9rules dishes the round 4 list

What a task for Scrivens and the gang. The round 4 list of accepted submissions has been published on the 9rules blog. Tyme compiled a clickable list of the accepted entrants.

Some people have emailed me to tell me how fortunate we are to have so many sites submit during round 4 and admittedly it was a blessing and a curse at the same time. Going through 10 sites is not an easy task and multiply that by 70 and you have about 2 weeks of stress wrapped in a nice little package. Out of 700 sites, 111 were selected and many of the ones that weren’t selected were close, but either needed a little more time or a little more focus. I wish it was possible to send every site an email explaining what can be improved and maybe one day we will have a system in place, but for now we can only email the sites on this list.

700 individual sites to swim through… Yikes. Congrats to all those that entered and survived ;)

Discuss - 15 Comments

  1. lisa says:

    Congratulations on making the cut yourself! I guess you’re gonna have to stop asking where your nine is, and instead figure out where it’s gonna fit best in the layout.

    What a great problem to have to solve ;)

  2. Derek says:

    So true. I guess the only thing left to do is to hear back from the 9rules gang, accept the members agreement, and yes… decide where to drop the colors.

  3. Evan says:

    Major, major congrats man. I know how much you wanted that so I’m happy for you. I just got a domain registered myself, so round 5, here I come!

  4. William says:

    Haha, Derek. I know how much you wanted this. Congrats! (And so modest — you didn’t make a full-fledged entry for this. Instead, it was relegated to the asides.)

    I’ll be seeing you around the forums :)

  5. Derek says:

    Well I had a funny image for a full blown post reserved once I’m “officially” in ;)

  6. brendan says:

    Well done Derek, I missed out this round, but am pleased you made the grade.

  7. Derek says:

    [quote comment=”1841″]Well done Derek, I missed out this round, but am pleased you made the grade.[/quote]

    As you state on your page, roll on round 5 ;) Each time I visit your page I think wow, this guy really turned something simple into something sharp. Can’t wait to see your red rendition when it hits the front.

  8. Congratulations Derek…

    To both of us ;)

  9. Brendan says:

    [quote comment=”1842″]As you state on your page, roll on round 5 ;) Each time I visit your page I think wow, this guy really turned something simple into something sharp. Can’t wait to see your red rendition when it hits the front.[/quote]

    Thank you.. while I’m a little dejected that I didn’t make round four, it simply means I need to redouble my efforts for round five – I’m starting to hit my stride, so perhaps my chances will be better next round.

    It’s about time 5thirtyone was recognised as worthy of 9rules inclusion, so you can imagine how thrilled I would be to eventually make the grade.

    I look forward to seeing you fly the 9rules badge of honour. :)

  10. Ben Bishop says:

    Nice one Derek, the hard work is paying off.

  11. Derek says:

    Thanks for the congrats Rida, Brendan, and Ben. I must admit that your footer looks pretty sharp on your page Ben.

  12. Poldo says:

    Wow! Sensei Derek, I know the list is in alphabetical order but number 2, I can clearly see it!

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  14. Derek says:

    [quote comment=”1860″]Wow! Sensei Derek, I know the list is in alphabetical order but number 2, I can clearly see it![/quote]

    I got lucky having the number in the domain. Maybe something to keep in mind the next time domain registration time rolls around. Throw a number in the front and you’re guaranteed to make the top of alphabetical lists ;)

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