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Share and Share a Like Official Contest Thread (GRAND PRIZE ANNOUNCED)

  1. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/x/contests/share_and_share_a_like_large.png

    Rejoice! It is contest season once more!  I am very happy to say that the  Share and Share a Like contest is now live.

    To submit a Hub as a contest entry, all you have to do is add a tag that reads "contest" (leave the quotation marks out).  Please do not post your Hubs in this thread. 

    To see the complete rules and requirements for entries (there is, for example, a minimum word requirement. etc.), visit the official contest page.

    You can also see entries that have been submitted thus far here: http://hubpages.com/reports/sharealike

    Robin Edmondson and I shall be managing the contest this month, and we're really looking forward to reading your entries!

    Good luck big_smile

    1. compassvan profile image60
      compassvanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, this is a great topic.

      1. dragnhaze profile image61
        dragnhazeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I am really excited for this one, this is a great opportunity for everyone! 

        P.S.
        I like how HubPages added the "Contest" link in the main menu - great job!

      2. annmackiemiller profile image83
        annmackiemillerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi there, I'm delighted to be one of those short listed this week but there seems to be a bug on the voting on Facebook.  I personally voted for Denise and it doesn't show up and several of my friends have emailed me to say they voted but it didn't register.  Thought I would just point that out to see if anyone can fix the bug.  cheers

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Hi annmackiemiller.  Can you tell me if you clicked all the way through to Denise's entry and clicked the vote button? When you did, did you see the number pop up by one, and did you wait for the comment box to load?  May I also ask what browser you're using?
          I just tested it out and it's working fine, but I'd really like to get to the bottom of this.

          1. Mrs. Menagerie profile image81
            Mrs. Menagerieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Hi--I don't want to make any trouble but I also had a friend tell me he tried to vote for me but it didn't show up.  I had no prayer of winning with or without his vote so it is really no big deal, but if annmackmiller had the same problem, perhaps there is a glitch here.  He said he clicked the blue "vote" button but the number of votes didn't change.

      3. EMTINFO profile image61
        EMTINFOposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I like this idea, I may cone up with a new one for this..

      4. springrena profile image60
        springrenaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Deleted

        1. waynet profile image46
          waynetposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          The floating quotes go before the forward slash after the URL, but anyway, it's spam so there!

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

      We have our first Daily Drawing winner!  It's viking305 - she won for an awesome Hub on Google Sky, which I didn't even know existed!  So cool.  Way to go, viking305!

      1. viking305 profile image91
        viking305posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Great to hear of my first win on your contest thanks.  But I am a she lol.  Thks Lorraine

        1. Robin profile image
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          Robinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Congrats, Lorraine!  Our first official winner!!

        2. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          LOLOL!! So sorry! My mistake. I've fixed it!

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          lavender3957posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Congratulations on this. It must be awesome to be able to communicate the way you do on your hubs. I am new and just trying to figure things out. Wonderful

      2. celebritie profile image75
        celebritieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Cool, nice job!

    3. cardelean profile image88
      cardeleanposted 5 years ago

      Congrats Lorraine. 

      I have a couple of questions about the selections for the contest.

      Forgive me if this was stated somewhere but I have summer brain so I'll blame it on that.  I understand the daily pick and that there will be a "voting" contest for the fan faves but how are the fan faves selected?  Are they going to be a daily selection (meaning one selection per day)?  Will it possibly be multiple per day?  How many hubs will be in this selection?  Can more than one of your hubs be selected for this in a week?  And is this where Socially Savvy/Champion hubs be selected from or could those be in addition to the fan faves? 

      Sorry to make your head spin with all of the questions.  I'm just trying to get a better picture of the other possible prizes.  Thanks!  big_smile

      1. viking305 profile image91
        viking305posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the congrats cardelan.

        I do not know the answers to your questions about the full voting system but you can get all the information here

        http://hubpages.com/static/share_and_share_a_like.php

        This is a new way of winning and voting so I have to read the rules a few times myself to have it clear in my mind

        Good Luck

        1. cardelean profile image88
          cardeleanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks.  I've read and now reread the rules and I see that the fan faves are selected by the HP judges but I think that was the only question that I asked that was answered there.

