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SPRING CHALLENGE 2016 > Spring Challenge 2016: Questions/Problems in Completed Tasks

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message 1: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Questions or problems with completed task posts will be posted here.

If you have questions about your points on the Readerboard:

1. Make sure that the Readerboard has been updated through the post that you are concerned about.
2. Please check your math.
3. Check to see if one of your posts is listed in this thread with a question. If so, please make a NEW POST in the Completed tasks thread to clear up the question. DO NOT go back and edit the original post. I will not go backwards in the completed task thread to pick up points.
4. To avoid further questions/problems, please refer to the TASK DESCRIPTIONS and the POSTING REQUIREMENTS.

Thank you for helping keep the record keeping for the challenge as manageable as possible.


message 2: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Maya post 14

Fairest does not show Retellings as a main page genre:
Young Adult.....1443 users
Fantasy...............1337 users
Science Fiction...739 users

If you had this genre verified in the genre verification thread or help thread, please repost, linking to the verification post.


message 3: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Jen UT
The Graveyard Book includes Childrens as a main page genre. Please review the rules for the posting requirements for books with the main page genre childrens or kids. Posting Requirements #7.


message 4: by Maya (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 357 comments Sandy wrote: "Maya post 14

Fairest does not show Retellings as a main page genre:
Young Adult.....1443 users
Fantasy...............1337 users
Science Fiction...739 users

If you had this genre v..."


....crap. NEXT SEASON, MODERATOR'S PET!


message 5: by Ann A (new)

Ann A (readerann) | 881 comments I wasn't sure where to put this, but wanted to pass along that Group Read Notes from a Small Island Kindle book is $1.99 on Amazon right now


message 6: by Nicola (new)

Nicola | 1415 comments Maya wrote:
....crap. NEXT SEASON, MODERATOR'S PET!."



Hahahaha!

That's what I always say....


message 7: by Daphne (new)

Daphne (daphnesm) | 486 comments I see the first update for points for the first 50 posts. I think my numbers are off, but I don't see a post here with an issue with any of my points.

It has me at 40, but I have 50 down on my tracking form. The only 10 point task I posted so far is here: Message 33

Thanks for checking on it. :)


message 8: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Daphne wrote: "I see the first update for points for the first 50 posts. I think my numbers are off, but I don't see a post here with an issue with any of my points.

It has me at 40, but I have 50 down on my tra..."


thanks, Daphne. The first time I use the spreadsheet in the season it sometimes has some bugs - quick responses let me fix them before they get out of hand!


message 9: by Daphne (new)

Daphne (daphnesm) | 486 comments Sandy wrote: "
thanks, Daphne. The first time I use the spreadsheet in the season it sometimes has some bugs - quick responses let me fix them before they get out of hand! "


No...thank you and all the mods here so much. This is such a wonderful challenge and group. I've expanded my reading horizons so very much since joining last year. All the dedication you all put into making it run makes it incredibly enjoyable.


message 10: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (ebpnd17) | 704 comments Hi!

I just checked the readerboard and it says I have 35 points, but I think I only have 25 so far (one 10 point task and one 15).
My readerboard name is Elizabeth P and my task posts were 18 and 32. Thanks!


message 11: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Elizabeth wrote: "Hi!

I just checked the readerboard and it says I have 35 points, but I think I only have 25 so far (one 10 point task and one 15).
My readerboard name is Elizabeth P and my task posts were 18 an..."


Thanks, Elizabeth! And the spreadsheet debugging continues.........


message 12: by Pat (new)

Pat (peakles) | 161 comments Peakles

I want to make sure I haven't misunderstood about books I read before the beginning of the challenge. If I read a book during the previous challenge time frame but did not post the book, am I able to use it in the current challenge? or am I only allowed to post a book for which I've read less than half in the previous challenge?

Thanks!


message 13: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Pat wrote: "Peakles

I want to make sure I haven't misunderstood about books I read before the beginning of the challenge. If I read a book during the previous challenge time frame but did not post the book, a..."


Please see the Rules of the Challenge:

"10. Pre-reading: Books longer than 499 pages that were started any time before the beginning of a challenge can be used to fulfill a task if more than half the book is read during the challenge.
For example, if you were to read 249 pages (or less) of a 500 page book before the start of a challenge, this book would count if it met a task requirement. However, if you had read 250 pages (or more) of a 500 page book before the start of a challenge, this book would not count. Books less than 500 pages should NOT be begun before the start of a challenge."

You cannot use a book that you read during the previous challenge. You can only use a book for this challenge if it is at least 500 pages and you read less than half of it before the challenge began.


message 14: by Pat (new)

Pat (peakles) | 161 comments Sandy wrote: "Pat wrote: "Peakles

I want to make sure I haven't misunderstood about books I read before the beginning of the challenge. If I read a book during the previous challenge time frame but did not post..."


