Good news BYC members! We decided it's time to revive the Official BYC Scavenger Hunt! This one is going to be different though... This time the hunt will include the BYC Sister Sites, BackYardHerds (BYH), TheEasyGarden (TEG), and SufficientSelf (SS) and this hunt is going run across all 4 sites! 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: https://www.backyardchickens.com/coops/nestingbox.html ) wins a point and gets to post the next item to be hunted... BUT ONLY AFTER the original question poster tells you that your answer was correct! 3) The original question poster will have 1 hour from the time the answer is posted to say if the answer is correct or not. If he/she cannot verify within an hour, the hunt will continue and ANYBODY can post the next question. 4) If, for instance, the original question poster verifies and the person who got the correct answer doesn't post the next question within an hour, ANYBODY can post the new question. 5) At the end of each month, we will tally all the points and the member with the most points wins a free 6 month GFM ! Rules: 1) Questions / answers MUST be related to BYC or BYC Sister Sites: BackYardHerds.com, TheEasyGarden.com, and SufficientSelf.com 2) To make sure as many people as possible get a chance to play, a member can't answer a question a second time until 3 different people have posted questions/answers. So, i.e. if you answer a question and get a point and then post your question, you need to wait for 3 others to get points before you can answer another question, or else you lose 1 point. 3) To avoid confusion, when posting your answer please also include the question in your post with your answer. 4) Post a new question ONLY AFTER the original question poster confirms that you got the correct answer. 5) Try to think of questions that aren't too easy, but that also aren't too difficult for others to find. 6) To keep the game going and avoid stalls, once you post a question / answer, try to stay online for at least an hour, so you can follow up. 7) We'll review the questions / answers to make sure peeps are following the rules and will award points accordingly. 8) 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" https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=224341 PRIZES: A free 6 month GFM is up for grabs for the person who gets the most correct items / points per month! Note: 1) Remember to include the sister sites frequently 2) We're not sure what challenges we'll run in to. That being the case, we reserve the right to change the contest, rules, prizes, etc. at any point (though we'd really rather not). For example, we may give out prizes more often than once a month. (If you're having a hard time thinking of questions, check out some of the past BYC Trivia Challenges) Tell all your friends about this! Remember, the more people who join in the fun, the better! So, let's get the ball rolling!