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danooli

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #80 on: October 10, 2016, 06:18:25 AM »
We're so glad to have you all here! Welcome!   ;D

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #81 on: October 16, 2016, 10:48:07 AM »
I can't find the stories! Can someone give me a link?

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #82 on: October 16, 2016, 10:53:37 AM »
You've made a post so they should be visible to you now?
Not the droid you're looking for.

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #83 on: October 16, 2016, 04:36:22 PM »
Ah, so we must post for visibility. Good to know. :)

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #84 on: October 17, 2016, 05:07:32 AM »
In case anyone is wondering why we require people to make a post to see the contest entries (in this and other contests)-

Every day we get between 10-50 bots sign up. Most of them do nothing, but some of them copy&paste the entire forum and mine it for data. We've had cases where parts of the forum were replicated elsewhere. This isn't a big deal most of the time, but if a contest entry gets copied elsewhere on the internet, the author may lose the ability to publish it later. This is all rather unlikely, but we don't want to take even minor risks with our contributors.

Also, because of the bot problem, we regularly do forum purges and delete all inactive accounts. Posting once makes you safe from that purge. It would be rather inconvenient to everyone involved if you created an account, started participating, and then it got deleted, so that's another reason we want people to post before they do anything else in the contest.

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #85 on: October 17, 2016, 04:10:05 PM »
Hi,
I'd like to read the stories submitted.
Thanks.

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #86 on: October 17, 2016, 07:58:08 PM »
Hi,
I'd like to read the stories submitted.
Thanks.

Ok, you're in a desert walking along in the sand when all of the sudden you look down and you see a tortoise crawling towards you.  You reach down and flip it on its back...

I'm helping, eytanz!

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #87 on: November 07, 2016, 11:14:21 AM »
Super congratulations to the winners, great stories!  Can't wait to hear them.  EA folks, thank you for putting this contest on.  It was an amazing experience as always and my favorite part of Escape Artists.  I mean, I love listening to the normal podcasts, but the writing challenges are electrifying and really force me to develop as a writer.  You guys rock!

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #88 on: November 08, 2016, 06:31:02 PM »
Ahh, the inactive account purges would explain why I'd create an account, come back a few days later, and it would be gone.

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #89 on: November 08, 2016, 09:52:05 PM »
Thanks to all the writers, the readers, and the EA admins who make everything go and find perfect Harry Potter names for every group!

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #90 on: November 08, 2016, 11:33:03 PM »
Ahh, the inactive account purges would explain why I'd create an account, come back a few days later, and it would be gone.

Bet you it doesn't happen again. ;)

...and find perfect Harry Potter names for every group!

The names came out of a hat. Honestly, I saw Danooli doing it. She would put the hat on top of a voting group and it would say a name, and that was the name she gave the group. ;) ;)
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