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AMO Editors New Year’s Challenge

See the winners of the challenge!

The new year is upon us, and it’s time to make a big push on the review queues! Between December 22, 2011 and February 22, 2012, AMO Editors are eligible to win some great prizes.

Editors who review 100 or more add-ons during the contest period will advance to the final round, where a panel of judges will decide on the winners based on the following criteria:

  • Efficiency in reviews
  • Adherence to AMO review policies
  • Attention to security

Here’s what the winners will get:

First Place: 13” Macbook Air
Second – Fifth Places: Android tablet

All editors who complete 20 reviews or more during the contest period will receive Firefox t-shirts!

Not an editor? If you are an add-on developer who’s interested in making an impact and enjoying some great perks, join us!

The Fine Print:

  • No Mozilla employees or contractors are eligible. This is a volunteer-only contest.
  • Finalists will be determined based on reviews performed between December 22, 2011 (12:01am PST) to February 22, 2012 (11:59pm PST). (GMT: Feb 22, 2011 8:01am – Feb 23, 2011 7:59am)
  • Qualifying reviews include only approvals and rejections for any of the three queues (nominations, updates and preliminary), and does not include the standard temporary rejection for add-ons with binary components.
  • Reviews that need to be backed out due to editor mistakes do not count.

See complete contest rules »

Good luck!

4 comments on “AMO Editors New Year’s Challenge”

  1. Wladimir Palant wrote on

    Sounds like this contest will encourage quantity over quality, even with the final round that you’ve probably put in place to prevent this.

    1. Jorge Villalobos wrote on

      Since we already have good guidelines of what an editor needs to do, quality is more of a requirement than a factor. We will be paying special attention to reviews done during this period, and add-on developers are usually very good pointing out when a review has a problem.

  2. Kylie Larsson wrote on

    Can anyone be an editor? (i.e. editors are those that review addons)?

    1. Jorge Villalobos wrote on

      You can find the required profile for an editor on the wiki page. AMO Editors need to be experienced add-on developers, so that they are familiar with the code they need to review.