paul wheaton wrote:The "ant village challenge" is designed to award one ant a deep roots package.
Judging will be on September 10, 2016....There must be at least 6 contenders on September 10, 2016. And each of those contenders have been actively living on their plot for at least 12 months. This encourages a certain level of support from the ant community. So the latest a contender could start is in august, but I think it would be wise to start before june.
John Wolfram wrote:
With the September 10, 2015 deadline to start quickly approaching I was curious if there was the absolute minimum six people to start threshold had been met.
paul wheaton wrote:There are currently seven ants. I am told that there might soon be two more. I am drawing a line at 12 ants for this year.
Then there need to be six ants that meet the bare minimum requirements on september 10, 2016.
Thomas Wilkinson wrote:I want to become an ant! How do I apply?
from the thread:
"There must be at least 6 contenders on September 10, 2017. And each
of those contenders have been actively living on their plot for at
least 12 months."
"The ant must spend the winter living in a structure built on their
plot." ... "Winter camping in a tent, tipi or yurt does not qualify."
... "A source of heat is not a required minimum. "
A rather permanent structure designed to get a person through a
When I say "a source of heat is not a required minimum" - I am
thinking that a person will come up with something so that they can be
comfortable through the winter. ATI is one way. Passive solar is
another. Having a really small, but well insulated space space is
another - the occasional cooking will probably heat the space well.
I also say "Winter camping in a tent, tipi or yurt does not qualify."
My intent with this was so suggest that what is built is something
that could be a bit more comfortable. So when I come up on friday,
if there is not an obvious heat source, I would like to hear about
what will be tried. I would also like to hear of a possible "plan B"
if "plan A" doesn't pan out.
paul wheaton wrote:I get the impression that Jesse is not sticking around this winter because he needs to earn some coin. Is it possible that the vicarious observers here could come up with a job? Maybe a deep roots person would like to have some work done on their plot? Maybe more support for jesse's patreon stuff?
I guess I need some clarification on what "living in their structure over winter" means. Does having a half finished structure at the start of winter (oct. 15th) count?
If even one of the structures doesn't meet the bare minimum, then the whole challenge is off.
paul wheaton wrote:Jim is ready for winter. The others ... are willing to "rough it" until their structure is ready.
Some people are missing walls or windows or doors. Some people have a roof that is just wood and a layer of plastic.
There are two pieces that need to be done for the five non-compliant ant plots to be winter ready
we took video of the way things are now, but ... you all should not hold your breath for video.
they are already strategizing to do this "amish barn-raising style". Neat!
paul wheaton wrote:
I heard a rumor that they are already strategizing to do this "amish barn-raising style". Neat!
paul wheaton wrote:
The tradeoff is (and this is what I asked jim about) that the $10,000 cash prize is off the table. My finances have dramatically changed and this would be too difficult for me.
Kerry Rodgers wrote:
I wish there were some ultra-light way to post minimal documentation for the next two weeks. Several ants have mentioned how "time consuming" it is to post. I don't know why that is, so I don't know how to help. And now is probably not the best time to tackle it. However, it does seem like a significant missed opportunity.
paul wheaton wrote:
Yes, we took video of the way things are now, but right now I am putting a lot of time into income streams rather than putting out new content. So I think you all should not hold your breath for video.
Janet Branson wrote:Does the new challange have a quarum of 12?
Kyrt Ryder wrote:Perhaps expecting a 50% success rate for ants is too high.
Might it be better to take on 18 challengers for a minimum of 6 ants or keep 12 challengers for a minimum of 4 ants?
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