slave to gravity
No time to wait for one in the mail, I'm going back to work next week and will not have any riding time. Here's hoping this works?
Hopefully more common sense on some of the rules. City Halls, Fire Dept, Police Dept (nice safe parking lot for picture) were rejected because it has to be a city limit sign (busy road and on the shoulder)? I stopped playing due to number of rejections and unbending interpretation of the rules. I get there needs to be rules but what the intent of the game should take precedence. If a city name is required then does the picture show (simple yes or no) you went there? Waiting to see what they come up with for 2023 to decide if I will play or not. Great idea they have come up with but still working out the implementation as you would expect for first 2 years.
Interesting comments. I and the Demented Instigator cooked up the Grand Coddewomple through much of 2020 while the world was locked down with the COVID pandemic. I worked on some of the scoring for the first year in 2021, and also helped with creation of the challenges for 2022, although I did not work on the 2022 rules, or any part of the running of the 2022 Coddiwomple. I am helping out with the 2023 Challenges and Rules.
As I'm sure everyone can understand, it's not easy to come up with interesting challenges that can be clearly described and objectively judged. That last part is absolutely essential because it's the only way the event can be fair, and that many thousands of submissions can be processed quickly with a very small group of judges. During the first year we found out that several challenges could be interpreted in ways we never intended, and that alone generated many hundreds of hours of review and discussion.
Your example of, "If a city name is required then does the picture show (simple yes or no) you went there?" would be a nightmare to judge if not very, very tightly defined. What constitutes a sign that can't be faked, or mistaken for a different city in a different state? A city limits sign is one way because it lists the city and state and is placed by either the city or state government. Yes, not always in a coinvent location to park a bike, but non-the-less definitive. We do take into consideration the practicality of capturing a challenge, but since virtually none of the things which can be used for a given challenge were designed to have a bike parked near them, there are some inherent documentation difficulties that become part of the challenge, which is why you can use your face in place of your bike.
To say the Grand Coddiwomple team has learned much over the last two years isn't even close! I know everyone wants to make our third event even "better" - more interesting challenges, more clarity in the rules, better for our Canadian members, and hopefully even more fun.
When all challenges are turned down with the quote of which rule then that takes the fun out of it and why bother anymore?
Just a comment from the peanut gallery, but why does there have to be so many rules? To me, this could be way simpler, which would make it more funner.
fwiw, I never see any posts about this in my social feeds, is there a hashtag?
So what are you looking for? Just a meaningless participation trophy? HEY LOOK AT ME, I SUBMITTED A BUNCH OF PHOTOS TO A THING AND I GOT THIS PRETTY PIECE OF PAPER!!!!
Seriously, if there's no rules to be judged by, then what's the purpose of it?? There's no sense of accomplishment. Why even bother?