The scavenger hunt is a bit like the trivia challenges, but it's are more for the people who find it hard to be online during those quizzes, e.g. folks in weird time zones, people who do evening shifts, whatever it may be.
So it's an ongoing trivia hunt. It may go on for one month or three, depending on how long it takes to get enough participants to rack up significant points for a GFM or two to be awarded.
Here's how it works:
1) One person posts an item to hunt for in the forums. Example: "What is the link to the "nesting box" page in the Learning Center?
2) The first person that finds and posts the correct answer (example: http://www.backyardchickens.com/coops/nestingbox.html ) wins a point and gets to post the next item to be hunted... BUT ONLY AFTER their answer has been confirmed correct!
The answer can be confirmed by either the original asker, or by either me or Lothiriel. This way people can play and then go away on vacation and nobody has to wait for a confirmation. For this reason, we ask that each time you ask a question you PM one, or preferably both, of us with the answer.
4) If after 24 hrs there is no confirmation and neither of us has received a PM from the question asker, anybody can ask the next question.
5) At the end of each month, we'll tally all the points and the member with the most points wins a free 6 month GFM!
1) Questions / answers must be BYC related and links to BYC
2) To make sure many people get a chance to play, a member can't answer a question a second time until TWO different people have posted questions/answers. So, if you answer a question and get a point and then post your question, you need to wait for TWO others to get points before you can answer another question or else you lose 1 point.
3) Post a new question ONLY AFTER your answer is confirmed correct.
3) Try to think of questions that aren't too easy, but that also aren't too difficult for others to find.
4) We'll review the questions / answers to make sure peeps are following the rules and will award points appropriately.
5) Make sure the questions have a specific and single answer
Bad Example: "Link to a thread about someone's chicken hatching eggs"
Good Example: "Find the thread with detailed instructions on how to run a successful chicken group meeting"
Edited by Fierlin1182 - 6/1/12 at 7:49pm