Christmas Tree Dead Pool II

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CLOSED

As of 16:00 May 7 2007, we have a winner.

The Countdown

Kevan was nice enough to provide an automatically updated page for this. Yay!

The Contest

Yup, this is a just what is says it is. The Game Statistics page shows the declining number of Christmas Trees left standing in the game, and the only real question is, when will the count reach zero?

Oh no..."15:00, 07/05/07 --- 0 trees"...put them back! Put them back!--Thegreathal 17:05, 7 May 2007 (BST)

Why?

The original Christmas Tree Dead Pool filled up much faster than I expected. It also took more work to administrate than expected, and I'm not really happy with the betting scheme. So this is the "New Improved" version that will allow more people to play, and is a bit trickier to win. The original Christmas Tree Dead Pool still stands and will be honored - this is a new "sister contest" that allows wider participation and should be even more fun!

Is This Another Joke?

Of course it is. Its also a real contest with a real prize. It may also just be the first second ever UDwiki community event that isn't 100% virtual.

The Prize

The prize for the winner of the UDWiki Christmas Tree Dead Pool II is (as with the original) one hand crafted UD Themed Christmas Tree ornament made by yours truely. It might just be a gory rubber eyeball hanging from a piece of string with a scribbled note in marker, or it might be a master crafted trophy piece of fimo-clay and chicken bone artistry- if you win and don't like it, sue me. I'm a pretty good sculptor and modeler, with a sick sense of humor (obviously) so chances are it is gonna be "something special", and will be just as nice as the ornament for the original Christmas Tree Dead Pool. I will pay shipping costs inside the Continental USA; overseas winners might have to settle for a "virtual" ornament, depending on shipping costs, or maybe we can get donations to defray the expense.

Of course, you also get bragging rights. Probably a template or something for your page too. Whatever, its (still) just a stupid game.  ;)

The Rules

Each contestant can select the single day on which they think the last Christmas Tree will vanish from Malton. If you have an entry in the original Christmas Tree Dead Pool, this day may not overlap that entry- I don't want one person winning both contests!

The winner will be decided if and when the above page linked to ever indicates that the Christmas Tree population has dropped below zero, even if it subsequently goes back above zero at a later time.

As days pass by, I will "strike out" expired entires. If your entry gets struck out, you may (and should!) make another entry. Thus, it may pay well to pick a "short date" and then re-register after that passes. Or to hold of on placing an entry until you can make a sound guess. Or whatever. Your guess is as good as mine! The idea is that somebody really should win this thing, despite the large range of dates to pick from.

It is possible that there are people out there who still have Christmas Trees in their inventories, who could set them up when the count gets low. That's OK. If they manage to stop the count from ever indicating zero trees, more power to them. It is also entirely possible that people will attempt to kill / defend Christmas Trees in order to win this pool. That's OK. In fact, it is ENCOURAGED. If this pool incites a full blown Christmas Tree WAR, I will have done my job all to well...

Any question / debates / requests for adjudications of these rules should be directed to Talk:Christmas Tree Dead Pool II. But come on folks, its really pretty simple, and this ain't the Publishers Clearinghouse prize we are talking about. Keep it civil. And yes, my rulings will be final- its my idea, and my prize.

As it came up through discussion and won't affect any current entries, I've decided that "never" is no longer a valid entry. You must pick an actual date. --Seb_Wiers Skull n syringes.gif VeM 17:37, 29 April 2007 (BST)

One final (obvious) rule- don't fuck around with editing these rules and stuff, or the pool list. Good faith edits only, no vandalism. Cheating will be considered vandalism and will be reported. I'm not gonna do as much administration work on this one, but shenanigans will still be easy to spot. Don't yah love wiki technology?

How to Enter

Simply enter your signature next to the appropriate date on the list below. That's it! But make sure you follow the rules above.

Entrants may, if they wish, display the following template on their user page. Or steal the code, make their own version, and spam it around. Whatever.

Z sad tree.jpg "There's STILL No Santa Claus?!?!"
This user has entered the
Christmas Tree Dead Pool II


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The Pool

Please sign next to your chosen "expiration date."

