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Message 1369440 - Posted: 18 May 2013, 18:58:30 UTC

Now wasnt that easy:)
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Message 1369469 - Posted: 18 May 2013, 20:56:39 UTC

Ok-was only an idea. :)
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Message 1369585 - Posted: 19 May 2013, 8:02:33 UTC

As no one seems interested in playing the landscape game any more I'm thinking of awarding the win later today to N9JFE, who was the nearest so far 4 days ago, with the location of Madagascar.

We usually give a clue per day, but as Madagascar is such a small place, it doesn't have that many natural features, so it should be pretty easy to find it without any more hints which would directly give it away.

I'll suggest to him that he needn't post a new picture until someone asks for one. If the general interest in this game has waned then there is no point in flogging a dead horse.



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Message 1369731 - Posted: 19 May 2013, 16:13:31 UTC - in response to Message 1369585.

As no one seems interested in playing the landscape game any more I'm thinking of awarding the win later today to N9JFE, who was the nearest so far 4 days ago, with the location of Madagascar.

We usually give a clue per day, but as Madagascar is such a small place, it doesn't have that many natural features, so it should be pretty easy to find it without any more hints which would directly give it away.

I'll suggest to him that he needn't post a new picture until someone asks for one. If the general interest in this game has waned then there is no point in flogging a dead horse.

I let it go as long as I did after asking if it was Madagascar because I didn't really want to find another picture and because of my previously stated frustration when I just searched "Madagascar" with no other parameters.

I may have a cityscape or two I could post to see if that interests more people. (Assuming my answer is right...)

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Message 1369749 - Posted: 19 May 2013, 16:43:07 UTC

Okidoki. It seems that my message here has had the desired effect :-))) yep you win, please go ahead.

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Message 1370988 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 17:14:39 UTC

006 tries harder, but doesn't get the results...


Shouldn't that be 007? ;)
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Message 1370990 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 17:17:15 UTC - in response to Message 1370988.

006 tries harder, but doesn't get the results...


Shouldn't that be 007? ;)

I think it was meant to be a pun on the fact that he wasn't quite 007.
There was an old commercial, Avis I think it was. Their slogan was.....We're number 2, we try harder.
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Message 1370999 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 17:23:37 UTC

Okidoki, listen up folks!

Yet again I have had a correct answer to a cafe game, but a decline for the win, probably the third in a month. This is happening more and more frequently. The problem as I see it is that it is fairly easy to find an odd picture or implement on the web, but the web address has the description in the link. The only way around this is to download the file to your hard drive, rename it, and then upload it to somewhere like Photobucket and link back to it there. This is time consuming and probably why people are declining to play.

Any thoughts as to the way forward?

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Message 1371006 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 17:40:34 UTC - in response to Message 1370999.

Okidoki, listen up folks!

Yet again I have had a correct answer to a cafe game, but a decline for the win, probably the third in a month. This is happening more and more frequently. The problem as I see it is that it is fairly easy to find an odd picture or implement on the web, but the web address has the description in the link. The only way around this is to download the file to your hard drive, rename it, and then upload it to somewhere like Photobucket and link back to it there. This is time consuming and probably why people are declining to play.

Any thoughts as to the way forward?




That's the way I do it. I don't think it's time consuming though...
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Message 1371007 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 17:40:45 UTC - in response to Message 1370999.

Okidoki, listen up folks!

Yet again I have had a correct answer to a cafe game, but a decline for the win, probably the third in a month. This is happening more and more frequently. The problem as I see it is that it is fairly easy to find an odd picture or implement on the web, but the web address has the description in the link. The only way around this is to download the file to your hard drive, rename it, and then upload it to somewhere like Photobucket and link back to it there. This is time consuming and probably why people are declining to play.

Any thoughts as to the way forward?


My issue with the kitchen tool game, and sometimes with landscape, is finding a sufficiently baffling tool that's not going to be a copyright problem. This is why I've used my own pictures for the last couple of landscapes I've done, but that limits me to places I've been. (I do have a large stash of other stuff I could use if I had a slide scanner.) Uploading it to my own web site is only a secondary problem, the main complication being that I can't do it from work and that's where I most often surf this forum.


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Message 1371041 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 19:20:26 UTC - in response to Message 1371007.

Okidoki, listen up folks!

