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bornagainjeeper
08-23-2010, 01:08 PM
AND THE WINNNNNNERS ARE




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlU8YQ_dSzQ





CONGRATS TO EVERYONE WHO SHARED SOME POSITIVE VIBES TO THE UU COMMUNITY!

i will get in touch with the winners a prize givers to remind them to get together, exchange mailing information, and hug one another.










To say that a man is your Friend, means commonly no more than this, that he is not your enemy. Most contemplate only what would be the accidental and trifling advantages of Friendship, as that the Friend can assist in time of need by his substance, or his influence, or his counsel. Even the utmost goodwill and harmony and practical kindness are not sufficient for Friendship, for Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody.” -H.D. Thoreau



In light of recent events and a general trend towards "Un-aloha" ways.... I AM HOSTING A CONTEST!
Melody Ukulele Contest

Very simple...

I will scan the forums for three randomly selected days, and write down the names of anyone i see being "nice"...then draw a winner at random...the more times i see you being nice on those three random days, the more likely you are to win....

WIN WHAT? you might ask

WELL LEMME TELL YA
A CUSTOM MADE T SHIRT THAT TELLS THE WORLD!....
"I AM THE NICEST UKULELE PLAYER ON THE PLANET, HUG ME"
2 UU LOGO TSHIRTS HAVE BEEN ADDED BY A SECRET SATAN..uh SANTA....AMONGST US!
2 Uke Leashes One Uke Leash in Leather (black or brown), and one Uke Leash in Polypro (choice of 10 colors). From Lori at UkeLeash.com. Shipping Included
AMAZING CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES MADE BY UU user austin1...tina
1 set of strings of the winners choice (depending on availability, SHIPPED TO YOU!) donated said they could accommodate most brands (i saw worths and aquilas on the list)
I
will likely be adding other prizes. (which will be given to seperate drawee's (is that a word?...is now...comment below)




Rules:
Be Nice
If i witness you being positive, and you then being negative... I will remove you from the drawing forever
The days will be SECRET! and only I will know about them
Comments posted from Aug. 20-October 15 are eligible (long term to ENCOURAGE THE POSITIVE VIBE)

What am i looking for exactly? Well some of the things, but not limited to, Helping out the beginners (WHO CARES if its the 100th time you've seen someone ask what uke they should get, or how to play an E chord without drooling on themselves....GET EXCITED THAT THEY ARE EXCITED!)
People complimenting videos, tabs or any work
General positive fellowship "Hey how you doing...ect"



DISCLAIMERS
I promise i won't see every comment....but i'll do my best...i will scan about the first 5 pages or so of everything on three days....and do my best to locate happiness....
There is no great grading criteria....But we all know nice when we see it....so i'm gunna be subjective here (touch britches)....If you whine about the winners i will come to your house and give you the hillbilly jeeper butt whomping of your life (ok that part probably isn't true) I will also be asking for input from UU regulars and moderators for nominations, as i don't use the forums as often as i used to...each person i ask will be allowed to nominate one person for a free entry (or additional entry, as they will likely be included already)...
This is also in no way ment to be an attack on those who may have felt passionate about things lately...but i truly believe its times just just all kiss and make up regardless of our feelings....
If anyone chooses to post negativey on this thread, i encourage people to ignore it, and not respond, as it will make it easier to figure out who i won't want to talk to ever again.

I'm a poor student...if you wish to add prizes annonomously or with advetising attached, PM me and we'll grow this a little bigger.. I wish i could get a present to everyone i see being nice....I will just owe you a hug when i meet you....i give great hugs.

“Justice and goodwill will outlast passion” James Garfield

“Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes - goodwill among men and peace on earth." Einstein

Love,
Alex

CoLmes
08-23-2010, 01:34 PM
hahahahha this is sweet. you would think of this.


...

You're so handsome.

:D

bornagainjeeper
08-23-2010, 01:39 PM
hahahahha this is sweet. you would think of this.


...

You're so handsome.

:D

i'm not adding you to the list unless you grow back your ridiculous facial hair

SuzukHammer
08-23-2010, 01:47 PM
Its worth a shot to see how this works.

First off, I am going to thank you for being so kind as to offer prizes to win back the Aloha spirit.

I have been here for about 2 months and it seems like a great place. When I first posted, I got good feedback from people I called "the oldtimers" and that really helped out.

