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    Sierra is offline Getting the hang of it. Copper Sierra is an unknown quantity at this point
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    Major errors all over the place that weren't reported until a year after publication.

    Clues missing from sponsor websites that the author doesn't bother to respond to for two months.

    No email updates or new clues for months.

    No winners a year and a half after it started. No reason to believe anyone ever will win or that there are even any prizes.

    The level of sloppiness and lack of attention to detail in this supposed $1 million competition is staggering.

    Don't waste your time, people. This book should be called the world's greatest let down.

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    I'm pretty sure that the Golden Rule is applicable here. If you don't have anything nice to say....

    I share some of your fustrations but it's probabally best not to make too much out of it. If you find the hunt too annoying it's probably best to just take a break and forget about it for a while. There seem to be a few people how have just joined the 240 club so here's hoping they make some progress in addition to what we have so far.
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    I think you are right. It is time to take a break.

    I am very frustrated with the lackadaisical communication from the hunt organizers though.

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    Should ALL the eagles have been found by now? If you know nothing about Ron Shore you at least should know that he is willing to count every grain of sand in a jar to get the prize. Play a different game. I hope this one goes on for years!

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    First off I for one strongly disagree with the notion that this is a "sloppy" hunt, as well as the implied lack of communication from the author. I have personally spoken to Ron on the telephone a few times and have exchanged emails with the Office on many issues. Many of those errors you are refering to are small insignificant gramatical mistakes that hardly cause any trouble solving anything associated. Secondly, I do not believe that there is any one person forcing you to participate in this "Grass Roots" treasure hunt, in plain english move on to something else if it is not for you. Lastly, As an original Treasure Trover I know all to well about poorly executed Hunts (See "Secrets of The Alchemist Dar") Not a hunt laden with errors, just a frustrating hunt that ended badly, And as such I think that this hunt is head and shoulders above that one from a technical point of view. Communication has ALWAYS been there between Creators and Questors, ample time was needed in order to verify and fairly compile a list for distribution as far as erratta was concerned, I personally submited many of the "Mistakes" to Ron after many hours of trying to figure out why he would put that extra dot there. Oh and one more point, the rules clearly state that there are Red Herrings, The creators of this hunt could have taken the easy way out and explained almost all mistakes as such, but chose not to. Most likely in an effort to not impede any one person from solving an eagle. This is not a hunt about someone winning, it is a hunt about everyone involved trying to help a good cause. If you are not involved for that reason primarily, than yes I agree this hunt is no good............FOR YOU.

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    I disagree as well. There are things in this hunt that, once you find them, you are like "wow this is getting interesting". I for one would be really disappointed if all the eagles were found in the first few weeks. I am optimus that this is going to turn out to be a pretty decent hunt.

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