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Topic: Progarchives.com Monthly Gifts Giveaway
Posted By: M@X
Subject: Progarchives.com Monthly Gifts Giveaway
Date Posted: November 26 2008 at 15:45
Hi all,

Good news, I have decided to launch a Progarchives.com Gifts Giveaway for Christmas 2008 and will be extended indeterminately.

The contest consist of picking randomly reviewers from previous months reviews
and give them a gift from our favorite partners.

So far, we are going to give:
  • 1 x Doug Larson's Imports 25$ gift certicifate every month
  • 1 X ROBERT BERIAU "Selfishness: Source of War & Violence" Digital Music Album
  • 1 x GEMM 25$ Order Credit (refunded by PayPal)  on GEMM Green Shield seller every month
  • 1x Free CD VANGOUGH "Game On" + T-Shirt
  • 1x Free CD RANDONE "Linea di Confine" (2009)
  • 1x Free download of ARNIOE "Forever Free" (2007) digital music album
  • 1 x Free Album download from LoudTrax.com
  • NEW 1 X Guitar Music Class ( http://www.guitarmasterclass.net" rel="nofollow - http://www.guitarmasterclass.net ) full access to all lessons and resources
  • NEW 1 x Free CD DIALETO "Chromatic Freedom" (2010)
  • NEW 1 x Free CD FOURTEEN TWENTYSIX "Lighttown Closure" (2010)
  • NEW 1 x Free CD (or download) GRAILS "Deep Politics" (2010)
  • NEW 1 x Free CD (or download) THE D PROJECT "Big Face" (2011)
  • NEW 1 x Free CD ST 37 "The Insect Hospital" (Black Widow Records, 2004)
  • NEW 1 x Free CD JET JAGUAR "Space Anthems" (Black Widow Records, 2007)
  • NEW 1 x Free CD SPIRITS BURNING "Alien Injection" (Black Widow Records, 2008)
Another winner each month picked by the ADMIN TEAM to select the BEST REVIEW OF THE MONTH.
  • 1 x Amazon.com 25$ gift certicifate every month
  • 1 x Free Progarchives.com logo T-Shirt (as seen on  http://www.zazzle.com/progarchives" rel="nofollow - http://www.zazzle.com/progarchives )

* Participating members need to make sure their profile email address is up-to-date to receive winning notifications.
* Prize are not switchable

We'd like to find more partners to join and you'll be inform here immediately.

So the more reviews you post, the more chances you have.

Every month winners will be listed here.

Open to all members.

First winners will be picked, December 1st 2008.

Good luck to all.

Max, your dedicated webmaster



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Posted By: Queen By-Tor
Date Posted: November 26 2008 at 15:46
Whoa! Awesome news M@X! Thumbs UpClap

I'm going to get on some of those reviews that I've been putting off


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Posted By: Drew
Date Posted: November 26 2008 at 15:55
Very cool Max!!

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Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: November 26 2008 at 15:57
Originally posted by King By-Tor King By-Tor wrote:

Whoa! Awesome news M@X! Thumbs UpClap

I'm going to get on some of those reviews that I've been putting off
 
What, the prog trading cards weren't inspirational enough for you?


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Posted By: MovingPictures07
Date Posted: November 26 2008 at 16:20
That's a wonderful idea! Clap

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Posted By: Queen By-Tor
Date Posted: November 26 2008 at 16:39
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Originally posted by King By-Tor King By-Tor wrote:

Whoa! Awesome news M@X! Thumbs UpClap

I'm going to get on some of those reviews that I've been putting off
 
What, the prog trading cards weren't inspirational enough for you?


now I'm doubly inspired Wink


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Posted By: micky
Date Posted: November 26 2008 at 16:45
hahahha...  might have to toss off a special one  just for the occasion.  


Posted By: Vompatti
Date Posted: November 26 2008 at 16:46
This almost makes me want to write reviews. I only wish I had an opinion on something.

