100,000 members - license giveaway!

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  1. Paul Wilders

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    As you know, we've reached a new milestone - 100,000 registered members on the forum!

    The staff of Wilders Security Forums would like to thank all of you who participate here on a regular basis. You are the ones that make this site such an active and helpful place. Many people have both learned and taught here over the 8 years that we've hosted a forum at wilderssecurity.com. You are all appreciated.

    To celebrate this milestone, we will be holding a license giveaway contest for our registered members.

    The contest will be in the form of a random drawing to give away software licenses that have been generously provided by several developers and friends of the forum. We've set up a special form to allow our registered members to enter themselves into the drawing. The form confirms a current email address, needed to send out winner notices, and allows members to choose which products that they would like a chance at winning.

    Courtesy of the following companies:
    • BillP Studios - 5 WinPatrol Plus licenses
    • Diskeeper - 5 Diskeeper Pro Premier licenses
    • ESET - 50 ESET NOD32 Antivirus licenses
    • ESET - 50 ESET Smart Security licenses
    • Javacool Software - 25 EUlalyzer Pro licenses
    • Javacool Software - 25 SpywareBlaster AutoUpdate licenses
    • Malwarebytes - 25 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware licenses
    • Microsoft - 15 copies of Windows 7 Professional (NFR version)
    • Paragon - 200 400 Drive Backup Professional licenses (+ extra bonuses) ***
    • Prevx - 50 Prevx 3.0 licenses
    • Soft4ever - 15 LooknStop licenses
    In addition to the products listed above, there will be a separate giveaway for Returnil Virtual System (RVS) licenses, the details of which will be announced in the near future.

    Some additional information and drawing rules:
    • Only members whose accounts are in good standing will be eligible for entry in the drawing.
    • Individuals may enter the drawing only once. Using multiple member accounts is not allowed and will result in forfeiture of any prizes.
    • Winners will be notified using the email address submitted on the contest entry form.
    • Notifications messages that "bounce" for whatever reason are out of competition.
    • Winners who have not replied to our winner notification emails within 14 days will forfeit their prize.
    • Winners will be asked to provide their real name and their ISP email address. Web based email addresses are not allowed for prize awards.***
    • If physical media is involved, those winners will need to provide a shipping address.
    • Our decisions as for this giveaway are final and not open for discussion.
    Contest Entry Form (contest is over - link is closed)

    All drawing entries must be submitted by 11:59pm (GMT -5:00) on March 16, 2010.

    The drawing itself and the initial winner notification emails will be sent out within 3-5 days following the close of the contest entry period.

    Actual prize awards may take up to two weeks (more, if physical media needs to be shipped) following receipt of reply to the winner notification messages.

    We are very excited about this milestone and the chance to show all our members our appreciation. Feel free to spread the word to those you believe might be interested. And remember, you can't win if you don't enter!

    We hope you enjoy this initiative and we wish you all the best of luck!

    *** edited. see new announcement

    On behalf of our staff,

    Paul Wilders
     
  2. trjam

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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    :thumb: Thank you Paul and all vendors who joined in. It is cool to see our "antics" are appreciated.
     
  3. acuariano

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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    hey thanks guys for a great opportunity,is a perfect giveaway.=excellent apps.
     
  4. Paul Wilders

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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    You're welcome. Link is working in the meanwhile. Best of luck all! and feel free to spread the word!!
     
  5. Ibrad

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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    WOW!!!! Thanks to all the forums staff for all the fun so far!
     
  6. Triple Helix

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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    Thanks to Paul and all the staff and of course all the members who makes this place it is!

    Cheers,

    TH
     
  7. Ibrad

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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    Umm our ISP does not offer email so we use webmail, it that a problem?
     
  8. Paul Wilders

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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    I'm afraid so. We'll have to put up some barriers to prevent abuse (people signing up as a new member using various different web mail addresses). Apart from that, there are vendors involved not accepting web mail.

    I sincerely do hope you'll understand.
     
  9. Ibrad

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    Its fine I understand why. I already submitted my name so if you want you can take my name out :D
     
  10. Paul Wilders

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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    Thanks for the understanding, it's appreciated! Your submission will ground somewhere in the process.
     
  11. Page42

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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    Thanks for the 100,000 members license giveaway contest! It is going to be great fun.

    Please clarify something for me (us?)...

    Regarding,

    "Winners will be notified using the email address submitted on the contest entry form.

    Winners will be asked to provide their real name and their ISP email address. Web based email addresses are not allowed for prize awards."


    I am using Hotmail for Wilders membership right now. May I submit the entry form using Hotmail, but if I am selected, will I then be given an opportunity to provide my ISP email addy?

    My interpretation of the entry rules is that what I have asked you is permitted. But of course I need to check with you!

    :)
     
  12. Paul Wilders

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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    In one word: yes. Our system has been set up for this.
     
  13. Get

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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    I've changed the hotmailaddress (wildersaddress) to an ISPadress on the form. Is that ok? I'm registered at Wilders with the hotmailaddress.
     
  14. CloneRanger

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    100,000 members, well who would have thought it. Congrats to all here, and all the best with your entries.
     
  15. Ibrad

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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    Just a suggestion for any future giveaways I think once you have been a member for so many months with so many posts you should be allowed to use your Web Based email address. I know it would cause some extra work filtering threw users that had just joined and have have 1-5 posts but I fell it would be well worth it.
     
  16. Paul Wilders

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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    That's ok but not needed. See my former post above. Either way, those registered with a webmail address will have to cough up their ISP email address in case they win.
     
  17. Get

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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    Just a suggestion for this giveaway. I think everybody with 134 posts should win. Just a thought.
     
  18. Tarnak

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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    I registered with Wilders using my Yahoo mail account. Does that mean if I enter the contest, I will still be ineligible?

    P.S I prefer not use any of 5 email accounts that I am permitted with my ISP...after all, I might switch IPs someday,...so I will never have to go through the hassle of notifying a change of email address. Just my 2c. ;)
     
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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    Whoa, Paragon really stepped up to the plate with 200 licenses plus extra bonuses!

    50 licenses from Prevx ain't too shabby, neither! :thumb:

    Maybe we'll witness a competition between vendors to outdo oneanother, and they'll keep upping the ante for the prize pool!

    Hopefully Paul will allow that to happen! :D
     
  20. Get

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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    I'm the anticipating kind. (I read the post better later and yes it was a stupid question).
     
  21. Paul Wilders

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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    Please read this reply right above. That should answer your question.
     
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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    Paul, another question regarding rules, if you don't mind...

    Are members taken out of the pool of possible winners after they win one prize?

    Or are all members eligible to win on each individual prize drawing?
     
  23. firzen771

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    it sucks that only ISP emails are allowed since i have no clue what mine is cuz i never bothered to use it.

    maybe in the future it culd go by ur post number or how long uve been a member instead, that way it would still sort out the people who just make new accounts for the draw and allow the real members who dont have ISP emails to participate.
     
  24. NICK ADSL UK

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    Re: 100,000 members license giveaway!

    you can always ask your isp via a phone call ?
     
  25. Saraceno

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    Well done on > 100 000 members. :thumb:
     
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