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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #100 on: February 17, 2017, 08:24:33 AM »
Previously, if a winner was ineligible or declined their winnings, the prizes went back into the pool to be given away again.
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #101 on: February 17, 2017, 10:36:16 AM »
Keysight_DanielBogdanoff, I just noticed that university employees are not eligible for contest, by habit I written my university name in company field, though I am a student, no employee. I hope there is no automatic script that discards entries with universities and I am still ok? :D

Yeah, me too. Didn't want to write "private" or something like this in the field.

But since I'm not employed at my university...  :-//
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #102 on: February 17, 2017, 11:00:30 AM »
Keysight_DanielBogdanoff, I just noticed that university employees are not eligible for contest, by habit I written my university name in company field, though I am a student, no employee. I hope there is no automatic script that discards entries with universities and I am still ok? :D

No auto script, you should be fine!

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #103 on: February 17, 2017, 11:02:38 AM »
what happens to a prize if the winner is later discovered ineligible?

We will do a re-draw and notify the winner via e-mail. We won't be re-drawing on YouTube this time around, though.

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #104 on: February 17, 2017, 10:11:01 PM »
Well, there should be a way to do that because some contests they can deliver giveaway all countries excluding the US sanctions. I know yours is a kind of lottery but you can convert it a kind of a project and ask for "What will you do with our scope?" and award the best ideas similar to Hackster. They don't need to do a project but just write a proposal. Element14 giveaway 1000$ with the same method. This what I can think as a person far from the law but your lawyers should think better and analyse how those organisations do.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #105 on: February 19, 2017, 07:45:03 AM »
Well, there should be a way to do that because some contests they can deliver giveaway all countries excluding the US sanctions. I know yours is a kind of lottery but you can convert it a kind of a project and ask for "What will you do with our scope?" and award the best ideas similar to Hackster. They don't need to do a project but just write a proposal. Element14 giveaway 1000$ with the same method. This what I can think as a person far from the law but your lawyers should think better and analyse how those organisations do.
This only works when you have 1 prize, not 125 scopes. Even if it was 1 scope, nobody will bother to read thousands(!) of crappy ideas from people around the world, its boring as hell and nobody gets anything useful from it, making "project contest" where people need to show skills is more doable, but also pain in the ass. I've seen many contest on internet and believe that in most cases dumb random lottery is the best way both for company and for people too. :)

Actually I think Keysight had something like this last year when there was some poll and videos or some stuff like this. Or maybe it wasn't Keysight.... anyway it turned out not so well, much more headache for no reason.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #106 on: February 20, 2017, 09:29:32 AM »
Hi Daniel,
  why not listed Czech Republic? We are part of EU & NATO.

  Why there is "Other Country (not listed)" and "Other Country" edit box in form, when there is no chance to win?

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #107 on: February 20, 2017, 11:44:59 AM »
Hi Daniel,
  why not listed Czech Republic? We are part of EU & NATO.

The problem has nothing to do with the EU or NATO - it is to do with local laws of the Country and/or it's States.


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  Why there is "Other Country (not listed)" and "Other Country" edit box in form, when there is no chance to win?

They will no doubt be using a generic form.  It hasn't been customised for this specific promotion.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #108 on: February 22, 2017, 04:18:09 AM »
Well, there should be a way to do that because some contests they can deliver giveaway all countries excluding the US sanctions. I know yours is a kind of lottery but you can convert it a kind of a project and ask for "What will you do with our scope?" and award the best ideas similar to Hackster. They don't need to do a project but just write a proposal. Element14 giveaway 1000$ with the same method. This what I can think as a person far from the law but your lawyers should think better and analyse how those organisations do.

There will be a merit-based "contest" (as opposed to a sweepstakes), tune in 1-Mar for details!

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #109 on: February 22, 2017, 04:52:04 AM »

  why not listed Czech Republic? We are part of EU & NATO.

  Why there is "Other Country (not listed)" and "Other Country" edit box in form, when there is no chance to win?


I'm not sure of the specific regulations around the Czech Republic, and I unfortunately don't have a list of why each country was excluded, but it definitely has to do with remaining legally compliant.

With regards to the "other" country option, there were a couple reasons. One of main reasons is that without the "other" option we got a lot of calls about a form bug that didn't include the user's country. Adding "other" saved me a of time in the long run (even if it means I'm responding to the new set of questions)  :).

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #110 on: February 23, 2017, 11:03:38 PM »
Entrants do NOT have to be affiliated with a company!

So "private" in the company field is sufficient?
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #111 on: February 24, 2017, 03:37:44 AM »
Yes, that's fine.

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #112 on: February 28, 2017, 05:10:24 PM »

The countdown continues...

Only one day left.
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #113 on: February 28, 2017, 05:27:32 PM »
I see Daniel gave a few scopes to ElectroBOOM too, more chances for me!  :-+
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #114 on: February 28, 2017, 05:43:33 PM »

Only if you are a patreon supporter...

In any case: Good luck!   :-+
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #115 on: February 28, 2017, 06:01:44 PM »

Only if you are a patreon supporter...

In any case: Good luck!   :-+

I only signed up  to his Patreon yesterday, hope it wasn't too late!
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #116 on: March 01, 2017, 10:06:39 AM »
I see Daniel gave a few scopes to ElectroBOOM too

Hope his scopes are rigged like his "experiments". :-DD
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #117 on: March 03, 2017, 04:37:33 AM »
The scopemonth webpage says that there will be "new winners drawn every weekday on YouTube", I can't find today's draw? or a page that lists the winners?

I see one comment on Monday's live giveaway that said "we'll be live each Monday, and have a daily video each AM Tuesday-Friday?", I wonder which is correct?

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #118 on: March 03, 2017, 05:01:07 AM »
Yes i was wondering too where one could find today's price winners?
There is not a whole lot of feedback on the scopemonth.com website...?
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #119 on: March 03, 2017, 05:25:25 AM »

Nothing new on their youtube channel, too...   :-// :-//
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #120 on: March 03, 2017, 06:10:18 AM »
Video with today's winners just went live on the Keysight youtube channel
i.e. 10 minutes after midday, Mountain Standard time.
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #121 on: March 03, 2017, 06:39:52 AM »
Is there a winner listing at keysight website or elsewhere?

I see Daniel gave a few scopes to ElectroBOOM too, more chances for me!  :-+
Do you mean this ElectroBoom:
http://www.electroboom.com/?s=keysight&submit=Search

Cant't find Keysight at this website...

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What is a patreon supporter?
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #122 on: March 03, 2017, 07:06:12 AM »
Is there a winner listing at keysight website or elsewhere?

I see Daniel gave a few scopes to ElectroBOOM too, more chances for me!  :-+
Do you mean this ElectroBoom:
http://www.electroboom.com/?s=keysight&submit=Search

Cant't find Keysight at this website...

Only if you are a patreon supporter...
What is a patreon supporter?

ElectroBOOM is a YouTube channel and website run by Mehdi Sadaghdar, he received a few scopes to give away on www.Patreon.com (monthly monetary support to creators, or per video):
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #123 on: March 03, 2017, 12:52:07 PM »
The first week of the Australian contest didn't seem to run that smoothly. There appears to have been some time zone confusion, and the question form doesn't accept submissions if the same email address was used for the email reminder form? Either that or I managed to skip the confirmation screen for my first submission, and then disqualified myself by re-submitting from a different email address  :-//
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #124 on: March 03, 2017, 01:16:36 PM »
The first week of the Australian contest ....

When did that start?  Where do I find it?


Ah!  Found it! .... A special link on the Scopemonth page - just for us!
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