May 29th, 2008

Smaug

ADMIN - How to Search for Stories

Hey guys,

It's Thursday, so time for another educational email from me about the awards. This week I'm going to talk about finding the story you'd like to review. Because there are currently 477 stories nominated, so it's easy to miss a story you'd like to read in all that.

First, let me repeat advice that I've heard from many people involved in these awards: VOTE EARLY and VOTE OFTEN. As I said there's 477 stories nominated already, and that number is likely to grow because people still have more than two weeks to nominate stories. You're not expected to read every story or vote for every story you read - but you can get to a lot more if you start reading now and continue plugging away at it throughout the awards. You'll also have the time to read longer stories if you choose to do so.

Now on to the ways to find those stories to read. Because our web developers have given you some pretty powerful tools to use.

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1. KEYWORD SEARCHING

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2. FILTERS

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3. QUICK-LINKS

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4. RANDOMLY-SELECTED STORY

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5. JUMP RIGHT IN

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I think that's it. If you have trouble please feel free to ask questions!

Marta