It's the 22nd, which means that there are only 3 days left. Yes, we realize that would make the deadline Christmas, but hey! Writers write regardless, no?
Anyway, if the Yule Tide's not taking up too much of your Yule Time, get on your prose! Your poetry! Your fear! Your rods and cones!
In other news, there have been some questions regarding the time our deadlines and posts adhere to. Ladies and Gentlemen (if I can direct your attention to the instructions found on the left side of the front page), we operate on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) (watch out for British "Summer Time!"). Oddly enough, one of the questions came from an admin here!
On the 16th of December, we also added sort of a new "prize" for winning: a blog-roll. Basically, if you win a topic/theme, we'll forever list your blog here. Not much, we know, but we're building community, right?
Starting in January, you will likely notice that "comment approval" will be turned on. It's not that we like comment approval (I, for one, can't stand it... and I think the other admins are with me on this), but we do like having some semblance of anonymity during the voting process. ALL comments (save spam) will be approved, and the votes WILL be revealed once the winner for a topic/theme is announced. In other words: nothing's really changing.
Also, recognizing that February is a short month and does not allow us to have two regularly-scheduled topics/themes, we're working on coming up with something special/unusual/different for our illustrious second month of the year. Nothing's in stone yet, however, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to let us know.
The threshold has been sealed! Those unlucky enough to be trapped inside (i.e., the authors) must now deliberate and vote for their favorite entries. We'll reveal the door hiding the winner once the threshold to December 14th is crossed.
Dave (#9) is the final entry. Any late-comers can stay outside and (depending on their climate) freeze to death!
Anybody who wants to win needs to list their Top 3, in order of preference.
It's that time, nerds... time to vote for the entries in "If Geeks Ruled the World..."
In other linguistically appropriated sequences of arbitrary symbols, posting is now closed and voting is now open! Looks like the Muses didn't hit the spot with this one, as #6 (Jelly) is the final entry.
Will the participating dorks please list (in a comment responding to this post) their Top 3 (in order of preference)? Remember, we celebrate the Muses here, not Narcissus: don't vote for yourself!
If you've not read the entries already, please do so immediately or at your earliest convenience. However, we prefer immediately.
Repeating previous statements:
1) No voting, no winning.
2) No post, no vote.
Voting closes on the final millisecond of the 28th of November and the new King of the Geeks (or Queen of the Geeks) will be announced on the 29th of the same month.
We thank you for your cooperation. It is sincerely appreciated. Dweebs.
It's the 22nd! The deadline for this nerdy entry is in 3 days! So get your creativity in gear and post your blog (you can sign up below; there's no need to check the original topic post... unless you really, really want to).
Also, we've (for now) decided against open anonymous voting, primarily because we feel that 10thDoM should be by bloggers, for bloggers. That, and we've been around long enough to know that those bloggers with fewer followers and subscribers will be at a serious disadvantage when it comes to obtaining votes.
But, we ARE changing the rule that winners can't pick two (or more, if the case may be) topics in row. From now on, winners can run the gamut, as it were. So, Rule #5:
Participants cannot "win" two entries in a row. In the event of someone "winning" a consecutive topic, the "second place" blogger picks the next topic.
... is going bye-bye! This rule change will take effect with the next topic (sorry, Nicole!).
Also, we'd just like to note that if you want to write more than one entry per topic, feel free. Just make sure they're clearly delineated for voting purposes.
Remember, don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page). Also, the previous winner IS eligible to participate and vote, he or she just can't pick the next topic.
Leave a comment and let us know you're game!
Post as soon as you're ready, and we'll post a reminder on the 22nd (along with some rule changes). Voting begins after the 25th!
Just a reminder, you hesitant 10thDoMinioners... deadline for your "Moon" entries is in three (count 'em: 1, 2, 3) days!
Also, we're going to use these "Reminder" posts as a sort of forum for suggestions, complaints, and anything else our participants might want to share (shoe sizes, anyone?). 10thDoM is a work-in-progress and we'd love your input on how to improve it.
Something we're looking for right now is a voting or polling or rating widget that we can easily implement between the entry and voting posts. Any ideas?
Anyway, enough for now. Get on your "Moon" entries if you haven't already (yes, AB, we're talking to YOU)! When you're ready, post the link at our previous post: "Moon."
Brian Miller wants us to step out at night, look up at the sky, and wax poetic/prosaic/whatever-ic about...
Full moon; crescent moon; pants-half-down moon. No matter, give us what you got!
Remember, don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page). Also, the previous winner IS eligible to participate and vote, he or she just can't pick the next topic (although we are mulling changing this one, Yodood!).
Leave a comment and let us know you're game!
Post as soon as you're ready, and we'll post a reminder on the 7th. Voting begins after the 10th!
Alrighty... second time out and another seven entries. Posting is now closed, and voting is now open.
JeffScape (#7) is the final entry, and no others will be considered.
Since we're still at seven entries, we're going to continue with comment-based voting. Any objections? Didn't think so. Nyah.
So, if they wouldn't mind, will the seven authors please list (in a comment responding to this post) their Top 3 ( in order of preference)? Remember... no self-promoting!
Remember, no voting, no winning. And if you didn't participate, please don't vote (although comments are welcome). Wings, though he was a good sport and played this time around, is ineligible to "win." You may, however, still vote for the entry (if he does win, the second place author chooses the next topic).