The idea here is to accumulate points. You are awarded one point for every minute. What kind of minute, you ask? Minutes since the last post!
Because Ubuntu Forums doesn't provide exact post times, here is the system:
You use whatever increment is given after you post.
After seeing this, edit your post to reflect your new total.
So each post should have a running point total.
Ex. If someone posts on this thread one hour from now, at the time of posting it will say that this post was posted one hour ago. The poster should go back and edit his post to reflect his new total of 60.
For your convince:
1 minute in a minute
60 minutes in an hour
1440 minutes in a day
10080 minutes in a week
43800 minutes in a month
525600 minutes in a year
Whoever has the current highest total is winning. The game has no end. If the thread gets forgotten, you can come back in a year to swoop up a massive 525,600 points.
Your total is running, so add each time you post.
You get no points for double (or triple, or quadruple, etc) posting. Only time since someone else's post awards points.
Edit: Additional rule: All times going forward are not affected by posts that do not participate in the game. There is an example of this just a few posts in if you want to see it.
Also, disclaimer: This game is heavily based off of a Necromancy game on the XKCD forums.