As many of you know, we recently underwent a re-design at ReadWriteWeb and upgraded our publishing system at the same time. Unfortunately that resulted in some frustrating technical glitches with our comments system. However, we're now pleased to report that ReadWriteWeb's comment system is back running 100% -- and it's a heck of a lot faster than it used to be. And yes, we now have OpenID! [sound of dogfood being eaten]
To celebrate our new comments system, from Monday 11 Feb (US time) we are giving away one $30 Amazon gift voucher every day for the next month for the best daily comment.
The idea is both to promote discussions on ReadWriteWeb and to reward great comments. This is the read/write, two-way web after all! Here's how it'll work...
1. To "enter", all you need to do is write a comment on a ReadWriteWeb post (you'll need a valid email address, but that won't be published). Alternatively you can leave a trackback instead of a comment, if you prefer to extend the conversation that way. We will consider both comments and trackbacks for the daily prize.
2. At the end of each day, the RWW team will select the best comment of the day -- and we'll email that person a US$30 Amazon gift voucher (this will be done in weekly batches).
3. Not only will the best daily comment win a prize, but (in a further effort to extend the conversation), we'll publish it as a separate new post on ReadWriteWeb. So you'll enhance your profile too.
SmartLink Widgets - including an Amazon Wishlist widget.This competition is being sponsored by our partners, AdaptiveBlue, and their
The criteria that the RWW team will use to judge the best daily comment is subjective and flexible. But we'll be looking for characteristics such as: insightful, topical, witty, furthering the conversation.
Basically, we want to see a thousand discussions bloom on ReadWriteWeb. We get a lot of comments already and our community is always insightful. But we want to encourage even more two-way conversations. Wisdom of the crowds 2.0!
Another goal is to encourage you to try out the new comments registration and OpenID features on ReadWriteWeb. You can sign in using a custom ReadWriteWeb MovableType id, or any of the following: OpenID, LiveJournal, Vox or TypeKey. Or you can simply fill in the comment form and click 'Remember'.
So, first thing Monday EST -- get commenting and be in to win a $30 Amazon gift voucher every day for the next month.