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The comp type (fb) (tw) etc, meaning you sometimes miss part of the actual prize in the title

56.36% • 62 votes

The actual prize, meaning you sometimes miss what type of comp it may be (fb) etc.

43.64% • 48 votes

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    • morningpostie
    • By morningpostie 13th Feb 18, 10:23 PM
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    Compers title preference
    • #1
    • 13th Feb 18, 10:23 PM
    Compers title preference 13th Feb 18 at 10:23 PM
    Due to the new (temporary?) 50 character limit in thread titles, which do compers think is more important?
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    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 13th Feb 18, 10:42 PM
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    • #2
    • 13th Feb 18, 10:42 PM
    • #2
    • 13th Feb 18, 10:42 PM
    Omitting "Win a ..." would save a few characters.

    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 13th Feb 18, 10:44 PM
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    • #3
    • 13th Feb 18, 10:44 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 10:44 PM
    It would have to be an extraordinary prize if a couple of characters for FB, TW, RC, GL etc didn't allow at the least the gist of the prize in the title (if need be just drop the "win")
    Internet goodness £24268
    • xLuckyxAshxWinsx
    • By xLuckyxAshxWinsx 13th Feb 18, 10:53 PM
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    • #4
    • 13th Feb 18, 10:53 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 10:53 PM
    I've gone for the actual prize, generally if it's a prize I want to win it doesn't matter to me what type of comp it is and as a rule if it's in the body of the thread if I hover over the title I can see a bit more info without clicking
    • Makeandsave
    • By Makeandsave 13th Feb 18, 11:23 PM
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    • #5
    • 13th Feb 18, 11:23 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 11:23 PM
    Would be nice TW/ FB/RA/IN/GL(gleam)/WS (website) at the start then end date like 02/02 missing the year off then the prize.
    Feb Wins: £10 winneroo cash, Ivor The Engine board game, £20 Booths voucher, Meal for 2 and £50 voucher, Victoria & Abdul DVD, Adam Roberts’s book.
    • JayJay1874
    • By JayJay1874 14th Feb 18, 12:06 AM
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    • #6
    • 14th Feb 18, 12:06 AM
    • #6
    • 14th Feb 18, 12:06 AM
    Would be nice TW/ FB/RA/IN/GL(gleam)/WS (website) at the start then end date like 02/02 missing the year off then the prize.
    Originally posted by Makeandsave
    Never going to happen - that would break the forum for all people who sort by end date.
    • JayJay1874
    • By JayJay1874 14th Feb 18, 12:09 AM
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    • #7
    • 14th Feb 18, 12:09 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 12:09 AM
    Went for actual prize. Don't really care about the entry method if it's something i want to win, i'll enter regardless of method.


    There should also be some guidance on people making sure the thread title explains what the prize is - sometimes a copy/paste from the promoter's page gives a title that means nothing.
    • One-Eye
    • By One-Eye 14th Feb 18, 12:27 AM
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    • #8
    • 14th Feb 18, 12:27 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 12:27 AM
    I think FB/TW/GL/RC are essential.

    E: 28/02 Win a Fish Slice (FB, IG, TW)
    E: 28/02 FishSlice-FBIGTW ....... . . . . . . ....is 13 characters shorter

    The bit I am finding most annoying is copying titles from previous comps that are now too long, or having to edit something in an old comp with a long title which now requires a shorter title to be created.
    • pate-ci0
    • By pate-ci0 14th Feb 18, 7:06 AM
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    • #9
    • 14th Feb 18, 7:06 AM
    • #9
    • 14th Feb 18, 7:06 AM
    Don't much care about entry type, though useful in the title, I enter on basis of prize.
    • toniq
    • By toniq 14th Feb 18, 9:42 AM
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    All u need to do is hover over title and u can see the first few lines of thread.
    !!!9835; HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!! HAPPY HAPPY JOY! HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!! HAPPY HAPPY JOY!!!!9835;

