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#41

tjdaroya
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:52 AM

Critic, could you perhaps give us a little more info on how we get picked? Is it random, or what?
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#42

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:15 AM

That's it! I'm sticking to cracked!
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#43

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:20 AM

Its too hard... i just have very little chance to get the code.. buts okay :D

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#44

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:31 AM

Posted Image Still nothing ..

View PostSpaceNinja95, on 13 April 2012 - 02:57 AM, said:

Wow a full Thursday putting my name down every 20 mins and i didnt win and im sure one of them guys we'ree above me kill me now !!
It doesnt matter how many times you put it there :P They enter you in the list only once.

#45

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:43 AM

The problem is,a TON of people put their names down,which means older comments with names aren't so likely to get choosed. Posted Image

lol, no.

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#46

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:48 AM

View Posttjdaroya, on 13 April 2012 - 06:52 AM, said:

Critic, could you perhaps give us a little more info on how we get picked? Is it random, or what?

yup, completely random. The process works in 3 stages:

1. Every comment on the Facebook status is loaded into a database:

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2. A process runs that parses the comments and finds the usernames in each comment. Then it checks with minecraftforum.net if that account exists and if it does it stores the usernames and the account ID:

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As you can see the columns on the far right are the MCF Username and MCF ID, for the first 2 people (Jonathon La, Tyler Christianson) the names they provided aren't valid (they are minecraft.net names, not minecraftforum.net names) so they get "0" and "0" set, which means they don't get entered.

3. A process runs that loads all the legitimate accounts into memory (everyone that has provided a valid MCF name), it then removes anyone from that list that has already won and removes duplicates (everyone only gets 1 entry) and it then picks 20 random names from that list, assigns them each a code from my database of valid codes and then it sends a private message to each one and outputs to me who they are.

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So as long as you meet the following criteria:

1. Your username was posted on the Facebook post in the required fashion (just your username)
2. You have not won already

You are entered to win every time we randomly pick 20 winners.

If you comment again it won't hurt you, but no advantage unless you think the first time you posted your name might not have been valid etc.

I checked the database and I can't find your name "tjdaroya" so probably worth entering again :) Sometimes the Facebook API can be spotty and won't return specific comments so you might have been lost in that void.

#47

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:53 AM

Grrr, it's the people that have posted recently, i think it's MCforums fault on ancouning here that you should like and comment bla bla bla, because I lked MC Forums page on facebook ages ago, and I posted my name on 22nd March, but obviously they won't check to that day, they will just pick the people that recently commented :? it should be done in secret on that page to the people that liked ages ago

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#48

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:53 AM

View PostTucking_Fypo, on 13 April 2012 - 07:53 AM, said:

Grrr, it's the people that have posted recently, i think it's MCforums fault on ancouning here that you should like and comment bla bla bla, because I lked MC Forums page on facebook ages ago, and I posted my name on 22nd March, but obviously they won't check to that day, they will just pick the people that recently commented :? it should be done in secret on that page to the people that liked ages ago

When you commented doesn't matter: all people are entered every time. See my post above yours :) It's not picked by a human.

#49

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:03 AM

I never win anything. oh well. :(

#50

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:18 AM

so in how much time theres the choosing? and if i entered once and like 1 week later i got choosed it will send me it?

#51

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:19 AM

I will never win :(

#52

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:24 AM

i hope i win :)
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Sorry for my bad english :D...

#53

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:25 AM

View Postcitricsquid, on 13 April 2012 - 07:48 AM, said:

I checked the database and I can't find your name "tjdaroya" so probably worth entering again Posted Image Sometimes the Facebook API can be spotty and won't return specific comments so you might have been lost in that void.

Huh. Weird. I posted two times. Maybe because my Facebook name was Bruce Lee? Gonna post again.
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#54

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:25 AM

Can someone share his account with mee? I want to play in one super cool premium server!

#55

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:35 AM

I have posted my name in capital "Mouthed" 3 times but not for cheating purpose, just for double (or triple Posted Image) check, is it ok?
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#56

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:42 AM

View Postcitricsquid, on 13 April 2012 - 07:53 AM, said:

When you commented doesn't matter: all people are entered every time. See my post above yours Posted Image It's not picked by a human.

Oh, so It gets all of the peoples comments and randomies them?

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#57

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:48 AM

:( I did not win!

#58

stapler34

Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:48 AM

ahhhhh one more day left hope i will win
and congrats to the winners :)
wish my name will be on the list tmr cuz its my bday nextweek !!!

#59

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:52 AM

My Name is ActivationKnee, Why can't I win!! I posted it!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:03 AM

I won't win, but i do want to win so badly, i play Minecraft every day but can't play full version :( Pleeeaasssee :)