Comment Game: 100 Dollars for Comment #100
Post from February 23, 2007 (↻ August 24, 2017), filed under Everything Else.
Quick and easy: The writer of the 100th comment of this entry wins 100 USD.
Comments must make sense. Say something, albeit it may be short.
Contributors may post two comments (until comment number 100, that is).
The game doesn’t end before Monday, February 26, at 5 PM GMT/UTC+1 (repeat: it does not end before):
- Berlin, Germany: 5 PM;
- New York, USA: 11 AM;
- Phnom Penh, Cambodia: 11 PM;
- for other cities please consult a World Clock.
If comment #100 (revised, see below) is reached before that moment, there is no winner.
The prize is paid via PayPal, and only via PayPal. Everything else is just too complicated and too insecure. If you’re no PayPal user yet, you then have 100 reasons to become one, at least for a few hours. (No, this is no hidden PayPal campaign, as email addresses aren’t sold here, either.)
There is no legal process.
And finally, for the lucky number 100: Wait for my winner announcement in either this post or as a comment (I won’t participate in the game, of course not, so I’ll only comment when 100 or more comments are reached). Though I’ll be quite tolerant in accepting responses, I cannot rule out that there’s spam and stuff, and surely a clean-up is needed to determine the “real” winner.
So let’s go.
How come? I don’t know. Probably due to the same incomprehensible reasons The World’s Highest Website came into the world.
Update (March 1, 2008)
This game has been closed due to lack of participation and in order to do good.
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If I kill the forthcoming 99 candidates, I’ll be rich!!
oh well, 98 to go!
good way on getting public attention 😊
On February 24, 2007, 6:27 CET, Daniel Talsky said:
One small step for Jans….
On February 26, 2007, 20:30 CET, Keegan said:
The game’s on, right? Still 95!
On February 27, 2007, 19:55 CET, shy said:
seems like a sad attempt to get somebody to visit your site…
On March 1, 2007, 9:38 CET, Greg Scowen said:
Yes, it does seem like a sad attempt to get somebody to visit your site… and obviously it worked shy!
Nice to see something that doesn’t rely on the ridiculous stupidity of web surfers to make it popular, but instead reaches out to the masses greed.
Will also be interesting to observer how long it takes, since it hasn’t taken off like you might have expected.
Oh well… viel Gluck. I will be back later in the test.
Come on guys, we’re never going to make it to 100 like this…
Well, this could be definitely more fun than a thrilling eBay auction, as winning 100 bucks is far better, than spending it on something you don’t need anyway. 😉
May I have paid out the 100 bucks by coffee beans? Should be about 25 bags of coffeemamas‘ house blend and worth at least 25 delightful comments.
On March 21, 2007, 23:21 CET, Joseph said:
this game is taking too long
Exactly what I thought a few hours before.
But it is really interesting…
With clicking the “post” button I’ll fire one of my two shots…
Can’t believe know one’s taken advantage of this yet ..
On April 21, 2007, 18:29 CEST, Josh said:
well yea 86 more people to go until their are onehundred and i will do anything i can to be the one hundreth person becuase i want the 100 hundred dollars more then anybody here!
It has to make sense? Maybe I will save up my sense for my second comment…as number 100!
On June 3, 2007, 3:40 CEST, kolt said:
i hope i win a hundred dollars
Easily earned money… 😁
On August 1, 2007, 17:43 CEST, Diogo Menezes said:
Nice, it´s a very good game !
I´m from Brazil and i like very much your blog.
So, this game is still running, too? Might be a good chance for a second winner 😉
If, it takes 6 months to reach 22 comments, will this game finish only in 2009?
It would be nice to show somewhere a graph of the posting speed (i.e. number of posts per week) on this thread and also the posting deceleration ratio..
In that graph, draw both both the 100 and the 1000 dollars contests. I am guessing that the 10 000 dollars line will just put the others to shame. 😊
BTW, I am broadcasting this message to both contests, as I saw no rule against that.