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Raffles: How To Make One Correctly

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avatar Havingfun_ISKEY
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Princess
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Why all the controversial blogs?!?!?!?!?!
I know, I know, I have been making a lot of blogs lately that a lot of PMC members may not agree with. Some of you might even think of me as a "moderator's pet" or a "snitch", or even trying to become a moderator myself.

The reason why I have been making so many blogs like this lately is because the PMC community needs to become aware. I'm on PMC literally every day, whether it be on weekends or after school, and over the past eight months I've seen it happen more than once. Not only that, but the last cases I have seen are extremely recent, which shows that it's still an issue. Many of you think of me as the Blogging Queen of PMC. People notice my blogs, and read them. I'm speaking up, not just for the moderators, but for everybody who uses this website and wants it to be a great place.

And I think it may actually be working, too. For example, when I posted my "Interviewing - The REAL Issues" blog, several people PMed me asking for advice on interviews, which made me really pleased that people were actually paying attention to what I was saying. Or, when I made my "Blogging - What NOT to Post (Forum-related only)" blog, the massive influx of rule-breaking blogs decreased dramatically for over a week (I am not kidding). It's nice to know that what I say is actually being taken into consideration by other people, whether they agree or disagree with it.

As for the whole "moderator" thing...no. Am I an active reporter? Yes. Do I make blogs about PMC rules. I guess so. But I don't do it for myself; this is also explained in my FAQ on my profile. I do what I do because I care. I want PMC to be as good as it can be, and I want to help out. Sometimes, it even feels like I am alone in doing so. It's nice to know that I am being somewhat relied on here, but I don't do it for any selfish reasons at all.

Not to mention, the moderators aren't foolish - they know when somebody is trying to suck up to them. Posting blogs and reporting things to get on their good side won't earn me any brownie points with them - they'd just become suspicious.

A lot of people have said that I deserve to become a moderator and wish they could vote. But it's not that simple. There are so many things that the current moderators have done to prove themselves that I probably haven't. They have double the experience an eight-month-old PMC member does. I'm really just doing what any loyal member PMC member should do - follow the rules, be respectful of all members, and report submissions and posts. Whether they think I'm worthy of being moderator or not is none of our business. If you think I deserve to be a moderator...I appreciate it, but I'm not sure I'm even half the member most of them probably were before promotion.

Thanks again for reading. Stay salty my friends, bye. :)
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  • Exoh
  • Level 23
  • Expert Sweetheart
  • March 17, 2016, 1:52 pm
Not a fan of the huge images and font style..
Nice blog as always just a few things (as always as well :P):

1.Decrease the size of the text, I know you've been told this a lot but just do it XD.
2. You can't really restrict people from saying comment if you want to enter, because really that's just 1XP and a lot of times you might have jokes on the comments which would also give you 1XP, you can't really expect someone to PM the person who's hosting the contest because the person might get annoyed a LOT as well :P, I totally agree with the "Diamond to Enter" not being allowed part though.
3.Raffles shouldn't even be done on Skins or Projects, they should be done on Forums which rules out your blog in a completly different state.
  • YTCereal
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Network
  • March 14, 2016, 7:39 am
I can't read.

to large..
Not willing to make a TL:DR, sorry.
  • Hauntingly
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Princess
  • March 13, 2016, 8:14 pm
I understand you trying to help and explain how to make a fair raffle that follows the rules of pmc. That's great and all- but don't you think it's a tad bit unfair for you to have a media cover calling two members out? Sure you didn't mention them but the fact that you have people as the cover makes it seem like a call out blog. I mean the least that could be done is blurring out their names as well as the skins or titles and leaving the whole (raffle) part to get your point across. If you don't have photoshop feel free to message me and I can blur the names out for you :))
Thanks, I'll think about it. The caption was put up to avoid that, but oh well.
  • Hauntingly
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Princess
  • March 14, 2016, 10:11 am
Yeah unfortunately people see things they want to see it and with the way that names are in the actual cover, people will think its directed at them.
  • Lipse
  • Level 45
  • Master Fox
  • March 13, 2016, 12:37 pm
Yeah, I just recently had to change my raffle skin because I said you had to comment to enter.
I wasn't trying to get more xp out of it, I literally just didn't cross my mind to say "PM me if you want to enter" lol

And tbh I really enjoy these blogs. They've helped not only me, but my friend Sundara as well x3

Stay salty
  • devilkid99
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Architect
  • March 13, 2016, 10:31 am
thats some biiiiig text ya have there matey
  • eagoy
  • Level 48
  • Master Lava Rider
  • March 13, 2016, 12:33 am
As a non-skinner I simply wonder what a 'raffle' in general is. So could you explain that as not everyone here is a skinner?
  • yoda473
  • Level 25
  • Expert Button Pusher
  • March 13, 2016, 3:24 pm
To elaborate, a raffle in terms of skinning is similar to one in real life: you enter during a certain time frame, and the person holding the raffle randomly picks out an entrant to win a prize. The only difference is that a legal skinning raffle is free to enter, and everyone gets one entry.
  • Pepijn
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Cyborg
  • March 13, 2016, 3:44 am
A raffle is a type of give-away.
  • WhoIsThis
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • March 13, 2016, 1:21 am
Same here
  • Zatharel
  • Level 44
  • Master Sweetheart
  • March 12, 2016, 11:52 pm
so is this the BOMB app or?
Yeah
  • Orbiter
  • Level 43
  • Master Fox
  • March 12, 2016, 12:38 pm
Iskey, I think I feed off your saltly blogs now. xD
I don't balloon know why people are always balloon calling your blogs controversial and stuff... Oh well, I don't, your balloon blogs always catch my eye, and they really balloon help me too :)
So um, anyballoon... Thanks for balloon doing what you do I guess!
I never balloon know how to end anything off, so uh, balloon, bye I guess?
  • Pepijn
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Cyborg
  • March 12, 2016, 11:28 am
Requesting comments to enter is NOT allowed. As can be read here.

People should use PM's if they want an easy way to gather raffle entries.
  • Zitzabis
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Gent
  • March 12, 2016, 11:49 am
To better clarify for those who read this comment (since the rule doesn't exactly explain why we don't allow it), it's because using comments as a means for entry is giving you free exp.
Any situation where a feature is being used not out of free-will, is considered an abuse of it and is setting that submission higher than other submissions unfairly.
A far better raffle system would actually be forums.

Sub for sub.
Diamond for diamond.
Fav for fav.
Comment for comment.
Diamond for entry.
Comment for entry.
Sub for entry.
Diamond for more content.
Sub for more content (following them to see content is fine, but don't do it as a motivation).
Fav for more content.
Comment for more content.

Basically:
Use diamonds if you like the submission.
Use favorites if you like the submission a lot or you want to follow any future updates.
Comment if YOU have something you want to say.
Subscribe if you want to follow their content in the future.
Just changed it. Thanks, guys. Could I add this into the blog, Zitzabis?

(Note to self: Before you make a blog "enforcing" the rules, make sure you know the rules yourself. :P Oh well.)
  • Zitzabis
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Gent
  • March 12, 2016, 11:54 am
Mhmm
Thanks my man. :3 I don't know what I'd do without you. :P
  • MagicDoggo
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Blacksmith
  • March 18, 2016, 8:32 am
You'd make normal blogs about rules like this without the extra rule notifications?
Seriously? Okay then, excuse me while I go on a bit of a reporting spree, prepare for impact. Thanks for letting me know.

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