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    For anyone who's interested, they have relaunched Alex and The Greatest Dream which caused some Tweleve controversy a few months back. (Rusty? Ricky?) The book is now free and you can get it at www.alextreasurehunt.com. Some of the rules have changed such as no more deadline for the hunt, a guaranteed prize fund (so they say!), and a way to submit entries online. The new home site is prettier to look at, but alot of sections are still non-operational. I'd be willing to take another shot at it if anyone else is. Let me know if anyone is still around who was working on this, or wants to start.

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    Thanks Centura,

    If I could get hold of a copy of the book I'd be up for joining the hunt, but they are not making it easy .......

    I've been having all sorts of problems with their new site since it launched on 22nd August because the home page, whilst very nice, is eating up so much memory my laptop is grinding to a halt. Even if I have nothing other than my web browser open it still stalls which, as my laptop has 1Gb of RAM suggests something on the website needs optimising.

    Not only that I tried to register for a free copy of the book the day after they relaunched the site, but got rejected because I had already subscribed to updates via their other site.

    When I saw your post I tried again today but got the same issue. So then I tried to unregistered and got a screen full of PHP scripts instead of a sensible message. However, I did get an auto generated email asking me to confirm I wanted to unsubscribe from the site.

    This I did, which automatically generated another email from the site giving me a link to the URL where I could download the free copy of the book?

    But alas, that page doesn't exisit, all I get is the bulk standard 404 Not Found message.

    Anyway, enough of my woes. The site has only been up and running since 22nd August so hopefully the web designers (Caylix) will get these glitches sorted quickly.

    ps. If the hunt does get going again should we discuss it here or via the Recommended Hunts thread http://www.tweleve.org/showthread.ph...greatest+dream

    Cheers


    Writerian

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    Hello Tweleve! This is my first post here and Alex will also be my first real hunt. I just wanted to let you guys know that clicking the "Get your copy" tab will, for some reason, not work if you are trying to get your copy. You have to click the "Information" tab, then click "The Book" globe, and click "Get your free..." Worked for me. Hope this helped.

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    Thanks, and welcome to Tweleve, pistOla!
    Whatever I feel like I wanna do. Gosh!

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    There website is not working right so I thought I would post my OPINION of the solution:

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    2 clocks forward 2 clocks back. 2 + 2 = 4

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    P.S. Was the prize $4K ?

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    ricky,
    this hunt just might just be designed for you!

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    Does anyone have the printed version of the book?
    I was wondering if the illustrations are in color.
    I got the PDF version, of course it's black and white...

    Some of the illustrations are shaded and it looks like the top middle section of page 38 should be in color.

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    I ordered this book way back at the beginning of the first launch. All pictures are black and white. I had an idea that perhaps you had to add colour to them. The old website had copies of some of the pictures and when you ran your cursor over them they turned to colour. The rainbow stood out especially as it filled in with the proper order of colours and then the key holes each turned to one of the primary colours. Not sure if it means anything though.

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    This contest should be moved to "Not Recommended". Both the old and the new website have been defunct for months now.

    For a while I was in touch with the author of this book (Ben Naude), but he also disappeared once the websites went down. It seems to have been a scam.

    Unfortunately, there's a new book out called "Quest for the Prize" which is eerily similar to the Alex book in many ways...the themes, the cover art, the overly enthusiastic "reviews", and forums started by the same people who wrote those reviews. It's the same way that the "Alex" forums began.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calvin View Post
    This contest should be moved to "Not Recommended".

    Unfortunately, there's a new book out called "Quest for the Prize" which is eerily similar to the Alex book in many ways....

    Then how nice for all of us that I have a back email copy of the possibly original work that cannot possibly be in any way connected to a expired contest by someone who has obviously gone elsewhere rather than sitting back and polishing their techniques to an admirably higher level.

    Does a leopard change the way it can be spotted?

    Rusty . . . ? Rusty . . . ? Anyone?

    Disavowed electronic copies now available for thoughtful discussion once I, an amateur, get my fifteen posts in.
    FANDANGO! (Maybe...)

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