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1 July 2016  [message #71736 is a reply to message #70741] Fri, 01 July 2016 07:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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We have had a wonderful influx of tales. Here is the current status:

Sets 1 - 8: 7 items. That's both good and bad. It means we have a three week queue
Sets 9 - 10: 6 items
Sets 11 - 16: 5 items
Sets 17 - 23: 4 items
Sets 24 - 55: 1 item

Rainbow Boy Challenge: 1 item
Christmas 2016: 1 item



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10 July 2016  [message #71753 is a reply to message #70741] Sun, 10 July 2016 08:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There may be service interruptions as we migrate to our new server. Assuming all is well we will continue to publish on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Set 1 is planned for Monday.

Sets 1 - 7: 7 items
Sets 8 - 9: 6 items. A couple of short stories would be good here
Set 10: 7 items
Sets 11 - 12: 6 items. Space for short stories again
Set 13: 7 items
Sets 14 - 16: 5 items
Sets 17 - 20: 4 items
Set 21: 3 items
Set 22: 2 items
Sets 23 - 53: 1 item

Rainbow Boy: one entry
Christmas 2016: 1 item




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Monday 11 July 2016  [message #71756 is a reply to message #70741] Mon, 11 July 2016 17:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We have had to postpone the publishing of stories, scheduled for earlier today, because of the server migration. While the site is functioning well there is one background element we need our service provider to achieve before announcement emails can go out.

What we will do is to compress this week's payload to ensure we just lose a few days



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So, where are we on 25 July 2016?  [message #71773 is a reply to message #70741] Mon, 25 July 2016 17:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Probably back in business! I think an accelerated publishing schedule is in order if it is certain that we are.

Sets 1 - 12: 7 items
Sets 13 - 17: 6 items
Set 18: 5 items
Set 19: 4 items
Sets 20 - 24: 3 items
Sets 25 - 37: 2 items
Sets 38 - 43: 1 item

Rainbow Boy: 1 item

Christmas 2016: 1 item



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29 July 2016  [message #71776 is a reply to message #70741] Fri, 29 July 2016 08:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The backlog is lessened.

Sets 1 - 8: 7 items
Sets 9 - 13: 6 items
Set 14: 5 items
Set 15: 4 items
Sets 16 - 20: 3 items
Sets 21 - 34: 2 items 
Sets 35 - 39: 1 item

Rainbow Boy: 2 entries



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7 August 2016  [message #71786 is a reply to message #70741] Sun, 07 August 2016 08:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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As you know, I hate running at an accelerated rate. On Monday we return to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Sets 1 - 5: 7 items, which gives us a small and acceptable queue
Set 6: 5 items
Sets 7 - 11: 4 items
Sets 12 - 21: 3 items
Sets 22 - 25: 2 items
Sets 26 - 30: 1 item

Rainbow Boy has three entries

Christmas 2016 has one



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19 August 2016  [message #71804 is a reply to message #70741] Fri, 19 August 2016 21:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We're through the feast and into the famine. But something usually turns up

Sets 1 - 5: 4 items
Sets 6 - 15: 3 items
Sets 16 - 19: 2 items
Sets 20 - 24: 1 item

So, what are you writing right now?




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26 August 2016  [message #71822 is a reply to message #70741] Fri, 26 August 2016 08:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just published today's set. 

Sets 1 & 2: 5 items. ZERO queue length
Sets 3 - 16: 4 items
Set 17: 2 items
Sets 18 - 21: 1 item

Even when the pool of stories is low we never drop the quality. Crap may be found anywhere. We stay at the top end of the food chain.



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9 September 2016  [message #71866 is a reply to message #70741] Fri, 09 September 2016 19:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We seem to be in a good state again:

Sets 1 - 10: 5 items
Set 11: 3 items
Set 12: 2 items
Sets 13 - 15: 1 item

We have a zero length queue.

Who's up for a Halloween tale?

The "May I Help You?" Challenge has one entry so far

Christmas 2016 has one entry, too.



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23 September 2016  [message #71890 is a reply to message #70741] Fri, 23 September 2016 06:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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After issuing today's set I notice that things are looking a bit bleak:

Sets 1 - 4: 5 items
Set 5: 3 items
Set 6: 2 items
Sets 7, 8, and 9: 1 item

That is the end of the queue.

We have the next challenge, with three items and a fourth promised. There is one tale for Christmas. No-one has yet thought of Halloween.

Where are all the good writers and good stories?
 



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30 September 2016  [message #71909 is a reply to message #70741] Fri, 30 September 2016 07:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Not a healthy queue at all

Set 1: 6 items
Set 2: 5 items
Set 3: 4 items
Sets 4 - 6: 3 items
Sets 7 -10: 2 items
Sets 11 - 18: 1 item

"May I help you?" has three entries with one more promised, but time to run

Christmas 2016 has one item.



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7 October 2017  [message #71943 is a reply to message #70741] Fri, 07 October 2016 07:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ouch. Two years ago, just under, I started to manage the queue tightly. I seem to have been more successful than I intended! We now almost have a negative queue, and, trust me, that is not a benefit!