Thanks, Sandy!

That means I'm fine on the 700-page A Little Life but I need to start over on 400-page Fates and Furies.


message 15: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Loafer post 67

Just an FYI, no need to repost.
Task 20.1 is worth 20 points, so that's your actual total.


message 16: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Emsreviewsbooks post 72

Task 20.1 requires that you specify the genre that you are claiming. Please repost just this task with the missing info - the other tasks in the post have already been recorded.


message 17: by Emily S. (new)

Emily S. (esondie) | 0 comments Sandy wrote: "Emsreviewsbooks post 72

Task 20.1 requires that you specify the genre that you are claiming. Please repost just this task with the missing info - the other tasks in the post have already been reco..."


Darn it!! I made it the entire last challenge with no mess ups! Reposted now.


message 18: by Sandy (last edited Mar 05, 2016 02:59PM) (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
JessicaAnn post 91

It's fine to include more than one task in a post, but you need to put them in numerical order, lowest to highest. See #12 in the Posting Requirements and post 1 in the Completed Tasks Posting Thread.

Please repost these tasks.


message 19: by Sandy (last edited Mar 05, 2016 03:12PM) (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
ColetteG post 100
If you choose option 1 for task 15.4, you need to read 2 books - to use only one book for the task, you need to choose option 2, one book that meets both A and B.

Also, The Hobbit has the main page genre Childrens, so you will need to comply with the rules regarding childrens books. Please review the rules for the posting requirements for books with the main page genre childrens or kids. Posting Requirements #7.


message 20: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Colette G post 102

Neither science nor philosophy is listed as a main page genre for So You've Been Publicly Shamed.


message 21: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Megan W post 116

"Graphic novels, manga or collected comic book issues must be at least 100 pages.
Collections of syndicated, periodical or internet comic strips, single or short-format panels, or cartoons must be at least 200 pages to be used for SRC tasks." See Rules of the Challenge.

14 Years of Loyal Service in a Fabric-Covered Box is a collection of comic strips, and does not meet the page requirement for use in the SRC.


message 22: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
babbling C - post 139

To claim a Golden Oldies ticket, you must include the year in which the book was first published in your post. See the Posting Requirements.

If you repost to claim a GO ticket, indicate at the top of your post that it is a repost to claim a GO ticket, so that it is clear that this is not a new task posting. Remember that reposts must be complete, including links.


message 23: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Cynbaxter post 132

Since Sudden Death no longer has Philosophy as a main page genre, it can't be used for this task, unless you had it verified in the genre verification thread or the help thread for the task. If so, you can repost with a link to the genre verification.


message 24: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Lois post 156
Babyville: A Novel does not include "Contemporary" as a main page genre. If you had this verified in the genre verification thread or the help thread for the task, please repost with a link to the genre verification.


message 25: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Dakimel post 167

"Graphic novels, manga or collected comic book issues must be at least 100 pages.
Collections of syndicated, periodical or internet comic strips, single or short-format panels, or cartoons must be at least 200 pages to be used for SRC tasks." See Rules of the Challenge.

Hark! A Vagrant is a collection of comic strips, and does not meet the page requirement for use in the SRC.


message 26: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Masoodah post 177

Just an FYI - I show your total points as 55 - 5.4, 5.5, 15.9, 30.5.

No need to repost - just to keep our records consistent.


message 27: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Susan W post 199

How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature includes Childrens as a main page genre. Please review the Rules of the Challenge for the use of books with Children as a main page genre.


message 28: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Maya post 204
Task 30.1, option B is a cover task, and you must include the cover in your post. Please repost this task only - the others in the post have been recorded.


message 29: by Susan (new)

Susan Wojtas | 245 comments Sandy wrote: "Susan W post 199

How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature includes Childrens as a main page genre. Please review the Rules of the Challenge for..."


Oh dear. It isn't a kids book, it's for parents to introduce their children to nature and to get outside more. If I have it verified in the Not for Kids thread, can I repost?


message 30: by Gabriella (new)

Gabriella | 234 comments In message #146, I asked to replace the book of task 10.8. (Story of the Eye was replaced for The Death of Ivan Ilyich), so I could use SotE for task 20.9. and neither it appeared here as a post with problems nor the 20 points were counted in the Readerboard, although the GO tickets were.


message 31: by Lois (new)

Lois | 1871 comments Sandy wrote: "Lois post 156
Babyville: A Novel does not include "Contemporary" as a main page genre. If you had this verified in the genre verification thread or the help thread for the task, plea..."


