Tag-o-Rama 5

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TeamDecaf
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Not an open street location, this year.


Dberlin
Member
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Artsy thingy next to the midwife center on Penn and 28th.


Dberlin
Member
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New Tag:

Nice place to pick up a pisces.


Dberlin
Member
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Yinz need another clue?


paulheckbert
Keymaster
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yes, please


zzwergel
Member
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Nied’s Hotel on 55th St., Lawrenceville


paulheckbert
Keymaster
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Picture?


Eric
Member
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@zzwergel was just helping with a clue.  :)


Ornoth
Member
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Seems more like sabotaging the game to me. Either claim the tag or not; don’t ruin it for the rest of us.


Eric
Member
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Give the benefit of the doubt.  I have above average HTML and computer skills and have been using computers since the early 80s and still struggle to post pictures on this forum.

The tags I have picked up have required me posting that I got the tag and trying to provide an external link to the pic file and then running home and fixing it on my laptop.

Either Zach can post a pic or someone can Bruce him and then we move on.


StuInMcCandless
Participant
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Zach, your clue was a little too helpful. “Vague-ifying” that would have been good enough.

LMK if you need help posting pictures. Myself, I use Twitter. Tweet the photo, then link the tweet. Whatever works.


zzwergel
Member
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@stu. I will take a picture tomorrow.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  zzwergel.

paulheckbert
Keymaster
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Nied’s Hotel, Butler & 55th


paulheckbert
Keymaster
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new tag


Eric
Member
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that’s an easy one!  and a great photo!


Altay
Member
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Roberto Clemente statue outside of PNC Park.


Altay
Member
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New tag.


Ornoth
Member
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I made a quick and dirty tool to make it easier for me (and you) to post Flickr-hosted photos in T-o-R, without the forum’s dreaded penchant for cropping photos. I know some other folks here use Flickr, so I figured I’d share.

Say you’re chasing a tag. You take your picture and upload it to Flickr. Then how do you get that into a forum post?

Now you can go here and enter your Flickr account’s username. The program then looks at your Flickr feed and finds your most recently uploaded photo.

It presents you with two resized thumbnails of that photo. One is max 500 pixels wide, which is just right for posting on this forum without cropping. The other is max 320 pixels wide, for when you want something smaller.

With each image, you’re given code you can copy and paste straight into a forum post that’ll display the thumbnail image, with a link so that viewers can click thru to see the original (presumably larger) image.

This is just a first pass, so it might be buggy and could probably be enhanced. But I wanted to get something functional out there, so that I can start claiming tags in the field, rather than biking back home to my HTML editor. If you use it, let me know how it works for you.


TeamDecaf
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^Hmmmm, I use flickr and all I ever do is take the shot, go to my camera roll  (the part that shows the thumbnails) and pick the image. Once i pick the image, my app displays the typical share icon among a few others. I chose the share icon and a list of options comes up. One option is “copy url,” I  copy it and paste it on T-O-R.

As far as I can tell, it’s never cropped the image.

I use a 5 year old samsung galaxy s4.

It’s super easy.


Mr. Destructicity
Participant
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Okay, I know this is skirting with a rule #7 violation, but how does “pisces” lead to Nied’s Hotel?


jonawebb
Participant
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Fish sandwiches


Eric
Member
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There was a pretty clear other rule violation so no matter what you ask it pales in comparison…


Mr. Destructicity
Participant
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Doesn’t matter, because I’m about to explicitly violate rule #7 in a major way.

How is that clue going to lead me to Nied’s? I’ve never heard of it and I’ve lived hear for decades. Lots of places have fish sandwiches on the menu. Nied’s isn’t even on the first page if you do a Google search for “fish sandwich Pittsburgh.”

This is one of the big reasons I don’t look for tags much anymore. The clues are usually super weak (assuming the setter even bothers to give a clue). More than half the time, if you don’t already know where the tag is, the clue won’t lead you to it.


jonawebb
Participant
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I agree, that one was a toughie. I had no clue. But sometimes people figure these things out.
There’s a trade-off here between making a tag findable and difficult enough so it’s not just a race to see who gets their first, or who has time off from work etc. And when you set a tag, the location is obvious, to you, so there’s a tendency to make it more obscure than it needs to be.
I, myself, just accept that I’m more bothered by people not picking up my tags than by worrying about whether I’m creating a race, and try to make the clues easy.
I agree, everybody should include a word clue, just to follow the rules and make things a little more fair, so people who haven’t run across the location already have a chance to pick it up.


Altay
Member
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On that note, here’s a word clue for the current tag:

This church is known for having the earliest AM service.


buffalo buffalo
Participant
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Calvary Episcopal, Shady Ave, first church to broadcast a service on the radio (1/2/1921)


RustyRed
Member
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Welcome back, B²!


buffalo buffalo
Participant
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keeping with and perhaps even merging the two previous tags’ themes:
A drink fit for a Fisher of Men. If he doesn’t like his fish well smoked, however, he might prefer the parish hall just down the hill…


buffalo buffalo
Participant
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(Btw, re: Nied’s, here’s the front of the building: https://goo.gl/maps/Cgz4DCr4Pdr — its fish is, indeed a big deal, at least in Lawrenceville*.  It’s also a cheap bar that hosts a number of concerts and Lawrenceville community meetings, where you might pick up a Pisces of a different sort.

* it’s also like third if you search Yelp for ‘fish sandwich pittsburgh’, for what that’s worth.)


paulheckbert
Keymaster
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Pope’s Place and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Brereton & Dobson


paulheckbert
Keymaster
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new tag

hint: news


Eric
Member
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Did they replace the vandalized photos?


jonawebb
Participant
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perhaps whoever picks this up can determine


Eric
Member
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After Sunday this tag may be gone…


StuInMcCandless
Participant
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Along the Allegheny River between Clemente Bridge and Point State Park, approximately below Stanwix St.


StuInMcCandless
Participant
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New tag already!


paulheckbert
Keymaster
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About the photographic prints along the Allegheny Riverbank: they were photos of Syrian refugees by Maranie Staab. Two of them (the two spaces over the bicycle in my photo) were vandalized several days ago. Had they been replaced when you were there, Stu? News story: http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/art-architecture/2017/06/07/Artworks-defaced-Allegheny-River-Pittsburgh-Three-Rivers-Arts-Festival/stories/201706070218


Eric
Member
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I jogged past it today.  They were still missing.  Riverlife is footing the bill to reprint them…


StuInMcCandless
Participant
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If you need a word clue: You can safely pick up this photo, but there are cars on all sides of you, including below.


jonawebb
Participant
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Madison and Tripoli
2017-06-10_12-16-55
Btw what led me here is this ironic story: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/90680202/

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