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« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2015, 03:34:20 AM »

Usually at least one person goes the extreme microfiction route in these contests.  It's normal, I'd wager. 
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« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2015, 08:50:38 AM »

Yeah, nothing missing from that story!

I really like micro fiction.
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« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2015, 04:49:57 PM »

Looks like fatigue has set in. Less comments and less voting.
The first two groups are closed and the next two are closing soon.

Group 1 had 66 voters
Group 2 had 60 voters
Group3 currently has 54 voters
Group 4 currently has 48 voters

Is there a pattern forming here?
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« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2015, 06:45:21 PM »

Looks like fatigue has set in. Less comments and less voting.
The first two groups are closed and the next two are closing soon.

Group 1 had 66 voters
Group 2 had 60 voters
Group3 currently has 54 voters
Group 4 currently has 48 voters

Is there a pattern forming here?


I had one of those "the hell, week, why you treating me so bad?" kind of work schedule.  I hope to get to some of the groups that have sprouted up, if'n my wee tiny overtaxed wrists can swing it.
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« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2015, 07:18:27 PM »

Looks like fatigue has set in. Less comments and less voting.

I'm not sure. I mean, there is a drop off in the first few groups, but I'd define fatigue as when people who are interested in the contest are finding it hard to keep up. In the first few groups, there probably were quite a few people who popped in to see what the contest was about and just didn't bother sticking around.
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« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2015, 09:51:10 PM »

I've been trying to maintain a one group a day pace all week, which is doable with an hour or two of free time.  It's trying to think of constructive comments for every story that really saps the energy.
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« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2015, 10:14:22 PM »

10 groups in, and I am absolutely KICKING myself for not getting a story submitted.
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« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2015, 10:18:09 PM »


10 groups in, and I am absolutely KICKING myself for not getting a story submitted.


Start thinking about something for 2016. Rumor has it there's more on the horizon.
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« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2015, 08:41:17 AM »

Looks like fatigue has set in. Less comments and less voting.
The first two groups are closed and the next two are closing soon.

Group 1 had 66 voters
Group 2 had 60 voters
Group3 currently has 54 voters
Group 4 currently has 48 voters

Is there a pattern forming here?


I had one of those "the hell, week, why you treating me so bad?" kind of work schedule.  I hope to get to some of the groups that have sprouted up, if'n my wee tiny overtaxed wrists can swing it.

I've managed to keep up with the voting, but my comments have waned. I blame bronchitis. I'm a fast reader, though, so the actual reading and voting is easy.
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« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2015, 11:14:10 AM »

Looks like fatigue has set in. Less comments and less voting.
The first two groups are closed and the next two are closing soon.

Group 1 had 66 voters
Group 2 had 60 voters
Group3 currently has 54 voters
Group 4 currently has 48 voters

Is there a pattern forming here?


Don't know how many Canadians there are on this forum, but it's actually Thanksgiving weekend up here. I'm having my computer read me stories while I mash turnips.
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« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2015, 12:53:52 PM »


... I'm having my computer read me stories while I mash turnips.

This...THIS is why I love living in the future!
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« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2015, 01:06:50 PM »

Looks like fatigue has set in. Less comments and less voting.
The first two groups are closed and the next two are closing soon.

Group 1 had 66 voters
Group 2 had 60 voters
Group3 currently has 54 voters
Group 4 currently has 48 voters

Is there a pattern forming here?


I just voted for group 5 today. Phew, I keep sneaking in just under the wire!
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« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2015, 09:20:01 PM »


... I'm having my computer read me stories while I mash turnips.

This...THIS is why I love living in the future!

Maybe in a few years your computer can read you stories while your computer mashes turnips.  Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2015, 02:00:22 AM »

Round 2B will be posted after the group 5 runoff poll concludes.

Authors will be revealed for groups 5 and 6 later today, except for the runoff poll stories and of course the first and second place winners of the group.
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Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?
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« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2015, 06:03:22 AM »

Round 2B will be posted after the group 5 runoff poll concludes.

Authors will be revealed for groups 5 and 6 later today, except for the runoff poll stories and of course the first and second place winners of the group.

When there's a runoff, would it be possible for the Group folder to be renamed to point it out?  I almost missed the runoff otherwise because I've been focusing on keeping up with new groups and haven't had time to keep up with conversations in old groups (I'll catch up, I just haven't yet).  Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2015, 09:57:34 AM »


... I'm having my computer read me stories while I mash turnips.

This...THIS is why I love living in the future!

Maybe in a few years your computer can read you stories while your computer mashes turnips.  Smiley

Yes! That's the future I want to live in.
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« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2015, 01:44:55 AM »

Same problem here, I was at a wedding this weekend and missed 3 days of reading/voting so that I am almost missing one of the deadlines!
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« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2015, 10:12:22 AM »

152 authors, 70 or fewer voters. 

EXCUSE ME? 
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« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2015, 11:11:57 AM »

152 authors, 70 or fewer voters. 

EXCUSE ME? 

There is no part of the contest that requires submitters to join the forum, or to read the stories, or to vote on the stories, or to comment on the stories.
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« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2015, 12:46:58 PM »

152 authors, 70 or fewer voters. 

EXCUSE ME? 

Interestingly, that's right in line with voter turnout in the U.S.  (40% -ish in midterm elections) 

I don't really have a point with that statement, just a random bit of trivia connection.
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