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FIDDLERMAN FIDDLE CONTEST
old time fiddle contest
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Finding the poll was easy.  I couldn't find the thread for awhile.  Nice work everyone. Enjoyed listening to all the submissions.  

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cheerleaderEveryone was so Good!!!  Wow... I have my choice narrowed down...but I love the contest..the song and all you fine folks playing.... cheerleader

wooo hooo...

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Go Team Fiddlerman!!

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Barry said
Mad Wed has an unfair advantage, she's playing on my old fiddle and it has played the tune at least a 1000 times...

lol.  good one, barry!  she definitely does look comfortable playing it, doesn't she!  makes for great inspiration.....  right now i can't do much more than my concentrating-very-hard/angry face!  haha!

 

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Barry said
Mad Wed has an unfair advantage, she's playing on my old fiddle and it has played the tune at least a 1000 times...LOL    just kidding, everyone has done an incredible job and Im so happy to see everyone that gave it a whirl

Hahahaa!!! Definitelly! Actually i changed my working schedule to be able to record, BUT TOTALLY FORGOT! Then i'm waking up 28th and trying to understand why i shouldn't go to work.... FIDDLE CONTEST!!!roflol The lower part was learned right infront of the cameraroflFiddle memory worked just well!!!!! Hahaha!

 

Well, made my tough choice! If i had 7 voices... but i have one! Wish luck to everibody!

GO GUYS!!!!!!cheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleaderYou're all my favourite!

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YAY ... Go Naska!

1st-place

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hi everyone.

i feel really bad that this is how things have ended as all throughout this was a really fun project to be involved with.

however, i feel like i need to explain....  my very supportive husband, it seems, got a bit excited that i might possibly be in the running for a prize.  -so he called a bunch of his friends from work and asked them to vote.  apparently many of them responded and so the votes for me skyrocketed this evening.

i don't really feel right about accepting the prize though -especially since it seems to have upset barry and perhaps some of you as well.  the last thing i want is for people to lose interest in being a part of this site/forum because perhaps they don't feel things are honest.  so, i have sent the appropriate parties a pm letting them know who has my vote to receive the slipper in my stead.

i, personally, have been so thankful that i came across this site as it has so inspired me to push myself and do the best i can do in this new venture.  already the time i have spent learning and challenging myself has brought so much joy to me and hopefully that will continue. 

with sincere apologies,

~michelle bjelde (sunshineb)

"you make a living by what you earn, you make a life by what you give." ~winston churchill

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I was a little hesitant about putting the votes up on the pole because of these types of things. It's not that you can only vote once, it's that you can only vote once unless you clear your cache or cookies or both. The thing is that I have a log. I can adjust it all at the end.

Let's not worry about this so much since it's really all about the fun while the details of some IP's voting several times and some people resetting their IP's or voting from different computers is not what's important.

I can also only take the votes from the users and get rid of all the guest votes if that is preferred.

Thanks again to all the contestants. It takes guts to compete this way.

I'll begin by removing all the repeated IP's.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Here are the results of the members votes only which is what I would like to use since there were quite a few repeat IP's and I had forgotten to check the poll options. Normally I choose cookie and IP but now it was set on cookie only, which means that one could remove the cookies for fiddlerman and vote again. Even with Cookies and IP people could reset their IP and vote from other networks if they are set on doing so.

Naska = 9
Steve = 7
feathers = 5
fishnrodds = 4
Fred = 2
Roybn = 2
pfish = 2
sunshineb = 2

I would like to congratulate Naska if it is OK with everyone else. You all did great and I still say you're all winners.

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YAY! I had fun watching this. I knew it wasn't a scientific poll. I'm glad everyone participated. It took a lot of courage and everyone that posted is a winner in my book. And is there really a need to be all hurt and stuff? This is the INTERNET. Be grateful worse things didn't happen. 

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I appologize for any and all of my cheatin ways and wrong doins. I wouldnt ever never cheat to win a prize but I did want more votes than Fishnrods just a personal fued twixt us. lol taint no scuse so for my part I is sorry. I do want another fiddle contest by the way, Barry. The next time Im gonna put in the work to earn the votes. (till I can find a way to win otherwise)

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we updated our internet access here friday and I got to vote twice, I suppose my old cookies were deleted with the changeover, i had to vote to see the results, doesnt make it right.for that I apologize.. I am flattered that someone else thought enough of me to vote multiple times, thanks , lolol.. everybody that participated did great, we are all on different places in our journey and its really hard to compare apples and oranges..having fun fuedin with pfish..lol books and paper VS all by ear.....

