Heads up! We're giving away a Reactor

Just wanted to make sure all of our authors had a chance to signup to win the Reactor by Hardcore Computers we're giving away on curse.com.

I've signed up, but I'm probably not eligible :(

Anywho, signup here if you're interested.


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  • Avatar of moonwitch moonwitch Feb 25, 2009 at 09:57 UTC - 0 likes

    Yep, and if we stir up enough, perhaps someone with some weight on those laws will notice that while friendships, communities, relationships may exceed international boundaries, and every country moans about "we're so international", their laws generally do not. :)

    Also, here in Belgium, should I win such a thing, customs would just nick it ;) A friend tried to send me a dvd-writer for my birthday and xmas (he tried 4 times in total), and it never got through, the one time it did - it never arrived here. Or they charge you import fees, which for badly marked packages is far more than the worth of the contents. Once received handmade jewelry from a friend for my birthday, they charged me 50€ just to be able to pick it up, while it was clearly marked gift with values below 30.

  • Avatar of Shadoweric Shadoweric Feb 23, 2009 at 23:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Well you really should remove the country drop down box from the contest page then.

  • Avatar of Kaelten Kaelten Feb 23, 2009 at 21:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Curse doesn't make up the terms, rather the sponsers, in this case Hardcore Computers, provided the terms.

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  • Avatar of Mythrilia Mythrilia Feb 22, 2009 at 21:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Just tossing this out there, but there are a whole slew of US laws that prohibit the exportation of certain technologies (including giga-flopping processors housed in the Reactor) to other countries. Doubt this would be an issue to places like Belgium or Italy - but I'm not familiar with the specifics.

  • Avatar of Lykofos Lykofos Feb 22, 2009 at 10:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @Shadow, I am aware of those idiot type of countries with those laws. The one I am currently living in (Italy) has these idiot laws. Then again Italian law is something that resembles Patchwerk in both layout (various bits from several legal systems including the pre WW2 one stitched together) and stench (yes, it stinks). Any contests I have ever seen that was open to EU residents, normally lists Italy as one of the countries not eligible to enter.

  • Avatar of Shadoweric Shadoweric Feb 22, 2009 at 02:54 UTC - 0 likes

    I don't know why specfically Curse couldn't make that available outside the US, but I do know there are laws in several countries that require the companies to have a presence in the country for a contest to take place. Which, clearly, Curse doesn't have.

    Perhaps you guys should consider that.

  • Avatar of tz8 tz8 Feb 21, 2009 at 23:38 UTC - 0 likes

    narrowmindedness ftw - "we are the world"... NOT!

  • Avatar of moonwitch moonwitch Feb 21, 2009 at 19:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Of course they do, but we can still sign up to send a signal that there are many non-US curse visitors and that perhaps they should do something like that for non-US as well, where only EU/Asia can win ;)

  • Avatar of D4wn D4wn Feb 20, 2009 at 21:52 UTC - 0 likes

    You might be able to signup, from outside of the US. However, I'm pretty damn sure once it comes to determine a winner, they just ignore all signups, from outside the US. :P

  • Avatar of Anjuna Anjuna Feb 20, 2009 at 20:58 UTC - 0 likes

    "The sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 48 continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry."

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