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Re: WG Update

#851 Post by MarleysGh0st » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:45 am

littlebeast13 wrote:An international hit and a Canadian hit within 24 hours!!!
I think it's much more interesting that you took a trip all the way to Detroit than that George crossed the river from there into Windsor. :P

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Re: WG Update

#852 Post by littlebeast13 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:52 am

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littlebeast13 wrote:An international hit and a Canadian hit within 24 hours!!!
I think it's much more interesting that you took a trip all the way to Detroit than that George crossed the river from there into Windsor. :P

I've taken a baseball trip the third week of September for the last four years now. Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Detroit.... next closest park I haven't been to now is in Arlington. 700+ mile drive though... we'll see if it's on tap for next year or not....

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Re: WG Update

#853 Post by MarleysGh0st » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:54 pm

Another hit from Alaska--and this one is about as far out there as George can go! 8)

http://www.wheresgeorge.com/report.php? ... 9d2b8fa307

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#854 Post by littlebeast13 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:35 pm

MarleysGh0st wrote:Another hit from Alaska--and this one is about as far out there as George can go! 8)

http://www.wheresgeorge.com/report.php? ... 9d2b8fa307

That's pretty cool! I don't have a hit from the Aleutians yet....

I do, however, now have quintuple digit hits.....

http://www.wheresgeorge.com/report.php? ... 97320a9351

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Re: WG Update

#855 Post by MarleysGh0st » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:28 pm

George went to England, today! And notice the finder's profile. How in the world does someone overseas find 2,739 Wild Georges!? :shock:

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#856 Post by littlebeast13 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:29 am

A new record sleeper for me! The user note doesn't surprise me....

http://www.wheresgeorge.com/report.php? ... 26faa8d124

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#857 Post by DevilKitty100 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:09 am

littlebeast13 wrote:A new record sleeper for me! The user note doesn't surprise me....

http://www.wheresgeorge.com/report.php? ... 26faa8d124

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Ok......looked at the WG site and the stats. How in God's green earth does an individual have the time to enter in excess of 2 million bills worth in excess of 5 million dollars??? Does he have an off-shore sweat shop set up set up somewhere with 3 or 4 hundred little kids entering data? Crimoney.

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#858 Post by littlebeast13 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:35 am

DevilKitty100 wrote:
littlebeast13 wrote:A new record sleeper for me! The user note doesn't surprise me....

http://www.wheresgeorge.com/report.php? ... 26faa8d124

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Ok......looked at the WG site and the stats. How in God's green earth does an individual have the time to enter in excess of 2 million bills worth in excess of 5 million dollars??? Does he have an off-shore sweat shop set up set up somewhere with 3 or 4 hundred little kids entering data? Crimoney.

I'll assume you are referring to Wattsburg Gary (who I also happened to get a hit from yesterday), who is the top Georger on the site. I do have it on good authority that he has "helpers" enter bills for him from time to time....

Still, he's way more addicted than I am. Since we were forced into direct deposit 3 years ago, I don't get as many ones from the bank as I used to...

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Re: WG Update

#859 Post by MarleysGh0st » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:54 pm

Missouri became my 43rd state, today!

And then, for good measure, I got a second hit in Missouri, less than an hour later! One George had been in the wild over three years, the other less than month, but they both report in from a missing state at nearly the same instant.

Weird! 8)

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#860 Post by littlebeast13 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:51 pm

MarleysGh0st wrote:Missouri became my 43rd state, today!

And then, for good measure, I got a second hit in Missouri, less than an hour later! One George had been in the wild over three years, the other less than month, but they both report in from a missing state at nearly the same instant.

Weird! 8)

LOL!

There are only 17 Missouri counties (out of 115 total) I have yet to get a hit in, and your first Missouri hit was in one of them!

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#861 Post by MarleysGh0st » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:15 pm

I got back one of my own Georges, today. I think that's happened once or twice before, but with quick turn-arounds where it was obvious George had stayed in the cash register where I spent him, before getting him back the next day. This time, George stayed in the wild since August before coming home! :)

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#862 Post by MarleysGh0st » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:36 pm

MarleysGh0st wrote:I got back one of my own Georges, today. I think that's happened once or twice before, but with quick turn-arounds where it was obvious George had stayed in the cash register where I spent him, before getting him back the next day. This time, George stayed in the wild since August before coming home! :)
I got back another of my Georges. This time, I couldn't even log it as an "alternate hit" because they said I already entered the bill "recently".

http://www.wheresgeorge.com/report.php? ... a7aa745e6d

Three months ago! :roll:

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#863 Post by littlebeast13 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:50 pm

MarleysGh0st wrote:
MarleysGh0st wrote:I got back one of my own Georges, today. I think that's happened once or twice before, but with quick turn-arounds where it was obvious George had stayed in the cash register where I spent him, before getting him back the next day. This time, George stayed in the wild since August before coming home! :)
I got back another of my Georges. This time, I couldn't even log it as an "alternate hit" because they said I already entered the bill "recently".

http://www.wheresgeorge.com/report.php? ... a7aa745e6d

Three months ago! :roll:

I've only gotten back one of my own on a few occasions (never since the alt hit feature was added), but I never tried to re-enter it. I always did a Bill Lookup (I think that's even available to non-FOG's) to confirm it was mine, then just altered the bill note I left to add when and where I had gotten it back....

