Anywhere Challenge: Win up to 60,000 points over the next 8 weeks

Old Oct 15, 2010, 9:41 am
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Views: 497,142
Posts: 2,985

The Top 20 Contributors:

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mech11      	118
foxberg   	117
Infoleech 	 72
jrc35jrc35 	 61
Mick163 	 61
djjaguar64 	 54
Happy        	 52
britbronco22 	 51
Parcool 	 45
nas6034 	 42
Kohoutek 	 41
reallynow 	 39
saad          	 38
lkar    	 37
miffSC        	 36
CokeandTaco 	 33
pete330 	 32
cavs          	 29
Submariner682 	 29
dazbear 	 29
Bolton        	 29
Thank you very much everyone!!!
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 9:41 am
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Originally Posted by mnredfox
PC should be proud of themselves. They were able to turn this thread from a very well researched, full of good guesses, and fun to read thread into something that seems to be populated by rants, random comments, and lots of unhelpful remarks here.

All for 2000 points too.

I vote to bring this thread back on topic. Now, any new updates other than Kauai?

No, it's over didn' you hear..

Yes, make my day..200
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 9:41 am
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Where do you see the number of views on the site? I know that you are aiming for 500,000 but I can't see that anywhere.
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by Alumino
Everybody,

There seems to be two "phases" during each of these weekly puzzles:

Phase 1: GUESSING -- FTers ponder the verbal clue, try to game the system (as when the group was thinking JAPAN because of the html coding), compare their global travel memories with the photo provided, no positive match to an exact photo of an exact place.

Phase 2: SOLVED -- An actual, identical photo is matched to the puzzle (photostock), or a landmark in the puzzle can be matched to a landmark with 100% certainty.
Phase 3/0: TALKING -- FTers talk to/at/over each other, once the thrill of "solved" wears off for the day / week, and to fill time until the next day's clue or the next week's challenge.
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by pandahelen
Where do you see the number of views on the site? I know that you are aiming for 500,000 but I can't see that anywhere.
Go to the board on which this thread lives.

The numbers are at the right hand side of the line for this thread.
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 9:54 am
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Thank you

I just wanted to say thank you to all that have done the hours of research, and all the others that have contributed. I know that I wouldnt have received 3,000 points over the last two weeks if it was not for all your hard work. All of your backs must be killing you from carrying all of us!!!
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by Globaliser
Go to the board on which this thread lives.

The numbers are at the right hand side of the line for this thread.
Thats the number of Posts..

But a good thing you mentioned, I could be #3000 if I stick around..
(A double wammy for the day )
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 10:02 am
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Originally Posted by heffa
Here are some fun Friday stats:

Views: 497,142
Posts: 2,985

The Top 20 Contributors:

Code:
mech11      	118
foxberg   	117
Infoleech 	 72
jrc35jrc35 	 61
Mick163 	 61
djjaguar64 	 54
Happy        	 52
britbronco22 	 51
Parcool 	 45
nas6034 	 42
Kohoutek 	 41
reallynow 	 39
saad          	 38
lkar    	 37
miffSC        	 36
CokeandTaco 	 33
pete330 	 32
cavs          	 29
Submariner682 	 29
dazbear 	 29
Bolton        	 29
Thank you very much everyone!!!
Really, I must get a life..

What me, your the one that counted them up..

Wait till foxberg sees this, he's not going to be happy.
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 10:04 am
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Thanks! I had never actually been to the main board - I found this one through a search and have stayed right here the whole time. Alas, I have not had much to add but I must say thanks to all those who have been able to search and find the photos and information. I wouldn't have any idea where to begin with that. I keep hoping that something will pop up that I could actually be of help with!
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 10:15 am
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Picture

I think this week picture (without Shutterstock) was very inferior. The vegetation didn’t appear to belong with the sand, the boat was sailing on the horizon (instead of popping up in the water like on the Kenai), and those giant fiddler crabs! I imagine that the picture was reworked to make the contest more difficult – thus explaining the delayed roll-out. Hope next week’s picture returns to the earlier quality. Thanks for the good detective work everyone.
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 10:20 am
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Thanks for everyone's help ....

Last edited by tnlewis; Oct 15, 2010 at 10:44 am
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by gkpm
Saw that one too but they're just normal ghost crabs, also live around the shores of that other option, Tasmania... Might put Tasmania, Australia today just to make sure I get some points...

Tasmania also has a desert which the surfboard lead could point to.. Who knows..
Check out the original caption that was with the crab photo in HAWAII Magazine:
"After getting married on Oahu on Valentine's Day 2004—barefoot on the sands of Kailua Beach—we visited Kauai and traveled around the island. We came across this sand crab on one of the many beaches. It obviously did not get a good night's sleep, because it got angry and showed us some attitude after we almost walked on it."

JOHN & DENISE WINKLER, Seattle, Washington
It's about halfway down the page at http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/photo_of_the_week

However, is this the exact same image? It's too small in the puzzle for me to see any detail.
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by mnredfox
I vote to bring this thread back on topic. Now, any new updates other than Kauai?
Well, no. We all know it's Kauai, so this is the part of the week we get to talk about random stuff and insult each other.

With an occasional post mentioning the challenge of course to keep the mods happy!

So...er....Maui?
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 10:37 am
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Crab

Originally Posted by morepork
Check out the original caption that was with the crab photo in HAWAII Magazine:
"After getting married on Oahu on Valentine's Day 2004—barefoot on the sands of Kailua Beach—we visited Kauai and traveled around the island. We came across this sand crab on one of the many beaches. It obviously did not get a good night's sleep, because it got angry and showed us some attitude after we almost walked on it."

JOHN & DENISE WINKLER, Seattle, Washington
It's about halfway down the page at http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/photo_of_the_week

However, is this the exact same image? It's too small in the puzzle for me to see any detail.
Now that's a GIANT crab. Great photos.
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 10:38 am
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Originally Posted by Infoleech
Well, no. We all know it's Kauai, so this is the part of the week we get to talk about random stuff and insult each other.

With an occasional post mentioning the challenge of course to keep the mods happy!

So...er....Maui?
I love talking about random stuff! Can't wait for next week!
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