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The Great Tortoise Race 2023



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Tue May 23, 2023 9:20 pm
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alliyah says...



THE GREAT TORTOISE RACE OF 2023



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On your mark... get set... GO!

Greetings fellow reviewers! This June, in addition to some other wonderful activities, the moderator team is bringing back the classic Great Team Tortoise Race where everyone will be encouraged to review every day this June for an opportunity to earn a special badge if you complete the event!

How to participate:



To participate write one review every day of June, starting June 1. The site will keep track of who is still active in the challenge on the Team Tortoise Leaderboards here. There is a little bit of leeway worked in to how the site calculates things for time zones, but you must write one review every day to stay in the running. You can also update us on your progress or encourage those who are racing in this thread or on your wall with the hashtag #TeamTortoise!

This thread will feature encouragement, tips, and other Team Tortoise Legacy information for our competitors too.

So are you brave enough to join? Do you have questions or support to offer? Let us know below!

Good luck to you all and remember, slow and steady wins the race!


** Also this summer is going to feature a special Summer-Long Review event - so be watching the people tab for more ways to participate in Reviewing Challenges this summer! **
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Tue May 23, 2023 9:21 pm
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TEAM TORTOISE LEGACY RECORD



Great Tortoise Race Winners 2017

- event thread
@Virgil, @BluesClues, @Mageheart, @ExOmelas, @TheSilverFox

Great Tortoise Race Winners 2020

-event thread
@LittleLee, @mythh, @Hijinks, @JabberHut, @IcyFlame, @LadyBug, @EternalRain, @starlitmind

Great Tortoise Race Winners 2021

- event thread
@KateHardy @MailicedeNamedy @IcyFlame @LittleLee @Plume @starlitmind & @FireEyes @Spearmint

Great Tortoise Race Winners 2022


event thread
@Liminality, @IcyFlame, @KateHardy, @RandomTalks, @Plume, @Spearmint and @vampricone6783

Team Tortoise Record Holders (100+ days)

- YWS Big Book of Records
@KateHardy (22 months), @starlitmind (13 months), @Plume (11 months), @ForeverYoung299 (9 months), @vampricone6783 (7 months), @MailicedeNamedy (6 months), @RandomTalks (4 months), @JabberHut (122 days), @FlamingPhoenix (119 days).

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Tue May 23, 2023 9:22 pm
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TEAM TORTOISE REVIEW BANNER COLLECTION


(feel free to utilize any of these or create your own!)

The Classic Tortoise - designed by @Virgil 2017
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Your Tortoise Buddy Banner - designed by @ReviewBuddy 2020
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#TeamTortoise - designed by @KateHardy 2022
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brought to you by tortoise <3 - designed by @IcyFlame 2023
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the race is on! - designed by @Liminality 2023
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tortally awesome! - designed by @Rinisha 2023
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one review every day - designed by @IcyFlame 2023
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(submit your own banner any time to this thread to add to our showcase and sound-off below if you are planning on participating!)
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Wed May 24, 2023 11:56 am
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IcyFlame says...



Woohoo, I love this time of year! I'm hoping to participate at least for the first week although I now see I've done three years in a row reigning champion?

I've been procrastinating from what I should be doing this morning, so here's a simple little banner I'm happy for anyone to use!
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Fri May 26, 2023 8:02 pm
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Liminality says...



Have a banner! (Feel free to use in your reviews :D)

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Sat May 27, 2023 8:51 pm
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mythh says...



Might be time to make a return with these beautiful banners

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Banner credit: Icy
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Thu Jun 01, 2023 1:32 pm
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Plume says...



The Great Tortoise Race is Officially Underway!


Remember, to participate, all you have to do is write one review each day of June, STARTING TODAY!

Let's go, all you tortoises!!

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Fri Jun 02, 2023 12:48 pm
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KateHardy says...



And We March On!!





So many tortoises have begun their journey this June. We've got a whopping 22 participants joining us. Good Luck to all of you!! Its one review a day to remain in the race.

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AmayaStatham says...



Hey there,

Here is my tor-tally amazing banner.

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Roxanne says...



A banner for the Great Tortoise Race!

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IcyFlame says...



Couldn't resist the call of the tortoise, here's another bonus banner that's free to use!

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DreamyAlice says...



haha how could I not make one myself after seeing all the amazing banners!(anyone can use it)
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Sun Jun 04, 2023 8:56 pm
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IcyFlame says...



The Race Continues!





It's day four, and we still have sixteen tortoises reviewing steadily.

One review a day and you get a shiny badge and forever bragging rights!!

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Sun Jun 04, 2023 9:24 pm
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alliyah says...



(Just gotta say, all those posters and banners look absolutely incredible! Thanks for sharing them!)
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Tue Jun 06, 2023 4:42 am
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alliyah says...



One more Day, One more Review!



Looking at the race track, the tortoises are gaining momentum - they've almost passed a week! Woohoo!

Congratulations to @IcyFlame, @KateHardy, @alpacaboss, @loveissourgrapes, @KaiaJersaga, @alliyah, @Valkyria, @DreamyAlice, @vampricone6783, @Rose, @Rinisha, @MerleBlackbird and @OrabellaAvenue! Each one of you are doing a tremendous job contributing to the site with your reviews, keep up the amazing work!

Here's a Fun Tortoise Fact for you:

Jonathan the Giant Tortoise is believed to be the oldest land animal on earth, born in 1832 in eastern Africa. There was another giant tortoise named Adwaita who lived to be 256 years old!




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Now that is pretty cool isn't it! I wonder if Jonathan the tortoise has heard of YWS yet?
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