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Story Contest: Rules
« on: February 22, 2015, 05:53:14 PM »
The RapeCage Story Contest is open for all members of this board to submit stories and vote on a winner. It takes membership to be able to post stories and vote in polls (edit: unregistered visitors may also vote!). This is the sole qualification criteria for eligibility to participate.

Winners get to wear a shiny new badge as they join an elite membergroup:
Winning Authors

Here are the rules for qualified story submissions:

  • An entry must not violate board rules (no pedophilia or bestiality). See the Board Rules for complete details.
  • Each contest consists of two stages: one month’s time in which to post entries, one month’s time for members to read the entries and vote for a winner by poll.
  • Voting polls will close at the end of the appropriate month and no further votes will be accepted – one vote per member which will not be alterable.
  • The entry with the most votes by poll will be declared winner.
  • In the event of a tie, winner will be determined by random drawing from among all top entries. Random.org will be used to determine the winning entry. Such rulings will be final and without appeal.
  • Each bi-monthly contest will have a word count limit. An entry may total fewer words without penalty. An entry that exceeds the word count limit by more than 5% will be disqualified until such time as it falls within the tolerance limit.
  • Audio, pictures and video are not acceptable in entries. Such inclusion will result in disqualification.
  • Hotlinking to other materials is not acceptable. Such inclusion will result in disqualification.
  • Each bi-monthly contest will have a theme consisting of three (3) tags. An entry which does not include all three mandatory story elements will be disqualified.
  • Stories deemed disqualified for any of the above reasons may be edited and resubmitted, if time allows, before the submission deadline.
  • Selection of the three tags (the theme) will be made by a member selected through arcane and unknowable means. Active membership will most certainly be a quality considered in such selection.
  • All entries must be submitted by the author. Do not submit works that are not your own as they will be disqualified.
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Re: Story Contest: Rules
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 03:16:31 PM »
Rules Addendum: Edits

  • Edits are allowed for already submitted stories up until the end of the submission deadline. Please advise in the current submissions thread that you have edited your story so it can remain certified - or advice can be given that corrections are required.
  • In the case of last minute entry before the deadline, any submission needing edit to meet the criteria (word count or theme element inclusion) will be granted a suitable time extension for editing to conform to criteria. 48 hours from time of failed certification is the recommended additional allotment.
  • NO Editing is allowed during the voting phase of the contest. Any story found to have been edited during this time will be disqualified without appeal. Note that due to the nature of the poll, no member who votes for a subsequently disqualified entry will be allowed their vote back. Blame the author, not the system in such a case.
  • After the end of the voting phase, authors may edit their work whenever and however they see fit.
  • Should a work require editing the fact will be posted in the submission thread for that period and also a PM will be sent to the author informing him/her of the changes needed to gain certification.
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Re: Story Contest: Rules
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2015, 11:16:00 PM »
Rules Addendum: Mentions and Member Names

  • Use of the board's Mention System is prohibited. This is a Bulletin Board Code embed using the @MemberName function which creates a hyperlink to the member profile in the post and sends that member a notification of their inclusion. Any entry containing Mentions will not be certified until the Mentions are edited out.
  • In the case of last minute entry before the deadline, any submission needing edit to remove Mentions will be granted a suitable time extension for editing to conform to criteria. 48 hours from time of failed certification is the recommended additional allotment.
  • Member screen names may be included as many times as an author sees fit without penalty.
  • Should a work require editing the fact will be posted in the submission thread for that period and also a PM will be sent to the author informing him/her of the changes needed to gain certification.
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