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Hi folks,  I know it’s been a while, strugglin with that bloggers block again…anywho. For anyone who missed it, myself and the rest of the Entrecard Moderators are sponsoring a contest to help clean up Entrecard. Details below.

If you are not a member already of EC, you should join, it is a great FREE way to get quality traffic to your blog!

Original post below:

Cleaning up Entrecard Contest!

The purpose of this contest is to get those bad blogs lingering around with Terms of Service or Blog Quality Standards violations out of entrecard.

Before we get started as to how you will enter and how the winner will be chosen and how the winner(s) will be rewarded…

You must dust off the old Terms of Service and Blog Quality Standards of Entrecard.

Please read them before continuing if you are not previously familiar.

To enter this contest you must:

  1. Be an entrecard member.
  2. Be familiar with the Blog Quality Standards and the Terms of Service.
  3. Know how to report a user for a terms of service offense.

Now, lets go through this shall we.

1. http://www.entrecard.com – Register (If you not already a user)
a. Get approved (If you are not already approved)
2. Click the ‘Blog Quality Standards’ link above.
3. First you must find a blog that has something wrong.
a. In the case of auto-audio, not english, no recent content, etc. you would find their widget, and click the entrecard logo (will take you to their profile page) located on their profile page you will find thisAnd enter in the reason. This can be in the form of rule number, or your worded version of the violation.

4. Here is where it gets tricky. If you do not find a widget. Now, the best way to report a blog without a widget is to back track to their profile page. (If that is how you got there) however, if they have dropped on you and the only way to go is to follow the link to their site from your inbox, you must hover and wait for a name. (This will only work in the inbox rss feed on top of your dashboard. ) Then write down the title, and go to the campaign page, search for the blog’s title, go to their profile page and report them for ‘No Widget’.

Please before you send any reports. The ‘feedback’ function will not be counted. The valid entries must be Terms of Service reports. (Theres a huge difference)

So, what determines a ‘Valid Entry’? A valid entry is an offense that is persecutable by either “Warning” or a “Deletion”.

How will you be scored? Every ‘Warning’ counts as 1 point and Every ‘Deletion’ counts as 2 points.

The winners will be rewarded by the following in the order of highest points:

  1. 10,000 Entrecard Credits
  2. 5,000 Entrecard Credits
  3. 2,500 Entrecard Credits
  4. 1,000 Entrecard Credits
  5. 1,000 Entrecard Credits
  6. 1,000 Entrecard Credits
  7. 1,000 Entrecard Credits
  8. 1,000 Entrecard Credits
  9. 1,000 Entrecard Credits
  10. 1,000 Entrecard Credits

The contest will begin : Thursday, March 12th, 2009
The winners will be announced and rewarded: Thursday, March 19th, 2009.

Entries for the contest are only valid 3/12/09-3/19/09. Any and all reports of which are incorrect or spam entries will not be counted. The winner will be decided by totalling each user’s points as mentioned above.

Sponsored by:

The moderation team

Andy T – WoW Lawl Blog

Beth T – Ramblings of an undisturbed mind

Matt – RaginRev

Shaunalynn – The art and science of parenting

The goal of this contest is to raise awareness of the reporting abilities, raise awareness of the blog quality standards, and help us help you help the community as a whole.

Thank you and good luck.