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nic
05/03/07 05:19 PM

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VGT is sponsoring a scavenger hunt! Users who wish to participate simply need to submit new maps to the categories below.

First place is determined by the number of points you get for the categories below. First place receives a $10 Amazon.com gift certificate or via paypal. If there are ties for first, all first place entries win!

1 Point
  • A boat in motion
  • A casino
  • A castle
  • A censored area
  • A train in motion

2 Points
  • A building under construction
  • An animal clearly identifiable

3 Points
  • A car accident
  • A hang glider, parachute or skydiver in descent
  • A sporting event in progress


To participate, simply submit your maps as usual. There is a new field on the submission page for the category you are submitting to.

We are doing a 10-question mini hunt for now. If the system works good, we plan on doing monthly hunts with more categories and bigger prizes!

Good luck!
nic
05/04/07 09:47 AM

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mlc1us set the bar high early, scoring all of the categories! Remember, all first places receive the prize, so keep playing!
mlc1us
05/04/07 10:23 AM

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That was a lot of fun! Can't wait for more.


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kjfitz
05/04/07 01:05 PM

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Good job! I'm thrilled to see all the new posts from everyone taking part in the hunt.

And... this is just the trial run - the mini-hunt. I think we can promise you a bit more of a challenge with the next one.


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kjfitz
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gamma
05/04/07 04:28 PM

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I will join, if I can win an original VGT T-shirt (ehh) sorry (Grin)
milwhcky
05/05/07 05:53 PM

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Fun, but aggravating!

Every google search for hang gliding locations turned up places that were either not visible on GM or LL or were not being used. Came close by finding a hang gliding school at Kitty Hawk, but they were on the ground in every view I found. Scanned much of the Pacific coast yesterday and thought I found one, but it turned out to be the same location (different view) of what mlc1us found. Went back to Sylmar today, and found one hiding away from the cliff.

Looking forward to the full-size hunt, but I'm not sure how much time I can give it without going nuts!
mlc1us
05/05/07 06:03 PM

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Great job milwhcky!
Parabellum
05/06/07 04:52 PM

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Uh oh, look out mlc. milwhcky just tied your score!


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nic
05/07/07 09:52 AM

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Nice! 3 people tied for first place. Keep them coming!
Pdunn
05/09/07 05:51 AM

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With four tied for the lead and one day to go, it looks like it's still anyone's ballgame!
TexasAndroid
05/09/07 09:52 AM

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Five tied now. All may be resting on the tie with the thought that all will get the reward. But all it takes is one of the five to get one more credit, and there is no longer a tie.


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TexasAndroid
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nic
05/09/07 11:06 AM

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It'd be evil of me to add one more category at the last moment huh?

Just kidding, I won't do that!

I'm really impressed with the maps so far! We're planning up a new hunt to do next week sometime, this one a lot larger.
nic
05/09/07 05:05 PM

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One more day left! Remember, all first place ties (which will require you to get all of the categories at this point) receives a $10 gift certificate to amazon.com!
romulusnr
05/09/07 11:31 PM

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I'm confused, so you can only submit one map per hunt category? Drat, I figured I could clean up on buildings under construction, what with all the local expansion.
nic
05/10/07 12:31 AM

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For this hunt, yes. We're considering allowing multiple submissions per category for the next hunt.
DonMartini
05/10/07 08:56 AM

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I like hunting! Maybe it's an idea, as there are many ties, to hold an additional competition for the most beautiful map through the normal voting-system. It might be an extra trigger to find beside 'just a castle' a 'beautiful castle'...
voldude123
05/10/07 09:29 PM

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found them all.

i dont think that doing multiple entries is a good idea. seriously, some people could go and snatch up as many as possible and make it super hard for other people.
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