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Posted Nov 19, '12 at 6:49pm

Gantic

Gantic

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I have written up a rather long post that will be broken into two or three parts. The first part is below. The other part(s) will be posted at a later date. This is open discussion pertaining to the Haiku Contest and Poetry Contest. The Art Skills Competition may also weigh in where relevant.

Let's get the innocuous out off the way. The following are hopefully uncontroversial proposed changes that should be easy to implement.

[HAIKU][POETRY] Retire the kilopost threads. Start a new thread each year with up-to-date rules and keep the content fresher. This means the threads will be done at the end of this year and a new thread will take its place. This deals with the problem of outdated rules and permanent rule changes in the middle of the thread.
[HAIKU] Create a new account to store winning entries to the Haiku Competition.
[POETRY] Reopen _Poetry_ or create new account to store winning entries of the Poetry Competition. I'm leaning toward opening a new account, because _Poetry_ is affected by the underscore glitch.

 

Posted Nov 19, '12 at 7:09pm

daleks

daleks

3,654 posts

So is this actually up for discussion or is it more of, hey I am going to do this and tell you guys about it?

I like the idea of having a new thread every year with the up to date rules and stuff. I don't really understand the logic behind the accounts for storing the winners.

 

Posted Nov 19, '12 at 8:00pm

murasaki9

murasaki9

1,396 posts

Am I not understanding or something? What is this thread for?
Please, Gantic? Can you explain again? :D >< Please?

 

Posted Nov 19, '12 at 8:21pm

Gantic

Gantic

9,755 posts

Moderator

I'll let David Bowie explain it during his Ziggy Stardust phase.

 

Posted Nov 19, '12 at 8:58pm

murasaki9

murasaki9

1,396 posts

OMG!!! ROFL!!
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Ahem.
I get your point. I will wait patiently and quietly while you work on the next half of your afore mentioned post.

 

Posted Nov 19, '12 at 9:13pm

xXxDAPRO89xXx

xXxDAPRO89xXx

5,441 posts

I like the idea of having a new thread every year with the up to date rules and stuff.


Agreed. The rules are VERYYY old and could use a changing once and a while ;P

Create a new account to store winning entries to the Haiku Competition.


There already is... here

I think it is owned by EmperorPalpatine...
 

Posted Nov 19, '12 at 9:51pm

Gantic

Gantic

9,755 posts

Moderator

@murasaki9 Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes! Turn and face the strange ch-ch-changes! and this is open discussion on said changes.
@xXxDAPRO89xXx How about one with open comments where the writers of the winner entry can post their own winning entry, if that can be arranged.

 

Posted Nov 19, '12 at 11:02pm

Kyouzou

Kyouzou

5,231 posts

Isn't the problem with open comments that some one will constantly have to be monitoring them to ensure that they aren't bogged down by spam? I do agree that using the comments section would be far more efficient, I just don't know how well it could be accomplished.

 

Posted Nov 20, '12 at 12:59am

Maverick4

Maverick4

6,891 posts

But the question is, who will bell the cat? Or rather, who will make the new thread(s)?

 

Posted Nov 20, '12 at 2:35am

Parsat

Parsat

2,223 posts

I advocate the opening of a dedicated poetry contest account, but not the retirement of the traditional thread. The rules since the current thread's establishment (which was itself a new thread after two contest cycles) have not changed since they were passed down from Ubertuna:


It must fit the week's theme.
It must be submitted by the deadline.
It cannot have inappropriate language in it.
It cannot be stolen (if you plagiarize, we will find you).

Also:

The poem must be created for this contest
A user cannot win two weeks in a row (though everyone is welcome to submit every week!)
Only one submission per user will be accepted

As we all know, the winner will recieve a merit, and their poem will be featured on the _Poetry_ page.


Of these rules, nothing has changed, except the death of the __Poetry__ account and the current refusal to award merits (which I hope will be remedied soon). There is no evidence of "outdated rules and permanent rule changes in the middle of the thread" here.

At least, if a new thread is created, it must not only contain the rules but also links to all previous poetry contest threads.
 
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