Did the contest start?

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  1. melbel profile image95
    melbelposted 7 years ago

    Just curious if the contest started or not. I looked on the contest page and it says this:
    Contest begins at 12:01 P.M. (PT) on March 31st, 2011

    But no-one really seems to be talking about it being started. :S

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Well, currently it is 8PM PST, which is 3 hours behind me on the East Coast.

    So there would be just about 4 hours until it starts. wink

    1. melbel profile image95
      melbelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      But would 12:01 PM be one minute after noon today? I'm a bit confused. :S I wish when they had contests, they would have a big "contest started" thing on their contest page to minimize confusion. :S

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It would be a typo. She mentions March 31. And anything after 12:00 midnight Pacific Standard Time, would be the start.

        Simone typed PM, when it should have been AM. That would be obvious, simply because the Date she used as a reference.

        To start at 12:00PM PST would waste 12 hours of time and be unfair to contestants around the world, who are members. wink

        1. rmcrayne profile image95
          rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          All the previous contest dates/topics have started/changed at noon Pacific time.

          1. Cagsil profile image81
            Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thank you. Didn't know. Good to know though. smile

  3. melbel profile image95
    melbelposted 7 years ago

    Isn't today the 31st, though?
    Thursday, March 31, 2011

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It is presently 11:22 pm March 31, 2011. Yes. And like I said earlier, you would still have 3 hours and 38 minutes until you can start posting hubs for the contest.

      It's not about what time you have where you are, it's about the time zone where HP is located that which matters. HQ is in California.

      If your overseas, in Europe than you are six hours ahead of me. But, you cannot start until it is 12:01 AM April 1, 2011, according to PST. Simone used March 31, 2011 evening/night to give understanding to which to start with or at.

      At least that is my take on it. hmm

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Sorry, that time I gave you is where I am located, not where HP is located, and as I said, HP is 3 hours behind me. wink

      2. darkside profile image81
        darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        "12:01 AM April 1, 2011" is 12 hours after "12:01 P.M. March 31st, 2011".

  4. melbel profile image95
    melbelposted 7 years ago

    It's live. HubPages posted it on twitter earlier today:

    http://twitter.com/#!/HubPagesDotCom

  5. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Then that makes no sense. And, now I'll return to my regularly scheduled program. Enjoy.

 
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