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Sporin
03-01-2013, 08:38 AM
I played every day, did lots of link tweeting, and did ok on the questions themselves. Can't wait to find out if I got lucky!!!

{fingers crossed} :D :D

http://s4ee134128e51b.img.gostorego.com/802754/cdn/media/s4/ee/13/41/28/e5/1b/Pono_Giveaway_copy2.jpg

http://www.theukulelesite.com/ukulele-trivia-contest:iwant:

BlueLatitude
03-01-2013, 09:18 AM
I'm excited too. I know I won't win, because I didn't send the links to anyone. (I just generally don't send links unless it's something I know the linkee is interested in.)

But I had a lot of fun with the questions and learned a lot!

Lori
03-01-2013, 09:25 AM
Yes, I was having fun looking up the answers too. I played every day too, but I know I got 2 or 3 answers wrong. Here's hoping...

–Lori

Novalogics
03-01-2013, 10:53 AM
I only missed one question, and got a good amount of people to go enter through my link, I really hope things work in my favor xD good luck to everyone else~!!!

HeWhoTalksLoudSayinNothin
03-01-2013, 11:01 AM
I have most of the questions correct, but didn't do anything else to gain points like invite people. Since I guess there will be others out there who do that kind of stuff, I don't think I'll win anything. But it was fun, some answers were really hard to find.

Contrails
03-01-2013, 12:16 PM
I have gain a lot on uke knowledge. I think i have an outside chance of winning. I got a few wrong and was just getting good at it. Its a funny contest. From what i understand one can get all his questions wrong and still win if one invited a lot of friends to participate. Seems to be easier than searching through the net for hours to find the right answer. I could have easily done that as i meet many new and dfifferent people in the course of my work each day. But i think it goes against the spirit of the trivial. Good luck to all of you.

wadleysf
03-01-2013, 12:19 PM
I only missed one question, and got a good amount of people to go enter through my link, I really hope things work in my favor xD good luck to everyone else~!!!

Well done! My guess would be that should put you in the running. I was hoping I'd still be in with a chance - and then I got a second question wrong.. oh well. And the folks who would have seen my shared links (twitter, facebook) are in general not likely to have boosted by "friends and family" bonus by entering themselves.... even though I asked! ;)

Good luck - can't wait until tomorrow or Sunday for the results!

xyz
03-01-2013, 12:24 PM
I got one answer wrong... I don't expect to win anything but that was still fun. Great contest.

Pueo
03-01-2013, 01:15 PM
Well let's do the math...
13,599 entries. If you got the answer right, you got 4 or 5 points. If you entered every day and got every question right that means 15 days x 4 points = 60 points.

So if you just entered once and got the question wrong, you still got one point.

1 point / 13599 entries = .007% chance of your name being drawn
60 points /13599 entries = .4% chance.

The people who shared links AND got all the questions correct may have an edge, but probably not much of one.

Of course, since they are only picking four prizes, that does not leave many chances for the odds to average out.

Still, the odds of winning this contest if you entered are still much better than the lottery.

Good luck everyone!

ukuloonie
03-01-2013, 01:21 PM
Oh well
I think I might as start a uke fund, and go busking?

AndrewKuker
03-01-2013, 01:23 PM
I have gain a lot on uke knowledge. I think i have an outside chance of winning. I got a few wrong and was just getting good at it. Its a funny contest. From what i understand one can get all his questions wrong and still win if one invited a lot of friends to participate. Seems to be easier than searching through the net for hours to find the right answer. I could have easily done that as i meet many new and dfifferent people in the course of my work each day. But i think it goes against the spirit of the trivial. Good luck to all of you.
The most points allowed for referrals is 10. Early on I switched some things so the trivia would matter. Worth more, no point for guessing. I didn't want it to be a popularity contest or networking strategy.
Thanks for playing guys. Hang tight, were working on it.
What to do this month? Anyone got a cool idea? That trivia was kind of hard. It's so easy to look stuff up nowadays. Hard to be challenging.

justinlcecil
03-01-2013, 01:30 PM
A test of Strength! :p

ukuloonie
03-01-2013, 01:31 PM
Are you looking for a challenge
that requires skill or no skill,
How many ukuleles in the store?

Kamanaaloha
03-01-2013, 06:26 PM
fun educational contest...I batted 1.000 but it was not easy...many of the answers were buried in walls of text and in most cases it was an educated guess...

I facebooked everyday and tweeted a coupla days...etc., but I am not sure where I will fall...Either way it was generous...by AK and HMS...and fun...I found myself staying up to 1 am at times to get a head start on answerring the next day's question...

I have no idea about the next one...but games are fun...just not sure other than trivia...maybe music based...like who is this? or who sang this...or who wrote this...or what kind of ukulele do they play with?

Contrails
03-01-2013, 09:53 PM
The most points allowed for referrals is 10. Early on I switched some things so the trivia would matter. Worth more, no point for guessing. I didn't want it to be a popularity contest or networking strategy.
Thanks for playing guys. Hang tight, were working on it.
What to do this month? Anyone got a cool idea? That trivia was kind of hard. It's so easy to look stuff up nowadays. Hard to be challenging.

Thats good to know. I have to give it to you. I thought one could find anything on the net these days. Some of the info really took a long time to search and find.

HeWhoTalksLoudSayinNothin
03-02-2013, 12:08 AM
Well let's do the math...

