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I also might add that if there are no more than 25 replies in the contest thread, only one winner will be announced. The thread will remain open either until it gets 51 replies or until the end of Saturday. Whichever comes first.
If anyone tries to enter for anyone else, they will be disqualified.
Alright folks, I spoke with Elfen and he as agreed to award the custom title to whoever wins the contest. This will be the first time this sort of drawing has been done, so bear with me and I will do my best to make the rules as clear as possible. Please read the following carefully. It will go down like this:
Tomorrow I'll start a thread titled Custom Rank Lottery. In order to enter the lottery, say Go banana!
Once you type that (I just needed a phrase that met the minimum post requirement), you will be officially entered into the lottery.
Once the thread has been created, the thread will remain open until until the 51st post (please note that if I or another mod is not around to close it after the 51st post, all posts after the 51st one will not be counted; so please don't complain if you posted Go banana! in the thread and you didn't make it in the first 51 posts. Yours entry will simply not be qualified if you didn't make it in time).
Once all the entries are in, I will take the first fifty names after my first post and enter them into the lottery. Out of these 50 names I will draw two winners. Those two winners will get a custom rank of their choice (note that your custom rank still has to meet the approval of Elfen. Obviously we're all pretty open-minded here, but if your custom rank is gonna be Serial Rapist or Baby Murderer, then we may have a problem. You're all mature enough to know what is over the top and what isn't. I want you all to have fun with this but I don't want anyone abusing it either).
If you enter Go banana! more than once in this thread, or post more than once of any kind, you will be disqualified from the lottery. Just type Go banana! once and leave it at that. I need to be able to easily go through all of the entries and I don't want more than one post from anyone.
One more important thing. Once the winners have made their final decision for their custom rank, it is final. The only way that person may have their custom rank changed is if they go back to our standard ranking system. So to the winners of the lottery, think carefully about what you want your rank to be and then choose it. I don't want winners PMing anyone saying they wanna change their title to something else. So remember, you may only change it by going back to the standard ranking system. Or unless they happen to win another custom rank lottery in the future.
I promise once all the entries are in that the winners will be picked utterly randomly. I will put all the names on paper into a bowl and pick two winners.
Keep in mind also folks that this lottery could not proceed without Elfen's divine power. So whoever wins should be sure to thank him once it is all over. If this all goes well, we can consider other such lotteries in the future.
It is Wednesday evening as I write this. Tomorrow, whenever I wake up, the lottery will begin. So keep an eye out for the thread.
It won't be till at least 10 a.m. Mountain Time that the thread is created. So in the meantime, if you have any further questions about the lottery, feel free to ask them here.
Folks, I'd still like to do the contest. But I don't have the power to change people's ranks like I thought I did. So I need the support of a super mod who can. I would imagine Elfen or Silver could do it. Fellas?
Oh yeah, it would be like some reward. So have you decided what we have to do? :0
Pretty much. After I get a general consenses from the mods on this, there will be a day where I will begin a thread titled Custom Title Contest. The first 30 users to post in that thread (I don't care really what you say, just as long as I know you're interested) will be counted in the drawing. The thread will close. I'll randomly pick the winner, then PM that winner notifying them they have won and have them choose their custom title.
A better idea is that every guy (Who Pm's sianoq his title) gets to change his title once and for all.
That's a horrible idea. I don't need to be opening tons of messages from people telling me what they want their custom title to be. It's just a lottery, folks. And it's not like it will even cost you anything to enter. Unless I force you all to write an eight page double-spaced essay on why you think you deserve a custom title just to be eligible for the contest.
Obviously there's more than one form of catharsis.
purification or purgation of the emotions (as pity and fear) primarily through art; a purification or purgation that brings about spiritual renewal or release from tension; elimination of a complex by bringing it to consciousness and affording it expression