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Varac19
05-09-2013, 10:22 AM
Seriously, look at the most wanted contest rules . Under Eligibility..http://www.defiance.com/en/most-wanted-contest-rules/?CAS_REDIR=true


Be a legal resident of: (i) one of the fifty United States (or the District of Columbia); or (ii) Canada (excluding Quebec); or (iii) the member countries of the European Union (excluding the Netherlands); (iv) Switzerland; (v) Australia; or (vi) New Zealand.
Canadian residents will be required to answer an additional mathematical question in order to claim their prizes.


So why must Canadians answer an additional mathematical question? Is Trion racist now? :p

Miserere
05-09-2013, 10:24 AM
And here I would have thought that they do that for the Asian players! (I'll go to my corner now)

Soobydoo
05-09-2013, 10:25 AM
That is kind of hilarious. Trolling Canadians?

At least you're not in Quebec xD:

Be a legal resident of: (i) one of the fifty United States (or the District of Columbia); or (ii) Canada (excluding Quebec);

Sull
05-09-2013, 10:25 AM
I thought you were joking until I went to the link and there it was. Seems like a strange requirement to me.

Miserere
05-09-2013, 10:25 AM
That is kind of hilarious. Trolling Canadians?

At least you're not in Quebec xD:

Be a legal resident of: (i) one of the fifty United States (or the District of Columbia); or (ii) Canada (excluding Quebec);

Why? Well because they smell funny. lol.. Yeah that is weird.

K1LLSVV1TCH
05-09-2013, 10:26 AM
Because our superior intelligence gives us an advantage.. They want to level the playing field with simple math.

It might have something to do with our gambling laws although that is a complete guess on my part. McDonalds and Tim Hortons do the same thing with their contests, which leads me to believe our laws may have something to do with it.

Yenah
05-09-2013, 10:27 AM
That is horrendously funny right there.. So random X_x
Meserere I lol'd.

Magicparasite
05-09-2013, 10:27 AM
I hope there is some amazing reason behind this. One that includes Mounties

Assasino
05-09-2013, 10:28 AM
They do not hate us it just must be the law in regards to Contests.
There has not been one contest i have seen that does not have a skill testing question

Miserere
05-09-2013, 10:28 AM
I found the answer! Seems it is apart of the Sweepstakes law.

http://contests.about.com/od/sweepstakes101/f/caskillquestion.htm

Soobydoo
05-09-2013, 10:30 AM
They do not hate us it just must be the law in regards to Contests.
There has not been one contest i have seen that does not have a skill testing questions

What happens if they answer the question wrong?

"You won a million dollars! Now you just have to prove the Hodge conjecture to claim your prize!"

Magicparasite
05-09-2013, 10:30 AM
I found the answer! Seems it is apart of the Sweepstakes law.

http://contests.about.com/od/sweepstakes101/f/caskillquestion.htm

Pfft, simple maths is no fun, learn pi to 100 places, thats a skill test :P

DejaVooDoo
05-09-2013, 10:31 AM
I found the answer! Seems it is apart of the Sweepstakes law.

http://contests.about.com/od/sweepstakes101/f/caskillquestion.htm

What an odd little legal device. Canadia, you so crazy.

Miserere
05-09-2013, 10:31 AM
Prove that a^n = b^n + c^n has no nonzero integer solutions for n>2.

Soobydoo
05-09-2013, 10:32 AM
Prove that a^n = b^n + c^n has no nonzero integer solutions for n>2.

Fermat's Last Theorem?
Source: I'm Asian (with a Lib Arts degree xD).

Yenah
05-09-2013, 10:33 AM
I found the answer! Seems it is apart of the Sweepstakes law.

http://contests.about.com/od/sweepstakes101/f/caskillquestion.htm

Wooow.... That's.. Interesting, technically if the sponsor didn't want that person to win, could they not just confront them with an impossibly hard math question?

K1LLSVV1TCH
05-09-2013, 10:34 AM
If you can't answer 1+2-3*4 you don't really deserve to win any amount of anything... If fact they're passing a law now which states that if you fail the skill testing question you get melted in a vat of acid.

