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1 July 2010 - 11:22pm

Ideas wanted: monthly competitions for all members

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As you know we have a monthly ipod draw for new members every month. But I would like to start something to rewards you guys who visit the site regularly every month.

So I would like your feedback on the kind of prize you would most prefer and also what you should do to get it?

Some of my ideas for competitions:
- Best forum post of the month
- Most posts made in the month
- Most helpful member each month (i.e. helping new member or others with questions/problems)

And ideas for prizes:
- Free chip at a casino
- Cash prize
- We get a custom forum avatar made for you, (like the cartoon of me)
- Maybe an ipod like the new member promotion but we wouldn't be giving away an ipod for every competition otherwise we'll go broke! Wink

So please tell us what you would like and any ideas that you may have and we will make it so!

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4 July 2010 - 3:49pm
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Hi ed,

I think that is an awesome idea to have a competition. I like the idea of a once a month competition where members who post the most are rewarded!! Maybe a cash prize would be best considering that maybe not all members would be eligible at certain casinos.

In having a monthly drawing it will give members an opportunity to stick around and see just how valuable this site really is. Particularly your expertise in gambling advice.

Makes me kind of sad to see members come and go and stay long enough for the iPod and then they are gone! I think part of the charm of any forum is the friendships that are built through regular members who post often.

Only one thing i would stress in "most posts in a month" is that posting is not abused with simple one word posts. In that event maybe that should be considered void when tallying posts!

Whatever your decision is i am sure it will be the right one! I will put on my thinking cap for any other ideas you may want to toss around and post it if i come up with something.

I am wondering what you might think of random contests thrown in here and there too. Fun contests that would require members posts such as coming up with some fun forum game ideas. If you do please let me know because that is an area that i love to do!!!

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4 July 2010 - 10:59pm
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Point taken on the most posts in a month ... I guess it could be "abused" (i hate that term, it makes me sound like an online casino offering a bonus) but we are fairly quick to crack down on spam and pointlessness around here. We like to keep the signal to noise ratio high!

I really like the best post each month idea (patting myself on the back here heheh). I'll have a think about how best to organise it, so that you guys can let us know if you think a post is worthy.

Fun forum games ... I am intrigued! What do you have in mind?

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5 July 2010 - 1:00pm
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Hiya Ed,

One idea i was thinking about that might be fun for members is "What Slot am I"? Post clues of a particular slot game. As it progresses give more and more clues until a member guesses what slot it is and they are declared the winner!

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20 July 2010 - 12:52pm
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hey Usne that is a great idea about guessing the slot! what about putting a tiny part of a scrennshot of the slot on the page as a clue? (like maybe one reel symbol)

Ed i was super disappointed to not win the ipod so i would love a conetst that i could enter every month! but if you do have a post of the month award you will win it every time!! Wink

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20 July 2010 - 1:47pm
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Sounds really cool!! Hope Ed comes up with a contest soon!! Think it would be lots of fun!

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3 August 2010 - 1:00am
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Just an update on this - we hope to start something later this week. I am just trying to finalise a deal with a casino that will award prizes.

Stand by for Spot the Slot as suggested by Usne and kabean (thanks by the way, that was a really good idea).

More suggestions are always welcome!

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3 August 2010 - 7:55am
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I love the "What slot am I?" idea! I think that should really keep the members active. I'd just suggest using the screenshot only later in the contest, if you see the people get stuck guessing what it is. I don't know

As for the top poster competition, Usne made a good point about the posting "abuse". But I guess everything can be sorted out with a couple of simple rules specified at the competition opening Angry .

I just didn't get one thing - would you rather start the top poster, best post, and most helpful member as separate contests, or turn them into categories of a single contest? Because in the latter case, you could accumulate the prizes into one big contest which will draw more attention and make people think they stand better chance if there is more than one category to win in. Money

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30 August 2010 - 9:23am
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Just wanted to revive this topic, as I see there are some new and active members in the forum (who could share an opinion of their own), and this thread contains some great ideas that have kinda fallen into oblivion since we last gave it our attention.

Btw - Ed, is there any update on the new contest? We'd love to hear more! Smile

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31 August 2010 - 2:01am
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Yes we're going to start "Spot the Slot" in September. We'll announce something by the end of this week. This time for real! sorry about the false start i promised a few weeks ago ... Blush

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31 August 2010 - 10:20am
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Don't worry Ed, it's great to hear we're gonna spice things up in the forum with this new contest! Looking forward to your next announcement! Smile

In the meantime, if anyone has any new ideas, we'd love to hear them!

Cheers,

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Did this every happen?

I wanna play, too. Wink

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19 March 2011 - 10:56pm
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WE did in fact but not many entered so I shelved it for a while. We might give it a go again next month.

No1 priority is to get the CLChips shop up ASAP!