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Oh, yeah! That's just about everything- though about whether multiple Hubs may be selected per day- that's a given, seeing as there will be a total of 14 that make it to each week's Fan Faves round (so two should be selected per day- on average), though it is important to note that if, on one day, there are TONS of great entries, more than two may be selected for that round.

            1. cardelean profile image88
              cardeleanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Super!  big_smile

      2. Robin profile image
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        Robinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Cardelean,

        Don't worry, there are a lot of parts to this contest, but luckily with that, there are a lot of winners and money to be won!!  The HubPages Staff selects the top 14 Hubs of the week to be in the Fan Faves contest; we will announce the Fan Faves Hubs around 4:00pm PST on Tuesdays (starting next Tuesday, July 12th).  The Fan Faves contest runs until Friday.  On Friday, we will announce the Tug of War contest between the two Hubs that have the most likes/shares from the Fan Faves contest.  The Tug of War will run until Monday at noon PST.  There are two prizes from the Tug of War Contest:  The Socially Savvy Prize of $50, which is the Tug of War runner up, and a Social Champion Prize of $100, which is the Hub with the most likes/shares of the Tug of War contest.  The Social Champion (winner of Tug of War) will be entered into the Final Fan Fave contest and eligible for the $500 Grand Prize.  Also, all 14 entrants in the weekly Fan Faves contests that receive at least 25 votes will win $25!

        I hope I didn't just confuse you more!  I'll keep my eye on this thread if you have any other questions! big_smile

        1. cardelean profile image88
          cardeleanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Nope, you didn't confuse me, just one more question, is it possible to have more than one hub by the same author selected for the fan faves part of the contest?  Thanks!

          1. Robin profile image
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            Robinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It's possible to have more than one Hub by an author in the Fan Faves.  big_smile

    4. JillKostow profile image87
      JillKostowposted 5 years ago

      Will judges selections be posted daily? or weekly?

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Weekly big_smile

    5. Sylvia's Thoughts profile image85
      Sylvia's Thoughtsposted 5 years ago

      I do not see my submission, posted yesterday "Always and Forever Sisters".

    6. Sylvia's Thoughts profile image85
      Sylvia's Thoughtsposted 5 years ago

      Please disregard last message.

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No worries! There's always a bit of a delay with submissions showing up big_smile

    7. soni2006 profile image44
      soni2006posted 5 years ago

      Excellent. This looks like a fun contest. I published my first one today but the entries on first day were really less and it was not expected.

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, I might have been a bit too enthusiastic at encouraging folks to NOT publish on the first day!!

    8. BethanRose profile image87
      BethanRoseposted 5 years ago

      Congratulations Lorraine! I am gonna get involved with this! :-)

      1. viking305 profile image91
        viking305posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks to everyone for their congratulaions. Much appreciated.   

        Lorraine

        1. mauihawaii profile image59
          mauihawaiiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Congrats Lorraine!

    9. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      Congrats Lorraine! Nice job!
      This sounds like a really fun contest. Thanks for offering it to the community. Always up for a good game of tug of war! First entry in and off to see what others have entered.

    10. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

      We have a winner for day 2 of the contest big_smile

      It's Francesca27, for her Hub: Simple Survival Guide with Storage Item Suggestions, Necessary for the 21st. Century.

      Way to go, Francesca27! Also, y'all should check out the Hub! It includes some great disaster preparedness tips, and as Francesca27 points out at the beginning of her guide, those who fail to plan plan... to fail!

      1. soni2006 profile image44
        soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Congratulations Francesca. Best of luck for more. Really a nice guide you have published.

      2. mauihawaii profile image59
        mauihawaiiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Congratulations Francesca!
        Great Hub!

    11. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      Big congrats Francesca27! What a great topic and useful information!

    12. blake4d profile image80
      blake4dposted 5 years ago

      Congrats Francesca and to all future winners. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

    13. Joshing profile image61
      Joshingposted 5 years ago

      I keep checking for my telemarketing entry. Is the contest page frozen? Or does it update at only a certain time or something?

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        There's about an hour's worth of delay, methinks

        1. Joshing profile image61
          Joshingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Its been 11 hours?

    14. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

      Where should I put a link? Or is it all automatic?

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        So long as you published any entries with a "contest" tag, you're all set!

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
          Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Simone.

    15. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

      Day 3's winner is UP!

