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Message 1349826 - Posted: 23 Mar 2013, 17:13:51 UTC

A very wise suggestion, thank you.
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Message 1349860 - Posted: 23 Mar 2013, 18:40:41 UTC - in response to Message 1349818.
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I have another suggestion:

Put the rules of all the Cafe games in one post and make it sticky so newcomers can find it. Lock it, referring comments to this discussion thread. If we agree to alter the rules of a game, a mod can change the rules post.


Actually pretty good idea. Im sure all the game players will add imput also.

Edit- All one would have to do at the start of the new game thread is post, See the rules sticky for this games rules.
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Message 1350003 - Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 2:11:39 UTC
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Problem. Rules differ for different Threads.
Let's start with the easy one. The Last Person to post and wins.
No Violation of the rules and no two posts in a row. That shouldn't be to hard.
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Message 1350006 - Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 2:35:06 UTC

As we are just discussing a possible sticky thread for rules, Even if we have one Id still keep my rules on the first post of a new Puns O Fun thread.
But here is how I would make a sticky thread for rules.

sticky thread title- Rules for cafe games.

These are the rules for the various games in the cafe.

TLPTPW- rules as follows.
The Last Person To Post Thread, general rules:
1. Winner of the last thread starts the new one.
2. Chooses a number to be the post declared the next winner and records it somehow. (yellow sticky, etc.)
3. Everyone has fun posting while the target number of posts is reached.
4. When the target is reached, rinse and repeat.

Supplemental rules:
1. Double posting (the same poster posting two or more posts in succession) is frowned upon.
2. Posting of larger pics is discouraged (Modem users do still exists, and these threads can get quite long.)
3. The rest of the post rules listed to the left of your post box are all enforced.

Puns O Fun- rules as follows.

Anyone can make a pun at any time. ETC. ETC.

Word linked game rules as follows.

Give a Caption -rules as follows


And do the same for all the games active.

Thats just an idea, Im sure others might have better ones. But we do need to make sure the rules dont get left behind when starting a new thread. Who knows we might even get new players as a result.
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Message 1350014 - Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 4:36:19 UTC - in response to Message 1350006.

As we are just discussing a possible sticky thread for rules, Even if we have one Id still keep my rules on the first post of a new Puns O Fun thread.
But here is how I would make a sticky thread for rules.

sticky thread title- Rules for cafe games.

These are the rules for the various games in the cafe.

TLPTPW- rules as follows.
The Last Person To Post Thread, general rules:
1. Winner of the last thread starts the new one.
2. Chooses a number to be the post declared the next winner and records it somehow. (yellow sticky, etc.)
3. Everyone has fun posting while the target number of posts is reached.
4. When the target is reached, rinse and repeat.

Supplemental rules:
1. Double posting (the same poster posting two or more posts in succession) is frowned upon.
2. Posting of larger pics is discouraged (Modem users do still exists, and these threads can get quite long.)
3. The rest of the post rules listed to the left of your post box are all enforced.

Puns O Fun- rules as follows.

Anyone can make a pun at any time. ETC. ETC.

Word linked game rules as follows.

Give a Caption -rules as follows


And do the same for all the games active.

Thats just an idea, Im sure others might have better ones. But we do need to make sure the rules dont get left behind when starting a new thread. Who knows we might even get new players as a result.

That's about what I had in mind.

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Message 1350019 - Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 5:00:22 UTC - in response to Message 1350006.

2. Chooses a number to be the post declared the next winner and records it somehow. (yellow sticky, etc.)


2. Chooses a future event, which triggers the winner, e.g. post number, date time, and records it somehow. (yellow sticky, etc.)

1. Double posting (the same poster posting two or more posts in succession) is frowned upon.


1. Double posting (the same poster posting two or more posts in succession) is frowned upon, and the doubled post can not trigger the win.

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Message 1350023 - Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 5:11:30 UTC

Has the Mystery landscape game taken the place of Mystery Photo Game as that game allowed photos of things other than landscapes. Or is there no call for anything but landscapes and kitchen gadgets?

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Message 1350179 - Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 15:49:12 UTC

Would be nice if there were another Mystery Photo Game. I'd say go for it.
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Message 1350199 - Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 16:56:03 UTC

My recollection (probably faulty) is that the old "guess the picture" thread had very much become a location based game. So it was re-born as the "guess the location". the along came the "guess the kitchen bit", so why not give the "guess the odd bit" a go.
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Message 1350218 - Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 17:53:43 UTC

Well, if there is no objection, the mystery landscape game could be morphed over into a broader spectrum, but it would have to be by consensus I would believe. Just wonder if it might be to broad of a scope or step on the toes of other photo games? Maybe some new rules to open it up more? Just some passing thoughts...
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Message 1350260 - Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 19:50:19 UTC - in response to Message 1350019.
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2. Chooses a number to be the post declared the next winner and records it somehow. (yellow sticky, etc.)


