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  • Developer: G5 Entertainment
  • Publisher: G5 Entertainment
  • Genre: Adventure General
  • Release Date: Nov 21, 2012
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Opening a discussion on thank you gifts.

Before starting this discussion, Please note, thank you gifts DO NOT CAUSE CRASHING, it can be ANY gift from a friend with the FB avatar. Friends with a nearly full gift box crash are bound to hate thank you's filling their box. Thank you gifts are a main part of this game. It was probably meant to be part of the camaraderie within the social part of this game. Consider how you would view them if we never had the multiplying glitch. Let's have a great discussion on this, and remember, we are all different, with different views, and that's good, be boring if we were all the same! Thank you, if you decide to comment and take part here.

FOR EXAMPLE:===
If G5 fixes the multiply glitch, will you change your view on thank you gifts?
Do you love them?
Do you hate them? If you hate them, is it simply because we can multiply?
Have you thought how beneficial they could be to your inventory whether you multiply them?
Did you know rare gifts can come from those thank you gifts? I.E. Pumpkins.
Do friends with 'a no thank you' request worry you? I.E. Your finger slips and you worry you've thanked a friend in error?
Do you feel the need to private message the friend for sending a gift in error?
What's your view on thank you gifts?
Xxxx

3Dee, Aug 23, 2014
Answers

Answer from: MacTheCat
I'm ambivalent about them. On the whole I like getting them because they confirm people are playing, they add to my collections total and they are part of the nice comerarderie of the game. On the other hand, they make it highly likely that my gift box will fill overnight and people will therefore start getting the message I haven't played for a while. I'd feel a lot happier if the message was simply 'your friend's gift box is full' which I think would avoid any misunderstandings. I try really hard to respect people requesting no TY's and I feel really bad when I inadvertently send the occasional one because I feel guilty about being so careless. But sometimes my finger slips and I have the immediate 'doh' moment. I don't send messages of apology though because I like to think people know I'm doing my best to adhere to their wishes and I've just made a mistake. If they aren't able to accept my occasional fallibility, then there is an obvious solution they are welcome to apply ;)

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: XXX Kndl
Because I am playing on a kindle and limited to the 10/50 rule I only have approx 80 friends for send them all a gift. There is no danger that my giftbox is full. I love the ty, they help me to get more collections. And I have not find a way to muliply them. I find it nice when I see that my friends had multiply my gift, so I know they could need it. Exept of it is a fine way to say thanks to my friends for the items they send me.

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: Bluebell
Hi Dee, Interesting topic! I'm one if those with noTY after my name :) it started with the gift crash and I wanted to make sure I wasn't getting a lot of gifts in my gift box. There was a time, before JJJ's fix, when we had to manage the problem ourselves and new gifts could cause crashing again. I also found that I was getting a LOT of thank you gifts from people multiplying every gift I sent and I send quite a few as I TT. Often my gift box was full with hundreds of TYs.

Personally, I don't mind if I get the odd one or two. I'm quite happy receiving one or two for every set I send but it's difficult to convey that to friends (ones that aren't active on this site) so found NoTYsPlz helped. I don't want my friends to worry if they hit thank you by mistake, and I've had PMs from friends about this.

If the multiplying glitch was fixed it probably wouldn't be such an issue but I have 82 friends, I normally send 5+ gifts to each so that would make 410+ TYs if I got one for every gift sent.

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: Jay
First off, I must saw I hope G5 does not change the multiplying capabilities. I had thought with the last update that it might go away but it didn't so here's hoping they keep it around.

As for "thank you"s, I agree that they really can add to your collections. I know most are for the lower levels but that only helps with obtaining the top collection awards. And...I'm always thrilled when I see a higher item or especially a ladybug drop for one of the gifts. Because I keep my friends' list at a lower number the chances of my gift box being full is not very likely. I agree with MacTheCat that it would be better if the message read "box full" instead of the present message. Would help to know if someone really is playing.

All that being said, I can understand why people didn't want all of those TY if the gift box was crashing at such a high number that they were never getting collectable items. Would have been very frustrating! At first I felt guilty about sending a TY if they requested none but after reading numerous posts I realize that people understand if one gets sent occasionally. Do I still feel bad if one slips thru - YES but don't feel I need to apologize any more. Overall, I would hate to see them go. It's not really the gift itself but the "surprise" inside I like to see :-).

