[Theforum] Competition proposal - votes please

Martin Paul Burns martin.burns at uk.ibm.com
Mon Dec 9 06:14:13 CST 2002

Minor amend: As my Palm has reminded me that this Saturday coming is
evolt.org's birthday, can we fling a couple of the thelist's Xmas ones out
then instead?

Kind regards
Martin Burns

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From: "Madhu Menon"

| Sorry for the delay in responding. Internet access has been scarce the
| few days and I'm just catching up with stuff.

same here

| >Right. Here's the proposal, intended to balance between those who build
| >evolt.org through content, cash and general community membership.
| >
| >* We give 3 copies to authors of articles submitted in December based on
| >article rating[1].
| >* We give 3 copies to evolt.org financial donors, picked randomly from
| >those who donate in December.
| >* We give 3 copies to random members of thelist.
| >* We give 1 copy to a random member of thechat.


| (but why only articles submitted in December?)
| And how do we pick the "random" user?

i'm sure the SQL specialist (read: rudy) can give you the specifics, but
something like this:

select random 1 where articles submitted and approved dates > Nov 30 2002


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