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No more user-run giveaways and contests

philip

34 months ago

Effective immediately, user-run giveaways and contests are no longer allowed on this site.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

Could we hold PCPP gaming tournaments? Like unofficial ones online with teamspeak and/or discord.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

That would be cool. You should suggest that in offtopic or site additions.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

There is nothing stopping you from doing a gaming tournament online. If you get 9 people from the PCPP forums or discord, you could have a 5v5 game.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this because of Duffman's giveaway??

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

That was the last user-run giveaway that I can remember.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

What was that?

  • 34 months ago
  • 4 points

A user pledged he would give away 500+ in gift cards and PC components. He was going to draw numbers out of a hat and I don't believe he did.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, did he never pull through?

  • 34 months ago
  • -1 points

He sent me a monitor as the winner of one of the giveaway

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you receive it?

  • 34 months ago
  • -1 points

He sent it, and he sent a tracking number so I can track it. It's coming now.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the weight on it?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

He did pull through and he was planning to pull through on his Newegg $300 gift card as well, I think.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

His account and posts got deleted I believe.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it did

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely. Although understandable that he had some stuff going on, not pulling through in a timely manner just puts a bad rep out for any future giveaways. Should've prepared more.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the monitor

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I know. I said not pulling through in a timely manner :)

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

True.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, sounds good.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

It's offical: DuffmanDuffs was banned. His account wasn't deleted by him.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I asked and got this result

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  • 34 months ago
  • 5 points

To protect our users from abuse and fraud primarily. But also to protect our users from people who don't follow through in a timely manner.

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

What about just plain text giveaways? As in you post a game key and encode it somehow so people have to work a bit to get it. If they can figure it out they can simply get the key, no depending on the OP to give you the key.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this because of Duffman's giveaway??

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Who is this duffman, what did he do and why am i only hearing about this now?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

He posted a bunch of giveaways of money and expensive parts, where users had to do riddles in order to receive parts. He didn't follow through on some of them.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, its to protect the site. Plain and simple.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

What?

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