Commaful Poetry Slam
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commaverifiedThe Commaful Team
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Commaful Poetry Slam

A fun, friendly competition to celebrate amazing poets!

Here are the details!

The contest will run until July 21st

Share your poems & get upvotes! The top 3 most upvoted post in the "All Time Top" in Poetry on July 21 will win! Top Rankings Updated Daily: https://commaful.com/public-play?tab=top&category=PT

Top 3 Most Upvoted poems will be blasted to 100k+ people

We will use Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr to broadcast your poetry to the masses!

Submitting: Log In and click "Create a Story"

Write your poem through the slides and make sure you select the "Poetry" category at the bottom before you submit.

You can submit as many poems as you like!

Feel free to invite friends to compete or upvote!

Log in or Signup and Click "Create Story" to make a submission!

Questions? Ask in the comments below!

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commaVerifiedThe Commaful Team
a year agoReply
@abbeykelly I can confirm that you are indeed submitted :)

abbeykellypoetry & pics (universitility on tumblr)
a year agoReply
submitted? I think? Great contest idea!

commaVerifiedThe Commaful Team
a year agoReply
@carlafischer really appreciate it!! great suggestions, will look through some of the feature suggestions and see what makes sense/how to best implement them!

carlafischerBronze CommaAuthoress · System Programmer
a year agoReply
@comma Thanks, now I got it. :) Good to know you are working on a special implementation of the story contest idea. Sure I stay tuned for more! You're very welcome! Ah, it's a shame that user agents make such noise. Firefox doesn't scroll; Chrome does but I feel the whole user interface is screwed up here. Standards are there but, either one blunders right into them. What the heck. That aside, I will check with other browsers and report on issues (if there are any). Yes, I could gain a general ranking feeling. :) Thanks for your info. Please don't mind too much my moaning. One needs little time to get into Commaful so, the whole thing is pretty good, really. I love it. I am desirous to see the new contest feature. Anyway, you could probably apply some rapid adjustments to what you have that would help a lot. You have lists of entries, ordered by date and interest already. You have the total number of stories and the number of items in each list. Thus, each story in each list has an ordinal number. The ordinal is the ranking position for the lists are ordered, too. So, everything in place. Just display it! :) That should be very easy to apply. Also, the total number of stories and the number of stories below each tab are readily available for output, principally. Several variations for displaying those numbers are imaginable. For example, when scrolling, something like: "Story 65-75 of 356," or so could help the user to know where she or he is. So, the adjustments to existing code should be very simplistic and non-invasive. Until a brand new feature is available you thus could go with what you have (which is so beautifully simple!) a little more comfortably and in almost no time. Just a quick thought. Uh, thanks. :)) Hehehe, investigating---yep, love that. And yeah, I love details. (See above.) Before you drown in them, I stop. :D

commaVerifiedThe Commaful Team
a year agoReply
@carlafischer Thanks for the details! We are building some new ways to do official contests on the site so stay tuned for that for the future! This will have a better ranking list, easier way to submit, and more. Thank you so much for reporting the scrolling issue! We found the issue and are working on fixing it right now. It seems to be only an issue on Firefox right now. Thanks for letting us know! For number 2, I was mistaken, @shotinthedark and @faith may want this info too, the "Latest" tab will have all the stories (all the entries), for All Time Top, only the top 100 currently shows up as you currently pointed out. To confirm submission, just make sure it's in the latest tab of poetry, which is here: https://commaful.com/brow... The rankings are by upvotes, so judging by the top 100 you'd get a general sense of how you'd rank if you aren't in the top 100 yet. When we release the contests feature on Commaful we'll have a much more robust way to show all submissions, including a confirmation of your own submission So all in all, you got everything right!! Fantastic and detailed report btw, you did some amazing investigating!

carlafischerBronze CommaAuthoress · System Programmer
a year agoReply
Hi there @comma! :) As @shotinthedark and @faith reported, I stumbled over the "Goodness, where am I?" thing, too. Now, there seem to be some oddities here: (1) The scrolling function did not work with Firefox 47.0, neither via mouse (scroll wheel, scroll bar) nor keyboard. Just the first 10 entries show under each the "Hot", "Latest", "Weekly Top", and "All Time Top" tabs. No further entries are loaded once the end of the list is reached. However, it did work as expected with Chrome 51.0.2704.103 m. You might want to cross-check? (2) The ordering of the lists is somewhat confusing. I entered three poems so far and can only find all of them in the "Latest" list so, this seems to be ordered by date and time of publication, descending. The other lists seem to be priority ordered, descending, also. One of the poems showed up in "Weekly Top", none in "All Time Top". I scrolled down till I reached "No more stories to show. You should try making a story!" I encountered ~107 entries or so in "All Time Top". Where are mine, then? You said: "[...] if you scroll down far enough, your poem will show up if it got submitted!" Nope. My humbling writing aside: Where is the very first poem that entered the competition? For the purpose of the contest, truly _all_ poems should show up in "All Time Top", right? But I think this list has a quota, it seems to show just a certain number of entries of a certain time frame and disregards all entries that do not reach a certain threshold of popularity. For a "Weekly Top" list that is a must, for a general "All Time Top" list, it is perfectly OK. But, for the contest... What do you think? (I got something wrong, right? :)

commaVerifiedThe Commaful Team
a year agoReply
@shotinthedark As long as it you put it in the poetry category, it'll be counted. Just make sure when you publish, the "poetry" button is selected. it will automatically be entered. this link will only w ork if you're LOGGED IN: https://commaful.com/brow... but this is all the poems that are entered. if you scroll down far enough, your poem will show up if it got submitted!

shotinthedarkA sad poet with words only written
a year agoReply
How do i know I've been counted? I posted my poem, but were there specific tags required?

commaVerifiedThe Commaful Team
a year agoReply
@faith As long as it you put it in the poetry category, it'll be counted. Just make sure when you publish, the "poetry" button is selected. it will automatically be entered. this link will only work if you're LOGGED IN: https://commaful.com/brow... but this is all the poems that are entered. if you scroll down far enough, your poem will show up if it got submitted!

faithWe are who we are for alot of reasons...
a year agoReply
I had written my poem and published it too but how am I supposed to sumbit it for the contest?