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100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« on: January 29, 2009, 02:57:39 PM »
In the next few months, RUA will top the 100,000 post mark.  :party0011:

At 20,000 posts, and 50,000 posts we had a competition and two of our members won something. As we approach another huge milestone in our growth, I thought it may be nice to do something again.

Our techs are able to determine which post is the 100,000th, and members can easily track it. (We are using the message counter at the bottom of the board not message numbers in the URL's - they can differ.) If a Mod, Admin or a Tech makes the 100,000th post, the prize will go to the next valid member post up. (100,001 for example.) If members prefer mods and techs are included, say so on this topic, and that might change. (I will exclude myself from that if so)

Rules: The winning post must be from a member with at least ten posts, and a proper post in a public room; that means not a post with just an emoticon, "me too", "lol" or similar comment in, and not any post in Off Topic & Dogpile or any private rooms. In case of doubt or disagreement as to the valid post, we will go with a minimum 3/5 vote from mods: Manny, Chris, Brasscasing, BB and Mendeleyev.

Reading guests: It's not too late to sign up as a member and win!

So whats the prize? Fifty Bucks! (Well we are not made of money.) One prize never suits everyone, so we will go for a multi-choice. Here are the options:

  • Option One: $50 (US) credited to either your Paypal account (or a similar merchant account like Nochex) or to a charity of your choice if you prefer. (Your choice will not be announced as per your choice.) If you are not American, it will be the equivalent in your currency. Today, US$50 buys £35 or €35 for example.*
  • Option Two: If you are a neophyte in your search, you may prefer a copy of The Russian Bride Guide, mailed right to your door, with a crisp $20 bill tucked inside the front cover (or £15, 700 руб (Russian Rubles) or €15 according to your preference).
  • Option Three: Again, probably for guys at the beginning of their journey, we are turning Dollars into Pounds: UK £50 (Around US$70) of services at our associated site: Ladagirl.com. You can use that £50 for translation, verification calls, three-way calls, womens contact information or any other service Ladagirl offers. 

The $50 is not meant to be a traffic stopping huge prize. It is meant to be a token "Thank You" to one of the active members here who make the forum what it is; a super resource for many people.

I think the three options above offer something for everyone; newbies and married members alike. If you are new to the pursuit of Russian women, you can choose to take a copy of the Russian Bride Guide with 700 Rubles tucked inside the front cover for example. That 700 Rubles will buy your lunch when you pass through Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on the way to visit your first lady. You can choose £50 of Ladagirl services if you prefer. If you are a married veteran member, you can just send the $50 to your Paypal account or to a charity of your choice if you prefer.

So who will it be?

* If a member in the Russian Federation or Ukraine wins the $50, and wants the money, but has no Paypal account, the $50 will be sent by bank transfer from within the FSU sans bank charges.


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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009, 02:46:30 PM »
Well - I would settle for a real UK National Lottery Ticket that the Nigerians keep telling me I have won - or a few quid bet on the Spring Grand National Steeplechase race in Aintree!!!!

With our new Wiemar republic currencies and $900 troy ounce Gold - will really need to leverage that $50 or 50GBP prize (No British Pound symbol on this bloody new GE Yank Spankin multimedia Keyboard).

Strange has a Euro E symbol next to the number 5 but darned if I can figure how it works!

Good luck to number 100K tiphat

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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 01:26:57 AM »


Strange has a Euro E symbol next to the number 5 but darned if I can figure how it works!



Ctrl+Alt+4 usually does it ;)
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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 02:29:02 AM »


Strange has a Euro E symbol next to the number 5 but darned if I can figure how it works!



Ctrl+Alt+4 usually does it ;)
I believe it's CTRL+ALT+5 on US-International layout ;)

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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009, 08:59:45 PM »
The question is can we take ours in UK National lottery tickets or Grand National bookmakers betting slips?

$50 or 50 Quid would go a lot farther leveraged a bit...

Got to love those million to one odds :smokin:

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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2009, 07:18:46 AM »
How do you know what the current post count is?
And I think it's going to be a long, long time...

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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009, 07:29:21 AM »
How do you know what the current post count is?

Bottom of the home page  :-X

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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2009, 08:57:17 AM »
Thanks, Chris.   We better get to posting!   
And I think it's going to be a long, long time...

