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I had a lot of fun participating in this contest. It was the catalyst I needed to become a more active member of this community. As I've known I was a writer since I was very young, I'm glad to finally participate more. I am hopeful and optimistic that the newfound activity will continue. I enjoyed having more opportunities to answer questions as well. ...


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Monica Cellio♦ Thank You for running the contest. Thank You, everyone, who answered my questions. There was a lot of valuable information there. I was least expecting the prize, as I'm new to Writing SE. You inspired me to Write More. You Made My Day. Thank You @Monica Cellio♦ for everything.


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If a question is too broad or unclear or has some other problem, please vote to close and, if possible, help the author improve the question so it can be reopened. Edit if you can, comment if you have questions, and lend a helping hand to new people who don't know the ropes yet. We have a strong community here; now that our volume is increasing, we can't ...


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Well, I joined for the fun, Writing's wellbeing and the collective effort for exiting beta. Truth to be told I didn't expect to win something (even if I enjoyed the thrill of competition). Thank you Monica for running the contest, and being so generous with the prizes, also. Thank you Bruglesco, Galastel and Cyn for helping Monica checking the results (I ...


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We should wait a week then continue In my belief the retagging efforts have been a net-positive for the site. We are much closer to generalist and I would like to see us get there. I did post a somewhat pessimistic meta: Why isn't our tag challenge working? The goal there was to gain feedback from the user who weren't participating in the tag challenge ...


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Wow -- thank you! A lot of this was luck -- I just joined SE the week before the contest started, looking for help with some Word Template questions. Hot Network Qs brought me here, and since there was the contest, and my first few answers were well-received, I focused my energy into writing.SE. (My word templates are still being jerks with list styles.)...


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There are two big reasons to increase the number of questions on tags. Hitting the milestone of the Generalist badge is definitely one of them. We need 40 tags with 200+ questions each. Even if we only went from 22 to 23 such tags during the contest, we got a lot closer with all of the remaining 17 tags. #40 punctuation has 115 questions and it only ...


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Thanks to everyone who participated and thanks to you, Monica, for organising this contest. I just came back from some time away from the site when the contest was running. I didn't ask any additional questions just for the contest, only those that were part of the reason I came back, but it was still fun to participate and to see how the contest entry post ...


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Woohoo Congratulations to all actors involved in this contest - (from the contest organizer, reviewers to winners) Congratulations to the community for increasing QPD rates. Thanks a lot for the Swag :) I personally learnt a lot while attempting to ask questions from various aspects of writing and surely it will help me a lot in enriching my hobby. I ...


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I've VTCed several of those questions - I agree they are too broad and of poor quality. (I do like the puzzle one, though.) We appear to have had a growth burst that is beyond what we can currently police. We've had an influx of new users hurrying to post questions. Which is not in itself bad, except that there aren't enough of us experienced users to guide ...


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Entries Add entries to this list in the following format: Username, tag, link to question Or, when you have more than one entry (which I hope lots of people will), use sub-lists (follow Cyn's lead). One entry per question, not one entry per tag. Cyn (20) screenwritingplanning Why write a book when there's a movie in my head? marketingbusiness-...


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And Our Winners Are: Swag Winners: SF. , JMcAfreak, and Saint Georg. Bundle Winners: CLockeWork and Lauren Ipsum. Grand Prize Winner: Lauren Ipsum! We will be getting in touch with all prizewinners soon. Many, many thanks to everybody who participated, helped, and followed along. This has been a lot of fun; we've added some really nice content and livened ...


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Start here: Contest: ask questions, earn badges, win prizes! (final week) The contest rules are in the form of a question on Meta. The submissions are in the form of an answer. Go to the bottom of the answer and click on "edit." Add your name, then put relevant tags, and question link on a new line. Start a new line for each qualifying question. Be ...


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Entries Add entries to this list in the following format: Username, tag, link to question One entry per question, not one entry per tag. Liquid: science-fiction The unknown and unexplained in science fiction Liquid resources What are some good historical sources fro writing medieval battles?c April: resources "[x] minutes to read?" How do ...


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Entries Add entries to this list in the following format: Username, tag, link to question One entry per question, not one entry per tag. Linksassin: research How can I effectively research for a high-fantasy setting? Ricardo: book How can I generate paperback book from iBooks Author?


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Entries Add entries to this list in the following format: Username, tag, link to question One entry per question, not one entry per tag. April marketing - How to "market" my podcast? Cyn marketing - Comics marketing: focus on issues or collections?


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I think it is worth noting that while these are not the best quality questions, none of them are bad. I even found a little bit of value in them, although some of them need work before they can be answered. And I think this was a natural consequence of the contest. The contest has still generated way more positive content. If the quality metrics of the ...


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Here's our final tally: Questions Saint Georg - 2 How can I write a tragedy for children? (2) Lauren Ipsum - 4 When do I explain my created world scenario in a prologue vs. letting it unfold in the story? (4)(2) CLockeWork - 2 Can we enable readers to connect to far future humanity, without pretending they wouldn’t be different? (2) Kit - 2 Method ...


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Two notes so far, folks! Share, share, share! Regulars on the site know this is the first major event we've organized for Writers.SE. This is our big opportunity to bring in new users, with a shiny event and a fun challenge. Let's make this count - so let your friends, your workshops, your writer blogs, know there's a cool contest going on. (If you'd like ...


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Entries Add entries to this list in the following format: Username, tag, link to question One entry per question, not one entry per tag. Linksassin (1) poetry How can I incorporate poetry techniques to improve my prose? April (4) poetry Is there a "writer's room" for poetry? poetry Poetry when unstructured? poetry Publishing Poetry ...


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Entries Add entries to this list in the following format: Username, tag, link to question One entry per question, not one entry per tag. Linksassin (2) naming How to create a consistent feel for character names in a fantasy setting? naming How to create place names that feel like they belong to a culture? Lauren Ipsum (1) punctuation Punctuating text ...


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Entries Add entries to this list in the following format: Username, tag, link to question One entry per question, not one entry per tag. celtschk, constructed-language, Does it make sense to (partially) create a conlang that you don't intend to actually use in the story?


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Entries Add entries to this list in the following format: Username, tag, link to question One entry per question, not one entry per tag. NofP, poetry, Revision secrets for keeping the meter and improving the beat


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Entries Add entries to this list in the following format: Username, tag, link to question One entry per question, not one entry per tag. Liquid, mythology, Avoiding cliches when writing gods Liquid, narrative, How do you show, through your narration, a hard and uncaring world? NofP, related to the writing exercise, mythologycharacter-development Adding ...


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Group questions? Maybe the next step is to have group input on question creation (like Wordlbuilding has) so we can groupmind more advanced questions…? (Apology if this exists, I never see it mentioned.) We also end-up with mostly hero's journey type questions, then YA Fantasy… Is it possible we are just weak in genre diversity? Other (popular?) genres ...


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Entries Add entries to this list in the following format: Username, tag, link to question One entry per question, not one entry per tag. Linksassin (1) planning How do I record information when planning to write a recap of events? April (1) planning How much episode recap is necessary in a tv-focused podcast? Liquid (1) translation English words ...


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Entries Add entries to this list in the following format: Username, tag, link to question One entry per question, not one entry per tag. Liquid, language How can you make up a convincing dialect?


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I think just a general "thank you" to those who post Qs on those tags, even if they don't post here, might be good -- it is boosting the question count, which is good, as you said. Some might not want to bother with Meta.


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Who would assess them? It's another layer of work. Also, I feel like the SE network incentivizes us to have more questions (both daily and per tag), but excess answers are unnecessary. So while "forcing" a question is a good thing, "forcing" an answer, when there are already a few good ones, is pointless.


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