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Old 11-19-2005, 05:48 AM   #1 (Print)
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Yaffle 2005: Fof's Countdown to 15k

We had a lot of fun last friday (Veteran's Day,) raffling off a Logitech Wireless Xbox Controller (congrats, jpm37.) Serendipitously, the raffle turned into an elaborate YAMM spectacle, with the Bonus Round going to Neenahboy, and the Mystery Prize being awarded to nachonaco as my post count hit the magic 15k number.

Timckelly called it "the most elaborate YAMM (he's) ever seen!"

Virtual hugs all around, as the real-time excitement came to a crescendo near midnight. Silliness, suspense, creativity and COMMUNITY. What more could you ask for in a thread?

What more could you ask for in a YAMM?

That certainly felt like a nice way to excuse myself and take a break for awhile. And it's been a very productive week.

Alas, it's come to my attention that I've been unceremoniously de-YAMMed. So, what does that mean?

Yes, ladies and gents, I get to YAMM again!


Now let's think about this: how many people get to enjoy the thrill of a 15k YAMM a second time? Not many, I tell you... and this one's going to be bigger. This one's going to be better.

The Mystery Prize being awarded at the end of this one is very exciting. Better than all of the previous prizes, combined!



So, how do you enter? Simple: be the second poster directly after my 15,000th.

That's right, make the second post. Right after my 15,000th. In the same thread where I posted my last.

I'll refresh that thread (wherever it may be) a few seconds after I post. Then I'll take a screenshot. Whoever is the second poster after my 15,000th at the time of my screenshot... will win the Super Deluxe Mega Mystery Prize.

Good luck, my TCF friends, and Happy Holidays!





EDITED 11/23/05: We have a winner!



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Old 11-19-2005, 10:12 AM   #2 (Print)
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This could be the very best Yaffle ever!!
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Old 11-19-2005, 10:15 AM   #3 (Print)
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Good idea

Oh, being the second reply here doesn't get me anything?


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Old 11-19-2005, 10:55 AM   #4 (Print)
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I'll be on the lookout. Welcome back, Fofer!

Oh, and speaking of the mystery prize: have you received it, naco?

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Old 11-19-2005, 11:01 AM   #5 (Print)
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This could be quite the contest...

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Old 11-19-2005, 11:06 AM   #6 (Print)
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what WAS the mystery prize? Did naco even get it yet?

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Old 11-19-2005, 02:55 PM   #7 (Print)
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Both prizes have been mailed (xbox controller first, mystery prize a few days later in the week.) I'm sure the first raffle's winners will pipe in soon!
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Old 11-19-2005, 02:57 PM   #8 (Print)
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This could be the very best Yaffle ever!!


oh oh oh ... I hope the prize is a pony ! ! !!

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Old 11-19-2005, 03:01 PM   #9 (Print)
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Anyone care to suggest in which thread I should make post 15,000? Only 140 to go.

That's a freakin' lunch break!
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Old 11-19-2005, 03:09 PM   #10 (Print)
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Shouldn't it be a 'Fof's Countup to 15K' - Fof's Countdown is what a mod does when you arrive
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Old 11-19-2005, 03:14 PM   #11 (Print)
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Anyone care to suggest in which thread I should make post 15,000? Only 140 to go.

That's a freakin' lunch break!

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-v...ad.php?t=268766

Obscure, and yet, within 6 posts, one of the best thread hijacks I've ever seen.
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Old 11-19-2005, 03:29 PM   #12 (Print)
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Shouldn't it be a 'Fof's Countup to 15K' - Fof's Countdown is what a mod does when you arrive


pgogborn makes a good point.
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Old 11-19-2005, 03:30 PM   #13 (Print)
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http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-v...ad.php?t=268766

Obscure, and yet, within 6 posts, one of the best thread hijacks I've ever seen.



Interesting. Verrry interesting. I'll keep that one in mind.
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Old 11-19-2005, 03:34 PM   #14 (Print)
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dansee, just reading that thread makes my head hurt a bit. Monumental hijack, yes, but even the words are so deliciously British.

