Lottery/Raffle option for Commissions
Ralphie Raccoon 7 years ago • updated by Digby (Community Manager) 6 years ago • 2
I know some popular artists get so many requests when they open, they find it unfair to operate on a FCFS basis. Some prefer to have a lottery/raffle system, where potential commissioners are assigned a number and a draw is done.
I think it would be useful to integrate this process directly into the site, where users can take a 'ticket' once and only once, which they can choose to cancel up until the draw, and the artist has a button (or a timer if they want to set a specific date and time) to make the draw and a RNG gives them the winning users (they can set how many 'winners' they want).
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As a addendum, I think it would also be a good idea to add 'Lockout' options for winners, that prevent them entering the next X lottery based commissions from that artist, as some do like to do that.
While this could be helpful, there's not a huge demand for this feature right now; we'd want to make sure enough people would use this before looking into implementing. We'll decline for now, but if there's sufficient demand in the future, we'll look into what it would take to implement this feature.