A couple of not so burning questions
Blog Posted:3/23/2014 12:23:00 PM
First, does anyone know how PoetrySoup sorts the order of the winners in a contest when the placement is the same? I know that the placement, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on comes first, but then when there are multiple ties within a placement, (like first), how does it sort? I think it must be related to the poet's ID somehow, as it seems that Andrea Dietrich is always listed first whenever there are ties, for example. (not picking on Andrea, but that's the pattern I noticed that triggered my curiosity) I know for sure it's not the order in which they are picked, because I have seen the order change when judging.
Second, whatever happened to the last PoetrySoup sponsored contest? When I joined in Summer 2012, there was a current PoetrySoup sponsored contest which I entered a poem into. That contest seems to have gone into limbo or something. PoetrySoup said they were not going to sponsor any more contests, but the last one was never judged either. The poem I entered always shows up at the top of the "My Poems" list, even though it is one of the oldest poems I posted here.
As a follow-up question, was the reason PoetrySoup decided not to sponsor contests ever communicated? I don't remember.