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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! @bluerthangreen is hosting his own contest with SBD up for grabs! Perfect for Snowflakes since even non-winners WIN!

in contest •  8 months ago

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I've been wanting to do a contest on Steemit for quite some time.

A lot of what I write about is more homesteading and spiritual in nature, so I wanted to shake things up a bit and start running some of my own contests. If you actually like the content that I've been sharing, don't worry, I'm still going to be doing that. This whole contest notion is in addition to, not in replace of, my usual content.

(collective sigh of relief from all my followers, both real and zombie)

Goals for This Contest:

  • Build community
  • Have Fun
  • Make a bunch of sweet crypto for those who choose to participate!

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Have you wondered what’s the meaning behind some of your fellow Steemians usernames?

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I know I have. Some of the names out there are so creative and intriguing, yet I've never taken the time to find out what they mean. I've now just begun to communicate with my fellow Steemians on Discord, but with such little time and so many neat people, I needed a way to speed up the process. This contest will hopefully achieve that goal.

Most of us didn’t have a hand in choosing our RLN (Real Life Names) so when we’re given the opportunity to create usernames online, what drives us to choose what we’ve chosen? Our usernames are our own personal chosen signatures to the world. What do they all mean? Inquiring minds want to know! Through this contest I hope to shed some light on our more obscure and bizarre Steemians. This contest will tell us a lot about them and about ourselves through our responses and interactions.

So, let’s have some fun, shall we?

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Here’s the rules:

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  • I will nominate and then interview a fellow Steemian each week as to how they came up with their username.

  • To qualify as a contestant, you must first sign over your soul to @Luzcypher. No, wait, that’s a future contest. Forget that. Here’s what you need to do and to know for this contest:

  • Contestants will give their best explanation to the meaning behind the mystery of that username in the comment section of the contest post. You can choose to be serious, or just be creative and funny, your choice.

  • Contestants will upvote and resteem that weeks contests post. That may sound tacky, but the more people hear about this contest and the more SBD it pays out, the higher the winnings will be.

  • Maximum 2 entries per Steemian. No contest hogging on my watch!

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There are two ways to win:

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  • The original username owner will determine whose answer is most accurate

AND

  • The amount of upvotes per contestant comment will determine whose answer is the most creative.

In case of a tie (that being a same accurate or creative answer). The winner will be determined by who commented first.

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There are two ways to be disqualified:

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  • If you contact or have had contact with the nominated user and ascertained the meaning of their username, you are resolutely disqualified.

  • If the nominated user is a Real Life Friend (RLF) you should be ashamed of yourself for associating with such riff-raff and you are soundly disqualified by the guilt of your association.

Keep in Mind:

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The whole point of this contest is to meet new people and learn new things. It’s not just about winning SBD.

You are on the honor system when participating. So, be honorable and don’t let your inside knowledge drive you crazy for filthy lucre.

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The WINNINGS!

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  • Each winner will receive 25 % of the original contest post payout in SBD.

  • The nominated username owner will also receive 25% of the original contest post payout in SBD.

PLUS, each winner will receive 5 SBD from me!

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The contest will begin each Monday with the winners being announced via the interview post I will put out the following Sunday.

It is my hope that through this fun game we will all get a better chance to know each other, especially some of the more humble members of Steemit who don’t toot their own horns like some people we know.

Stay tuned for this coming Monday's post announcement and the official kick-off of this contest.

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Thanks for Reading!

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Awesome idea, @bluerthangreen! There are so many unique usernames and I must admit that I am curious as to how those names came about.

yes this contest is great. this improves the chance of connecting people by interacting to one's another comments

Now this contest is sounding interesting.... ;-)

I like the idea. Where is the username?
One more thing - you'll never know if someone contacted the owner of the username, so maybe it is better that the owner doesn't decide who is the winner.

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That's why it's on the honor system.

LOVE this idea!!!! I too, have often wondered about some of the usernames.

Great way to get to know our fellow homesteaders (and maybe even their sense of humor)!

Lol I thought that username you gave was the start of the contest. Looking forward to Monday’s post!

This should be fun, there are some unusual names being used, some of the reasons will be good to know.

Sounds like a fun contest! People choose strange names sometimes on steemit. Like @ironshield, what's that all about? @ironshield

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You are definitely on the list of people I'm curious about. Are you open to an interview in the future?

This seems interesting... :O

This seems like fun! I will look forward to this.