      Roy Perrin won today's Daily Drawing prize for What I Learned About Parenting from Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, which is only his SECOND Hub!

      That's right, folks.  Roy Perrin has only been on HubPages for 26 hours!!!  That's pretty darn impressive. 

      Congrats Roy!

      And for some of the other folks that entered- we actaully had several other Hubs come up as Daily Drawing winners before Roy's came up, but they were disqualified for being shorter than 500 words or lacking at least one high quality, legally used image.  So many sure you meet our basic contest requirements, folks! big_smile

      As a reminder, entries MUST:

      -Include the tag: Contest
      -Have at least one high quality (and legally used) photo
      -Be published for the first time on that given contest day
      -Be a minimum of 500 words
      -Be entirely original to HubPages


      Good luck, y'all!

      1. soni2006 profile image44
        soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Congratulations Roy Perrin

        1. Roy Perrin profile image60
          Roy Perrinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks!  It was a total surprise and best of all writing the hub was just so much fun anyway!

    16. Joshing profile image61
      Joshingposted 5 years ago

      My contest entry never appeared on the list of contest hubs?

      Will It appear on tomorrows? Do I have the submission dates confused?

    17. Joshing profile image61
      Joshingposted 5 years ago

      Excuse Me - but you seem to have overlooked my question posted 2 hours ago.

      My contest submission was posted over 11 hours ago why was it not honored as a submission on your list?

      I would like an answer before I pursue additional submissions.

      Is it a technical error? I noticed that HP had "server down" errors twice today (not even a maintenance page!) and the little facebook button doesnt seem to be functional either.

      If this is a technical error will my submission be honored tomorrow?

      I looked at the contest guidelines:

      -Include the tag: Contest  (yes)
      -Have at least one high quality (and legally used) photo (yes - Public Domain and altered "scream" )
      -Be published for the first time on that given contest day (yes)
      -Be a minimum of 500 words  (it was 1774 words)
      -Be entirely original to HubPages (yes)

      Whats up with that!

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Joshing smile
        Your hub on how to get rid of telemarketers is showing up in both our internal reports and here: http://hubpages.com/reports/sharealike
        There's just a bit of a delay with how entries show up on that public listing.  But rest assured, your entry was logged and counted!

    18. Joshing profile image61
      Joshingposted 5 years ago

      Thank you - I just used ctrl +f  for "telemarketing" which  actually is NOT in the title ( ashamed face)

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It happens to the best of us!

    19. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
      LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years ago

      Where can one see the number of votes? cool

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Community voting does not open until the first round of 14 staff-selected nominees are presented on our Facebook page this coming Tuesday.  Then you'll be able to visit and vote big_smile

    20. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

      The fourth winner in the Share and Share a Like contest has been randomly selected!

      Today, it is toknowinfo who wins the Daily Drawing prize for her Hub: Psychologyisms: The Many Ways Clutter is Bad for You. 

      Congrats, toknowinfo!  Well done!

      The winners for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will all be announced on Monday afternoon, so hold tight for the weekend!

      Also, when submitting entries, make sure that any images that you have used from elsewhere (that are not your own) are legally used and properly attributed, or else your Hub might be disqualified.  For the full guide on legal and proper image use, check out our Learning Center entry on the subject big_smile

      Have a great weekend everyone!

      1. soni2006 profile image44
        soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Congratulations toknowinfo.

    21. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

      Congrats to the winner.

      Simone, did I ever mention how I think you are such a great asset to HubPages?

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, I can never hear that enough! I also love to read it when it is written on blank checks and hundred dollar bills. wink

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
          Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Sheesh.  You're as false as I am.  Respect.

    22. saleheensblog profile image60
      saleheensblogposted 5 years ago

      How about poems? Surely I have friends who will like to read my poems.

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Surely!  So long as the entry meets our contest requirements, it's fine, and poems can certainly do that!

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      Giselle Maineposted 5 years ago

      How is the word count calculated, Simone? And does it all have to be in 1 text capsule, or can I spread it over more than one capsule (provided it's all in the same hub?)

      1. Robin profile image
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        Robinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You can absolutely use more than one text capsule, in fact it is preferred to break up your Hub and make it more readable. We calculate the word count using a word count software program.  We insert all the text in the Hub.  Good luck!

