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1141  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 21 on: February 13, 2012, 05:33:28 PM
6 @ 2
1142  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Win 100 BTC by becoming the first Satoshi Superstar! on: February 13, 2012, 02:55:10 AM
Current List of First Season Contestants:

  • Tuxavant
  • squidroe
  • LoupGaroux
  • Phinnaeus Gage
  • The Founder
  • chris200x9
  • cablepair
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open

More than halfway there!
1143  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Win 100 BTC by becoming the first Satoshi Superstar! on: February 11, 2012, 08:04:11 PM
Earlier in this thread it was said, TWICE, that only judge's votes will count. Anyone else sending in satoshis will be throwing their money away.

Judges' Votes will be measured in bitcoins and the weight given to each Judge's vote will vary for each Round. Audience/Visitor Votes can be as small or as large as you like, but are intended to serve primarily as tie-breakers in the elimination rounds. Anyone trying to "buy" the Grand Prize by voting for themselves could very easily still lose the contest in the Final Round if the Judges pick someone else's submission as the best, unless, of course, they send in more BTC than the prize itself is actually worth.

Once the first Season begins and things are put into practice, I believe the way this contest is meant to work will be easier to grasp. I realize that by attempting to keep things ambiguous and mysterious enough to pique public interest I may have overshot the mark and strayed into "confusing" and "suspicious." Needless to say, that was not my intent; I want to give away 100 BTC and am only asking for Contestants and Judges for some time and effort.

I also want to point out that votes need not be sent in one satoshi at a time. Votes will be measured in satoshis, however. For example, if Contestant A receives a vote of 0.001 BTC in their voting address, it will be counted as 100000 votes and a vote of 0.00100001 will count as 1000001 votes. Again, I realize that using the smallest unit of measurement for bitcoins as the benchmark may have caused some of this confusion, but Satoshi Superstars just seemed much catchier than "Bitcent Superstars."  Tongue
1144  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 20 on: February 09, 2012, 09:58:18 PM
3 @ 2
1145  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: March 2012 BitCon in San Antonio, Texas - News Thread on: February 09, 2012, 06:44:41 PM
Unfortunately, the trade show is sold out. I'll get in touch with dustintrammell and see about maybe meeting up there. Anyone know any of the exhibitors who might let us horn in on their stand?

Great, if its earlier in the week (Mar 12-14) I might be able to get there from Florida as well.  Just can't do that weekend.



I just checked out the prices and even just registering for the Interactive Event is now $850, which is out of my price range, so there goes trying to crash the exhibits with an informal presence, at least on my end.
1146  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Unofficial BTC now on GLBSE on: February 09, 2012, 05:57:31 PM
Before investing (more) seriously in this company, I would like to learn more about the details about company's involvement in various projects mentioned, particularly estimated profits and how they will be utilized/distributed. Is there a particular source that these details are being published? If not, then we could probably also make do with a rough sketch of the prospective future. Smiley


I've been meaning to put together a newsletter and make it available at the UBTC site. I'll post here as soon as it's available.
1147  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Win 100 BTC by becoming the first Satoshi Superstar! on: February 09, 2012, 05:53:57 PM
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Well, I did say I would be lenient in accepting applicants for the first season.

I know what you mean. But having Matthew "Lurch" McWright in the contest should make it rather ? (shame there's no word in the English language that would complete this sentence).

~Bruno~

PS: Thank you including me in your contest. Now that others of seen that I'm entered, you should be overwhelmed with applications.

I haven't heard back from Matthew after his initial expression of interest in competing. Maybe you scared him off, Phinnaeus.  Cheesy

In other news, The Founder has joined our quickly growing list of contestants.
1148  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: March 2012 BitCon in San Antonio, Texas - News Thread on: February 09, 2012, 05:45:01 PM
Ed I would strongly suggest establishing a bitcoin presence at this event, rather than trying to make your own from stratch.

http://sxsw.com/trade_shows/about

It is much more effective to bring 20 bitcoiners to an event like this, with thousands of other people around to talk to, than just have the 20 bitcoiners in a separate event talking amongst themselves.

