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    Contest Entry Discussion

    This is the discussion thread to comment on the entries for the Writing Contest. Please remember to follow all forum rules and treat others as you would like to be treated yourself.
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    How long does it take for new submissions to get posted?

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    Holy crap. I was going to wait for the weekend to start reading entries, but with the amount that are being posted, that plan just flew out the window and hit the pavement. Better start tonight. Hope everyone that votes reads all the stories. Unless they're voting for me. KIDDING!

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    I am surprised by the number of entries as well. Without reading all the stories it looks like this contest is a success for you Dan.

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    It does. I was actually really surprised by the number of entries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooks View Post
    How long does it take for new submissions to get posted?
    Not long, unless all the moderators are asleep at the wheel. I know I check back every fifteen minutes or so.
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    I was thinking that by the end of the week there would be 3-4 pages of stories tops, but we're only a few hours into the contest and there's already 2 pages worth of reading Someone is going to be slacking around the office tomorrow... Finally with so much reading to do here i won't be bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    It does. I was actually really surprised by the number of entries.
    Out of what I have read so far there are some very entertaining stories. This will be a tough competition for people to vote on. I would have to say I love my story but in actuality this is a great learning experience for me.

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    I'm trying to figure out when I'm going to have time to read all of these......lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    I'm trying to figure out when I'm going to have time to read all of these......lol
    Having to much to read is actually a good thing in my book

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    I expected a good turn out, but wow, this is crazy. I've had a chance to read a handful so far, and there are some great stories in the bunch. This is going to be very, very hard.

    Good luck every one! And congrats, Dan, on the exceptional (and early) turnout.

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    So far, I have read 10 stories (other than my own). I love short stories, and I am really enjoying taking them all in. And, of course, I also hope my story, "Home Sweet Home", is very enjoyable to others.

    I doubt there is a way to do this, but it would be great if each person had 3 votes (that have to be for 3 different stories), since there will be 3 winners.

    Again, thanks to Dan and CD for this competition. Regardless of which stories make the cut (pun intended), this contest has been great motivational fun.

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    I'm actually not terribly surprised at the turn-out. Most Horror contests get hundreds of submissions, and with the name Cemetery Dance attached-I won't be surprised if you get MANY more! The sad part is that most voters won't read them all. I am working on it-I have gotten about half through. I'm excited that my story has gotten as many views as it has

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcraven View Post
    I doubt there is a way to do this, but it would be great if each person had 3 votes (that have to be for 3 different stories), since there will be 3 winners.
    I wanted to do it this way, but I haven't found a way to do it that way yet. It's either 1 vote per person, or unlimited votes per person. I'll keep searching though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcraven View Post
    So far, I have read 10 stories (other than my own). I love short stories, and I am really enjoying taking them all in. And, of course, I also hope my story, "Home Sweet Home", is very enjoyable to others.

    I doubt there is a way to do this, but it would be great if each person had 3 votes (that have to be for 3 different stories), since there will be 3 winners.

    Again, thanks to Dan and CD for this competition. Regardless of which stories make the cut (pun intended), this contest has been great motivational fun.
    That would be nice-it would force people to read more of the stories! At least they are all VERY short!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcraven View Post
    I doubt there is a way to do this, but it would be great if each person had 3 votes (that have to be for 3 different stories), since there will be 3 winners.
    That's how I thought it was going to be a first. I know you can set up boxes to tick off instead of a single vote, but I wouldn't know how limiting three ticks per person could be enforced.

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    I have an idea. It would mean voting couldn't be anonymous, but you could have a voting thread where people post the names of their top three stories. I don't think non-anonymous (would that be "nonymous"?) voting is a big deal, especially since online forums can be pretty anonymous anyway, but that's just me. I certainly understand how someone might feel differently. Thoughts?

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    Good luck to all of the authors. I'm afraid I won't vote because I don't have time to read through many and I don't think it would be fair to vote on the few I get time to read. So, best of luck to all!!!!

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    I'm sorry, very stupid question.. Where do we view the stories once published?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chantal View Post
    I'm sorry, very stupid question.. Where do we view the stories once published?
    They are in the grey sub-forum box at the top of the Writer's Corner page

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