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Posted By: micky
Date Posted: November 26 2008 at 16:50
^ ehhhh... never know until you try.. try a Dream Theater album...  if that doesn't inspire love... or hate enough to do a decent opinionated review.. nothing will.LOL


Posted By: Vompatti
Date Posted: November 26 2008 at 16:56
^ Thanks for the suggestion, but I'd rather keep away from Dream Theater albums. Ermm

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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: November 26 2008 at 17:22
Well, I do have a few unfinished reviews lying around.  None of them regarding Dream Theater though.  Wanna borrow one? LOL  I got one for the new Marillion that has a very funny opening line using ...piness...

By the way, thanks again for having the Zappa Plays Zappa giveaway.




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Posted By: Queen By-Tor
Date Posted: November 26 2008 at 17:28
I'm suddenly glad that I did 26 this month

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Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 09:22
Good news, DOUG LARSON accepted to offer a 25$ Gift Certificate every month too.

So far, we are going to give:
  • 1 x Amazon.com 25$ gift certicifate every month
  • 1 x Doug Larson's Imports 25$ gift certicifate every month

Good luck to all.

Max


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Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 11:11
GOOD NEWS AGAIN.

ROBERT BERIAU, a canadian prog artist will also participate as a partner in the giveaway.

Every month, we will add the following gift to win during 1 year:

"Selfishness: Source Of War & Violence" Digital Music Album in  MP3 (320 kbits) ou WAV (44,kHz/16), (CD Quality).

Please visit ROBERT BERIAU PA Artist Page http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=4023

We hope that more and more artists, labels, web stores and more will join the movement and more and more offers will be available to win each
months for our members.

Thank you ROBERT BERIAU !!!



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Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 11:15
Please DIGG, Social Bookmark, and Facebook  this news !!!!

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Posted By: Seyo
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 14:59
Good news, Max! I hope it will inspire us to write more reviews, but I would suggest - instead of having a flood  of YES or GENESIS short and unsubstantiated reviews coming up - to put a special weight on reviews of those albums that were so far not reviewed at all or that have only a few reviews. It would help to balance the content of the site, IMO... 


Posted By: Windhawk
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 15:19
I would suggest that if not now but perhaps in the future (if this goes on) that some select prizes will go towards one of the people submitting first reviews only.

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Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 15:33
Good idea Windy, any other ideas of than nature?


Posted By: Windhawk
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 16:10
A possible idea - for the far future I guess - would be to have a special prize to go to reviews of non-western artists (i.e. reviews of acts from eastern europe, asia, middle east, africa, south america).

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Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 18:29
Originally posted by Seyo Seyo wrote:

Good news, Max! I hope it will inspire us to write more reviews, but I would suggest - instead of having a flood  of YES or GENESIS short and unsubstantiated reviews coming up - to put a special weight on reviews of those albums that were so far not reviewed at all or that have only a few reviews. It would help to balance the content of the site, IMO... 

I prefer not limiting winner only to first review of album, maybe later I can give more weight to them.... but not now !

An easy one would be to have only reviews from the past 2 years ? Please discuss this.




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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 18:53
M@X is making my Prog Trading Cards look like rubbish...Unhappy

LOL


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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 19:10
Originally posted by M@X M@X wrote:

Originally posted by Seyo Seyo wrote:

Good news, Max! I hope it will inspire us to write more reviews, but I would suggest - instead of having a flood  of YES or GENESIS short and unsubstantiated reviews coming up - to put a special weight on reviews of those albums that were so far not reviewed at all or that have only a few reviews. It would help to balance the content of the site, IMO... 

I prefer not limiting winner only to first review of album, maybe later I can give more weight to them.... but not now !

An easy one would be to have only reviews from the past 2 years ? Please discuss this.




To be honest, I don't have the kind of money to be acquiring new albums all the time (I'm still working on obtaining classic albums also).

On top of that, I've noticed that Kansas's albums get far less attention than Porcupine Tree's recent work, for instance (Fear of a Blank Planet - 132 reviews, Leftoverture -74 reviews).  So I don't really suppose it's fair to reward reviewers simply because they are about more recent albums.  Plus, there are many old albums with only a few or no reviews.

But I do spent quite a bit of time writing my reviews, and I put a lot of thought into them.  I give a track by track analysis of every record.  So when I get around to writing one about "Close to the Edge" or "Thick as a Brick," I'll put just as much thought into those.


