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Old 11-02-2013, 12:41 AM   #131
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Are the DDP members at large reading and voting to choose win, place and show (as in years past), or is there going to be a judging panel that selects the winners?
I know of no judging panel. Everyone is invited to read and vote, regardless of whether they submitted an entry or not.

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Old 11-02-2013, 02:41 AM   #132
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I've carefully read all the entries. Some impressions so far:

-- Judging from the sheer number of f*cked-up entries this year, I do not wish to meet any of you in person.
-- There's a clear front runner who will likely be derailed by voters looking to propel their own entries (This is why sane competitions don't let contestants vote).
-- The majority of submissions took full advantage of 8 pages.
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:41 AM   #133
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Are the DDP members at large reading and voting to choose win, place and show (as in years past), or is there going to be a judging panel that selects the winners?

We were just discussing methods of reading, that's all. It's as Derek says, we all read (and anybody else who'd like to) and vote for our favourites... 1,2,3.

And you can't vote for your own entry of course.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:24 AM   #134
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-- There's a clear front runner who will likely be derailed by voters looking to propel their own entries (This is why sane competitions don't let contestants vote).
I'm filing this under "Thoughts that would never even have occurred to me." Meh, it's just a fun contest, I'm voting for the scripts that appeal to me the most. I also missed seeing a clear front runner.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:48 AM   #135
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I know of no judging panel. Everyone is invited to read and vote, regardless of whether they submitted an entry or not.


In a whole lot of not bad way?
Ah, okay. Thanks, Derek. I took Road Warrior's comment...
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A few of us volunteer to read each of the entries and decide on which of those are to receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the competition.

We're therefore forming a kind of 'voting panel', to sit and judge the entries, and these people can liaise, if required.
... too literally. I now see he was referring to a figurative "panel." I'll say this much, that Englishman has a unique mastery of the language.

Deadline for voting?
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:50 AM   #136
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Tentative deadline is Thu 7th (end of day) which gives a full week for reading and pondering.
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:44 AM   #137
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Ah, okay. Thanks, Derek. I took Road Warrior's comment...


... too literally. I now see he was referring to a figurative "panel." I'll say this much, that Englishman has a unique mastery of the language.

Deadline for voting?
Apologies for any confusion Bio or even abruptness. I was rushing my posts, it had been a very long and busy week indeed, so even stringing a sentence together was proving difficult.
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:46 AM   #138
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Ah, okay. Thanks, Derek. I took Road Warrior's comment...


... too literally. I now see he was referring to a figurative "panel." I'll say this much, that Englishman has a unique mastery of the language.

Deadline for voting?
or if I hailed from the south, it might have read:

'ang on, 'ang on, what's got Bio's goat?

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Old 11-02-2013, 01:58 PM   #139
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A little pissed off I couldn't get my second submission completed in time...

Kill the F'ing Cat!
A wannabe Hollywood screen writer, Snake Blyder, seeks to get to a prestigious Hollywood party after his car breaks down and is confronted by a demonic black cat who's path he shouldn't cross.

Three attempts and couldn't get it to a state where I was willing to submit! Clearly needed more coffee.

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Old 11-02-2013, 02:05 PM   #140
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I worry that after around 6 entries readers will start to get bored. Scripts 7-20 will then suffer from skimming or just plain loss of excitement.
I found this to be surprisingly accurate, at least for me. I read about 7 entries before I realized the next few I was just skimming the pages. I think I'll divide up the entries and read 6 a day for the next 4 days to give everyone a fair evaluation.
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