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How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?

As before, active forum members only (minimum post count)
195 (58.9%)
As before, active forum members only (NO minimum post count)
58 (17.5%)
Every viewer is equal. Include Youtube commenters, blog commenters, & all forum members
49 (14.8%)
It should be a contest of skill (describe below)
11 (3.3%)
Something else (describe below)
18 (5.4%)

Total Members Voted: 327

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Offline Shadetreeprops

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #125 on: February 25, 2016, 01:36:24 pm »
Well, he was right so far very bias.

The only reason i was not here sooner, is becasue every forum i have went to, i tend to get chastised :-DD, for not already knowing, given no help |O, and normally told to google it.

on one forum. i remember being told learning to FAIL and FAIL somemore is how i need to learn. But in my case FAILURE was going to COST ME a lot of money. so i had to get it right :box:. Then i was verbally bashed. so i quit going to fourms.

I have found in certain areas of knowlege, many do not like to help someone, that they think my surpass them in skill. They do not want to be outdone by another.

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #126 on: February 25, 2016, 03:04:44 pm »

LOL it takes him months sometimes to open Mailbag items as it is. Now imagine he gets sent thousands of them ?
Then there is the thorny issue of postage costs, anything interesting is bound to be really heavy.

Maybe write on the outside that it is for the contest, have Jr open them, I thought postage was paid by the sender.  Seems it would make his post office happy.
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #127 on: February 28, 2016, 06:21:46 am »
I thought postage was paid by the sender.  Seems it would make his post office happy.

You're missing the point, it becomes a contest with a cost to enter, namely the $50 to $200 it would cost to send a heavy item to Dave.
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #128 on: February 29, 2016, 11:58:01 am »
There is just one very simple - but significant - problem with people providing ANYTHING that requires adjudication ... and that is the time and hassle involved.

Seriously.  Think about it.

To do even a fair to middling job of it is not trivial and all the time, space, etc. resources Dave allocates to it is a direct impact on his ability to generate an income.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #129 on: February 29, 2016, 10:24:00 pm »
Should be open to all who find it. I consider myself an "active member" of the forum, I just read more than I post. Just because I have a "Having something useful to say" filter does not make me any less of a fan. I watch all the videos, read tons of posts, ask a few questions/opinions and help out on occasion. It is also rather timely, since I am buying a few of these things for work, albeit 100Mhz versions, it would be real handy to have one at home too!  ;)

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #130 on: February 29, 2016, 10:44:45 pm »
If this was a competition to win a $15,000 wall oven, would people be worrying about "are they worthy of the oven?", "Do they cook only *very* special foods", "No beginner can do that oven justice!", "Will winning this improve their cooking?", "If you already have a good oven, you deserve this more than somebody with only a microwave", "Have people tell us all what they would cook, so we can judge the most deserving!", "We should have a toaster oven for beginner cooks".

(Actually, the more I think about it, the more I could see such comments being made by those who feel passionately about it)

Cut the pretension, and make it random among active members, with little incentive for anybody new to spam the forum.

Not everybody has the skills to be an award winning chef, but nearly anybody will take pleasure in having a really nice oven - even if they only use it to cook frozen pizzas. Likewise with a scope.

Plenty of people have won a high-end car and not been able to insure and service it, so sold it almost straight away - at least with this scope it should have minimal running costs.

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #131 on: March 01, 2016, 07:29:18 pm »
It is amazing how many new users posted "I'm in" in a giveaway thread. People are really incapable of reading just one single post explaining the rules :)
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #132 on: March 01, 2016, 07:35:39 pm »
It is amazing how many new users posted "I'm in" in a giveaway thread. People are really incapable of reading just one single post explaining the rules :)

Yep, thats why its interesting to watch these people adding up, the forum's statistic definitely will look interesting.  :P


Quoting Dave especially on this line ...

3) You MUST be an active contributor to the forum, your profile will be checked! If you have less than say 10 post when you post in here, I'll delete you. But don't think that 10 or 11 posts magically gets you in!

