There has been recent debate as to exactly what and what is not allowed in relation to giveaways/contests that are linked to or associated with Arena Advertisements in the same post or thread.
This post is to clarify the rules and leave no room for debate or 'skirting' the rules by clever wording.
ANY contest that offers a prize, or ANY thread that offers possible financial gain to participants cannot operate in conjunction with an arena advertisement.
This means you cannot host any contest or offer prizes/gold and link to an Arena Advertisement within the same thread or ask for votes or comments on your entry. Any kind of financial gain, promised or actual, made in conjunction with requests for votes or comments is strictly forbidden in the Arena as it is usually a form of bribery, whether the prize is guaranteed or not.
Any users violating this rule will have their entry disqualified.