Chet must not smile! (in Contests)
July 18 2005 10:36 PM EDT
How many of you others are envious of this man who smiles so often in the forum?! Wouldn't you like to see him NOT smile for once? Just kidding, Chet. ;)
Anyhow, as a fun little contest, I thought I'd see if it was possible for Chet not to use any sort of emotion in posts or chat for 1 week. If he can, he wins 50k and any other donations to the contest sent in to Brock Samson. If he does show an emotion of sorts, the person who causes it (must be provable and verified by Chet) will win the pot. Good luck, Chet! =)
July 18 2005 10:39 PM EDT
lol, great contest idea! Think you're up to it Chet?
July 18 2005 10:41 PM EDT
I'd like to hear chet agree before I improve the pot a bit.
lol Impossible :) He;s a happy man :P
July 18 2005 11:17 PM EDT
So, I win if I can peeve him enough that he doesn't smile for a week? Done! /me woots for easy money!
Perhaps I misread.
July 19 2005 12:48 AM EDT
Hm, well, I failed to show emotion in a couple chatmails I just sent, so maybe this contest is clairvoyant. I can easily do this for a week. I will tell you my cheat, though. I will be turning off chat and simply not posting anything. Does that count? Would love to take your money. I gots a minion to fund.
July 19 2005 1:07 AM EDT
That takes all the fun out of it Chet! At least challenge yourself
July 19 2005 1:27 AM EDT
Considering that it's change-month, and there are sure to be a couple more changes, I don't think Chet could resist posting his opinions of the changes *smile*
make it more interesting and make him join New Players chat...=) more lively there, and he has to post in at least 5 threads before the week is up...lol.
July 19 2005 4:26 AM EDT
i think that the prize should increase by increments, whenever he makes a post or someone confirms a chatmail from him. also increases per line in chatroom. (guessed at, not exact...)
lines in chat: 500
July 19 2005 4:28 AM EDT
starting from a pot of zero, if it exceeds the 50k then we could all pitch in to cover it - i'd be up for a few $k
July 19 2005 8:26 AM EDT
Chet - I would just assume you'd go for the challenge and be a good sport. ;)
Bast - That would be a way to make Chet win. If you want the money, you'd have to get him to smile.
July 19 2005 10:27 AM EDT
Well, I only have chat at work, so half the time I am not in chat even if I don't turn it off. Also, with promotion I will likely not be posting much, so I can definitely be stoic for a week.
July 19 2005 10:35 AM EDT
I personally will not contribute to the pot unless Chet makes it a challenge. Come on man, don't avoid the challenge, take it on head first!
July 19 2005 10:38 AM EDT
Chet - the very definition of 'stoic' =)
July 19 2005 10:51 AM EDT
/me was seriously tempted to alter the last post from Chet to include a
, but Bast talked me out of it saying I would be cheating.
Boo to Bast for her decency and sense of fairness.
July 19 2005 11:25 AM EDT
OK, now stop posting in here so that Chet can forget about the contest, and get back to his normal smiling self. *smile*
July 19 2005 11:59 AM EDT
I guess I don't know what "take on the challenge" means...I have gone for more than a week at a time naturally without posting and rarely being in chat... I will promise to act normal though, and not smile or show emotion. It really won't be that hard.
I can be bribed to incite ;)
July 19 2005 2:13 PM EDT
Your bribery is the prize money. ;)
Looks like this contest is over!!
>_< Hadn't finished...
It's like a friend of mine who is a habitual swearer.
He was bet that he couldn't go for an hour without swearing.
To his credit, he made it into the 50's before an insult about his mother goaded him too much...
July 19 2005 7:35 PM EDT
I've yet to see Chet decline. ;)
Crap. It was Sefton, not Chet...
I should go to bed..
July 19 2005 7:45 PM EDT
And you had me looking through all the forums for where Chet smiled...
Get to bed!
July 19 2005 7:48 PM EDT
If you phrase it just right.. I would bet you could get the two of them (Seft&Chet) to debate over it! That's sure to bring a smile from both :)
July 19 2005 8:40 PM EDT
I have not smiled or shown any sort of emotion. I don't know if the bet is on or not, but I have no problem being stoic at the moment. I did not smile on the "I'm Stuck" thread, at least not yet.
July 19 2005 8:44 PM EDT
We'll call the contest on from your last post at 8:40 PM, EST. Good luck, Chet. ;)
July 19 2005 8:48 PM EDT
I will not be the one needing luck.
July 20 2005 8:44 AM EDT
From: Chet Sent: July 19 2005 10:54 PM EDT Delivered: July 19 2005 10:56 PM EDT
Hm, maybe so...well, in any case, this is a sign of things to come. *smile*
In original post it says posts or chat, so I'm sure he did not know about it then...?
July 20 2005 1:51 PM EDT
I was only following the rule in forum posts or chat. If I had known chatmails counted too, I assure you it would have been no problem to not include it there.
I don't know why everyone even thinks this would be hard for me.
If you want, start the week over right now and I will avoid emotions in all forms of communication. It really isn't much of a challenge for me.
July 27 2005 11:01 AM EDT
So, do I win? Any reports of scandalous emotion over the past week?
This isn't even much of a contest really as Chet could be sat at home for a month like a cheshire cat but it would be simple to not add it into his internet musings.
Good on Chet for doing it though :)
July 27 2005 11:19 AM EDT
Bring back the *smile*. I for one miss it !
July 27 2005 11:29 AM EDT
To be honest, I had given up since you didn't seem very enthusiastic about it, but I'll send over 50k.
July 27 2005 1:58 PM EDT
Well, er, no, I wasn't enthusiastic...wasn't that the whole point? *smile*
July 27 2005 2:03 PM EDT
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