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13th June 2008 9:06  #1

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Have you ever won?
I feel like starting a BBC phone-in style conspiracy (Which would mean nothing to you yanks who use the site but oh well)

Has anyone here ever won one of the competitions DVD active ran?
I'm not having a strop cos I've never won, I'm just wondering cos  no one has ever mentioned winning or owt.

And to Mal, do you get many entrants? Are they usually randoms who drop in and enter or regulars?

13th June 2008 12:25  #2

Rodrigo Giust Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Uruguay Posts: 103 Send a message via MSN to Rodrigo Giust
I won "Why we Fight"

13th June 2008 12:52  #3

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,119 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
To be honest I think a lot of them are people who never visit the site. We get listed on a lot of those competition site thingies (Loquax etc) and I'm fairly certain that a high proportion of entrants come via those. On the other hand, only a handful of people who visit the site comment regularly, so maybe they are regulars and just don't mention it.

However, if I ever pull your name out of the hat Nic I always put it back and try again on principal Tongue

13th June 2008 15:43  #4

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Haha great!
Git :p

13th June 2008 18:10  #5

Andrewr05 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 172 Send a message via Yahoo to Andrewr05
It is quite annoying when people sign up just to enter a contest though.

I mean the point of the contest is to draw attention to the site and get more members but you want the members to stay and bring traffic to the site.

More often than not its:

"OMG! Site "X" is the greatest place ever! I can't believe they're giving away "X". They are so awesome for doing that."

*person registers, signs up for contest and forgets that site the same day *

That arises another problem, weeding out all the useless 1 day use accounts and leaving the people who are regular users.

Its just one of those things though where the positives weigh out the negatives ...

13th June 2008 18:52  #6

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,119 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
It's something I've asked Mal to address, but unfortunately it's just another entry on the very long list of things to do for the site redesign. Believe me, it annoys me no end as well. I don't think studios/distributors care though, as long as people are exposed to their products.

Oh and Nic, I'm not above bribes Wink

13th June 2008 19:09  #7

scottmck Contributor Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 393
If it's a decent title, I think Tom usually wins.

13th June 2008 19:35  #8

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,119 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Good thing we never have any decent titles Wink Joke, obviously. Why not check out our awesome Rambo competition now?

13th June 2008 23:07  #9

jmcclane 88 Member Join Date: September 2006 Location: Ireland Posts: 466
Are the competitions open to Irish residents Chris?? Ok so we rejected the Lisbon treaty but don't hold it against me.

13th June 2008 23:41  #10

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,119 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Yes, as far as I know. We certainly don't discriminate, but we're not the ones sending out the prizes.

14th June 2008 15:43  #11

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
I will be blocking those automated entries soon. Some competitions get hundreds of entries, whilst the high profile ones get into the thousands.

14th June 2008 17:22  #12

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Hundreds? Really?

I honestly never thought that they attracted that much attention. Truth be told, I thought it was only in the bubble that is this website, no idea it was "out there"...

14th June 2008 20:46  #13

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Bribes...hmm
*Empties pockets*.... a shoe nail..piece of blue glass...lovely bit of lint..knob from the bed upstairs

18th June 2008 4:53  #14

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,119 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
That's no way to talk about your boyfriend.

18th June 2008 12:29  #15

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Fnarrr fnarr fnarr

29th June 2008 23:50  #16

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
What is a real shame is that there are no region 4 competitions!!!!
I spose there are only around 21 million aussies.....

30th June 2008 2:20  #17

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,119 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Unfortunately none of them will give us any DVDs to give away. hat about all the Mexicans, Central/South American and all the Kiwis and Islanders? Never hear them complaining Wink

1st July 2008 16:57  #18

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
That's because they can lose against the Aussies without whining.... Wink

No...wait....

7th July 2008 3:42  #19

kinglasgow Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 187
Just entered the Cottage comp.

7th July 2008 7:22  #20

Andrewr05 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 172 Send a message via Yahoo to Andrewr05
B*****ks!
:p

UK only...
Sad

8th July 2008 11:18  #21

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
thats a well rubbish question on the Carptenter BD comp (yes only cos I dont know the answer and cant be arsed to google it)

8th July 2008 16:09  #22

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
And what about that other website digitalbits where the dvd competitions are open to anyone worldwide??

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