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Hi,
Consider a hypothetical situation :
During a particular giveaway week,
Suppose a person A posts 10 new topics
And a person B only replies 10 times (Does not start new topic)
Who has more chances of winning, A or B ?
 
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Their chances are equal assuming that both the replies and the posts are on topic and not just "I'm posting because I want to win" stuff.
 
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Is either A or B a sheriff?
 
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Makes no difference as long as it's not Carl Trusiak or Paul Wheaton.
[This message has been edited by Marilyn deQueiroz (edited August 17, 2001).]
 
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What if C is a sheriff, but only posts 8 times?
 
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what if the topics are posted then deleted,
I have posted 10 times....

- satya
ps: aren't we splitting hairs....
 
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A sheriff has the same chance as any other greenhorn, ranch hand, or bartender. Rank has nothing to do with the result. Your chances are increased by the number of times you post valid posts.
 
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Vishakha , The selection is based on the program developed by one of the bartenders . So , I feel everybody has got equal chance provided you have proper first & last name.
 
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