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If Round 1 shows a clear winner/leader will you still continue on to the Final Round?

 

Can you define this " ... clear winner/leader ... " ?

 

I would go with all the steps avroair has suggested to keep later possible 'complaints' to a minimum -- after all this is supposed to be fun :laughing:

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If Round 1 shows a clear winner/leader will you still continue on to the Final Round?

 

Can you define this " ... clear winner/leader ... " ?

 

I would go with all the steps avroair has suggested to keep later possible 'complaints' to a minimum -- after all this is supposed to be fun :)

Sure, my pea-brain :laughing: was thinking... what if the same location gets 6's in the ranking from all 4 voters on the first round.

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If Round 1 shows a clear winner/leader will you still continue on to the Final Round?

 

Can you define this " ... clear winner/leader ... " ?

 

I would go with all the steps avroair has suggested to keep later possible 'complaints' to a minimum -- after all this is supposed to be fun :laughing:

Sure, my pea-brain :) was thinking... what if the same location gets 6's in the ranking from all 4 voters on the first round.

 

That wasn't even close to happpening, we were all over the place and the point totals happen to be very, very close so far. :D

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how about a slightly international venue like Halifax Nova Scotia Canada? Many geocoin fanatics here.

 

I Second the nomination for Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

It has ample hotel accomodations in the downtown core, Several Locations where you can hold large events well over 500 people.

 

Halifax Nova Scotia is a Historic town and has enough historical & general interest venues to keep any geocacher busy for days on end (I've lived in Halifax for 7 years and there are still many things we've yet to experience). We have the Historic Properties on the waterfront which will bring you all along the Halifax Waterfront, where you will find a Casino(start of a multi), a Maritime Museum, a working Brewery (with tour and free beer), all the way to 'pier 21(several caches within walking distance)' where Canada's European immigrants mostly came through. further in you have the Halifax Citadel which is an active reenactment site (also the site of 3 caches).

 

The Halifax penisula itself has approximately 80 some caches on it all of which are walkable to,( I know, we did them all with a stroller). HRM which encompasses Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and Sackville, to name a few, has something in the region of a few hundred caches within easy drive of any hotel accomodations.

 

Most Important, It is only a short drive from the First Canadian Geocache GCBBA. Getting to that cache brings you down Highway 333 which is a Cache Heavy highway, where a series, known as Easy Street, starts mere minutes from the city and continues for something in the order of 45 caches on the road, which takes about 2 hours to complete.

 

I'm a new Cachers so i can't even begin to tell you about all of the Cache wonders that HRM and Nova Scotia holds, but each time i turn around I find something new here to make me glad I'm a GeoCacher.

 

Neways, My two bits.

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For those who have never been to the Burgh, it will be hard to understand that we have our own language and style of living here. Whether it be something as simple as hearing people talking about Yinz or learning a Pittsburgh left while driving (nielsenc still has issues with this). Regardless there is a way to see how much you have to learn about our city if you are making a trip here, and hopefully everyone will be encouraged to do so sometime next year. Maybe in October as I hear it's a great time of year to visit (fingers crossed).

 

How Pittsburgh are you?

 

Naturally this was rather simple and took me all of 30 seconds to be told I am 100% Pittsburgh. Not to derail Mark's thread, but how Pittsburgh are you? I must go now to watch my Stillers beat up on the brownies from the mistake on the lake. So how Burgh are you?

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For those who have never been to the Burgh, it will be hard to understand that we have our own language and style of living here. Whether it be something as simple as hearing people talking about Yinz or learning a Pittsburgh left while driving (nielsenc still has issues with this). Regardless there is a way to see how much you have to learn about our city if you are making a trip here, and hopefully everyone will be encouraged to do so sometime next year. Maybe in October as I hear it's a great time of year to visit (fingers crossed).

 

How Pittsburgh are you?

 

Naturally this was rather simple and took me all of 30 seconds to be told I am 100% Pittsburgh. Not to derail Mark's thread, but how Pittsburgh are you? I must go now to watch my Stillers beat up on the brownies from the mistake on the lake. So how Burgh are you?

 

Here was my score: 7%

 

"Jeez-o-man! That's an awful score. You know nothing about Picksburgh. You're probably also a Dallas Cowboys fan. You're just not cut out for this quiz. I guess it's just a Burgh thing!"

 

And as a matter of fact....I am a Dallas Cowboys fan! To the core!

