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Let's All Spread the Word

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Let's All Spread the Word

Postby Deb Porter » Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:05 pm

Hi gang.

If you are commenting on entries after the Highest Rankings are posted, and you come to some that are mentioned in that list, could you check to see if anyone has left them feedback saying they made it into the highest rankings for the week?

So many of the people never realize this list is posted, and it's such an encouragement for them to know they actually did quite well.

It doesn't have to be an official thing done by any one person. But as a group, we can let a lot of these people know (and possibly make their day).

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Postby Dee » Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:54 pm

This is SO true, Deb. I never knew about the lists, either, when I was a newbie (way back when :mrgreen: ). I'll try to remember to point to the boards when I read from the lists.

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Postby CatLin » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:02 am

Good idea Deb! It's as easy as "Congratulations on placing in your level" or something to that effect. (affect?)
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Postby Deb Porter » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:35 am

Thanks ladies. Like I said, if the regular Challenge readers get into the habit of doing it, it will spread the load and the encouragement.

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Postby Sarah Elisabeth » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:04 pm

Okay, I am making an official commitment to cover the highest rankers in Level 2...and any others I can get to. 8)

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Postby yomamarita » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:22 am

Joanne pointed me to the right place on the boards when I made top 15 in beginners my first week and she didn't even know me then. Now she's stuck with me...poor thing. ;)

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Postby itsjoanne » Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:30 pm

hehe - but the glue is CHOCOLATE - who am I to complain? ;)

yomamarita wrote:Joanne pointed me to the right place on the boards when I made top 15 in beginners my first week and she didn't even know me then. Now she's stuck with me...poor thing. ;)


And thanks SO much, Sarah Elizabeth! That will be SUCH a blessing to them!

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Postby Deb Porter » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:09 pm

Thanks to all who are planning to spread the word. You're the best. It's stories like Marita's that show how important it is. Jo let her know she had made the highest rankings, but if she hadn't done that, maybe Mari wouldn't have known and been discouraged.

So thanks again. It is amazing what a difference a little bit of encouragement does make.

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Postby MarijoPhelps » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:50 am

What time/day is it usually posted?

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Postby itsjoanne » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:35 pm

Marijo - it kinda varies. It's usually up Thursday evening lateish, or some time Friday. On occasion, it's later than that.

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Postby Green Leaves » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:01 pm

I'm a Newbie and I didn't know anything about the top 40 rankings until I heard about it on the Southern Porch! And then right after that I found myself in the top 40 and almost cried!!!

I'll help if you want me to. What do I need to do? I make comments a lot on others' writing. Do I just need to let them know when they make it in the top 40 in my level?
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Postby Deb Porter » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:12 pm

Hi Carol.

I'm so glad the Highest Rankings encouraged you.

If you are reading someone's entry, and you know they made it into the highest rankings, just mention it on their entry. That would be a blessing to them (and a big help to us). Thanks so much.

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Postby Green Leaves » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:41 pm

I'll be glad to, Deb! Anyway I can help!
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Postby Green Leaves » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:00 am

Deb, I do have a question while we are talking about this...

The first time I made the top 40 was on the "Brown", but I guess that means you don't always then make the top 15 in your level. Is that right?

Because the second time I made the top 40 was in "It's a Colorful World" and my poem was listed in my level. So I was a bit confused.

Oh, to clarify, I have listed myself in the Advanced level. I thought I had to since I have been published a few times. Being a Newbie, I still have a lot of questions.
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Postby Deb Porter » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:18 pm

Hi Carol.

Depending on where you place in the Top 40, you may or may not end up in the Top 15 for your level. Generally speaking, most of the Top 40 is made up of Levels 3 and 4, and Level 3 regularly has a very large number of entries. So say 25 Level 3 entries made it into the Top 40, and you ranked 38th in that list, then you wouldn't be in the Top 15 for your Level.

On the other hand, because Levels 1 and 2 are less well represented in the Top 40, an entry from one of those levels that makes it into the Top 40 will almost certainly be in the Top 15 for either of those levels (probably even in the Top 5).

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