There is so much useful information here. THe "giving" and sharing seemed like a vital part of this forum.

That and the imperative to "just have fun" needs to be rekindled.

bornagainjeeper
08-23-2010, 01:51 PM
Its worth a shot to see how this works.

First off, I am going to thank you for being so kind as to offer prizes to win back the Aloha spirit.

I have been here for about 2 months and it seems like a great place. When I first posted, I got good feedback from people I called "the oldtimers" and that really helped out.

There is so much useful information here. THe "giving" and sharing seemed like a vital part of this forum.

That and the imperative to "just have fun" needs to be rekindled.

Couldn't agree with ya more...we're all guilty from time to time, but its worth making the effort to just have fun...thanks for the comment

AnnaUK
08-23-2010, 02:00 PM
What a good idea, Alex. Much kudos to you.


WIN WHAT? you might ask
A CUSTOM MADE T SHIRT THAT TELLS THE WORLD!....
"I AM THE NICEST UKULELE PLAYER ON THE PLANET, HUG ME"

That t-shirt sounds brilliant. Although there are many people on here who deserve that accolade :D

I'm looking forward to this contest a lot,
Anna :)

bornagainjeeper
08-23-2010, 02:37 PM
What a good idea, Alex. Much kudos to you.



That t-shirt sounds brilliant. Although there are many people on here who deserve that accolade :D

I'm looking forward to this contest a lot,
Anna :)


You are so right...i wish i could reward everyone for their wonderful OVERWHELMING unconditional positive regard for other ukers....but this contest is something of a silly idea anyhow, as when we are positive to one another....(no i don't belive in karma...just social interaction) that positivity ALWAYS comesback stronger than in went out. So as hokey as it sounds, there is a reward everyday for everyone who just stops and thinks..."i disagree with someone, but is there a better way to express my frustration..." Relaxed people don't havta bother with boots...there isn't any horsemess to wade through.

ukecantdothat
08-23-2010, 06:47 PM
What a good idea, Alex. Much kudos to you.



That t-shirt sounds brilliant. Although there are many people on here who deserve that accolade :D

I'm looking forward to this contest a lot,
Anna :)

Anna is spot on! There may be a few un-aloha types who pop up from time to time 'round here, but the bulk of this lot are among the most fun-loving folks you'll ever hope to meet online. It's why I keep coming back, and why your redundant t-shirt would make anybody proud to wear it! I myself have been away from UU of late (for various reasons) and was disheartened to read of the flaming going on in the contest forum. I am purposely avoiding exposure to said flames. Who needs it? Flame jobs are best suited to '57 Chevys and chopper gas tanks IMHO, not the peaceful confines of UU.

bornagainjeeper
08-23-2010, 07:41 PM
i agree very very much that there are bunches of people...and UU is 99.99999999% positive. But we should strive for perfection. But since there are so many worthy people thats why the lottery system...i wish everyone who did good could be reckognized and made example of always....

MagliteL13
08-25-2010, 04:55 PM
Such a little thing can bring so many smiles. Ukulele or Comment or both.

The more and more I read these threads, the more and more I'm proud to play the ukulele.

haolejohn
08-25-2010, 05:08 PM
To say that a man is your Friend, means commonly no more than this, that he is not your enemy. Most contemplate only what would be the accidental and trifling advantages of Friendship, as that the Friend can assist in time of need by his substance, or his influence, or his counsel. Even the utmost goodwill and harmony and practical kindness are not sufficient for Friendship, for Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody.” -H.D. Thoreau



In light of recent events and a general trend towards "Un-aloha" ways.... I AM HOSTING A CONTEST!
Melody Ukulele Contest

Very simple...

I will scan the forums for three randomly selected days, and write down the names of anyone i see being "nice"...then draw a winner at random...the more times i see you being nice on those three random days, the more likely you are to win....

