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Offline SgtRock

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EEVBlog Giveaway Draw Oct 2013
« on: November 02, 2013, 03:47:19 am »
Dear Dave:

--It occurred to me that, possibly, you could, multiply the each persons entry by his/her number of posts, and put those in the selection file. I.E. if Joe has 1400 posts then he has 1400 entries. If there are less than 5 posts, multiply by zero. Then you would select at random as previously. This would still give all legal entrants a chance, while giving you major contributors a leg up.

--Are you really paying the shipping all the way to East Wazoo?

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Re: EEVBlog Giveaway Draw Oct 2013
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2013, 08:59:59 am »
Dave, just to say, I hate your practice run  :-DD :-DD
Better luck next try I guess  ::)
 

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Re: EEVBlog Giveaway Draw Oct 2013
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2013, 09:07:16 am »
Interesting idea, but I prefer the idea that everyone gets an equal shot regardless of your contribution level.

Yes, I'm paying the postage to Whoop Whoop.
 

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Re: EEVBlog Giveaway Draw Oct 2013
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2013, 07:25:55 pm »
Ok I have to ask about the trolls, they always seem to be in your live videos.
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Re: EEVBlog Giveaway Draw Oct 2013
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 12:39:58 am »
Interesting idea, but I prefer the idea that everyone gets an equal shot regardless of your contribution level.

Yes, I'm paying the postage to Whoop Whoop.

Poor Poor Hungary! With it's 1000 years of history! Nowadays degraded into "middle of no where" In  the eyes of Australian's and American's alike.  :'( 

Sorry couldn't resist.  >:D
 

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Re: EEVBlog Giveaway Draw Oct 2013
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2013, 02:37:55 am »
--It occurred to me that, possibly, you could, multiply the each persons entry by his/her number of posts, and put those in the selection file. I.E. if Joe has 1400 posts then he has 1400 entries. If there are less than 5 posts, multiply by zero. Then you would select at random as previously. This would still give all legal entrants a chance, while giving you major contributors a leg up.

Well, whether it makes sense or not depends on the objective of the giveaways.

 - To reward loyal viewers / followers / contributors, this would indeed make a lot of sense. But OTOH there isn't much advantage for Dave to do that since most of them would stay viewers / contributors even if he didn't apply this weighting technique.

 - To attract new viewers / contributors. This of course would yield increased revenues so that's a big plus. And then this technique really doesn't make sense because it would pretty much discourage any new viewers / contributors ...

And this is also further reinforced by the length during which the give away is open. To reward existing regular contributors, you would have a relatively short period and not give enough time to new comers to just go makes some quick contributions to other posts just to enter the giveaway.

So from a revenue stand point the current model makes a lot of sense. After all, this is his job ...
 

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Re: EEVBlog Giveaway Draw Oct 2013
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2013, 10:50:33 am »
WOW! Still cant believe it! :)
This is the second time i won something in my life and of course this is the most valuable one! Thanks in advance Dave! This will be my favourite episode for sure :).

EDIT: Congrats to other winners!
« Last Edit: November 03, 2013, 11:02:34 am by Baliszoft »
 

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Re: EEVBlog Giveaway Draw Oct 2013
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2013, 11:29:06 pm »
EDIT: Congrats to other winners!

And congratulation to you as well. May it become one of your most useful equipment.  :-+

(Gratulálok! Kívánom, hogy sok örömöd leld benne.)
 

Offline M. András

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Re: EEVBlog Giveaway Draw Oct 2013
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2013, 05:05:57 am »
WOW! Still cant believe it! :)
This is the second time i won something in my life and of course this is the most valuable one! Thanks in advance Dave! This will be my favourite episode for sure :).

EDIT: Congrats to other winners!
(a mák hát mák, csak lesz vmi haszna :P)
 

Offline Mr Simpleton

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Re: EEVBlog Giveaway Draw Oct 2013
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2013, 09:27:18 am »
Gee Whizz, returning from a weekend with sheep herding and find my self a lucky bastard  ;D
First time I win somehting since I bought all the raffle tickets myself  :-DD

Now I'll go to bed with a smile on my lips  :-+

Thanks Dave!
 

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Re: EEVBlog Giveaway Draw Oct 2013
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2013, 07:18:46 pm »
Maybe i lost my sight ... But i can't find the post with the winners

Could anyone lead me to it ?

/Bingo
 

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Re: EEVBlog Giveaway Draw Oct 2013
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2013, 05:03:01 am »
Something has landed on my bench today!  ;D

Thanks again Dave!!!  :-+

 

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Re: EEVBlog Giveaway Draw Oct 2013
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2013, 08:30:35 am »
--It occurred to me that, possibly, you could, multiply the each persons entry by his/her number of posts, and put those in the selection file. I.E. if Joe has 1400 posts then he has 1400 entries. If there are less than 5 posts, multiply by zero. Then you would select at random as previously. This would still give all legal entrants a chance, while giving you major contributors a leg up.

Well, whether it makes sense or not depends on the objective of the giveaways.

 - To reward loyal viewers / followers / contributors, this would indeed make a lot of sense. But OTOH there isn't much advantage for Dave to do that since most of them would stay viewers / contributors even if he didn't apply this weighting technique.

 - To attract new viewers / contributors. This of course would yield increased revenues so that's a big plus. And then this technique really doesn't make sense because it would pretty much discourage any new viewers / contributors ...

And this is also further reinforced by the length during which the give away is open. To reward existing regular contributors, you would have a relatively short period and not give enough time to new comers to just go makes some quick contributions to other posts just to enter the giveaway.

So from a revenue stand point the current model makes a lot of sense. After all, this is his job ...

Just to add to this, due to this idea of weighting it would be most likely that the same person or group of people would win, because they would have the most chances. This would simply promote multitudes of garbage posts by people, just to increase their post count to have a better chance at winning something.
 

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Re: EEVBlog Giveaway Draw Oct 2013
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2013, 08:47:49 am »
Something has landed on my bench today!  ;D

Beauty! Enjoy.
 


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