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Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 19:14
That is some good argumens Epignosis !!!!!!

Thank you for that.

I support your thoughts on this manner.


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Posted By: The Doctor
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 19:22
Just a random thought...is it possible to put weight based on the number of words, instead of number of reviews?
 
That way, whatever album someone chooses to review, you put more weight on the more thoughtful reviews?  Not that I've been a big reviewer on the site (something I'm hoping to change in the near future), but, it does seem to me that those who put in the time to write a 500 word review deserve more of a chance than someone who puts in a 50 word review. 


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Posted By: The Doctor
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 19:38
By the way...nice one mailto:M@x - M@x  for setting that up.  Clap

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Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 19:40
In a near future you'll see a new system that will also consider the appreciation of readers. So the weight will be based on the appreciation also.

What do you think of that ?

I think it's more objective that the number of words.... a nice idea though !


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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 19:41
Originally posted by The Doctor The Doctor wrote:

Just a random thought...is it possible to put weight based on the number of words, instead of number of reviews?
 
That way, whatever album someone chooses to review, you put more weight on the more thoughtful reviews?  Not that I've been a big reviewer on the site (something I'm hoping to change in the near future), but, it does seem to me that those who put in the time to write a 500 word review deserve more of a chance than someone who puts in a 50 word review. 


I like the idea, especially since my reviews tend to be long- the only pitfall, though, is that many words don't always mean more thoughtful, unfortunately. 

I've read Moby DickWink



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Posted By: The Doctor
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 19:47
Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Originally posted by The Doctor The Doctor wrote:

Just a random thought...is it possible to put weight based on the number of words, instead of number of reviews?
 
That way, whatever album someone chooses to review, you put more weight on the more thoughtful reviews?  Not that I've been a big reviewer on the site (something I'm hoping to change in the near future), but, it does seem to me that those who put in the time to write a 500 word review deserve more of a chance than someone who puts in a 50 word review. 


I like the idea, especially since my reviews tend to be long- the only pitfall, though, is that many words don't always mean more thoughtful, unfortunately. 

I've read Moby DickWink

 
LOL...so have I.  Point taken.
 
I like the idea of reader appreciation.  I think that may be the way to go.  But first won't we need a system for rating the reviews? Like they have at Amazon (or is it CD Universe?).


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Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 19:48
It's something like that, Amazon-like reviews rating system...




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Posted By: LinusW
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 19:51
Disapprove

I can't say I'd like a rating system for reviews. It hate to see my hard work and my opinion being dragged through the mud because I have a discerning dissenting view or just because fanboys would rate it badly based on everything but the quality of the review.

EDIT: Freudian slip or just mistake? LOL


Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 20:11
Originally posted by LinusW LinusW wrote:

Disapprove

I can't say I'd like a rating system for reviews. It hate to see my hard work and my opinion being dragged through the mud because I have a discerning dissenting view or just because fanboys would rate it badly based on everything but the quality of the review.

EDIT: Freudian slip or just mistake? LOL


I got reamed for giving In the Court of the Crimson King three stars- I was further advised that I should not be writing reviews.  Confused 


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Posted By: LinusW
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 20:15
Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Originally posted by LinusW LinusW wrote:

Disapprove

I can't say I'd like a rating system for reviews. It hate to see my hard work and my opinion being dragged through the mud because I have a discerning dissenting view or just because fanboys would rate it badly based on everything but the quality of the review.

EDIT: Freudian slip or just mistake? LOL


I got reamed for giving In the Court of the Crimson King three stars- I was further advised that I should not be writing reviews.  Confused 


Saddening, and with a rating system we'd make that even more uncontrollable.


Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: November 28 2008 at 12:01
Ok , to be clear for all participants, the giveaway is still open to all reviews posted in the previous month.
No limitation on new album or first review of albums.

Good luck to all.




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Posted By: Seyo
Date Posted: November 28 2008 at 12:40
OK, thanks Max. Let's see how it will look like...


Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: November 28 2008 at 13:03
Originally posted by M@X M@X wrote:

Ok , to be clear for all participants, the giveaway is still open to all reviews posted in the previous month.
No limitation on new album or first review of albums.

Good luck to all.




Once again, thanks so much.

