trentellingsen

Board Game Sweepstakes (Winner on 3/12)

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Enter by adding or improving a game page using the 'Edit' link on the game page. You can also make a post or comment in the forum just like last week and enter to win a $60 board game by Tuesday 3/12, 4pm PST. Each improvement, post or comment is another entry.

Full rules here.

I'm hoping to encourage improvement to the database while also keeping the community active with this giveaway. Also, the contest start period is the moment yesterday's ended so that any potential posts weren't made in vain!

3 points by trentellingsen - updated 19 days ago | 30 comments | report

trentellingsen 4 months ago | 3 points

Feel free to just edit games you see missing info or you can use our Game Bounty Link (https://www.boardgameatlas.com/search?bounty=true which is under the contribute section at the bottom of the website) to see games with missing info.

FirstJohn318 4 months ago | 3 points

Can't believe how the odds were defied in the last contest lol

philryuh 4 months ago | 2 points

I know right! You were the first person I thought of after the result got released xD.......

FirstJohn318 4 months ago | 3 points

I was too. I have to admit I was a little shocked...lol

walterbd 4 months ago | 2 points

its to be expected. just because you inhabit the middle of the bell curve doesnt mean the RNG wont pick something outside the average (which it often does)

FirstJohn318 4 months ago | 2 points

I wouldn't say it is to be expected. I would just say it isn't unheard of.

walterbd 4 months ago | 2 points

ok, well... I expected it.. haha

FirstJohn318 4 months ago | 2 points

well when your odds are 17/1500-2000 I would say that it is a rarity not a common occurrence.

walterbd 4 months ago | 2 points

i think they probably had more than 17 posts, but i didmt check. keep in mind the rules specified that only useful posts and comments were valid as well. that means your 20 questions posts probably didnt count. in that case you had less of a lead than you thought!

FirstJohn318 4 months ago | 1 point

you can click on a user name and check comments/posts. And according to the host they counted. I mean don't get me wrong I knew anyone that had at least one post could win.

jodehi 4 months ago | 3 points

I'm still not sure about this site. IT continues to change, which is good, but haven't found what I like about it yet. I keep hoping. Keep updating.

walterbd 4 months ago | 3 points

so far the nontoxic community, easily accessible game info, and great features added to make posting and managing wishlists are keeping my interests

trentellingsen 4 months ago | 1 point

Thanks for the encouragement. There's still a lot to be desired for sure. But I'm trying to make each change significant and based on what users want.

FirstJohn318 4 months ago | 2 points

It's almost that time!!!

trentellingsen 4 months ago | 1 point

Yup! I just updated and tested the code for the new game data entries! (I'm going to have a special event for the next week as well which will have daily winners.)

FirstJohn318 4 months ago | 1 point

Can't wait

FirstJohn318 4 months ago | 2 points

Do comments on a deleted post count? I wrote a comment on a post and I went back to check the thread and it was gone.

trentellingsen 4 months ago | 1 point

yup!

FirstJohn318 4 months ago | 2 points

Thats good!! Drawing is same time as last time?

trentellingsen 4 months ago | 1 point

yes, I'll film it again like last week too.

FirstJohn318 4 months ago | 2 points

where were you able to view the film?

trentellingsen 4 months ago | 1 point

I linked to the video in the winner announcement post.

FirstJohn318 4 months ago | 1 point

Gotcha. I mist have missed it. Watch I win in your test but not in real time...lol

BoardWithRules 4 months ago | 2 points

Wow, awesome!  Thanks for doing these.

walterbd 4 months ago | 2 points

this past week ive edited quite a few games, but only two have registered on my profile as wiki contributions. are there certain edits that dont count? (some i added info, some grammatical errors, etc)

trentellingsen 4 months ago | 1 point

Can you link to a few of them? It should be counting every contribution. The only time it doesn't is if an edit is made but nothing actually changed.

walterbd 4 months ago | 2 points

oh Im not sure i remember what they were. i spent some time clicking "random game" and looking for errors or improvements to make. ill DM you a list if i can think of them.

trentellingsen 4 months ago | 1 point

haha, sounds good. I'll check the database and see if I can find anything there to help me figure this out.

walterbd 4 months ago | 2 points

it records all changes made, right? can you filter by contributor?

trentellingsen 4 months ago | 1 point

Yup, that's the plan.