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    • stevenJcarroll
    • By stevenJcarroll 4th Aug 16, 8:46 PM
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    Selling your soul to the devil
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    • 4th Aug 16, 8:46 PM
    Selling your soul to the devil 4th Aug 16 at 8:46 PM
    I've noticed over the last few months that comments on Facebook competitions seems to be getting quite intense. What I mean is the sob stories. e.g. Comment to win a toilet roll, I have only got six months to live and I've never won anything, thanks this awesome prize so generous of you and good luck everybody. Let's not forget the photos and the emojis.

    On a serious note does any of these comments make a difference in whether you win or not???
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    • Blueyez
    • By Blueyez 12th Sep 17, 2:15 PM
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    The "Married in Michigan in March" family are back with a photo for the final day of the Mars 100DaysofPlay comp!
    • dontone
    • By dontone 12th Sep 17, 2:38 PM
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    The "Married in Michigan in March" family are back with a photo for the final day of the Mars 100DaysofPlay comp!
    Originally posted by Blueyez
    I've just seen a comp to win a trip to Michigan. I wonder if they'll enter to see the 'wonderful son'
    And then they if they win, they can go on FB with lots of new photos.....
    Just saying
    Be Lucky
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    comping = nowt more thrillin' than winnin'
    • Blueyez
    • By Blueyez 12th Sep 17, 3:38 PM
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    I've just seen a comp to win a trip to Michigan. I wonder if they'll enter to see the 'wonderful son'
    And then they if they win, they can go on FB with lots of new photos.....
    Just saying
    Be Lucky
    Originally posted by dontone


    Oh Lord, no! Although I imagine the sob story would win them the prize" We would love to win this prize! Our dear dear wonderful son, married the love of his life this March in Michigan and we would love to surprise him with a visit! We were so sad to leave after the wedding was over, such lovely people! tagging the wife/Husband , fingers crossed, 'insert photo of son proposing to the love of his life' If I remember correctly, isn't he due to visit England soon?
    • dontone
    • By dontone 12th Sep 17, 3:46 PM
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    The "Married in Michigan in March" family are back with a photo for the final day of the Mars 100DaysofPlay comp!
    Originally posted by Blueyez
    It's the proposal picture. Apparently Mrs "Married in Michigan in March" Mam has broken her tablet........MEH!! tell us owt.
    Be lucky
    BEST EVER WINS WON IN ORDER (so far) = Sony Camcorder, 32" lcd telly, micro ipod hifi, Ipod Nano, Playstation 3, Andrex Jackpup, Holiday to USA, nintendo wii, Liverpool vs Everton tickets, £250 Reward Your thirst, £500 Pepsi, p&o rotterdam trip, perfume hamper, Dr Who stamp set, steam cleaner.

    comping = nowt more thrillin' than winnin'
    • Gigervamp
    • By Gigervamp 12th Sep 17, 3:57 PM
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    Oh Lord, no! Although I imagine the sob story would win them the prize" We would love to win this prize! Our dear dear wonderful son, married the love of his life this March in Michigan and we would love to surprise him with a visit! We were so sad to leave after the wedding was over, such lovely people! tagging the wife/Husband , fingers crossed, 'insert photo of son proposing to the love of his life' If I remember correctly, isn't he due to visit England soon?
    Originally posted by Blueyez
    I wonder if son moved to Michigan hoping he wouldn't have to see his parents very often?
    • GeeBee38
    • By GeeBee38 12th Sep 17, 10:22 PM
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    Just seen the "Married in Michigan in March" person for the first time, he's a lot older than i thought, he looks around the same age as my dad, I've yet to see the mum of 8 you all mention
    Last edited by GeeBee38; 12-09-2017 at 10:24 PM.
    • dontone
    • By dontone 13th Sep 17, 1:37 PM
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    Just seen the "Married in Michigan in March" person for the first time, he's a lot older than i thought, he looks around the same age as my dad, I've yet to see the mum of 8 you all mention
    Originally posted by GeeBee38
    The Mam with lots of kids has just popped up on a magazine comp for a poetry book. She isn't hard to find, lots of kids emoji's, etc.
    Tbh, I actually don't mind that as much as the 'Wot (ugh!) a lovely generous prize, etc, etc, etc'. *yawn* And Michigan Mam & Dad.
    Text speak gets right on my nerves. it's 'What' not 'Wot' yuck!!
    Rant over
    Be Lucky
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    comping = nowt more thrillin' than winnin'
    • strawberri_shortcake
    • By strawberri_shortcake 15th Sep 17, 10:54 AM
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    I've had to block so many people for the sake of my blood pressure. I think Rockstar Mum will have to be next.
    Why do mice have such small balls?
    Because so few of them can dance.

