If you want to hold some sort of large raffle/contest/giveaway/whatever, make sure you have enough free time to actually follow through with it properly. I mean, if there’s some sort of emergency that comes up, people will understand if things get delayed. But don’t just say…
This isn’t directed at you, it’s addressing an issue that comes up occasionally on Aywas and is intended to remind people to think about what limitations they have before choosing to run a big event. Remember that big fursona art contest where the op dropped off the face of Aywas for like a year or two? I know there have been other examples as well.
Also: if you hate people/hate PMing people, why would you choose to start threads where you promise to deal with people and send PMs?
I have moments of dumb where I want to do nice things. Also it was a group effort with the skype group and since I had the biggest amount of things to offer, I volunteered to host.
I’m not running off, I’m not changing the prizes. Also, I think only 2 people have actually paid in GP for their tickets. All of the others were free or exchanged for more prizes. For a majority of these people they are gaining from paying nothing. Even without picking their favourite prize.
I wouldn’t call those moments dumb - they’re quite nice of you, and people appreciate it. Though it’s possible you could choose different ways to be nice that involve less human contact, heh.
The ticket price (or lack of) doesn’t matter. The issue is that you made a ruling and then changed it after you had already received entries. I’m 99% certain that is against the rules, unless every entrant agreed to the rule change.
There are lots of ways it could be handled without you having to do so much. Preference lists would work just fine, and could be posted in the thread (in advance, even!) so you don’t have to even PM people. If you’re worried about people not posting them, add a note that anyone who doesn’t post a form within 3 days of the drawing gets bumped to the bottom. Then you’re not at fault and prizes get sent out quickly to everyone else. You could even have someone else go through all the pref lists for you, and then just give you a final list of what to send to who! Or, just have someone else from the Skype group take care of handing out prizes - I’m pretty sure Inu offered to already (but Aywas is derping right now so I can’t go check her exact words).
I’m seriously not trying to be a dick about this. I don’t like bothering people, but I’m also not the sort of person to do nothing when I feel something is wrong. I want the raffle to be awesome and fun. I just also want it to follow the rules.
We just received two new prizes.
People are constantly putting in prizes, so that everyone can be overwhelmed with amazing.
It’s making it a little complicated.