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          Giselle Maineposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks so much Robin for answering my question so well.  That's great then, I'll be able to use more than one text capsule, glad that the word count calculator handles that OK.

    24. Mrs. Menagerie profile image81
      Mrs. Menagerieposted 5 years ago

      Congrats winners and have a great weekend everyone!!!

    25. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago

      Hi,

      Not trying to make trouble here, but just went through the submissions list trying to find my submissions and noticed a hubber with six submissions on July 9, 2011.

      I was just wondering if certain hubbers were excluded from the maximum five per day rule. It could be a mistake of course, but I think it should be pointed out to her that she made that mistake because it seems a bit unfair to other hubbers who stick by the rules.

      1. successfulblogger profile image60
        successfulbloggerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Looks good

    26. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

      The weekend Daily Drawing winners are up!

      Kathryn Vercillo won for Day 5 with her Hub on Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Gordon Hamilton won for Day 6 with his naan recipes!

      Congrats, you two!  I'll be announcing the Day 7 winner later today (the deadline for submitting is in one minute) big_smile

      1. Kathryn Vercillo profile image87
        Kathryn Vercilloposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yay! Thanks!

      2. Gordon Hamilton profile image96
        Gordon Hamiltonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks very much, Simone and all at Hub Pages. A great start to the week!

      3. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks so much for being a part of the contest, y'all!  We've been enjoying your entries a lot big_smile

      4. WannaB Writer profile image93
        WannaB Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        With so many great entries, the staff must have a terrible time picking only 14 of the weekly submissions to be voted on. Glad I'm not a judge.

        Will anyone on Facebook be able to vote on the top 14 or only registered Hubbers?

        1. Robin profile image
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          Robinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          WannaB Writer, you are right, it is extremely difficult choosing only 14!  There are so many wonderful Hubs; we have great writers here at HubPages!  As for the voting, anyone can vote.  You don't have to be a registered Hubber -you just need a Facebook account.   Stay tuned for the top 14 Hubs of the week!  They will be out today at 4:00pm PST.

    27. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

      And now we have our Monday Daily Drawing winner, too!

      It's SOE for an impressive walkthrough of the asteroid stage of Solar 2.

      Cool stuff! Congrats, SOE!

      1. rembrandz profile image87
        rembrandzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hello there Simone
        I have been submitting hubs to the contest the past 2 days. I don't find it in the entries list. Am I doing something wrong? yikes/
        Thanks

        1. viking305 profile image91
          viking305posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Once you put the word   contest   in your tags you will be entered in the competition.  It can take up to an hour for your entry to show up on the list though.  Good luck with your hubs

          Lorraine

        2. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Lorraine's right.  Those entries came in just fine, rembrandz- no worries! There are three currently showing up on the public submissions list.

    28. cardelean profile image88
      cardeleanposted 5 years ago

      Can't wait to see the choices for the favorites tomorrow and to read and vote!

    29. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago

      Congratulations to all the winners thus far - I/m seeing some really interesting Hubs!

    30. soni2006 profile image44
      soni2006posted 5 years ago

      Congratulations to everyone.

    31. 2uesday profile image90
      2uesdayposted 5 years ago

      Nice contest it gives Hubbers the chance to write about topics they care about and increases the variety of topics covered at the same time.

    32. cardelean profile image88
      cardeleanposted 5 years ago

      I'm very excited to read and vote!  big_smile

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah! We're really stoked to get the voting going on our Facebook page today!  The nominees will be going up late this afternoon big_smile

    33. Robin profile image
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      Robinposted 5 years ago

      What a week, fellow Hubbers!  It has been exciting and exhausting reading through all of your marvelous Hubs!  Although it has been extremely difficult only choosing 14, I think we have a great group for our first Fan Faves contest!  Unfortunately, there were MANY wonderful Hubs that didn't make the cut because of the improper use of photos.  Remember that all of your photos must be legally used and attributed properly to qualify for one of the top 14 Hubs to be in the Fan Faves and Tug of War contests.  The easiest way to ensure the legal use of photos is to use your own.  However, if that won't work, we have a Learning Center Hub written to help you decipher if a photo can be used legally and how to properly attribute the photo's owner.

