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#7561 timie007   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   9 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

timie007

Posted 27 November 2010 - 12:03 AM

lo, this guy is a ghost. he came for the contest only. I know i dont post a lot but been listenin to the cast for over 2 years. its probably wombats alt so he can win. lol, just kiddin wombat. I love ya and don't let all the assholes get ya down ever.

#7562 0_0   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   544 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 12:44 AM

Future contests should be restricted to users that have joined over a year and 100 posts. It's sad how these n00bs get to win.

#7563 xbox lives on   Member Since Feb 2004 CAGiversary!   266 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

xbox lives on

Posted 27 November 2010 - 01:48 AM

"who does #2 work for?"

#7564 iKilledChewbacca   Trading Time Out (Under Investigation) Do not trade! Trading Timeout - Under Review   3946 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

iKilledChewbacca

Posted 27 November 2010 - 01:54 AM

Why the Fuck does Cheapy let Newbies win ? seriously WTF ?

#7565 admiralvic   大将 CAGiversary!   6469 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:14 AM

I have all those system, cept I'm not interested on a kinect... What's wrong with having all the systems?

^ Im with you, though I review games... Its not hard to see that there are going to be games for systems you want.

The wii and the xbox/ps3 have completely different markets/games. While I agree its agaisnt the spirit, you can always share the wealth and give it to a gamer whos cheaper than you =P. My friend recently got a ps2 making that his latest system.

for the person who won... while it sucks a 1 post person won, to be fair there are so few who "gave enough back" where it would be cool. I rather someone with more posts won... but to be fair there is a transverse relationship who post more and having more games IE less need for said prizes. (this is a educated guess that is)

#7566 yahel   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   1 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:49 AM

awesome if you win amirite

#7567 Xsnipd   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 03:12 AM

Well at least good game. However I think the prizes were too much skewed. To me, if I was going to win something at least spread them out. This way no one will take advantage of somebody hence the one time posters. (I was once a newb poster but thats because there aren't good deals in my area.)

#7568 igame   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   473 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 03:14 AM

I sorted expected someone who created multiple accounts and e-mails to win.

#7569 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49880 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 03:39 AM

Only one person can win. Complaining about it because you didn't just makes you petty.

Congrats to the winner.

#7570 debug   FATAL ERROR. CAGiversary!   204 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 03:43 AM

Future contests should be restricted to users that have joined over a year and 100 posts. It's sad how these n00bs get to win.

These types of contests are to bring more people to CAG I believe, so why restrict like that? If anything, I'd make a 10 post, so atleast they have to contribute something to CAG, and not just join so you can win a contest, which is clearly what this guy is doing. Or maybe we were all wrong, and this person will become Famous, Respected, and Active, but only time will tell.

I sorted expected someone who created multiple accounts and e-mails to win.

It was bound to happen.

/me wonders if the IP on the dude's account is also used in 200 other accounts.

#7571 Chronorayven   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   237 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Chronorayven

Posted 27 November 2010 - 04:24 AM

Well congrats to the winner. That's how it is with random contest anyway well I'm sure CheapyD checks for multiple accounts and emails.

#7572 jqm78   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   3 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 04:25 AM

This is the contest to end all contests.

#7573 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49880 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 04:41 AM

Well congrats to the winner. That's how it is with random contest anyway well I'm sure CheapyD checks for multiple accounts and emails.

He does.

#7574 Interfeci   ASSIMILATE CAGiversary!   1194 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 05:29 AM

Wow, that's a lot of complaining.

When you purchase lottery tickets, the more you buy, the more loyalty you have, and thus you deserve to win much more than other people, correct? And if someone only buys one ticket and wins the grand prize, do they not deserve it at all solely because they didn't waste as much money as you?

I bet half of you guys would go to a casino thinking it's your lucky day.

#7575 iHack   1337 H4X0R CAGiversary!   785 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 05:35 AM

Wow, that's a lot of complaining.

When you purchase lottery tickets, the more you buy, the more loyalty you have, and thus you deserve to win much more than other people, correct? And if someone only buys one ticket and wins the grand prize, do they not deserve it at all solely because they didn't waste as much money as you?

I bet half of you guys would go to a casino thinking it's your lucky day.


:applause:

#7576 Calinks   Chief Executive of St. Paul CAGing CAGiversary!   1154 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 05:42 AM

Congrats. He doesn't post? So what? He entered he won we lost. Tough titty.

#7577 WrSmega   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   226 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 05:54 AM

I'll snag his computer lol. jk

Congrats to the winner(everyone else is with me when i say "lucky ass")

#7578 Roopug   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   27 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 06:32 AM

I am excited to be entered - still trying to snag a PSP black friday deal combo, all sold out online!

#7579 elessar123  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 07:55 AM

I am excited to be entered - still trying to snag a PSP black friday deal combo, all sold out online!


Hate to spoil your bubble, but the contest is over, and the winner announced.

