Trashing TechCrunch: Time To Vote For The Winners

Update: The three winners have been selected. Glad to see people getting creating by, among other things, starting Facebook groups to get more votes. The winners are A Sucker is Born Every Minute…, Techcrunch, Go Back to the Basics, and Trashing TechCrunch. If you are the writer of any of those posts, please email me (see About page) with your contact information and proof of blog ownership – in other words, put your name and email address somewhere on your blog so that I can see it.

Last week we started a contest to give away three free passes to the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco on April 15-18, valued at $1,500 each. The rules were simple: dig out the worst post in TechCrunch history and write about why it’s so bad.

We’ve gone through the submissions and have carefully chosen the ten most creative posts (we did not include a couple of submissions where the writers said they weren’t interested in the tickets, and we decided former TechCrunch writer Marshall Kirkpatrick wasn’t eligible to win even though he wrote an excellent post).

We’re conducting a reader poll to determine the top three submissions. This isn’t scientific and it’s possible to game it; however, any obvious mass-gaming will make that submission ineligible to win.

In no particular order, here are the finalists:

Here are the ones that just missed the cutoff:

Please vote for the post you like the best. The writers of the top three posts will receive a pass to the Web 2.0 Expo. Voting ends in roughly 48 hours – at 6 pm PST on Wednesday, April 11.