Long story short I figured this post was quite relevant to a previous post of mine – the blogging world edition. This applies to contests/giveaways presented to us in the blogging world. Like I said in my other post, if you’re offended, I’m sorry I’m not sorry?
My pet peeves have became even bigger pet peeves since Rafflecopter released its program for everyone, and not just have it as a testing/BETA mode/invite-only kind of thing (I knew they were going to release it, but still…I liked it when it was in the testing process).
If it’s a contest focused on a charity, I think it’s fine. However, I don’t want to enter to win all of these prizes for points/entries/etc. for your _____ when I could 1) donate to a charity I’d much rather donate to instead AND 2) just buy whatever prizes that are being handed out.Personally, I don’t believe that their should be incentives to donating a money when a contest/giveaway is involved unless it is really for a good cause. Contests/giveaways in the blogging world just… I don’t really trust people, so… Especially when in the Terms and Conditions is a paragraph of poorly written crap that makes me wish I never even promoted it to begin with.[1. I took down everything I promoted (Tweets, link via sidebar, etc.), and I couldn’t resist putting “I donated to church. Does that count?” and “But in all seriousness…Forney Gentle Zoo…petting zoo…rescued animals…sister’s third birthday party…” afterward in the part where it asked for my donation to a charity and the forwarded email… That’s just a bit more personal than people should have to get in something like that.]
Different entry options/different number of entries rewarded
Not everyone uses Twitter/Facebook. It’s much easier to manage if you just count each entry as 1 rather than multiple ones, because I don’t really find it fair to the others who entered. I get that certain things are wanted to be done more than entry option A, but not everyone do that, so only certain people can do it. Also, is it really fair? Most likely not. It’s usually always the same people winning, anyway.
Free domain; required to pay fee to have it transferred to [winner themselves]
So if I win a domain name and don’t trust you with it [because you can therefore take it away from me at ANY time (I don’t trust people for personal reasons)], I have to pay you for it just to have it, even though transferring it is free? That’s ridiculous.
In middle school I had friends who I was comfortable around/with, and we were the teacher’s pets [sometimes], did our work, and make sarcastic/smart-elic remarks about the rules (like what people said, etc.; not really the teachers UNLESS said teachers joked around with us as well). Basically if your rules put some smart-elic/sarcastic remark in my head, don’t count on me resisting from blurting it out and about to you. It’s not necessarily me trying to be funny. In other words, your rules are stupid, ridiculous and childish, and “Does church count as a charity?” is a sarcastic yet serious remark.
Those are just my main ones, though. Congratulations – you now know a little more about me.