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  1. 1. choose HOW you can Win this AMD

    • IQ Test
      3
    • Buy It
      0
    • Pray to anyweb as your god
      3
    • crawl on your teeth
      0
    • trade your own PC
      0
    • Promise to use only Fedora on it
      6
    • pick a number between 1 and a million
      2
    • an electronic ticket draw
      5
    • a mathematical Competition
      2
    • other (please suggest in comments)
      4


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for those that don't yet know, i have a minitower pc here, no-name brand, with an AMD inside it. i'll post the specs shortly (nothing fancy). However, once i get a good idea for a competition i'll let one of you WIN IT (preinstalled with linux distro of your choice).

 

The catch ? you pay for shipping from Sweden Europe to your home.

 

That's it. If you are not in, you can't win :)

 

so come up with some creative ideas for a competition and i'll start the ball rolling

 

good luck

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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How about a Perl coding contest :ph34r: or a tutorial writing one like set a topic see who can best write a tutorial for that subject?

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Very good idea on the tutorial writing contest xDamox, I think it is great because then we can have a poll on who should win it :)

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ah nice idea... tutorial writing contest.. yeah like it

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Perl coding contest would be fun, however it would eliminate many users of linux-noob.

 

The contest should be something that even a noob could at least attempt...

 

Maybe something like a grahpics contest, or a story on how you would impliment the Mini ATX.

 

Best idea/story wins?

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maybe all of the above would be the solution....

 

best idea supplied in support of linux-noob.com, be it a graphic, tutorial/howto, script, etc as long as the entry is made on linux-noob and is to the benefit of noobs :)

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I like the concept of the IQ test, but it should be over questions that this forum is targeted at. A mix of hardware, software, programming, administration, etc. questions with them spread across all os's. It should be something that a non-technical person can answer / solve with research but something difficult enough that no one person in our group could answer all the questions without having to do their own research.

 

You might consider a forum, closed except for posting, where people can suggest questions and provide the answers and let the group build the test.

 

100 questions / problems should be reasonable.

 

Questions can be graded on completeness of answer, accuracy, and imagination.

 

The results and winning answers should be posted for all to review and would add to the FAQ / Howto section of the Forum when the contest is over.

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I like the concept of the IQ test, but it should be over questions that this forum is targeted at.  A mix of hardware, software, programming, administration, etc. questions with them spread across all os's.  It should be something that a non-technical person can answer / solve with research but something difficult enough that no one person in our group could answer all the questions without having to do their own research.

 

You might consider a forum, closed except for posting, where people can suggest questions and provide the answers and let the group build the test.

 

100 questions / problems should be reasonable.

 

Questions can be graded on completeness of answer, accuracy, and imagination.

 

The results and winning answers should be posted for all to review and would add to the FAQ / Howto section of the Forum when the contest is over.

 

Well, what you describe is not an IQ test, but a skills assessment test. IQ tests do not test (or should not test) for specific knowledge on any given subject, but rather the ability to reason out the answer with the information given within the question. That's why you see less of the "black:white::dark:??" type questions (which presuppose a certain vocabulary and familiarity with the English language, in addition to cognitive understanding of the analogy) and more of the questions with little icons consisting of various geometric shapes, each of which changes from one iteration to the next in a perceptible pattern, thus allowing the test-taker to determine the various progressions and then determine what the missing picture in the sequence should be.

 

So, that said, let's call that particular selection a "question/answer test" rather than an IQ test. As an aside, genuine IQ tests (such as the Otis-Lennon or Stanford-Binet) are given, proctored, and graded by certified psychologists -- not a random sampling of online personalities. ;)

 

That being said, while I see the merits of an 'essay' type of test... writing a worthwhile tutorial, for example (and it would serve to bolster the reserve of information here), such tests are rather unfairly biased towards people who can write good material covering technical subjects that the "average" reader can comprehend. This, of course, precludes everybody who either cannot compose a "decent essay" as well as those whose writing is so technical as to seem totally incomprehensible to the "average" reader.

 

All that said... I think the fairest possible option, to all participants here, would be a simple "random drawing", conducted and/or supervised by a disinterested and unbiased third party.

 

- briand

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Does invision board have a point scoring system at all?

 

person who helps the most people on this forum, wins the prize.

 

I've seen some forums that, the person who creates the post, can give points to whomever helped the most.

 

actually vmware.com/community does it.

 

I'll investigate, and i think this would be the best approach.

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How about set it up with whatever OS you want and whoever gets root and locks everyone else out of it wins. :P

 

modernbob

 

 

 

 

for those that don't yet know, i have a minitower pc here, no-name brand, with an AMD inside it. i'll post the specs shortly (nothing fancy). However, once i get a good idea for a competition i'll let one of you WIN IT (preinstalled with linux distro of your choice).

 

The catch ? you pay for shipping from Sweden Europe to your home.

 

That's it. If you are not in, you can't win :)

 

so come up with some creative ideas for a competition and i'll start the ball rolling

 

good luck

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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Does invision board have a point scoring system at all?

person who helps the most people on this forum, wins the prize.

I've seen some forums that,  the person who creates the post, can give points to whomever helped the most.

actually vmware.com/community does it. 

I'll investigate,  and i think this would be the best approach.

 

thats a neat approach, i like the idea of the noobs giving points to users that help them. it'll give an incentive for users to post answers.

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How about set it up with whatever OS you want and whoever gets root and locks everyone else out of it wins.

 

i like that idea ^

 

let me think about it....

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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Hehehe that does sound good anyweb but what bugs would you put on the machine??

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no bugs just stick an updated version on it to see whos good or not hehe remember to log all attempts and post them :)

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How about set it up with whatever OS you want and whoever gets root and locks everyone else out of it wins.

 

i like that idea ^

 

let me think about it....

 

sort of excludes noobs from winning no?

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How about a random number chosen from the member numbers.

 

eg all the numbers from 0 to 9 2563 :)

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How about a random number chosen from the member numbers.

 

eg all the numbers from 0 to 9 591 :)

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How about a random number chosen from the member numbers.

 

eg all the numbers from 0 to 9 --- 591 :)

 

However this is rather random. <_<

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How about this, this would be soooo random nobody could rig it, except anyweb o_O

 

Everybody get on IRC and join a channel like #linuxnoobcontest

and linux people run some perl script todo a random number between 0 and 99999 or in windows mirc do "//msg #linuxnoobcontest $rand(0,99999)" and then at the end of the thing have anyweb do it. Who ever matches/gets the closest wins (and if 2 or more get it, who ever got it 1st)

 

Just my .02

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Gimme Gimme

Or I'll go with the draw or pick a random number, cuz everyone wants to believe they have a chance, plus, you get the chance to give it to whomever you want and no one will be the wiser. It's all fair!

So even if I don't win, I got the chance to win,( Did I win.. did I?)... and then in the end if I don't, I learn that lesson again. ( The world just ain't fair ) Joy and dissappointment, what else is there?

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