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Forbes Contest- trouble having my entry accepted. Answered

Hello, I've to entered one of my videos three times in the last month but after sitting in the "pending moderators approval section" it is always returned. It seems to fit all the criteria i.e. length and logo. Is anyone else having problems?

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dumay

10 years ago

What do we do if someone says "I can't see the video...it's private" but I never intended it to be so? I wanted to enter it into the contest, of course. I appreciate your reply.

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FriendOfHumanitydumay

Reply 10 years ago

Dear Dumay, I'm not sure if you are asking me or the Instructables this question but I think that I may know the reason for your problem,(you can try it anyway.) If you have uploaded to youtube then you have the option ,(by ticking a box), to keep it private or public. If you go to your youtube page you should click the edit link, where you can set it to public and then save the change. I hope that this helps. FriendOfHumanity.

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dumayFriendOfHumanity

Reply 10 years ago

Thanks Friend of Humanity, for your reply. I hope I fixed it. For some strange reason, I can't even find it or see it in the contest batch. Additionally, it says that it is 31 seconds, when I know it is 30 seconds. I surely appreciate your help. This is my first entry into such a contest. I have never made a video--ever.

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Kiteman

10 years ago

Oh, hang on, are we talking about your firework video?

I agree, that should have been passed through the filters (even though it is insanely dangerous), but it is possible that the Forbes people have other acceptance criteria (such as "nothing that is insanely dangerous").

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FriendOfHumanityKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Dear Kiteman, " it is possible that the Forbes people have other acceptance criteria". Yes, I was afraid that it may be for that reason that, but there was not an explanation with any of the three rejections. I can't believe that the Instructable robots' circuits would allow such censorship. ( I didn't really lose an eyebrow; that was for comic effect; it's not that dangerous, it just gives off a quick flash of intense heat.) Best Wishes FriendOfHumanity

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lemonieFriendOfHumanity

Reply 10 years ago

It's fun, but moronic - I can well-understand Forbes not wanting to have anything to do with this, and Instructables too. I don't think you're in a good position to complain that this isn't in the competition, but I do like it! L

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FriendOfHumanitylemonie

Reply 10 years ago

Dear Lemonie, I fully accept that this is moronic and I even support a view that I , myself, may be a moron but I think that you may be misrepresenting me when you say that I am complaining; I am not; I am simply seeking closure; if I receive notification that this cannot be entered because its just stupid and parlous, I will accept it and move on to my next sub-normal competition entry; it's exploding underwear, if you must know. Love and circuitry FriendOfHumanity

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lemonieFriendOfHumanity

Reply 10 years ago

Thanks - if I didn't want the gas for something else I might well be playing with my blow-lamp & bubbles.... L

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Kitemanlemonie

Reply 10 years ago

I heartily recommend it. I have mains gas on tap in my not-very flammable lab. And matches.

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lemonieKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Do you teach science? I remember my cllassmates roasting KNO3 "to buggery" to get it to decompose - no joy, so they poked at it with a wooden splint - whoosh!" that was fun.

Lighting the gas taps was so much a basic it was essentially mandatory...

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Kitemanlemonie

Reply 10 years ago

KNO3 is an oxidiser - the woosh was the stick going up.

Have you ever built a tower of methane-filled foam and lit it?

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lemonieKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Yes that was the woosh! I haven't done the methane-foam though...

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kelseymhlemonie

Reply 10 years ago

Hi, Lemonie. FOH has already replied, but I agree with him. After his first couple of replies, I didn't think he was necessarily complaining that it wasn't accepted, but rather wanted to know why (or find out of the hanging submission was a broader problem on the site).

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KitemanFriendOfHumanity

Reply 10 years ago

Hmmm. I would try another PM to Ed - he is usually The Man Who Knows Things About Contests, but is occasionally a bit lax checking his inbox.

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FriendOfHumanity

10 years ago

Just a note to say that Ed Lewis has explained to me that it was due to the perceived danger of the video that it was not entered and is not visible on the site.
Fair enough.

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kelseymh

10 years ago

I moved this into Bug Reports; the staff are more likely to see it there than as an "unclassified" topic. You may also want to send a PM to Ed Lewis (see the staff directory under About).

I'm a bit surprised they didn't give you a reason for the rejection. Is there a chance that you published the video here on I'bles before the contest opened?

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FriendOfHumanitykelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Hello kelseymh, Thanks for the swift reply. I made this video expressly for the contest I did send a PM to Ed Lewis and before that I sent a question to Instructables, by another route, but I have not received any replies. It could be something obvious that I just cannot see for looking but, as I say, it seems to fit the criteria. It couldn't just be the fact that it looks a bit dangerous could it ?; I hope not. Best Wishes FriendOfHumanity

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kelseymhFriendOfHumanity

Reply 10 years ago

Could I ask which of your two videos is the problem? ...Oh, wait. It's the "indoor fireworks" isn't it? I do think it would get held in the filters for human review, but usual when staff rejects something they tell you why. Try PM'ing Ed again, and also PM Christy. They are usually responsive, but I'm sure you can guess the volume of e-mails they deal with.

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Kiteman

10 years ago

It appears to be in now. Fun, too.