To be clear (because I'm generally a loser LOL), will you be doing this again for December?


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Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: December 01 2008 at 08:54
Today is the 1st draw, reviewer from the month of November , good luck !!!!

The winners will be listed here later today.


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Posted By: LinusW
Date Posted: December 01 2008 at 09:02
Exciting! Good luck all Thumbs Up


Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: December 01 2008 at 12:40
What if the winner ah................  never mind I forgot that I`m living in the future. Anyone out there get a PM from a fictional website asking for reviews?
Now, and I`ve mentioned this before,  I don`t know if this has happened to anyone else out there but a lot of my crappy reviews have been stolen from other websites and I`ve even seen snippets of some of them on youtube. The same thing has happened with bits and pieces of some of the band bios I`ve written here. Personally, I write reviews and these bios for the fun of it when I have time or sometimes because I just want to spread the good word. One thing I`ve also noticed is that  a lot of the reviews I`ve read here are far superior to most of these so-called professional reviews because they are more informed. That`s it. I have to catch the next  time machine back to the mid sixteenth century. Wink

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Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: December 01 2008 at 18:49
The Winning Members of the Month of November are:

Amazon.com 25$
PROGLEGGS 

Doug Larson's Imports 25$
MOVINGPICTURES07

Robert Berieau Full Digital Album of "Selfishness: Source of War & Violence"
TORODDFUGLESTEG

randomly picked from 1095 reviews

Winners will be emailed details of their prizes.

Thanks to all participants, 
Good luck for the December reviewers, next draw, January 1st, 2009





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Posted By: MovingPictures07
Date Posted: December 01 2008 at 21:02
Wow! That's the first time in my life I actually won a random drawing like that. Big smile


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Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: December 01 2008 at 21:05
Congratulation !!!!!!

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Posted By: MovingPictures07
Date Posted: December 01 2008 at 21:09
Originally posted by M@X M@X wrote:

Congratulation !!!!!!


Thanks, M@X!


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Posted By: Petrovsk Mizinski
Date Posted: December 01 2008 at 21:46
Congrats to the winners!Clap

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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: December 01 2008 at 21:53
Yes.  I'm glad Alex won something besides crappy cards made by me.  ClapClapClap

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Posted By: MovingPictures07
Date Posted: December 01 2008 at 22:08
Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Yes.  I'm glad Alex won something besides crappy cards made by me.  ClapClapClap


Your cards are awesome though. Wink


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Posted By: aapatsos
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 13:27
Congrats to the winners!!!

I never win anything in chance so I was not dissapointed...LOL


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Posted By: MovingPictures07
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 13:42
Originally posted by aapatsos aapatsos wrote:

Congrats to the winners!!!

I never win anything in chance so I was not dissapointed...LOL


I never do either, which is why I was surprised.


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Posted By: Padraic
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 14:01
Originally posted by MovingPictures07 MovingPictures07 wrote:

Wow! That's the first time in my life I actually won a random drawing like that. Big smile


Awesome!  Clap


Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 14:44
Originally posted by NaturalScience NaturalScience wrote:

Originally posted by MovingPictures07 MovingPictures07 wrote:

Wow! That's the first time in my life I actually won a random drawing like that. Big smile


Awesome!  Clap


Not a bad drawing to win, either, I'd say.


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Posted By: Angelo
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 15:34
Announcing the next draw through our MySpace.

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Posted By: Queen By-Tor
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 15:36
PA has a mySpace??

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Posted By: Angelo
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 15:51
Yes. And we have 525 friends already!

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Even prog is rooted in the blues, at some point...


Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: December 03 2008 at 10:22
Wait a minute. I`m not clear on this concept. Who is reading these reviews and unless I`ve missed something where are the winning reviews. Is this like the Irish Sweepstakes?

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Posted By: Queen By-Tor
Date Posted: December 03 2008 at 10:30
they're not 'Judged' and the prizes given to the 'best', it's a random drawing (as I understand)

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Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: December 03 2008 at 13:03
Now I`m even more confused. If they`re not judged how can a decision be rendered? You`re saying after they`re not judged a prize is given at random to the best ???? Sounds like a Python sketch.

