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How disappointing

I'll make a deal with the members of this site.  I'll continue building new features if you all support me when I occasionally ask for a favor.

in my last blog post I asked for some people to take a few minutes to post some nice reviews.

You know what happened?

Competitors of Lottery Post took the opportunity to post negative reviews, bring the scores lower, while Lottery Post members did zilch - nothing.

(I guess the only "strategies" those people have at that web site is to try to sabotage unqiue ideas I create.  I wonder how long it will "factor" before they rip me off again.) 

I would trade every single "way to go" and "nice job" comment for nice reviews.  It is an opportunity for you all to really say "thanks" -- instead of just saying it.

18 Comments:

  • I was impressed with your gadget - unfortunately my Vista is not online, so I couldn't very well post anything to those websites.   I actually got rid of the sidebar but I'd be willing to bring it back just to get the lottery numbers.   Wish it would work on my Win98. Sorry, I couldn't be of help this time.

    By truecritic, at 1:08 AM

  • Is there a possibility that there just isn't that many at LP running Vista yet? As you already know, I just bought a new computer, and It was ordered (without) Vista in favor of Win XP for the time being.

    I would love having the "gadget" on my computer, but it will have to wait until the morons at Microsoft can get Vista working correctly, if that's possible.

    Vista Ultimate, as you say, is probably a wonderful upgrade for you. But, everyone isn't going to cough up the premium bucks for a system that is beyond their normal needs, (we're not all programmers such as yourself).

    Sorry the one's that do have Vista haven't taken the time to respond to your request...

    By LottoVantage, at 11:16 AM

  • Like lottovantage, I would love to have that gadget. But I have serious issues going on in my life right now that prevent me from shelling out the money for an upgrade. (Even though I have been convinced by you that it would be a nice change.) Honestly, I have attended more funerals this year than I did in the last 10 years altogether. One was last night, a shock to say the least. I don't know about everyone else. I really would have thought all us lotto nuts would pounce on something that would give us the results so fast.

    By spy153, at 11:34 AM

  • common folks just because you don't have Vista is no excuse for not leaving a comment. There are web shots of the pages Todd created. The mere fact that he took the time and energy to make this feature available for free to the general public is reason enough to leave a good review or cast a favorable vote.

    By four4me, at 11:44 AM

  • Thank you four4me. That is exactly right.

    I don't care if someone has Vista or not.

    If you like this web site, I am asking for a very minor favor from you. Take a few minutes out of your day and support me. Have you been using this site for free? That's because I pay for it. I am not asking for money. I am simply asking for a few minutes of support. I am not asking for a lot, yet I have given a lot.

    Are there any different ways of saying this that I have left out?

    By Todd, at 11:50 AM

  • Thank you Todd!
    You are always so fast at replying to any request, and your guidance and support has been priceless.
    I think the "Post" has to be the BEST WEB SITE on the web!!!!!!!!!

    By we;reallwinners, at 12:58 PM

  • Todd:
       I agree. The petition was bad enough, with less than 2% of the membership signing per year, and a few comedians signing as "Bugs Bunny" or "Seymour Butts." I also recall an article you wrote a while back and asked the membership for their votes. Those results were not just disappointing, they were shameful (for us, not for you). I remember actually feeling embarrassed when I saw the outcome; I thought, "Where's the unity?" "Where's the team spirit?"
       For all you do for us, you have every right to expect our support on these issues. Personally, I don't think you should even have to ask; we should be there for you to the same degree you're here for us. The quarterback can't be expected to carry the ball for the entire game; sometimes, the rest of us need to get off the bench and contribute what we can.
       I've said it before - if we unite as a group, we would become a juggernaut with a modicum of influence in the lottery industry. The way things are, we're just a bunch of people who are loosely acquainted with each other, sitting in our separate homes and dreaming of hitting a jackpot.
       I applaud your efforts and your tireless dedication, and I want you to know that you can count on my full support wherever and whenever you might find it useful. I'd like to see 50,000 like comments here. At the very least, I'd like to see the number of comments posted to this blog entry match the number of views it receives. Many will say this is unreasonable, but I don't think it's out-of-line at all; it only takes a minute or two to add a comment. If you're so busy that you can't spare two minutes, you should be doing chores rather than wasting your time reading about issues that don't matter that much to you.
       Jim

