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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%)

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Offline Kjelt

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #225 on: March 16, 2016, 09:46:19 pm »
This will be my 50th post, but my join date is August 2014 and I read this forum most days.

Just because I don't post much doesn't mean I'm not using the forum.

Yes well my personal opinion is that a forum is made interesting (and attractive for readers) only through the contributions of posters with know how, experience and an attitude to share.
I find that those users that share and post their experiments and actually prove to use this kind of equipment deserve it the most.
And yes you are using the forum, start contributing to the forum, everyones experiences, opinions and even their questions might be valuable to others and do matter and are appreciated ;)
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #226 on: March 16, 2016, 09:57:42 pm »
In the poll, I'd say less than 50 posts is not active.

That gets back to how you define active.

This will be my 50th post, but my join date is August 2014 and I read this forum most days.

Just because I don't post much doesn't mean I'm not using the forum.

Same boat here, Leiothrix...member since 2012 but only 42 posts. I have contributed, and even been helpful in resolving issues with a few members' mail troubles of all things; guess my user id gave me away lol.  Let's just keep our fingers crossed, and hope the Giveaway Gods smile in our favor. Good luck to you, fellow forum family.  Wow, alliteration...my 5th grade English teacher would be so proud right now.... :clap:
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #227 on: March 17, 2016, 12:51:06 am »
It could be argued that those under 50 should be knocked out?

(Checks my post count is > 50.  Success!)

Yep, Agree!
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #228 on: March 17, 2016, 03:09:59 am »
US is in the keysight list, but Florida, New York and Rhoad Island are exceptions, i think it is fare to double chances for them
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #229 on: March 17, 2016, 05:24:00 am »
I don't disagree - but how is Dave to determine this?
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #230 on: March 17, 2016, 05:53:33 am »
I don't disagree - but how is Dave to determine this?
Yes, location in profile in not required field.
Agree it is impossible.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #231 on: March 17, 2016, 08:12:14 am »
Just because I don't post much doesn't mean I'm not using the forum.

If you don't post much then you aren't contributing to the forum. You can read it every day, but that's not adding value.

I know some posters who I'd gladly give the scope to for a single comprehensive post, so post cost in this instance is not a good indicator. But in general, post count is the only way to do at a general level.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #232 on: March 17, 2016, 08:15:09 am »
And don't lurkers actually contribute to the advertising value of the forum?

In a way they do, but not nearly as valuable as those who actually contribute.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #233 on: March 17, 2016, 11:29:48 am »
I have been reading all these comments and suggestions and am getting sick of it.

Dave, just do want you feel is best and then everyone will just have to live with it.

 :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared:
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #234 on: March 17, 2016, 01:49:20 pm »
I have been reading all these comments and suggestions and am getting sick of it.

Dave, just do want you feel is best and then everyone will just have to live with it.

 :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared:

I don't disagree with you, but you are reading a thread asking for comments and suggestions!
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #235 on: March 17, 2016, 07:23:16 pm »
I have been reading all these comments and suggestions and am getting sick of it.

Dave, just do want you feel is best and then everyone will just have to live with it.

 :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared:

I don't disagree with you, but you are reading a thread asking for comments and suggestions!

Yes, but Dave has already posted the rules of the contest and he has also closed the contest, so I see its up to him now.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #236 on: March 18, 2016, 12:06:10 am »
The draw hasn't been made yet, so appropriate suggestions are still relevant.

I'm only guessing here - but I think Dave will have had more than adequate experience to develop broad enough shoulders to take all the suggestions in his stride.  Doesn't mean he'll take them up.  Doesn't mean he'll ignore them.


How ever the draw is run, there will be 637 people who will not win a scope.  Please, let there be no daggers drawn.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #237 on: March 18, 2016, 12:55:12 am »
Take 3 electronic devices (including scopes) and blow them up.  Use high voltages, currents, explosives, etc.

Use a stopwatch and time their life.  Use the "tenth of a second" digit as a digit.

For example:

Unit No. 1  took  2 min 23.3 secs to blow up (or stop working)  so we have a "3"
This is our first number.

Unit No. 2  (could be a multimeter with 5,000 volts applied)  takes 0.1 sec (really just the reaction time).  So we have "1"

Unit No. 3 gives us a "5"

So member 315 (from the list) wins  :-DD

Just make lots of smoke  :-+
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #238 on: March 18, 2016, 09:49:05 pm »
1. Solder 10 caps to a PCB and number them from 0 to 9. Point the HS camera at it, and apply way to much voltage in the wrong polarity.
2. Repeat twice to get tens and hundreds.
3. Draw winner and evaculate lab before the neighbours notice the smell.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #239 on: March 19, 2016, 12:18:23 am »
Don't know how practical some of these suggestions are - but they are entertaining and creative.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #240 on: March 19, 2016, 03:11:28 am »
Don't know how practical some of these suggestions are - but they are entertaining and creative.

I'll admit mine isn't practical, as we all know Dave had very little luck getting caps to explode properly.
Parallel strings of LEDs would work better, slowly wind up the voltage, the friode denotes the winner.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #241 on: March 19, 2016, 05:02:27 am »
Print out my username 800 times. Put all the prints into a fish bowl. Pull my name out on camera. Announce that rx8pilot has won the prize.

