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Please Finish what you start ... (karma: 18)
By DeStijlmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 7023, member since Sat Jul 17, 2004
On Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:44 PM
Edited by balletbabe_teigs (100082) on 2005-02-19 22:34:28 Spelling Mistakes
Made sticky by soliloquy (28370) on 2005-02-22 09:43:26

Just a friendly reminder. I have noticed that there are alot of contests that have never been judged and no winner has ever been announced. The majority of contests do end the correct way but there are still a fair few that arn't being atteded to.

Please try to set a closing date and stick to it, so that the people who put effort into enetring your contest can be rewraded. It is stated in the rules that a winner must be posted eventully for each contest. It also helps if you lock your contest once the winning post has been announced.

I hope I dont sound like im whining my head off , but I have entered a few contests and the winner has never been announced , nor has the thread been locked so it seems like a waste of my time and effort and I am sure there are others who feel the same.

Teigan.

18 Replies to Please Finish what you start ...

re: Please Finish what you start ...
By crunchyPremium member Comments: 4810, member since Wed Nov 05, 2003
On Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:36 PM
Excellent post...karma for you. I have noticed this also. Thank you for posting.
Allison
re: Please Finish what you start ...
By pokomember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 9027, member since Sun Oct 31, 2004
On Tue Feb 22, 2005 03:22 AM
Yes definatley!

I remember enterting contests whihc ended months ago, have not been locked, nor a winner announced! Thanks for the reminder Teigs :)
re: Please Finish what you start ...
By crunchyPremium member Comments: 4810, member since Wed Nov 05, 2003
On Tue Feb 22, 2005 07:25 PM
YAY! It's a sticky now! Thanks soliloquy!
Allison
re: Please Finish what you start ...
By Pongomember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 6747, member since Sun Oct 19, 2003
On Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:03 PM
Exactly! I am not the kind of person who can wait forever for these kind of things! I must know who won NOW! :D

lexi :D
re: Please Finish what you start ...
By nikki04member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 637, member since Fri Sep 03, 2004
On Thu Feb 24, 2005 02:47 AM
Great Advice :)
Love Nikki.
re: Please Finish what you start ...
By Pinky322member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 790, member since Tue Feb 17, 2004
On Mon Feb 28, 2005 04:57 PM
Couldn't have said it better myself. It deserved to be a sticky. Great job! Great post! It needed to be said! Karma, karma, karma!

XOXO!

:D ~*~*Nancerz*~*~ :D
re: Please Finish what you start ...
By dancinduomember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2571, member since Thu Jul 15, 2004
On Sun Mar 06, 2005 04:00 PM
Hiya,i agree with your post 100%
i've entried some myself,
i would like to apoloygse for my own contest
i was to announce the winner yesterday(sat 6th march)
i have announced the winner today,
my daughter is currently unwell,again i,m sorry
for being late :? xx
hugs
xx shelley xx
re: Please Finish what you start ...
By LlamaLlamaDuckmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 7765, member since Sun Nov 21, 2004
On Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:08 PM
I had a contest up here a while ago, and well for some reason I could not lock the post... I don't know why.

But I do agree.... I think I have one to judge... and one in progress... OOPS
re: Please Finish what you start ...
By AuntFannymember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1219, member since Mon Dec 06, 2004
On Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:56 AM
Woohoo! This was very needed. I suggest that everyone reads this!
Becky
re: Please Finish what you start ...
By Pongomember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 6747, member since Sun Oct 19, 2003
On Tue Mar 22, 2005 08:22 PM
Exactly! I'm very annoyed, because i wanna know who won the Use your arch contest!

lexi :D
re: Please Finish what you start ...
By dance_gal4evamember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1096, member since Tue Aug 31, 2004
On Wed Apr 06, 2005 02:28 PM
great post. i entered a contest a couple of weeks
ago and a winner hasnt been anounced. and it took
me ages to do my entry! grrrr lol xx
re: Please Finish what you start ...
By funkdudemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 820, member since Fri Jun 18, 2004
On Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:59 PM
It would be good to have a link to your competition in the thread that you announce the winner in. That way people can see the other entries as well.
re: Please Finish what you start ...
By tinylildancer19 Comments: 597, member since Sat Mar 12, 2005
On Thu Apr 14, 2005 04:09 PM
how do you lock a contest?
re: Please Finish what you start ...
By tinylildancer19 Comments: 597, member since Sat Mar 12, 2005
On Thu Apr 14, 2005 04:26 PM
when i go to lock my contest there is no reply/edit/mod buttons on the bottom why is that?
re: Please Finish what you start ...
By LeMusiquemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 4424, member since Fri Jun 23, 2006
On Wed Jul 18, 2007 02:02 PM
I have actually entered a contest that ended in MAY!!! And it STILL didn't announce the winner! I am not naming names, but I have PMed this person 3 times, once a month, still no thread on the winners!! And she is an active member here on DDN! So i find this strange.

MK
re: Please Finish what you start ...
By Celebrianmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 7921, member since Thu Mar 31, 2005
On Wed Jan 02, 2008 08:42 AM
Yeah, I did a contest for the first time and then...nothing. It's been nearly a month (maybe I'm complaining prematurely), but it took up a morning of my time to look through selections to put them into the contest.
re: Please Finish what you start ...
By Dream_chaserPremium member Comments: 25854, member since Thu Jul 26, 2001
On Sun Feb 24, 2008 02:38 PM
I think it depends on the contest. I did not set an end date to mine because I want a lot to pick from first, but I will end it.

I think it's important to just keep up with it and let people know that you are keeping watch and it WILL have an end, but you are right, they need to have an end and not just float off into cyberspace.
re: Please Finish what you start ...
By XxlildancerelxXmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 3070, member since Fri May 19, 2006
On Tue Aug 26, 2008 09:29 AM
I totally agree, it is so annoying when you enter a contest and put a lot of effort into your entry and it never even gets judged!
Well said !
xxxxx

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