December 11, 2019, 01:51:51 PM

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The Raid
1 (1%)
The Bridge Battle
4 (3.9%)
Where there's a will
13 (12.7%)
The Soulspeaker
8 (7.8%)
Blink
9 (8.8%)
Hoy Girl
4 (3.9%)
Weincawnathun
8 (7.8%)
The Grinning Man
1 (1%)
Fashion Monsters
3 (2.9%)
DRIN
2 (2%)
Harry
9 (8.8%)
A Song for the Dead
1 (1%)
The Unidentified Corpse of Stony River, 1922
1 (1%)
Navigator
6 (5.9%)
Hidden Beauty
3 (2.9%)
CĂș Sith
4 (3.9%)
Job Gone Wrong
1 (1%)
Memories
6 (5.9%)
Is it Really Graverobbing if it's for Science?
11 (10.8%)
Some Called It Freedom
5 (4.9%)
Pit of Forgiveness
1 (1%)
Affinity
1 (1%)

Total Members Voted: 24

Voting closed: December 01, 2016, 11:30:55 AM

Author Topic: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread  (Read 40183 times)

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #180 on: November 16, 2016, 03:55:09 PM »
I'm with Nora in saying that I don't think anonymous submissions shouldn't be made a permanent/compulsory thing. It's fun this month, since it's new and exciting, but I can guarantee after a while that we'd probably get a bit bored of it. Plus it makes it a bit awkward for anyone who wants to discuss their entry without waiting for the reveal.*

Maybe if we did it once every 4/5 months or so (with an option to opt out), it'd work, but I really don't think a permanent thing is the way to do it.

*Although that's not really a problem for me since everyone more or less seems able to guess mine straight off the bat.
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #181 on: November 16, 2016, 04:13:29 PM »
I'm with Nora in saying that I don't think anonymous submissions shouldn't be made a permanent/compulsory thing. It's fun this month, since it's new and exciting, but I can guarantee after a while that we'd probably get a bit bored of it. Plus it makes it a bit awkward for anyone who wants to discuss their entry without waiting for the reveal.*

Maybe if we did it once every 4/5 months or so (with an option to opt out), it'd work, but I really don't think a permanent thing is the way to do it.

*Although that's not really a problem for me since everyone more or less seems able to guess mine straight off the bat.
Yeah the novelty value will disappear, but little of the enjoyment comes from sheer novelty. Most of it comes from the suspense, and from the shared speculation and analysis which everyone has been enjoying. None of that would go away, even if it was a regular thing.

The only thing it restricts is people who want others to discuss their work (and are grumpy at having to wait a month while the rest of us enjoy ourselves before they can bask in people's attention  :P ), and even that will still be able to happen after the reveal. If that's really such a deal-breaker for some, Bradley's suggestion would be a decent compromise imo. Not sure that an option to opt out would make sense, though I guess it wouldn't be a big deal.
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #182 on: November 16, 2016, 04:33:24 PM »
Critique thread should be interesting this month.

EDIT:
Yeah the novelty value will disappear, but little of the enjoyment comes from sheer novelty. Most of it comes from the suspense, and from the shared speculation and analysis which everyone has been enjoying. None of that would go away, even if it was a regular thing.

The only thing it restricts is people who want others to discuss their work (and are grumpy at having to wait a month while the rest of us enjoy ourselves before they can bask in people's attention  :P ), and even that will still be able to happen after the reveal. If that's really such a deal-breaker for some, Bradley's suggestion would be a decent compromise imo. Not sure that an option to opt out would make sense, though I guess it wouldn't be a big deal.

I like @Bradley Darewood 's suggestion also. That narrows the 30 day wait down to around 14 days. (Lets be honest, maybe its a 60 day wait for those who read submissions as they are posted!) Although, I am sure @Anonymous would not mind to do a few edits if needed. There is a full month to write and submit changes, which is why it can be dangerous to read them before the submissions are over.

I can go either way on this, but definitely would like to see Anon subs more often. I like seeing the stories judged by the words on the page, instead of the name attached to it. Especially for the new members to the contest club this month because it puts them on equal footing with old timers. Who wrote what? Who knows! Will will find out soon!

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #183 on: November 16, 2016, 05:58:46 PM »
Apparently didn't add this to the rules of the Anonymous month. Sorry!

Forgot to add that if I'm going to post them as they come every contestant would have two jokers to send me edits and I'll replace them in the submission.
Doesn't help if you want to do lots of minor edits but should catch the big typos.

Oh, and let's discuss the rest in the anonymous submission topic and not here. Easier to find. :)
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #184 on: November 18, 2016, 05:24:01 PM »
My name now has majority on a story.

. . .

Interesting.
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #185 on: November 18, 2016, 05:42:29 PM »
I actually forgot 2 or 3 of my guesses  :o

Maybe the color thing someone mentioned should at least appear for your own guesses hah
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #186 on: November 18, 2016, 05:46:12 PM »
yours are the black ones

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #187 on: November 23, 2016, 11:05:47 AM »
Finally read them all and voted!!!
Wow, what a rollercoaster of stories, I'm glad I started reading earlier in the month...

At the moment one story has got more votes, but it isn't way ahead, so anything can change :)

And strange that one of the stories that I seriously considered voting for (it was up there on my top 5, but then dropped to top 6), doesn't have any votes :o

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #188 on: November 23, 2016, 11:10:42 AM »
double post - I went to submit my (few, poor) author guesses, and I can't believe 2 people would think I'd write about taxidermy :o >:(
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #189 on: November 23, 2016, 11:29:24 AM »
double post - I went to submit my (few, poor) author guesses, and I can't believe 2 people would think I'd write about taxidermy :o >:(
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #190 on: November 23, 2016, 11:40:05 AM »
double post - I went to submit my (few, poor) author guesses, and I can't believe 2 people would think I'd write about taxidermy :o >:(
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #191 on: November 23, 2016, 02:07:09 PM »
Why me? I'm playing a serious detective  ::)

And the missing letters definitely proves Eclipse threw guesses for some others as well ::)

Anyway, there's actually a fourth guy with a second submission: @LightRunner , who confirmed he's in. @xiagan is giving us faulty info  >:(
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #192 on: November 23, 2016, 02:39:29 PM »
Xiagan is playing by the rules of an Anonymous month, I'd say!
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #193 on: November 23, 2016, 05:13:15 PM »
Why me? I'm playing a serious detective  ::)
Oh, it was you in your "let's get Bea to write something" persona, not the serious detective one ;D

I just really *really* don't like taxidermy, so the thought of the story makes me shiver hehe (sorry in advance to the author! not your fault)
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #194 on: November 23, 2016, 06:30:36 PM »
How do I delete my guess?
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