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Mattcrampy
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Yeah, I guess if I actually sat down and worked out what the answer was it wouldn't take a great amount of time.

I'll just scheme from the sidelines instead.

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04-08-2005 at 06:18 PM
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I'm in!
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I'm in
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Eh, why not. I'm in.
04-09-2005 at 01:19 AM
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I'm in.

Does that make all 1084 of us in yet?

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04-09-2005 at 08:23 AM
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I guess i'm in too. Now what do i have to do?
04-09-2005 at 03:28 PM
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I guess I'm in. I probably won't have time but what the heck.

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04-10-2005 at 04:17 AM
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I'm in, at least until I decide to be out...
Then once there I might decide to be in, you never know.

But hey, I'm a dog! I don't know whether I want to be out or in at any particular time, but in for now!
04-10-2005 at 04:46 AM
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I'm the in.
04-10-2005 at 04:59 AM
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Here's me committing. And Joy says I'm afraid of commitment.

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04-10-2005 at 05:16 AM
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I=in.
04-10-2005 at 06:23 AM
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I'm in.
04-10-2005 at 01:02 PM
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All right, I'm in also.
04-10-2005 at 08:10 PM
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This is by far the highest entered contest on record! (although since we haven't had that many contests, I guess that point could be viewed as a little superfluous)

Because of this, and also the fact that I was the first to commit, I feel compelled to speak about exactly how I am feeling about this contest. I therefore apologise for its slight off-topic nature, and before anyone asks, I'm not asking for sympathy. Instead, I'm trying to express my emotions, in order that it might help me feel psychologically better, and also perhaps add an element of discussion to this list of entries.

So... Ahem.

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How on earth am I going to compete with at least 60 other people, at least a quarter of which are many times better than me at abstract logic puzzles and pattern analysis, and probably half have seen more puzzles of that sort in the last year than I have seen in my whole lifetime?

I feel ridiculously intimidated by the competition, since this is a contest relying on the timed aspect (the scramble for the top 3 positions out of at least 60 is going to be ridiculous, although we won't know about it until the contest ends), and as any regular here would know, I'm always rubbish at timed contests.


With my fear carefully described to the Forum, I now feel slightly better, since coming last is at least better than not coming anywhere at all. So, I shall not be backing out.

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Anyway, good luck to everyone who entered (or will be entering)!

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04-10-2005 at 08:48 PM
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ErikH2000
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How on earth am I going to compete with at least 60 other people, at least a quarter of which are many times better than me at abstract logic puzzles and pattern analysis, and probably half have seen more puzzles of that sort in the last year than I have seen in my whole lifetime?

I'm sympathetic to that viewpoint, and I wanted people to enjoy the contest even if they aren't fast enough to compete. To that end, I asked that people not comment on their progress during the Revelations so other entrants aren't demoralized, and I also added the +8 incentive for anyone who gets a correct guess but doesn't make it to the winner's circle. There is another advantage that only some of the entrants will have, and it is likely to affect the outcome. I can't comment on the nature of this advantage without giving things away.

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04-10-2005 at 09:12 PM
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I'm sympathetic to that viewpoint, and I wanted people to enjoy the contest even if they aren't fast enough to compete. To that end, I asked that people not comment on their progress during the Revelations so other entrants aren't demoralized, and I also added the +8 incentive for anyone who gets a correct guess but doesn't make it to the winner's circle.

I'm not upset, Erik. Far from it, in fact, since I am looking forward to the mad (but hidden) scrambling for the answer that will be taking place soon. I just saw that there were so many posts that I just felt like saying what I was thinking.

I can remove my post above if you so wish.

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04-10-2005 at 09:33 PM
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I can remove my post above if you so wish.

No way! Everything's cool.

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04-10-2005 at 09:35 PM
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I'm in.

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04-10-2005 at 11:08 PM
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Bermuda Bill
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I'm in.

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04-11-2005 at 01:57 AM
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duggie
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I'm in. (I don't really know what's going on but I'll figure it out soon!)
04-11-2005 at 03:09 AM
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I'm in.
04-11-2005 at 05:54 AM
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I'm in! Not that I have heard of Games magazine. And who would think that people who play DRoD are people who like puzzles - I'm sensing untapped market correlation opportunities there! Of course, I'll probably forget about it after doing my taxes wipes out everything else in my brain. But that's ok, I'll just say "I'm out" after the contest has ended. :lol

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04-11-2005 at 07:53 AM
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Doh...taxes...I need to do those still too...

Game on,

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04-11-2005 at 08:59 AM
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I'm definitely in, though I should probably spend a bit more time studying for my finals as it is.

But, hey, I'm allowed to re-take my classes. :D

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04-11-2005 at 07:06 PM
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Mattcrampy
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You know how many entrants we've got now? 62. That's more than sixty!

And a number that big makes me go a little crazy.

So it's Crazy Matt's Discount Modpoint Warehouse! These modpoints are so cheap, we're just giving them away! We've got modpoints, rank points and even points for moderation! How can I make these move any faster?!

You want some mod points? Take the mod points! Open your mouth so I can put these mod points in there.

Mod points! Big ol' piles o' mod points! These prices are crazy!

Err, so I'm giving out random mod points to some people who sign up. There's a system to it, but it's a secret. The more people sign up, the more mod points I'll be dumping on people. If you haven't signed up, now's a good time, because you could have a bunch of mod points dumped on you! Just for being here!

See, I figure that the best way to devalue mod points is to randomly give them to people. Also seeds the system.

Matt,
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04-11-2005 at 08:12 PM
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I'm in.
04-11-2005 at 09:01 PM
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Mattcrampy wrote:
You know how many entrants we've got now? 62. That's more than sixty!

And a number that big makes me go a little crazy.

So it's Crazy Matt's Discount Modpoint Warehouse! These modpoints are so cheap, we're just giving them away! We've got modpoints, rank points and even points for moderation! How can I make these move any faster?!

You want some mod points? Take the mod points! Open your mouth so I can put these mod points in there.

Mod points! Big ol' piles o' mod points! These prices are crazy!

Err, so I'm giving out random mod points to some people who sign up. There's a system to it, but it's a secret. The more people sign up, the more mod points I'll be dumping on people. If you haven't signed up, now's a good time, because you could have a bunch of mod points dumped on you! Just for being here!

See, I figure that the best way to devalue mod points is to randomly give them to people. Also seeds the system.

Matt,
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I was wondering why I kept getting mod points for my entry.

I have a big mouth and it is wide open!
04-11-2005 at 09:15 PM
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Can I sign up again? :)

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04-11-2005 at 09:22 PM
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Mattcrampy
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Sure!

Of course, only the first time counts, but sure! You might get mod points off someone else for your chutzpah!

I want to use the word 'fella', 'cos I'm crazy!

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04-11-2005 at 10:11 PM
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Techant is in... :thumbsup

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