First February Steam gift card giveaway

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I'm going to be completely straight with you, we're currently working on increasing our social media presence for Nexus Mods and have budgeted a small amount each month towards increasing our social media readership. We could certainly put that money straight into purchasing Facebook and Twitter ads, but I much prefer the idea of using that money instead to fund giveaways that benefit our users and that everyone can enter (even if you don't care about or hate social media).

To that end, we plan to run fortnightly giveaways for Steam gift cards. Anyone can enter, and we provide additional entries for users who join and interact with us on social media.

Why do we care about social media? We're using our social media channels to provide a steady stream of modding news and hidden gems for as many games as possible that Nexus Mods supports. For some, social media is an addictive daily habit, for others, it's the devil incarnate (with most sat somewhere in the middle of those two extremes). We find it a useful alternative platform for sharing things with a wider reach and a larger audience of users. I know from our engagements in these channels that lots of people appreciate it too. Which is great! We also understand some of you don't care about social media, and that's fine too.

This week's giveaway is for a £35 Steam Gift card (which converts to your own local currency on Steam if you win) which is roughly $50 depending on the exchange rate. To enter, all you need to do is head on over to our competition entry page, read our competition rules and enter your (very limited, don't worry) details so that if you win, we can contact you. That's it. If you want a few more chances to win, you can follow the instructions to increase your chances of winning.

As I said, we're simply testing these giveaways out at the moment and will see how people respond. If it's positive and we receive good engagement we'll likely increase the rewards as a result.

Here's that competition page link again, just in case you missed it. Good luck!

43 comments

  1. Eolhin
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    This seems to be closed now, which is frustrating, as I didn't see the notification about it until today. The "New" number on the Updates tab is still missing, so I don't see when I have new notifications, and the Site News is so far down the front page of a game that I usually don't make it that far. And I am on one page of Nexus or another every day.
    1. ThatDirtyShisno
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      I think they should put the news at the top, mod stuff 2nd, and then the screenshots.
  2. Premchand
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    I missed it..imo.. it ended to quickly. Because i missed it :p
  3. Zzyxzz
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    I don't know why, but my #NexusMods tweet is not recognized and i can not fulfill that requirement. It contains the hashtag and the link: https://gleam.io/zhVDb/nexus-mods-giveaway-feb-09-2018
    Dunno what i did wrong.
    1. AvaNeve
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      Same problem here.
    2. thestormdragon
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      Me too. Shows as following, but didn't get credit for an extra entry in the competition.
    3. TerrorFox1234
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      Thanks for pointing this out. I've seen a few other reports regarding the same issue and am aiming to have it resolved before the next giveaway goes up.
    4. PeterMartyr
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  4. EverWatch
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    I entered bc I want the giftcard, but I have to say my reaction to this is that you, Nexus as a company, is not trustworthy. In order to enter I have to agree to this:

    This application will be able to: Read Tweets from your timeline. See who you follow, and follow new people. **Update your profile.** **Post Tweets for you.**

    Why? Why can't you just do something nice for us and ask us to retweet, like, upvote, etc? Why do you need to update my profile and post under my name? Hm?
    1. haguerepairguy
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      I have yet to encounter any agreement on any site that you log in using your facebook or twitter that doesn't require you to agree to those terms. Yet nearly all of them I use do not post on my behalf etc.
    2. GladiusIII
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      One of the ways you can enter is by tweeting with a certain hashtag. I would have guessed that by agreeing to let them post for you you can tweet something right from the competition entry page without opening twitter.

      The site simply re-directs you to twitter though, so why they need that permission is anyone's guess.
    3. Zaldiir
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      That comes from the Twitter API, and has nothing to do with Nexus Mods really. Every website that has a "post to Twitter" thing does this. Some are just more open about which rights you are giving that application.

      To see which applications you've given this right, go to this page:
      https://twitter.com/settings/applications
    4. TerrorFox1234
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      As Zaldiir pointed out, that comes from the Twitter API. These are necessary permissions for the Gleam widget to talk to Twitter.

      The "Post tweets for you" permission is what allows Gleam to create the entry tweet we set up when you click that action in the widget.
      In regards to your followers/follows/timeline... we have no interest in your Twitter information whatsoever. We don't track that information or even look at it. We especially won't be updating anyone's profile.

      I hope that clears things up for you.
    5. EM3Flame
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      im paranoid apparently but tis why i used my twitter i can shut that s*** down in an instant without any reprocutions other than making a new account
  5. ryanknapper
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    I'd love to help, but I'm just not a social dude. Sad face.
    1. TerrorFox1234
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      You can still enter with a valid email address!

      Going forward we will also be implementing a mandatory action that will require users to leave a comment here on Nexus Mods and enter their NXM username. That way we can ensure that the winner comes from Nexus Mods (and it will give those without social media an additional entry option!)
  6. Jinxxed0
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    Maybe it'd be better to have 5 winners that could win $10?

    Or since you're using a different currency, 3 winners could win £10? One winner out of what I assume would be millions of people seems kind of hopeless. Either way, it's a cool gesture.
    1. TerrorFox1234
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      5 vs 3 vs 1 isn't a huge difference when we're talking about millions (or even thousands) of entrants. Still, there could potentially be giveaways in the future with multiple winners. As this is very new for us we are still playing around with it and will likely try a few different things to see what sticks and what doesn't.

      Thanks for the input!
  7. JustAnotherRandomDovahkiin
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    Will we be emailed if we win?
    1. CluckenDip
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      Most likely
    2. TerrorFox1234
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      Yes.
  8. GasMaskGhoul
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    Good luck fam
  9. CluckenDip
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    aaawwwww lit cheers team, may the luckiest modder win <3
  10. Dipanjanc33
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    wow , very good decision made towards the community , really some awesome thing happened in this awesome site after so many months but 0 comments here and 658 entries made , don't know if they even care about this site or not , I would be happy if I get a premium lifetime membership instead of that giveaway
    1. }{ellKnight
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      You underestimate the amount of lurkers and how attractive the word "free" is. Also, keep in mind that some of us are already lifetime premium members.
    2. Balx2
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      Sometimes people just don't feel a need to respond to a news post such as this one. Instead they click on that entry button, put in their info and hit the "like this on suckbook / fuglyface" and that's good enough.
      Also what exactly is the point you are trying to get across, hard to understand such a poorly structured and worded post.
    3. Dipanjanc33
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      Means max. People only care about the giveaway and only min. People care about this
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