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Re: The best story of 2014 - vote now!
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2015, 07:05:57 AM »
Should I leave it open another four weeks? This should have all the time it needs. :)

Somehow I wonder if it'll make a difference - from what I know of these people they do love to do things at the last minute ;D
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Re: The best story of 2014 - vote now!
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2015, 07:08:20 AM »
Should I leave it open another four weeks? This should have all the time it needs. :)
That'd be awesome!  :D

Somehow I wonder if it'll make a difference - from what I know of these people they do love to do things at the last minute ;D

 
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Re: The best story of 2014 - vote now!
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2015, 12:51:07 AM »
Should I leave it open another four weeks? This should have all the time it needs. :)

Please do, I keep forgetting to vote. Also throw things at me if I forget again. (Or someone could PM me. I mean, I guess that'd work too, but I don't see the fun in it.)
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Re: The best story of 2014 - vote now!
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2015, 09:53:14 AM »
Eight votes so far! Feel free to tell all the people you know, especially of the unemployed, super rich or retired kind. ;)
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Re: The best story of 2014 - vote now!
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2015, 12:20:25 PM »
Eight votes so far! Feel free to tell all the people you know, especially of the unemployed, super rich or retired kind. ;)
Do we have a clear leader, or are the votes spread like peanut butter?  :)
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Re: The best story of 2014 - vote now!
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2015, 12:26:12 PM »
Eight votes so far! Feel free to tell all the people you know, especially of the unemployed, super rich or retired kind. ;)
Do we have a clear leader, or are the votes spread like peanut butter?  :)
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Re: The best story of 2014 - vote now!
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2015, 12:28:36 AM »
Eight votes so far! Feel free to tell all the people you know, especially of the unemployed, super rich or retired kind. ;)
Do we have a clear leader, or are the votes spread like peanut butter?  :)
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Re: The best story of 2014 - vote now!
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2015, 01:39:04 AM »
Eight votes so far! Feel free to tell all the people you know, especially of the unemployed, super rich or retired kind. ;)
Do we have a clear leader, or are the votes spread like peanut butter?  :)
Crunchy Peanut Butter.
Seriously, xi? Crunchy Peanut Butter. Smooth is the only type of peanut butter there should be.
Er, no. All peanut butter should be crunchy. Creamy is just... meh.
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Re: The best story of 2014 - vote now!
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2015, 01:40:13 AM »
Eight votes so far! Feel free to tell all the people you know, especially of the unemployed, super rich or retired kind. ;)
Do we have a clear leader, or are the votes spread like peanut butter?  :)
Crunchy Peanut Butter.
Seriously, xi? Crunchy Peanut Butter. Smooth is the only type of peanut butter there should be.
Er, no. All peanut butter should be crunchy. Creamy is just... meh.
Not creamy, smooth. I've had an issue with crunchy ever since I found glass in some one time.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: The best story of 2014 - vote now!
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2015, 01:41:41 AM »
Eight votes so far! Feel free to tell all the people you know, especially of the unemployed, super rich or retired kind. ;)
Do we have a clear leader, or are the votes spread like peanut butter?  :)
Crunchy Peanut Butter.
Seriously, xi? Crunchy Peanut Butter. Smooth is the only type of peanut butter there should be.
Er, no. All peanut butter should be crunchy. Creamy is just... meh.
Not creamy, smooth. I've had an issue with crunchy ever since I found glass in some one time.
Yikes! :o
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Re: The best story of 2014 - vote now!
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2015, 05:54:33 PM »
The agony of having four you want to vote for but only three votes.

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Re: The best story of 2014 - vote now!
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2015, 05:06:48 AM »
Bumping for my own sake. Sorry, I've been busy.  :-[

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Re: The best story of 2014 - vote now!
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2015, 07:44:47 PM »
Twelve votes for twelve months. Somehow fitting but still not really much.

Should I leave it open for even longer and do the following things?
- Make a blog post on the main site
- Write a message to all participants of the last year (over 50) to come and vote?
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Re: The best story of 2014 - vote now!
« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2015, 08:14:16 PM »
I'm in 2 minds about this...

Yes, I get that it's not much, but:
- the vote has been open for 3 whole months
- there have been regular reminders on the forum section where most people go
- I doubt that readers of the main site that don't come to the forums will come just to vote (having to become members, etc)

In a way, the current voters must be the people that 'live and breathe' the forums and the regular contests, so it's fitting they get to decide.
The winner then goes on the main site, and there you may highlight the monthly contest again - and maybe then we'll get more regular writers/readers/voters (monthly) and maybe then next year's yearly vote will be higher.

(and by the way, I've just checked, the last monthly winner published on the main site was August's, posted in December - that's a full 4 stories missed from the main site :-\ - unless they were tagged differently and I've just missed them)

So basically my opinion is, no, close it and let's have a winner now :)
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Re: The best story of 2014 - vote now!
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2015, 08:34:20 PM »
I think @ScarletBea summed it up pretty well. It may not feel so special to win with 12 votes, but then again, the Monthly Writing Contest keeps going because of the people that take the time each month to submit their stories, but also because of the ones who take their time to read each story and vote (and also because there's a mod willing to organize it all  ;) )

It's only fair that the forum inhabitants are the ones who get to vote on this.

However, if you have any idea of how to bring more of the forum regulars to vote, it would be great. But I can't help you there  :-\
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