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Curefans.com => Community Center => Contests => Topic started by: lostflower4 on October 03, 2006, 20:19:46

Title: Curefans.com - Contest Winners 1st Competition
Post by: lostflower4 on October 03, 2006, 20:19:46
Ok, the results are in. The original plan was to record all eligible posts made during the 24 hours after the new design was put into effect, and then put a name in a hat for each post and select winners in a random drawing.

While the basic idea was still followed, I thought the pieces of paper in a hat idea seemed a bit outdated, so I came up with a computerized version of it, and you can even watch it here!

Method:

1. All eligible posts were recorded and a tally sheet made for all participating members (posts by staff members were excluded).

2. A text file was created for each user's post.

3. All the text files were loaded into a Winamp playlist

4. The playlist was randomized many times.

5. A blank file was insterted into position 1 to serve as a neutral starting point.

6. The Winamp playlist mode was set to "shuffle".

7. The text files were then "played" ;) and the first 5 unique hits recorded.

Here are the winners:

1. boneheadhaggar
2. bluegel
3. airneck
4. crowbi_wan
5. Roan


You can watch a video of the "drawing" here in DivX format (10 MB):

http://www.imaginary-lemurs.com/Curefans%20Drawing.avi

Note: You will notice an interruption toward the end. At first the idea was to select just 3 winners in the drawing, but we were feeling generous and decided to select 2 more a few moments later.

You'll also see that bluegel and crowbi_wan actually won twice, but winners are only allowed to win once in the drawing.

Boneheadhaggar also answered two of the secret questions, and crowbi_wan the other. This will also be taken into consideration for the prize giving.

Congratulations to all. The staff will now organize the distribution of prizes and winners will be contacted. Please give us a few days to get everything ready.


Thanks for participating,


The Curefans staff
Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: boneheadhaggar on October 03, 2006, 23:08:43
great stuff, thanks to all the staff at curefans, yesterday was great fun and hopefully will get people participating on a more regular basis :smth023
Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: crowbi_wan on October 04, 2006, 00:18:56
congrats to everyone.  and thanks to the staff  :smth023
Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: Curetastraphy on October 04, 2006, 01:47:29
damnit! :x

:smth011
Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: Tof on October 04, 2006, 01:54:52
Congratulation to the winners  :smth038
Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: Joe on October 04, 2006, 04:02:53
Quote from: Curetastraphy on October 04, 2006, 01:47:29
damnit! :x

:smth011


I'm with you there pal, oh well, we can't all be winners   ;D
Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: lostflower4 on October 04, 2006, 04:20:34
Some stats...

Total eligible members to win: 31
Total posts entered into drawing: 91


Winners - number of posts (chance of winning)

1. boneheadhaggar - 11 (12.1%)
2. bluegel - 2 (2.2%)
3. airneck - 6 (6.6%)
4. crowbi_wan - 10 (11%)
5. Roan - 1 (1.1%)

bluegel and Roan were very lucky! :shock:

Congratulations once again. :smth023
Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: gioez on October 04, 2006, 09:08:54
I'm not the winner, anyway congratulations to boneheadhaggar, bluegel, airneck, crowbi_wan and Roan

:rocker
Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: Descent on October 04, 2006, 23:41:03
Congrats to the winners...  :smth023
I couldn't make it that day.
Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: boneheadhaggar on October 04, 2006, 23:47:23
its great to have won, but I think more importantly was the level of interest that was created and the record number of people who participated on the forum that day, it would be nice if we could create a real community of friends on this forum ;D lets make this a place people want to keep coming back to every day :smth023
Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: Tof on October 05, 2006, 01:13:38
Quote from: boneheadhaggar on October 04, 2006, 23:47:23
it would be nice if we could create a real community of friends on this forum ;D lets make this a place people want to keep coming back to every day :smth023


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Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: Dillinger on October 11, 2006, 18:20:11
well done guys.



we need more people posting regular and people discussing things instead of turning up getting a d/l and thats it. lol, listen to me been here a couple months and i sound like an old timer...
Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: boneheadhaggar on October 25, 2006, 12:50:57
prizes arrived in the post for me this morning, a fantastic start to the day, thanks Caley :smth023 :rocker
Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: dsanchez on October 25, 2006, 23:20:09
Your CD with the promised FLAC shows have been sent (from Peru) also. Please let us know when you get it.

The CD for crowbi_wan have been sent as well.

Cheers

David.

Quote from: boneheadhaggar on October 25, 2006, 12:50:57
prizes arrived in the post for me this morning, a fantastic start to the day, thanks Caley :smth023 :rocker
Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: Tof on October 26, 2006, 03:12:59
Roan, Do you receved the DVD of Brussels ???
Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: crowbi_wan on October 27, 2006, 20:04:38
The DVD arrived.  Thanks j  :D
Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: j on October 30, 2006, 22:00:11
No problem Brian.  Hope you enjoy it
Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: boneheadhaggar on November 04, 2006, 10:30:44
CD arrived this morning, thanks David and all at curefans :D :smth023
Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: dsanchez on November 04, 2006, 23:49:25
I hope you like the FLAC shows  :smth023

I hope crowbi_wan got the stuff as well! :smth017

Cheers,

David.


Quote from: boneheadhaggar on November 04, 2006, 10:30:44
CD arrived this morning, thanks David and all at curefans :D :smth023
Title: Re: Curefans.com - Contest Winners
Post by: crowbi_wan on November 05, 2006, 00:47:35
I got the DVDs.  Pretty nice stuff.  Thank you.