And the winner is... (was Sponsoring a New War Room Member for my 3,000th Post - Could it be YOU?)

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Final Edit: Here's the winner... Link to the announcement post

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This is my 3000th post, and I think one or two of them might have even been kinda, sorta good.

So, to mark my territory I'm going to act like a dog and pe . . . um, I mean, to mark the occasion I'm going sponsor someone for a War Room membership.

If you'd like to be considered for a free War Room membership, I'm not going to ask you to tell me why you deserve it or want it.

Nope, nothing like that, because I know that can be embarrassing for some people. There are only two, very simple requirements:

Two Rules

1. Post a message in this thread saying you want in. You can say anything else you like, but nothing else is necessary.

2. Do not PM me trying to make a case for yourself. I already have my own criteria for making my selection, which I'll reveal when I announce the winner a few days from now.

Nominations

If you're already a War Room member you may nominate someone else if you like. I'll give them equal consideration. You don't have to say why you think they are deserving, but you can if you want. Just link to their profile page and they'll be considered.

That's it! Who wants in?
#member #post #room #sponsoring #war
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  • Profile picture of the author Charleskidd
    Well I want in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
    Ooooh... pick me! No stupid story, I'm just too cheap to buy it myself!
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Congrats Dennis!
    Also nice of you to sponsor someone for a WarRoom membership, it's some of the best money iv'e ever spent.
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  • Profile picture of the author excoder01
    Whoever wins...be careful! The Warroom can be really evil...you might make too much money and have endless high value products.

    It's addicting for sure!
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    • Profile picture of the author marketguy
      I am already a war room member.

      May i have a few beers instead?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rock Solid
    Well I'd love A Sponsorship. Thanks For The Opportunity!
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  • Profile picture of the author Coby
    Wow! very nice of you! I would like to be considered. Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author rahmscorp
      Hi Dennis,

      Congratulations on your milestone. Here's to many more posts to come.

      Oh, I want in Please.

      Thanks,

      Shalim
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Congratulations to the winner. Nice thing to do Dennis.

      Hope the winner enjoys and profits from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
    Yup, I'm in and thanks for the chance. Happy 3000th post!
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    I want in!
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    I would love to get into the peaceful "war" room. (Pun intended)
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelvin Brown
    I want in.

    I have tried to ignore the War Room, so I could actually concentrate on getting workout with the knowledge I already have.

    I just know if I get in there, I will lose my mind and maybe my way.

    kelvin
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    I want in as well!!!
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    Oh yes, I want to in too.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattjay
    very generous of you to offer this there are many benefits to warrior forum but the war room is certainly one of the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dean Jackson
    Hahahahhahahaha I should warn you mere mortals about the dangers of the War room before you even decide you want in:

    1. Do NOT stay in there too long. Pick something and GET OUT before you explode.

    2. Try NOT to download everything

    3. Use your mind ammo for GOOD only

    4. Be prepared to grab onto something as if a vortex was sucking you into another dimension.

    War Roomers feel free to add.

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  • Profile picture of the author Riddelsome
    Very considerate of you. I would like to take up the offer also.
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    Well of course I want in. Would be crazy not to want in right!
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Way to go Dennis. Good Karma will remember your gift!

    Congrats on the 3K mark, but trust me, there are WAY more then a couple good posts from you.

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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by marketguy View Post

      I am already a war room member.

      May i have a few beers instead?
      Sure, but you'll have to come to my house and suck them down with me if I'm buying.


      Originally Posted by Rich Struck View Post

      Ooooh... pick me! No stupid story, I'm just too cheap to buy it myself!
      No story required, but the honesty is refreshing.


      Originally Posted by Fernando Veloso View Post

      Way to go Dennis. Good Karma will remember your gift!

      Congrats on the 3K mark, but trust me, there are WAY more then a couple good posts from you.

      Thanks, Fernando. I was just trying to be funny. Probably not my strong suit.


      @ everyone else, your hat in the ring has been duly noted.


      Reminder: If you're already a War Room member, you can nominate someone who isn't that has impressed you.
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        I want in. I need this.
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    Nice way to celebrate. I'll put my hand up.
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    • Profile picture of the author NEWB52
      As my first post, I would love to be sponsored. I've been at this two days so far and have three articles and my own blog/website up. I'm in the process of spinning those articles into massive traffic. * crosses fingers *

      Looking forward to hopefully making my house payment next month. I don't want to sound desperate, but frankly, I am.

