Recent Changes for "Mystery Picture/Rules" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Mystery_Picture/RulesRecent Changes of the page "Mystery Picture/Rules" on Davis Wiki.en-us Mystery Picture/Ruleshttp://daviswiki.org/Mystery_Picture/Rules2010-06-25 13:57:56DagonJones(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mystery Picture/Rules<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 3. The '''objects should not be something that is likely change significantly''' so as to be deemed unrecognizable in between the time that you take the picture and a guess is made. </td> <td> <span>+</span> 3. The '''objects should not be something that is likely<span>&nbsp;to</span> change significantly''' so as to be deemed unrecognizable in between the time that you take the picture and a guess is made. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mystery Picture/Ruleshttp://daviswiki.org/Mystery_Picture/Rules2008-08-18 10:20:15IDoNotExistOn unsolvability metrics... <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mystery Picture/Rules<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Inactivity seems like a better choice than number of guesses. There could be many guesses because the picture is not obvious, is not something people have come across, or because a lot of people are interested in that particular picture. Inactivity indicates lack of interest (or possibly that everyone has gone on vacation and is not watching the picture anyway.) Note that activity should be greater during the school year, as should the number of guesses.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mystery Picture/Ruleshttp://daviswiki.org/Mystery_Picture/Rules2008-08-18 10:14:01JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mystery Picture/Rules<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ == Breaking the Rules ==<br> + <br> + Photos that relate strongly to Davis but are not in Davis (say, a shot of astronauts doing a spacewalk wherein one is from Davis) may be pretty good. If it's not obvious, you should probably make it clear in an initial comment. Something generic or unguessable might be guessable by an event or circumstance that make it memorable. In general the above rules are pretty good guides, but don't feel utterly bound to them if you have a good Davis specific and guessable image to use.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mystery Picture/Ruleshttp://daviswiki.org/Mystery_Picture/Rules2008-08-18 09:28:58TheAmazingLarryi tried... somebody else want to revise? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mystery Picture/Rules<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Suggestions for the mystery photo=</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The following are some non-binding "rules" that should ensure a good time is had by all.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- 1. Objects in the mystery photo should be able to be observed from a publicly accessible place.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ = How to Make a Good Mystery Picture =</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- 2. The mystery photo should be taken in Davis. That is to say that it is within ["city limits"], on the ["UC Davis"] campus, or on the ["outskirts"] of town.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ 1. Objects in the mystery photo should be able to be observed from a '''publicly accessible place'''.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- 3. The objects should not be something that can faithfully be expected to significantly change as to be deemed unrecognizable in between the time that you take the picture and a guess is made.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ 2. The mystery photo should be taken '''in Davis'''. That is to say that it is within ["city limits"], on the ["UC Davis"] campus, or on the ["outskirts"] of town.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- 4. Something about the object should be unique or unusual, whether it be the object itself or the object's relationship to its location. A picture of a "No Parking" sign is a bad idea, for example, unless it's found sticking out of a tree.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ 3. The '''objects should not be something that is likely change significantly''' so as to be deemed unrecognizable in between the time that you take the picture and a guess is made.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- 5. Once you're ready to post your mystery photo, think of a list of progressively more revealing hints to provide in case nobody guesses correctly.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ 4. Something about the '''object should be unique or unusual''', whether it be the object itself or the object's relationship to its location. (Ex: A picture of a "No Parking" sign is a bad idea, unless it's found sticking out of a tree.)<br> + <br> + 5. The object should be '''guessable without hints''', or an initial hint should frame it in this way.<br> + <br> + 6. Once you're ready to post your mystery photo, think of a list of '''progressively more revealing hints''' to provide in case nobody guesses correctly. The hints shouldn't stand alone, and should only be used after it's clear that guessers really don't have a clue.<br> + <br> + = How to Guess =<br> + <br> + 1. The '''best guess''' (receiving a full 10 from the judges) will be in the form of a picture revealing the larger contextual location of the object.<br> + <br> + 2. The '''second best guess''' (maybe receiving a 9 from the judges) provides a location of the object precise enough that others could also find it.<br> + <br> + 3. '''Ask for hints before asking questions''' like "is it on campus?", "is it in the Green Belt?", or "is it edible?".<br> + <br> + 4. After the Mystery Photo poster has run out of hints, ask '''questions phrased in a yes/no format'''.