What it takes to win... "The Contest"

By uncleel ยท 46 replies
Mar 5, 2002
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  1. T-Shirt

    T-Shirt TS Rookie Posts: 289

    All this social engineering! Even if everyone was given an identical top of the line machine, how long do you think the would stay identical? those in to upgrades,mods etc.would soon be changing hardware, software and bios tweakers would find other improvements.
    those with less interest or skills would have better or lesser machines depending on their system management abilities.

    I think the giveaway rules are fine, selected by active participation,and quality of content.
  2. T-Shirt

    T-Shirt TS Rookie Posts: 289

    It wouldn't work, people are posting here from different time zones , all around the world. How would you determine when first is?
  3. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    That's the easy part... The first post after the Q is asked, get's the credit...

    But what if the first post doesn't give all the answer, but the first 2 does? What then?

    Or maybe a third post is needed before the Q is answered?

    That's the problem with a compo like that... Not that I'm all that against it, but there'd have to be quite a few rules to clarify... And with the mods ability to delete messages... NOT that they would, but people would be claiming that they'd posted the answer, but was deleted to let another one get the credit...

    But if it had been that way with the compo when I first came here.... ;) :D

    It'd be chaotic times here at 3ds...

    As for the slowest 'puter... Take your pic:
    P75, 486 DX2 66, 386SX (can't remember Mhz)...
    And I know where I can get my hands on an 8086... And yes, they all work...

    So that is no good either...

  4. Mac_Bug

    Mac_Bug TS Rookie Posts: 57

    Uh, well, it was only a transparent ploy by me to get prizes :eek:
  5. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 980

    What it takes to win

    As a past winner, believe me when I tell you, read & comprehend the rules! http://www.3dspotlight.com/contests/forums2/

    ie: "the number and quality of posts made..."
    The greastest number of quality posts will win!

    ie: "Active Participant..."
    One who is busy sharing & taking part!

    Your opinion counts, but lame topics & one line replies to jack up your post count, won't win!
    PROFANITY may result in your post being deleted!

    Quality posts, NOT Quantity.
    Don't post garbage
    Newcomer Welcome & Hello
    Search Feature is Your Friend

    * Be mindful of our International Membership; use proper English & Grammar.
    * Women & Children frequent the boards, watch your language!
    * Please use a Specific Question on the Subject Line.
    * TOS is strictly enforced
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    You will only win the GF4 is you win the respect of Julio, and the rest of the people on this board. Posting the things you do now, will not only NOT win you the prize, but it will also earn you the respect of nobody. If you would like to post something worth while, then I will appreciate you being here, but if not.........
    Please help us out, and help the others out that actually need help on this board, and please post things that are worth MY time, YOUR time, and EVERYONE else's time.
  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    I think he was being sarcastic. I don't think it was a serious suggestion T-Shirt ;)
  8. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Re: What it takes to win

    And as another former first prize winner, you took the words right out of my mouth.

    Oh, I'm going to enjoy playing with this overclocked Pentium 4 when it arrives at my door....

    You feeble lamerz don't stand a chance against the power of the Dark Side.... You have paid the price for your lack of vision....

    You'd better start answering those posts now, with good quality computing knowledge springing forth from your every sentence, if you want to stand a chance against me, you Rebel Scum.....

  9. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,957   +214

    Some more "food for thought"; I've never won the contests here at 3DS, though I became a frequent visitor in January of 2000...

    And trust me I have tried to win ;)

    It's not like I haven't posted good posts, neither is it that I have posted crap, it's that I'm *too technical* i.e. my answers oftenly require further explanation and as such my high technical experience with computers didn't help me much in the contests...

    And what did I do instead of winning the contests I tried so hard to win? Became an editor for 3DS!

    The irony the irony... :)
  10. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Oh, indeed, Per. Indeed. Behaving well and working hard are rewarded on this site. That in itself is its own prize.

    To tell you the truth, if I did win this time (which I honest to Goodness doubt regardless of the number of quality posts I make, unto infinite) I would probably not accept the prize. I was made a moderator here, and that was the real prize....

    I am still going to whip all of you new people's bottoms, though.

  11. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    Sure, then of course, I'd win, since I don't even own a PC, but then again, who's to say who owns what? And how does that benefit the 3DS community? The contest is designed to inspire a bigger and better 3DS community, and by rewarding those who, help research a problem or contribute new innovative ideas, help us all in reaching that goal.

    Seriously now, how much of a tech wiz do you have to be to use www.google.com or www.microsoft.com? Just a little bit of a "here to help" mindset and some spare time, and you're likely to be a prime canidate.

    Good Luck!!
  12. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 980

    I have TeCHNoLoGy DeFiCiT DiSoRDeR, & still won! So can you.

    p.s. Quoting & linking articles, guides, reviews, & tweaks for www.3dspotlight.com helps.
    p.s.s. Search Feature is Your Friend
  13. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    I think you have hit the nail right on the head.

    its more about helping others and doing your best to make computing a more enjoyable experience for all.....

    Try your very best at that, and you just might win.....
  14. henderrob

    henderrob TS Rookie


    I find that I don't post often because I find the answer right in the thread.. I do read plenty of the discussions but don't feel I have much to add. But the contest is giving me incentive to post.
  15. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    It doesn't matter

    Heya ldogg,

    Don't sweat it. If you aren't Techno-savey, just post your questions and if you are asked to be more specific then post again. You may be suprized at how much you DO know about computers. Good Luck to ALL !!

    Remember, quality counts too....
  16. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    you should all try your hardest to help each other.

    you should all give in the spirit of giving, not heeding your post count or whatever...

    you should answer any question that you know the answer to....

    this was how i won....
  17. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 980

    Oh Lord, they read but they do not comprehend.

    Two thing amaze me.
    1.) I actually posted this thread, giving away the secret.
    2.) That people don't read & heed.
  18. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Re: Oh Lord, they read but they do not comprehend.

    Give them a chance... Besides, as long as people stay around and contributes to the community, 3DS wins :)
  19. T-Shirt

    T-Shirt TS Rookie Posts: 289

    Contribute what you can, and do no harm.
    just like real life.
  20. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate TS Rookie Posts: 302

    Re: Re: Oh Lord, they read but they do not comprehend.

    concur again ;)
  21. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 980

    Those that have "read & comprehended" have a better chance than all the others.
  22. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8


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