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Okay, guys... I don't know if it's just me that has noticed this god-awful trend here on dA, but what's up with the 100-point giveaways on the front page of popular journals lately?

They all go something like this:

Rules:
- Add me to your watch list to be aware of future giveaways;
- Add this journal to your +fav list :) (Smile)
- Write a journal about this giveaway (Optional).
And the best part? They all average for 200 comments at the end of their life span.

So, what's wrong with this, you may ask? Well. We are talking about TWO HUNDRED PEOPLE BEGGING FOR ONE FUCKING DIGITAL DOLLAR NOT REDEEMABLE OUTSIDE OF DEVIANTART. ONE. FUCKING. DOLLAR.

Did I say that loud enough? One dollar. That's what 100 points are roughly worth.
And what do those people who hold these giveaways get for one dollar?
Let me show you by quoting rule nr. 1:

- Add me to your watch list to be aware of future giveaways
Really, dA? Are we going to enable that kind of shitty exploits? Are we really going to give these people exposure they don't deserve and otherwise wouldn't get if they didn't dangle ONE FUCKING DIGITAL DOLLAR at your faces?


You know what? This is stupid.

And what will I do about it? I'll hold my own fucking 100-point giveaway. Yeah, you heard me. I'll give you one fucking digital dollar. But wait, the deal gets better! I'll give you a fucking dollar on PayPal! See? A dollar you can spend towards something else than dA shi-I mean merchandise!

The only rule is as follows:

If you +fave and comment on this journal, you are in on the random.org drawing of ONE dollar, in your choice of points or PayPal transfer. You can comment and opt-out if you feel like you don't deserve the shining dollar that I am offering.
You are also allowed to share this journal so OTHERS can see that I am offering A DOLLAR to you. This step is optional.

 
 
So, go out and make this journal as popular as you want. I just want an end to this shit.

-Dots out.

Please note that this is actually a legit giveaway. The dollar will be spent.
  • Listening to: Dub i Dub - Me&My
  • Reading: My essay.
  • Watching: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Playing: Spec Ops: The line
  • Eating: Candy
  • Drinking: Liquid Oxygen
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:iconmegaanimefreak7:
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So who the hell won?
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:iconoutsidefate:
OutsideFate Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I never said I had to anounce the winner. I picked one and tossed 100 points at them. Let's hope they noticed.
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:iconspunkyfreakster:
SpunkyFreakster Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconfblikeplz:
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:iconmegaanimefreak7:
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
lol
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:iconnati11184:
nati11184 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry, but is this already over or?...
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:iconoutsidefate:
OutsideFate Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah. It is.
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:iconnati11184:
nati11184 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, ok.
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:iconmaytruthbetold:
MayTruthBeTold Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
You don't know how much I'm laughing right now xD This is most hilarious journals I've ever read. 
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:iconcedlurcer:
Cedlurcer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, that's hilarious. I think points are so popular these days
because they can get you a one way ticket to premium membership
or maybe just blow it all on daHub to get "popular" But I'll give it a shot. :)
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:iconmittsu-chan:
Mittsu-chan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lmao I can't even believe how funny that was, I love it. You deserve to be watched JUST for your personality xD (not to mention that amazing art)
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:iconapnucka:
APnucka Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD I love you man. I wanna hear more complaining. Youre getting a watch from me after I finish reading your journals 
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:iconkurunagirl:
KurunaGirl Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...LOL.

Well, the majority of the people on this site are 13-year-olds, and even I was caught in the giveaway fever before, but that's in the past XD. Now I'm laughing silently at how people have commissions for 30 points, which is equivalent to about a quarter lol.

It's funny how people are so hyped up over a currency that has no use at all outside of dA. I mean, you could go babysitting and earn ten or twenty times the amount of the 'one digital dollar' which has no use whatsoever in real life.
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:iconchokokyoko:
Chokokyoko Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is possibly the best giveaway journal ever. No. It is.
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:iconnati11184:
nati11184 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD:
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:icondaeurth:
Daeurth Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

WARNING, NOT MY USUAL STYLE OF COMMENT.

That's because probably ~90% of the users on this site are 13 years old, obsessed with anime, manga, and everything Japan, drawing everything in a poor approximation of a manga-like style, and need to beg for points to save up for adoptable things that took two seconds and the paint bucket tool, because they don't have a credit card. /rantover

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:iconuchuubranko:
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student General Artist
but what about adoptables that are made with caaaare and loooove? :eager: :heart:
liked your comment though :giggle:
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:icondaeurth:
Daeurth Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm talking about the vast majority. If you look at the description of many sheets of adoptables, it says "lineart from x artist", meaning that people are trying to make money off of other's work. Plus I don't like the concept of adoptables in general, especially that people are perfectly willing to spend $50+ on one.
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:iconapnucka:
APnucka Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Im so sorry but most of this applies to me and Im not ashamed to admit it lol... Gotta go find a life, brb

But no seriously, this is most of dA.
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:icondaeurth:
Daeurth Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You act like I was being sarcastic.. :lol:
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:iconapnucka:
APnucka Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know youre not, and Im only half-being sarcastic ^^
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:iconrandina42:
Randina42 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If the person isn't doing giveaways regularly, I usually just end up un-watching them afterwards. :shrug:
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:iconthecym:
thecym Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol this is interesting. I join raffles for fun, not because I'm dying to get points or anything
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:iconth3frgt10warrior:
Th3Frgt10Warrior Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Since I can't affrod for points and I don't have paypal, giveaways are my choice to have a premium membership. I know, it's really lame XD

BUT! I will not participe on giveaways when you must watch the people to win, that's sounds egoist, that's what I think.


