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RankEntryAverageStandard Deviation
1Entry #12: The Legacy of Gunthro Budkin7.3751.615355997915
2Entry #19: The Beginning of A Smitemaster6.82352941176472.1484685138529
3Entry #9: First Roach6.64705882352942.1677089144339
4Entry #16: Beethro Begins6.35294117647062.7211843544048
5Entry #13: "Why Beethro Became a Dungeon Exterminator"6.11764705882352.0830507305442
5Entry #7: "Not because I have to, but because I want to"6.11764705882352.5868980502701
7Entry #11: Job Placement6.05882352941181.7977302105807
8Entry #15: Timmy the Talking Roach.5.88235294117652.4466628638924
8Entry #6: Beethro's First Weapon?!5.88235294117652.5868980502701
10Entry #3: Roachmeat5.82352941176472.4310562729143
11Entry #8: The Palimpsest5.70588235294122.3455767102796
12Entry #10: The Delver's Debut5.35294117647061.9982691472309
13Entry #17: The Underground Hotel4.88235294117652.2721421077445
14Entry #18: Beethros first real dungeon.4.76470588235291.9259653580876
15Entry #14: The Story of Young Beethro4.64705882352942.2993906218461
16Entry #1: How Beethro Got His Sword3.41176470588241.1406305546862
17Entry #4: The Unexperienced Delver3.35294117647062.4719883987589
Entry #1: How Beethro Got His Sword
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Average Vote 3.4117647058824
Standard Deviation 1.1406305546862

Entry #3: Roachmeat
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Average Vote 5.8235294117647
Standard Deviation 2.4310562729143

Entry #4: The Unexperienced Delver
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Average Vote 3.3529411764706
Standard Deviation 2.4719883987589

Entry #6: Beethro's First Weapon?!
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Average Vote 5.8823529411765
Standard Deviation 2.5868980502701

Entry #7: "Not because I have to, but because I want to"
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Average Vote 6.1176470588235
Standard Deviation 2.5868980502701

Entry #8: The Palimpsest
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Average Vote 5.7058823529412
Standard Deviation 2.3455767102796

Entry #9: First Roach
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Average Vote 6.6470588235294
Standard Deviation 2.1677089144339

Entry #10: The Delver's Debut
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Average Vote 5.3529411764706
Standard Deviation 1.9982691472309

Entry #11: Job Placement
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Average Vote 6.0588235294118
Standard Deviation 1.7977302105807

Entry #12: The Legacy of Gunthro Budkin
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Average Vote 7.375
Standard Deviation 1.615355997915

Entry #13: "Why Beethro Became a Dungeon Exterminator"
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Average Vote 6.1176470588235
Standard Deviation 2.0830507305442

Entry #14: The Story of Young Beethro
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Average Vote 4.6470588235294
Standard Deviation 2.2993906218461

Entry #15: Timmy the Talking Roach.
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Average Vote 5.8823529411765
Standard Deviation 2.4466628638924

Entry #16: Beethro Begins
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Average Vote 6.3529411764706
Standard Deviation 2.7211843544048

Entry #17: The Underground Hotel
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Average Vote 4.8823529411765
Standard Deviation 2.2721421077445

Entry #18: Beethros first real dungeon.
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Average Vote 4.7647058823529
Standard Deviation 1.9259653580876

Entry #19: The Beginning of A Smitemaster
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Average Vote 6.8235294117647
Standard Deviation 2.1484685138529
Total Votes 30 100%
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You should be able to only vote for some of the entries. An option should be added (as the default option) to simply not vote for something.

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05-24-2005 at 06:49 AM
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Well, yeah, it skews things down very slightly...but compared to a default of 1 or 10 it's hardly noticeable.

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Well, I finally got around to reading and rating all the stories as I saw fit. I must say that I quite enjoyed a few of them. Good work, people.

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Well. o_o You can sure tell who's gonna win.

That said, because this post is otherwise worthless: It's nice to see that the 1's have levelled off.

