Author Topic: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ  (Read 2347 times)

tely

  • Extern
  • *
  • Posts: 10
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #40 on: September 28, 2019, 03:50:23 PM »
I anxiously await all of the stories! 

Question: as a pseudopod fan, I want to read the stories and vote.  However, I am also a participant. Thus there are some conflicts of interest if I were to vote. Are there rules about participants voting? Should we refrain? Are we on the honor system? I will definitely be reading the stories.  If I were to vote, I would do so with my honest opinion - but I understand if there is a rule to avoid conflicts of interest.

Question 2: (as a newbie) is there opportunity for giving / receiving feedback? I'm totally happy giving and receiving, though I understand this can be a sensitive thing for some folks.

Bdoomed

  • Pseudopod Tiger
  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 5134
  • Mmm. Tiger.
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2019, 05:05:47 PM »
Wonderful questions!

1. You are absolutely encouraged to vote on all stories, and are more than welcome to vote for your own story as well! The only thing you CANNOT do is ask other people to vote for your story or reveal yourself to be the author of your story. If your story fails to move forward from any of the rounds, you can then reveal yourself as the author and answer any questions or criticisms from other forumites!

2. Somewhat answered by #1 above, but YES! Feel free to comment on any and all stories about what you liked, disliked, how the story might be improved, etc. Just remember our One Rule and be respectful at all times!

Enjoy the contest!
I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?

Bdoomed

  • Pseudopod Tiger
  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 5134
  • Mmm. Tiger.
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2019, 10:50:32 PM »
Let the voting begin! -- Group 1 has been posted!
I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?

Feverwood

  • Lochage
  • *****
  • Posts: 499
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2019, 05:38:53 AM »
Is there a, “if you are new to the forum post here” post?

FictionPhial

  • Lochage
  • *****
  • Posts: 467
    • The Fiction Phial
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #44 on: October 01, 2019, 06:24:22 AM »
Do I want to create a big set of formatting rules so I don't have to do nearly as much work?

NO!

I want people to write and enjoy writing. I want people to submit and enjoy submitting. I want people to read stories and enjoy reading. I don't want people to get caught up in formatting hell.


You are awesome. That is all.
"You should promise to do the impossible, because sometimes the impossible was possible, if you could find the right way, and at least you could often extend the limits of the possible.  And if you failed, well, it had been impossible." -- Going Postal

Baskerville

  • Extern
  • *
  • Posts: 8
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2019, 10:56:00 AM »
Good luck, everyone!

Ettan

  • Palmer
  • **
  • Posts: 64
    • Weird Wild Art
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2019, 09:23:21 PM »
Is it just me or are others finding the new look website harder to read and less discernible than the previous version?

Angela_Yuriko_Smith

  • Extern
  • *
  • Posts: 3
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2019, 10:04:54 PM »
I've never done anything like this before. Very cool! Bring on the stories! Let the blood begin to spill. Muhahahahahahaha!


Bdoomed

  • Pseudopod Tiger
  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 5134
  • Mmm. Tiger.
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2019, 11:34:20 PM »
Is it just me or are others finding the new look website harder to read and less discernible than the previous version?

I didn't really like it either TBH, so I went back to the old theme (you can do that! Profile > Look & Layout > Current Theme > Core Theme)
I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?

bconn

  • Extern
  • *
  • Posts: 1
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2019, 11:49:28 AM »
….

Deborah L. Davitt

  • Matross
  • ****
  • Posts: 229
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2019, 07:45:38 PM »
I didn't really like it either TBH, so I went back to the old theme (you can do that! Profile > Look & Layout > Current Theme > Core Theme)

Followed the directions. Doesn't seem to make a big difference, alas. The backgrounds are still light, and the dividers are still dark. Am not entirely sure what difference there is between "core" and current. . .

Ettan

  • Palmer
  • **
  • Posts: 64
    • Weird Wild Art
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #51 on: October 03, 2019, 01:29:30 AM »
Is it just me or are others finding the new look website harder to read and less discernible than the previous version?

I didn't really like it either TBH, so I went back to the old theme (you can do that! Profile > Look & Layout > Current Theme > Core Theme)

Thanks! I didn't know you could do that.

Bdoomed

  • Pseudopod Tiger
  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 5134
  • Mmm. Tiger.
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #52 on: October 03, 2019, 07:18:58 AM »
Group 2 will be posted sometime around 7pm EST today
I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?

Bvotaw

  • Extern
  • *
  • Posts: 5
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2019, 11:20:12 AM »
What are the best social medias to find and promote?

tely

  • Extern
  • *
  • Posts: 10
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2019, 12:51:26 PM »
This contest is like a box of grisly chocolates! And I mean that in a good way.  :P

therosepatch

  • Extern
  • *
  • Posts: 13
    • Connie R. Watson
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #55 on: October 08, 2019, 09:36:39 PM »
Almost forgot...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BDOOMED!!!!! 🎂🎉

beezle

  • Extern
  • *
  • Posts: 12
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #56 on: October 09, 2019, 07:58:35 AM »
Happy birthday Bdoomed! Thanks for hosting the contest  :) :)

Languorous Lass

  • Palmer
  • **
  • Posts: 50
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #57 on: October 09, 2019, 08:46:16 PM »
Waiting breathlessly for Group 5! 

Hope Bdoomed had a great birthday! 

stephenabel

  • Extern
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #58 on: October 09, 2019, 08:47:31 PM »
Will there be a group posted today?

Languorous Lass

  • Palmer
  • **
  • Posts: 50
Re: PseudoPod Flash Fiction Contest VI Rules, Schedule, and FAQ
« Reply #59 on: October 09, 2019, 08:52:35 PM »
Will there be a group posted today?

That’s the theory...