2. Chooses a future event, which triggers the winner, e.g. post number, date time, and records it somehow. (yellow sticky, etc.)

We've had instances where the first post after an event was used. iirc the first fireworks seen on July the 4th (maybe 2011?) were such an event.
Just to show that this amendment to the rule is already 'in use'.
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Message 1350870 - Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 14:03:49 UTC
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Id like to propose that if a post is hidden in the count to game that the game continues as is. Otherwise whos knows how many other pics are going to get hidden just to keep it consistent.

So as an example of what can happen I could delete all posts up to 11814 so you all could start over. Is that really needed?
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Message 1350883 - Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 15:28:38 UTC - in response to Message 1350870.

Id like to propose that if a post is hidden in the count to game that the game continues as is. Otherwise whos knows how many other pics are going to get hidden just to keep it consistent.

So as an example of what can happen I could delete all posts up to 11814 so you all could start over. Is that really needed?

Wise. After all I don't think anyone is keeping track of the now locked threads, but the mods might have to hide a picture in one. Would we suddenly have to have say pic 124 all over again? Now if it is the highest numbered pic, that would be an exception.
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Message 1350889 - Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 18:11:29 UTC

Certainly once a TLWTPW thread is well under-way ignoring a number that's been hidden, or otherwise "lost" is no hardship.
If there are only a small number of posts in the thread, or a large number of hidden/lost posts then its a different ball game and we will have to look at each case on its merits. In no way should this be seen as an open door to the persistent posting of obviously copyright material.
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Message 1350957 - Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 21:20:35 UTC - in response to Message 1350889.

Certainly once a TLWTPW thread is well under-way ignoring a number that's been hidden, or otherwise "lost" is no hardship.
If there are only a small number of posts in the thread, or a large number of hidden/lost posts then its a different ball game and we will have to look at each case on its merits. In no way should this be seen as an open door to the persistent posting of obviously copyright material.

I thought the discussion was of the post a picture with a number thread? Am I wrong?

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Message 1350959 - Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 21:25:01 UTC

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Message 1351036 - Posted: 27 Mar 2013, 1:24:06 UTC

Referencing the rules for the Mystery Landscape thread: What exactly constitutes a "landscape" picture? In the past, folks have posted famous buildings, points of interests in a city and so on. The most recent post is of a architectural setting that seems like it would be fun to narrow down and identify. Not a landscape per say, but it has enough character to help with the guessing. Should we open it up a little to include these types of postings? Not sure where to go with this...
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Message 1351107 - Posted: 27 Mar 2013, 7:09:36 UTC - in response to Message 1351036.

Referencing the rules for the Mystery Landscape thread: What exactly constitutes a "landscape" picture? In the past, folks have posted famous buildings, points of interests in a city and so on. The most recent post is of a architectural setting that seems like it would be fun to narrow down and identify. Not a landscape per say, but it has enough character to help with the guessing. Should we open it up a little to include these types of postings? Not sure where to go with this...
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Just took a look in the dictionary. Landscape: "An expanse of scenery", expanse: "A wide scope" or "A wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky" and scenery: "the appearance of a place". Perhaps it really should be titled Mystery Place game? Unless you want to take a narrow view and call if Mystery Natural Landscape game? Where would you put a underwater photo of the great barrier reef? I think the rule should be construed liberally.


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Message 1351359 - Posted: 28 Mar 2013, 4:47:41 UTC - in response to Message 1351107.

Referencing the rules for the Mystery Landscape thread: What exactly constitutes a "landscape" picture? In the past, folks have posted famous buildings, points of interests in a city and so on. The most recent post is of a architectural setting that seems like it would be fun to narrow down and identify. Not a landscape per say, but it has enough character to help with the guessing. Should we open it up a little to include these types of postings? Not sure where to go with this...
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Just took a look in the dictionary. Landscape: "An expanse of scenery", expanse: "A wide scope" or "A wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky" and scenery: "the appearance of a place". Perhaps it really should be titled Mystery Place game? Unless you want to take a narrow view and call if Mystery Natural Landscape game? Where would you put a underwater photo of the great barrier reef? I think the rule should be construed liberally.


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Message 1351384 - Posted: 28 Mar 2013, 6:30:58 UTC - in response to Message 1351107.

I think your suggestion of the "Mystery Place" game is a good one. It would offer more possibilities and make the game more interesting. Maybe on the next thread we could change over to it and set up some rules to cover it? Detailing the rules would be the next challenge...

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