January 17, 2011
Message from Admin
When we started the Uratex “A Dream Away” contest, we were very hopeful that it would be a fun Facebook contest for all contestants. As it turned out, it was not only fun, it was also very exciting as we watched the contestants demonstrate their creativity and discipline as they try to win the contest by getting the most votes from their peers, friends, relatives and circle of connections.
We are very happy about the contest and are overwhelmed by your warm reception and interest. Thank you very much for that. We sincerely appreciate it.
We are also partly saddened by the fact that the contest was plagued with the problem of vote trading. As you know, there were allegations and counter-allegations of vote trading and of framing. We have done our best to investigate every entry in our Uratex “A Dream Away” contest. We found quickly that it was difficult to gather decisive evidence – the kind that will give us moral certainty of guilt.
As the experts we sought advised, facebook does not offer a complete trail, evidence may be quickly deleted, and many evidence will most likely be inconclusive — which gives way to plausible deniability with alternate explanations.
The entries, for which we have gathered decisive evidences, have been disqualified. But for those with inconclusive evidences, we have assumed good faith. We know that some of you will not agree over some of our decisions; but we still hope for your kind understanding that we did agonize over every decision; and that we only have the best intentions in mind.
As for some of the requests of the fans of Uratex to make the contest a creativity contest, we have heard you. Besides the most-likes awards, our admin has chosen 3 winners for creativity. The winners will each win the latest mattress product of Uratex Premium Mattresses: Kris Aquino’s K Everyday Deluxe Mattress, size 6x36x75.
Again, we would like to express our very sincere thanks for your kindness, warmth and support for our very first Facebook contest. We are very encouraged to go on and continue to explore this new way of connecting. We hope and pray that you will continue to support our future contests and activities!
To the winners: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org/blog and send your contact details. Celnumber, landline and present address.
Special Creativity Awards