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: 3Dee
Jay, the other plus when you get the lower level collection items from the thank you gifts, is, when you combine them, you get the clock parts, which are needed by the thousands, to combine the talismans. I'm always running out of clock parts and hate putting them on my wish list.

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: Annette
Well I can say I love my gifts equally regardless of there background, I think a little Thank You goes along way, I brought my kids up that manners are free and should always be used, you can brighten somebody's day with a simple smile. So I love my thank you's.

To all my friends who don't want the thank you's I understand why and I try my very best not send them, but I admit sometimes my finger just won't listen when I tell it NO!!. So apologies in advance, xxxxxx

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: OliUDx2
Hi Dee! If g5 fixes the multiplying, I'm not sure how people will react. Right now, it's just part of the game for me, so I'm not phased, but I'll speak again when my dynamite collections run dry and I can't gift them to anyone. As far as the TYs are concerned, I accept them once and then close my gift box so that they don't appear again, simply becaus I found after multiplying 300 gifts my ipad slows down completely and the game takes for ever to sort all the gifts into the various collections. Being a multiple gifter myself I understand why people don't want them, as it clogs up you giftbox quickly, but I just take it as it comes. If my giftbox is full then ce la vie! That's just the way it is! I tend to PM the person only if I know they are gift crashing and a thank you must cause them an extra pain, but otherwise I don't, because we are all human and errors can occur with the functioning of that blasted first finger. The people who send me multiples and have no request next to their name as far as TYs are concerned I do PM them to find out their preference. Interesting topic and responses! Oli

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: SandyK4
I ditto Mac and Annette. I don't know what I would do with out those seekers and compasses. And I to apologies for having fat fingers ocassionly. And Oli I can send only 1 Ty. Sandy

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: BettyBoop
I added the noTY because I was getting 100s of thank yous from people multiplying. If it wasn't for that, I would love the thank yous. So, my friends, if your finger slips and you thank me don't think twice about it. I appreciate the gifts and the thank yous.

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: LoisH
I have only 70+ friends, am not a mega gifter, and am not involved in collection swaps so TYs are always welcome even though I usually don't need them. I like seeing them in my gift box, the surprise element (although it's sort of like opening the Christmas present and getting underwear....), the camaraderie, and knowing that friends are active. I certainly understand how they could be an issue for others though! Everybody plays the game their own way.

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: Jan Y
Since I am on an updated tavern picture kindle, and can not TT, I limit my friends list to around 70. Out of which about half are on a break of some kind, or non updated kindle/Android players, I have no problem asking each one how they feel about TY's. If their name says crashing, notys, or away, I simply don't thank. Otherwise I will send 1 for every 5 gifts. Sometimes more to non updated players, since the Ty's come through as real gifts and not coins.

I can not multiply more than 5 times since the 2nd update for kindles. After the 5 time they just disappear. I am more cautious now with bombs and seekers eyes. Thankfully I have turned the crashed plane and temple green already. There is a long way to go for 100% green, but that can wait.

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: OneMoreKin
Mac and Annette have said it best and I agree fully.

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: RoyalOne
I am having a déjà view moment here. Seems like I just answered this question on another thread so my opologies to all if I am repeating myself. First off, I love hearing everybody's take on the TY's. I honor folks requests when they are posted here ( and I see it) and when it is reflected in their names. Do I make the occasional mistake? Yup. Back when everyone was crashing I did opologize to a couple folks. I don't now unless I've made a complete hash of things. If someone has mega-gifted me, I send 4 thank yous. Why 4? It just seemed like a good number lol. I personally don't have a problem with getting them unless someone is hitting TY every time they accept while multiplying. I have a "70 friends or less" rule but my box can get a little dicey when left over night. I think most of my friends do the same as me, send a few TYs then close the rest out and that is perfectly fine with me. Very good question Dee!

