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Post by South-paw-Scribbler » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:36 pm

dandelionflower wrote:Congrats Catrina, and Connie, and Sharon, and Lynda and EVERYONE on the lists.

And Karlene, if that was your first draft, you truly are gaining skill--that was an excellent first draft.

I also have learned so much about the world. It's been "broadening" experience.

Again--Congratulations to all the winners!
No Lisa, that was NOT my first draft. All the other weeks had been because of the lateness of the hour in the challenge week. That is my point. See how well it did, working the story like clay in the hands of a potter?
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Post by Debs » Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:38 pm

What a wonderful surprise to wake up to! Although my story is fiction, the places are real and the descriptions based on friends and acquaintances who suffered and died from AIDS while we lived in South Africa. It's a topic really close to my heart and I'm so thrilled to have come first with it.

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Post by ThreeDee » Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:10 pm

What A Week!!!! WOWOWOWOWOWOWEEEEE (I have no idea how that would actually sound if spoken :wink: ) CONGRATS Everyone!!

Big, big shout outs to CONNIE!! Way to Go Girl (and I'm way curious, do you indeed move up next week?)

Awesome Job CAT!!! That story was breathtaking and I'm so glad it won - a difficult read, but that was purely topic related, the writing was suberb.

And Special Way to Go's to KARLENE!!!! Yee stinking Haw girl. Great Job.

Wow, great winners list.

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Post by cori67 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:33 pm

Wow - I placed again! I am so glad I entered for the Africa challenge. My story is personal - I know the couple mentioned very well; so it was a pleasure to write the story.

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Post by Philsjewel » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:32 pm

Congratulations everyone! Well done!!! :mrgreen:

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Post by Allison » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:41 pm

Wow! I was not expecting that. Thanks, judges! I needed that! :)
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Post by Chely » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:19 pm

Congrats everyone. What a great week of entries!

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Post by connied » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:31 pm

<i>[CCCOOONNNIIEEEEE!! (do you move up next quarter??)

Big, big shout outs to CONNIE!! Way to Go Girl (and I'm way
curious, do you indeed move up next week?)</i>

:oops: .....sorry, I don't know how to do that cool box quotey thingy!!!!

Thanks to all for your heartfelt congrats. I really appreciate it.

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Post by itsjoanne » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:18 am

connied wrote:<i>[CCCOOONNNIIEEEEE!! (do you move up next quarter??)

Big, big shout outs to CONNIE!! Way to Go Girl (and I'm way
curious, do you indeed move up next week?)</i>

:oops: .....sorry, I don't know how to do that cool box quotey thingy!!!!

Thanks to all for your heartfelt congrats. I really appreciate it.

I believe you have to have 3 EC's before you move to Masters. This was my second. I of all people know I am not ready for Masters, but I hope someday to get there.

In Him, Connie
You're right, Connie. One more 'til you move up (JUST one more!!). Great job, girl!!
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Post by Hoomi » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:32 am

Hi Connie,

That cool box quotey thingy is either done by hitting "quote" in the upper right corner of the posting you wish to quote, or by using the bbl code in your reply. The quote box is toggled by the quote command, shown here by disabling BBCode in this reply:

[quote]Whatever text you wish to quote in your reply, which can be someone else's reply, a Bible verse, or an excerpt from someone's story, or a really cool thing Mark Twain once said, or a terrible run-on sentence with a bunch of things you can possibly quote in your reply.[/quote]
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Post by connied » Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:43 pm

[quote]That cool box quotey thingy is either done by hitting "quote" in the upper right corner of the posting you wish to quote, or by using the bbl code in your reply. [/quote]


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Post by connied » Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:47 pm

:oops: Ooooops! I missed something (again)

[quote]That cool box quotey thingy is either done by hitting "quote" in the upper right corner of the posting you wish to quote, or by using the bbl code in your reply.[/quote]
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Post by South-paw-Scribbler » Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:54 pm

connied wrote::oops: Ooooops! I missed something (again)
That cool box quotey thingy is either done by hitting "quote" in the upper right corner of the posting you wish to quote, or by using the bbl code in your reply.
When you hit the little quote icon in the upper right corner, does the screen automatically take you to a reply box? If so, you shouldn't have to do anything else, other than make sure you begin typing after the final [/quote].
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Post by Hoomi » Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:24 pm

Make sure, as well, that you do NOT have "Disable BBCode in this post" checked below the reply window, and that your default preferences allow BBCode in your replies.

If you click "Profile" at the top of this screen, it will take you to your profile page. About 2/3 down that page will be "Preferences". For the cool quote thingy to work, you'll need to have "Always allow BBCode" checked. This also allows you to italicize, bold, underline, and Embed Links in your posts, among other spiffy features.
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Post by connied » Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:30 pm

Make sure, as well, that you do NOT have "Disable BBCode in this post" checked below the reply window, and that your default preferences allow BBCode in your replies.
I really wish there was another place to do this so not everyone would see how many times this is taking. It is humbling! :oops:



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