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Tips for contests (karma: 8)
By LlamaLlamaDuckmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Jul 21, 2005 08:24 PM
Made sticky by balletgurl (11968) on 2005-07-22 10:42:00

As it has been said virtually thousands of times, finish what you start, and make sure that you wait until similar contests are over before starting another one like it.

Also it would be helpful if when announcing winners that you post a link to the winning post. It saves hunting though tons of stuff to find it.

16 Replies to Tips for contests

re: Tips for contests
By tippytoez
On Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:42 PM
Very good tips! Also, always be sure to lock the contest once you've awarded a winner.
re: Tips for contests
By Krystalmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Jul 22, 2005 08:12 AM
Great tips! Those have already been posted somewhere around here, but sometimes we need a kick to get us going again. I notice a lot of people don't lock their contests, and then people keep entering after the closing date. Agh, that bugs me.

Also, I LOVE your avatar. I heart llamas.

re: Tips for contests
By Wee_Beemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Jul 22, 2005 01:39 PM
Heya :D x
Fab post I agree with everything that
has been said.
re: Tips for contests (karma: 1)
By GremlinSusie
On Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:23 PM
Hi, may I make one more suggestion? Namely: Pick one ending date, and then stick with it. Don't change the date to extend the contest. It's discouraging to the people who entered, and it's unfair to anyone else who may be waiting to start a similar contest.

As an example, there's one contest here that started on June 7, with an ending date of "two weeks", or June 21. Then it was extended to July 1st. And then it was extended again to July 8th. That's over a month total. And now it's July 23rd, and still no winner announced for that contest!

Susie :(
re: Tips for contests
By groovygroovermember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Jul 25, 2005 03:02 PM
these are totally true!
i know i sond kinda thick asking this but when running a contest and you give away trophies how do you give it to someone do yoiu just find one on google say but how do you get it in their profile thing!?????
love grace XxX
re: Tips for contests
By Angelulu17
On Thu Jul 28, 2005 08:58 AM
great tips, i always feel bad if someone doesn't know that the contest is over and they still post and entry.
re: Tips for contests
By chloe_boemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Sep 04, 2005 12:07 PM
how do wel lock our contests?
re: Tips for contests
By GremlinSusie
On Sun Sep 04, 2005 01:19 PM
Hi, to lock a contest (that you started), click the "edit" button, then you will see a "lock comment" button, and click that!

Susie :)
re: Tips for contests
By Arielmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Wed Aug 01, 2007 07:46 AM
Nice tips! Thanks Llama!! I believe I shall give you some karma!
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re: Tips for contests
By Charl_xxxxxPremium member
On Fri Apr 04, 2008 03:18 AM
How do you make your avatars move??
re: Tips for contests
By tracybabe
On Fri Jun 06, 2008 07:21 AM
had a read im new to great tips for my daughter keep them coming x
re: Tips for contests
By kitcatpopmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:04 AM
Great tips :D !

I have eventually started a contest :)

C.w x
re: Tips for contests
By CodeRedDancemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Sep 25, 2008 02:15 PM
Question about uploading trophies- How do I do it? LOL I'd like to create a contest but I'm not 100% sure I understand how this trophy business works...Any help would be most appreciated!
re: Tips for contests
By dancemasterJJ
On Fri Jan 28, 2011 08:08 PM
Good advice:))

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