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kevin317
#1 Posted : Tuesday, August 5, 2014 11:24:26 PM(UTC)
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Cannot believe how many 24hr sweeps I encountered this AM.  Srated a new, earlier schedule and as I was entering off my list, could not enter at least 6-8 that said i need to wait or can only enter once every 24 hours. 

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maryr1 on 8/6/2014(UTC)
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, August 6, 2014 1:43:30 AM(UTC)
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I noticed that too. I hate 24 hr. entry. And when they say 24 hr. they mean 24 hr. Not a minute before. Why can't they all be daily or one entry (my favorite.)    

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#3 Posted : Wednesday, August 6, 2014 7:52:11 AM(UTC)
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I dislike them as well... Evie
eaglet11
#4 Posted : Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:58:15 AM(UTC)
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One of my pet peeves is the several 24 hour sweeps that stay in the daily column. Is there any way to get these switched to the proper category?

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sburrill on 8/16/2014(UTC)
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, August 12, 2014 4:32:34 PM(UTC)
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Totally agree!  I can't stand 24 hour entries and vowed in 2014 not to enter them anymore unless I absolutely positively LOVE the prize. Usually it's one and done. It makes no sense to me to have a 24 hour when you can just have a daily. 

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#7 Posted : Wednesday, August 13, 2014 5:06:56 AM(UTC)
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I think they do it to prevent cheating.  It prevents multiple entrys.  I agree, they're a pain to deal with since they count time down to the second.

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#8 Posted : Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:03:09 AM(UTC)
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I had to wait 4 minutes on one the other day.  I did.

mrsweepy
#9 Posted : Thursday, August 14, 2014 6:43:00 PM(UTC)
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kevin317;179342 wrote:


Cannot believe how many 24hr sweeps I encountered this AM.  Srated a new, earlier schedule and as I was entering off my list, could not enter at least 6-8 that said i need to wait or can only enter once every 24 hours. 



Let me suggest this about 24 hour sweeps.  Many time the sponsor's administrator will take the database offline but not the sweep entry page.  They might be repairing or fixing something.  This happens a lot more than most would think.  Most try to do their maintence in the middle of the night.  However adminstrators don't work those hours and will do the work during most normal working hours.


The other thing that happens is all servers software needs updated on a regular basis.  The same true with your own computer. These updates and when the server goes offline will make the sweep appear, when the entry page is still online, to act like a 24 hour instead of daily.


My suggestion is to give it a few hours then try again in the same day.  The next day and you enter early and see if it takes the entry.  This will tell you whether you got a 24 hour sweep or not.


Last, these administrators know what a 24 hour sweep is.  There are some who will not say whether the sweep is 24 hour in the rules.  I hate this the most.


Mr. Sweepy

marli23514
#5 Posted : Monday, August 25, 2014 10:19:44 AM(UTC)
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eaglet11;179362 wrote:


One of my pet peeves is the several 24 hour sweeps that stay in the daily column. Is there any way to get these switched to the proper category?



When I discover a 24 hr sweep mixed in with the daily sweeps, I take a few minutes to send an email to Mr. S.


If he has time, I ask him to review the the sweep and move it if necessary.  Makes my sweeping much easier if it is moved because I never remember to return and enter it later.


It really does not do any good to note (24 hr) within the sweep comments as Mr. S. may or may not read them.






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