Mid-year reflections and a small giveaway for our readersWritten by Ron on June 12, 2014 - 07:23PM @ronwinbeta
Bringing the latest Microsoft news to you is our passion, but we'd like to take a short time out of the busy news day to say thanks to our readers. We don't say this enough but we do sincerely appreciate our readers. We're halfways though the 2014 year and i'd like to take this time to reflect on the past six months.
Our community has grown quite a bit over the past six months. In fact, our top commenter is StarEy3, with Aaditya Menon and Ray C following close behind. Keep it up guys! Our traffic rank has shot up over the past few months and we expect our community to continue growing, as people are turning to WinBeta for their news-fix. Don't be surprised if you see new faces in the comments section!
One of our readers, dingl_, is kind enough to give away a $15 Windows Store gift card to one lucky winner. In order to qualify for this gift card, which you can use to purchase apps or games on Windows or Windows Phone, simply leave a comment below. Tell us which app you plan on purchasing, post a picture of your Windows device, or tell us what you love about our site! Guest comments will not qualify for the giveaway. We will select one winner in three days (June 15th). Good luck!
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Thanks again for reading and being a part of this community. Remember, the giveaway ends June 15th. Comments that do not follow the guidelines listed above will be disqualified or treated as non-entries. Now back to the news.