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A new comp? (Please, pretty please) by finnguy on 11 October 2004 10:24am
 
Webmaster, any new competitions on the horizon?
 
Re: A new comp? (Please, pretty please) by Webmaster on 11 October 2004 11:45am
 
Hello finnguy,

Thanks for your posting - and there will indeed be a new competition soon. We are currently extremely busy preparing the site for the inclusion of Himalaya, but the new competition will appear soon after that...

All the best,
Webmaster
 
Re: A new comp? (Please, pretty please) by finnguy on 11 October 2004 11:48am
 
Hurrah!

Thanks for the quick reply, Webmaster. I look forward to the new competition with baited-breath.

Now I just have to work out how to make sure I win it... :)
 
Re: A new comp? (Please, pretty please) by peripatetically on 11 October 2004 1:22pm
 
Webbie, I don't think a new competition is fair to everyone right now. Not everyone has access to the series or book. I know it's on the site to read, but it's not quite the same as having it in your lap to flip through the pages. And not being able to actually see the film footage, which many of us aren't able to do at this point, would give some people an unfair advantage, s well. Can't it wait until spring when the rest of the world has been introduced to the book and series? I, for one, do not use the internet for buying products of any kind, so must wait for the release of his book and series next year. I know most of the visitors here are not from the Americas so they have not seen the series nor have they obtained the companion book . And I know everyone else is chomping at the bit for a competition. It would be my guess that many interested in competing might not have an equal advantage.

But, then, what do I know? LOL

 
Re: A new comp? (Please, pretty please) by kazzzz on 11 October 2004 1:27pm
 
Hear hear Pats..exactly what I was thinking!!! Make it fair for all!
 
Re: A new comp? (Please, pretty please) by peripatetically on 11 October 2004 1:30pm
 
Hi KAZ!!
 
Re: A new comp? (Please, pretty please) by finnguy on 11 October 2004 2:49pm
 
Hi Patty!

Sorry, but I disagree.

I don't think having access to the series/book gives any great advantage in the competitions on this site (if past competitions are anything to go by). All the answers are available somewhere within the site. Simply have two browser windows open - one with the competition, and the other for searching around the site for the answers. It shouldn't be any different from having the physical book open in front of you. (In fact, the website gives you the option to actually search for answers with the keyword search, something which the book can't do for you.)

I for one am very keen for a new competition and don't have any of the advantages which you are referring to. Both of the last series (Hemingway Adventure and Sahara) were first screened on Finnish TV approximately 18 months after first being shown in the UK. If Himalaya proves to be the same then I can't expect to see it much before the spring of 2006! Should we wait that long for a competition?

So I say: the more competitions the better (and the sooner the better!).

Just my opinion...

Finnguy
 
Re: A new comp? (Please, pretty please) by Diamond on 11 October 2004 10:30pm
 
so long as there is a long time for everyone to enter and that the winner is chosen randomly out of all those then thats fair enough

bring on the competition webbie please - thanks
 
Re: A new comp? (Please, pretty please) by peripatetically on 14 October 2004 1:29am
 
HAHAHAHA. I'd still rathr have the book. SOme people like a book, some don't. And some learn and remember better by seeing things happen, as in the series. The series won't be shown here for months either. But, it doesn't matter. I don;'t care when they hold the competition, now that I think about it. I'm always not feeling well and just can't sit and surf all day long for answers.

So, bring on the competition!
 
Re: A new comp? (Please, pretty please) by Helen on 14 October 2004 2:42pm
 
One request: Webmaster, can you rig it so I win?
Thanks.
 
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