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Mark,

I was thinking about this ~ Is there a 'score' for "Cache Saturation" in and around the area of the proposed sites?

 

Caches (or better yet, quality caches) could easily be found by PQ with the hosting city giving a zip code to the voting panel. If that is something you might want to consider during the deliberation, PM the individuals for a zip code to share within the voting members.

 

~J

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Mark,

I was thinking about this ~ Is there a 'score' for "Cache Saturation" in and around the area of the proposed sites?

 

Caches (or better yet, quality caches) could easily be found by PQ with the hosting city giving a zip code to the voting panel. If that is something you might want to consider during the deliberation, PM the individuals for a zip code to share within the voting members.

 

~J

If you can determine quality caches from nothing more than a PQ you need to head over to the general topics area and explain how you do this since it is a topic that has been discussed since caching began.

 

Not only that, the bids were turned in and they began their deliberations days ago. Wouldn't it be rather unfair to everyone to add another element to the judging after the bids were submitted?

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Mark,

I was thinking about this ~ Is there a 'score' for "Cache Saturation" in and around the area of the proposed sites?

 

Caches (or better yet, quality caches) could easily be found by PQ with the hosting city giving a zip code to the voting panel. If that is something you might want to consider during the deliberation, PM the individuals for a zip code to share within the voting members.

 

~J

If you can determine quality caches from nothing more than a PQ you need to head over to the general topics area and explain how you do this since it is a topic that has been discussed since caching began.

 

Not only that, the bids were turned in and they began their deliberations days ago. Wouldn't it be rather unfair to everyone to add another element to the judging after the bids were submitted?

 

We did add cache saturation to our bid.

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Caches (or better yet, quality caches) could easily be found by PQ

 

I actually went to each of the areas and took a peek at what caches were in each of the areas, but with the event being 11 months away it's not that great a consideration since there is plenty of time to place some caches. The caching landscape changes alot in 11 months. Thanks for the idea though. -_-

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How Pittsburgh are you?

So how Burgh are you?

 

64% - I know, I know...You're originally from Pittsburgh, but when you went to college you had to fit in, right? So you had to forget your Pittsburgh roots, right? WELL THAT'S NO EXCUSE!

 

Actually, I'm not from Pittsburgh, just from Pennsylvania, lol. I've only been to Pittsburgh once and that was to see the Dead at Star Lake Amp. (which I think has a different name nowadays).

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How Pittsburgh are you?

So how Burgh are you?

 

97%

Great job! There's nooooo doubt about it. You're from Da Burgh. You deserve a reward, so go have an Ahrn City or two. And GO STILLERS!

 

Well, I'm not from da Burgh, but 90 miles south and a native West Virginian. I've only heard "gumbands" used by one other person in over 40 years and he was a Burgh native.

 

Fun link pghlooking, thanks for the diversion.

 

Good luck to Pittsburgh with their bid! If it's the winner I'm sure everyone will find good caching, good food, ample accomodations, and great hosts!

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For those who have never been to the Burgh, it will be hard to understand that we have our own language and style of living here. Whether it be something as simple as hearing people talking about Yinz or learning a Pittsburgh left while driving (nielsenc still has issues with this). Regardless there is a way to see how much you have to learn about our city if you are making a trip here, and hopefully everyone will be encouraged to do so sometime next year. Maybe in October as I hear it's a great time of year to visit (fingers crossed).

 

How Pittsburgh are you?

 

You are 66% Pittsburgh -_-.

 

Just dont try the Pittsburgh left where I live!

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For those who have never been to the Burgh, it will be hard to understand that we have our own language and style of living here. Whether it be something as simple as hearing people talking about Yinz or learning a Pittsburgh left while driving (nielsenc still has issues with this). Regardless there is a way to see how much you have to learn about our city if you are making a trip here, and hopefully everyone will be encouraged to do so sometime next year. Maybe in October as I hear it's a great time of year to visit (fingers crossed).

 

How Pittsburgh are you?

 

You are 66% Pittsburgh -_-.

 

Just dont try the Pittsburgh left where I live!

 

I wonder if it is anything like a Michigan left?

 

I'm 62% Pittsburgh....LOL

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You are 29% Pittsburgh.

 

You must be born and raised in Illunoiz. Or Ahia. or Warshington. Or Itly. Or any place but Da Burgh. (and when I say "Da Burgh" I, of course, mean Picksburgh.)

