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#1
That is how it works mostly now, but with limits on "counted" posts + having to not only post in one forum, such as "misc" section without posting to at least one other deal forum.

If all posts counted, it could be unfair for those that can only get access for a short period each day, but could have found one two exceptional deals.

It could also lead to mass posting with not much content in them, such as a "pasted link" with no typing about what it involves.
#2
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[admin]#3
I agree with what Rayman wrote, I'd rather distribute prizes for posting across everyone instead of just the person who posted the greatest amount of posts.

jcat - that's not a bad idea, I'll make a note of it.

I'm interested in any new ideas you guys have for December so bring them on! The more creative the better really :D Remember the idea is to encourage and reward members who contribute as well as to stimulate the growth of the site.
#4
lb1977
AFTER THIS MONTHS PROMO RUNS OUT, WHY NOT GIVE A PRIZE A MONTH TO WHOEVER DOES THE MOST POSTS A MONTH

What would be the point of quantity without quality...

What use is it to encourage anyone to post 60 'Thankyou's an hour or just duplicate posts...

From looking through the members list, there are not that many that are actually active at posting anyway... encouraging purely volumn only without content will only put them off of spending their time hunting for offers...

I do think the promo method that is being used at the moment works good, but I think it should be based only on posts submitted during the particular month, not previous posts... as for what to offer... now thats a good question! I suppose anything equally useful as this months one would be fine!
#5
Its so true that quality posting far outweighs just mass posting. Good thing this is discussed here!

Nick
P.S. Lone Crusader! Thats my avatar darnit! ;) Haha, its a good-un isn't it!
#6
I think the promo runs very well at the moment, as it gives more people a chance of something at the end of the month.

Once the site has more members, the cost of providing so many with a reward would have to reduce. With around 550 people registered now, what happens if there are 1,550? Producing a decent reward for everyone then would be very difficult I would imagine.

Encouraging others to post good offers in any forum, maybe a prize for each forum, to the value of that forum.

For example: The winner(s) of the Freebie forum could win something relative to that forum. Any ideas?

The winner of the Hot Deals forum maybe a money value prize or something like that.

Just my thoughts on it.
#7
haha, yeah, here i was banging my head.... why did that guy post twice when he was mentioning double posts :P
#8
Discogod
haha, yeah, here i was banging my head.... why did that guy post twice when he was mentioning double posts :P

If you mean me... :?: then I would suggest that you look twice... the 2 posts one after the other are not the same poster, we just happen to have the same avatar at the mo... I will look for another avatar to save confusion...

By the way "1" it is a very good avatar... I feel like it most of the time... :D
#9
LoneCrusader
Discogod
haha, yeah, here i was banging my head.... why did that guy post twice when he was mentioning double posts :P

If you mean me... :?: then I would suggest that you look twice... the 2 posts one after the other are not the same poster, we just happen to have the same avatar at the mo... I will look for another avatar to save confusion...

gaaaaah yeah i knooooooow :P :lol:
#10
i may have worded my post wrong but i did mean that all post would have to be about real interest in a certain topic and not just people rabbiting on about whatever to get on top of the tree, so 2 speak

but at least my post got plenty of opinions
#11
LoneCrusader
I do think the promo method that is being used at the moment works good, but I think it should be based only on posts submitted during the particular month, not previous posts...

agree! otherwise people with lots of posts already will simply keep getting prizes lol!!!
#12
How about some recognition for recommending others to the site?
[admin]#13
davemichael
How about some recognition for recommending others to the site?

That's a good idea :) Do you have any suggestions on what may work or how we could do that? My biggest concern would be to avoid having a promo that encourages people to spam newsgroups etc.
#14
Maybe if a rule was applied, whereby existing members have a limit on how many they can refer per month or per week. Anyone reaching that target could receive an incentive? Anyone going over the target would automatically lose the incentive.
#15
Sounds good about only being able to recommend one a month or week and losing incentive if it goes over or under. However as a new member, having just found the site, I would send the link to a few friends now and so wouldn't benefit :( .

Your current promotion gives free CD's / DVD's etc. Maybe for each recommendee that achieves whatever promotion status available the one that recommends them gets one too - only the first time they receive anything, and only one per address (to save it getting too expensive and cutting down on cheats :) )?

Anyway having said that the benefits of being a member of this site is the main incentive and maybe you don't need anything else. After all the more that are in here the more bargains etc that will be found.
#16
davemichael
Sounds good about only being able to recommend one a month or week and losing incentive if it goes over or under. However as a new member, having just found the site, I would send the link to a few friends now and so wouldn't benefit :( .
But you could recommend some for the first week or month, then recommend more the following week or month. Although, being a new member + referring the set amount for that period, would still be the same "total allowed" as the whole group, whether recommended in one day or over the whole period.

davemichael
Your current promotion gives free CD's / DVD's etc. Maybe for each recommendee that achieves whatever promotion status available the one that recommends them gets one too - only the first time they receive anything, and only one per address (to save it getting too expensive and cutting down on cheats :) )?
The promotion now, isn't for recommendations, but for the amount of posts made, with a set rule of ten counted per day. There is another stipulation that only ten from the miscellaneous section are counted over the whole month. So posts have to be made in the Hot Deals or Freebies + others forums. Posts counted for existing members include the total posts made since being a member. That means the higher prize is more difficult to acheive for new members, but keeps the seasoned user coming back for more finds or offers + to stay part of the community.

Also, the incentives need to encourage people to keep finding deals + posting, not only recommendations. The greater amount of people using the site will make the incentive that bit harder to acheive, making the prize of lesser value or still a higher value, but less chance of so many being able to win or claim it.

davemichael
Anyway having said that the benefits of being a member of this site is the main incentive and maybe you don't need anything else. After all the more that are in here the more bargains etc that will be found.

I agree with that! The people here are what make it so good + the nice deals, offers, friendly discussion + general helpfulness as a community make it great!

:D

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