Worth1000 Photoshop is the gold standard: Worth1000 Writing is the horseshit standard
Worth1000 has built a stellar reputation with its very challenging Photoshop contests and artists that rise to the challenge. Their stuff has been the fodder for countless internet hoaxes, its so real it fools experts.
However, they also dabble in “text” contests, which are writing contests. They might have been worth a C in a highschool creative writing class. If you are a serious writer, be warned, you’re wasting your time unless you want to put in a long time investment of sucking up and submitting stories for no other result than to get slapped down and put in your place.
New members are slapped down hard, with very low scores by special admins with high “karma”- this allows them to sandbag writers they don’t want to win and overrule the greater membership. If you have 200 karma (which all admins do) that means your 6 out of 10 vote counts 200 times. Its very hard to overcome a block of moderators voting en masse, since only a couple thousand votes are cast in text contests, which are much less popular than Photoshop contests.
Fake docweasels on the net
We were recently apprised of the fact that there is someone purporting to be associated with the site using the name “docweasel” and they’ve even jacked one of our avatars: docweasel facebook faker.
There’s a MySpace docweasel as well, but that’s not us either. Also, a Fark docweasel as well as comments on several other blogs attributed to docweasel, some even linking back here.
Spring is here
Spring is here. Time to hang out around the old apple tree for late munching the left over winter apples, tart from the cold weather just past, or walking to spring training in the brisk afternoon breeze, blowing away the last of winter’s chill wind and blowing in the cheers of the fans from the cheap seats.