DVRupgrade Giveaway--what about "no purchase necessary"

Discussion in 'Forum Operations Center' started by ping, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. Jebberwocky!

    Jebberwocky! Guest

    Apr 16, 2005


    It's the hap - happiest season of all With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings

  2. GrondramB

    GrondramB New Member

    Sep 2, 2005

    I'm curious too but given that I have {no} desire to police the cyber equivalent of door prizes, I can live with it if they decide their legal advice/outlook on the matter is an internal business matter they don't discuss in public.

    Even those of us with no intent on joining the club don't really mind if they give the club members a chance at something extra, do we? Heck, before they sold themselves for a Tee Shirt and less moderation most of them were all right folks.
  3. eddyj

    eddyj SeƱor Member TCF Club

    Jun 20, 2002
    South Florida
    Most of us "sold ourselves" before the tee shirts too.
  4. benh57

    benh57 New Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Westchester, CA
    Most raffles of this sort are illegal. You need to be 'registered' in most states, as well as be a non profit.
  5. Jeff Block

    Jeff Block Capable Networks

    Aug 6, 2007
    Chicago, IL


    I am definitely glad for that too! Sorry it's taken me longer than I would have liked to chime in on this. It's been a very busy day (week :eek:), and we had to get word back from the lawyers on this, so that never speeds things up.

    Anyway... Here's the skinny...

    First, a big THANK YOU to the OP and others in this thread for bringing this to our attention ... as well as to those who insisted that we had good intentions (which we do). It was a serious oversight on our part not to post official rules. We should have. We didn't. Our fault. Won't happen again.

    And then once we realized that we needed to post rules, we also realized that we have never done a contest / giveaway / extravaganza / whatever-you-wanna-call-it that involves a paid subscription to anything, so the existing set of rules we've used over and over on our sites for years didn't apply. So, that led to circling the attorney wagons, and thus the whole day's gone by before I could get the updated rules out there.

    So, with that lengthy explanation out of the way, I'm pleased to announce that the giveaway is still on ... with newly posted rules.

    Lastly, I want to make it clear that it is our express intention to treat everyone fairly and provide opportunities for people to enjoy the community MORE / get MORE out of it. If you joined TC Club in the last few days, please make sure you read the rules to the contest. If *anything* there makes you uncomfortable or in some way makes you wish that you hadn't joined or makes you feel somehow cheated or *whatever*, please just send me a PM, and we will gladly refund your TC Club Registration fee immediately. It is absolutely not our intention to bait-and-switch anyone, so just let me know if you feel that way at all.

    Okay, that's a wrap. Long post, sorry! Thanks again to everyone. And thanks also for resolving differences in such a civil way. I'm so proud. :cool:

    Hope lots of people join the club, we give lots of stuff away, and that there is lots more stuff to give away in the future. Keep in mind that there will be more perks to come re: TC Club. We're just getting started.

    Have a great night, all!


    PS - One of the best things I did today was download busybe's popcorn and group hug icons. I laughed out loud when I saw the hug one. *tips hat* :up:
  6. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

    Jul 2, 2001
    Sarasota, FL
    Awesome. Good job Jeff.
  7. waldingrl

    waldingrl Active Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    Thanks, Jeff. :up:
  8. ced6

    ced6 kharmawesome expert

    Jul 30, 2003
    Morgantown, WV
    Ditto. Thanks for keeping us updated :)
  9. BeanMeScot

    BeanMeScot Sci-Fi Junkie

    Apr 17, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Woo Hoo! The giveaway is still on! Thanks, Jeff!
  10. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Thank you. That will be $30.

  11. Snowman

    Snowman New Member

    Oct 27, 2004
    Nashville, TN
    Actually, I'm quite glad it was posted as a topic. I knew nothing about it, and always wondered why there had to be a "free" chance to enter all of these "no purchase necessary" giveaways. Now I know, and that could actually come in handy down the road if I ever open a restaurant.
  12. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

    Nov 5, 2003
    Thanks for the clarification, Jeff! I'm excited it's still on!
  13. Inundated

    Inundated Face For Radio TCF Club

    Sep 9, 2003
    Northeast Ohio
    I love stories with happy endings.

  14. ping

    ping New Member

    Oct 3, 2005
    Very cool. Thanks. :up:
  15. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

    Jul 2, 2001
    Sarasota, FL
    And with that, it appears Ping has left the building. :(

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