Nvidia Contest, Return of the Matching Buttons

disposablecompdisposablecomp Registered User regular
edited September 2009 in PAX Archive
http://www.nvidia.com/object/pax_2009.html
Button Matching Attendee Contest
Pick up a button at the NVIDIA booth, find your match on the show floor and return to NVIDIA’s booth to spin the wheel and win a prize. Both winners must be present to win.

Looks like they are doing the matching buttons from 07 again. I thought I would point this out for anyone that wanted to/was capable of making a database to help people. I remember a large pad of paper from 07 being filled with numbers and cell phone numbers. It would be cool if we were prepared ahead of time, maybe a mobile accessible site.

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  • aragorn18aragorn18 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    So, I'm imaging someone, or a group of someone's, who just stands at the end of the nVidia booth (I remember it being a bit of an assembly line operation) and just collects the personal information of everyone as they leave. That way, if they're not interested in participating in the contest they could just hand their button to the person collecting the info.

    If done right this would ensure nearly 100% matching. nVidia might get a little pissed. But, we're geeks, do they not expect us to take an over-the-top approach to problem solving?

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  • SumiSumi Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Now if only there was a way to make the line to sign up smaller, we could ensure world domination.

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  • proXimityproXimity Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Oh gods, not this again

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    If I can get a forward-enough spot in line on Friday morning I might actually do it this year. In '07 I took one look at the line and said "I don't care if one of the prizes is a house, no way am I waiting, let's go check out the so-and-so booth."

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  • disposablecompdisposablecomp Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    If I remember correctly, it started with a group of people passing a paper tablet around in a corner not far off from the booth. Eventually, it ended up on a website. I think it was just Name, Nvidia # and Cell #. I think it worked for many, my match never added their number sadly. Here is hoping more people can win.

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  • KaitouAyashiKaitouAyashi Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    NOOOOOOOOOOO!

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Damned you Nvidia! I still have my button from 2007!

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I won an 8600 GTS in 07. Would you like to know how?

    I posted my number in a thread on this very forum. MAGIC!

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  • redhaloredhalo Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Another option would be to tweet your number with the #number_goes_here so that it's searchable.

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  • SpawnOfCthulhuSpawnOfCthulhu Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Or, I could just make a giant cardboard sign, and walk around with it :3

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  • KyoutekiKyouteki Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    The dreaded nVidia buttons, still talked about to this very day. I hoped I'd never see them again.

    (Actually, the buttons didn't bother me, it was the appliance-sized cardboard signs with nVidia numbers on them that bothered me.)

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    The only thing that irked me about this contest was attendees taking up mic time in pannels to announce their #. Otherwise this is a neat contest imo

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  • MisteriosoMisterioso Registered User
    edited August 2009
    i won a nvidia sli mobo in 07. some guy was walking around with a couple of notepads with numbers and phone #s and I saw my match in there. the guy with the notepads couldn't believe someone actually found their match.

    if he is reading this, 'thanks dude!'

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  • tehnakkitehnakki Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I agree with using twitter for this. We should have a logical hashtag for it (possibly just #nvidia) and you just tweet your button number. then people can follow/DM/tweet each other for info and meeting up.

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  • redhaloredhalo Registered User
    edited August 2009
    tehnakki wrote: »
    I agree with using twitter for this. We should have a logical hashtag for it (possibly just #nvidia) and you just tweet your button number. then people can follow/DM/tweet each other for info and meeting up.

    Or you can just use your number as the hash tag then when someone searches for theirs it only pulls up one.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    redhalo wrote: »
    tehnakki wrote: »
    I agree with using twitter for this. We should have a logical hashtag for it (possibly just #nvidia) and you just tweet your button number. then people can follow/DM/tweet each other for info and meeting up.

    Or you can just use your number as the hash tag then when someone searches for theirs it only pulls up one.

    This is why RedHalo is smarter than you all.

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  • KaitouAyashiKaitouAyashi Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Houn wrote: »
    redhalo wrote: »
    tehnakki wrote: »
    I agree with using twitter for this. We should have a logical hashtag for it (possibly just #nvidia) and you just tweet your button number. then people can follow/DM/tweet each other for info and meeting up.

    Or you can just use your number as the hash tag then when someone searches for theirs it only pulls up one.

    This is why RedHalo is smarter than you all.

    THIS.

    Also, CHECK YOUR @ messages! Someone replying to you doesn't do any good if you don't check for mentions of your name. I check mine regularly bc there are lots of PAXers following me that I'm not return following.

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  • redhaloredhalo Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Houn wrote: »
    redhalo wrote: »
    tehnakki wrote: »
    I agree with using twitter for this. We should have a logical hashtag for it (possibly just #nvidia) and you just tweet your button number. then people can follow/DM/tweet each other for info and meeting up.

