Ok, this is my first contest. I don't like being in contests, but I have no problem setting one up
Starts now and ends 6/7/08 at midnight forum time.
(1) one point for each new person ( 0 posts) to register and post after 5/1/08 in the welcome area , mentioning your user name first. One additional point for first and second significant ( as define by forum rules) posting by same person to any forum thread.Total of 3 points possible for new person and person originally mentioned by this rule. Anyone who answers the welcome posting of the new member can also claim a point ( first answer only
-or- if no username is mentioned in 1st post
Any new registered person after 5/1/08 can obtain 1 point for self for a welcome thread posting and an additional 1 pt. for each of the next 2 significant postings.
(2) If any non-new person ( not as above) who hasn't posted since 1/1/08, posts in any thread a significant posting( as defined by forum rules) and mentions your username, both of you get one point. If your username is not mentioned ( maybe they read this and want in) then they still get the one point) If more than 1 username mentioned, only the first gets the point. The originator of the thread also gets a point.
(3) Everyone keep track of their points and how they were received. Only a running report of each new "score" will be needed unless at the end there is controversy
REWARDS: I am starting with a small prize, but will add to it for each new member as per rule 1. SO the reward grows as the number of new members go up. I will do postage for US/CANADA/AUSTRALIA. I will try to do different areas each time I add.
If I find that I have forgotten something important, I may have to modify a rule, but the basic idea will remain. Next posting contains PRIZE 1 listing.
additions as edited
Since there wasn't much action under original rules, I enlarged them to allow for more claims, except the limit of multiple username mention, but all points won before the change count.