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Old 23-01-2013, 4:25 PM
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if it's not too complicated, the ideal would be tick for done, skip for something you want to go back on later (perhaps ie comp not loading) and X for not interested in
I agree as it's time consuming to subscribe and to unsubscribe and email notifications don't work anyway!
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if it's not too complicated, the ideal would be tick for done, skip for something you want to go back on later (perhaps ie comp not loading) and X for not interested in
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I agree as it's time consuming to subscribe and to unsubscribe and email notifications don't work anyway!
i disagree
there ya go 2 against 1, almost evened it out for bringing up 5 month old posts again

there is a tick to show its done
the X is for not interested/skipping
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Hi all

There's some confusion over when to use the expired button and some compers have asked for clarification.

It's to be used to move expired competitions only.

To help prevent people accidentally entering a competition twice please continue to send merge requests for duplicated competitions to board guides.

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Thanks Andrea

(sneeks back in & say's it's a shame we can't use the expired button to get the self promotion posts off the forum & the dupes, as it is so quick. What we did last night was when a dupe is posted we got the link from the original post, put the link in the thread like we do now saying dupe original here, please click expired, so like that people can click the link to check it is a dupe then click expired. This worked really well with a self promotion comp last night, posted it was a self promotion obvious as the persons username was the blogs name, asked everyone to click expired, it went into game over & I brought it back onto the comp board as I am not linked to the site re listed it & all that was done within 5 mins)

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This worked really well with a self promotion comp last night, posted it was a self promotion obvious as the persons username was the blogs name, asked everyone to click expired, it went into game over & I brought it back onto the comp board as I am not linked to the site re listed it & all that was done within 5 mins)

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Isn't that just going to encourage people to post their own comps? If they know somebody will simply repost it they might as well be allowed to post it themselves surely? Just a thought.
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Thanks Andrea

(sneeks back in & say's it's a shame we can't use the expired button to get the self promotion posts off the forum & the dupes, as it is so quick. What we did last night was when a dupe is posted we got the link from the original post, put the link in the thread like we do now saying dupe original here, please click expired, so like that people can click the link to check it is a dupe then click expired. This worked really well with a self promotion comp last night, posted it was a self promotion obvious as the persons username was the blogs name, asked everyone to click expired, it went into game over & I brought it back onto the comp board as I am not linked to the site re listed it & all that was done within 5 mins)

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Isn't that just going to encourage people to post their own comps? If they know somebody will simply repost it they might as well be allowed to post it themselves surely? Just a thought.
Depends are we trying not to allow self promotion or make sure the self promoter doesn't get the thanks for posting the comp?
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Isn't that just going to encourage people to post their own comps? If they know somebody will simply repost it they might as well be allowed to post it themselves surely? Just a thought.
No because they would be told on the thread like now that self promotion is not allowed. It then goes to game over.Then they see their comp posted by someone on the forum & not connected to the company, so they would be more likely to Pm someone on the comp board to post their comp for them which is a win win situation

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Which we have been asked in the past not to do if I recall.
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Depends are we trying not to allow self promotion or make sure the self promoter doesn't get the thanks for posting the comp?
We are not allowing self promotion as the board rules say.

As for the thanks anyone can go into the game over section & post the comp on the main board as long as they are not connected to the company AND like I did link back to the first comp that was self promotion & ask people to check their thanks, which also gives the chance to click thanks on the bottom of the original posters comp so the self promotion person who first listed the comp also get the thanks

It's nothing to do with taking the thanks away from the first person, it's about getting good comps listed back on the boards for everyone to enter

Same as comps that are posted with the wrong title lay out, we all explain the correct way to post it but more than likely they don't do it so it goes into game over. Anyone can go in their re list the comp with correct details with a link to the original comp that was listed wrong to check their thanks & thank the original poster

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Which we have been asked in the past not to do if I recall.
Really? I have not seen that. Was their a reason why not to?

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We are not allowing self promotion as the board rules say.

As for the thanks anyone can go into the game over section & post the comp on the main board as long as they are not connected to the company AND like I did link back to the first comp that was self promotion & ask people to check their thanks, which also gives the chance to click thanks on the bottom of the original posters comp so the self promotion person who first listed the comp also get the thanks

It's nothing to do with taking the thanks away from the first person, it's about getting good comps listed back on the boards for everyone to enter

Same as comps that are posted with the wrong title lay out, we all explain the correct way to post it but more than likely they don't do it so it goes into game over. Anyone can go in their re list the comp with correct details with a link to the original comp that was listed wrong to check their thanks & thank the original poster

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But you are allowing self promotion!

It would encourage people to post self promotions competitions if they knew they would only get moved to GO and re posted!
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But it would not be self promotion. Self promotion is if the person them self posts it

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It has come to our attention that some companies are attempting to sidestep our Forum Rules on vested interest posting by agreeing certain members post competitions on their behalf. Let's be clear, we absolutely will not tolerate this, and if we find out this is still happening we have the option of banning not only the company from our forum, but also the user account in question.

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It has come to our attention that some companies are attempting to sidestep our Forum Rules on vested interest posting by agreeing certain members post competitions on their behalf. Let's be clear, we absolutely will not tolerate this, and if we find out this is still happening we have the option of banning not only the company from our forum, but also the user account in question.

Please don't do it.

Thanks Lilias,

I really did not see this before.

So Scrap that then

So back to using the expired button to get the self promotions off the forum would be even more appropriate now then gets them off faster

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Thanks Lilias,

I really did not see this before.

So Scrap that then

So back to using the expired button to get the self promotions off the forum would be even more appropriate now then gets them off faster

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No using the expired button only moves them to a different board. Self promotion should be reported to get deleted off the forum.
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Same as comps that are posted with the wrong title lay out, we all explain the correct way to post it but more than likely they don't do it so it goes into game over. Anyone can go in their re list the comp with correct details with a link to the original comp that was listed wrong to check their thanks & thank the original poster

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pm a BG with the correct end date to edit and move it back as other people do, if you repost it people will report it as a dupe


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Thanks Lilias,

I really did not see this before.

So Scrap that then

So back to using the expired button to get the self promotions off the forum would be even more appropriate now then gets them off faster

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no, report self promotion as other people do and the team will remove it, (sending it to GO is not getting it off the forums, only off the main comps board) the expire button is for expired comps

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Thanks Moneybot & Glad,

Pleased I brought it up now because I had no idea you could PM a BG to get the comp out of game over & back listed on the main comp board with the correct title

When you report a post as self promotion do you just write posted as self promotion? sounds daft but there are so many title options I was not sure

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When you report a post as self promotion do you just write posted as self promotion? sounds daft but there are so many title options I was not sure

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Yes I just put posted as self-promotion (I also point out if the user name is self-promotion), one last night was removed quite quickly.
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what do we do about the daily mags that are duped then please?
Cornish pasty always asks we press expired to send them to GO
& it's been working well, but if we're not to expire dupes now what do we do about the daily dupes
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