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Promo Code forum for Registered only!

10-29-2009, 12:27 AM
#1
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: California
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Promo Code forum for Registered only!

Who else thinks the promo code section should be hidden to non registered members?

funny how a dev post's promo codes and there's 1 reply with 150 views and all codes gone... lol
10-29-2009, 12:35 AM
#2
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,678
ive thought this exact same thing so many times!! i think that you should have at least 50-100 posts before your allowed to enter the promo code section. itd make things alot more fair -and- cut down on the lurkers. i hope they implement a restriction of some sort soon

10-29-2009, 12:38 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 212
The whole point of devs getting promo codes is so they can get exposure for their game. Restricting access = less viewers = less exposure. Devs have plenty of ways to give codes to members only if they so choose. And why is lurkers getting codes "not fair?"
10-29-2009, 12:43 AM
#4
Joined: Sep 2009
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why should ppl who are not active in the forums be rewarded? ppl just coming onto the site for free games is "Fair" in what sense? how do u justify that?
10-29-2009, 12:49 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: SG
Posts: 3,549
This issue has been discussed before many times and there are many threads about it. Ultimately, the devs have the right to giveaway codes to their games as they see fit. If they want to distribute by means of PM (so that only registered users can get a code) then its up to them. If not, its also up to them.

Plus, im not sure we want the forum to be full of "registered" lurkers. Just because you are registered does not mean you will be an active forum member.

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10-29-2009, 12:51 AM
#6
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i get that its the dev's right, i just still see it as wrong
10-29-2009, 12:52 AM
#7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Prab View Post
Just because you are registered does not mean you will be an active forum member.
And just because you're an active forum member does not mean you will add anything to the community. If we had a 100 post minimum on a promo code forum, we'd see endless amount of useless replies as people desperately "+1" their way to free games.

Also, how many times have you seen a developer come and introduce their game and give out promo codes as their first post? If you needed 100 posts to see the promo code forum, they wouldn't be able to give codes out.
10-29-2009, 12:57 AM
#8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hodapp View Post
And just because you're an active forum member does not mean you will add anything to the community. If we had a 100 post minimum on a promo code forum, we'd see endless amount of useless replies as people desperately "+1" their way to free games.

Also, how many times have you seen a developer come and introduce their game and give out promo codes as their first post? If you needed 100 posts to see the promo code forum, they wouldn't be able to give codes out.
well im sure there'd be a way around that, and yeaa 100 post is excessive but u get the idea..just SOMETHING to hinder lurkers would be nice
10-29-2009, 01:30 AM
#9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hodapp View Post
and just because you're an active forum member does not mean you will add anything to the community. If we had a 100 post minimum on a promo code forum, we'd see endless amount of useless replies as people desperately "+1" their way to free games.
+1
10-29-2009, 02:15 AM
#10
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,467
Just playing Devil's advocate for a minute...
Everyone seems to always blame the "lurkers" for taking all the promo codes. Has anyone considered the possibility that there are a whole lot of inconsiderate members who take codes, and don't bother to post a "thanks" or the number of the code they just took? With over 30,000 members, there are bound to be more than a few bad apples...