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banned#1
(No link until ASB/mods decide on cross-promo issues)
banned#2
vb1, I've locked that thread meantime and errr I don't seem to be able to unlock if required. :oops:
banned#3
aScottishBloke
vb1, I've locked that thread meantime and errr I don't seem to be able to unlock if required. :oops:


yeah sorry got your PM seconds after posting.

Why did you lock the community thread rather than the proper FS thread? :/

Also I don't seem to be able to see anyone else's community threads either. In fact I can only see 3 threads in community on fo.lk

hmm.... I don't like fo.lk :(

You're a bad man asb.


I posted:

1 x FS item on fo.lk
1 x community post on fo.lk
1 x slightly dodgy rules loophole thread in misc to advertise my community pos

so I'm not sure I broke any fo.lk rules, just maybe a hukd self-promo rule?
#4
Im trying to list an item on FO.LK, but its not having it! :x
#5
aScottishBloke
vb1, I've locked that thread meantime and errr I don't seem to be able to unlock if required. :oops:


:lol::lol:


vibeone
yeah sorry got your PM seconds after posting.

Why did you lock the community thread rather than the proper FS thread? :/

Also I don't seem to be able to see anyone else's community threads either. In fact I can only see 3 threads in community on fo.lk

hmm.... I don't like fo.lk :(

You're a bad man asb.


I posted:

1 x FS item on fo.lk
1 x community post on fo.lk
1 x slightly dodgy rules loophole thread in misc to advertise my community pos

so I'm not sure I broke any fo.lk rules, just maybe a hukd self-promo rule?


ooohhhh dont put yourself up for this VB1 - cause I reckon you know what the outcome will be:-(
banned#6
bossyboots
:lol::lol:




ooohhhh dont put yourself up for this VB1 - cause I reckon you know what the outcome will be:-(


what you mean BB? i'm not having a go. I'd go as far as to say I tend to get along with ASB now, even when he infracts me. Was just providing the facts - because I still think fo.lk is a bit broken!
#7
Its worked for me now! :)
#8
Competition is ridiculous, or as you put it confusing, cross promotion can't really be stopped as you haven't said you couldn't. Won't be entering far to time consuming even if the prize is amazing, runners up that is.
banned#9
Yeah i see it :(

Seems ASB locking it also makes it disappear completely off the fo.lk site :(

This has indeed left a bad taste in my mouth :(
banned#10
Adam2050
Competition is ridiculous, or as you put it confusing, cross promotion can't really be stopped as you haven't said you couldn't. Won't be entering far to time consuming even if the prize is amazing, runners up that is.


I understand ASB wants to clarify it, but it seems a bit mean to lock my FO.LK thread...

Besides, like you said its only like posting one misc thread, and linking to another misc thread... kinda pointless, but ultimately within the rules.

I tried to be a bit original but its all gone a bit wrong. Maybe I should just buy an ipad instead - less hassle hehe
#11
vibeone
what you mean BB? i'm not having a go. I'd go as far as to say I tend to get along with ASB now, even when he infracts me. Was just providing the facts - because I still think fo.lk is a bit broken!


No didnt mean anything at all to do with ASB and you - I meant your comp. Didnt you say if people voted they didnt like you, then you would stop posting. Thats why I said that!!

DONT DO IT!!!!
banned#12
bossyboots
No didnt mean anything at all to do with ASB and you - I meant you comp. Didnt you say if people voted they didnt like you, then you would stop posting. Thats why I said that!!


yeah but if loads posted... it would be a case of hukd vs shiny ipad... I'd sell you guys out in a shot for a gadget! :P
#13
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vibeone
yeah but if loads posted... it would be a case of hukd vs shiny ipad... I'd sell you guys out in a shot for a gadget! :P


Got my black armband on :lol:
#14
going the same way as the zavvi comp but that won't be the reason i'm entering as I'm not going to waste any poor souls time that has the misfortune in following me on twitter, buys something from me on ebay or was my friend on facebook (if I done that) as they'd have to come here and essentially sign up and spam a section that nobody reads.

