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mrpb27 ADMIN May 24, 2015
With phones with cameras etc. so popular now, lets see how many players that have never posted can post a couple of pics. Even a pic of your own street or town centre gives others a chance to guess ;-)
Scans of old pics also allowed :-)

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Forged in the spirit of groups such as Guess Where Madagascar? ..and others

...and following much the same set of rules...
here's a national version for the UK of the perennial Flickr favourite

THE GAME:
Post a photo of a UK location and the other members will try to guess where it is. The idea is to provide entertainment to yourself and others, but to lose gracefully in the end, like a red setter chasing a boomerang.

Please note - you do not need to be a member of the group to guess. Outside guessers are welcome. You only need to be a member to post.

RULES/ETIQUETTE
1. The pool is for unguessed photo's only.
Once your photo has been guessed, you should remove it and post a record of it in the latest YGM thread - follow the easy instructions at the top of the thread. You don't have to remove it immediately - you can leave it in the pool for up to 2 days after its been guessed, (unless there is a lot of posted pics, when it might be removed sooner) so other punters can see it before it gets whisked into the bowels of oblivion.
If you do it, it saves me the tedious job of trawling through the pool every day (but I do anyway).

2. When you post a picture, please check in on it as often as possible and respond to people's guesses whether they are right or not. (If an Admin is of the opinion that there is a lack response, it will be removed.)
A lot of you have been stating that you are away from your pc for a while which is nice and stops me from removing them. Keep it up.

3. Photo's should be of a reasonable size and quality.
Obviously, if they have been cropped etc. They should still have recognisable detail visible.
(Unknown locations should be as large as possible to give the best chance of identification.)

4. All photo's should be tagged with GWUK or GuessWhereUK.
To aid searches etc.

5. Please offer clues after a few wrong guesses. (You will be asked for one after 5 days of inactivity)
These may be geographical, cryptic, or photographic (in the form of wider crops, adjacent buildings, etc.) or any other form of clue. Clue pictures should not be added to the group pool, just to the comments of the one it's a clue for.
This is to keep things moving. The idea of the group is that they ARE guessed after all.

6. Photo's should have some kind of guessable content/detail.
This is open to interpretation. What one man thinks is easy isn't and visa versa.

7. Photo's should not have location date in titles, tags, captions or be placed in obvious sets etc nor be posted into any other groups before it has been guessed here. (Except in the case of unknowns when any information is useful.)
Do I need to crack down on this? When they are posted to award /comment type groups it can become very confusing and time consuming going through all the comments.

8. You must make it clear what answer it is that you require for the main point.
Be it where you are looking at or where you were standing/sitting/whatever to take the shot.
If it is an object or building, you must say if you want the name/function etc. in addition.
The required answers have become very complicated. Remember, the group is Guess Where Uk.

9. Only one point per picture for the first person to guess the main required answer!!
As it says. Not debatable. Admins decision is final.

10. Bonus points - You can give as many bonuses as you like though:-)) They are not to be expected.
(They can be for sportsmanship, determination, extra information, fun or whatever you like)
Within reason

11. If your photo remains unguessed for a while and languishes at the bottom of the pool (4 weeks is a good average) please also remove it from the pool and post a record of it in the Graveyard of the Unguessed thread.
Luckily there aren't too many of these :-)

Most of all, have fun, and try to play the game with due consideration for other group members.
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Many thanks to Yersinia and others for their practical help in getting this one off the ground!
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As well as Guess Where UK, there are many other Guess Where groups dedicated to towns, cities and regions of the UK. Please post in this thread details of any you want to recommend, and also please put an advert for Guess Where UK in the discussions of any other Guess Where groups of which you are a member - thanks!

UK Towns
* GW Aberdeen
* GW Bath
* GW Birmingham
* GW Blackpool
* GW Bradford
* GW Brighton
* GW Bristol
* GW Brixton
* GW Caithness
* GW Cambridge
* GW Cardiff
* GW Dublin
* GW Dundee
* GW Edinburgh
* GW Edmunton
* GW East Dulwich
* GW Glasgow
* GW Hastings & St. Leonards
* GW Huddersfield
* GW Ipswich
* GW Leeds
* GW Leicester
* GW Liverpool
* GW London
* G Whence London
* GW London bus route
* GW Manchester
* GW Milton Keynes
* GW Norwich
* GW Northampton
* GW Oxford
* GW Penwith, Cornwall
* GW Plymouth
* GW Portsmouth
* GW Preston
* Sheffield Guesswhere
* GW Southampton
* GW Stamford
* GW Toon (Newcastle)
* GW Watford
* GW Winchester
* GW Wirral

