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    Bimillennial Member Contest

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    G’Day Coffee Snobs one and all!

    As we approach the auspicious occasion of reaching 2,000 registered users here in our corner of the world we have decided to once again have some fun.

    Therefore:

    Hearken to my tidings all ye cappa’s and cuppa’s. Let it be known throughout all the land where’ere our favorite beverage of choice is imbibed, in which’ere of its’ many and varied forms that we, the Coffee Snobs of the world grow strong and mighty in our numbers and we’re coming for you, your sons and daughters, your mothers and fathers, your instant brews and stale beans.

    As we gather new converts into our fold at an ever increasing rate the Great Coffee God on his Throne of Beans has declared that in honor of the approaching bimillennial member we shall have a contest. A contest of brains rather than brawn. A contest to see who knows their first from their second derivative. A contest to see who can pull a God Shot and who will pull a gusher. A contest to see who among us is either the smartest or the luckiest. A contest to see who can guess the bimillennial date.

    So dust off your abacuses, shake the cobwebs from your heads, fire up your boilers and take your shot at becoming the next Nostradamus.


    In addition to the winners being honored with great fanfare and pomp we have some great prizes to hand out to multiple winners thanks to our wonderful sponsors.

    The prizes this time around are:

    Grand Prize:


    1st Runner-up:


    2nd Runner-up:
    • Espro Tamper (Choice of: 58mm flat or convex, 57mm convex only, or 53mm flat or convex) compliments of Veneziano Caffe
    • 5kg of Delano Tuscany beans compliments of Gilkatho Online


    3rd Runner-up:
    [list][*]Coffee training DVD compliments of Pioneer Coffee Roastery[*]250g of beans compliments of Pioneer Coffee Roastery



    The rules are simple:

    • Send a PM to Prize with the date you think we’ll hit 2,000 registered users.
    • Only entries sent to Prize will be considered valid.
    • Limit one entry per user.
    • Put your guess in the subject field of the PM in the format of day-month-year.
    • In the case of multiple entries from the same user the first one sent will be the one used.
    • The official time used will be that as recorded by this site.
    • In the case of multiple people picking the winning date prizes will be awarded in the order they were received and the first one to have submitted their entry will be declared Javadamus.
    • Submissions will be accepted until we reach 1950 registered users.
    • Anyone found to be registering additional accounts will be declared ineligible, the additional accounts will be deleted, and the offender will be subjected to a public flogging in the town square.
    • Shipping to any address in Australia is included in the prizes. Shipping to an address outside of Australia will be at the expense of the winner along with any Duties, Customs, or other taxes or fees. It is the responsibility of the winner to make all needed arrangements for importation of the prizes into their country.


    Do not send any PM’s to Prize other than your entry. Do not expect a reply from Prize as the account is there only as a repository for the entries. If there are any problems or issues associated with this contest the staff of CS will make a decision and their say is final.

    The staff of CS and its sponsors and their respective employees and familes are not eligible for prizes in this contest but can enter for yits and giggles.

    So pull out the crystal balls, put your thinking caps on, or throw darts at a calendar, what-ever works for you! Do your thing and get those entries in!

    Java "Let the games begin!" phile

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    With 9 entries in so far a clear trend is already emerging in the guesses.

    Its looking like if you wait too long to enter someone will already have picked the winning date!


    Java "Fire up those brain cells!" phile

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    How many registered users are there currently? *:) I assume it is a fair question. Simon

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by Barracuda001 link=1165835244/0#2 date=1167539751
    How many registered users are there currently? :) I assume it is a fair question. Simon
    As shown at the bottom of the main page there are currently 1733 registered users. :)


    Java "Whos next to guess?" phile

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by Barracuda001 link=1165835244/0#2 date=1167539751
    How many registered users are there currently? *:) I assume it is a fair question. Simon
    Simon, current membership is 1733- Its visible to all at the base of the homepage ;)

    2mcm

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    im in

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    I think im in... did it get through javaphile?

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    I have discovered that I need to have at least one post t be able to send a PM. Sadly, I have not been a poster before but a very happy reader. Hopefully this will post will satisfy the beasty.

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Well before the bubbles flow, Ill stake my claim at 02 April 2007 - 30 years married, so a little win would be perfect!

    have a great new year everybody!

    cheers

    hiker

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Im guessing April 2007!

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by hiker link=1165835244/0#8 date=1167547423
    Well before the bubbles flow, Ill stake my claim at 02 April 2007 - 30 years married, so a little win would be perfect!

    have a great new year everybody!

    cheers

    hiker
    In order for your entry to be official you must send it in a PM to Prize. :)

    See the first post in this thread for specifice. :)


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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Hi, just need this post to be able to pm.

    Happy New Year!

    Daniel

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee Kid link=1165835244/0#6 date=1167542748
    I think im in... did it get through javaphile?
    Yes Coffee Kid, it went through. :)

    The race is well and truely on now with 43 entrants. Keep the guesses coming!