1 point / 13599 entries = .007% chance of your name being drawn
60 points /13599 entries = .4% chance.



Wait, I may be wrong but this contest is not based on a lottery system or is it? As far as I got it, the person with the most points is 1st, second most points is 2nd and so on, there is no random draw, or is there? So if you got 1 point your chances of winning are actually 0%. The site says something about random drawing only, if two people tie for one of the prizes.

Sporin
03-02-2013, 01:34 AM
Wait, I may be wrong but this contest is not based on a lottery system or is it? As far as I got it, the person with the most points is 1st, second most points is 2nd and so on, there is no random draw, or is there? So if you got 1 point your chances of winning are actually 0%. The site says something about random drawing only, if two people tie for one of the prizes.

Nto a lottery system unless there is a tie, from the page...


We did this contest in conjunction with Rafflecopter and they are providing us with results for 100% accuracy. We all know the top four are getting a new beautiful instrument, but if there are ties we will follow the guidelines in our rules-

(With any ties the winner will be selected in a random drawing among those with the same score. The random drawing will be conducted using random.org. Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information on or about 24 hours after the contest ends. Potential winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 48 hours of notification)

I'm positive I'm not in the top 4 so no win for me but I still had a lot of fun. :)

glass
03-02-2013, 02:03 AM
The most points allowed for referrals is 10. Early on I switched some things so the trivia would matter. Worth more, no point for guessing. I didn't want it to be a popularity contest or networking strategy.
Thanks for playing guys. Hang tight, were working on it.
What to do this month? Anyone got a cool idea? That trivia was kind of hard. It's so easy to look stuff up nowadays. Hard to be challenging.

It was a good contest! I can't imagine what the next will be. Thanks for holding it!

Kamanaaloha
03-02-2013, 12:30 PM
any winners yet?

marclin723
03-02-2013, 06:06 PM
Thank you Andrew, I really like and enjoy this contest! :)

AndrewKuker
03-03-2013, 11:51 PM
A test of Strength! :p

Yes!! Where can we all meet for an arm wrestling competition? How about at the store tomorrow?

Posted winners- ukulele-trivia-contest (http://www.theukulelesite.com/ukulele-trivia-contest)

seriously, thank you to all who tried. We will continue to do these things..and improve on the overall experience and enjoyment of them.

Aloha from the crew at hms! our friends at uu are family, please let us know how we can help you or improve in what we do.

(will do a blog on the questions and answers to that trivia in the next week or so, for those interested)

ChaosToo
03-04-2013, 12:44 AM
Great contest that I really wanted to enter - sadly, for whatever reason, I could never get my answers to be 'accepted' when I clicked on 'submit'.

Still - good luck to all you who managed to enter - someone is going to get a very nice late Christmas present!

I'll have to wait another 11 years (and counting) till I retire and take my 'trip of a lifetime' over to Hawaii and I'll pick one up myself in person! :D

glass
03-04-2013, 02:05 AM
Yes!! Where can we all meet for an arm wrestling competition? How about at the store tomorrow?

Posted winners- ukulele-trivia-contest (http://www.theukulelesite.com/ukulele-trivia-contest)

seriously, thank you to all who tried. We will continue to do these things..and improve on the overall experience and enjoyment of them.

Aloha from the crew at hms! our friends at uu are family, please let us know how we can help you or improve in what we do.

(will do a blog on the questions and answers to that trivia in the next week or so, for those interested)

Thank you for holding it! I had a good time doing research on the ukulele and found out new things. You guys did a great job and congrats to the winners!!

aquadan
03-04-2013, 03:28 AM
I've really enjoyed this contest, learning all the history of the uke has been a lot of fun and very interesting. We're ordering a copy of the King/Tranquada uke history book to learn more. (Btw, the answer to how many Dias ukes were found is in the book. We found it in the appendix looking on amazon.)

I didn't play expecting to win, although occasionally I thought, 'wouldn't it be great to win the concert or soprano, but I won't have a chance...' I looked on the site today, and FIRST PLACE!!! I've been in shock all morning, and have watched Cory and Aaron play the RTSH multiple times. The offer still stands, we'll feed them well if you send one of them along with the uke. Thanks so much Andrew and HMS!

I think I'm gonna have to change my username to pono guy.

BlueLatitude
03-04-2013, 03:36 AM
Wow, congratulations!!! That is a beautiful instrument!

hawaii 50
03-04-2013, 03:54 AM
congrats to all the winners..

Bob Bledsoe
03-04-2013, 04:02 AM
Congrats aquadan!... I got a $20 store credit for coming close. Thanks so much Andrew! That's the 2nd time I've received store credit at HMS as a bonus prize tacked on to the end of a contest out of the goodness of Andrew's heart... This was a fun contest. Thanks for putting it together Andrew!

Trinimon
03-04-2013, 04:52 AM
Thanks Andrew/HMS for running the contest. Congrats to the winners. Well deserved 'cause some of those questions were tough! lol

ukuloonie
03-04-2013, 05:13 AM
er Guys I was Surprised to receive the email this morning saying that I won the 2nd prize.
I was a little shocked 'cause I don't ever win competitions.
So Thanks again Andrew at HMS because that's very generous to share those Ukuleles
and with 20 bucks to 20 others thats pretty cool too.