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Wanting to plant first box
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Oct 10, 2013 12:50pm
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I made a nice carve. I am not ready to plant yet, but have been reading the suggestions for leaving clues. They seem to be saying one ought use secret codes, stories, riddles etc., to tease people's brains. I am not up to that level, and would prefer to give and receive straightforward directions anyway. Gee, I haven't seen any of these codes or spun tails in my area.

Can't I make clues so that ordinary people will be able to find my box?
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Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #809771 by Sunia
Oct 10, 2013 12:56pm
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Sure!!!! That's how most clues by me are. Do whatever you feel comfortable with.
Re: Wanting to plant first box
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #809771 by Sunia
Oct 10, 2013 1:26pm
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You can write clues any way that you wish. That's the way you show off your style. Some folks make very creative logbooks, but not me. Some carve amazing stamps. I've gotten better, but still plant the occasional simplistic image. I have a reputation for hard puzzles, but I have tons of clues that are just simple directions.

You don't HAVE to do anything. Do what you enjoy.

K
Re: Wanting to plant first box
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #809771 by Sunia
Oct 10, 2013 2:24pm
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Can't I make clues so that ordinary people will be able to find my box?

On the AQ statistics page only 7.2% of planted letterboxes have the mental puzzle label. So it seems you'd be in the majority with straightforward directions.
Re: Wanting to plant first box
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Reply to: #809771 by Sunia
Oct 10, 2013 2:34pm
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I pretty much write directions with maybe a little bit of misdirection. Only a few of mine have a trick. So far.
Re: Wanting to plant first box
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #809771 by Sunia
Oct 10, 2013 2:36pm
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Whatever floats yer boat :)
Re: Wanting to plant first box
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #809771 by Sunia
Oct 10, 2013 3:07pm
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Sure you can!!

Not very many of my clues are tricky. However, most of them make me laugh, at least. Because i'm the tigs, that's why.

And at least i'm bouncing, LOL.

~tigs
Re: Wanting to plant first box
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #809771 by Sunia
Oct 11, 2013 2:40am
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I like straightforward clues that lead to a fun box. In my opinion its better to have the perfect stamp for the location and a good hide, then off-the-wall clues.

Schizokeet
Re: Wanting to plant first box
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #809771 by Sunia
Oct 12, 2013 6:12pm
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They seem to be saying one ought use secret codes, stories, riddles etc., to tease people's brains.

I read that the same way. So far, save my latest, I have done my clues in rhyme or puzzles. Both are more difficult to find as a result. I know that there is at least one boxer who gave up on my latest series because it is in rhyme. I've decided to do clues more as directions, or at least more of them as directions.

But I want to try a variety of clue types for the fun of it. If you want even more of a challenge, come up with a puzzle box to post to both here and geocaching site(s). Then you have to direct different people using different ways.

Above all, have fun writing the clue.
Re: Wanting to plant first box
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Reply to: #809776 by Kelsung
Oct 13, 2013 9:14pm
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Thanks Kelsung and others.