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The July 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so you get a free epic. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I'll keep it open until at least Thursday night. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may keep it open longer.

The following poems are available:

"Big Brother and the Cyberbully"
Summary: When a cyberbully does grievous damage, a supervillain makes a calculated counterattack.
106 lines, $53

"The Things That Money Can't Buy"
Summary: A tycoon with an excess of money and an absence of sense or compassion can cut a wide swath through life.
94 lines, $47

"No Power Like the Power of Youth"
Summary: When racist protesters try to invade a largely black neighborhood, they meet with some serious opposition.
142 lines, $71

Poll #18615 Free Epic for July 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl
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Which of these should be the free epic?

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"Big Brother and the Cyberbully"
10 (40.0%)

"The Things That Money Can't Buy"
4 (16.0%)

"No Power Like the Power of Youth"
11 (44.0%)

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The general fund currently contains $85. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open at least until Tuesday night. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

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This poll invites audience feedback about themes proposed for the Poetry Fishbowl dates in late 2017. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open until at least Monday night, and then I need to close it so I can post the advance announcement on Tuesday.

The structure uses checkboxes. There are 38 themes after condensing similar ones and dropping things we've already covered. You may vote for as many themes as you would enjoy prompting/sponsoring in a fishbowl. I recommend that you don't vote for ALL of them, so as to help narrow down to favorites.

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Here is a poll about Poetry Fishbowl links.  If you look on the Serial Poetry page, you will see that the prompter(s) and sponsor(s) for each poem are linked to their Dreamwidth or LiveJournal blog if they have one, or rarely another location. Making these links takes time.  Back when I started the Poetry Fishbowl, the workload was much lighter (and Weebly worked a lot better) so it wasn't an issue.  But now, making those links is about half the time required per entry, and there are a LOT of entries.  If this is a feature you folks are actively using, then it's worth keeping.  But if you don't use it, we'd like to reduce or drop it for the sake of efficiency.  That time would then be available for other tasks, such as continuing to make new pages for threads.  Individual poems will still have links to prompters and sponsors as available. Thoughts?

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Poll #18561 Poetry Fishbowl Links
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How often do you make use of the prompter links on poems?

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Mean: 2.67 Median: 2 Std. Dev 1.92
Never 16 (40.0%)
22 (13.3%)
33 (20.0%)
42 (13.3%)
51 (6.7%)
60 (0.0%)
70 (0.0%)
81 (6.7%)
90 (0.0%)
Always 100 (0.0%)

How often do you make use of the sponsor links on poems?

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Mean: 2.33 Median: 2 Std. Dev 1.49
Never 17 (46.7%)
22 (13.3%)
32 (13.3%)
42 (13.3%)
52 (13.3%)
60 (0.0%)
70 (0.0%)
80 (0.0%)
90 (0.0%)
Always 100 (0.0%)

How upset would you be if we dropped the prompter links?

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Mean: 2.07 Median: 2 Std. Dev 1.53
Not at all upset 17 (46.7%)
24 (26.7%)
33 (20.0%)
40 (0.0%)
50 (0.0%)
60 (0.0%)
71 (6.7%)
80 (0.0%)
90 (0.0%)
Very much upset 100 (0.0%)

How upset would you be if we dropped the prompter links?

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Mean: 2.50 Median: 2 Std. Dev 1.76
Not at all upset 16 (42.9%)
22 (14.3%)
33 (21.4%)
41 (7.1%)
51 (7.1%)
60 (0.0%)
71 (7.1%)
80 (0.0%)
90 (0.0%)
Very much upset 100 (0.0%)

Poems should contains links to their ...

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prompters only
1 (7.1%)

sponsors only
2 (14.3%)

both
2 (14.3%)

neither
9 (64.3%)

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The June 6, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so you get a free epic. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I'll keep it open until at least Saturday midday. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open longer.

These are the eligible epics.

"So Closely Allied"
Twins Phoebe and Floyd have an unusual connection and superpowers enhanced through touch.
164 lines, $82

"As We Have Created It"
Not all dragons are necessarily monsters.
84 lines, $42


Poll #18523 Free Epic for June 6, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl
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Which of these should be the free epic?

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"So Closely Allied"
8 (36.4%)

"As We Have Created It"
14 (63.6%)

ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
The May 2, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so you get a free epic. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I'll keep it open until at least Tuesday afternoon. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may keep it open longer.

The following epics are available:

"Dinner at Donnie's"
Summary: Danso and family enjoy a culinary adventure.
342 lines, $171

"Insha'Allah"
Summary: Buraq receives an astonishing assignment from an unusual source.
249 lines, $125

"Pebbles in the Path"
Directly follows "Ruts in the Road"
Summary: Jules and Mariset get a private lesson in rescue work.
270 lines, $135


Poll #18342 Free Epic for May 2, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl
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Which of these should be the free epic?