    Java "The time is drawing nigh!" phile

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Attempting to send a PM gave an error saying I could only PM if I had reached a post count of 1. I assume this means a forum post has to be made somewhere first.

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    I guess this makes as good a place as any for my first post so I can actually PM :-)

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Also making 1st post so PM works

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    200th member for 2007 or 2000th member?

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by Wushoes link=1165835244/15#16 date=1167552803
    200th member for 2007 or 2000th member?
    To quote the post announcing the contest:

    The rules are simple:


    * Send a PM to Prize with the date you think we’ll hit 2,000 registered users.

    Java "Clear enough?" phile

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Yeah - there was a typo in the email that went out.

    We are currently running a "Bimillennial Member Contest" for CS members. All you have to do is to pick the date that we will get the 200th member and you could be in the running for some great prizes.
    It is meant to be 2,000th member.

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Help me enter! So when I click on the prize link I get an error message "You are just allowed to send Personal Messages if youve reached a post count of 1!" What does this mean and how would a green bean such as I enter? Thanks, SMj

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    SMJ,

    You have just made your first post so now you can PM till your hearts content.

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    I will guess the 14 May to reach 2000 CS

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by guyatt link=1165835244/15#21 date=1167613050
    I will guess the 14 May to reach 2000 CS
    guyatt - send a PM to prize or your guess will not count.

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy link=1165835244/15#18 date=1167573809
    Yeah - there was a typo in the email that went out.

    We are currently running a "Bimillennial Member Contest" for CS members. *All you have to do is to pick the date that we will get the 200th member and you could be in the running for some great prizes.
    It is meant to be 2,000th member.
    (groan)
    Thinks Fotboy,
    simtimes eye cannnot c typos eeven affter reeding moltiple tims.

    ;)


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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1165835244/15#23 date=1167622932
    (groan)
    Thinks Fotboy,
    simtimes eye cannnot c typos eeven affter reeding moltiple tims.

    ;)
    Noo priblem.

    Sounds a bit like an episode of Allo Allo now.

    Good Moaning!

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    ok I will post this to get my entry in

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    i love a good competition, so leaving post for pm to work. Good luck everyone..

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Im glad most of you first time posters are lurkers that have already joined otherwise my calcs would be way off.

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    Haha, Im glad theyre not new members too. My calcs would be all ruined then ;D

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    We had a "new user registration" problem for 3 days... its fixed now but that might help bump where the 2000th member lands.

    :)

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Is there any info anywhere on what the membership numbers have been at different dates? Or is that cheating?

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    Ignore that - sourced info I want! ;)

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    What a nice New Years contest. Many thanks and Ill give it a shot!

    Cheers!

    -D

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    I am going for September 28, 2007. Thanks a lot. Rocketoo

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Hi Rocketoo,

    If you read the original post, you will find out how to submit your entry. Replies made to this thread do not count as entries....

    regards

    2mcm

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    First post.
    Note: Must have less babies and spend more time on internet.

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by fish link=1165835244/30#35 date=1167805822
    First post.
    Note: Must have less babies and spend more time on internet.
    .... or at least train them all to sleep at the same time so you get uninterrupted computer time. ;D

    Welcome, fish, and all the other first time posters. :)

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    Apologies also, must get 1 post on to be in the running. All this time with nothing to say. I guess I like to watch.

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    I will have to do this first post too. :)

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    Hi everyone,
    This mesage is to qualify me as having posted - like others, I hope this lets me meet the strenuous entry requirements of the comp! :)

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Java et al....

    grendel and I were thinking (Yes - it was painful ::))

    Has any thought been given to removing the membership count post 1950 so that the punters cant improve the odds of getting the 2000 member on the day they have chosen. It would be easy to stack the results using "Mothers, brothers and others"....

    We both feel it would be a good idea. ;)

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    hmmm... nice idea. I think I can remove the counter without too much trouble.

    Might do that.


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    yay for coffee

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Time for me to guess...

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Post 0 + 1 = 1

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by Norris Lurker link=1165835244/30#44 date=1169178009
    Post 0 + 1 = 1
    OMG....Norris no longer lurks! :o

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    ( Sigh ! )

    I guess we all have to come out of the closet sometime !

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by JavaB link=1165835244/30#40 date=1169121082
    Java et al....

    grendel and I were thinking (Yes - it was painful ::))

    Has any thought been given to removing the membership count post 1950 so that the punters cant improve the odds of getting the 2000 member on the day they have chosen. It would be easy to stack the results using "Mothers, brothers and others"....

    We both feel it would be a good idea. ;)
    Great minds think alike. ;D

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    My guess is xx/xx/07

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    Re: Bimillennial Member Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by duevol link=1165835244/45#48 date=1169364532
    My guess is xx/xx/07
    Thanks for telling us duevol *;)...Now, if youd like to go back to the beginning of thread, youll find out how to submit your entry ::)

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