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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Now that we are several weeks in, I do not find using Facebook to be better. For one, any posts re: Calvinballs are lost in the posts of other Freezing Saddles stuff. But worse is that hashtags don't even work for Calvinball, so you have to scroll through all the FB posts anyway.
    At least for me, if I use a hashtag like #CB1 it doesn't show me the most recent post, it shows me the ones FB thinks I want to see, and they are all scrambled chronologically. Here on the forum they are chronological. And CB can be kept on its own thread and not mixed in with everything else FS.
    My two cents.
    I agree with SteveO. It's hard to track on FB and I have mostly given up.

    On the other hand, most of the CBs have been in DC and VA recently, and that's just not normally in my range during the week anyway.

    On the third hand, I don't use Tapatalk, so posting finds and new hides to FB is WAY easier than trying to use the forum on my phone.

    So to me it's a toss-up. But that's what I'm finding so far.

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    Is anyone ever going to get last year’s ball off Massanutten?

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    Oy! Such kvetching!

    So I’m now trying to “pin” the latest hides for each active CalvinBall. Once that ball gets captured, I will “unpin” it. Then when a new thread is posted for the new hide, that one will get pinned.

    All of this presupposes that I can find the time to do this, which is always in short supply during the workweek. It’s the best I can do.


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    Tonight, I snagged the Calvinball Rumi hid near Wells Rink. I forgot this got moved over to FB this year. I created a FB account for the sole purpose of re-hiding the Calvinball. As soon as I'm approved to join the FB group, I will post there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Now that we are several weeks in, I do not find using Facebook to be better. For one, any posts re: Calvinballs are lost in the posts of other Freezing Saddles stuff. But worse is that hashtags don't even work for Calvinball, so you have to scroll through all the FB posts anyway.
    At least for me, if I use a hashtag like #CB1 it doesn't show me the most recent post, it shows me the ones FB thinks I want to see, and they are all scrambled chronologically. Here on the forum they are chronological. And CB can be kept on its own thread and not mixed in with everything else FS.
    My two cents.
    There is a disturbance in the Calvinball Force. For every evil (Facebook), there must good (Forum). For every darkness (Facebook), there must be light (Forum). A Forum Only Calvinball has appeared on a Northern Virginia trail. The Forum Ball has two rules:

    1. It's location may never be revealed or discussed on Facebook. Violators of this rule lose 1 million points and must make a $20 donation to Phoenix Bikes, Gearin Up Cycles or the the Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail.
    2. When hiding the Forum Ball, the poster must post a picture and also create a quatrain of poetry to describe it's location.

    Calvinball on Facebook,
    is pretty hard.
    Seek help from the people,
    of Potomac Yard.

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    Even better than a threeum ball, I found a fourum ball!!

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    I created a Facebook account. I joined the FS group. I posted about hiding the Calvinball. FB deactivated my account for violating their community standards.

    Was it because I didn't add a photo to my profile? Possibly. Was it because Facebook finds FS and Calvinball unsavory? Highly likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbehrend View Post
    I created a Facebook account. I joined the FS group. I posted about hiding the Calvinball. FB deactivated my account for violating their community standards.

    Was it because I didn't add a photo to my profile? Possibly. Was it because Facebook finds FS and Calvinball unsavory? Highly likely.
    Gonna have to play Forum Ball instead as soon as Mr. Happy hides the ball.


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    ABAB Quatrain; iambic pentameter

    How many trails? This boulevard has two
    The Calvinball upon one, you should look
    The east one, that's the one considered new
    Under some leaves, you'll find it in a nook

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