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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #195 on: October 01, 2016, 05:00:59 PM »
dudes!  we have two pages of stories again!

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« Reply #196 on: October 01, 2016, 05:44:16 PM »
Is today the last day for submissions then?
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #197 on: October 01, 2016, 05:49:18 PM »
It shouldn't be... ;)

But since I'm waiting for others, yes, today's the last day.
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #198 on: October 01, 2016, 07:19:24 PM »
Don't know if I'm one of the ones you're waiting for but I'm not entering anyway. :)

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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #199 on: October 01, 2016, 09:25:51 PM »
It was Lanko and AFrasier, but the latter told me he's giving up on this month for now.
Then xia said there's still another anonymous coming, but he can't post for now, so I'll wait until tomorrow morning anyway.

But, booo for you! You should have got a pirates story!!! >:(
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #200 on: October 01, 2016, 09:51:01 PM »
It was Lanko and AFrasier, but the latter told me he's giving up on this month for now.
Then xia said there's still another anonymous coming, but he can't post for now, so I'll wait until tomorrow morning anyway.

But, booo for you! You should have got a pirates story!!! >:(
I've written one, but its shit and I was away for a week so there's no point in submitting it :P

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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #201 on: October 03, 2016, 02:21:42 AM »
It was Lanko and AFrasier, but the latter told me he's giving up on this month for now.
Then xia said there's still another anonymous coming, but he can't post for now, so I'll wait until tomorrow morning anyway.

But, booo for you! You should have got a pirates story!!! >:(
I've written one, but its shit and I was away for a week so there's no point in submitting it :P

Haha. Same, but I wasn't even away.

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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #202 on: October 31, 2016, 07:34:11 PM »
Are we gonna try this out this month?  :o

Another thought: I remember seeing another forum-based writing contest where participants had to create a separate thread for their entry instead of posting it as a reply in a submissions thread (though they did also have to link to their entry's thread in the submissions thread, which seemed a little cumbersome).

While I don't think that works as well as the single thread we have here for submissions, could it work for critiques?

One big positive I noticed about that other contest was that every entry thread gained a number of comments, as if the thread was a little critique thread instead of a submission. Perhaps people who want critiques in our contest could create a separate thread for their story, which might encourage a small discussion rather than a handful of disconnected crits and also make all the crits more organised and easier to parse.

It definitely has some cons - it'd make the forum more cluttered, might feel slightly discouraging to newbies, etc - but it definitely has pros too - another one would be that it'd make it easier to spot which people have asked for crits but not received any/many yet.
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #203 on: October 31, 2016, 07:39:36 PM »
I think not. I'm not sure the pros outweigh the cons, tbh.
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #204 on: October 31, 2016, 07:46:37 PM »
Okay, fine.  :P
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #205 on: October 31, 2016, 07:50:23 PM »
Okay, fine.  :P
This is your 4000th post? Seriously?  ;D

Open a topic and let's discuss it! Won't be possible for this month but if the majority wants it and the reasons are good, I'll change my mind. :)
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #206 on: October 31, 2016, 07:57:44 PM »
Okay, fine.  :P
This is your 4000th post? Seriously?  ;D
Thought it best to keep my posting standards consistent.  ;D

Open a topic and let's discuss it! Won't be possible for this month but if the majority wants it and the reasons are good, I'll change my mind. :)
Nah it's cool, I guess if people had been interested there'd have been some more discussion about it in the thread!  :)
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #207 on: October 31, 2016, 10:59:47 PM »
Hm, something I didn't think about earlier about the critique thread: What if the winner never shows up or don't even know about that? It wasn't meant to be obligatory, but then what would be another option...

Are we gonna try this out this month?  :o

Another thought: I remember seeing another forum-based writing contest where participants had to create a separate thread for their entry instead of posting it as a reply in a submissions thread (though they did also have to link to their entry's thread in the submissions thread, which seemed a little cumbersome).

While I don't think that works as well as the single thread we have here for submissions, could it work for critiques?

One big positive I noticed about that other contest was that every entry thread gained a number of comments, as if the thread was a little critique thread instead of a submission. Perhaps people who want critiques in our contest could create a separate thread for their story, which might encourage a small discussion rather than a handful of disconnected crits and also make all the crits more organised and easier to parse.

It definitely has some cons - it'd make the forum more cluttered, might feel slightly discouraging to newbies, etc - but it definitely has pros too - another one would be that it'd make it easier to spot which people have asked for crits but not received any/many yet.

Well, silly kitty, if only you weren't so lazy and had submitted a story, you could have started and tested it yourself!  ::)

Maybe I will do it later if Sugoi doesn't show up for a week or something.
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #208 on: October 31, 2016, 11:07:31 PM »
Well, silly kitty, if only you weren't so lazy and had submitted a story, you could have started and tested it yourself!  ::)

I'd have asked xia's permission first anyway!  :P

Also, you imply that felines are not eminently sensible? The horror!

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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #209 on: November 01, 2016, 11:20:46 PM »
Maybe we should go ahead and open the critique thread before everyone moves on to read Corpses and writing for 1750. I'll open it in a few minutes unless anyone has an objection.