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Old 07-31-2005, 09:21 PM
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Aug 05 Discussion Thread

Add your comments, questions or general discussion about the August Contest entries as well as the contest itself here. This is also a great place to share your techniques or ask others about theirs.
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Old 08-01-2005, 04:12 AM
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This time, PM me with your votes starting 25 Aug.
Much better!!!

Maybe in future contest, we could also use "Blind voting" in which a number is assigned to an entry instead of the user name to add an element of surprise. I think this was suggested in the March 05 contest.

If somebody would come up with a solution in order to make it easy for TPaul?
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Old 08-01-2005, 05:34 AM
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Much better!!!
I agreed with Soleah. As I said earlier, I believe the public voting has some inconveniencies.
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Old 08-01-2005, 01:56 PM
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If somebody would come up with a solution in order to make it easy for TPaul?
http://www.trimoon.com/html/batch_rename.html

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Old 08-01-2005, 02:30 PM
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Paul,

i see nothing in the rules this time that you have to enter to vote. rules change or simply an omission?

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Old 08-01-2005, 02:32 PM
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The goal of these contests is to generate discussion, ideally tips and suggestions on how to improve your images as well as learning from others’ techniques.

Doug would also like to keep the contests very simple and basically let them run themselves as much as possible without increasing the workload. This is especially important as the contests grow in size. So each person submits their entry and the participants then vote on the images. The forum software is not set up for a contest where submissions would be kept anonymous or to be able to let you “View All”, or in that matter to tally votes. As a result, everyone knows who did what and has to view each entry one by one, and I get to tally the votes. We have had volunteers post all the entries to their site in an album fashion that has helped with viewing and is greatly appreciated. As for the anonymous submissions, we had really hoped that it wouldn’t be necessary. There are many other forums that run contests where the entries are not anonymous without any problems. Hopefully with the friendly atmosphere here, this will not be an issue.

In addition, I was thrilled to see participants helping each other with their entries in last month’s contest. I hope this trend continues and more start offering advice in the contests to help others improve their images…if not during the contest, at least after it has closed.


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Old 08-01-2005, 02:34 PM
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Paul,

i see nothing in the rules this time that you have to enter to vote. rules change or simply an omission?

Craig
From the rules:
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7. Voting will run from 25 Aug to 31 Aug 2005. Only those with entries may vote. You will vote for the 5 best entries in order. This time, PM me with your votes starting 25 Aug. Note you cannot vote for your own image.
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Old 08-01-2005, 02:38 PM
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ok thanks. i think my head is out of focus...i'll go apply usm at once

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Old 08-01-2005, 03:23 PM
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Oh I wish it was only that easy
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Old 08-01-2005, 03:30 PM
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Not trying to sound ungrateful for the suggestions, but I do truly believe that these contests will be less fun if more and more restrictions of the participants override the original rules and intents of this site.

I belong to another contest site. There, the entries are anonymous. The voting also is anonymous. The individual alone can see how their submission is being voted upon during the voting period. But it costs money and time.

On that site:
You have to pay to enter the contests.
You have only two days to complete your entry.
You're not given an image to work with. You have find your own (and that's difficult unless you want to pay royalty fees for a good high resolution image).
There is not much interaction among participants.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I've come back to RetouchPRO.

Lorraine

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