Alright folks, here's your chance - this drawing is for a 2 year KiteLife subscription and a 1 year membership to the American Kitefliers Association (includes 4 full color quarterly issues of Kiting magazine delivered straight to your home), a combined value of $112.95!
KiteLife - http://join.kitelife.com
AKA - http://kite.org/join-us/
NOTE: drawing is open only to US or Canada residents.
Read the rules below and reply with "I'm in" to enter!
Entered so far:
Standard Karma Note from the Moderators
This is a Karma Drawing. The winner of the drawing is expected to pay it forward by offering their own prize for the next drawing. Please do not enter unless you are willing to offer your own prize, preferably not the prize you just won. Drawings should be open for entry approximately 2 weeks, and the next drawing should be posted as soon as possible to keep the Karma rolling.
These drawings are run by and for KiteLife forum members and DO NOT require a paid subscription to enter. The moderating team only ensures that your drawing post contains all of the pertinent information (drawing date/time, adequate prize description, drawing rules) before approval.
If you are a KiteLife forum member from the US or Canada, you are eligible to enter. You do not have to be a paid subscriber. Members from Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii are welcome to enter the Karma drawings provided they are willing to pay half of the Karma prize shipping cost.
The method and timing of the payment will be agreed upon between the two parties after the drawing for a particular prize.
Here is the link to the original Rules and Guidelines thread: http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5426-rules-and-guidelines-please-read/
The mechanism for the drawing itself is entirely at the discretion of the person offering the prize. In the past, entry number has been determined either by order of entry or by the post number in which the member declares entry into the drawing. The drawings have been performed using the RNG method (http://www.random.org/sequences/) or by choosing the numbers out of a hat (I believe an adorable daughter did the picking in that scenario). The only requirement is that the method of selection is clearly spelled out in the drawing post.
Entry into the drawings is done by STARTING a post in the drawing thread with the entry phrase chosen by the drawing host (Traditionally "I'm in", but "I LIKE" has been used as well). In order to remove any confusion or misinterpretation, only entries with posts that START with the phrase will be considered. As with all other KiteLife drawings, bantering is encouraged. This is for fun after all.
We're moving the old issues into our new forum format one by one!
#1 and #2 were already done, now we've got #3 finished...
Some galleries to go along with our first 3 issues...
We've got issues #4 and #5 mostly done, coming soon... #5 has been offline for several years, this is NEW/OLD content!
As you've probably seen, I've been doing TONS of work on this part of the site...
1. New magazine archives.
2. New navigation menu.
3. Contact page on forum.
4. Refined home page sidebar.
Coming very soon, a video archival for our members - more or less like our sister site (KiteVids.com), folks will be able to embed videos (from YouTube, etc) in a dedicated area of this site and list them by category... For each video added, a corresponding and cross-linked discussion topic will automatically be added to an appropriate part of the forum.
We really loved the idea of KiteVids.com, but the commonly available video hosting platforms have a LONG way to go and KiteVids.com is actually no longer functional for people who want to add new content... So we need something that actually works, and again - another step toward bringing everything under a one roof (as well as a single search engine and login for everything).
** Any major critique thus far? **
** Any praise for things you like? **
I'm really happy with the direction we're headed, but I think you know by now, I am genuinely interested in your feedback, always.
Also, it's never expected, but in light of the significant workload on this end, expenses for these improvements, and no measurable increase to our revenue (which keeps the lights on), if you'd like to help make our improvement efforts easier, we always welcome donations - easy link found here (big "click to donate" button top of that page).
Thanks for your comments, your support (moral or financial), and for being a part of Kitelife in general!