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Hank,

Yourself and others on this blog like to think they’re mind readers and can interpret Forrest’s real intentions to suit their own theories. I’ll stick to the facts. Forrest did go on a radio show and tell a searcher by name they have a lot of it figured out.

Your reasoning for Forrest doing this is to get exposure in Europe. So he went on a santafe.com radio show to get exposure to Europe. Don’t you think if that was his intention he may have gone on Capital Radio in London or something?

I’m knotting myself here. I’ve heard some people say Americans are poor at geography but that’s taking the p—s.
Well you heard the interview...then you got yourself a nice little bit of press over there didn't ya??? I don't pretend to read his mind, but I know that he is not giving anything away, and I don't believe he will. What I do know is that he says things in jest, out of context, sarcastically, and in a way that could lead one to believe they are on the right track when in reality he is just giving you the proverbial "business"...as it should be. The only thing anyone should really be listening to him say is to "go back to the poem."

I have a solve...based on logic, geographic locations, things that can be found on a map, and all surmised from the poem...quite an uncomplicated summation really, but I have no idea if it is right or not...no comic book characters, baseball cards, fictional movie characters, et al...but I won't know til summer... and a couple possible nudges from lines in the book TTOTC may have helped, not sure...I guess that is where our approaches differ, but I can say for certain that I have none of it figured out (sans chest)...that is absolute...He was right when he said you seem like a pretty smart guy...I'm not trying to, as you say, take the piss out...I blame it on the cheap canned beer that keeps finding it's way into my fridge, and I like a good debate...good luck with that last 5 %...must be a real doozy...
(11-25-2015, 01:52 PM)The White Knight Wrote: [ -> ]njfl,

Dear oh dear,

Here’s a selection of definitions of ‘riddle’ from various dictionaries:

- A puzzling question, problem, or matter. ANY ONE OF THESE IS NOT A POEM

- A person or thing that is difficult to understand or explain A PERSON IS NOT A POEM

- One that is perplexing; an enigma. NOT A POEM

- Something that is mysterious or confusing NOT A POEM

- A question or statement intentionally phrased so as to require ingenuity in ascertaining its answer or meaning: NOT A POEM

- Something that you do not understand and cannot explain [= puzzle, mystery POEMS CAN BE EXPLAINED AND UNDERSTOOD

Even with your own selective (trying to split hairs) definition it still covers the poem. Forrest said he put nine ‘clues’ in the poem. Clues need to interpreted otherwise they would be just instructions. The nine clues are phrases or statements - they are formed from English text. STILL NOT HIS POEM.

The poem requires deciphering. The clues in the poem make it a riddle. The hints outside of the poem such as in TTOTC and TFTW add to the riddle of the poem in whole riddle of the Chase.
The poem IS a set of instructions. All that is needed is a good map. Fenn's words. And thank you for proving me right.
Hank,

I was already involved in the chase. That’s the reason I found the interview.

Trust me, the majority of people in Europe don’t listen to Santa Fe radio.

njfl,

So you think Forrest took 15 years to write a set of instructions.

Why does your set of instructions need to be, in Forrest's words 'deciphered'?
(11-26-2015, 04:29 AM)The White Knight Wrote: [ -> ]Hank,

I was already involved in the chase. That’s the reason I found the interview.

Trust me, the majority of people in Europe don’t listen to Santa Fe radio.

njfl,

So you think Forrest took 15 years to write a set of instructions.

Why does your set of instructions need to be, in Forrest's words 'deciphered'?
It doesn't. He said the poem is straight forward. All it needs to be is followed precisely. Your solution is wrong. I say again, Fenn never said you figured out anything in HIS POEM. Fenn has never called the poem by any other name. He took your own shoe and hit you in the head with it. It's hilarious really.
njfl,

No. The radio show host Richard Eeds asked Forrest about the TTOTC treasure hunt, stating that a few days prior to the interview I had sent him my solution to the treasure hunt attached to an enail. When he received my email Richard forwarded a copy of it together with the solution, to Forrest. On the subject of the treasure hunt Forrest said I (Andy Briggs) had a lot of it figured out.

