What is it?-Discussions

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  1. scifan57

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    This thread is being started as a place to have conversations and discussions about the what is it? Thread without taking the thread itself off topic.
    If you have any problems,questions or comments about What is it?,pleas ask here.

    Here are the rules for the thread to familiarize those new to the game with the proper procedures.

    The idea here is for people to identify an object or objects based on photos and clues supplied by the challenger.

    1):The photos can be of almost anything,but should be taken by the person posting the challenge,if possible.

    2):No photos found on the Internet or elsewhere are allowed unless proper credit is given.

    3):You can use any resources you choose,online or not,to discover the answer,but no cutting and pasting or copying from online resources such as Wikipedia is allowed.

    4):You are free,however,to use online sources as the basis for writing your own description of the answer.

    5):The photographs do not have to be of an entire object.You can supply a photo of part of an object if you like.

    6);Photos should be sharply focused.

    6a):Challengers posting blurred photos will be given one hour to post sharply focused photos or the challenge will be declared void and opened to the first person to post a new challenge.

    6b):This is being done in the interest of making the challenge fair to members trying to solve the challenge.It's very hard to identify a blurred object.

    7):The purpose of the game is to identify the object in the challenge,with as much extra detail as required by the challenger.

    8]:The first person to correctly solve the current challenge gets to post the next challenge.

    8a):If the challenge requires answering several questions about the subject of the challenge and no one person answers all the required questions,the person supplying the answer to the last remaining unanswered question will be declared the winner of the challenge and gains the right to post the next challenge.

    9):If you are informed that you are the winner of the current challenge,but do not post the next challenge within 2 hours of being notified of your win,the challenge is deemed to be open and the first person to notice may post a challenge.

    10):INACTIVITY CLAUSE;The poster of a challenge is required to monitor their challenge.If the challenger does not respond to questions and/or is offline for a period exceeding two hours,the challenge is deemed to be voided and the first person to notice may post a new challenge.

    11):If you have posted a challenge and are unable to continue monitoring your challenge,you may PM the answer to one of these members who will monitor it on your behalf. AdmiralAdama,scifan57,fleur07.Make sure to check if they're online first,and wait for their answer.

    11a):You can also Post the answer and open the challenge if you can't find a member to monitor the challenge for you.
     
    #1 scifan57, Jul 4, 2012
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  2. stranding

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    That's definitely one of the 2Rs best ever. However many times you watch, it arrives newly minted each time.
    That wonderful old-fashioned everything-shop! Many new fogies won't remember them & think that nails and "O"'s come in packets of 500, sealed tight in undo-able plastic boxes.

    And I love R. Barker's final alteration to the ending. :). His great skill was Words & their manipulation / strangulation!
     
  3. scifan57

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    I've tried something different in my latest challenge in what is it? Tell me what you think of the idea of identifying this football player.
     
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    For those who are into football, it would be an interesting challenge. However, there is the point that each country will have their own collection of well-known, or lesser known, players who may well be unknown to outsiders.

    There is also the fact that some of us are not football fans. For instance, my own knowledge is tiny. The only British footballers I could name are George Best, Gascoigne, Rooney & Beckham. I have even less knowledge of American football.

    I think it would be OK to slot one in every now & then, but a series of consecutive footballer images would be a turn-off for me.

    However, with the Olympics coming up soon, there will be a great interest in sports of many sorts. Photos of internationally well-known olympic names from each sport might work. Perhaps objects connected with the various sports. All the answers to olympic-slanted challenges should be findable on the Olympic site fairly easily.

    This message took itself off before I had finished!

    Looks like IPF has been deserted today by our cousins over there, who are probably busy watching the 4th July fireworks. And doing whatever it is that they do today.
     
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    What is it? Has just passed food anyone? to move into 5th place.

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    This offshoot thread may well dilute the numbers of that...
     
  7. Richard Brown

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    I'm just posting something to add this thread - to link in as it were. After some searching, I got here and iPF crashed. I had to repeat the search process; so I'm getting in quick to maintain a link.

    I spotted that the what is it thread has climbed to No 5.
     
  8. KevinJS

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    You can subscribe to threads by touching the action button top right of the screen, then selecting "Subscribe to thread" from the drop down list.
     
  9. Richard Brown

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    I've never seen that type of orange peeler before, Stranding

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    Originally Posted by scifan57
    You stab the point into the orange and use the handle to pull it along the surface of the orange,creating a slit.
    YouTube Link:
    Yes, that's what I wanted. Sliding a forefingertip into the ring gives good control.
    Over to you :)

    No idea what it is.

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    I score orange peel with a small kitchen knife.

    So, another kitchen gadget to look out for. The trouble is, the gadgets I want are excluded from Debenhams current ongoing sale. :(

    Sent from my iPad 1 using iPF - Greetings
     
    #9 Richard Brown, Jul 6, 2012
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  10. Richard Brown

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    Thanks for the tip, Kevin.

    Sent from my iPad 1 using iPF - Greetings
     

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