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  • Profile picture of the author Elmer Hurlstone
    Dennis,

    This truly is a magnanimous offer on your part.

    Obviously I'm not looking for a membership--or for that matter, even a free beer; although come to think of it...

    Actually the only reason I'm making this post is because I've wanted, for the longest time, to use the word 'magnanimous' in a sentence.

    Elmer
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    Dangit, Gaskill! You got to 3,000 before me. I'll get you for this. And your little dog, too.

    Very nice of you to offer something of real value to celebrate. You're ok for a Northerner.

    John
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    OOOOOOH, man. I would loooovvvvvve that.
    If the war-room is as awesome as everyone makes it out to be, than sign me up!!
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    • Profile picture of the author mcmahanusa
      Well, since it's you, Dennis...........

      I'll throw my hat in the ring as well.

      And thanks for not asking for personal justifications. My ego doesn't like for me to appear needy, it just wants me to keep thinking I'm too awesome for that.
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    Very generous Dennis and nice way to celebrate the big 3,000.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by Elmer Hurlstone View Post

      Dennis,

      This truly is a magnanimous offer on your part.

      Obviously I'm not looking for a membership--or for that matter, even a free beer; although come to think of it...

      Actually the only reason I'm making this post is because I've wanted, for the longest time, to use the word 'magnanimous' in a sentence.

      Elmer
      Magnanim...magnaga....magmaminu...wow, you're smart like anything, Elmer.

      Originally Posted by Zeus66 View Post

      Dangit, Gaskill! You got to 3,000 before me. I'll get you for this. And your little dog, too.

      Very nice of you to offer something of real value to celebrate. You're ok for a Northerner.

      John
      You're still my hero, John. Leave the dog alone though, or I'll do double to your flying monkey!

      Originally Posted by mcmahanusa View Post

      Well, since it's you, Dennis...........

      I'll throw my hat in the ring as well.

      And thanks for not asking for personal justifications. My ego doesn't like for me to appear needy, it just wants me to keep thinking I'm too awesome for that.
      I thought a few people would appreciate that.

      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Very generous Dennis and nice way to celebrate the big 3,000.
      To paraphrase Sir Isaac Newton, I'm standing on the shoulders of those who came before me.
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    I'm interested, very nice of you to do this.

    -BQ
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  • Profile picture of the author Masumi
    Congrats Dennis on your 3000th post.
    It will take a long time for me to reach that level since I'm dutch, but I study hard on the forum since I found it last week.

    The war room must be heaven, so it would be stupid to refuse such a generous free offer if you should choose me as the lucky winner.

    kind regards,

    Masumi
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    I want in
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  • Profile picture of the author dertixo
    I would love to be in the war room. I have been looking at IM for the past several months-reading all the guru stuff. I found this site a couple of weeks ago and I love it. I literally sometimes spend the entire day (and I mean late into the night) surfing this site. I have already bought 3 WSO's and want more information.
    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    OMG! I'm like Elmer (Wordsmith) Hurlstone and that big word he used, you know the one magnowho.

    Yes Dennis I believe in the tooth fairy, Santa Claus, Werewolves, Gobblins and now the Magnowho.

    Ken
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    "What is War Room"? :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Rock Solid
    Will there be a live broadcast of the final selection? Maybe a winners circle and a 2nd and 3rd place mentions?
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by Rock Solid View Post

      Will there be a live broadcast of the final selection? Maybe a winners circle and a 2nd and 3rd place mentions?
      A live broadcast, no, afraid not. I'll announce it here in this thread in a few days. Not everyone comes here every day, so I want to give as many people a chance as I can without waiting around too long.

      No runners up, although I'm seeing some good candidates already, so it won't be easy to choose.
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  • Profile picture of the author aandersen
    I would like to be considered. I have no excuse for not being a war room member; I really need to join (even if not picked).

    This is a very cool thing of you to do. Thanks!


    Now time for me to get over to the F'in C!

    Hopefully we will see you there.
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  • Profile picture of the author avandrunen
    I've thrown my hat in ever other free membership ring so I am definitely interested in this one.

    I would love to be picked for this...to budget mind minded(cheap) to buy it...I know I will need it eventually.

