Hi there, I'm delighted to be one of those short listed this week but there seems to be a bug on the voting on Facebook. I personally voted for Denise and it doesn't show up and several of my friends have emailed me to say they voted but it didn't register. Thought I would just point that out to see if anyone can fix the bug. cheers
Hi annmackiemiller. Can you tell me if you clicked all the way through to Denise's entry and clicked the vote button? When you did, did you see the number pop up by one, and did you wait for the comment box to load? May I also ask what browser you're using? I just tested it out and it's working fine, but I'd really like to get to the bottom of this.
Hi--I don't want to make any trouble but I also had a friend tell me he tried to vote for me but it didn't show up. I had no prayer of winning with or without his vote so it is really no big deal, but if annmackmiller had the same problem, perhaps there is a glitch here. He said he clicked the blue "vote" button but the number of votes didn't change.
I have a couple of questions about the selections for the contest.
Forgive me if this was stated somewhere but I have summer brain so I'll blame it on that. I understand the daily pick and that there will be a "voting" contest for the fan faves but how are the fan faves selected? Are they going to be a daily selection (meaning one selection per day)? Will it possibly be multiple per day? How many hubs will be in this selection? Can more than one of your hubs be selected for this in a week? And is this where Socially Savvy/Champion hubs be selected from or could those be in addition to the fan faves?
Sorry to make your head spin with all of the questions. I'm just trying to get a better picture of the other possible prizes. Thanks!
Oh, yeah! That's just about everything- though about whether multiple Hubs may be selected per day- that's a given, seeing as there will be a total of 14 that make it to each week's Fan Faves round (so two should be selected per day- on average), though it is important to note that if, on one day, there are TONS of great entries, more than two may be selected for that round.
Don't worry, there are a lot of parts to this contest, but luckily with that, there are a lot of winners and money to be won!! The HubPages Staff selects the top 14 Hubs of the week to be in the Fan Faves contest; we will announce the Fan Faves Hubs around 4:00pm PST on Tuesdays (starting next Tuesday, July 12th). The Fan Faves contest runs until Friday. On Friday, we will announce the Tug of War contest between the two Hubs that have the most likes/shares from the Fan Faves contest. The Tug of War will run until Monday at noon PST. There are two prizes from the Tug of War Contest: The Socially Savvy Prize of $50, which is the Tug of War runner up, and a Social Champion Prize of $100, which is the Hub with the most likes/shares of the Tug of War contest. The Social Champion (winner of Tug of War) will be entered into the Final Fan Fave contest and eligible for the $500 Grand Prize. Also, all 14 entrants in the weekly Fan Faves contests that receive at least 25 votes will win $25!
I hope I didn't just confuse you more! I'll keep my eye on this thread if you have any other questions!
Congrats Lorraine! Nice job! This sounds like a really fun contest. Thanks for offering it to the community. Always up for a good game of tug of war! First entry in and off to see what others have entered.
Way to go, Francesca27! Also, y'all should check out the Hub! It includes some great disaster preparedness tips, and as Francesca27 points out at the beginning of her guide, those who fail to plan plan... to fail!
That's right, folks. Roy Perrin has only been on HubPages for 26 hours!!! That's pretty darn impressive.
And for some of the other folks that entered- we actaully had several other Hubs come up as Daily Drawing winners before Roy's came up, but they were disqualified for being shorter than 500 words or lacking at least one high quality, legally used image. So many sure you meet our basic contest requirements, folks!
As a reminder, entries MUST:
-Include the tag: Contest -Have at least one high quality (and legally used) photo -Be published for the first time on that given contest day -Be a minimum of 500 words -Be entirely original to HubPages
Excuse Me - but you seem to have overlooked my question posted 2 hours ago.
My contest submission was posted over 11 hours ago why was it not honored as a submission on your list?
I would like an answer before I pursue additional submissions.
Is it a technical error? I noticed that HP had "server down" errors twice today (not even a maintenance page!) and the little facebook button doesnt seem to be functional either.
If this is a technical error will my submission be honored tomorrow?
