The list of all 33 SB Commercial contest winners is now posted in the blog, along with all of the poll results. Congrats to coachgeorge95 for snagging the grand prize, and thanks to everyone for joining in the fun! Any questions?
Did you design the Obamacare website? LOL
Yeah, the server was too busy and it didn't let me participate. What do I get for your incompetence?
THANK YOU TONY! :)
To say that my good day took a great turn up this afternoon is definitely an understatement!!! WHOOP!!!
And I love SOH! I hardly ever publish polls, but I do vote on everything and comment often!
my pleasure. congrats!
The Super Bowl sucked but I'm glad you won.
Congrats winners!!! It was a fun contest. :)
Well that was all for nothing, as usual.
My team lost but I won this! So my week is now 10x better!
I came in 32nd place! I never come in 32nd for anything! I'm so happy!
Why am I not on the list!? :'(
I've never won anything ever! This made my day!
Whoa, I won! Thanks. I wasn't expecting that this morning.
I thought I was the automatic winner.
Is it because I'm naked? Huh? Is it?
It's because I'm naked, right? FUUU TONY I thought I declared myself automatic winner! What the fuck is this shit?
how were the winners chosen?? a giant database?
I got the vote counts for each of the polls and then used a random number generator to pick a number within that range for each question. Whoever cast the nth vote was the winner.
that's really neat. thanks for sharing!
yeah I know, jgood. my method was good enough for these humble purposes. I wasn't worried about trying to generate an unbreakable encryption hash
I won the real prize which was... No wait just kidding. My team lost horribly.
in an unrelated topic, where are the rest of thr SOH on air videos on YouTube?
Money or no money I would have done it anyway; it was fun. Thank you, Tony!
Total # of participants?
And % of SoH users who participated?
Tom - our names are not on list. Back to clipping coupons!❤️
In case you don't get a response from Tony, I can say that I looked at some of the polls, they had ~2,300 votes each.
Tks Tom! How is weather by you?
We had freezing rain over night. I am "working" from home, there's no issue for me. My boss called, trees have fallen on the street, he cannot get out and has no power. I'm watching local news, they say 400,000 without power. How about you?
Tom - yes, I was just curious the total # of users who answered any of the questions vs. how many users we actually have. I only recognized two usernames among the winners, so it got me wondering just how huge the total was.
Wow that is terrible. Not bad here. Freezing rain but will stop soon. Still have power but keeping phone charged. Weather channel saying no snow sat sun but all other stations saying 2 feet. Supposed to go to NYC saturday. Glad you can "work" at home
I hope the weather will stay reasonable, I will be in your neighborhood, I'm hopefully flying out of Newark Saturday morning. I live in the city so we never lose power, but just in case I'm keeping the phone charged too.
I'm happy a lot of them were new people and a few of them were regulars. Happy polling.
Yeah, I only recognized a couple of names. There's a changing of the guard.
Idk, Mr L mentioned that a lot of them had very few followers. I'm hoping it helps promote more interaction (:
Who are these people? I have never seen or heard of any of them in the 2 years I've been here except Cowbell? I call scam!!
I recognize two more Liberatheist and bobbob1, but I agree these are either new or those who rarely/never comment.
They are all kinds of people. I'm familiar with 5 of them; most of the others are people who vote but don't comment much. There are 10 private profiles. Of the 23 public, none joined in 2014; 12 have been users since 2010-2012. Of the other
11, almost all joined in early-to-mid 2013. Some have created 0 polls, but some have made 31, 68, 85, 95, 98, 183. Only 2 have under 1000 votes ( both joined 12/13). The others have well over multiple thousands, up to 13408.
I know Susan but i was hoping to see someone very popular like yourself who everyone knows. At least one. And while it is good news for them it almost doesn't seem fair that someone who joined 2 weeks ago wins while some have been here since 2011 jmo
I think it just demonstrates how many users there are. We all see the many votes on the Results page, & draw some of our conclusions from the demographic breakdowns (if we bother to look at that page), & all those people are SOH users.
