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April 02, 2012, 10:01:28 PM
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I think 300 bitcoins for 100bitcoin prize is too large cut.

Let's do some math.

300 BTC - 20% donation (60 BTC) - cost of prize (112 BTC) == 128 BTC profit (42%)

This does not include his time to make the site, setup bit-pay, deal with this thread, pick a winner, etc. So let's say that's 30 hours.

128BTC / 30 hours of work == 4.267 BTC per hour (~$20 / hr)

If you think it is wrong for someone to make $20/hr in BTC to let forum members have a fun and a chance of winning a pretty cool prize, maybe you should try to do better while taking a smaller cut.

Thank you James

and thank you everyone for being patient for these little bugs that had to be worked out, I kind of rushed this site today because I told Theymos I would be ready to launch on Saturday so he could start advertising it and was already two days behind.

Right now I think everything is working well the way it is supposed to, I will be refining things a little bit as we go and overall I think its going to be a fun raffle. 1 in 300 Chance are really pretty decent odds to win a really nice GPU while contributing to the forum at the same time!

Thanks to everyone who is participating and who has helped me so far

and thank you Matt for giving me the idea if you ever want to team up on a raffle let me know!

I would like to continue to do Bitcoin Benefit Raffles on CoinRaffle.com and this 7970 raffle is really my way of getting it all started I would love to do benefit raffles for bitcoin accepting groups and organizations to help them with fund raising.

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April 02, 2012, 10:12:31 PM
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If this goes well, would you be willing to auction off my 7970 next?  I'd gladly accept $550 shipped for it and the remainder could be split between you and a charity, although I would like to pick the charity (ASPCA).   Wink

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April 02, 2012, 10:19:29 PM
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If this goes well, would you be willing to auction off my 7970 next?  I'd gladly accept $550 shipped for it and the remainder could be split between you and a charity, although I would like to pick the charity (ASPCA).   Wink

if you or anyone else for that matter is interested in doing a benefit raffle please go to contact us on the web site and fill out the form

thanks!
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April 03, 2012, 04:53:03 AM
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What the heck. For the forums! I would prefer to win of course.

I purchased a ticket and it doesn't show up as being sold. Does it wait until the coin arrives. I got a receipt and everything.
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April 03, 2012, 05:39:36 AM
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What are you to do in the unlikely event that tickets do not sell out ?
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April 03, 2012, 08:43:26 AM
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What are you to do in the unlikely event that tickets do not sell out ?

It would seem that this format of a raffle puts the pressure on purchasers to keep buying in order to actually have the drawing take place. It puts less risk on the person conducting the raffle.

This is a good question though and should be spelled out in the OP.
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April 03, 2012, 08:55:31 AM
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There appears to be a large delay in turning the square to an X.  What happens if two people purchase the same square at the same time?

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April 03, 2012, 09:17:12 AM
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A very large delay. I'm still waiting on my block to be x'd
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April 03, 2012, 09:55:20 AM
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What if I like the current forum software?

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April 03, 2012, 09:58:18 AM
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What if I like the current forum software?

Are you cereal?  Even a decent search mechanism would be a huge upgrade.

This is a great idea cablepair.  I just hope we can start working new forum software soon.  Seems like it's been in the works foreverrrrrrr.

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April 03, 2012, 12:34:36 PM
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Thank you to everyone who has participated so far!

Let me answer some questions

q) What if the tickets do not sell?
a) I really cannot imagine this happening, I put a lot of thought into this and I believe 300 tickets is an easily achievable goal. We have already sold 18 tickets in under 24 hours. I am advertising this on multiple platforms and venues
if things start to slow down I will continue to push advertising until all the tickets are sold. This will be one of the benefits for future clients who want to host their raffle at CoinRaffle.com - we guarantee success and will do what it takes to complete a raffle.

q) Wheres my red x? What happens if someone else buys my ticket
a) As of right now, All the Red X are there that are supposed to be there, for those that have experienced a delay - I apologize, this is our first raffle and I have been trying to streamline this process as much as I can as we go here; Bit-Pay can only do so much so I have had to work the rest of the process out myself. I will continue to try and improve the automation of this process and if two people buy the same ticket (has not happened yet) the ticket will go to the first one that purchased the ticket and I will contact the second buyer to determine what other ticket they want.

q) Why do we need new forum software? I like things just the way they are.
a) Like it not, Bitcointalk forum has pushed SMF to its limits and its only growing bigger. New forum software has been the goal of all of the Bitcointalk.org fundraising that has taken place here for quite some time and its something that is really needed.

