Preparing The Nuxified Competition 2007
The time has come to put this thing in motion. This thread is about preparing for the realization of the competition idea presented here.
The idea is to attract people to compete in helping each other with their Free Software and GNU/Linux issues. There are two prizes waiting for two types of people involved in this, the prize for a helper and the prize for a random newbie asking a question.
The competition is to last exactly one month. I will probably set up a countdown module to take care of counting, making it look more exciting, but the deadline will be known all along.
Knowledgeable GNU/Linux users have a chance to win a "helpers prize" by being the ones who successfully and effectively help the most people in this one month time. The runner ups to the winner will also be announced to honor their efforts.
In order to motivate people to ask questions in the first place, there is an "askers prize" (may need to come up with a better name for this), which is going to be handed to a *random* guy on the list of those who entered to ask a question within this month time.
Obviously, this requires keeping track of who registers, who helps by answering questions and how many times, as well as tracking who asks a valid question within this month time. We need to discuss best ways to do that.
Then, after the month is over, we need to determine the winner from the data we collected, namely the list of helpers and how many times they have helped someone and the list of those who asked for help.
We need to make the process transparent so we need to devise a way to make picking a random winner from the "askers" group a public event. My idea is to feed an IRC bot with names and schedule an event for running the bot to spew us the name of the winner.
As for the helpers, all data will have to be public so it will be quite obvious by the end of the month who is the winner. It is likely the community will soon recognize those who put the most effort into helping people.
The goal of the competition is to make Nuxified.org the place where people ask for help with their GNU/Linux. We offer this little teaser in form of a prize to motivate them to ask a question here instead of some other forum. They can't lose. They can get their question answered and even win a prize for that.
Those who will be the ones answering questions should also be motivated by a prize they might get and the recognition within the community.
If successful this competition will become the annual event on Nuxified.org!
EDIT: I've attached a banner: