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Fiction Contest feedback thread

Post by trboturtle » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:52 pm

Okay, I'm starting a new thread for feedback on the failed fiction contest.

I want to know, in your opinion, what went wrong? I had one entry for the entire contest. All feedback will be welcomed.

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Post by trboturtle » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:06 pm

No comments yet? I'm disappointed. . . . :(

No one has anything to say? Good, bad, indifferent?

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Post by Steve Ronin » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:30 am

Contests are great.
Contests in the middle of the summer blahs...
maybe not so great.

Site visits as a whole have been down: even the CBT & LotB forums have been way down.
we may look into an email reminder campaign to regain some of our 'lost' members.
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Post by Rayo Azul » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:15 am

trboturtle wrote:No comments yet? I'm disappointed. . . . :(

No one has anything to say? Good, bad, indifferent?

Craig
Maybe I can add my thoughts? Personally I didn't enter because I am busy with other stories, but I think that contests work when there is an incentive, a prize let's say.

Not sure what it might be - publication in a fanzine is no longer available I think. Maybe to use as a promotional tool to bring members in, or some form of recognition apart from the award?

NOt sure, but we all like to win something. :D

I mentioned that I have seen a downturn in hits here, whereas on some other sites there is a steady following. Perhaps in itself it's as Steve said in that the members need reminding to participate?

Whatever I can do to help, please let me know.

Cheers

Rayo

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Post by shalom itay » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:52 pm

Try and ask members for their ideas for a contest,
what would the like to read and write.
Then run a poll with about 2-3 options.
I think this might help. I'm saying your idea wasnt good,
but maybe people have other ideas.