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Analysis of YG's Diamond Give-Away
Quote this post and reply to it Post#1 @ 04-28-02 , 01:06 AM


OK
I think that Joker was not really being a joker. I think that you could read YG's question a couple of ways. I think joker read it like this:
To really understand this read it backwards. It really is saying here is the question answer it this way.

Is this contest for real?
All you have to do is correctly answer "yes" or "no"

So the correct answer is "yes or no"

To be answered this way YG would have to put the quotation marks around both "yes or no". Quite possibly this is why he used them around both yes and no separately. But it smells of Laffy Taffy and I think that Joker picked up on it.

However, I chose to answer yes because to answer no is to deny the contest and also to deny the prize even exists. It is logically impossible to have a contest that doesn't exist and also win a prize from it so answering no is throwing your vote away. But if you don't believe the diamonds that would be given away would have any value then I guess it is ok to answer no. I on the other hand would even enjoy a 4/10 of a gram of I-4 GENUINE diamonds. Send 'em over.

But I believe the stated reason for this promotion is about "consumer awareness and perception." Common perception in society is that two carats of diamonds are out of reach from the average consumer. So perception of the consumer would be a correct answer of "no" to the question. Which would mean that I am throwing my vote away. I am a logical person so I will not change my post and I guess we will have to find out Tuesday the real scoop.

I would invite other pickings on this subject. Even if it is to pic my arguments apart.

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yes or no?
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I am laughing! The discussion reminds me of the discussion in the movie, The Princess Bride" that Wesley has about the poison. Very funny! And charming! Susanp

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#3 @ 04-28-02 , 08:54 AM


I dissagree, YG stated the following:

"Simply post your SINGLE WORD answer to the above question here on this thread and you are entered in the YG Diamond Give-Away contest...."

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Good catch Bella
Any other flaws or views that could be taken? What is the real purpose that he is trying to get out of this?
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All I can say............
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My guess is that the contest that he posted is not really the actual contest he was speaking about that he was going to post this weekend.

I don't want to A) be wrong and mislead anyone and B) I don't want to ‘spoil’ anything if correct however, I noticed two contradictions in YourGemologists’ postings.

It very well could be that he just overlooked a detail of the contest as originally stated??

I’m not 100%.........

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The Reality Will Be A Letdown!
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NOTHING Robert says or does will be able to meet the expectations he has raised in this crew. What a group! We are all analyzing and figuring and obsessing all over the place! He certainly got our attention, right? Now is everyone going to wind up angry at him when he finally says what it was all about and it isn't half as interesting as some of the guesses!?

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I examined the question that was raised that this could be more or less than it seems but don't think it’s a hoax or a joke or that anyone should be disappointed, it’s just fun.

If I spent longer on it I bet I (or we) could come up with six other conclusions.

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OK I guess there is no point discussing this then. I was just trying to find out the real reason for this ruckus. (no pun intended) AGBF I think you are right that some people will be let down. Most level headed people will take it in stride though. I am curious to find out what he is getting at.
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