Talk:Save the Crop

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The alternative here is to consider this a 'coordinates reached', since there is no actual obstacle between you and the geohash. I have done that at times. -- relet 04:51, 29 September 2011 (EDT)

Hmm, interesting. We had that situation several times before standing in front of a field in full bloom trying to decide to go in there or not. Most of the time we decided against and counted the hash as not reached. Has this ever been discussed in detail or even voted upon? - Mampfred 05:06, 29 September 2011 (EDT)

I agree with the general idea, just that I wouldn't limit this to crops or fields. The common sense part is important, the example of drying concrete is good, we can add flower beds, bird sanctuaries, you name it. How about a different name? - Mampfred 05:30, 29 September 2011 (EDT)

  • Too good for this world consolation prize
  • Sensible hasher consolation prize
  • Hash etiquette consolation prize
  • (better native english speaker ones?)
Yeah, "save the crop" was the first idea for a nice name, the idea of other situations came later on- for me, it really always was fields yet, I think.

Maybe we can first see if there's support for the consolation prize itself and then just gather suggestions and vote for a name. The name is not "my beloved baby" ;) . Rincewind, 29 September 2011, 11:35 (CET)

If I "destroy/disturb/damage someone else's goods", that's trespassing. We already have the No Trespassing consolation prize that people can take if they can't enter a field without damaging crops. Your proposed consolation prize is therefore redundant. By giving out extra ribbons to people who follow the law, we'd also imply that it's somehow acceptable if others break it and don't play by the rules of proper judgment and common sense just to get some internet credit points. Oppose. --ilpadre 08:36, 29 September 2011 (EDT)

The trespassing argument is certainly valid. Yet, these "credit points" are irrelevant for everyone but the person who used common sense and is disappointed because he couldn't achieve his goal. It doesn't hurt to have other achievements and it doesn't cost anything but gives the people who invested their time into attempting that hash something.

For the No Trespassing consolation- for me that always implied "MUST NOT enter", which I see as something different from the free choice of not chancing it for respect of other's. So, while I see your point, I don't share that opinion. :) Rincewind, 03 October 2011, 22:16 (CET)

Needs work, leaning towards Oppose - Slightly redundant. It has a point but OTOH there is no guarantee any hashpoint "must" be reachable. Sounds to me like giving up, since you could probably have air-hashed it instead. How close would you need to be for this to count, and how often would you not know in advance there was a field there? I usually just check the map and decide "nah, it's in a field". The ru 07:06, 20 August 2012 (EDT)