Registered: Dec 2000
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Originally posted by timf:
I'd be happy to make status posts from time to time, but until the number of sign-ups begins to level off, the information wouldn't be good very long.
How fast are people signing up? Inquiring minds want to know! I guess any info would help clear up confusion. For example, how often are picks going to be made? What's the deadline time going to be?
Here's an interesting one: When you pick, do you pick as many future groups as you can, or just the "next" one? To illustrate what I'm getting at, suppose you're "picking" the lucky people every day and suppose that you pick 100 people per group. Also, suppose that 300 people are signing up each day. There are two ways you can pick the groups.
The first way is to pick the first 3 groups on day one, the next three groups on day 2, etc. So, if you signed up on the first day, there's no way for you to be in a later group than someone who signed up on the second day.
The second way to pick the groups is to make each day a "whole new ballgame". In other words, you'd pick 100 people from the 300 signups on the first day. The next day, you'd pick 100 from the 500 (300 new, 200 remaining). Next day, you'd pick 100 from 700, and so on. So, there'd be a fair chance that early signup would yield an early upgrade, but it's not a guaranteed thing.
I'm not really voting for one way or the other. I guess they're both equally fair. I'm just curious to know how it is all planned to shake out.
Since it seems everyone ignored my previous post, 250 people were authorized for 2.0.1 out of everyone who filled out the form before Midnight EST last night.[/B]
AAAAGH! You're KILLING me! I signed up at like.... 2am... <sniff... sniff..>. I would have signed up by midnight.... I really would have, but I was... uh... volunteering as a clown to entertain at a burn center for undernourished orphans with leukemia. Oh, the price we pay for caring!
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