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01 Aug 2017 09:04 #1 by JohnH
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01 Aug 2017 09:07 #2 by JohnH
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01 Aug 2017 09:11 #3 by JohnH
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01 Aug 2017 09:17 #4 by JohnH
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Now - here's the 'copy-and-paste' bit:

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.

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06 Aug 2017 09:49 #5 by JohnH
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Thanks (as usual) to the six people who have voted up to now, if you do plan to send in votes please remember voting ends at midnight tonight.

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06 Aug 2017 23:42 - 07 Aug 2017 08:55 #6 by JohnH
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OK so, there seems little point in prolonging the agony for those who sent in contributions so here are the placings:

First is Craig Fishmad's picture of his L046 - entry #12,
Second is again Craig's Angel guarding eggs - #04,
joint third we have Bill's Betta Coccina - #10
& a Peacock Goby - #14,
fifth is a four-way tie between #02 (Aldrin's Oranda),
# 05
(Corydoras Paleatus) ,
#07 (Jonlate's marine thingy) &
#11 (Craig [again]'s) Rams this time guarding eggs.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks so much for those who both submitted (and voted for) all entries.

I'll organise the prize list in the morning (getting a bit sleepy now) and (being a glutton for punishment) start a further round thereafter for the benefit of those members who like to participate. Of course, that doesn't mean the others of you should refrain from entering - all are welcome.

Edit:

As intimated here is (yet another) 'copy-and-paste' of the prize donations for July's round:
Our prize donations (in no particular order) are Ger's pack of Catappa Leaves, Craig's 5 Cories - and a second donation of Catappa Leaves, Jonlate's Floating Plants, and conditional upon us getting a minimum of 24 images, Bill's Prize. I'll add another Azoo 100w heater (again, brand new, but in a less-than pristine box). As a postscript to this Bill has decided to waive his 'entry-number' condition for this round so to this can be added the 100g pack of freeze-dried Tubifex worms too.
You will have seen that Craig has generously passed on any prizes so perhaps the other winners can get their heads together and work out between them who gets what - so to speak.
I would just like to add a sincere note of thanks to members who donated this round, it adds a bit of interest to (hopefully) spike the interest and also (again, hopefully) encourage more members to enter in future rounds.

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07 Aug 2017 01:21 #7 by fishmad1234
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JohnH wrote: OK so, there seems little point in prolonging the agony for those who sent in contributions so here are the placings:

First is Craig Fishmad's picture of his L046 - entry #12,
Second is again Craig's Angel guarding eggs - #04,
joint third we have Bill's Betta Coccina - #10
& a Peacock Goby - #14,
fifth is a four-way tie between #02 (Aldrin's Oranda),
# 05
(Corydoras Paleatus) ,
#07 (Jonlate's marine thingy) &
#11 (Craig [again]'s) Rams this time guarding eggs.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks so much for those who both submitted (and voted for) all entries.

I'll organise the prize list in the morning (getting a bit sleepy now) and (being a glutton for punishment) start a further round thereafter for the benefit of those members who like to participate. Of course, that doesn't mean the others of you should refrain from entering - all are welcome.



Well done to everyone who entered and also voted it takes less then a minute to vote I can never understand why people don't vote.

John In regards to prizes what ever 1st and 2nd place prizes are either give them to other people on the list or put them back in the prize pool for next month


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07 Aug 2017 06:28 #8 by robert
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Well done to all great photos

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07 Aug 2017 08:43 #9 by JohnH
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fishmad1234 wrote:

JohnH wrote: OK so, there seems little point in prolonging the agony for those who sent in contributions so here are the placings:

First is Craig Fishmad's picture of his L046 - entry #12,
Second is again Craig's Angel guarding eggs - #04,
joint third we have Bill's Betta Coccina - #10
& a Peacock Goby - #14,
fifth is a four-way tie between #02 (Aldrin's Oranda),
# 05
(Corydoras Paleatus) ,
#07 (Jonlate's marine thingy) &
#11 (Craig [again]'s) Rams this time guarding eggs.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks so much for those who both submitted (and voted for) all entries.

I'll organise the prize list in the morning (getting a bit sleepy now) and (being a glutton for punishment) start a further round thereafter for the benefit of those members who like to participate. Of course, that doesn't mean the others of you should refrain from entering - all are welcome.



Well done to everyone who entered and also voted it takes less then a minute to vote I can never understand why people don't vote.

John In regards to prizes what ever 1st and 2nd place prizes are either give them to other people on the list or put them back in the prize pool for next month


Regards
Craig


Thanks Craig, a very generous gesture on your behalf, fair play.

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08 Aug 2017 10:30 #10 by Bill
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Well done everybody. A bit of good fun, apart from great photos, let me know who wants the freeze-dried tubifex cubes and I'll get them in the post. I've been having a few days break over in Bonnie Scotland and just got home at 1am this morning.
Bill

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08 Aug 2017 13:35 #11 by Jonlate
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Hi,

Well done to all for being brave enought to send in your photos.

