Ended ENTRIES CLOSE SUNDAY - Official BYC Contest - Guess When We'll Reach 380,000 Members!

ChickenCanoe

Crossing the Road
9 Years
Nov 23, 2010
29,359
19,044
867
St. Louis, MO
Thank you all. I like these contests. I've been fortunate as this is the second one I've won in my 8+ years here.
About 3 weeks ago I calculated today would be the day and I narrowed it down to this morning. My first guess was 6AM and no one else had guessed within a couple days. But then there were a couple more guesses for today, yesterday and tomorrow. I tried to figure how the holiday weekend would affect sign ups. It appeared there wouldn't be enough by 6 this morning so I changed my guess to 1PM.
Congratulations to @MelissaRose and @Leahs Coop too.
 
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sumi

Égalité
Staff member
Premium member
8 Years
Jun 28, 2011
39,139
24,749
1,252
Tipperary, Ireland
Thank you all. I like these contests. I've been fortunate as this is the second one I've won in my 8+ years here.
About 3 weeks ago I calculated today would be the day and I narrowed it down to this morning. My first guess was 6AM and no one else had guessed within a couple days. But then there were a couple more guesses for today, yesterday and tomorrow. I tried to figure how the holiday weekend would affect sign ups. It appeared there wouldn't be enough by 6 this morning so I changed my guess to 1PM.
Congratulations to @MelissaRose and @Leahs Coop too.
You did really well with your calculations! :) We, or rather Rob, works out the averages and data to determine when to start and end these contests, but we nearly got caught out this time with the sudden increase in sign ups.
 

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Coffee time!
Staff member
Premium member
6 Years
Dec 12, 2013
71,132
216,552
2,032
Wyoming
You did really well with your calculations! :) We, or rather Rob, works out the averages and data to determine when to start and end these contests, but we nearly got caught out this time with the sudden increase in sign ups.
An increase with sign ups is a good thing!
 

ChickenCanoe

Crossing the Road
9 Years
Nov 23, 2010
29,359
19,044
867
St. Louis, MO
I plan on using my prize to get promotional items today. I am teaching 3 chicken classes the next 3 Saturdays so I'm going to give them away as participation prizes to my continuing ed. students.
Most of the students are either doing research to determine if they want to keep chickens or already have them and realize they need more help.
I always recommend to my students that they become members of BYC as well as join our local backyard chicken meetup group - which has about 700 members.
 

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