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Chance of winning in Book Giveaway

Vishakha Ahuja
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Joined: Sep 13, 2000
Posts: 191
Consider a hypothetical situation :
During a particular giveaway week,
Suppose a person A posts 10 new topics
And a person B only replies 10 times (Does not start new topic)
Who has more chances of winning, A or B ?
Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
Their chances are equal assuming that both the replies and the posts are on topic and not just "I'm posting because I want to win" stuff.

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mister krabs
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Joined: May 05, 2000
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Is either A or B a sheriff?

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Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
Makes no difference as long as it's not Carl Trusiak or Paul Wheaton.
[This message has been edited by Marilyn deQueiroz (edited August 17, 2001).]
Greg Harris
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Joined: Apr 12, 2001
Posts: 1012
What if C is a sheriff, but only posts 8 times?

Madhav Lakkapragada
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Joined: Jun 03, 2000
Posts: 5040

what if the topics are posted then deleted,
I have posted 10 times....

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ps: aren't we splitting hairs....

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Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
A sheriff has the same chance as any other greenhorn, ranch hand, or bartender. Rank has nothing to do with the result. Your chances are increased by the number of times you post valid posts.
shailesh sonavadekar
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 1874
Vishakha , The selection is based on the program developed by one of the bartenders . So , I feel everybody has got equal chance provided you have proper first & last name.
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