54-40 Contest Winner! And Future Contests Query

Congratulations to Brian of Boppin’s Blog! He is the winner of the 54-40 Sweeter Things: A Compilation CD!

Bop correctly identified the origins/meaning of the term/name 54-40. From Wiki: “54-40 is a Canadian alternative rock group from Vancouver, British Columbia, who take their name from the slogan Fifty-Four Forty or Fight!, coined to express the unsuccessful expansionist agenda of James K. Polk’s presidency, intent upon controlling a contested U.S.-Canada border area in the Oregon boundary dispute.” You can get a ton more info on the dispute here.

Once again, congrats Bop! Your CD will be in the mail shortly!

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Also folks, I’ve got a question for you, r.e. future contests…

As you’ll have noticed, in the past little while I’ve held two contests, with CDs as prizes. And as you may recall, Mike won the David Bowie CD, while (as noted above), Bop has won the 54-40. Congrats, you two!

So I got to thinking about the contest itself. For both of those contests mentioned, I just said whomever gets to the correct answer first wins. That was cool! I found that enjoyable, I hope you did too. Mike hit the Bowie win in 17 minutes!  But given that our AWESOME COMMUNITY is so far-flung in every corner of the globe, how can I make it so that everyone (given time zones and blogging habits) gets a chance to see the question and have a crack at it? Not to take away from the brilliant speed and accuracy of the previous winners, but as further comments trickled in I wondered if there was a way to make it not so time-sensitive…

How would you like to see future contests held? Is this way fine, or do you have a better method in mind? Drop a comment and let us know!

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Posted on May 2, 2017, in posts by aaron and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. The time zone was fine for me in New Zealand. I saw it before anyone commented, but didn’t want to make you post it across the world.

    Also, as the leader in Stephen1001’s competition, you are cordially invited to participate in my blog’s weekly Music quiz contests: this is last week’s: https://albumreviews.blog/2017/04/28/sporcle-challenge-week-4/

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    • Hello New Zealand! Thanks for this comment, Aphoristical! For posting prizes, I wouldn’t offer ’em up if I didn’t mean to send them to the winner, so answer away!

      And thank you for the invitation! I will drop by that link after work tonight (we’re a few hours behind you 🙂 )!

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  2. Why not have a close date, and then if you have more than one reader with the right answer, cull them and draw a name?

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    • Excellent suggestion! I like the closing date… Still have the issue of answers visible to everyone… Hm. What about having folks email their answer rather than comment? That way everyone would have til the contest closing date, and no one would see anyone else’s answers in the comments? And if I get more than one correct answer by email, THEN I could do a draw. Heck, I could put names in a hat and have my lovely wife select the winner!

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  3. Agree with Sarca. You could do a drawing of all the correct answers.

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  4. I think the first person to get a tattoo done of the answer, photograph it and send it in should win. Simple.

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  5. I say make the winner pick it up.

    Wait.

    Never mind.

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  6. How about if more than one winner, there is some form of a playoff.
    Bonus round. Duel. Fart contest.
    Root beer chug.

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  7. Email and draw gets my vote.

    … as does the tattoo and photographic evidence.

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