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Aaron Miller
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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 03:57 Edited at: 7th Aug 2013 06:14
Alright, here's a small competition to get the "post." This is based on increments, by the way. So, here are the points, rules, some examples, etc...

Points
10th post - 10 points
50th post - 20 points
100th post - 30 points
250th post - 50 points
500th post - 100 points
1,000th post - 500 points
32,768th post - 1,000 points

Rules
* You have to wait until someone else posts, before making another post.

* You can't post anything that would go against the AUP, or otherwise have this thread locked.

* Going against any of these rules causes your points to be "cut in half." e.g., if you have 10 points, that would be changed to 5. If you have 2000 points, that would be changed to 1000. In the event that you have a number that can't evenly be chopped in half, for example, 5, it would go to the low-end closest number, for example, 5 would become 2.

* If your post has the number 13 in it anywhere, and you received points for that post, you have to get the next points post that contains 13 in order to claim your first set of points. If you fail to do that, you can always get the next post to contain 31 to reverse your points, which may actually earn you more points. If it does earn you more points though, you'll be given a rigorous test, consisting of a treasure hunt across the globe. You'll have to find 31 items all hand-crafted by myself (you'll know them because I put my own blood in each one). Upon receiving instructions, you must find all items within one year, but the time between finding the items must be the same (there's an error of a few seconds so long as you smile). If you do find all items within a year, and have evenly spaced times between finds, your points are automatically reversed. If not, you will be brought back to the secret Island of the Posting Competition. On this island, you will be marked as having failed the test. You will then be put in the cave with the other failures. On the one year anniversary of your marking day, you will be brought out by the tribe and allowed to fight for your freedom. Winning the fight means that you will forever be free (unless you decide to try and reverse your points again, and fail a second time, in which case all of the above will be repeated, but more difficult). You will be forever marked, and possibly shunned by society.

* If you post at exactly the 11th hour of any odd dated Tuesday of an even month in a double year (e.g., 2020, 3333, etc...), your post will appear in gold. If wearing the official glasses of the Posting Competition, the gold post will transform itself, revealing the exact date and time of the next available points.

* Your 100,000th point post must make an offer to the points gods. It favors food, particularly sweets. But not store-bought, they must be home made sweets.

* Every post you make, your signature must be slightly different than the last, but not be a repeat of one of the last 20 signatures. This means that you can create 20 different signatures at the least, and interchange them. If you repeat all signatures in the same order though, your signature will be permanently changed to contain embarrassing facts about you.

Places
A place is determined first by point count, then by post count. So, say you have 20 points, and another person has 20 points. Technically you would be tied, however, if the other person has more posts than you, he would be one place ahead of you, and vice-versa.

Remarks
Okay, say you get the 500th post award. Just because you get that award doesn't mean that you also get a 250th post award. Just to clear that up. Same as 1000th post award, you don't get a 10th, 100th, 250th, 500th, etc, award as well.

Example
Person A got the 10th post. (Person A now has 10 points)
Person B got the 50th post. (Person B now has 20 points)
Person A got the 60th post. (Person A now has 20 points)
Person C got the 100th post. (Person C now has 30 points)

But It's So Off-Topic!
The original intention was to have people communicate about a topic and change it as necessary. This happens to an extent, but not to the degree I had hoped for. That said, it's better the way it is now.

Why Is This Thread Even Around?
A similar thread had been started, iirc, or something... I don't really remember. But that thread got locked, so I created this one. The moderators let it stay around because it effectively diverts the flow of spam from all over the place to here.

How Do I Win?
Upon this thread becoming locked, the person with the highest amount of points who did not contribute directly to the locking.

What's The Prize
The prize is your ability to let go of your rational mind in an effort to have fun, but also the ability to turn it back on when it's necessary. If you already have that ability, then the prize is the understanding of life, the universe, and everything... which is 42. (Warning: You may have just read a spoiler!)

Nobody's Responding To Me!
Too bad. Get over it.

That Wasn't Very Nice...
Not my problem.

Is That The Kind Of Conduct You Can Expect In This Thread?
Pretty much.

Your Title Casing Is Wrong
I'm doing it on purpose to annoy Randomness 128.

Where Is The Score Kept?
I used to keep track of the score manually, but then this thread grew out of control. BMacZero eventually wrote a program to automatically keep tally. Something happened maybe (I don't know, I wasn't here for years) and now Randomness 128 occasionally generates reports (most likely from some automated program).

Is It Wise To Annoy Randomness With These Messed Up Titles (question mark purposely missing, it is)
Yes! I'm sure he'll still keep tally... Maybe... (Hopefully...) Edit: We've sacked him. He's now off on the Island of Posting Shame somewhere.

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I'll bet no one noticed this additional edit.
Some of this new edit is thanks to budokaiman!

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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 03:58
Aaron I am so sorry!

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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 04:01
It's np. By posting I'm adding you to the competition.

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Awesomeness...

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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 04:08
I am getting that 10th post!

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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 04:12
I've got the 6th post, quite a shame it's not worth any points.

And to Ron Erickson (You said not to spam with pointless posts), this is not a pointless thread, just so you know, it is a "competition" with a scoring system and everything.

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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 04:15
Ya but make a rule that you can't double post you have to wait for someone else to post and if you need to add something just edit. Oh and well i've never been in a treehouse. I always wanted one and i did have a little shed one summer when i was young. It was made out of boxes and it was big,lots of crawling space. Well it rained 3 days later and well my parents threw it out. Was fun while it lasted.
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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 04:18
Lol, there should be a forum for talking about your girlfriend.

