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Sticky: BLOG COMPETITION UPDATE
13 months ago  ::  06 Oct 16 05:24 PM #1
Wkdwitch (888Mod)
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Hi All


The blog competition is presently under review. Unfortunately the constant cheating, attitudes that some members approach the competition with and a whole catalogue of problems that have been encountered since it was first introduced, have finally taken their toll on all involved.


Whether it will continue or not, and in what format is under debate.


I am sorry for any disappointment this may cause and hope to update you on the outcome of these talks in the not too distant future.


Meanwhile, those of you who enjoy writing and entertaining others with your thoughts and stories, please continue to blog. They are always a great read and much appreciated.


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13 months ago  ::  06 Oct 16 05:59 PM #2
slim
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We could all see that this was going to happen which is a great shame as this competion did get some new members involved and it also created some activety in the forum.

There are a few of us in here that write in the journal section which is just like a blog update in there and easier to find, so i will continue writing in there.

Think its time a few of us updated in there and maybe some others joined in would be nice.

Lets try and stop the last nails going into the coffin and pull some out and get the place buzzing with threads and posts again.

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13 months ago  ::  06 Oct 16 10:44 PM #3
Andy (Sitout747)
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Hi WKD ...
               You have run this well ..... alas there has been all sorts of cheating.talk of cheating, threats and acusations..... and i know you dont want to be a refferee in such things ... its just a hassel for you and sean and my888

I have won this thing or come in the top 3 ...a few times and im proud that i achived that... other times i have been beaten by better blogs i acept that  and some times by strange voteing....   but at the end of the day im a chatter box normally and i think the blog comp added to the my888 forum.... blogs section used to be full of dumb as post (often one liners) of wheres my bonus ....whes my ticket ....why has my account been suspended....??? it did my head in.

i have been off line for the last 2 months as i have been in the processof moveing house ....18 years into 114 boxes.... but i still think this should run ..... but maybe put more wieght into the freeroll and less into the vote/winner (that were the problem is)..... well thats just my first thought.

Loook all being well would be happy to talk with you and sean over a pint in brum and give my view..... but in the end i would blog anyway i just cant shut up...... just got p offed when my blog came of the front page to 5 1 liner posts on wheres my ticket.

Talk in brum

Andy (hugs)

PS if anyone knows which of the 114 boxes i packed my passport could you let me know?

 
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13 months ago  ::  07 Oct 16 10:22 AM #4
Rhonda
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Nice to see you back Andy, and good luck with the move, I had major probs when I moved back to the UK, missing and damaged furniture, but that was more than 20 years ago! 

As for the Blog competition, I fully understand the reason behind this.  Every month there have been problems and WKD has done an amazing job, not sure if she is bald with all the hair pulling she most have done most months!   .  Perhaps we could just have a subject matter each month without any  prizes?  I am sure there are still a few of us that would be happy to Blog regardless of anything being on offer?
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13 months ago  ::  07 Oct 16 07:53 PM #5
Klaus
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06 Oct 16 11:24 AM , Wkdwitch (888Mod) wrote:


Hi All


The blog competition is presently under review. Unfortunately the constant cheating, attitudes that some members approach the competition with ........ have finally taken their toll on all involved.


Whether it will continue or not, and in what format is under debate.


......


Meanwhile, those of you who enjoy writing and entertaining others with your thoughts and stories, please continue to blog. They are always a great read and much appreciated.





I m very pleased that finally  888 has an eye on this.
As no one  of the users in the forum was interested in changings ( not even one comment to my  renovation idea)  its  nice to see that 888  now takes care of it.
I hope that they will find a solution for it.
We will have lots of bloggers from all over the 888 countries here , if they can  win  money in a blogging contest. (Not only motherspeaking winners and not every time the same winners)
there is only a few  users that will do blogging on a altruistic basis.
The  majoritie  only do something if they can get something back.  MONEY !
So good luck in renewing the blog contest.
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13 months ago  ::  08 Oct 16 09:21 AM #6
Sean
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im a little confused..is there a game that you get to join by having a yarn here or not... i thought you required a password so i endevoured to find the said passwords ... probably no good since they were last posted febuary 20 2014....   REALLY ... am i not in the correct claim your password here page .....  some diurection would be appriecated
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13 months ago  ::  08 Oct 16 10:28 AM #7
cryptic3(888mod)
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08 Oct 16 03:21 AM , Sean wrote:

im a little confused..is there a game that you get to join by having a yarn here or not... i thought you required a password so i endevoured to find the said passwords ... probably no good since they were last posted febuary 20 2014....   REALLY ... am i not in the correct claim your password here page .....  some diurection would be appriecated





There has been a game for making a blog in a competition which is now on hold for the moment.

The passwords in the group are updated when there are any changes and ARE up to date at this time. 

At the bottom of the password group list you would have seen this "updated 10th July 2016 and will be updated if there are any changes to our games." I have now updated the date again.

The Kara game tomorrow has its own section in the password group and the password is there.

You will probably find that our community games do not suit your time zone though judging by your other posts. We used to have a game that did but sadly very few of you played it.


 Hope this clears things up for you.

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13 months ago  ::  08 Oct 16 02:53 PM #8
Jeremi
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I want to know if we have some kind of copyright with our blog.
Can other website use what we wrote?

 
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13 months ago  ::  08 Oct 16 05:56 PM #9
slim
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Date Joined: Jan 23, 2009
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07 Oct 16 01:53 PM , Klaus wrote:

06 Oct 16 11:24 AM , Wkdwitch (888Mod) wrote:


Hi All


The blog competition is presently under review. Unfortunately the constant cheating, attitudes that some members approach the competition with ........ have finally taken their toll on all involved.


Whether it will continue or not, and in what format is under debate.


......


Meanwhile, those of you who enjoy writing and entertaining others with your thoughts and stories, please continue to blog. They are always a great read and much appreciated.





I m very pleased that finally  888 has an eye on this.
As no one  of the users in the forum was interested in changings ( not even one comment to my  renovation idea)  its  nice to see that 888  now takes care of it.
I hope that they will find a solution for it.
We will have lots of bloggers from all over the 888 countries here , if they can  win  money in a blogging contest. (Not only motherspeaking winners and not every time the same winners)
there is only a few  users that will do blogging on a altruistic basis.
The  majoritie  only do something if they can get something back.  MONEY !
So good luck in renewing the blog contest.
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I agree with you to many people tried to cheat and abuse it. Its a shame as thought it would get more people posting in the forum and adding there input to other threads.
I think we could all see this happening as the amount of hard work it must have been for the mods to weed out the cheats and scammers.

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13 months ago  ::  09 Oct 16 10:15 AM #10
Rhonda
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Slim, if you check out some of Bloggers for the comp, they had no input to the forum other than their monthly Blog post. And as per human nature some will do anything for money!! So I hope the Blog comp does not come back in its current format. A monthly Blog with entry into a tournament or give everyone that writes a valid Blog a 3 dollar tournament ticket would be a better way. Also judging by the low amount of bloggers, giving everyone a small tournament ticket would cost 888 a lot less than the prizes that were previously offered. For example you would need at least 100 bloggers to pay out 300 in 3 dollar tickets, and 888 would still pay out a lot less! Imagine if you had a 100 subject bloggers every month, now wouldn't that be awesome?
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