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Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin
from Chennai
6 years ago

Who's in the mood to get creative? Smile We've got a new contest up, with some drool-worthy prizes. Let us know if you have any questions!

http://www.indiblogger.in/topic.php?topic=81

I'm betting Ranjith has already created a thread on this contest by now. Laughing

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Ritu KT
Ritu KT
from New Delhi
6 years ago

Awesome contest. Loved participating in it. The entries are now displaying on the contest page, I can see mine!

Kamlesh Parikarath
Kamlesh Parikarath
from Bangalore
6 years ago

After seeing couple of posts, I have a doubt. Did we have to just explain why we chose the characters we chose, and what we'd be talking about, or do we have to simulate a chat conversation, as in chatting in WeChat itself? I did the latter one, and even ended up designing a chat User Interface that looks like that of WeChat. :|

Nandini Deka
from Bombay
6 years ago

you only have to do what your minds tells you, not what others have done - thats called creativity

Bushra M
from Bangalore
6 years ago

You have to do something on your own and not copy other's stuff! 

TF Carthick
from Bangalore
6 years ago

You will never know till the results are out, Kamlesh. Whatever the companies think is good for their product. Companies which rely on their product will choose posts that do lot of blah blah about their product. Companies that are looking for more top of mind recall for brand want the brand mentioned a hundred times in the post. Companies that are trying to build a brand and looking for cool assocoiations will be on look oout for anything positive and creative.

Ranjith
Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Did Renie intentionally hide the Random Page on the first day ( to make everyone happy ) or was it a mistake? Innocent

Nandini Deka
from Bombay
6 years ago

how can everyone be happy if its hidden??

Avadhoot
from Jabalpur
6 years ago

It seems they were busy changing the logic behind it.

Old one was giving more emphasis/weightage to popular posts.Innocent

In Colgate contest, I could never see my first post and even others too did not find it- as  it received 0 votes.Frown

(or, that post was a wretched one InnocentFoot in mouthSealedWink)

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

@ Nandini

There are some people who like the contest entries being sorted based on votes because they are capable of getting more votes - have good number of people in their network, ....

I'm sure they didn't like the introduction of random display ( which started around a year ago )

To make them happy, Renie might have hidden the random page and displayed popular page on the first day.

Now, others gets disappointed. So, the default is changed to 'Random' from the second day.

So, everyone is happy. Smile

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

@ Avadhoot Let us propose a new ordering of posts which satisfies everyone. Cool

Avadhoot
from Jabalpur
6 years ago

@R: you can't please all with the same trick. Laughing

Shaumik Daityari
Shaumik Daityari
from New Delhi
6 years ago

I don't realize why people are whining about someone copying content. If you choose popular characters, they are bound to appear in others' posts as well. Take for example Subhash Chandra Bose (I wrote that post on 31st May)- I have seen Bose appear in at least 5 more entries, but I don't really care. If you have faith in yourself, you should know that your post is better than someone else who might have grabbed on to the idea.

That being said, unless you see copies of your sentences/paragraphs, you shouldn't be complaining.

Stephen
from Raleigh
6 years ago

Well I second your thoughts. Characters can be used by many...but the dialogues and all shouldn't be same. 

Shaumik Daityari
from New Delhi
6 years ago

You know on second thoughts, few quotes *might* be the same. For example, I have chosen Sheldon Cooper and used some of his dialogues. I can't accuse someone else if they use the same! (Like 'I am not crazy, my mother had me tested')

Stephen
Stephen
from Raleigh
6 years ago

I am still hunting for my 2nd entry Cry  :D 

Agar main khoj ke laa doo to kya milega?

Shaumik Daityari
from New Delhi
6 years ago

Check in "My Indivine posts". Note that it would correspond to a date you actually submitted the post. My oldest post is in the 3rd page in my posts, I think!

Stephen
from Raleigh
6 years ago

@ Rio - Kya chahye :P 

Well jyada nahi, Mac book se kaam chala lenge somehow

Stephen
from Raleigh
6 years ago

Hahaa  - toh fir mei khud hi dhundh leta hu :D 

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Someone distributing Macbooks? Tongue out

Poochne me kya jaata hai Ranjith.  Tata sky 

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Keep asking Rio. And if someone says yes, don't forget to inform me. Wink

Sure buddy, anything for you
Shaumik Daityari
Shaumik Daityari
from New Delhi
6 years ago

Can anyone post the link to the profile who has those 14 entries? I want to see the versatility there!

You can start with my tea time posts 15 in total

TF Carthick
from Bangalore
6 years ago

Even I am curious to see who did 14. I was the one who started this glorious tradition with 14 entries for Vodafone contest last year.

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

@ TF Why don't you search manually? WinkTongue out

Stephen
from Raleigh
6 years ago

TF - This guy should have broken your record of 14. Anyways he has equalled it ;) Kudos to you two

TF Carthick
from Bangalore
6 years ago

Stephen - See Rio's comment. He broke my record in the very next contest after the Vodafone - The Stayfree Change contest.

