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    A suggestion for a slightly silly but mysterious one

    OK, how about this for a suggestion for a new cross-denomination, cross project/sub-project MM version of a a SuperDuperBok, that might appeal, due to it being slightly ridiculous, and nearly impossible to get, and therefore potentially very mysterious!
    Here goes. For every value-based MM, you get one of these when you hit the target on the nose. So for every Project and Subproject, if I were to have actually achieved a score of exactly 1 Million (or 1K/10K/25K/50K etc.), then I would get one of these. Obviously there has to be a level of tolerance to accommodate projects that give out decimal cobblestones, just like of for Trigggls/Boks etc. but it has to be brutal - it is +/- 0.5.
    Not sure how easy it would be to code for but I just thought I would throw it into the pot. I would imagine that at the same time you are accumulating all the value related MM’s you could stick a plus one into a new counter for each one that is bang on.
    In case you go for it, I have thought up some suggestions for a name for this new MM, and offer up the following selection. Nebbers, Conks or Brightys - my favourite is Nebber.
    I openly confess that I only thought of this when I realised that I had achieved a second one of them today, without actually trying to. I would currently get one for the Primaboinca project where I have exactly 1M, and one for SRBase’s ‘Sierpinski Base’ Sub-project where I have – probably fleetingly - exactly 250K.
    It’s actually quite easy to check if you have any as a quick scan down the Score column on CPIUD page and the SubProject page looking for the exact MM target numbers.
    For something like this it would be nonsense to have a limit of more than one before it showed, as I suspect that very few people will have any at all, never mind more than one – I would not be remotely surprised to find that I was in the number one spot with two.
    So, mysterious and hard to get. Are you not a wee bit tempted? :-)

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    I am guessing it was just a bit too silly then.

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    no, it has merit, just not got round to it...

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    That's good, but having said that I have had a bit of a thought about this and I think the +/- 0.5 stones is probably too tight, and possibly too difficult to get! There is no point in having a mysterious one if there is nobody to notice the mystery! My instinct tells me that there ought to be some small sensible tolerance - the same across all MM targets to keep things simple - and I think it probably ought to be either +/- 10 stones, or perhaps 0.1% of the relevant MM (i.e. plus OR minus 0.1%) if that is easy to do.
    I feel that this way people would see a few more of them and wonder how they got something for reaching 999,001!!! If anything it would probably add to the mystique. What do you think?

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    Just thought I'd post something to this again so that it stays alive. I still like this idea.

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