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Contest: Flatter Or Abuse The Moderators

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  1. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Just when you thought the contests at TPU couldn't get any better,
    With W1zz's approval and and a fair amount of trepidation from all us moderators we present you with ...

    The Official Suck Up or Take a Cheap Shot at the TPU Mods Contest.
    [​IMG]

    CONTEST RULES


    Write a humorous poem about the moderators on TPU.

    • The contest is open to all TPU members, including staff, who are not part of the judging panel.
    • You must include at least three (3) moderator's TPU names in the poem.
    • The poem must be exactly eight lines long.
    • The poem must rhyme in a reasonable fashion.
    • No vulgarity, racially sensitive or sexual references will be allowed. Period. (No Fap references, MailMan)
      Any entry not conforming to this rule will be deleted and the entrant immediately disqualified.
    • All posting rules as outlined in the TPU guidelines apply also.
    • One entry per member only.
    • The most humorous poems, as chosen by the judging panel, will win.

    PRIZES


    1st Place : One (1) OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" SATA II MLC 60 GB Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Runner-up prizes
    One (1) Retail "World In Conflict" Collectors Edition, includes chunk of the Berlin Wall! (for PC)
    One (1) Brand new copy of "The Settlers VI: Rise of an Empire" (for PC)
    One (1) Brand new HP Neoprene Notebook Sleeve - Black Stream Pattern.

    SCHEDULE


    • The contest will end on Friday, May 20th, 2011
    • All entries prior to the closing of this thread which meet the above criteria will be considered for the prize.

    ADDITIONAL INFO AND DISCLAIMERS


    • You must be a member of TechPowerUp! Forums.
    • This contest is open to any member of any age in any geographic location, where local laws permit such contests and prize distribution.
    • Winner must be willing to PM his/her name and valid mailing address in order to receive the prize.
    • At contest completion, the winner will be posted in a contest results thread, and the winner must respond within one week of notification otherwise a new winner will be chosen.
    • TechPowerUp and its staff shall not accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by you or any other participant entering the competition or as a result of accepting any prize.
    • TechPowerUp and its staff are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telecommunications network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, telephone lines or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the competition.
    • TechPowerUp and its staff also reserve the right to change or amend the rules if necessary.
    • By entering into this contest you agree to all of the above rules and regulations.
    • All decisions are final.
    • All prizes were donated by various members of the TPU Moderation Staff 'cuz we wuvs you all soooo much.
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  2. AlienIsGOD

    AlienIsGOD

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    awe man this wont be fun :p j/k Some of the members are very witty :D let's see if that will translate to some good reads :toast:
    Crunching for Team TPU
  3. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Awesome competition. :cool: Ya, we wuvs ya back!

    But why has the Thanks button been disappeared though? I wanna click it for the OP. Surely you'd wanna keep it for a thread like this. :confused::confused:

    This isn't my entry btw, lol I'll have to think of something a bit later.
  4. entropy13

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    Well it seems I already have some inspiration with Mussels and his burned pizza. :laugh:
  5. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    If poems are too girly, you may rap.
  6. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    I'm not so good at poetry guys, and I don't think any of my teachers would approve, but here is mine:

    Code:
    In her hour of pride,
    I posted Black Panther's rear end,
    And for this post so snide,
    sneekypeet gave me ten.  
    
    So I ran to the Teamspeak,
    Where Erocker and Gary did say,
    Minecraft and you too,
    Are both a bit gay.
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  7. MRCL

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    Oh Kreij, what have you started, fool.
    For you are just a henchmen of the W1zzard, a tool.
    We shall make fun of mods then, you say?
    And we cannot be our childish self, much to our dismay?
    We had so much to say about the mod hitting thirty grand,
    Mussels I believe, his addiction got out of hand.
    Alas, the mods did not know what they have caused,
    For even DanTheBanjomans witty remarks will be silenced and paused.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  8. Bow

    Bow

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    :rockout:
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  9. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Banstick Dummy

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    Without the power of fap I am useless. What kinda contest doesn't allow fapping?!
  10. JrRacinFan

    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    LOL (fap reference included :p)

    Kreij you said no fapping remarks,
    Well I just used it
    now feed me to the sharks.
    For one word will end this
    and you can dismiss.

    This entry is now invalid
    disqualify me if you wish.
    As you can see my blunder
    I tried to cause thunder
    but came out like a rotten egg
    please don't make a grown man beg
    for I want to be the one WINNING
    now you can see my blunder
    for trying to make this too long
    as you can see Uncle Kreij
    I can't rhyme and don't belong.

    xD
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    invalid anyway it has to have 8 lines
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    [​IMG]

    Code:
    1 - At the TPU Wedding
    2 - Pastor W1zzard thanked thee
    3 - For Mussel's and Mailman
    4 - It was meant to be
    5 - Everyone at TPU cried with Joy
    6 - Except for Erocker, it was all aborh 
    7 - Btarunr hurried to write about the news
    8 - That this would be gayer than all his reviews!
    
    :)
  13. JrRacinFan

    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Doesn't bother me. I'm not in it to win it anyway, just wanted to make a laugh. I read the rules and if you read what I wrote I made it too long on purpose.
  14. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

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    since im not a judge and i know the mods best i think i will give it a shot.

  15. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Banstick Dummy

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    TheMailman's genius can never be contained. Only diverted.
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    # No vulgarity, racially sensitive or sexual references will be allowed. Period. (No Fap references, MailMan)
    Any entry not conforming to this rule will be deleted and the entrant immediately disqualified.

    But not banned.
    So on a technicality, this could be an opportunity for people to slander and claim it was for the contest.

    Nice, this is going to be like the class President race back in '83
  17. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Banstick Dummy

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    Yeah good luck with that. TPU is not a democracy. Its a frat house run by a dictator. If you are gonna bring that vibe you better be ready to pay the piper.
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just because it doesn't say it doesn't mean it can't happen. Besides, if the post is just going to get deleted right away there's no point.
  19. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Except you forgot one little thing. The next line under the one you quoted ...
    Do you honestly think we would not cover our tails? :rolleyes:
  20. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    For the record, you pretty much just described every highly active forum on the internet. Or at least you'd need to replace frat with sorority for a select few but all else is generally the same. Note I'm just pointing out fact and not making commentary other than to say it doesn't need to be/shouldn't be a democracy. It's a privately owned and operated entity and we're just guests here.
  21. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Banstick Dummy

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    Yeah I know. But generally speaking TPU is a more maturely maintained site. So much in fact people start to think they have a vote in the going on's. When in fact they are one second away from a perma-ban if the show a lack of respect to other members..........I said member. lol
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    Are three 3-line haiku's acceptable in place of the 8-line recommendation?
  23. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    The words "must be exactly" are a clue that it's not a recommendation. ;)
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    I see there's only 24 replies to this thread. Normally I would have expected a lot more, with more contest entries.

    I can tell you that writing a poem, whether it's gay or not, ain't easy and I'm all out. I've looked at the entries here and I'm thinking "How the f* am I gonna do that? :eek:"

    They make pretty good reading though, keep them coming. :toast:
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