A few days ago, I saw some article somewhere online saying GOTD had been excluded from being listed as a site providing free Giveaways because of the new policy to virtually force one to submit their email address or share the GOTD link on Social media to get the "free" download link. I posted this article in this forum, but I noted it is blocked from view unless one is probably logged in.
I run some sites which have been using the "Giveaway of the Day Feed Service" for a couple of years, which is a great thing.
Today, I wanted to download "PhotoDonut Creative Edition" from one of them & was re-directed to this GOTD site & given no choice but to either share this on Facebook or submit an email to send the download link.
This I think renders the Feed Service useless, unless for some reason it was a mistake or just limited to today's download, or may be the result of a technical problem?
One could otherwise do without the feed service and as well just advertize the GOTD direct link.
So is there a change in policy on this, which would be quite unfortunate?