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    • TickTwo
    • By TickTwo 30th Oct 17, 1:56 PM
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    Dear Bloggers Who Hold Giveaway's/Competitions
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    • 30th Oct 17, 1:56 PM
    Dear Bloggers Who Hold Giveaway's/Competitions 30th Oct 17 at 1:56 PM
    First thing is if this post is not allowed on MSE then please BG's/forum team take it off.

    I don't know if you are aware that since April when twitter tightened their spam filter lots of compers not all have been put on what's called a shadowban. This means that twitter mutes your account so your tweets are not seen by many people at all.

    Thanks to a lovely blogger who had a look at one of her comps she is running to see if my tweet entries are showing in the raff as I am shadowbanned got back to me & said no, they are not showing in the raff & she could not even find my twitter name on twitter.

    So unfortunately some people can not enter your comps on a daily basis anymore by tweeting the comp. So I was wondering if you could help us compers out by adding in a different way to share your comps daily?. Some good ones would be like & comment on a FB page daily, or heart & comment on a inst post daily, thumbs up & or watch a video on your yutube account, Klout you daily (No this is not actually hitting anyone!) anything like that would be fab because then the people who are shadowbaned can still enter your comps daily & share your blogs.

    I would normally tweet about this but at the moment it's like shouting into a empty bucket!.

    Yes people who are shadowbaned do get their twitter accounts back in 24-48 hours but as soon as they start tweeting comp links again get banned once more, yes some people are doing OK & can still tweet daily but so many of us now aren't & we would love to enter your comps daily.

    Thanks for reading & your time if you could spread the word to other bloggers too that would also help

    It's TicketyBoo To Be TickTwo!
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    • bubblebobble23
    • By bubblebobble23 30th Oct 17, 7:05 PM
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    • 30th Oct 17, 7:05 PM
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    • 30th Oct 17, 7:05 PM
    Thank you! Been thinking this for a while. I used to love doing gleam and raffs but now I have to avoid them.

    Perhaps Gleam and Raff should contact twitter and sort it out amongst themselves! stick up for their users!
    • aspella
    • By aspella 30th Oct 17, 7:52 PM
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    • 30th Oct 17, 7:52 PM
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    • 30th Oct 17, 7:52 PM
    It'll be interesting to see whether website owners see this thread & decide to make any changes with all the issues surrounding twitter/facebook bans. I wish more sites that host gleam/rafflecopter competitions would have the simple straightforward option of just click for a daily bonus entry. I don't use social media and I'm still able to enter and win gleam/rafflecopter so don't be put off it only takes one entry to win.

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    • Jenna Appleseed
    • By Jenna Appleseed 30th Oct 17, 8:45 PM
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    • 30th Oct 17, 8:45 PM
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    • 30th Oct 17, 8:45 PM
    Some good ones would be like & comment on a FB page daily
    Originally posted by TickTwo
    Isn't asking people to like a fb page o get a comp entry against facebooks t&c's? iirc that's why some gleam/rafflecopter comps ask people to visit fb pages to get entries & only suggest liking.

    Don't know if asking for people to like and comment on a random post each day would be ok or not.
    "And suddenly I find myself listening to a man I've never known before,
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    • TickTwo
    • By TickTwo 31st Oct 17, 11:52 AM
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    • 31st Oct 17, 11:52 AM
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    • 31st Oct 17, 11:52 AM
    I've also contacted Super Lucky Di & she is going to pass the info onto her blogger groups too. Fingers crossed we see other daily entries apart from tweeting appear on raffs & gleams soon

    If the bloggers don't know twitter has changed it's spam rules/filter then they can't help but I'm hoping they will now they know

    Can't think of anything else I can do at the mo fingers crossed this helps

    xxx
    It's TicketyBoo To Be TickTwo!
    • GlitterFizz
    • By GlitterFizz 4th Nov 17, 11:33 AM
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    • 4th Nov 17, 11:33 AM
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    • 4th Nov 17, 11:33 AM
    How do you know if you have been shadow banned?
    Fruit 'n Nut
    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 4th Nov 17, 11:53 AM
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    • 4th Nov 17, 11:53 AM
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    • 4th Nov 17, 11:53 AM
    How do you know if you have been shadow banned?
    Originally posted by GlitterFizz
    There is a thread about it here.

    Personally, I go to an incognito window, go to twitter and in the search box, I type "From:MyUserName". If I am shadowbanned, I don't get any results. If I am not, my tweets show up.

