Challenge Diary Challenge Thread 2012 Important annoucement please read and respond

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Diary_Challenge_Sock, Dec 6, 2011.

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  1. TrakNar Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 4, 2011
    star 5
    I'm okay with a hold so I can throttle my writing back to a reasonable updating schedule.

    Like, perhaps, at most, once a week. Usually, I try to put in three days between updates, but I just happened to have typed that one update, so I tossed it up there. Now, though...

    *Takes Zuckuss's journal away from him.* Zuckuss, no. No.

    Zuckuss: But... but what if he has something important that he wishes to write down?

    Write it on your wall. You'll get this back on Friday.
  2. Hazel Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 9, 2010
    star 4
    I'll probably wait it out and hope it doesn't take too long. [face_thinking]
  3. earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
  4. Jedi_Lover Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Nov 1, 2004
    star 5
    If the other choice is posting on the temp board then I say just put a hold on the challenge while the boards are down and then let people catch up on the number of posts they missed that month within the next 30 days after the boards go back up.

    I am really surprised that this problem has been resolved. I have been following this on Facebook and on the thread dedicated to the move and it sounded like it was going to be technically impossible to switch over without major transfer problems. Of course, since I know almost nothing about computers I could have completely misunderstood the conversation. I hope the millions of PMs (Mine go back to 2004) that are stored in everybody's accounts can be deleted. That has to be a huge waste of computer space.

    I really hope this goes well. I think the worse case scenario would be if everybody had to reregister. I think my new screen name would be ginchy so everybody will read my fics. ;) But everything I have read points to a smooth transfer.
  5. Hazel Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 9, 2010
    star 4
    I was just wondering if last year's winner was known yet? [face_thinking]
  6. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Feb 25, 2010
    star 5
    I'll just wait it out. Hopefully we will get a date when the boards will go down and we can post just before it happens. If not and for some reason I go a month without updating, I won't be too heartbroken that I am out of the challenge.
  7. jcgoble3 Tiemaster

    Member Since:
    Nov 7, 2010
    star 4
    Yes, it was announced on 1/17. The winner was Downward Spiral: The Diary of Syal Antilles by LaneWinree.
  8. Hazel Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 9, 2010
    star 4
    I completely missed it. :oops:

    Belated congratulations to Lane! =D= Very much deserved.
  9. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    The boards will be down for a couple of weeks. There will be a temp board where you will have to re-register. When all of the JC material (and that does include PMs) is transfered, you'll get your usernames back. Everything posted on the temp boards will be gone; if you do fic updates, they'll be lost. However, the move is still probably a couple weeks away.

  10. Falcon Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 7, 2002
    star 9
    I'm thinking due to the circumstances, we can put the challenge on hold for the time the boards are down.

    It's in two weeks so there's time to get a post up until then.
  11. Lolly_Tolly Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 12, 2008
    star 4
    I'm happy to wait out the actual move. I'll definitely be updating before it happens, though.
  12. Lane_Winree Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 30, 2006
    star 4
    Uh. So. I'm somewhat embarrassed I'm just finding this out now. My excuse is that I've been on the road for work for the last month and haven't had regular Internet access. [face_blush]

    Wow. Thank you, everyone!

    Downward Spiral was a really tough piece to write. So tough I had to make the call to step aside from this year's challenge just so I could recuperate. It really means a lot to me to have this particular fic recognized by the readers and other writers here. There were so many fantastic entries, and congratulations to everyone who stuck it through and finished.

    Again, thank you so much!
  13. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2004
    star 6
    Good news!! I have just received my copy of Issue #0 of Dawn of the Jedi! I will be updating this week, so please don't kick me out of the challenge! [face_batting]
  14. Falcon Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 7, 2002
    star 9
    You have until the 21st of February to update.
  15. TrakNar Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 4, 2011
    star 5
    Oh, so a move date has been determined, finally? Wish such a thing would happen with my move... :/
  16. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
    star 1
    The index has been updated. Let me know if I missed anything.
  17. TrakNar Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 4, 2011
    star 5
    Would you believe that I had no idea what this month's challenge was when I posted my two diary entries, both in some way relating to love? XD Perhaps I had seen the challenge in the mists...
  18. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2004
    star 6
    I had an entry typed up last night and I thought I'd finish this morning. I didn't save it and there was a power cut! It's all gone! :_|
  19. TrakNar Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 4, 2011
    star 5
    Oh no! :eek: Hopefully you remember most of it.

    I also suggest hand-writing entries, that way you always have a back-up. Yes, it's tedious, yes, it seems unnecessary, but I hand-write all my entries and keep them all in a hardbound journal. I always have my hard copies that way.
  20. Falcon Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 7, 2002
    star 9
    Announcement:
    The date has been set for the move. March 21st 2012 the boards will be officially down.

    The competition will be placed on hold starting March 18th and will resume as soon as the boards are back up. Downtime is to be estimated between 2 to 3 weeks.

    Temporary boards will be set up so communication can continue but as soon as the main boards are backup the temporary boards will be deleted.

    So that's the latest news. Stay tuned for further developments.
  21. TrakNar Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 4, 2011
    star 5
    Then during those weeks of downtime, I'll make sure to write every single day so that way when the challenge resumes, I'll have a massive backlog of entries and I'll post them all one at a time, much to the chagrin of you all. :p
  22. Goodwood Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 11, 2011
    star 4
    She's sneaky that way... ;)
  23. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2004
    star 6
    On the plus side it'll give me a chance to get more background material for my diary. The next issue of the comic is out soon, and if I'm really lucky then I'll get two issues before the boards are back. ;)
  24. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
    star 1
    The index has been updated

    The challenge will be placed on hold tomorrow midnight board time. The challenge will resume when the boards are back up officially. Anyone in the orange will have two weeks to update their fics.

  25. TrakNar Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 4, 2011
    star 5
    Heh. With Zuckuss's comments about the changing weather in "Wasting," I had once again inadvertently nailed the challenge without even knowing about it. Perhaps I am getting a bit too deep into Zuckuss's head... I'm starting to foresee things in the mists...
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