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Am I the only one that has given up sharing competitions on here, because every time you try to share, someone has beaten you to it?

craftyclaws04
14 days ago
What do you think of this?
Pjran
Pjran14 days ago

Please don’t give up. Since joining this site I love entering the competitions not that I’ve won anything but I live in hope.

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Ceebers
Ceebers
Mentor
14 days ago

I do not post competitions anymore as I simply do not have the time. I commit to posting a few deals and catching up with a few LDers on the freebie and competition page. Other than that I dip in and out throughout the day. There is always something happening! Xx

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tumblespots
tumblespots14 days ago

I understand your frustration craftyclaws04 It would seem that some people are 'harvesting' en-masse the comps from other sites and posting them ASAP to ensure that others don't get a look in. This does, of course, make it far harder for others to post comps when they get them in emails or just by searching etc ...

The rules have also changed/been enforced (not sure which) whereby if someone else has posted the same prize, even if it is on another site - you can't post yours - which seriously limits the comps available too and means that unless you know about all the places to look for the comps you, as a comper or poster, are at a serious disadvantage. 🐞

Tom Is this duplication of comps specifically applied to WINIT dailies or to all comps? I'm still a bit confused. 🐞

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Tom
Tom
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14 days ago

Hey, all competitions.

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tumblespots
tumblespots14 days ago

Tom OK, but I would prefer that it didn't! 🐞

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tumblespots
tumblespots14 days ago

Tom It does seem strange that in order to post a competition these days you now have to do a search on the prize to make sure that no-one else has posted the same prize whether that be the one you are trying to post or indeed on any other site.

A comping site should surely allow all comps (perhaps excluding the Winit dailies) providing the source of the comp is different?

Maybe there is something that I am unaware of i.e. that you are veering away from the comps and want to concentrate on deals instead? 🐞

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mazza2112
mazza211214 days ago

Yes I have also given up posting competitions as either someone else has already posted. Or when I have managed to get post accepted, I normally get a message a few hours after to say it is a duplicate. So sorry stopped wasting my time. I fully appreciate others that do mange to post competitions πŸ‘

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laraquinn
laraquinn14 days ago

I'm on here primarily for the comps, so it's disappointing to hear that a lot of them aren't actually being posted on here anymore.

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Kelsey
Kelsey
Founder
14 days ago

Hey laraquinn πŸ™‚ I think it's actually the opposite problem in that all the competitions are being shared by LD members and it's becoming more difficult to find ones that aren't already on LD?

We have introduced a guideline to try and reduce "duplicate" competitions where multiple websites host the same competition with the same prize. We introduced this rule after member feedback as some competitions are shared across many different websites (sometimes 50+) and it was felt that people wouldn't want 50 of the same competition "clogging up" the site.

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tumblespots just to follow on on your question above, we certainly aren't veering away from competitions. The changes we've made recently were in an effort to improve the comping section πŸ™‚

It's a tricky one as we try to strike the balance between guidelines that the majority of the community support and also keeping them straightforward enough that it doesn't become impossible for members to keep on top of.

We are still listening to feedback though and open to tweaking things! But in short, we still love competitions and no plans to demote them on Latest Deals!

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craftyclaws04
craftyclaws04
Original Poster
14 days ago

Kelsey some people post around 16 a day. I thought there was a limit to how many you could post daily.

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Kelsey
Kelsey
Founder
14 days ago

craftyclaws04 Hey πŸ™‚ There is a limit to how many competitions you can earn points for each day but we don't currently have an absolute limit to the number you can share.

The original rationale behind this is that if there's a competition out there, we'd love it to be on LD so that compers can find it as quickly and easily as possible. The members who chose to share above and beyond their point limit do so altruistically to help others out without anything in return πŸ‘

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tumblespots
tumblespots14 days ago

I agree with laraquinn that less comps are going to be posted.

