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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:31 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Personally I'm not too keen on making the effort "just for fun" - PCGUY, how about a proper one?

if a proper one means prizes then i'm definitely in!
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:42 pm

I vote Jack can only enter if he has a handicap


I vote Jack can only enter if he isn't allowed to use epoxy or syringes :D
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Unread postAuthor: hyldgaard » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:49 pm

_Fnord wrote:
I vote Jack can only enter if he has a handicap


I vote Jack can only enter if he isn't allowed to use epoxy or syringes :D

Jack without epoxy would be like Yin without Yang :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:53 pm

I'm in. This Message Was too Short.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:01 pm

I'll try to get something together...
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:28 pm

_Fnord wrote:I vote Jack can only enter if he isn't allowed to use epoxy or syringes :D


That's not a handicap, that's decapitation :shock: :D
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Unread postAuthor: iknowmy3tables » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:32 pm

I'll try I think I got something good enough but progress has been so slow and junior year is a betch, anyways I'll try to get it done by the contest, winter break should give people a chance to work on guns
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Unread postAuthor: Maniac » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:59 pm

golf ball sniper here we come :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:28 pm

I can't speak for PCGuy obviously, but I think if the members were willing to contribute some prizes (either money, or we could offer to donate cannon parts to be used as prizes....) I can't see why he'd say no.
The big issue is that, PC funded the prize money for the last contest out of his own pocket (and it probably paid for itself in the publicity SpudFiles got, and the resulting advertising dollars, but maybe not).

Maybe someone would like to donate a propane meter, or a modified sprinkler valve, or a QEV, or some gauges, etc... to be used as prizes. Maybe each contest entrant should have to throw $5 into a prize pool.

Just thoughts.

On another note, I have a fun project up my sleeve that probably has no chance at first prize, but maybe second.....

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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:36 pm

Man, i haven't been around here in a while now. Geez. I'm all for a contest now! I actually have money to spare for the first time in my life.
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:07 pm

Pete Zaria wrote:I can't speak for PCGuy obviously, but I think if the members were willing to contribute some prizes (either money, or we could offer to donate cannon parts to be used as prizes....) I can't see why he'd say no.
The big issue is that, PC funded the prize money for the last contest out of his own pocket (and it probably paid for itself in the publicity SpudFiles got, and the resulting advertising dollars, but maybe not).

Maybe someone would like to donate a propane meter, or a modified sprinkler valve, or a QEV, or some gauges, etc... to be used as prizes. Maybe each contest entrant should have to throw $5 into a prize pool.

Just thoughts.

On another note, I have a fun project up my sleeve that probably has no chance at first prize, but maybe second.....

Peace,
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i would be willing to cip in $5 as its only £2.50 although i doubt i would win :( but i wouldn't be willing to donate parts cos they are generally more expensive in the uk.
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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:47 am

If were donating prizes whos gonna pay for postage? :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:31 am

Remember killjoy's FEAR in the last contest? I ended up getting more votes even though the hybrid I entered was about 200 times smaller than FEAR.
(Not bragging, killjoy, just using it as an example:)


I demand a recount lol.

Count me in on the contest. Another prize idea: Maybe someone could donate a gift card for like homedepot or lowes or something....
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:05 am

As for the prizes, parts may be a problem, as they won't match up well in other countries.
A small entry fee would be acceptable, but I'd just rather a friendly contest where the prize is just recognition of a fine piece of work.
That's partly because if I should win a prize, the commission and rates of getting it turned back into GBP would severely deplete any winnings.

@Killjoy: Interesting idea, how would that work for the people who don't live in the US?

While I'm here, I just thought I'd start some psychological warfare by saying that my automatic combustion plans are finished.
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:23 am

I can donate some parts as prizes.
1/8" qevs
100 psi pressure switches
pressure gauges
ect..

Maybe a visa giftcard instead of store ones.
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