[Edited by Banjooie at Local Time:05-26-2005 at 05:32 AM]
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quote:
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Well. o_o You can sure tell who's gonna win.

That said, because this post is otherwise worthless: It's nice to see that the 1's have levelled off.

So far, only 28 people have voted, so if another 5 or 10 people vote it could swing things one way or another. And I agree, it's nice that the 1's have stopped increasing. It might be because there was such a fuss made over them, people were guilted into not simply voting 1 for everything.

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05-26-2005 at 05:51 AM
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that or people were made aware of the "default to 1" behavior. the ones weren't necessarily a sign of malignance.


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that or people were made aware of the "default to 1" behavior. the ones weren't necessarily a sign of malignance.


Good point. I still say a new default option should be added that simply doesn't cast a vote for a choice.

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05-26-2005 at 06:21 AM
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I guess the voting has just ended, and from what I can see, I'm second again. (Grrrrrr... :))

So, um....

Here are my thoughts on some of the entries:

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Still, it was a great contest, and all the entries were well-written and worth reading. Well done to all the entrants, including the author of #12, who I think is first (Score - 7.375), and #9 (Score - 6.647 to 3 d.p), who I think is third.

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And the results are in! Here is the list of contest entries, their author, and their final score (rounded to four significant figures), in order of score:

1. The Legacy of Gunthro Budkin - goldenlion - 7.375
2. The Beginning of A Smitemaster - agaricus5 - 6.824
3. First Roach - trick - 6.647
4. Beethro Begins - zex20913 - 6.353
5. "Not because I have to, but because I want to" - gamer_extreme_101 - 6.118
6. "Why Beethro Became a Dungeon Exterminator" - techant - 6.118
7. Job Placement - Phweengee - 6.059
8. Beethro's First Weapon?! - Banjooie - 5.882
9. Timmy the Talking Roach. - Leus - 5.882
10. Roachmeat - krammer - 5.824
11. The Palimpsest - kzc - 5.706
12. The Delver's Debut - MasterGiga - 5.353
13. The Underground Hotel - vylycyn - 4.882
14. Beethros first real dungeon. - MeckMeck GRE - 4.765
15. The Story of Young Beethro - rowrow - 4.647
16. How Beethro Got His Sword - Mouse - 3.412
17. The Unexperienced Delver - Saqqara - 3.353


Congratulations to everyone who entered, and a big thank you! And now for the rankpoint giving...

1. goldenlion - 115 (1st place, 1 entry, 1st contest)
2. agaricus5 - 60 (2nd place, 1 entry)
3. trick - 35 (3rd place, 1 entry)
4. zex20913 - 15 (1 entry, 1st contest)
5. gamer_extreme_101 - 10
6. techant - 10
7. Phweengee - 10
8. Banjooie - 15 (1 entry, 1st contest)
9. Leus - 15 (1 entry, 1st contest)
10. krammer - 10
11. kzc - 15 (1 entry, 1st contest)
12. MasterGiga - 15 (1 entry, 1st contest)
13. vylycyn - 10
14. MeckMeck GRE - 30 (3 entries)
15. rowrow - 10
16. Mouse - 15 (1 entry, 1st contest)
17. Saqqara - 15 (1 entry, 1st contest)


We had 7 (EDIT: make that 8) first timers, including our winner, which was spectacular.

As the winner, goldenlion also gets to pick an item out of the Prize Pile. Congratulations!

Once again, a big thank you to everyone who made this contest such a rousing success.

[Edited by Malarame at Local Time:05-28-2005 at 05:47 PM: You ever notice that you can proofread something 100 times, but you never catch that one spelling error until it's posted so you have to edit it and let everyone know that you can't spell? I hate that.]

[Edited by Malarame at Local Time:05-29-2005 at 03:24 AM: Turns out this was zex20913's first contest.]

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Yes, it was my story that made fun of Matt C's Eighth persona. Matt - feel free to mod this post down as much as you want - I'd rather that than you sending thugs to my house.