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Moving further from the topic...
The 38 was replaced in the last few days. As I was hacked up on my bike by the bendybusabomination driven like a Routemaster I wondered how many more customers with accessibility issues they were likely to create

Getting a baby buggy onto a RM was no joke but as you said the conductor would help - on the benders you're on your own...



What in the...?


Oh, how I still love our jolly UK General Chit-Chatting counterparts!
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Old 11-19-2005, 04:07 PM   #15 (Print)
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Old 11-19-2005, 04:18 PM   #16 (Print)
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Old 11-19-2005, 06:14 PM   #17 (Print)
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Both prizes have been mailed (xbox controller first, mystery prize a few days later in the week.) I'm sure the first raffle's winners will pipe in soon!


Here is your first winner piping in. Received my beautiful wireless Xbox Controller on Friday, in mint condition no less. Just wanted to say thanks again to Fofer for the raffle. I know I should be thrilled about my new toy, but.... you couldn't throw some batteries in there for me??? Didn't have to be Energizer, maybe some used Radio Shack ones or something. Seriously though, it works perfectly and I couldn't be more pleased. Thanks again Fofer and have fun with your YAMM repeat.

Fofer Raffles = *Batteries not included

P.S. Did they delete that entire thread?


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Old 11-19-2005, 07:54 PM   #18 (Print)
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So, how do you enter? Simple: be the second poster directly after my 15,000th.

That's right, make the second post. Right after my 15,000th. In the same thread where I posted my last.

I'll refresh that thread (wherever it may be) a few seconds after I post. Then I'll take a screenshot. Whoever is the second poster after my 15,000th at the time of my screenshot... will win the Super Deluxe Mega Mystery Prize.

Good luck, my TCF friends, and Happy Holidays!


So let me get this straight...

The first poster after your 15,000th post gets nothing, and the second poster is the winner...?

Just trying to be clear...


Not that I'll win...My name only comes up for things I'm not eligible for...

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Old 11-19-2005, 08:03 PM   #19 (Print)
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So let me get this straight...

The first poster after your 15,000th post gets nothing, and the second poster is the winner...?

Just trying to be clear...



That's rrrrright, hefe, and thanks for asking!


Although, since you asked, I should confess that I'm considering giving a consolation prize to the first poster.

The second poster is the one however that gets the Super Deluxe Mega Mystery Prize.


What I like about the winner being the second poster is that someone needs to take the bullet and be the first poster. So it's not as much an issue of "speed" -- as it is "luck" and "being in the right place at the right time."
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Old 11-19-2005, 10:37 PM   #20 (Print)
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So, basically, we need to stalk fofer until he makes the grade.

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Old 11-21-2005, 04:31 PM   #21 (Print)
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...and we are just CAREENING towards the finish line, aren't we?



Are the crowds going wild, or WHAT???



I CAN'T HEAR YOU!



Let's chant!

15 K
15 K
15 K
15 K
15 K

15 K!
15 K!
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Old 11-21-2005, 04:39 PM   #22 (Print)
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I say old chap, you seem to be nearing your 15,000th metered post on this forum. Jolly good show.
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Old 11-21-2005, 04:42 PM   #23 (Print)
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fifteen K
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Old 11-21-2005, 04:52 PM   #24 (Print)
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Old 11-21-2005, 05:01 PM   #25 (Print)
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I can feel the tension building...

15....K
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I want a mystery prize.

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Old 11-21-2005, 05:25 PM   #27 (Print)
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Crap! At your current posting rate, I'll be at school when you make your 15K tomorrow.

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Old 11-21-2005, 05:32 PM   #28 (Print)
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Oh, but where will that 15,000th post be?

WHEN will it be?







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It won't be in this thread.

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Crap! At your current posting rate, I'll be at school when you make your 15K tomorrow.



Oh? Is that so? I had no idea about that, none whatsoever. Curses!

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