 

Cute and fun! :anicute:

Hmm, my mom was born and raised in Wisconsin in the 20s/30s, then moved to WA state and stayed there ever since....TO THIS DAY she still says Warshington and she warshes her clothes in the warshing machine! -_-

 

I had no idea Da Burgh had spread so far west! :lol:

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For those who have never been to the Burgh, it will be hard to understand that we have our own language and style of living here. Whether it be something as simple as hearing people talking about Yinz or learning a Pittsburgh left while driving (nielsenc still has issues with this). Regardless there is a way to see how much you have to learn about our city if you are making a trip here, and hopefully everyone will be encouraged to do so sometime next year. Maybe in October as I hear it's a great time of year to visit (fingers crossed).

 

How Pittsburgh are you?

 

Naturally this was rather simple and took me all of 30 seconds to be told I am 100% Pittsburgh. Not to derail Mark's thread, but how Pittsburgh are you? I must go now to watch my Stillers beat up on the brownies from the mistake on the lake. So how Burgh are you?

I can't take the test because I've flipped through the "Pittsburgese" book you guys sent. :laughing:

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For those who have never been to the Burgh, it will be hard to understand that we have our own language and style of living here. Whether it be something as simple as hearing people talking about Yinz or learning a Pittsburgh left while driving (nielsenc still has issues with this). Regardless there is a way to see how much you have to learn about our city if you are making a trip here, and hopefully everyone will be encouraged to do so sometime next year. Maybe in October as I hear it's a great time of year to visit (fingers crossed).

 

How Pittsburgh are you?

 

Naturally this was rather simple and took me all of 30 seconds to be told I am 100% Pittsburgh. Not to derail Mark's thread, but how Pittsburgh are you? I must go now to watch my Stillers beat up on the brownies from the mistake on the lake. So how Burgh are you?

I can't take the test because I've flipped through the "Pittsburgese" book you guys sent. :laughing:

What's wrong? Think you would score so low even after reading the book it would make you a Dallas fan (YUCK) anyhow? I'll betcha an Imp & Ahrn you can't get 100% even after reading the book!

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For those who have never been to the Burgh, it will be hard to understand that we have our own language and style of living here. Whether it be something as simple as hearing people talking about Yinz or learning a Pittsburgh left while driving (nielsenc still has issues with this). Regardless there is a way to see how much you have to learn about our city if you are making a trip here, and hopefully everyone will be encouraged to do so sometime next year. Maybe in October as I hear it's a great time of year to visit (fingers crossed).

 

How Pittsburgh are you?

 

Naturally this was rather simple and took me all of 30 seconds to be told I am 100% Pittsburgh. Not to derail Mark's thread, but how Pittsburgh are you? I must go now to watch my Stillers beat up on the brownies from the mistake on the lake. So how Burgh are you?

I can't take the test because I've flipped through the "Pittsburgese" book you guys sent. :D

What's wrong? Think you would score so low even after reading the book it would make you a Dallas fan (YUCK) anyhow? I'll betcha an Imp & Ahrn you can't get 100% even after reading the book!

Speaking of being a Dallas Cowboys fan, I'm not sure what to do with this Terrible Towel! :laughing:

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I can't take the test because I've flipped through the "Pittsburgese" book you guys sent. :D

 

Now see Will, if you had allowed this book to guide you, you could've saved yourself a few key strokes and simply typed "yunz" or "yinz". N@ :D

:laughing:

If he was a Texan, he would have said "ya'll"

 

But we forgive him! His wife has a Texas accent!

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For those who have never been to the Burgh, it will be hard to understand that we have our own language and style of living here. Whether it be something as simple as hearing people talking about Yinz or learning a Pittsburgh left while driving (nielsenc still has issues with this). Regardless there is a way to see how much you have to learn about our city if you are making a trip here, and hopefully everyone will be encouraged to do so sometime next year. Maybe in October as I hear it's a great time of year to visit (fingers crossed).

 

How Pittsburgh are you?

 

Naturally this was rather simple and took me all of 30 seconds to be told I am 100% Pittsburgh. Not to derail Mark's thread, but how Pittsburgh are you? I must go now to watch my Stillers beat up on the brownies from the mistake on the lake. So how Burgh are you?

