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    Thought and current status on competitions?

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Laimtoe, Oct 15, 2006.

    I like this site. I've only been in it for possibly three hours, but I like the clean way it looks, the simplicity of its use and I enjoy the ideas are presented here and how they're given.

    However, I would like to see competitions take place. Is there any current thoughts or planning on writing competitions?

    Is there any way that a real trophy could be won -- something that can be shown or put on a resume?

    I'm sure I'm not the only person who's inquired about this topic, but I still say it would be a rather interesting way to get the creative juices flowing.
     
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    I think this forum's only been running for a few months, so Lpspider and co. might need a little time. Actually, it's only really grown in the past month or so, so maybe they were waiting for more members to join. Who knows. With time, there'll probably be a few contests running.
     
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    Well, if you want something with a little competition then try my site. Its fantasy only but I think its whats you want. Just note that its only just begun and if you want some real competition then Ill need help advertising.

    http://s10.invisionfree.com/wdhs
     
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    Really? This site has only been up for a short while? I typed down Writing Forum on a Google search and I found this at the top of the list. So -- I don't know what that means, but if that stays the same for a long period of time, then I'd have to say that this site is going to grow dramatically.
     
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    This time next year, just wait and see how far it has come.

    Yes I have seen competitions before and it could be fun, so long as the ezine has space too though.
     
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    A site competition is a great idea. Entrants could pay a small entry fee which collectively could form the prize. I like it.

    It's Lpspider's decision, ultimately, and I could see the sense in waiting until the sites a little busier. Also, we have the e-zine on the way, and being accepted for publication there will give some kudos.
     
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    I'd be up for competitions. It would give me a little motivation for writing...
     
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    Great thoughts guys.

    I would like to see some competitions as well. I was going to have one for Halloween - write a short horror story by the 31st and get a prize, but it's a little too late now, I think.

    When we do hold a competition it'll likely cost like a dollar or two to enter and the winner will get like a pool cash prize.
     
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    LpSpider, how would you like me to open up a site specifically made for competition? It would make sure these boards dont get any more cluttered and means that we can specialise the site any way we want.
     
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    Funny You say that thats exactly what I did and with it been the one at the top of the list I too clicked on for a look.


    As for Competitions well what about aiming at Christmas. Or aiming for new years eve.
    Gives a theme then. A story that revolves around Christmas if you set one up for Christmas or gives a theme for new years eve.
    Just a thought.

    You could do all kinds of themes.

    Like a some point do a comp based on Sci fi or Crime or fantasy. You get the gist.

    Just a thought.






    ~Raven.
     
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    I plan on announcing a contest late October or early November... so look out for it.
     
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    Yeah, or we could make up our own Holiday...like Vulgar Day. Where there'd be a spitting, then a throwing of sometihng solid, then a fighting, and then of course a feasting to cap the Holiday off.
     
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    Yeah, haha. I joined when it was just starting, and there was only one or two people who looked at it each day. I came back to it today to find this, thriving.

    And yeah, I suppose a competitions section would be a good idea, but what do you man when you say "put it on your resume"? Would that really be appropriate?
     
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    ^ good to hear you've found your way back Kirk!

    Anyway, I'm very open to ideas for the competition. I do want to keep it open though to all sorts of genres.
     
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    so will anyone be able to post contests or would we have to go though you?
     
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    I would definitely be game to donating to support contests for our writers.

    How do you go about setting up donations to support the site? Is there already a way to do that for this site?
     
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    Daniel I'm sure you've heard the rumors. Founder Staff Contributor

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    I've set up a contest. Read more details here.
     
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    bicker - if anyone wants to host their own contest, feel free.

    joan - no official way for donations, but I do have a email that can accept paypal payments. Not necessarily needed though.
     
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    I might try to hold one sometime once I can get some things worthy enough to be prizes. :p
     

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