ikkle87 wrote: »
It wouldn’t just be people who post on the site that entered though. It would get posted elsewhere and would have compers who don’t usually use or contribute to the forum coming to enter
Cefca wrote: »
Kinda like what we do?
Jenna_Appleseed wrote: »
You mean exactly like we do lol.
& didn't the last comp end up having a misleading prize (a signed book that turned out to have a printed signature & people defending it because it was given away by here & mocking the OP for complaining, instead of totally calling it out which would've happened if it had been a company on facebook)?
serenity2012 wrote: »
Exactly like we do. Comps are taken from other sites or social media and repasted here. Sometimes with whole pages of text containing terms, conditions etc. I'm glad for that obviously. People see nothing wrong with it at all and so it would be pot kettle black to moan if anyone did the same thing for any comp posted on this site regardless of where it originated. We can't moan at people for doing what we all do ourselves. As for this forum running competitions I don't see why they should. Companies run comps to promote themselves. Hence sharing, retweeting etc. It's to draw people to their brand. This site doesn't feel the need to do that obviously. I don't have a problem with that.
wdywuk wrote: »
I didn’t take part in that discussion what was the conclusion!
I take it your not a comper & only a non-comper would say such a thing. I don’t use the other parts of the site myself but as a comper I would say it’s giving back.
From everything I see from Martin it’s a middle man who points the way but any money back is often from the bigger players like banks or the big 5 traffics.
I had hoped their would have been more of a rallying cry from the comper’s who spend like hours either posting or doing the comps to get MSE to do more comps but I’m only hearing the opposite
mjm3346 wrote: »
2) Very wrong but irrelevant anyway - it is the forum that costs money to run while it is the main site that makes it. I also cannot see any reasonable person objecting to money being spent on worthwhile projects instead of being given away in commercially unnecessary competitions.
4) Most compers are presumably happy that they get to use the forum for free even if they don't use the other parts of the site which are actually helping to pay for everything.
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