Time, regions and active giveaways

Timezones and accepted regions

You may have noticed a prompt asking you to pick your timezone. OMGYGCATZY (OMG You Gotta Choose a Timezone, yo) because it helps us (gasp) display time in a manner that makes the most sense to you! Like, when a giveaway will start or end, do you want to know what time it will be in Bangalore? Oh wait, we have also limited the acceptable regions to the United States timezones and Puerto Rico. Maybe you want to know the time in Indiana instead?

Giveaways: Behind the scenes

Since our last update, we have been quite busy on the mechanisms that allow sponsors to start their giveaways and users to respond (Enter to win/Pass). That includes some new sample giveaways, and some countdowns for them. One countdown is for how long before a giveaway will start (which actually makes it a reverse-countup-timer) and another for how long before an in-process giveaway ends.

Great! Can I play now?

Though these features are actually done, giveaway responses will remain disabled until we finish the rest of the game mechanics. Yes friend, that includes your Karma Bank, determining winners, prize logistics and sponsor/winner communication. However, we will be running public simulations which will give you an idea of what active giveaways will look like as features develop...

Upcoming giveaways

Plenty to see here!

Simulations? What do you mean? Well you may have noticed some strange giveaways on the upcoming giveaways page. We have dozens of sample giveaways that we will be running as a part of a series of giveaway simulations every couple of days. These are not real giveaways, but they will give you a pretty good idea regarding the direction we are going. Entering to win or passing on one of the giveaways is disabled--but the layout is as good as finito.

A simulated giveaway

Feedback? Feedback. Feedback! We would love to get any feedback that you may have about this layout (or how other things are progressing)! Please just leave your comments here. Comments on any giveaway ending with "PMTest" will likely be deleted or lost.


All Comments (3)

  • JollyEddie small profile picture

    JollyEddie - 10/10/2015 10:49 a.m. (direct link)

    Staff

    @wilbymilstone @rainnefox Thank you for the feedback! We have also recently updated the layout of the Winners page to better differentiate it from giveaways. Late reply because we have been hard at work on all the behind the scenes functionality that we can't easily show off. We will have another big update when it's done.

  • wilbymilstone small profile picture

    wilbymilstone - 09/19/2015 12:48 a.m. (direct link)

    I definitely like this format. Clean, easy to read and understand, a good area for product descriptions. It is an all around good design.

  • Rainnefox with default profile picture

    Rainnefox - 07/16/2015 2:06 p.m. (direct link)

    I decided to come check out the site on a whim, since it has been a while, and I'm glad to see it's still coming along! Still excited over here! (And missing Copper Goose :P)

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