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Author Topic: Giveaway Rule Suggestion.  (Read 2345 times)

Stephen66515

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Giveaway Rule Suggestion.
« on: February 23, 2013, 04:41:59 PM »
Just a suggestion, but to avoid a noticeable influx of members, joining ONLY for these giveaways, can we limit them to ONLY supporting members?  Or possibly members who have X amount of posts, or have been here for X months/years.

I don't like the idea of people finding us through google, through a "Free stuff" search, then leaving if and when they get something.

Again, just a suggestion, and not a specific rule.

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Re: Giveaway Rule Suggestion.
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 04:47:57 PM »
I totally agree, and contacted llc_silly in that regard.  That was what he had meant, and had set that as a rule on his giveaway.

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Re: Giveaway Rule Suggestion.
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013, 04:54:23 PM »
I totally agree, and contacted llc_silly in that regard.  That was what he had meant, and had set that as a rule on his giveaway.

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Re: Giveaway Rule Suggestion.
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013, 05:12:56 PM »
I've won several things through the old giveaways (thanks to mousers happiness calculator). I would fully support this idea as, like you said, only supporting members would be eligible and less likely to up and leave the site because they were only after a free product.

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Re: Giveaway Rule Suggestion.
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2013, 05:13:52 PM »
Agree - I suggest supporting member with 25 posts as a minimum.

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Re: Giveaway Rule Suggestion.
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2013, 05:19:08 PM »
I've won several things through the old giveaways (thanks to mousers happiness calculator). I would fully support this idea as, like you said, only supporting members would be eligible and less likely to up and leave the site because they were only after a free product.

This suggestion is open, not to put a limit on who, or what, but to get an idea of what the community wants.  I personally don't think that these should be open to people, who have obviously signed up purely for this reason, and will leave once they win or lose.

I don't disagree, that some will stay, but those people will be 1/100, and those numbers, hardly seem worth it.

We could limit to:

  • Supporting Members
  • Charter Members
  • 25+ Posts
  • Contributing Developers
  • Contributing Beta Testers
  • + More

The only real suggestion I have, is a total lockdown on people, whose FIRST post, is in a giveaway thread, and/or you can see their signup date corresponds to such.

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Re: Giveaway Rule Suggestion.
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2013, 05:21:03 PM »
I totally agree, and contacted llc_silly in that regard.  That was what he had meant, and had set that as a rule on his giveaway.

wraith can I suggest you point this out in the post (or am I missing something?) - one of the posters seems pretty sure they won it :-\ - or maybe better let them sort it out between themselves...
FWIW he did say 'members', which isnt 100% clear ('participants' used be called 'members' - but I presume he meant supporting members)
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Re: Giveaway Rule Suggestion.
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2013, 05:22:28 PM »
I totally agree, and contacted llc_silly in that regard.  That was what he had meant, and had set that as a rule on his giveaway.

wraith can I suggest you point this out in the post (or am I missing something?) - one of the posters seems pretty sure they won it :-\ - or maybe better let them sort it out between themselves...
FWIW he did say 'members', which isnt 100% clear ('participants' used be called 'members' - but I presume he meant supporting members)

It has been mentioned in the post, and said post has subsequently been locked until further notice (Wraith is on the ball there).