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Interpreting the Challenge Ranking

The Challenge winners will be posted here two weeks after entries close for each topic, and the Highest Ranked entries will be posted sometime later that day or the next.

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Interpreting the Challenge Ranking

Postby lish1936 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:32 pm

I'm sure the info is in the fine print somewhere in one of the Forums, but I've not been able to find the answer. If you're among the top 40 or 15 in your level, does the number entry have an additional implication.

For example: If you're in the top 15 and are listed as #10, does that
indicate you are #10 in the top 15? Or, is there no special meaning to
the number assigned?

Also, what does "hinting" mean :?:

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Re: Interpreting the Challenge Ranking

Postby Sparrow » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:46 pm

Hi Lillian! :)
The rating can be a little confusing. There are winners each week within each level--and only within the level. So if you were 10 in the top 15 of beginniners, that means of all the beginning level entries, your rating was the 10th highest. Only the top 15 are shown so the lowest few people don't feel badly.

Then there is the top 30 or 40 for all the entries. In that rating the levels are ignored and just the scores are compared. So theoretically the same person could get #10 in beginning level and #18 in the overall rating.

The Editor's Choice awards are given to the top ten in the overall ratings.

Is that clear as mud? ;)


Hinting is a way to encourage more people to comment on challenge entries. Each week the annonymous judging is usually finished several days before the results are actually published on Thursday. So on Monday or around then, when the judging is completely done, Deb will go to the hinting forum and give the "all clear." Then everyone who has entered a story can go and give a hint about their title so the other members of the boards can find it and comment on it.

For example, the "smell" week my title was Lavendar Grace and my hint was something like:

Master's Level. A flower and an atribute of God...sounds almost like a girl's name.
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Interpreting the Challenge Ranking

Postby lish1936 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:14 pm

Thanks Amy,

Is there an actual Forum site for posting your hint? What's it called?
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Postby CatLin » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:24 pm

Hi Lillian! In answer to your question to Amy, yes, there is. It's under "Writing Challenge", and called "Hinting Time".

Here's a link - the "Hinting" threads usually start off ALL CLEAR for... (topic). Read through a few and you'll see how it's done. (And how fun and rewarding it is.)

http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpB ... m.php?f=56

Amy - great explanations of the rankings and hinting! You should be a writer or something! ;)
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Postby Sparrow » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:48 am

CatLin wrote:Amy - great explanations of the rankings and hinting! You should be a writer or something! ;)

Wow, a writer, huh? Never would have thought of doing that. Thanks!

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