A couple years back we did a best post contest in December
). A couple days ago, anotherpanacea
suggested we do it again, and it sounded like a good idea, so yeah, consider this the announcement of a December 2008 Awesomest Post of the Official Recession Contest. With Prizes.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 5:05 PM (68 comments total)
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It'll be much the same as last time, make awesome posts to MeFi, and near the end of the month, me, jessamyn, and cortex will come up with our own personal top 3-5 posts we liked. We'll confer and likely figure out which ones showed up on everyone's lists and pick out the order as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. We may even record the conversation for an early January podcast so you know our thinking on these things.
It's basically make a great post -- and that's a nebulous thing that usually means awesome interesting out of the way sites and subject matter. It could be a one-line post, it could be a wikipedia-esque monster post, but good stuff is what we're after. We won't go off raw favorites counts alone, but we of course always check the popular favorites to guide us towards what the community likes best (but there's no reason to game it and sign up 10 accounts to post fake favorites to your thing because your post still has to be awesome to win).
For prizes, I'll do like last time (mostly iPods) with some other options. So how about this for prizes:
1st: iPod Touch
(16Gb model) or $299 cash or $299 donated to Creative Commons
2nd: iPod Nano
(16Gb) or $199 cash or $199 donated to CC
3rd: iPod Shuffle
(2Gb) or $69 cash or $69 donated to CC
Sound good? Great, post your best stuff this month for everyone to enjoy.