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My petition

05-04-2009, 04:38 PM
#1
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Atlantis
Posts: 207
My petition

Well TA members, seniors and juniors alike, it's time we banded together and stopped lurkers from taking chances at betas and promo codes that us reliable, experienced members may obtain, which will ultimately make apps better.My petition states the following:

1.Forums should gain a section titled "Promo Codes/Betas"
2.This section, much like the dev only section, becomes MEMBER ONLY
3.Members are forced (somehow) to post a nice, genuine thanks with the code they have taken and/or write a review/feedback here or on itunes.

All who agree, give a nice response. If not, please post so the supporters can send you an army of PM's stating "SHUN THE NON-BELIEVER! SHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UNNNN!!!(I'm not kidding)

Playing: N.O.V.A., NFS:S, CoD:Z, CoI:WoL, TTR3 (so many abbreviations!)
05-04-2009, 04:40 PM
#2
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 223
I agree ,,,
maybe they could just but it in their signatures?

05-04-2009, 04:42 PM
#3
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,691
The thing with developers posting promo codes, is they just throw them out there, no strings attached, to whoever will enjoy the game. I've never seen a developer post that only members of Touch Arcade can use their promo codes, or even asking anything more than if the people who use the promo codes enjoy the game to post a review.
05-04-2009, 04:47 PM
#4
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,176
+1 I agree
05-04-2009, 04:50 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,446
It's been discussed in length,

Here:

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=8541

And Here:

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=7984

I disagree with this, if devs want to put them out in the open in the thread, that's their choice. They should know full well that lurkers might take them and if they don't want that, members can PM the dev for a code, like many ask to do.

/sarcasm
05-04-2009, 04:52 PM
#6
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Atlantis
Posts: 207
Quote:
Originally Posted by CDubby94 View Post
It's been discussed in length,

Here:

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=8541

And Here:

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=7984

I disagree with this, if devs want to put them out in the open in the thread, that's their choice. They should know full well that lurkers might take them and if they don't want that, members can PM the dev for a code, like many ask to do.
I do realize that, but maybe THEY don't. I'm assuming that they would want their app to be honestly reviewed, wouldn't you?

Playing: N.O.V.A., NFS:S, CoD:Z, CoI:WoL, TTR3 (so many abbreviations!)
05-04-2009, 04:53 PM
#7
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,691
Quote:
Originally Posted by aboll2009 View Post
I do realize that, but maybe THEY don't. I'm assuming that they would want their app to be honestly reviewed, wouldn't you?
If you think a game looks cool, you missed out on the promo codes, and want to leave a "honest review"... Buy the game?
05-04-2009, 04:58 PM
#8
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 9,125
Ugh... I hate Charlie the Unicorn.

This is a bad idea, lurkers will just make accounts to gain access to the thread, and probably will never post.

back
05-04-2009, 04:59 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,176
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Bat Outta Hell View Post
Ugh... I hate Charlie the Unicorn.

This is a bad idea, lurkers will just make accounts to gain access to the thread, and probably will never post.
Ohh true.
Maybe to people with over 1000 posts?? JK.....

Maybe only over 200 posts?
05-04-2009, 05:04 PM
#10
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 1,151
We made people work for their promo codes, and got some awesome screenshots of Little Red Sled as a result:

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=7629

I've seen a number of other developers hold similar contests, which is a much better use of our precious 50 promo codes, I think. However, it did take us a good few hours of time to run that contest, so maybe other developers don't want to put in the time to do that sort of thing.