<br> + <br> + = When Does a Photo Go to the Unsolved Box? =<br> + <br> + (after ''X'' incorrect guesses...? or after ''Y'' days of inactivity...?)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mystery Picture/Ruleshttp://daviswiki.org/Mystery_Picture/Rules2008-08-13 18:44:01JasonAller+link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mystery Picture/Rules<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 2. The mystery photo should be taken in Davis. That is to say that it is within city limits, on the ["UC Davis"] campus, or on the ["outskirts"] of town. </td> <td> <span>+</span> 2. The mystery photo should be taken in Davis. That is to say that it is within <span>["</span>city limits<span>"]</span>, on the ["UC Davis"] campus, or on the ["outskirts"] of town. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mystery Picture/Ruleshttp://daviswiki.org/Mystery_Picture/Rules2008-08-06 06:26:56TheAmazingLarryadded two, and de-personalized <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mystery Picture/Rules<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- These are ["ChristopherMcKenzie"]'s proposed guidelines for the mystery photo:</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + 4. Something about the object should be unique or unusual, whether it be the object itself or the object's relationship to its location. A picture of a "No Parking" sign is a bad idea, for example, unless it's found sticking out of a tree.<br> + <br> + 5. Once you're ready to post your mystery photo, think of a list of progressively more revealing hints to provide in case nobody guesses correctly.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mystery Picture/Ruleshttp://daviswiki.org/Mystery_Picture/Rules2007-09-24 20:51:09KarlMogelspelling <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mystery Picture/Rules<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 3. The objects should not be something that can faithfully be expected to significantly change as to be deemed unrecogniz<span>e</span>able in between the time that you take the picture and a guess is made. </td> <td> <span>+</span> 3. The objects should not be something that can faithfully be expected to significantly change as to be deemed unrecognizable in between the time that you take the picture and a guess is made. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mystery Picture/Ruleshttp://daviswiki.org/Mystery_Picture/Rules2007-09-09 20:02:38WilliamLewisJava applet is gone. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mystery Picture/Rules<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 2. The mystery photo should be taken in Davis. <span>&nbsp;</span>That is to say that <span>you</span> c<span>ou</span>l<span>d place a Do</span>t on the p<span>lace </span>us<span>i</span>n<span>g</span> the "<span>Map" java applet if y</span>ou <span>ch</span>o<span>se</span> to<span>&nbsp;do so</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> 2. The mystery photo should be taken in Davis. That is to say that <span>it is within</span> c<span>ity </span>l<span>imi</span>t<span>s,</span> on the <span>["UC Davis"] cam</span>pus<span>, or o</span>n the <span>[</span>"ou<span>tskirts"]</span> o<span>f</span> to<span>wn</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mystery Picture/Ruleshttp://daviswiki.org/Mystery_Picture/Rules2006-09-23 09:41:19EddieKimpublically changed to publicly <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mystery Picture/Rules<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 1. Objects in the mystery photo should be able to be observed from a public<span>al</span>ly accessible place. </td> <td> <span>+</span> 1. Objects in the mystery photo should be able to be observed from a publicly accessible place. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mystery Picture/Ruleshttp://daviswiki.org/Mystery_Picture/Rules2006-08-13 18:57:38PhilipNeustromminor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mystery Picture/Rules<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> =<span>G</span>ui<span>deli</span>n<span>e</span>s for the mystery photo= </td> <td> <span>+</span> =<span>&nbsp;S</span>u<span>ggest</span>i<span>o</span>ns for the mystery photo= </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mystery Picture/Ruleshttp://daviswiki.org/Mystery_Picture/Rules2006-08-11 21:46:35ChristopherMckenzie <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mystery Picture/Rules<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> =<span>=R</span>ules for the mystery p<span>ic</span>t<span>ure=</span>=<br> <span>-</span> These are ["ChristopherMcKenzie"]'s proposed <span>r</span>ules for the mystery p<span>ic</span>t<span>ure</span>: </td> <td> <span>+</span> =<span>G</span>u<span>ide</span>l<span>in</span>es for the mystery p<span>ho</span>t<span>o</span>=<br> <span>+</span> These are ["ChristopherMcKenzie"]'s proposed <span>g</span>u<span>ide</span>l<span>in</span>es for the mystery p<span>ho</span>t<span>o</span>: </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mystery Picture/Ruleshttp://daviswiki.org/Mystery_Picture/Rules2006-08-11 21:42:35ChristopherMckenzie <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mystery Picture/Rules<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ==Rules for the mystery picture==<br> + These are ["ChristopherMcKenzie"]'s proposed rules for the mystery picture:<br> + <br> + 1. Objects in the mystery photo should be able to be observed from a publically accessible place.<br> + <br> + 2. The mystery photo should be taken in Davis. That is to say that you could place a Dot on the place using the "Map" java applet if you chose to do so.<br> + <br> + 3. The objects should not be something that can faithfully be expected to significantly change as to be deemed unrecognizeable in between the time that you take the picture and a guess is made.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>