As we told y’all at the end of the day on Friday, UPROXX rolled out a new commenting system over the weekend, both here and across the network. Have you noticed it? The highlights of the revamped system include: a universal log-in that allows users to comment across the UPROXX network without having to re-login on each site, the ability to login via Twitter and Facebook, and the ability to create detailed profiles with avatars.
And if that weren’t enough, we have a couple of other commenting-related things in the pipeline that we think you’ll like, such as the ability to direct message other commenters (You’re welcome in advance for all the commenter hookups this will inevitably lead to), the ability to “like” and reply to comments, threaded comment replying, and the ability to earn awards and badges for excellence in commenting.
With that said, our geeky brothers-in-arms over at Gammasquad are holding a little giveaway for a random person who takes a minute of their time (Seriously, that’s roughly all it takes to register a new profile) and registers in the new system, so we decided to do something similar.
Like Gammasquad, we’re going to randomly select someone — using a random number generator — who registers a new commenting profile and posts a comment in the thread below to win a $100 Amazon.com gift card. However, if you’re willing to register a new commenting profile and comment in the thread below with a little effort, the pot is even sweeter: the person in this thread who writes what we, the UPROXX.com editorial staff, deem to be the funniest caption/comment to the picture below of Dane Cook, Jeremy Piven and Kid Rock kickin’ it together in Vegas will win a $250 Amazon.com gift card.
Here’s what you need to know…
-The contest is open to U.S. residents only.
-Be sure to register with a valid email address, as this is how we’ll contact the winners. Also, make sure not to put any other private information in any other fields outside of the email field, as those fields will display publicly.
-As I mentioned previously, we will select a winner of the $100 Amazon gift card randomly using a random number generator. The winner of the $250 Amazon card will be chosen by the UPROXX.com editorial staff.
-People who register and then turn around and post an excessive number of unfunny comments in a lame attempt to increase their chances of winning will be arbitrarily eliminated from the contest at the whim of the UPROXX.com editorial staff.
-UPROXX.com employees and contributors are prohibited from winning. (RATS, FOILED AGAIN!)
-You have until 6pm eastern on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 to claim your prize. If you’ve won, either by random selection or by the choice of the editorial staff, you’ll be notified by email on Wednesday October 12, 2011. Winners then have until 11:59pm eastern on Thursday, October 13th, 2011 to reply to the email notification. If a winner doesn’t respond by that time, another will be chosen.
Well, what are you waiting for? Good luck! Additionally, any and all feedback on the new commenting system is appreciated.