February 10, 2009
How would anyone else feel about a pay-to-enter competition? Simple rules:
1) everyone pays a nominal amount (eg US$2) to enter (maybe to a centralised PayPal account or something?)
2) winner takes all - the person deemed the "winner" gets the contents of the PayPal account
3) the person setting the challenge is not allowed to enter (clearly, this person may already have spent years working on their design!)
4) the entries are judged by LMR members and these members must not also be entrants in the competition.
Something like that might promote some good rivalry with only a small amount of cash at stake. Perhaps if there were a large number of entries, or a particularly long running competition, we might set a maximum amount of winnings with all other entry fees being used to help pay LMR hosting costs?
Does anyone know if this is even legal?