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Contest for Physics for Gearheads textbook

  1. Apr 3, 2015 #1
    We're giving away 3 copies of Physics for Gearheads

    You have 3 ways to win a copy. At the end of April we're going to :

    1. Take the top 5 posters (for April) who are Gold members and pick one randomly.
    2. Take the top 5 posters (for April) from the Engineering forums and pick one randomly.
    3. Take the top poster (for April) from the Automotive Engineering forum

    As always, these members must reside in the continental USA for shipping purposes. If the winner is not I'll pick a new winner and give the first winner Gold membership.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2015
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  3. Apr 3, 2015 #2

    micromass

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    I sense problems
     
  4. Apr 3, 2015 #3
    Extended Gold membership ;)
     
  5. Apr 3, 2015 #4

    mfb

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    How are "top 5 posters" defined? Posts in April? Posts in total?
     
  6. Apr 3, 2015 #5
    Posts in April
     
  7. Apr 5, 2015 #6

    OmCheeto

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    I spent about 30 minutes yesterday trying, unsuccessfully, to find "post counts" by anyone.
    I think I pushed every button. (?)

    The closest I could get was "Most Messages" under "Notable members".

    Is it possible that this "count" feature is available to only non-plebeians?
    Or do I need new glasses, again. :oldwink:
     
  8. Apr 5, 2015 #7
    The number is in your avatar :)
     
  9. Apr 5, 2015 #8

    OmCheeto

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    Well I know that.

    I can't find a "Gold members" list.
    Nor can I find a list of all members from which to extract a list of Gold members.
    see above
    see above

    And "Notable Members" only lists the top 20 posters in each category.
    It also doesn't display the status of the members there. So unless you're an old timer, someone would have to click on each members profile to determine if they qualify.

    I checked in both Chrome and Safari, to make sure it wasn't a browser problem.

    ps. Have any votes been cast yet?
     
  10. Apr 5, 2015 #9
    These are only lists I can access. There is no voting :)
     
  11. Apr 5, 2015 #10

    OmCheeto

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    Ha! What's that old saying? RTFP

    Read the freakin' post!

    I think I missed:

    I thought I was supposed to pick them.

    Never mind. :redface:

    ps. At least I'm completely familiar with all the buttons now. :smile:
     
  12. Apr 5, 2015 #11

    OmCheeto

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    Understandably, at first, I misinterpreted this comment.
    And now, I can't find the "whistling whilst feigning innocence and daftness whilst looking around aimlessly up in the air" emoticon.
    hmmm.... I wonder if there's a word for that.

    I'll try and keep it "productive".

    ps. Ok to delete this post. Please delete this post. Oh, never mind. I'll delete this post. :devil:
     
  13. Apr 5, 2015 #12

    rollingstein

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    Time to move to Platinum!
     
  14. Apr 6, 2015 #13
    Do we people from asia have a chance of winning anything ? o_O
     
  15. Apr 6, 2015 #14

    mfb

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    A gold membership!
     
  16. Apr 7, 2015 #15

    Randy Beikmann

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    In the meantime, if anyone has any questions about the content or approach of the book, I'd be glad to answer! Just note I don't spend 24 hours a day here. ;-)
     
  17. Apr 7, 2015 #16
    I think that staff should not be included in the contest.

    Chet
     
  18. Apr 8, 2015 #17
    I will be posting the front runners next week April the 15th
     
  19. Apr 8, 2015 #18
    Well, here is my post #1. ;D
     
  20. Apr 16, 2015 #19
  21. Apr 18, 2015 #20
    But for indian's how to get it
     
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