Win a 1GB Thumb Drive During Our Monthly Drawing

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 09:24 PM

so uf some one submits more than one tutorial or snippet . does that meain that his name is going in that many no. of times or just a single time
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Posted 06 October 2006 - 10:41 PM

I am going to run a SQL query at the end of each month on the tutorials and snippets submitted after the first of that month. The query will pull 1 random record, whoever submitted that tutorial or snippet is the winner that month.

So, yes, the more you submit, the more chances you technically have since it increases your odds of being drawn.
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Posted 06 October 2006 - 10:48 PM

Cool. I have a 512 MB Thumb Drive. But a 1 GB sounds graet. Im learning a lot of good stuff in my engineering math. I could write a dozen of programs using algorithms I learn. Great promo Chris!!
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Posted 06 October 2006 - 10:49 PM

every month.
1 thing will be given away.
it will be given away in a random drawing based upon who submits tutorials and snippets.

it will be fantastic.
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Posted 07 October 2006 - 08:10 AM

Just a quick update, I had a last minute offer made and we were able to get the Orange USB Swing Drive with black cover. These will also come with a black lanyard.

I'll update the pictures as soon as I have a new mock-up.
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Posted 07 October 2006 - 08:58 AM

Nice...does this start right away or do we have to wait until December?
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Posted 07 October 2006 - 12:23 PM

Starts in december.
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Posted 08 October 2006 - 01:13 AM

Great.
Declaring who wins in Jan will be a cool way to begin the new year,.
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Posted 08 October 2006 - 07:19 PM

View Postskyhawk133, on 7 Oct, 2006 - 11:11 AM, said:

So, yes, the more you submit, the more chances you technically have since it increases your odds of being drawn.


Well, I think this will create a mess in code snippet/tutorial area. In hope of winning, people might throw in more and more stuff without much effort or just by picking it up from other sites(which is not good).
I think you should set an upper limit on number of tutorials or snippets a person can submit and then whosoever submits >= the limit he will be qualified for contest.
Even without this contest there are tutorials and snippets which are in dire need of change or removal.
So, I am afraid how much low the quality will fall once this contest begins.

This post has been edited by Xing: 05 December 2006 - 10:17 PM

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 07:25 PM

the tutorials and snippets have to be approved by admins, and they do look at them because the admins are decent fellows.

thye will know if its obviously copied and will delete the bull shite.
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Posted 08 October 2006 - 11:17 PM

View Postskyhawk133, on 6 Oct, 2006 - 02:07 PM, said:

* Past winners are not eligible to win another thumb drive for 12 months.


damn fine print :angry:

oh well, It does make it more fair. <_<
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 11:21 AM

i remember when i actually submitted helpful things
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 12:35 PM

i dont
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:02 AM

The Team isn't there for nothing, Xing.
If we notice any submission being made just for the sake of being eligible for this contest, we don't approve it.

Even on other days, there are plenty of tutorials that we reject because they don't fit the bill.

And you might think that some suck because they explain the basics.
I agree with you till some extent, but all amateurs who get directed from Google look for such tutorials on the web, so such tutorials are required...
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:05 AM

The site is also in the process of putting some additional rigour around the submission of code snippets. These changes are designed to mitigate the very issues that Xing has identified. It's a work in progress. :)
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