Congrats to the winner! Thats a fine light I know you are proud of your win!
There are alot of us that dont have a grow diary going on. Doesnt mean we arent growers (or why would else we be here...duh) Some of us dont have fancy lights or much money to put into a grow and we do the best with what we have. We post our cheap equipment and there is always that jerk that comes in and says "the first thing you need to do it this and that and I have XXX and its the greatest light and you'll never grow anything decent until you get rid of that crap you have" Personally I dont need the negativity, I come here for support and sometimes the best way to get it is just to read and otherwise avoid conflict. And if you say anything there is always that guy again....so many of us dont.
Whether 2 posts or 2000 I think its shows the fairness of the contest. Shows no favoritism just a random pick of numbers with no names. Hard to point a finger of favoritism when someone with a low post total wins. And really they probably need it far more than someone who has 5000 posts and been a member for 10 years.
Maybe winning a spectacular prize like that the winner may come forward and do a grow journal since he now has some decent equipment. He might even feel that now "he's worthy" since until he has a year on the forum and a grow journal or three just like what was said above maybe they dont deserve to win or enter contests.
Dont get me wrong cause there are alot of dang good people on this forum. But whether here or another there are a "few" that just live to be confrontational or have to impose their own self-importance on a "noob" or someone less fortunate or someone with a lower post count. There are some that because they have 10K posts think that they are the King Shit and everyone should bow down before them. You know who they are. I always thought we were kind of a brotherhood. Us against the establishment and those that look down at what we do. i come here to relax, learn enjoy hanging out with bros and leave the real world and all its hatefulness behind.