This fo.lk competition

61 replies
Found 16th Mar 2010
I have no interest in it, If I did enter it would be to give the prize away auction stylee an give the money to h4h. However I whilst trying to get my nipper to sleep my wireless on the netbook dropped. When I went to see where it had gone I was presented with many networks 4 of which unsecured. Now as I said I'm not entering (I could just go to the telephone exchange and register on loads of ips there) however on a similar note whats to stop some desperado driving round to wifi hotspots and looking for unsecured networks (illegal and immoral) I know but it's possible. Stupid competition in my opinion any way. I

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I second that...

It's probably one of the most ridiculous competitions i've ever seen.

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Another thing, I know little about mobile brodband but do you get a new IP when driving from cell to cell?

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DarkKnight;8123266

It's probably one of the most ridiculous competitions i've ever seen.


This don't happen much, but I agree with you

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Driving round to find unsecure networks for the competition? Surely you'd just sit in the comfort of your own home and keep resetting your router or use multiple proxy sites.

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master_chief;8123294

Driving round to find unsecure networks for the competition? Surely you'd … Driving round to find unsecure networks for the competition? Surely you'd just sit in the comfort of your own home and keep resetting your router or use multiple proxy sites.



you can't register with a proxy on HUKD. I would know :whistling: You can just change your Ip adress thouhg, don't think anyone would be desperate enough though. Except maybe VB1

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Paddy_o_furniture;8123272

Another thing, I know little about mobile brodband but do you get a new … Another thing, I know little about mobile brodband but do you get a new IP when driving from cell to cell?



You get a new IP everytime you reconnect on your mobile, same as home.

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master_chief;8123294

Driving round to find unsecure networks for the competition? Surely you'd … Driving round to find unsecure networks for the competition? Surely you'd just sit in the comfort of your own home and keep resetting your router or use multiple proxy sites.


I'm sure someone will do/consider it. It's almost as desperate as whoring out your possesions

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ryman1000;8123309

you can't register with a proxy on HUKD. I would know :whistling: You can … you can't register with a proxy on HUKD. I would know :whistling: You can just change your Ip adress thouhg, don't think anyone would be desperate enough though. Except maybe VB1



Really? I'm going to put this to the test...

Thanks for giving all the technichal people clues!!

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You make it sound like the members on here are desperate!

(PS where's the box?)

Admin

We will be checking all new user comments before we announce any winners. Anyone we suspect of cheating will have their competition entry removed.

master_chief;8123310

You get a new IP everytime you reconnect on your mobile, same as home.



Paddy_o_furniture;8123312

I'm sure someone will do/consider it. It's almost as desperate as … I'm sure someone will do/consider it. It's almost as desperate as whoring out your possesions



+2 :thinking: Well, +1 and +1 :-D

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guv;8123367

You make it sound like the members on here are desperate!(PS where's the … You make it sound like the members on here are desperate!(PS where's the box?)


Haven't sent out a replacement, you need the tool?

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juliet_bravo;8123371

We will be checking all new user comments before we announce any winners. … We will be checking all new user comments before we announce any winners. Anyone we suspect of cheating will have their competition entry removed.


It's not the greatest competition you have ever come up with is it?

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ryman1000;8123309

you can't register with a proxy on HUKD. I would know :whistling: You can … you can't register with a proxy on HUKD. I would know :whistling: You can just change your Ip adress thouhg, don't think anyone would be desperate enough though. Except maybe VB1



Bit harsh man. I assume ur messing cos you've posted in my thread I think. I'd 100% confident every last one of my replies are totally genuine.

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ryman1000;8123309

you can't register with a proxy on HUKD. I would know :whistling: You can … you can't register with a proxy on HUKD. I would know :whistling: You can just change your Ip adress thouhg, don't think anyone would be desperate enough though. Except maybe VB1



Ahh so they've blocked the IP addresses of proxy sites. Well that's an eternal game of cat and mouse, they can't block them all.

