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Dweeberkitty

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You can handle this!
« on: October 11, 2008, 03:06:56 pm »
Okay, so our last contests, let's face it, have pretty much been flops. How about this?

All you need to do to win a Multimedia Bonus Disc is send a quick email to contests@vectorlinuxsolutions.com with a 1-2 paragraph description of why we should send YOU a prize. There will be at least one winner. The deadline is one month from today (November 11, 2008).

That is all!  :)
« Last Edit: October 11, 2008, 03:11:46 pm by Dweeberkitty »
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Re: You can handle this!
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2008, 10:54:24 am »
Hmmm, sounds pretty complicated  ;D

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Re: You can handle this!
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008, 11:01:18 am »
I guess it's too complicated. Nobody has entered in yet. How can we get people to participate? Seems like we have a dead forum when it comes to the contests. I'd also like to get people outside VL to participate as well. Any ideas?
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Re: You can handle this!
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 05:51:04 pm »
Maybe you just have to throw in the towel. If a nice prize doesn't entice people to enter a contest, I don't know what else might.

I forgot why the contests came about in the first place.
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Re: You can handle this!
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2008, 06:07:04 pm »
Maybe you just have to throw in the towel. If a nice prize doesn't entice people to enter a contest, I don't know what else might.

I forgot why the contests came about in the first place.
--GrannyGeek

Yeah, we started the contests to get some publicity to VL and to have a little fun. Uelsk8s is the one who actually purchased the materials and whatnot to get them going (and he wants them to continue). We were going to do like 7 contests or something, but nobody seems to participate and like you said, if the prize doesn't get them, I'm not sure what will.
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Re: You can handle this!
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2008, 09:19:31 pm »
Yeah, we're a bunch of deadbeats ...   :D

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Re: You can handle this!
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2008, 10:02:08 pm »
...if the prize doesn't get them, I'm not sure what will.
Fame and fortune ought to work for many of us ;D.  Perhaps a new Bentley?? Even used would be okay  :o

Sorry I haven't participated in any of the contests.  I don't consider myself very graphically inclined and my wallpaper is generally a vertical gradation of dark gray to darker gray (darker at the top); A video of my desktop would be like looking at vanilla VL with stock apps (i.e. not overly entertaining or useful); and I don't feel like _I_ deserve a prize thus no paragraphs about why I should.  Those are the reasons why _I_ have not participated in any of the contests..... plus, I'm not overly competative (I dislike losing or rejection :'( )

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Re: You can handle this!
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2008, 03:54:43 am »
I beat Newtor in the boring department. My desktop is a solid color. No launchers on it, just whatever I'm working on at the moment. I'm not competitive. If I won a Bentley I'd trade that gas hog for a Prius.

I am happy contributing back to this community because you have a bunch of really great guys and gals hanging out here. The distro also has the right mix of rewards and challenges for my taste. This is what motivates me.

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Re: You can handle this!
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2008, 07:19:35 am »
If I won a Bentley I'd trade that gas hog for a Prius.


LMAO

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Re: You can handle this!
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2008, 12:05:02 pm »
What if we did a contest for the VL packagers. Whoever can package the most things for our repos wins. Or, we can have a more scaled contest:

  • Packages already in repo that get upgraded: 1pt
  • Packages not already in the repo: 2pts
  • Packages that have been requested by users: 3pts

I dunno, that might fill the qualification of helping VL while making a fun and interesting competition at the same time. Any thoughts?
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Re: You can handle this!
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2008, 06:01:17 pm »
Yea, then we can do one for those GUI guys  ;D

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Re: You can handle this!
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2008, 07:25:35 pm »
Interesting idea...
Of course, people package out of love, not for prizes  :)

Maybe 3 prizes for the three best?  ;)

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Re: You can handle this!
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2008, 07:49:49 am »
Yea, then we can do one for those GUI guys  ;D

Huh? Not sure I get what you mean...

Interesting idea...
Of course, people package out of love, not for prizes  :)

Yeah, I know.....but still it would be fun for everybody I think.  :D
We can get people to post a whole bunch of packages to request....then when the contests starts, the packagers claim which packages they are building and go at it.
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Re: You can handle this!
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2008, 02:34:58 pm »
I got the thumbs up from uelsk8s on doing a packaging contest. What I need to know though is what everyone thinks would work best for doing this contest. For example, do we let the contest run for a week? More? Less? Do we want to use a point system like I described above? etc...

Any ideas are welcome, and I'd be really nice if the packagers that are interested in participating would post and give their input. Thanks!
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Re: You can handle this!
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2008, 02:42:51 pm »
I got the thumbs up from uelsk8s on doing a packaging contest. .....

He didn't try to poke you in the eyes with them did he?  :D

Some of us are slow as it is, so (if) whatever the time frame may be, this needs to be considered.