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eytanz

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Because of an issue with spam bots (we have about 100 registering to the forums each day), accounts that never post are regularly deleted, which can create havoc on the contest. As a result, the contest threads will be only visible to members whose post count is at least 1. You don't have to make a contentful post - feel free to just post a reply to this thread saying nothing at all. I just need to ensure that your account won't be caught in the spambot purges.



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Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 03:43:20 PM
nothing at all :)



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Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 08:04:59 PM
Since the message body of a valid post cannot be left empty, I find myself unable to comply with your recommendation.  Oh well.



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Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 08:39:55 PM
Blarg!
There. I'm in.



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Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 10:27:04 PM
Hullo!



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Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 11:19:02 PM
Please Sir, don’t delete me. I’m not a spambot I promise.



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Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 11:31:03 PM
Aww, shucks.  Well, for my first post, advice from a man of wisdom: always remember your towel.



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Reply #7 on: September 20, 2012, 11:33:17 PM
--I am not a bot, my favorite color is purple, and I hate the beach. Don't delete me plz.

This sentence serves no purpose, so you don't have to read it if you don't want to.


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Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 03:25:58 AM
here!



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Reply #9 on: September 21, 2012, 09:12:46 AM
Just don't ask for a Voigt-Kampff



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Reply #11 on: September 21, 2012, 02:44:36 PM
Thanks. I am officially posting now!



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Reply #12 on: September 21, 2012, 04:24:10 PM
I am a human perso, here with good intentions.



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Reply #13 on: September 21, 2012, 04:34:12 PM
I guess it doesn't matter that I forgot my password to my old account, then.



eytanz

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Reply #14 on: September 21, 2012, 04:50:47 PM
I guess it doesn't matter that I forgot my password to my old account, then.

Probably not, though if you want to recover it, PM me with its name.



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Reply #15 on: September 21, 2012, 09:10:31 PM
I am a human perso, here with good intentions.
What is a human perso?



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Reply #16 on: September 22, 2012, 12:44:38 AM
Classifiable human


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Reply #17 on: September 23, 2012, 08:56:50 AM
Here, Sir/Miss



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Reply #18 on: September 23, 2012, 09:21:24 PM
 Excited to read... :o



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Reply #19 on: September 23, 2012, 09:23:08 PM
I'm a real boy



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Reply #20 on: September 23, 2012, 11:17:38 PM
I am a new member to this forum.  I look forward to reading some original fiction



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Reply #21 on: September 23, 2012, 11:50:06 PM
I think reading the snarky comments here is almost entertaining as the contest entries :)



Max e^{i pi}

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Reply #22 on: September 24, 2012, 11:09:09 AM
I think reading the snarky comments here is almost entertaining as the contest entries :)
One of these days I will unleash my evil genius and create a spambot swarm that will draw on this thread to create "legitimate" first posts on discussion boards.
MUWAHAHAHA!

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Reply #23 on: September 24, 2012, 10:18:04 PM
I just want to see stuff!



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Reply #24 on: September 24, 2012, 10:27:34 PM
Blue!



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Reply #25 on: September 25, 2012, 12:34:36 AM
Thanks for the info! Ready to vote.



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Reply #26 on: September 25, 2012, 02:51:29 AM
All we need is love!



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Reply #27 on: September 25, 2012, 02:52:37 AM
Phew! Imagine asking lurkers to de-cloak!!


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Reply #28 on: September 25, 2012, 06:36:08 AM
I am not a spam bot. I wish I was, I wish I could flood your inboxes every day with big promises, but I am not.



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Reply #29 on: September 25, 2012, 04:36:44 PM
I am a spam bot in deep cover.  All of the story discussion I've posted here over the last three years  is just an elaborate hoax.  When you least expect it, I will explode in a cloud of spam-spores that will infest every nook and cranny of the forum and will never be expunged.  The best part is, no one will believe this post, until after it's too late.
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Reply #30 on: September 26, 2012, 02:36:10 AM
I am a spam bot in deep cover.  All of the story discussion I've posted here over the last three years  is just an elaborate hoax.  When you least expect it, I will explode in a cloud of spam-spores that will infest every nook and cranny of the forum and will never be expunged.  The best part is, no one will believe this post, until after it's too late.

I nominate this flash story for the EP competition.


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Reply #31 on: September 26, 2012, 03:16:02 AM
Hello, thanks for the info.



