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marc_54140
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:19 am Reply with quote Back to top

OK, cheeto, you have V.

Spots are still available. Will have to arrange to go out with you to plant yours, so it does not interfere with any of the others.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:39 am Reply with quote Back to top

Just realized I did not put a coords checker on my puzzle.

Thinking it over, I do not think it is necessary.

The questions being asked on the SOs should be relatively easy. and perhaps it's time to ween the area cachers off of the need for a checker.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:02 am Reply with quote Back to top

marc_54140 wrote:
Just realized I did not put a coords checker on my puzzle.

Thinking it over, I do not think it is necessary.

The questions being asked on the SOs should be relatively easy. and perhaps it's time to ween the area cachers off of the need for a checker.


Why dont you send us Cold Turkey off Puzzles?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

marc_54140 wrote:
OK, cheeto, you have V.

Spots are still available. Will have to arrange to go out with you to plant yours, so it does not interfere with any of the others.


Just make sure Marc, you have ALL the coords for ALL the caches! Don't want to put one literally on top of another. Laughing

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gotta run
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

marc_54140 wrote:
perhaps it's time to ween the area cachers off of the need for a checker.


I dunno. I don't see a downside to the checker at all. It's good to know you're going to the right spot, lest you solve a puzzle, oh let's say some Dr. Who themed one, only to find that you had a few numbers wrong due to differences in interpretation.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

After seeing some DNFs on this series already (who knew Wikipedia doesn't always have the right answers?) I really think the checker link is a good idea. On all puzzles. Simply saves time and gas. That's my 2 cents, anyway.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:47 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Quote:
who knew Wikipedia doesn't always have the right answers?


I have had more than one of my puzzle caches in the past fouled by differing sources of information. In some cases it's hard to pinpoint which one is wrong if your not super-knowledgable on a particular subject...

Also, please note that Wikipedia also CHANGES OVER TIME! So your prescious source of data today, might be completely different tomorrow. I have seen a whole section dissapear that seldom|seen used as the basis for his captain america cache. There is a way to post a link to a specific point in time version of the Wikipedia article and you might want to look into that if you are using Wiki for your reference for any of these caches... I can help if you need help.

I know it makes for a easier cache, but sometimes it's just best to post your reference links on the cache page rather than dealing with differing reference sources and cranky puzzle solvers Smile

Now if I could only find a couple hours to get up there... Marc, please let me know when you might be able to head up there to get another one in the field... Send me an email of some possible times and I will try to make one work on my end. I work Mon - Fri 8 - 5:30 for your FYI.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

-cheeto- wrote:
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who knew Wikipedia doesn't always have the right answers?


I have had more than one of my puzzle caches in the past fouled by differing sources of information. In some cases it's hard to pinpoint which one is wrong if your not super-knowledgable on a particular subject...

Also, please note that Wikipedia also CHANGES OVER TIME! So your prescious source of data today, might be completely different tomorrow. I have seen a whole section dissapear that seldom|seen used as the basis for his captain america cache. There is a way to post a link to a specific point in time version of the Wikipedia article and you might want to look into that if you are using Wiki for your reference for any of these caches... I can help if you need help.

I know it makes for a easier cache, but sometimes it's just best to post your reference links on the cache page rather than dealing with differing reference sources and cranky puzzle solvers Smile

Now if I could only find a couple hours to get up there... Marc, please let me know when you might be able to head up there to get another one in the field... Send me an email of some possible times and I will try to make one work on my end. I work Mon - Fri 8 - 5:30 for your FYI.


In case you didn't know, most of wikipedia is not secure, meaning that any person can go in and "change the facts" to their version. You don't even need to give an email address to get an account. Of course, usually someone is watching the page and will change the facts back to "correct". I wouldn't count on it though.
 
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marc_54140
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Although anyone can change entries in Wikipedia, there is a slight barrier to doing so.

You have to be logged in with them for two weeks before making any entries or changes. That seems to keep the problems down. Also, they have a good team of observers, and so not much gets by them, or for long.

Although it is not necessarily spell or info checked, it is fairly reliable. After all, it is just an online book. and books can be loaded with similar problems.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:17 am Reply with quote Back to top

mine's done... we'll see how it fairs with it's review!

thanks marc for the inspiration. I enjoyed finding 3 of these today while out there. Too bad I couldn't crack the Star Wars one yet.... never would have guessed I would struggle with that one!

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marc_54140
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:31 am Reply with quote Back to top

There is still room for more Space Operas.

You do not have to live in the immediate area to place one of these caches. A local cacher can serve as your support person, if need be.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hey Marc,
If you send me the coords for one I could work up a SO:Red Dwarf but I would need a trailboss too.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:54 pm Reply with quote Back to top

labrat_wr wrote:
Hey Marc,
If you send me the coords for one I could work up a SO:Red Dwarf but I would need a trailboss too.


OK, Rimmer, you are on! Smeg knows, it better be good!
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Wow... Cheeto's having fun solving mine too?! One other person emailed me... I didn't think it was that hard. I'm open to feedback - I'll try and adjust it down to a 3 if its too hard.... Maybe Smile

Please email me with questions and feedback if Star Wars is too rough... Marc wanted this series kept 'simple' Smile
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:30 am Reply with quote Back to top

Sorry about the delay in getting mine going. I had planned to finish and submit it this weekend, but I was in an accident Friday which kinda made me put things off. I'm hoping I can finish it up today and submit it for approval. I'll post again when it's ready.
 
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