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Re: GIVEAWAY: VIDEO ENTRY: 2x Keysight DSOX1204G 200MHz Scopes
« Reply #125 on: April 11, 2019, 12:28:59 am »
There are an awful lot of actual contributors that... you know.. actually contribute instead of drop in to e-beg. One post? Bullocks. :wtf: The bulk of people played by what we thought were the rules -- more than one post, obviously being a point in the previous forum submission drawing. Feels a bit like having goal posts moved to be honest.

There was NEVER a requirement for the video contest entry to be an active forum member. That was for the OTHER content I ran on the forum.
You are plain wrong.

That may be the case, but I think it would have been better for it to go to someone that actually uses the forum and does participate, obviously too late now, but if you are ever crazy enough to do this again, I suggest having the same condition for the videos too, would have saved you a lot of viewing time for a start, if you ignored all videos from people with less than say, 10 posts, that would have cut your workload considerably.

This was not about promoting the forum, that's what the other contest was for were it was limited to active members.
All I cared about was giving the scope to someone who deserved it and wanted it enough to go to the effort to make a video.
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: VIDEO ENTRY: 2x Keysight DSOX1204G 200MHz Scopes
« Reply #126 on: April 11, 2019, 12:29:52 am »
I saw a lot of videos from people that I really didn't think were worthy of the scopes, as well as some where I think the scopes were actually too advanced for where they are currently in their experience, would be like me wanting to get a 20GHz scope... it wouldn't be used.

That's why it's judged.
Limiting the contest to regulars does not really fix that issue. If it did I wouldn't bother with the video at all, which is what I did for the other forum contest thread.
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Re: GIVEAWAY: VIDEO ENTRY: 2x Keysight DSOX1204G 200MHz Scopes
« Reply #127 on: April 11, 2019, 08:19:04 am »
 Both videos were worthy winners for sure!
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Re: GIVEAWAY: VIDEO ENTRY: 2x Keysight DSOX1204G 200MHz Scopes
« Reply #128 on: April 11, 2019, 10:21:05 am »
To the WHINGERS expressing their displeasure, all I can say is suck it up, shut up and grow up.

Trying to impose your sense of justice on a competition that was clearly spelled out at the beginning sounds like sour grapes.

As I said before, it is no secret that Dave has an interest in nurturing the next generation of EE's.  The video competition allowed just that.  Membership of the EEVblog wasn't necessary - but it's a good chance they were watching to find out about the competition.

The EE world is bigger than the EEVblog - and it would seem rather obvious that Dave is well aware of this and is happy to engage with anyone who has the interest - and in the case of this competition, the energy to put together a video - rather than hold a narrow, parochial attitude.

Also, by making three of the scopes available to people who were not members of the EEVblog, he has attracted more interest - which could attract more membership with broader reach and greater engagement.

It might save trouble by stating some guidelines up front... aimed at students etc. since that seems to be the criteria being applied.

I don't think that would have been appropriate.  While Dave might have liked to see a scope go to a student, as I see it, he could have chosen a video that did NOT fit that profile - but gave a compelling reason for selection.  Dave's "conditions" gave him the freedom to choose however he saw fit.  He did.  I don't have a problem with that.


Dave - don't let the turkeys get you down.  There are a great many of us who appreciate your efforts.
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Re: GIVEAWAY: VIDEO ENTRY: 2x Keysight DSOX1204G 200MHz Scopes
« Reply #129 on: April 11, 2019, 02:52:45 pm »
Brumby, I couldn't care less who won the scopes, mate. But look at what you just wrote "Membership of the EEVblog wasn't necessary." Considering you have to be a member to submit sort of blows the doors off that notion. Based on the other drawing having a minimum post count, forgive me if I mistook that as applicable across the board. If you go back and look at the live stream, I'm not the only one that thought this. As far as my "sense of justice" goes, I believe the term you're looking for is humanity. Perhaps you could read up on the Sri caste systems, the Sri civil war, and Sri genocide that has occurred in a country known to sponsor terrorism. All independently verifiable at a scholarly level. Say what you want, but that's immutable fact.


Dave, I don't mean to offend or irritate anyone. I believe the sincerest form of flattery is feeling you can share an honest opinion. We're all here for a common interest in electronics. I think the giveaway was a great idea, but some of the rules seemed to get a bit muddled together. I'm not the only person that made that mistake, as illustrated by the comments in the live stream. I apologize for that. I was excited to see a woman winner as the sciences (especially engineering and electronics) are largely male dominant, which I believe stifles innovation.


As always, I mean no harm whatsoever.
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: VIDEO ENTRY: 2x Keysight DSOX1204G 200MHz Scopes
« Reply #130 on: April 11, 2019, 03:32:44 pm »
Congrats to the winner of the contest  :clap:. always have a good time and many success with your new tool  :-+ :-+ :-+ :-+ :-+
 
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Re: GIVEAWAY: VIDEO ENTRY: 2x Keysight DSOX1204G 200MHz Scopes
« Reply #131 on: April 11, 2019, 03:33:58 pm »
Brumby ... ... But look at what you just wrote "Membership of the EEVblog wasn't necessary." Considering you have to be a member to submit sort of blows the doors off that notion.

Syntactically flawed perhaps - but I think you get my meaning.  Besides, the winning video could have been produced by a student and have it posted by a tutor, parent, etc.  So, in that case, they didn't have to be a member.

But my point was, simply, that Dave performed the selection process well within his stated parameters - not those that some people thought.
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: VIDEO ENTRY: 2x Keysight DSOX1204G 200MHz Scopes
« Reply #132 on: April 11, 2019, 05:20:38 pm »
I’m not upset because I think "Space For It" should have won anyway.
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: VIDEO ENTRY: 2x Keysight DSOX1204G 200MHz Scopes
« Reply #133 on: April 12, 2019, 06:30:43 pm »
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Re: GIVEAWAY: VIDEO ENTRY: 2x Keysight DSOX1204G 200MHz Scopes
« Reply #134 on: April 13, 2019, 02:44:18 am »
Congrats to the winners!

I don't understand why people are complaining. If someone is deserving enough, shouldn't matter how much they post on the forums. Lots of us might watch EEV videos and lurk the forums sometimes, but not necessarily have enough time to be posting constantly. Doesn't mean we aren't busy working on stuff and sharing/contributing by other means like github, etc.
 
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Re: GIVEAWAY: VIDEO ENTRY: 2x Keysight DSOX1204G 200MHz Scopes
« Reply #135 on: April 15, 2019, 06:35:57 pm »
Congratulations to the winners! Pretty cool videos!

Brumby, I couldn't care less who won the scopes, mate.
Internal contradiction. You are clearly bothered that someone from Sri Lanka won the oscilloscope, otherwise you wouldn't have posted the link and re-stated the issue in your last post. This looks like virtue signaling to me.
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Re: GIVEAWAY: VIDEO ENTRY: 2x Keysight DSOX1204G 200MHz Scopes
« Reply #136 on: April 15, 2019, 07:01:43 pm »
When I watched the video of the wonderful student in Sri Lanka, I really wished that she would be selected :) And she is! Based on what she worked on, it's obvious she will make good use of it!
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Re: GIVEAWAY: VIDEO ENTRY: 2x Keysight DSOX1204G 200MHz Scopes
« Reply #137 on: June 09, 2019, 07:47:26 pm »
Congrats winners and thanks Dave for making some student/hobbyists very happy!
 


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