Full disclosure: I
stole borrowed this idea from Brian over at Knowledge, though, to my knowledge (heh. heh.) he hasn't proposed anything like this... in fact, it may be unprecedented in the HISTORY OF THE WORLD! I'm friggin' Napoleon, byatches!
... OK, probably not. But it still sounds cool.
Basically, my idea is to sporadically post a "mission." It could be a question, random piece of trivia, quiz, contest, task, quest; each mission will be assigned an arbitrary number of points. The victor (ie, the fastest to post the correct answer, or the winner of a contest, or the ) will collect the points. I will keep track of standings, with a running total, in the sidebar of a plain picture. For instance, suppose I declare, "Bring me the skin of the Nemean Lion. The first to do so will get 19,000 points." Hercules brings me the pelt, so I award him the requisite number of points and post his name in the sidebar. (As if eternal glory wasn't enough.)
What do you think? It sounds interesting. Maybe it will be one of those ideas that I think is really great, but soon gets discarded in favor of newer, flashier things... because, as we all know, "Nothing, storm or flood, must get in the way of our need for light and ever more and brighter light. The truth is the light and light is the truth." In fact, that's your first assignment... name the author and title, and you get the first 202.06 points. Post your answer in the comments.Posted by smit2174 at February 2, 2006 6:37 PM | TrackBack