Wizard
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November 13th, 2010 at 3:42:27 PM permalink
Quote: Chuck

I resign my membership voluntarily. You have no fuckin' idea how to run a message board.



The new rules have claimed their first victim. Just to be safe, in case he changes his mind, Chuck is expelled.
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EvenBob
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November 13th, 2010 at 3:49:17 PM permalink
Quote: Chuck

I resign my membership voluntarily. You have no idea how to run a message board.



LOL! He got rid of you, didn't he? Looks like he knows what he's doing to me..
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Doc
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November 13th, 2010 at 4:03:24 PM permalink
So do you check his IP address (or some such thing) and block it from sign-up under a different name?
EvenBob
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November 13th, 2010 at 4:10:08 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

The new rules have claimed their first victim.



He's more of a volunteer than a victim, but lets not quibble over details. He should immediately enter a 12 step program, though hope of a full recovery is remote..
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AZDuffman
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November 13th, 2010 at 4:38:24 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

The new rules have claimed their first victim. Just to be safe, in case he changes his mind, Chuck is expelled.



Thanks for showing you are serious on the new rules. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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DJTeddyBear
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November 13th, 2010 at 7:45:27 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Consider this a warning. The next post like that and you'll be on suspension.

I gotta be honest. When I first read this, I was unsure if this reply had the right tone. It seemed a little ... I don't know ... like a parent scolding a child.

Apparently, it was the correct action, since Chuck's reaction was nothing short of a temper tantrum.

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Now back to the thread.

I wonder why the woman running the pool thinks she deserves a tip. I also wonder why she is selling boxes on credit.

What happens if someone fails to pay? Is she stuck buying the box herself? Is that why she tries to get a tip? To help her pay for the boxes she is stuck with? ....And didn't win with?

What would have happened if one of those credit boxes remained unpaid, and won?
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JerryLogan
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November 13th, 2010 at 7:50:59 PM permalink
See how stupid tipping is when bets are involved?
rdw4potus
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November 14th, 2010 at 9:52:14 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Please note I am not asking about an office "bookie" or runner. I mean the person who runs the block-pool where you get the 2 numbers or the pick'em pool. The woman who runs the pool was mumbling that this is her last year for it as no one is tipping. I hit one of these pools only once and that was at a place where tipping was not expected since it was a super bowl party and no real work was involved. But the office person does go around and collect then run it. The people at my place seem to make it harder on themselves than they need to (ie: accepting credit players as long as they pay before kickoff. Where I come from you play a pick'em or block pool you pay when you book.) but if I won I'd give something.

But what? I think one "block" is more than enough for a half or final score. That way they can play free and get a little cash. It is not supposed to be profit-making for them but I agree at the least they should play free. If they wanted over 5% I would call that crazy, if I want that kind of negative expectation I'll book a regulaar bet.

What does everyone think?



At my office, the fantasy football, football pickem, 100 square, and fantasy golf games are all run with an unwritten rule: the league officiant will pay the winner at lunch and in cash, and the winner will pay for the meal. All fees are paid at the time of entry into the pool.
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Dween
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November 15th, 2010 at 4:56:06 AM permalink
As a resident of Louisville, Kentucky, most workplaces have a Derby Jackpot pool of some sort. I have run the one at my workplace for the past 3 years, and plan to continue doing so. Here is a quick background of how it works:

6 to 8 pots are opened, 20 horses in each pot. Each jackpot may be either of the flavor "Winner Takes All", or "Win, Place, Show." The cost of each horse in a jackpot may be either $2 or $5. People may buy multiple horses in the same pot, or across different pots. Each horse is randomly drawn, so you may not "pick" your favorite.

I keep a tally sheet of who bought which tickets, which horse they picked, if they paid for the ticket, and if the winner(s) in each pot have been paid. It's a fair amount of work, but I have a system that is functional. I sell 120 to 160 tickets every year, collecting and dispersing around $400-$500.

Sometimes people don't pay me when they buy their ticket. I have noticed people's surprise at allowing people to buy tickets on credit. I have two responses:

1. On the chance they win, I can deduct the cost of their ticket(s) from their winnings, and we're done.
2. I know where they work.

Ok, granted, some workplaces are large, and not everyone knows everyone else. I work with just about every co-worker at my job in some capacity here and there, and know everyone. I let them know I can collect their ticket cost at a future date. Perhaps I'm lucky, but no one has reneged on their obligation to pay.

Also...

I have never been tipped, and would never expect it, and would refuse it. I play in my own jackpots, usually buying the last tickets. It keeps things a little more honest, in that I can't pick and choose which horse I want early. It also lets everyone else have a chance at playing. If necessary, I would prefer to not have any tickets if it meant other people could play.

I have been a part of running various Derby Jackpots since I was young, either at family parties, or even in my neighborhood. Neither me or my family have ever been offered a tip. Perhaps it's because the largest win is only $100? I could see a $1,000 winner wanting to possibly tip, but I would never expect it as a norm.
-Dween!
DJTeddyBear
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November 15th, 2010 at 5:11:57 AM permalink
Quote: Dween

Sometimes people don't pay me when they buy their ticket. I have noticed people's surprise at allowing people to buy tickets on credit. I have two responses:

1. On the chance they win, I can deduct the cost of their ticket(s) from their winnings, and we're done.
2. I know where they work.

I don't think it's a question of getting people to pay, it's more of a question of WHEN they are going to pay.

And the big question: What do you tell someone who won, but can't be paid yet, because your credit customers haven't paid up yet?
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