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All these Instagram comps are doing my head in! - Thanks Andrew for the new Report!

posted 15-2-2021 @ 04:19 PM www
All these Instagram comps are doing my head in! - Thanks Andrew for the new Report!

What is it with the explosion of Instagram comps right now? They're ruining comping for me.

The last few days I've been entering via All Comps Closing in 10 Days (less Entered or Not Interested), and the pages are full of Instagram comps. I just counted on the page I'm working on and 24 out of 30 are Instagram comps, and that's not an unusually high number. That's a normal page. It's driving me crazy. I've never seen it like this before.
posted 15-2-2021 @ 04:25 PM www


I noticed that too.

Can't keep up with them
posted 15-2-2021 @ 04:28 PM www


Yep I noticed too..I am still resisting joining Insta :lol:
posted 15-2-2021 @ 04:29 PM www


I don't have instagram yet, trying to resist. Goodluck:):)
Tezzie
posted 15-2-2021 @ 04:31 PM www


I don't like instagram comps and only enter a few as I don't want to have to post to my page and enter unlimited times and annoy my instagram friends.
posted 15-2-2021 @ 04:34 PM www


Agreed. They need their own section. They are taking over!
posted 15-2-2021 @ 05:34 PM www


Agree so annoying
Only being posted by one or two members and until recently there wasn't such a lot posted on here
Need reports to filter these out
For those that comp on Instagram it's not hard in finding these comps and most of them are low prize value
Its beginning to look like a $2 shop
posted 15-2-2021 @ 05:38 PM www


Quote: Originally posted by Shamrock59  
Yep I noticed too..I am still resisting joining Insta :lol:


I only joined it recently for two comps pretty sure once there drawn I'll just delete it




posted 15-2-2021 @ 05:42 PM www


I just hit less social media, eliminates most facebook and instagram.
posted 15-2-2021 @ 05:56 PM www


Quote: Originally posted by humdinger  
Agree so annoying
Only being posted by one or two members and until recently there wasn't such a lot posted on here
Need reports to filter these out
For those that comp on Instagram it's not hard in finding these comps and most of them are low prize value
Its beginning to look like a $2 shop


Yep
posted 15-2-2021 @ 05:59 PM www


Quote: Originally posted by matriarch  
I just hit less social media, eliminates most facebook and instagram.



I would like to be able to eliminate them separately




Prize wins 2014: $37680
Prize wins 2011: $13000
previous years about $25000

The harder you work the luckier you get
posted 15-2-2021 @ 06:01 PM www


Problem with the 'less social media' option is that it also eliminates FB comps and I don't mind some of those.

In fact, I don't mind going through the list each day and clicking the red cross for those I'm not interested in. However, now the far majority are Instagram comps. Now I have to hunt for a comp to enter. I'm tending to use the Ctrl+F feature to highlight all the Instagram comps on a page, then pick out a real comp to enter.
Quote: Originally posted by matriarch  
I just hit less social media, eliminates most facebook and instagram.
posted 15-2-2021 @ 06:18 PM www


Quote: Originally posted by Shamrock59  
Yep I noticed too..I am still resisting joining Insta :lol:


Same here. Don't want to join!
posted 16-2-2021 @ 07:53 AM www


I'm with majority of you.
I no longer have social media and havent for ~10 years. I refuse to join.
It's frustrating to continually press x on them... but it is what it is I suppose.
FYI FB own Instagram
alav51
posted 16-2-2021 @ 08:04 AM www


But you still have to appreciate the effort that the poster goes to to find the competitions for others to enter
posted 16-2-2021 @ 08:06 AM www


I have only won two prizes so far this year and they have both been from instagram and both over $150 value. I like them
posted 16-2-2021 @ 08:20 AM www


Totally agree

I got rid of Insta ages ago due to all the 'name we can't use' etc (far worse than Facebook)

I also wish there was an 'Instagram only' section
posted 16-2-2021 @ 08:42 AM www


In two clicks:
Run a Premium report that excludes all social media, then if you like FB comps, run a Premium report that lists just FB comps.

edit: If you like Insta comps, run a Premium report that lists just Insta comps.
Timewalker
posted 16-2-2021 @ 08:56 AM www


I like insta comps and are very thankful to those members who post them. These comps are quick and easy to enter, a few clicks and youíre done. I donít enter the ones that require me to share the post to my story or that require me to follow loads of accounts for the one comp, but just a short comment or a like is a very easy thing to do.
posted 16-2-2021 @ 09:00 AM www


Yes thanks for all the posting of competitions on instagram- much appreciated - but yes they do seem to be the main form of competition now - cheap to host I imagine. I have won one or two things from insta of smallish value but I won't tag millions of people.

Thanks Andrew for the tip - very useful - will be doing that from now on




Comping since 1980.......
posted 16-2-2021 @ 09:22 AM www


Also not a fan, but looks like the way many comps are heading, entered very few, still trying to work out what I'm doing, but I don't want to tag lots of people or follow lots of pages, I have enough trouble reading my emails :lol: but thanks to the people posting them, I try and have a quick look when I can
Jenny111
posted 16-2-2021 @ 09:40 AM www


I love Instagram - but I totally understand people would avoid it - it does take up a LOT of time trying to keep up with all the competitions.

I used to try and list as many as I could on Lottos - but would only manage a small fraction of them - so I am so happy that gogogadet is now listing Insta comps - she is amazing!

About half my wins from last year were from Instagram - the lowest prize was $7 the highest $300 - average of $95 per prize. So well worth it for me.

Lottos is a comping forum - so the more competitions that are listed, the better it is for everyone IMHO - even if it does get a little overwhelming at times.

Maybe a new Premium report to take out Instagram comps might help?




2020 wins = $1,250
2021 wins = $1219.44
posted 16-2-2021 @ 09:56 AM www


Just a slight deviation. Apart from using the Premium reports as I outlined a couple of posts above, you can also use the 'shortcuts' tags that are clickable on any Premium report or when viewing a topic.

As an example, any of the highlighted areas are clickable and will run a Premium report:





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posted 16-2-2021 @ 10:48 AM www


I tried this to see how it works for me. At least I could quickly get through the regular comps, but noticed a few social media comps slipped through, but they were only ones that had more than one entry method, like gleam. Would that be why they still showed?
eg.
https://www.lottos.com.au/competitions/viewthreadlite.php?ti...
https://www.lottos.com.au/competitions/viewthreadlite.php?ti...

I don't mind because, first, there's only a few, and second, I still enter these with multiple entry methods. But was wondering why a comp tagged 'Instagram' and/or 'Facebook' would appear in a 'less social media' list.
Quote: Originally posted by Andrew  
In two clicks:
Run a Premium report that excludes all social media, then if you like FB comps, run a Premium report that lists just FB comps.

edit: If you like Insta comps, run a Premium report that lists just Insta comps.
posted 16-2-2021 @ 10:59 AM www


Quote: Originally posted by Smiley  
I tried this to see how it works for me. At least I could quickly get through the regular comps, but noticed a few social media comps slipped through, but they were only ones that had more than one entry method, like gleam. Would that be why they still showed?
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Yes, because 'online' means you can enter online and don't have to enter the comp via FB or Instagram.

If you have to enter using FB or Insta, then the online option is incorrect and the comp should be reported so it can be amended.
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