      Be sure to vote by going to the HubPages Fan Faves Page!  Don't forget to encourage all of your friends and family to vote as well!   The Fan Faves contest will be open until Friday at 4:00.  At that time, the  two Fan Fave Hubs with the most likes/shares will compete in our Tug of War until Monday at noon PST.  All Fan Faves Hubs are eligible for a $25 prize if they receive 25 votes!  Good luck!!  And don't forget to keep submitting Hubs for next week's Fan Faves!  And without further ado, here are our top 14 Hubs of the week and the magnificent Hubbers that wrote them:

      wayseeker:  http://hubpages.com/hub/Free-Family-Fun … ocket-Ship

      k9keystrokes:  http://hubpages.com/hub/Jerusalem-Trave … onversions

      Mrs. Menagerie:  http://hubpages.com/hub/Camping-in-Gall … ional-Park

      Peggy W:  http://hubpages.com/hub/Yosemite-Nation … -Americans

      Doctor Kristy:  http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Greek-Islands-Paros

      Patty Inglish, MS http://hubpages.com/hub/Culture-and-Mea … ern-Canada

      Aficionada:  http://hubpages.com/hub/More-Musical-Mn … d-Notation

      cocopreme:  http://hubpages.com/hub/vegetarian-camping-recipes

      naturegirl7:  http://hubpages.com/hub/butterflies-pic … wallowtail

      Tiffany Regan:  http://hubpages.com/hub/Summer-Reading-Part-1

      Ashlea B:  http://hubpages.com/hub/One-Gallon-Fish … aintenance

      KMatox:  http://hubpages.com/hub/TinyCore-Linux- … -The-World

      Maren Morgan M-T:  http://hubpages.com/hub/Kids-How-to-Mak … Husk-Dolls

      akirchner:  http://hubpages.com/hub/Oregon-Wildlife … Prineville

      Keep up the good work for next week's contest!  I look forward to reading all of your Hubs!

      1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
        Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks very much for including my Hub and Much Success to all of the first Fan Faves week entries!

      2. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Wow~ How fun! Thank you for considering my hub. It looks like an outstanding field to compete with. Honored to be among these gifted writers.
        Cheers~
        K9

      3. cocopreme profile image90
        cocopremeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I am thrilled to have been picked!  Thanks!

    34. WannaB Writer profile image93
      WannaB Writerposted 5 years ago

      I was all exited about this contest until I went to the Fan Faves Page to Vote. This transferred me to the Offerpop app page where I was asked to let the application have access to all my information, friends, etc. I don't like giving facebook apps this kind of access and am sorry that voting for the most deserving of this week's hubs would force me to violate my own privacy policy. Now I've lost my enthusiasm for this entire contest. I hope future contests will be kept contained within HubPages itself so we don't have to make hard choices between our privacy and our desire to participate in voting.

      1. Robin profile image
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        Robinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi wannab, that shouldn't happen. Did you go away from our page?  Can you walk me through the steps?  You shouldn't have to give any access other than being logged in to Facebook. Thanks!

        1. WannaB Writer profile image93
          WannaB Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          https://www.facebook.com/Hubpages.com?s … 4495580579
          HubPages Fan Faves Page

          https://www.facebook.com/Hubpages.com?s … 4495580579

          By participating in this promotion you agree to the Official Rules.

          This page is powered by Offerpop. Offerpop does not endorse, sponsor, or administer this. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By participating, you hereby release and hold harmless Facebook from any and all liability associated with this promotion.



          Click view or vote and it will take you to
          https://apps.facebook.com/offerpop/Cont … amp;v=View

          If you click vote,  in order to vote you get a pop-up that says "Access my basic information. Includes name, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID, list of friends, and any other information I've shared with everyone.
          http://s2.hubimg.com/u/5262313_f248.jpg

          You get to vote if you click "allow". If you click "don't allow," even if you are logged into Facebook, you can't vote because it's considered anonymous voting.

          I took a screen  shot. I also read their privacy policy, and it wasn't all that reassuring to me. They will only use my information to send me promotional material, etc.  This application claims it's not part of Facebook.


          I hope this is the information you wanted me to provide.

          1. SimeyC profile image89
            SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Same happens to me...

      2. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That problem is now solved- we had opted to have something called Assured Voting for the contest, which was an extra safeguard against cheating or rigging the votes, but we've turned it off to make it easier for everyone to support their favorite Hubs. 
        Thanks for pointing out the problem, and sorry for the inconvenience!