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Seems like i've missed some things here again, LOL!

Thanks, guys for your support and congrats!

It's quite unexpected, i thought Feathers will be the winner....

Want to congratulate everyone, who was in the contest!

Also it's nice to see that the one, who i voted for will get a prize too! tongue (Apologize to the others, LOL! =))

Barry, what happened to the other prizes? I thought there will be "magic stand lighter", which i was aiming for...duncecap Slipperrest is REALLY too much for me! Toooooo much! Are you sure, guys?

 

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I forgot to tell you its haunted and plays by itself some nights

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Let me know when you hear it some late night   laugh

 

 

Hahaaahaha!!! So that what those fiddling sounds were from the corner, where i keep my violins... dancing  I thought i have a dream... Apparently - not!rofl

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Barry said

Some folks think that cheating wasnt such a big deal, but Fred offering a $100 slipper rest for 1st prize, well, if someone stole $100 from him wouldnt that be the same thing ????

I agree.  This wasn't supposed to be a contest to outsmart the voting system or to see how many friends you have who would vote for you just because you are their friend.

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ok....  since there seems to be the repeated inferrence that somehow i was cheating and stealing to recieve the 1st place prize (after all, that's the prize that keeps being mentioned) i feel the need to once again clarify my intention and involvement.

for the record....  i only voted once!!  yes, i voted for myself on the first day as i'm sure most of us competing did!  as for the rest of the votes that were placed for me, yes, i spread the word to some of my close friends and family that i had entered the contest and told them they could vote for me if they were interested in doing so.  i did not know that was not allowed and i expect most of the rest of the contestants did not either.  up until about 30 votes or so i knew who had voted for me and could account to the fact that there was no double voting going on.  after that when my voting numbers shot up and i found out why and could no longer verify that there hadn't been any double voting, i did what i determined to be the right thing to do and asked that i no longer be considered for the prize.

once again, i apologize.  i hope this finally puts to rest the questions and indirect inferrences that somehow i was trying my hardest to cheat and steal my way into being the first prize winner.

when i originally sent my video in to barry i was under the assumption that the contest had already closed and just decided to send it in anyway for fun.  that's all it ever was for me and the fact that i shared the link with my friends and family was more to have them see my accomplishment and show their support for my new venture.  i am still thankful to those who decided to show that support to me by voting as i am with those of you who have inspired and encouraged me since i began -now 3 wks ago (barry being included in that group).

my congratulations to Naska.  you deserve it!  you really were the best -in my opinion, anyway!

"you make a living by what you earn, you make a life by what you give." ~winston churchill

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Sunshineb - Dont take it that way. None of the participants really played for the prizes anyways. Those were just icing on the cake. You just happened to occupy the top spot amidst the "scandal". Shake it off! You did great by the way. I got you on the next one though, lol.

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Mad_Wed said
Seems like i've missed some things here again, LOL!

Thanks, guys for your support and congrats!

It's quite unexpected, i thought Feathers will be the winner....

Want to congratulate everyone, who was in the contest!

Also it's nice to see that the one, who i voted for will get a prize too! tongue (Apologize to the others, LOL! =))

Barry, what happened to the other prizes? I thought there will be "magic stand lighter", which i was aiming for...duncecap Slipperrest is REALLY too much for me! Toooooo much! Are you sure, guys?

Congrats to both Naska and Steve!

@Naska -The votes we got during the week don't count now, only the ones from members here.

 

Would also like to say: While I greatly appreciate the votes I did receive, if there's anyone (guest or member) that voted for me more than once - Shame on you.

"Music is what feelings sound like." ~ Author Unknown

 

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Steve please PM me your address for the strings :-) If you prefer other sets, just give us a call at Fiddlershop. :-)

Let's just forget all the talk about cheating and go on with our lives. ;-)

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Thanks! I'm thrilled to end up in second place, and will definitely put the Zyex strings to good use. (I've PM'd Pierre my info.)

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sunshineb said
ok....  since there seems to be the repeated inferrence that somehow i

I didn't mean to point a finger at anyone in particular, I don't know much about the specifics, and I doubt that anyone was trying to grab the prizes.  I just mean that the kind of voting in question turns the contest into something that has less to do with fiddle playing.  I'm not worrying about it, and I hope nobody is more worried than they need to be so that it doesn't happen next time!

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Feathers, please PM me your address !!

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