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The August Contest is up and running.
« on: September 01, 2017, 07:13:24 PM »
Here I went and opened the polls and then made no general announcement. Bad SGH!

The number of stories got high this month, so much so that I upped the number of votes and winners in each category. Particularly the Rookie Author Award saw a jump up to 27 eligible stories (Yay!). Trying to pick just one best seems futile.

So I'm imposing a new formula. Knock the rightmost digit off the story count, and that's the number of votes everyone gets, and the number of winners there will be. 27 stories means 2 votes. 54 stories (I think was the total overall) gets 5 votes. This way we're celebrating those writers and authors who are at the tops of their games, without necessarily calling anyone "The" winner.

So enjoying reading and praising for the next couple weeks. I know I'm looking forward to seeing how things turn out.
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Re: The August Contest is up and running.
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 07:27:59 PM »
All ready did my civic duty! like a good member of R.U.

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Re: The August Contest is up and running.
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 07:51:05 PM »
Damn, that was fast. I haven't even read all the stories I want to read yet.
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Re: The August Contest is up and running.
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 08:01:37 PM »
Well that's what happens when you read then as they're posted daily makes voting easier! ;)

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Re: The August Contest is up and running.
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017, 08:03:28 PM »
Forgive me. I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy! Actually I was out of town a lot.
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Re: The August Contest is up and running.
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2017, 08:12:47 PM »
Here I went and opened the polls and then made no general announcement. Bad SGH!

The number of stories got high this month, so much so that I upped the number of votes and winners in each category. Particularly the Rookie Author Award saw a jump up to 27 eligible stories (Yay!). Trying to pick just one best seems futile.

So I'm imposing a new formula. Knock the rightmost digit off the story count, and that's the number of votes everyone gets, and the number of winners there will be. 27 stories means 2 votes. 54 stories (I think was the total overall) gets 5 votes. This way we're celebrating those writers and authors who are at the tops of their games, without necessarily calling anyone "The" winner.

So enjoying reading and praising for the next couple weeks. I know I'm looking forward to seeing how things turn out.

Apologies... but I still haven't understood how to vote...where does one go, which page etc?
TIA
sam

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Re: The August Contest is up and running.
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2017, 08:18:00 PM »
Here I went and opened the polls and then made no general announcement. Bad SGH!

The number of stories got high this month, so much so that I upped the number of votes and winners in each category. Particularly the Rookie Author Award saw a jump up to 27 eligible stories (Yay!). Trying to pick just one best seems futile.

So I'm imposing a new formula. Knock the rightmost digit off the story count, and that's the number of votes everyone gets, and the number of winners there will be. 27 stories means 2 votes. 54 stories (I think was the total overall) gets 5 votes. This way we're celebrating those writers and authors who are at the tops of their games, without necessarily calling anyone "The" winner.

So enjoying reading and praising for the next couple weeks. I know I'm looking forward to seeing how things turn out.

Apologies... but I still haven't understood how to vote...where does one go, which page etc?
TIA
sam

Right here
http://ravishu.com/forums/index.php?topic=39493.0
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Re: The August Contest is up and running.
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2017, 08:18:46 PM »
Here I went and opened the polls and then made no general announcement. Bad SGH!

The number of stories got high this month, so much so that I upped the number of votes and winners in each category. Particularly the Rookie Author Award saw a jump up to 27 eligible stories (Yay!). Trying to pick just one best seems futile.

So I'm imposing a new formula. Knock the rightmost digit off the story count, and that's the number of votes everyone gets, and the number of winners there will be. 27 stories means 2 votes. 54 stories (I think was the total overall) gets 5 votes. This way we're celebrating those writers and authors who are at the tops of their games, without necessarily calling anyone "The" winner.

So enjoying reading and praising for the next couple weeks. I know I'm looking forward to seeing how things turn out.

Apologies... but I still haven't understood how to vote...where does one go, which page etc?
TIA
sam

They are in the Monthly Polls section, which is found Right Here. The top two threads are the general contest and the Rookie Author contest. Just click on each of them and follow the instructions. Let me know if you're still having problems.
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Re: The August Contest is up and running.
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2017, 09:06:25 AM »

They are in the Monthly Polls section, which is found Right Here. The top two threads are the general contest and the Rookie Author contest. Just click on each of them and follow the instructions. Let me know if you're still having problems.

...No more help needed...voted on both list... ;D
thanks
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Re: The August Contest is up and running.
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2017, 12:07:35 PM »
One day left, everybody. This has probably been our biggest turnout yet, and for the largest field of entries. But you can still vote if you haven't already.

By the way, there is a huge tie for fifth in the general stories, so if you've got an extra favorite floating around that you haven't voted for yet, this could be your chance to let it rise to the top.
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