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2017 Christmas Contest!
« on: December 04, 2017, 06:23:02 pm »

It is that time of year again where Forestry Forum member's want to pull out Santa Jeff's beard! This year our contest is way different than any from the past, yet, still, a bit diabolical ;D

I've spent a lot of time this past couple months beating off hackers and scammers and spammers from trying to access the forum and it's server. So I got to thinking, why should they have all the fun?  It's time for our Forum members to try and hack their way into the Forestry Forum Christmas Contest. So without further adieu, welcome to the

HACK THE FORESTRY FORUM CHRISTMAS CONTEST CONTEST! 8) 8)
First I would like to thank the Co-Sponsors for this years Prizes!

Logrite Tools and Council Tools

 
I'll list the prizes later on in this post, but I wanted to get the contest started because frankly,  some of you may need the time. ;)

Here is what you have to do.   I am going to give you a video clue and a link. The link will be username password protected.  The passwords through this whole contest are all the same, and that password is Christmas2017  It is the username you must figure out by using the video as a clue. The usernames are all farely well known Forestry Forum member usernames. As I said, use the video to figure out who that member might be. It might be obvious to some, it may be tough for others. T H I N K. I also encourage you to help each other behind the scenes.

There are 13 levels. Each Level has the same password, Christmas2017, but a new username and video clue.  Once you get to the final level, you will find the entry form to fill out and get entered. Winners will be chosen at random from the successful entries.

Tips:
1. The username must be exactly as the members name appears here on the forum with two exceptions. Two of the usernames are two word names. For those, you must insert an underscore between the names. Like this>>>  John_Smith There is a third two word username, but he already has an underscore in it.

2. I would take notes to record your progress, so you can get back to where you left off if you happen to taka break mid-stream.

3.You have until midnight Christmas Eve to get registered. Don't procrastinate! We have some great prizes! Winners will be drawn sometime on Christmas Day

4.As you proceed, you will notice the page address will give you a secret Christmas message.

5. You need to be a registered member to complete the entry form.

Okay, here is your first video Clue and the Link where you need to try to login to.  Good Luck and God Speed and

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!




HACK THE CHRISTMAS CONTEST STAGE ONE

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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 06:24:29 pm »
THIS POST RESERVED TO LIST PRIZES AND ADDITIONAL HINTS WHEN THEY ARE DEEMED NECESSARY.  :)

Here is our prize line up from our generous sponsors, Logrite Tools and Council Tool!

First up from Logrite we have:


60" Logrite Cant hook!(or choose a Logrite peavey)

Pair of Alissa bench legs from Riteleg

Bluecreeper Value pack with Bluecreeper oil can!


And from our newest sponsor, Council Tool!


1 each of these  2# Wood-Craft Pack Axe, 24″ Curved Handle, Mask

1 each of these  Velvicut® 2# Premium Hudson Bay Bush Craft/Camp Axe with Sheath

and 2 each of these! Velvicut® 1.25# Premium Hudson Bay Belt Hatchet w/Leather Mask



ANOTHER TIP!
Once you hack a level, if your browser asks you if you want to save the login, DO IT!  :)

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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 06:36:39 pm »
Let everyone know how you are progressing, Or Not progressing. ;D
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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 06:53:59 pm »
Does uppercase and Lower case come into play?
I'm thinking......

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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 06:54:37 pm »
YES!  The Password is exactly as I have given it, and the usernames are exactly as they are on the forum (with the note about the two word ones and an underscore)
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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 07:19:31 pm »
So far, laughing my butt off.....whoops.....I hit a wall at #8.

Can I get a HINT on #8 please.

Once you get it....ya feel like a Dumb Aspen Tree standing in a field all alone.  :D :D :D
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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 09:55:51 pm »
8 got me too.
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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 06:32:31 am »
27, 389 members, this may take a while...
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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 07:33:49 am »
You can't think about it that way. We've had some successful entries now without any further clues yet. You can do it!
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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2017, 08:42:12 am »
You can't think about it that way. We've had some successful entries now without any further clues yet. You can do it!

But you said clues as “Deemed Necessary “.
Me a thecfarmer is Deeming.  😂😂😂😂
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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2017, 08:57:38 am »
Is 8 the video with the herd of moose?
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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2017, 09:29:33 am »
So I may be having technical difficulties. Whats suppose to happen if I enter the wrong user name?

What I am getting when I enter the name an password is the screen flashes and the password dots disappear then the progress bar goes 1/10 of the way across and stops, if I press cancel I get "error 401".

ps that hint is too easy, make them suffer a bit longer there is 19 more days. :D
Coming from the guy that can't get past the first clue. :D

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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2017, 10:01:59 am »
Wrong answer is entirely based on what browser you are using.  A correct answer takes you to an obvious web page, Wrong could be the prompt flashes for you try again, or closing the prompt without success would probably result in an Error 401!  page. I could customize that I suppose to let you know you didn't make, but, it should be obvious if you get that, you didn't make it!

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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2017, 10:21:01 am »
Ok, I am using Safari Version 10.1.2 (10603.3.8), I let it sit and the safari froze up and then force quit after a bit, tried again and went to error 401 page after a while, it does not compete loading the page just sits at 1/10 progress so I was not sure if the problem was computer/internet or me. I can pm you the answer I was trying see if that is the problem.

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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2017, 11:00:48 am »
Sure, I can give you a yes or no. :)   Me no do Safari. ;)   I'm thinking if it just sits there, it aint right, but I can't help with the apple.  Maybe use firefox or chrome for apple.
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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2017, 11:46:06 am »
Ok I downloaded chrome and tried it, seems to work but I didn't have the correct answer :)

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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2017, 11:57:56 am »
Okay, well if ya'll have any major stumbling blocks, I'll check in later this afternoon. I gotta go for now as I got a school bus driver offering to buy me a hamburger for lunch!
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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2017, 12:45:56 pm »
Going good on chrome up to #10, You see I thought #8 was #1 but then I figured it out. Enjoy your burger and yes I got the hint.

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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2017, 01:46:03 pm »
I found my problem :

It doesn't work with Chrome on my phone
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Re: 2017 Christmas Contest!
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2017, 01:52:53 pm »
hmm...  I have an android, galaxy 7 running chrome. I ran through it using that successfully.
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