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Old 12-13-2017, 09:36 PM   #301
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Yeah, but it would be an even bigger giggle if the effort was completely for naught, and not even dependant on the sweeps

I haven't paid attention to recent contests, but the final sweep used to finish seconds before the announcement, which could come at any time after midnight on the listed date even a day or two later if Laurel has other things to deal with.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:57 PM   #302
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I've never had a story before which never touched an 'H' in the first weeks. Hasn't even come close. I'm more concerned about that than the contest atm.

I thought it was a nice little story too.

Isn't gay male a pretty hard section to get high ratings in? I was under the impression it was a bit of a troll target.

It *is* a nice story.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:00 PM   #303
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Not really, oddly enough.

While GM content is savaged in most categories, the trolls don't seem to venture into the category itself very much. ( Personal trolls not withstanding )

GM has a solid track record of winning themed contests.

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Isn't gay male a pretty hard section to get high ratings in? I was under the impression it was a bit of a troll target.

It *is* a nice story.
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:16 AM   #304
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Another half-dozen votes swept. Score unchanged.
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:53 AM   #305
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Congratulations to the 2017 Winter Holidays Contest Winners!
Manu and I would like to thank all the authors who submitted during this special contest! The reader votes are tallied, and we are happy to announce the winners of our 2017 Winter Holidays Story Contest.

First Place ($150 Cash Prize Winner):
In Time for Christmas by ScattySue

Second Place ($100 Cash Prize Winner):
My Christmas Star by MSTarot

Third Place ($75 Cash Prize Winner):
My Dream Santa by Spencerfiction
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:54 AM   #306
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Congrats.

(I finally got an 'H' on the last sweep.)
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:59 AM   #307
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Congratulations ScattySue, MSTarot, and Spencerfiction!

And a big thank you to everyone who participated. I've enjoyed reading the entries you shared that I have.
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:35 AM   #308
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Congrats to the winners! Nice to see Lesbian and Mature in there. Though they've had a better run the last couple of years, those categories haven't produced a lot of winners historically.

I ended up at 4.85 on 1826 votes, 83161 views, 32 comments, 243 favorites. Only had about 40ish votes swept, and the score matches the highest I ever saw it on day 1. Since then, it's fluctuated between 4.78 and 4.82.
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:56 AM   #309
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:08 AM   #310
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:10 AM   #311
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Congratulations to the winners and to all those who entered.
Fifthed (as opposed to seconded). Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who got a story entered.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:19 AM   #312
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Smile Wow! What happened?

When I checked yesterday my entry appeared to be about 12th out of about 100, which I was pleased about, being my first entry into any contest. I don't have many reader followers, so compared to RejectReality, who quoted his numbers, they far exceed mine. I only had 13777 reads, 33 favs and 280 votes to get me into 3rd place. I was reading about "sweeps" in an earlier post, not knowing what they were before; I appear to lost about 12 votes in the process, which actually added about 0.16 to my final score. However mysterious this adjustment process is, the fact that I managed to get onto the "Literotica podium" at all, is a source of delight to me. As I was in the midst of NaNoWriMo during most of the period entries were going in, I only managed to read (and be entertained) by up to about a dozen, but I hope to read more soon. Well done all who took part.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:48 AM   #313
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:09 PM   #314
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Congrats to all winners and participants! This was a lot of fun, and I am really glad I participated! I've been lurking here for many, many years, so it felt good to contribute something! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:15 PM   #315
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The trolls trying to vote you down end up helping you half the time. They drop your score low enough that other trolls don't feel it's a threat, and they ignore it. You slowly build legitimate votes, and then when the sweeps remove those troll votes, you leapfrog your way to the top.

Congrats! Don't forget to contact Laurel via PM to arrange for your check to hit the mail. And don't forget to put that sucker in the bank. The checks expire after 90 days.

( He says sheepishly, having failed to do so once in the past LOL )

EDIT: Holy frikkin' snikies! I wondered why I was suddenly picking up new votes at an unexpected clip, hit the category hub, and saw that I was #11 on the Hall of Fame

It will be interesting to see how long it stays there.

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When I checked yesterday my entry appeared to be about 12th out of about 100, which I was pleased about, being my first entry into any contest. I don't have many reader followers, so compared to RejectReality, who quoted his numbers, they far exceed mine. I only had 13777 reads, 33 favs and 280 votes to get me into 3rd place. I was reading about "sweeps" in an earlier post, not knowing what they were before; I appear to lost about 12 votes in the process, which actually added about 0.16 to my final score. However mysterious this adjustment process is, the fact that I managed to get onto the "Literotica podium" at all, is a source of delight to me. As I was in the midst of NaNoWriMo during most of the period entries were going in, I only managed to read (and be entertained) by up to about a dozen, but I hope to read more soon. Well done all who took part.
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:53 PM   #316
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Old 12-14-2017, 05:07 PM   #317
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Congrats to the other two winners. And to everyone that entered.

Now, time to sit poised waiting for the check so I can go buy me a new computer mouse, this one has about had it.

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Old 12-14-2017, 07:48 PM   #318
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:14 PM   #319
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The trolls trying to vote you down end up helping you half the time. They drop your score low enough that other trolls don't feel it's a threat, and they ignore it. You slowly build legitimate votes, and then when the sweeps remove those troll votes, you leapfrog your way to the top.

Congrats! Don't forget to contact Laurel via PM to arrange for your check to hit the mail. And don't forget to put that sucker in the bank. The checks expire after 90 days.

( He says sheepishly, having failed to do so once in the past LOL )

EDIT: Holy frikkin' snikies! I wondered why I was suddenly picking up new votes at an unexpected clip, hit the category hub, and saw that I was #11 on the Hall of Fame

It will be interesting to see how long it stays there.
Congrats to you too.

BIB - Channelling LC (where is he, btw? Flounce or ban?), for a while I've suspected this could be a deliberate ploy rather than a fortunate bonus.
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:20 PM   #320
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BIB - Channelling LC (where is he, btw? Flounce or ban?), for a while I've suspected this could be a deliberate ploy rather than a fortunate bonus.
Neither. He is devoting his time to getting his books sold and published.
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:46 PM   #321
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Neither. He is devoting his time to getting his books sold and published.
I miss having him around. He was always a help to me.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:02 PM   #322
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I miss having him around. He was always a help to me.
Me too. One of the good guys.

It's a bit weird here without his & pilot's daily bicker.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:16 PM   #323
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It's a bit weird here without his & pilot's daily bicker.
I'm quite happy to go without their daily bicker
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:17 PM   #324
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Me too. One of the good guys.

It's a bit weird here without his & pilot's daily bicker.
It would be fair for you to consider why there isn't a daily bicker now (and acknowledged that I rarely responded). I didn't particularly enjoy being harassed for several years. Also, my ratings are higher now and I have to delete fewer slamming anonymous comments. But then, since it wasn't you, I suppose . . .
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:56 AM   #325
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Congrats to the winners!

I am pleased with my results! My story was only up for 7 days (submitted 12/7). Finished at 4.83 with 7386 views, 238 votes, 30 favorites. Appears to be about 8th place from what I could tell.

5th story published on Lit, my highest ranked story to date, 20 new followers. I will take it!
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