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Author Topic: A game with a chance to win 500 prize every month  (Read 38699 times)

camallison

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A game with a chance to win 500 prize every month
« on: September 02, 2008, 07:24:30 AM »

NOTE - I HAVE ASKED PERMISSION TO POST THIS AND RECEIVED THE OK.

I am running an early stage authentication software company called PINoptic - see www.pinoptic.com  and we need to do some testing of our concept with as large a demographic as possible.  To that end, I have set up a game (with a 500 prize each month) that exercises the principle, whilst we can (anonymously) watch where players have greatest difficulty.  That gives us scientific feedback with which we can improve the product.

Please note that we will NOT use your login details for any other purpose than to inform the monthly winner.  We give an unequivocal guarantee that those details will NOT be used to spam, or be sold on to any company or individual for marketing purposes.

This post is NOT advertising, since we are not seeking to sell a product to individuals here.

I do hope you can help us with testing, enjoy a brain game, and maybe win the 500 prize on offer each month.

So ........... head over to www.pinoptic-challenge.com   and see how you fare.

Thanks!  Colin
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Re: A game with a chance to win 500 prize every month
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 11:22:44 AM »

PINoptic looks to be a pretty interesting concept to overcome online security issues, and could be of great interest to many financial institutions in an attempt to overcome some of the more common fraud attempts and so far seems to have had some favourable reviews within the IT industry.  Its not a product that would be sold to the likes of you or me, but to large organisations looking at improving online security.

Even though I believe the site posted by Colin to be genuine, it wouldn't be responsible of me not to issue the obvious disclaimer here... kitz.co.uk cannot be held responsible for the content of third-party websites that are linked to from this site. Any information, personal or otherwise, that you choose to give to a third party site is done entirely at your own risk.

Having said that, I believe this is a genuine site doing some genuine market research, looking for some participation and feedback as part of that.

The game is a way of seeing how we remember symbols -v- numbers..  and aside from that it would be great if one  of our members wins one of the prizes. :)
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Re: A game with a chance to win 500 prize every month
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008, 11:41:29 AM »

Thanks - and I stand by my promise of not abusing personal details.  The only purpose that we will put them to is to inform each month's winner of their success.

Colin
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Re: A game with a chance to win 500 prize every month
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 12:35:14 PM »

It would appear that the game does not work when using Opera browser, as I do.

All I can get (after creating an account and after logging in ) is a log-in...play the game...log in loop.
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Re: A game with a chance to win 500 prize every month
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008, 05:07:22 PM »

Thanks for the heads up - will look into it.  Are you running on a Mac?  We noticed some problems in earlier testing and thought we had them sorted.

Colin
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Re: A game with a chance to win 500 prize every month
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008, 05:09:34 PM »

No, Windows XP Sp2

Using Opera browser version 8.25 build 10108

I registered without problem, and have received the confirmation e-mail

I can log in ok and can view the home/how to play/leaderboard/about PINoptic pages.

However when I come to play ( by hitting enter, and I have seen the little notice about possibly having to click on the icon before hitting enter and have tried both with and without the initial click ), the login page comes up again.
So, log in again..........and the same happens again.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2008, 05:24:39 PM by tuftedduck »
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Re: A game with a chance to win 500 prize every month
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2008, 06:46:12 PM »

Hmm - sorry about that.  Now I can see on the admin system where it went wrong .......... just off to recode that bit.  Thanks for helping with the testing - do come back when we fix it.

Colin
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Re: A game with a chance to win 500 prize every month
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2008, 06:50:47 PM »

Could you PM me with the user name you used please.

No, Windows XP Sp2

Using Opera browser version 8.25 build 10108

I registered without problem, and have received the confirmation e-mail

I can log in ok and can view the home/how to play/leaderboard/about PINoptic pages.

However when I come to play ( by hitting enter, and I have seen the little notice about possibly having to click on the icon before hitting enter and have tried both with and without the initial click ), the login page comes up again.
So, log in again..........and the same happens again.
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Re: A game with a chance to win 500 prize every month
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2008, 06:59:48 PM »

Have done.
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Re: A game with a chance to win 500 prize every month
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2008, 11:06:17 AM »

We have tested it on Opera - 9.5 - which is the latest version - and its fine.

Version 8.25 seems to be 23 versions ago!

I can't say for sure - but as you have to go to their archive to find version 8.25 I would guess it has been 'end of lifed'

Have you any objection to updating your version of Opera?
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Re: A game with a chance to win 500 prize every month
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2008, 11:12:59 AM »

TD

as you know I switch between Opera and FF,

Ive tried it in 9.51 and it works ok here.
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Re: A game with a chance to win 500 prize every month
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2008, 11:27:14 AM »

Colin, my apologies............stating that I was using Opera 8.25 was a typo on my part..............that should read 9.25

Will try again in a wee bitty time and let you know how it goes.


Just tried again, and this time got through to the game ok................by clicking and pressing enter whilst holding the click. :)

Will now go back and see if I can set a world record............... :no:
« Last Edit: September 03, 2008, 11:34:45 AM by tuftedduck »
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Re: A game with a chance to win 500 prize every month
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2008, 12:33:35 PM »

Glad to be of help!

That's the spirit - world record ....... just what we want.   >:D

Thank you for your continuing interest.

Colin
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Re: A game with a chance to win 500 prize every month
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2008, 12:48:12 PM »

Just an update ...... you can now play the game anonymously.  If you score high, and want to claim a prize, then and only then do you need to enter your email address for us to contact you.  Appreciate people's reluctance to give away their email address.

So far, there have been two winners - Aug was someone based in London and Sept someone based in Toronto, Canada - their respective 500 prize money winged its way to them asap.

We still have many (anonymous) players helping us with our testing.  Thank you!

Later prizes may include valuable gadgets gifted to us by several big-name companies.
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Re: A game with a chance to win 500 prize every month
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2008, 03:08:37 PM »

Thanks for the update. :)

I had a couple of goes last month - (I believe I probably came 2nd).
There was no way I could have beaten the winning time though... so well done that person..   I think I spent too much time "looking for the lizard".

I'll have another go this month.
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