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  1. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    16 Jan '21 16:53
    @lemondrop said
    happy endings
    Thumbs up from me on that one, you don't get many from me. πŸ˜‰

    -VR
  2. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    16 Jan '21 19:19
    @moonbus said
    You mean, like you not winning?
    Come sir, you won two years ago.

    πŸ˜€
  3. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    Come sir, you won two years ago.

    πŸ˜€
    Who won last year? πŸ˜‰

    -VR
  4. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    16 Jan '21 19:26
    @very-rusty said
    Who won last year? πŸ˜‰

    -VR
    I had the pleasure of sharing first place with Phil.
  5. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    16 Jan '21 19:301 edit
    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    I had the pleasure of sharing first place with Phil.
    So, that would make Moonbus correct in his statement! πŸ˜‰

    @moonbus said
    You mean, like you not winning?

    -VR
  6. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    16 Jan '21 19:36
    @moonbus said
    PS, and only one round of voting.
    Yes, I feel the same. Was good to try the second round of voting last year, but was better I think with just the one vote.
  7. Subscribermoonbus
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    @very-rusty said
    So, that would make Moonbus correct in his statement! πŸ˜‰

    @moonbus said
    You mean, like you not winning?

    -VR
    Ghost has won several times.
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    16 Jan '21 21:551 edit
    Sorry to throw a spanner in here, but: I think if you're going to have two categories, e.g. 1000 words and 250 words, it would need to be two separate competitions, which is fine if that's what's wanted, but writing 1000 words or 250 words are different skills, and to mix them up would not be comparing like with like. I also think; stick with one subject and make the word - count exact, that's also part of the skill of it, otherwise it all gets a bit floppy.
    End of the day I don't really mind, and if people don't like the rules they don't have to enter, but here's an opinion.

    Edit: Last year was the first year I'd entered, but I quite liked the second round voting thing, it made the competition more substantial, and more exciting.
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    @moonbus said
    Catharsis might be an appropriate topic.
    That post has radically altered my mindset.
    I do like catharses.
    And I like the idea of them as well.
    πŸ™‚
  10. SubscriberPonderable
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    17 Jan '21 08:09
    Thank you everybody for sharing your thoughts.

    My opinion is also that if we have a 250 word competition it would be separate. As a reader I wouldn't be able to compare them. Voting is the difficult part. Anyway.

    About the topic. We have one real suggestion up to now: Catharsis (by moonbus).
    Feel free to vent on these things.
    I think about the voting procedure we will have to have a vote.
  11. Subscribermoonbus
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    @Ponderable


    Two separate competitions, 1000 and 250, is ok by me.
  12. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    17 Jan '21 09:35
    @ponderable said
    Thank you everybody for sharing your thoughts.

    My opinion is also that if we have a 250 word competition it would be separate. As a reader I wouldn't be able to compare them. Voting is the difficult part. Anyway.

    About the topic. We have one real suggestion up to now: Catharsis (by moonbus).
    Feel free to vent on these things.
    I think about the voting procedure we will have to have a vote.
    How about a particular genre? We had horror a couple of years ago which was fun. Suggestions:

    1. Futuristic western
    2. Alien invasion
    3. Murder mystery
    4. Romance
  13. Subscriberdivegeester
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    17 Jan '21 09:39
    @moonbus said
    @Ponderable


    Two separate competitions, 1000 and 250, is ok by me.
    Thanks for seconding my suggestion.

    I may even write some thing this year....
  14. SubscriberPonderable
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    @divegeester said
    Thanks for seconding my suggestion.

    I may even write some thing this year....
    So are you open to organize one of the events?
  15. Subscriberdivegeester
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    @ponderable said
    So are you open to organize one of the events?
    No, I thought you were asking for ideas.
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