[Clipart] the 10K milestone

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Mon Mar 23 17:32:45 PDT 2009

This is true! I think cool to pick out the 10K person, do a quick
profile on them, and add to the press release, but make sure to say
that all this not possible without long-time contributors and name
out/link out!

Regardless, this whole month shows the importance of having monthly
goals! We have seen huge growth, the community has stepped up and so
many new developers/contributors have come into the project...its


On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 8:19 AM, Greg Bulmash
<oneminuteinspirations at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's a cool idea.  At the same time, it brings out my predatory instincts:
> watching, waiting for #9999 to post, then swooping in and posting 10,000 at
> the last second to win the prize.
> Honestly, if any link love and profiling is to be done, I think it should be
> for the people who have been contributing "mass quantities" over a long
> period, like Nicu Buculei and John Olsen (no offense to anyone not
> mentioned, these are the only 500+ contributors I know of).
> The site will cross 10,000 with or without the person who contributes the
> 10,000th piece, but it wouldn't offer the breadth or depth of selection if
> it weren't for the people who've been in it for the long haul.
> Honestly, from a purely selfish standpoint, I should shut up and try to be
> #10,000 so I can get the link, the profile, the press release and everything
> they carry in terms of traffic and SEO value.  But if there's one thing OCAL
> isn't about, it's being selfish.
> - Greg
> Jon Phillips wrote:
>> I like this idea very much. However, what if the 10K image is a
>> swastika or some adult imagery (don't take this as a challenge please
>> ;)?
>> Or, we can just roll with it and get there and see :)
>> My thinking is we feature the 10K Uploader on the main page for a bit.
>> What kind of prize could we offer better than more link love and
>> praise?
>> We could do an interview with the person, and put them into the 10K
>> press release! That would be fun.
>> Jon
>> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 10:21 PM, Nicu Buculei <nicu_gfx at nicubunu.ro>
>> wrote:
>>> Nicu Buculei wrote:
>>>> Do we have the means to determine *who* is the person uploading the
>>>> image with the 10000 number?
>>>> If so, I am thinking it may be fun to have a game or a contest and
>>>> reward something the person hitting that mark.
>>> I finished the upload of one of my playing cards sets and this, along
>>> with the lot of recent uploads (from warszawianka, papapishu,
>>> johnny_automatic and more) has set the current counter to 9916, very
>>> close to our target.
>>> So I stopped from uploading the other card sets, not only from the
>>> boredom generated by this repetitive, mindless and robotic activity, but
>>> also to leave some fun for reaching the 10K limit, what do you think?
>>> - a contest for the person reaching the milestone? can we offer a prize
>>> or something?
>>> - a guessing game for the day when the target will be reached?
>>> - betting on the person who will reach the goal?
>>> - more...
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