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TR Diary Contest

Postposted on Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:20 pm

Hi all,

I was just wondering when the winners would be announced. The team said by the 15th, but nothing has been mentioned yet. Thanks!
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Re: TR Diary Contest

Postposted on Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:29 pm

I'm excited lol
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Re: TR Diary Contest

Postposted on Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:14 pm

To be fair there were a lot of entries, and not many of them looked like they kept it well under 350 words. Maybe they're still just going through them.
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Re: TR Diary Contest

Postposted on Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:41 pm

All I know is, I would not want to be the judge of this contest. :o lol. They had a decent amount of submissions for this and it will likely depend on who or how many people are judging. I'm having a hard time deciding which ones I liked the best.
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Re: TR Diary Contest

Postposted on Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:14 pm

I was wondering about this too.

Amazing Mr. X wrote:To be fair there were a lot of entries, and not many of them looked like they kept it well under 350 words. Maybe they're still just going through them.

My first draft was over 400 when I pasted it into MS Word and I almost cried. I had to really sweat it to chop out a lot and I still came out at like 347.
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Re: TR Diary Contest

Postposted on Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:38 pm

EternalGamer2 wrote:My first draft was over 400 when I pasted it into MS Word and I almost cried. I had to really sweat it to chop out a lot and I still came out at like 347.

There were some that were still well over the limit. Some of the best entries were too long according to Word. The challenge was twofold: be creative and amazing, and do it within the constraints. I almost missed the word limit. Lol
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Re: TR Diary Contest

Postposted on Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:08 pm

When I did mine I had a while loop doing wc and saved often to keep on track.
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Re: TR Diary Contest

Postposted on Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:33 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:
EternalGamer2 wrote:My first draft was over 400 when I pasted it into MS Word and I almost cried. I had to really sweat it to chop out a lot and I still came out at like 347.

There were some that were still well over the limit. Some of the best entries were too long according to Word. The challenge was twofold: be creative and amazing, and do it within the constraints. I almost missed the word limit. Lol

It took me 5 separate and completely different iterations to get the size of mine down to 350 words. I started from the first day of the contest and barely got it done by the second to last day. I honestly would have preferred being allowed to write more like 700 or 1000 words for this, but I think I did enjoy the challenge of forced brevity in the end.

That's what it was all about though, right? Enjoying yourself, having a good time, maybe a little fun along the way?
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Re: TR Diary Contest

Postposted on Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:20 pm

Brevity? Jeez, I wound up dragging mine out a little bit so it wouldn't be so short. I did think about taking another potshot at corporate IT but figured it would be too tedious even if it didn't run over the limit.
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Re: TR Diary Contest

Postposted on Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:30 am

Maybe we'll hear back Monday. I know a lot of us had to trim down our entries-- 350 words is a good balance between story and brevity.

I am kind of hoping that if I win, I get second prize. I don't need everything in the bundle so why not host my own mini-giveaway for the parts I don't truly need? I'll do it. Just have to figure out how. But may the best entries win!
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Re: TR Diary Contest

Postposted on Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:22 am

Haha, no kidding regarding the length. I just hope they go by MS Word for verifying the word count limit as that's what I used for the counter. :P
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