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: Sue
Hi Dee :-) I love TY's and multiplying! I too feel the value of the humble TY is very underestimated :-(
I time travel and try to send my 130 friends their full wish list per day - I'm happy to receive 1 x TY per gift sent. I quickly go through my gift box after each round of gifting, accept all the TY's, then with no further scrolling necessary I multiply them 3-5 times each. I now have over 1000 of each combining element and about 800 of each lower level collection items ready to combine - one day .....lol. Gotta love those TY's!
I don't really understand why players put 'NoTY' in their name? If 'crashing' then why not clear your wish list and don't send any gifts until it's fixed - that way you definitely won't get any TY's :-/
I do feel guilty when I send an unwanted TY but I don't find it necessary to apologise, as I hope players will understand the odd mistake.

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: Sggggggg
First Dee - thanks so much for posting this question on this topic specifically.

I completely agree with Annette and Mac's post - well said.

My own personal preference comes from the viewpoint that I want to cause my friends as little extra work as possible - meaning nothing special to remember for me - play as they normally play. So if they would like to send me thank you's and it is easiest to remember to send, great. If they have adopted a modified style that is prevalent across all their friends and use it in my case - that is fine as well. I have only once experienced the extra flooding of thank you's with a non-forum friend - but it did not continue beyond one day. I too am also happy to honour the wishes of my friends to the best of my ability if I am told "No TY" by their name or by PM.

A bit off topic - but on gifts - being on the non-updated side we get coins. But coins are gifts too and also net a collection item that is very useful, so I do not have an aversion to coins. I think it is nice when they are sent as I feel remembered while I remain on this side with the rest of the non-updated folks. Plus nothing special to remember as my name of NoUp reminds my friends, should they wish to send me something, they can just push the first winding key and be done with me :)

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: WoMa
Great question, Dee. I recently put "NoTYs" in my name because I wanted to do some multiplying and replenish some items in inventory, but after reading Bluebell' s thread this morning, I have a new, easier way to multiply and so TYs are once again welcome (with my old way of multiplying, if there was a thank you in the box, I couldn't multiply the other gifts). Generally, I like getting TYs, because it lets me know if someone is actively playing. If I send gifts for several days in a row and do not receive a gift or TY in return, the friend is probably away, so I hold off on sending gifts until they return. Like you said, sometimes you get some great surprise items (tools and/or higher level collection items). As far as feeling guilty if I send a TY to someone with "No TY" in their name - you bet I do, but I usually don't PM them. I just try and be more careful the next time. We are all human and that happens sometimes, believe me, I have done it on more than one occasion, so I understand when someone sends a thank you to me. Besides, in most instances from what I have read on site here, it's the multiplied TYs that are the most troublesome to most users and not the occasional "fat finger" TY ( I still feel guilty though). :-)

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: Cat
I Love Gifts! Be they TY or regular. I was a little freaked out when I first started getting multiples of TY s when I'd only send one WL item. Thankfully I had discovered this forum ... you guys are better than ANY instruction manual. I don't have anyone among my game friends with noty in their name ..which is probably a good thing because I'd probably forget. You are all the best!

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: MA
I like TYs too, but one is enough, not one for every gift or one for every multiply! I have recently started tt so I can send more than one gift at a time. I've always hated being limited to 50/10.

I also like to see them because they let me know friends are playing. Some of my long-time prolific gifting friends have dwindled and seemingly stopped playing without indicating anything in their name or posting here. It's confusing and sad. I've waited months and kept visiting and sending with no reply, so eventually, sadly, I deleted them and moved on only to get a message or a ton of TYs some time later...... Just saying, a little communication goes a long way!

Like everyone has said, I occasionally slip and make a mistake with friends with no Ty's in their name. In the beginning I sent apologies but not any more. I'm sure it's not a huge source of frustration to receive the occasional TY so long as it's not gobs of them!

If the multiplying glitch were to disappear, I would cry... Then I would want more TYs so I could replenish my tools and get those precious rare items.

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: Kirkossa
I've put the NoTY gift first cause I was getting so many by people who were multiplying. The second time was because I was away and worried that my gift box would get full. Two days ago I put it again after reading that Mac the cat had crashed after a friend of hers put back a facebook avatar and consequently Mac crashed again.

If you are sure there is no danger of crashing with the thank you gifts, I certainly appreciate them. If I find too many I just clicked on them once, close the gift box and reopen after to multiply the gifts. Really it doesn't bother me when someone sends one by mistake, my only problem with them is realy my to get the gift glicht. Thank you everyone for nay gift you send.