    • TickTwo
    • By TickTwo 11th Nov 17, 6:05 PM
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    • 11th Nov 17, 6:05 PM
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    • 11th Nov 17, 6:05 PM
    Huge Thank You to all bloggers who are now adding an additional daily entry other than tweeting on twitter

    I'm really enjoying the other daily options because I get to see what your all up to which is far more personal than a generic tweet

    Please pass on the info about Twitter changing it's spam rules & that tweeting lots of links gets your account muted & your not seen or entries going into raffs & gleams.

    Thank You
    It's TicketyBoo To Be TickTwo!
    • TickTwo
    • By TickTwo 20th Nov 17, 2:46 PM
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    • 20th Nov 17, 2:46 PM
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    • 20th Nov 17, 2:46 PM
    Another huge thank you to all the bloggers for adding a different daily entry on their competitions. Seen a couple of new ones this week.

    First one is just a form with your name email address
    Second one is a daily comment on the comp post

    Anything like this is hugely welcome as now twitter has changed it's spam rules saying multiple tweeting of links is classed as spam & your account is muted so only a handful of people can see you & your entries into raffs & gleams don't show.

    If you could keep passing this on it would be great

    No doubt see you around soon
    It's TicketyBoo To Be TickTwo!
    • Jaycee21
    • By Jaycee21 4th Aug 18, 10:40 PM
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    I'm part of Family Clan, we used to have loads of daily options, but we got a lot of negative feed back saying we had too many, as a fellow compete I love the option to do extra daily tasks to get extra entries, so more chances of winning. What's other compete views?

    We have pin images, comment on another post & share options apart from Twitte.
    Last edited by Jaycee21; 04-08-2018 at 10:42 PM.
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    Thank you to all the competition posters, you are all brilliant!
    • hdh74
    • By hdh74 4th Aug 18, 11:07 PM
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    I find anything more than one daily task too time consuming and have stopped entering on the blogs that have too many. I can't be bothered to compete against people who do loads. It doesn't leave you time to actually read anything on the blog either.
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 4th Aug 18, 11:51 PM
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    I find anything more than one daily task too time consuming and have stopped entering on the blogs that have too many. I can't be bothered to compete against people who do loads. It doesn't leave you time to actually read anything on the blog either.
    Originally posted by hdh74
    Any tasks to be completed at time of entry and certainly only doing tasks once is quite enough, I have no wish to waste my time making daily entries or entering competitions that allow it when I know that some people are prepared to spend their time like that so the chances of a once only effort winning are very slim.
    Last edited by mjm3346; 04-08-2018 at 11:54 PM.
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    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 5th Aug 18, 7:26 AM
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    I'm part of Family Clan, we used to have loads of daily options, but we got a lot of negative feed back saying we had too many, as a fellow compete I love the option to do extra daily tasks to get extra entries, so more chances of winning. What's other compete views?

    We have pin images, comment on another post & share options apart from Twitte.
    Originally posted by Jaycee21
    The thing that annoys me with some bloggers is that one of the options is to watch a video. Now whilst I may find it amusing to watch a five minute video of little boy bloggers son using a product that is being promoted once, I have no desire to watch the same video day in, day out, so if it something I really want to win,I click to say I watched it, then simply fast forward the video. I think all video options should be a once only option, not day in day out.

    I try to limit the number I do a daily tweet on too, as I have been shadowbanned in the past for tweeting too much. Although now gleam no longer offer this option, it has cut down the amount I tweet. Thanks for asking for feedback. It is good to know bloggers take the time to ask for feedback.

    • TickTwo
    • By TickTwo 5th Aug 18, 8:20 PM
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    Hi Family Clan

    Unfortunately I'm not able to physically comp much at the mo, the only comps I'm entering is a few raffs & gleams no where near as many as I used to. For me I don't mind how many daily entries you add on your raffs & gleams because it's up to me if I do them or not so it does not hurt me how many you add!

    The video's I click play & leave them playing in one window & carry on comping then once done go back & click enter, you still get your youtube video views up & I get an entry win win. I'm not sure if only zooming through the video's to get the enter button actually counts for us & if you get a view added?

    I don't find entering them the time consuming bit it's finding them to enter that's the pain bit, there is no one stop for all or most blog comps they are spread over comp website's, blogs, FB & Twitter so ok I know how to find them but it's the time it takes & it's doing the same thing day in day out that gets you

    I used to run a blog that rounded most up & post here & Loquax & competition database before but my heath's too bad at mo but think a better list in one place would be a good start at getting more people to enter. So that means most of the bloggers who hold comps often to agree & go to the same place to post them up. I would suggest LuckyDi Competition database or Loquax (I'm banned from Loquax so I would not see them).

