Posted by Tim Ireland
March 5th, 2009
Hey, boys and girls! Reading the Daily Mail every day can lead to needless headaches and back pain, so what we’d like to do is get some young, fit lads and ladettes to go out there and do some of the hard work for us… in return for nothing but a namecheck! How great is that?!
OK, so we may give one of you a prize based on who brings in the most/bestest tips via our forums. In fact, here’s what we’ve got for you this month:
SPOTTER OF THE MONTH CLUB – SEND US YOUR TIPS!
Spot obvious lies in the Daily Mail and win fab prizes.
All the kids are doing it!
MARCH 2009 PRIZE:
The Knife Crime Awareness Gift Pack
- Genuine ‘rat boy’ hat (accidentally purchased at a jumble sale, hidden in a pile of ladies knickers.)
– The Sheffield Knife Book: A History and Collector’s Guide [Hardcover] by Geoffrey Tweedale (a used copy of this book is currently on sale at Amazon for £187.76 (+ £2.75 shipping)… this one can be yours for free).
To enter, simply register for the forums, join us in the ‘tips’ section and try to be the first/best at spotting obvious cases of deception in the Daily Mail for our editors to get their teeth into. The winner could be chosen on the basis of speed, frequency, quality*, reliability, or just plain old chance if we get a really, really great lie in the first month and you were the lucky pup to spot it first.
(*Example of a high-quality tip: a significant lie that is easy to prove/understand as a lie and the evidence to back it up. Funny FTW.)
[Psst! Picture the 'tips' forum as a filter for alerts, so our editors who are being so generous with their time don't have to read dozens of emails to get the single alert they need. If the item does not make it to the front page - important bit coming up - there will still be a record of it in the forums, should anyone have cause to look into it at a later date. If you don't have a blog and/or don't care to start one, it's as good a place as any to keep time-coded notes and observations on your favourite topics or writers.]
So, in summary, read the Daily Mail (in manageable doses), post examples of outright lies that you spot to the forum, and this month you could win a really neat prize seemingly worth nearly £200! If that were real money, you could eat like a king for a week on that! Even longer if you shop in ALDI.
Next month, we may have a really ordinary prize (or nothing at all), so get going while the going’s good.
Good luck, gang! Oh, and remember; they’d probably get away with it if it weren’t for us meddling kids.