March 2007

  • 1st - gone S.Wiers X:00x-mas tree dead pool 16:28, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
  • 2nd - past S.Wiers X:00x-mas tree dead pool 16:28, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
  • 3rd - no winner S.Wiers X:00x-mas tree dead pool 16:28, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
  • 4th- 48 trees made it through the day
  • 5th- 40 trees made it through the day
  • 6th- 35 trees made it through the day
  • 7th- 43 trees at day's end; due to the encumbrance update, many trees were set up throughout the day
  • 8th- 41 trees at day's end; tree populations continue to fluctuate, with a net loss of 2
  • 9th- 32 trees at day's end; not many being set up, it seems
  • 10th - 33 trees at day's end; a slow day, looks like a couple trees were set up and one killed
  • 11th- 29 trees at day's end
  • 12th -Icefox2k 19:44, 4 March 2007 (UTC) - sorry, 21 trees made it through the day, but you can make a new entry now!
  • 13th --Jonathon Quimby 23:38, 6 March 2007 (UTC)- 19 trees made it, you may re-enter
  • 14th --Icefox2k 19:39, 13 March 2007 (UTC) - 15 trees escape, you know the drill
  • 15th All Shall Bow 23:59, 13 March 2007 (UTC) - 13 trees escaped the Ides of March.
  • 16th - Tugbottom 00:56, 7 March 2007 (UTC) - 12 trees left standing at days end
  • 17th --Jason Muir 12:19, 14 March 2007 (UTC) - 11 trees left
  • 18th ---Darth Sensitive Talk W! 22:07, 5 March 2007 (UTC)- 10 trees still up
  • 19th --Fisu 21:47, 14 March 2007 (GMT)- still 10 trees
  • 20th ---Jonathon Quimby 00:56, 15 March 2007 (UTC) - 11? How can this be? What do I see? There is one MORE tree?
  • 21st --Specialist290 02:13, 9 March 2007 (UTC)- 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10= TEN Christmas Trees, ah hah hah
  • 22nd --Darkmagic 13:20, 15 March 2007 (UTC) - 9 trees left at days end
  • 23rd --All Shall Bow- 9 trees remaining at days end
  • 24th --Icefox2k 19:38, 16 March 2007 (UTC) - still 9 trees
  • 25th --Darth Sensitive Talk W! 00:39, 19 March 2007 (UTC) - tree populations actually jumped up to 12 before ending the day at 10
  • 26th--Duke Garland 20:09, 7 March 2007 (UTC) - back to 9 trees
  • 27th I just found out my brother and sister still have their real tree up! --Rendale 00:53, 19 March 2007 (UTC) - down to 8, its a new low!
  • 28th--Jonathon Quimby 02:37, 21 March 2007 (UTC) I imagine this is my last chance... - trees hold at 8
  • 29th --Vista 12:10, 19 March 2007 (UTC) - trees hang tough at 8
  • 30th--Youaredoome0 20:57, 7 March 2007 (UTC) - NINE trees? Damn, the tree's are WINNING!
  • 31st -- Torec T-CC 14:22, 23 March 2007 (UTC) - After a temporary high of 12 trees, the day ended with 10 trees standing. 12 trees??!!?

