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Mara Jade Skywalker

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We've decided to try out a subforum for Book Club contests. All contest entries and contest announcements will go here. We will still have an announcement thread for contests in the Book Club, with a link to come to the subforum. Hopefully this will work out well. If not, we'll go back to the old way.

ShadowDog suggested this name, the Ampitheatre, however if anyone has any other ideas for names, let us know!

All writing that is not related to contests should go in the Book Club.

That is all! :D

(ShadowDog, I moved all the contest threads I could find from this year. I left the Summer contest sign-up thread in the Book Club. Go ahead and move any other threads you think should be here.)

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Sonny's not going to condone this...

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:lol:

Sweet Mara! :thumbsup: :D Thanks for setting this up and moving everything over. :P

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Sonny's not going to condone this...


I have made it legal.

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I dunno how I feel about this.

that being said, good job Mara! It looks pretty.

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I have made it legal.


LMFAO

Um, um, lemme see.

This game of yours has failed, Sonny. The subforum is created. We dare not go against the Admins.

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I dunno how I feel about this.


If the contests start dying off, we'll integrate them back into the main forum.

I like segregating the contests because 1) it's easier to find contest threads and 2) I love organization.

that being said, good job Mara! It looks pretty.


This was the first forum I created. I have to give Rock credit though, he transferred the skin over.

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NOw we just need a new banner.

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Yes, feel free to make banners, come up with new names, and all that jazz!

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I have an idea, but no resources.

~le sigh~

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Pawn it out on others!

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Yay!! I can find STUFF!! :D

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Sonny's not going to condone this...


I have made it legal.


I don't mind this so much as what I feared would transpire. Namely a writing barrio where good stories faced segregated oblivion. I think this contest subdivision could work because the contests draw interest in and of themselves. Contrast that with the last couple non contest short stories posted by Richcelt and ShadowDog which went largely ignored and quickly faded from the front page. If non contest stories were being ignored before - what would be their fate once banished to literary Purgatory?

I still have my doubts about this being a good idea but I see no harm in the attempt and will heartily do my bit in support. Especially since I now have a team in the Tournament.

I dunno how I feel about this.


What a wonderfully polite way of saying you don't like something. Who says that civility is dead?

I have made it legal.

This game of yours has failed, Sonny. The subforum is created. We dare not go against the Admins.


Indeed. You can't stop change any more than you can stop the suns from setting. (I suggest you lay down your arms, I can quote Star Wars until the cows come home.)

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:lol: We could have an entire forum where we do nothing but speak to each other in Star Wars quotes. I'm sure it'd go over well.

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Contrast that with the last couple non contest short stories posted by Richcelt and ShadowDog which went largely ignored and quickly faded from the front page.


Sure, rub it in why don't you. :unimpressed: :P

(I suggest you lay down your arms, I can quote Star Wars until the cows come home.)



Great, kid. Don't get cocky.

Your arrogance is your weakness.

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I dunno how I feel about this.


What a wonderfully polite way of saying you don't like something. Who says that civility is dead?


:lol:

you just totally called me out.

awesome

also. wtf. I write short stories outside of the contest threads. THERE'S ONE POSTED RIGHT NOW CALLED 'BOTCHED'.

wow. that was rude of me to yell.

<3?

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on a different note:

why

does the ampitheatre

have a helm wheel as its symbol.

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That's a good question. I guess I assumed it was a wheel of fortune. :lol:

Oh, and I think Sonny's point was the stories that weren't getting replies and which quickly sank like a rock. :lol: Not an issue with Botched. :thumbsup:

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my favorite part is how it's spelled correctly.

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Subforums are a wonderful way to lower participation and reduce the number of people reading what is submitted. If that's your goal, I approve.

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If the contests start dying off, we'll integrate them back into the main forum.



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Yeah I saw that. I'm skeptical for that ever happening. Bad ideas around here tend to stick for years.

Use page views as a metric.

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Bad ideas around here tend to stick for years.


I can't speak for any other part of Nightly or for any previous incarnation of the Book Club, but I can state unequivocally that this is not true for the Book Club since I have been here. Otherwise I would still be doing "Ask the Writing Gods." I LOVED that idea, had a blast writing it, and would still be doing it if it had generated any interest whatsoever. But, alas, it didn't. Ours is not to wonder why some things take off and others don't, ours is merely to ride, cultivate, and nuture the things that to do take off.

If this idea doesn't work things will go back to the way they were. Period. :shrug:

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I think that with the amout of witing, this will be a good place to catch our creative talent,

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seriously guys.

wtf is an ampitheatre.



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