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Re: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2400MHz Memory Kit Givew

Postby Darkstar » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:08 am

never had a problem with contest until Facebook became a requisite.......

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Re: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2400MHz Memory Kit Givew

Postby vbironchef » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:36 am

+1

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Re: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2400MHz Memory Kit Givew

Postby slugbug » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:21 am

Anyone claim these two prizes yet?

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Re: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2400MHz Memory Kit Givew

Postby eunoia » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:48 am

Darkstar wrote:never had a problem with contest until Facebook became a requisite.......

:drinkers:


also +1

They're doing it wrong anyway.

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Re: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2400MHz Memory Kit Givew

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:58 pm

I guess we should just stop giving stuff away then.
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Postby vbironchef » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:10 pm

Apoptosis wrote:I guess we should just stop giving stuff away then.


On Facebook: The answer in YES!

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Postby Apoptosis » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:13 pm

vbironchef wrote:
Apoptosis wrote:I guess we should just stop giving stuff away then.


On Facebook: The answer in YES!


These contests are being a hassle again. No one is happy and everyone wants to gripe.

Not sure I will be doing any contests anymore.

I might just do major giveaways once a year or something.
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Re: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2400MHz Memory Kit Givew

Postby vbironchef » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:18 pm

That sounds good. Who needs the hassle of Facebook anyway. Legit Reviews stands on its own without some gimmick.

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Postby Apoptosis » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:27 pm

vbironchef wrote:That sounds good. Who needs the hassle of Facebook anyway. Legit Reviews stands on its own without some gimmick.


Not a gimmick...

It's the #2 traffic driver to the site behind Google.
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Re: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2400MHz Memory Kit Givew

Postby vbironchef » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:08 pm

I started a poll to see what everyone thinks. Apoptosis, you can't have it both ways. Either you like facebook or you don't. Make up your mind. I think Facebook is a big waste of time and effort. Not to mention all the privacy issues.

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Re: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2400MHz Memory Kit Givew

Postby OregonSlacker » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:47 pm

I enjoyed the contests on facebook,
however just a little more forethought is required, such as requesting a email address or forum name to contact the winner.

The reason why facebook doesn't want you notifying winners via there system is because
its not foolproof and some messages do not get sent, or get lost and they don't want to be responsible.

I'm sorry this has been a frustration for the admins, I do appreciate the hard work and efforts that go into these contests.

Thanks for all your efforts guys.

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Re: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2400MHz Memory Kit Givew

Postby eunoia » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:52 pm

Apoptosis wrote:I guess we should just stop giving stuff away then.


I think we're just saying you need to figure out a better way. You're not the first to figure out Facebook is a machine to drive web (bot) traffic, but in the real world disliking something is just as valid a viewpoint as liking something. Quite a few established members and sophisticated web users are saying they dislike Facebook with the passion of 1000 burning suns. Don't shoot the messenger. The only way to avoid any negativity would be to go full Facebook, but take my humble advice: Never go full Facebook.

Apoptosis wrote:I've sent messages to 5 people on Facebook and no one is getting back to me...

Going to send another today...

No one has claimed the Biostar board either... I think I am up to 6 on that one. I stopped posting winners on Facebook till they confirm... If I didn't do that I'd be spamming with winners that enter yet never claim. A few people I can't get in touch with because on FB they have the policies so tight you can't message them.


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Re: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2400MHz Memory Kit Givew

Postby Kaos Kid » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:05 am

Eunoia, the real problem isn't so much facebook (yeah it does suck), it is that people "drive by" just to enter the contest and then don't actually visit the site for anything else besides that. It's simple, all they have to do is set their profile here on Legit Reviews to notify them that there has been activity on the giveaways thread, and they can then see that their name has been drawn. Honestly, I don't feel sorry for those that missed out, since they were never really here in the first place. They don't know what they are missing, since the prizes are the least of it. People come for the chance to win, but the goal is we really hope that they stick around for the community.
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Re: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2400MHz Memory Kit Givew

Postby Apoptosis » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:55 am

Kaos Kid wrote:Eunoia, the real problem isn't so much facebook (yeah it does suck), it is that people "drive by" just to enter the contest and then don't actually visit the site for anything else besides that. It's simple, all they have to do is set their profile here on Legit Reviews to notify them that there has been activity on the giveaways thread, and they can then see that their name has been drawn. Honestly, I don't feel sorry for those that missed out, since they were never really here in the first place. They don't know what they are missing, since the prizes are the least of it. People come for the chance to win, but the goal is we really hope that they stick around for the community.


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Re: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2400MHz Memory Kit Givew

Postby camaroguy1998 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:31 pm

Kaos Kid wrote:Eunoia, the real problem isn't so much facebook (yeah it does suck), it is that people "drive by" just to enter the contest and then don't actually visit the site for anything else besides that. It's simple, all they have to do is set their profile here on Legit Reviews to notify them that there has been activity on the giveaways thread, and they can then see that their name has been drawn. Honestly, I don't feel sorry for those that missed out, since they were never really here in the first place. They don't know what they are missing, since the prizes are the least of it. People come for the chance to win, but the goal is we really hope that they stick around for the community.


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Re: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2400MHz Memory Kit Givew

Postby camaroguy1998 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:33 pm

slugbug wrote:Anyone claim these two prizes yet?


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Postby InspectahACE » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:15 am

Kaos Kid wrote:Eunoia, the real problem isn't so much facebook (yeah it does suck), it is that people "drive by" just to enter the contest and then don't actually visit the site for anything else besides that. It's simple, all they have to do is set their profile here on Legit Reviews to notify them that there has been activity on the giveaways thread, and they can then see that their name has been drawn. Honestly, I don't feel sorry for those that missed out, since they were never really here in the first place. They don't know what they are missing, since the prizes are the least of it. People come for the chance to win, but the goal is we really hope that they stick around for the community.



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Re: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2400MHz Memory Kit Givew

Postby eunoia » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:38 pm

Apoptosis wrote:Amen


camaroguy1998 wrote:+1


InspectahACE wrote:Don't know if I could have said it better.


It's like Facebook in here.
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Re: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2400MHz Memory Kit Givew

Postby vbironchef » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:35 am

Facebook is getting hammered today in the stock market. Looks like FB will end up being another myspace. Once advertising gets involved in social networking it's doomed. Something else always comes around sooner or later.

At the stock market close today 7/16/2012 FB was down:

-2.47 dollars or (-8.06%)


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Re: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2400MHz Memory Kit Givew

Postby slugbug » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:38 am

How many people here use Twitter? That might be an alternative.


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