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Old 04-20-2009, 06:37 AM   #1171
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You're probably the only one.

The notch is beautiful this time of year.



You still playing?
If anyone doesn't get the humor in posting a tag exactly where 20+/- Tag-o-Rama participants were parked less than 24 hours prior, then perhaps they are missing the humor of this web-site... that's fucking hilarious

Yeah... I'm still playing... in a broad sense of the the word...
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:23 AM   #1172
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There's a reason he's called Evilclown!!!
Yeah... ShitEatingGrinClown was just too long for for a handle here...so EvilClown will have to do...

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Old 04-20-2009, 11:39 AM   #1173
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What bike is that with the blue fender (right in front of the goldwing)
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:55 AM   #1174
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I don't see any difference between posting from the road with your wireless or sending it to someone who posts it for you. Someone would have to explain that one to me. Rules are generally made to level the playing field. What advantage would one have over the other in this situation? If you rode there and you got the tag, who cares whether your wife or your Crackberry posts it for you?

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Now, if the arguement was between 1)posting from the road or 2)posting once you return to your "home base" I could understand that, because one has a clear time advantage over the other (and they almost seem like 2 different "games" to me). Otherwise, if there's going to be road-posting, it seems to me that it makes no difference in how one gets it posted.

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Just MHO, because I'm basically out of this deal being without a portable computer of any sort, and I refuse to buy a blackberry to compete in some stupid internet game

I chose to, but I don't think that people should have to.



Ride your bike somewhere. Take a pic. Get it posted. Have fun. Two things will kill the tag games: a:) the need to have expensive technology to have any chance of actually claiming a tag, and b:) a "clique" group snagging tag after tag w/o others having (what they perceive) as a chance to get in on the action.
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:11 PM   #1175
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What bike is that with the blue fender (right in front of the goldwing)
MZcb's







It took home the coveted 'coolest bike' award yesterday.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:21 PM   #1176
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I'm gonna avoid putting my .03 cents worth in here and only say the New Hampshire tag game is flourishing...get any group of people together and there will be some controversy...now play it down and keep on taggin!!!
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:38 PM   #1177
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And no "clique group" is snagging tag after tag because of technology. Folks who are having great luck in snagging tags are doing so by getting on their bikes and riding. Some folks have jobs, kids, and family obligations that prevent them from riding as much as they might like, but the reason they don't get that many tags is NOT because they don't have technology.
I can't speak for PackMule, but I didn't interpret what he meant as only a technology-clique, but just any kind of clique. As in real-life and many online forums, there are often self-appointed cliques that form based around attitude more than anything else. Basically, this whole thing started because you and a few others didn't like the way someone else posted a tag, even though there's nothing explicit in the rules that says he did anything wrong. The rules are quite clear on what seems obvious to me to be the most important part - that you have to ride to the tag to get it. I.e., this is a riding game, not a posting game. Yes, there's an art to posting first so that you can claim the tag and not someone else who rode to it on the same day, but that's secondary - the clear primary point is riding. If you want to get the guy who started this particular thread to weigh in and make a ruling and amend the original post with the rules to be clear about the exact method by which posts need to be made, then do so. Until then, I don't see why you or anyone else gets to play self-appointed authority on what's a valid tag or what's not in an ambiguous situation.

Basically, what's happened is that someone else did something in a different way than you prefer and you feel the need to criticize him for it. Why? Why can't you just be cool about it and keep it all in good fun? Every time you're confronted with a situation like this, you have a choice. You can choose to err on the side of being welcoming and a good sport, or you can err on the side of being critical and exclusionary. The way I look at it is, as long as someone played the game in good faith and is trying to have fun and isn't taking the fun away from anyone else, why make a fuss? Isn't it easier to assume the best of people and be nice? Anyone can play the know-it-all card and be a jerk to someone else. It's so easy. It takes a little more effort to be a good guy and try to be nice to people even when they do things differently than you like. I think that's a much more admirable trait.

Perhaps look at it this way. The more welcoming and nice and encouraging people here are, and the less you pick on each other when others don't do everything exactly the way you want, the more people will want to play. I can guarantee that these kinds of stupid arguments are deterring more people from the game than they are attracting.

And, perhaps most importantly, the easier it is for people to get a tag online, the more tags there will be, and the more varied and fun the game is for everyone. On the other hand, the more impediments you place on people being able to post a tag that they otherwise legally obtained, the fewer tags you will have.
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:18 PM   #1178
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:31 PM   #1179
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C'mon guys Lets all have a group hug and move on. Don't we have enough controversy in our regular lives? This should be nothing but funnnnn. Next tag I get is definitely going to Coos county where wireless is fleeting.


How bout them Red Sox...kick ass today or what?
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:16 PM   #1180
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There's a reason he's called Evilclown!!!
You say that like it's a bad thing.


Actually, was kinda hoping it might help put the focus back on the tag where it belongs.

Anyone out there still ride or are we going to have to call in the Vermonters to get it again cuz it's far away?
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:29 PM   #1181
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Tag-O-Rama Tracker!

Don't tell my boss what I am spending time on I am calling it "enhancing my programming skills".

Anyway, a while back I discovered you can write your own web apps that interact with google maps. Never had a good thing to implement with it .... until now!

I thought it might be neat if we could see where past tags have been placed. So, I wrote up a google maps app to show tags and who placed/found them. The locations are a best guess based on my own googling but should be good guestimates. So far this is only the tags from the last week or so (but we have been busy so that is quite a few!). If people think this is cool I will gladly start trying to enter old tag info also.

Give it a try: http://linuxdudes.org/tortracker/
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:41 PM   #1182
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drc...Kudos to you for putting the effort in for the group. But once again I need a tutorial...can't see any tags, just map. Whatsup

BTW, Gail is keeping a neat spread sheet on all the tags which she posts up at the end of every month.
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:43 PM   #1183
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Anyone out there still ride or are we going to have to call in the Vermonters to get it again cuz it's far away?
Youz guys jinxed yourselves by getting 6 tags in 1 day, Now its gonna take you 6 days to get 1 tag

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Old 04-20-2009, 03:46 PM   #1184
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drc...Kudos to you for putting the effort in for the group. But once again I need a tutorial...can't see any tags, just map. Whatsup

BTW, Gail is keeping a neat spread sheet on all the tags which she posts up at the end of every month.
You don't see any markers on the map? What web browser are you using?

Anybody else able to see the tag markers on the map?
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:50 PM   #1185
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You don't see any markers on the map? What web browser are you using?

Anybody else able to see the tag markers on the map?
Sorry.

No see.

Explorer.

Neat concept though.
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