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Our Advertisers Thread, STOCKTOBER2! A month of prizes and sweeties from VeryPC in Purchasing and Trading; One off topic thing and 1 little grumble: 1. I have now installed the Edugeek app on my phone. Now ...
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    One off topic thing and 1 little grumble:

    1. I have now installed the Edugeek app on my phone. Now NOTHING will get done as I will be forever looking at the site
    2. This might be sour grapes talking but I am a bit disappointed that a winner of Stock2ber is someone who hasn't even posted in the thread. Not one single post from him in here. Not even a how do you do. Does that seem right?? I know everyone is entitled to a fair chance to win something but at least say hi or something. It's not just me that thinks this is it??

    Moan over, Good morning Edugeekers

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeightonJames View Post
    One off topic thing and 1 little grumble:

    1. I have now installed the Edugeek app on my phone. Now NOTHING will get done as I will be forever looking at the site
    2. This might be sour grapes talking but I am a bit disappointed that a winner of Stock2ber is someone who hasn't even posted in the thread. Not one single post from him in here. Not even a how do you do. Does that seem right?? I know everyone is entitled to a fair chance to win something but at least say hi or something. It's not just me that thinks this is it??

    Moan over, Good morning Edugeekers
    Agreed. Good morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradlys View Post
    Agreed. Good morning

    How do.

    *ahem*

    Reckon I'd get lynched if I got the big prize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeightonJames View Post
    One off topic thing and 1 little grumble:

    1. I have now installed the Edugeek app on my phone. Now NOTHING will get done as I will be forever looking at the site
    2. This might be sour grapes talking but I am a bit disappointed that a winner of Stock2ber is someone who hasn't even posted in the thread. Not one single post from him in here. Not even a how do you do. Does that seem right?? I know everyone is entitled to a fair chance to win something but at least say hi or something. It's not just me that thinks this is it??

    Moan over, Good morning Edugeekers
    Attachment 21009

    Goot moaning.

    Re #1: Yes. The edugeek app is the source of all evil...

    Re #2: I agree. It's annoyed me in every VeryPC giveaway thread so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt-A View Post
    How do.

    *ahem*

    Reckon I'd get lynched if I got the big prize.
    At least you will have been active in the competition thread

    Just something that I thought of yesterday that's all and it just seemed a little bit unfair to me. Oh well, rules is rules I s'pose

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradlys View Post
    @VeryPC

    Where do I sign up for a job? :P
    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    I'm wondering that as well - also do you get staff discounts ?

    Al or someone from @VeryPC ??
    Since our staff turnover rate is so low, we need to be in an active hiring phase for new tecchies etc, and we've recently bagged us a few new ones of those. You might have to wait for someone to have an "accident".

    Of course, CVs are always welcome at any time. We give them to HR to keep on file in case they might be useful in the future.

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC View Post
    You might have to wait for someone to have an "accident".
    I pictured Al rubbing his hands together here whilst laughing like an evil villain!! Why is accident inside quotation marks?? Are you planning on hurting someone Al??

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeightonJames View Post
    At least you will have been active in the competition thread

    Just something that I thought of yesterday that's all and it just seemed a little bit unfair to me. Oh well, rules is rules I s'pose
    I agree with you! In my defence I have thoroughly enjoyed lurking on this thread throughout the whole month. From my perspective I've been involved from the start, but you are correct in that I should have probably contributed earlier.

    Keep up the sterling work people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeightonJames View Post
    ...This might be sour grapes talking but I am a bit disappointed that a winner of Stock2ber is someone who hasn't even posted in the thread. Not one single post from him in here. Not even a how do you do. Does that seem right?? I know everyone is entitled to a fair chance to win something but at least say hi or something. It's not just me that thinks this is it??
    Quote Originally Posted by Bradlys View Post
    Agreed.
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    ...I agree. It's annoyed me in every VeryPC giveaway thread so far.
    I've not done any stats or anything, but with well over 100 entrants in STOCKTOBER2! I reckon there are more entrants who have NOT posted than who have. We've got no problem with this. Being active in the thread is encouraged but by no means a prerequisite for entry or winning. I think that we'd see quite a big reduction in entries if we insisted on a certain level of involvement to qualify, and from a business point of view, we need this competition to be as popular as possible within our target market.

    We try to boost the chances of you regular posters by offering bonus entries and prizes as we go along. We also don't want to skew the result too far in anyone's favour, hence the entry cap of 3. It is always nice to see a prize going to an active contributor, but being drawn is still random chance, so any name can come out of the chassis.

    What we see the thread as really being for is a place to have fun: post the videos, make comments, banter, have a laugh and generally see where the flow takes us. I like to think of it as a little playground where you guys and us at VeryPC can enjoy ourselves and relax a bit. Judging by the activity, I think most would agree that the thread works pretty well in this regard. So it's here for those who want to join in, but if it became compulsory I suspect the amount of fun being had on here would drop somewhat.

    Either way, thread activity is not required for a standard entry, and bonus entries can be earned by joining in, so I think it's about as fair to both sides as we can make it, but it is still all pure chance - you could be drawn out of the chassis this very morning! [how bad will it look if one of you 3 DOES get drawn out of the chassis this morning now?]

    Okay, speech over. I think the only way I can finish this little shpiel is by wishing all entrants the best of luck.

    Al

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    Did I get an extra entry for the Fox video? :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC View Post
    [how bad will it look if one of you 3 DOES get drawn out of the chassis this morning now?]
    It's TRIPLE DRAW STOCK2BER FRIDAY! [so all 3 of us could win!]

    Also, who were these 7 people? [@VeryPC_Tom_B should know what I'm on about.] My emails are super laggy today so it's quicker to ask here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt-A View Post
    How do.

    *ahem*

    Reckon I'd get lynched if I got the big prize.
    Hi @Matt-A

    No lynchings in here (unless for some bizarre reason I've decided to re-enact some sort of robo-lynching in a prize draw video, which is unlikely, but not utterly beyond the realms of possibility during October at VeryPC).

    All are welcome in the Stocktoberverse! EDIT - ALL UK based IT techs and manager types are welcome in the Stocktoberverse! This place is like one of those non-judgemental just-love-everyone kids cartoons where all conflicts are solved by being friends and sharing!

    Nothing but love in the STOCKTOBER2! thread - really glad to have you.

    Al

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    I am not entirely sure as to why people are complaining when you have a chance to win something for nothing?

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    *deletes snarky comment*

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I am not entirely sure as to why people are complaining when you have a chance to win something for nothing?
    My thoughts exactly - there's nowt much free these days!

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