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Old 03-28-2017, 12:01 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I don't qualify to live in these apartments as I make too much, but, I did apply just to experiment with log numbers, and my log number is a high 39,xxx.

I found that the longer you wait to apply, the larger your log number will be. This has been my experience with these lotteries. To get a low log number one must apply very early on in the game!
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:35 PM
 
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I don't think that's true. I've applied on the first day and the last I still get high log#s. I'm sure it's purely random.
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Mott Haven, New York
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I don't qualify to live in these apartments as I make too much, but, I did apply just to experiment with log numbers, and my log number is a high 39,xxx.

I found that the longer you wait to apply, the larger your log number will be. This has been my experience with these lotteries. To get a low log number one must apply very early on in the game!

This makes me question the "lottery" portion of the program. I was under the assumption that the numbers were assigned at random, and then processed in order of log number.

Example:

Jason applies seconds after the lottery opens and is assigned a number of 12,984.
Sharkeisha applies seconds before the lottery closes and is assigned a number of 13.

If it's based by when you apply, and in order of application, why do they call it a lottery? Meh... I'm probably thinking too much into it.
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:36 PM
 
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I don't think that's true. I've applied on the first day and the last I still get high log#s. I'm sure it's purely random.
It's definitely random
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:53 PM
 
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This makes me question the "lottery" portion of the program. I was under the assumption that the numbers were assigned at random, and then processed in order of log number.

Example:

Jason applies seconds after the lottery opens and is assigned a number of 12,984.
Sharkeisha applies seconds before the lottery closes and is assigned a number of 13.

If it's based by when you apply, and in order of application, why do they call it a lottery? Meh... I'm probably thinking too much into it.
I think log generation is random and also the people they call they pick random logs and then when processing them after interviews they separate them by pref groups and then all logs picked and reviewed are processed in order. I.e. They could choose me and my log is 20,000 and yours is 13,000. They can pick us both at random then if we get past the interview and processed further it's in numerical order.
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Old 03-28-2017, 01:02 PM
 
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This makes me question the "lottery" portion of the program. I was under the assumption that the numbers were assigned at random, and then processed in order of log number.

Example:

Jason applies seconds after the lottery opens and is assigned a number of 12,984.
Sharkeisha applies seconds before the lottery closes and is assigned a number of 13.

If it's based by when you apply, and in order of application, why do they call it a lottery? Meh... I'm probably thinking too much into it.
lmao Sharkeisha?!
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Old 03-28-2017, 02:53 PM
 
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I don't qualify to live in these apartments as I make too much, but, I did apply just to experiment with log numbers, and my log number is a high 39,xxx.

I found that the longer you wait to apply, the larger your log number will be. This has been my experience with these lotteries. To get a low log number one must apply very early on in the game!
Not true. They don't even assign numbers until the lottery closes. It makes no difference when you apply as long as it's before the deadline. If you're seeing some pattern in your applications, it's mere coincidence.
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Old 03-28-2017, 02:56 PM
 
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Not true. They don't even assign numbers until the lottery closes. It makes no difference when you apply as long as it's before the deadline. If you're seeing some pattern in your applications, it's mere coincidence.

Agreed
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Old 03-28-2017, 04:53 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I'm still suspicious.
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Old 03-28-2017, 04:57 PM
 
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I'm still suspicious.
I've been filling these out for a long time and the moment you get a low log and have community preference you know you're set. You'll be called within a month or two. They do everything based on log number and your income bracket on the application.
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