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If I'd had known that this was going to be a "randomly selected winner" contest, then I wouldn't have put so much effort into it. I am very disappointed that the winners were picked as if this contest was an oversight and demean their talents.

Nevertheless, congrats to the winners for entering! I had fun reading all the Valentines~! heart
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Omg! I never expected to win! cat_crying So happy.
Congrats to everyone else who won! cat_4laugh
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Besulalea
If I'd had known that this was going to be a "randomly selected winner" contest, then I wouldn't have put so much effort into it. I am very disappointed that the winners were picked as if this contest was an oversight and demean their talents.

Nevertheless, congrats to the winners for entering! I had fun reading all the Valentines~! heart


Glad you had fun entering! Sorry you feel this way about the selection of winners - it wasn't stated how they would be decided at the outset, and I heard from numerous people that they wanted winners to be randomly selected so we went with that. We're also sorry if you felt that your efforts were "demeaned" by the way we selected the winners, but we're not quite sure what you mean by this statement. How is this in any way demeaning of anyone's talents? It's not - all entries were well done, and we appreciated them all.

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If I'd had known that this was going to be a "randomly selected winner" contest, then I wouldn't have put so much effort into it. I am very disappointed that the winners were picked as if this contest was an oversight and demean their talents.

Nevertheless, congrats to the winners for entering! I had fun reading all the Valentines~! heart


Glad you had fun entering! Sorry you feel this way about the selection of winners - it wasn't stated how they would be decided at the outset, and I heard from numerous people that they wanted winners to be randomly selected so we went with that. We're also sorry if you felt that your efforts were "demeaned" by the way we selected the winners, but we're not quite sure what you mean by this statement. How is this in any way demeaning of anyone's talents? It's not - all entries were well done, and we appreciated them all.

Thanks,
Sisky


I wouldn't have had such a knee-jerk reaction with the winners being chosen at random if it was edited in the first post to let others know; I didn't know that lots of people were wanting it judged this way and with that didn't realize that the outcome would have been picked this way. I read lots of Valentines that were long and looked like they took a while to create so I thought that some people may have felt demeaned by having a random generator pick the winners. This is my first time entering a Gaia contest so I didn't know that judging can go different ways.
Thank you so much for taking time to speak with me! I enjoyed entering your contest and reading them! I look forward to entering more contests in the future~! heart
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If I'd had known that this was going to be a "randomly selected winner" contest, then I wouldn't have put so much effort into it. I am very disappointed that the winners were picked as if this contest was an oversight and demean their talents.

Nevertheless, congrats to the winners for entering! I had fun reading all the Valentines~! heart


Glad you had fun entering! Sorry you feel this way about the selection of winners - it wasn't stated how they would be decided at the outset, and I heard from numerous people that they wanted winners to be randomly selected so we went with that. We're also sorry if you felt that your efforts were "demeaned" by the way we selected the winners, but we're not quite sure what you mean by this statement. How is this in any way demeaning of anyone's talents? It's not - all entries were well done, and we appreciated them all.

Thanks,
Sisky


I wouldn't have had such a knee-jerk reaction with the winners being chosen at random if it was edited in the first post to let others know; I didn't know that lots of people were wanting it judged this way and with that didn't realize that the outcome would have been picked this way. I read lots of Valentines that were long and looked like they took a while to create so I thought that some people may have felt demeaned by having a random generator pick the winners. This is my first time entering a Gaia contest so I didn't know that judging can go different ways.
Thank you so much for taking time to speak with me! I enjoyed entering your contest and reading them! I look forward to entering more contests in the future~! heart


Thanks for replying, and the clarification! I was honestly just wondering why you felt that way in case something was really wrong. I appreciate your letting me know your feelings on this, and we'll try and make sure the selection of winners is more clearly defined in contest rules going forward. Glad you entered though, and that you'll be part of more contests in the future! biggrin
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Time to go level this ring up and give people some loving emotion_dowant

Also my humble gratitude to all- participants, winners, and to Sisky for holding this contest.
Hopefully more zOMG contests will be in the future.
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Happy Valentines everyone heart emotion_awesome heart

Time to go level this ring up and give people some loving emotion_dowant

Also my humble gratitude to all- participants, winners, and to Sisky for holding this contest.
Hopefully more zOMG contests will be in the future.

I loved your entry btw. As soon as I saw that title "Q123Q123" I was like.. omg that's so ME! cat_eek Anyway, congrats to you and the other winners as well! I really loved some of these entries.
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eek OMG, I won?
Well, congrats to the other winners and great job people who participated! Your valentines were amazing heart
Now I need to get this ring up...
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Besulalea
If I'd had known that this was going to be a "randomly selected winner" contest, then I wouldn't have put so much effort into it. I am very disappointed that the winners were picked as if this contest was an oversight and demean their talents.

Nevertheless, congrats to the winners for entering! I had fun reading all the Valentines~! heart

Agreed. I actually put a lot of work into mine and I'm disappointed. I understand that a lot of people asked for it, but I expected this to be more of a writing contest. Had I known, I wouldn't have bothered to write an entire sestina. That took me over an hour to write and I don't think a random selection was fair to those of us who put in a lot of effort.

Congrats to the winners, though.
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Congrats to all the winners and a big thanks to Sisky for hosting this competition. emotion_yatta
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Besulalea
If I'd had known that this was going to be a "randomly selected winner" contest, then I wouldn't have put so much effort into it. I am very disappointed that the winners were picked as if this contest was an oversight and demean their talents.

Nevertheless, congrats to the winners for entering! I had fun reading all the Valentines~! heart


This. LOL I don't even wanna say how much time I spent on my poem ... whee it was a lot, lol.

Also multiple entries were allowed, so I could have spent that time posting lots of shorter/quicker poems & notes and had a much higher change of winning. talk2hand Bleughhhh.

congrats to the winners dramallama
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Besulalea
If I'd had known that this was going to be a "randomly selected winner" contest, then I wouldn't have put so much effort into it. I am very disappointed that the winners were picked as if this contest was an oversight and demean their talents.

Nevertheless, congrats to the winners for entering! I had fun reading all the Valentines~! heart


This. LOL I don't even wanna say how much time I spent on my poem ... whee it was a lot, lol.

Also multiple entries were allowed, so I could have spent that time posting lots of shorter/quicker poems & notes and had a much higher change of winning. talk2hand Bleughhhh.

congrats to the winners dramallama

Agreed. It's unfair to those of us who put a lot of effort into just one thing.
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