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Can someone please clarify if one competition advertised on different social media’s are allowed to be posted or if they class as duplicates?

Imo each platform should be a separate competition as not everyone has all social media platforms, and it seems most people do post the same competition with the different links for different entry.

Why is it mine keep being removed as duplicates when they are completely different entry methods?

I have emailed and not had a response and it appears others are allowed to post for different platforms so any reason mine are being deleted??

AliceBell64468
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 month ago

In my opinion if it is on a different social media platform, even if it is the same company/prize, then it is technically a different comp. As you say not everyone has all social media platforms. I wouldn't see it as a duplicate as it is a separate platform and therefore a separate entry.

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell64468
Original Poster
1 month ago

Yes I agree MrsCraig, also I don’t tend to enter Facebook comps so will always look for the Twitter/Instagram equivalent! Ah well, the team obv don’t like me 😂

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

They are allowed Alice. That is why you get so many of the magazine comps repeated too. Womans Own, Good Housekeeping, Woman, House Beautiful etc etc. I am never sure if it is the one prize for all of them or each mag gives a prize. Mostly the question and pic is the same but occasionally it is different. At the moment one of them is showing a woman on an exercise bike and the prize is a Vax!

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell64468
Original Poster
1 month ago

Yes I notice the magazine ones have the same prize over different magazine websites, it’s similar for the social media ones which is why I always used to post them for different platforms, but they just keep getting removed so thought it was something I was doing wrong!

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

AliceBell64468 I am not on social media so you may be right, I'm not sure now lol.

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ACR
ACR1 month ago

I would class them as separate competitions. Unless the terms & conditions state you can only enter once using any of the different platforms. I don't enter many competitions on FB, so if it was only listed as a Facebook comp I may skip it and not realize you could also enter on Twitter and/or Instagram.

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell64468
Original Poster
1 month ago

Yes ACR I am the same as you and don’t enter as many FB comps but love the easy twitter entries lol so will always do them! I think that is the best way to list the competitions 🙂

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kikogpe
kikogpe
Mentor
1 month ago

Hi AliceBell64468

Competitions

  • Include what the prize is in the title - e.g. "Win a holiday to Spain".
  • Please upload/select an image of the prize.
  • If there are multiple entry methods (e.g. Facebook and Instagram) please only share the competition once and link to the alternative entry methods in the description.
  • If multiple websites/companies are running the same competition please only share it once unless the terms and conditions explicitly state that you can enter multiple times from each website/company.

I hope this makes sense.

https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/guidelines

Cheers

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell64468
Original Poster
1 month ago

Yes thanks for the info, so can we clarify why mine are being removed when the ‘duplicate’ has no links to the other platform entries? Thanks

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Kelsey
Kelsey
Founder
1 month ago

Hi AliceBell64468,

Just to clarify - the "original" post doesn't have to link to the alternative entry methods. We would of course encourage the original poster to include all the entry methods they're aware of. If any are missing we'd encourage members to comment on the competition to add in links to alternative entry methods to help other compers.

I hope that makes sense? The idea is really to try and help people unintentionally entering the same competition multiple times so I think any interpretation of the guidelines that supports that idea should be a fairly safe one.

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell64468
Original Poster
1 month ago

Kelsey Hi, okay I didn’t realise you could comment with the links for the other entries so that is helpful to know. Although as feedback I think many people could miss out if they only have one social platform and they use the filter to select entry via only that social platform.

Also the last guideline regarding ‘unless the terms and conditions explicitly state that you can enter multiple times from each website/company.‘ should maybe change to exclude social media comps. Unless I am reading that wrong, sorry! Thanks for explaining.

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kikogpe
kikogpe
Mentor
1 month ago

Hi AliceBell64468

At least in my opinion, what I saw were often 10 posts from the same competition among the last 20 new posts.

The competitions are unique, the prize is unique. You will not find the same competition posted 3 or 4 times on any other competition website.

It is important that the posts are quality and informative, with all entry options, correct images, correct close date and time, etc.

Cheers

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell64468
Original Poster
1 month ago

kikogpe hello, yes I guess with the magazine and win it comps there can be upto and over 10 posts of that competition. It would be different with social media platforms only having the 3 different entry methods but I can see the point your making about all the same prizes being on there, annoying for some but great for others who love comping and enter on all the different websites/social media.

Thanks for the info, I don’t know if you mean me in particular as I do always ensure there are images, correct closing times and information etc. although haven’t been doing the additional links before now which I will try to improve!

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kikogpe
kikogpe
Mentor
1 month ago

AliceBell64468 I was definitely not talking about you, I can say that I know every single competition posted on LD.

What I think is that a single post well done, with links showing all forms of access, a valuable description, is worth much more than 50 daily posts on just 16 different competitions for example.

Here I can give a compliment to the user ACR for example, who uses bold resources, bullets, etc., to make the description of his post very clear.

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell64468
Original Poster
1 month ago

kikogpe yes I bet you spend ages going through them all lol, probably why you do so well with your wins!

Yes I will take onboard your advice so thank you for taking the time to respond.

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Kelsey
Kelsey
Founder
1 month ago

Hey everyone 🙂

This is a rule we've recently tried to clarify as we've been a little confused ourselves as to the best way forward!

As kikogpe has kindly copied from the recently updated guidelines, we're asking that if a competition is available on multiple platforms that it's shared only once and the other methods are included in the competition's description.

The reason we've done this is because many competitions disqualify people for entering multiple times.

Apologies if the enforcement of this rule has been a bit inconsistent recently - we've hopefully got to grips with it now and have everyone on the same page. We do of course still encourage people to drop us a message if they ever have a query about a moderation decision.

And fully take on board that some people aren't on all the different platforms - a future update will hopefully allow people to select multiple entry methods for a competition 👍

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell64468
Original Poster
1 month ago

Yes I would definitely say it is inconsistent as I have had many competitions incorrectly removed whereas other people haven’t. I spend a lot of time uploading competitions so would appreciate if everyone is treated the same.

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