Want to win a prize for something you already love doing? The WWOMB, in conjunction with host Squidge.ORG is running three monthly contests starting in October 2010. Participate, and you can win one of four US$10 (£ 6.50, or € 6.50 - the non-US equivalent of US$10, as it fluctuates) gift certificates to either the Apple iTunes store or Amazon.com or item(s) out of the Squidge.org CafePress store up to US$20 (£ 15.00 or € 15.00 - again, fluctuating with currency exchange) before shipping. NOTE from 02/2013: This is now paid out as a US$25 gift certificate, so I don't have to gather your home address, etc. Here are the categories:
1) Most prolific author of the month on WWOMB
2) One random author from the month (different than the most prolific)
3) One random commenter from the month, as well as the author the story was made about.
Every month, on the first of the month, three different queries will be put to the database. The first query will search for the author with the most stories for the previous month, the second one will find a random author that submitted a story from the previous month (excluding the most prolific author's penname), and the last one will find a random commenter who commented on any story over the previous month. Each winner will be contacted via their email address in the system, and be offered one prize from the following: A $10 Apple iTunes gift certificate, a $10 Amazon.com gift certificate, or one item from the Squidge.org CafePress store worth up to $20 (not including shipping).
The Fine Print:
Open to anyone registered on the WWOMB and participating per above requirements.
Hostmaster 'squidgie' and Webmistress 'peja' are not eligible to win
Winners from one month will not be eligible for the next contests that month, and for the next month's contest. e.g. If user 'maximo' wins the most prolific author contest for the period September 1st - 30th, they cannot win the random author or random commenter contest that month. They are also ineligible to win the 'most prolific' prize for a period of 12 months. However, the most prolific author and all other winners for the month are eligible starting the second month after their win (for all contests except most prolific author).
It is assumed that all registered users are participants. If a user wants to opt out from all contests, please contact Hostmaster at 'email@example.com'
Apple iTunes and Amazon.com gift certificates available worldwide. Squidge.ORG CafePress store items available in North America (Canada, United States, Mexico), The United Kingdom, and The European Union only.
Most prolific author is for the number of total stories added to the WWOMB over the contest period. e.g. If someone uploads 15 stories of one chapter each to WWOMB, and another person uploads 3 stories with 8 chapters each, the winner is the first person with 15 stories loaded. Please note that this limitation will change in the future, and the reverse will be true (so as not to punish authors that are prolific within a certain storyline series).
Hostmaster and Webmistress reserve the right to mark a winner ineligible in cases where the entries are fraudulent, including but not limited to A) stories the author has not themselves written B) the same story uploaded multiples times with intent to skew the numbers C) entries deemed ineligible such as random characters (i.e. 'abcd1234') being submitted for a story or a comment on a story or "placeholder" stories where the text of the story says something like "Will be uploaded soon".
Winner's pennames will be listed on the WWOMB for the month period after they win. All attempts will be made to contact them, though hostmaster and webmistress will not be held responsible for those with bouncing email addresses. First attempt will be via the email address in the author's/commenter's profile, if available, then by the 'Contact User' form available on WWOMB. A second attempt will be done, if no response is received, ten to fourteen days later. Final attempt will be made ten to fourteen days after that. If no response received by the time of the next drawing, the winner forfeits their prize.
If you have questions, please direct them to Peja at firstname.lastname@example.org or Walter at email@example.com
For the real geeky among us, these are the queries being used:
select uid, count(*) from fanfiction_stories where date > '2010-09-01 00:00:00' and date < '2010-09-30 23:59:59' and uid != 1 ;peja and uid != 133 ;squidgie group by uid; NOTE: If the largest number of stories is shared between multiple people (i.e. 3 people all submit 32 stories in the same time period) then a second random drawing will be done of just those authors to determine the winner.
