Where on Earth? An easy contest, for GG!!
To preface, this isn't exactly an original concept but I've tweaked this to customize it to BGGMABBY wrote:The online game/ website "geoguessr" http://www.geoguessr.com/ basically plops you down somewhere in the world, using Google Earth "Street View".So then, in the game mentioned above, there are two different approaches that you can take. One is to have a quick look around for visual clues and then just guess (probably the intent of the developer) OR you can move around quite a bit until you can locate the name of something on a sign or a vehicle, and then do more research to narrow down your guess. You can score quite high using the latter method.
You then have a look around a bit, and try to guess where they've placed you, on a key map. There are five segments in each game, and you gain points by how close you come to the actual location.
But, for our purposes, you will not be able to move around on screen. So it is very likely that will have to do some extra research to determine each location, unless you are a geography savant or an extremely well-traveled person--with a good memory to boot.
NOTE: I have chosen the images in each geekitem because they do contain a clue to the actual location. I may have thrown in a few false leads as well, however, so the obvious guess may not be the real one.
CONTEST CLOSED!Here, then, are the rules for the contest:
1) You do not have to "pay" anything to participate. A thumb would be nice, to keep the geeklist on the active/ hot listings so that more people can see it, though. And a thumb on an item will remind you of the answers that you know or have already done...
2) What you want to determine is the name of the country that the image is taken of. If you also know the city then that is nice for you, but it won't help or hurt your chances in the draw.
3) The prize,
25 30 3525 GeekGold, will be randomly selected from of the entries I receive amongst the people who send me the correct hidden code. There will be at least 2 34 winners now.
Send me a private geekmail (use the subject "Where on Earth?", if you wouldn't mind) with your answer(s).
4) Please do not add any comments or guesses to the geeklist items.
If you have a particular issue with something, geekmail me and I'll try to answer you. I'm online every day.
[b]5) In an attempt to prove that not everyone will read through the entire set of rules, I will suggest here that you look at item #22 before you begin...
6) The game chosen for each geeklist item was picked for a reason, although it may not be apparent until after you've answered. Even then, my mind makes strange connections sometimes and it might not make sense to you. But it should be a handy way to figure out if you have guessed correctly.
7) This is NOT a race!! I will keep the contest open for at least a couple of weeks. Being done first does not improve your chances. It is basically a random draw and there will be many complete entries (assuming that a lot of people see this). The contest will close at noon, Mountain Daylight Time, on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.
8) Remember: The initial objective is to determine the name of the country that each image is taken of.
- [+] Dice rolls