Old  September 16th, 2013, 4:03pm     #1
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Google Chrome Autofill Wins?
Hey everyone!

Has anyone noticed a decline in wins since switching using to Google Chrome auto-fill? Roboform users are quite successful in their wins, but what about Chrome? I've have a SHARP decline in wins since using it.

Does anyone know if sponsors detect Chrome's autofill feature as "robotic, automated" even though it's not? I've only had a year of sweeping experience and I can't tell if this is just a dry spell or if it's something I'm doing wrong.

UPDATE: I found a 2011 thread on this subject. It didn't show up on OLS search, but it did on Google lol.. Thank You!

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  Old  September 16th, 2013, 4:38pm     #2
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I stopped using Roboform when I switched to Chrome and start using it's auto filler and I win all the time, so I don't think there should be a problem.



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  Old  September 16th, 2013, 7:16pm     #3
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I stopped using Roboform when I switched to Chrome and start using it's auto filler and I win all the time, so I don't think there should be a problem.
Good to know - I was wondering the same thing. Couldn't really tell as I have been having a long long dry spell. Congrats on all your wins!
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  Old  September 16th, 2013, 7:47pm     #4
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Good to know - I was wondering the same thing. Couldn't really tell as I have been having a long long dry spell. Congrats on all your wins!
Thanks and may you dry spell be over real soon!



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  Old  September 16th, 2013, 8:01pm     #5
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I thought the same thing when I was using Last Pass form filler. I used that for around a year and won very, very little. I since switched back to RoboForm a few months ago and still haven't won anything. LOL!
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  Old  September 16th, 2013, 8:25pm     #6
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Ive never used robo. I downloaded it once but couldn't figure it out for the life of me. I use auto fill in FF and I win.

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  Old  September 17th, 2013, 11:24pm     #7
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I stopped using Roboform when I switched to Chrome and start using it's auto filler and I win all the time, so I don't think there should be a problem.
I'm glad to hear sponsors are okay with Chrome, or at least the way you're currently using it. I have a theory (not sure if it's an original theory, but it's a theory nonetheless )

Some users fill every field in their Chrome auto-fill settings so that whatever entry form comes their way, they can fill it. I believe this to be a risk for disqualification. There was an earlier thread in 2011 where it was mentioned how some sites may have hidden fields that are only filled if someone uses certain auto-filling programs (or a sponsor-unfriendly bot). However, I suppose it only applies IF your auto-fill settings include extra stuff...

Like..

Google Chrome Auto-fill Settings
Bob Jones <name field>
1234 Maple St <address field>
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 <city field><state field><zip field>
BJones5678 <username field>
Mittens7 <password field>

Sweepstakes Entry Form
Name: Bob Jones
Address: 1234 Maple St
City: Beverly Hills
State: CA
Zip Code: 90210
HIDDEN FIELD "USERNAME": BJones5678

If the hidden field is filled out, the sponsors will think it's a spamming/abusing bot, even though we're honestly just using auto-fill programs to save time or because of arthritis.

So if you're using a browser auto-fill option, be careful. I assume Roboform isn't as sloppy as the browsers, hence I read so much about people winning with it.

If you can disprove this theory, by all means please do. I would love to have one less worry while I sweep!

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  Old  September 17th, 2013, 11:39pm     #8
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Good to know - I was wondering the same thing. Couldn't really tell as I have been having a long long dry spell. Congrats on all your wins!
Only a theory, but you should check your browser auto-fill settings. I posted some of my concerns with hidden field issues (should be right above this post you're reading now). Best of luck!

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  Old  September 18th, 2013, 12:28am     #9
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I would seriously doubt the ethics of a company who gathers information using hidden fields. Hidden fields are usually used to hide passwords in HTML.

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  Old  September 18th, 2013, 12:53am     #10
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I would seriously doubt the ethics of a company who gathers information using hidden fields. Hidden fields are usually used to hide passwords in HTML.
I think it's to deter spamming bots which fill those hidden fields up.

I uh.. found the hidden fields btw hehe. I'm going to post a new thread in a few minutes. Sorry everyone for hogging space! But this is pretty important stuff (I think ). The posting will have a YouTube link of my screen capture while autofilling sweeps forms. There are definitely hidden fields.

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  Old  September 18th, 2013, 2:04am     #11
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I think it's to deter spamming bots which fill those hidden fields up.

I uh.. found the hidden fields btw hehe. I'm going to post a new thread in a few minutes. Sorry everyone for hogging space! But this is pretty important stuff (I think ). The posting will have a YouTube link of my screen capture while autofilling sweeps forms. There are definitely hidden fields.
Where is it?

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  Old  September 18th, 2013, 2:07am     #12
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Where is it?
It's still uploading. 20% done. Crud lol. Sorry for the delay!

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  Old  September 18th, 2013, 5:26am     #13
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