TechSpot giveaway results: And the winner is...

By on November 9, 2009, 3:10 AM
After 10 days of running a comment busy frontpage our first holiday giveaway is officially over. Special thanks to everyone who participated (all 368 of you), it certainly made for an interesting contest with a very positive outcome.

We have now drawn an official winner, gathered some interesting statistics, and also got ready to announce the details about our next giveaway opening later this week. Drum roll... results after the jump.

Congratulations treeski!
With a total of 34 comments posted during the last 10 days, you were randomly selected as the winner of the Acer Aspire One 11.6" netbook. Please respond to our announcement email, so we can get the prize sent your way asap.

To the rest of members who participated... Thank you again for making TechSpot's news coverage more interesting than ever. I tried to follow as many conversations as possible every day, replying to some of your comments and concerns along the way. Many of the news discussions lasted for days after the original publishing date in fact. You also managed keep it very civil during the contest despite of the quantity factor, that talks very highly of our community and our readers.

A few facts

  • 2300+ news comments were made during the contest period
  • 368 members participated
  • 6.47 was the average number of posts made by contestants
  • Only 10% of participants posted over 20 comments
  • Almost 40% of users posted < 3 comments -- in other words, your chances weren't too bad
  • 3 members were disqualified, 1 was banned

Our next giveaway

We have several more giveaways planned for the remainder of the year, so we must act quick before 2009 is over. The next giveaway is coming up later this week, rules will be announced then. In the meantime, here are the prizes we have lined up for this one:






User Comments: 35

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PUTALE said:

let me be the first one to congrat the lucky winner.

zaidpirwani said:

Then let me just be the second to congrat him/her, I hope that all the next prizes and contests are for worldwide audience as well, cause you have a site, which is viewed all around the globe and you should keep all your viewers involved...

I hope I win something as well, but chances are I won't though I am a very good participant, but I have never won any thing in any give away....

z0k! said:

congrats treeski

is the winner of this contest eligible for the giveaways coming up..or one might wonder if treeski is looking at the 5850 with envy :P

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Congratulations, treeski.

I'll second zaidpirwani's sentiment and hope that the next contests are also open worldwide.

Me wants 5850.

Staff
Julio Franco Julio Franco, TechSpot Editor, said:

I can confirm already, all the upcoming contests will run worldwide .

Puiu Puiu said:

A little disappointed by the fact that i didn't win, but: Congratulations treeski! You made some good comments so i at least know that it didn't go to someone who didn't deserve it.

Next time i'll try harder ^_^ and maybe i'll win something.

BTW: All of the prizes listed in the article are for the next giveaway or are they for all of the contests this year.

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Congratulations Treeski! I envy you big time haha =)

Keep this kind of things up Techspot, this things are the ones that makes differences.

Staff
Julio Franco Julio Franco, TechSpot Editor, said:

@Puiu, for the next giveaway only. We have more prizes for the ones after that.

The next giveaway will have multiple winners, though the Radeon HD 5850 should represent for most the biggest prize. Um, wait, as it turns out the BenQ LED projector is a $700 value, so it's not that bad either!

Puiu Puiu said:

Julio said:

@Puiu, for the next giveaway only. We have more prizes for the ones after that.

The next giveaway will have multiple winners, though the Radeon HD 5850 should represent for most the biggest prize. Um, wait, as it turns out the BenQ LED projector is a $700 value, so it's not that bad either!

700$? It's really expensive!! I read the article about it and it didn't appear to be that special (or at least not worth that much).

I'm going tfor one the following 3 prizes next time (not in this order): OCZ Neutrino DIY Netbook Barebones, ATI Radeon HD 5850, BenQ Joybee GP1 LED Mini Projector. The other 2 are also nice (they keyboard going for 130$ and the switch for 60-70$ -- correct me if i'm wrong). They would be a nice gift for my upcoming 21st birthday this month ^_^

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Don't think about giveaways as a "big price", instead think of it as a pluss of being part of the community and participate.

Having giveaways or not I would still check the site daily for the updating news they have, big tech news.

Puiu Puiu said:

kibaruk said:

Don't think about giveaways as a "big price", instead think of it as a pluss of being part of the community and participate.

Having giveaways or not I would still check the site daily for the updating news they have, big tech news.

I also checked everyday, but the giveaway was what made me register.

During half way of this giveaway i started to have fun commenting on the news articles and i'll continue doing it even without these prizes (but they are an nice bonus, don't you think so?).

Nirkon said:

Congrats!!!

Can't wait for the second giveaway! I'll be doing my best to win that one, prizes look gooood

Richy2k9 said:

Hello ...

Congratulations treeski!

make good use of the cool Acer Netbook

Yes! another contest & the prizes are so cool ... this time i shall track it, well if still available to international members!

thank you techspot.

cheers!

p.s. i wonder how can some be disqualified or banned during such contest, mind explaining !?

freedomthinker said:

Congrats treeski ! Lucky bastard hehe , but im glad to see someone win the prize , just get the feeling of trying next time , but yet there is at least a little jealousy coming from most people

kodrutz kodrutz said:

Congratz to the winner! The upcoming giveaway looks smooooookin'!

slh28 slh28, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I think the last giveaway made a lot of people register (including me) who were checking the site regularly but not really participating in the discussions, so great job there.

btw i would also like to how some people managed to get disqualified or even banned during this competition lol.

kimsland, Ex-TechSpotter, said:

oh some guy posted 40 replies in a row, it was basically spam, and rediculous - things like that

Oh and here's Treeski! post in the competition thread:

Hey I'm game. I hope there are a lot of good news bits this week!

Let the comments begin :)

(btw, does this comment count? ;)

Yes Treeski!, it did count :D

Wagan8r Wagan8r said:

Congrats treeski! Your luck is apparently better than mine.

Wow, I'm surprised that only 10% of people posted 20 or more times. Any numbers on how many people posted at least 40 times? Please tell me I wasn't the only person posting like a madman!

rgdot said:

Congrats treeski. I should have posted more often

treeski treeski said:

Hey, thanks so much for the congratulations everyone. It makes the winning feel that much better! I don't think I have fully comprehended the fact that I've won, haha.

Thank you Techspot for hosting this giveaway and again for being the best, " independent computer technology publication"! I rely on Techspot for keeping me up to date on my tech news, and the forum community has solved several tech issues for me!

Also thank you to Acer for manufacturing (and providing?) the netbook. I look forward to getting good use out of it!

Annnd thank you to the Techspot community as a whole!

Thanks again everyone

Deso said:

Congratulation treeski!, as Wagan said, your luck is better than mine too ^_^

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Gratz treeski! And thanks to Techspot for putting together these give-aways.

"Free stuff is good." - a wise man.

Technochicken Technochicken, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Congratulations Treeski! I can't wait for the next giveaway- all those prizes look awesome- especially the 5850 and the mini projector. By "the rules will be announced," does that mean it will be a sort of a contest? I'm itching in anticipation:p

pomonasi said:

bastard!!! j/k. just jealous...

cant wait for the next prizes. personally, i would like the projector or the 5850.. haha

good luck to all!

kodrutz kodrutz said:

The 5850 is taken already, so it's the projector for you! Damn, my 4770 feels already old, lol!

Shalimar said:

Ah while I didn't win (which is a travesty of course ~_^) I firmly congratulate the winner and thank TS for not only the contest idea but more importantly not limiting it to US only!

mailpup mailpup said:

Let me add my congratulations, treeski, you lucky guy.

LxTrix said:

Congrats to the winnner,

Just a thing to note, in the rules you mentioned a limit of posts and said "average 4 per day." I made sure not to post more than 4 a day. So try to be a little more clear on that next time please.

klepto12 klepto12, TechSpot Paladin, said:

congrats my friend it was a nice machine that went to a deserving person but the 5850 will be even bigger i think as to draw more people in

Timonius Timonius said:

Congratulations treeski!

Sweeeeeet prizes coming up! Woohoo!

Concorde said:

Congratulations treeski, Enjoy.

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Is it me or now since the give-away ended I'm feeling lonelier on posts?

kimsland, Ex-TechSpotter, said:

We have several more giveaways planned for the remainder of the year, so we must act quick before 2009 is over. The next giveaway is coming up later this week

You won't be lonely for too long :D

Lots more members to join soon, I feel ;)

jazboy said:

I might be last to congrats! treeski. but its always better to be late than never..

congrats treeski for winning this contest.

DJ83 said:

Congrats treeski! I'm sure part of this was to get more people to join, I used to post as a guest and now post as a proper member

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