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View Poll Results: How many of you would participate?
DEFINITELY!!! 240 85.71%
Mm, maybe. 39 13.93%
Definitely NOT! 1 0.36%
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post #591 of 703 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 11:28 AM
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post #592 of 703 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 01:37 PM
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I'll keep one of my new tanks empty :) just incase
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post #593 of 703 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, just got caught up on what you've been talking about.

What an awesome idea! If everyone is excited enough for this contest to donate money, that must mean it was a good drawing.

My main concerns, however-

Some people may try to demand a refund if they don't win the contest. The last thing I want to bring to this forum is drama. That's why I decided to pay for the first one myself. I'd be happy to help script up strict rules, but I want your inputs first.

In my current financial situation, I will not be able to pay for a whole lot out of pocket. I got laid off a few weeks ago, and I'm starting to run on financial fumes until I can get a replacement job. I don't want to have a bunch of people pitch in money, but have it still not be enough to cover the costs of an import, causing the cancellation of the contest and refunds be issued.

What are your thoughts?
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post #594 of 703 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 04:58 PM
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My idea is that you start fundraising, but don't actually start the contest until enough money is raised, so that you don't have to cancel. canceling the contest after people have donated may result in the donaters feeling scammed.

a warning should be directed that donating does not give you a higher chance of winning, and that it is bad sportsmanship to cancel a donation if you do not win.
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post #595 of 703 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 04:59 PM
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I would be more than willing to donate 5 bucks, no strings attached, towards the next drawing. I think there should be rules for donating though. "The more you donate does not improve your chances of wining. If you donate and loose your money goes to helping the winner and isn't refunded. Maybe even put a donate limit of 5 bucks that way people cant over invest."

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post #596 of 703 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 05:04 PM
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I think there should be something like. OK. I have en extra like 30 bucks I could pitc towards this....

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post #597 of 703 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 05:08 PM
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I think the 5$ limit is a great idea! it not only stops over spending, but also prevents large differences in donations as not everyone has alot to donate. (some people might donate 10$ and accuse 2$ donaters of being selfish, etc.)
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Lol. I like the 5 dollars idea better... -.- more money for fish related items!

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oops... LOL!!!

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post #600 of 703 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 05:13 PM
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I know this may sound like I'm stretching it.... but what if enough money was raised that a tank for the new fish could be included? big stretch, I know.
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