April 2007

  • 1st David Suzuki 22:22, 4 March 2007 (UTC)- 12 trees- and that's NOT a joke
  • 2nd Me101 21:12, 17 March 2007 (UTC) seems like a nice place to fit in, really cosy.. - 9 trees
  • 3rd Yeah. The 3rd. Don't ask. -- Dance Emot.gifTheDavibob LLL T 21:19, 13 March 2007 (UTC) - the day ended with 8 trees, though it was back up to 9 an hour later. Must be a lot of survivors coming out of hiding (or zombification)...
  • 4rth - That's right folks! April Fourerth! --Ev933n / Talk PPGC 21:37, 5 March 2007 (UTC) - Up to 9, then down to 8, just like yesterday
  • 5th--Mayor Fitting 16:30, 24 March 2007 (UTC) Come on baby! -Down to (lucky?) SEVEN
  • 6th--Thegreathal 18:31, 24 March 2007 (UTC) UD players are hellatenacious, but maybe so are the zombies. Changing from July 2nd.- SIX trees left
  • 7th -TauronTalk GRR! 00:43, 11 March 2007 (UTC) - Still six trees left
  • 8th --Specialist290 00:55, 24 March 2007 (UTC) - Still Six
  • 9th--Blood Panther 04:42, 5 March 2007 (UTC) - Five
  • 10th -- Che -T GC X 04:02, 5 March 2007 (UTC) - Five
  • 11th Grace RR - PKer 18:34, 4 March 2007 (UTC) - Four
  • 12th--Jason Muir 01:15, 22 March 2007 (UTC) - Five
  • 13th --User:Joshtronfan 10:50 PM 03/20/07 - Four
  • 14th --Darth Sensitive Talk W! 03:37, 26 March 2007 (BST) - Four
  • 15th--MuninsFire MuninsFire 07:31, 8 March 2007 (UTC) - gained one and lost one, ending on Four
  • 16th --D4rk N00b 05:42, 23 March 2007 (UTC) - Four
  • 17th It could happen....--Pedentic 16:32, 21 March 2007 (UTC) - up one and down one, ending on Four
  • 18th - Tugbottom 15:25, 18 March 2007 (UTC) - Four
  • 19th --Alpha 001 20:42, 4 March 2007 (UTC) - Four
  • 20th --Bluemofia 23:40, 12 March 2007 (UTC) - briefly three, ended on Four
  • 21st--User:Tommy monahan 20:27 23 Mar. 2K7 - Four
  • 22nd --Duke Garland 07:06, 27 March 2007 (BST) - briefly three again, ended on Four
  • 23rd --[Wayne Schlaegal] * Now the number is falling (timber!) I thought I'd better get in on the action. - Four
  • 24th --Icefox2k 19:34, 16 March 2007 (UTC) - Four
  • 25th--turtle68au 04:42, 7 March 2007 (UTC) - Three
  • 26th --Leo Howard 02:46, 28 March 2007 (BST) - Two but then immediately back up to four
  • 27th--Slf67 04:55, 7 March 2007 (UTC) - Four
  • 28th--Red Tiger Wolf 23:23, 4 March 2007 (UTC) - Three
  • 29th--Vista 09:17, 30 March 2007 (BST) - Three
  • 30th--fungicide 03:55, 27 March 2007 (UTC) - Two

May 2007

  • 1st --Niilomaan GRR!M! 20:46, 4 March 2007 (UTC) - Two
  • 2nd --Torec T-CC/CS 13:36, 1 April 2007 (BST) - up to a whopping five
  • 3rd --Bathe 06:13, 19 March 2007 (UTC) - Four
  • 4th --ThisIsBad 16:16, 19 March 2007 - Two (anti-tree efforts do seem to be having an impact)
  • 5th --Fisu 8:19, 3 April 2007 (GMT) - Two (tree killers take weekends off)
  • 6th -- Me101 10:22, 3 April 2007 (BST) my last guess timed out.. [getting closer, its so close] - One, One, ONE !!111!!one!!!!
  • 7th --Drama Club 6:57, 3 April 2007 (EST) - sweet idea! -WINNER!!!!!

Its now CLOSED

June 2007

  • 1st --Poodle of doom 20:56, 9 April 2007 (BST)
  • 2nd I will chase down every tree by this date... I hope--Lord Evans 05:38, 18 April 2007 (BST)
  • 3rd --DarkMoonFalls 05:17, 22 April 2007 (EST)
  • 4th --Andre Aloisius 04:38, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
  • 5th --Specialist290 03:58, 11 April 2007 (BST)
  • 6th --Alpha 001 22:16, 22 April 2007 (BST)
  • 7th --Duke GarlandLCD 20:28, 24 April 2007 (BST)
  • 8th --Wayne Schlaegal 15:00, 24 April 2007 (BST)
  • 9th --Bluemofia 02:05, 25 April 2007 (BST) Aww... My Hitler Birthday gambit failed...
  • 10th --Fisu 13:13, 25 April 2007 (GMT) Yeah uhh... this is the day then, right?
  • 11th Keovar 17:25, 4 March 2007 (GMT)
  • 12th Flogging MollyTinywhitemask.GIFPK 18:34, 29 April 2007 (BST)
  • 13th Gotta wager on my birthday --Arcos TCS 04:53, 27 April 2007 (BST)
  • 14th --Karloth Vois REDRUM small.jpgRR 18:44, 29 April 2007 (BST)
  • 15th Buddhagazelle 19:20, 30 April 2007 (BST)Buddhagazelle
  • 16th -Vista 12:33, 4 May 2007 (BST)
  • 17th --AmatsuDarkfyre 14:18, 5 May 2007 (BST) Well, this ought to be fun.
  • 18th --JleggittMR 18:14, 6 May 2007 (BST)
  • 19th --Doubler 22:36, 5 May 2007 (BST)
  • 20th--Jaydepps 19:01, 6 May 2007 (BST)
  • 21st I want a shiney prize! --Seventythree 17:17, 9 May 2007 (BST)
  • 22nd Day my GCSEs end. *crosses fingers*Slayerofmuffins 22:16, 15 Match 2007 (UTC)
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  • 24th --Banana reads Scoundrell for all of Yesterday's News, Today! 00:55, 11 March 2007 (UTC)
  • 25th -- My Birthday! Hoping for a nice little gift in the mail :) Pan 04:39, 29 April 2007 (BST)
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  • 27th I might aswell pick my birthday. Ant C 20:56, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
  • 28th My last day in Maryland and I'm taking the last tree with me. --Uncle Bill 04:29, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
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  • 30th I predict the last tree will fall on this very day. --321zero 22:50, 5 May 2007 (BST)

