I was watching a video related to a giveaway unrelated to slingshots and a thought occurred to me as the requirements for entry were referenced. In the past I caught a bit of flack from a disgruntled entrant in a giveaway that I had sponsored. His complaint regarded the matter of not excluding newbies. While I heartily approve of giveaways that reward active forum members, there is another legitimate way of thinking about it. By not specifying rules that exclude newbies, we have the opportunity to draw in new members that hear about the giveaway from their friends who are already members. Yes, I know there are unscrupulous individuals that troll the forums looking for free stuff, and who will not offer any real value in joining. But, there are also shy people who just need a little nudge to get involved. I believe opening SOME giveaways to the general public can be a useful tool for increasing membership. OK, I just wanted to state my position on the matter. I am not opening a debate, and you certainly have the right to your own opinion on the matter. Just sayin'