Is this working with the lastest supported XF 2.x release?
Also, is there any way to import old raffles. Been using Raffles for many years and it is nice to have a list of all the raffles we have done in the past for members to see.
I had a couple of pre-sale questions. I have not used this addon before, so maybe my questions are more suggestions for a different addon.
With this addon, can you define the raffle more as a contest, based on certain criteria? For example, the winner would be the person who created the most new posts over x number of days. Or the person who's posts received the most likes from the community over a certain period while the contest is open.
I'm looking at ways to drive traffic, through contests that incentivice participation. I'm assuming that this addon can create an "entry" per x number of posts, is that correct? What would be great is the option of the winner being the forum user who contributes the most to the community during the contest period.
Any user criteria that can be used by XenForo itself is allowed as criteria for entering a raffle. XenForo does not have a criteria for posts in X days, so that wouldn't be possible. Look at the criteria for User group promotions for what can be used as criteria for entering a raffle.
The raffle system itself does not create entries for users. Users must manually enter the raffle if they qualify using the XenForo criteria set for the raffle.
The points in that case is the XenForo phrase "points". I'll have to change that so it's a separate phrase and able to be modified on Monday.
For the countdown clock to work, make sure you have "Show in Widget" and "Show countdown clock" checked in the raffle options. And add the widget to your sidebar (Admin->Appearance->Widgets, Add widget, Raffle list).
Also be sure you've set the number of days in "Start countdown clock" in the raffle setup to something where the clock will show.