I looked at the contest guidelines:
-Include the tag: Contest (yes) -Have at least one high quality (and legally used) photo (yes - Public Domain and altered "scream" ) -Be published for the first time on that given contest day (yes) -Be a minimum of 500 words (it was 1774 words) -Be entirely original to HubPages (yes)
Hi Joshing Your hub on how to get rid of telemarketers is showing up in both our internal reports and here: http://hubpages.com/reports/sharealike There's just a bit of a delay with how entries show up on that public listing. But rest assured, your entry was logged and counted!
The winners for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will all be announced on Monday afternoon, so hold tight for the weekend!
Also, when submitting entries, make sure that any images that you have used from elsewhere (that are not your own) are legally used and properly attributed, or else your Hub might be disqualified. For the full guide on legal and proper image use, check out our Learning Center entry on the subject
You can absolutely use more than one text capsule, in fact it is preferred to break up your Hub and make it more readable. We calculate the word count using a word count software program. We insert all the text in the Hub. Good luck!
Not trying to make trouble here, but just went through the submissions list trying to find my submissions and noticed a hubber with six submissions on July 9, 2011.
I was just wondering if certain hubbers were excluded from the maximum five per day rule. It could be a mistake of course, but I think it should be pointed out to her that she made that mistake because it seems a bit unfair to other hubbers who stick by the rules.
WannaB Writer, you are right, it is extremely difficult choosing only 14! There are so many wonderful Hubs; we have great writers here at HubPages! As for the voting, anyone can vote. You don't have to be a registered Hubber -you just need a Facebook account. Stay tuned for the top 14 Hubs of the week! They will be out today at 4:00pm PST.
What a week, fellow Hubbers! It has been exciting and exhausting reading through all of your marvelous Hubs! Although it has been extremely difficult only choosing 14, I think we have a great group for our first Fan Faves contest! Unfortunately, there were MANY wonderful Hubs that didn't make the cut because of the improper use of photos. Remember that all of your photos must be legally used and attributed properly to qualify for one of the top 14 Hubs to be in the Fan Faves and Tug of War contests. The easiest way to ensure the legal use of photos is to use your own. However, if that won't work, we have a Learning Center Hub written to help you decipher if a photo can be used legally and how to properly attribute the photo's owner.
Be sure to vote by going to the HubPages Fan Faves Page! Don't forget to encourage all of your friends and family to vote as well! The Fan Faves contest will be open until Friday at 4:00. At that time, the two Fan Fave Hubs with the most likes/shares will compete in our Tug of War until Monday at noon PST. All Fan Faves Hubs are eligible for a $25 prize if they receive 25 votes! Good luck!! And don't forget to keep submitting Hubs for next week's Fan Faves! And without further ado, here are our top 14 Hubs of the week and the magnificent Hubbers that wrote them:
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If you click vote, in order to vote you get a pop-up that says "Access my basic information. Includes name, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID, list of friends, and any other information I've shared with everyone.
You get to vote if you click "allow". If you click "don't allow," even if you are logged into Facebook, you can't vote because it's considered anonymous voting.
I hope this is the information you wanted me to provide.
That problem is now solved- we had opted to have something called Assured Voting for the contest, which was an extra safeguard against cheating or rigging the votes, but we've turned it off to make it easier for everyone to support their favorite Hubs. Thanks for pointing out the problem, and sorry for the inconvenience!
As I've said before, I'm just having so much fun writing. Throughout my life it has been one of my constant passions. It's just incredible to think that i am being rewarded for doing something I am enjoying so much.
Thanks Docmo! The winners from week 1 sure are impressive (though your recent entry- may I say WHOAH!) and Robin did a really awesome job of selecting the finalists! It's no small feat, believe me- especially with so many great entries O_O
Now that it's 4:00, I can announce the winners from the Fan Faves round!
Doctor Kristy (with 64 votes) and akirchner (with 70) have made it to the Tug of War round, so be sure to hop over to our Facebook page and vote for your favorite Hub! You can vote by clicking the Tug of War tab on the left side
Tiffany Regan wins a Popularity Prize for her most admirable 35 votes. Way to go!
Congrats to all the other Fan Faves nominees. And best of luck you all of you for the upcoming rounds!
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