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Old Shoe

Jan-20-2009 15:08

Ladies and gentlemen! I am proud to present to you a new contest!

This contest will reward you for benefiting the role-playing stage. How is that going to happen, you may ask? Well, let me tell you! First, be active in posting. Second, post with good grammar. Finally, post an interesting storyline.

At the end of each month (first time at Feb-20-2009), a one-month gift subscription to Sleuth Noir will be rewarded to the player that has contributed the most. The winner will be decided by the votes of six judges: Brietkat, David Adams, Makensie Brewer, Violet Parr, Clift Garrett and Acemaster. (Special thanks to Violet Parr for judge suggestions in November-2008!)

Each week, each of the judges will pick the one player whom they think have benefited the stage the most that week. At the in the month, the votes will be counted, revealing a winner.

The judges will send their picks to a detective named "Gossip Center", who will also display current standings for each week. Check in to see how you are doing! ;-)

There are some limitations, though. What is a contest without rules, right? ;-)

*Neither the judges nor judges second characters can be voted for.
......(This also includes me, as I am taking care of finances.)
*If you have won, you cannot win again until three more characters have won.
*If you have not won before, you will automatically receive 3 votes as a bonus.

We can't check every detail, but we hope to have an honor system. For instance, if you have won, please tell us you second characters to make it fair for other characters. If someone is caught "cheating", a proper penalty will be placed.

This is part of the Revive the Stage program. We do hope you enjoy it, and congratulations to all the winners! ;-)

(Thanks to Acemaster for helping me with proof reading. The day is chosen in remembrance of his birthday. The contest is planned to last 1 year, unless it's so successful it will be extended.)


Joey "Bulldog" Bane
Washed Up Punter

Feb-22-2009 18:22

Eurika! My brain works again! I'm telling you: it-is-a-live!...hehehehe

Safety Officer

Feb-22-2009 18:24

"Big Breaths", said the Doctor to his young patient.

"Yeth", she lisped back, "And I'm only thixteen..."


It's great to see a bit of passion still alive in Sleuth. Passion for the same thing - even better.

Keep that in mind.

You're all pro-RP.

Go with that.

Ms Helen
Ms Helen
Con Artist

Feb-22-2009 20:43

Ok it's really not like me to get, for want of a better word 'involved' in an RP thread but here goes.

Those of you who know anything about me know I am not an RPer and probably will never be so this is coming from an 'outsider' so to speak. The whole point of this contest was to bring more people in. Even those who don't agree with the contest, I'm sure, would like to have new people take part, the more the merrier. I'm assuming there's no argument there?

So why when you're all so passionate about something, the same thing, are you putting people off? There's so much animosity being thrown around at the moment any new player who might like to try their hand at roleplaying, maybe for the first time, is going to be thinking 'hmm if I say or do or write something will people think I'm taking sides, or will I get shouted at or told I'm wrong.' If I was new to the game and wanted to try my hand at something new I sure as hell wouldn't want to try it here because I would be thinking too much about whether I would be criticised for it.

Everyone has said what they need to say whether it be polite or not so polite, but now that everyone's had their say and made their opinions clear, why not try and work together to get people involved. Whether it be so an unsubbed can get a free sub or to get someone to try their hand at something new or even to get fresh characters involved and new storylines made. None of them are bad reasons and everyone can benefit from them.

Yes, there was it sounds several misunderstandings from various different angles but they've been brought out into the open now and discussed. Really what else can be achieved by going over the same thing over and over....and over again? :)

Now I've said my bit you may all feel free to gang up on me and tell me to mind my own bloody buisness and bugger off :)

Makensie Brewer
Makensie Brewer
Super Steeper

Feb-22-2009 21:11

Totally agree with u Ms Helen....even though I have expressed my feelings a bit here and there, that was the first I FULLY expressed it, and have no intentions of 'beating a dead horse', so to speak.

Although I stand behind my opinions, and feelings 110%, I do want The Stage to do all do here, and I think we all agree there. Thats all that matters :)

Its great to see some new ones here, and its great to see the old.

No need to gang up on you or tell u to mind your own have just as much right as anyone else to state your opinions , and I agree with you :)


Feb-22-2009 23:02

Okay, Mak, if it makes you feel better, I'm sorry I thought up this title. I do wonder, though, why the H-E-double hockeysticks does it matter so much??? You PM'd me about it, you fought over it here, you fought over it in Shades, you did everything you possibly could to tell the world that the name was misplaced and, just like Ms. Helen said, it turned others away.

As for putting words in your mouth, it sure looks like you wanted it to fail. So sorry if I misinterpreted your "good intentions" or something... maybe that's what you did with the title?

I also never said the stage was dead, nor have I shown any indication that I don't know what the word "revive" means. Both misconceptions were created by you, Makensie, so I'm not the only one putting words in other peoples mouths.

The stage had five active posters. Did it have any before I came along? Yes, three. THREE. Bane joined in after I did. So, it had THREE. I'd hardly call that an economic boom. So, while the stage was not completely dead, it was close. And much closer than it had been last November.

So, maybe a better title would've been "rejuvinating the stage"? Or "rebuilding the stage"? Or maybe even "helping the stage". So, so sorry that I picked a word almost exactly like them.

re·vive (r-vv)
v. re·vived, re·viv·ing, re·vives
1. To bring back to life or consciousness; resuscitate.
2. To impart new health, vigor, or spirit to.
3. To restore to use, currency, activity, or notice.
4. To restore the validity or effectiveness of.
5. To renew in the mind; recall.
6. To present (an old play, for example) again.

The word "revive" is used to indicate definition numbers 2, 4, and 5. So, the word "revive" was a very good pick, and did not insinuate that the stage was dead unless you look at def. number 1.


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Feb-22-2009 23:09

Did I miss the calling of the winner? It should have been here two or three days ago...

Unfortunately, only Huglover has the password to get into Gossip Center to tally up the score... uh, Huggy? ;-)

Linda Looknfind
Linda Looknfind

Feb-23-2009 00:08

Holy Wordfight Batman!

I sure am glad I hadn't read these pages before I posted my part of the story and I sure hope participating in the story doesn't get me roasted on the grammar spit!

Revived.......Resuscitated...........Regurgitated.........all the same to this Aussie newbie and I took this competition as it was stated in the first post........A fun way to maybe win a month's subscription. Thankyou huglover....a lovely gesture.

P.S Ace will get over to the Golden set and please revive me!!!!

Linda Looknfind
Linda Looknfind

Feb-23-2009 00:09

Oops just outed my other self. Derr..........I'm Lolita as well..........LOL

Gossip Center
Gossip Center

Feb-23-2009 02:46

I am very sad that I have not had access to internet on a regular basis lately. That makes me too slow on selecting the winner of the first gift subscription. I have made the final count now, and am proud to tell that
Red Rose won the first.
I will send her a gift subscription in a couple of minutes, and hope to be forgiven for the delay in fulfilling my obligation.

The standings of the first months votes are:
Joey "Bulldog" Bane: 6 votes *
Red Rose: 7 votes *
Abdur Rahman Ahmad/Yousuf: 6 votes *
Joseph Zeo: 4 votes *

* (Including first time bonus)

- due to what is stated previously, Red Rose will now be removed from the current score board, while the others will remain there. If Red Rose continues to post in a way that makes the judges vote for her, she will reappear, and I will collect her votes, but she will not be due to win until 3 more characters have won.
- I hope you will all continue to post and try to do your best so that everyone can have fun here, and that most of you will become winners, either in a jump, or in the long run.

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