October 27, 2020, 11:55:48 PM

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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #150 on: September 03, 2019, 11:20:04 AM »
in our opinion it's best to not vote for yourself. If nobody does it, it's fair.

Wouldn't it be a good idea to state this in the rules? I don't think everybody would think of this.

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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #151 on: September 03, 2019, 07:36:57 PM »
in our opinion it's best to not vote for yourself. If nobody does it, it's fair.

Wouldn't it be a good idea to state this in the rules? I don't think everybody would think of this.
I thought it was in there but we only said "please vote", so yeah, I'll add it, thanks. ;)
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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #152 on: September 03, 2019, 08:20:23 PM »
in our opinion it's best to not vote for yourself. If nobody does it, it's fair.

Wouldn't it be a good idea to state this in the rules? I don't think everybody would think of this.
I thought it was in there but we only said "please vote", so yeah, I'll add it, thanks. ;)

In the voting thread there's always this:
We do ask that if you entered, to vote for someone else.
I guess that kinda covers it...
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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #153 on: September 03, 2019, 08:38:44 PM »
Ah right, yes. That's what I was looking for but apparently I wasn't looking in the right place. Of course it makes more sense in the voting thread than the submission-thread. I'm tired...
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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #154 on: September 04, 2019, 06:56:05 AM »
Ah right, yes. That's what I was looking for but apparently I wasn't looking in the right place. Of course it makes more sense in the voting thread than the submission-thread.
I was looking in the submissions thread and discussions thread, so I didn't see it either.

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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #155 on: February 06, 2020, 08:19:40 PM »
May I suggest "twist at the end" as a topic for next writing contest. It'll be judged by story ofc plus how surprisingly unexpected the twist at end was.
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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #156 on: February 07, 2020, 11:30:57 AM »
May I suggest "twist at the end" as a topic for next writing contest. It'll be judged by story ofc plus how surprisingly unexpected the twist at end was.

Was going to point out we already did plot twists... and checked. Sure enough it was my second entry ever... in 2015 though.

Whatever happens however, I think you best temper your expectations Bender, the contest seems to be on hold until things are decided, and usually there is a pre-arranged list. Looks like it might change, but please don't expect the next topic to be Twist at the end.
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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #157 on: February 07, 2020, 04:34:13 PM »
While I really like the topic (and when I wrote short stories myself, most had some kind of unexpected revelation/perspective change in the end), I'm not so keen on repeating themes as long as we have other cool ideas we haven't done before.

But yes, it has been five years, so we probably could do it again - when we have figured out how to proceed with the contest (no fan fiction, Nora, promise! ;)).
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