When I look at Babyville, it does show Contemporary listed as a genre:
Womens Fiction>Chick Lit 480 users
Fiction 130 users
Romance 50 users
Contemporary 17 users
Adult 11 users
Romance>Contemporary Romance 10 users
etc.


message 32: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Lois wrote: "Sandy wrote: "Lois post 156
Babyville: A Novel does not include "Contemporary" as a main page genre. If you had this verified in the genre verification thread or the help thread for ..."


it has to be listed at the time that I'm working on the posts, unless you have had it verified previously.


message 33: by Lois (new)

Lois | 1871 comments Sandy wrote: "Lois wrote: "Sandy wrote: "Lois post 156
Babyville: A Novel does not include "Contemporary" as a main page genre. If you had this verified in the genre verification thread or the hel..."


OK, if I get it verified, can I just repost it?


message 34: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Lois wrote: "Sandy wrote: "Lois wrote: "Sandy wrote: "Lois post 156
Babyville: A Novel does not include "Contemporary" as a main page genre. If you had this verified in the genre verification thr..."


yes


message 35: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Gabriella wrote: "In message #146, I asked to replace the book of task 10.8. (Story of the Eye was replaced for The Death of Ivan Ilyich), so I could use SotE for task 20.9. and neither i..."

sorry, Gabriella, found and fixed.


message 36: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Susan wrote: "Sandy wrote: "Susan W post 199

How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature includes Childrens as a main page genre. Please review the Rules of the..."


yes


message 37: by Sandy (last edited Mar 09, 2016 06:17PM) (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Queenbee Darlene post 232

Task 30.4 requires, for book 1, that each word in the title have exactly one more letter than the previous word. Gray Mountain has 4 letters in the first word, and 8 letters in the second word, so will not work for this task.


message 38: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Ashley OZ post 236

Don't Stay Up Late includes "Childrens>Middle Grade" as a main page genre. Please review the Rules of the Challenge for the use of Childrens books.


message 39: by Gabriella (new)

Gabriella | 234 comments Sandy wrote: "Gabriella wrote: "In message #146, I asked to replace the book of task 10.8. (Story of the Eye was replaced for The Death of Ivan Ilyich), so I could use SotE for task 2..."

Thanks! =)


message 40: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
JennRenee post 263

Task 25.2, option 3, requires that you include a link to the author's page.

Please do not repost 25.5 - those points have been recorded.


message 41: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (jennreneeread) | 1332 comments and i was doing so well. well oh well. I will respost thanks


message 42: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
Barbara ★ - post 257

Goodreads Author tickets are no longer awarded. They have been replaced with:
20.4 GOLDEN OLDIES - Players may earn a ticket for each book FIRST published in or before 1950. See the current season's Rewards of the Challenge and Posting Requirements for more information.


message 43: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
Julia103 - post 271

If you are claiming a BB ticket and you read an ebook or an audiobook, you must include a link to the paper edition used to establish length as well as a link to the edition you acutually read. Please see the Posting Requirements.

If you repost to claim a BB ticket, please indicate at the TOP of your post that it is a repost only to claim a BB ticket and that it is not a new task posting.


message 44: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Sandy wrote: "Ashley OZ post 236

Don't Stay Up Late includes "Childrens>Middle Grade" as a main page genre. Please review the Rules of the Challenge for the use of Childrens books."


I checked when I posted and there was no children - just checked again and it still doesn't say children?

It says;
Horror
Young Adult
Fiction
Mystery


message 45: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7540 comments genres can appear and disappear at the drop of a hat - due to GR quirkiness


message 46: by Sandy (last edited Mar 10, 2016 06:29PM) (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Ashley wrote: "Sandy wrote: "Ashley OZ post 236

Don't Stay Up Late includes "Childrens>Middle Grade" as a main page genre. Please review the Rules of the Challenge for the use of Childrens books...."


only 4 genres right now, there were more when I reviewed the task post. Since it is a childrens book, you'd be better off to just follow the childrens book rules and include the ARBF info than to try to catch it at a time when GR has lowered the # of main page genres so childrens doesn't show up..


message 47: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Cait post 289

We don't have a Cait on the readerboard - if you're a new player or a player returning after a long absence, please post in the Readerboard Names thread to get set up on the readerboard.


message 48: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
Masoodah post 293

Please check your totals. See message 26 in this thread.


message 49: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Sandy wrote: "Ashley wrote: "Sandy wrote: "Ashley OZ post 236

Don't Stay Up Late includes "Childrens>Middle Grade" as a main page genre. Please review the Rules of the Challenge for the use of C..."


Ta - will do


message 50: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15684 comments Mod
JamminJenny post 329

For task 5.3, you claimed Guns - that appears to be only 25 pages. A 25 page kindle single will not work for the challenge. Please see the Rules of the Challenge.

Also, any book that only exists in ebook/audiobook format must be verified for length in the Ebook verification thread.


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