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Reply #32 on: September 26, 2012, 07:57:56 AM
I am a spam bot in deep cover.  All of the story discussion I've posted here over the last three years  is just an elaborate hoax.  When you least expect it, I will explode in a cloud of spam-spores that will infest every nook and cranny of the forum and will never be expunged.  The best part is, no one will believe this post, until after it's too late.

I nominate this flash story for the EP competition.
I think I already voted for this.

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TedKlein

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Reply #33 on: September 26, 2012, 01:43:03 PM
Hi. I like quiet horror, but done well.

Hope to find some good tales here.



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Reply #34 on: September 26, 2012, 05:47:06 PM
I am a spam bot in deep cover.  All of the story discussion I've posted here over the last three years  is just an elaborate hoax.  When you least expect it, I will explode in a cloud of spam-spores that will infest every nook and cranny of the forum and will never be expunged.  The best part is, no one will believe this post, until after it's too late.

I nominate this flash story for the EP competition.

Thank you, thank you.  Now if only it had conformed, in any way, to the contest rules (deadline, anonymity, etc) maybe I'd have a chance.  :)  You can read the full story when I publish my memoirs!



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Reply #35 on: September 27, 2012, 01:29:36 AM
Can't wait to read the stories! Good luck, authors!



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Reply #36 on: September 29, 2012, 03:30:44 AM
Hello!



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Reply #37 on: October 02, 2012, 01:59:57 AM
I am not a machine.  The cybernetics do not change my humanity.  Do not delete me.



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Reply #38 on: October 02, 2012, 12:29:44 PM
We are programmed just to do
anything you want us to
we are the robots

All cat stories start with this statement: “My mother, who was the first cat, told me this...”


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Reply #39 on: October 02, 2012, 04:13:38 PM
We are programmed just to do
anything you want us to
we are the robots
Doomp, doomp-doomp, doomp.



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Reply #40 on: October 02, 2012, 04:46:02 PM
We are not lovers
We are not romantics
We are here to serve you
A different face but the words never change

(different song, same theme)



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Reply #41 on: October 03, 2012, 10:51:42 AM
Hi!

I'm Supreeth from India. A friend on twitter tipped me off about the forum.
Would love to read some of the stories and vote.

Love,



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Reply #42 on: October 04, 2012, 07:38:52 PM
I'm a new member to the forum.



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Reply #43 on: October 05, 2012, 11:12:44 AM
Happy reading!



RickC

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Reply #44 on: October 06, 2012, 10:31:53 PM
New here, lots to catch up on.



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Reply #45 on: October 15, 2012, 03:28:58 PM
Derp



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Reply #46 on: October 15, 2012, 04:36:03 PM
Present, Sir!



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Reply #47 on: October 16, 2012, 02:27:49 AM
I'm a real boy!



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Reply #48 on: October 18, 2012, 11:17:25 PM
We are not lovers
We are not romantics
We are here to serve you
A different face but the words never change

(different song, same theme)

Are we not men?

The cow says "Mooooooooo"


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Reply #49 on: October 22, 2012, 09:49:48 PM
Fashionably late.



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Reply #50 on: October 23, 2012, 08:52:17 PM
Hello -  Posting to vote, thanks!



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Reply #51 on: October 24, 2012, 04:10:53 AM
I'm actually several dozen hamsters in a person suit. Hopefully that still qualifies me to vote.



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Reply #52 on: October 24, 2012, 06:45:53 AM
hello  8)



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Reply #53 on: October 24, 2012, 03:47:21 PM
I'm actually several dozen hamsters in a person suit. Hopefully that still qualifies me to vote.

Love it!  I hope there's a photograph!



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Reply #54 on: October 24, 2012, 03:54:42 PM
I'm actually several dozen hamsters in a person suit. Hopefully that still qualifies me to vote.

Love it!  I hope there's a photograph!
I bet it's Muppet Man.

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Reply #55 on: October 25, 2012, 03:37:02 AM
 >:( ???



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Reply #56 on: March 25, 2013, 08:25:32 PM
Will someone please explain the voting procedure? Thanks!



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Reply #57 on: March 25, 2013, 10:09:41 PM
Will someone please explain the voting procedure? Thanks!

Well, first, go to the correct (i.e. active) contest.  Then, click on the groups of stories.  Click on the stories to read them.  Decide which ones you like best.  Click on the thread entitled "Group X Poll" where X is the group number of the stories you've been reading.  The click on the stories you like and click "Submit Vote."

That, uh... that pretty much covers it. 

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Reply #58 on: March 26, 2013, 06:05:23 PM
Posting.