questionsthree wootoffs _and_ a happy hour? are you trying…

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didn't even know about these, guess I should log into twitter sometimes (nah)

http://woot.com/happyhour

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They must have a TON of stuff sitting in the warehouse to do this. I'm happy because it's my first happy hour :)

[edit] so much for getting anything else done at work today...

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Is the Happy Hour deal refreshing itself to show the item as sold out?

It is a riddle wrapped in bacon, inside an enigma...or something like that.

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@afurball: ....covered in enchilada sauce. Yes, I think you've got the idea there.

Yes, Woot.com/HappyHour auto-refreshes.

One can only hope that this is a change they're looking into making on the other woot sites. It might prevent some of the F5ing that takes place during a wootoff, and might therefore make the servers hold up better.

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Coming from a post by @snapster in the woot forums:
DennisG2010 wrote:
woah - the woot happy hour page auto-refreshes when a new item comes up!
does the regular woot page do that???

Happy hour is sort of a "google labs" testing place for that.

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I do think it's funny how activity on the other woot-offs came to a screeching hault when the happy hour kicked off :)

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@anotherhiggins, @reemus - brilliant, TY! I agree that would be a wonderful feature during the regular woot-off.

heavens to mergatroid, now it's the bag o crap within the Happy Hour, within the woot-off.

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Anyone else snag some Happy Hour Crap?

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My bank sent me a new card without me asking and changed the security code on me. Because of this, I typed my old code that I have memorized on the order page, pushed all the right buttons, and got denied after it was too late to retry. Still haven't gotten any crap. Thanks my wonderful bank :-/

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@unclefrog: Yes, my first BOC during a Happy Hour!! And perhaps my first scored while behind this damned firewall here in the office.

Totally worth staying at work late*.

*Wait, worth an hour of my time? I've gotten a few BOCs before, and totally don't expect the contents of my forthcoming BOC to be worth what I'd make in an hour of actually working here in the office.... Why am I addicted to woot, again?

Woot: do you contain nicotine or other known addictive substances?

Are monkeys addictive?

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@anotherhiggins: Woot monkeys most certainly are addictive. We'd better hope the FDA doesn't start looking into it.

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I don't think I've seen this happy hour thing before. Yes, I'd heard about it, but I never remember to check it. I don't like Twitter, so I guess I'll just keep having to guess when it might be for the next time.

Seems a bit buggy, though.

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@reemus said, "I do think it's funny how activity on the other woot-offs came to a screeching hault when the happy hour kicked off :)"

Well to be fair it happened at 5PM EST, when woot traffic always falls off a little due to east-coasters leaving work.

Uh oh - I hope that comment wasn't sexist. [/obscure internal reference]

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@cassandratroy: This one was also announced on the main woot item description, too, with a link to the twitter feed and its link to the happy hour. Good to have that, especially with the boc at stake.

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@unclefrog: I picked up a Happy Hour Button of Cookies also. Nothing else caught my eye since I started watching.

@WootLive (on Twitter) said they're trying to keep the happy hours unique, so they're not planning on integrating the twitter feed or the auto-refresh from the happy hours onto the main wootoffs.

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did I miss the monkeys? I was out picking roses and flowers.

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@hobbit: I think that it was monkey free (thankfully).

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@unclefrog: First BOC ever :) I got really close to one before only to have it denied after 10 mins of waiting..

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@hobbit: Did you get some leopard print monkeys?

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For once I didn't read the description since I had no interest in the item. My bad.
I'm glad I know about Happy Hour now, because I sure had missed seeing any mention before.
I am trying to minimize my web footprint so I won't be signing up for tweeter, facebook, myspace etc - really don't have that much of interest to say that can't be said in person or by phone : D

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@faughtey: no I missed them because I sleep during woot offs. Why woot why?

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hee hee hee http://www.despair.com/somevedi.html It probably should say Woot! in the center.

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argh. I thought I had the woot twitter feed set up to msg my cellphone (since I almost never log into twitter), but apparently not as I missed the whole thing. :(

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@attilathemom: it's a little tricky that you have to follow @woot to know about the happy hour posts and @wootoff to know what's changing for happy hour. double-check on the twitter site that it's going to your cell. I've had some strange unsubscribe stuff happen recently.

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not worth signing up for twitter

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@charlesfro: I actually did sign up for twitter because of this. However, I will maintain 0 followers, and will only follow woot. Also, I used a login that is linked to the email I reserve for spam and such.

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Someone has gone and started a discussion over on woot-proper.

http://www.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=3918639

I prefer our more intimate setting over here, though.

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@reemus: as long as you're out there, you might like following some of the other woot accounts also. like I mentioned above, @wootoff only posts the wootoff items during a wootoff, handy when you're away from your PC. @wootlive is real people who will respond if you ask questions, and they're the ones who first announced that happy hour would exist, if I recall correctly. there's also accounts for the shirt, wine, kids, and deals sites, but I only follow deals. they post what hits popular, but it;s redundant if you've already seen it.

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@perkalicious11: Thanks, I do actually follow @wootoff. However, I use the term "follow" loosely as I don't have anything connected to my phone either.

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@anotherhiggins: you mean like the fact that we don't litter our posts with lolcats?

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@perkalicious11: gotta watchout about @wootlive though, they play games with that twitter account, today apparently they went on a woothunt. my twitter page blew up.

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@hobbit: [sarcasm]I thought you LOVED lolcats?[/sarcasm] ;-)

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@unclefrog: Ha! I have a nice bowl of ice cream from fortune cookie soap company would you like a spoonful?

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I think Woot is making fun of me. I've been moving for the past 3 days, so I've had no internet and it turns out that I've missed two wootoffs.

Maybe they know I shouldn't be spending money.............I'm on to you Woot, I'm on to you.....

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@hobbit: I saw that. I checked in last night and had 100+ new tweets. I don't follow THAT many people... didn't bother to see what that woothunt was all about. I'm sure I would have failed.

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@perkalicious11: I got all the answers right, I am just not as fast as some people which even wootlive said was just crazy - which means it needs to be harder next time because I got all the answers right it was that easy.