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Weekend Challenge volunteers, please!

OK, I'm getting this one in quickly. I have fairyniamh down for the coming weekend (I emailed you, Fairy, so just let me know!), but I need volunteers to run the challenge for the first half of the year, so sign up here!

In your comment, let me know:
1/ How many weekends you can manage
2/ any dates/periods you CANNOT take

If you need any help deciding, or don't have a clue what running one will take, ask any questions here in a comment!

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erinm_4600
Jan. 3rd, 2018 08:54 pm (UTC)
You know I'm in!

1/ as many as needed
2/ weekend of June 8-10 (trip is still tentative, but better safe than sorry!)
haldoor
Jan. 3rd, 2018 08:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you, my dear! ;-)
kitmerlot1213
Jan. 3rd, 2018 09:25 pm (UTC)
I volunteer and yes, I'm actually going to be an adult and say that you can schedule me for more then two--maybe three? I'm feeling braver :)

The only weekend I can not is Feb 3rd/Feb 4th
haldoor
Jan. 3rd, 2018 09:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It wouldn't be more than 3 in a half-year, anyway, probably, as long as we have enough volunteers!

Cannot-do noted! ;-)
agdhani
Jan. 3rd, 2018 11:14 pm (UTC)
I should be able to do at least 3...
I think only Easter weekend will be out (since its just before my bday so there may be plans)...I'm not aware of any other limitations at the moment.
haldoor
Jan. 4th, 2018 06:23 am (UTC)
Awesome, thank you!
katleept
Jan. 3rd, 2018 11:36 pm (UTC)
I'd love to help out with these more often, but the same problem I face as a potential leader for the weekend challenge is the same issue that keeps me from even trying to participate in them more often as a writer or artist: Time frame. I, and so many others too, work the weekend. Fridays can be killer and leave very little time for anything else.

I mentioned something along these lines a while back when y'all did the survey asking for ideas, but if anybody responded, I didn't see it, so I'm just gonna throw it out there again. It would be great and would help the challenges to gain more participation, I think, if we could somehow extend them. One comm I enjoy participating in has an excellent way of doing this: They post the challenge about mid-week, and then everybody posts their answers on the actual weekend. Just a thought if we could possibly do something like this.

As it stands now, I'd love to help more but don't know if I'd have the time all that much on the weekend. I do, however, want to volunteer to run another Halloween challenge this year. That's my week of vacation, so I pretty well know I'll be around often enough to make that work if it's not already taken.
haldoor
Jan. 4th, 2018 06:57 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry I didn't respond to your comment in the poll! It's a very valid point and I don't think you were the only one who mentioned it. So what I am thinking we'll look at, instead of opening the post early, we will leave it open for people to respond to by the end of the week following, which I think will solve the problem for you, yes?

As for hosting, if you are keen, we can look at having you write up your post earlier in the week and schedule it to post on Friday morning. The challenges don't have to require a 'comment here' and you responding with a prompt. I have done it at times by posting all the prompts under a cut and allowing people to choose their own, either by looking at them all, or by choosing a number before heading under the cut to find the prompt; that way you don't have to be around until later in the week when you have time to respond to the fills.

And of course you may have Halloween again! I am only asking for volunteers for the first half of the year at the moment, so just remind me again when I post mid-year!

Does any of this make you feel more inclined to join in? I hope so, because I'm happy to change things up since we haven't actually kicked off this year properly yet.
fairyniamh
Jan. 4th, 2018 07:50 am (UTC)
Instead of calling it a Weekend Challenge, calling it This Weeks Challenge? I can do that.
haldoor
Jan. 5th, 2018 01:37 am (UTC)
We'll keep calling it the Weekend Challenge, but it will last a week, as I said in my email to you, in case anyone else should read this and wonder! ;-)
katleept
Jan. 4th, 2018 10:25 pm (UTC)
HELL YEAH!!! =) Feel free to sign me up for a few dates! No preferences other than making sure I get that Halloween!
fairyniamh
Jan. 4th, 2018 01:50 am (UTC)
I did not get an email, but I am ready for this weekend.

You can pen me in where you need to, Minus All of February, the first weekend of March, and all of June.
haldoor
Jan. 4th, 2018 07:03 am (UTC)
Thank you! And I wonder if I have the right email for you? K and I will be emailing soon about modding, so now would be a good time to check.

Also, yay for this weekend! Can I ask you to have a look at my reply to katleept above? It would be great if you could change the 'fill the challenge by' to the end of the week after you post, i.e. have the closing date for entering the challenge as next Friday (12th), or if not then, at least Thurs 11th? It's going to take off a bit of pressure from those who work weekends but would otherwise like to join in. Thanks!
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org
Jan. 4th, 2018 02:16 am (UTC)
I'm in for three every six months - 6 total for 2018 if that works. No particular blackout dates for me this first half of the year, whatever works.
haldoor
Jan. 4th, 2018 07:32 am (UTC)
Third time lucky... I have been trying to post this one brief comment and LJ/the internet will not let me!

Here goes: Thank you! I will put you down for 3 before July!
guineamania
Jan. 4th, 2018 12:33 pm (UTC)
1) As many as needed
2) Not in Jan and not the 24/25th Feb or 20/21st April please :)
haldoor
Jan. 5th, 2018 01:35 am (UTC)
Alrighty! Thank you! ;-)
flipflop_diva
Jan. 4th, 2018 06:51 pm (UTC)
I'm in! I think the only two weeks that would be hard are the weekends of Feb 16 and 23. Otherwise, any time is good!
haldoor
Jan. 5th, 2018 01:36 am (UTC)
Wonderful! Thank you! I'll get on to the schedule this weekend!
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