    Gratz to whomever is picked.
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    • Profile picture of the author Wendz09
      Yes please consider me for the sponsor.

      Congrats on your 3,000th post!
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  • Profile picture of the author Raquel
    Congratulations on your 3000th post and what a generous way to celebrate it ..

    I want to apply for your sponsorship... When I saw the number "3" for 3,000....I thought I have to try my luck because 3 is such a special number in my life

    Plus it will be great to get it for free and I can save my $37 to buy domains
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    Me...ME.....ME!!! I'll spare you the long story, though.....
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    • Profile picture of the author fort21
      who wouldn't? I want in!
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    I would love a free membership!!!
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    you want in
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    I want out, there's just way too much GOOD stuff in the War Room, its distracting as all heck! lol

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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Okay I want it.....have wanted it for quite some time and every time I think I can afford the $37 something happens that makes me have to drain any savings I have. I am a student and have been using article marketing for over 8 years now. I have made a decent amount of money doing so, but not enough to stop bartending.....this causes me to have a very hectic schedule and I would really like to learn enough from the senior members of this forum to quit bartending and spend more time online doing what I love.

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    Wow!Congratulations
    i like it
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    Would love to join the war room but present financial priorities wont allow me yet. This could be the chance
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  • Profile picture of the author MedicAffiliate
    Hi, I'd like to enter myself as well, simply because I feel I could put the information to some real good use.
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    I want in ! congrats, just karma!
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Congrats Dennis!

    I don't want to be considered but just wanted to congratulate you on your 3,000th post.

    Well done - here's to the next milestone.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Dennis,

    I don't envy you your job of picking a Warrior, whom you think the War Room Membership will really help. I checked a couple of the folks out through their profiles and the post they have made. And some of these folks or outstanding Warriors and unfortunately some are just takers and not helpers.

    Just a little word of advise for those who don't get picked, give as well as receive here on the WF. Which is the true spirit of the Warrior Forum.

    Please don't be discouraged from posting in this thread, these are just my opinion on what a good Warrior brings to the table.

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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    Just a congrats on the 3k posts from Caleb

    Also, to all considering the War Room Membership, Good Luck, when you give to the Warriors, they give back
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  • Profile picture of the author Duncan Macleod
    I'm relatively new to the Warrior boards, a month or so. Haven't posted much as I've been too involved taking in all the information. I'd love to be considered for sponsorship to the War Room. Congrats on the 3000th post, and thank you for even offering this kind gesture.

    -Jim

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  • Profile picture of the author Warren.Richards
    Hey Dennis

    Congratulations for your 3005 posts. All the best for your future and may your business flourish as Google has flourished in these years.

    Lot of buttering. lolzz...

    Well I am in for the free membership, but will not take it as free. I believe that as you get good you should return the good. As you return good you again get something better.

    I believe in giving and if I achieve anything from this forum (which I am going to for sure) I will contribute it for betterment of some other fellow warrior.

    I know the process of Karma and truly believe in it.

    Count me in.

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  • Profile picture of the author JonePayoul
    Aaah , I will be very much obliged if you choose me
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  • Profile picture of the author chewster
    I became a WAR room member straight away and I like your idea...I think I will do the same when I hit 500 posts or complete a successful WSO...Sounds like a great way to "Pay It Forward"....Inspiration at it's best!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rock Solid
    I'm more pumped about seeing what the selection criteria are than seeing if I win!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by Ken Leatherman View Post

      Dennis,

      I don't envy you your job of picking a Warrior, whom you think the War Room Membership will really help. I checked a couple of the folks out through their profiles and the post they have made. And some of these folks or outstanding Warriors...
      Yes, I've noticed there are some good candidates. It won't be easy, but it will be fun.

      Originally Posted by Rock Solid View Post

      I'm more pumped about seeing what the selection criteria are than seeing if I win!
      I hope that the criteria won't disappoint you! Bear in mind that the criteria are strongly associated with my own perspective on ... well, we'll leave it at that for now. Suffice it to say I hope to introduce some marketing lessons when I explain it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lyn Woodring
    Dennis congrats on your 3,000+ post and this generous offer.
    I'd like to be considered for this membership. I have thought about joining on several occasions but have not because I get distracted by shiny objects.
    At the moment I'm in financial distress and can't afford it.
    I have to confess I've been a member here for a while and haven't added much value mainly because I simply haven't taken action yet.
    That is mainly because,again being distracted by all the shiny new objects from each marketer whose list I'm on.
    Even if I don't buy and mostly I don't I waste time checking out the offer. At the end of the day I'm more confused than ever with nothing accomplished.
    Come to think about it I could probably write a course on what not to do.
    But if you think that the War Room could help me focus then I'd certainly appreciate it and when I can give back I will then Choose me.
    Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author Elmer Hurlstone
    Dennis,

    Correct me if I'm wrong but, although you state you're awarding the gift tomorrow (08/23/10), you don't state a cutoff time for the entries.

