Mascot polls and finishing touches

Poll Update: We have created a third poll based on the responses we got from the originals. We would love to see your feedback!

We are nearing the end of our 'behind-the-scenes' work. You can see updates on much of our progress below--but before we get to that we would like to announce that we are on the lookout for a mascot for!

Help us decide!

After we pick a mascot for the site we will be redesigning the theme to match. So it's a big decision and we would love to hear from our users. As part of that effort, we ran a contest and received over 200 designs! From that contest we have somehow managed to narrow down just 16 that we would like your opinion on. Though they wouldn't all fit in one poll. Feel free to vote in both and let us know what you think!

If you have a different idea we would like to see that, too--just leave it in the blog post comments or an email.

Our behind the scenes changes

Here are some of the new features that hit the site since our last post.

  • The page for an active giveaway now shows how much karma the sponsor will be getting for awarding (and delivering) the prize.
  • When a winner is chosen, entrants will now have a visual way to see how their odds compared to other entrants.
  • Those who have won will start to see a graph of their wins over time.
  • New badges: "Visionary", "Philanthropist", "A winning quote", "Photo finish"

That's it for now. Next up is the site theme and queuing up sponsors--and then the game begins!

All Comments (6)

  • Forty Watt  small profile picture

    Forty Watt - 02/11/2016 10:43 p.m. (direct link)

    Oh, it is all good, no love lost. I was in a car wreck and have been off work and am slowly starting to lose my fight against boredom.

  • JollyEddie small profile picture

    JollyEddie - 02/11/2016 8:29 p.m. (direct link)


    Sorry about the lack of warning @forty-watt.

  • Forty Watt  small profile picture

    Forty Watt - 02/11/2016 7:47 p.m. (direct link)

    I would have entered, but I didn't hear about it

  • JollyEddie small profile picture

    JollyEddie - 02/11/2016 3:29 p.m. (direct link)


    For those wondering, our nickname for the character is 'Prizemoji'. That is why you see it on some of the designs. Similar to coppergoose's 'The Goose'.

  • JollyEddie small profile picture

    JollyEddie - 02/11/2016 2:35 p.m. (direct link)


    Hah, it was short notice for us as well. For some reason mascot ideas are less obvious when you don't have an animal in your domain name. If you do know any artists that would have wanted in they are still welcome to email concepts to us directly. They have until early next week.

  • Colonel Sanders small profile picture

    Colonel Sanders - 02/11/2016 1:40 p.m. (direct link)

    What I never heard of any contest. :( Ok I wouldn't have entered but still.

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