    Or you can just use your number as the hash tag then when someone searches for theirs it only pulls up one.

    This is why RedHalo is smarter than you all.

    THIS.

    Also, CHECK YOUR @ messages! Someone replying to you doesn't do any good if you don't check for mentions of your name. I check mine regularly bc there are lots of PAXers following me that I'm not return following.

    You know what's gonna be funny? If Nvidia wasn't prepared for nerds to take advantage of technological trends, and they have to dish out like a bajillion cards.

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  • Spokane_SnowManSpokane_SnowMan Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    redhalo wrote: »
    You know what's gonna be funny? If Nvidia wasn't prepared for nerds to take advantage of technological trends, and they have to dish out like a bajillion cards.

    If they were smart they would make the wheel in their favor. Give out mostly t-shirts and small ends, with a slim slice of the wheel for specials. Then again. There is a bar here locally that lets you spin the wheel for money on your birthday, with 1 tiny sliver for 100, and I saw it spun 4 out of 5 on one night... So you never are truely safe.

    Would love to see a giant white board put up in the Queue room for people to write their Nvidia# and cell on. People are in there waiting for everything. Real easy place to check and write down your info when you get a chance.

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  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    redhalo wrote: »
    Houn wrote: »
    redhalo wrote: »
    tehnakki wrote: »
    I agree with using twitter for this. We should have a logical hashtag for it (possibly just #nvidia) and you just tweet your button number. then people can follow/DM/tweet each other for info and meeting up.

    Or you can just use your number as the hash tag then when someone searches for theirs it only pulls up one.

    This is why RedHalo is smarter than you all.

    THIS.

    Also, CHECK YOUR @ messages! Someone replying to you doesn't do any good if you don't check for mentions of your name. I check mine regularly bc there are lots of PAXers following me that I'm not return following.

    You know what's gonna be funny? If Nvidia wasn't prepared for nerds to take advantage of technological trends, and they have to dish out like a bajillion cards.

    Except that maybe 1% of the button handed out actually have a match.

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  • Spokane_SnowManSpokane_SnowMan Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    Except that maybe 1% of the button handed out actually have a match.

    Hmm... So your saying I should bring my counterfeiting equipment and a button maker? :winky:

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  • devericdeveric MinneapolisRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Or, people could come to this thread, and post their number here, or something along those lines...and someone near the top can add names/numbers in

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  • ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Hurray we get to see people holding up ginormous signs with numbers plastered on them again. :P

    I never got one in '07 but what with Twitter and all, I might have to grab one.

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  • s7arbucks7arbuck Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    80085

    anyone else have my matching number?

    if so. please call: (830) 554-9455

    THANKS!

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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Starbuck has boobs... hehehe.

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  • ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    lulwat

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  • parabolaparabola Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Fuck the nvidia contest.

    I'm going to put a sign on my wheelchair and hope someone sees it. :D

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Ah, yes. The infamous Matching Numbers game.

    Yeah, like redhalo suggested, posting it on Twitter with hashtag and once on here.

    I remember last year someone created a master-list on here...that too was a good idea.

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  • CadynCadyn Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Hmm, this contest does not sound like a wonderful time.

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Cadyn wrote: »
    Hmm, this contest does not sound like a wonderful time.

    It was the most pain in the ass kind of contest, but fun in the most nerdy-sadistic way.

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  • LTAcostaLTAcosta Boston, MARegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    got my button... number: 1323

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  • nintendoXOnintendoXO Registered User
    edited September 2009
    My button number is:2932 and # 1137 (425-941-9235)

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  • RaymanRayman Registered User
    edited September 2009
    My number is 6165.

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  • MacCartneyMacCartney Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Number: 2346 Now.. someone have the same number as me and lets get a prize! Lol

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  • LumasLumas Registered User
    edited September 2009
    If anyone has either of these numbers:

    5141
    2340

    Call Sam @ 425-205-9120 or send me a PM.

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  • gamester51gamester51 Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Button numbers: 5101, 2339, 2399, 2391, 5197.....call or text 360 500 6933

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  • AxasAxas Registered User
    edited September 2009
    If you have

    6173

    call 509-217-2006 - Josh

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    1142. Twittered #1142, too. Call 775-342-3564 if you've got 1142!

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  • DaveHavokDaveHavok Registered User
    edited September 2009
    2384 here. Call me 2068165077

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  • Bob JackassBob Jackass Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Looking for 6123 and 2533. Twitter @klindas or call 847-533-2110

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  • losergeek13losergeek13 Registered User
    edited September 2009
    I'm 1319, 5486, 3550, 3471. PM me or e-mail me @ [email protected]
    Also you could just call me( I dont have text ) @ 206-437-1979

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