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Thats It | Feb. 26, 2010

Discussion in '$1 Daily Competition' started by shabbir, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    Recent PayPal issues with Indian accounts and we not able to send personal payments lead to very low participation in the competition.

    We tried to move to Paypal Alternatives but that made things work for short period but the participation by majority of people was not at par. As I get comments like
    Or may be we are too much used to PayPal and so finally I have decided to stop $1 daily competition till I find we figure out something more exciting.

    Whats Next?

    I have lots of things in mind which I will spell out here

    1. Member of the Year
    2. More Article Categorized Competition
    3. Some Paid Authors
    4. Monthly Prize of some Amazon Books instead of daily

    Do let me know if you have any other thing to share and we can take that up.
     
  2. hanleyhansen

    hanleyhansen New Member

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    I like number 4. Rewarding someone with way to get more knowledge can be very useful. Personally, I would enjoy Amazon Books.
     
  3. pankaj.sea

    pankaj.sea New Member

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    I can choose any one of these two option!
    :(
    But its a bad news to stop $1 daily competition!
     
  4. coderzone

    coderzone Super Moderator

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    I don't agree with you because if something is not working its always take courage to go for a change and I think this change also will bring something better out of here.
     
  5. pankaj.sea

    pankaj.sea New Member

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    yes u r correct!
    :D
     
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    About point #4, one month is quite a long period to wait for. How about making it weekly competition. Winner of the week will score a point and a collection of 4 points can be converted into a prize (books or something).
     
  7. hanleyhansen

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    I like that idea. You can either save your points up or use them. Different prizes are worth different points.
     
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    brilliant
     
  9. sameer_havakajoka

    sameer_havakajoka New Member

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    let's see what admin decides at last..
     
  10. SaswatPadhi

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    Oh .. so the $1 contest has been stopped !

    So, what's next, shabbir ?? Have you decided anything yet ?
     
  11. shabbir

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    The issue with PayPal has not allowed me to go for any small competition but yes there are few other things going nicely and one of them is newsletter.
     
  12. mayjune

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    I miss 1$ competitions.... :)
     
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    Ya, me too ...
     
  14. shabbir

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    I am open for suggestions and if you have some payment option acceptable to many I can go for it.
     
  15. xpi0t0s

    xpi0t0s Mentor

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    Does there have to be a payment? How about alternative awards, such as geek recognition? That's far more important (to me anyway) than the odd $ here and there.
     
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    ^ I agree, beside it keeps the fun going and keeps people coming back together everyday. I never came for the $, infact whenever i won i gave it to g4e, so it shows that its more then about the money. We can try it for a month with some alternative award as xp said....Lets see how it goes...?
     
  17. shabbir

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    I would not mind that. What type of recognition can you elaborate.

    I can think of is a reputation.
     
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    unni krishnan.r New Member

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    i am a new member and i dont have the luck in 1$ participation plz tell me where the questions where i want to knw what questions where they
     
  19. xpi0t0s

    xpi0t0s Mentor

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    Try reading the whole thread, you'll get some clues as to why you can't find the questions.

    You're new here, so I won't yell at you, but please read threads in full before posting. Then you can post *relevant* questions/comments.
     
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    a small suggestion might be that for awards we can add reputation to people that are most active.

    Another suggestion (addressed to shabbir): if you go to the wiki answers website, you will see that they have groups that focus on specific jobs. I think this website could definitly profit from this idea. If would get more people to participate, and it might even draw some people in. I for one would love to participate in any jobs you have here, for example, we can have categorizers (people who would go through the topics and start spacific category topics like the meet and greet category.)

    Just some friendly suggestions to all who need them...

    White_Hat
     

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