Still a great prize though.(whatever it has changed to at this point)
#15
vibeone

I understand ASB wants to clarify it, but it seems a bit mean to lock my FO.LK thread...

Besides, like you said its only like posting one misc thread, and linking to another misc thread... kinda pointless, but ultimately within the rules.

I tried to be a bit original but its all gone a bit wrong. Maybe I should just buy an ipad instead - less hassle hehe


I think if there going to do competitions they should actually listen to the members like they do on feedback.

Sorry to be cynical mods but you don't learn (mods with the authority to make comps).

I think you should be allowed to misc it up and link it to the other misc, essentially both sites advertise each other. Not sure what there going to gain out of it as Facebook and ebay links don't work. (didn't check them before going ahead either)

Think they should of done the competition a bit like the API one and just asked people to design a layout for the website as the current one has been crayoned in tbh.
banned#16
I locked the thread, not for the hukd/fo.lk cross promotion but as a precaution whilst I took opinion on using your original misc thread/poll as promoting your sale.

That said, I can't unlock at present, but will be actioned asap.
banned#17
Well I'm off to bed (ASB did say it probably wouldn't get resolved tonight).

If it comes back that I was right... all the mods should post in my fo.lk community thread as a gesture of goodwill.

Night!
banned#18
aScottishBloke
I locked the thread, not for the hukd/fo.lk cross promotion but as a precaution whilst I took opinion on using your original misc thread/poll as promoting your sale.

That said, I can't unlock at present, but will be actioned asap.


Yeah i understand that - but even if the misc thread is infraction-worthy for promoting my FS post, I don't see why the fo.lk community thread should have been locked.

Not arguing - just telling it as I see it :)

Anyways sleepies :)


(ps: its fairly irrelevant anyway, no one will post anyway due to the clear lack of VB1 hatred, so I'm relying on less than 4 other people bothering to enter, Ho hum.
#19
VB1...you post on mine, I'll post on yours ;-)
#20
vibeone
Yeah i understand that - but even if the misc thread is infraction-worthy for promoting my FS post, I don't see why the fo.lk community thread should have been locked.

Not arguing - just telling it as I see it :)

Anyways sleepies :)


(ps: its fairly irrelevant anyway, no one will post anyway due to the clear lack of VB1 hatred, so I'm relying on less than 4 other people bothering to enter, Ho hum.


I'll hate you if it helps you win. At least someone should win if they pretend to be popular.:p
suspended#21
I will be charging £1 for a post in your threads, any takers? :p
[admin]#22
Adam2050
Competition is ridiculous, or as you put it confusing, cross promotion can't really be stopped as you haven't said you couldn't. Won't be entering far to time consuming even if the prize is amazing, runners up that is.


What's confusing?

Members post a FS thread in folk and a link back in the community section.

We didn't open this up to misc to discuss because there are more members on the site than the misc and feedback regulars.

If there is a glitch, broken link, anything like that then it'd be good if you could report it with specifics.
[helper]#23
ants97
they'd have to come here and essentially sign up and spam a section that nobody reads.

Still a great prize though.(whatever it has changed to at this point)


....and the more spam there is on there, the less incentive there will be to read it. I presume the purpose of the comp is to increase members and activity on the site but if you were thinking of joining a site and all you could see was lots of inane comments, would you think that site was worth joining? Better to have 10 informative posts, than 100 useless ones....
banned#24
juliet_bravo

What's confusing?

Members post a FS thread in folk and a link back in the community section.

We didn't open this up to misc to discuss because there are more members on the site than the misc and feedback regulars.

If there is a glitch, broken link, anything like that then it'd be good if you could report it with specifics.



jb... whats going on with my thread then? Currently its not visible, and the fo.lk version of "locked".

I know this compo is to get fo.lk more popular, and you know I alienate 90% of the people you are targeting, but did you have to make it so blatant that I'm not entitled to enter?


Can you just confirm you won't be letting me enter, so I can move on in life - I feel like I'm just standing still, waiting to die.
#25
can anyone actually link their facebook?? or even ebay. ive tried but it seems to do nothing, and it does less for linking ebay.
banned#26
shanecr
can anyone actually link their facebook?? or even ebay. ive tried but it seems to do nothing, and it does less for linking ebay.


