Posted 14 October 2013 - 01:15 AM
I’ve been around for a while but I’m a first time poster here. Hi everyone.
First of all, thanks to all the people in this and the other threads who are working so hard to solve these mysteries. Unfortunately I have few opportunities to play the game now, but I've been following the easter egg threads closely since the game was released, and I love it. That Lost hatch code for example was totally hilarious. Keep up the good work!
I realize I’m jumping in really late in the game, but I hope you don't mind if I make a couple of suggestions.
[Decoding the Mount Chiliad Mural: post #1553]
themutedtrumpet, on 13 Oct 2013 - 2:51 PM, said:
I think this whole discussion on the jetpack to Zancudo link is pretty academic.
themutedtrumpet's comment here got me thinking. I understand what you mean, but "academic" is really the wrong word. Nothing about this discussion has been academic. If people were academic in their comments here, these mystery threads would be much easier to follow and much more productive.
Basically, the standards for evidence on this forum are really, really low. It’s no surprise that the conversation is full of dangling threads and red herrings. Also it’s often simply hard to read; the formatting of messages is usually so sloppy that it’s hard to tell who's quoting what or which parts are new. (I know a few other people here have said the same thing.)
If people could follow a few simple “academic” rules this would be a much smoother operation and we would be able to prove (or debunk) easter egg theories much more easily. This is just my own educated opinion, but I really think this advice would help everyone find answers faster:
- If you’re responding to someone else’s post, identify the author and exact comment you're responding to (including the post number), but quote as little text as possible. Never quote complete paragraphs or full messages.
- If you see something curious when you play, ALWAYS take a picture or video of it, and if it’s hard to find, always get a map image with the exact location before posting about it here.
- If you want to talk about somebody else’s video, picture, or post, always cite your source. For example if it’s a Reddit post, give us the link, or at least tell us the poster’s name and the title of the thread.
- Also, and maybe most importantly, write clearly and in complete sentences. If people can’t understand what you’re trying to say, it’s usually your own damn fault.
Questions and theories are great. They’re what keep this treasure hunt going. But if you want to say you found something weird when you were playing, or that you read an incredible facebook post, or that you saw an amazing YouTube video, you need to be able to prove that you really did find/read/see it, or all you’re doing is wasting everyone’s time. It’s really, really easy to do. Just show us where you’re getting your information.
That’s my advice. I’m worried that the easter egg threads are going to keep filling up with dinosaurs and b.s. about “karma” until everybody gets bored and gives up, and I don’t want to see that happen.
I have a couple of questions of my own about Chiliad and the mural, but I’ll save them for a later message. Cheers, everone.