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    hehehe...since that's me for Aug I think we might just experiment with that....with bd's approval, of course
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    Can someone tell me how to link my contest story in the workshop to the main contest page?

    I can't get a link to the story itself to post. I can only get a link to that whole workshop thread.

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    Can someone tell me how to link my contest story in the workshop to the main contest page?

    I can't get a link to the story itself to post. I can only get a link to that whole workshop thread.
    By this, do you mean the secure thread? Because I tried a few times myself and failed.

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    Yes.

    ETA: Thanks, Velo, for fixing it for me again.

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    Hey Ma'am, just following up. I wasn't in a place where I had the time to reply when I edited the link.

    If you look at every post on the forum there is a green bar at the top. To the left is a time stamp and the right is a sequence number stating what number post this is in the thread. That number is also a link directly to that post. All you need do is copy the link contained in sequence number of your workshop post and paste that into the main LM thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velo View Post
    hehehe...since that's me for Aug I think we might just experiment with that....with bd's approval, of course
    Go for it ... I did it in Feb and it was good. I’ll probably hold off on making it permanently anonymous for now unless there’s a big demand, as it’s a bit of an increase in workload as PiP says


    Hidden Content Monthly Fiction Challenge


    Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and are awed,
    because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
    - Rainer Maria Rilke, "Elegy I"

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    Is this fire, or is this mask?
    It's the Mantasy!
    - Anonymous

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    C'mon everybody, don't need this crap.
    - Wham!





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    Quote Originally Posted by SueC View Post
    It's a yes for me too. I think judges should be able to participate fully. I'm so not a math whiz, but I think if you had 3 judges and one judge entered and had his project scored by 2, it wouldn't make much difference than an entrant with 3 scores.

    For example, Judge Velo's entry is scored 17 and 19, respectively, by the two remaining judges. score: 36, with a Final of 18.

    Bd's entry is scored 17, 18 and 19, by 3 judges. score: 54, with an Final of 18.

    Maybe I'm not looking at this right, or the example doesn't really capture it best, but I have always felt that the low numbers of judges was because of not being able to participate fully. My two cents too.

    Not to add to the issue of workload bdcharles mentioned, but what if we dedicate the final judge as 'the judge's judge'?

    + The advantages I see are, it's an obvious fix to the numerical problem and preserves the integrity of the scoring system. Example: 4 people sign up to judge, 3 judge the contestants, the 4th judges the judges. In this way, all contestants, judges included, obtain 3 scores.

    - The major disadvantage that jumps out at me is participation. If we only have two judges sign up, then clearly, we can't just dedicate a needed voice to only judging the judges. We would have to have a minimum of 3 judges to participate every time, which leads to an additional problem...

    - ...which would be that when 3 judges are available, contestants might want 3 scores (& so-on), as this gives further advantage to the contestants.


    Personally, I'm okay with not expecting a score but find that knowing what that score would have been to be rather nice. However, I can see how our present set-up would, as Velo mentioned above, deter potential judges from judging.
    "A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."
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    What if the judge's judge wants to compete? Is this fair to them?
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    I'm fine with any way, but an additional idea is to simply have fewer judges in the first place. I'm thinking of the ways I've seen contests run on other forums. I've seen one judge only, or one judge as the standard with others joining in only if anyone wants to. It seems any way has both its up side and down side, though. And of course the down side there is that one person's opinion is the final word.

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    Poll is up. It's just a yes/no at the moment.
    Last edited by bdcharles; Yesterday at 11:14 AM.


    Hidden Content Monthly Fiction Challenge


    Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and are awed,
    because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
    - Rainer Maria Rilke, "Elegy I"

    *

    Is this fire, or is this mask?
    It's the Mantasy!
    - Anonymous

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    C'mon everybody, don't need this crap.
    - Wham!





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