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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2009, 09:55:17 AM »
We need bigger sponsors..... :smokin: ;D  :money: :popcorn: :laugh:

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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2009, 03:30:12 AM »
Well we just hit the 90,000 mark, so the 100,000 is not far away.  :party0031:
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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2009, 08:24:25 AM »

So whats the prize? Fifty Bucks! (Well we are not made of money.)

One prize never suits everyone, so we will go for a multi-choice. Here are the options:


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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2009, 08:40:39 AM »
Which count 'counts'.. the 78301 (well now probably 78,302) you get adding up the post counts on the main forum page or the forum counter which shows 90,083?

The number posts column just didn't look 'right' for 90k so out of curiosity added them up.

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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2009, 09:04:05 AM »
Which count 'counts'.. the 78301 (well now probably 78,302) you get adding up the post counts on the main forum page or the forum counter which shows 90,083?

The number posts column just didn't look 'right' for 90k so out of curiosity added them up.


The forum stats page on the main page counts. The numbers don't add up, because there is an admin forum as well ;-)
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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2009, 04:41:43 PM »
Not long to go now.........

 ;D

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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2009, 05:00:33 PM »
Not long to go now.........

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Quick! Everyone start posting!  ;D

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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2009, 02:14:21 PM »
Even though I am new to the forum, I better start posting so I can get up to 10 posts :)
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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2009, 04:53:33 PM »
Well - I would settle for a real UK National Lottery Ticket

One of these guys?

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The prize was £4.42 M last Saturday- about $6.7M  :o

I am happy to buy and include lottery tickets in with the prize!  :nod:

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Even though I am new to the forum, I better start posting so I can get up to 10 posts

It would be nice for a newb to win it, but what about our poor beleaguered mods? Nobody has said if they should be included or not yet....... :fighting0025:

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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2009, 05:03:10 PM »
It should be open to everyone.

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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2009, 06:08:55 PM »
Well - I would settle for a real UK National Lottery Ticket

One of these guys?

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The prize was £4.42 M last Saturday- about $6.7M  :o

I am happy to buy and include lottery tickets in with the prize!  :nod:

It would be nice for a newb to win it, but what about our poor beleaguered mods? Nobody has said if they should be included or not yet....... :fighting0025:

 I can see it now:
"Hey Brass, congratulations you've won the National Lottery!!!!...Just send me $10,000. for the administration fee and I'll send you your winnings."
Signed Manny
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Ghana     ;D :ROFL:

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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2009, 07:50:30 PM »
Well - I would settle for a real UK National Lottery Ticket

One of these guys?

(Attachment Link)

The prize was £4.42 M last Saturday- about $6.7M  :o

I am happy to buy and include lottery tickets in with the prize!  :nod:

It would be nice for a newb to win it, but what about our poor beleaguered mods? Nobody has said if they should be included or not yet....... :fighting0025:

 I can see it now:
"Hey Brass, congratulations you've won the National Lottery!!!!...Just send me $10,000. for the administration fee and I'll send you your winnings."
Signed Manny
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Ghana     ;D :ROFL:

Brass

And make sure thats $10,000 REAL MONEY, not that funny Canuck monopoly money....  :ROFL:

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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2009, 07:56:02 PM »
The 100,000th post will be made on a Sunday  :smileysherlock:

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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2009, 08:03:56 PM »
I recommend including the mods & techies in the post competition
and only exclude Manny and Mrs Manny.

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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2009, 03:47:10 AM »
I recommend including the mods & techies in the post competition
and only exclude Manny and Mrs Manny.

Just my two kopecks,

Bill

Yes, I think we will go with that then.  :nod:
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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2009, 05:59:10 AM »
Our Canuck national lottery is up to about $40 million.  Maybe someone doesn't want that much funny money though. :)
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Re: 100,000th Post Competition - Cash Prize!
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2009, 10:12:21 AM »


It would be nice for a newb to win it, but what about our poor beleaguered mods? Nobody has said if they should be included or not yet....... :fighting0025:

In addition to the extravagant Mod salaries?  :chuckle: :chuckle:


{I would also think they should be given a chance to win.  tiphat}


 

 

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