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giraffmang
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reserved but not entered

   Thread Started October 31 at 12:47PM


I have to say I get a bit annoyed when someone reserves a spot for a competition and then doesn't enter before the deadline causing that competition to recycle. it's really not fair on the other writers who all made the deadline.

I reckon it should go to the booth and they forfeit their entrance money. In the 'real world' if you don't meet a deadline... tough.


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RE: reserved but not entered

Reply on October 31, 2017 01:13 PM

You are right--even if the writer 'forgets' to enter on time.

Too bad, so sad.

But then there are cases where the entry is disabled until AFTER the
deadline. When the CEC checks, it magically appears even though no
one else has seen it. That should not be allowed either. ONLY the
entries that are VISIBLE at the 'deadline reached' point should be
considered. Also if the required number of entries hasn't been met,
then the contest should not recycle OR only recycle ONE time. Then,
that's it.




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RE: reserved but not entered
Reply on October 31, 2017 01:49 PM
I agree with you both.

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RE: reserved but not entered
Reply on October 31, 2017 05:59 PM
Since Tom doesn't check all the forums all of the time (how could he?) someone should pass the suggestions on to him.


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RE: reserved but not entered
Reply on November 1, 2017 02:02 AM

I have messaged Tom about it


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RE: reserved but not entered
Reply on November 1, 2017 07:54 AM
It's even more annoyed and infuriating when that missing entry posts it up the day after the deadline...grr

In regard to keeping the entry a 'secret' before the deadline, I have no problem with that. you see it all the time where someone writes something and then very similar stories start to appear in the same comp. It makes no difference at all to the competition for people to do this.


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RE: reserved but not entered
Reply on November 13, 2017 10:35 AM
I totally agree with you, G-man. It annoys me greatly when I give ample time for the contest to run and someone enters the last minute. I always prefer people to enter early, so others could read their entries and it may inspire more people to join. But, some people are like that, and entering at the last minute is their pattern. When sponsoring a contest, I always check off 2 entries enough for the voting to start. Many put 5 and often those contests get recycled because not enough people entered.

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RE: reserved but not entered
Reply on November 13, 2017 10:43 AM << Modifed November 13 at 10:47AM >>

I don't review as much as some, so don't always have enough member cents to pay, and allow my posts to remain visible for a long time...so I do often wait until the last moment to enter, and I don't see anything wrong with that...its easy to think in the negative, why not try being positive some times...It costs to keep a piece on for a long time...and most times I have to use my own money...I don't complain...if that's the way you people feel. I just won't enter any contests...I have enjoyed it, but can live without reading all of these kind of complaints..


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RE: reserved but not entered
Reply on November 14, 2017 01:12 AM


... and then when it does go to the booth, three of the entries are disqualified leaving only two... grrrr

   

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