DISCUSSION -- APRIL 2017 300-word Writing Challenge (#25)

  1. mosaix

    mosaix Shropshire, U.K.

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    One thing to be careful about us that all three votes must be cast at the same time.
     
  2. Stuart Suffel

    Stuart Suffel Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand why we can't vote for our own stories? And multiple times.
    I mean, are we to encourage self hatred of our own work?
    Is that where we are now?
    Is it??
    Is it???

    (answers on postcards only)
     
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  3. Cathbad

    Cathbad Level 30 Geek Master

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    Vote for myself??

    I wouldn't vote for that :poop:!!
     
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  4. The Judge

    The Judge Truth. Order. Moderation. Staff Member

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    It's actually not possible to give a second vote to one story, even if it were allowed. As mosaix says, all three votes have to be cast at the same time, and hitting the same story "button" twice simply removes the original vote. If you don't use all three votes together, then when you come back to the poll it simply won't allow you to vote again. (And if anyone is thinking of creating an alter ego and voting under a different name, getting around the rule that way, having two or more identities on here is actually against the rules of the site, leading to greater penalties, so is not to be contemplated.)

    So the wisest course of action, to avoid clicking things by mistake, is not to go anywhere near the poll unless and until you've read all the stories, made up your mind and you're ready for vote for all three -- or however many you want to vote for, since as Victoria says, there's no obligation to vote three times, though we encourage it.
     
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  5. farntfar

    farntfar Ah well.Back to normal

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    Popularly known as tactical non-voting.
     
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  6. Luiglin

    Luiglin by day Stuart Orford by night Dark Lord's scribe

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    I subscribe to tactical entering.
     
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  7. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    Perpetual Man -- Despair and hope are powerfully depicted in this psychological fantasy.
     
  8. Jo Zebedee

    Jo Zebedee writes books about people.

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    Not always. I chose to vote for a single story one month because I really loved it and couldn't make my mind up on others and it caused a holy hullabaloo!
     
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  9. Cory Swanson

    Cory Swanson Well-Known Member

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    I think I get upset when people only vote once because I want the chance of being your third vote. I think it would be interesting if people had to rank their top three. Maybe you could get three points for a first place vote, two for a second, and one for a third.

    Or maybe it's great the way it is because you can win even if you're everyone's third place.

    Hmmmmmm....
     
  10. Cory Swanson

    Cory Swanson Well-Known Member

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    I also think that the 75s would be more interesting if we had three votes. It would put more stories in contention. Maybe I would have a chance of ever getting more than one vote.

    Yeah, that's wishful thinking. I suck at 75s.
     
  11. farntfar

    farntfar Ah well.Back to normal

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    It was only meant as a joke, Jo.
    I wasn't accusing anyone of voting malpractice. :)
     
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  12. Jo Zebedee

    Jo Zebedee writes books about people.

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    Don't worry, I wasn't annoyed or anything. :) I did cause Holy hell though! ;)
     
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  13. dannymcg

    dannymcg I am not a robot

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    Makes me think of the episode of 'Auf Weiderschen Pet' where they ended up repainting their accomodation hut an awful yellow colour because that was everyones third choice and it got most votes
     
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  14. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    Alex Darion -- This eerie tale keeps the reader on the edge of her seat from the intriguing beginning to the shocking conclusion.
     
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  15. Lex E. Darion

    Lex E. Darion Formerly Alex Darion

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    Thanks for the review Victoria :D I always look forward to it because I find it's a good gauge of how my story's perceived.
     
  16. dannymcg

    dannymcg I am not a robot

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    Is it only to be read by women then?
     
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  17. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    As a small symbolic gesture for language equality I tend to use "she" as the default pronoun for a person of unspecified sex. (This question would not have come up if I had used "he," I think.)
     
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  18. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    TitaniumTi -- This imaginative hard science fiction story creates an awe-inspiring vision of vast events, with both despair and hope.
     
  19. dannymcg

    dannymcg I am not a robot

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    Fair enough. I would say you're quite right in your assumption, don't think I would even had noticed if you'd said 'he'.
     
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  20. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    Peter V -- This tale of fear and wonder shows us how what goes around comes around.
     
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