    Just wondering, on behalf of those eligible to receive your thoughtful gift...

    Elmer
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by Elmer Hurlstone View Post

      Dennis,

      Correct me if I'm wrong but, although you state you're awarding the gift tomorrow (08/23/10), you don't state a cutoff time for the entries.

      Just wondering, on behalf of those eligible to receive your thoughtful gift...

      Elmer
      Good point, Elmer. I should have pointed that out.

      Make it noon, central time everyone. I'll announce the winner later in the afternoon.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rock Solid
      Originally Posted by christopherNV View Post

      I hear it has something to do with avatars of President Lincoln packing some serious firepower. He didn't win the civil war with words alone.
      Hah! I think I might just have a shot if those are the criteria then my SteamPunk Lincoln may give anyone a run for the money!

      I'm excited to see what happens (Is it ridiculous I've checked this thread a few times a day?) Very fun contest Dennis! Thanks again =)
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  • Profile picture of the author Aussie_Striker
    Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

    1. Post a message in this thread saying you want in. You can say anything else you like, but nothing else is necessary.
    you want in


    Mmm guess I'm a good chance since most others are saying 'I want in'...detail is in the terms and conditions...lol. Gotta smile...come on you want to.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by Aussie_Striker View Post

      you want in


      Mmm guess I'm a good chance since most others are saying 'I want in'...detail is in the terms and conditions...lol. Gotta smile...come on you want to.
      Nope, no tricks like that. I'm not that clever.

      Originally Posted by Paul Barrs View Post

      3000 posts - OMG - my fingers are hurting just thiking of the prospect

      Good on ya buddy... but maybe you should have written a book instead !!

      - Paul
      Paul, I've written four print books, plus over 700 newsletters, plus hundreds of web pages, plus dozens of digital infoproducts, plus thousands of emails. I'm a writing fool!
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  • Profile picture of the author Teravel
    If its not already closed, I would like to be considered as well. Congratulations on 3,000 and to whoever is picked.

    Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

    Suffice it to say I hope to introduce some marketing lessons when I explain it.
    I'll be sure to check back for the lessons.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hoopatang
    Oh, what the heck... I'll try anything once. Twice if I like it. Three times if it works well.
    "You want in!"
    Err... wait, no. I want in. But you said to say you want in... hrmm.
    Congrats on your 3k posts and here's to 3k more!
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    3000 posts...Congrats

    I want in
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    And the winner is...
    mcmahanusa

    It was much harder to choose than I expected. I ended up with 7 very strong candidates and had to get picky to get it down to one.

    I know some of you were interested in the selection criteria. Here's the deal on that...

    I'm kind of old school. I'm not saying that's how you should be, but it was my $37 so I got to make the rules.

    First off, I didn't want to ask people to tell me why they deserved to win for many reasons, but mainly because I wanted to reward someone for their contributions to the forum.

    Being old school, things like manners are important to me. Only people that said thank you, or congratulations, or at least clicked the thank you button on my post made it to round two. If your focus was only on yourself and what you could get, sorry, that was your undoing.

    Marketing Lesson: In IM (and in life to my way of thinking), success is as much about what you give as it is what you get. Giving goes beyond product value, it also means giving of yourself in my old school world. Giving thanks or a kind word is one way to start building bridges here between yourself and other people.

    Next I looked at about 20 random posts from each person that made it past the first round, unless they didn't have that many posts, then I just looked at all of them.

    That took all freaking afternoon! I was impressed with how helpful most of the remaining people were. I only eliminated three people on this round. One because they were talking about how much money they were making I decided they could well afford to buy their own War Room pass. Another was eliminated because they were all about getting, and seldom gave. The third was eliminated because some of their posts seemed rather mean spirited to me.