Unfortunately, the trade show is sold out. I'll get in touch with dustintrammell and see about maybe meeting up there. Anyone know any of the exhibitors who might let us horn in on their stand?
1149  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: March 2012 BitCon in San Antonio, Texas - News Thread on: February 09, 2012, 05:15:29 PM
Any update on this?

Every hotel I've spoken to expects to be sold out over that weekend so I'm now looking into alternate dates.

Personally I don't care if it takes place in an Irish bar with a private room or two, make it happen on the original date for the folks that already bought tickets.  People are counting on you.

I agree. Just get a few dozen people in a room together and let's make the magic happen!

I can definitely do that. Finding a venue won't be difficult, especially if the turnout is as small as only a few dozen. Anyone else care to chime in with their opinion? Should I keep the dates and just accept the fact that many bitcoiners won't be able to find rooms?

I've never been to San Antonio, but Im assuming any venue you do it at will be in the city within proximity to hotels.

At those dates, I dont think I could make it.

 


Yes, there are plenty of available venues in the heart of downtown.
1150  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Win 100 BTC by becoming the first Satoshi Superstar! on: February 09, 2012, 05:09:35 PM
Found a 1953 Peter Pan jar, sans the lid. I now hope edd adds be to the list of contestants. My bio should prove to be an interesting read.

~Bruno~


Well, I did say I would be lenient in accepting applicants for the first season.  Wink

Phinnaeus and LoupGaroux are now "officially" Satoshi Superstars Contestants.

I've also received another application and should have the name added to the list shortly. Things are moving now!
1151  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: March 2012 BitCon in San Antonio, Texas - News Thread on: February 09, 2012, 04:57:56 PM
Any update on this?

Every hotel I've spoken to expects to be sold out over that weekend so I'm now looking into alternate dates.

Personally I don't care if it takes place in an Irish bar with a private room or two, make it happen on the original date for the folks that already bought tickets.  People are counting on you.

I agree. Just get a few dozen people in a room together and let's make the magic happen!

I can definitely do that. Finding a venue won't be difficult, especially if the turnout is as small as only a few dozen. Anyone else care to chime in with their opinion? Should I keep the dates and just accept the fact that many bitcoiners won't be able to find rooms?
1152  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Win 100 BTC by becoming the first Satoshi Superstar! on: February 08, 2012, 10:48:48 PM
Congrats to squidroe for becoming the next Contestant in the Satoshi Superstars contest.

Once I can get some info and confirm a few details for Phinnaeus, Matthew, and Loup, and if mousepotato also decides to compete, we'll be halfway ready for the first Season!
1153  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: March 2012 BitCon in San Antonio, Texas - News Thread on: February 08, 2012, 09:00:43 PM
Any update on this?

Every hotel I've spoken to expects to be sold out over that weekend so I'm now looking into alternate dates.
1154  Other / Off-topic / Re: Attention, Women on this Forum! on: February 08, 2012, 08:27:47 PM
Ok I read that thread, and from what I gather it's some kind of contest inspired by the glut of reality-TV programs out there right now.  Is this something that's going to be broadcast on Youtube, or how exactly does this work?

How Contestants decide to complete their Tasks will be left up to them. (Sample Task here.) Uploaded videos could definitely be a part of it, but they won't be required.

I'm attempting to run a competition without focusing on any particular skill set; one that can be won with only creativity, perseverance, and ingenuity (and an internet connection). Of course, if you have skills that can be showcased well in an online medium, you might have a bit of an edge.
1155  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Win 100 BTC by becoming the first Satoshi Superstar! on: February 08, 2012, 07:05:48 PM
So, does anyone know what the hell this is?

There are a TON of rules, and absolutely zero content.

1. What is this contest?  What are the tasks? You have given no clue what you are thinking so far.  Will contestants be solving puzzles? Competing athletically? Eating odd foods? Drinking excessively?  Writing code for the official bitcoin client? A blog-off? Posting videos (you should mention this to contestants before they apply because it requires equipment)?
2. Where is it?  What medium will it be presented in? I am assuming it is going to all take place online because it would be expensive to fly everyone together...  Are people going to be posting videos?  It seems like judges will blog, will contestants?
3. How are you going to make an exciting contest if everyone is competing remotely?

Also, your voting system is silly. 

Why are you having judges vote with satoshis?  You realize that Bitcoin is poorly suited for this use, right?  Are the contestants' addresses going to be public knowledge? Because other people will send more than 1 satoshi and completely drown out the judges, making them irrelevant.  You could give public votes more meaning if you added all vote BTC to the grand prize, but your OP states you aren't doing that. Are you expecting to turn a profit from community votes?

While it may seem that there are "a TON" of rules, most of them are repeated for each Round for the sake of clarity. Content should come once the contest is underway.

A sample task is given here: http://www.satoshisuperstars.com/blog/task-example/ The plan is to assign Tasks that can be accomplished with nothing more than an internet connection. Results will be posted on the site and Contestants that survive the first eliimination round will be given their own blog space.

Each "Season" will probably last several weeks, so "Entertaining" is more of a goal than "Exciting."

Judges will not be voting with satoshis. Each Judge will vote for the best Team or Contestant submission and a pre-determined amount of BTC will be disseminated equally amongst the Team members accordingly. I will be giving away 100 BTC and plan to make a profit the same way most events of this nature do - through advertising. The contest would have to be insanely popular for me to expect to make anything by asking visitors to send a fraction of a bitcent at a time.
1156  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Hello! New to Bitcoin, what are some easy ways to earn Bitcoin? on: February 07, 2012, 02:56:02 PM
You can always enter the Satoshi Superstars contest for a chance to win 100 BTC.
1157  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: Gambling... on: February 06, 2012, 10:17:20 PM
http://www.thebitcoinlist.com/dp_xxx/gambling/

By no means exhaustive, but I update The List as often as possible.
1158  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Win 100 BTC by becoming the first Satoshi Superstar! on: February 04, 2012, 04:40:09 PM
You should probably solicit people to enter. Send them a PM telling them why you feel they would make a good contestant (I’m assuming you have already thought about how many potential contestants are out there). Seems like that would be a faster process than waiting for someone to decide they want the grand prize.


Yes, that thought has crossed my mind. I was trying to remain as impartial as possible but apparently 100 BTC isn't as enticing as I thought it would be.

I'll give it a couple of more days and then start a more aggressive campaign. Honestly, though, almost 900 page views in 72 hours and only two applicants? I'm not asking for money, people, only a little time and effort.

No, you’re not asking for money. You’re asking someone with an existing reputation as a Bitcoin “mover shaker” to invest their reputation in a game show for 100 BTC. I can see it being difficult to get contestants for that. It’s probably the reason people that have the ability to enter are asking for example questions. Mover shakers are busy people and don't have much free time to donate to the effort.

Actually, I'd be happier if more up-and-comers applied. This is an opportunity for an "unknown" to make an impression on a wide audience.
1159  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Win 100 BTC by becoming the first Satoshi Superstar! on: February 04, 2012, 04:17:12 PM
You should probably solicit people to enter. Send them a PM telling them why you feel they would make a good contestant (I’m assuming you have already thought about how many potential contestants are out there). Seems like that would be a faster process than waiting for someone to decide they want the grand prize.


Yes, that thought has crossed my mind. I was trying to remain as impartial as possible but apparently 100 BTC isn't as enticing as I thought it would be.

I'll give it a couple of more days and then start a more aggressive campaign. Honestly, though, almost 900 page views in 72 hours and only two applicants? I'm not asking for money, people, only a little time and effort.
1160  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 19 on: February 04, 2012, 04:07:12 PM
8 @ 1.5 BTC each
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