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    Re: HEXUS competitions

    Just a heads up - http://hexus.net/static/competitions/ a page formally explaining things.

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    Re: HEXUS competitions - how do they work?

    Out of interest, could we see the random generator script that you use? I've done a lot of work in the subject in the past and it's always interesting to see how others tackle "completely" random.

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    Re: HEXUS competitions - how do they work?

    Oh, this is great - all info in 1 place.
    Thanks!

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    Re: HEXUS competitions - how do they work?

    Nice and clear.

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    Re: HEXUS competitions

    A question

    How does Hexus handle the scenario if suppose the prize winner from the competition for some reason backs out from giving away the prize?

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    Re: HEXUS competitions - how do they work?

    I think you will find that the prizes are already in the hands of HEXUS staff. Its usually stuff they have given to the company for review with one or two extras to giveaway as a promotion.

    But I may be wrong

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    Re: HEXUS competitions

    Quote Originally Posted by raoDK83 View Post
    A question

    How does Hexus handle the scenario if suppose the prize winner from the competition for some reason backs out from giving away the prize?
    We will always sort it.

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    Re: HEXUS competitions - how do they work?

    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    I think you will find that the prizes are already in the hands of HEXUS staff. Its usually stuff they have given to the company for review with one or two extras to giveaway as a promotion.

    But I may be wrong
    I was lucky enough to win a competition and it was sent directly from the sponsor - there were issues but all was sorted after DR kidnapped some relatives and started sending fingers.

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    Re: HEXUS competitions - how do they work?

    Can i somehow take back an entry? I accidentaly entered twice from one form (i forgot i did it in the beginning of the competition, forgot about doing it, didn´t check email about entry confirm until it was too late)

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    Re: HEXUS competitions - how do they work?

    Request:- Please put dates each competition closed on winner's page!

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    Re: HEXUS competitions - how do they work?

    Quote Originally Posted by iworrall View Post
    Request:- Please put dates each competition closed on winner's page!

    If you look at the competitions page itself, it tells when you they are closing - http://hexus.net/competitions/

    Don't see the need in having the date the competition closed on the page, I mean its closed...what relevance could it possible have...
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    Re: HEXUS competitions - how do they work?

    How can I tell if I have already entered a competition. I get so many e-mails asking me to enter the various competitions every day that I am afraid that will inadvertently enter more than once. Couldn't there be an area in our profile that lists the competitions that I have already entered so that I don't mess up?

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    Re: HEXUS competitions - how do they work?

    For me, when I've entered, returning to the competition page doesn't give me the entry form anymore and tells me that I've already done it. Reminder to join on media is there, but that's it. This does require you're signed into a forum account when you enter the competition, though, otherwise it won't identify that it was *you* entering and the page remains the same.

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    Re: HEXUS competitions - how do they work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Westend View Post
    How can I tell if I have already entered a competition. I get so many e-mails asking me to enter the various competitions every day that I am afraid that will inadvertently enter more than once. Couldn't there be an area in our profile that lists the competitions that I have already entered so that I don't mess up?
    If you are logged in and go to a competition you've already entered there will just be a message saying your entry has been logged.
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    Re: HEXUS competitions - how do they work?

    So that is the best way to do it? Couldn't be there an option which checks if you've entered or not and if you're trying to enter again, it just tells you? Honestly, up until now I didn't realized that if I enter 2x I'll be disqualified :-( because I don't always log into the forum when applying...

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    Re: HEXUS competitions - how do they work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonebreaker777 View Post
    So that is the best way to do it? Couldn't be there an option which checks if you've entered or not and if you're trying to enter again, it just tells you? Honestly, up until now I didn't realized that if I enter 2x I'll be disqualified :-( because I don't always log into the forum when applying...
    Solution: log-in before entering competition!

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