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#864 Post by MarleysGh0st » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:04 pm

littlebeast13 wrote:I've only gotten back one of my own on a few occasions (never since the alt hit feature was added), but I never tried to re-enter it. I always did a Bill Lookup (I think that's even available to non-FOG's) to confirm it was mine, then just altered the bill note I left to add when and where I had gotten it back....3
Well, I strongly suspected this was one of my own, from the WG stamp I use around the FRB seal, but it might have been someone else's wild.

Actually, checking on the "My Bills" page, I see I only found one wild bill in all of 2012! :(

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#865 Post by TheCalvinator24 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:13 pm

http://www.wheresgeorge.com/report.php? ... 8&entcnt=1

George showed up in a bit of an unusual place.
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#866 Post by MarleysGh0st » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:36 pm

TheCalvinator24 wrote:George showed up in a bit of an unusual place.
Awesome!

ES must be sharing his internet connection with his tree neighbors, now. 8)

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#867 Post by littlebeast13 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:35 am

MarleysGh0st wrote:
TheCalvinator24 wrote:George showed up in a bit of an unusual place.
Awesome!

ES must be sharing his internet connection with his tree neighbors, now. 8)

I guess I know where to look now the next time I'm short on cash....

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#868 Post by MarleysGh0st » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:13 pm

A milestone today--my 1,000th hit!
You have entered 7,120 Bills worth $39,029
Bills with hits: 891 Total hits: 1,000
Hit rate: 12.51% Slugging Percentage: 14.04% (total hits/total bills)
George Score: 988.71
Your rank (based on George Score) is #2,456
(out of 37,200 current users with a George Score. [93.4 Percentile])
Your State Rank in New York is: 142 out of 8,470 [98.32]
I'll be catching up to beast in no time!*






*That's a synonym for "never", isn't it? :mrgreen:

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#869 Post by MarleysGh0st » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:03 pm

A doubly big WG day for me!

For the first time, one of my Georges got a 4th hit; all from different states, too! 8)

http://www.wheresgeorge.com/report.php? ... 3753df8a36

And just one minute after that hit, I got my first hit from a real-life friend, with a George I entered last June being found by the wife of one of my high school buddies! :D

Double woo hoo!

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#870 Post by littlebeast13 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:26 am

MarleysGh0st wrote:A milestone today--my 1,000th hit!
You have entered 7,120 Bills worth $39,029
Bills with hits: 891 Total hits: 1,000
Hit rate: 12.51% Slugging Percentage: 14.04% (total hits/total bills)
George Score: 988.71
Your rank (based on George Score) is #2,456
(out of 37,200 current users with a George Score. [93.4 Percentile])
Your State Rank in New York is: 142 out of 8,470 [98.32]
I'll be catching up to beast in no time!*



*That's a synonym for "never", isn't it? :mrgreen:


Don't be so negative! You only have about 9350 more hits to go.... should I happen to never get another hit.....

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#871 Post by MarleysGh0st » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:11 am

littlebeast13 wrote:Don't be so negative! You only have about 9350 more hits to go.... should I happen to never get another hit.....
Well, if all of my Georges report in with a hit today, I'll be nearly there. :mrgreen:

BTW, did you notice what I posted last night? I still think that's freaky weird! Just like how we speculate about a BB ever finding another BB's George, but in this case it really happened.

That George, BTW, came from my historic trip into NYC when I auditioned for both J! and WWTBAM on the same day. WWTBAM rejected me, of course, while J! has left me treading water in their contestant pool. But it was still a day to remember!

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#872 Post by SportsFan68 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:15 pm

I watched the guy in front of me at a cash register pay with a marked bill Friday, and I was so tempted to ask him, "Did you enter it?!!" But he probably would have thought I was a stalker or a buttinsky.
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#873 Post by cindy.wellman » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:48 pm

SportsFan68 wrote:... But he probably would have thought I was a stalker or a buttinsky.
Welcome to my world! I'll send you an honorary "Stalker and Buttinski" t-shirt!

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#874 Post by littlebeast13 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:08 pm

MarleysGh0st wrote:
littlebeast13 wrote:Don't be so negative! You only have about 9350 more hits to go.... should I happen to never get another hit.....
Well, if all of my Georges report in with a hit today, I'll be nearly there. :mrgreen:

BTW, did you notice what I posted last night? I still think that's freaky weird! Just like how we speculate about a BB ever finding another BB's George, but in this case it really happened.

That George, BTW, came from my historic trip into NYC when I auditioned for both J! and WWTBAM on the same day. WWTBAM rejected me, of course, while J! has left me treading water in their contestant pool. But it was still a day to remember!

If the friend lives nearby, wouldn't say it's all that odd. My family and co-workers find my bills every once in a while...

If they live outside of the Ithaca area, then I'd say it's a bit neater....

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#875 Post by MarleysGh0st » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:45 am

littlebeast13 wrote:If the friend lives nearby, wouldn't say it's all that odd. My family and co-workers find my bills every once in a while...

If they live outside of the Ithaca area, then I'd say it's a bit neater....
Okay, more details are necessary. I didn't post a link to that George because she has personal identification in her profile, including her e-mail address.

Remember, I didn't grow up in Ithaca. I received the bill in NYC and entered it from my parent's house in NJ. (I think I spent it in NJ, too, but I'm not certain of that.) The stats of the hit don't sound too impressive:
This bill has traveled at least 14 Miles in 297 Days, 22 Hrs, 4 Mins at an average of 0.05 Miles per day.
It is now 14 Miles from its starting location.
Those 14 miles extend across the width of a county with 800,000 people (and a whole lotta Georges) in it. So I think it's pretty impressive.

BTW, I didn't know my friend was a Georger, but her overall rank is pretty close to yours! :wink:

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