I can't take the test because I've flipped through the "Pittsburgese" book you guys sent. :D

What's wrong? Think you would score so low even after reading the book it would make you a Dallas fan (YUCK) anyhow? I'll betcha an Imp & Ahrn you can't get 100% even after reading the book!

Speaking of being a Dallas Cowboys fan, I'm not sure what to do with this Terrible Towel! :laughing:

 

Throw it away and go right down to the Cowboys store and buy another tshirt or Jersey - It will make you feel much better!

 

Go Cowboys!!!

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For those who have never been to the Burgh, it will be hard to understand that we have our own language and style of living here. Whether it be something as simple as hearing people talking about Yinz or learning a Pittsburgh left while driving (nielsenc still has issues with this). Regardless there is a way to see how much you have to learn about our city if you are making a trip here, and hopefully everyone will be encouraged to do so sometime next year. Maybe in October as I hear it's a great time of year to visit (fingers crossed).

 

How Pittsburgh are you?

 

Naturally this was rather simple and took me all of 30 seconds to be told I am 100% Pittsburgh. Not to derail Mark's thread, but how Pittsburgh are you? I must go now to watch my Stillers beat up on the brownies from the mistake on the lake. So how Burgh are you?

I can't take the test because I've flipped through the "Pittsburgese" book you guys sent. :laughing:

What's wrong? Think you would score so low even after reading the book it would make you a Dallas fan (YUCK) anyhow? I'll betcha an Imp & Ahrn you can't get 100% even after reading the book!

Speaking of being a Dallas Cowboys fan, I'm not sure what to do with this Terrible Towel! :D

Twirl it vigorously around in the air over your head chanting "Here we go Steelers, Here we go. Here we go Steelers, Here we go. Picksburgh's going to the Superbowl!" and slowing you will be cured of this ailment called Dallas. On the other hand, at least you aren't a Browns fan. :D

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For those who have never been to the Burgh, it will be hard to understand that we have our own language and style of living here. Whether it be something as simple as hearing people talking about Yinz or learning a Pittsburgh left while driving (nielsenc still has issues with this). Regardless there is a way to see how much you have to learn about our city if you are making a trip here, and hopefully everyone will be encouraged to do so sometime next year. Maybe in October as I hear it's a great time of year to visit (fingers crossed).

 

How Pittsburgh are you?

 

Naturally this was rather simple and took me all of 30 seconds to be told I am 100% Pittsburgh. Not to derail Mark's thread, but how Pittsburgh are you? I must go now to watch my Stillers beat up on the brownies from the mistake on the lake. So how Burgh are you?

I can't take the test because I've flipped through the "Pittsburgese" book you guys sent. :laughing:

What's wrong? Think you would score so low even after reading the book it would make you a Dallas fan (YUCK) anyhow? I'll betcha an Imp & Ahrn you can't get 100% even after reading the book!

Speaking of being a Dallas Cowboys fan, I'm not sure what to do with this Terrible Towel! :D

 

Throw it away and go right down to the Cowboys store and buy another tshirt or Jersey - It will make you feel much better!

 

Go Cowboys!!!

Or you could try to trade it in there. I hear the going rate is 9 Dallas shirts for each Terrible Towel.

 

At least with retirements they can now huddle up without it being a parole violation.

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For those who have never been to the Burgh, it will be hard to understand that we have our own language and style of living here. Whether it be something as simple as hearing people talking about Yinz or learning a Pittsburgh left while driving (nielsenc still has issues with this). Regardless there is a way to see how much you have to learn about our city if you are making a trip here, and hopefully everyone will be encouraged to do so sometime next year. Maybe in October as I hear it's a great time of year to visit (fingers crossed).

 

How Pittsburgh are you?

 

Naturally this was rather simple and took me all of 30 seconds to be told I am 100% Pittsburgh. Not to derail Mark's thread, but how Pittsburgh are you? I must go now to watch my Stillers beat up on the brownies from the mistake on the lake. So how Burgh are you?

I can't take the test because I've flipped through the "Pittsburgese" book you guys sent. :D

What's wrong? Think you would score so low even after reading the book it would make you a Dallas fan (YUCK) anyhow? I'll betcha an Imp & Ahrn you can't get 100% even after reading the book!

Speaking of being a Dallas Cowboys fan, I'm not sure what to do with this Terrible Towel! :laughing:

 

Throw it away and go right down to the Cowboys store and buy another tshirt or Jersey - It will make you feel much better!

