Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by revolver, May 13, 2012.
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No soliciting of funds on ECF.
PS: Oh, and certain conditions may also be specified later on... By both me and every member, as this is kind of an art type of thing; an evolving concept in development !!!
The problem is that only one gets it and everyone is in competition to be the one. That, and the fact that someone has to "hold" to kitty would be an issue.
Google Ponsi and see how that comes out. It sounds a little like what you are talking about, except that in a Ponzi scheme, receipts are used to pay the early participants. Eventually, there's not enough money to go around.
I know yours is like a jackpot that only one gets, but somehow it doesn't sound appealing. The odds of being last are not very good, especially if some of the participants are twenty-somethings.
But get this... The fact that there is uncertainty on who will be the one, and the fact many may as likely be, and the fact nobody really knows and such is really what makes this into an interesting and fun thing... The very spirit of the idea is this...
After all, the fun this may turn into is worth the dollar...
Just think about it...
You may think the fact I get to keep the stuff into the meantime may be what's pushing me, heee... Well, yep, then, of course there's also that... BUT I would take extra care of the stuff and just look after them for their rightful owner. Promise !!! Vapers' Word on that.
PS: I think it is the philosophy behind your signature what's troubling you, Dave
Your idea is based on a survival scheme outlined in the books called The Tontine, by Thomas B. Costain. Worked out well in the book (interesting read), but you would have to have a bank holding the money with a list of all participants. One participant could not hold the jackpot. Also, all participants in the book were born within a certain time period of each other, so you would have to have multiple accounts to be fair.
Really??????????? I mean REALLY???? LMAO........
aaaah, what a great idea! but since this could be viewed as a longevity contest and all contests on ecf are under the guiding hands of j0ker we need to ascertain j0ker's email address for paypal!
hey, j0ker! did i just make a new best friend?????
I'd volunteer to hold the kitty if j0ker is too busy...
This about sums it up for me...
Hey...I was born in the dark, but is wasn't yesterday!
Good try tho
If you're broke, just say so!
Poor revolver...he's gettin "shot down".
Keep comin back revolver. We still love ya. Just tryin to keep ya out o' trouble. (wink & grin)
Everyone send me a dollar!
I promise to stop when I get to a million.
Whoever lives the longest gets it all.
(If there's any left...)
Wish I'd thought of it.
Groan. Also not cool. Particularly since it doesn't say "Just Kidding" or something at the end (good thing there is no pay-pal link...just e-mail). IDK if it's illegal in Buenos Aires... but definitely frowned upon in the USA....
Sorry revolver. No sense of humor this a.m.
Oh, and if you do pull it off... I get the interest. (OK, a little humor)
I think his real location is Nigeria.
This idea was worth 2 things to me, a ...! and a LMAO!
Thanks for the grin.
That will work faster if members had to publicize their address and picture as well. Then accidents could happen ... Sort of like Hunger Games on a larger scale
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