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May 15, 2014 at 2:12pm
May 15, 2014 at 2:12pm
#816892
The following winners for the April 2014 running of "What a Character! : Official WDC Contest were chosen from the 29 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided in "What a Character! : Official WDC Contest. Congratulations to the following three winners:

*Star* First Place - "No More Miss Nice Girl"   by Thankful Sonali-Happy 17 WDC!
*Bullet* Second Place - "No Didn't Work"   by Tam - 満月の夜
*Bullet* Third Place - "Invalid Item"   by A Guest Visitor

This month there were 7 entries disqualified for not following the rules. Entrants, please check the rules before submitting your entry to be sure it will not be disqualified! Thanks as always to the judges for their time and attention spent reading and selecting the winners. Reviews will be sent shortly.

~Diane

The contest for May is:

 
SURVEY
Short Shots: Official WDC Contest  (E)
Use the photo to inspire your creativity. Write a short story and win big prizes!
#1221635 by Writing.Com Support
April 28, 2014 at 1:42pm
April 28, 2014 at 1:42pm
#815214
Congratulations to the following three winners of "Good Deeds Get CASH!!

*Star* First ($100): Review of "Long Musings on Short Stories" by DyrHearte writes
*Bullet* Second ($50): Review of "Dragoman Challenge C1" by Lady Katie-Marie -Published :)
*Bullet* Third ($25): Review of "The Secret Place" by blue jellybaby

To select the winners, we randomly choose 10 of the entries to the contest and then SMs, SM and I individually rank those ten reviews according to "Guidelines To Great Reviewing. I combine our rankings and from that we get our top 3 winners. Thanks to everyone who reviewed and entered this month.

~Diane
April 22, 2014 at 1:24pm
April 22, 2014 at 1:24pm
#814671
The following winners for the March 2014 running of "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest were chosen from the 30 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided in "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest. Congratulations to the following three winners:

*Star* First Place - "Invalid Item"   by A Guest Visitor
*Bullet* Second Place - "Elijah"   by CJ Reddick is Wolfgang 2116925
*Bullet* Third Place - "Pythagorean Theorem"   by Ink is Baaaack! (No I'm not)

I apologize for the delayed announcement. Poor planning on my part (and a Universal conspiracy to eliminate my access to WiFi) was to blame and not the fault of any judge or the site itself. Reviews from the judges will be sent to all entrants shortly.

~Diane

*Right* The contest for April is "What a Character! : Official WDC Contest.
April 5, 2014 at 11:07pm
April 5, 2014 at 11:07pm
#812740
Special merit badge AND MORE just added for the community!

*NEW* COMMUNITY BADGE


Steampunk

Commissioned by Pastor Dave/tYpO/T.Boilerman for the entire community

*DOWN*
We have also added the new genre: Steampunk!

*DOWN*
I've also added a
{e:tophat} and {e:pocketwatch}
*Tophat*    *Pocketwatch*
to go along with the new genre and merit badge.


* * * * ENJOY * * * *
Smile

MERIT BADGE SHOP
http://www.writing.com/main/badges

Want a custom merit badge for your group or the community?
"Commission a Merit Badge
March 20, 2014 at 2:54pm
March 20, 2014 at 2:54pm
#810721
Congratulations to the following three winners of "Good Deeds Get CASH!!

*Star* First ($100): Review of "You Can't Run From Love" by Agape Novels
*Bullet* Second ($50): Review of "Urban Fantasy- Chapter 1- Bitten" by Happyfingers
*Bullet* Third ($25): Review of "Meeting Jaime" by Ink is Baaaack! (No I'm not)

To select the winners, we randomly choose 10 of the entries to the contest and then SMs, SM and I individually rank those 10 reviews according to "Guidelines To Great Reviewing. I combine our rankings and from that we get our top 3 winners. Thanks to everyone who reviewed and entered this month.

~Diane

For your chance to win, be sure you make your reviews Public and check the Good Deeds submission box before sending the review.
March 16, 2014 at 8:30pm
March 16, 2014 at 8:30pm
#810365
The following winners for the February 2014 running of "Short Shots: Official WDC Contest were chosen from the 35 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided in "Short Shots: Official WDC Contest. Congratulations to the following three winners:

*Star* First Place - "Dare To Breathe"   by Blueyez☺
*Bullet* Second Place - "Invalid Item"   by A Guest Visitor
*Bullet* Third Place - "Skiing through life"   by LostGhost: WhiteWalker

~Diane

The contest for March is: "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest
March 13, 2014 at 4:45pm
March 13, 2014 at 4:45pm
#809979
This feature was released a few weeks ago, but we did not post about it here. We are doing that now. Smile

The new Options menu for newsfeed notes has been updated.

*Bulletr* The "Remove" link for the main thread lives there now.

*Bulletb* A new Edit Note option has been added!



Yes, that's right -- you can finally edit your Notebook notes right here from the newsfeed. Even *Cool*er, you'll see your edits previewed live, just like when posting the initial note. (Editing should also work from your notebook and from a {note} lightbox.)

*Note0* Notes that have been edited will display the original time of the post with an Edited notation after the time. Mousing-over the "Edited" text will reveal the time of the most recent edit.

*Note4* You can not edit comments on notes yet. This is only for the main note at the top of a thread. And trying to edit a note after posting a comment to it fails at the moment.

*Note2* This has been pretty thoroughly tested, but as with all new releases, if you find a bug, please post here: "Bug Reporting.
March 11, 2014 at 5:12pm
March 11, 2014 at 5:12pm
#809767
You may have noticed the new Options mini-menu that shows when you mouse-over a newsfeed note. In that menu, you'll now find:

- the note's ID
- the note's content rating
- "hide this post"
- "hide this member"

Most importantly, the Hide system has been updated to allow the hiding of individual posts; previously, clicking "Hide" hid everything from a favorite member. Now, you can hide anything within your personal or community newsfeed.

*Note* With this change, we have also cleared all previous "hides" in the newsfeed system, so that everyone has a fresh start with the new system. You can easily hide a member again from the options menu. (Please note this is still separate from blocking and ignoring; those functions stand on their own and haven't been touched. Blocked and/or ignored members will never show in your newsfeed.)
February 16, 2014 at 9:35pm
February 16, 2014 at 9:35pm
#807306
This round there were 87 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided in "Dear Me: Official Contest. Congratulations to the following three winners:

*Star* First: "Dear Me WINNER: Crossroads"   by 🕊 brian
*Bullet* Second: "Invalid Item"   by A Guest Visitor
*Bullet* Third: "Dear Me (2014)"   by 🌜 HuntersMoon

Thanks to everyone who entered and special thanks to our judges for a tough decision. I hope the letters helped entrants to think about what they want to accomplish in 2014 and will act as a reminder of those goals throughout the year.

~Diane

The contest for February is "Short Shots: Official WDC Contest. Write a poem using the photo prompt provided.
February 14, 2014 at 1:13pm
February 14, 2014 at 1:13pm
#807080
Congratulations to the following three winners of "Good Deeds Get CASH!!

*Star* First ($100): Invalid Review by A Guest Visitor
*Bullet* Second ($50): Review of "A Bushy-Tailed Intruder" by Jeannie
*Bullet* Third ($25): Review of "The Book of Eve" by Maryann

To select the winners, we randomly choose ten of the entries to the contest and then SMs, SM and I individually rank those ten reviews according to "Guidelines To Great Reviewing. I combine our rankings and from that we get our top three winners. Thanks to everyone who reviewed and entered this month.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to send a review last month. This month, remember to enter your reviews into the contest for your chance to win!

~Diane

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