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Looking for suggestions for contest guidelines for this forum.

07-08-2015, 12:01 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 825
Originally Posted by CL1NT_B3ASTW00D View Post
It's also the problem that I suspect that the contests are rigged, with either the developer just giving the win to an alt account or one user making many alt accounts to rig the contests.
Clint that might be the case with some developers and of course there will always be some one who wants to rig the process. Sad but true...

But I can honestly say that 1stSpin has caught one of the TA users cheating in some of his recent contests. You can follow some of the threads there. I have never met 1stSpin nor his company nor do I even work with his company or any other item you can think of. Nor was even I in the running for any contest either (kinda hard if one doesn't enter! LOL..since I know I s*ck!)

Thus hopefully the TA moderators can be alerted and do whatever is necessary, If anything, to such person. Also, found it odd that when the person was caught not a peep from such person in any of the threads. We do also know such person has an accomplice as well.

Just thought I pass this info along...
12-15-2015, 01:36 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: California, USA
Posts: 2,145
Deleted. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em

Last edited by schplurg; 01-21-2016 at 06:20 PM.
01-09-2017, 05:20 PM
Instead of guidelines, why don't you ensure the winning prize?
One way to ensure the winning prize is to force developers to send an e-mail gift card to TA (before starting the contest) and in the end of the contest TA forwards the prize to the winner. If the developer won't announce a winner in time, a random competitor gets it.
It would be fool-proof and it would attract more competitors.
11-02-2017, 07:32 AM
While contests are a good way to spark some interest, it is quite annoying that so many devs scam on this, so a legit developer doesn't really want to try it out due to the bad experiences users have made before. I have read in the rules that TA staff would act as a escrow service. Is that possible? Seems to me it would be quite some extra work for you guys. If so, please let me know!


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