While going through the HTTP_REFERER log of the Month of PHP Security website I realised that there are more incoming refers from various blog posts about it than there are submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Like I previously announced we will honor 10 blog postings with 25 EUR amazon coupons. The winners will be selected by random, however only among those we will select that announce their blogpost to us via the email address provided above.
The reasons for this rule is very simple. Without the announcement we would have to look at every new HTTP_REFERER and manually check if it is just spam, an old link to the Month of PHP Bugs, someone who just copied the blog of another person or other nonsense. In addition to that we have to find a contact address of the person who originally has written the entry and ask him/her if he/she wants to take part in the drawing. This would be too much work. Therefore announce your blog posting to email@example.com or you have no chance of winning one of the coupons.