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04-18-2010, 04:50 PM   #1
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Thank goodness for the General Talk sections

I know that no posts here count towards the camera contests and I have to say its refreshing to see the regulars are still posting. I for one will be glad when the contest is over and the forums return to normal. Has anyone checked out the post your photo section my god man the reviews are nothing but count fluffing. ok thats enough for me now and I can tell you I am glad this post isnt included in the contest.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
I know that no posts here count towards the camera contests and I have to say its refreshing to see the regulars are still posting. I for one will be glad when the contest is over and the forums return to normal. Has anyone checked out the post your photo section my god man the reviews are nothing but count fluffing. ok thats enough for me now and I can tell you I am glad this post isnt included in the contest.
Can I get an Amen from the Congregation for brother Gokenin?
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Can I get an Amen from the Congregation for brother Gokenin?
Amen, and a hearty "Hallelujah!" as well!
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Keep it up and this thread will be moved to Politics, Religion, Etc...

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04-18-2010, 06:32 PM   #5
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POLL: What is the million-post contest?

What is the actual purpose or whatever of the current contest?

1) An actual product promotion, naively sponsored by Pentax.

2) A spamfest meant to devour bandwidth and server resources.

3) A psychological exercise to promote pathological behavior.

4) A stress test to determine how much pressure causes meltdown.

5) A test-bed for nefarious government data-mining technologies.

6) A tool to reprogram the brains of a subset of participants.

7) A Satanic ritual demanding immediate exorcism and cleansing.

8) The best thing to come down the Web since the Drudge Report.

9) The weirdest masturbatory fantasy any gearhead could want.
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What is the actual purpose or whatever of the current contest?

1) An actual product promotion, naively sponsored by Pentax.

2) A spamfest meant to devour bandwidth and server resources.

3) A psychological exercise to promote pathological behavior.

4) A stress test to determine how much pressure causes meltdown.

5) A test-bed for nefarious government data-mining technologies.

6) A tool to reprogram the brains of a subset of participants.

7) A Satanic ritual demanding immediate exorcism and cleansing.

8) The best thing to come down the Web since the Drudge Report.

9) The weirdest masturbatory fantasy any gearhead could want.
10 - A naive psychological spamfest to determine how much a nefarious government can retool the brains of Satanic ritualists masturbating to the Drudge Report.
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10 - A naive psychological spamfest to determine how much a nefarious government can retool the brains of Satanic ritualists masturbating to the Drudge Report.
That's cheating.

I like it.
04-18-2010, 10:11 PM   #8
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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
I know that no posts here count towards the camera contests and I have to say its refreshing to see the regulars are still posting. I for one will be glad when the contest is over and the forums return to normal. Has anyone checked out the post your photo section my god man the reviews are nothing but count fluffing. ok thats enough for me now and I can tell you I am glad this post isnt included in the contest.
Agreed! What a mess out there.

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I just had to look on the post your photo section after opening this post. It seems that some people are posting pic's that wouldn't even make it off my memory card to rack up their post count

I did actually give some + feedback on one post. Although it wasn't A. work it's obvious that the fellow is trying to learn photography.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
What is the actual purpose or whatever of the current contest?

1) An actual product promotion, naively sponsored by Pentax.

2) A spamfest meant to devour bandwidth and server resources.

3) A psychological exercise to promote pathological behavior.

4) A stress test to determine how much pressure causes meltdown.

5) A test-bed for nefarious government data-mining technologies.

6) A tool to reprogram the brains of a subset of participants.

7) A Satanic ritual demanding immediate exorcism and cleansing.

8) The best thing to come down the Web since the Drudge Report.

9) The weirdest masturbatory fantasy any gearhead could want.
11) A neat idea, but with some wrinkles and some unintended consequences.

As a marketer, I can't blame Adam et. al. for trying this. He and the mods have done right by me since I joined - there's stlll no other place like this for Pentax owners. So the contest has some wrinkles and unintended consequences. And it's ruffled some feathers. This too will pass.
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Agreed! What a mess out there.
What a mess in here too, there must be half a dozen "we're almost there" posts in GT today.

Time to head to the Politics/Religion forum for some true sanctuary.
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