Bugzilla 800,000 Bug Sweepstake

It’s that time again! :-) The bugzilla.mozilla.org bug database will soon hit another major milestone and again, as is traditional, I’m running a sweepstake on exactly when that will be. Although you should enter just FTW, we are also giving Mozilla gear as prizes. The swag situation is a bit up in the air right now, but I’ll do my best to sort out something awesome. At least a t-shirt :-)

So please email me using this link, filling in the date and time you think bug 800,000 will be filed. As the link suggests, your entry should be on the first line of your email, and formatted as follows:

2010-09-08 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 unless you’ve changed a pref), 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. But if you can’t be bothered to do any research and analysis, just guess optimistically and hope!

This is a Mozilla community event. To keep it that way, winners must have a Bugzilla account on bugzilla.mozilla.org created before the end of July 2012, 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. But please do post it in Mozilla news sources!

The judge’s decision is final, and any funny business regarding the filing of bugs on or around the 800,000 mark will be frowned upon. The closing date for entries is midday ZST on Wednesday 5th September 2012.

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