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One more piece of feedback, we didn't announce this contest until shortly after the game's actual release. I think we should aim to have the contests finalized and announced prior to the game releasing (more like we did with Skyrim). The fan sites for these games are getting tons of traffic in the lead up to release, and they're looking for anything ...


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I think the only other thing we can offer you is this: If click your name to go to your user page, you can click "prefs" and on that page is a checkbox that will hide all the questions that have ignored tags. Sadly, this won't load more questions to fill the gaps left by the hidden and ignored tags. You'll see a relatively sparse list of questions ...


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This contest officially ended Friday. Congrats to everyone who conquered the missions! I emailed everyone who is eligible for a prize this morning, and I need to hear back with the requested information by Thursday 3/29 at 5 pm UTC so that I can ship the prizes this week. If for some reason you did not receive an email from me and you conquered Mission 3 or ...


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I think two and a half weeks is a fine amount of time for a promotion of this size. It gives people the chance to play the game at a reasonable pace, and the chance to ask good questions. I'm still coming up with questions that I (and apparently others) think are interesting. I think no matter the length of the promotion, we're going to end up with bad ...


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Contests are designed to fit in with the way the site works naturally, so moderation tools like downvoting, commenting, and voting to close are still the best way to let the asker/answerer know that what they wrote is not a good fit for the site. I realize that contests tend to bring in a flood of new questions (and new users) all at once, so there will ...


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A couple notes: Opinion is fine when backed up by facts or experience. Italic is mine: Great subjective questions invite sharing experiences over opinions. [...] Everyone has an opinon. It takes zero effort or imagination to have an opinion about anything and everything. But people who have done things, real things in the world, and have the scars and ...


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This promo is a real step forward in promos ... not only prize wise but also in the manner in which it's being rolled out. I would suggest the only "problem" we're finding is that here we are a few days after release in the US, but not worldwide, and a lot of good, relevant questions are already asked. It's going to get increasingly difficult to ...


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If the user expands on their answer, then the asker gets their problem solved incredibly quickly, which is awesome. If not, the answer is likely to be downvoted (or deleted if it's not a real answer). In past contests negatively scored posts didn't count, I would asssume that's the case here as well. If not, I think it should be!


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We know people are tactically voting but I would not say it is in the negatives. I have seen quite a few of the people in the upper mission rankings so far have mentioned getting hit with the Serial Up-Voting notice. Do I think people are ignoring or down voting however? Not really. The majority of the people partking of this promotion do seem to be an all ...


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I don't think we should make any specific changes to how the site works just for contests. The main difference between this specific contest and the normal site activity is purely the volume of ill-fitting questions and the particular game. I think this problem is pretty much unique to this particular kind of promotion, because it's a live event the whole ...


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This should be resolved now. Our handling of API results was way too sensitive to certain effects caused by our public API not supporting cursoring (yes, we're using the public API wherever we can). These effects always fixed themselves within 5 to 10 minutes, but the fluctuation in the numbers is of course annoying. It shouldn't happen anymore.


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I think it's safe to assume that no system will be safe from, um, gaming. (If you give credit for questions, there will be some low-quality questions posted solely for the sake of entering, and then some disgruntled people will post on meta complaining about their entries being canceled. If you give credit for highly-voted answers, people will try to slip ...


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It looks like we probably won't be able to get our hands on any of these puppies- they sold out of 'em so fast! But, alas, if you complete Mission 6, we'll figure out some pretty sweet and potentially even more militaristic alternatives, or you may have your pick of the rest of the prize page.


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Fixed the typo on diablo3acts.com. The correct values are 1+, 5+, and 8+. Sorry about that. Thanks!


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Done. Your profile is perfect again!


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Posting the short answer, without all the extra details a person might want to know and then expanding it in a series of intelligent edits is a very responsible thing to do. It gives the asker a quick answer, as quickly as the answerer can, and it also gives the complete answer, as quickly as the answerer can. The poster is being maximally helpful, and is ...


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I think the emphasis on sharing makes sense in terms of growing the site. But I think in the future the higher levels should be more like the badges, sharing a post (or small number of posts) with a whole bunch of unique visitors, rather than sharing a whole bunch of posts to the same small number of unique visitors.


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How often does the profile page widget thing update? I do have a question with a score of 6 or more, this one. However, the update progress in my profile widget says I have 0/1 Q&A with a score of 6+. The question was asked after the time after the contest was stated to have started (Contest says it started at 5:00 UTC, question was asked at 11:49 UTC),...


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Will Mission Control have a system for tracking our progress towards these? In particular, sharing links is going to be tough to track without a tool of some sort.


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Isnt it kinda unfair that people can put bounties on their questions and then get loads of views?


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I think I have a bit of a Mass Effect hangover, but if this hadn't gone 3 weeks I wouldn't have made it to Fleet Admiral. I just don't have the time to devote daily to get to the upper tiers. With that said by the end of this week it is getting very hard to ask any new questions since most of the content of this game has now been thoroughly explored, poked,...


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The time span of the promotion is good, you also have to take in to consideration people like me who did not get the game at launch. I got my game from the give away. It was ordered from UK Amazon, there the release date was the 9th and with the weekend coming I didn't get the game before Monday the 12th, if the promotion was shorter I wouldn't be able to ...


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I think this is more of a factor of the game rather than tactical voting. The other two games you mentioned are far more open ended, usually with more than one valid solution per question. Also, those games have a lot more variety in terms of items and quests. Answers to the other two questions will usually involve a lot more research and work (in the ...


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If this promotion didn't drag into this week, I would have no chance of getting from 13/25 to 25/25, but even that's a real stretch at this point. It's getting very hard not to ask pedantic, low quality questions. I notice that there's a trend of leaving questions at low votes and upvoting the begeezus out of some answers ... if an answer is worth 13 the ...


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