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Topic # 87593 2-Aug-2011 12:24
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When I started Geekzone a few years ago I didn't think I was going to meet so many good people around here.

With time and the help of an entire community, in special our volunteer moderators, Geekzone managed to capture a good audience in New Zealand and overseas. Numbers continue to go up, and discussions in our forums continue to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every month. Those visitors come mainly from New Zealand, but also from U.S., Canada, Australia, the UK and smaller numbers from other countries.

I managed to make new friendships that span the globe. People who I've met over the years in our pizza evenings, coffee meetings and conferences everywhere.

When I saw we were approaching 500,000 replies in our forums, I contacted some of the local telco/tech companies and passed the hat around, asking for some prizes to distribute. The response was really good as you can see below

I intentionally did not announce there would be prizes, because we wanted some genuine post to win. Also we decided to give some "consolation" prizes to people who got close to 500,000 but not quite. So here are the winners and prize list!
To all three winners congratulations, and to everyone else thank you from the team for making Geekzone a great place.





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  Reply # 500745 2-Aug-2011 12:30
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Congrats to the winners that is awesome

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  Reply # 500746 2-Aug-2011 12:30
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Lol Lokhor gets another Sensation. Guess I'll hang around until the 1,000,000th post :D. Congratulations to the winners :)

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  Reply # 500752 2-Aug-2011 12:37
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Congratulations to all the winners and to geekzone!!

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  Reply # 500753 2-Aug-2011 12:37
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Excellent prizes :) Congratulations to the winners!

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  Reply # 500754 2-Aug-2011 12:37
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Thanks Mauricio, I'm proud to be a Geekzoner :)




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  Reply # 500756 2-Aug-2011 12:39
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Congratulations guys :)




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  Reply # 500757 2-Aug-2011 12:40
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lokhor: Thanks Mauricio, I'm proud to be a Geekzoner :)


And with that, look at the number of posts here:

 




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  Reply # 500760 2-Aug-2011 12:45
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Well done guys. those posts sure add up fast..
I'll be watching for the 750000 and 1 mil posts from now on..




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  Reply # 500762 2-Aug-2011 12:50
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well done on the 500,000 posts, im sure the next 500,000 will happen in next to no time the way technology is going. ipad3, iphone 5, the next samsung galaxy.... cant wait

and congratulations to the 3 winners!



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  Reply # 500763 2-Aug-2011 12:52
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Actually last year alone we had 180,000 replies in the forums, and this year we are heading to over 200,000...

It doesn't look like, but those things go fast indeed.




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  Reply # 500764 2-Aug-2011 12:53
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wow thats some pretty epic prizes :) im jelly




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  Reply # 500766 2-Aug-2011 13:02
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Wooohooo thanks MF and also thanks to Telecom!  


Proud to be a member and hoping most of my posts are semi helpful to some :)





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  Reply # 500767 2-Aug-2011 13:05
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Congratulations to the winners, thanks to everyone who participates on Geekzone and a very BIG THANKS to the sponsors who continue to support all of us here at Geekzone through prizes, hardware and software to run the site, hosting, etc.

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  Reply # 500773 2-Aug-2011 13:45
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Congrats to the winners, and a huge thanks to Mauricio and the rest of the Geekzone team for providing this community in the first place, and the ongoing maintenance effort for sustaining it.

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  Reply # 500776 2-Aug-2011 13:53
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freitasm:
lokhor: Thanks Mauricio, I'm proud to be a Geekzoner :)


And with that, look at the number of posts here:

 


Nice! @lokhor you can retire from posting in the forum now with such an elite number of posts!! :-D 




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