Miserere
05-09-2013, 10:36 AM
Fermat's Last Theorem?
Source: I'm Asian (with a Lib Arts degree xD).
Ding ding ding! We have a winner! And I loved the source. Almost lost my coffee there. XD

Soobydoo
05-09-2013, 10:36 AM
If you can't answer 1+2-3*4 you don't really deserve to win any amount of anything... If fact they're passing a law now which states that if you fail the skill testing question you get melted in a vat of acid.

Come to the US. I work with adults who think PEMDAS is a brand of feminine hygiene products.

Can I just say. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR POUTINE!

And SCREW YOU FOR BIEBER!

MaxSterling
05-09-2013, 10:36 AM
It's not just Trion that hates Canadians... I think the world does.

omega32x
05-09-2013, 10:37 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leMm4F4NAJ0

XD

ironhands
05-09-2013, 10:38 AM
Seriously, look at the most wanted contest rules . Under Eligibility..http://www.defiance.com/en/most-wanted-contest-rules/?CAS_REDIR=true



So why must Canadians answer an additional mathematical question? Is Trion racist now? :p

by law, we have to earn our prizes :P

Assasino
05-09-2013, 10:38 AM
Well some contests stipulate that winners will be required to answer a skill testing question and other contests have it directly on the entry form but really do not bother asking it. Pretty much just add it in the rules to say they are following the law i guess

Miserere
05-09-2013, 10:38 AM
I love all my Canadian friends but this picture still makes me laugh.

http://stevengoddard.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/south-park-blame-canada.jpg

hardy83
05-09-2013, 10:40 AM
It's a lot simpler than you think. Trion doesn't hate Canada. It's a work around for laws within the country.

For-profit gambling/contests/etc is banned in Canada unless you have a gambling license, are a charity, or government run lottery.
However, prizes are still allowed to be given out with games of "skill" or a mix of skill and chance.
This, a math question is involved with every contest so the contest is not breaking any laws.
Answering the question correctly may not disqualify you, since this is hardly enforced, at least not for small contests like this.
The question in general is usually simple. Mainly basic BEDMAS stuff.

They also ban only being able to considered to win in exchanged for playing/paying to enter. Thus why many Canadian contests also have "no purchase necessary" and either make you write a letter to enter, or some other method on top of the normal entry method.

As for Quebec, to run a contest in Quebec, you have to register with a government arm, hand over promotion material 10 days in advance, and give a security deposit, usually the value of the actual prize.
It's a lot of hoops, so most companies don't even bother considering the population.

Link for skill test question (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skill_testing_question)
Link for Quebec laws (http://business.financialpost.com/2011/09/08/why-many-contests-exclude-quebec-residents/)

Vietboi
05-09-2013, 10:40 AM
Yea If you win a lottery there , you gotta solve a Calculus equation under 5 mins without using a calculator :D

DAWG
05-09-2013, 10:43 AM
It's not just Trion that hates Canadians... I think the world does.

No one hates Canadians, it's just that it's been scientifically proven you lot are to blame for everything :P

omega32x
05-09-2013, 10:44 AM
No one hates Canadians, it's just that it's been scientifically proven you lot are to blame for everything :P

OMFG LMAO xD

Miserere
05-09-2013, 10:45 AM
It's a lot simpler than you think. Trion doesn't hate Canada. It's a work around for laws within the country.

For-profit gambling/contests/etc is banned in Canada unless you have a gambling license, are a charity, or government run lottery.
However, prizes are still allowed to be given out with games of "skill" or a mix of skill and chance.
This, a math question is involved with every contest so the contest is not breaking any laws.
Answering the question correctly may not disqualify you, since this is hardly enforced, at least not for small contests like this.

They also ban only being able to considered to win in exchanged for playing/paying to enter. Thus why many Canadian contests also have "no purchase necessary and either make you write a letter to enter, or some other method.

As for Quebec, to run a contest in Quebec, you have to register with a government arm, hand over promotion material 10 days in advance, and give a security deposit, usually the value of the actual prize.
It's a lot of hoops, so most companies don't even bother considering the population.

Link for skill test question (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skill_testing_question)
Link for Quebec laws (http://business.financialpost.com/2011/09/08/why-many-contests-exclude-quebec-residents/)

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3fdn6K6TD1qekq2t.gif

Shogo_Yahagi
05-09-2013, 10:58 AM
I found the answer! Seems it is apart of the Sweepstakes law.

http://contests.about.com/od/sweepstakes101/f/caskillquestion.htm

Ah! Canada hates Canadians.

