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* contest: vote for the best blog post

Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 33132

We're holding a contest in this forum (Blog around the Campfire). It's different from our book promotions, so read carefully!

The prize
We will feature one blogger and blog post in our JavaRanch Journal. The Journal is published "whenever we feel like it", but we expect the winner to be in one within the next few months. The Journal gets emailed to over 150K developers, announced in the Ranch Office forum and posted on the wiki. It's a nice prize for a contest that doesn't cost any money to enter

How do I enter
Post a few sentences about your blog post and a link to the blog post in a new thread in this forum (Blog around the Campfire). Each person can enter multiple blog posts - just start a new thread for each one. Or if you don't have a blog, you can post what you would write in a blog post in a new thread in this forum.

How do I vote to indicate I like a blog post
Click the +1 button for the thread announcing blog posts you like. You are also welcome to reply to the thread as well and discuss.

When does the contest end?
We think it is going to end on June 23rd. We've never done this before so reserve the right to extend it another week depending on how things are going.

How does the winning post get selected?
A panel of three CodeRanch Staff moderators will select their favorite post. We will be reading the top X threads that got the most votes. So remember to vote, send your friends to vote, link to the thread announcing your blog post from your blog, say how awesome CodeRanch is, whatever . We're not sure what our policy is on commercial blog posts. They won't win and might get moved to our Blatant Advertising forum.

Any other rules?
CodeRanch staff are not eligible to win. We reserve the right to delete any threads that don't meet the standards for this site. Just like we always do.

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Glen Iris
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How can I add my email address to the list of subscribers to the journal?


Jaikiran Pai

Joined: Jul 20, 2005
Posts: 10441

Glen Iris wrote:How can I add my email address to the list of subscribers to the journal?

Click on the "My Profile" link that you see on top of the page and edit your preferences. Under the "Preferences" section, you'll see "May JavaRanch send you occasional email notices such as our newsletter and contest announcements:" select "Yes" radio button. Then enter the captcha image text in the text box at the end of the profile page and hit Submit. Attached is a screenshot.

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