I’ve been teasing that we were going to be making a pretty cool announcement for a while…. erm… this is it 🙂
A few of us wonderful Free Lottery/Raffle site owners have been in touch for a while giving advice on technical bits and sharing experience so we can all build better sites. A while ago I remembered in the early days of the Internet that people created Webrings with similar sites so you could find other sites you liked. We have all added Lotteries pages to our sites to make this sort of work but I wanted to take it a step further.
We all noticed that more and more Lottery sites were popping up or were in development and I noticed a couple that were just run by marketing companies to harvest user details to sell on. We don’t like that and it’s not how we work.
So we’ve created a Directory of Free Lottery sites. Each member site has agreed to abide by a simple set of guidelines to not use your details in a way that you don’t want without being REALLY clear about it.
Sure we’re going to email you to give you offers etc (it’s partly how we cover costs) but we’re not going to sell your details on to make a few quid.
We also realised that we were all working independently and not really building the communities we set out to. We all have Chat pages or sections… so where does that leave you all? Checking 10 different chat sections to see if someone left a reply…. no no no… that won’t do.
So we’ve added a cross-site Forum. It’s on our Chat page and the same system runs on other Member sites too depending on their membership level. I imagine there’ll be some teething problems at the start, but we’ll get there in the end. There are different Channels for each site so you can talk about what’s going on on each site there and there’s the General Chat too which is a free for all. Over time we’ll add more Channels or change them around to suit the community needs. If you’ve a request… Let us know in the Requests Channel. (Please note that the requests channel is FLC related…. requests for each site should be added in its Channel).
We’ve also all got Badges on our sites (like the one above though future members will have a slightly different one) so you can easily see which sites are in the FLC… which sites are working together to build a safe Free Lotteries Community for you all… We’re all working hard to build our own sites and develop them, but we’re also here to help each other along the way.
Sadly we’ve lost some fellow Free Lotteries recently such as Numberplate Lottery, Free Raffle Draw & Free Lottery Draw. We hope they’ll be back in time and it’s a real shame that they couldn’t be with us on this.
The Founding Members of the FLC are:
- Badger the Button
- Big Free Giveaway
- Free Birthdate Lottery
- Free Treats
- The Street Lottery
Hopefully we’ll be announcing a new Member of the FLC very soon, and we look forward to welcoming other sites that want to join us to build a really great community.
There’s more to come from the FLC but we’d really recommend heading to the site HERE and bookmarking it so you can check in there regularly. There’s a blog there too which will have announcements regarding new members or other things going on with the FLC.
Thanks for reading and good luck in all the FLC members draws!