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TPU Contest ideas...what's yours?

Discussion in 'Comments & Feedback' started by Paulieg, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. 3volvedcombat

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    Why are the admins always the witty and so smart

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    Erocker is just "special";)
     
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    a poll of who's your favorite moderator could be one
    then someone who enters goes into a randomly picked draw and gets a prize
    this could also help the boss to improve you guys, instead of people randomly moaning
    by the way what funds are allocated for such a prize/prizes ?
     
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    I think its based on sponsored donations for prizes.
     
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    I think a contest where I have a distinct advantage would be good.

    The contest should be held every week I think :p
     
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    I bumped the 2010 Cenus Request thread to show the amount of people who are interested in a census but also the associated contest.

    Hope it helps :)
     
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    I still recon my idea is good, as im pretty sure everyone here loves a good game :D
     
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    One noteworthy contest I saw recently on another site was a trivia contest relying on pictures. On starting day, in this case a Monday, they'd show you a picture of a piece of hardware with most of it blacked out. Day 2 would be the same picture, with a little more revealed. So on, so forth until Friday when the full picture was put up.

    People who guess correctly on day 1 got 5 entries, day 2 correct answer earned 4 entries, all the way down to 1 entry for day 5. Incorrect, no matter the day, was worth 0 entries of course. At the end of each week, the item(s) in question was(were) raffled off and then the next week's contest started. I think this happened over 4 weeks, and was pretty fun doing the whole trivia bit.
     
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    I like the travelling hardware idea - most interesting place / activity wins. Im off to paris in a few days, might make a picture log of my old 7300LE with micky mouse and co :laugh:
     
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    That does sound interesting.
     
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    Agreed. Hmm..:D
     
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    Most interesting thing you found on the side of the road, biggest profit made off of selling random crap you found. :laugh:
     
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    Buddy of mine found a guy selling a 'box' of computer parts on CraigsList for $50. Found a Q6600 G0 and sold it for $175 within 1 day. Lucky bastard.
     
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    Contest ideas :

    Graphic Arts : Redesign the TPU forums logo bar. Nothing wrong with it, it would just be a fun contest.
    Graphic Arts : Most creative rendering of the TPU (power button) logo.
    Photography : Best photograph that contains W1zz's avatar.
    Writing : Best moderator suck up lines.
    Writing : How TPU ruined my sex life (150 words or less)
    Case Mod : Best TPU themed case
    Drawing : Best hand drawn illustration of W1zz and all the staff

    Okay that used up all the brain cells I have left for today.
     
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    How about pictures and descriptions of the worst PC possible. The one with the worst PC imaginable wins.

    Computer Hardware being used for anything but hardware. Best Picture/Idea wins. Like using a CPU to cook some eggs or a graphics card to hold up a table.

    I personally like the OCing Idea, but winner would be the one with the highest Benchmark score.

    I'll try and think of some better ones.
     
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    +1 to both Steevo's and El Fiendo's suggestion.

    An idea I have elaborating on El Fiendo's is using pictures of Game dvd/cd cases.
    One would start with a zoomed-in picture. Then as guesses go by the picture gets gradually zoomed out till someone guesses the name of the game.

    Taking an example one would start with this:

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    and the solution would be this:

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    If that would be too easy, the first picture could also be made in one colour (say just a shade of green) and randomly rotated.
     
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    i vote highest netbook 3dmark score

    i got this in the bag :D


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    how about hit the submit button and your entered! ;) must have at least 50+ post or something like that to enter for us less talented people and the prizes could be items that where used in reviews i bet you guys got alot of GPU's to give out :)
     
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    How about my box Challenge? that may make a good contest. Have the prizes be something like maybe have one of the modders that are good with making cases/working metal build there case out of metal of some kind
    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?p=1770706#post1770706


    EDIT:I see MK beat me to it Thanks MK for posting :toast:
     
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    its an excellent idea, it encourages everyone to participate (not just those with lots of tools/money)

    I havent seen it done anywhere yet

    and really after seeing t77snapshot's entry (pretty dam cool) it hit me that just plain boxes with stuff inside seemed silly, now add to that your idea to keep track of temps (I am a bit tired of fancy paint/hardware that does nothing to improve the basic case idea)

    It just seemed to be the ultimate case contest (but should have a more realistic time limit maybe a week or 2 to allow people to have more time to plan and incorporate it into their schedules)
    and possibility limiting it to using just cardboard, tape and a hot melt glue gun and maybe fan grills to keep it simple..(no plastic/Carbonfiber/alum panels/paint etc)
     
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    Don't worry if it was to be accepted the time limit would be upped.I just didn't want people wasting alot of time on something that is most likely going to be thrown away and to kinda keep it some what fair.
    Its more fair if people have a limit of sizes and things that can be used and also time. Now for some that have alot of things to do the time limit may not work for them
     
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    OK guys. I have a few weeks to relax a bit, so I thought I'd kick start this thread again.

    I like many of the ideas presented, however, as sneekypeet mentioned, I'd like some contest ideas that everyone can participate in regardless of specific skills, so no one needs to feel left out....

    Thoughts?
     
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    That part will be hard no doubt, you cant please everyone.

    I say we could have a Simple Overclocking Contest :D
    Again we can have different brackets and a cap on highest speed you can use
     

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