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Re: too much spam in the forum contest

Post by InspectahACE » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:24 am

Apoptosis wrote:I'm trying to give something away and it seems like people don't want it!
You know darn well I want it lol...the rig I mean :lol:

That's real damn crazy that not many people joined after all the work you put into getting the word out.
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Re: too much spam in the forum contest

Post by Nobahar » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:27 am

I'm sorry it didn't get such a great response. Maybe people are too busy scrambling their taxes :(

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Re: too much spam in the forum contest

Post by pwcmed » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:35 am

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hark wrote:Ah, I understand now. Though it's very interesting to see the contest entries have now tripled within only two days. Could the picture requirement have been that much of a burden for some of these people? :lol:
people are lazy...

The resason I removed the restriction is because the companies that provide the prizes want to see return on investment and I have to show them how many people entered. Last week the entries were under 70, which is pretty small for a $3000 prize. I asked ibuypower for help promoting the contest and they didn't mention it on their facebook or twitter, which is a shame if you ask me. Intel doesn't promote things like that, which is why they let review sites give hardware away. By removing the restrictions on the contest it nearly tripled the entries, which lowers the odds of winning, but I did it for the community so we can get prizes to give away next time.

Sites like HardOCP did a drawing like this and got... 1568 comments in their thread... We are only at 250 for the same system.... sucks, but what else can I do? I e-mailed it out to the 6,100 forum members twice, posted it on the front page three times, made an article out of it, e-mailed our e-mail list of ~5,000 people, put it on twitter where we have 550+ followers a few times, facebooked it on my personal page of ~500 followers and the LR fan page with ~300 followers... I find it crazy that out of all that less than 250 people entered... I'm trying to give something away and it seems like people don't want it!
I honestly did not see this contest until the other day. I try not to enter on the contests anymore to give others a chance to win since I already won. Those self imposed rules went away once I saw what was being giving away. Hell if I win I will give some of my old stuff away to you guys.

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Re: too much spam in the forum contest

Post by Apoptosis » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:49 am

Sorry if I sound frustrated! Been going crazy busy and like everyone have to pay taxes today and am in a rush to get the paperwork signed off by the CPA firm for the extension.
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Re: too much spam in the forum contest

Post by Z999z3mystorys » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:11 pm

I myself only learned about it recently, and just now joined, I'm sure I'll be hanging around here some, just to find a good forum like this is nice. But yeah, most people who entered are likely to disappear soon :/

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Re: too much spam in the forum contest

Post by djpinc19 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:47 pm

seeing as how Hark won, i am happy because it wasnt some account with 1 post

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Re: too much spam in the forum contest

Post by Nobahar » Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:21 am

Me too :) Though admittedly I'd be happier if I had won it :axe:

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Re: too much spam in the forum contest

Post by iseeman » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:00 pm

djpinc19 wrote:seeing as how Hark won, i am happy because it wasnt some account with 1 post
:lol: true

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