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Posted By: Queen By-Tor
Date Posted: December 03 2008 at 13:21
No. Pretend every review is a small piece of paper with the writer's name on it. Those are put into a giant hat and they draw one of them. It's not at all based on "which review is better"

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Posted By: Angelo
Date Posted: December 03 2008 at 14:27
Exactly. That's also why M@X wrote: the more you review, the bigger your chances, Ian. Well, he didn't at 'Ian' at the end, but apart from that.... Wink

Let's make sure however that this doesn't turn into a quantity over quality contest! Smile


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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: December 03 2008 at 14:40
Originally posted by Angelo Angelo wrote:

Exactly. That's also why M@X wrote: the more you review, the bigger your chances, Ian. Well, he didn't at 'Ian' at the end, but apart from that.... Wink

Let's make sure however that this doesn't turn into a quantity over quality contest! Smile


I fear it already has.  Confused


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Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: December 03 2008 at 15:27
So it`s a lottery of sorts. A raffle is a better way to describe it with the reviews being the the raffle tickets. How is this done then ? Does Max write all the reviews on little pieces of paper.......just kidding. But how is it done just out of interest ?

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Posted By: el böthy
Date Posted: December 04 2008 at 16:39
Ah I thought the best reviews win, not by random shuffle... mmm, well, I do have more chances to win now!

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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: December 04 2008 at 16:48
Originally posted by el böthy el böthy wrote:

Ah I thought the best reviews win, not by random shuffle... mmm, well, I do have more chances to win now!


Yes, but please put a lot of thought into your reviews!  That goes for everyone!  Smile


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Posted By: Queen By-Tor
Date Posted: December 04 2008 at 17:18
Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Originally posted by el böthy el böthy wrote:

Ah I thought the best reviews win, not by random shuffle... mmm, well, I do have more chances to win now!


Yes, but please put a lot of thought into your reviews!  That goes for everyone!  Smile


I would never be caught dead writing a poor review. Sweepstakes or not Stern SmileBig smile

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Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: December 04 2008 at 22:12

How would you  be able to do any sort of review if you were indeed dead whether it be good or bad? I write my reviews by memory. I wrote a Strawbs review this afternoon with  Twisted Sister blasting. I don't know what I'll write now. Whatever I pick out of my collection at random. Yes it will be a random review I think.



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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: December 08 2008 at 09:27
Originally posted by M@X M@X wrote:

The Winning Members of the Month of November are:

Amazon.com 25$
PROGLEGGS 

Doug Larson's Imports 25$
MOVINGPICTURES07

Robert Berieau Full Digital Album of "Selfishness: Source of War & Violence"
TORODDFUGLESTEG

randomly picked from 1095 reviews

Winners will be emailed details of their prizes.

Thanks to all participants, 
Good luck for the December reviewers, next draw, January 1st, 2009



 

Can we know which review of their won? ConfusedWink



Posted By: Roland113
Date Posted: December 08 2008 at 17:08
Originally posted by King By-Tor King By-Tor wrote:

No. Pretend every review is a small piece of paper with the writer's name on it. Those are put into a giant hat and they draw one of them. It's not at all based on "which review is better"


I'm thinking that 'hat' wasn't quite the right choice of words here, wouldn't 'bag' have been a better descriptor of the alleged raffle container?

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Posted By: infandous
Date Posted: December 09 2008 at 11:01
Good to see  this contest (or lottery, if you will) up and running!

I like the idea of reviews being judged by their content, but it seems a fairly subjective thing.  My favorite reviews that I've read here are usually the ones that make me laugh.  In the strict sense, they are not really always helpful to me in describing the music and the album itself, but I find purely analytical reviews to be dull and not worth reading.  Of course, that's just me.  I could easily see that 50 words is not enough to make a decent review.  As to other people rating our reviews..........I'm not sure that is a great idea either.  I've read some really good 1 star reviews, but I fear that fans of the artist in question may not appreciate them and therefore give the writer many negative votes (a certain prog metal band, who shall remain nameless, comes to mind here).

No, I think the raffle idea is the best one, since it gives everyone an equal chance without relying on subjective criteria.  Still, I do hope people try to write decent reviews and not just go for quantity.  I know I won't do that.


Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: January 02 2009 at 22:20
Hi All, 

Happy new year !!!

The draw of the new 3 random winner of december is coming soon and will be posted here and winner will be emailed the details.

Thanks for the participation, good luck to all

Max


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Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: January 05 2009 at 08:33
Here's the winner for december 2008 random draw.

Amazon.com 25$ Gift Certificate -> DavetheSlave
Doug Larson Imports 25$ Gift Certificate -> UMUR
Robert Berieau Full Digital Album of "Selfishness: Source of War & Violence" -> Pablo_P

Theses winners will be contacted by email regarding the details.

Thanks all for participating and good luck for next month.

Max


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Posted By: MovingPictures07
Date Posted: January 05 2009 at 08:42
Congrats to all the winners!

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Posted By: Pablo_P
Date Posted: January 05 2009 at 12:42
Originally posted by M@X M@X wrote:

Here's the winner for december 2008 random draw.

Amazon.com 25$ Gift Certificate -> DavetheSlave
Doug Larson Imports 25$ Gift Certificate -> UMUR
Robert Berieau Full Digital Album of "Selfishness: Source of War & Violence" -> Pablo_P

Theses winners will be contacted by email regarding the details.

Thanks all for participating and good luck for next month.

Max



No way!!! Big smileBig smileBig smile

Thanks a lot!!!


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Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: January 06 2009 at 15:32
Good News , will create another winner possibility from the same contest.

From suggestions received and a private one from Finnforest I have decided to add a new winner : THE BEST REVIEW AS DECIDED BY THE ADMIN TEAM.

The winner will win a 25$ Gift Certificate  @ Amazon.com

And now -- i'll ask the ADMIN TEAM to pick the December Winner of this new category !!!!



Sounds good ?


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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: January 06 2009 at 15:36
Excellent idea M@X.  Best of both worlds.

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Posted By: MovingPictures07
Date Posted: January 06 2009 at 15:57
Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Excellent idea M@X.  Best of both worlds.
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I second that. Great idea!


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Posted By: Windhawk
Date Posted: January 06 2009 at 16:14
Gruelling task, going through all those reviews....but good initiative non the less.

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Posted By: Queen By-Tor
Date Posted: January 06 2009 at 22:55
^^^ I was about to say!


Best of luck to the admin team on this one LOLClap


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Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: January 11 2009 at 13:50
Sorry guys , buyt the first winner of the BEST REVIEW OF THE MONTH will be picked , Feb 1, for the reviews of January.

Good luck to all.

Thanks to the admin team for the work.

Much appreciated

Max


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Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: January 14 2009 at 21:44
GOOD NEWS, another provider http://progarchives.gemm.com - GEMM join us for the monthly giveaway with a 25$ Discount on order paid through their GREEN SHIELD program. More here http://progarchives.gemm.com/info.cgi?doc=guarantee - http://progarchives.gemm.com/info.cgi?doc=guarantee


For now, it's going to be a random review author pick each month.

Good luck to all.



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Posted By: Seyo
Date Posted: January 29 2009 at 07:39
Originally posted by M@X M@X wrote:

Here's the winner for december 2008 random draw.

Amazon.com 25$ Gift Certificate -> DavetheSlave
Doug Larson Imports 25$ Gift Certificate -> UMUR
Robert Berieau Full Digital Album of "Selfishness: Source of War & Violence" -> Pablo_P

Theses winners will be contacted by email regarding the details.

Thanks all for participating and good luck for next month.

Max
 
Star Congrats to winners! But it would be good to have links to those reviews that were awarded, so we can all see them....


Posted By: toroddfuglesteg
Date Posted: January 30 2009 at 15:08
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Originally posted by M@X M@X wrote:

The Winning Members of the Month of November are:

Amazon.com 25$
PROGLEGGS 

Doug Larson's Imports 25$
MOVINGPICTURES07

Robert Berieau Full Digital Album of "Selfishness: Source of War & Violence"
TORODDFUGLESTEG

randomly picked from 1095 reviews

Winners will be emailed details of their prizes.

Thanks to all participants, 
Good luck for the December reviewers, next draw, January 1st, 2009



 

Can we know which review of their won? ConfusedWink

Hi. It seems like I have won something here. Would you be kind enough to PM or email me with the logon details for that download ?