Stephen
from Raleigh
6 years ago

Oh ho! So your record was already broken by Rio. :D I can't even think  to break my own record of 3 ...so 15 is a distant dream for me ;) Lets see if someone breaks Rio's 15 

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Let me see if I will be able to break Pramod's record with ITC contest. Tongue out

Even If I don't win, I'll get Rs 6,400 worth combo packs. Money mouth

Nandini Deka
from Bombay
6 years ago

what were the prizes for vodafone and 15 post wala contest?? this macbook prize is worth a lot so can understand people going berserk.

Stephen
from Raleigh
6 years ago

There was a macbook too for the Vodafone contest and of course a free trip to IPL finals ;) 

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

... and Stephen won those tickets and a PlayStation. Laughing

Nandini Deka
from Bombay
6 years ago

oh cool....then the mehnat is worth Tongue out else nobody wud do so much mehnat for some kindle/tab

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

I never thought that a tablet was cheap. Tongue out

Shaumik Daityari
Shaumik Daityari
from New Delhi
6 years ago

In the case of people who submitted multiple entries, is it just me or are those posts of yours getting more votes which you think have a less chance of winning atleast something?

Tushar Kumar Singh
from Delhi,Mumbai
6 years ago

I concur with you. I too have one post which I wrote with a lot of heart and it's stagnated at the bottom, and the other one which was a result of random wanderings is seeing quite some daylight. 

Shaumik Daityari
Shaumik Daityari
from New Delhi
6 years ago

Okay, here is the thing. There are times when you ask politely and people don't help you. Even if it was meant to be a joke, I tend to take it personally. I asked for the link of the profile with the 14 posts, and knowing that certain people knew it, they decided not to tell.

Here is the link to the profile with 14 posts: http://www.indiblogger.in/blogger/49844/ Highly commendable work by the blogger I must say.

How did I do it? Not manually. Even I know web scraping and my fair share of programming. Someone mentioned Java, but I prefer the concise Python. My code is just 45 lines. What's better is that I have made it object oriented and you can re-use it not only for any contest but slightly modify it for other purposes as well.

Since I believe in open source, I have put the script in github. Check it yourself if you are interested (to install the dependencies of the script, check the README in my root directory): https://github.com/sdaityari/web-scraping/blob/master/indiblogger.py

Lini
from New Delhi
6 years ago

Shaumik, thanks for that. Now that is what i call brains... atlast! someone sensible posted something useful!

I can finally see something other than whinings... Tongue out

Hey guys, just leave the results to fate... everyone did his/her best! No use whining now Smile

Shaumik Daityari
from New Delhi
6 years ago

huh, thanks Embarassed

AMITH SHAJU
AMITH SHAJU
from ERNAKULAM
6 years ago

With 407 entries and 84 prizes, I have 20.6388% chance of winning.Smile

 

Nice stats drawn.
Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

You should have calculated the percentage to a few more decimal places. Wink

KAKOLLU SURESH
KAKOLLU SURESH
from VIJAYAWADA
6 years ago

Smile Waiting irresistably for the results..!!

Akash KB
from Mumbai
6 years ago

Result will be declared on 5th of July, so have some fun till then Laughing AIR will go to the right heir....

DS
from Mumbai
6 years ago
Results are expected on 10th not 5th.
Avadhoot
from Jabalpur
6 years ago

by 10 th and not necessarily on 10 th Innocent 

DS
from Mumbai
6 years ago
You think they will be out before the said date? Even if it comes on 10th, it will be nothing short of a miracle!!
Avadhoot
from Jabalpur
6 years ago

no no, exp says by means 10 th and onwards.Smile i just wanted to say not necessarily on 10 th.

TF Carthick
from Bangalore
6 years ago

Don't wait. Results never come on time. Will uncessarily lead to frustration.

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

I feel that the results will definitely be out on 10th. These days, IB is becoming more and more punctual. Smile

disha kotak
disha kotak
from mumbai
6 years ago

can anyone help me figure it out ?

have issued a ticket on the same :

Hi ,

This is regarding my WeChat entry ,

I had posted two entries , but the first entries like seems to be broken

http://www.indiblogger.in/indipost.php?post=245873

when I click on the above like on the indivine page , the blog can’t be accessed.

Here is the link to the blog , can you plz fix it ,

http://idontsharedesserts.blogspot.in/2013/06/a-blast-form-past-present-future.html

I have really put in a lot of hard work in the post , and would love to share it with the world.

 

Avadhoot
from Jabalpur
6 years ago

See,

the url of your blog post and the url you submitted are different.

The link you submitted for the contest has 'and' but not in the url of the post.

replace  the url of your blog post by the url you submitted for the contest and you are done. :)

http://idontsharedesserts.blogspot.in/2013/06/a-blast-form-past-present-and-future.html

http://idontsharedesserts.blogspot.in/2013/06/a-blast-form-past-present-future.html

 

Saurav Biswas
from Hyderabad
6 years ago

Your indivine link directs to a different post, which has the extra -and between the words 'present' and 'future'. To change the link of your post, do the following:

1. Open Blogger > Posts.

2. Click 'Edit' under that post which you have submitted as the entry.

3. On the right side, you'll find a Permalink option. Note that this cannot be changed when the post is live. To edit this, first click 'Revert to Draft'. Then the link becomes edit-able. Choose 'Custom Permalink', enter the link with the '...-form-past-present-and-future...' (WITH THE '-and', NOT the link you've given above) and then hit 'Publish' again.

