When reason and persuasion fail, and distance makes coercion impractical, settle it with a wager. Ground Rules:
Forvm wagers are friendly wagers. Please keep terms and payouts reasonable and in good taste. The terms of each wager must be published as a Forvm Diary. Wagering parties must confirm their agreement to the wager's terms in Diary comments. If you lose, honor the terms of the agreement.
Create a Diary with the terms of bet; Summarize the Terms, thusly:Email your summary, including a link to the Diary, to HankP (firstname.lastname@example.org) for inclusion on this page.(01/15/10) Bernard Guererro has wagered a $20 donation to the Communist Party USA that no banking reform will pass in calendar year 2010. Losing bettors will make a $20 contribution to the organization of Bernard's choice. People taking the other side of the wager - Desidiosus, hobbesist, catchy (link to diary page containing the wager)
(07/24/2009) The Nate Silver Bet. Sulla has wagered that Daily High Temperature in Ann Arbor, MI will be BELOW the historical Daily High Temperature average over a calendar year. Model 62 has wagered that the Daily High Temperature in Ann Arbor, MI will be ABOVE the historical Daily High Temperature average over a calendar year. For each day the Daily High falls below the Average High, Sulla wins $.25. For each day the Daily High goes above the the Average High, Model 62 wins $.25. The Period of the bet is August 1, 2009 - July 31, 2010. Daily High Temperature and Average High Temperature are those recorded by NOAA at the Ann Arbor airport and reported by Weather Underground. At the end of the betting period, the winner shall apply his winnings to a book the loser must purchase through theforvm link that helps defray site costs. (The Nate Silver Bet)
(06/01/2010) The Oil Spill Bet Jordan has wagered that the Deepwater spill will be stopped by August 26, 2010. Desidiosus has wagered that it will not be stopped by that date. At wager is a bottle of decent booze. (The Oil Spill Bet)