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BBQ Brethren Throwdowns Join us in the backyard for a fun bi-weekly photo contest and show off your BBQ creations! New categories are posted every other week, plus a special monthly category. Winners earn bragging rights, a Throwdown Certificate, prizes, and the chance to choose the next category. Some of our most talked about cooking techniques and recipes were given birth in the Throwdowns!

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Old 12-02-2021, 03:28 PM   #1
somebody shut me the fark up.

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Talking *** IMPORTANT PSA: What an Official Throwdown Entry Should Look Like in 3 Simple Fool-Proof Steps ***

Of late, there seem to be a growing number of posts in Throwdown entry threads that are probably entries, but really don’t qualify, or posts that are not entries at all, both of which create extra work for the moderators here when we have step in to ask for clarification, then walk someone through the rules on how to enter, not to mention creating confusion for other members, particularly newer participants in the Throwdowns.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about:

I made some pulled pork the other day:

It was good, then we made sammiches out of it for dinner!


Below is a dramatization of how we mods and other members react to posts like this:

I did not use an actual post here to make an example of someone, so while this is fictitious, we've had more of them than we can count.

So, here’s a simple guide to help you submit a fool-proof qualified entry and get you in the voting poll.

Before we get into specifics, be mindful to read and understand ALL of the rules before entering ANY Throwdown:

PLEASE read and understand the simple throwdown rules that have been in place for over 10 years. CLICK HERE

Step 1: State that you are making an official entry:

First, you have to actually state that you are officially entering the Throwdown. There should be no ambiguity as to whether it’s an entry or not. For example:

Please accept this as my entry in the _______Throwdown.

Step 2: Your Entry Photo

Next, you’ll insert your entry photo. This is the photo that will be used for judging.

Step 3: Provide a link to your cook thread in Qtalk.(Alternatively, you can also post your cook thread as part of your entry, but don't forget to indicate which is your entry photo)

Copy and paste a link to your cook thread in Qtalk. Why should you have a cook thread in Qtalk? So people can see how your cook unfolded, which gives them a better idea of the effort that went into it. This can have a significant impact on how many votes you receive, even if you don't have the best picture. It really does help as the vast majority of voters WILL look through your cook thread. If you don’t create a cook thread or document your entry, all there is to judge is a single photo, which tells us very little, no matter how good it is or isn’t.

So that’s it. 3 simple steps. So easy a caveman can do it!

Here’s a good example of a Throwdown entry that meets these 3 simple criteria:

I would like to enter the Pork Butt Throwdown.

Cook Thread here -

Please use the pic below with the meat sliced and chunked for my official entry photo.

So, that's it in a nutshell! Thanks fer listening to this PSA, and more importantly, following it!

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Old 12-02-2021, 06:12 PM   #2
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Old 12-03-2021, 09:02 AM   #3
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