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View Poll Results: September Challange: Secrets
Cloak and Dagger, by Kaziarl 0 0%
Two Secrets for the Price of One, by Gul Re'jal 1 11.11%
Secrets, by unusualsuspex 1 11.11%
Immersion, by Nerys Ghemor 4 44.44%
Far Away, Far the River, by Fleet Captain Frost 3 33.33%
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Old October 3 2010, 06:04 AM   #1
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September Challenge: Secrets Vote Thread

Since KobayashiMaru13 appears to be missing in action, I've taken it upon myself to create the voting thread to help out.

First off I'd like to say, as silly as this may sound, this is a month were all entrants are winners in my eyes. I'd have to say this has been one of the better months for the challenge, and everyone did a wonderful job.

Now that the sentimental junk is out of the way, here are the entries in no particular order:

Cloak and Dagger Written by myself, Kaziarl

Two Secrets for the Price of One by Gul Re'jal

Secrets by unusualsuspex

Immersion by Nerys Ghemor

And last, but certainly not least,

Far Away, Far the River by Fleet Captain Frost
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Old October 3 2010, 06:22 AM   #2
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Re: September Challenge: Secrets Vote Thread

::::sits in front of her computer and howls:::::

I can't decide, I'd like to vote for 2, if not for 3 Tough choice!
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Old October 3 2010, 06:25 AM   #3
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Re: September Challenge: Secrets Vote Thread

I feel your pain. Had there been more entries, I would have made it two votes per person. I might have been able to get away with it here, but it just didn't seem to warrant it.
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Old October 5 2010, 09:36 AM   #4
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Re: September Challenge: Secrets Vote Thread

Can you vote for yourself now?
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Old October 5 2010, 06:03 PM   #5
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Re: September Challenge: Secrets Vote Thread

Self voting has never been allowed.
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Old October 5 2010, 09:07 PM   #6
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Re: September Challenge: Secrets Vote Thread

The Klingon Ghoul wrote: View Post
Self voting has never been allowed.

I defy you to stop someone from doing it.


I further defy you to prove someone did it if they're not stupid enough to post "I voted for myself."
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Old October 5 2010, 09:25 PM   #7
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Re: September Challenge: Secrets Vote Thread

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The Klingon Ghoul wrote: View Post
Self voting has never been allowed.

I defy you to stop someone from doing it.


I further defy you to prove someone did it if they're not stupid enough to post "I voted for myself."
wth? where did that come from?

First of all, for as long as I've been here voting for one self has not been allowed. No, it doesn't stop them, but the couple of times in the past that I recall it happening the person was disqualified.

Secondly, it's an open vote. I'm sure you've been here long enough to know what that means, but just in case you haven't I'll tell you. We can see who voted for which entry. See the column with the number of votes? Click it. It will show you the names.

So yes, I see that FCF has voted for herself. I haven't said anything about it specifically since this isn't my challenge for the month. I simply helped with getting the poll up. The decision of what to do about it, in my mind, is up to the person who presented the challenge.

Now, as for the fact of whether it's against the rules or not, I simply refer to Nerys' post when the discussion came up during this very month in the challenge thread.
http://trekbbs.com/showpost.php?p=4381034&postcount=19
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Old October 5 2010, 09:38 PM   #8
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Re: September Challenge: Secrets Vote Thread

The Klingon Ghoul wrote: View Post
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The Klingon Ghoul wrote: View Post
Self voting has never been allowed.

I defy you to stop someone from doing it.


I further defy you to prove someone did it if they're not stupid enough to post "I voted for myself."
wth? where did that come from?

First of all, for as long as I've been here voting for one self has not been allowed. No, it doesn't stop them, but the couple of times in the past that I recall it happening the person was disqualified.

Secondly, it's an open vote. I'm sure you've been here long enough to know what that means, but just in case you haven't I'll tell you. We can see who voted for which entry.

I've also been here long enough to know that wasn't always a feature available when creating a poll, and as long as you didn't know who voted for what, the only way to know someone voted for himself or herself was if they were dim enough to tell you.

I see that FCF has voted for herself. I haven't said anything about it specifically since this isn't my challenge for the month. I simply helped with getting the poll up. The decision of what to do about it, in my mind, is up to the person who presented the challenge.

Now, as for the fact of whether it's against the rules or not, I simply refer to Nerys' post when the discussion came up during this very month in the challenge thread.
http://trekbbs.com/showpost.php?p=4381034&postcount=19
This is hardly the first time this has been discussed. That's where my comment is coming from. It is a rule, but it's an idiotic one, as I've said on numerous occasions.

I'd feel sorry if FCF got DQ'd for voting for herself, because all that really happened was that she spent one vote on her own story. Nerys is still leading, so it's not like that one vote blew the contest wide open.
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Old October 5 2010, 09:47 PM   #9
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Re: September Challenge: Secrets Vote Thread

I'm sure it's been discussed ad nauseam. All I know is that, to the best of my experience, it's been against the rules. So I responded to Jono in that regard.

As for FCF, like I said. As I see it, KM13 is the one to the make the choice. Until he says otherwise, FCF is still in because I certainly can't DQ her myself. Or rather I wont because I'm not the one that issued the challenge.

I'd hate to see her get DQ'd as well, I liked that entry quite a bit. Heck, I voted for it.
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Old October 6 2010, 12:13 AM   #10
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Re: September Challenge: Secrets Vote Thread

Personally I think voting for yourself should not be allowed (it should be made a clear rule, once and for all)... and I find it indecent. I can't imagine voting for myself, even if I thought my story was oh-so-great, it just doesn't feel... right After all the whole challenge is to write a story for others to read and see if they like it. What's the point of voting for yourself?
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Old October 6 2010, 03:54 AM   #11
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Don't worry, I voted for you.
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Old October 6 2010, 04:08 AM   #12
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Re: September Challenge: Secrets Vote Thread

I appreciate that and I didn't worry Heck, I don't even want to win, because I wouldn't know what theme to choose for the next one I just wanted to have fun in participating

As I see it: the stories that didn't get any votes aren't bad, but one has to choose something. If I could vote as many times as I wanted, I'd vote for Secrets for sure too (I had hard time to choose). The prevailing condition was that I just simply love Nerys's style of narration. But both stories' impact on me was equal - very, very strong.
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Old October 6 2010, 09:32 AM   #13
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As I see it: the stories that didn't get any votes aren't bad, but one has to choose something. If I could vote as many times as I wanted, I'd vote for Secrets for sure too (I had hard time to choose). The prevailing condition was that I just simply love Nerys's style of narration. But both stories' impact on me was equal - very, very strong.
Hehe! Thanks for the non-vote vote! XX
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Old October 6 2010, 03:14 PM   #14
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I appreciate that and I didn't worry Heck, I don't even want to win, because I wouldn't know what theme to choose for the next one I just wanted to have fun in participating
I'm the same way. I often don't get any votes, and am excited when I get just 1. I don't care about winning, I just care about the writing and seeing what I can come up with.
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Personally I think voting for yourself should not be allowed (it should be made a clear rule, once and for all)... and I find it indecent. I can't imagine voting for myself, even if I thought my story was oh-so-great, it just doesn't feel... right
Okay, so every elected official who had the nerve to vote for himself or herself in a democratic election should be impeached? Or should never be allowed to run again? 'Cause that'd be a lot of people.

And this is the whole part of this debate that sets me off, the notion so many of the anti's seem to develop that voting for yourself is the source of all the evil and chicanery in the world.

You're given the vote to express your view in a contest. If, in your view, you have the best story or you just plain want to win, it's nobody's business but your own.
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