So, please email me giving the date and time you think bug 300,000 will be filed. Your entry should be on the first line of your email, and formatted as follows:
2005-04-01 11:09:46 – firstname.lastname@example.org
All times are in ZST (‘Zilla Standard Time, a.k.a.
PST Update 2005-03-17: make that ‘the time on Bugzilla timestamps’ – I forgot about Daylight Savings), and the email address should be your Bugzilla ID. If you prefer to be contacted on a different address, add that as well, below the entry line. We have ample graphs and charts to help you with your assessment.
Last time we did this, it got covered on Slashdot and lots of random people entered. But I think this should be a Mozilla community event so a) please don’t post this to Slashdot or any other non-Mozilla-focussed news source, and b) entrants must have a Bugzilla account on bugzilla.mozilla.org created before the end of February 2005, and which has done something useful in the past six months.
I’m obviously not going to check each entry, but I’ll check the “winners”, and keep discarding entries until I find the closest one which meets these criteria. The judge’s decision is final, and any funny business regarding the filing of bugs on or around the 300,000 mark will be frowned upon. The closing date for entries is midday ZST on Tuesday 22nd March. The winner will get some Mozilla or Firefox merchandise – exact amount and nature to be decided.
Lastly, please do not attempt to hijack bug 300,000 and turn it into some sort of “celebration” bug. It should be a legitimate bug report like any other, and dealt with as such. Let’s party somewhere more fun :-)