How Local is Local?
How local is local?
I have had three competitions removed today because they were deemed to be local and therefore not allowed. They were for meals in Devon. Yesterday I had another removed also for being ‘local’ – a meal in Cornwall.
I understand that LD wants competitions ‘that everyone can take advantage of’ but I think that this rule needs looking at as in this case you are not allowing the people of Devon and/or Cornwall (or anywhere else for that matter) to take part in competitions that they might want to and people who don’t live in the area are completely free to ignore it!
I get the impression that if the comp was for a holiday it would be allowed, as there are plenty of comps some to stay in medium/small villages. In fact this has been borne out as the fourth one that I posted (from the same site) did involve an overnight stay and was allowed to remain as a comp!
I think it is counterproductive to prevent people posting and entering these comps as when they realise that you won’t allow certain comps that they might want to enter, they may look for an alternative source for their competitions, however, I would assume that you would prefer them to stay loyal to LD.
Local holidays are allowed but local meals aren’t - unless they are included in the holiday. I think that the ‘local’ situation needs to be discussed as some things are allowed and others aren’t.
It’s a shame that in this modern, all inclusive, world ‘locals’ are being given short shrift and even those of us who have been comping for years are left feeling confused.
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