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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 04:20
Quote: "I always wanted one "


Me too.
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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 04:20 Edited at: 14th Sep 2007 04:21
10th post YAY (i think) ... i love this game is there points for 20 posts ?
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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 04:22 Edited at: 14th Sep 2007 04:22
3 new posts, gotta go back to the score board.

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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 04:23
No! Curses foiled again!

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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 04:25
... 13th post! woot!

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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 04:25
14th!

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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 04:26
Lol well guys i dont know well we are allowed to talk about random things so um my favourite ice cream is vanilla and second is strawberry what are yours ?
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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 04:30 Edited at: 14th Sep 2007 04:30
well i think we are allowed but stuff that isn't bad... like against the aup ... swear words, illegal stuff,religious and political just simple stuff like aaron said for example treehouse... well thats what i think . are we ?
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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 04:50
Quote: "Lol, there should be a forum for talking about your girlfriend. "


There is. Don't you see it?

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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 05:34
Quote: "And to Ron Erickson (You said not to spam with pointless posts), this is not a pointless thread, just so you know, it is a "competition" with a scoring system and everything. "


No, I said not to spam with pointless threads. I could care less if there is a topic or two to have some silly fun in. No problem from me. Just keep it somewhat clean. But... when loads of stupid topics start taking over, it gets to be too much.

Also, e-mailing mods with nasty messages is not a good idea.


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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 05:35 Edited at: 14th Sep 2007 05:38
20th post 20 is an increment of 10


woot! 10 points for me.

Edit for Ron
Okay. I was just making sure. Also, I didn't email ya about it or anything.

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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 05:53 Edited at: 14th Sep 2007 05:53
Quote: "No, I said not to spam with pointless threads. I could care less if there is a topic or two to have some silly fun in. No problem from me. Just keep it somewhat clean. But... when loads of stupid topics start taking over, it gets to be too much.

Also, e-mailing mods with nasty messages is not a good idea."


Not being slimy or trying to get an advantage (wouldn't work anyway), but I must say I like you as a mod .

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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 05:56
22nd post.

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Quote: "Also, I didn't email ya about it or anything."


I know. I know exactly who it was. He won't be participating in any of these threads for a while.


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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 06:00
Ah okay. For the record I don't send out nasty emails anyhow.

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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 06:18
Oh geesh, another thread of random posting? Why not just stop now, before we have a whole bunch of noob slaps on our hands.... I just can't see this thread turning out well, especially after the last couple of random threads got locked.

And don't count me as a competitor, darn it!

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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 06:28
Quote: "New Page - 50 points"

Not all of us see the same number of posts per page.


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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 06:29
Hm... True.

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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 06:35 Edited at: 14th Sep 2007 06:35
Quote: "Tied 6th - Dr Mannete - 0 points and 1 post."


Talk about words falling on deft ears...

Right, well, you're point system seems a bit flawed and confusing. Just have it like this:

10th post = 10 points
30th post = 30 points
100th post = 100 points

(increments of 10 posts, which equal the number of points you get)

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Quote: "Okay, say you get the 500th post award. Just because you get that award doesn't mean that you also get a 250th post award. Just to clear that up. Same as 1000th post award, you don't get a 10th, 100th, 250th, 500th, etc, award as well."


That cost me the 30th post.

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30th post.. yay?

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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 06:46 Edited at: 14th Sep 2007 06:47
hi guys aww dr.mandette u beat me i was posting posted and i thought i was 30 then i see your post well whatever.
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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 06:46
You posted and got 10 points, Mr. not in competition.

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Quote: "* You can't post anything that would go against the AUP, or otherwise have this thread locked."


This post in its own right could be locked:S

Quote: "Catapulted into the sun! (j/k)"


I'm glad you were j/k about catapulting anybody into the sun.

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I love the sun its so refreshing to be outside and have the sun shining on you. I feel like going outdoors but its night. Well anyways im going to bed hopefully you guys don't get too many posts ahead of me as that would be hard to catch up to.
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@Jerico2day
Quote: "This post in its own right could be locked:S"

False. Geek Culture, as stated by Rick, is "crap talk". And hence anything goes, this is a crap talk competition basically, and last time I checked, that doesn't go against the AUP in this board.

@LD52
Me too! I gotta do all the tallying.

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Quote: "And hence anything goes"


I think mods will beg to differ.

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You know what I mean.

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Quote: "Quote: "Lol, there should be a forum for talking about your girlfriend. "

There is. Don't you see it? "


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Now if we actually forward that forum to the goat, our problems would be solved.

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@dabip

You made Grandma smile and loose her teeth in the cat litter box. I'll go make some cookies now, that's what grandmas do all the time you know.

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Quote: "and loose her teeth in the cat litter box. I'll go make some cookies now"


If your teeth fall into the litter box, how will you be able to tell the difference between cookie and uhhh.... nevermind.
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yah, a happy new year to you too. Now where did i put those reading glasses? hmmmm this cookie tastes wierd.

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Haha I think we know who sent a nasty message, eh?

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My guess is Pyramid Games. :/ Tis a shame he can't post though, would be more fun.

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poop!
45th now, 5 more 2 go

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OMG!

Quote: "45th now, 5 more 2 go"

The ratio of 5 to 5 is 1! 5 - 1 = 4, then 2! 42 IT MUST BE A SIGN!

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Click here.

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Come on! Come on! 49!

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Posted: 14th Sep 2007 22:13 Edited at: 14th Sep 2007 22:13
*cough*

Post 50--- what do I get?

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