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Major_Rampage #1 Posted Jan 11 2013 - 20:45

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Questions,  Comments,  Suggestions,  and the like go here.

If you have a entry please put it in the appropriate thread,  here.

Gothraga #2 Posted Jan 15 2013 - 21:36

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WTF over?

Glaber #3 Posted Jan 15 2013 - 21:46

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ABRAMS! :D

TheLazyBeaver #4 Posted Jan 15 2013 - 23:25

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It wont let me look at the linked forum page. It says you are not authorized to view this.

Errants #5 Posted Jan 15 2013 - 23:59

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Wow, oldie from 2004! Fortunately, from their stance (as in gear being worn et alia), looks like it was just a training incident. Wonder who took the blame, the PFC driver or the TC? '^_^'

Squishy_Beenz #6 Posted Jan 16 2013 - 00:15

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what was the driver thinking?

Conservative_guy #7 Posted Jan 16 2013 - 00:37

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HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN TO AN ABRAMS?!!?!?

panzer138 #8 Posted Jan 16 2013 - 00:43

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I like the reference to Plan9.

Phrantic1771 #9 Posted Jan 16 2013 - 02:04

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the one thing i dislike about these caption contests is if you are not on the first 3 pages of submissions, you probably will never win.  I just saw the update about the caption contest, posted my submission and i am on page 50!!!!

Wii624 #10 Posted Jan 16 2013 - 02:36

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I don't know why I bother entering these anymore... I sit there for minutes thinking of a creative caption when the winning caption is about as creative as folding a sheet of paper in half... The one with the Maus and the Ltraktor in Lakeville, the winning caption pales in creativity compared to the hundreds of amazingly creative ones I saw.

Wedge12475 #11 Posted Jan 16 2013 - 03:21

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The system to determine a winner is very spiked, as only the first 2 pages or so of entries are actually read. Almost always the people on the first page win.

Major_Rampage #12 Posted Jan 16 2013 - 03:26

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For the story behind the picture you would want to check with The_Chieftan.  I will see I can coax him into commenting.

View PostPhrantic1771, on Jan 16 2013 - 02:04, said:

the one thing i dislike about these caption contests is if you are not on the first 3 pages of submissions, you probably will never win.  I just saw the update about the caption contest, posted my submission and i am on page 50!!!!

I ready every entry in the caption contest every week.  I should add that to the statistics in my signature file.

View Postpanzer138, on Jan 16 2013 - 00:43, said:

I like the reference to Plan9.

I was hoping someone would catch it  :Smile_glasses:

Coffinbag #13 Posted Jan 16 2013 - 03:47

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Instead of an accident, maybe this was a "Tank Recovery" training course. Because that ground doesn't look like mud, but rather dug up dirt(I.E. Before they started to recover the tank.). I mean the military would teach crews how to assist the engineers in the process of recovering the vehicle, both as a means to get the tank operational faster, and to teach them "Hey, Don't be stupid and drive into things you can't get out of.".

Glaber #14 Posted Jan 16 2013 - 04:15

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Honestly.. stop with these contest. It's all comes down to which post is most seen by mod/dev/picker-of-finalist. It's really a LOOK AT MY COMMENT PLEASE LOL VOTE FOR ME LOL GOLD XDDDDDDDD

Because lets face it. Are you really going to go through HUNDREDS of pages... THOUSANDS of post to find 7 or 10 finalists for the community to vote for?

Please respond with a REALLY good reason for these caption contest. I think instead of making a caption for a image... the contestant should supply his own image, and his caption.

This will probably cut the number of entries in half. Making your job easier. Now that the lazy, non-funny people are out. You can focus on the funny, creative, and talent that goes into a image and a caption.

That god-awful essay thanksgiving idea was the worst... You are literally reading BOOKS and BOOKS of essays and spam. You have a deadline... and you are confident you will read EVERY single POST and judge for humor and originality?

Please explain the reason for continuing these.  

TheLazyBeaver #15 Posted Jan 16 2013 - 04:28

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View PostPropane_expoldered, on Jan 16 2013 - 04:15, said:

Honestly.. stop with these contest. It's all comes down to which post is most seen by mod/dev/picker-of-finalist. It's really a LOOK AT MY COMMENT PLEASE LOL VOTE FOR ME LOL GOLD XDDDDDDDD

Because lets face it. Are you really going to go through HUNDREDS of pages... THOUSANDS of post to find 7 or 10 finalists for the community to vote for?

Please respond with a REALLY good reason for these caption contest. I think instead of making a caption for a image... the contestant should supply his own image, and his caption.

This will probably cut the number of entries in half. Making your job easier. Now that the lazy, non-funny people are out. You can focus on the funny, creative, and talent that goes into a image and a caption.

That god-awful essay thanksgiving idea was the worst... You are literally reading BOOKS and BOOKS of essays and spam. You have a deadline... and you are confident you will read EVERY single POST and judge for humor and originality?

Please explain the reason for continuing these.  
It brings the community together to have weekly events so you can read everyones clever and funny comments about the picture. The gold encourages and gives reason to go out of your way and be social and think a little bit. These are great ideas becuase you dont have to be talented or have certain software that gives you an advantage in contests.

gjet1666 #16 Posted Jan 16 2013 - 04:29

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When is the next content? Although you read them all, I still want to know to get a head start.

RavenTemplar #17 Posted Jan 16 2013 - 05:11

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Just wondering Major, the article gives a link at the end to the finalists for the T2 poster contest but I can't find a forum thread and the link doesn't work. Was it not supposed to be in the article or is the thread hidden?

VonSchmuke #18 Posted Jan 16 2013 - 05:35

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View PostConservative_guy, on Jan 16 2013 - 00:37, said:

HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN TO AN ABRAMS?!!?!?
He parkede on top of a T - 80.

Major_Rampage #19 Posted Jan 16 2013 - 06:33

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View PostRavenTemplar, on Jan 16 2013 - 05:11, said:

Just wondering Major, the article gives a link at the end to the finalists for the T2 poster contest but I can't find a forum thread and the link doesn't work. Was it not supposed to be in the article or is the thread hidden?

Here you go:  http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/197174-caption-contest-9-from-outer-space/

Let me go look at the article

Strog_ #20 Posted Jan 16 2013 - 06:41

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Yep. Link to the t2 stunt poster finalists is broken.   :Smile_sad:




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