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Andrew Cockburn
post Jul 5 2008, 04:01 PM
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We had an awesome competition this time - I would say that this was the best ever at GMC! We got 106 new articles, and they were such high quality that we were obliged to add extra points early on as we were constantly impressed by the articles that came rolling in!

As you are aware, the final phase of the competition is the awarding of additional points for the 5+ articles, and without further ado, here are the additional points!
  • ZakkWylde
    • Pantera - 5
    • Rage Against the Machine - 6
    • Black Sabbath - 6
  • OrganizedConfusion
    • Pearl Jam - 5
  • Fire
    • Nirvana - 6
    • Bob Dylan - 7
    • Greenday - 7
  • Fran
    • The Cure - 8
    • The Subways - 3
    • Sum 41 - 4
    • Papa Roach - 6
    • Shredneck - 3
    • Bush - 4
    • Bruce Speingsteen - 7
    • Eric Clapton - 3
    • BB King - 3
    • Chuck Berry - 2
  • Kaznie_NL
    • Korg AX5G - 3
    • Frusciante - 5
    • Harmonics - 5
    • The Eagles - 5
    • U2 - 3
  • Nick325
    • AC/DC 7
So, with that in mind, I can now announce the winners!!!

In first place, leading the field by an impressive margin with a total of 161 points is:

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Down in second place, things were always close ... in the end, with the addition of the 5+ points, we had a reverse, and the second place with 97 points goes to:

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Just behind, with a difference of just one point at 96, is:

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You guys did an awesome job, and redefined the quality of our Wiki - thanks to you 3 for all of your wonderful entries, and to everyone else who entered! An honourable mention goes to Kaznie_NL, who, although he didn't place, is only a little behind the top 3 with 81 points!

So, the final leaderboard looks like this:

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Winners, be sure to PM me with your names and addresses so I can send your prizes out smile.gif

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post Jul 5 2008, 04:06 PM
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Congrats Guys!! 106 new articles!!! ohmy.gif WHHHOAA!!!


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post Jul 5 2008, 04:10 PM
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Well done guys. Great articles. smile.gif
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post Jul 5 2008, 04:23 PM
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wouha, i made it to the 2nd place smile.gif
106new wikis!!! great competition, great gmc as always
congrat fran u made it!!!

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post Jul 5 2008, 05:06 PM
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nice job guys
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post Jul 5 2008, 05:09 PM
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congratulations to everyone who kept writing articles tongue.gif lots of quality stuff added to the wiki.. Andrew do those who won the competition also get wiki'er badges ? because i definatly think they deserve it smile.gif

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post Jul 5 2008, 05:29 PM
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Wow Guys, that was a HUGE competition indeed ! Great job everyone, and hope to see more wiki's even after the competition smile.gif
Anyway, you've deserved your gifts guys smile.gif

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post Jul 5 2008, 05:33 PM
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Amazing!! Thank's a lot guys for putting up this competition, it was a blast to take part in it!
Congrats to the other winners, Fire and Zakk, you guys did an awesome job and truly deserve it, and it was great watching your entries, I had a lot of fun the first weeks of the competition specially watching Fire write loads of entries along with me, it really kept me stuck to the keyboard!, and more will come! I'm currently working on Jimmy Page wink.gif

Kaz you did a great job too, it was a pretty narrow end of competition though, your entries were awesome.

Thanks again, all the mods/seniors have worked a lot grading our stuff and keeping the scores, specially you Andrew. Thanks guys for making GMC so amazing! I'm so happy I have won a GMC competition! I will treasure that Pandora because it comes from my favourite site on the internet ever, GMC!! cool.gif

Thanks again smile.gif smile.gif

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post Jul 5 2008, 11:21 PM
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Excellent competition, brilliantly conceived and executed by the members and moderator team. My compliments to all of you guys, great job smile.gif

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post Jul 6 2008, 01:42 AM
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Gratz Fran, awesome job mate!! thouroughly deserved.

Brilliant job Fire and Zakk, congrats to you guys as well smile.gif

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post Jul 6 2008, 03:37 AM
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Hard competition until the last seconds, third place by just one point...

Either way I needed the delay pedal more than the pandora and I would have switched prices with the third place if I had become second so I'm happy with it. I'm going to post Kaz the outcome because he's on vacation...


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post Jul 6 2008, 11:25 AM
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Congratz Fran, Fire and Zakk! You did a great job, keep these wiki articles comming ohmy.gif
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post Jul 6 2008, 11:31 AM
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Big grats guys, you really put a great effort into this, you rock biggrin.gif


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post Jul 6 2008, 06:56 PM
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Thanks guys for all the time and effort put into these articles. They were all well written and explained the intended topic perfectly. smile.gif Big thumbs up for the Mod's as well for creating this competition. All of you guys help make GMC what it is and makes me proud to be a member!

You guys rock!

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post Jul 6 2008, 07:31 PM
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Awesome well done job guys! laugh.gif

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post Jul 6 2008, 07:51 PM
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My compliments to all of you guys, great job and thanks to steve25, he made my wiki page biggrin.gif

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post Jul 7 2008, 10:44 AM
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Congrats to Fran, Fire and Zakk and to everyone else who took part. I enjoyed reading the entries and learnt a lot of new things from many of them. Some great articles there guys, well done biggrin.gif .


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post Jul 7 2008, 11:29 AM
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Wow, that's a lot of articles biggrin.gif
Awesome work guys, just awesome smile.gif

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post Jul 8 2008, 10:15 AM
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WOW this is amazing - you have done a fantastic job increasing the GMC knowledge base - awesome! biggrin.gif

Thanks so much to Fran, Fire and ZakkWylde - as well as all other wiki contributors and last but not least Andrew who made all this possbile...you rock! biggrin.gif

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post Jul 8 2008, 04:55 PM
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Hi lads. just rented this conection for ten minutes biggrin.gif . To bad I didn´t win... Anyone wants to swap prices with me ?? biggrin.gif I don´t think so, haha.

Thanks guys. To bad I didn´t win anything.

Great job Fran, I don´t know how you managed to get so many articles, and also to Zakk and Fire. Oh, and Zakk, your text didn´t come... Probably because I said 06.... and it should have been 00316... because I´m abroad!

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