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New competition: Does this work?

In this new competition, called Does this work?, you have to analyze some kind of method, product or claim.

You get 16 days to write an essay about it. (you can create and edit it 16 days from now) As always, I might extend the deadline a bit if there is demand. You can edit the essay the whole time, so please save it from time to time (the save and save and view buttons) in order not to lose your work.

At the moment there is only one topic available that you can choose from. I might add a few more, but the point is that you create your own topic since it is easier to write about something that you find interesting.

The essays will be judged by the usual things:
Essays are judged by uniqueness, originality, interestingness and style (meaning how easy to read and understand, funny facts, ...).

The winner gets a free domain or 350 Coins.

24 blog comments below

Can we also discuss the selling of a product or a brand? Or discuss a brand?

Like why is it so Succesfull? Why did they do "that"? etc.

I was thinking about Apple actually, and for all those out there, don't even try to think to steal my idea. Razz

adri on Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:28 pm
Yes, that's ok.

It would be a good idea for another competition too, though. "Why is product X/company Y so successful?" I guess I can add it to the list. I already had the idea this morning to create a competition "Beyond the 5 senses". That makes it already 2 new good ideas for the competitions. Very Happy
Bondings on Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:38 pm
Excellent contest:) Unfortunately I do not drive very good English!
creativosred on Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:47 pm
@creativosred: I say "go for it anyway". I am sure the judges are flexible and would be a good exercise to work on your English.

I might give this competition a go.
standready on Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:30 pm
@standready. Probably a good place to debate something to do with engineering? Like why did Volkswagen work so well? Or why not hydrogen for fueling aircraft? Guess one could bring religion in here just to liven things up a little, plenty of ideas in the Phil&Religion forum Twisted Evil I like Bondings' topic however, and am looking forward to his contribution. I sometimes wonder whether medicines are a cure as well. They seem to be treating symptoms more than root causes of disease, so that may be a possibility as well. Will think about it for a few days. Think
deanhills on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:03 pm
@deanhills, medicine and similar is what I had originally in mind, but the idea got broadened.

And indeed, a lot of medicines treat the symptoms (like pain and fever) and not the root causes (way harder to treat those I guess). Then again, if you are able to cure all the symptoms/problems, the actual root cause of the disease doesn't really matter you anymore.
Bondings on Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:16 am
@Bondings. Aha .... but does medicine always treat the symptom? Take anti-biotics for example. Anti-biotics mostly mask the symptom. The symptom then goes dormant, and just give it a few weeks or more, and the person can be back to square one. If the person has a very strong immune system, while the symptoms are under control, maybe anti-biotics can help in that they give the body a chance to fix itself, but if the body does not have enough immunity to fight whatever there is that needs to be sorted out, then anti-biotics are useless, and can even be harmful, as they attack both good and bad cells. Just like radiation therapy does. How many people for example with acne problems have been put on anti-biotics indefinitely for months and months and years even. Every time the person stops taking the anti-biotic, the acne is back, but while the person is taking the anti-biotic, the anti-biotic is creating havoc with the digestion system with lots of negative symptoms, in other words, wearing the immune system down. Looks as though this could be a really good topic as there is plenty of evidence for this in reports on the Internet, thanks for helping me formulate my topic. Smile
deanhills on Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:33 am
Plz check my essay topic, is that Fine!

I'm New to this Forum, I doubt, my New topic of Essay doesn't match the requirements
gurani on Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:46 am
Excellent contest:) Unfortunately I do not drive very good English!
vrechbenetti on Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:46 am
I am trying to understand these stuff, thanks
vrechbenetti on Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:50 am
i wish i had time , i had a a good essay i wrote for school (dirty secret of natural gas) which was based on the fact that production of natural gas alone accounts for more than 40% of the world's carbon dioxide but unfortunately , i have no time to transcribe it Sad
mahirh on Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:37 pm
Nice Smile
very interesting Razz
alvarorojas4 on Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:19 pm
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kapitalist on Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:43 am
Is the contest ended already? Cann't it be extended for two-three more days? I could not finish my essay(and it is in a bad shape in its present form) due to some emergency family problem for the past ten days. As the winner is still not announced,I hope my appeal may be considered.
bukaida on Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:38 am
@bukaida, I extended it until 6 May now.
Bondings on Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:01 am
Thanx Bondings. The new breathing space will help to improve the quality of the content.
bukaida on Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:54 am
gontek on Sat May 07, 2011 4:35 pm
gontek on Sat May 07, 2011 4:35 pm
gontek on Sat May 07, 2011 4:35 pm
Can that be wrote in Spanish?. English is not my main lenguage, and i'll probably screw it up :p.
Syneidesis on Fri May 13, 2011 2:58 pm
Hola amigos,

Estoy teniendo problemas con los ftp de los hosting gratuitos.
Si en realidad es una chantada porque ponene esos host gratuitos?
A mi me parece que deberían hacer algo y eliminarlos de la red porque ocupan espacio al pedo y alfinal no hacen nada bueno por la cumuniad.

Estoy a ver si voy y vengo por a´hí y nada.

Bueno amigos les dejo un regan saludo.
enriqueansotegui on Sun May 22, 2011 9:20 pm
thanks man
maxiport on Mon May 23, 2011 10:35 pm
thank you Smile
ricardocamilo on Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:56 pm
Keep it up!
daizuke05 on Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:10 am

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