Friday, July 23, 2010

Aloha Friday #4


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My question for you this week is:

Should I have a rule about winning, like a time period before you're eligible to win again, or not?

On the one hand, it seems fair to have a rule - but for how long? 30 days, more, less? On the other hand, that would seriously cut down on the number of entries each contest gets. So I don't know what to do - help!!

Thanks. :)

Update: You all have made a lot of great points, so there will be NO RULE! No worries!! Thanks!

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17 comments:

  1. No... that is the beauty of random.org. The same person doesn't always win and it is a fair chance for everyone. You want more entries, not less... and it would cut down on visits to your blog.

    Happy Friday!

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  2. I don't have one on my blog. In theory I think that it's a good idea but I don't know if it would WORK well ya know?

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  3. I thought about that before .. but then again.. like Owen's Mom said. Random.org assures everyone that you are being fair. And for the people that are entering.. it might be discouraging. Trying to remember which blogs they can or can't enter.

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  4. I don't like that on blogs. It will make you have less visits for doing that! All of your sponsored companies deserve to have everyone enter them for more exposure to them!

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  5. There used to be a blog or two that did that, and now it seems to be VERY rare. I like that people allow repeat visitors to keep coming back. Faithful readership is the key and with Random.org no need to worry about things.

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  6. Do you have a problem with the same person winning? If that is the case..I would have a rule of some sort on entering... or maybe change the winners rule. Maybe the second or third person wins. I think when the same person wins all the time others stop playing along. I know I did and I was the winner! I felt the fun go out of the game. Folks stopped playing. So I stopped trying to win and just watched them play.. That was still fun!
    My AF link for you

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  7. I think the rule would make you lose readers. Personally, I just won one of your giveaways so I would stop coming back here and looking at the shops you feature if I was barred from winning again. I think the likelihood of one winner getting multiple wins in a short time period is pretty slim, and random numbers make it fair even if that did happen!

    Jess

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  8. Nah...I'd be grateful to have the following.

    Have a great Friday!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/07/can-you-tap-a-500-word-text-in-6-seconds/

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  9. I don't think that's a good idea. You want people to come again and again and by doing that, they'll tell their friends and people even follow their links etc

    Your sponsors need the exposure as much as possible.

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  10. no i think people shoould be able to win as many times as random.org picks them:)
    here's my Aloha Friday question

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  11. On one hand I would say its very fair, all the radio stations have a 30 day wait requirement. On the other hand, I can see where its not a requirement. Your vendors' goal is to get their product out there and visable. They don't care if the winner won something else in the last 30 days.

    How's that for a non answer?! Happy friday!

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  12. I think no requirement is a good idea. Random.org has pretty good odds that the same person won't get picked several times on different prizes. And it would be hard to remember which blogs you can't enter a contest again for 30 days etc.

    http://atticgirl.blogspot.com/2010/07/aloha-friday-thermostat.html

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  13. I think it would be a bad idea to do that, you would lose people and I have not heard of anyone else doing that. I think it would be a bit of a pain too.

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  14. I think it is better to let random.org pick each time. If you're lucky twice, that's great.

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  15. if it's random then no but it is your blog!!Aloha

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  16. I'm with the majority! Not a good idea to have that rule.

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