lf_bingo_mod (lf_bingo_mod) wrote in longfic_bingo,
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Greetings longficcers! A poll:

Hi everyone! I've been thinking about this challenge and the way it works. I know the open ended timeframe is useful for people who want all the time in the world to create the longfic of their dreams, but I've also had plenty of people say that deadlines are motivating to them. So what I've been considering is a system where people can opt in to have some number of fics completed by a certain date, and receive some sort of reward if they reach that goal.

I think it should work like this: I create a sign up post with a deadline a few months down the track - say, in December. You comment and suggest how many fics you think you can finish and post here by the date (remember that when you post fills here, they must be in the form of a bingo, or extras.) If you finish at least one fic by the deadline, you receive some reward - an extra 50 points, perhaps. If you complete as many fics as you committed to, and that's more than one, you receive a larger reward, like an extra 100 points. No penalty if you don't meet your goal, this is just supposed to encourage completing fics. Sign-ups would remain open right up to the deadline date.

I've created a poll you can complete to say whether you think this is a good idea/something that would be useful to you, or you can leave your feedback here in the comments. If there's interest, I can get a sign-up post together later this week.

A deadline bonus would be useful to me

Yes
7(87.5%)
No
1(12.5%)

How frequently should deadlines occur?

Every four months
1(14.3%)
Every six months
6(85.7%)
Every twelve months
0(0.0%)
Something else I will explain in comments
0(0.0%)

What sort of incentive should be offered?

Bonus points
4(57.1%)
A banner
3(42.9%)
Something else I will explain in comments
0(0.0%)
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