TMO FireWire Webcam Giveaway Winner Announced!

Our 2nd FireWire Webcam giveaway has concluded, and the winner is... going to be listed at the bottom of this article. The rules were simple; all you had to do was register for our new forums, and post at least one time. At stake was a brand new FireWire DV Webcam from Firewire Direct. For posterityis sake, the following were the rules for the giveaway:

TMOis Webcam Giveaway Rules

  1. You have to register and make at least one post to the forums, and it canit be what we subjectively call "lame." In other words, you need to be adding to the conversation and not just posting to qualify. Lame posts will be summarily deleted without appeal for the next two weeks by our crack team of moderators.
  2. In addition, for each 10 posts, you will get an additional entry into the drawing. That means that if you post between 11-20 times, you will be entered twice, 21-30 posts will get you entered 3 times, etc. This is a painfully obvious way to encourage you to really get involved with the discussion. Please note the "lame" clause above which says all lame posts will be summarily deleted without appeal.
  3. You must use a valid e-mail address when registering (you can choose to not have that e-mail address be viewable by other members). This is in part so that we can contact you if you win, but you can be assured you will not be SPAMMED by The Mac Observer. We will also NOT be selling, trading, or in any other way providing these e-mail addresses to any third party. We donit like SPAM any more than you do, and we take pride in the fact that we adhere to a high privacy standard.
  4. Multiple accounts from the same IP address will be disqualified for the contest. This is to keep people from registering fake accounts for the contest.
  5. Everyone who has ever registered for our forums is eligible for both drawings. The exception to this is TMO staff, forum admins, forum moderators, and their families.
  6. We will hold the first drawing on Monday, July 2nd of 2001, with all members registered by 11:59 PM (PST) on Sunday, July 1st being included in the drawing. The second drawing will be held on Monday, July 9th of 2001 with everyone registered by 11:59 PM (PST) of Sunday, July 8th being eligible. We reserve the right to extend those parameters if needed. Other technical issues could arise that require us to make other changes to the rules and guidelines of this giveaway. The DV Webcam will be shipping in mid-July, and our winners will be among the first to receive one of these units from Firewire Direct.

The DV Webcamis feature set:

  • Record video at up to 400 MB/s and edit movies with Premiere and other leading DV solutions
  • Video teleconferencing, video e-mail, affordable movie making, and video presentations possible with easy set up
  • Features no other FireWire cam has, like detachable base and cable, and complete out of the box functionality at a low price

You can find more information on the Firewire Direct DV Webcam at Firewire Directis Web site.

The names were pulled at 3:30 AM on Monday morning, and the drawing itself was held on Monday evening. The winner of the 2nd giveaway is Prillion. Congratulations Prillion!

We would like to thank all the people who have checked out our new forums and participated in the discussions. Membership has more than tripled in the last two weeks, and the discussions include issues like Free Speech, the proper role of government in a capitalistic society, Steve Jobsi salary, the impact of Windows XP on Mac OS X, your first computer, and many other great discussions. In addition, our forums have drawn some amazingly articulate people with the wit and intelligence to hold a great conversation. We are proud of the community we are building, and we encourage you to become a part of it. Thanks again, and another congratulations to Prillion!