April's Entries - And Results.

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01 May 2017 09:25 - 08 May 2017 13:51 #1 by JohnH (John)
After a promising start the entries rather 'fizzled out' I'm afraid. Still - here are the entries in one thread for you to examine and adjudicate:

Entry #01


Entry #02


Entry #03


Entry #04


Entry #05


Entry #06

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01 May 2017 09:26 - 01 May 2017 09:28 #2 by JohnH (John)
Entry #07


Entry #08

Entry #09


Entry #10


Entry #11


Entry #12:

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01 May 2017 09:34 #3 by JohnH (John)
Entry #13


Entry #14


Entry #15


Entry #16


Entry #17


Entry #18


Usual terms and conditions apply - here's a 'copy-and-paste' from an earlier round:

Above are the entries you are being asked to vote on.

As before, please cast your (three) vote(s) for those in preference - in other words please vote - entry number - order of preference (with #1 being your favourite, #2 being your second favourite and - you'll never guess...#3 your third favourite). In other words #1 gets three points, #2, 2 points and =3 one point.

Look them through, make your choices then send them to
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before midnight on Sunday.
Please add your Forum user name to help the process run smoothly. I think that's about it, oh no - a reminder that you may not vote for your own entry.

But do please vote, if we only receive a handful of votes the final result is not really an accurate representation of the Forum membership.

To a small degree I can see why some competitors do not vote - but if everybody votes the poll rather evens itself out and becomes a more equal reflection overall.

Thanks again to the prize donors for this month's round.

John

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04 May 2017 09:17 #4 by JohnH (John)
Thanks go out to the five 'usual suspects' who have taken the time and trouble to vote. Please join them - as mentioned previously, the more people who vote the more representative any result will become.

Voting closes midnight Sunday.

John

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08 May 2017 10:34 - 08 May 2017 14:04 #5 by JohnH (John)
Despite leaving the voting line open until this morning I'm afraid the votes count still stayed at a woefully low amount of six people who voted.

Anyway, the final tally was as follows:

First place was a dead heat between photos 3


and 17


Third place was also a dead heat between photos 11


and 13


Fifth was photo 10, Sixth #9, Seventh #12 and Eighth #9.

Congratulations, therefore, go to the members who submitted the entries above.

As to the prizes #3 was from Bill, 17 was from someone who only enters for the fun of it and has told me they don't wish to figure in the prize list so, therefore, it's a bit of a 'toss-up' between Craig fishmad and Jonlate as to who the other prize is given to.

Since Bill is donating the portion of glassworms I rather suspect he'll plump for the Catappa leaves from Ger so if I'm right in this assumption it will be up to Craig fishmad and Jonlate to work out between themselves who will be the recipient of Bill's food treat.

I think it's pretty safe to accept that having this round wasn't exactly the unqualified success we might have hoped for - perhaps because of a lack of a 'Donated' prize from a Sponsor? But the thing is we cannot expect Sponsors to give us prizes for such poorly-supported competitions.

The temptation is to put them back onto the proverbial 'long finger' but in fairness to those who do enter (and vote) in each round we hold I think it should be thrown open for discussion, as I've said on previous occasions, I'm quite prepared to continue running them - question is: do you want them to continue without Sponsors' donations?

John

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08 May 2017 13:47 #6 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
Thanks John for putting all the photos up. It is a shame more people don't want show off their fish, shrimp, tanks, etc let alone vote afterwards.
It hardly very difficult, snap a photo and email it to you!

Anyway, I think it's quite good fun, it means those 100s of photos I have on my phone were taken for some reason.

I am quite happy for Craig to take Bills glassworms, unless he doesn't want them, or Bill can send out two lots.

Thanks again for putting this together.

Let's hope we do it again in a few months time.

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08 May 2017 13:56 #7 by JohnH (John)
I suppose that with only six sets of votes it was a pretty easy and quick job to formulate the final positions (every dark cloud having a silver lining) :cheer:

Do Members want a (short) round for May? One can be started now...

John

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08 May 2017 15:33 #8 by robert (robert carter)
Hi John , what about missing may ,and lets can we have a big push for june , i never get anywhere with my photos but its a bit of fun

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09 May 2017 10:19 #9 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
That's a shame. I had hoped more people would have spent the 5 minutes voting even if they didn't enter. Come on folks, surely most people are taking some photos of their fish! A minute to send in a photo or two to John, about 5 minutes to make your vote and send it to John! It actually adds to everyone's knowledge. Lets people see, often, some fish they might not have seen before.
Anyway, I'm not so sure missing May will help. We gave it a rest for January, February and March and it didn't help. However, having said that, I'm still very willing to offer a prize each month, including May. Live food, maybe on occasion a couple of young fish if available, or whatever, P&P free.
Why do I do this? Simply because I like to help encourage people to come into the hobby and stay in. Once they are in I like to see them widen their interests within the hobby. There's nothing else in it for me except loads of fun and seeing what others are doing/keeping/breeding. The competition is actually an opportunity to spread and receive knowledge in the hobby.
Question: How many minutes in a 30-day-month?
Answer: 43,200 minutes
Question: How many of those minutes does it take to enter and vote in the comps?
Answer: 7 - 10 minutes
OK. I know that only leaves us with 43,190min - 43,193mins to do other things each month, but...
I will pass on taking a prize, I have loads of Catappa leaves and I also use Beach leaves etc. So I'll let Jonlate and Craig choose which they want. Drop me a PM with address and I'll post the live glass worm when my fresh batch arrives next Tuesday/Wednesday (16th/17th).
Bill

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09 May 2017 13:57 #10 by robert (robert carter)
Well i will certainly be entering again with my crap photography , but as bill says its a bit of fun , costs nothing and i love seeing other peoples fish

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09 May 2017 21:30 #11 by iain54 (Iain Minchin)
Fair play to the lads that won. I'll try harder next go

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