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Promotional Codes: Members Only

03-31-2009, 05:55 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 81
Promotional Codes: Members Only

Title says it all... Anyone who has spent any amount of time browsing these forums knows unregistered lurkers often snatch up promotional codes offered by developers without so much as posting which code they redeemed or even a thank you.

Maybe I'm making a generalization here, but if lurkers don't have time to register for an account here, they probably won't make the time to post a review of the application they just received at a 100% discount.

How do developers offer promotional codes to registered members only? Make them attachments. This also affords the opportunity for developers to indirectly screen for members who are genuinely interested in an application to receive promo codes; by making the codes an image requiring to be retyped rather than a text document. Although, maybe I shouldn't mention that because I'm not fond of typing in long strings of alphanumeric characters. Guess that means more promo codes for those who will...

Last edited by Christopher; 09-18-2009 at 09:32 PM.
03-31-2009, 06:21 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 2,571
not even attatchements there should be a seperate forum

members and up

i propose we raise the post needed for member status to 70 to avoid any guy just doing random posts to get codes

and the person has to be an active member

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03-31-2009, 06:38 PM
#3
no
listen to the original idea
i love it
get rid of post counts all together
03-31-2009, 06:41 PM
#4
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stykman View Post
i propose we raise the post needed for member status to 70 to avoid any guy just doing random posts to get codes
Raising the post count to 70 is going to INCITE random posts...
03-31-2009, 06:42 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: San Francisco, California
Posts: 5,305
I like the thumbnail and txt idea. I think it has some legs because you have to be registered and logged in to see them so why not. I'm not a fan of post counts in general because I dont' think they add much to what is contributed to the forum in the first place. Plus, you open the door to spam. I see enough of these one word posts to irk me. Grrr...
03-31-2009, 06:43 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 4,568
I like the idea of attaching a text document. So lurkers can't get it, and we can still copy and paste the codes if we get it. Although people with slow internet will download slower...

I hope devs post text documents!

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03-31-2009, 07:06 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Upstate NY/USA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Albie View Post
I like the thumbnail and txt idea. I think it has some legs because you have to be registered and logged in to see them so why not. I'm not a fan of post counts in general because I dont' think they add much to what is contributed to the forum in the first place. Plus, you open the door to spam. I see enough of these one word posts to irk me. Grrr...

Not a bad idea usng a text doc. Although dev's are getting savvy to putting them into their threads without advertising it and those that are really interested will find them......and also agree on those one word posts!! +1 on the Grrr....!

Last edited by Coldar; 03-31-2009 at 07:13 PM.
03-31-2009, 09:42 PM
#8
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well, i have never recived a promo code but i agree 100%, people would not even review the app and just get it for free! that is the complete opposite than what the devs want

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03-31-2009, 11:20 PM
#9
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 123
I don't know one would be able to proove just because someone is not a member and takes a code that means they won't post a review on itunes, how can you know that the members here are leaving a review in the first place. I also don't like the idea that getting a promo code means giving a good review on itunes.
04-01-2009, 12:22 AM
#10
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,351
I like those ideas, Christopher!

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