Forum Contest Issue - Solicitation Of Votes Via PM

Discussion in 'Forum Contests' started by 3WishesDun, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. 3WishesDun

    3WishesDun Senior Member+

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    It has come to our attention that solicitation of votes through PM's(asking others to vote for you/drumming up votes) has occurred in a recent contest.

    This is not allowed. A contest should be won on a member's own merit, not by making others feel pressured to cast their vote for a certain canidate for whatever reason.

    If you receive a PM asking you to vote for someone, please forward it to a moderator. We want our contests to be fair to all those who take the time and effort to enter.

    If a contest is won in this manner, the winner will be removed and either the contest run again or the runner-up will take their place.

    Thank you to all who take part in the forum contests in the spirit they were intended. :)
     
  2. mandiemoo

    mandiemoo Senior Member

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    Fairly said. I totally agree
     
  3. Jess!

    Jess! Senior Member

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    I cannot BELIEVE people did this!! :flaming:
     
  4. Kissitgoodbye

    Kissitgoodbye Senior Member+

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    That is defiantly not a fair way to run a contest!
     
  5. Xiphias

    Xiphias Senior Member+

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    Justs sits and shakes head.....Cathy
     
  6. Heavenly Jumper

    Heavenly Jumper Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Also, offering Rep for votes is not cool. :(
     
  7. Jess!

    Jess! Senior Member

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    Geeze. What's UP with people? I did accidently vote for myself [wasn't thinking, I'm SORRY! :(] but I would never do that.
     
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  8. JohnnyBob'sMyBoy

    JohnnyBob'sMyBoy Senior Member

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    I didn't know this occured......that is OUTRAGEOUS!:flaming: the contests are supposed to be fun......not competitive:no:
     
  9. Astro30

    Astro30 Senior Member

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    Jess, don't apologize for voting for yourself, If you think yours is the best, you have every right to do so. I vote for myself when I think mine is. When I notice others are better I vote for them. It's our own opinion and I for one won't change my thoughts just because it seems weird voting for myself ya know?

    It would obviously not be fair of course to be asking people to vote for you. Or offer rep points for a contest prize. Although, if you enjoy, and appreciate the work that went into an entry from a contestant, by all means I believe if rep points were given, it shows how good your work, or advise, etc... was.
     
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  10. cassidy

    cassidy Senior Member+

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    ah i agree it ruins the whole ontest when thigs like this happen

    im glad it has been brought to attention :)
     

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