        1. WannaB Writer profile image93
          WannaB Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for fixing that. I just voted.

          1. Robin profile image
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            Robinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks for letting us know!!  I'm glad you were able to vote!  big_smile

    35. sagebrush_mama profile image81
      sagebrush_mamaposted 5 years ago

      Wow...lots to catch up on~!  Looks like some great hubs are included!

    36. JillKostow profile image87
      JillKostowposted 5 years ago

      Is there a daily winner for today? Or did I miss it?

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        There is! Goodness, I forgot to post it. I'll do that shortly!!

    37. Purple Perl profile image82
      Purple Perlposted 5 years ago

      Congrats to all winners. Excellent hubs!

    38. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

      In all of yesterday's hustle and buslte of announcing Fan Faves nominees, I completely forgot to name the Day 8 Daily Drawing winner, but the wait ends NOW!

      The Day 8 DD prize goes to Gaizy, for a rather splendid Hub on wild food plants. It has gorgeous original photos and lots of interesting info, so do check it out!

      We'll be announcing today's DD winner this afternoon.  Keep an eye out!

    39. Just Ask Susan profile image85
      Just Ask Susanposted 5 years ago

      Congratulations to all the winners! Really great hubs!

    40. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      Congrats Gaizy!

    41. Aficionada profile image93
      Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

      Me too - totally excited to be included -  Thanks!

    42. celebritie profile image75
      celebritieposted 5 years ago

      Congrats to everyone!

    43. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

      We have our FIRST two-time Daily Drawing winner!

      The Day 9 winner is, once again, Roy Perrin! This time, his Hub on drama kings and queens won the random drawing.  Looks like this is your month, Roy!

      Great entries today, folks.  Keep it up!

      1. Roy Perrin profile image60
        Roy Perrinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        As I've said before, I'm just having so much fun writing.  Throughout my life it has been one of my constant passions.  It's just incredible to think that i am being rewarded for doing something I am enjoying so much.

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That's what we're going for with this contest- and the site, really big_smile
          Congrats on the second win!

    44. Docmo profile image95
      Docmoposted 5 years ago

      Congratulations to all the winners! And to the hubpages team for all the hard work!

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Docmo! The winners from week 1 sure are impressive (though your recent entry- may I say WHOAH!) and Robin did a really awesome job of selecting the finalists!  It's no small feat, believe me- especially with so many great entries O_O

    45. soni2006 profile image44
      soni2006posted 5 years ago

      Congratulations to all winnners.

    46. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      Congrats!! Nice job and a fun contest!

    47. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

      In all my excitement about the voting taking place on our Facebook page, I completely forgot to post yesterday's DD win, so today, I present you with TWO!

      Novasocotiamiss won the Daily Drawing for Day 10 of the contest for her Hub on European vs. American eating habits.  It's quite the interesting commentary!  Nestle02 won today's Daily Drawing prize for a short story with a very fun twist. Congrats to you both!

      I'll be announcing the Popularity Prize and Tug of War winners this afternoon. Stay tuned!

    48. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

      Now that it's 4:00, I can announce the winners from the Fan Faves round!

      Doctor Kristy (with 64 votes) and akirchner (with 70) have made it to the Tug of War round, so be sure to hop over to our Facebook page and vote for your favorite Hub!  You can vote by clicking the Tug of War tab on the left side big_smile

      Tiffany Regan wins a Popularity Prize for her most admirable 35 votes. Way to go! 


      Congrats to all the other Fan Faves nominees. And best of luck you all of you for the upcoming rounds!

    49. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

      The weekend Daily Drawing winners have been chosen!

      TMApsey won the Day 12 DD prize for her guide to teaching one's child about God if one is not religious, and d-richie93 won the prize for Day 13 for his guide to getting a US nonimmigrany visa. smile

      Congrats to both- and stay tuned to find out who won the first week's Tug of War challenge, as well as today's Daily Drawing prize!

      1. soni2006 profile image44
        soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Congratulations to all.

      2. Ms Dee profile image88
        Ms Deeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hooray, for your winners! smile

    50. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      Nice job winners! Congrats~

      1. manthy profile image84
        manthyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Kudo's to all you winners.....very nice hubs indeed

     
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