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Raffle Comments posted by ChrisSIlver

  1. 12 minutes ago, sovereignsteve said:

    Interesting direction the forum is moving in.

    Established Premium Membership gives additional benefits to members. These benefits did not exist before and nothing has been taken away from existing premium or gold premium members. 

    17 minutes ago, sovereignsteve said:

    whether it is a good idea to restrict this function to mainly inexperienced forum users simply because they pay the most.

    Established Members will have been a member of the forum for at least 6 months to a year. I can understand that you feel there should also be some other metric for Established Membership as well, this is something we will likely use the Established Member forum to discuss once we have enough Established Members.

  2. 1 hour ago, Lr103 said:

    such as a certain number of completed successful trades and/or endorsement by a number of other established/gold/longer standing premium members.

    Yes, perhaps there should also be another metric which we should use as well. My thought was that if someone has financially supported the forum for a certain amount of time then they have already shown commitment to the forum, and not everyone who is a member likes to post a lot of content, some members simply read content. This is something we can discuss. 

  3. 7 minutes ago, kimchi said:

    Thanks @ChrisSIlver! I think the question was about 'which system' is used, but I guess you mean it's part of the forum software perhaps?

    I thought before the upgrade you or another admin or mod used to announce the result on the thread, which led to all the congratulatory posts, and is something I loved. It really was a lovely part about being a Premium Member (quite apart from the listings and entering the raffle in the first place!) - the taking part and all the camaraderie, wishing the winner well (albeit with jealous glances perhaps :P). I think it'd be nice if there's some sort of message announcing the winner from one of the team here, and then the congratulations posts would flood in. At the moment some sort of system picks a winner and then (if you're like me!) you realise at some point in the month that you don't know who won, and go in to see a pretty dead thread.

    Tldr: please find a way if you can to bring back the good old thread with an announced winner and then all the congratulations - which could be as simple as announcing the winner! :) 

    Perhaps we can try to make an announcement topic in the premium members club, perhaps to keep things simple just a general pinned topic to congratulate the winners and the same topic is used for each month's prize draw? Or maybe we can try to make an announcement for each prize draw after it ends.

    I understand what you mean as I was thinking the same before, there should be more of a public announcement.

    In regards to the system, I meant the forum software itself, everything is automatic from taking a ticket to the winner being chosen. There is no human pat involved with choosing a winner, which is why it is the fairest way to randomly choose the winner.