Promoting the gaming tourney (e.g. how to get it dugg?)
I dedicate this thread to the discussion of further ways of promoting the gaming tourney. We don't have very much time anymore as the voting and sign ups should end in about 6 days, so whatever we do more we better do it fast.
The first idea that comes to mind is one which we've so far failed at, but it was just one submission of mine of what is basically just a pre-announcement, an announcement of preparations.
We've already established that digg has a rather strange culture when it comes to voting submissions to homepage. As free-zombie in a funny way pointed out this is the title that would very likely get us dugg:
OMG ! UBUNTU users can bash each other in the 10 best FLOSS games AND MORE !
So.. lol.. yeah. :lolol:
The problem with this is we aren't just about Ubuntu, although we do include Ubuntu users, for sure, in the tourney. So we basically have two potential options:
- Do something Ubuntu specific that will justify putting Ubuntu in the title of our digg announcement.
- Find an alternative diggable buzzword that we CAN associate genuinely with the tourney.
Frankly, the first one is kind of lame, but hey.. if it can be done with sufficient dignity I guess it wouldn't hurt. Second is, however, ideal. We need to find a diggable buzzword, that is diggable phrase that can be associated with the tourney.
So this is sort of a riddle. How to describe the Free Software gaming tourney we are about to hold in a way that would appeal to the digg crowd so much to digg it to the homepage? It's not really "cheating" as much as it is finding the right way to communicate the value of this tourney to the masses of geeks that happen to be swarming around digg.com, the right "language" so to speak.
Vista seems to be one of the buzzwords on digg as well and it is probably the biggest example of truly proprietary and restricted software that there is, exactly the opposite of Free Software (games) that we are promoting. So maybe our title should mention Vista as an antithesis to what we are doing in a clever way.
Or maybe we should just form a team that will be competing in the one of the tourney's games and call it "Windows Vista" and another team called "Ubuntu" and then announce on digg:
Windows Vista vs. Ubuntu match up in a Free Games tourney!
Or maybe we should just issue a call to diggers like this: A Free Games tourney seeks Windows players for a Vista team! because I think we have a shortage of Windows users in the tourney (cause most games we'll play run on Windows too).
How about that? :-D
Anyway, ideas are welcome.