It took me a bit longer to realize the sweeps notes are for relevant sweeps info only (we're all sorry you don't win, but please don't clutter the notes - take it to the forums so we can commiserate with you, thanks )
The info is here, most of the times in the notes, but until you get the hang of things (took me more than a few months!) and realize there are so many different forums, you might not find your answers. So I thought I would link a few threads that I feel are required reading if you really want to understand this wonderful hobby quickly
There was too much info for one post, so I've listed what info is in which post:
IMPORTANT SITE INFO
SPAMMERS - How to deal with them
Want to try to WIN a premium subscription?
Tips for faster sweeping
GUIDE to FORUM POSTING
No More Trolls.
STARTING and SUBSCRIBING to THREADS
PROMOTION COMPANIES (TY Pansy)
Didn't get your winning email?
Ask for help with your signature
AVATAR & SIGNATURE INFO
How to create a hyperlink to "wins" lists
Nickyle's Signature Glitter Name Tutorial
First off, there is a (fairly) new rule on notes:
Originally Posted by kbsocial
Notes are to be used for essential things only - not idle chit chat, listing your wins, getting into debates, etc. etc. etc.
The "willy nillyness" of removal is just as mods see it while sweeping/editing we remove them. It is very hard to "police" the notes as it is now which is why we really need everyone to help us out by keeping the chit chat out of there. Brent is working on a whole new way of the notes system and until that time if everyone could refrain from the chit chat - that would be fabulous
Rules on Notes?
IMPORTANT SITE INFO:
Online-Sweepstakes.com Site and Forum Rules
OLS Guide to Common Problems and Questions [updated 1/29/04]
Need A Mod???
vB code is a set of tags based on the HTML language that you may already be familiar with. They allow you to add formatting to your messages in the same way as HTML does, but have a simpler syntax and will never break the layout of the pages you are viewing. The ability to use vB Code is set on a forum-by-forum basis by the administrator, so you should check the forum rules when you post a new message.
How do I change my profile, user options or avatar?
Originally Posted by Cahaba Lily
- Under the top tab: OPTIONS/HELP
- Click on the subtab: User CP
- Look on the left side of the screen and click on the "Edit Avatar"
- At the top of the middle part of the screen, make sure the "Do not use an Avatar" option is not checked (or green)
- Scroll down til you see the "Custom Avatar" box
- Click on the "Use Custom Avatar" option
- Then upload an avatar from your computer, click the "browse" option to help locate it in your hard drive
- Then just click "Save Changes" and it should be there!
Referral And Vote Requests Rules ~ Edited 4/4
To post a referral or vote request you must have been a registered member of Online-Sweepstakes.com for at least 90 days and have made at least 100 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.
~ New Prize Exchange Rules ~ 8/29/04
"To offer an item for sale or trade, you must have been a registered member of Online-Sweepstakes.com for at least 90 days and have made at least 100 posts."
Originally Posted by polsky41
The UPC Database link is pasted on OLS home page under
Click on useful links!
So now no ones has to forget it!!
New Sweeper Titles
SPAMMERS - How to deal with them:
Check out this thread:
Always be careful clicking on links posted by other members - 99% of the time, it's OK, but we do get the occasional jerk who comes here only to post links to ensnare the unwary
If you are unsure, click on the members name, then click on "Find more posts by..."
You will then be able to determine if they only posted spam links, or are a regular contributing member here.