The only requirement to win was to *vote,* and all these users vote. The "very popular" users are a tiny handful among the thousands of users; it was unlikely many that you know would be randomly picked. There was nothing unfair about it.
And nobody won who joined 2 weeks ago - only 2 of them (with public profiles anyway) joined within the last 2 months. Half of those with public profiles have been users since at least 2012. Most of them have cast thousands of votes.
Susan of course you are right. And not forget how generous Tony was to do this at all.
Yes, I thought it was very generous of him. There were a LOT of commercials! I was standing outdoors (freezing) close to the tv a good part of the day, not watching the game, & my phone was dead. But every time a commercial came on,
I thought about you all!
Lets face it Susan. I think you did not win because you were wearing those frog pajamas. Im taking you shopping for giraffe pajamas instead!❤️
I was wearing jeans, a turtleneck, a light jacket, a heavier jacket, a nautical rainsuit (bright yellow overalls & jacket), a knit cap, an Elmer Fudd hat (part of the day), a scarf, and mittens. I may or may not have left the frog pjs on underneath.
Then it was the Elmer Fudd hat for sure!
thanks Susan! nicely said. what this reiterates is that SOH is still composed mostly of people who just silently vote. us more vocal users easily forget that, but I have to constantly remind myself of it when designing new features
Tony i apologize if i was one of the complainers. Truth be told you do so much for us as it is and most of us receive "gifts" from you every day❤️
You *did* add a smiley face after your "complaint," cc, so I, at least, didn't take it seriously. I just got interested in what the set of winners might look like, so I poked around a bit, just for fun.
Yeah why didn't I win?
It's a conspiracy..
I didn't win. Let's play again!
Thanks for the contest, Tony. I probably would have fallen off of my chair and busted my hip to smithereens if I had won anything so it is probably for the best that I didn't, Congrats to the winners!
I did almost fall from my chair. I almost didn't check because I never win anything. I had to triple check that it was really me :)
Most of the winners I've never heard of, sadness. I enjoy commenting more than voting, hell much of the time I don't even check poll results, just vote and go straight to comments
I still never saw a question for Goldie Blox
That was a lot of fun!
Guess I'll write my first ever comment to say thanks!
LOL. Jgoodni obviously that was not for you. Now you just shut up :p
Congratulations to all of the winners. The fact that many of them had zero followers serves as a great reminder that there are a large number of members who aren't entirely active, but they are still very much a part of this community as myself or
any other user.
As sort of an official congratulations from me personally, I followed all of those on the list that I wasn't previously. Just a reminder to all of those who did win - don't forget to email firstname.lastname@example.org tell
telling* Tony your screen name, year of birth, and zip code (so he can validate you are who you say you are). Also, tell him the email address you’d like the gift card delivered to. He'll get them sent out ASAP. You have until Friday at midnight PST.
If they don't write any comments like the user just above, there's no chance they will get followers.
I'm well aware, Tom. ;)
I went through and manually followed them once the list was released... That's what I meant. I didn't expect anyone else to follow them.
Thank you L for your words and not being as sour as some of the better known regulars here! It's appreciated.
Everyone who entered had an equal opportunity. I started with nothing, and I ended with nothing. I am not at a loss, and I didn't expect to win.
Thanks, Xerces. :)
Kyle always a class act❤️
Kyle you're awesome!
Awe, haha... I don't think it's anything special, at all. Thank you, regardless. I look at it as a friendly gesture, congratulations, and an invitation to get more involved.
Congrats to the winners!!!
Will SOH be doing more polls like this? It was fun!
No one ever pays me in gum....
Church goer 95! SOH is shoving religion doon my throt!
Coach george 95...
One stands corrected.
question: why didn't I win????
You weren't selected out of the huge amount of people who voted on all SB polls??
xerces... I was KIDDING
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