Author Topic: 1000th Member Betting Pool  (Read 13938 times)

Russell Nash

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on: July 19, 2007, 09:44:21 AM
Betting pool question:
  • When will the forums hit 1000 members?

Rules:
  • Each person gets 1 bet.
  • Each bet covers a quarter hour (7am 1st quarter= 7:00:00am-7:14:59am)
  • All bets must be at least one month in the future
  • All times are in ST (Steve Time, East coast US)
  • If nobody gets the exact quarter, judges will pick the closest bet.
  • No stealing anyone else's bet. (if you see somebody accidentally took your bet, inform them of their mistake and ask them to change their bet)

Prize:
  • You can brag about it as much as you want in this thread

« Last Edit: July 19, 2007, 10:06:17 AM by Russell Nash »



Russell Nash

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Reply #1 on: July 19, 2007, 09:46:32 AM
My bet:

Sept. 9th, 9am 3rd quarter (9:30:00-9:44:59)



Anarkey

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Reply #2 on: July 19, 2007, 08:22:05 PM
September 13, Midnight (12AM) 1st quarter (between midnight and 12:15)

Winner Nash's 1000th member betting pool + Thaurismunths' Free Rice Contest!


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Reply #3 on: July 19, 2007, 10:18:28 PM
Hmmm interesting...
I'll go with...
September 29, 12pm, 2nd quarder (12:15-12:30)

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?


madjo

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Reply #4 on: July 20, 2007, 12:03:35 PM
September 16th, 7pm, 4th quarter (19:45:00-19:59:59)

BTW, why must the bets all be at least 1 month into the future? What if, for whatever reason, EscapePod attracts way more visitors in July, so that we reach the 1000 in the beginning of August, everyone has lost. (Unless one person would take August 19th - 4:45:00 - 4:59:59 (which was one month from topicstart) :) )



Russell Nash

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Reply #5 on: July 20, 2007, 01:21:08 PM
BTW, why must the bets all be at least 1 month into the future?

Looking at the recent numbers I didn't see it as a possibility that we would reach 1000 in the next month.  The idea was to keep someone from waiting until we were at 992 and then placing a bet.  The longer someone waits the better chance they have of figuring out the date.



oddpod

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Reply #6 on: July 22, 2007, 08:04:53 AM
as all time  is a trick of perception created by the subconscious i pick now

wheres my medal?

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Russell Nash

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Reply #7 on: August 16, 2007, 07:17:40 AM
My bet:

Sept. 9th, 9am 3rd quarter (9:30:00-9:44:59)

Grumble, It looks like I'm going to be way off.



Russell Nash

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Reply #8 on: August 29, 2007, 05:59:47 PM
984, we're getting close.



Russell Nash

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Reply #9 on: September 14, 2007, 10:58:30 AM
Our 1000th member, protodrone, joined at 9:32 PM Sept.12th.

That makes Anarkey our big winner.  Her bet was less than two and a half hours off.  Congratulations, feel free to start bragging.

September 13, Midnight (12AM) 1st quarter (between midnight and 12:15)



Anarkey

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Reply #10 on: September 14, 2007, 01:48:05 PM
Our 1000th member, protodrone, joined at 9:32 PM Sept.12th.

That makes Anarkey our big winner.  Her bet was less than two and a half hours off.  Congratulations, feel free to start bragging.

September 13, Midnight (12AM) 1st quarter (between midnight and 12:15)

Wooo!  The winner, the winner.  Look at me: the winner!

If only I could do so well with the lottery.  This feels just about as random.

Winner Nash's 1000th member betting pool + Thaurismunths' Free Rice Contest!