New annual point giveaway!!!!

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New annual point giveaway!!!!

#1 Post by zultar » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:03 pm

Hi guys,

I just wanted to let you know that I am starting a new annual point giveaway! The way this works is that you sign up in an enumerated list below with your full webdip alias/username in numerical order. You can sign up to three times each year, and you get the exact amount of points that you sign up for. The first person has to sign up as #1, next person as #2, and so forth; no bouncing around. So if you sign up as #1, #100, and #10000, then at the end of the year, you will receive 10101 points!

Let the games begin.

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Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

#2 Post by dargorygel » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:12 pm

Woot Hoot! This is amazing! And I am also planning to use binary code when I collect MY winnings!

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Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

#3 Post by Claesar » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:49 pm

This is really interesting. It pays to sign up later, bit if everyone does that no one will get paid. Prisoner's dilemma. This post is not a sign-up by the way. I'm not going for a #2.
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#4 Post by Octavious » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:57 pm

Claesar wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:49 pm
This is really interesting. It pays to sign up later, bit if everyone does that no one will get paid. Prisoner's dilemma. This post is not a sign-up by the way. I'm not going for a #2.
Quite right, too. 1st the worst, 2nd the best, 3rd the one with the hairy chest. Can't have mods going around being the best. That would never do
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Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

#5 Post by dargorygel » Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:06 pm

I wonder if His Zultariousness should rule that posting IS signing up... else no one would sign up.

I wonder if His Zultariousness should also rule that those folk (other than me, who purposefully DID sign up) do not have their postings count against them.
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Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

#6 Post by Octavious » Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:16 pm

1 for sorrow
2 for joy
3 for a girl
4 for a boy
5 for silver
6 for gold
7 for a secret ne're to be told

So clearly 6th or 7th best suits a Diplomacy player...

Ahh, but alternatively

1 for sorrow
2 for mirth
3 for a funeral
4 for a birth
5 for heaven
6 for hell
7 for the Devil himself

Again... Probably 6th or 7th...
dargorygel wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:06 pm
I wonder if His Zultariousness should rule that posting IS signing up... else no one would sign up.
You raise a good point, sir... So are we

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Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

#7 Post by BobMcBob » Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:55 pm

I shall nobly and self-sacrificially lay myself down as the second entry on this list, as nobody else seems willing. With a second person on the list the rest will be less hesitant to sign up. You should all thank me for this great service I have selflessly offered you, and reward we with points. Or +1s I guess.

Also, because I'm second, I'm the best. It says so in the rhyme :razz:
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Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

#8 Post by yoak » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:00 pm

This is clever, but incomplete. It shouldn't be eternal. There should be some deterministic ending to the process, ideally one that can't necessarily be predicted. For instance, there could be a 1% chance that it ends at midnight each day, your local time. Or something like that. If it is eternal, there is no point in entering, and no incentive to ever do it at any particular time.

My background includes analysis of thing like auctions with funny rules, etc. Silly as this is, it would be analyzable with an ending.
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Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

#9 Post by Yigg » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:43 pm

1. dargorygel
2. BobMcBob
3. Yigg
4. Yigg
5. Yigg

I thank you in advance for 12 points.
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#10 Post by Yigg » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:45 pm

I think I followed the rules?

I put myself third. I entered 3 times this year. And I did not bounce around at all while entering. In fact, I was remarkably still while seated in my chair.
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#11 Post by pyxxy » Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:36 pm

1. dargorygel
2. BobMcBob
3. Yigg
4. Yigg
5. Yigg
6. pyxxy

Let's get this ball rolling. If 50 different people take a number <60 or something like that, then we all earn 60 points for our next signup. I'll start the trend.
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#12 Post by chluke » Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:32 pm

1. dargorygel
2. BobMcBob
3. Yigg
4. Yigg
5. Yigg
6. pyxxy
7. chluke
8. chluke
9. chluke

Following Yigg's chivalry and putting in my WebDip list building charity work for the year. Huge shout out to to all the WebDip mods and admin who do the heavy lifting all year long!
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Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

#13 Post by Macca573 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:10 am

1. dargorygel
2. BobMcBob
3. Yigg
4. Yigg
5. Yigg
6. pyxxy
7. chluke
8. chluke
9. chluke
10. Macca573

Just getting the ball rolling, while keeping a few in the bag.
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Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

#14 Post by flash2015 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:21 am

This is a weird time of the year for the points giveaway. If I had an inquiring mind I would wonder if there was anything significant about the date.

But since I don't, sign me up!!!!
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Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

#15 Post by Sodium Telluride » Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:58 am

1. dargorygel
2. BobMcBob
3. Yigg
4. Yigg
5. Yigg
6. pyxxy
7. chluke
8. chluke
9. chluke
10. Macca573
11. Sodium Telluride

This is such a fun idea!
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Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

#16 Post by BobMcBob » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:54 am

1. dargorygel
2. BobMcBob
3. Yigg
4. Yigg
5. Yigg
6. pyxxy
7. chluke
8. chluke
9. chluke
10. Macca573
11. flash2015
12. Sodium Telluride

Flash forgot to insert himself, so I did it for him. You can thank me for the free point later sodium.
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Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

#17 Post by DougJoe » Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:24 pm

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2. BobMcBob
3. Yigg
4. Yigg
5. Yigg
6. pyxxy
7. chluke
8. chluke
9. chluke
10. Macca573
11. flash2015
12. Sodium Telluride
13. DougJoe
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Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

#18 Post by jasnah » Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:27 pm

So, is real? April 2nd now.
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Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

#19 Post by zultar » Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:37 pm

Oh, this was definitely an April fool joke. :lol:

It was much more low key this year than previous years, but I may do something like this for real this winter holiday. We will see.
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#20 Post by RoganJosh » Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:54 pm

With the tepid response, for I while I thought you'd turn the joke around and just reward the points.
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