadventure wrote:
huffinpuffin2 wrote:
Here is a good and helpful 'Home Study Course': GC25WQJ


"Another common way to hide information on the cache page is to put some information in a white font, so that it can only be seen when highlighted or cut and pasted to another document. I have hidden something below this paragraph. Highlight the area below that appears to be blank, and see what you find."

Neat idea, good golly I like that one.


Too bad nothing showed up when I highlighted it. I have seen that type of puzzle and am working on the Statue of Liberty one right now but there again, that's looking up facts.


Could be a veiled reference to puzzle caches somewhere between GB and Milwaukee.

I know I am always open to giving hints to those who ask. I always try to give just enough to get you started but not enough to hand you the solve.

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Walkingadventure
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

CodeJunkie wrote:
On a serious note and trying to bring this back "On Topic". I know there are some puzzle owners watching, some puzzle gurus watchings, and some fellow cachers that just want to learn.

Here's my struggle as one who fits multiple categories listed above. I certainly understand the desire to have more puzzle solving "tools" in your arsenal, but ... (feel free to chime in on these everybody)

1) When does a "hint" become a "spoiler"?

Tough Call. Depends on who is giving it and how sharp that person is. For me, I'm pretty dense.

2) If I "expose" the secrets behind archived puzzles should I get the CO's permission first?

Seems polite to ask but if archived then it's a free for all.

3) This one is for the CO's - Would you be willing to provide a solution for just 1 of your puzzles to be included in a "spoiler" pack to be distributed at a puzzle event? Or just to be used as an example at an event?


I have one I could give but which one? We can talk off line CJ

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Hardinfam
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:41 am Reply with quote Back to top

How about if another cacher who is awesome at finding but sucks at solving asks if you could teach them how to solve or decipher the hint in exchange for helping you find that cache A couple of cachers have asked this of me. Since my kids are cached out from this summer (the up side is better logs). I need help from healthier and less disabled than myself to reach our goal. I'm seriously considering this arrangement for at least a few. I know I won't reach CJ's puzzle challenge. I need at least 30 more finds.

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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:17 am Reply with quote Back to top

I'm a purist so I only "find" puzzles that I solve, but that's just how I play the game. That doesn't mean I haven't gotten lots of help from the CO on certain puzzles, but at the end of the day I know how the puzzle works. I've logged numerous "Notes" on existing puzzles with "ALR's" (I know they're not enforceable) and not claimed them as a "Found" until I met the ALR requirement (again just my way of playing the game to honor the "intent" of the CO).

The flip side is that my dad / kids have cached with me on occasion when I was grabbing some puzzle finals they hadn't solved. I don't allow my kids to log these on their accounts unless they have actually helped in some manner with the actual puzzle. My dad and I have had some great caching days together and we talk about the puzzles while in the car. He claims some as found and some not depending on how he feels that day.

I would suggest that out of respect (and integrity) that the finder at least acknowledge they were along for the ride when they haven't solved it and are with someone who has. I've seen many groups where they've all solved various puzzles and then went along as a group and found them. The note can simply be, "Thanks to xxxxxx for solving this one, but we enjoyed the day finding it with a group."
 
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Northwoods Tom
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

CodeJunkie wrote:
...I only "find" puzzles that I solve, but that's just how I play the game. ...but at the end of the day I know how the puzzle works.


My philosophy also. Call it my conscience. I don't steal my opponents missed points in Cribbage either. Smile

It also means I have a stack of unsolved puzzles.
 
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gotta run
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

TFTPC
 
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Hardinfam
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Well they do solve the puzzle but I'm acting like a teacher. While in the field they are the teacher and I'm the student. I don't give them the answers. I do hope that eventually we won't need each other and that we can be equals both at the table and in the field.

Me personally I think if you help by teaching them and they teach you, both of you grow as cachers.

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Chatauqua560
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:16 pm Reply with quote Back to top

http://coord.info/GCN4E8

To me, this is a nonpuzzle because there is nothing to solve. The teeny tiny thing down in the corner leads to nothing and it already is in a park. Where to go from here? Can one word point me in a direction?

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huffinpuffin2
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:13 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Now this one looks very interesting......................... and folks are still finding it, which is a good sign.
 
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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Chatauqua560 wrote:
http://coord.info/GCN4E8

To me, this is a nonpuzzle because there is nothing to solve. The teeny tiny thing down in the corner leads to nothing and it already is in a park. Where to go from here? Can one word point me in a direction?

I think I'm so close I can almost taste this one.
 
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