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The Arcade => Flash Contest III => Completed Contests => Flash Contest III - Escape Pod => Topic started by: eytanz on September 20, 2012, 01:10:38 PM

Title: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: eytanz on September 20, 2012, 01:10:38 PM
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.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: EdgeStepper on September 20, 2012, 03:43:20 PM
nothing at all :)
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: johnfrye3 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.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: magnus on September 20, 2012, 08:39:55 PM
Blarg!
There. I'm in.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Lord chilli on September 20, 2012, 10:27:04 PM
Hullo!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: madamruppy on September 20, 2012, 11:19:02 PM
Please Sir, don’t delete me. I’m not a spambot I promise.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: elfpoet 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.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Schrodingrr 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.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: LeeH on September 21, 2012, 03:25:58 AM
here!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: grimrod on September 21, 2012, 09:12:46 AM
Just don't ask for a Voigt-Kampff
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: clperria on September 21, 2012, 01:10:10 PM
human
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: bratjuice on September 21, 2012, 02:44:36 PM
Thanks. I am officially posting now!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: spitkitten on September 21, 2012, 04:24:10 PM
I am a human perso, here with good intentions.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: eggplant on September 21, 2012, 04:34:12 PM
I guess it doesn't matter that I forgot my password to my old account, then.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: eytanz 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.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: DeepBlueJoy on September 21, 2012, 09:10:31 PM
I am a human perso, here with good intentions.
What is a human perso?
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: SBC-B on September 22, 2012, 12:44:38 AM
Classifiable human
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Beemer on September 23, 2012, 08:56:50 AM
Here, Sir/Miss
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: hthornock on September 23, 2012, 09:21:24 PM
 Excited to read... :o
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Bison on September 23, 2012, 09:23:08 PM
I'm a real boy
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: juliebob_00 on September 23, 2012, 11:17:38 PM
I am a new member to this forum.  I look forward to reading some original fiction
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Bill on September 23, 2012, 11:50:06 PM
I think reading the snarky comments here is almost entertaining as the contest entries :)
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Max e^{i pi} 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!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: copopeJ on September 24, 2012, 10:18:04 PM
I just want to see stuff!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Shadowkat42 on September 24, 2012, 10:27:34 PM
Blue!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Astra101 on September 25, 2012, 12:34:36 AM
Thanks for the info! Ready to vote.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: RomanArchives on September 25, 2012, 02:51:29 AM
All we need is love!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: kibitzer on September 25, 2012, 02:52:37 AM
Phew! Imagine asking lurkers to de-cloak!!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: udupendra 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.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Unblinking 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.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: kibitzer 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.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Xart on September 26, 2012, 03:16:02 AM
Hello, thanks for the info.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Dem 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.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: TedKlein on September 26, 2012, 01:43:03 PM
Hi. I like quiet horror, but done well.

Hope to find some good tales here.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Unblinking 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!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Tauino on September 27, 2012, 01:29:36 AM
Can't wait to read the stories! Good luck, authors!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Osakablue on September 29, 2012, 03:30:44 AM
Hello!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: luthien666 on October 02, 2012, 01:59:57 AM
I am not a machine.  The cybernetics do not change my humanity.  Do not delete me.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Fenrix on October 02, 2012, 12:29:44 PM
We are programmed just to do
anything you want us to
we are the robots
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: CryptoMe 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.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Sgarre1 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)
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: supreeth 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,
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: lovelight on October 04, 2012, 07:38:52 PM
I'm a new member to the forum.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: apophenia on October 05, 2012, 11:12:44 AM
Happy reading!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: RickC on October 06, 2012, 10:31:53 PM
New here, lots to catch up on.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Lenni on October 15, 2012, 03:28:58 PM
Derp
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: momto4ts on October 15, 2012, 04:36:03 PM
Present, Sir!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: The Geek on October 16, 2012, 02:27:49 AM
I'm a real boy!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Gamercow 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?
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Tofued on October 22, 2012, 09:49:48 PM
Fashionably late.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: eddygrrl on October 23, 2012, 08:52:17 PM
Hello -  Posting to vote, thanks!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Nakesh 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.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: EDreed on October 24, 2012, 06:45:53 AM
hello  8)
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Unblinking 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!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Max e^{i pi} 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bPjUz9X8I8).
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: lucasjohnson on October 25, 2012, 03:37:02 AM
 >:( ???
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Mario on March 25, 2013, 08:25:32 PM
Will someone please explain the voting procedure? Thanks!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: Scattercat 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. 
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: For all new members to the forums who wish to vote
Post by: rcox on March 26, 2013, 06:05:23 PM
Posting.