    Also a fair few people stopped entering them way back when twitter changed it's rules on how many times you can tweet last year & does not like multiple links being tweeted either so if you enter comps on raff that have the daily tweet option you are shaddowbanned like I am. This does not stop your entries going through them, if your not winning any raffs try changing your email address you sign into twitter with & raffs as I had a email ban either or on both raffs & twitter go figure! I'm currently on a search ban as well as a thread ban though you can find my twitter page yay me!. So when I'm tweeting your daily tweet option you can check I've tweeted it by checking the tweet link I add on the raff but no one else can see the tweet so it's not spreading your comp & blog on twitter like it used to. Of course not everyone is shaddowbanned so I guess you will still see some people's tweets coming up

    I also think some people got put off entering any comps when the the whole privacy thing happened earlier in the year I don't think people knew how far & wide their info was going though I don't think that's as much of a problem with blog comps.

    I've no idea if any of that helped but thank's for asking if you don't ask you don't know!.

    Right off for a rest now phew!
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    • By mjm3346 5th Aug 18, 10:20 PM
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    For me I don't mind how many daily entries you add on your raffs & gleams because it's up to me if I do them or not so it does not hurt me how many you add!
    Originally posted by TickTwo
    If there are lots (or even one) daily entry available and if you do not do it/them your chances are less than everyone who does - if only one entry per person is allowed then your chances are the same as everybody else.
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    • By TickTwo 6th Aug 18, 8:49 AM
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    I wouldn't worry about what everyone else is doing, just enjoy the hobby enter what you want to how many times you want to then forget about it & who knows you could get a winner notification
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    • By mjm3346 6th Aug 18, 10:25 AM
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    I wouldn't worry about what everyone else is doing, just enjoy the hobby enter what you want to how many times you want to then forget about it & who knows you could get a winner notification
    Originally posted by TickTwo
    You do not have to worry about it, the odds determine which is the best bet and therefore the best use of time - For the same prize it is better to have 1 entry out of say 500 which gives you a far better chance than 1 out of 5,000 and although it only takes one entry to be a possible winner it is far better to opt for the greater chance.


    (500 people entering a single entry comp compared to 500 people entering a competition with an additional 3 daily entries available for a month and just 50 people [10%] bothering to do them.)


    The only reason for the daily multiple entries is to drive traffic to the sites to increase their revenue, same goes for the various clicks win sites etc.
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    • By TickTwo 6th Aug 18, 11:13 AM
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    Of course it's to gain traffic & their own brand awareness same as "normal" comps hopefully I've helped with that over the years

    If I thought about how many entries other compers were getting in a comp over me if I didn't enter all the daily entries it would not be worth comping & certainly would not be a fun hobby anymore

    Just enjoy it, enter what you want how ever many times you want never mind about anyone else is doing like I posted it does not hurt me how many daily entries they have because I don't think about comps in the same way you do, neither way is right or wrong it's just how each of us think about entering comps is different
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    • By hdh74 6th Aug 18, 1:19 PM
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    What I don't like is the fact that the same blog may have 6 or more comps running and want you to do mutliple daily entries, the same multiple daily entries for all the comps. eg comment on a FB/insta post, so you need to find 6 different posts to comment on every day and they may only post one, so what are you supposed to do?
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    • By mjm3346 6th Aug 18, 1:55 PM
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    Of course it's to gain traffic & their own brand awareness same as "normal" comps hopefully I've helped with that over the years

    If I thought about how many entries other compers were getting in a comp over me if I didn't enter all the daily entries it would not be worth comping & certainly would not be a fun hobby anymore

    Just enjoy it, enter what you want how ever many times you want never mind about anyone else is doing like I posted it does not hurt me how many daily entries they have because I don't think about comps in the same way you do, neither way is right or wrong it's just how each of us think about entering comps is different
    Originally posted by TickTwo
    It is the multiple entries, effectively making money off those entries and not having a product/service to sell that makes them different to most "normal" competitions.

    It does not need great thought to know that if daily entry is allowed and you do not do it your chances of winning are going to be less than everyone who does the extra entries whereas if everyone was only allowed one entry you would have the same chance as everyone else.

    Avid compers often will make the daily/multiple entries and there is nothing wrong with that, but I, along with the majority of people, are casual compers and the best use of comping time in those circumstances is not going for, or only having the occasional entry, to multiple entry competitions, certainly where the prize is worth less than 500.

    (Fortunately I like numbers so that is an enjoyable side of comping and from not a large amount of time or a high number of entries comping has proved quite profitable for me and I suspect that is partially because of what I choose not to enter).
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