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New Calorie Wiki Contest....

Between now and Oct 15th, the user who adds the most (accurate) entries to the Calorie Wiki wins the same cool IPOD that Sluttony just won. Ideally the entries will be creative, but want to make sure all your favorite foods are in there.

-PT


Fri. Aug 18, 9:43am

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Do the entires we've added so far count?

And will you be automatically counting the entries or is there going to be some form of community voting or other subjective method for selection?

Friday, August 18, 2006, 10:45 AM

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I'm in. I'm not creative but entries I can make.

Friday, August 18, 2006, 12:39 PM

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We will be counting entries from Aug 18th, 9:43 am forward. Nothing subjective at all.

-PT

Friday, August 18, 2006, 12:47 PM

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Will you be discqualifying entries that appear to have used web crawling scripts? If not, I don't see how those of us legitimately trying to put interesting and useful entries in the database could fairly compete with an automated process.

Saturday, August 19, 2006, 8:17 AM

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are you referring to the "powerfrau ice cream script" ?

Saturday, August 19, 2006, 8:32 AM

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I'm referring to any scripts. It doesn't matter who uses them. If used they just put many people at a disadvantage for the contest.

Saturday, August 19, 2006, 8:33 AM

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Whoever you are, posting at 8:32am, make sure you have evidence before you make an accusation like the one you just did. (Then again, given the political climate that surrounds you, maybe you just don't know any better.) I did NOT use any kind of automated script (don't know how to do that anyway - maybe you're the one we need to worry about?). It was just free manual labour on my part, hard goddamn work for free, inputting products that I personally am likely to eat in the future or have eaten in the past (what can I say, I'm whimsical when it comes to ice cream).

As for "interesting and useful entries", you didn't explicitly refer to my entries, oh-fascinating-and-highly-legitimate 8:17am/8:33am poster, so I'd love to know whose entries you were implicating? But I will happily defend my entries. Regarding "useful": I did PAINSTAKINGLY enter the ENTIRE breakdown of nutrition info AND the ingredients for every product I put in. That's a lot more information than a lot of other entries. Some people don't put anything other than calories, as far as nutritional info goes. Regarding "interesting": for products I especially love I added comments and/or further description. But anyway "Interesting" is subjective, and was not a criteria for the contest.
And the fact that it's a wiki means I can go back and add elaborate descriptions later as I see fit.

I'm only human, as are several other people who have inputted very large amounts of entries into the wiki. So, rest assured, provided you're also human, you are at no disadvantage for the contest...

la di da,
-powerfrau

Saturday, August 19, 2006, 10:04 AM

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p'frau- I am the 8:32 am poster and that was a joke! There obviously is no script and I cannot imagine how you would do it. If anything, the person who asked about the script should take offense to my comment.

Saturday, August 19, 2006, 10:09 AM

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powerfrau- I love that you did like all the flavors of a certain brand. Now we have that forever here--and it is interesting with all the comments you put in there. I love reading these, especially all the comments.

Saturday, August 19, 2006, 10:16 AM

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Yay powerfrau. I voted for your TJ's shrimp.

Saturday, August 19, 2006, 10:41 AM

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