I think we need munk to make a decision about this "any other" lark too
Think we're not going for any any other.
Yep like bella says I don't think having any other is such great value is it - bit of a disappointment for whoever gets it and you can easily get around it by just basing the sweepstake result on the placing of the people that were drawn (ignoring 'any other' person if they happen to be placed).
Will split this thread up into it's own thread in next hour or two and bump it to let everyone know when it's ready to be entered (and send PMs like usual).
Ok bump for this, have just updated the first post with all the information about how to enter the sweepstake, if everyone who's shown an interest can pay asap that would be fantastic, I'll send a PM out as well like usual. Hopefully we can have another record uptake and get all the places taken before the show starts tomorrow, I will register now...!
I think bella mentioned in private - would be good if we can get all the places fully subscribed (12 places) before the opening show, then instead of doing a sweepstake draw we can just allocate places based on the order that people paid => the order that contestants entered the house (ie first to pay gets first person into house, 2nd to pay gets 2nd in, etc etc).
FWIW I think you do need to have an "Any Other" category or you have not covered every outcome which is possible. But im not organising it so... Its not my call
I tried (maybe not too well ) to explain the situation in the notes section of the first post above:
There will be no 'any other' selection in the draw - if any other contestant enters the event/competition and goes on to 'place' in the results, they will be excluded for the purposes of settling the sweepstake.
So say Paris Hilton joins the house half way through and goes on to win it - for the sweepstake we just ignore her completely and whoever comes in 2nd place 'wins' the sweepstake (as long as they weren't also an 'any other'!) if that makes sense? I don't think that's a bad way of doing it is it? Personally I think it's preferable to having an 'any other' pick and then not having any others come in at all but if we want to do it with an 'any others' pick then that's also fine?
What do others think? I am not fussed either way really but I just know from getting the 'any other' pick in previous sweepstakes it wasn't that much fun!