    • smitchy73
    • By smitchy73 15th Sep 17, 12:55 PM
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    Loving this thread, did anyone notice the stories on the National Lottery comp on Facebook yesterday? One guy his dad needs help with his critical illness - tennis elbow!! Then everyone started taking the proverbial out of it, even though one word was all that was required, lol.
    2015/16 - £200 High Street Vouchers/Vodafone Prize pack+Beats Headphones(£600)
    Thanks to all the comp posters.
    • Clotilde
    • By Clotilde 15th Sep 17, 1:55 PM
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    This thread is a real hoot! I don't enter very much on FB, so only came across Norman Bates yesterday. Wish I hadn't just taken a drink of tea. It went everywhere!!
    Just saw one where a grown woman said she wanted to be the "winner winner chicken dinner" ,lots of rainbows and unicorns... Maybe it's a 5 yr old who's hijacked the mother's FB.
    • serenity2012
    • By serenity2012 23rd Sep 17, 8:21 PM
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    So the latest thing I've noticed is people commenting lots of time on the same post to try and get mulitple entries, when the comp doesn't say this is allowed. https://www.facebook.com/prizequestar/posts/306717019800252

    Also noticed on instagram I get tagged by people on comps I have already entered, and notice that they tag everyone who is already entered to get more entries. I block these people.

    So sad, to see such desperation and unsporting behaviour imo.
    Originally posted by hdh74
    All AO fb comps are multiple entry. You can enter 1000 times if you can be bothered lol
    August-September 2017: Lots of stuff
    • taxiphil
    • By taxiphil 24th Sep 17, 12:48 AM
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    I notice a comping queen is pulling off the same old tried-and-tested manipulation job of her Facebook followers for the Rescue Remedy photo comp, where a public vote decides a winner.

    Her script always goes something like this (I'm paraphrasing by the way, this isn't a copy & paste!):

    "I hate public voting comps. They're so unfair. I really, really hate them.
    However, feel free to vote for my photo if you fancy. Here's the linky to vote for me.... [xxxxx]
    I'm not asking or expecting anyone to vote for me. In fact I don't even want to win. It would just cheer me up to get a few votes.
    Don't feel obliged to vote for me. I won't be offended if you don't.
    People should vote impartially for the photo they feel is the best. It's not right for someone to win just because they've begged all their friends to vote for them.
    But if you feel comfortable voting for my photo I'd appreciate it very much."




    The next thing that usually happens is that a 2 or 3 horse race emerges with a few days left until the closing date, and the script starts to intensify a bit....

    "Remember that public voting comp I told you about?
    Well you're not going to believe it, but my photo's now got 273 votes and I'm only 10 votes behind the person in the lead.
    I've got no idea how that happened and I'm actually a bit embarrassed about it!
    But here's the linky anyway in case you haven't voted for me yet and fancy doing so!
    I know I said I hated public voting comps, but I did go to more effort with my photo than the person who's currently in the lead. He's obviously been asking loads of people to vote for him.
    It would seem a bit stupid if he was to win – I'm sure you'll all agree with me.
    But don't feel obliged to vote for me, honestly. Vote for the photo you think is best.
    Like I said, I really hate public voting comps.
    It's totally unfair that the winner is always the person who manipulated the most Facebook friends into voting for them."
    Last edited by taxiphil; 24-09-2017 at 1:02 AM.
    • dontone
    • By dontone 24th Sep 17, 9:38 AM
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    I notice a comping queen is pulling off the same old tried-and-tested manipulation job of her Facebook followers for the Rescue Remedy photo comp, where a public vote decides a winner.

    Her script always goes something like this (I'm paraphrasing by the way, this isn't a copy & paste!):

    "I hate public voting comps. They're so unfair. I really, really hate them.
    However, feel free to vote for my photo if you fancy. Here's the linky to vote for me.... [xxxxx]
    I'm not asking or expecting anyone to vote for me. In fact I don't even want to win. It would just cheer me up to get a few votes.
    Don't feel obliged to vote for me. I won't be offended if you don't.
    People should vote impartially for the photo they feel is the best. It's not right for someone to win just because they've begged all their friends to vote for them.
    But if you feel comfortable voting for my photo I'd appreciate it very much."




    The next thing that usually happens is that a 2 or 3 horse race emerges with a few days left until the closing date, and the script starts to intensify a bit....

    "Remember that public voting comp I told you about?
    Well you're not going to believe it, but my photo's now got 273 votes and I'm only 10 votes behind the person in the lead.
    I've got no idea how that happened and I'm actually a bit embarrassed about it!
    But here's the linky anyway in case you haven't voted for me yet and fancy doing so!
    I know I said I hated public voting comps, but I did go to more effort with my photo than the person who's currently in the lead. He's obviously been asking loads of people to vote for him.
    It would seem a bit stupid if he was to win – I'm sure you'll all agree with me.
    But don't feel obliged to vote for me, honestly. Vote for the photo you think is best.
    Like I said, I really hate public voting comps.
    It's totally unfair that the winner is always the person who manipulated the most Facebook friends into voting for them."
    Originally posted by taxiphil
    Eh?? Not being funny, but by asking for people to vote for her, isn't she just as bad as the bloke asking for votes?
    It doesn't make sense. Why shouldn't he win? Why is it stupid if he did?
    BTW, I've had a look at the photos on that comp, and there is two that has tons of votes. One of a sunset at what looks like Scarborough. And one of some woman holding an umbrella in a hot tub (I hate hot tubs, they should be banned )
    But the votes don't add up, there are a lot less votes that what has been stated, so I wonder if the comp organisers have DQ'd them.
    So, I think that I was thinking of the wrong person who wrote the begging post (dying to know who it is now lol.)
    Either way, it is disgraceful behaviour. The bad side of comping rears it's ugly head again.
    Be Lucky
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    comping = nowt more thrillin' than winnin'
    • Gigervamp
    • By Gigervamp 24th Sep 17, 10:39 AM
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    That's exactly it, she IS doing the same as him. And all that rubbish about hating public votes is probably because she has to put more effort into winning.

