Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Hey folks! We here at the Archives like having contests. And when we have contests, we REALLY have contests. A few folks have been abusing contest entries in the past, so while we really don't want to, we are going to have to implement some standard contest rules that apply to all contests past and future held here at the Archives, unless otherwise noted. These rules are in addition to any specific rules stated in each contest's individual post.
1.) Our contests are informal, and not legally binding.
2.) One entry per person, unless otherwise stated. The Archives reserves the right to investigate contest entrants' online personalities to determine if they are real humans or shell accounts for the purposes of multiple entries. The standards we use to determine this are on a case-by-case basis and may be arbitrary. In less fancy words, if we think you're a fake, we have the right to discount your entry.
3.) Entrants are responsible for taking the initiative to claim their prizes. Entrants must check back and get in touch with the Archives person hosting their contest if they win; the Archives will NOT pursue contact with the entrants! Be sure to check back! If we do not hear from you in 30 days (standard), we will draw another winner or consider the contest prize forfeit.
4.) We will do our best to ensure contests are right, fair, and awarded promptly. However, sometimes life gets in the way and we ask for your patience if that happens.
5.) We reserve the right to change the rules at any time if someone is being a poopy head. Sorry.
Okay. Ugh. Now that that's over with, happy contesting, everyone!