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How to fairly select participants from a group of unwilling students?

Hack: Use elimination. I would ask for donations for (the amount of the fine)/(number of students in the class) to share the 'load' equally. Those that will not join the fund have selected themselves ...
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How to help an office coffee 'club' succeed?

If someone wants to make coffee, they use their own K cup. They can keep a box of their favorite in their desk or bring in a K cup in their pocket every day. If they forget to bring one in, they can ...
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How to help an office coffee 'club' succeed?

I have a coffee machine that uses "pods" and we have an honesty box for the cost of each pod. This may not be able to be done in other workplaces as we have a company culture that makes honesty boxes ...
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How to help an office coffee 'club' succeed?

I ran one in my last office but went with a pay to drink system. When there is a requirement of bring your own to share with everyone mentality, it usually doesn't succeed because others start to ...
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How to fairly select participants from a group of unwilling students?

Put each of their names on an individual piece of paper, and put all of them into a box. Than draw them, like a lot. The principle is applied for long time, say El Gordo in Spain (credit) I think, ...
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How to fairly select participants from a group of unwilling students?

You can pay students to attend the contest. Conduct an auction, the initial amount will be the Fine_Amount/4 for each vacant position. Students can call out if they are willing to contest for the ...
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How to fairly select participants from a group of unwilling students?

At its simplest, you can use use any game of 'chance' for selection. Some would argue that games of skill are also games of chance. You can use them to opt-in or for opting-out. The device can be one ...
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How to help an office coffee 'club' succeed?

In the next department to ours there is a Cafe X (X is the nickname of a guy who founded it and then later died of cancer). It has been going for 30 years. There are two machines. People put marks on ...
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