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towlebooth
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 1:28 pm    Post subject: Round 6 Reply with quote

Round 6 is on! I'd like to open this thread to discussions on what we want to happen during this round.

How long? Point system? Based on the feedback posted here I will create a vote in 2-3 days to decide how this round will go. Please post away!
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Ko-tis-vey
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three months is a nice time frame. And I like the idea about random scores.
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Early Starts
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three months is good. Score the same as the cache Difficulty?
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Early Starts wrote:
Three months is good. Score the same as the cache Difficulty?

That would be difficult to automate.
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spinowner
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't play, but...cache difficulty would only apply to the first time a cache is found. If you score laker points based on cache difficulty someone grabbing or dropping a laker at a cache they had previously found would get more points unfairly.
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towlebooth
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the initial feedback. Hey lurkers - now's your chance! Keep it coming.
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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spinowner touched on something I would like to see implemented but have no idea how it could be done: zero (or at least reduced) points for lakers you pick up from a cache previously visited.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moe the Sleaze wrote:
Spinowner touched on something I would like to see implemented but have no idea how it could be done: zero (or at least reduced) points for lakers you pick up from a cache previously visited.

It would be difficult to implement as it would require scraping the page (or the user's stats) to see if they logged it as a find or a note (or a double find).

We can't (as an association) scrape the site legally or Jod might get angry.
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Ko-tis-vey
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another interesting point scheme would be to start all lakers with "one" point and let the point values accrue as they sit in one spot.
The longer they sit ....the more desirable they become
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ko-tis-vey wrote:
The longer they sit ....the more desirable they become

Then there is no motivation to move them until the last day of the round. You would be better off with the opposite of that... The shorter the time they stay in a cache the more they are worth.
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TwentySeven
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The farther you move it, the more points you get.

Laker Brule is not in Singing hills trail. I was there a week ago.
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nrtiger
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 12:37 pm    Post subject: Schilling Laker MIA Reply with quote

Schilling Laker is not in Minnesota Cachers - GCM7BF!!! Someone walked off and did not record move.
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jrest
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, is round six gonna run for three months, and I guess does that mean we are going to be done with this round in about 3 more days? Just checking. Later
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 8:04 am    Post subject: The round that never ends Reply with quote

After numerous attempts to get an answer to when Round 6 of the Laker game ends, I am assuming that this round will continue until the end of the year.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 8:28 am    Post subject: Re: The round that never ends Reply with quote

nrtiger wrote:
After numerous attempts to get an answer to when Round 6 of the Laker game ends, I am assuming that this round will continue until the end of the year.

After you contacted me about the end of the round, I forwarded your request on to towlebooth as he expressed interest in continuing to run the Laker game.

I'll attempt to contact him again and point him to this thread and your original e-mail to me.
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