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Does anyone have suggestions on where to find people who might be interested in answering a bunch of survey questions about a game? I tried posting in the play tester section but it was deleted by moderators because I offered to give away a copy of the game to one of those who takes the survey (randomly chosen), which apparently is against the rules. Although I see several other games there offering some sort of reward to their testers... so not sure exactly why it's okay for them and not for me.

But, uh, where can I post a link to the surveys without risking deletion, or being banned or something? I am fairly new to Board Game Geek and I am struggling with figuring out where I can find people to help me out.
 
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Start your own blog and make an entry for it? Blogs are treated a little different, thought I'd message the Admin to make sure it was ok.
 
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klkitchens wrote:
Start your own blog and make an entry for it? Blogs are treated a little different, thought I'd message the Admin to make sure it was ok.


Hmmm. Okay. Doesn't that count as "self promotion" as well though? I tried to post a link wanting feedback on our Kickstarter campaign a while ago and got quickly deleted as well for breaking a self promotion rule.

 
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You could post the questions without the incentive.

There are plenty of people who would answer just to help you out or out of curiosity.
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DicingWithDearth wrote:
You could post the questions without the incentive.

There are plenty of people who would answer just to help you out or out of curiosity.


Problem is in the survey it says we will draw one person to get a copy of the game, and about 50 people have already answered so can't remove that part form the survey now. That would be unfair. Was just trying to be nice to people who help us out... But perhaps not mentioning that part in the forum post is enough to not get deleted?
 
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Google Docs?

Place the survey as a document on a sharing platform.
 
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anijunk wrote:
Google Docs?

Place the survey as a document on a sharing platform.


Yeah I'm using Google Forms. Guess I'll give it another shot posting it without mentioning the free copy of the game draw. Hopefully that will be okay.
 
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There is a section called new user questions where you can get an admin to help you understand.

As for the free game: You might want to take a closer look at other people offering "free games" How you do it is paramount. A free game for game testers for example, is fine in certain forum areas. Giving away a game you didn't make is also fine because it's not self promotion.

But try asking in the right forum and you can get the answers you seek.
 
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Tingletouch wrote:
...I offered to give away a copy of the game to one of those who takes the survey (randomly chosen), which apparently is against the rules. Although I see several other games there offering some sort of reward to their testers... so not sure exactly why it's okay for them and not for me.

Simply put, it's against the rules to advertise random giveaway contests. BGG runs their own paid-for contests on the front page (which work in a similar way; answer survey to be entered into a draw to get a game). Hence you should understand why advertising your own giveaway contests in the forums goes against the rules. Just ask the questions you want, post a survey by all means but don't say by doing so you will get a random entry to get a game. Ask for playtesters, choose specific people/groups to test your game. That's all good, just don't make it a 'Contest'.
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