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Congratulations to Thehybrid who won the Alien Identification contest. You can find his entry on the Contest Winners page. Also, honorable mention goes out to our runner up Coldsteel6d for his entry. Both will get special forum titles and Thehybrid will get a slot in Star Trek Online's closed beta.

Look for our upcoming contest within the next few weeks!

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# 2
03-24-2009, 06:24 PM
Congratulations to the winner here. Fairly interesting story at times. One criticism of mines is focused around the apparently poor spelling and grammar, which is of utmost importance when writing :-)

Grats though.
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# 3
03-24-2009, 06:28 PM
Good story, bad grammar.
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# 4 Entry length?
03-24-2009, 06:30 PM
Just a quick question - I was under the impression that contest entries were to be limited to 300 words maximum? The winning entry clocks in at over twice that. Just wondering why the limit was listed on the contest rules if that was not going to be part of the judging process? I have to say I'm a little disappointed, as I found myself struggling to submit an entry that I was happy with given the very limited size that was mandated... Only to find out that apparently I needn't have cut so much out of my submission.


If you're going to have rules for contest submissions, you should adhere to them. I have to say this really leaves a bad taste in my mouth about these contests and the validity of the judging process.
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# 5 I was just about to say that
03-25-2009, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Punch_Lion View Post
Just a quick question - I was under the impression that contest entries were to be limited to 300 words maximum? The winning entry clocks in at over twice that. Just wondering why the limit was listed on the contest rules if that was not going to be part of the judging process? I have to say I'm a little disappointed, as I found myself struggling to submit an entry that I was happy with given the very limited size that was mandated... Only to find out that apparently I needn't have cut so much out of my submission.


If you're going to have rules for contest submissions, you should adhere to them. I have to say this really leaves a bad taste in my mouth about these contests and the validity of the judging process.
The winner was a whopping 609, I too adhered to the 300 words only.
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# 6 Congrats!
03-25-2009, 05:07 AM
Congrats to the winner! Good job.
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# 7
03-25-2009, 05:19 AM
Nice story. Next time I think I will take the story telling route instead of trying to pack in to much information in 300 words. Focusing on one element is better then trying to write a history of a species.
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# 8
03-25-2009, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Punch_Lion View Post
Just a quick question - I was under the impression that contest entries were to be limited to 300 words maximum? The winning entry clocks in at over twice that. Just wondering why the limit was listed on the contest rules if that was not going to be part of the judging process? I have to say I'm a little disappointed, as I found myself struggling to submit an entry that I was happy with given the very limited size that was mandated... Only to find out that apparently I needn't have cut so much out of my submission.


If you're going to have rules for contest submissions, you should adhere to them. I have to say this really leaves a bad taste in my mouth about these contests and the validity of the judging process.
I'm with you. I kept mine under 300 words. You can tell a much better story with double that.

Grats to the winner anyways it was a good story, but if it really doesn't matter how many words, then say it. I worked for hours to get my story down to the 300 word limit and thought I had a real shot for a change.
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# 9
03-25-2009, 07:18 AM
in addition to the whole 300 word thing, I was under the impression that Romulan Ale was illegal. I am very disappointed in Cryptic for letting something so basic, and so known, slip by. That's Trek 101, imo.

To quote Worf:

"Romulan Ale should be illegal..."

"It is."
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# 10
03-25-2009, 07:48 AM
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in addition to the whole 300 word thing, I was under the impression that Romulan Ale was illegal. I am very disappointed in Cryptic for letting something so basic, and so known, slip by. That's Trek 101, imo.

To quote Worf:

"Romulan Ale should be illegal..."

"It is."
Romulan ale was made legal during the Dominion War, the statement from Geordi was yet another Trek blunder.

But anyways, I don't feel the winner should lose their spot, but I do believe their is some clarification in order. The person trying to say they are an editor, is fine, but let's be realistic here, there has been no definition and they didn't say anything about having it lengthened. I doubt I would of won, but it is a slap in the face to everyone who stayed within the rules to edit down their entries.
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