Bugzilla 500,000 Bug Sweepstake

It’s that time again! :-) The bugzilla.mozilla.org bug database will soon hit another major milestone and, as is traditional, I’m running a sweepstake on exactly when that will be.

So please email me using this link, filling in the date and time you think bug 500,000 will be filed. As the link suggests, your entry should be on the first line of your email, and formatted as follows:

2009-08-07 06:54:32 bugzilla-id@example.com

All times are in ZST (‘Zilla Standard Time, a.k.a. Pacific Time, as displayed in Bugzilla timestamps), and the email address must be your Bugzilla ID. If you prefer to be contacted on a different address, add that as well, on the end of the same line in brackets. We have ample graphs and charts (requires editbugs) to help you with your assessment.

This is a Mozilla community event. To keep it that way, entrants must have a Bugzilla account on bugzilla.mozilla.org created before the end of September 2008, and which has done something useful in the past six months. I’ll check those who are closest, and keep discarding entries until I find one which meets these criteria. Therefore, there’s no point posting this to Slashdot or any other non-Mozilla-focussed news source.

The judge’s decision is final, and any funny business regarding the filing of bugs on or around the 500,000 mark will be frowned upon. The closing date for entries is midday ZST on Monday 10th November 2008.

The winner and two runners-up will get some Mozilla or Firefox merchandise. We currently plan to give the winner a Firefox backpack. 2nd and 3rd will get their choice of t-shirt from the Mozilla store.

3 thoughts on “Bugzilla 500,000 Bug Sweepstake

  1. How about also disqualifying anyone who files more than, say, 3 bugs in the 10-minute window around their winning entry? 399985 – 400002, I’m looking at you!

  2. 500,000 Bug Sweepstake – Hurry!

    Time’s running out to enter the Bugzilla 500,000 bug sweepstake. I’ve had far fewer entries so far than in previous years – it only takes a minute to enter, so why not give it a go? :-) Just click this link, replacing the placeholders in the email with…

  3. One of the things I noticed just clicking on the default graph is that nearly 250,000 bugs are RESOLVED and another 150,000 or so are VERIFIED, so about 85% of the bugs that have ever been filed have been closed out already!