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"Dinner at Donnie's"
7 (33.3%)

"Insha'Allah"
10 (47.6%)

"Pebbles in the Path"
4 (19.0%)

ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
The general fund currently contains $40. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open until at least Tuesday midday. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open longer.

There are three open epics. "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and needs $140 to be complete. "Essential for Human Survival" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra and needs $205.25 to be complete. "The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies and needs $322 to be complete.

Poll #18341 General Fund for May 2, 2017 poetry Fishbowl
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How do you want to distribute the $40?

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ALL $40 into "A Hope and a Promise"
7 (31.8%)

ALL $40 into "Essential for Human Survival"
3 (13.6%)

ALL $40 into "The Inner Transition"
3 (13.6%)

Divide the $40 about equally among all THREE epics
9 (40.9%)

ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
The general fund currently holds $12. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open until at least midday Tuesday. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. If not, I may keep it open a while longer.

There are three open epics. "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and needs $152 to be complete. "Essential for Human Survival" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra and needs $210.25 to be complete. "The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies and needs $322 to be complete.

Poll #18267 General Fund for April 18, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl
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Which of these should get the $12?

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A Hope and a Promise
9 (56.2%)

Essential for Human Survival
3 (18.8%)

The Inner Transition
4 (25.0%)

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[personal profile] gingicat sent $5, so you get to vote on which open epic gets it. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open until at least Saturday night. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may keep it open a little longer.

There are three open epics. "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and needs $152 to be complete. "Essential for Human Survival" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra and needs $210.25 to be complete. "The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies and needs $322 to be complete.

Poll #18195 General Fund Poll for April 14, 2017
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Which of these should get the $5?

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A Hope and a Promise
7 (38.9%)

Essential for Human Survival
8 (44.4%)

The Inner Transition
3 (16.7%)

ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
The Poetry Fishbowl has made its $250 goal three times, so you get a bonus fishbowl on Tuesday, April 17. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open at least until Wednesday night. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

(Sorry I didn't get to this earlier today. I was busy stumbling through the yard putting half a roll of orange duct tape on dozens of saplings I've planted previously so they wouldn't get cut. It's taken this long for my brain to boot up enough to remember that I should announce next week's fishbowl because oh yeah Tuesday.)

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This is the general fund poll for the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. The general fund currently holds $16. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open until at least Wednesday midday. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open longer.

There are three open epics. "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and needs $168 to be complete. "Essential for Human Survival" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra and needs $210.25 to be complete. "The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies.

Poll #18172 General Fund Poll for April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl
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How do you want to distribute the $16?

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ALL $16 into "A Hope and a Promise"
6 (40.0%)

ALL $16 into "Essential for Human Survival"
2 (13.3%)

ALL $16 into "The Inner Transition"
2 (13.3%)

$5 into "Hope," $5 into "Essential," AND $6 into "Transition"
5 (33.3%)

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I'm trying out the Dreamwidth poll function.

The April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so you get a free epic. I will keep this poll open at least until Tuesday afternoon. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

Read and vote! )
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
The general fund currently holds $14.  Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.  I will keep it open at least until Tuesday night.  If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it.  Otherwise I may leave it open longer.

You may put money into either or both of the open epics.  "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and needs $175 to be complete.  "Essential for Human Survival" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra and needs $217.25 to be complete.

[Poll #2065332]
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
The March Poetry Fishbowl met its $200 goal, so you get a free epic.  Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.  I will keep it open until at least Thursday afternoon.  If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it.  Otherwise I may leave it open longer.

"So Closely Allied"
Twins Phoebe and Floyd have an unusual connection and superpowers enhanced through touch.
164 lines, $82

"Spooked"
Be careful what you wish for, especially if it might involve superpowers.
111 lines, $56

[Poll #2064701]
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
The general fund currently contains $15.  Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.  I will keep it open until at least Wednesday night.  If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it.  Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)

The general fund currently contains $28.50.  Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.  I will keep it open until at least Tuesday night.  If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it.  Otherwise, I may leave it open longer.

Read and vote! )

ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)

The February 7, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl met its goal of $200, so you get a free epic.  Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.  I'll keep it open until at least Sunday afternoon.  If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

Read and vote! )

ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (neutral)
The general fund currently contains $45.  Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.  I will keep it open at least until Tuesday night. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it.  Otherwise I may keep it open a little longer.

Read and vote! )
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
The general fund currently contains $50.  Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.  I will leave it open until at least Sunday night.  If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it.  If not, I may leave it up a little longer.

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