Replying To MalwareTips Giveaways

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When replying to a MalwareTips sponsored giveaway the following should be adhered to:
  • Read the original post thoroughly as it contains all the information necessary to post a valid entry.
  • Only a valid entry will be considered!! Any questions that might arise can be answered in the original post.If for some unforeseen reason you cannot find the answer to your question then please PM @exterminator20 or @BoraMurdar and we will give you the answer.
  • There should be no other replies in these giveaway threads other than the required information to complete a valid entry.Once the winners have been drawn members may post a reply other than a valid entry.
  • Replies such as "Hi"," Count me in","Thanks","I dont have Facebook or Twiitter but thanks anyway",etc.or questions will be deleted and that member banned from replying for the duration of the giveaway.
  • Those entries not meeting the giveaway requirements will not be considered and will be deleted.It is not the responsibility of MT staff to contact that member and tell them they need to post a new entry.
  • If you are interested in and post an entry to a giveaway make sure you take note of the date in which winners will be chosen and log on to check on that date(too many winners have missed out on a winning license because of this reason). Winners not responding to their winning PM in a 5 day period and having to then select alternate winners and send out PM's to them just becomes too time consuming for staff members.
  • Be considerate of your fellow members and only enter those giveaways that you are really interested in.Many members are winning multiple times and then trying to trade away winning licenses for something else.
  • Please be considerate of those staff members that run these giveaways by following these simple rules which will help make their job easier when it comes time to draw the winners.
  • Those members with a +1 and above reputation (not likes) are no longer required to post their Introduction and Security Configuration links to enter the giveaway
Thank You and Good Luck :)
 
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The following should be adhered to by giveaway winners once they receive their winning license via PM
  • Once you receive your winning license please do not respond back.Unless you are surrendering your license to the next member in order from the posted list or you have a questions regarding the software
  • We do not know the shelf life of the licenses.We would suggest you activate it as soon as possible.We assume that those entering the giveaway really want the license and are going to activate it and use it.
  • Thanks can be conveyed by using the like button instead of doing so via PM.This will make our job much easier as we try and distribute the winning licenses
  • Thank you and Good Luck :)
 
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Once Again!!!!! The only members that should post a reply to a Malwaretips Exclusive Giveaway are those members posting a valid entry.

A valid entry is:
  1. Link to your Malwaretips introduction post.
  2. Link to your Malwaretips Security Configuration post.
  3. Your Facebook,Twitter and or Google Plus share link (only one social media share link is required)
  4. The forum language is English
  5. Members with a +1 and above Reputation are not required to post links to #1 & #2
Apparently some members are not reading the very specific giveaway details contained in every Malwaretips Giveaway thread.
If a member posts an invalid entry (not following #1 - #4 above or an unrelated comment) the post will be deleted and that member will be banned from replying to that giveaway for the duration of the contest.
If you do not understand something please reference all the previous replies.If it is still not clear or you have a question PM @exterminator20 or @BoraMurdar
 
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Those Malwaretips giveaway entries that require Introduction & Security Configuration links will be looked at for the following:

The Introduction link is that of the member posting an entry
The Security Configuration link is that of the member posting an entry
The Security Configuration is a detailed and complete Security configuration following the provided outline when creating the thread.
Those Security Configurations that are just thrown together with little information just for the sake of entering a giveaway will have the entry removed and that member will be banned from replying to the giveaway and further giveaways if it is not changed.
 

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Bumped since some members do not understand or fail to read the guidelines & rules:

Once Again!!!!! The only members that should post a reply to a Malwaretips Exclusive Giveaway are those members posting a valid entry.

A valid entry is:
  1. Link to your Malwaretips introduction post.
  2. Link to your Malwaretips Security Configuration post.
  3. Your Facebook,Twitter and or Google Plus share link (only one social media share link is required)
  4. The forum language is English
  5. Members with a +1 and above Reputation are not required to post links to #1 & #2
There should be NO replies giving your opinion about the software offered
There should be NO replies saying Thanks,Great Giveaway,Thanks for the giveaway or other spam replies
There should be NO unintelligible replies and NO replies in any other language than English
There should be NO replies with smilleys only
There should be NO replies with anything other than a valid giveaway entry


11 deleted replies on page 1 of the Bullguard Giveaway o_O:mad:
 

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The following applies to all members entering a Malwaretips Exclusive Giveaway no matter what your user title is,including Trusted Members!
The rules for entering a malwaretips giveaway are very clear if you read them.Once again one rule in particular is not being followed! Not only by new members but by some well established members alike.So to make it crystal clear for the last time I will reiterate the rule for all members.

