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    --- On Mon, 3/22/10,wrote:

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    Date: Monday, March 22, 2010, 4:35 PM

    Hi, thanks for the response. Please answer the question. Are All of the clues necessary to solve a map currently available. Yes or no?



    Dear Quester,
    Specific questions in regards to the clues of the treasure hunt cannot be addressed.

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    An obvious bullshit answer, in bold no less, which can only mean NO to any reasonable person. It seems the wizard yells louder when feeling pressured. Please feel free to review all of the previous bogus hunts for a history lesson. And for those who feel a 0% chance at a lot of money is better than a 1% chance at a little, good luck with that logic. As for myself I've moved on to something with a much greater chance of success, the lottery. I will of course check back in a year or two to read Molnar's(the ignore past doomed to repeat guy) posts, after having done exactly that, complaining about how poorly the hunt turned out.








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    We have recieved a reply within the stated time limits for every submission we made(maps).
    "We may not be first, but at least we are not last!" Meaner Simikkles RULE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by navfish View Post
    --- On Mon, 3/22/10,wrote:

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    Subject: Re: greathunt.ocm
    To: greatesthunt@yahoo.com
    Date: Monday, March 22, 2010, 4:35 PM

    Hi, thanks for the response. Please answer the question. Are All of the clues necessary to solve a map currently available. Yes or no?



    Dear Quester,
    Specific questions in regards to the clues of the treasure hunt cannot be addressed.

    The Admin Team
    The World's Greatest Treasure Hunt

    An obvious bullshit answer, in bold no less, which can only mean NO to any reasonable person. It seems the wizard yells louder when feeling pressured. Please feel free to review all of the previous bogus hunts for a history lesson. And for those who feel a 0% chance at a lot of money is better than a 1% chance at a little, good luck with that logic. As for myself I've moved on to something with a much greater chance of success, the lottery. I will of course check back in a year or two to read Molnar's(the ignore past doomed to repeat guy) posts, after having done exactly that, complaining about how poorly the hunt turned out.
    Don't know what to think of that, I'm not finished yet with the 240 questions, still 3 to go, but i hope to be done soon.
    After that there is still some work to do on some "strange" or "extra" things spread across the book ...
    But will it be enough ?
    I have the strange feeling that indeed , we don't have for the time being all necessary information to complete a sequence.
    At first it was just a though, but the answer form the admin team let me perplex ...
    What would be the cost of answering "Yes" if it was the case, people would be more motivated to continue, the lack of answer makes everyone things that it means "no" and there is a huge risk of people loosing their interest .. ?

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    Default Partner websites clues.

    Another question I'm asking myself :
    The dynamic mode of this hunt with the website and all is very interesting, I like it a lot.
    I just hope that the solving of one of the 12 sequences is not just end up being dependant of "obvious clue" spread around the partner's websites and just a question of "the one who see the clue on the website the first is the one that solve the sequence the first".

    Of course all that is just random toughs, to have your feeling about how thinks could go, i guess we are all a bit parano´d

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    Thank you for letting us all know that you will be moving on to other adventures. It is greatly appreciated !

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    Greetings on a beautiful sunny afternoon in the Bayou State of Louisiana!

    I'm trying to be helpful without violating the rules, and I wanted to pass along a couple of observations.

    Bear in mind this is coming from someone who is just now starting Chapter 10, so you might take this with a grain of salt.

    Apparently, there are several folks who have completed all 240 questions--and did so fairly fast--and have hit a brick wall when confronted with the map.

    I see two reasons why this is happening:

    1. The clues for both the golden eagle and the silver eagle are present. We are going to have to sift through them to figure out which clues belong to which puzzle.

    2. If you managed to complete the 240 questions, you're really good with ciphers. The puzzles and clues for the silver eagle maps may require a different set of skills, and you may still be looking for similar puzzles.

    I'm thinking about 'National Treasure' and the clue 'The secret lies with Charlotte'. Or, 'The Da Vinci Code' and something along the lines of 'a pope is buried here.'

    No amount of counting letter frequencies or math analysis can help solve those sorts of clues. One had to realize that 'Charlotte' was the name of a ship and 'a pope' meant 'Alexander Pope'.

    Completely different set of puzzles from ciphers. Not sure what to label them.

    If that makes some degree of sense, then 'What Doesn't Belong' takes a different meaning.

    In other words, if you see something like a deliberately misspelled STAYTS or Will Smith's father rather than Will TUrner's father, or planetary symbols that don't belong anywhere....

    A big red flag should go up saying 'A clue lies here'.

    Working on chapter 10 tonight,

    Doc

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    I've finally joined the ranks of the 240.

    Luckily, I've got about 7 hours of airport/airplane tomorrow, so that should be plenty of time to solve at least ONE silver eagle!

    Cheers,
    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Greetings on a beautiful sunny afternoon in the Bayou State of Louisiana!

    I'm trying to be helpful without violating the rules, and I wanted to pass along a couple of observations.

    Bear in mind this is coming from someone who is just now starting Chapter 10, so you might take this with a grain of salt.

    Apparently, there are several folks who have completed all 240 questions--and did so fairly fast--and have hit a brick wall when confronted with the map.

    I see two reasons why this is happening:

    1. The clues for both the golden eagle and the silver eagle are present. We are going to have to sift through them to figure out which clues belong to which puzzle.

    2. If you managed to complete the 240 questions, you're really good with ciphers. The puzzles and clues for the silver eagle maps may require a different set of skills, and you may still be looking for similar puzzles.

    I'm thinking about 'National Treasure' and the clue 'The secret lies with Charlotte'. Or, 'The Da Vinci Code' and something along the lines of 'a pope is buried here.'

    No amount of counting letter frequencies or math analysis can help solve those sorts of clues. One had to realize that 'Charlotte' was the name of a ship and 'a pope' meant 'Alexander Pope'.

    Completely different set of puzzles from ciphers. Not sure what to label them.

    If that makes some degree of sense, then 'What Doesn't Belong' takes a different meaning.

    In other words, if you see something like a deliberately misspelled STAYTS or Will Smith's father rather than Will TUrner's father, or planetary symbols that don't belong anywhere....

    A big red flag should go up saying 'A clue lies here'.

    Working on chapter 10 tonight,

    Doc
    I completely agree Doc. I've been working with items that just don't fit with anything else. I have actually come up with a method that justifies the few key order clues that we do have and gives me a different set of orders for each chapter. The only difficulty is it can be used slightly in more then one way, so I have to wait for each response to my try before I try the next one. No luck so far, but who knows. And if this doesn't work, I'll try something else.

    I think it's silly to believe that the final answer would be as easy as the questions (and yes I have solved them all.). I would be disappointed if the hunt was that easy. To give up on this so quickly would just defeat the entire purpose to why I do these in the first place and that is too challenge myself, allow myself to grow in my problem solving skills, and to feel the excitement when a breakthrough is actually made. The prize is just the icing on the cake!

    Ace999

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    Thumbs up 240

    Congratulations Steve!!!!

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    Thanks Lauren!

    Ace - Do you really need to wait for the response before the next submit? I thought people were submitting one per day and getting responses back on all of them after the 2 week incubation.

    Steve
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