It is not a secret that I love joining online contests. My friends and relatives kept thinking why LBC kept on coming back to our house to deliver my freebies and prizes. Some of the prizes that I don’t use I gave to my cousins and to my nieces, like eye shadows, mascara and other make up paraphernalia’s. So now, one of my nieces decided to join an online contest. But to her dismay, after receiving a lot of LIKES (she needed so many FB likes in order to WIN) the Facebook Page running the contest decided to take down or delete her photo entry. She was sad, disgusted and devastated. Her efforts were wasted. She meticulously send PMs (personal message) to every single friend she has online; she even posted her photo entry to our Facebook group in order to gain LIKES (points).
And I got angry too. But before I reacted negatively, I asked her if the FB page admin contacted her, or sent her an email in case she violated any rules about the contest. My niece told me that the FB page admin didn’t contact her; we only saw the comment on her uploaded photo that it was deleted from the contest album with no given reason. She sent a personal message to the Facebook Page and they replied that they don’t know who removed her photo from the contest album.
I couldn’t believe how immature and not professional these kind of people who handled this FB page. Are they saying that we are that dumb? A person who is not an admin of a certain page cannot just delete a photo in that page’s album, and comment using the FB page’s profile. I am really disappointed but no I will not reveal a link to their FB page here because they might just gain a lot of likes and visits when in fact they don’t deserve to be liked.
Just a reminder for those who want to join online contests, be ready for anything and everything and because after all your efforts spent you might be disappointed in the end for no reason at all.