Friday, March 2, 2012

The Chicken Encyclopedia Contest Response

Thank you to those of you who have already posted your answers to the contest questions listed in the last post!

Submissions can be made up until midnight (Pacific time) Sunday night.

For those of you who haven't already figured it out, I'm quite technically challenged (but learning-usually from mistakes) and haven't been thinking ahead too brightly, either, so I've already made one mistake. Not being 'Mr. Popularity' means I have little to no experience with the comments aspect of this "interactive media". So, I'm risking public shame and humiliation by admitting this and attempting to make things right again.

Okay, let me just cut to the chase - I published a nice comment that didn't include answers to the contest questions (Thank You!), then went down the line and clicked publish on the next one, too. Immediately, I realized  "I shouldn't have done that! Now others will be able to just copy those answers (right or wrong,I can't comment yet, lips are sealed), and that wouldn't be fair." So, if you entered, and it looks like your comment was "removed by an administrator" (it was, of course, but I really only wanted to unpublish it until the end of the contest!). I hope it's not too much to ask, but could you (the victim of my inexperience), please re-submit your comment? I'll keep track of the order of your original submission. For everyone else who submitted answers, your comments are safely stored in the awaiting moderation lockbox. Just need to keep my twitching fingers away from it.

At the end of the contest, and 24 hours after I've notified the 2 winners (that would be this coming Monday at midnight, Pacific time), I would like to publish all of the entry comments- and the correct answers, so it's apparent that the judging was fair. It can be a good learning experience and there can be discussion, (or even disagreement), if there's an interest. If you don't want your comments published, just let me know.

Thank you again for your participation. Some of you noted that you enjoyed the Q & A with Gail Damerow, and I'm glad you did. This was my first time interviewing someone, and it was difficult to decide on what questions to ask. I knew she would provide interesting answers, though, regardless . . . and she did a fantastic job!

Remember, I have two copies of the book to give away, and you can still enter, so just scroll down to the post below and leave your answers in the comment section. They'll all be in lockdown 'til Monday, Midnight.

Certainly hope this makes some sense, seem to be in the grips of a viscious flu bug, exploding head and all.

1 comment:

  1. great contest- learned a lot.
    great to connect with other chicken lovers. thank you!
    1- red jungle fowl
    2-95 degrees
    3- asiatics and most americans, some exceptions
    4-game breed, comb style, leg featering
    5-cockfighting
    6-silkie
    7-serama
    Laura surfingthesandbar@yahoo.com

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