CANCELLED: DBSTalk One Day DVD Giveaway

Discussion in 'DBSTalk.com Contests Forum (Closed Forum)' started by Mark Holtz, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

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    DBSTalk One Day DVD Giveaway
    Conducted by Mark Holtz​

    Win one of the following DVDs:

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    All are presented in their original aspect ratio. Galaxy Quest is the Dolby Digital version, and has slightly different cover art. Hellboy is the two-disc widescreen edition, and has no relation to Adam Malis. North By Northwest is in the "snapper", not keep case. Spirited Away won best animated Oscar. Total Recall has a different DVD cover that what is shown here, but is the special edition. Witch Hunter Robin is part of a good anime series.

    How to enter the contest
    1. A link will be provided to Deep Space Franchise (which is operated by DBS Talk Moderator Mark Holtz). You will fill out a on-line form with your DBS Talk name, your actual name and address for shipping out your prize, a selection of the prize, and whether the prize should be sent to you or donated to the troops in Iraq. Address can be a PO Box or even a work address.
    2. The day will run approximately 27 hours from around midnight Eastern time until around midnight Pacific time.
    3. A random drawing will be performed, and one person will be drawn. Any unawarded prizes will be held for future contests. No substitution of prizes. Unless otherwise noted, all DVDs are shipped in their original shink wrap packaging with security labels. However, the DVDs will be shipped "as-is" without warranty or playability on a DVD player.
    4. Prize will be shipped out via USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. A USPS delivery confirmation number will be sent via personal message and/or e-mail.
    5. If selected and the prize selected is "No DVD", then no prize will be awarded.
    6. If the winner of the DVD elects to have the DVD shipped "to the troops", then it will be part of a care package that is currently being collected for shipment to troops overseas. Shipment date to be announced.
    7. Once shipped, DBSTalk is not responsible for any lost or misdirected mail.
    8. Once the drawing is held, all entries will be discarded.
    9. All DBSTalk.com contest participants are required to be registered members of DBSTalk.com in good standing to enter the contest. DBS Talk staff members are allowed to participate in this contest. While participants from around the world are allowed to play, prizes will be only awarded to residents of the United States.
    10. The “DBS Talk One Day DVD Giveaway” is run by DBS Talk. It is not affiliated with DirecTV, Dish Network, Voom, Sky Angel, it’s dealers or affiliates, or any studio or distributing company.
    11. All rules concerning game play are subject to modification. If modification of the rules becomes necessary, the rule changes will be posted at DBSTalk.com.
    12. Winners of any DBSTalk.com contests are eligible to win only one time in every 12 month period. Second place finisher may continue to enter. Winners of the “DBSTalk One Day DVD Giveaway” will be considered second place finishers for purposes of future DBSTalk contests.
    13. Odds of winning is solely dependent on the number of entries.
    14. DBSTalk.com is not responsible for weather incidents (such as ice storms) or any other acts of God that may prevent the participants from entering. DBSTalk.com and the DBSTalk.com contest coordinator are not responsible for entry errors or for transmission errors.
    15. DBSTalk.com is in no way responsible for any problems, technical malfunctions or traffic congestion on the Internet or on the DBSTalk.com or Deep Space Franchise web site which may limit entries in this contest.
    16. Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage the DBSTalk.com web site or the Deep Space Franchise web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, DBSTalk.com and Mark Holtz reserve the right to seek damages from the offending participant to the fullest extent of the law.
    17. Contest void where prohibited by law.
    [size=+4]Good Luck![/size]
    [size=+3]Due to a major technical malfunction,
    the contest has been cancelled today.[/size]
     
  2. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

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    A major malfunction has occurred in how the entries are collected on Deep Space Franchise. When I set up the contest last night, I did verify from home that everything was working properly, and the entries indicated that some entries did come through. I wake up this morning, and got a message from one of the admins that they were getting a "Contest closed page." However, I was able to pull up the page just fine.

    I arrived at work this morning to take a look at the data, and I found that some e-mail is missing AND the changes that I made last night to activate the contest were gone as well as the entries. This is quite UNacceptable.

    Under rule 15: "DBSTalk.com is in no way responsible for any problems, technical malfunctions or traffic congestion on the Internet or on the DBSTalk.com or Deep Space Franchise web site which may limit entries in this contest." However, the spirit of the rule was not intended to cover a incident like this. Therefore, the contest for today has been cancelled and all entires discarded. Because this is a repeating contest, it will naturally be rescheduled.

    I do apologize for the inconvience. This is not how it is supposed to work.
     
  3. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

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    A brief update: It appears that my web hosting provider has migrated to a different data center for his servers. This changed the IP address for my web site. I did not have any prior notice about this move e-mailed to me prior to this event. So, this was entirely out of my hands.
     

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