Thank you for your questions and suggestions - I welcome them as help to streamline this process!
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April 03, 2012, 12:41:06 PM
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Ordered a ticket and everythign went smooth. However, my nr. is still purchasable.

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April 03, 2012, 01:04:55 PM
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Ordered a ticket and everythign went smooth. However, my nr. is still purchasable.

As of right now all purchased tickets that I have received confirmation for have been credited and tickets made UN-purchasable.

Usually Bit-Pay confirms purchases to me after 1 Bitcoin network confirmation but I cannot do anything without confirmation on your purchase from Bit-Pay

if you think the transaction has already been confirmed please email tom@coinraffle.com - thanks!

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April 03, 2012, 01:53:30 PM
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Mine shows an x now. I sent an email. I hope I am the one who did purchase ticket 001 as I paid for it. I don't want to sound overly negative either. You did good work on this website
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April 03, 2012, 02:06:34 PM
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Mine shows an x now. I sent an email. I hope I am the one who did purchase ticket 001 as I paid for it. I don't want to sound overly negative either. You did good work on this website

I can confirm only one person has purchased 001 - I assume that is you Smiley

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April 03, 2012, 05:16:58 PM
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I think 300 bitcoins for 100bitcoin prize is too large cut.
...So let's say that's 30 hours.

128BTC / 30 hours of work == 4.267 BTC per hour (~$20 / hr)

If you think it is wrong for someone to make $20/hr in BTC to let forum members have a fun and a chance of winning a pretty cool prize, maybe you should try to do better while taking a smaller cut.

CoinRaffles.com is a product that will stay his possession and I guess is expected to profit him long term.

I think it is wrong to use a benevolent cause to finance the development of his venture.

If I wanted to support the forum for the same amount, I'd buy 3 HD7970 and donate the mining output of 45 day to the forum. (60btc)

Lotteries are popular among the poorest minded people, I really hope you make it through 300 tickets though.

Hint  : Once you've reached more than ~600$ + 60 btc worth of ticket, slowly buy the remainder and be done with it.
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April 03, 2012, 06:44:20 PM
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I think 300 bitcoins for 100bitcoin prize is too large cut.
...So let's say that's 30 hours.

128BTC / 30 hours of work == 4.267 BTC per hour (~$20 / hr)

If you think it is wrong for someone to make $20/hr in BTC to let forum members have a fun and a chance of winning a pretty cool prize, maybe you should try to do better while taking a smaller cut.

CoinRaffles.com is a product that will stay his possession and I guess is expected to profit him long term.

I think it is wrong to use a benevolent cause to finance the development of his venture.

If I wanted to support the forum for the same amount, I'd buy 3 HD7970 and donate the mining output of 45 day to the forum. (60btc)

Lotteries are popular among the poorest minded people, I really hope you make it through 300 tickets though.

Hint  : Once you've reached more than ~600$ + 60 btc worth of ticket, slowly buy the remainder and be done with it.

What the hell is CoinRaffles.com ?
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April 03, 2012, 06:50:09 PM
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Hint  : Once you've reached more than ~600$ + 60 btc worth of ticket, slowly buy the remainder and be done with it.

Transisto,

Why do you get to decide who should make money and when. I said this earlier in the thread and I'll say it again, go make your own raffle if you want to make less money.

It would seems that cablepair is trying to start / build something that could be used elsewhere in the community.

Why is it so bad that he makes money for doing work?
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April 03, 2012, 06:51:41 PM
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Also, I bought ticket #42, but it doesn't show as an X and allows others to enter on the same ticket number.
same here, #16

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April 03, 2012, 07:02:07 PM
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Hint  : Once you've reached more than ~600$ + 60 btc worth of ticket, slowly buy the remainder and be done with it.

Transisto,

Why do you get to decide who should make money and when. I said this earlier in the thread and I'll say it again, go make your own raffle if you want to make less money.

It would seems that cablepair is trying to start / build something that could be used elsewhere in the community.

Why is it so bad that he makes money for doing work?
Sorry I wasn't being very positive about the outcome.

I'll say it again then, I really hope he make it through 300 tickets !

You do your maths, I did my maths. Wink
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