Quick question, does this mean you are giving prizes out to 5th place winners? (Can you be a winner in 5th place?) That means 8 prizes

I thought it was only top 3 that get the prizes, the rest of us are just congratulating losers, and upset we didn't win, but will still try again next month in the hope that the "sewage worms" are still not taken. ( because it's not about the prizes, it's the taking part that counts!!)

Anyway, it me see what photos I can put in this month.

J

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08 Aug 2017 15:12 #12 by Bill
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Good questions. It could be we have 1st 2nd and 3rd and carry the other prizes forward to the next month. Or, if there are 5 prizes then award 1st to 5th etc.
Another thing that could be tried is; award 1st to 3rd each month and keep all extra prizes aside as a prize hamper for the person with most wins/points over the year. A couple of reasonable ploys to encourage more entries?
By the way, I often have seen two or three people "want to see photos" when someone introduces themselves to the forum, I do hope those people are among the entrants each month : :) :

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10 Aug 2017 14:34 #13 by Jonlate
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That's what I think we should do. Let 1-3 chose what they want and carry the rest of the prizes over to the next month.
Then do a December round for any left over prizes!

So from what I can work out it's Craig and Bill!

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10 Aug 2017 15:32 #14 by JohnH
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It really isn't quite as simple as that, both Craig and Bill have declined any prize - this is why it was left open for the 'lesser' places to accept a reward for their efforts this time around.
Since no-one is coming forward - largely, I suspect because like most consistent entrants, they're only doing this to support the rounds - ALL prizes will roll over to the August round. But unless we do start to either get more entrants or the winners start accepting the donated prizes it almost seems not worth the efforts of the generous prize donors and we should stop requesting any further gifts (which no-one is accepting anyway).

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10 Aug 2017 19:00 #15 by robert
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Hi John , as you say its a pity that more people dont take part , those that do including myself do it for fun and to show off their fish . Seeing its the same few people every time do we really need prizes at all.

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11 Aug 2017 09:21 #16 by Bill
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As John says, we should let them roll-over until prizes start being accepted. If they aren't all used up by December then we can try a bumper prize round for Christmas.
We have two problems; one, we struggle to get entrants and two, we struggle to get winners to take prizes :))
Anyway, it would be great if we could get more entries. I can't understand the reluctance.
I think Craig should get the ball rolling and choose a prize :)
Bill

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11 Aug 2017 11:26 #17 by fishmad1234
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Bill wrote: As John says, we should let them roll-over until prizes start being accepted. If they aren't all used up by December then we can try a bumper prize round for Christmas.
We have two problems; one, we struggle to get entrants and two, we struggle to get winners to take prizes :))
Anyway, it would be great if we could get more entries. I can't understand the reluctance.
I think Craig should get the ball rolling and choose a prize :)
Bill



Bill the hamper idea is fantastic.


It would be great if the sponsors could chip in with some prizes if it was to much to ask for every prizes every month from them then maybe ask them to donate prizes every 3 months or so I know Ian had from aquatic village had offered a prize last year did the winner of that month get the prize off him????.


And bill the prizes aren't that important at the moment its the same few people entering the same few people voting even the same people donating the prizes so at the moment it's all about keeping the photo competition running and hopefully eventually more people start getting involved.


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12 Aug 2017 09:43 - 12 Aug 2017 09:43 #18 by Bill
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fishmad1234 wrote:
Bill the hamper idea is fantastic.

It would be great if the sponsors could chip in with some prizes if it was to much to ask for every prizes every month from them then maybe ask them to donate prizes every 3 months or so I know Ian had from aquatic village had offered a prize last year did the winner of that month get the prize off him????.
Regards
Craig


I think the issue about asking sponsors for prizes is that it is awkward getting prizes from them valued at €50 and upwards, and in the case of Aquatic Village in excess of €100 for only 4 people entering. It was getting unfair to accept them with so few people entering. That was why we donated prizes ourselves.
It was my daughter, Róisín who won the lovely tank which was donated by Aquatic Village. She has a few tetras in it, cardinal and neon, but, although she hasn't lost interest completely, she is certainly not as enthusiastic as she was, but that is life with 12/13-year-olds. I don't push her, that way she won't be put off altogether; I suspect she will be back to it one day, she continues to look after her tank in her bedroom in the meanwhile.
Bill
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12 Aug 2017 14:13 #19 by Jonlate
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That's good to hear that she is still using the tank, and you havent stolen it from her.
In the years to come she may take it up again seriously. Until then keep encouraging her.

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12 Aug 2017 17:31 #20 by Bill
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Jonlate wrote: That's good to hear that she is still using the tank, and you havent stolen it from her.
In the years to come she may take it up again seriously. Until then keep encouraging her.

She is animal crazy, Jonathan, I have no doubt she will be back sooner rather than later, at that age there is always something going on and so many things to do. I'm tempted to steal it, but I may lose my hand lol
Bill

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