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« Reply #60 on: October 19, 2015, 10:30:00 AM »

Phew, I have read all the stories!  I love these contests, but they're also exhausting.  I can't imagine how much more tiring they must be for Bdoomed.  Well done, good sir, thank you for all the effort you've put into organizing this.

I'll still be catching up on comment threads and voting for future rounds, but that first round of cold reading is the part I find most tiring.
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« Reply #61 on: October 19, 2015, 01:31:00 PM »

I happen to be unemployed right now through nothing but sheer coincidence.  Makes this all a lot easier!
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« Reply #62 on: October 19, 2015, 01:45:35 PM »

I happen to be unemployed right now through nothing but sheer coincidence.  Makes this all a lot easier!

Today I actually stayed an hour after work in my office just to read the last group... because I thought I wouldn't get the time at home.
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« Reply #63 on: October 19, 2015, 09:14:10 PM »

On to group 16! I think I'm going to make it haha! I haven't gone back yet to read comments that came in after I read each story, I'm definitely looking forward to that once I make it through the initial gauntlet. Smiley
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« Reply #64 on: October 22, 2015, 01:11:11 PM »

Group 15 has closed, as has the polling for group 16.  I'll be posting authors today for group 16, but a bit later.  Round 2E will also begin later today, consisting of stories from groups 13-15.  One more round 2 group after this then on to the semifinals!
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« Reply #65 on: October 22, 2015, 11:58:00 PM »

Whew, that was a lot to do all at once.  15 and 16 are now closed, authors posted, stories moved to Round 2E, Round 2B closed and authors posted.

Enjoy voting!  Groups 17 an 18 will be closing in a day so get those votes in if you haven't yet!
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« Reply #66 on: October 23, 2015, 11:41:43 PM »

Do you guys vote for your own stories?
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« Reply #67 on: October 24, 2015, 03:33:01 AM »

Do you guys vote for your own stories?

Sure.
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« Reply #68 on: October 24, 2015, 09:55:30 PM »

Do you guys vote for your own stories?

Naturally, you have to love your own children first.

But that leaves two other votes at any given time: be fair with those.
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« Reply #69 on: October 25, 2015, 01:33:10 AM »

It feels l8ke a dick move if there are others that don't suck.  And yet, i don't wanna cast the vote that casts me out.
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« Reply #70 on: October 25, 2015, 03:31:58 AM »

In pat contests, there used to be a rule that required authors to vote for their own stories, with the thinking being that if everyone does that, it's a level playing field. But people complained that sometimes there are three stories that they preferred, plus as the contests grew we had more authors that weren't participating in the votes at all, so the rule was dropped.

In my opinion, there's certainly nothing wrong with voting for your own story. It's not a dick move, because the authors of the stories you are competing against have the option of doing the same. If they choose not to, that's their choice, and you shouldn't feel constrained by it.

I've voted for my own story in both rounds so far.
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« Reply #71 on: October 25, 2015, 01:36:54 PM »

Do you guys vote for your own stories?

I voted for one of mine but not the other. It felt honest to me.

Of course, I don't always do the brightest things.
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« Reply #72 on: October 25, 2015, 01:52:49 PM »

The way I see it, the criterion for deciding whether or not you should vote for a story is pretty broadly defined as, "Do you want to see this specific story run on an Escape Artists podcast?"  The reasons for saying yes to that question are usually tied up with which stories you think are quality work when you're a reader, but when you're also the author of a story, there isn't anything wrong with being self-interested.  I voted for my own works in every round they appeared, because I wanted to see them get published on PseudoPod.  With the vast number of voters, my personal vote didn't particularly change the outcome of where I placed in any given round, but if it had, I'd still consider my motivations as a valid reason for voting for myself over another story.
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« Reply #73 on: October 25, 2015, 04:20:38 PM »

Sorry folks, been busy.  Will be putting up the semifinal 1 shortly as well as round 2F Smiley
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« Reply #74 on: October 26, 2015, 08:58:00 AM »

Yup, I've voted for my own.  It's explicitly allowed in the rules, so I figure anyone who's paying attention has the right to do the same anyway.  And my take on it is similar to jkjones's, I'll vote for what I'd most like to see in the contest, and that includes selfish reasons.  It's going to be a rare circumstance that one vote is going to be the deciding factor between in and out anyway--my vote did not keep my stories from tanking.
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« Reply #75 on: November 02, 2015, 06:21:05 PM »

Semifinal A has closed, and I'll get around to posting authors tonight at some point!

Round 2F has also closed, and Semifinal B will be posted either tonight or sometime tomorrow!
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« Reply #76 on: November 03, 2015, 05:33:42 AM »

Semifinal A has closed, and I'll get around to posting authors tonight at some point!

Round 2F has also closed, and Semifinal B will be posted either tonight or sometime tomorrow!

Yeah, rock on!
I appreciate all the work you are putting into this. And really looking forward to the little flash pieces in the two final contests!
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« Reply #77 on: November 04, 2015, 07:59:49 PM »

Semifinal A has closed, and I'll get around to posting authors tonight at some point!

Round 2F has also closed, and Semifinal B will be posted either tonight or sometime tomorrow!

I'm not trying to hurry you, but I don't see the Poll for Semifinal B, and I want to make sure that's because it isn't there, yet, and not because I'm broken.
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« Reply #78 on: November 04, 2015, 08:25:31 PM »

It's not there.
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« Reply #79 on: November 04, 2015, 09:08:20 PM »

Yeah, sorry, just got it up!  Been busy with real life today!

Happy voting!
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