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Chit Chat for ATS Regent Election

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posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 10:09 PM
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Don't give up on writing please. You are really good at it, unfortunately it's more popular opinion that wins flags in the comps, but that is the only real successful way the comps have been done.

I got my writer status after consistently entering over a few months, even though I didn't win. It just takes time and effort to get there.

Besides, quite a few people have been noticing your work on the News Desk thread, so I wouldn't write off the idea just yet....




posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 10:09 PM
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Vote now, vote HERE. Your FLAG is your VOTE. Use it wisely.



posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 10:26 PM
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Originally posted by 74Templar
reply to post by OpinionatedB
 


Don't give up on writing please. You are really good at it, unfortunately it's more popular opinion that wins flags in the comps, but that is the only real successful way the comps have been done.

I got my writer status after consistently entering over a few months, even though I didn't win. It just takes time and effort to get there.

Besides, quite a few people have been noticing your work on the News Desk thread, so I wouldn't write off the idea just yet....


thank you for the compliment, and no I do not plan to give up... I will continue to watch for contests and enter. It gives me the opportunity to learn how to write on a dime about any topic given under the sun. Good practice that is for certain!

I am glad you are home and doing somewhat better, I have had pneumonia before and it is not any fun at all.
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posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 10:29 PM
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I've got people picketing for my platform!!




posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 10:52 PM
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Wouldn't you find it slightly more beneficial to your campaign to have people voting for you?

just a weird idea


I do have them sometimes!



posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 10:56 PM
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It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game........

and I'm waiting for everybody else to post theirs so I can be sure mine's the best one



posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 11:06 PM
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well that is sound strategy there....


good luck by the way... (although as you do the whole time traveling thing you wont need it!)





posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 11:20 PM
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Yeah, I know how it turns out now that the date was changed
...but not allowed to tell anybody because of ripping space and time and stuff



posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 11:24 PM
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There's usually one a month, hosted by Masqua, that runs from beginning to end of month, although last month we had an additional contest added by Tothetenthpower, another Forum Mod.

What I did was under myATS you can add favourite forums. I added Short Stories, and each time a new contest comes up it appears at the top of the page. Then it's just a simple matter of joining in.

I like the contests because it really forces you to go outside your usual fields (mine are sci-fi fantasy and supernatural themes), and write something different.

I look forward to your participation



posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 11:26 PM
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Yes, please, lets get those summations in people (and Chitens...)

Us voting public can't stand around in the voting queues forever



posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 11:39 PM
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Originally posted by 74Templar
reply to post by OpinionatedB
 


What I did was under myATS you can add favourite forums. I added Short Stories, and each time a new contest comes up it appears at the top of the page. Then it's just a simple matter of joining in.



Thank you for that tip, I am doing that now!


And I look forward to participating... thanks again!



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 12:17 AM
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Here's my thread, VOTE FOR ME!!!

www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 10:37 AM
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Originally posted by MountainLaurel
reply to post by OpinionatedB
 


Sure, I would like to be your friend, will add you too. That's interesting, your story now belongs to ATS? I don't like that, maybe a Mod could explain to us why or how that is fair? Because you shared your story here you can no longer sell it? If anytthing I would think it would be proof you wrote it to begin with, that's bizzare...


The stories become joint property of ATS and the writer, as I understand it. It protects everyone all the way around - no one can come and snatch your story off of ATS and put it out there as one of their own.

The "no sale" thing never bothered me - if I can write one story here, I can write another for sale at my leisure. Writing at ATS is stimulating, good practice, and for fun. I know of one writer whom I first worked with here who is about to publish independently, with a story arc all his own.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 11:08 AM
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Public Service Announcement from ATS News;


ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS OF ATS!



The moment all of ATS has been waiting for; the elections for Regent of ATS have begun. Remember folks, this is democracy at its finest and here your vote counts. As candidates post their ‘Summation’ threads--threads with ‘Summation’ as part of the title in the Political Rivalry forum here on ATS-- your flag becomes your vote for that Regency Candidate. Whoever gets the most votes becomes Regent of ATS for a term of 1 year, so make your vote count today! The voting process has already started and ends at noon Saturday.


The candidates who have threads up thus far are as follows:


www.abovetopsecret.com... Nenothtu for ATS Regent - Curmudgeon Party ---click this link and flag thread to vote if this candidate is your choice.

www.abovetopsecret.com... IpsissimusMagus for ATS Regent- Shmear Party –click this link and flag thread to vote if this is your candidate of choice.

www.abovetopsecret.com... Druid42 for ATS Regent -The Anarchists for Gaia Party – click this link and flag thread to vote if this is your candidate of choice.

www.abovetopsecret.com... vkey08 for ATS Regent- The Clueless Girls Party – click this link and flag thread to vote if this is your candidate of choice.

www.abovetopsecret.com... Daaskapital for ATS Regent - the ATS People's Party – click this link and flag thread if this is your candidate of choice.

www.abovetopsecret.com... PurpleChiten for ATS Regent - Smiley Birthday Ninja Party—click this link and flag thread if this is your candidate of choice.

www.abovetopsecret.com... watchitburn for ATS Regent – The Apocalypse Now Party – click this link and flag thread if this is your candidate of choice.

www.abovetopsecret.com... DJW001 for ATS Regent -- The Radical Centrist Party -- click this link and flag thread if this is your candidate of choice.