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: Stefanie
I am appreciative for all I receive including the thank yous. I like the thank yous because they do help build my collections and inventory. I normally don't multiply them (maybe I should start!) Also, as many have said it lets me know that my friends are playing.

I always want to honor my friends wishes and I do feel bad when I accidentally send a TY to a friend who has noTY in their name. I do have the occasional trigger happy finger, but most friends do realize that it does happen and are forgiving, thank goodness. I use to apologize every time my finger got the best of me, but most responded don't worry if one slips through :) Although, I have a friend who sends about 15 - 20 gifts daily and have sent a pm to ask about TYs.

I would definitely hate it if G5 fixed the multiplying glitch. It would be a sad, sad day! This is a great post Dee! There are so great responses! I say thank you!

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: Rita
Hi Dee. So glad you started this post. I always wonder what friends think of thankyou gifts. Personally I am happy to have one thank you for each gift sent. I am having no luck finding the quest items at the moment so make up collections instead and need all the thankyous for that. Sometimes when a friend has sent me multiple gifts I only send back 2-3 thankyous but after reading this post and hearing that lots of people are happy with them I will go back to one for each gift.

The other question I always have is with Non Updated friends. I no longer send coins but visit and send thankyous. So I was interested to hear that Sggggggg is happy to have coins. I will remember that when gifting.

Great survey Dee. Thanks to you all for the great answers.

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: Cods3003
I am happy to get TY gifts because you never know what you are going to get so its like a lucky dip. I wish pumpkins would drop for me. I always like to send one TY gift to let my friends know I got their gift, but if the name has both then I don't send any. If multiplying goes then it was good while it lasted, I know a lot of my friends have everything they need so are stockpiling collections for gifts later. And of course all our mums would like us to say thank you

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: Marg
Hi, I agree with asll the interesting points raised here. I have always liked the Tys. When I first started to play & knew Nothing I thought they were amazing! I don't mind getting one TY per gift or per set but I started to worry when I got up to 60 from any one person. When I first started to multiply I did it myself! Although I had put noty in my name I really don't mind getting them as long as its not huge numbers when folks multiply. Nearly all my friends only send s couple at a time so after reading all these messages I think I will remove the TY from my name too!

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: Sue
BTW - I'm not sure if you all know but when you multiply 'thank you' gifts the contents of each gift changes :-) You can test this easily by multiplying 1-2 x TY's five times over and see all the different gifts as they go into your inventory. Very clever giving you more surprises! Just another reason I love them :-)
Great topic Dee!

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: NINA
Mac,.Sandy, Jan, Anette, Sue, Royalone, onekin, S7g, Cat, Ma, Rita, and cods3003 have said it all for me. I thought I was the only one. I love thank you gifts. Especially for activity stats and click parts. I don't want to waste a.gift on someone who isn't playing anymore. I have been going for 10000 collections, and since I stopped getting thank yous, it has become really hard. Multiplying on a kindle is time consuming.

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: WoMa
@ Nina - see Bluebell's post today about multiplying. I also play on a Kindle, and today I multiplied using the process that she outlined. It was SO much easier than the way I was used to doing it. I didn't have to wait for the internet to kick back on, because it was never off. Give it a try, and I think you will agree. Hope it works for you!

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: NINA
WoMa.Thanks. I asked on that thread if.any kindle has tried it. Ill try when I have a box that doesn't have that much of consequence. Ahhh... Matters of Consequence!

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: Librarylady9
Thanks for all the excellent input! I don't multiply TYs but skip over them each time I multiply until the last time. I didn't know each would be different each time I accepted. Now that I am TT and sending multiple gifts my box is getting fuller :) the tip about accepting them first and then concentrating on multiplying the wish list items is great and will be faster! That will be helpful with a large gift box.

Glad to hear I'm not the only one who slips every once in a while re no TYs. We do our best to help our friends in the way they wish!

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: NINA
WoMa??? Why do I lose half my gifts when I multiply the new way?

Posted: Aug 23, 2014

Answer from: Bluebell
NINA you may be losing gifts if you're using the multiply later method I mentioned, it only allows you one last collection of gifts when you open the gift box again then they disappear. It was my mistake, I'm sorry about that :( If you're rearranging your gifts, that should work but as you're on kindle I'm not too sure how the method would differ. Just don't try the multiply later method and you should hopefully be OK.