    Marketing Lesson: Whether you like it or not, if someone is considering buying your WSO or a product from you, or is considering you for a joint venture, or is in some way considering doing business with you, many will look at your past posts. Anyone can put forth a good image when they think they have something to gain, but posts made in unguarded moments over time are a better indicator of your character. You'd be wise to always be on your best behavior here. It matters to many of us.

    After this I was down to my seven top candidates. I would have been happy giving the membership to any of the seven finalists, so here's where I had to get really picky.

    I considered things like how many times you've given thanks...with the number weighed against how long you've been a member and how many posts you've made.

    Marketing Lesson: Showing a little gratitude is a good indication to me that a person isn't solely focused inwardly, but also focuses on others and knows something as simple as a thanks can be a gift. That's important to a lot of us here, old school or not.

    My next criterion was to again look at more posts of the finalists and try to determine if the majority of their posts were intended to be helpful or just "me too" kind of posts. There were a few other things I looked at but those were the main things. I'm not going into them because I've pretty much already spent the whole dang day figuring out who to choose.

    It really was very close.

    My thanks go out to everyone who participated in this thread, and especially to those who threw their hat in the ring. Better luck next time!

    To mcmahanusa, I've sent a payment for your membership and notified the help desk, it won't be long now.

    Thanks again to all, I wish you well!
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    • Profile picture of the author Aussie_Striker
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      <b>And the winner is...
      mcmahanusa
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      Thanks again to all, I wish you well!
      Congratulations and thanks Dennis. Nice to see some posts that aren't all revolved around marketing, despite that being the forum. Dang there goes the foot again

      Liked your criteria, well planned and thought out and gave meaning to it all.

      Hope a few people learn a bit from it and come away as better people.

      Wishing wealth on all who seek it

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    And the real winner is...

    ...Dennis!

    Not only was he generous enough to the one person who won, no he overdelivered, and gave a gift to all of us.

    Dennis, those marketing lessons were excellent. They're the kind of thing a lot of people overlook, but are integral to true success. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your explanations and adding value to what could have been a simple giveaway. Sometimes the "Thanks" button just isn't enough.

    All the best,
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    Thank you for reminding us what is really important in this forum
    Best wishes
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelvin Brown
    Hi Dennis

    Thanks for the consideration.

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    • Profile picture of the author mcmahanusa
      Dennis always exhibits the class we should all aspire to. I saw this quotation by Mark Twain today, and I think it really sums it up:


      "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."


      And that describes Dennis - someone who through his words and actions makes you feel that you, too, can become great.


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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by mcmahanusa View Post

        Dennis always exhibits the class we should all aspire to. I saw this quotation by Mark Twain today, and I think it really sums it up:


        "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."


        And that describes Dennis - someone who through his words and actions makes you feel that you, too, can become great.


        You had no way of knowing this, but I collect quotation books, and that is one of my all time favorite quotes because it reminds me to look for the good in people. Thank you for your kind words. I'm humbled.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alfred Shelver
    Hi Dennis I was following this thread the whole time wondering what your selection criteria would be.... The end result was worth the wait.

    Well you definitely are an example of the points you thought were important.
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    • Profile picture of the author fort21
      hi everyone,

      I wanna say sorry cause I am one of them that are too engross on the prize, and never say thanks. Now I wanna say a big thank you to Dennis and everyone here who contributed. I have indirectly won a valuable lesson not only on IM, but how to say thank you in our life! Thank you once again!!!

      best rdgs

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    Congrats to mcmahanusa
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  • Profile picture of the author Rock Solid
    Wow Dennis. All I can say. Wow. Thank you for doing this because I think it did more than just give away $37. Money comes and money goes but this type of lessons/feedback/interest/real life "learning lesson" is absolutely critical and I feel honored to of participated and followed so closely as so many others have! Congrats to mcmahanusa for winning!

    Thanks again I really appreciate the "everything" of it =)
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Cheers Dennis! Good to know you discovered a real Warrior to get that War Room entry!

    Congrats to mcmahanusa, hope to hear about your new ventures next couple of months!

    Warriors DO Rock.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelvin Brown
    I have been a Warrior since before 2000. When the War Room started I avoided it because I had learned that I tended to jump from one project to the next. And I just new from the WarRoom preview that I did not need the distraction.

