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Re: Voting Rules and Schedule
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2019, 10:30:53 PM »
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It's been fun reading them all and also really instructive.

I, too, have learned so much about what it takes to write flash fiction that works. I've read all the stories so far, and look forward to the rest. The semifinals, and then the final, will be difficult, as the winners as of now are all worthy.

Thanks for the supreme effort to make this run so smoothly.
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Re: Voting Rules and Schedule
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2019, 02:54:37 AM »
Just disqualified two stories for cheating by using sock puppets. Why does this happen every time? Just don't cheat, people.  :'(

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Re: Voting Rules and Schedule
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2019, 04:15:40 PM »
Jeez, another one? That's sad.

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Re: Voting Rules and Schedule
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2019, 02:12:13 AM »
All stories have now been posted! The voting lasts another week, and then the semifinals start June 22nd.

If you're at a loss for what to do while you're waiting, maybe go post about some podcastle episodes over in the episode comments board. It's lonely over there.

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Re: Voting Rules and Schedule
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2019, 06:48:33 AM »
All stories have now been posted! The voting lasts another week, and then the semifinals start June 22nd.

If you're at a loss for what to do while you're waiting, maybe go post about some podcastle episodes over in the episode comments board. It's lonely over there.

Woo hoo! Thanks so much, Ocicat!  :D
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Re: Voting Rules and Schedule
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2019, 03:24:21 AM »
And the first round is over! I want to thank all the authors who sent us stories! If you've been eliminated already (and some great stories were!) I hope you can make good use of the feedback and that you enjoyed the process.

Authors who made it to the semifinals... Well done! It really shows you have something going for you. But also, brace yourselves. Only about a dozen of the 51 stories in the semis will get into the final round. Just picking between them will be pretty hard.

At some point over the next day semifinalist stories will all vanish from the groups they were originally in, only to reappear over the next few days in one of the four semi-finals groups - with four new gods presiding over them.

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Re: Voting Rules and Schedule
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2019, 04:58:28 AM »
And the first round is over! I want to thank all the authors who sent us stories! If you've been eliminated already (and some great stories were!) I hope you can make good use of the feedback and that you enjoyed the process.

Authors who made it to the semifinals... Well done! It really shows you have something going for you. But also, brace yourselves. Only about a dozen of the 51 stories in the semis will get into the final round. Just picking between them will be pretty hard.

At some point over the next day semifinalist stories will all vanish from the groups they were originally in, only to reappear over the next few days in one of the four semi-finals groups - with four new gods presiding over them.

Woo hooo!
*whispers* I made it....
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Re: Voting Rules and Schedule
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2019, 10:43:24 AM »
Thanks for such a great contest. All the best to everyone in the next round.

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Re: Voting Rules and Schedule
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2019, 05:10:11 PM »
Yay, the forum seems to be back up and running!
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Re: Voting Rules and Schedule
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2019, 06:27:47 PM »
Hurray!

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Re: Voting Rules and Schedule
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2019, 08:25:30 PM »
Yay, the forum is back! How frustrating for our contest organizers, who are already doing an amazing amount of work, to have to deal with forum bugs on top of everything.

Is it known at this time how this will affect the schedule going forward?

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Re: Voting Rules and Schedule
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2019, 12:42:12 AM »
Well done to the team for their hard work getting the forums back up. And everyone.....breathe.   :)

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Re: Voting Rules and Schedule
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2019, 02:14:52 AM »
Yay for being back online! The contest will continue about 24 hours from now, on June 25th. I'll update the top post on this thread with new date estimates.

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Re: Voting Rules and Schedule
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2019, 03:34:49 AM »
Yay for being back online! The contest will continue about 24 hours from now, on June 25th. I'll update the top post on this thread with new date estimates.

Huzzah! Thank you, Ocicat!
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Re: Voting Rules and Schedule
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2019, 11:12:02 PM »
Thank you! Looking forward to it.

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Re: Voting Rules and Schedule
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2019, 09:27:46 PM »
looking forward to reading some of the stories, hopefully this post will get me in :)

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Re: Voting Rules and Schedule
« Reply #36 on: Yesterday at 05:21:04 PM »
And the winners (and also another editor picked story) have been run as Podcastle 600!