As with everything else, we are making this up as we go. Here's what I have come up with, feel free to chime in with suggestions.
Cris will post an article on the front page. All picks will be made in the article comments.
In your post, state the player and the pick number (#1 - Pat Devlin, or something along those lines).
When the pick is to, or on the way to, the podium, I will make a post "Pick #1 is in". Your official pick will be your last pick before that post. Don't wait until the last moment, once the pick is going up, you're potentially done.
I you edit any post, you will forfeit that pick. I realize that the 'edit' message has a timestamp, but for simplicity sake just don't edit any posts. Figuring out a winner will be tough enough already.
In the event of a trade - if the trade is announced but not the player drafted, you can change your pick. If the trade and the pick are announced in one continuous motion, you are stuck with who you took for the original team.
Scoring will be based on total correct picks. For each pick I will start at the post "pick n-1 is in" through "pick n is in", if your choice was made either before of after those markers, it will not count.
At the end of the night, we won't have the slightest idea who won. I'll go through the entire thread in the coming weeks and months and determine a winner. Everyone else is welcome to do the same. If we come up with different winners (and I'm sure we will) you can go through pick by pick and make your case.
This has a high potential for being a disastrous mess, but our disastrous messes are usually a lot of fun.