Competition is ridiculous really. Saying that I want to get rid of my DVD collection so I might start one with a free DVD for every poster.

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Paddy_o_furniture;8123400

Haven't sent out a replacement, you need the tool?



I'll say no. I'm sure I'll be able to get hold of one.

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Paddy_o_furniture;8123419

It's not the greatest competition you have ever come up with is it?



It's doing exactly what it should, it's open to all, easy to do and the prizes are good so I'm not sure where the problem is really.

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juliet_bravo;8123458

It's doing exactly what it should, it's open to all, easy to do and the … It's doing exactly what it should, it's open to all, easy to do and the prizes are good so I'm not sure where the problem is really.



Was it your original intention to have members offer incentives to post in their threads?

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guv;8123440

I'll say no. I'm sure I'll be able to get hold of one.


OK will post recorded tomorrow.
Wanna help me get some tool disqualified?

So say I don't like someone, I could register countless new names on one IP and have them disqualfied? Yet another floor in this fantastic competition

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juliet_bravo;8123458

It's doing exactly what it should, it's open to all, easy to do and the … It's doing exactly what it should, it's open to all, easy to do and the prizes are good so I'm not sure where the problem is really.


I agree with the bit about the prizes, but the misc has just turned into a bigger farce since this comp came along.

Paddy_o_furniture;8123476

OK will post recorded tomorrow.Wanna help me get some tool … OK will post recorded tomorrow.Wanna help me get some tool disqualified?So say I don't like someone, I could register countless new names on one IP and have them disqualfied? Yet another floor in this fantastic competition



So many floors, so little time

(Don't get my comp entry banned please ;-))

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Paddy_o_furniture;8123476

OK will post recorded tomorrow.Wanna help me get some tool … OK will post recorded tomorrow.Wanna help me get some tool disqualified?So say I don't like someone, I could register countless new names on one IP and have them disqualfied? Yet another floor in this fantastic competition



Genius actually, I might do it for everyone :whistling:

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bazzaric;8123515

So many floors, so little time :p(Don't get my comp entry banned please … So many floors, so little time :p(Don't get my comp entry banned please ;-))


Wouldn't do it to anyone. Just highlighting the floors with this comp

juliet_bravo;8123458

It's doing exactly what it should, it's open to all, easy to do and the … It's doing exactly what it should, it's open to all, easy to do and the prizes are good so I'm not sure where the problem is really.



it's only really open to those who want to give away ther stuff,its not that easy though the prizes are good apart from transportation consisting of a £1.50 megabus ticket.

master_chief;8123526

Genius actually, I might do it for everyone :whistling:


Thanks :x

Feeling the love in this thread, it's like been stuck at home with the hubby! lol!

Admin

And again, I'm not sure why any member who is so against a competition would want to act maliciously to spoil it for others??

IP isn't the only method of linking members so you'd be risking causing yourself a lot of trouble.. which would be silly being as you're not interested in the competition.

juliet_bravo;8123563

And again, I'm not sure why any member who is so against a competition … And again, I'm not sure why any member who is so against a competition would want to act maliciously to spoil it for others??IP isn't the only method of linking members so you'd be risking causing yourself a lot of trouble.. which would be silly being as you're not interested in the competition.



The point is, at the moment it's just people 'buying affections'. And it comes down to the highest bidder.

Unfortunately, I have to pay more as i'm not one of the Misk massive.

It would be good if four members decided to do a 'none of the above' campaign and won it outright, brewsters millions stylee

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juliet_bravo;8123563

And again, I'm not sure why any member who is so against a competition … And again, I'm not sure why any member who is so against a competition would want to act maliciously to spoil it for others??IP isn't the only method of linking members so you'd be risking causing yourself a lot of trouble.. which would be silly being as you're not interested in the competition.



Anarchy?

