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

Jesse Noller jnoller at gmail.com
Fri Apr 23 05:40:22 CEST 2010

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 10:51 PM,  <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.

I think this, plus the concept of helping sponsoring and coordinating
Python Core/Port to Py3k sprints all over would be awesome. Although,
this means I might have to teach my kid how to write bug reports so I
can get some of the super swag.


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