Did the prize change?

I could've sworn that the first day the USB Contest was out, it said the first prize was a Leatherman "Squirt". Now it says Leatherman "Juice". I Didn't even know the squirt existed until I saw something yesterday, and I thought it was the prize from the USB contest. I'm not crazy, am I?

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Kiteman7 years ago
Even if they did, Juice is better than Squirt, so who's complaining?
D5quar3 Kiteman7 years ago
I love my squirt i wouldn't want a juice i just wanted the shirt and pro membership
kcls (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
True, true.
EmmettO kcls7 years ago
What's with the liquid names?
Klaudiuszm7 years ago
Yeah, It changed again now 3 first place places
AndyGadget7 years ago
Is there a problem with the contest submission button.  If this continues I'm going to win all the prizes by default #;¬)
I think that the people who enter these contests have observed (many times!) the bias which derives from how contest entries are presented for voting.  They've figured out that a good strategy given the default presentation is to submit your entry as late as possible, so that it shows up on the first page of "recent".

Hey...that sounds an awful lot like e-Bay to me :-)
Alternatively, get in as soon as possible, make sure it gets Featured and you'll come up first with total number of views in the main screen...
That helps, but half of the finalists are also picked by Instructables staff to ensure that some entries that voters missed also move on to judging.
kcls (author)  AndyGadget7 years ago
The same thing happened with the BetaCup Challenge. For the first week or two, there was only, like, 7 entries. Then it caught on, though, and by the end there were hundreds of entries. It would be cool if you won, though!
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