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Some more LinkUp giveaway options have been added to help both those who want to run giveaway lists (either using the winner drawing functions or not) and also help members of a judging team on the submitted links.
LinkUp giveaway options

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The following options are displayed both in create and edit pages. These are all non-destructive options and can easily be changed even while the collection is running.

1. Selecting “URL mandatory” you are forcing the user to enter a URL.

This was the default up to now. From now on you have the option to allow for empty URLs too. So users without any URL, can enter to an event (say, a giveaway). They still have to enter a name and an email address so they can be reached by both the author and the automatic winner draw functions to be informed in case they win. The check for duplicate URLs that are not empty, still exists. (Default=checked)

2. You can hide the links!!

And instead of the links, only their count is displayed. A giveaway tool too, if you want no names or URLs visible.(Default=checked, visible)

3. Another requested option is to allow users to delete their links.

While this provides an easy way to let the users do their link management, it proves difficult when there is a team on the background that tries to decide on each entry. For example if a user with number 33 deletes his link, then all the links with numbers >33 will instantly change their number. So , if there is no option to delete their links, the numbering will remain constant for the duration of the challenge. If checked, it provides the small “X” you see beside your links. If unchecked, there will be no such “X”. Moreover, there will or won’t be a link to remove their submission in the email that they will receive if 3 is checked.

All collections created BEFORE today, can accept the new options too. The default behavior has not been changed.

 

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