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    Opinions on revealing all the authors at the end of the contests?

    Discussion in 'Monthly Short Story Contest Archives' started by GingerCoffee, Oct 14, 2013.

    I'd like to reveal all the authors names of the short story contest entries in a post after voting closes.

    The question is, should this be an opt in action, meaning the author must tell me they want their name revealed when they send me the entry,

    or an opt out, meaning the author must tell me they don't want their name revealed?

    I lean toward an opt out because people are more likely to forget to say yes than they are to say no. It makes it easier for everyone.
     
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    Probably an opt out. It would be less likely that someone wouldn't want their name on a story contest, I would think.
     
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    I think opt out.
    Most writer's probably wouldn't mind at all having their name to next to a piece that they worked on before submitting to a contest.
    It'd be odd but the choice should be there for those who choose to opt out.
     
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    I'd say opt out. Most people here are laid-back and wouldn't mind.
     
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    I'd say opt out. Most people here are laid-back and wouldn't mind.
    EDIT: Sorry didn't mean to double post.
     
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    I'm also in favor of an opt out, and permit the author to specify that upon entering, as well as any time prior to the close of voting.

    A related question is whether the opt-out choice would extend to the winner(s) as well.
     
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    There's no reason it wouldn't apply to the winner. Lemex was reluctant to name names without an opt in, but prior to the last two contests, names were always public. And it was posted in the contest intro that the winner would be announced and have a sticky thread for a specified time so entrants had a chance to say something when they sent in the entries.

    It's only because Lemex was reluctant that it even came up. I probably would have just revealed the names at the end of the contest without thinking twice. It hadn't dawned on me anyone would want to remain anonymous. However, since it dawned on someone else, I figured it best to ask.
     

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