I managed to link twitter (eventually - kept logging me out of fo.lk or timing out), and facebook (which I later unlinked).

ebay didn't work.
#27
juliet_bravo

What's confusing?

Members post a FS thread in folk and a link back in the community section.

We didn't open this up to misc to discuss because there are more members on the site than the misc and feedback regulars.

If there is a glitch, broken link, anything like that then it'd be good if you could report it with specifics.


gari189
....and the more spam there is on there, the less incentive there will be to read it. I presume the purpose of the comp is to increase members and activity on the site but if you were thinking of joining a site and all you could see was lots of inane comments, would you think that site was worth joining? Better to have 10 informative posts, than 100 useless ones....



JB this.

Most of the members here already have an account as they are already placed here, as I pointed out here it's an exercise to increase traffic. Which is a shame really as the competition could be more effective. Or the prize rather could be of more use here, I still believe Fo.Lk is an awful site extension and needs rethinking. ( Rather rushed)
banned#28
Getting a bit stupid now...

jb has even posted on fo.lk - and in here, yet completely ignored my requests for help. either do something to fix it - or just admit I'm not allowed to enter.

Considering its a competition based on getting x number of replies in y number of days/hours, its a bit pathetic to leave my thread locked as it clearly affects the competition.
#29
I'll just buy an ipad,easier and will take less time than working out how to enter the comp

Imo we should be sorting out all the issues with FO.LK rather than encouraging more people to use it

However good luck to anyone managing to enter
banned#30
I've been allowed to repost my thread - but not advertise it :(

So if you want to confirm this - you'll have to find out which thread is mine yourselves :P
#31
can you give a clue?
banned#32
jasonrat
can you give a clue?


Um...

Well I guess I'm allowed to link to the community section of FO.LK right?

http://www.fo.lk/community/all/new

then you're on your own in terms of working out which one is VB1's :)
#33
just so people know if they dont

The Grand Prize Winner will be the member with the largest number of comments from unique members on a community link to a For Sale thread by the contest closing date.


so basically you need to get as many new members to post in your thread

which to me is similar to a vote for me thread
#34
im not going to bother. its a pigs ear.
banned 1 Like #35
shanecr
im not going to bother. its a pigs ear.


In that case shane, you should go to the folk community page, and pick your favourite to reply to! (me!)

Link to community page:


http://www.fo.lk/community/all/new
#36
vibeone
In that case shane, you should go to the folk community page, and pick your favourite to reply to! (me!)

Link to community page:


http://www.fo.lk/community/all/new


LMAO


Gotta rep that brass nutted comment
banned#37
shanecr
LMAO


Gotta rep that brass nutted comment


Sod rep - you know what to do son.
#38
vibeone
In that case shane, you should go to the folk community page, and pick your favourite to reply to! (birdyboyuk!)

Link to community page:


http://www.fo.lk/community/all/new


I hear ya! :thumbsup:
[helper]#39
jasonrat
so basically you need to get as many new members to post in your thread

which to me is similar to a vote for me thread


There is nothing in the rules from what I can see of a large group of members setting up a "comment" circle. Bit like a rep circle, where 20 or so Misc'ers comment in each others thread, ie "you comment in mine, I'll comment in yours" etc........

But your right just not worth the bother, mind you if a member who contributes alot to Hot Deals (posting deals/comps giving members help in Misc et) created a thread - I'd comment. Rather see them win something, than a complete unknown....
#40
gari189
There is nothing in the rules from what I can see of a large group of members setting up a "comment" circle. Bit like a rep circle, where 20 or so Misc'ers comment in each others thread, ie "you comment in mine, I'll comment in yours" etc........

But your right just not worth the bother, mind you if a member who contributes alot to Hot Deals (posting deals/comps giving members help in Misc et) created a thread - I'd comment. Rather see them win something, than a complete unknown....


*cough* :oops: :thumbsup:

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