I don’t get it.
Is an answer considered correct only if it was entered correctly the first time?
I would have used a different strategy then :)
Of course, this is independent of the “case-sensitive” issues we all have encountered.
I must admit. This contest seems really unorganized and I’m not sure everyone understands it? I sure don’t.
How many programs are included? How many teams are awarded programs? Do the winning teams win programs that are in the Mystery Bundle or do they win different programs?
Don’t get me wrong. I think the Mystery Bundle (with a rising price daily) is a great idea and I think the scavenger hunt is a great idea as well. Oh, and a free copy of a program if enough people provide free advertising on blogs is brilliant. I’ve done my part by advertising pzizz and I hope we get enough people so it is added.
But this whole contest seems rushed and poorly explained.
33 actually has multiple answers, I found 2 other pictures with that exact text on it in the same website ;)
I have an answer for the potion factory clue that it won’t accept, all my math seems right to, i have all the other ones done except that one, but ya. keep browsing that site, there are 3 pics with that in it.
Dude, I found and tried all three image URLs. I found them all very quickly after the question was posted, but nothing I try works. I copy and paste the URL from the address bar, but no joy. I add and remove http://, I add and remove http://www., I try every variation I can think of!
Actually there are technically two more. I found the same one’s you had and now when I looked back at one of the pages.. lo and behold, another slightly more obscure one loomed it’s ugly little head.
I’m not sure the team rankings are fixed. I think I was the second person to finish the current round of questions, but now someone is in front of me. Did the answer more quickly? Fewer guesses? I could be wrong, hopefully you’re keeping track of the time for real. I wouldn’t want to have stayed up until 3:40am for nothing!
I’ve tried everything on Potion Factory and nothing works. I did get 1 answer I tried that said I was close and gave me a hint “splits”, but I was already taking the splits into account. Why in the world would they choose answers resulting in a decimal number? Anyone want to provide more hints as to how to get the answer? Is there any rounding to deal with? Should the Apple I price be dollars and cents or just dollars?
S*d the Unsanity clue … what about “Apex’s favorite screensaver”? I have the link. I have the saver. I have what I think is the secret message … but no matter how many combinations I try all I get is “Incorrect” … and I think my team are all asleep now!!!!
I hope it isn’t too late though – I’ve been away for the last 11 hours or so, with no access to the internet. If it’s a first come first prize I’m screwed (My team seems to temporarily be AWOL!
We worked very hard this week trying to organize a brand new idea on top of an expanding idea. ColalboZOT = New, MyzteryZOT expanded.
Here are some lessons in no particular order:
1. Have somebody to handle just communications. It’s very important and often that alone is enough to keep people engaged.
2. Don’t confuse two semi-related events that aren’t really designed to be related.
3. Have systems implemented before the contests begin and limit feature sets to what you had before you started. Expand features afterward.
4. Have rules clearly stated.
5. Have prizes clearly listed with clear pathway to winning them.
6. Have fun even when it gets super busy.
We’d like to thank you for an amazing week. ColalboZOT was strong though some detected the unorganization at times.
So many people had fun learning, meeting others, and just getting stumped by PotionFactory that they consider it a win, if for nothing else to be able to say they’re true Mac fans.
We’ve got all the information for the teams, questions & answers, etc. As we find some intelligent ways to organize those, we’ll be posting the results and distributing the prizes from many of the vendors that were happy to particpate.
Thanks to everyone mostly for the patience and encouragement. We look forward to creating more fun down the road.