    • BizKiTRoAcH
    • By BizKiTRoAcH 14th Feb 18, 9:54 AM
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    I think prize is more important. If its a prize I want but then it requires effort i'm not willing to do, I just close it. I enter a lot of twitter comps but only for stuff I want or can give to someone. I would rather see something like "E: 01/01 Win baby clothes" than "E: 01/01 win clothes (TW/FB/IG)" but I guess its entirely down to the person posting the competitions.
    • Didoow
    • By Didoow 14th Feb 18, 10:01 AM
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    Definitely miss out 'win a...' in a title as it's not necessary on a competitions board.
    Not sure how many characters we need to save but how about just using F for Facebook, T for twitter etc (or using a number code if there are ones starting with the same letter although I can't think of any that do).
    Other than that, surely the prize is the most important part, then you look more in depth as to whether you're eligible or willing & able etc?
    Last edited by Didoow; 14-02-2018 at 10:33 AM.
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 14th Feb 18, 10:33 AM
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    I think prize is more important. If its a prize I want but then it requires effort i'm not willing to do, I just close it. I enter a lot of twitter comps but only for stuff I want or can give to someone. I would rather see something like "E: 01/01 Win baby clothes" than "E: 01/01 win clothes (TW/FB/IG)" but I guess its entirely down to the person posting the competitions.
    Originally posted by BizKiTRoAcH
    As it happens they are both easily within the 50 character limit without even touching the "win" to make extra room if required - there must be very few cases where enough prize details and if it's required the competition entry method do not fit.

    Just had a look in game over at 3 pages (60 comps) from before titles were shortened - there were only 4 that were over the limit, 2 were web entry, 1 was only over because "win" was duplicated in the title which leaves 1 out of 60 where there was an entry method and title over 50 characters

    "E: 08/02 Win a cut & blowdry and makeup application (Salon Based in LONDON) (FB)"
    Internet goodness £24268
    • Ms Chocaholic
    • By Ms Chocaholic 14th Feb 18, 2:50 PM
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    Since the limit on title characters, I think the "win a" needs removing and will often leave enough characters for all the details we need.
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    • missprice
    • By missprice 14th Feb 18, 5:16 PM
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    All u need to do is hover over title and u can see the first few lines of thread.
    Originally posted by toniq
    I am on a tablet, no hovering can be done, it's click or not. So as I don't do Twitter or ig or gleam then it's handy to know in advance
    63 mortgage payments to go.

    Zero wins 2016 !!!128549;
    • tghe-retford
    • By tghe-retford 14th Feb 18, 7:00 PM
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    I would rather see the entry methods and where a competition is restricted in terms of postcode or an area be included in the title (with as few characters as possible).

    As previously mentioned, mobile users do not have the privilege of tooltips to show the first part of the first post and having to follow the link to find out which competitions you can enter will take up time that could be better spent elsewhere - particularly on Thursday when you have dozens of Bauer radio competitions with postcode limits.
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 16th Feb 18, 3:04 PM
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    There should also be some guidance on people making sure the thread title explains what the prize is - sometimes a copy/paste from the promoter's page gives a title that means nothing.
    Originally posted by JayJay1874
    Or at least please put a line in the post tell us whether it's beauty products or dog food.... not just a link to the comp. I know some of you post dozens and thank you for it but it's a pain to click through twice to work out what the promoter actually sells...
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    • hertzyabazas
    • By hertzyabazas 16th Feb 18, 6:02 PM
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    Or at least please put a line in the post tell us whether it's beauty products or dog food.... not just a link to the comp. I know some of you post dozens and thank you for it but it's a pain to click through twice to work out what the promoter actually sells...
    Originally posted by NBLondon
    You're actually asking posters to spend more time listing comp details because you can't be arsed spending a few seconds clicking through a link!

    Jesus, the mind boggles!
    • Daphne01
    • By Daphne01 16th Feb 18, 7:22 PM
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    Or at least please put a line in the post tell us whether it's beauty products or dog food.... not just a link to the comp. I know some of you post dozens and thank you for it but it's a pain to click through twice to work out what the promoter actually sells...
    Originally posted by NBLondon
    Generally the title will give an idea of the prize.

    I've been using the no "win a" in title method which does help and not putting a space between words (Not ideal but every spare character helps)

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    • BlueBella
    • By BlueBella 17th Feb 18, 10:29 AM
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    Hee hee - when I read the title of this poll, it did cross my mind that it might be asking us which title we prefer eg Miss, Mrs, Master..... etc! I know there are a few comp companies who ask if you are known as Master, Sir, Madam, Doctor, Lord, Lady etc, and I am often so tempted to click on 'Lady' before I chicken out! If I chose Lady, I'd be worried incase I won and they expected to post my prize out to some castle or large country mansion!
    A big thanks to all who post and sprinkling lucky dust to all who enter

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