    By jim695, at 2:15 PM

  • Thank you Jim and rwr -- very kind comments. I hope it spurs people to help. Jim, you're absolutely right about unity. I have seen examples of that on other web sites, where people share common interests. They become a force to be reckoned with. We can easily achieve that here too, but I fear there are too many with too many excuses. People should forget the excuses and just do it. I certainly don't ask often for help. I think part of the problem is that many people can't connect the dots and see that helping me directly helps themselves, because it makes this site better, which in turn drives more and better things to them. If you can't see the linkage, then just have a little faith and trust me.

    By Todd, at 3:05 PM

  • You'll be talking about how much Todd "is the man" every time he does something good for us, just because he likes doing it and he have to beg ya'll to do something for him. I noticed that the last time he asked LP to vote for him on that article he wrote.     

    I hate Vista but I voted on all the links that I could just to support him for creating the Gadget. You don't have to register on the last link or leave a comment. Just click on all excellent.

    I challenge everybody who posted in the thread that floated around when LP was down and Todd brought it back up. Back up that praise and show so real love rather than just sucking up.

    By Tenaj, at 6:00 PM

  • Perhaps I do not understand. I thought you said you would like REVIEWS - of the gadget? How can I review something I have not used?

    By truecritic, at 6:06 PM

  • Gee, overall I don't see your gadget doing bad. From reading what you wrote, I expected a disaster. I went to each site you linked.   An error came up on the MS Live site. Only one of the sites listed allow a simple click to rate the gadget. I gave it 5 stars. The others all require email log-in. And actually ask for a "review."   I don't put my email out on the net - I did register for Snap, I like them. But not the others. Have to wait for the confirmation on that one, so I can register my vote.

    Also here are a couple more places you might want to submit the lottery gadget to:
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/

    And you should like this one, they have a lot of freeware web apps.
    http://shellcity.net/content8.htm

    Of course, there are more places, these are just a couple I thought would be good for your gadget. Hope everything I did helps just a little.

    By truecritic, at 6:50 PM

  • Give me a break truecritic. You know exactly what the deal is. Those idiots who tried to sink the gadget didn't download it either. Do you how to do a friend a favor or not? If not, then just drop it.

    By Todd, at 6:55 PM

  • Thank you Janet.

    By Todd, at 6:55 PM

  • Todd, I know we bump heads a lot but there's one thing for sure, I don't forget when someone do a favor for me and just give lip service when they need a favor returned.

    By Tenaj, at 7:24 PM

  • ".., while Lottery Post members did zilch - nothing"

    Todd if you mean whole lottery members maybe its true but there are one premium membership give 5 star :-) and review. although i haven't implement the sidebar but yesterday i have an opportunity to use Vista a friend need a help to install driver in vista so i can install the lottery post gadget its awesome features (we can wider the option) but i don't test it to update the latest result since it was my friend laptop.

    <a href="http://http://members.lotterypost.com/sysp34/download/rating.gif/my.php?image=ratingpp7.gif" target="_blank"><img src="http://members.lotterypost.com/sysp34/download/rating.gif" border="0" alt="Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us" /></a>

    excellent job, i wonder if there are deflator gadget :-)

    By sysp34, at 10:03 AM

  • Yes sysp34, there have been some members that have now stepped up, and I really appreciate that. I hope people will continue to support the gadget by posting additional reviews on the download sites.

    BTW, gadgets are by their nature lightweight apps, most used to display information. Something like a "deflator gadget" is probably not a good use of the technology, because one would have to strip down the functionality to make it work. That kind of thing is better done in a real app/web site (like it is now).

    By Todd, at 10:19 AM

  • ops i dunno anything about gadget, i just knew now it was a lightweight apps due to the nature off sidebar RTM.

    well i still believe there are repeated trend in a day also it might be used for pick 5/6 games although i haven't test the pick 5/6 repeated result but i think there are repeated result of most hit paid in pools 30 numbers (the most hit became watch pairs alert, i have post the most hit in other jackpot forum)

    By sysp34, at 10:39 AM

  • Please don't post unrelated topics here - thanks.

    By Todd, at 1:20 PM

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