Illustrious [wicked fae mage]
2011-07-09 [Chimes]: We've not finished judging the contest. We can't give out badges until we've got winners.
2011-07-09 [kians mummy]: 9 days
2011-07-09 [hanhepi]: contest judging takes a very long time, sammie.
2011-07-10 [Lord Josmar]: They have to discuss each entry to come to a good conclusion. There were lots of entries so it is going to take while.
2011-07-10 [Doormat]: Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
2011-07-10 [Lord Josmar]: How about now?! Cause I wantz mah badge dagnabbit!!1!!
2011-07-10 [Doormat]: You dare demand a badge!?
Limerick judging in recess until year 2100 IMO.
*Wacks mallet apparatus*
2011-07-10 [Alexi Ice]: People, please.
2011-07-10 [Aradon Templar]: To clarify the situation at little: the judging process takes a long time not simply because the judges want to give each entry due consideration, or discuss each entry, but mostly because discussion on the internet is incredibly slow. Unless judges find themselves all on at the same time, which is a burden we can't expect them to meet, discussion proceeds at about the pace of one statement from each judge per day, as they check and update the entry evaluations. Even when the entries have been narrowed down to the final two or three, reaching a consensus and discussing particular merits of each entry is going to take a long time. This delay is not because the judges are not working on the contest, or because anyone is lazy or slacking. It's just the way internet discussions work. We've all got to be patient.
2011-07-10 [kians mummy]: But what if a judge doesnt come back
2011-07-10 [SilverFire]: Then they're dropped. We don't sit around waiting for them.
2011-07-10 [Akayume]: Sammie, the more you dwell on it, the longer it will seem to take for you. Take a deep breath, do something else, and be pleasantly surprised when the results are announced. (:
2011-09-01 [Roma]: I need the link to the prose submissions again. I lost it. Le whoops
2011-09-01 [SilverFire]: It's in the forum.
2013-01-16 [kians mummy]: Love all the poems everyone. X
2015-06-16 [Eyden13]: And I'm back!
2015-06-16 [Sagacious Turkey]: No you aren't!
2015-06-16 [Eyden13]: Yes I am!!!
2021-05-07 [Mortified Penguin]: I should also have this badge. I'm always judging people's terrible literature!