Imagine there is a new film is released, there are many different sites that offer, by way of promotional material, either merchandise, a BluRay or a DVD of it. We are now only allowed to post one of these. I know that if it's a great film compers will want to enter to win it everywhere they can to increase their chances of winning. Under these rules they can't do that through LD and if you are new to comping you won't know where to go to look for the additional places to enter ergo there are less comps available through LD. 🐞

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Kelsey
Kelsey
Founder
14 days ago

Hey πŸ™‚ Just to double check we're on the same page -

If company A is running a competition for a Lion King blu-ray and company B is running a separate competition for a Lion King blu-ray they can both be shared on LD. It's only if Company A is running a competition but it's advertised on Websites B, C, D, E, F, G that we only allow it to be shared once.

If we are on the same page - would it help if we potentially tried to automatically list other places you're likely able to enter? (I think some comps are always shared across the same network of websites?).

We would also encourage the original poster or fellow members to add extra details to a post such as alternative places you can enter. Perhaps that's another addition we could make - a way that you can "enhance" an existing competition post by adding an alternative entry link? And we could potentially reward points for that?

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tumblespots
tumblespots14 days ago

Kelsey I think it is counterproductive to have to list 'other places to enter the same comp' on the original post and very long winded for the poster (with different links and different answers) especially as not all comps become available/live at the same time and once people have marked it as entered they will not re-visit it to see if any additional information has been posted - very time consuming!!

I am assuming that the sister sites you are talking about are the

female first

Cricket365

football365

golf365

love rugby league

planet football

planet F1

planet rugby

Teamtalk

tennis365

and that you can only post the comp from one of these.

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tumblespots
tumblespots13 days ago

Kelsey Another thought I had was that if we are giving links to several comps in one post then we are also contravening the rule of one post/one comp?! 🐞

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craftyclaws04
craftyclaws04
Original Poster
14 days ago

I can't believe how some people have shared 16 or more competitions today. I thought you were only allowed to share maybe 4 a day at the most.

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tumblespots
tumblespots14 days ago

You only get points for sharing 3 per day but you can, in theory post as many as the site will let you before it stops you by stating that you are a 'sharing machine'!

And yes, others do post a lot but I believe they 'harvest' them from other comp sites - again leaving less for other compers to post. 🐞

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craftyclaws04
craftyclaws04
Original Poster
14 days ago

tumblespots I actually managed to find some to post on here today!

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tumblespots
tumblespots14 days ago

craftyclaws04 Yippee - I hope they don't get removed as duplicates πŸ€” 🐞

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craftyclaws04
craftyclaws04
Original Poster
13 days ago

tumblespots two of them were!

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tumblespots
tumblespots13 days ago

craftyclaws04 As duplicates?🐞

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craftyclaws04
craftyclaws04
Original Poster
13 days ago

tumblespots didn't meet guidelines and local events! Could understand if they were from offerx type sites.

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tumblespots
tumblespots13 days ago

craftyclaws04 It seems the rules are changing all the time and until you have a comp taken off you don't realise it 🐞

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tumblespots
tumblespots12 days ago

craftyclaws04 It is frustrating isn't it. I had a 'local event' put straight into moderation this morning - then it never got posted because of being 'local'. I do appreciate that it was in fact localised (not to me though) but now people aren't being given the choice to enter these local comps, which is a shame, as you have a much greater chance of winning.

The only problem with that is that we aren't allowed to post them!

I think this is a mistake and should change.

I hope you are having a good weekend 🐞

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sunny101
sunny10114 days ago

Kelsey I've just made a booboo! I shared a comp, after checking that it wasn't already here (by title) and checked it again after posting - and it was only then that it popped up as already shared by a diff radio station and wasn't picked up. I've ended up reporting my own comp as a duplicate which seems crazy.

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tumblespots
tumblespots13 days ago

You could have just used the 'three dots' to edit your own comp and marked it as expired, although even when I have done this myself - you often find someone else also reports it! 🐞

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sunny101
sunny10113 days ago

tumblespots Thank you, I really didn't consider doing it that way. πŸ‘

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