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    Do you all share most clues you find - or only the ones you can not make sense of? Just wondering. MAybe this should be moved to off topic ? Sorry if so
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    Do you really expect everyone to answer that honestly?
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    In my experience of running Q4T there are 3 types of hunters.

    The Givers
    These people are totally open about everything they discover.

    The Takers
    They lurk and steal and give nothing back.

    The Players
    Who give evertything they half understand in the hope that a Giver will finish it off for them. Whilst holding onto the stuff that no-one seems to have discovered yet. Then when a Giver posts their secret they come forward and post what they know in the hope that they have missed something that a Giver will help them with.

    Most people are Players.

    Just my 2c of course.

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    Oh and then of course there is Jet, nuff said

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    Nice, Mark! Love the categories. Just out of curiosity, have you encountered any people who post with disinformation, specifically written to throw people off the right track? I suppose these scoundrels might be called Jetters, or maybe Paracletes. Are they common on Q4T?

    For whatever it's worth, I'm the kind of "player" who posts ideas or theories that check out in some way or another -- that spell a coherent phrase, use a simple cipher, or employ concepts illustrated in the companion book. With the exception of my comment about the Rubik's Revenge (or Professor), I keep most of my crackpot ramblings to myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turkeymonkey
    Nice, Mark! Love the categories. Just out of curiosity, have you encountered any people who post with disinformation, specifically written to throw people off the right track? I suppose these scoundrels might be called Jetters, or maybe Paracletes. Are they common on Q4T?
    We've had a few!

    One who claimed he'd located the token for http://www.goldclue.com/ but had left it there for someone else to find. He wouldn't say where it was so as to not spoil the hunt for anyone else.

    He was just trying to buy himself some time to solve it for real.

    Needless to say he was ridiculed and banned then unbanned then he did it again so he was ridiculed and banned again. This sort of person is just tiresome. But does provide some amusement for the board mods.

    Mark

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    I’m in it for the challenge and the money would be just a bonus, I would be pretty discouraged if something I posted helped “The Takers” solve and claim one or more of the tokens and didn’t give me any credit.

    I have taken detailed notes from this forum and noted down whom they came from. If one or more of those posts helps lead me to a prize I will give them recognition and that’s a promise.

    The problem lies with in me not trusting anyone with what I have found to be very credible evidence that hasn’t been posted to this day.
    ok.. I can see I won't get anything done until 2007!

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    I think we all have ideas that we don't share.

    Some don't want to be open to ridicule.

    Some are not sure what these internet boards are all about & are just scared to post.

    Some are working at the puzzles so much that when they find something new, they are afraid someone else will use it before they figure it out.

    I have discovered that sharing with another person I feel comfortable with gives me fresh energy and a new way to look again.

    Even if it's only occasionally.

    And it's nice to get email that's not another insurance ad...
    "It's not what you look at that matters. It's what you see." (Henry David Thoreau)

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    I'm getting too discouraged to want to post anything anymore. Two major players have been MIA for 2 weeks. One *was* posting a lot... The other was waiting for his book, has received it by now, and is known to be a great puzzler. Can you say "private board"?

    There are a lot of generous *givers* here... Just be careful that you don't give away the farm!
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    I've been here longer than I've had the book! I have enjoyed the discovery, and met some new cyber friends along the way. Now that I have the book, I will share anything that I find.

    I agree with Mark's posting of types of forum people/ puzzle people.

    I enjoy puzzling, and sharing ideas.

    Will I be one that finds a token?? I doubt it.

    I am here because I enjoy it. If I add something that gives someone a smile or clue, then... gravy to me (my mamma always said).

    Good luck to all here, whether to solve or share!!!

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    Hunting,

    I feel your pain. It is getting discouraging, especially with those who tell us we aren't anywhere we need to be.

    I'm starting to wonder if these people can be trusted

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