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Life the Universe and Everything  [message #78451] Sat, 21 January 2023 10:15 Go to next message
timmy

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The latest challenge, I just realised, is the forty-second writing challenge.  Who feels up to cataloguing the number of authors and the number of stories that represents?

Maybe, had I realised in time, I might have created an HHG2TG challenge, but no teenagers were involved!

[Updated on: Sat, 21 January 2023 10:15]




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Re: Life the Universe and Everything  [message #78453 is a reply to message #78451] Sat, 21 January 2023 15:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Pedro

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Just to prove what a sad case I am:

198 stories plus 3 late submissions + 2 withdrawn later = 203
59 authors. + 1 withdrawn later = 60



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Re: Life the Universe and Everything  [message #78454 is a reply to message #78453] Sat, 21 January 2023 20:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy

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wow, that is a lot.  I woinder why so few of the 60 are repeat offenders, though



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Re: Life the Universe and Everything  [message #78455 is a reply to message #78454] Sat, 21 January 2023 21:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Pedro

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The first two challenges account for 14 stories written by 13 different authors. 

Of the total of 60 authors, 33 have single stories and 10 have two credits.




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Re: Life the Universe and Everything  [message #78456 is a reply to message #78455] Sun, 22 January 2023 19:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy

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How do we encourage the ones who don't submit often to come back?  And who will do it?



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Re: Life the Universe and Everything  [message #78457 is a reply to message #78455] Sun, 22 January 2023 20:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Did the first two have the highest number of entries?
Re: Life the Universe and Everything  [message #78458 is a reply to message #78455] Sun, 22 January 2023 21:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Pedro

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The first challenge only had one entry.
The second (summer vacation) had 13. 
the next highest number of entries was ten: Waiting and Recovery.



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Re: Life the Universe and Everything  [message #78459 is a reply to message #78458] Mon, 23 January 2023 07:52 Go to previous message
timmy

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Some of the earliest authors have changed their life's emphasis, others are no longer living, but a goodly number of them might be encouraged to write again



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