every forum that has a giveaway gift the same week gets a lot more messages in it. i think you can multiply by 10 or more the number of messages in each forum if it is in the giveaway section. the question is: do more people actually have more questions incidently on this week?? or, more likley, do more people invent questions to get in that giveaway contest....
one of the favourites ones are: please help me, what is Java??? What is the diffrence between c++ and java?? why am i here?? how do you program a solitaire game? whats a giveaway present? is java better than everything else and why? how many posts i need to win?? if you dont give me the prize ill keep asking these questions!?
Not only do people increase their posts in the forum that is having the giveaway but it seems like some people are like little camp followers and jsut travel from forum to forum posting the most inane questions and then when it is over they move onto the next forum having the giveaway. Never to be seen again in the last forum until the next giveaway. I find it amazing that those peoples interests can coincide with the giveaway so well I'm glad that most people are not that type of person and appreciate that they can control the urge to post all the stupid questions that they can think of. The people who cant stop themselves just end up looking foolish in front of everyone else. I still ticks me off though that someone who follows the intent of the rules and plays fairly has less of chance than someone who follows the letter of the rule and just floods the forum with their idiotic questions in order to take a book away from someone who really needs it. Just my $.02
you all should be happy for this ... as I think week giveaway is to promote book and forum also. problem could be that they dont come back... now I think I must also prepare questions for weekaway.. once i also asked a silly question .. just for fun ... "will I get book?" or something like that .. so silly of me. And after that it never happen that tyhe forum I am visitng ..ther is any weekawys ... AW goodnight guys