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When someone makes a contest/raffle in which you have to make a journall/poll to advertise it, do you join usually? 

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31 deviants said Hmm, the fact that you HAVE to make a poll or journal will often hold me back.
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26 deviants said Yea, if I'm interested in the contest/raffle I won't mind doing it!
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20 deviants said No, I won't participate in those, or very rarely if ever.

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nati11184 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. :P
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me neither.
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LightAnimaux Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
If it's a drawing contest, I won't enter about 99% if I have to make a journal about it. I'm already posting a drawing that will include in the description that it's for a contest, so why would I need to further advertise? smh

If it's a giveaway, it's more of a 90% chance I won't enter.

I want to enter all of the things, and I've won a 3-mth premium membership, points, and some really cool art from journal-requiring giveaways, but I don't want to spam my watchers.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, same xD I don't like to post advertisements, I doubt my watchers care about that anyway xD

I hate to spam my watchers :'D
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Skkon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
It depends, really. I don't like spamming my followers with giveaway adverts too often.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here!
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CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
I usually don't join if I need to do that
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same xD
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Mien-cat Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It depends on what all the requirements are i suppose. Like since I have hosted a contest once before my self, a lot of times the only way I can get a lot of entries is by having people advertise. And I guess I can understand wanting to do a contest to reward specifically your watchers for support, but combined with advertising it seems more like an attempt to get more popular.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I'm not too much of a big fan of the advertise + watch one either, especially with contests? I mean, you already get art, now you also want extra watchers? It's kinda weird to me.
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Cabbage-sama Featured By Owner Edited Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eh, too lazy. Why would I go through all the trouble? Pfft.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea xD
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Cabbage-sama Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
B-)
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Goomuin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think it's really a raffle anymore if you AND need to be a watcher, AND need to favourite the journal, AND you have to advertise it. That's not a raffle, that's just trying to get more watchers. Just commenting on it (with being a watcher then of course) seems more than enough to me.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought so too, but according to my girlfriend that's how official raffles go: You get free art, they get exposure. I never saw it like that, I always just saw it as a fun way to give out free art...
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Goomuin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Real raffles is just putting your name in a bowl and at the end a name gets picked out and wins. It's nothing more than that, really.

And it's not because "officially" you have to advertise it that you should. I personally prefer it way more if it's just for fun, not to gain watchers. Because if you advertise it, some people might just temporary watch you just to win at the raffle, and that would be terrible for your life-long watchers.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh :P
Well, I prefer that version too.

And for a contest I REALLY don't get it when you have to watch and advertise. I mean. The person already gets art from the participants but they also expect watchers AND exposure in return for... ? It makes little sense to me.
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Goomuin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Those are the worst really. And most of those contests are "draw my OC" contests too. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea... :P
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Goomuin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Talking about OC's, I'm pretty sure Lucy and the gang will get an almost-complete rehaul next school year. Be prepared. or should I be prepared. I don't know.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We should all be prepared.
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TheGhoulAvenue Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I dont mind. After its over or after some time I just remove the journal when Im on my weekly journal cleaning trip |D
And for small contests its important or else no one else would notice it, thats why I made it a rule in my contest. And it did help :D
For huge contests/raffles where theres already hundreds of people entering its kind of useless though. Also I dont like to enter big contests because alot of people judge by art skill and i dont like that. I just like ones where creativity is more important than skill because it gets unfair at a point, like "come try again when you have more skill"
I was the first one to do a certain idea in a contest and spent so long on my picture but wasnt even in the honorable mentions, and an entry that had a similar idea to mine, posted after mine but had less meaning to it, won. I thought that was pretty unfair >:U So I will think more about whose contest I enter
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh, I see. Understandable :)

And yea, that's true... Though it's hard to judge such things, I find :XD:
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TheGhoulAvenue Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'll have a hard time choosing the winners of my contest, everyone has such cool ideas |D
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can imagine! Good luck :XD:
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Nekomira Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It kinda makes me iffy, because I do not want the journal on my front page, because I need my commissions there..But then I would have to make a new journal, and put it so it only shows if you click "show all" from the journal section, and this usually makes me afraid the person holding a raffle (this does not usually happen during contests) looks for the journal after the winners are chosen and does not find it because it is not featured there? ._. 
Everyone should still get the journal in their inboxes, unless dA is glitching, but hh kjfdgkh 

I think I have one journal that I have used for raffles for a while now, before my commission journals that does appear on the list... I just keep editing it, because I do not wish to post a new commission journal ._.
Overall, I am not too fond of this "tradition", but I understand why people would do this.

Sorry, long explanation ^^'
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that's very understandable! I feel the same way :D

I don't have a journal for those things, but I generally don't advertise anything when I HAVE to do it.
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Nekomira Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, yes I see ^^
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jherqin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
often is the right word
it really depends on how desperate I am...
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh :P
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ateck5 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it holds me back uou it is a bit pathetic, like idk buying watchers x~x

yes it's advertising at the same time but... I don't really am a big fan of this method uou
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes it seems like that yes!

I'm not a big fan either.
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ateck5 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
especially, would yiu rather give things to your friends or a random stranger?
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's just the fact that they say it's for their watchers, yet you still have to advertise it to strangers?
Apparently it's a pretty common thing in raffles, that the person hosting it gets exposure and the raffle winner gets free art, but when I hold a raffle I don't wanna force people to watch me, I just wanna give out free art to random people...
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ateck5 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah exactly, like a few months ago I joined a pokemon tourney, where you had to watch both hosts to join e.o


well I knew one of them and... idk :/ I was like I don't even know you and I'm kinda forced to watch you, what's the value within that?
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sounds so stupid? There's no logical reason why you'd have to watch them in order to be capable to enter, apart from "I want more watchers so I'll make it a rule". O_o
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ateck5 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
exactly o-o well... I'm glad not everyone is like that c:

also, when people host this kind of contests, I just refuse to join uou
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same!
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yikz Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
i have a single journal that i update for advertising contests to keep my journal entries clean, so if the contest requires a new journal, i won't enter
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see! Understandable :)
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