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Old 08-16-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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SMN Contests and Free Giveaways

Hey guys...
Running this site, I get all kinds of free stuff offers from bands and promoters... free CD's, free t-shirts, free concert tickets, a lot of autographed stuff, etc, etc.

Just wondering if you would like me to start making this stuff available to you guys... totally free, and in most cases it will be mailed directly to you from the band or their promoter.

I've put up a few items on the front page right now... they'll be in with the regular news items, or you can follow the 'Contests' link at the top of the page, or I put in a 'Contests' menu in the right hand column. To win the stuff, just go to the post, 'like' the post, and add a comment. I'll just pick someone at random from the commenters, get their address, and have the band send you out the free stuff.

Let me know here if you have any ideas or comments... or if there are other things you'd like to see the bands offer up for free.

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Old 08-16-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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Re: SMN Contests and Free Giveaways

I wanted to participate in one of the contests, but to leave a comment, you need to have an account. I don't have one and I can't find an option to sign up. When I click to log in, I get a WordPress login screen, there's an option to reset password but none to create a new account.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:07 PM   #3
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Re: SMN Contests and Free Giveaways

Oops, sorry.
Maybe that explains why nobody was leaving any comments

I don't know how registration got turned off (probably too much spam), but I think it is turned back on now (go back to that WP login screen now and there should be an option to register)... Would you try now and see if you can register and comment?

Thanks for letting me know.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:22 AM   #4
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Re: SMN Contests and Free Giveaways

So forum accounts don't count?
Why not make some of the giveaways an incentive to make people interact with the forum?

Does that matter?
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:06 AM   #5
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Re: SMN Contests and Free Giveaways

I'm not too smart at this stuff, but since the forum is run on vBulletin software and the website is run on WordPress, I think they both need their own login and there is probably no way to get them to use the same... but you can probably pick the same user name and password for each... may make it easier and people would know who you are in each.

But that is a good idea... if there's interest, I could put some of the items just up in the forum.
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No probs. Can I get something for those questions? Kthnxbai.
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Re: SMN Contests and Free Giveaways

Hey, you're the record guy getting all this free publicity and links...
Why aren't you donating stuff for these giveaways?
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Hey, you're the record guy getting all this free publicity and links...
Why aren't you donating stuff for these giveaways?
Oh Fuck! You're on it! Whaddayawant? We've done giveaways before, I could probably wing something your way, or do you just want me to do my own thread through here?
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:33 PM   #9
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Re: SMN Contests and Free Giveaways

Let's figure out what will work for you...
There's just a lot of pretty cool free promotional stuff out there, and I just thought I'd start making an effort to get some of it into the hands of our readers and users that want it... at the same time, if you have stuff like that, running giveaways can also be a good chance for you to put in a plug for whoever wants or needs the promoting.

I've set up a new thread for these giveaways here.
Feel free to try your own there if you want.
If nothing else, post what you have there and ask for comments, and then just pick from the commenters for your winner. Or come up with anything creative that you can think of.

If you get some good stuff going of interest to many of the members here, I can make a post on the front page directing people to your post.

Good luck.
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Let's figure out what will work for you...
There's just a lot of pretty cool free promotional stuff out there, and I just thought I'd start making an effort to get some of it into the hands of our readers and users that want it... at the same time, if you have stuff like that, running giveaways can also be a good chance for you to put in a plug for whoever wants or needs the promoting.

I've set up a new thread for these giveaways here.
Feel free to try your own there if you want.
If nothing else, post what you have there and ask for comments, and then just pick from the commenters for your winner. Or come up with anything creative that you can think of.

If you get some good stuff going of interest to many of the members here, I can make a post on the front page directing people to your post.

Good luck.
Thank you very much!
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