#7580 SuperChunLi89   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   2 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

SuperChunLi89

Posted 27 November 2010 - 09:39 AM

Will we know if the person claimed the prize, just in case we're aren't all waiting for him to forget?

#7581 sonicradiation   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   72 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

sonicradiation

Posted 27 November 2010 - 04:53 PM

Wow, a one post lurker won...Not that any of us had a better chance, but it is disheartening.




The fact that some one post lurker won means this contest is truly random (and fair from Cheapy's side), which is awesome and I really appreciate the fact that CheapyD did this. I'd probably be more suspicious if someone with an average of 20 posts per day won - it would feel like this is a good-old-boy contest and since I don't "contribute" as much, I have no chance of winning and it would probably drive me away from participating. Again: props for making it completely random!

And while I'd hate to add more contestant remorse into the pool (besides it is against the spirit of Thanksgiving!) and honestly I didn't try really hard to win and wasn't expecting to, and yes it is true my 20+ posts may make me a lurker -- BUT -- for future contests I really have to ask this: what sort of quality controls are in place for these types of contests?

What prevents me from making 20-30 dummy accounts (around the time the contest is announced) and getting 5-10 tickets with each? This may not seem like alot, but a 5% chance of winning as opposed to a .01% chance of winning is HUGE! Having done some handicapping myself, I know people have gambled way more on less odds.

I understand some of the potential counter arguments: this user registered before the contest was announced (11/9 as opposed to 11/10) and were all friends so who here on CAG would do that? To the first point, if I were cheating, I'd play around with the timezones to make it look like I was registering before the contest was announced to cover my tracks or maybe the timezone the message was posted in was different from the user's timezone - by several hours. To the second point, there is the gray area every CAG knows well and that is the exploit. How many of you signed up for different accounts for Google cash back or other type programs? How many of you have returned new games to other stores to get credit? The steaks (and reward) are much higher in this contest so basic game theory (no pun intended) dictates that you would do the exact same thing here.

I love the CAG community and it has helped my cheapass save a lot of money. And I really want to send props to "thenewnumbertwo" - but without looking at the new user registration statistics, I also have to wonder if "pinkpnay", " (registered also on 11/9 1 post with 6 awards), "trickyM66" and "uvmonkey75" (same reg dates and stats) are the same person or someone else. Again, this is a relatively small sample and it would take much more time to compile something... but I can see why some of the suspicions are justified.

Again, please don't take this as a sour grapes type argument - I'm happy with the benefits CAG has provided me - just wanted to give some food for thought!

#7582 sippycupz   You spoony bard! CAGiversary!   836 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 05:17 PM

Will we know if the person claimed the prize, just in case we're aren't all waiting for him to forget?

His profile says he was on three hours ago, so don't hold your breath.

#7583 Retom7   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   378 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 05:34 PM

I never get my hopes up for these contests anyway, so no disappointment! Of course i would prefer to see something like 100 posts or 1 year of membership, etc, but those restrictions are pointless when the aim of these contests is to bring in new memberships. So what if this guy is a 1 post lurker (if he is), this contest may have brought in a couple hundred new people.

Also, just because someone isn't posting doesn't mean they don't frequent the site? I've lurked on many a forum.

#7584 SmileyMcSmiles   Coulrophobia CAGiversary!   2408 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

SmileyMcSmiles

Posted 27 November 2010 - 05:49 PM

Only one person can win. Complaining about it because you didn't just makes you petty.

Congrats to the winner.


Exactly! Cheapy handles the contests in the most fair way there can be...everyone has a fair chance. Who cares if it's someone that's been here since 2003 or someone that just joined and his first post was for the contest. His name popped up and he won. I also think it's pretty fucking hilariously awesome he won with his first ever CAG post. :D

Congrats to thenewnumbertwo!

#7585 John_W   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   55 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 05:57 PM

Congrats!

#7586 dmunkee   Shovel Crew Member CAGiversary!   626 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 07:21 PM

Considering one of the raffle entry methods is to tweet about the contest, it really shouldn't be surprising that some newbies are going to check out the site/contest as a result. I'm sure the winner isn't the only guy that joined the site this past month, but I won't be combing the site and checking for post counts because it isn't worth wasting my time on.

#7587 Nameeater   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   3 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Nameeater

Posted 27 November 2010 - 08:50 PM

Grats!

#7588 Inunah   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   24 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 09:52 PM

:( Thanks a lot, now I won't get anything for Christmas.

#7589 freeorelse   Not in the Sandbox! CAGiversary!   1009 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

freeorelse

Posted 27 November 2010 - 11:21 PM

Hopefully he'll be listening to The Loom while playing Xbox. And afterwords he can hit the Downtown hotdog company :)

#7590 Mandy I Am   Mew Lickens CAGiversary!   76 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Mandy I Am

Posted 27 November 2010 - 11:54 PM

Congratulations to the winner of this awesome contest. Enjoy it, dude!