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Happy Holidroid Contest 12/6: Secret Phrase!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ogwilson, Dec 6, 2011.

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    Fun, but I do hope the contest tomorrow is something skill-based. Somebody suggested haiku earlier -- I'd be good at that. :D

    Props to the mods, etc, etc, for giving us free stuff. Tis the season!
     

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    Verizon Takes Top Spot, AT&T Ranks Last in Consumer Reports Carrier Satisfaction Survey
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    the elephant man ran out of peanuts
    "In the process, the elephant man ran out of peanuts."
     
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    Congrats Andpol. Lucky bugger.
     
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    B.F.E. please ask.
    I'm beggining to feel the same way :mad:
     
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    I think it would have been good to have anybody who posted the link within the 5-10 mins after the original post went up entered into a random drawing. That way you still had to be paying attention. (I had to step away from my PC as I'm at work.)

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    Is it easy to detect bots? I hope this is the case cuz it looks like andpol's post was generated via script...
     
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    Next time you do a contest similar to this, make the winning phrase the actual link to the thread people are supposed to post in. This will remove a big portion of potential cheaters.

    That said, changing the rules after the game started kinda sucks. As a person who is labelled a new user, I didn't realize the change in what I was supposed to post until after I had posted. Granted, I didn't stand a chance of winning being more than 100 posts after the winner, but just a bit to consider.

    Thanks for the contest though and the awesome site. Phandroid has become my favorite place for Android related news over AndroidCentral and BGR, even before this contest started.
     
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    20 lines of python code to snipe this one, did the winner do it with less code and a different language? that's what I want to know :D
     
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    How about contests like the app review one or the photo caption? I think its pretty dumb that Phandroid keeps giving away the biggest prize to easy contests (post X first) while the ones that require actual thought and skill are getting the lesser prizes.

    Speaking of which, how will Phandroid go about picking the winner for this contest?
     
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    I could still win this if about 40 people go back and edit their posts!
     
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    Verizon Takes Top Spot, AT&T Ranks Last in Consumer Reports Carrier Satisfaction Survey
     
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