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    Default How to create personal game giveaways

    I have a suggestion for those who want to give-away keys.

    Please note that this will only apply to members who want to give-away games in a personal capacity. Anyone who tries to promote a business or website through give-aways will be moderated.

    Create a thread in the relevant section (PC Gaming section for Origin).

    Give it a descriptive title - e.g.: "Origin Game giveaway - Battlefield 3"

    Add a poll to the thread asking people to vote on something. You can do all your giveaways in one thread, with poll options for each game. Polls can be multiple choice, or single choice. You could do individual threads and polls for each game. Depends on how you want to set up your giveaway.

    Make the poll votes public so you can see the list of entrants (very important). If you don't do this, you won't be able to see the list of votes unless I pull it manually from the back-end.

    Use random.org to select a winner

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    James, nice idea but one more thing, i would suggest is adding a specific subforum.

    Forum will get messy otherwise

    Something like....

    Community Giveaways
    .................PC Giveaways
    ........................Steam Giveaways
    ........................Origin Giveaways

    .................Console Giveaways
    ........................Xbox Giveaways
    ........................PS3 Giveaways

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Caboose_ View Post
    James, nice idea but one more thing, i would suggest is adding a specific subforum.

    Forum will get messy otherwise

    Something like....
    Why not just a general Giveaways sub-forum, then people can give away other stuff as well if they want. You can always put the platform if applicable in the thread title, and it keeps them all together instead of spreading them out between multiple sub-sub-forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    Why not just a general Giveaways sub-forum, then people can give away other stuff as well if they want. You can always put the platform if applicable in the thread title, and it keeps them all together instead of spreading them out between multiple sub-sub-forums.
    Then i wouldve suggested creating a /r/mygaminggiveaway sub-reddit

    But that will work, i just like to keep things tidy thats all

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Caboose_ View Post

    Forum will get messy otherwise

    Something like....
    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    Why not just a general Giveaways sub-forum, then people can give away other stuff as well if they want. You can always put the platform if applicable in the thread title, and it keeps them all together instead of spreading them out between multiple sub-sub-forums.
    That would die pretty quickly. Just look at the Steamgifts thread, I can't imagine that kind of activity justifying an entire sub-forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene View Post
    That would die pretty quickly. Just look at the Steamgifts thread, I can't imagine that kind of activity justifying an entire sub-forum.
    It could if they bring out a new games humble bundle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xGREAPER View Post
    It could if they bring out a new games humble bundle...
    It didnt pick up during the Origin one. . . So I also think a maybe a subgroup like community giveaways but that is it. Keep it all in one area...

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    Show me that there are consistently too many giveaway threads, and then I'll create a sub-forum for them - not before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Show me that there are consistently too many giveaway threads, and then I'll create a sub-forum for them - not before.
    Challenge accepted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xGREAPER View Post
    Challenge accepted!
    No! Don't spam the forum with free prizes!

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