Old  March 19th, 2010, 8:37am     #1
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Exclamation Please do not post sweepstakes, links to your business/blog or request votes in this forum
We are having a large number of Newbies posting links to their sweepstakes/contests, promoting their contests, posting links to their businesses/blogs and asking for votes in this forum. None of these are allowed in this forum and threads/posts will be deleted. Here is a breakdown of the rules for these topics:

Sweepstakes and Contests:


Please do not list your sweepstakes link or promote your sweepstakes in this forum or any forum on OLS. Sweepstakes/Contests can only be listed via Add A Sweep and cannot be promoted on this site. To list your sweepstakes or contest:

Scroll to the bottom of the OLS web page
Click on Add a Sweep in the bottom menu of the site and follow the instructions.
Here is the link:
http://www.online-sweepstakes.com/addasweep/


Promoting your business/blog/site:

Advertising your business/blog/site is not allowed in this forum. There is a forum setup for OLS members businesses in the Prize Exchange forum. There are minimum requirements that must be met before you can promote or advertise your business or blog here on OLS.

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To list your service, you must be a registered member of Online-Sweepstakes.com (OLS) for 1 year with at least 30 posts.
If you don't meet this requirement, you will automatically be redirected to these rules when you attempt to create a new thread in this forum.

This forum is for business endeavors of members only (not friends, family etc). Listings for businesses other than those of OLS members will be deleted.
Here is the link to the rules:
http://forums.online-sweepstakes.com...d.php?t=230056


Referrals and Vote Requests

We have forums for referrals and vote requests and they are the only forums on OLS that a member may request a vote. Premium Referrals is for requesting votes from currently running premium sweeps and Referrals is for requesting votes from regular (non premium) sweeps. The rules for this forum are a sticky thread (sticky just means it stays on top of the forum) at the top of the forum. These rules apply to posting vote requests in forums and links in your signature. You must meet the minimum requirements before you can do either.


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To post a referral or vote request, you must be either 1) a registered member of Online-Sweepstakes.com (OLS) for 90 days with at least 30 posts; or 2) a registered member of OLS for 1 year with at least 1 post. If you don't meet this requirement, you will automatically be redirected to these rules when you attempt to create a new thread in this forum.

Affiliate and/or referral links are strictly forbidden.
Here is the link to the rules:
http://forums.online-sweepstakes.com...d.php?t=200308


We are always happy to have new members on OLS. Please make sure to read the rules for each forum before posting. They are usually a sticky thread at the top of the forums.

Also, these are good threads to read for general questions.

http://forums.online-sweepstakes.com...d.php?t=275683
http://forums.online-sweepstakes.com...d.php?t=122599

If your thread or post is missing, you most likely violated a rule and it was deleted. If you have questions, you can contact a Moderator.

Here is a link listing Mods/Editors
http://forums.online-sweepstakes.com/showgroups.php

Thanks and welcome to OLS!

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  Old  May 19th, 2012, 12:45pm     #2
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Some additional clarification since we have people posting that they are just joining to promote their site/sweep or get vote requests. This is not the site for that. We are looking for members to be part of a community and add value to our site.


Members are not allowed to promote their site or sweeps in the forums. This means don't talk about your site/sweep or have links in your posts (or siggy if you are new).

Members cannot add a link to their business/sweep in their signature until they meet the minimum requirements listed in the post above.

We are always happy to have new members that join to be part of the community and to help other members. This is not the site to join just to promote your site/sweep or get vote requests. Many newbies make that mistake. Make sure you read the rules posted at the top of each forum before you post in that forum and you should be ok.

Getting your sweeps edited/validated:

We have a massive quantity of blog sweeps being submitted daily and a limited amount of editors to work on them. What that means is there will be delays in sweeps being edited. As a newbie (and reminder to older members):

There is no guaranteed turn around time when a sweep will be edited.

If your sweep ends shortly after it is submitted then it may not be edited before it ends.

Members enter sweeps even if they are unedited (ie: your sweep being unedited does not mean people will refuse to enter, so nothing to stress about).

Do not post a thread asking for your sweep to be edited. It will be edited when we get to it. Any threads asking for edits will be deleted as they are unnecessary.

Do not PM Mods/editors asking for your sweep to be edited. We do not give preferential treatment to some sweeps over others. The Editors are busy and do not have time to respond to large quantities of PMs. Your sweep will be edited when we get to it.


Our Community:

We are a community here on OLS and we help one another. We expect all members to be courteous to one another and follow all posted rules. It is important to think about what you say before you post in any forums. Take the time to re-read what you are about to post and make sure it will not offend others and is not rude. If it is, do not post it. We have had alot of aggression lately and that is not tolerated on this site. Remember the rules here are strictly enforced and the forums are a privilege we allow members. Violations of site rules will result in that privilege being revoked (ie: ban from the forums).

I know this is alot of detail, but we are having problems with an influx of new members violating rules and being aggressive. That is not what OLS is about.

To all new members. We are happy to have new members on OLS that contribute to the site and make this a fun place. We try to keep things positive here and our rules help us make this a great site.

Welcome to OLS.

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