Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:19 am

Ooh, let the twitching begin!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:43 am

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:23 am

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He waits.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby WillShadbolt » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:27 am

Just reread the first few pages of my story and found a typo...rrrgghh

By the way, what time do results usually come out? In the past I’ve gotten the emails in both the afternoon and around 10 pm EST, but I’m working with a small sample size.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby KD Julicher » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:28 am

WillShadbolt wrote:Just reread the first few pages of my story and found a typo...rrrgghh

By the way, what time do results usually come out? In the past I’ve gotten the emails in both the afternoon and around 10 pm EST, but I’m working with a small sample size.



Literally any time. I'm not completely sure Joni sleeps but she is PST so the day is just starting here.

Best of luck, all!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:02 am

KD Julicher wrote:
WillShadbolt wrote:Just reread the first few pages of my story and found a typo...rrrgghh

By the way, what time do results usually come out? In the past I’ve gotten the emails in both the afternoon and around 10 pm EST, but I’m working with a small sample size.



Literally any time. I'm not completely sure Joni sleeps but she is PST so the day is just starting here.

Best of luck, all!


Any time is right. I've gotten e-mails after 2am EST, before.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby KD Julicher » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:04 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:
KD Julicher wrote:
WillShadbolt wrote:Just reread the first few pages of my story and found a typo...rrrgghh

By the way, what time do results usually come out? In the past I’ve gotten the emails in both the afternoon and around 10 pm EST, but I’m working with a small sample size.



Literally any time. I'm not completely sure Joni sleeps but she is PST so the day is just starting here.

Best of luck, all!


Any time is right. I've gotten e-mails after 2am EST, before.



Well, that's only 11 pm PST so that's not so extreme but yeah. She likes to call me around 4 in the afternoon (I'm PST too) but I've had calls at 10 am, 7 pm, 2 in the afternoon...
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:22 am

Is there a reason anticipation has spiked today?
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby officer » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:24 am

chuckt wrote:Is there a reason anticipation has spiked today?

Joni e-mailed last quarter's HM recipients, where she mentioned she would send out results "next Tuesday." Of course, now we will all question whether "next Tuesday" means "this Tuesday" or "a week from Tuesday." Good luck, all!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:45 am

Oops
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby TimE » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:49 am

Dragon - you know how you 'Made a slight error in reading the email' - well the specific mention of the 21st was in regard to when a 5% discount ended.

Anyway, I've had all our phones switched off, so I won't know that I didn't get the call. Clever, uh?
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:49 am

officer wrote:
chuckt wrote:Is there a reason anticipation has spiked today?

Joni e-mailed last quarter's HM recipients, where she mentioned she would send out results "next Tuesday." Of course, now we will all question whether "next Tuesday" means "this Tuesday" or "a week from Tuesday." Good luck, all!


Do you recall when she sent that email? I vaguely remember Joni making such a prediction in an email but I thought that was quite a while ago.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:51 am

I think she said Thursday.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby WillShadbolt » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:54 am

chuckt wrote:
officer wrote:
chuckt wrote:Is there a reason anticipation has spiked today?

Joni e-mailed last quarter's HM recipients, where she mentioned she would send out results "next Tuesday." Of course, now we will all question whether "next Tuesday" means "this Tuesday" or "a week from Tuesday." Good luck, all!


Do you recall when she sent that email? I vaguely remember Joni making such a prediction in an email but I thought that was quite a while ago.


It was last Friday. I think it only went out to the HMs from last quarter.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:03 am

TimE wrote:Dragon - you know how you 'Made a slight error in reading the email' - well the specific mention of the 21st was in regard to when a 5% discount ended. Anyway, I've had all our phones switched off, so I won't know that I didn't get the call. Clever, uh?

Yeah - I know. Reread the email just after I hit send and found my second misread. Seems my twitching, even though I am not really noticing it, is in full bloom in my subconscious. Oh, wait...now it's rising to the surface. Dang! Here I thought I was getting good at being ZEN.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby zeeteebeez » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:08 am

In that email, Joni did very clearly say “if you’re wondering about Q1, I’m sending out results next Tuesday.”

As those who have been submitting to the contest for a while know, Joni has been known to be relatively optimistic with how quickly results will come. However, I haven’t ever seen her give a specific day in an email like this.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby KD Julicher » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:22 am

zeeteebeez wrote:In that email, Joni did very clearly say “if you’re wondering about Q1, I’m sending out results next Tuesday.”

As those who have been submitting to the contest for a while know, Joni has been known to be relatively optimistic with how quickly results will come. However, I haven’t ever seen her give a specific day in an email like this.



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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby storysinger » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:30 am

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I agree it's unusual to hear a time announced. It's a first for me.
When I responded to the HM badge offer I mentioned results on Tuesday.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:35 am

storysinger wrote:. . . was she talking about the results or the badge expiration? wotf017

Quote from said email from Joni: "Stay safe!! (and if you are wondering about Q1, I'm sending out the results next Tuesday)"
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:47 am

KD - Out of curiosity...Where on the SubmissionGrinder does one find Results info on WotF?
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Obi-Wan Nobody » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:53 am

36: Ø, R, Ø, R.
37: HM, R, R, ?.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:08 am

Obi-Wan Nobody wrote:Probably here: https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/ ... Index?id=1

Been there before, and only now did I see the "Pending" on the bar graph. Is that the "tell"?
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby KD Julicher » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:15 am

Dragonchef wrote:
Obi-Wan Nobody wrote:Probably here: https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/ ... Index?id=1

Been there before, and only now did I see the "Pending" on the bar graph. Is that the "tell"?



No, "pending" is some statistical thing that says "these stories are past what we calculate the average amount of time that a story is at this market before a reply". It's pretty useless for WOTF. What you're looking for is the purple entries in the second grouping from the right - that's Q1 entries - to start turning red. Red means rejection.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Obi-Wan Nobody » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:16 am

Or green, for some. wotf007
BTW, what "acceptance" means for WotF on the SubmissionGrinder? Everything from HM up, or just the finalists?
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:28 am

Obi-Wan Nobody wrote:Or green, for some. wotf007
BTW, what "acceptance" means for WotF on the SubmissionGrinder? Everything from HM up, or just the finalists?

I would assume acceptance is saved solely for winners and published finalists. The bigger question for me is how individuals might consider personal versus form R's.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby KD Julicher » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:31 am

Obi-Wan Nobody wrote:Or green, for some. wotf007
BTW, what "acceptance" means for WotF on the SubmissionGrinder? Everything from HM up, or just the finalists?



We won't see any green today! "Acceptance" should mean winners and published finalists, like Peony said. Anything else, no matter how nice, is a rejection.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:42 am

Some relaxing Zen music for the hidden twitcher in all of us.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Woodstock Writer » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:21 am

It’s been a long day for those of us in the UK!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:35 am

So the email didn't apply to SHMs or Finalists I presume? Not complaining. Just curious. "We don't need no stinking badges."
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Woodstock Writer » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:50 am

Just got the email! Last quarter was my first entry into this competition. Now I have two HMs from two entries wotf007


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