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Question The Age Old Question

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by SlyM1ke, Apr 9, 2019.

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Is it better to give than to receive?

  1. I'm a giver, here you go!

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  2. I'm a taker, hand it over!

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  1. SlyM1ke

    SlyM1ke Posting Addict

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    Is it better to give than to receive?

    Yes, no maybe?

    I don't know but I would like to put it to the test..... With a giveaway!!

    After having a totally naff day (https://www.airgunforum.co.uk/community/index.php?threads/wounded.264667/), I decided to try and shake off my bad mood by doing something nice, a random act of kindness if you will.

    Whilst pondering my meger existence, I formulated a cunning plan to test if us like minded folk on the forum and indeed the universe as a whole, being the cold expanse of nothingness that it is actually have the same opinion on the subject.

    A poll is the first part of the test, the results will speak for them selves and give a brief overview of what the hive mind is thinking.

    The second part of the test is to enter the giveaway! However 2 conditions must be adhered to in order to make this a super scientific experiment:

    Condition 1.
    The first line of your post must be a positive statement, fulfilling quotation or words if inspiration.

    Condition 2.
    The next line must contain the name of a @Forum Member. It is your choice as to potentially win a prize yourself or to pass it on to to another member (you're either a giver or a taker ;)).

    There are two identical prizes, that consist of the following:

    54 hand made cardboard targets, lovingly crafted myself earlier on in the evening, printed on 210gsm cardboard and painstakingly cut out by hand.
    40 orange paintballs.
    6 wooden golf tees.

    Posted directly to your front door.

    Winners will be chosen by a random number generator, posts will be counted and two numbers will be selected between 1 and X (X being the number of the last valid post). Should either if the numbers land on a non compliant post, the previous valid post will be a winner.

    This next bit is where the universe gets its vote. As all valid posts will contain a name indicating whether the poster is a giver or a taker, ultimately the universe gets to show its hand, so to speak and choose wether the givers or takers truly rule the galaxy.

    Obviously there will still be three potential outcomes available:

    1) it's all gravy and everyone is selfless and the universe has got our back. :thumb:

    2) we are all in it for ourselves and we would take candy from a baby without a second though, eat said candy and throw the wrapper back in the pram. :(

    3) we live in chaos, drifting aimlessly through the universe without rhyme or reason, the universe couldn't care less what we do or how we act. :eek:

    Regardless of the potentially unsettling outcome here's a photo of what you might win (or pass on).

    IMG_20190409_220009.jpg

    Obviously, this is all just a bit of fun and should have no major impact on your sanity once the competition ends. I won't take responsibility for any nervous breakdowns, vomiting or bouts of clarity that may occur from the upcoming results.

    As a side note, all the targets can be downloaded from here: https://www.airgunforum.co.uk/community/index.php?threads/printable-140mm-targets.259439/

    Good luck to everyone who enters, the draw will be next Tuesday. :thumb:
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2019
  2. Thewelshwonder

    Thewelshwonder Busy Member

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    There’s always someone worse off than yourself so be happy with your life.
    @TinCan Tony
     
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  3. bobjen38

    bobjen38 Posting Addict

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    If you don't enter you'll never win. Thewelshwonder for being kind.
     
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  4. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Can I video that?

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    I'm happy. Mrs TinCan and I are happy with our life. :thumb:
     
  5. Thewelshwonder

    Thewelshwonder Busy Member

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    That wasn’t suggesting you were unhappy I was nominating you for the prize
     
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  6. SlyM1ke

    SlyM1ke Posting Addict

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    Come on @TinCan Tony cast your vote.
     
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  7. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    I would give someone my last to help them out.

    It’s nice to be nice.

    @Shoto1

    Can I nominate more than one person?
     
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  8. Super-20

    Super-20 Posting Addict

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    Life is 10% what it throws at you.
    And 90% how you deal with it.

    @Rincewind666
     
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  9. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Can I video that?

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    For unwavering help to all other shooters despite his own predicaments...

    @SteveO
     
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  10. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Can I video that?

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    Done. :thumb:
     
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  11. Nubble

    Nubble Donator

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    There is always someone more deserving than me.

    Therefore I wish to donate the prize, should I win, to any newcomer to the forum or to the sport.

    There.

    Cheers.
    Nubble
    :thumb:

    Nice idea btw SlyM1ke.
     
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  12. Rattymcrattyface

    Rattymcrattyface hurrr duurrrr

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    Trojan horses bruise their hooves, on the broken roads of time.

    @thriftyarek888
     
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  13. Treecreeper

    Treecreeper Based

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    The world is a very puzzling place. If you're not willing to be puzzled, you just become a replica of someone else's mind.
    Free Tibet !

    Well, I'm going for one of our American members (Shipping costs ! :D ) @charlie351 :up:
     
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  14. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    There is no point in doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, if you want to change the outcome you have to change the input.

    @cloverleaf
     
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  15. QuoVadis69

    QuoVadis69 Donator

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    As @Jay Butts intends to come down south to teach us how to shoot I nominate him if I win as he needs all the help and practise he can get ! :laff::laff::laff:

    Thanks to the OP for the kind gesture. :claping:
     
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    Deleted Member 39870 Banned

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    Always better to give rather than receive

    @PumpnGun

    Sent from my SM-A600FN using Tapatalk
     
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  17. PumpnGun

    PumpnGun Donator

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    Beware of Greeks wearing lifts :D

    Scott..

    Ray
     
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    rmcn82 Active Member

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    ‘A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor’ ... use this one in work with the guys.
     
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    bucketboy Very Active

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    One parcel is cheaper to post than two @SlyM1ke
     
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  20. Jay Butts

    Jay Butts Life, it’s so much better than the alternative!

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    If two vegans are arguing, is it still a beef?

    @QuoVadis69, you’ll see the pure brilliance I am my friend (ahem!:rolleyes:)

    :laff:
     

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