The radio show link and where to find the key part s shown at the top of this page:

http://treasurehuntsolution.blogspot.co.uk/
(11-26-2015, 04:30 PM)The White Knight Wrote: [ -> ]njfl,

No. The radio show host Richard Eeds asked Forrest about the TTOTC treasure hunt, stating that a few days prior to the interview I had sent him my solution to the treasure hunt attached to an enail. When he received my email Richard forwarded a copy of it together with the solution, to Forrest. On the subject of the treasure hunt Forrest said I (Andy Briggs) had a lot of it figured out.

The radio show link and where to find the key part s shown at the top of this page:

http://treasurehuntsolution.blogspot.co.uk/

You forgot the last word

"you had a lot of it figured out, maybe?"

That statement from F is the Kiss of death to your solution in my book and its confirmed by his other statement "there are no codes or ciphers..."

Can we move along from all this cipher based crap, please!
(11-26-2015, 04:30 PM)The White Knight Wrote: [ -> ]njfl,

No. The radio show host Richard Eeds asked Forrest about the TTOTC treasure hunt, stating that a few days prior to the interview I had sent him my solution to the treasure hunt attached to an enail. When he received [my email] Richard forwarded a copy of [ it ]together with the solution, to Forrest. On the subject of the treasure hunt Forrest said I (Andy Briggs) had a lot of [ it ] figured out.

The radio show link and where to find the key part s shown at the top of this page:

http://treasurehuntsolution.blogspot.co.uk/
The "it" is the email with an attachment. So Fenn said what you figured out is how to send an email to someone. Maybe. That's funny. I repeat, Fenn never specified that you figured out anything in the POEM. Your turn.
Harry Fool, PL289,njfl,

I don’t know if this is trolling, desperation to be right with your own solutions or a kind of denial about the validity of my solution.

Forrest said I had ‘a lot of it figured out’ started to say ‘I think’ then as an afterthought said ‘maybe’. He said this in response to Richard Eeds’ question about the Chase / poem. So that was the ‘it’ he was talking about.

It’s strange that some folk are trying desperately to interpret this in a different way by suggesting ‘it’ was a subject that was nothing to do with the conversation Forrest and Eeds were having; for example the ‘it’ must have been how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey.

Just swallow the pill.

Why would Forrest say anything at all about my solution. He hasn’t said anything about your solutions. Why would he give my solution air-time if he didn’t think it had validity?

The only concrete fact is that he said I ‘had a lot of it figured out’. No one forced him to say this and it would be an odd way to try to undermine my solution if he thought it was wrong. There would be much simpler and more negative ways he could have done that if that was his intention. Of course the words he used would suggest to a sensible person that his intention was positive regarding my solution.

HarryFool,

You want to move on from cipher based solutions so don’t let us stop you. Move on to other threads that aren’t titled ‘the cipher debate’. No need to post on this thread.
(11-27-2015, 08:06 AM)The White Knight Wrote: [ -> ]Harry Fool, PL289,njfl,

I don’t know if this is trolling, desperation to be right with your own solutions or a kind of denial about the validity of my solution.

Forrest said I had ‘a lot of it figured out’ started to say ‘I think’ then as an afterthought said ‘maybe’. He said this in response to Richard Eeds’ question about the Chase / poem. So that was the ‘it’ he was talking about.

It’s strange that some folk are trying desperately to interpret this in a different way by suggesting ‘it’ was a subject that was nothing to do with the conversation Forrest and Eeds were having; for example the ‘it’ must have been how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey.

Just swallow the pill.

Why would Forrest say anything at all about my solution. He hasn’t said anything about your solutions. Why would he give my solution air-time if he didn’t think it had validity?

The only concrete fact is that he said I ‘had a lot of it figured out’. No one forced him to say this and it would be an odd way to try to undermine my solution if he thought it was wrong. There would be much simpler and more negative ways he could have done that if that was his intention. Of course the words he used would suggest to a sensible person that his intention was positive regarding my solution.

HarryFool,

You want to move on from cipher based solutions so don’t let us stop you. Move on to other threads that aren’t titled ‘the cipher debate’. No need to post on this thread.

Sure I can ignore this thread.

Just saying others should too

F apparently said you were a hustler promoting your book for profit so im not going to say any more. If you want to prove us all wrong and show what a superior individual you are then go ahead and get the chest. Proof is in the pudding and frankly if you are smart and right about your solve you would be getting the chest not telling others how to get it. Im of the opinion that you cannot solve it so you are coming here to pimp your book instead
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