TeaForum One Year Anniversary Holiday Fundraiser & Giveaway

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pedant
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:06 pm

the results have been posted! thanks, everyone!
we're contacting the winners now.

technical note:

the drawings are decided by a service provided by the NIST, the Randomness Beacon. this is a public source of randomness updated once a minute, and all of the results remain available in an archive. the idea is that no one (especially not us) has control over it, and it's available as public record.

the random output from this service at the moment of the end of the raffle (2019-01-11 11:59PM CST (UTC -6)) was supposed to be used to select the winners. however, last night when i went to find the winners, i realized that the service is offline due to US federal government shutdowns!

i never expected that this would reach all the way to our forum's raffles. :lol:

so instead, i settled on the last-available output from the service before it shut down (2018-12-26 16:07 UTC -0, pulse index 220394) as the value used to choose the winners. while this information was available during the raffle (instead of only after), i hope that choosing the last-available value instead of something completely arbitrary demonstrates that i am not cherry-picking values to manipulate the results.
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:24 pm

and for easier reading, here are the winners:

Giveaway:

Raffle name: g-inzatsu131
Parsed 20 unique raffle entrants (0 duplicates ignored).
Winner: Brent D (for details, see giveaway/g-inzatsu131-results-220394.csv)

Raffle name: g-shizu7132
Parsed 23 unique raffle entrants (0 duplicates ignored).
Winner: brutusK (for details, see giveaway/g-shizu7132-results-220394.csv)

Raffle name: g-mansa
Parsed 31 unique raffle entrants (0 duplicates ignored).
Winner: bradenl123 (for details, see giveaway/g-mansa-results-220394.csv)

Lottery:

Raffle name: l-wsredblue
Parsed 10 unique raffle entrants (0 duplicates ignored).
Winner: Teachronicles (for details, see lotto/l-wsredblue-results-220394.csv)

Raffle name: l-wszipin
Parsed 15 unique raffle entrants (0 duplicates ignored).
Winner: A.R. (for details, see lotto/l-wszipin-results-220394.csv)

Raffle:

Raffle name: r-cuifeng
Parsed 8 raffle entrants.
Winner: brutusK (for details, see raffle/r-cuifeng-results-220394.csv)

Raffle name: r-inzatsu131
Parsed 7 raffle entrants.
Winner: Muadeeb (for details, see raffle/r-inzatsu131-results-220394.csv)

Raffle name: r-shizu7132
Parsed 8 raffle entrants.
Winner: Muadeeb (for details, see raffle/r-shizu7132-results-220394.csv)

Raffle name: r-yqhjincha
Parsed 18 raffle entrants.
Winner: spatulab (for details, see raffle/r-yqhjincha-results-220394.csv)

Raffle name: r-shyrabbityunomi
Parsed 6 raffle entrants.
Winner: bri0an (for details, see raffle/r-shyrabbityunomi-results-220394.csv)
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Brent D
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:44 pm

Thanks so much! Super excited to try it!
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CWarren
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:37 pm

Congratulations everyone. What a great way to celebrate the first year!
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Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:29 am

pedant wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:06 pm
the drawings are decided by a service provided by the NIST, the Randomness Beacon. this is a public source of randomness updated once a minute, and all of the results remain available in an archive. the idea is that no one (especially not us) has control over it, and it's available as public record.


Simply brilliant! Kudos for not using lots in a hat. Also, thanks for managing such a complicated endeavor.
Lemir
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Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:14 am

Happy birthday TeaForum and congratulations to all winners :)
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:05 am

How was the turn-out? Did we manage to secure future funding for the forum?
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:29 am

Bok wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:05 am
How was the turn-out? Did we manage to secure future funding for the forum?
Yes, beyond awesome... details coming soon 🌞🎉🍃 thank you
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:07 pm

Great! I mailed off the last Yunomi just yesterday.
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