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[*] posted on 3-3-2015 at 09:18


Ouch, I forgot about this. My main problem is that I can't donate, so there isn't as much motivation.



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[*] posted on 3-3-2015 at 10:52


I don't understand the donating process. Do you need to donate to enter?
It says "Optionally make a $3.00 (USD) donation using this PayPal link. If you donate, make sure to mention it in your submission.
Multiple submissions are allowed. If you want to win prize money on all your submissions, you must make a donation for each of them."

So it sounds like donation is optional, but then it says if you want to win prize money on all your submissions, you must make a donation for each of them. Is anyone else confused? What's the donation for? The prize money?

[Edited on 3-3-2015 by Zyklon-A]




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[*] posted on 3-3-2015 at 12:01


Obviously yes - the donations *are* what makes up the prize money.



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[*] posted on 3-3-2015 at 12:08


But what's the "optionally" part for? Does that mean optionally you can donate without a chance to win? I don't see the point in saying that in the Submission Requirements if it has nothing to do with submissions. It could have been a lot more clear, it's a really weird way to say that.



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[*] posted on 3-3-2015 at 13:03


If you donate, then you are a contender to win the prize money. If you don't donate however, you can't win the prize money, but can still participate in the competition and enter a submission with a chance to win the"prestige" of winning. A second winner would then be chosen to win the prize money.
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[*] posted on 3-3-2015 at 13:43


Would it have been too hard to say "You won't get any prize money unless you put $3.00 in the pot."
That's pretty sad I even had to ask this question, as it's probably the single most important aspect of this challenge. I guess I could have figured that out, but it was mentioned so nonchalantly in the rules.
Anyway thanks for clearing that up.




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[*] posted on 3-3-2015 at 13:48


Seemed pretty clear to me :-

Submit if you like.
Donate if you like.

Do Both and you can win all the money.

Allows non-money motivated people to Submit entries.

Also allows for non-competitors to Donate towards the prize fund.




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[*] posted on 4-3-2015 at 10:35


I just submitted a photo. Since the winner will be chosen through voting, I thought I could do that.

If you win and donated, you get the prize money(all donations for this challenge).
If you win and haven't donated, you get eternal glory and the prize money goes to the best photo with a donation.




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[*] posted on 4-3-2015 at 14:14


Quote: Originally posted by aga  
Seemed pretty clear to me :-

Submit if you like.
Donate if you like.

Do Both and you can win all the money.

Allows non-money motivated people to Submit entries.

Also allows for non-competitors to Donate towards the prize fund.


You got it.




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[*] posted on 4-3-2015 at 20:46


So you're saying... If I make a great fire I can win something?
Really????

I have to buy a camera.

Does the news count? They have cameras... I'm down!




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[*] posted on 4-3-2015 at 22:03


You want to steal a news camera? Count me in, say we meet halfway? I'll bring the explosives, you the guns?



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[*] posted on 4-3-2015 at 22:15


Quote: Originally posted by Zyklon-A  
Would it have been too hard to say "You won't get any prize money unless you put $3.00 in the pot."
That's pretty sad I even had to ask this question, as it's probably the single most important aspect of this challenge. I guess I could have figured that out, but it was mentioned so nonchalantly in the rules.
Anyway thanks for clearing that up.



No offense, but I wondered the same thing myself.

" but it was mentioned so nonchalantly in the rules."

No offense.





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[*] posted on 4-3-2015 at 22:17


Quote: Originally posted by Zyklon-A  
You want to steal a news camera? Count me in, say we meet halfway? I'll bring the explosives, you the guns?



1000000000%

It's a Quantum thing.
You get the news people there, and I'll jack the hardware.

This is in the bag!~




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[*] posted on 5-3-2015 at 09:21


Quote: Originally posted by Zombie  
Quote: Originally posted by Zyklon-A  
You want to steal a news camera? Count me in, say we meet halfway? I'll bring the explosives, you the guns?



1000000000%

It's a Quantum thing.
You get the news people there, and I'll jack the hardware.

This is in the bag!~

Oh, I thought you were going to make a fire to get the news people to come, then ask for a copy of the video they send to the network :)




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[*] posted on 5-3-2015 at 09:44


Right... Use the explosives to lure those drama loving greedy reporters, let them film it, then run off with van and all the equipment.
Leave them stranded in the snow with nitrogen triiodide "mines" scattered all around.




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[*] posted on 5-3-2015 at 09:46


Quote: Originally posted by The Volatile Chemist  
Quote: Originally posted by Zombie  
Quote: Originally posted by Zyklon-A  
You want to steal a news camera? Count me in, say we meet halfway? I'll bring the explosives, you the guns?



1000000000%

It's a Quantum thing.
You get the news people there, and I'll jack the hardware.

This is in the bag!~

Oh, I thought you were going to make a fire to get the news people to come, then ask for a copy of the video they send to the network :)


That was the original intent.

This sounds like more fun tho... Guns, fire, zombies,... Come on!!! :D




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[*] posted on 5-3-2015 at 12:31


Quote: Originally posted by Zombie  
Quote: Originally posted by The Volatile Chemist  
Quote: Originally posted by Zombie  
Quote: Originally posted by Zyklon-A  
You want to steal a news camera? Count me in, say we meet halfway? I'll bring the explosives, you the guns?



1000000000%

It's a Quantum thing.
You get the news people there, and I'll jack the hardware.

This is in the bag!~

Oh, I thought you were going to make a fire to get the news people to come, then ask for a copy of the video they send to the network :)


That was the original intent.

This sounds like more fun tho... Guns, fire, zombies,... Come on!!! :D

Sounds great! As long as all fire is colored, somewhat. Otherwise we'll lose the creativity points.
Be sure to include footage of the reporter's reactions to the NI3 'mines' :)

[Edited on 3-5-2015 by The Volatile Chemist]




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[*] posted on 5-3-2015 at 14:03


With the NI3 going off all over the place, get some Purple filtering going on.



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[*] posted on 5-3-2015 at 14:05


I had to take that back... It really wasn't as funny as I thought it was :o

Sorry that's just wrong...

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[*] posted on 5-3-2015 at 14:44


Yeah....it is.....
You'll have to see if it's been 'reported' so far....
Sorry for contributing to the derailing of this thread...




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[*] posted on 6-3-2015 at 21:18


Due to small turnout, we are extending the deadline for submissions by one week. The new date is March 13 at 0000 UTC. This will be the only extension, so make sure to get your submissions in this week if you want to participate! The voting will take place the following week.



This account is open to be used by members of Rador Labs, the outreach collaborative for amateur chemistry.
You can contact us via U2U, or by emailing us at radorlabs@gmail.com
We're also on Twitter, YouTube, YouTube for raw footage, and there is a dedicated thread on the forum.

Be sure to check out the current competition: Chemical Conflagrations which is now in the voting stage. Voting finishes on March 28th 0000h UTC
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[*] posted on 7-3-2015 at 14:35


Heh, heh.... oops, yeah, I forgot again. I'll think about submitting something.

Zombie, it's too late to take back!:o




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[*] posted on 7-3-2015 at 19:39


Don't rat me out! ;)



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