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All under control, apart from the unpacking. Probably be weeks if not months before we get all the merch on display again. ^^;;

54d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

You may, yes. You may also submit revised/updated answers for trivia questions.

135d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Not much time left to get entries in for this competition! Better be fast!

152d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time to get your entries in for this competition.

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No, this is more a case of busting Al Capone for tax evasion.

A quick bit of background. As I'd mentioned in this month's contest blog, I was planning to post an updated version of the "On submissions, approvals, and comments" blog post after Christmas. Before doing that, I wanted to start a conversation with regards to those types of articles, as I in response to Thunder_God's comment on that blog.

Yesterday, I started to put together a...

224d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

I think we're all looking forward to the day when the tag system as it currently stands gets replaced....

225d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Well, I'm not going to name names....but yes, the conversation I wanted to have was on exactly those kinds of articles. I try to push through articles which stay in the queue for a couple of days and are appropriate for the site, but those sort of articles I simply won't touch. They're not *inappropriate* for the site as such, but the volume of them that we're receiving in comparison to the number of news articles has clearly gone too far.

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For the record BTW....someone actually got their name drawn for both contests this month. We've had that blurb down the bottom there for a while now about people only being eligible for one prize, etc. That was added in the context of Christmas contests some time ago where the prizes weren't equal, but as that didn't work with how we've structured things here I had to tack an extra bit on the end. Setting things up that way sounds like it should be fairest for everyone in the...

232d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

While a number of websites do post their own news here, I'm pretty sure it's not ANN staffers who are posting up stories from that site. Could be wrong though. ^^;

265d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

That's certainly an interesting idea. My main concern would be if it led to people to simply mass approve without caring about the quality (not to mention the potential for some people to dominate simply by virtue of being online at around the same time as frequent contributors. Perhaps a system which gave people an entry for each day that they approved (or reported!) at least one story?

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While we don't have any mimimum threshold currently, I don't think I've ever seen someone win a contributor contest when they hadn't submitted multiple stories within a month (I think the lowest might have been someone who'd submitted somewhere between 5 and 10 articles?), and I think we've only once had that happen with the commentator contest. So making more contributions does make a big difference. I'd probably have reservations about setting a minimum *score* (...

266d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

Currently waiting on 1 last winner to get back to me so I can send this off to the people who make sure you all get your prizes. ;)

275d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Winners are up. Apologies for the delay. Winners, please check your tickets and reply to them with with the requested info ASAP.

277d ago 4 agree0 disagreeView comment

Coming up in just a bit. Had no home internet due to the move, screwed everything up.

277d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I suppose. Though we have in the past (and surely will again) have run ones which weren't so random.

355d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

*checks clock* They should've already been up at the time you posted this message...

355d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

This is the one I've switched to as well. Recommended by the EFF, so seems quite trustworthy.

360d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

They're listed in the blog at the bottom now. Updated that 4 days ago.

370d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Talk about not knowing your customer base. I'd be interested to know if this is a decision that's happened in Japan, or with their American branch.

374d ago 2 agree1 disagreeView comment

Whoops. Already sent their tickets last week, must have forgotten to update the blog entry. ^^;;

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