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"Due to the volume of PMs I receive you may not receive a reply, but I do read ALL of them! Promise!"

April Contests

Cat | 935d ago
User blog

Hey, April! This month we're debuting a new contest - try it out!

COMMENT LOTTERY:
Each comment you make in the month of April equals 1 entry. Comment 25 times? 25 entries. 100? 100 entries. You get the idea? Yeah, you do!

DQ if you pick up a restriction during the month, and comments with negative labels (Trolling, Off Topic, etc.) don't count.

Prize: 3 winners - a $100 Amazon Gift Card each!

LOYAL READER LOTTERY:
When you visit N4G at least once during every 24 hour period during the month of April you are entered into our Loyal Reader Lottery! If you want to keep track you can follow along with your Daily Visit score*, so if you want to make sure you've logged in during a 24 hour period check this score on your profile!

Prize: One Lucky Winner - a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

USER BLOG CONTEST: 
You must post a User Blog in the month of April to enter! The top User Blog as voted by staff and the ten most active members of the month win! There's no limit to how many wonderful User Blogs you can write and enter, anything you author here on N4G during the month of April will be eligible.

Prize: One winner will be chosen and receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

USER REVIEW CONTEST: 
You must post a User Review in the month of April! The top User Review as voted by staff and the ten most active members of the month wins! There's no limit to how many wonderful User Reviews you can write and enter, anything you author here on N4G during the month of April will be eligible.

Prize: One winner will be chosen and receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

TOP CONTRIBUTOR LOTTERY: The members with a TOP TEN news ranking in April will be entered to win a prize!
 Submit news and get a top 10 News ranking in April and you can win up to three games! Winners chosen at random.

The prizes are:
3 Games of Choice (standard edition)
2 Games of Choice (standard edition)
1 Game of Choice (standard edition)

FORUM LOTTERY
JOIN the N4G Forums ( http://forums.n4g.com/defau... ) during the month of April and post at least 20 times to be entered. One winner will be chosen at random and will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

VISIT the N4G Forums… For you old timers, returning posters or lost forum souls: Post on the forums ( http://forums.n4g.com/defau... ) during the month of April! One winner will be chosen at random and will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card!
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*Just a note: I'm sorry the Daily Visit score isn't more 'every day' instead of its current 'every 24h1m', but that is just the front end tracking for you guys and when we run the lotto we pull from a more accurate list. So for those of you visiting every day diligently but not triggering the Daily Visit score reward, don't stress about it!
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Some Terms and Conditions:
Terms and Conditions
1. Competition is open to all N4G users, except for employees of HAVAmedia and immediate relatives. Contests are not limited to the US/NA. Winners must inform representative of HAVAmedia if they reside outside the US.
2. Closing date is 11:59 PM EST 30th April 2012.
3. In the event of unforeseen circumstances N4G/HAVAmedia reserves the right to substitute the prizes for alternatives of equal or greater value.
4. Prizes are not transferrable.
5. The winners of the competition will be notified by N4G ticket on or before May 7, 2012.
6. Failure to reply to ticket notification within seven (7) days results in forfeiture of prize.
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More Info on the Forum Lottery (what follows ONLY applies to the Forum Lottery):
What it is 
-a monthly lottery contest where the winner(s) will receive various prizes.
How it works
-Using a random generator engine we choose a forum, active thread and a winner. 

The finer details:
-Single post wonders, spammers, rude or offensive remarks all result in a DQ.
-The sub-forums located in the N4G related block (Announcements & Rules, contributor, etc) will not be eligible to win, nor will comments made within the Randomicity thread.
-You can only win the Forum Lottery once every six months.
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March winners? Coming Soon...

TheModernKamikaze  +   935d ago
Awesome!! Wait did this comment qualify? :))
Cat  +   934d ago
Yes, yes it did!!
GoToTheOptionsMenu  +   932d ago
That's an awful amount of bubbles there..
"Fellow N4G'ers! Let us strip this man of his bubbles, and take those prizes by force! Gift cards for all, games for all!!!
*charges at you with the confidence of having an army behind me*
Kran  +   911d ago | Well said
@GoTo

Cat's a woman :P

And shes part of N4G so of course shed have so many.... :( I want another bubble. I miss the 2 bubbles i lost over the past year or so when I hated the PS3. Now i love it and i want em back :(
-Mezzo-  +   932d ago
@GoToTheOptionsMenu
"Man".
Cat  +   932d ago
;)
Kran  +   911d ago
And this one just did too :D
coolbeans  +   935d ago
Question: Will giving other users + or - bubbles affect their overall tally? I imagine comments that have been hidden won't count, but I'm just curious if +'s play into account.
Cat  +   934d ago
Right now "DQ if you pick up a restriction during the month, and comments with negative labels (Trolling, Off Topic, etc.) don't count."