Also, fucking epic journal, hope it's noticed for the next generations.

:+fav:
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:iconwinree:
Winree Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay!
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:icondiosenzanome:
diosenzanome Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013   General Artist
shit shit shit
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:iconfresh002:
Fresh002 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Faved! ;D

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:iconningeko16:
Ningeko16 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You've just made my day~
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:iconningeko16:
Ningeko16 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconclappingplz::iconclapplz:

bravo you brave soul~ XD
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:iconj7018:
j7018 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love this journal. Just, yes.
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:iconivypoolforever:
IvypoolForever Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, if I win I can go buy a pack of gum! Oh wait.... half a pack? XD


Fav'd.
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:iconpuriimochi:
Puriimochi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because I have nothing better to do so why not? :iconbrightfutureplz:
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I couldn't have said this better myself XD
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:iconkestrad:
Kestrad Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Man, I totally read the beginning of your title in my "more from deviantart" tab and my eyes just glazed over before my brain processed the rest of what I was reading.

Well played, good sir, well played. Now enter me into that drawing for that freakin' dollar, man. You don't know how much I could do with one dollar. I mean hell, it could buy me a whole half a bottle of tea!
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:iconkorpakukac:
korpakukac Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
A dollar yaaay! Im in! :laughing:
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:iconmidnightgravedigger:
midnightgravedigger Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No it's not just you, I recorded a similar opinion in my journal almost 2 weeks ago. And although I did't rage against the practice like you have, it was more like I shook my head in disgust at it, I do understand how you feel. I write in my journal more for myself, if people want to read it be my guest, but I'm not going to force you to do it. 
And by the way, if your thinking of doing so, do us both a favor. Keep the dollar. 
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:iconoutsidefate:
OutsideFate Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I know. I poke fun of both the greed of the people wanting the dollar and the greed of the ones giving them away here, don't I? HERE HAVE A SHINY DOLLAR ONE WHOLE DOLLAR DOLLAR DOLLAR DOLLAR!!!

Opted out~
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:iconmidnightgravedigger:
midnightgravedigger Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
To which the hopeful recipients respond "SHOW ME THE MONEYEEEEEEEE!" XD. 
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:icon01309:
01309 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No Wicked, it's "Moe-nee" XD
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:icon01309:
01309 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lol, love that movie.  This is me today while working on my school assignment. youtu.be/p0iRbfxPpVY?t=20s
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw it once but I barely remember it.

XD My brother was like that
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:icon01309:
01309 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love The Dark Crystal, dark Jim Henson!
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:icondadapan:
Dadapan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You can always unwatch them afterwards
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:iconpaperthin-z:
paperthin-z Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
While we're ranting and slamming those who've hosted these giveaways, it's important to remember this ridiculous trend wouldn't exist if not for the participants. IT GOES BOTH WAYS. 

Also, I thought rules had ALREADY been set against these type of requirements for giveaways? It went something like...You can't ask for things in return i.e VOTE FOR ME HERE, CLICK ON THE LIKE, FAVE THESE, WATCH MEE

whatever. dA needs to get back to the roots, and remember their main goals and reasons for launching this site.  THIS IS AN ART SITE. THIS IS AN ART SITE. THIS IS AN ART SITE. THIS IS AN ART SITE. THIS IS AN ART SITE. THIS IS AN ART SITE. HEY HO LOOK AT ME DO I NEED FLASHING RED LIGHTS. 

GOOD for you Outsidefate, for calling attention to this cheap and silly self-promotion.
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01309 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Faves, watches, and comments are fine in regards to a 'raffle', it was the lottery type that was banned.  This means in order to have a chance to win, they must donate X points towards the raffle.  This was viewed as online gambling, which is a big no-no for an art site like this.

FAQ #894: Can I run a lottery for Points on deviantART?

As long as they aren't charging with something of monetary value to participate, and participation is free for anyone to join, that 'raffle' is permitted.

However, as someone pointed out, many times the winners for these giveaways are actually an alternate account or their friend so that they can keep recycling the points to gain more watches/faves/comments.  This, if it can be proved, can be reported to the $taff.

"Our principal concerns are to avoid the exploitation of members of deviantART, prevent unfair treatment of deviants who are solicited to participate and avoid the appearance of impropriety from offers which are wide open to abuse."
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:iconpaperthin-z:
paperthin-z Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember now. Thank you! :)
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:iconcyphonfiction:
CyphonFiction Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Artist
Well in all honesty, dA never did really care about roots. Only about making profit. Hence why reports and such are only really given consideration if they com from a subscribed member. It's really irritating and just... well you know!
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:iconpaperthin-z:
paperthin-z Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ha yeah I know...I guess we all have different approaches on art and what it's about.
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IfOnlyItWereEasy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Photographer
A whole dollar? ! Can I have it as 67 UK pence? 

Though in all seriousness I don't have PayPal so I guess I shall have to find that money else where :p
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Flaofluff Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
this journal reminds me some rage quit videos I have seen. XD
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