4. Your indivine link should now be fixed.

 

(NOTE: I'm relatively inexperienced here and I'm not sure if a link to a post already published on Indivine can be edited. It'd be better if other people on this forum verify whatever I've said before you proceed)

Saurav Biswas
from Hyderabad
6 years ago

@Avadhoot Oh, you had already replied while I was still typing Tongue out

Avadhoot
from Jabalpur
6 years ago

Smile

Shaumik Daityari
from New Delhi
6 years ago

In blogger, you can manually edit the url on editing the posts.

Email problem at indi@indiblogger.in
KAKOLLU SURESH
KAKOLLU SURESH
from VIJAYAWADA
6 years ago

CoolHai friends...i have read most of the Blog Posts for this wonderful contest here.Good job everyone...! All the Best..! and i wonder how the judges would be able to pick up the winners ????? Tough task for them i guess...!! Smile

 

Nandini Deka
from Bombay
6 years ago

they'll do a inky pinky ponky WinkTongue out

Never underestimate judges.  Dude. 

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

May be they will call me for my help.... Tongue out

Vishal Verma
Vishal Verma
from Bangalore
6 years ago

What is the use of Multiple entries.. one post is enough to express feeelings and It will also increase winning chances for everyone...

Yo dude,  

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Multiple chances may increase your chance of winning. Sometimes judges choose creative entries as the winners. Sometimes, they choose those posts that praise the sponsor's product. Sometimes, they look for witty entries. Sometimes, they want something innovative. Sometimes, they choose a mix of the above posts.

So, multiple entries do no harm. They increase your chances of winning. Wink

Nandini Deka
from Bombay
6 years ago

multiple entries give u more combosMoney mouthTongue out

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Well said Nandini. Wink

And who knows, they may give GV's instead of hampers just like the 'Love Marriage' contest. Money mouth

Vishal Verma
from Bangalore
6 years ago

but it also reduces other's winning chances who post only one article per contest... I guess moderators don't read all posts and select winners using random or some other selection procedure... I have seen valuable and creative post from apollo contest but they hav'nt been awarded..... 

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Innocent .

Who said they don't read all the posts and choose the winners randomly? The Inky Ponky thing we were talking about was a joke. Tongue out

Coming to Apollo thing, what are the best posts is a personal opinion. May be the judges liked those winning posts more than those posts which appealed to you. Innocent

Prasanna Rao
Prasanna Rao
from Bangalore
6 years ago

My post is buried deeeep under the heap of entries. So please, please do go to my profile and read my entry... Cry

Vishal Verma
from Bangalore
6 years ago

i liked pony tailed girl's image

Mamata Patil
Mamata Patil
from Gurgaon
6 years ago

I took 25 mins to search my blog post!!! Finally got Innocent

Congo's

Ranjith
Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Too many complaints of missing posts... Tongue out

IndiPolice, what are you doing instead of searching for them? Tongue out

They are searching their own posts dude

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Surprised .

Laughing

KAKOLLU SURESH
KAKOLLU SURESH
from VIJAYAWADA
6 years ago

I have got a doubt....can i post the link to my blog here..?? Undecided

No dude. That will be shameless self promotional activity and your post may be disqualified on that ground . So throw out any such idea
KAKOLLU SURESH
KAKOLLU SURESH
from VIJAYAWADA
6 years ago

Shameless???? Surprised why did you use that word?? could have answered without using such words that hurt others na????

Vishal Verma
from Bangalore
6 years ago

shameless self promotion is a menu under report tab.... so its a part of indiblogger

Nandini Deka
from Bombay
6 years ago
Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Yes, we need to stop using the word shameless. Sealed

Using that word itself looks shameless. Tongue out

Avadhoot
from Jabalpur
6 years ago

@R: or shameful ? Cool

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Confused again... Innocent

TF Carthick
from Bangalore
6 years ago

@ Ranjith - A shameless person does shameful acts without feeling any shame for the same. 

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

@TF How did I not read this reply of yours! Innocent

By the way, your sentence isn't confusing. Tongue out It's as easy to understand as

Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you. Cool

KAKOLLU SURESH
KAKOLLU SURESH
from VIJAYAWADA
6 years ago

oh is it?? ok then fine...Smile

Yo dude, it is just a term name given, if that is not so, we would be seeing atleast 407 link posts by everyone here, then who will talk what. It will drown in links posted every minute.
Mamata Patil
Mamata Patil
from Gurgaon
6 years ago

Unknowingly I have posted my blog link over here. How to delete the link now? Cry

 

Akash KB
from Mumbai
6 years ago

Either you open a ticket here (IB) or simple close the ticket from your mindUndecided

Do not worry mamta, mistaken posts are allowed I think. Best wishes.
TF Carthick
from Bangalore
6 years ago

You can't. But always remember - whatever you do or don't do on this forum, chat room and anywhere else , big brother (in this case IndiPolice) is always watching.


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