How individual and collective participation limits work

Thomas Janssens -

It is possible in Qualifio to limit the number of participations in a campaign. (The total number of participations, the number of participations per week, per hour, etc.)

In order to do that, go to the Settings step of your campaign creation, under Limits.

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There are different options you can use:

For each participant (individual limits)

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Unlimited participations: No limit

- One participation only: Each participant can play once (based on Last Name, First Name, Email address, and a cookie)

- Limit the number of participations based on IP address: Each participant can play once (based on IP address)*

- Limit the number of participations based on e-mail address: Each participant can play once (based on E-mail address)**

- No participation during the next minutes/hours/days: No participation allowed for the participant during X minutes/hours/days (based on Last Name, First Name, Email address, and a cookie). E.g. a Sudden Death quiz in which participants must wait a whole day (so 24 hrs) to play again.

- No participation until the next hour/day/Monday: No participation allowed for the participant until the next hour, the day after, or the Monday after (based on Last Name, First Name, Email address, and a cookie). E.g. a quiz with only one participation every Monday.

* An IP address can be shared between several participants (e.g. all employees in one office location) 

** Only available for identified campaigns (including an identification form with an email address field)

Limit the total number of participants or participations (collective limits)

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- Limit the number of participants to...: Limit the total of unique participants to N. E.g. the first 100 unique participants win a prize.

- Limit the number of games to...: Limit the total number of participations (entries) to N. (So a participant can still take part in your campaign multiple times.) E.g. The first 100 participations win a prize, independently of the number of unique participants.

What happens if you configure a limit while your campaign already running?

  • Individual limits will be taken into account for the upcoming participants. For instance, if your campaign has been running for a couple of days already and you've had some participants, obviously the limit isn't going to apply retroactively (we cannot remove the participations of a user who participate 5 times if suddenly a new limit of one participation a day is applied). However, new participants will have the limit applied to them immediately.
  • Collective limits will be taken into account retroactively. For instance, if you already have 50 participants and you want to add a collective limit of 100 participants in total, you will be able to get 50 more before the limit applies.

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