WIN WHAT? you might ask

WELL LEMME TELL YA
A CUSTOM MADE T SHIRT THAT TELLS THE WORLD!....
"I AM THE NICEST UKULELE PLAYER ON THE PLANET, HUG ME"
2 UU LOGO TSHIRTS HAVE BEEN ADDED BY A SECRET SATAN..uh SANTA....AMONGST US!
I will likely be adding other prizes. (which will be given to seperate drawee's (is that a word?...is now...comment below)
AMAZING CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES MADE BY UU user austin1...tina



Rules:
Be Nice
If i witness you being positive, and you then being negative... I will remove you from the drawing forever
The days will be SECRET! and only I will know about them
Comments posted from Aug. 20-October 15 are eligible (long term to ENCOURAGE THE POSITIVE VIBE)

What am i looking for exactly? Well some of the things, but not limited to, Helping out the beginners (WHO CARES if its the 100th time you've seen someone ask what uke they should get, or how to play an E chord without drooling on themselves....GET EXCITED THAT THEY ARE EXCITED!)
People complimenting videos, tabs or any work
General positive fellowship "Hey how you doing...ect"



DISCLAIMERS
I promise i won't see every comment....but i'll do my best...i will scan about the first 5 pages or so of everything on three days....and do my best to locate happiness....
There is no great grading criteria....But we all know nice when we see it....so i'm gunna be subjective here (touch britches)....If you whine about the winners i will come to your house and give you the hillbilly jeeper butt whomping of your life (ok that part probably isn't true) I will also be asking for input from UU regulars and moderators for nominations, as i don't use the forums as often as i used to...each person i ask will be allowed to nominate one person for a free entry (or additional entry, as they will likely be included already)...
This is also in no way ment to be an attack on those who may have felt passionate about things lately...but i truly believe its times just just all kiss and make up regardless of our feelings....
If anyone chooses to post negativey on this thread, i encourage people to ignore it, and not respond, as it will make it easier to figure out who i won't want to talk to ever again.

I'm a poor student...if you wish to add prizes annonomously or with advetising attached, PM me and we'll grow this a little bigger.. I wish i could get a present to everyone i see being nice....I will just owe you a hug when i meet you....i give great hugs.

“Justice and goodwill will outlast passion” James Garfield

“Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes - goodwill among men and peace on earth." Einstein

Love,
Alex

You do give good hugs.

austin1
08-26-2010, 04:05 AM
Just for the record, I make fabulous cookies. Not implying anything, just sayin.

Lexxy
08-26-2010, 04:34 AM
Just for the record, I make fabulous cookies. Not implying anything, just sayin.

Chocolate chips in it? :)

dianalele
08-26-2010, 08:22 AM
aha this is such a great idea! I hope this inspires people to bring the aloha back to the forum.

Good luck choosing awesome winners!

Monkeyswithladders
08-26-2010, 11:19 AM
Awesome idea Alex and I also wanted to say how happy it made me to see this open up with a Thoreau quote :D

Swampy Steve
08-26-2010, 01:27 PM
WOw I guess I missed all the flaming. I am only on during the day. I wouldnt have expected it. I thought everybody was friendly here . glad its over whatever it was

cool idea anyway
Steve

austin1
08-26-2010, 07:03 PM
Chocolate chips in it? :)

HELLS YES.

<_<
>_>

I mean, totally.

lancemanion
08-26-2010, 09:31 PM
Way to go bornagainjeeper. Ever have one of those "Why didn't I think of that" moments? Bloody brilliant.
Post Script: I love your idea of just not reponding to negative posts. Things are looking brighter already. ( o )==::

bornagainjeeper
08-27-2010, 05:54 PM
ALLLLLLLLLLLL right folks, made my first survey of NICENESS at UU...i am happy to say it took me over and hour and i got about 250 entries, Lots of entries, and in many cases, those were multiple entries for single people...one person has already gotten 10 entries! so congrats to everyone that made the first list...the next surveys could be tommarow, next month who knows...I will also try to do them at different times of day, as to not bias the results to people awake or working or whichever at certain hours.

masoncade
08-28-2010, 07:24 AM
"i am the nicest ukulele player in the world, hug me"

THIS IS THE BEST T-SHIRT IN THE WORLD. (: i would wear this every day haha. great idea for a contest, these things sound either delicous, awesome, or in some cases, both :P

RevWill
08-28-2010, 10:33 AM
Just for the record, I make fabulous cookies. Not implying anything, just sayin.

