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View Full Version : Calling on the power of the Otters! Help an old classmate?


talemyn
03-07-07, 09:27 PM
íHola Otters!

Sorry I've been so scarce recenty, but after all of kvrdave's unwanted advances, I just felt like I needed to stay away for a while. The man just doesn't seem to understand that no means no!!! :mad:

Anyway, I learned "through the grapevine" today that one of my old schoolmates has a shot at winning a pretty big contest for her business c/o Microsoft and I thought, well if this isn't a job for Otterville, I don't know what is (well, except for propogating an endless number of "Caption This" threads ;) ).

Here's the details from the email that got forwarded to me:Hi!

I wanted to tell you about some really big news that is happening to me. Last November I entered a contest being held by Microsoft to promote their new Accounting software. Microsoft is looking for the best small business idea in the USA and I have been selected as one of 4 finalists. If I win, I receive 100,000 (USD) a retail space in New York City plus the accounting software and support for the year.

The reason I am writing is to ask if you will vote for me to help me win? The online voting is part of the overall decision and is taking place now at www.ideawins.com

Also if you get the Today show on television you can watch the winner being chosen live on air either on March 12 or 13...exact date to be announced. I will let you know as soon as I know.

Cheers and thank you for your support.Her name is Given Campbell (she was the first finalist when I looked at the site).

Now, I don't know if there are any issues with soliciting votes on a public forum, so I'm not specifically asking you to vote for her, but, honestly, I personally think her business idea is the best of the four (all biases aside). If you think otherwise, feel free to vote as such (like I could stop you :p ), but if any of you guys would be willing to send a vote her way in your spare time, I'm sure she would appreciate it.

Thanks Otters!! :D

Bushdog
03-07-07, 09:35 PM
Done, dude. I really like her idea, too.

girlnextdoor
03-07-07, 09:35 PM
I voted

crazyronin
03-07-07, 09:37 PM
Is she hot. I will need pics before voting

Bushdog
03-07-07, 09:39 PM
Pics on the site. And there's a different chick there who is actually hot. But that's the wrong reason to vote!

Deftones
03-07-07, 09:40 PM
The chick that's "hot" isn't even really that hot.

Bushdog
03-07-07, 09:44 PM
Yeah, I changed that from semi-cute. I was trying to entice people to click!

kantonburg
03-07-07, 09:44 PM
Is she hot. I will need pics before voting

There is about a 4 minute video of her in the link posted. I watched it and voted for her. Sounds like a winner to me.

das Monkey
03-07-07, 10:04 PM
Alexandra was the only one remotely cute, so I clicked on her video, but it was so damned annoying I didn't get far enough to hear her idea. Given's presentation was simple and easy to follow, although I'm shocked this service isn't widely available already. None of the ideas are interesting, so I vote for whom I'm told.

das

NotThatGuy
03-07-07, 10:25 PM
done, though i'd totally bone Alexandra...and if I did that, she'd have to get my vote.

-p

La Bella Rose
03-07-07, 10:33 PM
I cheated and only watched 3 out of the 4.

I voted for Given.

She really seemed like she knows her stuff.

SPiRAL
03-07-07, 10:56 PM
It's a Given over here. Tell her she's welcome. ;)

kvrdave
03-07-07, 11:07 PM
I knew you couldn't stay away....because sometimes no means yes.

lordwow
03-08-07, 08:11 AM
Done.

It was tough not to vote for the organic beauty bar... :yack:

AGuyNamedMike
03-08-07, 08:42 AM
Voted. Best of luck to the contestants.

The Bus
03-08-07, 09:11 AM
As always, I went to the one I thought was best and voted for that one.

emanon
03-08-07, 09:19 AM
Done.

Kittydreamer
03-08-07, 09:47 AM
Done. :)

Bandoman
03-08-07, 09:56 AM
I vote for whomever talemyn tells me to vote for.

Done.

Pointyskull
03-08-07, 09:57 AM
Done and done :thumbsup:

Sonicflood
03-08-07, 10:04 AM
She got my vote! Great idea!

aerobson
03-08-07, 10:04 AM
Done.

Rockmjd23
03-08-07, 10:05 AM
Voted. Alexandra :up:

LurkerDan
03-08-07, 10:11 AM
voted. Given did have the most marketable idea.

talemyn
03-08-07, 10:31 AM
As always, I went to the one I thought was best and voted for that one.But you're not going to tell us who that was? :lol:

dork
03-08-07, 10:31 AM
I voted that Dana was the cutest.

Why do they have a guy in there? Gross!

talemyn
03-08-07, 10:33 AM
I vote for whomever talemyn tells me to vote for.

Done.** tosses Bando and Bandotreat™ **

dork
03-08-07, 10:35 AM
** tosses Bando and Bandotreat™ **
Who's Bandotreat and why does he get the same service as Bando?

Bandoman
03-08-07, 10:36 AM
*gulp*


[wags tail]

dork
03-08-07, 10:37 AM
*gulp*

On second thought, I probably don't want to know.

Bandoman
03-08-07, 10:42 AM
ruh-roh

Kittydreamer
03-08-07, 10:50 AM
Don't piddle on the floor or hump their leg or you'll take the long walk to the "shower".

The Bus
03-08-07, 11:17 AM
** tosses Bando and Bandotreat™ **

Call Groucho by his given name, please.

talemyn
03-08-07, 11:56 AM
Who's Bandotreat and why does he get the same service as Bando?Doh! Stupid multitasking . . . http://www.mindspring.com/~boycekb/images/Smilies/Glare.gif

talemyn
03-09-07, 10:41 AM
Bumping this because today is the last day to vote. :)

So anyone who would like to help Given (or "hurt" her as a few choose to do :p ) and hasn't yet, this is your last chance!

Thanks again!

www.ideawins.com


P.S. - The voting is scheduled to close at midnight ET tonight.

UncleGramps
03-09-07, 12:15 PM
I actually thought Given's idea was best, so I voted for her.

The Bus
03-09-07, 12:42 PM
You assume I voted against your friend?

Well, you're right. Maybe. Maybe not. Probably. :)

db27
03-09-07, 01:23 PM
I actually thought Given's idea was best, so I voted for her.
ditto

Spanky BananaPants
03-09-07, 01:52 PM
I voted. I do what I'm told...

Mordred
03-09-07, 01:57 PM
Is that her Given name? *rimshot*

I hate beat poetry, skin care products and ladies fashion. I only marginally dislike wallpaper so it was an easy choice.

talemyn
03-09-07, 10:22 PM
You guys all rock!

Well, except for The Bus . . . he may rock, but I don't know for sure yet.