View Poll Results: Please vote for the story you like best!

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  • Rite of Passage

    1 4.35%
  • Edwick

    5 21.74%
  • The Myth of Generations

    8 34.78%
  • Cherry Blossom Girl

    5 21.74%
  • Lonely Hearts

    3 13.04%
  • Priorities

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  • Heir Apparent

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Thread: February '08 Elimination

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    Pièce de Résistance Scheherazade's Avatar
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    February '08 Elimination

    Please vote for the story you like best and the winner will be taking part in the final vote at the end of the year.

    Discussion of the stories, to avoid influencing the outcome of the poll, are not allowed.

    If contributers would like to ask questions, they should email us at [email protected].

    Please note that the authors agree to keep their identities secret when they enter the competition.
    Those who breach this rule will be disqualified automatically.

    Good luck, everyone!



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    Posting here so that I can receive notifications when others have voted.

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    My goodness that was a difficult choice .... stellar stories everyone !
    Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty
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    Holy smoke, I've forgotten about this.
    LET THERE BE LIGHT

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    My literature blog: http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/

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    Pièce de Résistance Scheherazade's Avatar
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    Another close poll!
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    Nice stories Couldn't easily make up my mind between two..
    Through the darkness of future past
    the magician longs to see
    one chance out between two worlds
    'Fire walk with me.'


    Twin Peaks

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    Well done, everyone. I'm going to have to read them a few more times before I make up my mind.

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    Exclamation

    7 stories.
    15 votes.
    One story that doesn't even have ONE vote.
    What's wrong with this picture?
    Where are the voters?
    If you take too long to make up your mind,
    the clock is ticking and you'll run out of time!

    OH, and let's say all 7 authors voted, and since nobody knows who they be, we dunno if any of them did, but if we give that, that means only 8 other people did! Isn't that pathetic? Isn't that sad? Literature Forum? Hello? Are we to busy to bother with our own activities? Wake up and smell the ink or something!

    Pendragon
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    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon View Post
    ....Isn't that pathetic? Isn't that sad? Literature Forum? Hello? Are we to busy to bother with our own activities? Wake up and smell the ink or something!
    You raise a very interesting point, Pendragon. I'm a relatively new member here, and while I love the forum, I've been somewhat disappointed in member participation. I'm in a baseball forum that uses the identical software, so it looks just like Lit-Net. The baseball forum has less than half the members of Lit-Net, but the post-per-member ratio is three times higher in the baseball forum than it is here.

    What this means to me is that we have a lot of lurkers here.

    Obviously we don't want people to post simply for the sake of posting, if they have nothing worthwhile to say. But it seems like more folks could come up with something worthwhile to say every now and then.

    I guess that people who lurk exclusively are not allowed to vote, and that's how it should be.

    But I sure agree that there are some fantastic stories in this competition, and it's disappointing that we can't even come up with more than 15 souls who can take the step of voting.
    Last edited by DickZ; 02-22-2008 at 02:59 PM.

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    Dick, we also have a lot of regular members who don't vote in these contests.
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    Smile

    Yeah. we raise this issue every voting seson, Dick, and it still doesn't seem to get any better. If it were lurkers, I would say nothing. But I can count right off hand some good 40 persons I know well on the forum, and twice that that I have spoken with more than once. My paperdoll wall of fame has IDK, 100 dolls or so on it. Now true, some of these people have left or moved into a status where they cannot vote, some were perhaps banned. But the greater part are here and able to vote. No, you don't have a doll yet. I don't have enough clues. Baseball, huh?
    Some of us laugh
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    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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    I voted.

    /flex

    Edit: over a week ago, by the way. /flexagain

    Honestly, though, I just don't think many people at these forums are all that interested in learning to write. And most of them are certainly uninterested in other members' works.

    It seems that these forums are more for people who just want to discuss literature (and anything mildly related to it), which is to be expected when considering the name of the website.

    Still, it's dissapointing mostly, the type of discussion that goes on. Lots of mainstream commercial writing hate (which I'm not saying is undeserved, just pointless), mixed with a good dosage of "I'm smarter than you" posters, mixed with a lot of people who are here only because of mainstream commercial writing. The first of these three groups is too busy hating everything, the second group is 'above' reading anything besides classics, and the last group is mostly clueless and apathetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by APEist View Post
    The first of these three groups is too busy hating everything, the second group is 'above' reading anything besides classics, and the last group is mostly clueless and apathetic.
    Aw, c'mon, don't be judgemental of the people here. We do have a mixed bag, and too many don't want to be involved with voting. But I was asking myself WHY IS THAT. And maybe (I said this before) it is because you can publically see who voted for who. I really think that some form of anonymity (spell) be added, and you may get more voters.

    Just a two bit statement from the peanut gallery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by APEist View Post
    Lots of mainstream commercial writing hate (which I'm not saying is undeserved, just pointless), mixed with a good dosage of "I'm smarter than you" posters, mixed with a lot of people who are here only because of mainstream commercial writing. The first of these three groups is too busy hating everything, the second group is 'above' reading anything besides classics, and the last group is mostly clueless and apathetic.
    Very interesting. Which group would you put me and, say, Kiz or Pen, in?
    Quote Originally Posted by kiz_paws View Post
    Aw, c'mon, don't be judgemental of the people here. We do have a mixed bag, and too many don't want to be involved with voting. But I was asking myself WHY IS THAT. And maybe (I said this before) it is because you can publically see who voted for who. I really think that some form of anonymity (spell) be added, and you may get more voters.
    Seconded. As much as I like seeing who voted for me when I've contributed myself - it might put people off who don't want others to know what their favourite is.

    BTW, other than Pen, I never vote when I've contributed. That way I'm not in danger of voting for my own entry. Pen, you're so selfless there!

    Just a two bit statement from the peanut gallery.
    And I thought only the British were good at understatement!
    O schaurig ists übers Moor zu gehn,
    wenn es wimmelt vom Heiderauche,
    sich wie Phantome die Dünste drehn
    und die Ranke häkelt am Strauche.


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    Those 3 groups I outlined arent all-inclusive, obviously. They are just the 3 main types of people I see on these forums.

    Categorizing + generalizing is for cool people.

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