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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: 323

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Offline SeanB

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #250 on: March 19, 2016, 10:51:34 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.

Trying to think why me, but thanks anyway for the vote of confidence.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #251 on: March 19, 2016, 10:53:40 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.

You seem to have completely missed the context of my post.

It was in response to the post immediately preceding it, namely:
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.

I don't think my response was out of line in any way, shape or form - unless I missed something...???


We all know rx8pilot has a deep desire (and declared need) for such a scope, but ......
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #252 on: March 19, 2016, 11:05:53 am »
Yes, but as he does drive a Mazdarusty..........
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #253 on: March 19, 2016, 11:11:44 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.

You seem to have completely missed the context of my post.

It was in response to the post immediately preceding it, namely:
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.

I don't think my response was out of line in any way, shape or form - unless I missed something...???


We all know rx8pilot has a deep desire (and declared need) for such a scope, but ......
No problem now, you've now Quoted it and it's now clear what you meant.
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #254 on: March 19, 2016, 12:28:05 pm »
Sorry for the confusion - but my post was immediately after the post to which it was referring.


Anyway....... 
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #255 on: March 19, 2016, 04:10:37 pm »
I know, I know. Totally over doing it. :-)

Trying to calm down now.....

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #256 on: March 19, 2016, 10:37:55 pm »
Trying to think why me, but thanks anyway for the vote of confidence.
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for being nice, isn't it a good reason?  :-+
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #257 on: March 20, 2016, 12:10:19 pm »
id go with and similar to other comps that get run, depending on the prize at the time.

be it one open to australians only, or one for the overseas people only.
open to all except certain countries with silly import laws and atxes & so on.

or even explain why you should win in a 30second video or something similar or way out there kind of way

one comp i saw recently over on yt, used a script called youtube comment grabber or something similar to that, that picked a random comment
had rules like poster must have only 1 comment etc, but if one was to be run by eevblog on yt, this would be a good way to do it, rather than using something like random.org etc
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #258 on: March 24, 2016, 01:16:24 pm »
Has Dave forgotten to draw a winner ::)
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #259 on: March 24, 2016, 01:53:21 pm »
I expect that he may be waiting for the Keysight Scope month to conclude and then perhaps do a review on the found items before nominating a recipient, mind you those dumpsters can be a challenge to get out of with your hands full so I'm told.

Everyone's a winner...... 8)

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #260 on: March 24, 2016, 06:04:32 pm »

Is it possible he is trying to come up with a way of picking someone and at the same time make it interesting to get views on the video.

After all video blogging is his business.  I am disappointed in members not being able to come up with something interesting so I am going to start a new post asking for ideas.  Unfortunately most of my ideas would get him thrown in jail but lots of views (like marking 700 bunnies and put them on a freeway and the "winner" would be the last one alive.

So any money he would make would have to be used for bail  :-DD

Seems with so many "minds" here - someone could come up with something interesting and funny.

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #261 on: March 25, 2016, 01:40:39 am »
* Fire up Google Earth
* Spin the globe a few random times
* Drop a pin wherever it stops
* Take the latitude and longitude (DD:MM:SS) of the pin
* Convert these numbers to seconds of arc and add them.  Call this 'P'
* Take the number of entrants (in a numbered list).  Call this 'N'
* Calculate P mod N
* Look up the winner from the numbered list

For locations where a game of skill is required, the potential winner must calculate the shortest Great Circle distance from their computer to the coordinates of the pin to the nearest kilometre.
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #262 on: March 25, 2016, 11:56:17 pm »
Maybe Dave could build a true (hardware) random number generator, and make a video or two about building and proving that it works properly... Then simply use it to pick the winner(s)...
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #263 on: March 26, 2016, 12:02:45 am »
pieces of paper in a hat would have the same effect lol
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #264 on: March 26, 2016, 01:36:32 am »
all would make a boring video - too bad no ideas  :palm:
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #265 on: April 06, 2016, 12:25:26 am »
What of the used Keysight scope.. the March run?

"Live video draw will be some unknown date, sometime this month."

Which month?

 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #266 on: April 11, 2016, 06:44:38 am »
mid April, at least :))
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #267 on: April 11, 2016, 07:33:25 am »
all would make a boring video - too bad no ideas  :palm:

My favorite method would be to take dark sheets of paper, number them. take them to a park.  Then when a pigeon shits on the paper, it gets counted.   Just think, it would only take 3 pigeon shits to pick a winner   :-DD :-DD :-DD
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #268 on: April 11, 2016, 08:43:51 pm »
Saturday 16 April at 9AM Sydney time.

Will be 1AM for me, will have to either stay up or set a loud alarm.
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #269 on: April 11, 2016, 09:01:21 pm »
Saturday 16 April at 9AM Sydney time.

Will be 1AM for me, will have to either stay up or set a loud alarm.
When and where was that posted?  :-//
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #270 on: April 11, 2016, 09:02:27 pm »
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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #271 on: April 11, 2016, 10:48:21 pm »
Quote
When and where was that posted?


A bit of a tits on the bull situation
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #272 on: April 11, 2016, 11:24:20 pm »
When and where was that posted?  :-//

The place where Youtubers post stuff  ;D
 

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Re: How Should The EEVblog Giveaway be Run?
« Reply #273 on: April 11, 2016, 11:46:19 pm »
Soo...lets start the nail biting  :-DD  good luck  :-+
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