Once a year, no more, no less

For all your silly time-killing forum games.

Moderators: jestingrabbit, Moderators General, Prelates

User avatar
patzer
Posts: 421
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:48 pm UTC
Contact:

Once a year, no more, no less

Postby patzer » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:18 am UTC

First person to post in this thread in any given year gets (year-2000) points. For example, if you're the first to post in the thread in 2018, you would get 18 points.

The year is defined as starting at 00:00:00, 1 January, UTC.

There are consolation prizes! Second person to post in this thread in any given year gets ((year-2000)/5) points. Third person to post in this thread in any given year gets ((year-2000)/10) points. For example, the second person to post in 2018 would get 3.6 points; the third person to post in 2018 would get 1.8 points.

Now, as the first post in this thread in 2017, I should get 17 points. But that would be a bit unfair, so just this once I'll say that I don't get any points.

So, the next poster in this thread in 2017 will get 3.4 points. And the poster after that will get 1.7 points.

And after that, there will be no points available until 2018.

Good luck!

(Maybe it would have been more accurate if the title of this thread was "Three times a year, no more, no less"?)
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands. –Douglas Adams

User avatar
flicky1991
Like in Cinderella?
Posts: 716
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:36 pm UTC
Location: London

Re: Once a year, no more, no less

Postby flicky1991 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:35 am UTC

Ah, good concept. Means that if there's a rush of posts when we hit the new year, the ones who get ninja'd still get some points.
any pronouns
----
Forum Games Discord
(tell me if link doesn't work)

User avatar
The Snide Sniper
Posts: 53
Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:25 pm UTC
Location: UTC-6:00

Re: Once a year, no more, no less

Postby The Snide Sniper » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:52 pm UTC

Sure, let's get some points.
Also known as "RamenChef" on various other fora.
Me on: Drawception | Explain xkcd | NationStates | The Sluggite Zone | Stack Overflow

User avatar
patzer
Posts: 421
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:48 pm UTC
Contact:

Re: Once a year, no more, no less

Postby patzer » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:53 am UTC

Current scores:

flicky1991 – 3.4
The Snide Sniper – 1.7
everyone else – 0

No more points available until January 1, 2018. First poster in the new year will get 18 points.
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands. –Douglas Adams

User avatar
chridd
Has a vermicelli title
Posts: 813
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:07 am UTC
Location: ...Earth, I guess?
Contact:

Re: Once a year, no more, no less

Postby chridd » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:48 am UTC

~ chri d. d. /tʃɹɪ.di.di/ (Phonotactics, schmphonotactics) · she(?)(?(?)(?))(?(?(?))(?))(?) · Forum game scores
Avatar: Lilac from Freedom Planet until someone posts in the avatar game
mittfh wrote:I wish this post was very quotable...
flicky1991 wrote:In both cases the quote is "I'm being quoted too much!"

User avatar
flicky1991
Like in Cinderella?
Posts: 716
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:36 pm UTC
Location: London

Re: Once a year, no more, no less

Postby flicky1991 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:31 am UTC

chridd wrote:http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=121089 ?
She took her own rule too seriously:
patzer wrote:Now, forget this thread exists
:P
any pronouns
----
Forum Games Discord
(tell me if link doesn't work)

User avatar
patzer
Posts: 421
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:48 pm UTC
Contact:

Re: Once a year, no more, no less

Postby patzer » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:21 pm UTC

flicky1991 wrote:
chridd wrote:http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=121089 ?
She took her own rule too seriously:
patzer wrote:Now, forget this thread exists
:P


Oh goodness I completely forgot making that. Even now I can't remember making it.

This is a tiny bit embarrassing.
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands. –Douglas Adams

User avatar
patzer
Posts: 421
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:48 pm UTC
Contact:

Re: Once a year, no more, no less

Postby patzer » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:00 am UTC

Hi.
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands. –Douglas Adams

User avatar
faubi
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:50 pm UTC
Location: UTC-5
Contact:

Re: Once a year, no more, no less

Postby faubi » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:00 am UTC

And thus commences 2018!

User avatar
flicky1991
Like in Cinderella?
Posts: 716
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:36 pm UTC
Location: London

Re: Once a year, no more, no less

Postby flicky1991 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:01 am UTC

Points.
any pronouns
----
Forum Games Discord
(tell me if link doesn't work)

User avatar
chridd
Has a vermicelli title
Posts: 813
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:07 am UTC
Location: ...Earth, I guess?
Contact:

Re: Once a year, no more, no less

Postby chridd » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:02 am UTC

Edit: darn
~ chri d. d. /tʃɹɪ.di.di/ (Phonotactics, schmphonotactics) · she(?)(?(?)(?))(?(?(?))(?))(?) · Forum game scores
Avatar: Lilac from Freedom Planet until someone posts in the avatar game
mittfh wrote:I wish this post was very quotable...
flicky1991 wrote:In both cases the quote is "I'm being quoted too much!"

User avatar
patzer
Posts: 421
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:48 pm UTC
Contact:

Re: Once a year, no more, no less

Postby patzer » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:07 am UTC

Happy new year!

Current scores:

patzer – 18
flicky1991 – 5.2
faubi – 3.6
The Snide Sniper – 1.7
everyone else – 0

No more points available until January 1, 2019.
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands. –Douglas Adams

User avatar
Peaceful Whale
Posts: 159
Joined: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:38 pm UTC
Location: Northern Virginia

Re: Once a year, no more, no less

Postby Peaceful Whale » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:53 am UTC

What?
It’s not a new year over here yet... dang
My meta for future reference
Spoiler:
cemper93 wrote:Your meta appears to be "just writes whatever is on his mind and doesn't remember what happened more than five hours ago"

User avatar
Peaceful Whale
Posts: 159
Joined: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:38 pm UTC
Location: Northern Virginia

Re: Once a year, no more, no less

Postby Peaceful Whale » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:55 am UTC

Evil UTC Time
My meta for future reference
Spoiler:
cemper93 wrote:Your meta appears to be "just writes whatever is on his mind and doesn't remember what happened more than five hours ago"


Return to “Forum Games”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 42 guests