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Joseph

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First let me start with an official definition of the word giveaway (credits to dictionary.com). " 1. act or instance of giving something away." What I'm not understanding is how doing an offer to get an entry to your contest is an actual giveaway unless you're giving away all the money instead of profiting from this. These belong in self promotion since you are making money from it. Here are a few examples as of this post:

http://thebotnet.com/winning/72518-11-paypal-raffle/

http://thebotnet.com/winning/74298-25-gc-raffle-short-and-easy/
 
http://thebotnet.com/winning/73242-free-steamgifts-invite/

http://thebotnet.com/winning/73873-free-4000-microsoft-points-giveaway/

So just suggestion to users people doing any other task besides simply posting there name is NOT a giveaway. I know this won't help just thought staff should be aware and inform users since they obviously don't know what an actual giveaway is :curt:
 

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Actually, it belongs in the Referral Zone :curt:
Edit: Also, I can see why they are posting it in Winnings
"The sauce for sweepstakes, instant win games, & promotions."
 

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Actually, it belongs in the Referral Zone :curt:

Then why don't get they get moved when I report them :(

Also, I thought you left Joseph o_O
 

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Then why don't get they get moved when I report them :(

Also, I thought you left Joseph o_O
Because I'm not actually for sure if they belong in winnings or not :/ After reading the description that is
 

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Because I'm not actually for sure if they belong in winnings or not :/ After reading the description that is

The running person is profiting. You think l3 runs a raffle because it feeds the community or for funzies?
 

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The running person is profiting. You think l3 runs a raffle because it feeds the community or for funzies?
Lol, you tell me this like I don't already know the answer :/
""The sauce for sweepstakes, instant win games, & promotions."
I'll ask TJ about it
Promotions - The publicization of a product, organization, or venture to increase sales or public awareness. In other words, to make money.
 

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Lol, you tell me this like I don't already know the answer :/
""The sauce for sweepstakes, instant win games, & promotions."
I'll ask TJ about it
Promotions - The publicization of a product, organization, or venture to increase sales or public awareness. In other words, to make money.

By that definition all self-promo threads belong in that subforum.
 

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Then why don't get they get moved when I report them :(

Also, I thought you left Joseph o_O

Yeah I came back after a month just took a little vacation. Its not too hard to balance school and the internet which was the main reason I left. And safety not referral zone because they aren't paying you for every entry therefore you are taking a chance in a raffle and they only pay one person so it should be self promotion.
 

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Yeah I came back after a month just took a little vacation. Its not too hard to balance school and the internet which was the main reason I left. And safety not referral zone because they aren't paying you for every entry therefore you are taking a chance in a raffle and they only pay one person so it should be self promotion.
It doesn't belong in self promotion because they are also paying someone eventually, so it's not just promoting themselves, like I said, I'll ask TJ about it.

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Hmm, yeah I would say that if there's a reward involved that would = referral zone.
Blatant advertising and stuff for free referrals / sign ups = self promotion.
This is what the man said.
 
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