Yet again I have had a correct answer to a cafe game, but a decline for the win, probably the third in a month. This is happening more and more frequently. The problem as I see it is that it is fairly easy to find an odd picture or implement on the web, but the web address has the description in the link. The only way around this is to download the file to your hard drive, rename it, and then upload it to somewhere like Photobucket and link back to it there. This is time consuming and probably why people are declining to play.

Any thoughts as to the way forward?


My issue with the kitchen tool game, and sometimes with landscape, is finding a sufficiently baffling tool that's not going to be a copyright problem. This is why I've used my own pictures for the last couple of landscapes I've done, but that limits me to places I've been. (I do have a large stash of other stuff I could use if I had a slide scanner.) Uploading it to my own web site is only a secondary problem, the main complication being that I can't do it from work and that's where I most often surf this forum.


Seems to be a problem that could be cropped out of the picture, if ya know what I mean.
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Message 1371058 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 20:23:19 UTC

Seems to be a problem that could be cropped out of the picture, if ya know what I mean.

What an outrageous suggestion!!

"Oh that's only someones property, I'll just steal it and hide any evidence"

I am actually dumfounded that someone would make that suggestion on a public forum.
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Message 1371059 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 20:23:50 UTC - in response to Message 1371041.

Okidoki, listen up folks!

Yet again I have had a correct answer to a cafe game, but a decline for the win, probably the third in a month. This is happening more and more frequently. The problem as I see it is that it is fairly easy to find an odd picture or implement on the web, but the web address has the description in the link. The only way around this is to download the file to your hard drive, rename it, and then upload it to somewhere like Photobucket and link back to it there. This is time consuming and probably why people are declining to play.

Any thoughts as to the way forward?


My issue with the kitchen tool game, and sometimes with landscape, is finding a sufficiently baffling tool that's not going to be a copyright problem. This is why I've used my own pictures for the last couple of landscapes I've done, but that limits me to places I've been. (I do have a large stash of other stuff I could use if I had a slide scanner.) Uploading it to my own web site is only a secondary problem, the main complication being that I can't do it from work and that's where I most often surf this forum.


Seems to be a problem that could be cropped out of the picture, if ya know what I mean.

If you're suggesting cropping a copyright notice off, I consider that unethical to say the least. The copyright is still held by the owner even if there is nothing to say so.


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Message 1371075 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 21:34:52 UTC - in response to Message 1371059.

Okidoki, listen up folks!

Yet again I have had a correct answer to a cafe game, but a decline for the win, probably the third in a month. This is happening more and more frequently. The problem as I see it is that it is fairly easy to find an odd picture or implement on the web, but the web address has the description in the link. The only way around this is to download the file to your hard drive, rename it, and then upload it to somewhere like Photobucket and link back to it there. This is time consuming and probably why people are declining to play.

Any thoughts as to the way forward?


My issue with the kitchen tool game, and sometimes with landscape, is finding a sufficiently baffling tool that's not going to be a copyright problem. This is why I've used my own pictures for the last couple of landscapes I've done, but that limits me to places I've been. (I do have a large stash of other stuff I could use if I had a slide scanner.) Uploading it to my own web site is only a secondary problem, the main complication being that I can't do it from work and that's where I most often surf this forum.


Seems to be a problem that could be cropped out of the picture, if ya know what I mean.

If you're suggesting cropping a copyright notice off, I consider that unethical to say the least. The copyright is still held by the owner even if there is nothing to say so.


Of course, I didn't say anything about Me doing that of course.
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Message 1371656 - Posted: 25 May 2013, 6:47:25 UTC

Just letting you guys know I will be offline till tomorrow evening.
Then I'll see how far we got with the landscape and the Beets thread
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Message 1376379 - Posted: 4 Jun 2013, 5:46:21 UTC
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Sorry all, I made a double click
in the TLPTPW # 187 thread

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Message 1379440 - Posted: 10 Jun 2013, 16:53:08 UTC

And the great tenor Catarotti sings.......
NESSUN DORMA! Nessun dorma!

O solo meow!

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Message 1379454 - Posted: 10 Jun 2013, 17:15:56 UTC

ouch ......

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Message 1379600 - Posted: 10 Jun 2013, 22:41:25 UTC

Seems j mercer has even stumped the great wizard of kitchens Angela!

looking for some face palms ...



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Message 1380025 - Posted: 11 Jun 2013, 20:38:06 UTC

I wanna know what the spigot in the cup does ...

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