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Apology, and a Correction

This is why you don't make decisions when you have to wake up and get going extra early in the morning.

Because then you spend your entire bus ride realizing that you've made a huge mistake and need to wait until you get into work to correct it.

I had intended on extending the deadline for the Second Chance poll until Thursday. I didn't. But this morning, after seeing that I had completely spaced on closing the poll (Seriously - WTF Gary???? I don't do that... again though, I thought that I had already extended it. I should have checked to make sure.), I posted and extended it.

Only problem with that? Now if *different* people end up eliminated, they have a legitimate beef that the rules were changed.

I know *I* would be upset if I were in their position and I was safe when the poll *should* have been closed, and eliminated due to someone else's mistake.

So I'm forced to go back to precedent. Which could be the fourth error in a row. But it's the *correct* way to err IMO. So at least if people are mad about it, they can look back over the years and see a consistent pattern of people being mad. :)

So here it is, the final decision on this mess:

The poll is now officially closed.
No one is eliminated.
This was the last round of Second Chance.
Which means all 10 contestants have now re-entered the main competition.
This is double what I had planned - but I am going to honor my original commitments, *including* what is down on paper, but not announced - which, to give those Second Chancers a fighting shot, they all have Immunity in Week 14. (not a bye. They are coming in without that particular safety net. But they get 1 week to get their footing)

So, congratulations beldarzfixon, d0gs, encrefloue, fodschwazzle, i_17bingo, kajel, karmasoup, lolaslaughter, mossmonday and wildrose - and welcome to LJ Idol (and your DOOM!!! Maybe just Idol... but probably also that DOOM thing...)

Sorry for the confusion. Things should be on track now. The new topic and Work Room will be up shortly.


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Apr. 5th, 2017 12:34 pm (UTC)

Comrade, this very communist of you, and for that we thank Fearless Leader.

Also: My take:


Edited at 2017-04-05 12:36 pm (UTC)
Apr. 11th, 2017 03:20 pm (UTC)

(Sorry I was so slow. Have an extra cookie.)
Apr. 5th, 2017 01:24 pm (UTC)
No complaints here. Damn decent of you to let us all play in the big pool.
Apr. 5th, 2017 01:35 pm (UTC)
<3<3<3 !!!
Apr. 5th, 2017 01:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, and I'm not just saying that because the last I checked, I was in the bottom five. =)
Apr. 5th, 2017 02:38 pm (UTC)
Congrats, everyone! I'll be honest, it was a tough choice this week, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you all bring to the main competition.
Apr. 5th, 2017 02:39 pm (UTC)
WELCOME to ALL of you!
Apr. 5th, 2017 06:00 pm (UTC)
thank you!! <3
Apr. 5th, 2017 05:59 pm (UTC)
No complaints here either! <3

welcome to LJ Idol (and your DOOM!!! Maybe just Idol... but probably also that DOOM thing...) bahaha I read that while envisioning you like this

Apr. 5th, 2017 06:30 pm (UTC)
Apr. 5th, 2017 06:10 pm (UTC)
Your fairness is one of the things I admire most about you.

This is an excellent solution to an inadvertent mistake. :)

Welcome, Second Chance Idolers!
Apr. 5th, 2017 06:29 pm (UTC)
This is fantastic!! I knew all of the great things I've heard about you were true Gary!! 🤗🤗

I'm super excited that all of us are moving to the main competition!! Good luck all!! I can't wait to read everyone's entries!! You're all so talented!! ❤❤

And lots of thanks to everyone for being so welcoming!! This community is lovely!! So excited to be a part of it!! 😁🤗😁
Apr. 5th, 2017 09:55 pm (UTC)
I'm so grateful that my season 10 experience isn't ending the way I thought it was; life pressed down on me last week and I had to pull from the vault rather than writing something new. And it was a rather dusty part of the vault. Like...high school dusty. Thought I'd be leaving with a whimper after getting through the whole crucible of Second Chance. Thrilled to still be here! And thrilled that my fellow Second Chance final 10 are here too :) Thank you!

Edited at 2017-04-05 09:56 pm (UTC)
Apr. 5th, 2017 10:41 pm (UTC)
For anyone panicking about your entries being removed, there's always the trusty LJ Archive program:


It downloads all your entries to your computer. It can even save comments!
Apr. 6th, 2017 07:20 am (UTC)
That's cool. Thanks!
Apr. 6th, 2017 08:26 am (UTC)
Actually, you'll want to get the updated version, which fixes a bug:


I used it last night, and it worked!
Apr. 6th, 2017 07:21 am (UTC)
Amazing! It's good to see all of them join in for the main game .Cheers to the SCI, Welcome back :)
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