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philip 1 month ago

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

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RaspberryPiFan 10 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

If I may ask, why?

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 5 points 1 month ago

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.

RaspberryPiFan 10 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

That's what I thought.

Was it happening often or is this just a preventative action?

Ash9191 1 point 1 month ago

Is this because of Duffman's giveaway??

Xorex64 1 point 1 month ago

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

Cicero_ 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

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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vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

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.

Ash9191 1 point 1 month ago

Is this because of Duffman's giveaway??

Ash9191 1 point 1 month ago

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

LemonComputers 1 point 1 month ago

What was that?

manirellis_fridge 2 points 1 month ago

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.

Ash9191 1 point 1 month ago

I talked to him. He had some important stuff ( I won't give details for privacy) going on and he was planning to do it. I believe that he would have done it with more time.

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Yeah, did he never pull through?

Ash9191 0 points 1 month ago

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

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Did you receive it?

Ash9191 1 point 1 month ago

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

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

What is the weight on it?

Ash9191 1 point 1 month ago

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

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

His account and posts got deleted I believe.

Ash9191 1 point 1 month ago

Yeah, it did

montiago 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

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.

Ash9191 1 point 1 month ago

I got the monitor

montiago 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

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

Ash9191 2 points 1 month ago

True.

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Yeah, sounds good.

AverageGangMember 1 point 1 month ago

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

Ash9191 1 point 1 month ago

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

manirellis_fridge 1 point 1 month ago

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.

Ash9191 1 point 1 month ago

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

Ash9191 1 point 1 month ago

I asked and got this result

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Fleetleader101 1 point 1 month ago

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

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GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

What?

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