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CONTEST: Find The PTS FSMEs (Update: We Have Winners!)

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posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 02:54 AM
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If you're going to copy and paste, check what you are pasting!


I'm guilty in neglecting this, as well.


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Now for the official verdict!

Dum dum, dum dum dumdum!

I'm biting my fingernails already.


[edit on 7/16/2006 by Mechanic 32]




posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 02:55 AM
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Is That Your Final Answer?

Hmm, so do we have a consensus on which four answers are correct?

I want to make absolutely sure, because once I make the Final Final Judgment, there's the double-check phase.

We'll want to be ready for that.



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 03:05 AM
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Originally posted by Majic
Hmm, so do we have a consensus on which four answers are correct?


I came up with the same answers as Mechanic32 and Xeros, just wasn't quick enough on the draw.


I'd say final answer.......Mechanic32's by 3mins.

[edit on 7/16/06 by redmage]



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 03:11 AM
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Originally posted by redmage

Originally posted by Majic
Hmm, so do we have a consensus on which four answers are correct?


I came up with the same answers as Mechanic32 and Xeros, just wasn't quick enough on the draw.


I'd say final answer.......Mechanic32's by 3mins.

[edit on 7/16/06 by redmage]


I'm gonna sound biased here as I'm top of the list, however I agree that Mechanic got the final judgement and should be awarded 2000 points.


[edit on 16-7-2006 by Xeros]



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 03:12 AM
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I stick with my version of the events.


thanks for the vote, guys.

[edit on 7/16/2006 by Mechanic 32]



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 03:22 AM
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Originally posted by Mechanic 32
Moral of the Story
If you're going to copy and paste, check what you are pasting!



Doh, there's where I went wrong and lost the time war.

I should have copy/pasted instead of actually looking over the posts and counting 6 errors (letters) for ragster and 8 (caps and spaces) for Kellter.




[edit on 7/16/06 by redmage]



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 03:45 AM
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WE HAVE OUR WINNERS!

Well, I'm still a bit woozy to be officiating such a solemn event, but what the heck.


Since there seems to be agreement among the contestants, I will hereby, henceforth and wherewithal proclaim with utmost pomposity the winners, awardees and beneficiaries of this most official and important-looking PTS contest.

They are -- as thoughtfully enumerated by Mechanic 32 -- as follows:

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Originally posted by Mechanic 32
1. Xeros
www.abovetopsecret.com...
2. ragster ("infinite" instead of "intrepid")
www.abovetopsecret.com...
3. Kellter (FSME names not quite right)
www.abovetopsecret.com...
4. Mechanic 32
www.abovetopsecret.com...

xeros #4. has an edit.

I herefore, therefore and everywherefore do award the following points:

1. Xeros: 10,000 - First Place

2. ragster: 5000 - Second Place

3. Kellter: 2000 - Third Place

4. Mechanic 32: 1000 - First correct guess

5. Mechanic 32: 2000 - First post to correctly name all winners.

By the power vested in me, ipso facto, non sequitorum pluribus maximus, et cetera, ad nauseatum, I have verily and forsooth awarded these points in accordance with all the associated mumbo jumbo appurtenant thereto.


Congratulations to the winners for showing off your excellent research, analysis, reporting and gaming skillZ!

The winning members will be featured in the official PTS FSME announcement this evening.

Two thumbs up. Nicely done.



But Wait! There's More!

What if we made a mistake? Oh the horror!


Thus let there begin the last phase: the Doublecheck Phase.

Here's the deal:

1. Discover, post here and successfully convince me there's an error in the judgment of this contest, and I will award you 2000 PTS points.

2. The prize will be awarded to the first post which proves an error to my satisfaction.

3. The offer remains open until this special prize has been awarded.

4. Subject to my discretion, yadda yadda.

So if anyone suspects there was an error, I invite you to check and -- if you prove there was to my satisfaction -- 2000 PTS points are yours!

Kind of like a professional audit feature.



P.S. And I gave redmage 200 PTS points for being a good sport. Also, I reserve the right to hand out a few consolation prizes to any member who has participated so far in this thread as I go back and review it (tomorrow). You know, just to be nice.


P.P.S. I hope you had fun with this! I'm experimenting with different methods for running contests. Did you like this one?

[edit on 7/16/2006 by Majic]



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 03:50 AM
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w00t!

ATS Rocks, and PTS Rolls!


And BTS is well, BS! I mean BTS!



Thanks, Majic, and to all of the participants(could'nt have done it without them!)

I'd also like to thank mom and dad, and my third grade school teacher, and....

Okay, I'll
for now.

I was a winner and a loser, all at the same time.



Now, if I could just get my BTS points out of the red.
And find just one Political Easter Egg.