Right? Seems so easy. I will fly to AU to pickup, shake hands, and be very grateful.
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #242 on: March 19, 2016, 06:08:17 am »
I know Dave is considering weighting the entries ... but that's taking it a bit too far, I think.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #243 on: March 19, 2016, 06:37:34 am »
Buckleys chance of that happening there.........

The scope will be coming to me!
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #244 on: March 19, 2016, 06:53:53 am »
I know Dave is considering weighting the entries ... but that's taking it a bit too far, I think.
Really?

To quote Dave's reply a day or so ago:

If you don't post much then you aren't contributing to the forum. You can read it every day, but that's not adding value.

I know some posters who I'd gladly give the scope to for a single comprehensive post, so post cost in this instance is not a good indicator. But in general, post count is the only way to do at a general level.


And

In a way they do, but not nearly as valuable as those who actually contribute.

Doesn't this imply contribution to the forum is ranked high in Dave's view, I think it does and it does IMO too.
Isn't the knowledge base of the experienced members valuable to the forum?
You bet it is and it's the main reason behind my input into this thread in reply #28.

If the occasional prize/gift becomes available to those that have had a significant input, why's that a bad thing?  :-//

Wouldn't it be an incentive for those that have not joined or their post count is low to further share their wisdom and improve the forum more?

It would seem there'll be a few goodies up for grabs in the near future and I don't see why Dave wouldn't want to reward someone that has made significant contributions with maybe some of the spoils in his goodies bag.
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #245 on: March 19, 2016, 08:11:36 am »
Buckleys chance of that happening there.........

The scope will be coming to me!

I wish you good luck, I hope you get it  :-+
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #246 on: March 19, 2016, 09:03:49 am »
Just because I don't post much doesn't mean I'm not using the forum.

If you don't post much then you aren't contributing to the forum. You can read it every day, but that's not adding value.

I know some posters who I'd gladly give the scope to for a single comprehensive post, so post cost in this instance is not a good indicator. But in general, post count is the only way to do at a general level.

Some forums have an option to mark everybody post as positive (to mark it as useful to you). That count of positive marks would be a more adequate indicator of a user contribution. For example somebody write a good review and post it in a single post, and receive 100 positive marks. Another guy floods the forum with complains on its device, he will have 1000 posts and no positive marks... Of cource it's not ideal and can be spoiled with creating many fake accounts to add many positive marks, so there must be some limitations...

I belong to moderators team in big russian astronomy forum,
here is my thread of repairs, constructions...
http://www.astronomy.ru/forum/index.php/topic,87109.0.html

We have both positive and negative (most questionable thing) reputation counts, once in 2-3 years we had a big discussion do we need the users reputation marks, usualy many people screaming loud on a forum - remove it!, and always the vote shows the 70% users want to see the reputation, want to know can they trust to the user's words...
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #247 on: March 19, 2016, 09:27:00 am »
It would seem there'll be a few goodies up for grabs in the near future and I don't see why Dave wouldn't want to reward someone that has made significant contributions with maybe some of the spoils in his goodies bag.

If you mean something like an annual "best and fairest" award to a contributing member then I say that's a great idea. It might help improve the forum for everyone and get people participating.
Yep, wilfred, that would work for me.  :-+
Of course I don't need a scope, got them shoved in cupboards and all over the place.  :scared:
Shhh, don't tell her.  ;)

Just because I don't post much doesn't mean I'm not using the forum.

If you don't post much then you aren't contributing to the forum. You can read it every day, but that's not adding value.

I know some posters who I'd gladly give the scope to for a single comprehensive post, so post cost in this instance is not a good indicator. But in general, post count is the only way to do at a general level.

Some forums have an option to mark everybody post as positive (to mark it as useful to you). That count of positive marks would be a more adequate indicator of a user contribution. For example somebody write a good review and post it in a single post, and receive 100 positive marks. Another guy floods the forum with complains on its device, he will have 1000 posts and no positive marks... Of cource it's not ideal and can be spoiled with creating many fake accounts to add many positive marks, so there must be some limitations...

I belong to moderators team in big russian astronomy forum,
here is my thread of repairs, constructions...
http://www.astronomy.ru/forum/index.php/topic,87109.0.html

We have both positive and negative (most questionable thing) reputation counts, once in 2-3 years we had a big discussion do we need the users reputation marks, usualy many people screaming loud on a forum - remove it!, and always the vote shows the 70% users want to see the reputation, want to know can they trust to the user's words...
Another  (not electronic) forum I belong to uses "Likes" and while that might be useful to administrators to gauge "quality/quantity of contributions", IMO the forum itself should be able to vote/nominate the members that have offered the most help, isn't that the reason we join, to seek advice?
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #248 on: March 19, 2016, 09:37:50 am »
I'm only here to steal some jokes, then I'm off like a shot....... :popcorn:
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #249 on: March 19, 2016, 10:01:33 am »
Buckleys chance of that happening there.........

The scope will be coming to me!

I wish you good luck, I hope you get it  :-+

+1, if winners is voted by members, actually I have 3 other forum members as nominees, and SeanB is one of them.


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