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Birthday Contest Finals

Started by Thantos, September 07, 2007, 08:18:48 PM

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Which email should be used as the SMF 2.0 birthday email?

Submission 1
41 (20.3%)
Submission 2
15 (7.4%)
Submission 3
29 (14.4%)
Submission 4
45 (22.3%)
Submission 5
72 (35.6%)

Total Members Voted: 198

Voting closed: September 14, 2007, 08:18:48 PM


Below are the finalist for the birthday contest.  The results will be hidden until the end of the contest.  Please vote on the one that you think should be used as the SMF 2.0 birthday email.

If you know who wrote a particular submission keep that information to yourself.  This is not a popularity contest.

And now the submissions in no particular order.

Submission #1
Subject: Birthday Wishes to {REALNAME}

Another year in your life has passed.  We at {FORUMNAME} hope it has been filled with happiness, and wish you luck in the coming one.


Submission #2
Subject: Your Birthday Greeting
We hope your birthday is the best ever cloudly, sunny or whatever the weather.
Have lots of birthday cake and fun, and tell us what you have done.

We hope this message brought you cheer, and make it last, until same time same place, next year.


Submission #3
Subject: Happy birthday, {REALNAME}!
Do you know who's having a birthday today, {REALNAME}?

We know... YOU!

Happy birthday!

You're now a year older but we hope you're a lot happier than last year.

Enjoy your day today, {REALNAME}!

- From your {FORUMNAME} family

Submission #4
Subject: Happy Birthday!
Your friends at {FORUMNAME} would like to take a moment of your time to wish you a happy birthday, {REALNAME}. If you have not done so recently, please visit our community in order for others to have the opportunity to pass along their warm regards.

Even though today is your birthday, {REALNAME}, we would like to remind you that your membership in our community has been the best gift to us thus far.

Best Wishes,
The Staff of {FORUMNAME}

Submission #5
Subject: On your Birthday...
We could have sent you a birthday card.  We could have sent you some flowers or a cake.

But we didn't.

We could have even sent you one of those automatically generated messages to wish you happy birthday where we don't even have to replace INSERT NAME.

But we didn't

We wrote this birthday greeting just for you.

We would like to wish you a very special birthday.


//:: This message was automatically generated :://

As a reminder the following replacements will be done:
{FORUMNAME} - The forum's name. (I.E. Simple Machines Community Forum)
{REALNAME} - The user's display name. (I.E. Thantos)
{REGARDS} - The salutation line.  (I.E. Regards, The {FORUMNAME} Team)


Colin B
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Is there a required post group for voting? It would explain why I can not. :(


Sorry about that.  Turns out that this board didn't allow people to vote in polls.  That has been corrected.


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Voted :) Thanks again to SMF development team for their enduring endeavor in this fabulous project.



I love the irony within Submission 5... :)



Quote from: Kwek on September 08, 2007, 03:20:54 AM
I love the irony within Submission x... :)
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this topic must be locked,  users must be allowed to vote only :)


Well my fave got through, good luck number X
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Congrats to all the finalists.

My vote is in. Whatever it is. :P

Gary M. Gadsdon
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Mines to :)
This was a tough choice.


What's with "another year in yourlife have passed" cr@p? Gosh like I would need to be reminded of that?!
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Colin B
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I'd prefer it to be do-able by the owner of the forum.


I think there might be a thing where you can edit the language files as you want, but I'm not too sure on it.

Even if there isnt, you can still edit the language files manually if you want.

Gary M. Gadsdon
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^ YT is changing monetisation policy, help reach 1000 sub threshold.


To be honest, I can't really say I find any of the alternatives suitable as a default greeting, so I think I'll have to pass on this poll...

Not that I think we'd actually use this feature on our forum, so that's probably just fair, but whatever happened to the "Simple" in SMF? :-X