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How You can Help Yourself to Taste Success!

Discussion in 'How to decide who to enter' started by Red Dragon, May 10, 2013.

  1. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Megastar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 27 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 5,773 new entries have been added and
    • 334 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. Everything is up this week apart from New Matches. But the numbers are all high which is good news for all of us.
    Have you selected your preference of prizes? This is a great opportunity to win some amazing prizes by simply adding your relatives to Lost Cousins.

    Thoughts go out to families who have lost loved ones too early. Hands, Face, Masks. #Staysafe Happy New Year Everyone!

    New Members mean New Entries, and New Entries mean New Matches. Everyone wins.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Here's a graph showing the activity over at the Lost Cousins site
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  2. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Megastar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 73 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 9,912 new entries have been added and
    • 634 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. Everything is up this week and numbers remain high. The competition is still going strong so keep adding your relatives.
    Have you selected your preference of prizes? This is a great opportunity to win some amazing prizes by simply adding your relatives to Lost Cousins.

    Thoughts go out to families who have lost loved ones too early. Hands, Face, Masks. #Staysafe Happy New Year Everyone!

    New Members mean New Entries, and New Entries mean New Matches. Everyone wins.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Here's a graph showing the activity over at the Lost Cousins site
    upload_2022-1-7_9-55-33.png
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 2
  3. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Megastar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 90 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 15,673 new entries have been added and
    • 689 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. Everything is up up this week and numbers remain high. The competition is still going strong so keep adding your relatives.
    Have you selected your preference of prizes? This is a great opportunity to win some amazing prizes by simply adding your relatives to Lost Cousins.

    Thoughts go out to families who have lost loved ones too early. Hands, Face, Masks. #Staysafe Happy New Year Everyone!

    New Members mean New Entries, and New Entries mean New Matches. Everyone wins.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Here's a graph showing the activity over at the Lost Cousins site
    upload_2022-1-14_10-9-49.png
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  4. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Very good point - one of the top prizes went to someone who wasn't the 'first out of the hat' because they'd completed their My Prizes page and the first person drawn hadn't.
     
  5. Bryman

    Bryman LostCousins Megastar

    Why should anyone have to record preferences in order to receive a prize? I would be happy to receive any prize so did not mark any preferences. In the light of your comment, I have now marked them all as 10, which is really no different. Perhaps I should have given a little more consideration as some may only be relevant to members who are not asleep at the time and there is currently 11 hours difference in the time-of-day between UK and NZ.
     
  6. At home in NZ

    At home in NZ LostCousins Star

    Personally I think that's a bit unfair, why didn't you just contact the winner and ask them what they wanted?

    I agree with Bryman about the why.

    Are we ever going to know who the winners are/were? I believe it's normal to publish competition winners names.
     
  7. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Because that's what they were asked to do when the competition launched on 10th December:

    "you will only be considered for prizes that you have rated"

    There are hundreds of prizes on offer this year and I need an efficient way of allocating them.
    There was only one prize on offer at that particular time, and I wanted it to go to someone who would really appreciate it. It would have been unfair to the hundreds of members who did follow the instructions if someone who didn't was able to win one of the top prizes.
    I never publish the full names of members in the newsletter - LostCousins is all about privacy; sometimes I will mention the first names of the winners and/or the country they come from.

    Only the winners themselves and the donors of the prizes know who has won (though those who win a place in a Zoom session have the option of displaying their name for other attendees to see).
     
  8. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Of the remaining prizes the only time that has been announced so far is for Baroness Scott's talk, which is at 11am (London time).
     
  9. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Megastar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 37 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 4,431 new entries have been added and
    • 251 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. Everything is down this week but numbers remain high and all are above the 6 month average. The competition is still going strong so keep adding your relatives.
    Have you selected your preference of prizes? This is a great opportunity to win some amazing prizes by simply adding your relatives to Lost Cousins.

    Thoughts go out to families who have lost loved ones too early. Hands, Face, Masks. #Staysafe Happy New Year Everyone!

    New Members mean New Entries, and New Entries mean New Matches. Everyone wins.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Here's a graph showing the activity over at the Lost Cousins site
    upload_2022-1-21_9-57-3.png
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  10. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    If you have Scottish ancestry get entering NOW - and you might be in the invited audience for Chris Paton's Zoom presentation Scottish Research Resources Before 1800 on Tuesday (Burns Night). The talk will not only be 'before 1800', it will be at 10am in the morning (London time) so that those in Australia and New Zealand can attend.

    Tip: you don't have to enter relatives from the Scotland census to have a have of winning - but you do have to complete your My Prizes page.
     

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