In addition I’d like to share my thoughts which I had when doing my first lottery in the new forum, and suddenly there were several users from foreign countries joining.
First I was surprised. How did they find my lottery? Do they browse all communities to see where to get a free card? But then I noticed: it’s because the structure of the forum changed. If you log in you’re able to see every new thread in every subforum or any community, you don’t have to browse for them.
And then I must admit, I was a little hesitant because I did that lottery within the German forum on purpose.
My reasons were:
- I wanted to spread joy within “my” community and connect with users I at least know by name and have “met” in some threads.
- I wanted to save postage… ( although I was willing to send cards to users from Switzerland or Austria - reason is filed under #1 )
- Although my English is really good, sometimes I want to write in German.
- Some of my lottery cards only made sense for people who speak German, e.g. when there’s a quote on it or a cartoon.
If I do a lottery in the international part of the forum, I know what I’m in for: I will only know a few of the users who take part, I’ll take in account that my cards will require the postage for international mail, I’ll write in English and I won’t send cards with something written in German on front.