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Contests? Announcements
« on: December 20, 2009, 09:16:33 PM »
I think contests should be held on the forums, for forum members.  Where prizes could be stuff from Free Running/Parkour shoes to iTunes Gift cards :D

And these are forums...there should be an ANNOUNCEMENTS category on top of all these to post news and stuff.
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Re: Contests? Announcements
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009, 07:52:07 PM »
1. Yes, that seems like a good idea but what kind of contests? Like MTV's Ultimate Parkour Challenge? We could have video contests but then it wouldn't be really fair because you can't really judge how good/bad someone is at Parkour. And it would probably create chaos in these forums with huge arguments about who's better and who should've won. Remember Parkour is for yourself, not for prizes, winning money, having fame, and showing off you're better than everyone else. On the other hand, we could do non-parkour related contests in the Socialize section and people could offer prizes if they're willing to.

2. The news and stuff is on the homepage.

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Re: Contests? Announcements
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2009, 09:39:57 PM »
Yea, they do not need to be related to Parkour
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Re: Contests? Announcements
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2009, 08:35:34 AM »
If you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, we announce contests there pretty often! Our bigger contests we usually announce on the main page, in addition to Facebook and Twitter.

We'll try to post stuff up on the forums more too! What kind of contests would you like to see?

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Re: Contests? Announcements
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2009, 08:36:26 AM »
Sean - contests can be friendly, too. We had a "Practical Parkour Contest" last spring, where the coolest idea/best execution of a practical application of parkour won.

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Re: Contests? Announcements
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2009, 09:38:00 AM »
There could be a variety of contests you guys could have.  But an Announcements forum would give a place for you guys to posts new contests, and a place for people to discuss them in the contest thread.
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Re: Contests? Announcements
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2009, 02:41:09 PM »
That's pretty much what we do - make a thread in General Discussion where people can ask questions if they have them.

I think after you see one in action, you'll agree that the current system works pretty well. ;)

With that said, I still appreciate your efforts in looking for ways to improve. :)
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Re: Contests? Announcements
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2009, 01:39:19 AM »
Speaking of which... we just launched a new contest!

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Re: Contests? Announcements
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2009, 11:56:02 AM »
Give me a link to it?
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Re: Contests? Announcements
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2009, 03:27:03 PM »
Check the main site. :)
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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2009, 08:22:40 PM »
Man now I gotta do work to find it -.-;
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Re: Contests? Announcements
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2009, 11:35:00 PM »
Its on the homepage, the same page where you press connect>forum. its not hard at all to find, just scroll down.

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Re: Contests? Announcements
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2009, 09:48:39 AM »
Yea, I dont have any gear.
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