whatsamattaU wrote:I wouldn't get too discouraged if you didn't get top 50. The internet has enough variables that I think at a different hour with the same emails from the same people and same time sent, that I could have been outside the 50. The only thing I did different with the last one was put the email together ready to send with subject and header already entered, nothing left to type. As soon as the last clue was up, I switched tabs to the email program and clicked send. I suppose it could have been more efficient to have a separate window open visible at the same time, and if I really wanted to cut it close, keep refreshing in one window and have the mouse ready with the other hand to send the email.
I would also like to point out that I am almost certain that not everyone was able to see the new items at the same time, for whatever reason. At one point I was F5ing too fast, and it showed me the new item, then previous item, then new item again. I also know that I (and others) sometimes submitted within 5-10 seconds of seeing the clue, only to see timestamps 30 seconds faster.
Basically, I think this just means that there was some uncontrolled randomness, something to do with all them internet tubes. Maybe Al Gore can explain it.