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Petition to require login to promo codes area

10-10-2016, 01:02 PM
#11
Joined: May 2015
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Originally Posted by cofunguy View Post
Just sound like sour grapes to me.



So what if you make it harder for people to get promo codes, there will people who still will get them and not say even thanks and/or write a review.



Remember the developer is giving them out generously and for free (money out of his/her) pocket.



And if you really want the app, why not pay for it and return the favor to the developer.


You have to say this to lurkers not even registered.

This change has to happen, for the sake of anybody, expecially the devs.

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10-10-2016, 06:58 PM
#12
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 179
I agree with the login thing.It's really annoying thinking you got a promo code and it turns out some lurker already grabbed it. (IMO I think the minimum post thing is a little bit overkill) (Also sometimes I am not logged in cause I'm on another device that may be public so I just end up taking the code without ask but I do thank them when I get back home. So I think everyone has taken a code without stating they took it at least once or twice in their TouchArcade lifetime.)

Last edited by jdawg101; 10-10-2016 at 11:33 PM.

10-11-2016, 01:10 AM
#13
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 2,970
I am sorry, but I do not agree.
Dev's come here to advertise, and make known their new app. It's not a favor to members.

When a dev posts codes, it's kind of like a contest. You either win it, or you don't. And... if you don't, most apps are very reasonably priced.

When a non-member takes a code, they're still going to tell others about it if they like the game. If the dev wants to guarantee that he gets feedback or that it goes only to members, he can pm the codes. The dev should have the choice.... not us.

People will still whine, beg, & complain over a dollar wether they have to log in or not.

Besides... the issue will still remain. Lurkers will sign up for touch arcade and still take the codes without mention or a thank you. Personally, I would prefer to not have those lurkers be members of this community.... Especially if they keep breaking the TA forum rules. Becoming members is not going to make lurkers automatically care about those who miss out on a code worth a dollar or two.

Last edited by Lavender; 10-11-2016 at 01:15 AM.
10-11-2016, 01:51 AM
#14
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 925
Petition to require login to promo codes area

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lavender View Post
I am sorry, but I do not agree.

Dev's come here to advertise, and make known their new app. It's not a favor to members.



When a dev posts codes, it's kind of like a contest. You either win it, or you don't. And... if you don't, most apps are very reasonably priced.



When a non-member takes a code, they're still going to tell others about it if they like the game. If the dev wants to guarantee that he gets feedback or that it goes only to members, he can pm the codes. The dev should have the choice.... not us.



People will still whine, beg, & complain over a dollar wether they have to log in or not.



Besides... the issue will still remain. Lurkers will sign up for touch arcade and still take the codes without mention or a thank you. Personally, I would prefer to not have those lurkers be members of this community.... Especially if they keep breaking the TA forum rules. Becoming members is not going to make lurkers automatically care about those who miss out on a code worth a dollar or two.


I can agree with you with the PM from the dev if he want to ensure that he'll got a feedback.

But I can't agree with the login that won't stop lurkers, it would be a deterrent that is NECESSARY for that area to have a sense, imho, and not in my only opinion.

I hadn't ask necessarily for a minimum number of post (also if it would be better) but only to require a login, to give this forum an identity. I'm not worried about lurkers that will make an account, also because it's possible to create a rule to give admin permission to ACCEPT request of joining the community.

Anyway, also if these words won't change anything, I'm ok with the login requirement.

If this is a democracy the people will chose.

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Last edited by FiloMJ; 10-11-2016 at 01:54 AM.
10-11-2016, 12:17 PM
#15
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
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Originally Posted by FiloMJ View Post
If this is a democracy the people will chose.
Err...

This argument has been made on and off for eight years now. You're not entitled to promo codes just like people who take promo codes aren't obligated to post thanking the developer. If they wanted promo codes to go to specific people, they'd send them via PM. Devs who post codes here just want people playing their games, they don't care who they go to. (Again, if they did, they'd distribute them differently.)

Most games are free now, or at absolute maximum might cost 99 cents. It's hard for us to get real worked up over who gets a free dollar every once in a while.
10-11-2016, 02:07 PM
#16
Joined: May 2015
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Petition to require login to promo codes area

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Originally Posted by Eli View Post
Err...




I've understand anything you wrote.

You know, if you think it's better like that... you're the boss so... ok, but at least you have seen how many people think that this change would be useful...

Anyway: your house, your rules

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10-11-2016, 02:32 PM
#17
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How is it useful though? That's what I'm trying to understand. The purpose of the promo codes forum is so developers can get people to download their games. It's accomplishing that goal right now, as devs handing out codes don't care if they're going to members, lurkers, people who say thanks, or people who say nothing. If they did, they would distribute them another way. It sounds like you want the purpose of the promo code forum to be "so FiloMJ can get as many free games as possible," which we aren't too interested in doing.

If you want to accomplish that goal, build a positive reputation around here via posting impressions, reviews, and videos. Developers will send you promo codes as a positive influencer in our community- Then you won't have to fight with anyone over promo codes.
10-12-2016, 01:37 AM
#18
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Originally Posted by Eli View Post
How is it useful though? That's what I'm trying to understand. The purpose of the promo codes forum is so developers can get people to download their games. It's accomplishing that goal right now, as devs handing out codes don't care if they're going to members, lurkers, people who say thanks, or people who say nothing. If they did, they would distribute them another way. It sounds like you want the purpose of the promo code forum to be "so FiloMJ can get as many free games as possible," which we aren't too interested in doing.



If you want to accomplish that goal, build a positive reputation around here via posting impressions, reviews, and videos. Developers will send you promo codes as a positive influencer in our community- Then you won't have to fight with anyone over promo codes.


If you know me, you should know that I'm already that kind of person. I buy premium games, IAP, review, rate and comment games from a lot of time in this forum.

And this is about me, you should get some informations before pointing your finger on someone. This is my suggestion.

As I said before I don't like that lurkers steal all the promo codes without thanking devs. That's it. And I'm not the only one thinking this.

Man, as a moderator/admin or anyone you are you shouldn't search to blame someone you don't know.

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10-12-2016, 07:30 AM
#19
Joined: Aug 2012
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Cmon Eli, I think it's unfair to chastise FiloMJ like that. It's not like he was the only one who thought this was a good idea. You could also give me some of FiloMJ's lashings.
10-12-2016, 10:34 AM
#20
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
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I'm not chastising anyone, people have just been making the "It's not fair because developers aren't being thanked" argument for years now, and it has never made much sense. I've never talked to a developer who ever told me, "You know I used to post promo codes on TouchArcade but I only got thanked for 5 of the 25 I posted, so I'm done there." Again, the entire reason they post codes is to get people to download their game. If the codes are being redeemed, that goal is accomplished.

If you want to thank a developer, buying their game will go significantly farther than notating which promo code you took.

Last edited by Eli; 10-12-2016 at 12:57 PM.