When I first saw the HatDash promotion, I thought to myself, that 'Won a Bounty' hat is going to be tough for people to get. Yesterday, while I was contemplating how I could combine HATS and the HOLIDAY SPIRIT, the two things clicked in my brain, and this crazy idea was born.
IT'S THE 2011 HOLIDAY BOUNTY GIVEAWAY.
Here are the rules:
- Keep your eyes peeled for underrated answers to questions - maybe it's one that came late to the party, or perhaps it's a game that's unpopular on the site so it's got low views, or whatever the reason.
- When you find an underrated answer, post a link to the answer along with a short description of who the person is you're nominating (so there's no ambiguity) and why you think the answer is awesome. You may not nominate yourself, wise guys, especially those who act like wiseguys alot.
RULES CHANGE - after a few days of collecting nominations and votes, at his discretion badp will lock this question, preventing further answers and votes. The HOLIDAY BOUNTY DISTRIBUTION TEAM will then go into high gear, awarding bounties as fast and as furious as we possibly can. This might take multiple rounds, depending on the number of nominations and the number of team members.
This question will be locked on Friday 23rd at 12:00 CET. (Well, roughly.) This should allow us to consign the biggest batches of reputation on the 25th itself.
- The bounty amount will depend on the number of votes the answer on this thread receives:
- If the answer here has 0-5 net upvotes, I will award 50 points.
- If the answer here has 6-10 net upvotes, I will award 100 points.
- If the answer here has 11-15 net upvotes, I will award 150 points.
- Finally, if the answer has 20 or more points, I will award 200 points. I don't think that person will get the Rep Cap hat for this, but we did what we could, and I would fully support a rules change if we could make that happen.
At least 20 bounties will be handed out, for a total of at least 4,000 rep. That is, if you pansies can find that many underrated answers that can accumulate 20 upvotes.
And yeah, I went there. I called you a pansy. YOU THERE. Total pansy. Whatcha gonna do about it? Find a bunch of excellent answers and then post them here and make them get enough votes in this thread so that I/we have to award a whole ton of 200 point bounties? I DARE YOU.
Others have expressed interest in participating, and you will be able to join the HOLIDAY BOUNTY DISTRIBUTION TEAM by leaving a comment here. If you let us know how much rep you're willing to contribute, we'll do our best to match you with some appropriate answers.
YOUR HOLIDAY BOUNTY DISTRIBUTION TEAM:
Due to the way bounties work, if there are more bounties than the team can deliver in a single go, we'll have to do it in multiple waves.
- badp has pulled rank, and agreed to take the first three bounties (at whatever they're worth), and participate in future rounds as needed.
- agent86 will take the second three bounties (at whatever they're worth), and participate in future rounds as needed.
- bwarner will take the next set of bounties, up to 200 rep.
- McKay will be awarding up to 200 rep.
- Kevin Y will be awarding up to 200 rep.
- LessPopMoreFizz will give some amount of rep, as long as it doesn't cost him his 20k privileges.