I considered +1 for + comments, but we're not going there yet! :)
coolbeans  +   934d ago
Thank you for replying.
TheModernKamikaze  +   935d ago
I hope so....
aDDicteD  +   935d ago
the new comment contest was a nice addition to the n4g monthly contests
jdfoster  +   935d ago
Great!
TheDivine  +   934d ago
Nice. Everyones going to commenting like crazy lol.
mushroomwig  +   934d ago
Yeah, it's win-win for N4G. :P
GoToTheOptionsMenu  +   932d ago
This is a great way to keep constant traffic on N4G without spending too much money. Maybe ill do this in my future website :P
Emilio_Estevez  +   934d ago
Maybe I'll write another blog this month, I need $$, lol.
coolbeans  +   934d ago
Bring it on, Stabby!

:P
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mushroomwig  +   934d ago
Here's to someone else winning for a change, coolbeans is awesome and all but he wins far too often for it to be considered fair.
Emilio_Estevez  +   934d ago
We both won last month, but he wins because he does interesting topics and puts thought into what he writes.
mushroomwig  +   934d ago
'but he wins because he does interesting topics and puts thought into what he writes.'

Which is fine but there comes a point where people really should give others a chance. People have a habit of getting greedy.

The best alternative would be to limit the amount of times someone can win in a year.
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coolbeans  +   934d ago
While I can understand the aggravation, that seems to fall back on the typical "we'll hinder some users in order to make it 'fair' to everyone" viewpoint. Look at my first review (and blog), and then look at the first time I won a monthly prize on here. You'll see it was a year's difference-or more-since I actually won something on here. You can see from my first reviews that I grew into writing more quality reviews (I'm even tempted to go back and re-do some of them).

I didn't waltz onto n4g on day and say "I wonder how I'll make amazon money today". I felt that this was an...interesting community and the chances of winning prize money made it feel more rewarding. My recent win % is more because of me focusing on school, rather than work atm, not b/c of avarice.

IF n4g decides to come up with a limit, I'll still post reviews on here. Will I be soured by the decision? Sure, but the only time I consider a review a "real win" is by the amount of quality comments/discussions.

I can certainly sympathize with your notion, but I have a question: If users REALLY wanted to limit a user's monthly wins (per year), wouldn't they just contribute? There's no way everyone doesn't have enough spare time on their hands to produce a 1,000-2,000 word blog/review, especially since you can save and come back to it.

If any users would like my help, I'm just a PM away from giving you suggestions :).
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Cat  +   934d ago
Thanks for the feedback, mushroomwig!

In regards to chance-based contests - the lotteries - we have an interest in not repeating winners too frequently.

However, when it comes to the more skill-and-reward driven contests, we have no desire to penalize committed members for their efforts just because the results are, well, good. In fact, the point is rather to reward that! :)

The "fairness" of these contests is centered on users submitting content within the guidelines, effectively giving every user the opportunity to enter and be considered. We have no interest in artificially leveling the playing field by eliminating people that have succeeded within these parameters. We do, however, maintain the user-driven aspect by having our most active members of the month vote for the winners of these contests.
-MD-  +   934d ago
Forum members got shafted.
TeaDouble_E  +   934d ago
Hopefully next month contest will have forum members in mind.
coolbeans  +   934d ago
Cat's just preparing for when you win. Once that happens, it will go back to normal.
Rage_S90  +   934d ago
Lol i have a feeling you'll win when the prize is weaker.
redDevil87  +   934d ago
@MD
tell me about it . . . ¬_¬

I hope i don't win the forum contest now lol

I hope Budget does.
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WildArmed  +   934d ago
lololol
I'm sure he'll put it to go use.
Otherwise he needs to work on being his persona.
thebudgetgamer  +   933d ago
I'll take whatever I can get. Free money is free money.
pandaboy  +   934d ago
if I win the comment lottery I will bestow my prize to Cat.
Rage_S90  +   934d ago
Cat is mean and kicks dogs in her sleep, i heard this Rage character is a pretty cool guy though.
Snapperf   934d ago | Spam
TheDareDevil  +   934d ago
So if you get bubbled up, does it count as 2 comments;)
redDevil87  +   934d ago
No!

*ninjaemoticon*
TheDareDevil  +   934d ago
Okay:(
TeaDouble_E  +   934d ago
I don't expect to win anything but I would be very surprised if I did win.
r21  +   934d ago
can i has wins?
blur99  +   934d ago
Good luck to me then.
ssbains  +   932d ago
Thank you for the entry
X-Alchemist  +   930d ago
this sounds awesome
Jio  +   929d ago
Good luck everybody!
Soldierone  +   929d ago
I just realized I've been a part of N4G for 5 years and have never won anything lol :P But it's all good, its fun being here
3DJarx  +   927d ago
simple hing to do. comment :D so many comments
IonutPitigoi  +   927d ago
At the website www.gamestar.de and winload.com there are viruses.They have written that there are games but there are not.And I do n`t stand a chance.
IonutPitigoi  +   927d ago
It`s a pity there are so much viruses on the internet . My computer does n`t work normally any more.
IonutPitigoi  +   927d ago
I `m very sorry could n`t dodge the viruses
KingItachi  +   921d ago
Nice contest
xiaopig   918d ago | Spam
KosmoCrisis  +   917d ago
Great contest. I'm a newbie.
HammadTheBeast  +   916d ago
Hey am I in for the contributor one, because my submission of "IGN's Top Ten Unreleased Games We Want" is at number 5 right now?
ssbains  +   912d ago
Hope I win the contest

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