Please leave any feedback on the lottery system I've built in this topic.
If any wording could be changed to make more sense, design tweaks, how it functions, etc.
This is something I'll be selling as a WordPress plugin to others soon. Since I've spent SO much time on it. Just want a little something for my efforts.
Here are links to all the lottery pages:
Tosh, just one thing I thought about now...
Did you try the button colors (square, X, circle, triangle) for the entry bars? It could match the site's theme...
I actually thought of that. But decided against it. Because for 1 I'm building this for the masses. But secondly I want the progress to go from red > orange > green. So people that enter are motivated to get the progress bars green. But I could add more colors along the way. Any other color ideas?
if everyone enters, you'll never see that last bar turn green haha
the google one still isn't working for me.. wellt hat's not entirely fair It worked 20% of the time in the old way.
New system is great!! Good work Tosh..
You guys should see the admin portion, and winner picker.. 😎
I've also had issues with G+, but figured out why.. kinda a bar drop down to leave a message, that gets in the way issue... Tosh I'll video and send you my issue with it.
yeah sorry guys it's hard to get online.. I'll double check next time and write out my steps so you can see what's happening.
For most of the contests entries they don't work right away. For instance if i like and comment on FB it don't get the point subtraction unless i refresh (which is what i do and that's works fine), same with twitter. With Google Plus it's a touch confusing because i think we have to un-plus and then re-plus PS3Blog.Net? So after you do that you're supposed to share but the share doesn't always show up and even after refresh i don't see that java "-10" that normally pops up. At least that's what I remember. Like I said when I get the opportunity I'll see if I can post screenshots or what have you.
You do get points subtracted actually. Even without a refresh. It's calls the server via AJAX in real time and gives you points.
I just have it manually refresh with lottery ticket, URL type entries. For example bonus url entry, facebook fan pgae & youtube channel.
With Google +1 for PS3Blog.net itself and following us on twitter. You get points for that as well in real time. But you'll never see that step again since you did it once. So sounds like everything is working as designed.
fair enough to be literal for a second I've only been unable to get G+ entry to work one time no matter what I did, but that was with the old system.
yep. just checked.. you said you saw the entry and the only ones I'm missing are my YT entries so yeah they're in.
is there normally a delay for the social entries? it says i have 2 of 9 google plus and the facebook like/comment.
I got the points for following on twitter so that option disappeared from the list but it didnt give me an entry.
After that, a new twitter challenge showed up saying to tweet the post in the bubble. I tweeted the
" Follow @ps3blogdotnet & @BloodrayneGame for a chance to win Bloodrayne: Betrayal! Enter to win @ http://www.ps3blog.net/2011/10/19/giveaway-bloodra.....-betrayal/ "
but that never gave me the points or the entry. Also, how do i access the personal blog section so i can create my own blogs?
EDIT: I also dont see the tab to like/follow the youtube channel either.
The twitter follow you get points for, but not a entry. So you need to tweet in order to complete your Twitter entry.
There isn't a way to like/follow the YouTube Channel from the site that I'm aware of. You'll have to go to our YouTube channel and look under recent activity on the left. Link to the YouTube channel is at the top of the sidebar.
I don't have it setup so you can create your own blogs sorry.
thanks for the reply. I was looking at the trophy section and thats here i saw the blog related items...I just wasnt sure if it was for all users or just for the site crew.
thats ok since it's nothing "professional". Most of the blogs i post at IGN are more random like WTF moments in a game like the blog i made for Alice Madness Returns http://www.ign.com/blogs/son-ala/2011/07/28/alice-.....d-moments/
or pics i took of the funny parodies in Infamous 2 http://www.ign.com/blogs/son-ala/2011/06/24/infamo.....dy-photos/
or in Yakuza's case, a game i really like so i posted a bunch of fun media vids with different gameplay types.
ok so here's the giant mess I've made of my stuff here.. let's start with Rocket Birds. I have 3 or 9 social entries.
I haven't touched the google. So tell me if i'm counting this right because that means Google is 1 and that leaves 5 for YT? but the badge says 4 for YT videos meaning 1 possible point unaccounted for? it was driving me batty on BR.
Where once again i tried to do everything and google plus didn't show. I got a +1 entry for plus one-ing but not for sharing on G+. At that point it said 4 of 9 points with YT as only 4 I couldn't figure out what point I was missing. So i went to rocket birds to see what everything but google looks like that that's 3 of 9 implying at least that the google entry went thru.
There's still that Facebook window.. so i tried to put another comment in face it only registered my link but not my comment. The lottery tells me that i can only enter once. Fine.. then I decided to do something that ruined it all. I decided to delete my second post. The page says something about "removing post will remove entry" which i figure isn't a big deal since i have two.. but it took away my FB entry and now I can't like again.
Whoa it was sort of like a nightmare trap. Eventually I was able to unlike and then relike so I guess I've got the g+ thing down. I do enjoy the new system it's fairly sleek. my only remaining query is what is the ninth's entry?
1- YouTube Sub
4- YouTube Video
is the ninth entry a Platinum entry you got for doing all the previous 8? or is it some deep dark PS3Blog.Net secret that can't be written anywhere it can be seen by non-believers.
Also this ad kept restarting and it was really awkward not awkward like buying tampons for your sister awkward just it was kinda random to hear an ad everytime and eventually i stop muting it because it was more trouble than not muting it.
1 - Twitter
2 - Facebook Like / Comment
3 - Google +1
4 - Facebook Fan Page
5 - YouTube Channel
Then video entry gets you 4 entries totaling 9. I show you have the following:
wolfkin [wolfkin] + 20 Google+ Entry 1 hour ago
wolfkin [wolfkin] + 20 Facebook Like/Comment Entry 1 hour ago
wolfkin [wolfkin] + 20 Twitter Entry 1 hour ago
wolfkin [wolfkin] + 5 YouTube Channel Entry 1 hour ago
wolfkin [wolfkin] - 150 Lottery Ticket 1 hour ago
So for social entries you have 4 of 9 complete. Other than the video entries your missing the Facebook Fan Page entry.
Your Facebook Like / Comment entry is valid is you have liked the post and commented on it via Facebook. If you remove your comment it removes your entry. If you do that you'll need to un-like the post and like again & comment again to get your entry back. So don't remove Facebook Comments 😉
I removed the auto-play videos, I was just testing that.
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