I am delighted to win something........... but I would very much like to point out that I am a winner everytime I fall in love with a progressive rock album. Either that album was released in 1967 or this year. 

Please PM me. 



Posted By: Robert Beriau
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 14:22
Hi Torodd,
 
Just want to let you know that the download link has been sent to your known e-mail on the following day of the draw, on december 2nd 2008.
 
I just sent you a new e-mail on your progarchives member profile a few minutes ago. Please check it and let me know.
 
Take  care !
 
Robert Beriau


Posted By: toroddfuglesteg
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 17:50

Hi Robert and everyone.

I have now downloaded and received the album. I will listen to it with great interest.

Thanx a lot !!!!

torodd

(btw. I believe the Hotmail spam filter took the e-mail from the 2. December. I need to reset that filter)

 



Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: February 02 2009 at 07:43
Hi Guys, I will pick the random winner and the admin team will come up with the best review of the month today.

Stay tuned and good luck to all reviewer of the past month.

Max


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Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: February 02 2009 at 11:54
GOOD NEWS !

SPV/InsideOut USA will give free CD each month.

And for January, we have 5 free CDs to win : UNITOPIA "The Garden".

For February, 5 x KARMAKANIC Who's The Boss In The Factory? + 1 x Ayreon 01011001 (Vinyl)


Good luck to all.


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Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: February 02 2009 at 22:14
Here's the list of RANDOM WINNERS of January 2009 and their prize


  • Atavachron | Amazon.com 25$ gift certicifate
  • IvanK | Doug Larson's Imports 25$ gift certicifate
  • manofmystery | ROBERT BERIAU - "Selfishness: Source Of War & Violence" Digital Music Album
  • crimson87 | GEMM 25$ Order Credit
  • Jegheist2009 | UNITOPIA "The Garden" CD by SPV/InsideOut USA
  • poslednijat_colobar | UNITOPIA "The Garden" CD by SPV/InsideOut USA
  • progrules |UNITOPIA "The Garden" CD by SPV/InsideOut USA
  • sean | UNITOPIA "The Garden" CD by SPV/InsideOut USA
  • The Ace Face | UNITOPIA "The Garden" CD by SPV/InsideOut USA
I will contact by email all the winners to let them know how to pick up their price.

The winner of the BEST REVIEW is still yet to come in the coming hours.

Thanks to all for your participation and good luck for the next month.

Max


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Posted By: Queen By-Tor
Date Posted: February 02 2009 at 22:30
Congrats everyone! Clap

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Posted By: manofmystery
Date Posted: February 03 2009 at 16:26
Originally posted by M@X M@X wrote:

Here's the list of RANDOM WINNERS of January 2009 and their prize


  • Atavachron | Amazon.com 25$ gift certicifate
  • IvanK | Doug Larson's Imports 25$ gift certicifate
  • manofmystery | ROBERT BERIAU - "Selfishness: Source Of War & Violence" Digital Music Album
  • crimson87 | GEMM 25$ Order Credit
  • Jegheist2009 | UNITOPIA "The Garden" CD by SPV/InsideOut USA
  • poslednijat_colobar | UNITOPIA "The Garden" CD by SPV/InsideOut USA
  • progrules |UNITOPIA "The Garden" CD by SPV/InsideOut USA
  • sean | UNITOPIA "The Garden" CD by SPV/InsideOut USA
  • The Ace Face | UNITOPIA "The Garden" CD by SPV/InsideOut USA
I will contact by email all the winners to let them know how to pick up their price.

The winner of the BEST REVIEW is still yet to come in the coming hours.

Thanks to all for your participation and good luck for the next month.

Max
 
WOOHOO, I won something!  First the Steelers and now this (and I just got back from the victory parade)! Everything's coming up Milhouse, errr, manofmystery.
 
So, whats a Robert Beriau and what's he have against war? Tongue
 
Thanks guys


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Posted By: The Quiet One
Date Posted: February 04 2009 at 13:27
Who's the winner?

