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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Yea, if I'm interested in the contest/raffle I won't mind doing it!
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Hmm, the fact that you HAVE to make a poll or journal will often hold me back.
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No, I won't participate in those, or very rarely if ever.
26%
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Published: July 2, 2014
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nati11184Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. :P
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Me neither.
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LightAnimauxStudent 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist 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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It depends, really. I don't like spamming my followers with giveaway adverts too often.
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Same here!
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I usually don't join if I need to do that
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Same xD
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Mien-catStudent 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist 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-samaHobbyist Digital Artist
Eh, too lazy. Why would I go through all the trouble? Pfft.
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea xD
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Cabbage-samaHobbyist Digital Artist
B-)
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GoomuinProfessional 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist 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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GoomuinProfessional 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist 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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GoomuinProfessional Digital Artist
Those are the worst really. And most of those contests are "draw my OC" contests too. 
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea... :P
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GoomuinProfessional 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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We should all be prepared.
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TheGhoulAvenueStudent 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist 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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TheGhoulAvenueStudent Digital Artist
I'll have a hard time choosing the winners of my contest, everyone has such cool ideas |D
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