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Major Change to Forum Contest

Discussion in 'Former Forum Contest' started by bradmcgehee, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. bradmcgehee New Member

    We had a forum discussion on this topic several months ago, and after a lot of consideration, and the feedback I received then, I have decided to change how the forum contest works.

    First, the program I have for free logo-ware clothing will not change. If you receive the required number of posts, you will still get your reward.

    Second, the part I am changing is in regard to the software prizes given out each month. Instead of awarding prizes based on the number of posts, I will have a drawing each month for anyone who makes at least one post a month. In other words, prizes will be awarded at random (a drawing) to anyone who makes a post. The winners will be announced in the twice-monthly newsletter, and winners will have to contact me to receive their software prize. I will post more information on the new rules in a couple of days.

    This will begin effective May 1, 2005. So prizes will be awarded for those who participated in April. I will announce the April winners on Sunday, May 1, 2005.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  2. Luis Martin Moderator

    I have no problem with that. But I would like to know, what is the reason for that change. Just curiosity.


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  3. bradmcgehee New Member

    There are several reasons. First, a lot of software winners have actually been turning down their prizes. Two, it is a lot of work for me to maintain the contest the way it is. Third, I want to give the opportunity for others, who may not be able to post as often, a chance to win.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  4. satya Moderator

    Looks interesting Brad, and I believe changes in the process will give provide opportunities & participation in the forums.

    Its good that the old-fashioned number of posts is faded away and single-thread also counts towards the prize, new wave to addup forums strength.


    Ta


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  5. ranjitjain New Member

    Even this kind of contest is good.
    Now to win the contest u simply need a lady luck.
  6. FrankKalis Moderator

    Sounds good to me [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />
  7. Madhivanan Moderator

    seems to be different approach. well<br /><br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Now to win the contest u simply need a lady luck<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />Ranjith,<br />If you dont mind, can you tell me the meaning. I think you have posted this some other thread also. <br />(sorry if my question is too foolish) [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  8. ChrisFretwell New Member

    I like it!

    Chris
  9. dineshasanka Moderator

    I like it. so many posters will have chances
  10. ranjitjain New Member

    Hi Madhivanan,<br />By saying lady luck,<br />I meant to win the contest u just need a luck. As all wise men says that behind <br />every man there is a woman(ur wife)[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />] and behind that woman there is another woman(optional ur girlfriend)[B)]. As the contest is for all those who makes a single post so the competetion is big enough and to get out of blues u need to be lucky and i feel is to have that lady luck favouring u. [:I]<br />So Am i right my friend. . . [^][<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]
  11. Madhivanan Moderator

    Yes you are right Ranjith. I did not think about this when I read "Lady Luck"


    Madhivanan

    Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  12. ranjitjain New Member

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Madhivanan</i><br /><br />Yes you are right Ranjith. I did not think about this when I read "Lady Luck"<br />Madhivanan<br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br />So how many females are there behind u to be that luckiest person.[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]
  13. mmarovic Active Member

    quote:Second, the part I am changing is in regard to the software prizes given out each month. Instead of awarding prizes based on the number of posts, I will have a drawing each month for anyone who makes at least one post a month.
    I thought it was about quality of posts, not the number.
  14. bradmcgehee New Member

    What I am trying to do now is to be more inclusive, allowing anyone who participates in the forum a chance to win a prize.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  15. satya Moderator

    Then I will reduce my speed in answering the threads [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />][8D]<br />[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-4.gif' alt=':p' />]<br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by bradmcgehee</i><br /><br />What I am trying to do now is to be more inclusive, allowing anyone who participates in the forum a chance to win a prize.<br /><br />-----------------------------<br />Brad M. McGehee, MVP<br />Webmaster<br />SQL-Server-Performance.Com<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><b>Satya SKJ</b><br />Moderator<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum>http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum</a><br /><center><font color="teal"><font size="1">This posting is provided “AS IS” with no rights for the sake of <i>knowledge sharing.</i></font id="size1"></font id="teal"></center>
  16. surendrakalekar New Member

    It's great. Now we juniors have a chance to win prizes [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />] [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br />For me valuable postings of all Moderators#%92 and other members are important not prizes. [8D]<br />

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