Challenge ~ Dear Diary Challenge 2009 ~ Challenge Finished: WINNER ANNOUNCED!!!

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  1. Ceillean Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    So...

    What's going on with the Dear Diary Challenge?

    Aren't there supposed to be reminder PM's when you don't update on time? I tend to forget the deadlines and I haven't updated in like a month.
    No reminder PM.

    And the index hasn't been updated in a while either.

    I was just wondering. ;)
  2. Alexis_Wingstar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 16, 2006
    star 4
    It's been updated. Just look at the date of the last edit on the index post. I forget to change the date in the subject line of the first thread. I have been lax on the changing of colors and sending PM's... forgot what the date was [face_blush]
  3. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
    star 1
    I have updated the index, colors and all. I'm sorry to say that I culled the diaries that have gone over a month w/o being updated. They're in the terminated list. There are some really good diaries in that list, I'm sorry to see them become ineligible for voting. :(

    mavjade will be helping me with the indexing now, too.Thanks :)
  4. DarthBreezy Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2002
    star 6
    So many gone - how sad!
  5. Takianna Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 22, 2005
    star 3
    WOW it is sad to see all those diaries go! Too bad!
  6. Ceillean Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    Can't say that I think terminating all the diaries is fair because it's stated in the rules that you get at least one reminder PM when you've missed an update.

    And MsLanna updated her diary yesterday. ;)
  7. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
    star 1
    My apologies. Yes, I did fail to send out PM's. However, I won't automatically give 'pardons' to those who haven't updated. After I post this, I will send out PM's to all those affected. They have 4 days to respond to the PM, and after responding, they have a week to update their diaries. I will move the diaries of those who respond to my PM up to their appropriate era's, and change it to green once they're updated. Ceillean, I've already put your diary up to the appropriate era, as you're the one who gave me a kick in the pants. ;)

    I just don't feel too guilty about sending most of those diaries to the terminated list as the majority of authors didn't even respond when I announced the 'jubilee'.

    Ah, so she did. She forgot to PM me, but I've corrected it. Thanks for telling me. :D

    If anyone else has updated their diaries and have been put on the terminated list accidentally because I wasn't informed of the update, please, let me know so I may put it to rights.
  8. MsLanna Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2005
    star 6
    [face_shhh] Ce.
    I was intending to slink out nonchalantly...
  9. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
    star 1
    [face_laugh] Too late, the deed is done ;)
  10. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
    star 1
    Wow, I'm getting a better response this time from the authors of the un-updated diaries than I did for the "Jubilee" announcement. You all really should visit this thread more often. :p

    Oh, and I forgot to give the June mini challenge.

    So, here it is [trumpetfanfare]

    JUNE Mini-challenge:

    Water

    Or for those who prefer something more challenging:

    Here are some required words that should be included in one entry: balmy, desiccate, extemporaneous.

    Extra kudos given to those who include both mini-challenges. :D

    [/trumpetfanfare]

    EDIT: I didn't mean to double post. I thought I'd hit the edit button. :oops:
  11. Thrawn1786 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 8, 2004
    star 5
    Oh...I got mixed up and thought the diaries had to be updated before midnight tonight.
    I'm sorry. :(
  12. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
    star 1
    It was yesterday by midnight. Aw, you didn't post because of the confusion? :(
  13. Thrawn1786 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 8, 2004
    star 5
    Right. Oh well, at least I have learned my lesson for next year's competition, in addition to the fact that I should check this thread regarding the challenges. I had no idea that there was one set for each month. [face_blush]
  14. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
    star 1
    Yeah, there's always next year [:D]

    As far as the monthly challenges, they are optional. You don't have to incorporate them into your diary if you don't want to. These are just meant to stimulate those who need a little ideas for their entries. The mini-challenges are supposed to be fun, and are not required to be eligible for voting at the end of the year. If the opposite were so, those who have already finished writing their diaries or have written several months ahead and are just waiting to post them are in trouble. ;)
  15. Lilith Demodae Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 1, 1999
    star 4
    Aren't we due for another update?
  16. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
    star 1
    The index has been updated. Please note, that even if the subject bar isn't updated, the index most likely has been. Though the past week or so I was remiss as I kept forgetting to log onto this sock when I was helping with the "Beyond" awards (who knew putting noms into a spreadsheet would take so long [face_blush] ).

    Here is the July mini-challenge:

    Capital/Capitol

    or

    Midsummer Night's Dream


    EDIT: What month are we in again? I'd originally put June :oops: [face_laugh]
  17. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2004
    star 6
    So, we're nearly seven months into the challenge. Is it too late to hope for new readers?
  18. Seremela Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 12, 2008
    star 3
    Red....

    I better get some inspiration from somewhere to get an update in. [face_worried] :( [face_beatup]


  19. DarthBreezy Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2002
    star 6
    Knock Knock - 5 unopened PMs....
  20. Yodaminch Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 6, 2002
    star 5
    Make that 6 [face_whistling]
  21. Lilith Demodae Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 1, 1999
    star 4
    I've posted at least three times since the date shown next to my diary.... Hello?

  22. Takianna Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 22, 2005
    star 3
    I've also posted at least once since the date on mine has been updated! [face_worried]
  23. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
    knock, knock, where is the august challenge?
  24. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    Alexis, are you still running this?
  25. Corellian_Ale Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Mar 3, 2008
    star 4
    I too have updated twice since the date posted. :confused: (however I think one of those times I forgot to PM the sock [face_blush])


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