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The trouble with confidence...
06-12-2019, 05:18 PM,
#11
The trouble with confidence...
(06-12-2019, 09:10 AM)crazyfamily Wrote: So, last night Yates announced at Hairy’s that he has solved the poem.

Instead of quietly walking to the treasure, as Forrest has said the finder would do, Yates had the “confidence” to place his head on the chopping block in the town square with everyone watching.

Davis came out of the wood work to take whacks at the head with his predictably blunt battle ax fashioned from poop.

Now, I’m skeptical of Yates solution, for sure. Forrest said that many had solved the first clue, so I have a hard time believing that “many” have done what Yates did to that poem. Still, according to Astree, who is very wise, Yates may be experiencing true confidence but will have to wait until he goes to see if the treasure is where he thinks Forrest put it.

What was Yates thinking. He left chasechat for that Hairy flop house thinking what? They would lavish him with praise for his brilliant work on his chrisword puzzle? Yates is obviously the type who can’t keep it quiet. We will have to wait, and perhaps we’ll never know.

Doesn’t feel like confidence to me.


razyfamily


Did F actually use the word “many?” I thought it was “several,” which means “more than two, but not many more than two.”


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06-12-2019, 06:04 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-12-2019, 06:21 PM by crazyfamily.)
#12
The trouble with confidence...
Does it matter? Forrest misquoted or misattributed quotes and stuff so much that I’ve stopped caring about misquoting Forrest.

Yates doesn’t use punctuation ‘cause he thinks that if you can understand what he’s saying then what difference does the punctuation make.

I prefer to use proper grammar and punctuation because if I take the time to write it down and care enough to tell it in public, I don’t want to be misunderstood.

Besides, anytime you’re wrong about something everyone corrects you. The quote is not the point. If you get the point then who cares what the actual quote is.

The point is: how many people have “solved” the first clue the way that Yates has? AND Forrest said the clues get easier, the poem is straightforward etc. Does that sound like his solution? No wife.


razyfamily

(06-12-2019, 04:10 PM)Andrew Jef Wrote:
(06-12-2019, 09:10 AM)crazyfamily Wrote: So, last night Yates announced at Hairy’s that he has solved the poem.

Instead of quietly walking to the treasure, as Forrest has said the finder would do, Yates had the “confidence” to place his head on the chopping block in the town square with everyone watching.

Davis came out of the wood work to take whacks at the head with his predictably blunt battle ax fashioned from poop.

Now, I’m skeptical of Yates solution, for sure. Forrest said that many had solved the first clue, so I have a hard time believing that “many” have done what Yates did to that poem. Still, according to Astree, who is very wise, Yates may be experiencing true confidence but will have to wait until he goes to see if the treasure is where he thinks Forrest put it.

What was Yates thinking. He left chasechat for that Hairy flop house thinking what? They would lavish him with praise for his brilliant work on his chrisword puzzle? Yates is obviously the type who can’t keep it quiet. We will have to wait, and perhaps we’ll never know.

Doesn’t feel like confidence to me.


razyfamily

Small minds talk about people.

A witty saying proves nothing.— Voltaire


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06-12-2019, 08:54 PM,
#13
RE: The trouble with confidence...
(06-12-2019, 04:10 PM)Andrew Jef Wrote: Small minds talk about people.

Good point.
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06-12-2019, 10:09 PM,
#14
RE: The trouble with confidence...
Deeep says he knows how Chris went from Know Ive to No wive, DT explained it once last yr. Fenn said u will go in confidence, no ifs. Change of pov in line 13 from IF youve been wise to Know Ive been wise. No ifs. There is more but his interpretation isnt the exactly right nor wrong. BT's read on the first half of line is the correct one but Chris's would be just a hint.. Bts and Dts read are how you find it, the characters involved named in the line and when to find it. DT doesnt know if BT or Chris has local, but DT does. He thanks BT for the UV, to cease is from?
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06-12-2019, 10:12 PM,
#15
The trouble with confidence...
So, three searchers who are current or former members of this blog have the same solution and none of the three have picked up the chest? Is that right.


