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Rollie
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 2:53 pm    Post subject: User Appreciation Contest! Reply with quote

So I think it's time for a little friendly competition around here! So in September WarcraftRealms.com will be running a contest!

Basically this is how it is going to work.

Now that Character Updates can be associated and tracked against the user who submitted the data, this will be the driving force behind the contest.

For one month, all submissions will be tracked and calculated. At the end of the month, I will calculate totals for each user. For every 1000 Character Update Entries that your data submissions caused, you will be assigned a unique ticket. You will be able to see your assigned tickets on your character listing page on October 1st. Then, on October 2nd, at 12 noon CST, I will do a /random between 1 and the number of tickets assigned. Whoever is assigned the winning number will win the prize!

Now, on to the goodies! What will you win if you are the ticket holder? Well, it's your choice! Either you will get a <a href='http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0007TFLLC/qid=1124742358/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-2219046-7464656?v=glance&s=pc&n=507846'>Sony Playstation Portable</a>
, an <a href='http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002OZXHO/ref=pd_luc_mri/103-2219046-7464656?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance'>Apple 20 GB iPod</a> or a $250 USD gift certificate to Amazon.com! What can be better than that?!

I do hope to be able to accommodate any winner, but if the winner is someone outside of the US, I will do my best to work out an amiable resolution, but in any case, you are guaranteed a prize worth at least $250 USD.

So make sure you always log in when you submit your data! And submit regularly! Good luck to all!


*More details <a href='http://www.warcraftrealms.com/userappreciationcontest.php'>here</a> and Legal info can be found <a href='http://www.warcraftrealms.com/contest.php'>here</a>.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very awesome. I'm from Canada so do I qualify? I was reading the legal document but it doesn't say specifically about international eligibility. Maybe I missed something.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, everyone is eligible =)

As long as the Canadian Amazon has the products and will ship to your address, you're good to go!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great. Just wanted to be sure. Worse case scenario like you said is the winner will at least be eligible to receive a $250US Amazon gift certificate.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best news I've heard all day. Usually contests always snub people outside the US, but I'm glad this one doesn't.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well 'technically' he's in breech of a bunch of various countries laws but I very much doubt anyone is going to complain.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hehe its on *wink*
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh and Rollie here is a possible exploit.

People saving up tons of census they start taking now and then submitting them all on the start date. Make sure you count only character entries seen between the contest dates and not ones submitted on the contest dates.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Resolute wrote:
Well 'technically' he's in breech of a bunch of various countries laws but I very much doubt anyone is going to complain.


I know WR has a pretty big following in the EU so I would really hate to not accommodate our EU folks too. It'll even be more expensive if someone outside the US wins, but that's okay. You guys should all get a chance at the prize!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehe, why do I get the feeling that you'll get more submissions for a time Wink

Oh, and about the legal issues. Most countries don't have any laws against contests of this kind since they realize that they can't be enforced at all. What they usually have are laws that say that you need to pay local taxes on anything you win, as long as Rollie puts the usual disclaimer that the winner is responsible for paying any local taxes etc. he's in the clear and it's up to the winner to deal with any local laws Wink

There may be applicable state laws for contests in the state this is run from or in a recipients state that apply, I don't really know about that.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

right, here goes... and on average I submit twice a day Smile am I eligable? I'm a Sarfie (South African)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This contest is really a great idea! I have just one question... in the Character List there is a list of my contributions:

Code:
My Contributions (Showing last 10)
 
Submission Date New Entries Update Entries
2005-08-25 01:32:01 0 0
2005-08-23 15:38:08 0 90

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All Time Total 0 90


Is that 90 the amount of characters updates I've sent? Because... well, if it is, then I am doing something wrong...[/img]
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to factor in that you are not the only one sending them in so you aren't always updating them... just submitting repeat info.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why are pretty much all of my submits empty? I had 3 in a row now.. it seems that I need to wait really long before submitting the next file.. is that true?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It can take up to 4 hours before your submission is processed.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It can actually take a bit longer than 4 hours. It all depends on how many files have been submitted recently. If you continue to see 0's, then something is probably amiss somewhere so let me know.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was appearantly just a matter of me being impatient. I checked again just now (several hours later) and all the numbers were there Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm from Virginia and I'm 17 is that legal age? and if not do my legal gaurdians have to sign anything in order for me to participate in this event?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only if the feds try to bust me for some kind of child exploitation =x
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am getting the same kind of error as Tomtom

2005-09-02 08:25:14 0 0
2005-09-01 08:54:27 0 0
2005-08-31 23:41:02 0 0
2005-08-30 23:33:06 127 554
2005-08-30 08:33:48 201 579
2005-08-28 14:58:19 72 478
2005-08-28 01:18:56 66 425
2005-08-27 16:17:51 193 849
2005-08-25 08:47:49 101 546

And my guild info is not updating either. What should I do? Try reinstalling or deleting certain files?
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