I like to make things more efficient, so I came up HIGHSCORE.MONEY – A public scoreboard you can participate in by simply paying. The more you pay, the higher you're place in the scoreboard.
Of course, it's a bit silly, but people can be silly at times so I figured I'd give it a shot and see what happens.
Curious to hear what the HN community thinks.
Except often "fancy" clothes simply fit better, are better made. Sports cars can be fun to drive. Those are certainly not a "waste" of money, assuming you have the money to spend, of course.
It's really not all that black and white.
I love the site though, clever.
After all, this is mostly advertisement space. Humble Bundle leaderboards have served as de-facto advertisement space for some time. And if we go a lot back, The Million Dollar Homepage is still up, isn't it?
I think I've heard of a similar concept before, but using t-shirts. Setup an "exclusive" t-shirt range, of nice cotton white t-shirts.
The t-shirt would include a picture/logo/design, which was $X - where $X was whatever amount you wanted to pay for the t-shirt.
So you could walk around with a t-shirt that said $100 - or you could walk around with a t-shirt that said $1,000,000 - and people would you know you spent $1m on that t-shirt...
But your idea keeps it exclusive...
Good luck! :)
I hope HIGHSCORE.MONEY is different enough. We'll find out in the next 24 hours I guess.
I hate pay-to-win games. They do have an uncomfortable similarity to the real life though.
Nice one! Maybe donate the funds to charity?
I specifically chose not to donate the funds to charity, since I don't want to provide any value in addition to be being featured in the highscore list. Otherwise it would become about who's most charitable. An interesting too, but a different concept altogether and I'm not sure it's one that would work. (it's not ridiculous enough)
The reason it's not cumulative, is 1) to keep things simple, and 2) I feel it's morally objectionable to add such a strong game mechanic as I imagine people would keep 'upping' their score in order not to lose their spot.
Can we get a <meta name="referrer" content="always"> or maybe a way to edit the link?
I added the meta tag and updated your link to HTTPS.