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August 2011



Chimpcontest update: Ah, the irony!

August 28, 2011 – Comments (18) | RELATED TICKERS: VICL , CIGX.DL

A year ago I was just another pawn in the Chimp's evil games, submitting my contest entries and watching them go nowhere. I liked the contest concept but felt it could benefit from some twists to make it more than just a lottery game. I volunteered to split the payout with the Chimp and developed a contest with a requirement for a pitch in the form of a haiku, an extremely simple 17 syllable poem. We added a judging system in which the contestants themselves could affect the odds of other contestants winning the contest. I hoped that the contest would bring out the latent creativity among CAPS players, and stimulate more pitch writing. I expected a voracious response leading to more contests with limericks and song parodies, ultimately leading to books, movie deals, and of course world domination.    [more]



Chimpcontest update

August 19, 2011 – Comments (6)

Looks like I'm stuck with the job of closing out this contest, since apparently the Chimp has been captured and returned to the wild. As I'm in a rather remote part of China and some burly-looking characters are giving me the hairy eyeball, I'll keep this brief. My best recollection is that the contest ended at the close on August 19, which to the best of my recollection was yesterday (today if you're in the Eastern hemisphere).  [more]

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