After reading this post about thank you gifts, I've now removed the NoTYsPlz after my name, will see how it goes..... :)

Posted: Aug 24, 2014

Answer from: 3Dee
@Nina, when you do a multiply session, make sure you DO NOT EVER, close the gift tab. Keep it open and use the home button. Not sure about kindle but that's for ipad, could be the same for you. If I close, then go back, all gifts can only be collected once more.

Posted: Aug 24, 2014

Answer from: ClareKindle
I like receiving thank yous and because I'm on Kindle, I don't multiply so I don't feel like I'm bombarding anyone in return. I do respect those with noty after their name although occasionally some slip through!

Posted: Aug 24, 2014

Answer from: Grey
I got my 300 friends before I found out about time travel, and then started removing the ones that stopped playing. I have around 40 friends, and even if I go on one of my gifting sprees, I do not get over 30 - 60 thank yous from a single person. Not a big deal for me. Most thank-yous are collection elements, and the ones that are not are the lower-level collections. Also not a big deal for me. :)

Posted: Aug 24, 2014

Answer from: NINA
Well.Dee and Bluebell, you both got it right. Somehow I have programmed myself to close the gift window when I enter the game. So, that and what blue bell just said about multiplying later method, it.makes sense that three times in a row I lost half my gifts. Now it's perfect... I multiplied one load 20x and it took 15 min. The old way would have taken at least an hour, but I would have gotten bored and distracted, so would.always make.a.stupid.mistake around the fourth time, even when I intended on sticking it out.... Anyway. Thanks

Posted: Aug 24, 2014

Answer from: WoMa
@Nina - sorry I missed your follow-up question, but I'm glad Dee and Bluebell were able to answer it. As I mentioned in this thread earlier, I just started using this new method myself, so I'm learning all the ins and outs too, but overall I love multiplying this way, because it is SO much quicker. Like you said, you can multiply a batch 20x and it only takes about 15 minutes. Well it sounds like you got your questions answered and the kinks worked out - so happy multiplying!

@Dee - sorry about hi-jacking your thank-you thread, but I was bouncing back and forth between this one and Bluebells and I forgot where I was. :-)

Posted: Aug 24, 2014

Answer from: NINA
Sorry Dee. I got confused too. Different conversations, but with the same people.

Posted: Aug 25, 2014

Answer from: 3Dee
Don't be silly, no apologies please. Between this thread and Bluebell's, I'm sure everyone has learned something and that's all good stuff. Especially the fact that some didn't know that thank you gifts change to a different gift very time you multiply them. It's a very interesting response, I'd like to THANK YOU for responding to this discussion.

Posted: Aug 25, 2014

Answer from: Clare
I love TY gifts, but I never know how many to send. I have some extraordinarily generous friends who send multiple wish list sets and 10 elements per visit. I have been hitting the TY button for every gift I receive, unless someone's name instructs me otherwise. I hope that I am not overdoing it and that players would let me know if they had Tribbles in their gift boxes. My last sentence won't mean anything to those who have not seen the original Star Trek show, but I cannot think of a more appropriate analogy.

Posted: Aug 25, 2014

Answer from: PKP01
I don't mind TYs but they do tend to fill up my gift box if people send me one for every gift I send them. With the swappers (check out the Swapping Threads for updated and non-updated players in the Friend to Friend sections), where I'm sending 11 gifts at a pop to a bunch of people, I vastly prefer one TY a round, instead of one for each gift -- and that carries over to my other friends, too. If I send more than 2 gifts at a time, you can just send one TY -- but if you thank for everything because you're on autopilot, don't sweat it. It's not a big deal, either way.

Posted: Aug 28, 2014

Answer from: SandyK4
I like the thank yous because I still have quest. And I even multiply them. I use a lot of seekers and compasses. Last nite I multiplied on Happywitch as I was swapping with myself along with the other girls, and low and behold I opened up The game this AM and had 244 gifts. That's unusual for the morning with me as I had done all my gifts last nite. We'll about 220 of those gifts were from me. Sandy

Posted: Sep 1, 2014
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