Oddly enough, I can vouch for that. Tina's cookies are incredible!

bornagainjeeper
08-28-2010, 12:34 PM
Oddly enough, I can vouch for that. Tina's cookies are incredible!

tina gets around...geez!...she made YOU cookies too?! hahaha Yeah they are pretty much the best cookies in the world....cookies from heaven.

austin1
08-28-2010, 04:52 PM
Next time I bake them, I will say to them "Hey cookies, did it hurt when you fell from heaven? Because you're all angels. O come angel band, belly-flopping off the diving board of heaven." Maybe it will get me somewhere?

Then we'll probably go look for my puppy that ran into the cheap motel across the street.

UncleElvis
08-28-2010, 05:10 PM
Hey! How come I din't get no cookis?

UkuleleHill
08-28-2010, 05:16 PM
Hey! How come I din't get no cookis?

I guess you weren't nice enough... I wasn't either...

ukecantdothat
08-28-2010, 06:15 PM
I smiled when I wrote this song. Sue me if I played it wrong...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y18iUfYgM5w

:nana:

UncleElvis
09-09-2010, 06:09 AM
So... who won?

Ahnko Honu
09-09-2010, 07:51 AM
tina gets around...geez!...she made YOU cookies too?! hahaha Yeah they are pretty much the best cookies in the world....cookies from heaven.

-Now I know... Heaven is in South Joisey. ;)

austin1
09-09-2010, 10:17 AM
-Now I know... Heaven is in South Joisey. ;)

but without me, heaven is an overdeveloped suburb of philadelphia, and that'd the gospel truth. you heard it from me first.

bornagainjeeper
09-09-2010, 12:56 PM
So... who won?

still a month to go E, i've done one of three surveys already.

Hippie Dribble
09-17-2010, 03:37 AM
go the jeeper!!! great idea, really lovely. Look forward to seeing the results! Hoping the love continues after the contest is over...

To be honest, I've experienced nothing but kind hearted folks on all the forum boards since I joined a couple of months back. I can sure see why the motto of UU is "growing the next generation of uke players" You only have to take a look at the introductions and beginners forums to see how much people share their knowledge and encourage one another. It' s awesome!!!

:love::love::love:

eugene

bornagainjeeper
10-19-2010, 05:10 PM
WINNERS COMING SOON! I'll make and tally up on a little video here in the next week...sorry for the delay things have been NUTTERS with this ukin in the woods....I"VE GOT A TON OF NAMES! PLEASE GIVE ME PATIENCE ALL YOU SWEET WONDERFUL NICE FOLKS YOU!

bornagainjeeper
11-10-2010, 03:05 PM
MUCH APOLOGIES FOR THE DELAYS! Between the Ukin in the woods i put together school, and good ol' fashion procrastination, i'm WAY behind schedual...but HAVE NO FEAR! THE RESULTS TOMMAROW (vets day)!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I printed out the names and, a great number of people are on their at least 20 times! GOOD LUCK and Tune in tommarow!

bornagainjeeper
11-11-2010, 05:27 PM
I have the final awards video done, but unfortunately youtube seems to be having trouble today, and not processing my videos, whenever the actually post, i will put it up....sorry for the delays...also the video will be on the first quote on this thread

ukeshale
11-12-2010, 12:10 AM
Congrats to all the winners!


Thanks to BAJ for hosting this contest :)

Rzr
11-12-2010, 03:23 AM
Congrats to all the winners!


Thanks to BAJ for hosting this contest :)

What he said.

Now that the contest is over can I go back to being a jerk?

UncleElvis
11-12-2010, 05:03 AM
Jeeper, I gotta say... this made my day better.

Good on ya for doing this...

ukeshale
11-12-2010, 05:16 AM
I'm going to bump the winners video up to this post - just incase your info about it being at the start of the thread gets lost amongst all the congratulations :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlU8YQ_dSzQ

UkuleleHill
11-12-2010, 05:19 AM
Congrats to the winners!!

provines
11-12-2010, 05:45 AM
Congrats! I'm glad Tucker has a new play toy.

mm stan
11-14-2010, 03:42 AM
Aloha to all the Winners,
Congratulations to all the winners for making UU forums the nicest place to be......Baby Carrots, Ukecantdothat, Coconut Willie, Suki(AKA-Susan), Mary anne Mc ternet, and Ukulele ROB(AKA-Rob)
And Much Big Mahalo's go to Alex, and AUK, Tina, Lori, and the secret donors.....who also make the Forums a brighter and nicer place to be also..Your efforts are greatly appriciated!!!! MM Stan...