UK Regions
* GW Aberdeenshire
* GW Devon
* GW Hampshire
* GW Ireland
* GW Isle of Wight
* GW Jersey
* GW Lewis
* GW UK Motorway services
* Guess the Munro
* GW Norfolk villages
* GW North East England
* GW NorthWest UK
* G the toilet (Tweed to the Tees)
* GW Wales
* GW Waveney & Yare

Foriegn Towns/Countries ETC
* Adelaide
* Alameda
* Amersfoort
* Atlanta
* Austin, Texas
* Austria
* Baltimore
* Beijiing
* Berlin
* Bochum - Das Suchspiel
* Bologna
* Boston
* Brasil
* Brisbane
* Budapest
* Buenos Aires
* Calgary
* Chicago
* Cologne
* Cologne and Bonn
* Disneyland & Disney California Adventure
* Dusseldorf
* Europe (city only)
* France
* Frankfurt (Main)
* Gothenburg
* Hamburg
* Hawaii
* Hong Kong
* Hannover
* Innsbruck
* Istanbul
* Japan
* Karlsruhe
* Kassel
* Kiel
* Korea
* Leeuwarden
* Lincoln, Nebraska
* Lisbon
* Long Island
* Los Angeles
* Madrid
* Mannheim
* Montreal
* Moscow
* Munich
* Naples
* Netherlands
* New Jersey
* New Orleans
* New York City
* New York City (the food edition)
* New York City (upper west side)
* Nuremberg
* Oregon
* Oslo
* Ottawa
* Paris
* Philadelphia
* Pittsburgh
* Portland, PDX
* Prague
* Regensberg
* Rio
* Rochester
* Rome
* Ruhrgebiet
* Salem, M.A.
* San Diego
* San Francisco
* Santiago
* Schleswig-Holstein
* Seattle
* Seoul
* Shanghai
* Sienna
* Silicon valley
* Singapore
* St. Louis
* Sydney
* Tokyo
* Toronto
* Trondheim
* Utah
* Vancouver
* Vienna
* Washington DC
* Worpswede

Other
* GW Alternate dimensions
* Guessthe Munro
* GW 2nd life (a virtual online reality)
* GW the photographer is
* Mystery church UK
* GW Mystery location If you don't know where you were
* GuessWhereinthe World - Googling discouraged!
* Whereintheworld Yes it is different to the one above.

Group Rules

RULES/ETIQUETTE
1. The pool is for un-guessed photo's only.
Once your photo has been guessed, you should remove it and post a record of it in the latest YGM thread - follow the easy instructions at the top of the thread. You don't have to remove it immediately - you can leave it in the pool for up to 2 days after its been guessed, (unless there is a lot of posted pics, when it might be removed sooner) so other punters can see it before it gets whisked into the bowels of oblivion.

2. When you post a picture, please check in on it as often as possible and respond to people's guesses whether they are right or not. (If an Admin is of the opinion that there is a lack response, it will be removed.)

3. Photo's should be of a reasonable size and quality.
Obviously, if they have been cropped etc. They should still have recognisable detail visible.
(Unknown locations should be as large as possible to give the best chance of identification.)

4. All photo's should be tagged with GWUK or GuessWhereUK.

5. Please offer clues after a few wrong guesses. (You will be asked for one after 5 days of inactivity)
These may be geographical, cryptic, or photographic (in the form of wider crops, adjacent buildings, etc.) or any other form of clue. Clue pictures should not be added to the group pool, just to the comments of the one it's a clue for.

6. Photo's should have some kind of guessable content/detail.
This is open to interpretation. What one man thinks is easy isn't and visa versa.

7. Photo's should not have location date in titles, tags, captions or be placed in obvious sets etc nor be posted into other groups before it has been guessed here. (Except in the case of unknowns when any information is useful.)

8. You must make it clear what answer it is that you require for the main point.
Be it where you are looking at or where you were standing/sitting/whatever to take the shot.
If it is an object or building, you must say if you want the name/function etc. in addition.

9. Only one point per picture for the first person to guess the main required answer!!

10. Bonus points - You can give as many bonuses as you like though:-)) They are not to be expected.
(They can be for sportsmanship, determination, extra information, fun or whatever you like)

11. If your photo remains un-guessed for a while and languishes at the bottom of the pool (4 weeks is a good average) please also remove it from the pool and post a record of it in the Graveyard of the Un-guessed thread.
Luckily there aren't too many of these :-)

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