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  1. 05 Jul '04 12:09
    I wish there were some tournament for the non subscribers with the winner being given a free subscription.
    I dont know if that is already being done, but I think that it's a good idea.
    Comments?
  2. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    05 Jul '04 12:22
    As far as I know there have never been free subscriptions awarded as a prize for any tournament, but once in a while Russ does have a tournament for non-subscribers. They aren't highly publicized, so you will need to check the Tournament page regularly so you don't miss out.

    regards, Marc
  3. 05 Jul '04 12:22
    Cough up your $19.95 and you can play all the tournaments you want...

    C'mon, become a PAWN STAR!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. 05 Jul '04 12:27
    I could have done, but I am a student in India. I don't have a credit card and $20 converted into Indian rupee is a big amount(not very big but considerable).
  5. Standard member Exy
    Damn fine Clan!
    05 Jul '04 12:35
    Originally posted by saffa73
    Cough up your $19.95 and you can play all the tournaments you want...

    C'mon, become a PAWN STAR!!!!!!!!!!!
    I resisted replying with something of this nature because I really think it's Russ' call as to whether this is viable, unless some altruistic member wishes to sponsor such a tournament.
  6. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    05 Jul '04 13:15
    Originally posted by Exy
    I resisted replying with something of this nature because I really think it's Russ' call as to whether this is viable, unless some altruistic member wishes to sponsor such a tournament.
    Someone requested one the other day (and offered sponsorship) - but there is one big problem.

    From prior experience I know they are prone to cheats and multiple account abuse as soon as a subscription is offered. Therefore, they are far too much work to administer.

    Sorry about that.

    -Russ
  7. Standard member Toe
    05 Jul '04 13:36
    Originally posted by Russ
    Someone requested one the other day (and offered sponsorship) - but there is one big problem.

    From prior experience I know they are prone to cheats and multiple account abuse as soon as a subscription is offered. Therefore, they are far too much work to administer.

    Sorry about that.

    -Russ
    I can see it now...

    Sheriff Russ of Nothingham and <Insert cheat's name> Hood in an all-star(less) cast: The sheriff has called an unsubscribed tourny with the expectation that the outlaws are sure to attend. A free subsription is sure to lure to flush them out...

    Alternatively, there is the Kenny Everett philosophy: "Round them, put them in a field and ...", well, you know the rest!

    What a shame though. Usually cheats are just a tad annoying, tending to cause some silly ratings fluctuations. But here they have managed to really negatively impact on our unsubscribed members. And without a healthy body of unsubscribed members, we'll never add to the <insert derogative term> body of subscribed members, which is very clearly a bad thing.
  8. 05 Jul '04 15:29
    Well I hadn't thought about that. Actually so many good ideas get spoiled because of the cheats. Why can't all be good and honest?

    As a passing remark I had made two ID's (Actually I didn't read the Terms of Service carefully so I was myself cheating though unknowingly) . I am sorry for that and now I don't know what to do of the second ID? (I want to keep this one) Any suggestions? Russ?
  9. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    05 Jul '04 15:43
    Originally posted by anshu
    Well I hadn't thought about that. Actually so many good ideas get spoiled because of the cheats. Why can't all be good and honest?

    As a passing remark I had made two ID's (Actually I didn't read the Terms of Service carefully so I was myself cheating though unknowingly) . I am sorry for that and now I don't know what to do of the second ID? (I want to keep this one) Any suggestions? Russ?
    Just resign games and then abandon the account.

    That will be sufficient.

    -Russ
  10. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    05 Jul '04 15:46 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Toe
    I can see it now...

    Sheriff Russ of Nothingham and <Insert cheat's name> Hood in an all-star(less) cast: The sheriff has called an unsubscribed tourny with the expectation that the outlaws are sure to attend. A free subsription is sure to lure to flush them out...
    Funny as this may seem, this is how I was originally alerted to Zach's behaviour. (if you still remember that episode...) And he was a subscriber!!!

    What a catch!

    -Russ