[edit on 7/16/2006 by Mechanic 32]



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 04:04 AM
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I enjoyed that Majic. I think there should be more contests and ways to get points like this because there aren't many ways (from what I've seen) to achieve them. I also seems to liven up the forums and help gain interest.
I'm off to look for "Political Easter Eggs" now


[edit on 16-7-2006 by Xeros]



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 04:08 AM
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Originally posted by Xeros
I think there should be more contests and ways to get points like this because there aren't many ways (from what I've seen) to achieve them.


Sure there are.

Check out ragsters list here:

ATS Points (Simple Map)

And Congratulations on the win! You are undoubtedly one of the more persistent members here on the boards!


[edit on 7/16/2006 by Mechanic 32]



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 04:14 AM
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Points Of Style

Well heck if you're after points, don't forget this:

PTS Applause: 1500 Points!

Contests aside, you can really rack up the points if you contribute the kinds of posts we'd like to see more of.

High-quality posts can be worth a lot of points.


Wing And A Player

Meanwhile, this contest was unplanned, rather off-the-cuff and I kind of winged it (I'm a haibane fan, after all) as we went along.

I like how it turned out, though, and I think I'll try this kind of contest again -- with some other twists, turns and tweaks, of course.

And points. Lots of points.




[edit on 7/16/2006 by Majic]



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 04:25 AM
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Wooo Hooo!

Congrats to Xeros, ragster, Kellter, and Mechanic 32, you all did wonderfully.


And an honorable mention to SportyMB who was actually the first to come up with the correct answers.


Unfortunately an 18th line and a few minor errors dropped it out of contention.

@ Majic

I'm experimenting with different methods for running contests. Did you like this one?


I'd have to agree, this was a fun one (and an amusing/refreshing way to "run" it
)

I think you had as much fun "watching it all go down" as we did playing it.


Thanks for the "sportsman's nod" as well.

To all.

P.S. Good luck to anyone trying to win the 2000pts. for a valid dispute on the results......and so the game continues.....


[edit on 7/16/06 by redmage]



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 06:03 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!



Too the WINNERS....


Seriously though this was fun.

Keep it up Majic

Semper



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 07:52 AM
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Aargh, I stopped making corections after This post as we were already listing potential winners, should have posted my corrections away, that'll teach me.

Any way, Congrats Xeros and Ragster!



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 09:39 AM
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because


Originally posted by Majic
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2. The format must be "Forum: Member" to keep things sane. Example: "Slug-Fest: Majic"

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what about this are you going to count this as a mistake Majic, I was the first to have all right with the correct organization of the ":"




Majic
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Thus let there begin the last phase: the Doublecheck Phase.

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hahahaha you even outlined it right here hahahaha so is it possibe can I use this as your mistake.




[edit on 16-7-2006 by ragster]



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 11:48 AM
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lol! This was one of the most entertaining threads Ive read in a VERY LONG TIME.

You're all welcome to come and participate in my Other Global Politics forum and I'll give Xeros, ragster, Kellter and Mechanic32 each an FSME 1500pt applause for being such entertaining good sports
We were given our applause skittle to encourage the type of members/posts we want to see in our forums. You guys qualify for that as far as I am concerned


Also it was so nice to see my username was eventually spelt with the lowercase "s"


Hint: To claim your FSME applause come join in the OGP goodness. There's even a weekly OGP exclusive competition worth 3000pts up for grabs!

[edit on 16/7/06 by subz]



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 03:03 PM
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So has anyone else found a mess up, that is the only I have found and stuff..... hahaha this is all too good....


O yea, congrats to Xeros, mech, keltzer for the great game... it was a great time, we are definatly going to do this another time but until then anyone up for some



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 04:56 PM
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Hum-dee-dum



Oh NO! Wrong thread!




*Runs*



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 05:03 PM
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Hellmutt, you troll!

Don't make me slap a warn on you!





And to you bug-hunters out there, don't forget: errors must be proven to my satisfaction. And I'm picky.

But if you can, 2000 PTS points are yours!



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 05:03 PM
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I have sufficient evidence that shows that there was a mess up with the judging according to one of the rules. As stated in Rule #2 the format had to be as follows- “Forum: Member”

As I went through the contest I took in consideration this very rule and made sure that my posts had this correct. As of xeros who finally and fairly placed all FSME list in order and correct, I found that he did not have rule #2 into consideration. All though afterwards, he took into consideration this and did fix his list and with and added color.

Xeros post without rule #2-
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Mine with rule #2 after his-
www.abovetopsecret.com...

From there I took into consideration that the colors were just examples and not stated in the rules. So therefore I propose a misjudging problem within the confinements of rule #2.





quote: Originally posted by Majic
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2. The format must be "Forum: Member" to keep things sane.
Example: "Slug-Fest: Majic"
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[edit on 16-7-2006 by ragster]



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