Mystery Picture/Talk

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Our Mystery Picture Talk Page provides an opportunity to discuss the Mystery Picture page and process as well as documentation on the procedures for adding a new Mystery Picture and archiving the existing Mystery Picture/Guesses with History


The "Need a Photo" State

Closing Old Mystery Picture with Ask for New One


2007-08-07 18:45:55   Can we change the Mystery Picture already? It's been the same one for months. I would change it, but I don't have any good photos to use. —JoannaLicata

2008-07-11 23:20:42   I uploaded misterycandidate20080711.jpg as a new candidate - what is status of current picture?? —BradMandell

2008-07-12 06:52:45   I just added the current mystery picture (the one of the truck) last week. I figure they should be left up for a couple weeks at least, until a few people have made some good guesses. Then you have to move the old one manually to the history page, upload a new one, and clear out the old guesses. Note that for the last few (the ones I have done) I have tried to maintain sequential numbering of the filenames. —DottieHoffmann

2008-07-12 07:11:44   Thanks Dottie - is the normal practice for the submitter to track the answers and announce a winner when the right answer appears? Seems it would be frustrating if people are continuing to guess when the right answer is there already. Let me know when, and I will rename the file, etc. —BradMandell

2008-07-12 07:51:51   I've never really "announced" a winner... once a couple people have agreed on a correct answer then it becomes pretty obvious the puzzle is solved, and it's time for a new pic. By the way, the one you uploaded is interesting and I'll be watching the guesses carefully. —DottieHoffmann

2008-07-12 13:01:35   I found a [WWW]Guess Where in Rochester Photo Group on Flikr with 441 photos. I joined the Group and will post something about RocWiki and the Mystery Photo there. There is also a [WWW]Flikr Map for the Group - not all photos in Group were mapped. I am trying to figure out where to put this interesting info besides on this page. —BradMandell