While I liked the idea of my story, I highly doubted it would win. I think I went too far on the humourous side, and the quazy-romantic ending wasn't the best in the world either.

Still, all of the stories were very well written, and I enjoyed all of them in some way, shape, or form. While I did judge the stories a bit critical (I was close to giving my story an 8, actually), the vast majority of the stories got over 6 from me.

And Matt O'Leary - awesome job on the contest! Now you know how much fun it is to be in the driver's seat of the contest. While it ain't always pretty, you did a great job of it, and I commend you for that.

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So that explains why you were so delighted with that story.

Don't worry, you've got a more creative fate than armed thugs in store. Mwahahahahaha!

Cough.

Although I'm being reeeeal careful about not spoiling things, after I sunk whole flotillas of ships with my loose lips last time.

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Congratulations to goldenlion. Way to go, mate!


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And Matt O'Leary - awesome job on the contest! Now you know how much fun it is to be in the driver's seat of the contest. While it ain't always pretty, you did a great job of it, and I commend you for that.

Thanks buddy! It was a lot of fun to run the contest, and even though there was some conflict and a few hard decisions had to be made, I'm real glad I did it. I would have changed a couple things in retrospect, but all in all I'm very happy with how it turned out. I'm glad you appreciate my hard work :D

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Alright! I'm glad that most of you guys enjoyed my story; thanks to all who took the time to read and vote and make this contest a lot of fun.

Thanks for the congrats silver; I appreciate it from a writer of your caliber. If your story had been live, I'd probably be giving congrats instead of accepting them. I'd appreciate any feedback you could give me on "Legacy" (as well as anyone else's). I wasn't completely pleased with my ending, and I'm not sure how some of my attempts at humor went, and peer review is a great way to improve.

Congrats to agaricus and trick for second and third finishes respectively. I enjoyed both of your stories. "First Roach" had an excellent tone, walking the line between humor, intensity, and adventure really well (much like Erik does in his fine stories). "Beginning of a Smitemaster" was solidly told-- it was a very believable first adventure of Beethro.

Thanks also to Banjooie for writing my single favorite line of this contest ("Do not enquire as to legality of half-greckle." Hilarious!) and showing off some excellent humorous writing. Yours was my absolute favorite for use of language and humor, and my highest vote. I was disappointed in your finish and would have liked to see you finish much higher than you did. Please keep writing!

Finally, thanks to Malarame for running this contest; we appreciate your effort!

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What a gracious victory. Ever consider a career in politics? :)


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I got dropped about 0.2 on the last day for some reason, but it wasn't my best work, the more I look at it. Roughly 6 is good enough for me. ^_^;
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Goldenlion!

Everybody wants to know--but me most of all--what are you going to pick from the Prize Pile?

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For participation, this has been our most successful creative writing contest to date. To some extent, the rising forum population accounts for that, but still I 'm amazed and grateful for the excellent involvement. I would have predicted about half the turn-out we got. :thumbsup

Rank points coming a bit later, unless Schik or somebody else beat me to it.

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Erik -- Maus and Maus II from DiMono. They sound extremely interesting... Actually, all of your books held some interest for me (Wodehouse most of all, Lovecraft and Fitzgearld also... Great Gatsby is excellent!), but, Maus wins out. Hard to go wrong with a Pulitzer.

I'm going to have to see about offering something in my collection of books and games as a prize... stay tuned on that one.

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Erik -- Maus and Maus II from DiMono. They sound extremely interesting... Actually, all of your books held some interest for me (Wodehouse most of all, Lovecraft and Fitzgearld also... Great Gatsby is excellent!), but, Maus wins out. Hard to go wrong with a Pulitzer.

Nice! I would recommend e-mailing DiMono to make sure he knows of your selection and where to send it. If you don't hear back from him or there is some other problem, then please e-mail me.
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I'm going to have to see about offering something in my collection of books and games as a prize... stay tuned on that one.

That would be excellent! We haven't had new prizes in a while.

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he's in the know. Thanks for the help.

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Rank points have been issued!

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