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    Re: Features - Win a Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 motherboard!

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Just another first time poster that will enter, win, and then never be heard of again.

    Cant you add some kind of required post count so it these competitions can be entered?
    (and no....not jealous as i won the Enermax competition)
    I would assume that competitions are run to generate traffic to the site, if they limit it to forum posters only it won't generate traffic.

    I agree with you though
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    Re: Features - Win a Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 motherboard!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dareos View Post
    must be a reader to enter I guess mate, maybe not a poster. Theres lots of Hexites that use it like a magazine I spose, but never write in to the letters page.

    Grats to the winner
    In which case my point is even more valid, as they are contributing nothing, except adding to the sign up statistic.

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    Re: Features - Win a Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 motherboard!

    The issue is if we do a forum only compo people will sign up to enter...

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    Re: Features - Win a Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 motherboard!

    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    The issue is if we do a forum only compo people will sign up to enter...
    True.
    But then they may come back again to join in/post.
    A minimum 5 post count may be enough.

    Are there still a good amount of new members signing up? Maybe i'm just not noticing, but there doesn't seem to be a mix of old and new posters alot now.

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    Re: Features - Win a Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 motherboard!

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    True.
    But then they may come back again to join in/post.
    A minimum 5 post count may be enough.

    Are there still a good amount of new members signing up? Maybe i'm just not noticing, but there doesn't seem to be a mix of old and new posters alot now.
    There is a lot of new people signing up - and we are doing a huge change on the front end of the site with the integration of trust and forum profiles - and more useful features in the MyHEXUS account

    Also we have inline commenting too

    So, we are doing all we can.

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    Re: Features - Win a Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 motherboard!

    I honestly doubt as many companies would be willing to stump up prizes if Hexus started limiting competition entry to forum members. For one thing, competition entry provides a nice big list of email addresses of people who are interested in your products! It also helps drive traffic to the site, and I'm sure there are people who joined Hexus because of competitions and have ended up as regular forumers.

    Saying all that, there is of course nothing to preclude individual companies from setting up their own competitions for forum regulars if they want to do so. But I assume that some of the conditions of entry are dictated by the companies that donate prizes...?

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    Re: Features - Win a Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 motherboard!

    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    The issue is if we do a forum only compo people will sign up to enter...
    buts thats how hexus becomes known to more people..

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    Re: Features - Win a Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 motherboard!

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    In which case my point is even more valid, as they are contributing nothing, except adding to the sign up statistic.
    HEXUS is not just the forum pages though - I think it was Dareos who made the analogy with a magazine and the letters page.

    You can enter a competition in (say) a newspaper, without contributing to the letters page.

    And attractinf people to the HEXUS main site is a 'good thing' for site statistics (which is what advertisers are interested in, and maybe sopme of those visitors will see the light and recognise what a great place the forums are.

    The HEXUS rewards, like the Scan postage, are exclusiuve to forum members, but even with the 20 post threshold, we still see those that post up to 21, and then go, although with the criteria being useful and ongoing contributions, they do get weeded out eventually.
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    Re: Features - Win a Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 motherboard!

    Agreed. I've read Hexus for years but only lately signed up for the forum, and even then I don't comment all that much. Should that mean I can't enter competitions?

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