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Contest for Best uID.me Profiles!
Sunny
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Message # 1 | 2:39 PM

On December 5 we announced the release of the new uID.me profiles. We've decided to mark the launch with a new contest, and today we are glad to announce it - the contest for Best uID.me Profiles!
Anyone can participate in the contest: from site administrators to ordinary users. And you don't need to have any special skills!

To become a participant, follow three simple steps:


1. Sign up to http://uid.me/ ;
2. Customize your profile: add the info about yourself and connect social networks;
3. Apply for the contest at http://win.uid.me/ .


Nominations


I. Best uID.me Page

Winners will be selected based on subjective ideas of the jury about beauty and quality. A page must not only be beautiful, but also meaningful, it must have some practical sense. A well-designed page, created without any clear purpose, won't be able to get a prize in this category.



II. Users Choice Award

Pages that will get the maximum number of votes via social buttons during the voting period will win this nomination. No cheating! All cheating attempts will be suppressed.



III. Most Popular Page

This is a very objective nomination. Here the page that gets the greatest number of visits during the contest period will win. We'll make sure the visitors are real people and not bots.

In the main category of this nomination the prize will go to the page with the maximum traffic for the whole period of its existence. Therefore, the earlier you create a page, the more chances you have. Another prize will be given to the page that will have the maximum average daily traffic for the period from February 12 till February 20.



Besides, this nomination has two subcategories:
  • the page with the maximum traffic from social media;
  • the page with the maximum traffic from search engines.


We don't know how an ordinary page can get high search engine traffic (if you are not a celebrity), but maybe you are famous and your name is a top search result in Google. Or maybe you have a namesake among famous people smile Then you have good chances!
Another incredible peculiarity of this category is that a person can win the prize knowing nothing about the contest! Though, of course, it's a doubtful option and we believe that only those who aspire will win.

IV. Most Creative Page

That's where you should unleash your imagination! Applicability of such work might be questionable, but the most creative page will definitely be awarded with a separate prize.



V. Best Business Page

Though uID was mainly intended for the creation of personal pages, if you are a lawyer or a piano tuner, why not use your page as the main online presentation of yourself and your services?



Such business pages are given a separate contest category and a separate prize.

VI. Quick Start

UPD: Unfortunately we haven't received enough works to be able to choose a winner in this category. Don't worry, your works will participate in the contest further. We still have 5 more nominations :)


Attention! At the moment of entering the contest a screenshot of your page will be made. This very appearance of your profile will participate in the contest. All further changes and modifications won't be taken into account!

To apply for the contest, go to http://win.uid.me/.

Dates of the Contest


When deciding on the dates, we considered two facts:
  • the project has just been launched, and some of you may come across bugs when creating a super cool profile;
  • Christmas and New Year holidays are ahead, and they may also cause some delay.


Therefore, we are accepting applications till February 10, 2014. The 10th of February is the last day when you can submit your contest work.
On February 12 we will publish the list of submitted contest works.
From February 12 till February 20 we'll have:
  • voting for Users Choice Award;
  • selection and distribution of the prizes by the contest jury.


And on February 24 we will present the final results.

We wish you luck in the contest!

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Sunny
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Message # 76 | 12:39 PM
Please accept our apologies for the delay. Unfortunately it takes longer to vote and summarize all results as we expected. We will definitely take this experience into account to avoid such situations in our future contests. I can assure you that the results will be published and the winners will get their prizes.
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Mar1aN
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Message # 77 | 8:22 PM
Paradox
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Message # 78 | 4:00 AM
Mar1aN, show some respect. The team are hardworking and have been doing everything possible to have these results released asap. Unfortunately we have experienced delays, however, have previously apologised for these and kept everyone up to date as best we can. In light of this we ask the community to continue to be patient. Additionally, the next snide remark will land the user with a timeout.

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Raver
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Message # 79 | 9:28 AM
Whisper, Mar1aN, I totally agree with you and please accept our apologies once more.

In a case of a large scale contest, where we had around 100 works to be analysed and where there's a user choice voting part, there's a high probability that something can change. I am referring here to the part where we have to carefully verify that the users receiving the votes took part correctly in the voting process. Anytime, exceptions might occur and we want to prevent that.

Also, we need to make sure that the prizes are awarded to the users who worked, were motivated to participate in this contest and delivered the best visual-creative-quality report. Thank you again for your understanding and we'll be back shortly!
Whisper
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Message # 80 | 10:03 AM
Quote Paradox ()
In light of this we ask the community to continue to be patient. Additionally, the next snide remark will land the user with a timeout.

Your picture has been taken down.

Paradox, this is nazi germany? wasn't rasial or anything... just sarcasm
Raver, that's what i call a good intervention...thank you for that!
take all the time you guys need to prevent any fraud types.
Mar1aN
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Message # 81 | 0:48 AM
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Raver,Sunny, ok, i understand biggrin .

Post edited by Mar1aN - Friday, 2014-02-28, 0:50 AM
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