Marks Anniversary with 'Type for Tunes' iPod Nano Giveaway

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Post pertinent forum messages Nov. 28 to Dec. 4 for a chance to win. -- the free grown-up discussion forums for people with their clothes on -- is celebrating its first anniversary by giving a free iPod nano to a new or current forum member who posts at least one interesting, creative, and relevant message in any of the 20 forums during the week beginning November 28 and ending December 4. The winner will be drawn randomly from all eligible entries.

The contest is part of a membership drive being held in connection with the Snarkish anniversary. To participate, entrants must sign up for their free membership, or log in to their current account, and post a message that is substantive and relevant to the forum they choose. Entries can be news topics or replies to existing online topics. Quality, not quantity, is what counts.

Binky explains, "This contest will attract new members who'll provide fresh viewpoints and the current members get a chance for the nano. As a bonus, we introduce the new members to a forum where they aren't plagued by tweenagers with surging hormones and pulsating emoticons."

Snarkish is a collection of reviews, articles and discussion forums about current events, entertainment, Mac and Windows support, politics, books, photography, and more. Snarkish member Jim Nichol says, "Snarkish forums offer real depth. For example, the movies we discuss don't stop with Harry Potter. We have screenwriters on board who are familiar with indie, obscure, and foreign movies worth watching." David Bondelevitch, another long-time member, says, "Snarkish is one of the few forums on the net where you can communicate with adults about virtually any topic and get an intelligent response."

Binky, a former CompuServe forum manager, founded Snarkish in response to what she terms the "AOL-ization" of CompuServe. Joining her are former MAUG members Alan August, David Ramsey, and CompuServe's Showbiz forum staffer Nicholas D'Amato.

Entries will be judged by forum staffers Binky, Alan August, Steve Lee, Howard Oakley, and Nicholas D'Amato. Complete contest details are found at

For information:
Contact: Binky Melnik

Phone: 212/876-3105

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