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06-12-2019, 10:36 PM,
#16
RE: The trouble with confidence...
I totally missed the no wives thing. It'll be interesting to see if Chris or DT gets there first.
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06-13-2019, 12:27 AM,
#17
RE: The trouble with confidence...
(06-12-2019, 10:05 AM)Buddy Allen Wrote: Well I'm running out to search right now. I am extremely confident that I will see some amazing and beautiful stuff, treasure who knows. Just got to run by the deli and pick up a sammich.

Good luck!
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06-13-2019, 04:33 AM,
#18
The trouble with confidence...
(06-12-2019, 06:04 PM)crazyfamily Wrote: Does it matter? Forrest misquoted or misattributed quotes and stuff so much that I’ve stopped caring about misquoting Forrest.

Yates doesn’t use punctuation ‘cause he thinks that if you can understand what he’s saying then what difference does the punctuation make.

I prefer to use proper grammar and punctuation because if I take the time to write it down and care enough to tell it in public, I don’t want to be misunderstood.

Besides, anytime you’re wrong about something everyone corrects you. The quote is not the point. If you get the point then who cares what the actual quote is.

The point is: how many people have “solved” the first clue the way that Yates has? AND Forrest said the clues get easier, the poem is straightforward etc. Does that sound like his solution? No wife.


razyfamily

(06-12-2019, 04:10 PM)Andrew Jef Wrote:
(06-12-2019, 09:10 AM)crazyfamily Wrote: So, last night Yates announced at Hairy’s that he has solved the poem.

Instead of quietly walking to the treasure, as Forrest has said the finder would do, Yates had the “confidence” to place his head on the chopping block in the town square with everyone watching.

Davis came out of the wood work to take whacks at the head with his predictably blunt battle ax fashioned from poop.

Now, I’m skeptical of Yates solution, for sure. Forrest said that many had solved the first clue, so I have a hard time believing that “many” have done what Yates did to that poem. Still, according to Astree, who is very wise, Yates may be experiencing true confidence but will have to wait until he goes to see if the treasure is where he thinks Forrest put it.

What was Yates thinking. He left chasechat for that Hairy flop house thinking what? They would lavish him with praise for his brilliant work on his chrisword puzzle? Yates is obviously the type who can’t keep it quiet. We will have to wait, and perhaps we’ll never know.

Doesn’t feel like confidence to me.


razyfamily

Small minds talk about people.

A witty saying proves nothing.— Voltaire


razyfamily

Has anyone noticed the poem in the book is not truly centered, although it looks like it is? It’s justified right, but not perfectly. Maybe no one is getting it right because they’re copying the poem down wrong.


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06-13-2019, 08:25 AM,
#19
The trouble with confidence...
(06-13-2019, 04:33 AM)Mindy Wrote: Has anyone noticed the poem in the book is not truly centered, although it looks like it is? It’s justified right, but not perfectly. Maybe no one is getting it right because they’re copying the poem down wrong.

I don’t agree with this. IMO, it is centered.



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06-13-2019, 09:30 AM,
#20
RE: The trouble with confidence...
(06-12-2019, 10:12 PM)crazyfamily Wrote: So, three searchers who are current or former members of this blog have the same solution and none of the three have picked up the chest? Is that right.

Whoa. Hold your horses there. My solutions have absolutely nothing to do with DT's. Yes, he may be using UV, and I admit to being the primary poster about that on Chasechat (related to past solves). Other than that, I doubt there is any other similarity between how I am solving the clues and DT.

On the other hand, I have always been an advocate that blog posters' ideas can stimulate a searcher into solving a clue, even if the idea presented has no applicability, or is very, very indirect to what it has stimulated. Most of us have accumulated hundreds of pieces (hints, TTOTC phrases, map interpretations, etc., etc.) in our own jigsaw puzzle of a solution. How they all fit together (or don't) is unique to each searcher, in my opinion.

As an example, I have never used "space portals" in my solves, and am not fully certain what one searcher means by that. However, there is a certain aspect of my current solve that could easily relate to the concept, and even support it. I don't need it, but it has made me think about the possibility of a second or third one that, if discovered, could give me more confidence in my current solve, or perhaps even modify it.
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