Lindrei
05-09-2013, 11:03 AM
To be fair the questions tend to be along the lines of 5*7+5-10=?











Answer is 30

Fatalmephisto
05-09-2013, 11:07 AM
They have to see proof at just how good we are with our math skills up here in the north. So it makes sense, those Jelly bas****

Codex
05-09-2013, 11:10 AM
Oh Canada. I still think you're crazy, but I love you, live in you and I am a citizen.

It's a weird law, and someone's already posted the answer. But yeah, weird. And amusing.

Galactimus
05-09-2013, 11:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL01SReeOqE

"If it wasn't for Canadian maple syrup you would choke on your dry pancakes and die." - Clive Hawkins

K1LLSVV1TCH
05-09-2013, 11:19 AM
Come to the US. I work with adults who think PEMDAS is a brand of feminine hygiene products.

Can I just say. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR POUTINE!

And SCREW YOU FOR BIEBER!

Yea Bieber's a problem... Before him we were just responsible for Nickelback, and they're comparably bearable. He's basically renounced his citizenship though... He's your problem now.

DejaVooDoo
05-09-2013, 11:22 AM
Yea Bieber's a problem... Before him we were just responsible for Nickelback, and they're comparably bearable. He's basically renounced his citizenship though... He's your problem now.

Um, excuse me? Celine Dion. That was a pretty dbag move, Canadia

Hope499
05-09-2013, 11:25 AM
As a Canadian, I can tell you that EVERY contenst of ANY sort, has this requirment. Has nothing to do with Trion, but is Canadian law.

Voidd
05-09-2013, 11:43 AM
Trion isnt the only ones to ask for a skill test question. I think its law in canada. Its not trions fault. Besides, dont you own a calculator?

MagellanD
05-09-2013, 11:49 AM
Seriously, look at the most wanted contest rules . Under Eligibility..http://www.defiance.com/en/most-wanted-contest-rules/?CAS_REDIR=true



So why must Canadians answer an additional mathematical question? Is Trion racist now? :p

This has nothing to do with Trion hating Canada. Being a Canadian myself I know that the law in canada says that Canadians are required to have somebody to do a skill testing question to claim a prize. Even 10 million dollar lottery winners have to. Quebec is a different beast all themselves with their own rules for contests which is why most Canadian contests take place everywhere except Quebec.

MagellanD
05-09-2013, 11:50 AM
It's a lot simpler than you think. Trion doesn't hate Canada. It's a work around for laws within the country.

For-profit gambling/contests/etc is banned in Canada unless you have a gambling license, are a charity, or government run lottery.
However, prizes are still allowed to be given out with games of "skill" or a mix of skill and chance.
This, a math question is involved with every contest so the contest is not breaking any laws.
Answering the question correctly may not disqualify you, since this is hardly enforced, at least not for small contests like this.
The question in general is usually simple. Mainly basic BEDMAS stuff.

They also ban only being able to considered to win in exchanged for playing/paying to enter. Thus why many Canadian contests also have "no purchase necessary" and either make you write a letter to enter, or some other method on top of the normal entry method.

As for Quebec, to run a contest in Quebec, you have to register with a government arm, hand over promotion material 10 days in advance, and give a security deposit, usually the value of the actual prize.
It's a lot of hoops, so most companies don't even bother considering the population.

Link for skill test question (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skill_testing_question)
Link for Quebec laws (http://business.financialpost.com/2011/09/08/why-many-contests-exclude-quebec-residents/)

I didn't see this before I posted.
This is an even better explanation. :) you rock eh!

Soobydoo
05-09-2013, 11:55 AM
Labatt Blues, Poutine and reindeer steaks for everyone! Oh and the greatest Canadian show of all time, Great White North:

Bougw9J7Wmg

Miserere
05-09-2013, 12:36 PM
Need more MOOSE!

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llmcpod6s71qhigt0o1_500.gif

DustOfDeath
05-09-2013, 12:48 PM
they knew canada has no chance of winning anyways so they save you of the trouble.