    But after the last couple of sponsorships, I thought it time. Plus, I have some questions, idea reviews, that I wanted to get quick answers to.

    So, looking forward to hours of reading, oh yeah!

    Kelvin
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  • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
    First congratulations to mcmahanusa and welcome to the war room! Next a big thank you to Dennis for an outstanding show of what being a warrior is all about. In a fit of jealousy er I mean oh never mind.

    Any way Dennis let me know that the runner up was el-chucklebuck so I have paid his way into the war room as well. Congrats el-chucklebuck! and welcome to the war room.

    best,
    --Jack

    ps That leaves 5 deserving warriors who need access to the war room and I have it on good authority that Dennis may be willing to front for our lazy rumps - he did all the hard work after all - and let us know who they are.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by Kelvin Brown View Post

      I have been a Warrior since before 2000. When the War Room started I avoided it because I had learned that I tended to jump from one project to the next. And I just new from the WarRoom preview that I did not need the distraction.

      But after the last couple of sponsorships, I thought it time. Plus, I have some questions, idea reviews, that I wanted to get quick answers to.

      So, looking forward to hours of reading, oh yeah!

      Kelvin
      Glad to see you joined, Kelvin. There's a ton of good stuff inside, but I highly recommend going to the "My Ideas, Strategies & Plans " sub-forum and reading "Private Posts Volume I." It is a collection of posts by Allen Says. We don't see much of him on the main forum, but you'll see how brilliant he is here and your head will be swimming with ideas before you're finished.

      Don't forget to come up for air once in a while.

      Let us know how you like it.


      Originally Posted by jacktackett View Post

      First congratulations to mcmahanusa and welcome to the war room! Next a big thank you to Dennis for an outstanding show of what being a warrior is all about. In a fit of jealousy er I mean oh never mind.

      Any way Dennis let me know that the runner up was el-chucklebuck so I have paid his way into the war room as well. Congrats el-chucklebuck! and welcome to the war room.

      best,
      --Jack

      ps That leaves 5 deserving warriors who need access to the war room and I have it on good authority that Dennis may be willing to front for our lazy rumps - he did all the hard work after all - and let us know who they are.
      Thanks for your generosity, Jack!

      Originally Posted by Ken Leatherman View Post

      Dennis,

      You indeed are from the old school and a gentleman to be thanked. The $37.00 war room membership was great, but your marketing lessons are invaluable. Not only do they apply here but should be applied in our daily life. I'm going to quote them again; because I believe they should be read again and again.
      Thanks for the kind words, Ken. I especially appreciate that coming from someone like you who often tries to encourage others to act from their better nature.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kelvin Brown
        Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

        Glad to see you joined, Kelvin. There's a ton of good stuff inside, but I highly recommend going to the "My Ideas, Strategies & Plans " sub-forum and reading "Private Posts Volume I." It is a collection of posts by Allen Says. We don't see much of him on the main forum, but you'll see how brilliant he is here and your head will be swimming with ideas before you're finished.

        Don't forget to come up for air once in a while.

        Let us know how you like it.

        How do I like. My head is still spinning. Me, thinks, I over-indulged my first time out.

        Kelvin
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    • Profile picture of the author el-chucklebuck
      Originally Posted by jacktackett View Post

      Any way Dennis let me know that the runner up was el-chucklebuck so I have paid his way into the war room as well. Congrats el-chucklebuck! and welcome to the war room.

      best,
      --Jack
      Wow. Wow. Wow. Just wow. The english language just doesn't have any words that can express the magnitude of my gratitude (rhyme?).

      Thank you so much. I'll be sure to put the membership to good use.

      Thanks,
      El-Chucklebuck
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by el-chucklebuck View Post

        Wow. Wow. Wow. Just wow. The english language just doesn't have any words that can express the magnitude of my gratitude (rhyme?).

        Thank you so much. I'll be sure to put the membership to good use.

        Thanks,
        El-Chucklebuck
        El-Chucklebuck, you were deserving, all the finalists were. Congratulations. I'd put a thanks on your post but my thank you button is gone, I've used my allowance for the day.

        If any other Warriors want to sponsor one of my other finalists just PM me.
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        • Profile picture of the author Fleki
          Apparently, new members have to have at least 50 posts before they can IM someone.

          I feel like I found a package in front of my door and I don't have a postage for a simple "thank you" note.

