Compliments and complaints

Discussion in 'DBSTalk.com Contests Forum (Closed Forum)' started by rjenkins, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. Tusk

    Tusk Back in the Game DBSTalk Gold Club

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    The auto-reply is strange. When I requested the questions it took almost 10 minutes to send to me. When I submitted my answer, I got the confirmation in seconds. I guess it's the luck of the draw.
     
  2. Danny R

    Danny R Goblin the Pug DBSTalk Gold Club

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    unfortunately I can't do anything about internet lag.

    If anyone has any better solutions let me know.

    One idea I've been toying with is a website reveal. One goes there and enters a username and email address. It emails you a password that is generated from the username. (need to verify the username matches up to a email or someone could put in the name of the #1 position to get them a bad time).

    Then you go back to the website, enter your username and the new password, it logs the time and provides the questions.
     
  3. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

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    Danny - I'd just say that internet lag is part of the race portion of the contest. There's nothing that you can do about it, and you're already going above and beyond to get everyone on a reasonably equal footing. That's my opinion...of course I haven't sent off for the questions yet either. If it takes an hour to get them, I may change my opinion... :D
     
  4. buzzdalf

    buzzdalf Godfather

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    To anyone not getting confirmation e-mails - check to make sure you know what e-mail account you are registered here with. Also - double check any spam filters.
     
  5. Tusk

    Tusk Back in the Game DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Hey Danny,

    I think you are doing a great job. I wasn't complaining, just making a comment.
     
  6. Danny R

    Danny R Goblin the Pug DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I think you are doing a great job. I wasn't complaining, just making a comment.

    Didn't take it as a complaint. And if you were, up yours buddy! ;)

    and you're already going above and beyond to get everyone on a reasonably equal footing

    My perfectionist side is showing I guess. :grin:

    And for those of you who have gotten the questions, I hope you all choose the Fast Forward!
     
  7. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

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    Richardson,...
    What you may want to do is make sure that you have your whitelist set up so that you can accept mail when your From line has racecontest coming from bellsouth dot net.

    If that sounds confusing, thank Spammy.
     
  8. bgilmore

    bgilmore Cool Member

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    I still have not recived the questions. I recieve emails when ever someone replies to a post that I replied to but I do not recieve the confirmation emails and I have not recieved the questions when I asked for them. Could you please fix this? Thanks
    Billy
     
  9. Danny R

    Danny R Goblin the Pug DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I sent you an Unthinkable an email with instructions on how to grab the questions from an ftp site.

    I really wish I knew why you two can't seem to get the automatic replies.
     
  10. cdru

    cdru Hall Of Fame

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    It's possible that their ISP/Company/whoever handles their mail is dropping it as spam just as some people's private mail filters are filing it as spam.
     

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