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Subject: Can I get a hand here? Why was my contest deleted? rss

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Joel Eddy
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Wow! Could you have spoken with me about this before deleting it?

What do you actually mean by monetized content? Do you mean ads on my videos?

I can easily remove those for the duration of the contest.

Please respond. This is very unfortunate!

I send a GM to Octavian, but the message I got was from generic BGG Admin guy. So, I have zero idea who deleted. I had spoken to Octavian previously and he OK'd running the contest here.

I don't know what it could be. I have links going back to Twitter and YouTube etc... but I have those on every last video I've ever posted on BGG.

A little clarification and I could have fixed whatever the problem was!!

Thanks for nothing.
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I'm flabbergasted by this.
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Great video, as ever Joel! What was the issue?
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lanky321 wrote:
Great video, as ever Joel! What was the issue?


Still trying to understand.
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I don't know anything about this case.

However, all contest require prior approval, see community rules:

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Unofficial Contests

Contests are a fun way to engage the community. If you are thinking of running a contest please be mindful of the following:

*You MUST geekmail the Community Manager with the subject line "CONTEST" to receive permission before running any contest on the site to ensure it conforms to the site rules. Your contest is likely to be approved as long as the contest is not promotional or you are not otherwise personally benefiting from it.

*Requiring users to give a thumb to a geeklist, thread, or similar content as part of participating in the contest or in return for any other compensation is not allowed.

*Failure to meet these requirements may result in the contest being deleted without warning.
 
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eekamouse wrote:
lanky321 wrote:
Great video, as ever Joel! What was the issue?


Still trying to understand.

I was recently introduced to the darker side of BGG when a thread I had started over 18 months previously which had generated over 600 replies and over 1000 thumbsup was deleted without warning. I too could have edited my original post that was apparently the culprit had I been given the curtesy of notification, but some over zealous admin just zapped it and destroyed a conversation that had been taking place for over a year and a half.

Since that incidence my feelings toward BGG have definitely changed. I still like the site, and will continue to use it, but I don't trust that those with power deserve it...
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monkeyhandz wrote:
I don't know anything about this case.

However, all contest require prior approval, see community rules:

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Unofficial Contests

*Failure to meet these requirements may result in the contest being deleted


Understood.

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without warning.


Not understood.
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without warning.


Not understood.


I suspect that those who wish to set up such things are expected to have read and understood these rules, with the accompanying understanding that if you then break them you are doing so deliberately and flagrantly, in which case summary deletion is warranted.

The real questions are a) is this how BGG's admins see things, and b) is this justified?
 
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monkeyhandz wrote:
I don't know anything about this case.

However, all contest require prior approval, see community rules



eekamouse wrote:
I had spoken to Octavian previously and he OK'd running the contest here.
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From Joel's twitter (@e3kmouse)

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Miscommunication with BGG sorted out. Contest will be restarted and live again on BGG shortly!


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Contest to give away my favorite game of 2013 on @boardgamegeek has been rebooted! Chcek the link for details! boardgamegeek.com/article/14482927


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eekamouse wrote:
Wow! Could you have spoken with me about this before deleting it?

A little clarification and I could have fixed whatever the problem was!!

Thanks for nothing.


The story of my life on BGG, Joel. I'm sorry to hear about this. Nothing like a contest, ad campaign, or other legit promotion being halted by the people equipped with the delete key around here. The admin system is very heavy handed, and not at times, at always. As one said: Those with the power should not be trusted with it.

Again, I'm sorry. I hope this all at least generates a bit of positive commotion and support for your event.

John
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Not to worry! All has been clarified and sorted out!
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eekamouse wrote:
Not to worry! All has been clarified and sorted out!

...and? Is there some "lessons learned" info perhaps for others?
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