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« on: March 17, 2015, 05:44:59 PM »
I was just wondering when people vote do you seem to vote for the same person each month or do you try to vote for someone different each month

Also I never voted on the Monthly Writing Contest maybe I should  :)
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Re: Voting
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2015, 05:54:56 PM »
Hi, Eclipse.

First, I'd love to see 25+ folks voting for the monthly contest. Sometimes it's frustrating knowing that it's mostly us submittors doing the voting.  Vote! Please!  ;D  (And thank you @ScarletBea and others for voting even if you don;t submit.)

As for myself, I vote purely based on the merit of the story. The nice thing is that when there are a lot of submissions, we get multiple votes to cast.  Ten or more stories? Three votes. This means that many of the writers usually get a couple of votes, even they don't "win."
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Re: Voting
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2015, 06:23:07 PM »
Yeah please do vote!

I also just vote based on the story itself. That's what it's for, right? :D
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Re: Voting
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2015, 06:33:09 PM »
I've just read all the Rogue stories  (seven atm) :), There were all very good and I've already got a favourite one
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Re: Voting
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2015, 06:42:18 PM »
I've just read all the Rogue stories  (seven atm) :), There were all very good and I've already got a favourite one
How much does it cost to be your favorite?   ;) ;D 8)
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Re: Voting
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2015, 07:00:00 PM »
I've just read all the Rogue stories  (seven atm) :) , There were all very good and I've already got a favourite one
Pssst. Let me know what @Jmacyk bids for your vote, I'll double it.  ;) ;) :D
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Re: Voting
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2015, 07:21:16 PM »
He did offer me a plate of spam....I think he needs to work at his bribery  :) and I really could do without that being doubled....

Maybe you could both fix the Jukebox in the The King's Paws  :)

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Re: Voting
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2015, 08:22:17 PM »
I've just read all the Rogue stories  (seven atm) :) , There were all very good and I've already got a favourite one
Pssst. Let me know what @Jmacyk bids for your vote, I'll double it.  ;) ;) :D
Double the spam may be a dis-incentive  ;D
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Re: Voting
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2015, 08:24:33 PM »
I've just read all the Rogue stories  (seven atm) :) , There were all very good and I've already got a favourite one
Pssst. Let me know what @Jmacyk bids for your vote, I'll double it.  ;) ;) :D
Double the spam may be a dis-incentive  ;D
I'll replace it with some tasty vegan food such as those posted here of course  ;)
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Re: Voting
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2015, 08:41:01 PM »
You know what the problem with contests like this is?

I want this contest to be more popular with more people writing more stories.

But what will happen?
Even stories with "only" 1500 words need time to read. If we have 20 contestants I will be hard pressed to find anybody not involved who will be dedicated enough to read them all.

Of course, they're free stories and you may stumble upon a budding bestseller author, being one day able to claim to have read him/her before s/he got published - but still. ;) It's a lot to read with no reward besides the joy the stories have to offer. Something I don't want to belittle but I can understand when people with big TBRs don't think it's enough.

So kudos to everybody who votes. I truly appreciate the time and effort you put into it. :)

And if you have an idea for how to overcome the dilemma, please tell me. I know that lowering the word count to 1000 will make most of you hate me. ;)
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Re: Voting
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2015, 08:52:46 PM »
Stop the corruption people!!!

Or can I buy votes even if I haven't posted my story for the Rogues contest?  :P

But seriously, my votes go to the stories I like the most.
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Re: Voting
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2015, 09:10:16 PM »
I know that lowering the word count to 1000 will make most of you hate me. ;)
Yes.  >:(

And no, no idea. But we love you and love the contest!

As far as corruption goes, @ArcaneArtsVelho, I don't see any going on here  ;) ;D
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Re: Voting
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2015, 09:54:03 PM »
I think it's good as it is, while it'd be awesome to get more people voting it's already a load of fun and a hugely useful exercise to take part in. No need to change it really. Except, of course, stamp out the rampant corruption (nobody can compete with Jmacyk's bribes  :'( )!
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Re: Voting
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2015, 10:11:52 PM »
I was just wondering when people vote do you seem to vote for the same person each month or do you try to vote for someone different each month

When I used to participate, it would vary who I voted for. It really just came down to the set of stories each month.

I think it's good as it is, while it'd be awesome to get more people voting it's already a load of fun and a hugely useful exercise to take part in.

This is how I saw it. I actually miss participating and hope one day I will get my act (and nerve) together to submit again. And what I have found is that when I don't have the time to write a story, I find it even harder to read all the stories, and I won't vote unless I do. I might have time to read a few, but not all :( There are some people that manage to find the time, but Xi is write, each 1500 word entry adds up to a chunk of time to commit to reading them.
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Re: Voting
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2015, 10:24:51 PM »
As most have repeated, I vote on the story and nothing more. Some people have good months; some have bad, which is to be expected. I can usually find time to squeeze in a short here and there between breaks at work or class, and I usually never not vote unless I find the topic not to my taste, such as Fanfic a few months back or Sci Fi because I was booked with exams. (There's an irony in there somewhere.)

As for the people calling corruption, well, I don't wanna hear much more of it lest I have to beat your kneecaps in. :)
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