It is important to remember that not all candidates have their summation threads up, therefore if you do not find your party of choice’s summation thread, just give them a little more time. Nevertheless, remember, voting does end Saturday at noon sharp!

The Summation threads are not however, for commentary of any kind. The Moderating staff have kindly asked everyone to keep all comments out of the summation threads. Those threads are for voting ONLY. Your flag is your vote!

Be there or be square! Vote for ATS Regent today! Vote early and vote often!


This public service announcement was brought to you by ATS News; political desk.


O.B. Waters, Political Correspondent
edit on 3-7-2012 by OpinionatedB because: Fixing!



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 12:22 PM
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Originally posted by 74Templar
reply to post by MountainLaurel
 


Out as of last night. Luckily I got my iPad that day, so I didn't have to squint for too long.


But I am home now, but still off work for another week. Pneumonia sucks.


That's great your home, now just rest and get better....


Now let's hope that gimme is ok, and his loved one is out of the hospital soon too...kinda worried about him.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 12:36 PM
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If you have any questions about writing or any issues, I'd be more than happy to answer them.

You have a talent.

I would encourage more!



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Thank-You....I understand better now, honestly one big thing I have learned through this "experiment" is how much I didn't know about ATS, and it has been enlightening. I "skimmed" the T&C's when I signed up, and really didn't fully understand them. My bad, I know, but that's the truth......lol, but I have always been the kind of person that has to learn things the "hard" way.........



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 04:08 PM
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Thank you for the compliment, and thank you for the offer. I just may take you up on that the next time I get stuck!


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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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*moved by me from the other thread*


Originally posted by MountainLaurel
...Strolls in wearing my little purple dress...it's the new black this year......and well.....I like "challenging" the Queen...


OFF with her Head...OFF with her Head....she yelled....not knowing I had a secret weapon.....magical purple shoes that "sparkle"...and when I click my heels together in them "anything" is possible.......

All the Summations have been Excellent.....and I suggest that the likely winner consider throwing a "lawn party" at the end of all this...pot luck of course....which leads to my question of the day....

What would you bring to a pot luck?

I would bring my "famous" fruit salad made in a watermellon bowl....very fancy and impressive I've been told.....


WOOOOT WOOOOOT! You look great in PURPLE!!!


....it does tend to have that effect on ya


Now that you mention it, I've not been on as much today due to party planning for the upcoming festivities of the Fourth of July upcoming winning of the election!!

The fourwheeler trails have been mowed and watered, the hayfield is cleared and ready for the festivities, the bonfire poles are stacked and the pig is buried and roasting! WOOHOOO!! It'll be a full day of festivities ending in a fireworks display provided the county doesn't shut us down, we're not on the ban list yet and they all go off right over the pond so they don't fall on dry grass/trees.

We've got 67 acres of fun just waiting to be had!! "beverage" runs have been made, watermelons have been bought. Bring your covered dish and have a big ole time!!! If you're not a good cook, don't worry about it, we'lll eat yours last after the beverages have kicked in! It'll taste great!

Still have canopies to put up, volleyball nets, horse shoe pits, cornhole boards and a few other things and have to be sure to get the pool squeaky clean since it's gonna be a scorcher!!! WHEW!! It's been a lot of work, but it'll all be worth it!


Got a projector screen set up by the barn for a "drive in movie" for youngins using a projector and amplifier. I think we're showing Chipwrecked starting at 9:30 or 10:00 after the sun goes down. More adult festivities to follow after the youngins go to sleep!!

......we'll have a pre-election dry/wet-run tomorrow the 4th so we'll be sure we're ready for the election wrap-up!!



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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Originally posted by MountainLaurel
LOL...fair enough...more "facts" are required......this would be summer time, warm weather, outside, some sort of water to jump in......everyone welcome, and if you play an instrument, bring it.....hey my canidate taught me how to play a little bass...and did my best to back-up his guitar playing, which is excellent....


We'll be having Karaoke in the barn, mostly good old country music since we're in the middle of the "country" and the locals tend to like it. Lots of Patsy Cline, Hank Williams,the Possum, Willie Nelson...lookout when our dedicated bachelor breaks out with Conway Twitty, that means he has his eye on somebody. We have guitars and drums ready for when the computer goes down and the Karaoke isn't working due to "beverages" being dropped on the keyboard or somebody tripping over the amp wires. We're ready to go!! A good ole country bonfire/pig roast!!!

.....this is actually a true story.... this is as "Eastern Kentucky" as it gets during non-basketball, non-Derby season


We may be hillbillies, but we KNOW how to have FUN!!!
....hi-tech rednecks!!! Mayberry meets Star Trek (RIP Andy Griffith, you are loved and missed)

circa 1993.... ahhhhh those were the days!!



(the good redneck stereotype as opposed to the bad redneck stereotype that get all racist and politically charged, we don't like that bunch either and they're not invited



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