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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 6th Dec 17, 11:26 AM
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    Stupid question time - do you see more comps ending in December than other months?
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    Stupid question time - do you see more comps ending in December than other months? 6th Dec 17 at 11:26 AM
    Hi!

    We're discussing this in MSE Towers and I'm trying to "prove" that there are normally more comps ending in December than in other months due to standard comps that end on 31 December AND advent comps.

    Am I right though? Is this true?

    If you can answer below I can show this to the others.

    Thank you in advance!

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    • MrsTinks
    • By MrsTinks 6th Dec 17, 11:32 AM
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    I definitely see more comps about as all the big brands do them as advent ones - Smaller compnies and businesses also seem to do a lot more on FB in December so I'd say a definite increase in December from my perspective?
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    • Blulu
    • By Blulu 6th Dec 17, 11:43 AM
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    Do you know, I think that's quite a hard question to answer. I definitely see and do a lot more comps in December than any other month, but mostly that is because their are mainly daily ones. So if you count an advent competition that runs daily from 1st - 24th Dec as being 24 comps, then the answer is a clear "yes". However, if you count that as one competition with daily entries, then I'm not so sure. There are clearly a lot fewer non-advent comps posted in December, so if each advent counts as one comp, the actual total may be closer than it feels.

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    • By JayJay1874 6th Dec 17, 12:36 PM
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    There's often less ending on 31st December than on the end date of most other months as instead of running a monthly comp, a lot of companies are invested in their Advent comp. You do get some that are set up with a long entry period with an end of year end date but they are few.

    With around 500 advents to enter each day though, there's definitely more in total in December.

    Do you know, I think that's quite a hard question to answer. I definitely see and do a lot more comps in December than any other month, but mostly that is because their are mainly daily ones. So if you count an advent competition that runs daily from 1st - 24th Dec as being 24 comps, then the answer is a clear "yes". However, if you count that as one competition with daily entries, then I'm not so sure. There are clearly a lot fewer non-advent comps posted in December, so if each advent counts as one comp, the actual total may be closer than it feels.

    Blu X
    Originally posted by Blulu
    I don't think it makes sense to call each advent 1 comp rather than 24. Each day is a comp in it's own right, with it's own winner, the result of which has no bearing on subsequent days. If you miss a day, you haven't missed 1 extra entry, you've missed an entire comp/prize.

    It's one of the biggest frustrations on here, for end daters definitely, that there is no differentiation between comps with a daily entry and a series of daily comps from a company. Both tend to just use the same word, daily, when they are actually very different things.
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    • By Glad 6th Dec 17, 12:49 PM
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    off the top of my head, in a normal month there are around 150 comps ending most days, and 400+ on the last day of the month. Atm we only have 350 ending 31/12, (there will be more posted), but we have 700 advent comps listed and most of them have a different daily comp running at least 12 days usually 24!! So at least 10,000 extra comps to enter in December althouh take into account some companies running an advent instead of a monthly or normal daily etc
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    • By painterjohn 6th Dec 17, 12:51 PM
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    • By MSE Andrea 6th Dec 17, 2:15 PM
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    The only stupid question is the one you don't ask!!!
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    True! I forgot the forum motto didn't I? "There's no such thing as a stupid question"

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    • juliesan
    • By juliesan 6th Dec 17, 2:33 PM
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    am i being thick
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    i can only see two comps ending today, when i do the normal thread title ascending search
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    • By BlueBella 6th Dec 17, 2:42 PM
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    I think many of the December comps end before Christmas so maybe less comps ending on the 31st? I find January is quiet for comps, though I am glad after such a manic December!

    It just bugs me when I see Christmassy comps ending in January - by the time the prize gets sent out it can be February! I've had Rudolph socks and Advent calenders arrive then!
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    • JayJay1874
    • By JayJay1874 6th Dec 17, 3:27 PM
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    i can only see two comps ending today, when i do the normal thread title ascending search
    Originally posted by juliesan
    Advents are prefixed A: Which are on the last pages when you sort in date order. You need to go forward a few pages to where they are prefixed by E: to find those ending today.
    • JayJay1874
    • By JayJay1874 6th Dec 17, 3:27 PM
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    I think many of the December comps end before Christmas so maybe less comps ending on the 31st? I find January is quiet for comps, though I am glad after such a manic December!

    It just bugs me when I see Christmassy comps ending in January - by the time the prize gets sent out it can be February! I've had Rudolph socks and Advent calenders arrive then!
    Originally posted by BlueBella
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    • By Misslayed 6th Dec 17, 4:25 PM
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    i can only see two comps ending today, when i do the normal thread title ascending search
    Originally posted by juliesan
    There are about 160 ending today, you need to move past all the advent comps starting with A: instead of E:

    They start on page 47
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    • sleepyjones
    • By sleepyjones 7th Dec 17, 8:01 AM
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    You only need to look at the number of pages on the Competition forum to see there are more competitions posted in December ... I think we're at around 220 pages at the moment, recently it's been hovering around the 200 mark (before December) ... if you then consider that in that every Advent post there could potentially be 12 (or even 24) individual competitions, there's definately more in December.

    Although, in saying that, there might be less E: (normal) competitions because a lot of the companies are running advents instead of their standard comps, so it depends how you define it and if you include a daily advent as one competition or potentially 12, or 24
    Last edited by sleepyjones; 07-12-2017 at 8:03 AM.
    • krnries
    • By krnries 7th Dec 17, 8:05 AM
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    Couldn't you use the Game Over folder, sort into end date, and see how many pages have 31 Dec as their end dates as opposed to the other months?
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