 

Go Cowboys!!!

Or you could try to trade it in there. I hear the going rate is 9 Dallas shirts for each Terrible Towel.

 

At least with retirements they can now huddle up without it being a parole violation.

We are working on that. We did add Tank Johnson yesterday. :D

 

Go Cowboys!

 

8-1!

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For those who have never been to the Burgh, it will be hard to understand that we have our own language and style of living here. Whether it be something as simple as hearing people talking about Yinz or learning a Pittsburgh left while driving (nielsenc still has issues with this). Regardless there is a way to see how much you have to learn about our city if you are making a trip here, and hopefully everyone will be encouraged to do so sometime next year. Maybe in October as I hear it's a great time of year to visit (fingers crossed).

 

How Pittsburgh are you?

 

Naturally this was rather simple and took me all of 30 seconds to be told I am 100% Pittsburgh. Not to derail Mark's thread, but how Pittsburgh are you? I must go now to watch my Stillers beat up on the brownies from the mistake on the lake. So how Burgh are you?

 

You are 97% Pittsburgh.

 

Great job! There's nooooo doubt about it. You're from Da Burgh. You deserve a reward, so go have an Ahrn City or two. And GO STILLERS!

 

Well, to be honest, the only reason I scored this high was I took that Pittsburghese book you sent me into the "library" and read it last week. :laughing:

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That wasn't even close to happpening, we were all over the place and the point totals happen to be very, very close so far. :D

 

This will be interesting to see how it plays out now that we are down to 3.

 

I was surprised that all 3 places finished so close in the totals. I expected one or two of them to be clear front-runners...but it didn't work out that way.

 

Good luck to all the potential hosts! One of you will have a lot of people coming to town! :laughing:

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That wasn't even close to happpening, we were all over the place and the point totals happen to be very, very close so far. :D

 

This will be interesting to see how it plays out now that we are down to 3.

 

I was surprised that all 3 places finished so close in the totals. I expected one or two of them to be clear front-runners...but it didn't work out that way.

 

Good luck to all the potential hosts! One of you will have a lot of people coming to town! :laughing:

 

Aren't you going to tell us who the 3 are?

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That wasn't even close to happpening, we were all over the place and the point totals happen to be very, very close so far. :D

 

This will be interesting to see how it plays out now that we are down to 3.

 

I was surprised that all 3 places finished so close in the totals. I expected one or two of them to be clear front-runners...but it didn't work out that way.

 

Good luck to all the potential hosts! One of you will have a lot of people coming to town! :D

 

Aren't you going to tell us who the 3 are?

 

Not me!

 

Maybe Mark will, but I'm not sure. I think he's announcing the winner in 2 days anyway! :laughing:

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That wasn't even close to happpening, we were all over the place and the point totals happen to be very, very close so far. :D

 

This will be interesting to see how it plays out now that we are down to 3.

 

I was surprised that all 3 places finished so close in the totals. I expected one or two of them to be clear front-runners...but it didn't work out that way.

 

Good luck to all the potential hosts! One of you will have a lot of people coming to town! :D

 

Aren't you going to tell us who the 3 are?

 

Not me!

 

Maybe Mark will, but I'm not sure. I think he's announcing the winner in 2 days anyway! :D

We'll send cookies if you tell! :laughing:

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The three finalists are:

 

Salt Lake City

Dallas

Pittsburgh

 

Good luck to all three. :D

 

Congrats to the finalists. :D

Good luck to the judges on your final round of deciding. :laughing:

 

And whichever city gets the event, one of the most important elements of the fest will be the people that attend - this community. It's going to be blast just meeting new and renewing old acquaintances. :D

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The three finalists are:

 

Salt Lake City

Dallas

Pittsburgh

 

Good luck to all three. :blink:

 

Well, the Dallas group is honored to be a finalist!

 

We know this is a tough choice between three great cities, and we'd like to wish everybody the best of luck!

 

I think that no matter where you choose, we will all have a great time!

 

Edit to add: GO COWBOYS!

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The three finalists are:

 

Salt Lake City

Dallas

Pittsburgh

 

Good luck to all three. :blink:

Congrats to the finalists! We are honored to be included. I agree with Joni...wherever it is held will be great. How could it not...with this wonderful community! Good luck to all!

 

GO STEELERS!

 

Shouldn't that be "Go Stillers!" ....??? :blink:

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