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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #100 on: October 09, 2017, 07:27:52 PM »
Group 8 is live! Author reveals and tiebreaker for Group 3 incoming.
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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #101 on: October 11, 2017, 05:21:06 PM »
Group 9 is live! Group 4 closes around 11:30 tonight so author reveals might not happen until tomorrow. But feel free to out yourself once the poll ends if your story did not pass.

You all rock! We've only got 4 more groups in the first round, we can do this!
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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #102 on: October 14, 2017, 12:18:26 PM »
Woohoo! Thanks Bdoomed!


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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #103 on: October 14, 2017, 05:25:32 PM »
Loving the stories.  Just a few of simple questions about the contest--since I can't seem to find this info. anywhere: 

Does it make a difference whether a story comes in 1st, 2nd or 3rd for this round?  Do all of the top three pass on to the next rounds?

Also, what happens then?  How many of the final stories win?  Is it only one?  Winner take all?

That's that.  Such a cool thing you guys are doing.  Thanks!

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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #104 on: October 15, 2017, 07:12:50 AM »
All the winners from each round will go to a semifinal round, and then winners from that will hit a final round. Top three finalists are published.
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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #105 on: October 15, 2017, 07:50:54 AM »
Cool.  Makes sense.  Thanks for explaining.  Much appreciated!

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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #106 on: October 17, 2017, 08:51:04 PM »
Sorry for being late, but GROUP 12 IS LIVE! and Group 7 has closed!

All groups have now been posted, so if you don't see your story PLEASE speak up!
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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #107 on: October 18, 2017, 12:20:56 PM »
Woohoo! Well done, Bdoomed, and well done to all the authors.
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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #108 on: October 22, 2017, 11:14:07 PM »
After some deliberation, the Semifinal round will begin once all 1st round groups have finished. This way, semifinal pairings can be randomized across all winning stories and judged based on juxtaposition with all different stories from other groups.

This will also allow everyone to focus our reading efforts on the current groups as they wrap up their voting periods.
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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #109 on: October 23, 2017, 07:39:18 AM »
Smart.

Geek that I am, I have been checking the number of votes as each round closes. Whether people who have been voted out have stopped voting, or we have a jaded readership, its been steadily dropping (Round 9 less than half the votes of Round 1)

Of course, that's not to say the stories in later rounds might not be better (far from it, just the interest has lagged) but for fairness, mixing all the stories up for the subsequent rounds might be best!

Bring on the semis!


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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #110 on: October 23, 2017, 09:11:53 AM »
Yep, we usually see some harsh voter fatigue/dropout in the later rounds. It's unfortunate but not something we can control too much. This go-round we've been blessed by an incredibly high turnout in the first rounds, much higher than in years past! That leaves a still-great turnout for the later rounds, even if it's only half of the initial ones.
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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #111 on: October 25, 2017, 07:04:11 AM »
After some deliberation, the Semifinal round will begin once all 1st round groups have finished. This way, semifinal pairings can be randomized across all winning stories and judged based on juxtaposition with all different stories from other groups.

This will also allow everyone to focus our reading efforts on the current groups as they wrap up their voting periods.

I think this is a good idea, thanks for the heads up! I really love these contests. I appreciate it’s a lot of work for you guys, though!


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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #112 on: October 25, 2017, 10:06:44 AM »
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Yep, we usually see some harsh voter fatigue/dropout in the later rounds.

I, on the other hand, am going to be adding a fresh set of eyes!

I regret that I didn't have time to write anything for the contest this year, and I have not had time to keep with with the first round reading.

Hopefully I will be reading in the semis, but DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY for the finals. Looking forward to seeing all the creepy things you all have passed through to the later rounds!

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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #113 on: October 30, 2017, 04:30:31 AM »
Are the polls up for the semifinals yet? I can't see them, but I am excited to vote!

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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #114 on: October 30, 2017, 10:38:04 AM »
Same! I see the stories but no polls.  :D

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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #115 on: October 30, 2017, 12:39:40 PM »
I'll join the dog pile: polls? Or is there another way to vote?

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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #116 on: October 30, 2017, 01:02:15 PM »
The polls will be posted a bit later today. The stories have just been moved over so you all can start considering!
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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #117 on: October 30, 2017, 05:59:55 PM »
Ah, good call, BDoomed! Thanks!

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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #118 on: October 30, 2017, 07:00:04 PM »
Semifinal polls have now been posted!

Have at 'em.
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Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest V Rules and Other Horrors
« Reply #119 on: October 31, 2017, 10:17:59 AM »
Can you put the fact that the semi-finals are up on the News wire at the top? I know I was using that to see whether the contest had moved to the next stage or not.

Also, thanks for all your work with this, Bdoomed.