NO member is allowed to enter a Malwaretips Exclusive Giveaway from a proxy,proxy server,VPN,etc.

From now on the following will be strictly adhered to in any MT Exclusive Giveaway:

  • If you enter an MT Exclusive giveaway from any type of proxy your entry will be deleted and you will not be given another opportunity to enter.
  • If you have entered any other current giveaways these entries will be deleted also.
  • You will be permanently reply banned from all current and upcoming giveaways that are on the forum boards.
  • Your Username will be added to a permanent banned list for all future Mt exclusive giveaways.That is a lifetime ban for those who might have thought about asking.
  • There will be no excuses accepted and we will not deviate from this rule no matter where you are on the user title ladder.
  • That means Do not send a PM to any staff member pleading your case. Our decision is final and no PM will be answered on this topic.
  • If your entry is deleted you will be sent a reason why on soft delete and that decision is final!

We understand that many members use a proxy/VPN for privacy reasons and are not trying to cheat or scam giveaways.However we have no way to differentiate between the two so the rule must apply to all.
The rule must be in place to prevent those who are trying to cheat the system and hence cheat those other members who comply with the rules in every giveaway.
Malwaretips does not share,sell,trade,forward or give away any members personal information so there is no reason not to comply with this one simple rule.Even more so now that the site is HTTPS!
Once again NO Excuses! This includes "I forgot to turn off my VPN"
We are working on a way to easily track and prevent permanently banned giveaway members from even having access to the giveaway forum once banned.

It is unfortunate that we have to beat this issue to death but apparently some just don't bother to read or just don't care what the rules state.
 

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It has come to our attention that some members are entering Malwaretips Exclusive giveaways and stockpiling the licenses for trading or possibly to resell.
Below are the terms & Conditions which apply to all Malwaretips giveaways and are clearly stated at the top of all giveaways :

Terms and Conditions:
  • Our forum policy has always been one account per person, anyone detected by our giveaway system of entering using multiple accounts will be automatically disqualified.
  • One entry per member. Posting multiple times within the thread is not allowed.
  • Members that are using programs that hides the real IP address, are asked to temporarily turn it off when entering this giveaway. If we detect that a member has entered this giveaway from a VPN service the post will be removed, and member banned from our future giveaways.
  • These license keys are for personal use only. If you win a license key, you agree not to trade or resell your product key.

We at Malwaretips reserve the right to deny anyone entering a giveaway a license.We are not required to state a reason as to why the license was denied.

Our only accountability is to the software vendor who provide the licenses in that the licenses they provide will be used for personal use only and not traded or sold.

Furthermore anyone suspected or found to be using a winning license for anything other than personal use will be banned from all future Malwaretips giveaways.

If you do not plan on using the license then you are to contact the staff member running the giveaway and it will be passed on to the next winner in order from the posted list.

If you do not comply to theses terms and conditions then you will be banned from Malwaretips Giveaways and the vendor will be contacted and the license will be blacklisted.

These terms and conditions are not debatable.
 
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Update:
MalwareTips Rules - Replying To MalwareTips Giveaways
https://malwaretips.com/threads/replying-to-malwaretips-giveaways.38548/#post-369462
https://malwaretips.com/threads/replying-to-malwaretips-giveaways.38548/

Once again someone has made a post in a malwaretips giveaway "delete it" resulting in two entries in a giveaway.

Please read the above links paying particular attention to:

There should be no other replies in these giveaway threads other than the required information to complete a valid entry.Once the winners have been drawn members may post a reply other than a valid entry.

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f you want an entry deleted,removed.etc. you are to report the post or PM the staff member running the giveaway.From now on those who do not comply will be removed from all future MT giveaways
 
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