select uid from fanfiction_stories where date > '2010-09-01 00:00:00' and date < '2010-09-30 23:59:59' and uid != 1 ;peja and uid != 133 ;squidgie and uid != (previous query's winner) order by rand() limit 1;
select * from fanfiction_reviews where date > '2010-09-01 00:00:00' and date < '2010-09-30 23:59:59' and reviewer != 'peja' and reviewer != 'squidgie' order by rand() limit 1;
December 2010 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 12 stories is anny385
Random author was Nancy for the story "Not The Girl"
Random reviewer was msdarque for their review of Carnicalo's "In the Light of a New Day"
January 2011 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 28 stories is Andrew Troy Keller
Random author was Buffy for the story "Untitled Criminal Minds Story"
Random reviewer was ZzoaozZ for their review of Python's "Say I"
February 2011 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 146 stories is PattRose
Random author was Buffy
Random reviewer was Keikokin for their review of IreneAdler's story
March 2011 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 115 stories is Pirate Turner
Random author was anny385 for the story Together Forever
Random reviewer was abbeyrd62561 for their review of Harbinger's story Together Forever
April 2011 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 83 stories is ROSSELLA1
Random author was Crow for their story 'The Visit'
Random reviewer was Aira Silver for their review of Tiffany F's story 'Bound'
May 2011 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 74 stories is anny385
Random author was Arress for their story 'Second in Command'
Random reviewer was BillieBog for their review of Cernicalo's story 'In the Light of a New Day'
June 2011 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 19 stories is wereleopard
Random author was Kate of Kintail for their story 'Doctors Do Get Sick'
Random reviewer was ckerg for their review of RosalindB's story 'The Jenkins Girl'
July 2011 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 48 stories is Danyealle
Random author was Python for their story 'Genie in a Bottle'
Random reviewer was thallissa for their review of Shawna's story 'Stay With Me'
August 2011 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 21 stories is Jackfan
Random author was Morgan Larabee for their story 'Burned Bridges'
Random reviewer was Neemps for their review of Kelmin's story 'Just What We Expected'
September 2011 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 11 stories is Kate of Kintail
Random author was fairyfanfiction for their story 'The Stuff'
Random reviewer was BymagaJones for their review of The Huntress' story 'H5-0: Sorry, Wrong Number'
October 2011 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 7 stories is Python
Random author was Pirate Turner for their story 'Mounds'
Random reviewer was Celticheart for their review of aemalie's story 'The Real Reason Myers Left (Hellboy)'
November 2011 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 12 stories is Jaxson Kelley
Random author was Andrew Troy Keller for their story 'Willing to be a Single Dad'
Random reviewer was msdarque for their review of arcadii's story 'Luck Be A Vampire, Tonight'
December 2011 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 19 stories is 630leosa
Random author was Lycanus for their story 'In My Blood'
Random reviewer was ckerg for their review of NikkiM's story 'Tony & Jet Play'
January 2012 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 32 stories is Andrew Troy Keller
Random author was Lexi for their story 'Vengance'
Random reviewer was kittycat for their review of LoriLee's story 'Finding Redemption'
February 2012 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 40 stories is Ginger S
Random author was Crow for their story 'The Link'
Random reviewer was Sissi16 for their review of Cowgirl65's story 'When The Cat's Away'
March 2012 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 10 stories is Lexi
Random author was Kelmin for their story '51 Cordon Bleu'
Random reviewer was jrgllfan for their review of LoriLee's story 'A Place to Belong'
April 2012 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 5 stories is Makoto Sagara
Random author was LadyCrystalCastalia for their story 'Mixed Feelings'
Random reviewer was Kerensa for their review of Hergerbabe's story 'I Don't Love You'
May 2012 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 16 stories is Slashygirl
Random author was AlixeNox for their story 'In This Broken City'
Random reviewer was msdarque for their review of Cernicalo's story 'Fill Me Up 3: Four Weddings and a Funeral'
June 2012 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 38 stories is DTS
Random author was Donna McIntosh for their story 'Sand, Surf, & Sex'
Random reviewer was julieuax for their review of Wgang16's story 'NCIS Tony's Family - Meds and Redheads'
July 2012 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 10 stories is CJ aka WritinginCT
Random author was Andrew Troy Keller for their story 'Sunbathe on the Roof'
Random reviewer was BuffyAngel68 for their review of CJ aka WritinginCT's story 'A Regret So Deep'. (Please note, BuffyAngel68 is eligible to receive the prize, but CJ aka WRitinginCT isn't because of the win within the last 2 months)
August 2012 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 40 stories is PirateTurner
Random author was SisterWine for their story 'Almost Goodbye'
Random reviewer was Hendrick4824881 for their review of gibbsandtonysbabe's story 'Birdman'
September 2012 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 26 stories is Kate of Kintail
Random author was Naitriab for their story 'The Bill'
Random reviewer was Gloworm41 for their review of Jo_Kay927's story 'The Green Eyed Wolf'
October 2012 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 8 stories is jessieleighcosta528
Random author was Pirate Turner for their story 'Three Lizards and Mistletoe'
Random reviewer was Nyre The Black Rose for their review of oliver31's story 'a call from the past'
November 2012 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 17 stories is Nancy
Random author was Rebel Melinda for their story 'The Ghost of Christmas Past'
Random reviewer was Melia for their review of rose_malmaison's story 'Craving Coffee'
December 2012 Winners
Most Prolific Author with 14 stories is ROSSELLA1
Random author was emeralds75 for their story 'Bound Together (Part 1: Hell)'
Random reviewer was Kundry Athalia for their review of Jo_Kay927's story 'Gunny'
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