Forum Challenge - Winner Gets a Sandy Bridge Motherboard

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This is a quick and fun challenge that any active forum member can win, sponsored by myself and Gigabyte. I cover shipping, you get a new motherboard courtesy of Gigabyte. I’ve got a few boards wasting space in my garage leftover from our Microcenter event, so its time for some fall cleaning! You’ll get your choice of what I find in the pile.

This contest will run through the weekend, closing Sunday September 11th at 5PM. The winner will be confirmed and announced on Monday. Getting right to it, the rules are simple…

Eligibility

Greater than 30 days membership in Overclockers forums, and at least 4 forum threads started in the past 30 days.

Requirements for Winning

The Oven Trick discussion is now over 2 years old, yet it keeps going strong with more success stories every week! Amazingly, it has grown to exactly 508 replies at this moment, and over 185,000 views! Who would have guessed cooking computer hardware would grow so popular? The winner of this contest will be the first person with the closest guess, or who actually counts through all replies, and gets closest to the total number of components reportedly cooked by forum members in an attempt to bring them back to fully functional form.

Instructions

To take part, simply reply with your guess in the comments of this article. If you meet the eligibility requirements, and are the first to get closest to the correct number of baked components, you win!

Not currently a forum member? Register an account, and start some discussions about anything tech related that interests you – I’ll have more giveaways coming soon, so get active and get eligible!

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  1. Enough about the announcements... What I want to know is: When am I getting my new and "unreleased" Gigabyte Maximus IV Extreme? :D
    Not a bad idea, I really hate when notices stack up or get messy above the forum listings. Need a system/message everyone thing that notifies like PMs.
    I.M.O.G.
    Given your browsing habits, and the fact you do not use get new posts, would you find an area that lists hot threads, popular threads, and stuff like that interesting/useful?


    I probably wouldn't even see it. Now, if there was an 'announcements' button up top with a (#) like the PMs have, I'd definitely check it when something popped up, as long as it wasn't used to announce every single front page story :p

    edit: Just looked, right under where it says '# new private messages' would be perfect: '# new system messages.'
    Wait, you don't use the get new posts? I actually figured everyone did that, but then my browsing is the opposite side of the spectrum from you - the only sections I visit directly are the ones I'm responsible for checking, plus GD and benching. Typically I'm searching for new posts, or searching for unanswered posts. If you search for new posts regularly, you never miss topics that get hot - they are always getting bumped.

    Given your browsing habits, and the fact you do not use get new posts, would you find an area that lists hot threads, popular threads, and stuff like that interesting/useful?

    This calls for a poll...

    EDIT - Poll created: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=686344
    MattNo5ss
    What about email? The users would need to allow emails from administration though. However, some people may use emails they don't actually use for registration.


    A secondary email contact profile slot for stuff from the admins would come in handy. I'm sure the vast majority of us have our ISP email listed for classifieds but really use gmail or whatever. I know I haven't checked my ISP email since I needed to for the classies :)

    Black C5 Z06
    Or, everyone could just hit the "Today's Posts" link at the top. That way everyone isn't all segregated and shiznit.


    I just tried that and it shows a ton of posts in sections I have zero interest in. I would not want to have to sift through all those threads just to find a possible contest announcement.
    MattNo5ss
    Mass PM! I do it all the time :rofl:

    What about email? The users would need to allow emails from administration though. However, some people may use emails they don't actually use for registration.


    Or, everyone could just hit the "Today's Posts" link at the top. That way everyone isn't all segregated and shiznit.
    I.M.O.G.
    We don't really have a central location to contact other members through the site, and it really would help if we can develop one.


    Mass PM! I do it all the time :rofl:

    What about email? The users would need to allow emails from administration though. However, some people may use emails they don't actually use for registration.