As we've done twice before, we're holding a contest. Four lucky winners will be sent a $15 Amazon.com gift certificate. Yeah, buddy.
There are two ways to win: the active way and the lazy way. Here's the scoop on how to become eligible:
THE ACTIVE WAY:
Leave a comment on this post, pointing out (in sufficient detail) one of the following issues with any post on this blog that is more than 24 hours old:
- Broken hyperlinks
- Hyperlinks that totally link to the wrong place
- Embedded videos that no longer exist
- Typos (such as identifying the actor who played Iron Man as "Robert Downer, Jr."--that happened once)
- Major grammatical errors
- Internally inconsistent formatting within a post (we really don't care if it's "superhero" or "super-hero" as long as we pick one and stick with it for the whole post)
- Out-of-date information that, in the context of the post, should be updated for the sake of posterity/accuracy
If you find multiple errors, please post a new comment for each error. This will help us keep track of everything better.
If you're stumped about where to start, you can check out the sidebar for posts by topic and the complete archives, or you can skim through our Month in Review posts for individual articles that might interest you.
THE LAZY WAY:
- Follow us on Twitter
- Like us on Facebook
- Join this site (become a member) with Google Friend Connect (see our sidebar)
NOTE: Only individuals who appear to be legitimate readers will be considered. Groups, organizations, and lists (specifically on Twitter) are not eligible.
The deadline is 11:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, January 4. Contest winners will be determined shortly thereafter, and will be announced the following day.
HOW WE DETERMINE WHO'S A WINNER:
Each qualifying comment, Twitter follower, Facebook fan, and blog follower (as outlined above) will be added to a list. We will then roll dice to pick four different winners completely at random from this list. We guarantee that one person will win the active way, and one person will win the lazy way; the other two winners will be selected from the full list of active and lazy entrants.
NOTE: Regardless of how many times your name is on the list, you may only win once. If you've already been selected as a winner and the random die roll chooses you again, we'll simply re-roll. If the die continually chooses you, we'll get a new die, you cheater.
HOW YOU GET YOUR PRIZE:
Prizes will be sent by e-mail. Once the winners are announced, it is up to you to claim your prize by providing us with your e-mail address. If you do not claim your prize within one week of the announcement, we will assume you are a spambot, disqualify you with maximum prejudice, and roll for someone else from the list. (Sorry.)
BIG IMPORTANT NOTES:
We reserve the right to change the details of this contest at any time. We also reserve the right to disqualify and deem ineligible anyone and any entry for any reason. Especially Dave.
WHY WE'RE DOING THIS:
We want to thank you, in a completely random fashion, for being awesome followers and readers. Also, it's a great way to engage in shameless social media self-promotion, help us exert minimal effort in cleaning up the blog, and lure you into the archives. But, really, we're just altruists.
The contest is officially open! You've got until 11 PM EST on Wednesday, January 4 to point out problems, follow us all over the Internet, and generally make our lives as difficult as possible when it comes time to tally up all the entries. We're seriously giving away four $15 Amazon.com gift certificates, so good luck, and have fun!
[Actually, please don't have fun. The contest is now closed.]