The issue that I have, as well as many other long-time members, is more with the entry system in place by SD, and how it doesn't accurately reward or show proper appreciation to the contributing members.
That's incorrect information. Anyone has the opportunity to get more entries. If you take a look at the facts on this you will see that SD does reward users and does show appreciation for member contribution. You can sign up for deal alerts for more entries, you get more entries for front page deals/popular deals posted....etc.
Slickdeals is what it is because of long time contributing members. Period. If it wasn't for the people who post deals here, there would be no site. No site, no visitors, no paying advertisers, no employees on the payroll, and certainly no contests. If it existed at all, it would be nothing more than a bunch of automated bot ads for crappy 'deals' found on other places. The members are what makes it. So yes, those people should get more of a chance.
I disagree. I feel everyone equally has a part in what makes Slickdeals. If it weren't for random people creating traffic and getting in on the good deals then again there would be no Slickdeals. You can take away visitors, paying advertisers, employees, or contributing members. If you take away just one then there is no site.
Furthermore, giving everyone an equal shot at the giveaway is what brings this site traffic. I for one would not want to participate in a giveaway that favors one group over another. Besides, the number of visitors highly outnumbers the number of contributing members. By giving everyone an equal chance in winning, it serves as a great incentive to bring in new people which I believe the giveaways are meant for.
In conclusion, the giveaways aren't what makes Slickdeals a great site. If you're a big contributing member and feel you deserve a higher chance of winning the giveaways, well then you're contributing for the wrong reasons.
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