Tuesday, January 04, 2011

FAIL! | Wataniya Give Kuwait Campaign

Most of you are familiar with Wataniya Telecom."GiveKuwait" campaign and some of you, including myself, are participants. It saddens me to see this campaign failing because of unorganized planning.

It all started with the voting system. Most participants are well aware that the voting system in the website is a joke where anybody can cheat by giving thousands of fake votes to himself/herself by using proxies/VPNs. Lots of people complained to Wataniya asking them to find a solution. Wataniya came up with one solution... Reset ALL votes. How smart? What about the other people who earned their votes?

The second reason for this fail is their weekly winners announcements. It took them two weeks to announce first week winners which is probably caused by the flaw in the voting system yet there's no excuse for not announcing the other winners.

The third and final reason for this epic fail is the judges. I don't know about the other two but I know one thing, Mr. BahaAlden Al-Qazweni is very biased. I've seen him in so many events and know people who have close contact with him and they all agree. This is by no means pointed towards his personality rather than his actions. Let's just say if you have anything to do with Bayt Lothan then you get his vote blindfolded.

Submitting your files to that campaign means Wataniya has exclusive rights to use it whenever they want. It should be called "Give Wataniya". I'm not willing to share my photography knowing it's only a giveaway to Wataniya, no chance of winning. Now I know better not to contribute in a public event without knowing the consequences.


Bashar said...

Question: They are giving promotions to encourage people to register on their site. Why not simply use registered users only. Also, since it's social event... Twitter/Facebook authentication?

I never liked public voting honestly... it's like saying "Who has more friends?"

Anonymous said...

I wanted to participate then decided not to the last minute. Reading the rules and how the voting system will work made me think twice. All facebook/website votings are basically to get more traffic/fans, and they always work.

Blizmo said...

When will companies in Kuwait learn that voting in the Internet is not fair. Viva, electrozan, wataniya all failed.

And LOL at "give wataniya"

Anonymous said...

seems someone is bitter they lost :)

MacaholiQ8 said...

I'm not bitter I lost. I'm bitter I gave Wataniya the right to use my picture and knowing I have no chance in winning.

Anonymous said...

Forget this wataniya stuff..

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