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juliet_bravo;8123563

And again, I'm not sure why any member who is so against a competition … And again, I'm not sure why any member who is so against a competition would want to act maliciously to spoil it for others??IP isn't the only method of linking members so you'd be risking causing yourself a lot of trouble.. which would be silly being as you're not interested in the competition.


I'm not gonna go get myself banned I chose not to enter this I can give a better prize than you can in an attempt to win a bigger prize competition. I'm just highlighting it's many floors.
I just don't feel this competition or the way it's being competed for is in the usual HUKD way. To have any chance of winning you have to be prepared to give something away.

Admin

Yep bazzaric, I can see that point completely, we did encourage members to get their facebook friends etc involved so as not to limit it just to Hotukdeals cliques. We'll review the entries so far in the next few days and make sure everyone is playing fairly otherwise.

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Paddy_o_furniture;8123651

I'm not gonna go get myself banned I chose not to enter this I can give a … I'm not gonna go get myself banned I chose not to enter this I can give a better prize than you can in an attempt to win a bigger prize competition. I'm just highlighting it's many floors.I just don't feel this competition or the way it's being competed for is in the usual HUKD way. To have any chance of winning you have to be prepared to give something away.



It's a competition to promote Fo.lk and to help launch it, it made sense that the kind of community who'd be more likely to use fo.lk / hotukdeals fs/t boards would be the ones who would be more likely to enter the competition.

juliet_bravo;8123657

Yep bazzaric, I can see that point completely, we did encourage members … Yep bazzaric, I can see that point completely, we did encourage members to get their facebook friends etc involved so as not to limit it just to Hotukdeals cliques. We'll review the entries so far in the next few days and make sure everyone is playing fairly otherwise.



I posted in feedback regarding that. My friends will see it as spam (but I did it anyway!!) particularly coming from a ]Sri Lankan web address for a UK deals site :-D

By the time I posted on facebook, twitter and linked my ebay, LLM was on 70+ posts :oops:

Nothing will ever top the 'make a video' and matchstick hunt threads for publicity I think

It's basically just going to come down to who has the most amount of stuff to give away.
"I'm giving away a DVD"
"Well i'm giving away a DVD collection"
"I'm offering my house"

etc etc

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It's a competition to promote Fo.lk and to help launch it, it made sense that the kind of community who'd be more likely to use fo.lk / hotukdeals fs/t boards would be the ones who would be more likely to enter the competition.


The video and matchstick comps were great, but they weren't themed towards anything so to speak, they were celebrating milestones. We'll run more comps like that soon

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juliet_bravo;8123696

It's a competition to promote Fo.lk and to help launch it, it made sense … It's a competition to promote Fo.lk and to help launch it, it made sense that the kind of community who'd be more likely to use fo.lk / hotukdeals fs/t boards would be the ones who would be more likely to enter the competition.


Surely it hasn't gone in the way you would have expected. It's not really a competiton more a bribeathon.

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Maybe I was nieve but I offered a iTunes voucher at first because I thought I was being clever /creative in thinking up ways to push fo.lk and therefore my thread. I publicised the iTunes thing elsewhere as well

same with the avatar - I thought it was a clever way to raise awareness

everyone copied me and I realise it had got silly. However, I'd created a monster and I now have to give in or carry on pushing

it's a shame the competition ended up like this - I understand the frustrations - I share them. On the plus aide or you guys annoyed at me - people took my ideas and did them better - so it looks like I'm gonna end up losing

DarkKnight;8123266

It's probably one of the most ridiculous competitions i've ever seen.



Couldn't agree more.

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juliet_bravo;8123696

It's a competition to promote Fo.lk and to help launch it, it made sense … It's a competition to promote Fo.lk and to help launch it, it made sense that the kind of community who'd be more likely to use fo.lk / hotukdeals fs/t boards would be the ones who would be more likely to enter the competition.The video and matchstick comps were great, but they weren't themed towards anything so to speak, they were celebrating milestones. We'll run more comps like that soon



Bottom line. Any publicity is good publicity...

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