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #133 on: March 01, 2016, 07:43:48 pm »
So far I count 50 with under 10 posts, wish them all the best of luck, saved as a PDF for posterity.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #134 on: March 01, 2016, 08:00:07 pm »
Perhaps Dave could do a second draw for the people who ignored the rules, and send the winner a picture of a scope by email.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #135 on: March 01, 2016, 08:04:12 pm »
He could send them the silly screen protector that Keysight whacked on it, at least I hope it's a screen protector.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #136 on: March 01, 2016, 09:23:00 pm »
So far I count 50 with under 10 posts, wish them all the best of luck, saved as a PDF for posterity.

Crap!!! I hope i'v got more than 10 posts  :-DD


what would really be funny is if they post I'm in.... randomly everywhere LOLL!
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #137 on: March 01, 2016, 10:23:03 pm »
Kind of divided between the things. Been watching a lot of videos from EEVBlog and sometimes commenting on youtube but did not really post much in this forums here.
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #138 on: March 01, 2016, 10:27:08 pm »
So far I count 50 with under 10 posts, wish them all the best of luck, saved as a PDF for posterity.

Hmm, maybe I should have just said 50 or 100 posts or something...
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #139 on: March 01, 2016, 10:31:18 pm »
So far I count 50 with under 10 posts, wish them all the best of luck, saved as a PDF for posterity.

Hmm, maybe I should have just said 50 or 100 posts or something...
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #140 on: March 01, 2016, 10:40:24 pm »
So far I count 50 with under 10 posts, wish them all the best of luck, saved as a PDF for posterity.

Hmm, maybe I should have just said 50 or 100 posts or something...

It's your competition and I have no qualms either way, I must say however that I'm finding the whole thing rather amusing watching the post count jumps and so on, other than the Siglent boot times thingo this is my first ever entry into such a thing and in all honesty my TDS-1002 does most of what I need anyway and if not then I have the 200 KHz USB Poscope to fall back on for those tricky bits, it's all a bit sad really.


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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #141 on: March 01, 2016, 10:40:29 pm »
So far I count 50 with under 10 posts, wish them all the best of luck, saved as a PDF for posterity.

Hmm, maybe I should have just said 50 or 100 posts or something...
:-DD
If they can't read, how will they drive a scope like this or even read the manual.  :-//

Perhaps it should be an intelligence test...
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #142 on: March 01, 2016, 10:51:33 pm »
Perhaps it should be an intelligence test...

They must be my customers...

It should be possible to disable posts or hide the thread unless they have >= 10 posts?
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #143 on: March 01, 2016, 10:52:54 pm »
So far I count 50 with under 10 posts, wish them all the best of luck, saved as a PDF for posterity.

Hmm, maybe I should have just said 50 or 100 posts or something...
:-DD
If they can't read, how will they drive a scope like this or even read the manual.  :-//

Perhaps it should be an intelligence test...
Please don't do that  :scared: some of us want half a chance  :phew:
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #144 on: March 01, 2016, 10:54:14 pm »
So far I count 50 with under 10 posts, wish them all the best of luck, saved as a PDF for posterity.

Hmm, maybe I should have just said 50 or 100 posts or something...

I think it would be fair to include anyone who joined the forum before the competition was announced, even if they haven't had a chance to accumulate many posts yet.  The fact that would include me is pure coincidence!
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #145 on: March 01, 2016, 11:03:55 pm »
People that have no 10 post yet can easily start posting and pass the mark. They have some time till the end of the "sign in" to the contest.

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #146 on: March 01, 2016, 11:18:44 pm »
The winner should obviously be someone who tried to fix Channel 1 of a Protek 2 channel scope
by swapping the two seemingly identical front end boards, and channel 2 is still stuffed.
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #147 on: March 02, 2016, 03:25:28 am »
Perhaps Dave could do a second draw for the people who ignored the rules, and send the winner a picture of a scope by email.

This would be awesome.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #148 on: March 02, 2016, 03:46:42 am »
:-DD
If they can't read, how will they drive a scope like this or even read the manual.  :-//

Perhaps it should be an intelligence test...

Reading, comprehending, and following written instructions already is an intelligence test. They failed! No worries.  ;)
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #149 on: March 02, 2016, 09:43:55 am »
Dave, are you declaring the actual value on the shipping form? Or can you write down a low number, say $300 or something to that effect?

Cause that can be a really expensive customs import duty for someone.


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