What place it that? A forum game for touring cyclists...

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What place it that? A forum game for touring cyclists...

Postby RonK » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:27 pm

What place is that?

What place is that? A forum game where the players try to guess the location of the subject in a picture.

The game is just for fun. Any forum member is able to contribute a guess or ask a question at any time.

Playing the Game

Players try to guess where the subject of the picture is located.

The person who guesses the correct location will get to post the next picture.

The picture posted should be a scene with good detail and plenty of visual cues to help people work out what place is that.

As the world is a big place, when posting a picture please give the country and region the picture is from.

All forum members can play the game.

Players may ask questions to narrow down the choices.

The person who posted the picture, or an appointed proxy, must answer the question and may also volunteer extra information or clues if he/she chooses.

The player who guesses the correct location wins.

The winner must either:
a) promptly post a new picture, or
b) give his/her turn to another person who can promptly post, or
c) post a forfeit, in which case any player can post the next picture.

Keeping the game moving

If you are the poster of the picture, answer questions as promptly as possible.

If no progress is made within 24 hours then the poster should volunteer some additional clues.

If you are the winner, post a new picture as quickly as possible.

If the winner does not post within 1 day (24 hours), the turn is forfeited and anyone can post - the first person to post gets the turn.

If the winner forfeits without nominating (option c) then anyone can post and the first person to post gets the turn.

If more than one picture is posted as a result of a forfeit, the first picture posted is the new entry and other entries should be edited to remove the picture, to avoid confusion.

Defaulting on a turn

Proxy: If a person posts a picture and then is unable to monitor the game, he/she may select another player to act as proxy and PM the correct answer to that player. (PM the site Moderators/Administrators if no one else is available).

Forfeit: A person can of-course forfeit their turn at any time by simply posting the correct answer and normal forfeit rules apply. This is a less preferable option. Proxy is a better choice if at all possible.
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Postby RonK » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:33 pm

This is a popular game on the Bushwalking.com site. The description of play and the rules set out in the first post are adapted from there.

I will kick the game off with an easy one - this scene is in Tasmania.

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Postby Aushiker » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:48 pm

Franklin River? :)
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Postby bicyclewarrior » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:59 pm

Cataract Gorge?

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Postby RonK » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:17 pm

bicyclewarrior wrote:Cataract Gorge?

Yes, it is Cataract Gorge in Launceston.

Over to you.
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Postby bicyclewarrior » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:24 pm

I forgot, I've never posted an image before. Hope this works
This is in NSW and I could not get my bike there.

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Postby RonK » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:49 pm

bicyclewarrior wrote:I forgot, I've never posted an image before. Hope this works
This is in NSW and I could not get my bike there.

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Not working bicyclewarrior. See my previous post for a link to help posting images.
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Postby bicyclewarrior » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:26 pm

Sorry for the stuff up, but I did read your post first and copied from google+ using the[img} thing. I can see my image in the forum. Not sure what next. Denis

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Postby RonK » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:44 pm

Your link looks ok - did you make the picture/album shareable?
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Postby bicyclewarrior » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:45 am

Yes, It's public. Could it be file size?

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Postby RonK » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:11 am

bicyclewarrior wrote:Yes, It's public. Could it be file size?

Perhaps. I don't know. I think there is a forum limit so try resizing the picture if it is huge.

My picture is also from Google+ and the metadata is: 1.9 MP 1200 × 1600 364.1 KB

So it is a fairly small file.
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Postby RonK » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:19 am

OK, while bicyclewarrior is getting his link sorted out I'll post another picture to keep the game rolling.

This one is in New Zealand, South Island.

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Postby BenGr » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:23 am

Bicycle's link is, and was working for me last night.

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Postby Aushiker » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:48 am

BenGr wrote:Bicycle's link is, and was working for me last night.


Not for me.
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Postby BenGr » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:03 pm

Aushiker wrote:
BenGr wrote:Bicycle's link is, and was working for me last night.


Not for me.

Possibly due to google account.

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Postby RonK » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:51 pm

BenGr wrote:
Aushiker wrote:
BenGr wrote:Bicycle's link is, and was working for me last night.


Not for me.

Possibly due to google account.

I can't see it Firefox or Safari on my iMac or Safari on my iPhone. And I'm logged in to Google+

But if you can see it Ben, what place is it?
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Postby Warin » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:00 pm

RonK wrote:This one is in New Zealand, South Island.


Ummm ... as this is the ' Touring Australia' forum ... should not the places be within OZ ? :D

Not saying there is anything wrong with elsewhere ... :wink:

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bicyclewarrior link does not work for me either.

Did not answer the first question - I knew the answer but was thinking about a photo .. still thinking about that.

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Postby bicyclewarrior » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:29 pm

Thanks for the feedback on the link. Still no idea how to fix it. I know the NZ place but will give it a miss. thanks Denis

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Postby BenGr » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:40 pm

RonK wrote:OK, while bicyclewarrior is getting his link sorted out I'll post another picture to keep the game rolling.

This one is in New Zealand, South Island.

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I can't answer the NSW question, but your's has to be the Salmon farms on the canal near Lake Pukaki.

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Postby RonK » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:50 pm

Yes, That's right Ben - it's the Mt Cook Alpine Salmon farm on the Tekapo Canal.

I'm sure you'll have an interesting picture to post.
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Postby BenGr » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:42 am

Colorado Rockies, US.
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Postby WarrenH » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:18 pm

BenGr, the summit on Mount Evans on the Front Range? Mount Evans has the highest paved road in the United States. It is good to see the bike in the shot. I hope you enjoyed the climb ... and the descent.

bicyclewarrior, the Bunda sea cliffs of the Great Australian Bight?

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Postby BenGr » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:05 pm

WarrenH wrote:BenGr, the summit on Mount Evans on the Front Range? Mount Evans has the highest paved road in the United States. It is good to see the bike in the shot. I hope you enjoyed the climb ... and the descent.

bicyclewarrior, the Bunda sea cliffs of the Great Australian Bight?

Warren.

Correct.

I did enjoy it, in more of an achievement way, I felt a lot worse than Pikes Peak. The descent was a bit rough as well, you can definitely tell that not much money is put in, the lack of cars was nice though.

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Re: What place it that? A forum game for touring cyclists...

Postby WarrenH » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:23 pm

Thank you Ben. How did your time compare summiting Pikes Peak to the hill climbers, that give Pikes Peak it's fame? From a standing start of course ... rolling starts are too easy?

Where is my bike ... in rural NSW.

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