On the left sidebar, there is a new list (without links) of suspected and known contest cheaters; IMHO, this is a list that should not exist.
I developed this list from the Foetry Contests archive; I looked at each thread to make sure that that the contest warrants being on the watch list.
If your organization appears on this list and you would like it to be removed, email me a compelling reason why your contest should be removed from our watch list. I reserve the right to publish any and all email responses as posts, so keep that in mind as you select the exact right wording for your email.
Conversely, "Honest Contest Guidelines" appear below it, with nothing listed yet; I would like to see this list filled in, but I'm not optimistic. If you feel that your contest should appear on this list with a link to your guidelines, email me, and include your detailed guidelines, contest winners and their professional affiliations, and contest finalists and their professional affiliations for the last 10 years (or when the contest came into existence). I reserve the right to publish any and all email responses as posts, so keep that in mind as you select the exact right wording for your email.
One of us will research your information and then make a decision as to whether your guidelines and actions pass the stink test.
I have a feeling I'm going to be a very lonely blogger with not a whole lot to do on this blog.
Saturday, August 4, 2007
A New Watch List: Suspected and Known Cheaters
Posted by Bugzita at 11:33 AM
Labels: A New Era, academic scams, Clueless organizations, exploitation, fee-based literary contests
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Re: last paragraph
Hey, take heart! I'm reading this. And I don't even speak English as first language. Keep up the good work!
Thanks, milosz b!
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