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#1188 · 28
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Upthumb this post if you think the genre should be changed to "Original".
#17391 · 12
· · >>Monokeras >>CoffeeMinion >>Bachiavellian >>Southpaw >>RogerDodger
Experimenting with a word limit of 500–900 for this event.




I need a way to more decisively make changes or do experiments with the formats, rules, etc. I have previously taken discussions of this nature with a bent towards conservatism out of concern for people who missed the discussions or are simply happy with the way things are. However, I think this has lead to it being hard to get any changes made at all.

To that end, I'm going to periodically hold meetings in the #meta discord channel where things can not just be discussed but also decided on. This means decisions will mostly be made with consideration for people who show up. (However, this is still not necessarily a democratic process, since I've got the final say on everything.)

These meetings will be held on the Sunday following the conclusion of a scheduled event at 00:30 UTC. The first will be 24 Jun 00:30.
#1189 · 11
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Upthumb this post if you think the genre should remain as "General".
#1158 · 10
· · >>destinedjagold
Please refrain from saying anything that might compromise your anonymity. Doing so is grounds for disqualification. It's recommended you do dummy reviews of your own stories should it otherwise be easy to deduce which you wrote.
#9774 · 10
· · >>Not_A_Hat >>Not_A_Hat >>FairyRave
This is an experimental round where we have art submissions that then act as prompts for fics.

Not sure how it'll go, but we'll find out!

If you have any friends that prefer drawing to writing, you should let them know. In the poll I did for this I also asked how many entries I should expect, and while I estimate enough to make the round function, more variety (and new faces) is always a welcome sight.

Voting on art entries uses the same system as fic ones, except there is only 1 round. There's a special award given to the entry with the most associated fics.




Not sure exactly how to handle email notifications for this, since "Prompt selected" meaning to act as "Fic subs opened" won't be appropriate. SImilarly there's a separate "Voting started" and "Results up" for both modes.
#17951 · 10
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Bug should be fixed now. Server should stop crashing.
#19819 · 9
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The scoreboard has been updated with a fresh, mobile-friendly design, with fancy new vector award icons courtesy of GGA.

(Go look at it it's very pretty.)
#1661 · 8
· · >>horizon >>destinedjagold
Please refrain from saying anything that might compromise your anonymity. Doing so is grounds for disqualification. It's recommended you do dummy reviews of your own stories should it otherwise be easy to deduce which you wrote.
#13549 · 8
· · >>CoffeeMinion >>georg >>Baal Bunny
For the people that missed the Discord discussion and Fimfiction thread:

— Some people want fewer pic rounds, don't like having to use pics as prompts
— Some people want more pic rounds
— Having more frequent pic rounds will help create a community of regular pic entrants
— Possible to experiment with different pic round formats
⸺ Concurrent pic rounds, where the fics and pics are independent but to the same prompt
⸺ fic -> pic rounds, where pics are drawn to fics
⸻ Problem: reading fics takes a while, eating into drawing time
⸻ Solution: allot more time for this format

Current plan

— Try out concurrent pic round for next event
— Use the following cycle:
⸺ Minific rounds have concurrent pic rounds
⸺ Short story rounds cycle between concurrent, fic -> pic, and pic -> fic
⸺ This means 1/3 of short story rounds suck for ppl that don't like pic -> fic

Other suggestions

— Make pic -> fic limit the pic prompts to the top 3, or finalist
⸺ This makes it so everyone has the same prompt
⸺ Doesn't really seem to address the main concern ppl have with pic -> fic
— Run totally independent pic events, doing occasional crossover rounds (fic -> pic or pic -> fic)
⸺ Would reduce confusion somewhat
⸺ Possibly makes the two communities too separate
⸺ More work for me




I haven't updated the code so this actually works right, so e.g., the rules page is currently incorrect (regarding fics being based on pics). I'm working on this now.

This round is an experiment on running concurrent contests. We'll do a fic2pic experiment sometime later.
#17935 · 8
· · >>CoffeeMinion
Sorry about the technical difficulties. I was away this weekend and wasn't able to do anything short of hitting the reboot button. The rounds have been extended so there's still 1 day to finish prelim voting and art submissions.

I haven't figured out what the problem is but have setup a debug system up so I'll know what it is when it happens next. It's probably something to do with art submissions.