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December 2007

Note- if the contest runs this long, I'm worried about whether Christmas trees will become available items again; the contest is a bit pointless if they are a renewable resource. If they do become a renewable resource, I may need to change the contest rules so that somebody wins before Christmas 2007. In that case the winner will be the person(s) who have / had entries on the day when the trees reached lowest population previous to December 25 2007. That means there may be multiple (even MANY) winners if this happens. Don't worry about the prizes; I can mass produce ornaments if needed, and have a decent enough job that shipping won't be an issue. --Seb_Wiers Skull n syringes.gif VeM 18:00, 29 April 2007 (BST)

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  • 24th - 'Twas the night before christmas, and all through the house, no-one was stirring, not even a mouse... when down the chimney came zombie santa claus, and smashed the last tree in Malton! No cookies for this fat b******, gimme brains!!! --Cman yall 09:23, 30 April 2007 (BST)
  • 25th - Save a tree, use last year's. --Gm0n3y 19:13, 28 March 2007 (BST)

CONTEST OVER

Make Your Own Crazy Guess

  • November 17th, 2012 --Cman yall 18:38, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
    If this contest is still running as of November 16th, 2012, I hand over its administration and the administration of Christmas Tree Dead Pool I to Cman yall, who may attempt to contact me in whatever way he can to resolve the awarding of the prize(s). S.Wiers X:00x-mas tree dead pool 23:32, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
    Note rules change above in "December 2007". Sorry. --Seb_Wiers Skull n syringes.gif VeM 17:54, 29 April 2007 (BST)
  • December 25, 2007 --Matterfoot 22:04, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
You have an entry above already - October 30, 2007. One entry at a time only. S.Wiers X:00x-mas tree dead pool 23:04, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
  • December 25, 2007 - Save a tree, use last year's. --Gm0n3y 19:13, 28 March 2007 (BST)
    Entry moved to calender above. --Seb_Wiers Skull n syringes.gif VeM 18:03, 29 April 2007 (BST)
  • Um...can I say...never? --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 15:28, 22 April 2007 (BST)
    Yes, but then you will never win. Also, Cman yall would be in charge of ensuring that you didn't ever win.  ;) --Seb_WiersctdpImagine 17:52, 22 April 2007 (BST)
    Yes, but if the last Christmas tree doesn't fall...ever...then wouldn't that mean I won? Well obviously this is a confusing guess... --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 17:55, 22 April 2007 (BST)
    If it doesn't fall, ever, you have won. Unfortunately, the universe will have ceased to exist at the point, so mailing you your prise will prove difficult. Or, if changes are made to the game (such as the plain old removal of all existing x-mas trees, or the game is shut down while trees still remain) your entry would be the winning one. --Seb_WiersctdpImagine 18:09, 22 April 2007 (BST)
    Entry struck at request of entrant. You may make a different entry now. --Seb_Wiers Skull n syringes.gif VeM 17:32, 29 April 2007 (BST)
  • April 20, 2008. --Benigno ZDers SSZ 16:13, 24 April 2007 (BST)
    Note rules change above in "December 2007". Sorry. --Seb_Wiers Skull n syringes.gif VeM 17:54, 29 April 2007 (BST)
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