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http://www.last.fm/user/GordonComstock" rel="nofollow - "For me, music and life are all about style.” Miles Davis(last.fm)


Posted By: Angelo
Date Posted: February 04 2009 at 15:16
Dunno.

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Posted By: The Quiet One
Date Posted: February 04 2009 at 15:21
^LOL

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http://www.last.fm/user/GordonComstock" rel="nofollow - "For me, music and life are all about style.” Miles Davis(last.fm)


Posted By: darksideof
Date Posted: February 05 2009 at 13:00
Hey fellas!!!
Greeting!!

With such a greatness  and honor 4 of collages( soon all and new ones PT and DT coming up) are officially offered as large FREE  Download here at PA hurray!!!. The Greatest Coolest widest. Progressive Rock database website in the World.
thanks Max,!!
and you all fellas for great support and comments.
It is cool to have my work on you PC or Mac..
 
sooo  Go ahead and make me Famours..!!!LOL.  
Sincerely Your Pal
 

Abel  A, Adames
Aka Darksideof.
 
http://www.progarchives.com/about_us.asp#wallpapers - http://www.progarchives.com/about_us.asp#wallpapers
 


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http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Darksideof-Collages/


Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: February 06 2009 at 10:30
Time to name the winner of the BEST REVIEW OF JANUARY 2009 as selected by EASY LIVIN of the admin team.

It's ken_scrbrgh for his review http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=199650 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=199650 .

EASY LIVIN comments about the review:  "A well reasoned review with a bit of personal background too. Entertaining."

Every month, 1 member of the admin team will pick his pick for the BEST REVIEW of the month. Next month, Easy Money will be the judge.

Good luck to all and thanks to the admin team for their help.


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Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: February 06 2009 at 10:37
Hi guys,

i need help reaching theses members to get their postal address to ship heir prizes.

  • Jegheist2009 | UNITOPIA "The Garden" CD by SPV/InsideOut USA
  • poslednijat_colobar | UNITOPIA "The Garden" CD by SPV/InsideOut USA
  • progrules |UNITOPIA "The Garden" CD by SPV/InsideOut USA
  • The Ace Face | UNITOPIA "The Garden" CD by SPV/InsideOut USA

I've tried the email in their account but no luck, any one know them can ask them to check their email or send me their info at max @ progarchives . com

thanks


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Posted By: Angelo
Date Posted: February 07 2009 at 05:09
progrules informed me his e-mail address is discontinued and a new one is not yet working properly. He'll contact you through PM.

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Posted By: MovingPictures07
Date Posted: February 07 2009 at 09:34
Originally posted by manofmystery manofmystery wrote:

 
WOOHOO, I won something!  First the Steelers and now this (and I just got back from the victory parade)! Everything's coming up Milhouse, errr, manofmystery.
 
So, whats a Robert Beriau and what's he have against war? Tongue
 
Thanks guys


Haha, dude, that's the best possible response. LOL

ClapClapClap

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Posted By: M@X
Date Posted: February 08 2009 at 13:26
Good News, another artist offers free album for the Monthly Giveaway Clap. Thanks to ROBERT BERIAU for the intiative.

This time it's Baku Llama. They offer 1 album (CD Format) /month, during 10 months.

The CD name is ERIS, released in 2007.

Good luck to all for the next month draw.

Max

PS: I will remove the Amazon 25$ Gift Card in the random winner since we have already a lot of prizes and keep the 25$ Amazon for the winner of the BEST REVIEW.




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Posted By: Valdez
Date Posted: February 09 2009 at 20:44
Maybe I should give $100.00 away instead??Hug

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Posted By: VanderGraafKommandöh
Date Posted: February 21 2009 at 14:27
I'm listening to Eris right now and it's excellent.  Thanks for the great music! Clap

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Posted By: Pnoom!
Date Posted: February 21 2009 at 14:59
Eris is a great album.


Posted By: VanderGraafKommandöh
Date Posted: February 21 2009 at 15:05
I especially love the keyboard work.  Very impressive.

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Posted By: Windhawk
Date Posted: February 21 2009 at 15:26
Yeah, but then again - imagine those tunes without the keyboards - or the drums. As I regard both their albums, all instruments are integral parts of the moods created - and the stark contrasts are what's creating those great atmospheres :-)

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