After today's set, which was only four items itself, this is what we have:

Sets 1 - 3: 3 items
Sets 4 - 7: 2 items
Sets 8 - 15: 1 item

That is not going to get the baby bathed. Unless you know differently, Nifty doesn't have material of the right quality. I may have missed something great, so tell me if I have.

I know of several tales in pipelines, and those cannot be hurried. They will come when they are ready.

The Writing Challenge is doing well. Five tales in and one promised, and we have ten days to go until it closes.

No Halloween tales yet. Sighs. 

Christmas has one tale ready to roll




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Re: 7 October 2017  [message #71944 is a reply to message #71943] Fri, 07 October 2016 14:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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-- No Halloween tales yet. Sighs.

Oh? None? Would you like one?
Re: 7 October 2017  [message #71945 is a reply to message #71944] Fri, 07 October 2016 14:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quote:
Geron Kees wrote on Fri, 07 October 2016 15:31-- No Halloween tales yet. Sighs.

Oh? None? Would you like one?

--
Hahahaha Well, there is always Mooi! But yes, please! Of course! And please plan for Christmas and Valentine's day!



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14 October 2017  [message #71968 is a reply to message #71943] Fri, 14 October 2016 10:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quote:
timmy wrote on Fri, 07 October 2016 08:44Ouch. Two years ago, just under, I started to manage the queue tightly. I seem to have been more successful than I intended! We now almost have a negative queue, and, trust me, that is not a benefit!

After today's set, which was only four items itself, this is what we have:

Sets 1 - 3: 3 items
Sets 4 - 7: 2 items
Sets 8 - 15: 1 item

That is not going to get the baby bathed. Unless you know differently, Nifty doesn't have material of the right quality. I may have missed something great, so tell me if I have.

I know of several tales in pipelines, and those cannot be hurried. They will come when they are ready.

The Writing Challenge is doing well. Five tales in and one promised, and we have ten days to go until it closes.

No Halloween tales yet. Sighs. 

Christmas has one tale ready to roll


--
There is a major improvement. Phew!!

Sets 1 - 4: 4 items. Still low, but I am hoping for a serial to arrive over the weekend. Depends on the author.
Sets 5 - 6: 3 items
Sets 7 - 9: 2 items
Sets 9 - 12: 1 item

One Halloween tale, don't leave it spookily alone!

Six May I Help You? entries

One Christmas tale

No Valentine's tales 



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4 November 2016  [message #72080 is a reply to message #70741] Fri, 04 November 2016 09:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We seem, for the moment, to be back on track:

Sets 1 - 4: 7 items
Sets 5 - 7: 6 items
Sets 8 - 16: 5 items
Sets 17 - 19: 4 items
Sets 20 - 22: 3 items
Sets 23 - 24: 1 item

Christmas now has two items. I think that may go a couple of days before Christmas Eve this year, by popular request



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11 November 2016  [message #72099 is a reply to message #70741] Fri, 11 November 2016 09:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We have a reasonably healthy queue:

Sets 1 - 4: 7 items
Sets 5 - 13: 6 items
Sets 14 - 16: 5 items
Sets 17 - 19: 4 items
Set 20: 3 items
Set 21: 2 items

Close the Lid has one item

Christmas has 2 items



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18 November 2016  [message #72137 is a reply to message #70741] Fri, 18 November 2016 08:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's odd how we move between famine and feast. After today's set, just published:

Sets 1 - 13: 7 items. This means we have a queue of just over four weeks. At present I am content with that
Sets 14 - 16: 6 items
Set 17: 5 items
Set 18: 4 items
Sets 19 - 22: 2 items
Sets 22 - 48: 1 item

Close the Lid, has one item so far

Christmas now has three items, with, I hope, more to come.



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25 November 2016  [message #72196 is a reply to message #70741] Fri, 25 November 2016 10:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Things are going well, but our queue is too long

As you know, we are running a short accelerated period. Sets will go out over the weekend with normal service being resumed on Monday. Today's set having been published, the following situation obtains:

Sets 1 - 13: 7 items. This is too long a queue for new material
Set 14: 6 items
Sets 15 - 18: 3 items. This is where the drop off in material is evident, but this area and the prior set together is the place for new material now
Sets 19 - 28: 2 items
Sets 29 - 44: 1 item

Christmas: 3 items so far

Close the Lid: 2 items so far

[Updated on: Fri, 25 November 2016 12:21]




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2 December 2016  [message #72225 is a reply to message #70741] Fri, 02 December 2016 12:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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As we run towards the new year, the queue is in the following state:

Sets 1 - 9: 7 items, which is a three week queue, starting on Monday
Sets 10 - 13: 4 items, space for three pieces of simultaneous new material, which is good
Sets 14 - 21: 3 items
Set 22 - 30: 2 items
Sets 31 - 38: 1 item

Close the Lid has only two entries so far

Christmas stories has 4 tales, and more are always welcome



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9 December 2016  [message #72274 is a reply to message #70741] Fri, 09 December 2016 22:37 Go to previous message
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This is where we are after today's set:

Sets 1 - 6: 7 items
Set 7: 5 items
Sets 8 - 11: 4 items
Sets 12 - 19: 3 items
Sets 20 - 27: 2 items
Sets 28 - 35: 1 item

Close the Lid has three entries

Christmas has four items



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