View Poll Results: Please vote for the story you like best by July 1st.

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  • Four Little Words

    5 16.67%
  • Secret Memory

    2 6.67%
  • Gray Orchid

    5 16.67%
  • Reflections of a Murderer

    1 3.33%
  • Archie's Girl

    0 0%
  • Field Trip

    2 6.67%
  • The Game

    4 13.33%
  • Hioulia / Julia

    4 13.33%
  • Kim and Me

    7 23.33%
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Thread: June '11 Elimination

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    June '11 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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    Some splendid writing here. It sums up why I enjoy this forum so much.

    Will let the stories ferment in my head before I decide which one to vote for, though
    Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocHeart View Post
    Some splendid writing here. It sums up why I enjoy this forum so much.

    Will let the stories ferment in my head before I decide which one to vote for, though
    I agree, Doc.

    An amazing range of stories, the writing quality never failing.

    And...

    I think this is a record for us! Most stories submitted ever in one month!

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    This is a good bunch of stories, and quite a few at that. There's talent and hard workers about.

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    So few stories ...would be over in a jiffy
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    Talking Good day my good droogies!

    So, hello. I've been reading from this site on and off for years now. Never thought to join, and it just made sense to do it today. =]

    So........

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    Nine entries for this round! That's really remarkable.

    An even more remarkable outcome would be if the number of voters exceeded the number of entries!

    In my increasingly humble opinion, there would be many more votes if the ballot were secret, but then, I don't know if there is a way to have a secret ballot while still insuring against the same person voting more than once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntShecky View Post
    Nine entries for this round! That's really remarkable.

    An even more remarkable outcome would be if the number of voters exceeded the number of entries!

    In my increasingly humble opinion, there would be many more votes if the ballot were secret, but then, I don't know if there is a way to have a secret ballot while still insuring against the same person voting more than once.
    I agree it should be secret because then no one can be disappoint and as well no one should be allow to voting more once.
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    Well I voted. I like them all. But there were two favourite ones. In the end I thought of the one I would most like to read right now and so made my decision. I do hope it does well.

    Oh and congrats to the others I didn't vote for I enjoyed reading them so much.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntShecky View Post
    An even more remarkable outcome would be if the number of voters exceeded the number of entries!
    Well, officially the number of votes passed the number of entries!

    So, this month has been a success!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntShecky View Post
    In my increasingly humble opinion, there would be many more votes if the ballot were secret, but then, I don't know if there is a way to have a secret ballot while still insuring against the same person voting more than once.
    It's an interesting thought, but I'm not sure I understand it fully. I can't easily think of a reason why members are hesitant to vote just because it is not done anonymously. After all, it is not a political poll -- nor is it in any other way of a sensitive nature (at least to my mind).

    On the other hand, I think the administrators would be open to any suggestion that gives the competition the attention it deserves. I also *THINK* it is techincally possible with VBulletin to hold anonymous polls while ensuring that each member votes only once. So perhaps they will in time speak to this.

    A happy week to everyone.

    DH
    Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocHeart View Post
    It's an interesting thought, but I'm not sure I understand it fully. I can't easily think of a reason why members are hesitant to vote just because it is not done anonymously. After all, it is not a political poll -- nor is it in any other way of a sensitive nature (at least to my mind).

    On the other hand, I think the administrators would be open to any suggestion that gives the competition the attention it deserves. I also *THINK* it is techincally possible with VBulletin to hold anonymous polls while ensuring that each member votes only once. So perhaps they will in time speak to this.

    A happy week to everyone.

    DH
    What is interesting is that when I voted the other day, I could see the names of previous voters matched with the stories which they voted for. Now, that I've already voted, all I can see is the bar graph. No names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntShecky View Post
    What is interesting is that when I voted the other day, I could see the names of previous voters matched with the stories which they voted for. Now, that I've already voted, all I can see is the bar graph. No names.
    Presumably once you vote you no longer get to see who else has??

    I can still see each pollster's name alongside each story (having yet to cast a vote myself).

    I also wonder what the etiquette is regarding voting for one's own entry. I would consider that rather ungentle(wo)manly behaviour (even if I thought mine was the best of the bunch) but presumably we are allowed to do so in order to boost our ranking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillwalker View Post
    Presumably once you vote you no longer get to see who else has??

    I can still see each pollster's name alongside each story (having yet to cast a vote myself).

    I also wonder what the etiquette is regarding voting for one's own entry. I would consider that rather ungentle(wo)manly behaviour (even if I thought mine was the best of the bunch) but presumably we are allowed to do so in order to boost our ranking.

    H
    Person I have should be secret and I think wrong to be able voting for the story of which you writing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoolane View Post
    I think wrong to be able voting for the story of which you writing.
    Agreed... but there seems there is nothing to stop us doing this.

    H

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