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Re: [Jun 2015] - Multiple POVs - Discussion Thread
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2015, 03:32:35 PM »
@SJBudd careful there : "There was only route back, he had to take it:Prowler’s playground." couple of typos.

@Everyone : I kind of dislike that we can't like like in the Monthly Writing Contest. Are people really happier without it?
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Re: [Jun 2015] - Multiple POVs - Discussion Thread
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2015, 03:42:58 PM »
@SJBudd careful there : "There was only route back, he had to take it:Prowler’s playground." couple of typos.

@Everyone : I kind of dislike that we can't like like in the Monthly Writing Contest. Are people really happier without it?

I used the likes to mark which ones I read and which I had yet to read...then again, I like everyone who makes an effort to write :)

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Re: [Jun 2015] - Multiple POVs - Discussion Thread
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2015, 04:15:31 PM »
It doesn't really bother me all that much either way, to be honest!  :P
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Re: [Jun 2015] - Multiple POVs - Discussion Thread
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2015, 04:16:07 PM »
@Everyone : I kind of dislike that we can't like like in the Monthly Writing Contest. Are people really happier without it?

Yes, personally.
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Re: [Jun 2015] - Multiple POVs - Discussion Thread
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2015, 04:18:13 PM »
I don't know it's not spontaneous... If I read something through because it caught me and I like it, I'd rather be able to like it then and there. Voting is in a month, and the forums seem much more quiet due to the absence of likes. In the fairytale month, to me it felt like no one was reading the stories at all as the month went by.
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Re: [Jun 2015] - Multiple POVs - Discussion Thread
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2015, 04:37:52 PM »
I don't know it's not spontaneous... If I read something through because it caught me and I like it, I'd rather be able to like it then and there. Voting is in a month, and the forums seem much more quiet due to the absence of likes. In the fairytale month, to me it felt like no one was reading the stories at all as the month went by.

I'm with Bea, Likes can unconsciously change who you vote for
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Re: [Jun 2015] - Multiple POVs - Discussion Thread
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2015, 04:48:29 PM »
Oops! Thanks Nora!  :)

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Re: [Jun 2015] - Multiple POVs - Discussion Thread
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2015, 05:39:03 PM »
I'm half and half over it. I admit, I get a kick out of seeing likes pop up on my own story. But at the same time I see the merit of why people don't want it, and yea I think it does influence voting.

Personally, I miss the likes more on the discussion threads, but I'm guessing you can't turn them off for a single post alone so it's a casualty of war.
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Re: [Jun 2015] - Multiple POVs - Discussion Thread
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2015, 12:26:15 AM »
I prefer that they were removed from the submission thread, but I wouldn't mind them in the discussion thread as @D_Bates said. However, if it's not possible to stop one and not the other, I'm fine with it. We can always like stuff everywhere else in the forums :)
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Re: [Jun 2015] - Multiple POVs - Discussion Thread
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2015, 07:02:43 AM »
I think it restricts it by board, which means the entire Monthly Writing Contest board is off-limits, not fine tuning allowed. I'm fine with it, really. Likes could sway votes, and yes it's sad they're not here anymore, but what can ya do?

In other words, finally posted in two months. Not exactly enamored with this one (not like my last submission) but it helped ground some world-building I had been struggling with. And rounding out characters, making them more shades of gray, which is what I've been working on these past few months especially.
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Re: [Jun 2015] - Multiple POVs - Discussion Thread
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2015, 07:31:07 AM »
Well, I posted my story yesterday. It's not tied into anything else I've done. Given the multiple POV rule I just decided to take a pretty classic fantasy situation and put it through four different filters.
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Re: [Jun 2015] - Multiple POVs - Discussion Thread
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2015, 09:56:29 AM »
Likes are bound to child boards, so we can either have submission and discussion with them or both without.

I can feel your pain since I got a lot of likes out of the contest boards. ;)

If you really want to reward somebody for a witty post, you can always like another post from them. That's only three clicks more. Click username -> click show posts -> click post not in the contest board -> click like. :)
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Re: [Jun 2015] - Multiple POVs - Discussion Thread
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2015, 10:35:10 AM »
Decisions, decisions.  I've now written a cute little multi-PoV story, but it's just June 4th.  It feels like a waste to post it now, when I've got more than three weeks to write a better one and/or edit the heck out of this one...

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Re: [Jun 2015] - Multiple POVs - Discussion Thread
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2015, 11:53:32 AM »
Decisions, decisions.  I've now written a cute little multi-PoV story, but it's just June 4th.  It feels like a waste to post it now, when I've got more than three weeks to write a better one and/or edit the heck out of this one...
You can always edit the post (until the deadline), we've caught a few typos and fixed them after posting in the past. You could also replace the story with a different one if you do come up with something else, I guess!  :)
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Re: [Jun 2015] - Multiple POVs - Discussion Thread
« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2015, 11:59:16 PM »
I've never participated in one of these before.  Looks interesting.  You said poetry in the rules, so does that mean I can write a ballad?  I have an idea I'd like to try out...maybe.  We'll see how busy the schedule gets.
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