[pydotorg-www] You want submissions? Spread some swag around...
steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Apr 23 05:25:15 CEST 2010
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
> 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.
That's an excellent idea. Though I think Guido should have one if he so
much as suggests he might want one.
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