Chet must not smile! (in Contests)

BrandonLP 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! =)

Maelstrom July 18 2005 10:39 PM EDT

lol, great contest idea! Think you're up to it Chet?

LumpBot July 18 2005 10:41 PM EDT

I'd like to hear chet agree before I improve the pot a bit.

[Banned]Monty July 18 2005 10:50 PM EDT

lol Impossible :) He;s a happy man :P

maulaxe July 18 2005 11:17 PM EDT

*impish grin*

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] July 19 2005 12:32 AM 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.

QBsutekh137 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.

LumpBot July 19 2005 1:07 AM EDT

That takes all the fun out of it Chet! At least challenge yourself

Maelstrom 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*

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] July 19 2005 1:35 AM EDT

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

maulaxe 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...)

posts: 3k
chatmails: 2k
lines in chat: 500

; )

maulaxe 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

BrandonLP 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.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] July 19 2005 8:31 AM EDT

My way is much more fun.

QBsutekh137 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.

LumpBot 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!

QBJohnnywas July 19 2005 10:38 AM EDT

Chet - the very definition of 'stoic' =)

AdminG Beee 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.

Maelstrom 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*

QBsutekh137 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.

QBSefton [Black Cheetah Bazaar] July 19 2005 12:21 PM EDT

I can be bribed to incite ;)

BrandonLP July 19 2005 2:13 PM EDT

Your bribery is the prize money. ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 19 2005 7:33 PM EDT

Looks like this contest is over!!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 19 2005 7:35 PM EDT

>_< 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...

BrandonLP July 19 2005 7:35 PM EDT

I've yet to see Chet decline. ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 19 2005 7:42 PM EDT

Crap. It was Sefton, not Chet...

I should go to bed..


Maelstrom July 19 2005 7:45 PM EDT

And you had me looking through all the forums for where Chet smiled...

Get to bed!

wldflr 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 :)

QBsutekh137 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.

BrandonLP 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. ;)

QBsutekh137 July 19 2005 8:48 PM EDT

I will not be the one needing luck.

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] July 20 2005 6:12 AM EDT

Does chatmail count?

BrandonLP July 20 2005 8:44 AM EDT

Sure does.

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] July 20 2005 12:53 PM 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*

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] July 20 2005 1:39 PM EDT

In original post it says posts or chat, so I'm sure he did not know about it then...?

QBsutekh137 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.

QBsutekh137 July 27 2005 11:01 AM EDT

So, do I win? Any reports of scandalous emotion over the past week?

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] July 27 2005 11:08 AM EDT

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 :)

AdminG Beee July 27 2005 11:19 AM EDT

Bring back the *smile*. I for one miss it !

BrandonLP 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.

QBsutekh137 July 27 2005 1:58 PM EDT

Well, er, no, I wasn't enthusiastic...wasn't that the whole point? *smile*

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