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I think a lot of you forget that the competitions are done in co-operation with the company giving away the prizes and as such if they stipulate that the competition should be on Facebook, do you really think that the website that wants to run the competition has all that much to say about it?
If you're all so paranoid, set up a "fake" facebook account where you only enter competitions and have no friends...
 
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Awesome! Thanks to TechPowerUp and BitFenix!
 

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if they stipulate that the competition should be on Facebook, do you really think that the website that wants to run the competition has all that much to say about it?
I've had one company ask "contest yes, facebook no" and we'll respect their wishes of course. But everybody else likes FB contests because they work better than anything else, for all involved parties
 
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Nice cases. I've been holding back from building another rig but if win a prodigy I'm building. :)
 
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I think a lot of you forget that the competitions are done in co-operation with the company giving away the prizes and as such if they stipulate that the competition should be on Facebook, do you really think that the website that wants to run the competition has all that much to say about it?
If you're all so paranoid, set up a "fake" facebook account where you only enter competitions and have no friends...
That's what I suggested in a previous fb-contest drama filled thread.:rolleyes: You don't have to give any personal info, notifications, pictures of your life or anything! Sign up as Mr. Smith- create an email account- like the contest- win free sh!t and be happy.;)

I try and stay out of all these arguments and I never intend to offend any of my fellow TPU'ers because everyone is entitle to their own opinion, But why keep bringing up this same controversial topic over and over again :confused: I guess some people just enjoy the conflict.



On another note... I hope I win!!!
 
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Don't worry, regardless of whether its Facebook or not we can be assured the winner will: not be from the US and will not be a normal TPU user (or even a registered member).

How does a contest like this promote the growth of the site or community when you don't have to be a member to win? Just like the GPUz contests, the winners will never be heard from again or will only revisit the site when the next contest rolls around.

I love giveaways (if you haven't noticed), and thought it was great to see official ones setup but how do these help the site as they are run right now? It would be great if someone can explain it to me, I just don't see it.
 
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Don't worry, regardless of whether its Facebook or not we can be assured the winner will: not be from the US and will not be a normal TPU user (or even a registered member).

How does a contest like this promote the growth of the site or community when you don't have to be a member to win? Just like the GPUz contests, the winners will never be heard from again or will only revisit the site when the next contest rolls around.

I love giveaways (if you haven't noticed), and thought it was great to see official ones setup but how do these help the site as they are run right now? It would be great if someone can explain it to me, I just don't see it.
True that. What's stopping one of the millions and millions of Facebook users who's only interest is free stuff from entering? Some people I know on Facebook literally just enter competitions all day. I'd wake up some mornings to find one person sharing 20+ posts or pictures for competitions from anything like beauty/make-up to fucking sky diving.

I haven't been active here much over the past 2 years or so due to lack of activity with my upgrades and lack of PC gaming, but the competitions were the same back then. I've never seen anyone who is an active member win, and maybe 1/10 of the winners would post a few times then leave after a week.

I couldn't actually care less about winning, I'm going to get a new case, PSU and everything else in between myself eventually. I just want the right person to win it.

Say for example, a 3 month minimum membership is required with reassurance that if someone does sign up there will be plenty of future give-aways. The number of entries will drop significantly. Nobody wants to stick around for 3 months to get something for free, well almost nobody.

This time, it's not about strength in numbers. What's the point about having an influx of entries for it to ripple back to the normal forum activity? It's a lose lose situation. That's not to say someone out there won't join the forums, make use of a product and get into computing, but the vast majority of them are just leeches and it's not helping anybody to have a free for all competition.

I know this because a mobile gaming forum I was active on previously rewarded mostly active members including myself, with games, mobile accessories and many high end phones. I myself got two phones worth €500+ in those competitions. While there was incentive for new users to join, when it was obvious they had to stick around to win anything the majority of them fled and the people who were the core of the community came on top, it was fair for all.

/rant.
 

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Congrats guys!
 
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TechPowerUp! - BitFenix Giveaway

LOVE to be part of your Forums, & Facebook Fan. Done with my participation & given my Best to win my Dream Chassis "BitFenix Prodigy RED" on this Giveaway. :)

Thank You!
Sagar R. Agrawal,
techPowerUp Fan,
INDIA.
 
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Was looking for some good small factor cases, this one looks great and its available here too. Will buy it definitely for my next system.
 
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The Bitnefix Logo on the FB "Join the contest" page takes me to the Noctua site;)
 
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Thanks for the giveaway guys! :D

Hopefully the new paint is better than the black finish on mine :eek:
 
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So who are the winners :p
 

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Don't worry, regardless of whether its Facebook or not we can be assured the winner will: not be from the US and will not be a normal TPU user (or even a registered member).
Registered forum users constitute 5% of TPU's traffic, a majority of our registered users are not from the US, and contest participation breakdown is similar. We use random.org to pick the winner. You do the math.

How does a contest like this promote the growth of the site or community when you don't have to be a member to win?
It promotes growth by adding new members :)

Just like the GPUz contests, the winners will never be heard from again or will only revisit the site when the next contest rolls around.
You don't know that. Registered members or not, their real given-names are posted in the winners' list. There's no way of telling they're not registered regular members already.
 
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Don't worry, regardless of whether its Facebook or not we can be assured the winner will: not be from the US and will not be a normal TPU user (or even a registered member).
Not being from the US is a bad thing on an international site? Go to hell and drop from that cliff already.
 
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Not being from the US is a bad thing on an international site? Go to hell and drop from that cliff already.
and they ask why the world hates them :banghead:
 

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Registered forum users constitute 5% of TPU's traffic, a majority of our registered users are not from the US, and contest participation breakdown is similar. We use random.org to pick the winner. You do the math.

It promotes growth by adding new members :)

You don't know that. Registered members or not, their real given-names are posted in the winners' list. There's no way of telling they're not registered regular members already.
If only 5% of traffic are registered users, then the numbers would suggest the winner is surely not a member. I think that the member base could grow if you at least require people to register to win the prize. As it stands now you really have no evidence that the contests add new members.

Not being from the US is a bad thing on an international site? Go to hell and drop from that cliff already.
The people complaining about it being a Facebook contest were from the US, hence my comment saying the winner wouldn't be from the US anyway. Good job jumping to conclusions though- on my block list you go :toast: Maybe when I visit my relatives in Norway, I will stop by Sweden and give you a good old fashion :nutkick: