[pydotorg-www] You want submissions? Spread some swag around...

Carl Trachte ctrachte at gmail.com
Fri Apr 23 05:02:22 CEST 2010

On 4/22/10, skip at pobox.com <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
> It seems to me that if you really want inputs in the form of bug reports,
> patches, design suggestions, wiki cleanup, etc, you should reward people for
> those inputs.  Some thoughts (really just thinking out loud):
>     * Every time a person who has never received swag before submits a valid
>       bug report they are entered in a weekly drawing for a t-shirt or mug
>       with a design/text commemorating the event.  Something like "I found a
>       bug in Python".  Limit one shirt/mug per person.  (Once you've won
>       something you can't win another.)  The more valid bug reports
>       submitted (by whatever means) the more chances you have to win some
>       exclusive swag.  Over time there would be a pretty high probability
>       that most bug submitters will get rewarded.
>     * Same idea, but more exclusive.  Every time someone submits a patch
>       which is accepted they are entered in a similar drawing (but maybe one
>       held less often, monthly perhaps?).  Something like "I fixed a bug in
>       Python".  Same limit applies.
>     * Maybe have a bug submitters and fixers BOF at PyCon as further
>       recognition.
> I would suggest excluding python-dev subscribers from receiving these
> prizes.  The idea is to grow the number of contributors.
> These should be prizes you can't get elsewhere.  Can't buy 'em.  Won't see
> PyCon staff members wearing such shirts unless they won them in legit
> fashion.  Even Guido won't have one.
> Skip
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This sounds like fun.  I'd be happy with just a stock Python sticker
or bumper sticker.  Although it would involve a fair bit of work
(mailing and what not), I do think it would give the Python brand more
exposure and make people feel good about contributing.

My 2 cents.

Carl T.

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