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#1 Lyqyd

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 07:20 PM

The point of this topic is to be the last person to post on it before it closes, which it will do automatically at a preset time. This topic will open Friday at 15:00 PST, and will close 24 hours after it opens. Good luck!

#2 SquidDev

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 08:04 AM

So, I'm going to be asleep when this finishes so lets try this a different way. I'm a little rusty on writing, so please do correct my wording (or improve/refute my arguments) Posted Image.

You're not going to win this. The last times this was run had 9 and 19 winners, meaning your chances of winning are roughly 11%. This probability is reduced even further if you are asleep when this competition draws to a close. History shows that the victor posts within seconds of this event finishing and multiple times in the last minute. Can you provide and justify that level of dedication?

There are several experiments which prove that people given good news (such as "I'm going to win this") and then having that good news withdrawn ("oh, someone else has posted") leaves the person in a more depressed state then before (the inverse is also true, salesmen often do this). Follow this through, it would be logical to state that competing in the mad dash is detrimental to your general well being.

Also, in your fervour to win, you will inevitably be checking the forums compulsively, to see if you are still ahead. Needless to say this will have a negative effect on your concentration. As finals draw nearer (well, in the UK anyway), you can hardly afford to loose valuable revision time focusing on a meaningless forum game. Furthermore this incessant checking will induce an irrational worry that someone might beat you.

The logical conclusion to this is not to compete in this competition. We must show our resolve and refuse to fight in this shameless battle that puts friend against friend. We will not be drawn into this trap, that takes everything and give nothing back. We will not post!

I'm not being serious, but it was worth a try :)/>.

Edited by SquidDev, 16 April 2016 - 08:05 AM.


#3 Creator

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 08:29 AM

I have tried. A very loose try.

#4 Konlab

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 08:50 AM

Lol I ruined ur try

#5 TheRockettek

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 09:06 AM

Lets see.. 2AM in PST and 10AM in UTC+1...

So its gonna happen pretty much at 9PM uk :D

:3 what happens if we win

#6 TheRockettek

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 09:20 AM

Hi

:P

#7 Konlab

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 09:59 AM

11:58 here :P/>

Btw I don't know what is 15:00 PST
Edit: so it closes midnight and 23:00 in uk so rockettek is wrong

Edited by Konlab, 16 April 2016 - 10:09 AM.


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 10:31 AM

I try again.

#9 Konlab

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 10:38 AM

12:39

#10 H4X0RZ

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 11:32 AM

Hi

#11 Bomb Bloke

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 12:23 PM

View PostSquidDev, on 16 April 2016 - 08:04 AM, said:

Also, in your fervour to win, you will inevitably be checking the forums compulsively, to see if you are still ahead.

While I acknowledge you're not being "serious", the idea that anyone would post "competitively" any time other than within the last ~10 seconds before post closure is stretching things a bit. Checking before that time frame, it's pretty much a given that someone's going to jump in before the end. Checking within it, you're wasting time that could be spent spamming more posts of your own.

Really though, it seems to me that the thread may as well only be open for that last minute. Or half minute. Whatever.

#12 LDDestroier

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 03:55 PM

hOI

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#13 Lyqyd

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 03:58 PM

Well, yeah, posting before the final few seconds is unlikely to net you the victory. I originally chose 24 hours to give people a chance to participate even if they're not going to try to spam like crazy and actually win it. And if it was only open for that last minute or so, we wouldn't get to have fun conversations like this one!

#14 Lupus590

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 05:02 PM

When I first saw this thread I though "Could I make/find a bot to win for me". I decided to redo my MC mods instead.

#15 LDDestroier

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 05:44 PM

I gotta figure out the time zone translation between EST and PST.

#16 Lupus590

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 05:56 PM

View PostLDDestroier, on 16 April 2016 - 05:44 PM, said:

I gotta figure out the time zone translation between EST and PST.

https://www.google.c...5:00+PST+in+EST

#17 TheRockettek

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 07:48 PM

2 hours and 15 minutes to go :D

11 PM it will go off in uk e.e

#18 H4X0RZ

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 08:53 PM

Idk what time it'll be in germany

#19 H4X0RZ

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 08:59 PM

Will I win?

(Sorry, for doubleposting. Expected "Dog" to post.)

#EDIT:
Just realized that it's still an hour...

Edited by H4X0RZ, 16 April 2016 - 09:03 PM.


#20 LDDestroier

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 09:14 PM

What's all the hooplah for a krabby patty?





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