    I don't comp, so haven't seen the one in question, but going by your description of the two photos, I'm guessing hers is the hot tub one, as she said she had to put in effort to take it (setting up the camera, getting in the hot tub and holding the brolly up!) whereas the sunset pic was just snapped at the right moment.

    Regarding the numbers, Taxiphil said he was paraphrasing, so the numbers he typed were probably made up.

    Haha, I loved the line about not being manipulative, while being exactly that!
    • smitchy73
    • By smitchy73 24th Sep 17, 11:52 AM
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    Whats up for grabs? Is it a loo roll?
    2015/16 - £200 High Street Vouchers/Vodafone Prize pack+Beats Headphones(£600)
    Thanks to all the comp posters.
    • dontone
    • By dontone 24th Sep 17, 12:53 PM
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    That's exactly it, she IS doing the same as him. And all that rubbish about hating public votes is probably because she has to put more effort into winning.

    I don't comp, so haven't seen the one in question, but going by your description of the two photos, I'm guessing hers is the hot tub one, as she said she had to put in effort to take it (setting up the camera, getting in the hot tub and holding the brolly up!) whereas the sunset pic was just snapped at the right moment.

    Regarding the numbers, Taxiphil said he was paraphrasing, so the numbers he typed were probably made up.

    Haha, I loved the line about not being manipulative, while being exactly that!
    Originally posted by Gigervamp

    I've woken up a bit more now, and realised what he did lol. Apologies Taxiphil.
    I hate vote comps too, this is a prime example of why.
    BUT, I'm sure that the T&C's said that it is going to be judged by an independent panel, so all that begging may be a colossal waste of time.
    Be Lucky
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    comping = nowt more thrillin' than winnin'
    • frenchfancy89
    • By frenchfancy89 24th Sep 17, 11:18 PM
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    i think i'm a bit late to the party, but i was just about to post about these exact same things!

    It's the national lottery ones and comps to win kids stuff that are THE worst for sob stories. It's as bad as those 1 like = 1 prayer posts, if i could roll my eyes any further into the back of my head i'd be blind forever. "my hubby and i lost our goldfish this would make our dreams come true and we could finally take our round the world trip in memory of him..." for 100 quid... really?!

    And am i just too paranoid or is it just NOT ok to post pictures of your babies or children publicly online and even worse for sob stories?
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    • Blueyez
    • By Blueyez 25th Sep 17, 12:42 PM
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    i think i'm a bit late to the party, but i was just about to post about these exact same things!

    It's the national lottery ones and comps to win kids stuff that are THE worst for sob stories. It's as bad as those 1 like = 1 prayer posts, if i could roll my eyes any further into the back of my head i'd be blind forever. "my hubby and i lost our goldfish this would make our dreams come true and we could finally take our round the world trip in memory of him..." for 100 quid... really?!

    And am i just too paranoid or is it just NOT ok to post pictures of your babies or children publicly online and even worse for sob stories?
    Originally posted by frenchfancy89

    I feel bad for posting pictures of my pets!
    • dontone
    • By dontone 25th Sep 17, 2:18 PM
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    I feel bad for posting pictures of my pets!
    Originally posted by Blueyez
    lol. Don't feel bad. Pet pics are perfectly acceptable ('cos I do it) Not often, mainly when it is asked, but it beats some of the pics that are posted (especially by you-know-who, and the one who puts her kids on at Christmas)
    BTW, saw one the other day, think it was for sauce, and it said something like....
    'my dad would love these, but he passed away last month'
    Sorry for your loss but, was that really necessary? .........
    Be Lucky.
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    comping = nowt more thrillin' than winnin'
    • Blueyez
    • By Blueyez 25th Sep 17, 2:53 PM
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    lol. Don't feel bad. Pet pics are perfectly acceptable ('cos I do it) Not often, mainly when it is asked, but it beats some of the pics that are posted (especially by you-know-who, and the one who puts her kids on at Christmas)
    BTW, saw one the other day, think it was for sauce, and it said something like....
    'my dad would love these, but he passed away last month'
    Sorry for your loss but, was that really necessary? .........
    Be Lucky.
    Originally posted by dontone


    OMG! for sauce?! It's getting worse. I only post the pics when asked but It still feels weird. I do look at some comments and think why add a picture if they didn't ask?
    Well three months today is Christmas day! Advents are getting closer!...which also means no holes barred sob stories & pictures too.
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