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Build man powered boats.Three man power per boat.Crank shaft prop power or bike paddle wheels? Whale tail flipper power.We have a race every summer of man powered boats. PS how about oars like a rowing skull!
-- Bruce (email@example.com), February 14, 2001
I noticed most ideas just get slammed by people! Why not build on ideas instead of quote how many times it's been posted? Do these ideas ever get to anyone that matters or is this post just for mud slinging?
-- Bruce (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 14, 2001.
Bruce, I think I can answer that question. Yes these do get looked at by TLC, RDF, and all the powers that be. After suggesting a challenge a while back. One person from RDF emailed me back and said that they were putting together a challenge just like the one I suggested. They also asked me not to divulge which challenge it was so it would be a surprise. I have also talked on the phone with a TLC person who knew what this site is doing. They commented on the Yahoo buzz list when I talked with them on the phone. >>>You asked>>>Why not build on ideas instead of quote how many times it's been posted? ( Because the Idea was already hashed over and built on before. It's not that the ideas have just been posted many times but they have also been kicked around too. If people would just do some research. You Ask>>>>> is this post just for mud slinging? I look at some of these responses and laugh. They shouldn't be taken personal. The internet is a place where a person can actually say what they really think because they don't have to talk to a person face to face. If we were all sitting across from each other I feel these posts would be much more civil. Oh, about your latest Idea....IT SUCKS....... Not really, ha ha. I have always thought that human power should be explored on this show!
-- Duane Flatmo, Art Attack (email@example.com), February 14, 2001.
I have no problem re-looking at ideas if they have merit. It is the repeated ideas that are exact duplicates that get to me.
As far as a human powered boat goes. I'd put money on a canoe above any mechanical mostrosity that could be created to be pedaled. However, specifying propultion would make it interesting!
-- Michael (Canadian P.Eng.) (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 14, 2001.
Duane I agree with you about the mud slinging. People are going to critisize more in here than in person. HUMAN NATURE. Personaly, if I have offended anyone, then I appologise. I read these threads to get a better understanding about the show. I have sent an application for our team and just incase we get called for the second round of auditions, I would like to know everything that I can about the workings of the show.ANAL? Nope, just thorough. So As far as I am concerned. What the hell. People are curious by nature, and if they don't read the past threads what harm have they done. Yours in Scrapping......
-- Craig Wardle (email@example.com), February 14, 2001.
I HAVE AN IDEA BUT AM NOT SURE WHERE TO POST IT. I GUESS HERE IS AS GOOD AS ANY. I THINK A STEAM-ROLLER (NOT NECESSARILLY STEAM)WOULD BE COOL. THEY COULD FLATTEN OUT CEMENT OR WHATEVER. I ALSO THINK A "BATTLEBOT" WOULD ROCK. THEY COULD GO HEAD TO HEAD IN THE "BATTLEBOX". IF YOU DON'T WATCH BATTLEBOTS (ON COMEDY CENTRAL AT 2 AND 7 ON TUESDAYS) THESE TWO RC ROBOTS BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF EACH OTHER IN A LECSAND RING FOR 3 MINUTES(OR KNOCKOUT). TRUST ME, IT ROCKS! I THINK THIS WOULD BE A KILLER CHALLENGE, PERHAPS TAKING 2 DAYS. JUNKYARD WARS AND BATTLEBOTS SEEM TO GO HAND IN HAND, DON'T THEY?
-- LOTCB (not real name, duh) (AJJOHN@PEOPLEPC.COM), February 14, 2001.