Showcase Winners

OK folks, here’s where we are at on the Showcase.
Ivy is hereran uncontested in the non-political category, so they clearly are a winner.
In the political category, even my best estimate at this point is despite the vote issues, American Amnesia is the leader, and so I’m declaring them the winner in this category.
As for the alliances contest, that’s the tough one. It was a close race on Monday, and remains close today — and clearly some votes are still not being properly counted. And although it will satisfy no-one, I think the best thing to do for this week, given the current state, is not declare a sponsor winner at all. Consider it a tie between the Liberal Coalition and The Alliance of Free Blogs, if you like. But for this past week, no official winner.
Sorry again for all the headaches; as I indicated earlier, there will be no contest for at least next week, and we’ll pick up again when I have a chance to get things back in a more orderly state.

Showcase Results 1/19/04

Not too many entries in this week’s Showcase. But here’s the results anyway.
Ivy is here is the uncontested winner in the non-political category, garnering 13 votes for Crows and ravens was yesterday’s theme. And in the political category, American Amnesia leads with 25 votes for Insurgency in Iraq – an assessment..
Update: Seems like there were some votes not counted. So: we’re keeping this open for feedback until 5pm Tuesday: please recheck today’s counts and let me know what was missed in specific…
On the alliances side, the The Liberal Coalition has a slight lead with 25.9% participation (slow week!).
Complaints & feedback will be accepted until 5pm PST after which results will be certified; click more for full results…
Folks: OK, I know this has been a horrible few weeks for the Showcase. The combination of illness on my part, real-work deadlines, and some unusually bad behavior on the vote-counting scripts has not added up to produce smooth-running contests. And this morning I find myself with yet another morning where I am scrambling to get to real-work, having gotten not-really-enough sleep and I still haven’t gotten to trying to address this week’s Showcase results.
So, two things. First: Next week, no Showcase. If you have already registered, don’t get excited, you can register again in a future week at some point. But until I get things back under control I want to take a week or two off here.
Second: I will try to address this past week’s results tonight. One issue is that I thought I posted this Monday — with an update later — but it turns out I neglected to flag it to a category, so it didn’t show up on the site. Particular apologies to Susie — I know you were trying to get me feedback, and the post with the 5pm Tuesday deadline didn’t actually show up here until 9pm Tuesday. My mistake.
Anyway. Bear with me for a bit more folks, and I’ll try to get this house back in order… thanks…

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(Late) Showcase Results

OK folks, sorry about the delay, but I’ve been kinda laid up. The jury remains out whether I had bronchitis, the flu, or just a nasty cold, but whatever it was, it had me out for the count for much of the last few days. Seem to be on the upswing now, though, so time to play catch-up.
Anyway, last week’s results have December 17th in the lead in the non-political category for the eponymous post December 17th, which garnered 12 votes. In the political category, Flummery made a strong showing with 55 links for Howard Dean Says Something.
And in the Alliances contest, the Coalition remains on top, with 70.4 % participation.
Given that we’re late, I’ll accept feedback until tomorrow morning, after which results will be finalized. Thanks for your patience, and complete results are below…
Update 1/15: It’s official. Congrats to the winnners!

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Showcase Results 1/5/03

Quiet around here; a bit distracted from the bloggy things in life.
But the !Show must go on. This week, in cyberspace no one can spit in your eye leads the non-political race with 12 votes for a dog’s opinion, while in the political arena Self-composed has a strong following of 52 votes for Banning Smokers. In the Alliances race, all remains normal with the universe: the Liberal Coalition remains in front with 70.4 % participation.
For complete results, click more below; complaints/issues will be accepted until 5pm today after which final results will be certified.
Update: It’s official. Congratulations to the winners!

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