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20 March 2011 - 10:56am
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Yaaaay, CLChips shop! Smile Reaaaaaaally looking forward to that one! Can you give us a hint of what's gonna be in there, Ed? Girl

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21 March 2011 - 1:51am
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At first we'll have electronic vouchers, eg Amazon, iTunes etc. We also hope to announce a couple of deals with casinos that will allow you to trade in some chips for a free chip or special bonus at their casinos.

Later on, some real products - CL branded t-shirts, caps and some big ticket items for prolific posters.

There will also be some extra ways to earn CLChips apart from just posting on the forums, more on that soon!

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24 March 2011 - 12:14pm
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Very cool! I need to earn CL chips like a mad woman to get me one of those t-shirts.

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CL-Ed wrote:

At first we'll have electronic vouchers, eg Amazon, iTunes etc. We also hope to announce a couple of deals with casinos that will allow you to trade in some chips for a free chip or special bonus at their casinos.

Later on, some real products - CL branded t-shirts, caps and some big ticket items for prolific posters.

There will also be some extra ways to earn CLChips apart from just posting on the forums, more on that soon!

Do you have an ETA on the apparel? I would be down for a shirt or a cap. And how about an extra 5 CLchips for the first person to get a casinolistings.com tattoo?

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lol I'll give you more than 5 chips if you get a tattoo and send a photo!

I'll even send you a high quality logo image if you need it. hahahah!

We're working with someone who is trying to design a shirt. Ideas for funny one liners or quotes to go on the back gladly accepted.

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@Ed. I got "inked" today. Forgive the pork belly, and I don't mean anything sensual by this picture. Wink

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araraagagh my eyes! Now that is very funny. You got a real live laugh out loud for that one!

my reaction was something like this...
iMac Confused lol Beer

50 CLChips for making me laugh big time, but no more semi-nekkid men photos please everyone!

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8 April 2011 - 2:01am
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Ahem .. and that doesn't mean full nekkid men photos either thanks!

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Thanks Ed! You are the man, and I sincerely hope you did not go blind looking at that picture. My wife walked in the house later that night and saw the writing and asked why in the hell I had that on me (I hadn't taken a shower yet to wash it off). I explained my reasoning, but now she feels that I am a gambling addict for sure! Smile

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9 April 2011 - 6:02am
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Sounds like you're lucky you didn't tattoo it on. Imagine how impressed she would be every time you took your shirt off...

lol

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lol lol lol lol lol , Barbados, you're a genius! Thumb Up Btw, I'd really like to thank Ed for the CL shop, it's a great contribution to the site, and there are some extremely useful things you can get there... So Ed, you rule! Thumb Up

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@Ed. I got "inked" today. Forgive the pork belly, and I don't mean anything sensual by this picture. Wink

OMG lollol that's creative man, You really deserved 50 CL chips for that lol

I think your wife will be more than glad if you give her iPod Touch soon lol

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lol LOL that was brilliant !!!!!!

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Ahem .. and that doesn't mean full nekkid men photos either thanks!

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How did I ever miss THIS thread? lmbo! I also noticed, CL-Ed, that you did NOT include "women" in either of your above statements about nekkid and semi--nekkid, lol!

That was quite the body art. haha!

All that being said, are you still looking for ideas for the t-shirts? You should have a thread for a "one-liners" contest and let members post ideas and then pick a winner. Just a thought, if you haven't found something already. I would also love to have a CL cap, t-shirt or even sweatshirt. Love the idea! Smile

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5 October 2011 - 12:01pm
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No Women LOL lollol:D

I think my avatar would be great for T-shirts, not because it's painted by me, but because it's handmade, funny and extremely like your actual logo Smile I give you the right to use it whenever you like LOL lol

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I have enjoyed reading this thread.

What about referral credits? One of my favorite sites (trading site) rewards members with credits for each person they refer to the site. I referred over 25 people and got credits which I then used to bid on items. The people I referred then got credits for the people they referred. The site has grown tremendously.

This would give CL more exposure, give the casinos more business and be fun for us and the people we refer too. Just an idea...

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No Women LOL lollol:D

I think my avatar would be great for T-shirts, not because it's painted by me, but because it's handmade, funny and extremely like your actual logo Smile I give you the right to use it whenever you like LOL lol

Did you really make that avatar GM? And what does it say? I can't quite make out the words. That is too cool.

Which reminds me.... I noticed a few weeks ago that I still don't have an avatar. I have to do that one day soon!

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I have enjoyed reading this thread.

What about referral credits? One of my favorite sites (trading site) rewards members with credits for each person they refer to the site. I referred over 25 people and got credits which I then used to bid on items. The people I referred then got credits for the people they referred. The site has grown tremendously.

This would give CL more exposure, give the casinos more business and be fun for us and the people we refer too. Just an idea...

We like the idea and its on our radar. The thing is we have to protect ourselves with referrals. Its very easy for someone to open up multiple accounts and refer themselves for example (people have already tried it as things are now, just to try to get more CLchips). And we need to make it so that the referred person has to post a minimum number of times before the credit is granted for example. So its definitely something we want to do, but we need to have a programmer work on it and do it right.

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