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Message 1438674 - Posted: 6 Nov 2013, 6:23:12 UTC
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Gary asked that his thread be locked, so I just had Eric do it.

It is my honor to host Gary's thread until the happy day when he wants it back.

Discuss away, dear friends!

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Message 1438686 - Posted: 6 Nov 2013, 7:32:07 UTC

I will catch him next May.
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Message 1438722 - Posted: 6 Nov 2013, 10:02:51 UTC

Thanks Angela.

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Message 1440168 - Posted: 8 Nov 2013, 9:10:39 UTC

What happens if no one can guess what the mystery kitchen tool is?
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Message 1440172 - Posted: 8 Nov 2013, 10:22:51 UTC

Well after a certain time (not sure when that is...) the thread owner declares they've stumped everyone, and either give the win to the nearest guess, or posts a new object.

I think that is the way we do it?

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Message 1440175 - Posted: 8 Nov 2013, 10:32:05 UTC

I don't know, maybe give more hints?
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Message 1440187 - Posted: 8 Nov 2013, 11:17:00 UTC

As long as people keep guessing, it's fine.

Pull up guesses that came close or have informaton in them that helps.

If everybody gives up - and give it a few more days, ome poeple don't chekc that often - then either to a close guess or after consulting with the players try a different one.

I think we lost a player that was very good at it :(
[didn't like to win, but gave good hints, so other would get it]

I don't think we've had one that that was a complete dead end [but I've not been follwing closely, only drop in from time to time]
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Message 1441524 - Posted: 12 Nov 2013, 10:47:10 UTC

Monday's egg separator had us all guessing for a long time :-)

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Message 1441541 - Posted: 12 Nov 2013, 11:39:55 UTC - in response to Message 1441524.

Monday's egg separator had us all guessing for a long time :-)

Oh, that's what it was? I've seen far simpler designs...
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Message 1441574 - Posted: 12 Nov 2013, 14:52:07 UTC

That's why it foxed us for so long :-))

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Message 1442658 - Posted: 15 Nov 2013, 13:54:58 UTC

Angelas caption "Some boxer you turned out to be."

I think that is brilliant and so clever.
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Message 1448702 - Posted: 30 Nov 2013, 22:17:40 UTC

Der hund ist los!....
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Message 1448858 - Posted: 1 Dec 2013, 9:48:42 UTC

There is some controversy over the rules for Beets give a caption. I suggest therefore that in future we discount weekends in the calculations, and add that to the rules.

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Message 1448859 - Posted: 1 Dec 2013, 9:52:03 UTC

I think we should only post very funny captions.
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Message 1449020 - Posted: 1 Dec 2013, 20:08:17 UTC - in response to Message 1448858.

There is some controversy over the rules for Beets give a caption. I suggest therefore that in future we discount weekends in the calculations, and add that to the rules.

I don't think we should make the rules any more complicated or definitive. As John has mentioned, the purpose is to keep the game moving. Very early on the threads would stall once in a while as neither the winner nor the judge responded.

We have generally accepted any suggestion of either winner or judge regarding some extra time. The important thing is that one or other responds within 24 hours or warns up front that this will not be possible. (I for example once sent a pm to the judge saying "please don't consider my entry" when I found I would be away at the relevant time).

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Message 1449920 - Posted: 4 Dec 2013, 16:33:31 UTC

The things I do to entertain you people...

I had the new tool already on my web server, but the file name was what it actually is. To change it, I had to use Teamviewer to remote into my home computer. Here at work, I can only use Teamviewer's web version (can't install software on the school computers). But the netbook with Filezilla on it refused the web connection. So I had to go to my main cruncher, then Teamviewer from there to the netbook, decide on a picture, change its name, then pull it up here on my local browser to remind myself what it looked like. And then I had to back out of all those steps again, in order.

Whew!

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Message 1452649 - Posted: 11 Dec 2013, 7:33:15 UTC

What a strange place to put a window.


Lol!!!
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Message 1453461 - Posted: 13 Dec 2013, 5:00:26 UTC

Lynn those hooks on the blade prevent intestines from being perforated. Now days they are called gut hooks. And they are commom on some hunting knives.

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Message 1453485 - Posted: 13 Dec 2013, 6:27:57 UTC - in response to Message 1453461.

Lynn those hooks on the blade prevent intestines from being perforated. Now days they are called gut hooks. And they are commom on some hunting knives.



Thanks James! That being said, thought they used them to take out my gallbladder:)
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Message 1453488 - Posted: 13 Dec 2013, 6:47:59 UTC - in response to Message 1453485.

Lynn those hooks on the blade prevent intestines from being perforated. Now days they are called gut hooks. And they are commom on some hunting knives.



Thanks James! That being said, thought they used them to take out my gallbladder:)


LOL. When they took mine out I think the Doctor used a dull rusty trowell:)
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