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          • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
            Originally Posted by Fleki View Post

            Apparently, new members have to have at least 50 posts before they can IM someone.

            I feel like I found a package in front of my door and I don't have a postage for a simple "thank you" note.

            Fleki
            You're right, you need 50 posts to send a PM. I think I know what you're referring to though, so consider your postage paid and thanks sent.
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      • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
        Originally Posted by el-chucklebuck View Post

        Wow. Wow. Wow. Just wow. The english language just doesn't have any words that can express the magnitude of my gratitude (rhyme?).

        Thank you so much. I'll be sure to put the membership to good use.

        Thanks,
        El-Chucklebuck
        You are very welcomed El-Chucklebuck. I have a lot of respect and trust in Dennis so this was a no brainer.

        As others have said here - do plan on coming up for air every so often. I would also suggest you think about a specific plan of attach - niche marketing etc - and look through the war room for information on that plan. Otherwise you may get distracted off the path- what some here call the jack tackett er I mean shiny object syndrome .

        Once in the war room its easy to start filling up the ol' hard drive with lots of great information - just don't get caught up in analysis paralysis.

        Good luck!

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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Dennis,

    You indeed are from the old school and a gentleman to be thanked. The $37.00 war room membership was great, but your marketing lessons are invaluable. Not only do they apply here but should be applied in our daily life. I'm going to quote them again; because I believe they should be read again and again.

    Marketing Lesson: In IM (and in life to my way of thinking), success is as much about what you give as it is what you get. Giving goes beyond product value, it also means giving of yourself in my old school world. Giving thanks or a kind word is one way to start building bridges here between yourself and other people.
    Marketing Lesson: Whether you like it or not, if someone is considering buying your WSO or a product from you, or is considering you for a joint venture, or is in some way considering doing business with you, many will look at your past posts. Anyone can put forth a good image when they think they have something to gain, but posts made in unguarded moments over time are a better indicator of your character. You'd be wise to always be on your best behavior here. It matters to many of us.
    Marketing Lesson: Showing a little gratitude is a good indication to me that a person isn't solely focused inwardly, but also focuses on others and knows something as simple as a thanks can be a gift. That's important to a lot of us here, old school or not.
    Dennis I really think these 3 Marketing Lessons deserve a thread of their on; IMO.

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  • Profile picture of the author Hoopatang
    Congrats Mcmahanusa! Enjoy it, I know it's worth it!

    Dennis - thanks so much for posting the criteria. It really reminded me that I need to get into the habit of hitting that "thank you" button. I've learned (and been reminded of) tons of stuff here; hitting that thank you button is the least I could do.
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      Congrats Mcmahanusa,

      And thank you Dennis for giving us all the opportunity.

      Regards
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      Dennis,

      This thread is an absolutely brilliant read.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

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  • Profile picture of the author Fleki
    Denis, your offer made me sign up for the forum and type in my very first post.

    Thank you for getting me to sign up for the forum, since I was on the fence about IM up until I read your message just a few days ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author Masumi
    Congrats Mcmahanusa

    Dennis I appreciate your explanation more than I have words in English to tell you, so I do hope you will accept a simply: thank you for your wonderful post.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hoopatang
    Dennis I sent you a little poke through your contact form, as I don't have 50 posts yet either. It'll be the hyperactive note jumping up and down from this crazy woman named Carrie.
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  • Profile picture of the author timber
    I'd like to throw my hat into the ring of consideration, I know I could make use of the membership within hours of being selected.

    Thanx for the opportunity.


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  • Profile picture of the author Masumi
    Dennis thank you for your very kind pm. I have not enough posts to send you a reply so I came back to this tread to thank you for your very special gift.

    You made me very happy

    Masumi
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  • Profile picture of the author Todd R
    3000 posts in less than 3 years... that's over 1000 posts a year, or 85 posts a month, or 3 post a day -- every day. Dude, you've been busy with this forum. Great contribution.
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    • Profile picture of the author fort21
      Hi Dennis,

      after trying to send PM you i realise i dont have 50 posts yet. I am delighted to find that in this forum where everyone come to crack our brains for the almighty dollar, there is such a amiable and giving person. What you do will definitely motivate people in this forum especially newbies like me to contribute back to this forum and society.

      Many thanks for special (birthday) gift.

      cheers!

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