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Lottery System Alternative?

  1. exodeth
    Froyo Jul 16, 2014

    exodeth , Jul 16, 2014 :
    With all these threads opening where the OP has 1 invite to give away and an nth number of people being reduced to begging for it, I am beginning to lose hope in this invite system.

    As much as I hope and wish "that everyone who wants a oneplus will receive one without MUCH difficulty", I don't see any real way to make sure those who legitimately want one receive one soon. So I was wondering if anyone has any alternative ideas or suggestions for oneplus to approach this conundrum? I was thinking if it would be better to have a program to randomly give away invites to those who have not received one already. Maybe those with an earlier registration date would be weighted more heavily. This would ensure a FAIR distribution of the invites and encourage us to really check this website every day and NOT spam everyone for an invite..

    I'm sure there are dissenters to this idea, but I would like to know other perspectives.
     

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  2. DonJarppi
    Honeycomb Jul 16, 2014

    DonJarppi , Jul 16, 2014 :
    So the rolling out of invites according to register date is not fair enough for you?
     

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    Selkal, sarahsull, lo11 and 5 others like this.
  3. Taimooo
    Donut Jul 16, 2014

    Taimooo , Jul 16, 2014 :
    You re right they should weight those with early registration date and with forum activity more.
     

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    sarahsull, kromit and exodeth like this.
  4. drmartin
    Moderator Moderator Jul 16, 2014

    drmartin , Jul 16, 2014 :
    They tried this, it made people mad. The invite system makes people mad. Giving invites away to anyone in contests makes people mad. People won't be happy until they have the phone in their own hands. And soon everyone will. Everyone. :)
     

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    iomollie, sarahsull, loic-7 and 4 others like this.
  5. exodeth
    Froyo Jul 16, 2014

    exodeth , Jul 16, 2014 :
    The unfairness to which I was referring to was the handing out of invites to those who barely joined/heard about Oneplus. I know we all mean well but I don't think the invites are being handed out to those who truly want/need it (evidenced by third-party vendors). I was just suggesting a more methodical approach to invites..

    I'm pretty sure this isn't the best solution but I got tired of all the complainers who offer no solutions. :p
     

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  6. Suzie
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 16, 2014

    Suzie , Jul 16, 2014 :
    I need an invite, if you would please send one to me. I promise to use my phone only for good.
     

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  7. SSPC
    Honeycomb Jul 16, 2014

    SSPC , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Very easy. Just put it into the shops, then we don't need this whole system anymore. So do I get an invite for this genius suggestion. ;)o_O
     

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  8. ysr2009
    Honeycomb Jul 16, 2014

    ysr2009 , Jul 16, 2014 :
    How about giving 5 random invites for every 10 early supporter invites?
     

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  9. DonJarppi
    Honeycomb Jul 16, 2014

    DonJarppi , Jul 16, 2014 :
    User 132k, you might be waiting for a while so better get comfortable :D Never the less I hope that you get lucky and get yours as soon as possible.
     

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  10. frk1171
    Froyo Jul 16, 2014


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  11. exodeth
    Froyo Jul 16, 2014

    exodeth , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Giving more invites would definitely solve the situation but if you believe Oneplus it is not feasible to do so. They seem pretty intent on their invites system. The problem I believe is in its distribution.
     

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  12. Suzie
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 16, 2014

    Suzie , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Thank you for the kind words. If you're ever around feel free to pop in for a cup of tea.
     

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  13. erictjf
    KitKat Jul 16, 2014

    erictjf , Jul 16, 2014 :
    No matter what method/ways OnePlus uses, there will still be people complaining about it
    Nothing is perfect =)
     

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  14. toastytoast1234
    Marshmallow Jul 16, 2014

    toastytoast1234 , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Except Suzie.
     

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  15. Suzie
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 16, 2014

    Suzie , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Hey! I've already been promised an invite and I've only been here an hour.
     

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  16. virgil1981
    KitKat Jul 16, 2014

    virgil1981 , Jul 16, 2014 :
    There is no system that will satisfy everyone. No matter what they choose, there will be people complaining it's not fair.
     

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  17. beany
    Jelly Bean Jul 16, 2014

    beany , Jul 16, 2014 :
    I wish they'd stop giving invites for people to share and just worked their way through. We'd all know where we stood and crucially it would stop the unseemly begging which also clogs the forum. "I got my invite", "1 invite to share", "Kiss my butt if you want my invite" crap.
     

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  18. toastytoast1234
    Marshmallow Jul 16, 2014

    toastytoast1234 , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Nicely done. It was probably your signature that sealed the deal.
     

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  19. exodeth
    Froyo Jul 16, 2014

    exodeth , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Problem with this is some may have been inactive/duplicates.

    Plus with the weights added in favor of early registration dates and forum activity this wouldn't be an issue.
     

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  20. vIlco
    Froyo Jul 16, 2014

    vIlco , Jul 16, 2014 :
    People will calm down if they will see an email with the words "We'll send you the OPO as soon as posible".
     

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    drmartin likes this.