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ssc08 - official rules

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akka says:

(these rules are subject to change, given community input)

I know it's still a a ways off, but just so we can pace ourselves:

Contest submissions will open on the 23rd of April, and close on the 25th. Scores will be tallied, and a winner will be determined on the evening (GMT) of the 26th. A love is worth two points, a like worth one.

When submitting, format the name as 'ssc08 - screenshot title', and include ssc08 in the tags. If you don't, it might be overlooked when tallying the results.

Any evidence of photoshopping will not be tolerated, nor will self-loves, and loving others from multiple accounts.

The prizes are as of yet to be determined, but hopefully we'll have four t-shirts designed by J3Concepts to give to the highest four overall scores. This will depend on donations from the community. (Maybe lamplighter can pitch in a custo shirt and stickers for the top 2.)

If you have any qualms with the rules, post them here. Good luck, can't wait to see the submissions :-D

02:58 pm, Tuesday, March 11, 2008 (9 years ago)
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Thomax says:

I agree with the rules

03:01 pm (9 years ago)
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DS2D says:

Let the games begin.

04:10 pm (9 years ago)
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bernadinho says:

good luck everyone ;-)

04:29 pm (9 years ago)
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Thinker says:

So blurring/editing out contacts on your IM counts as photoshopping? (If so, then I will make sure to just leave that part out). Count me in.

04:52 pm (9 years ago)
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DS2D says:

Just wondering, how many entries can we submit per user?

07:12 pm (9 years ago)
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naalo says:

Thinker. You can always rename your contacts for your shot or put them in a group.

Good rules, now i'm gonna think about entering.

06:52 am (9 years ago)
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Damzk says:

The rules are fine.

Not sure if I'll be able to enter but I think it might work better if we disregard contestants votes, just for the contest purpose, because that caused some embarrassing situations last year.

Also, good to know that bogus votes won't be tolerate, kinda crazy that those still happen these days.

EDIT: PS: I also volunteer to donate the ammount that we decide is ideal for prize purpose.

08:01 am (9 years ago)
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Damzk says:

Fuck, I am confused, what I meant is the share we decide not the total ammount. Fuck, gotta go...

08:05 am (9 years ago)
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Thinker says:

naalo: Good point. I can't believe that that didn't occur to me before. :-\

I only have Linux installed, but I want to join. Will a Linux category be available?

05:55 pm (9 years ago)
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akka says:

thinker, don't think we're doing any specific categories this year, but any operating system is fair game, it'll just be lumped in with the rest.

damzk and others, i'll write a post up soon about how you can donate, that'll also track how much has been. $104 would buy 4 shirts, but i haven't yet looked into shipping prices.

07:21 pm (9 years ago)
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finch says:

I am happy with the rules, although I would have liked to see categories. Never mind!

03:13 am (9 years ago)
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Thinker says:

I think I like it better without categories :-D

02:28 pm (9 years ago)
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noka says:

so if you're participating, you can't vote for any of the other sscshots?

12:42 pm (9 years ago)
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akka says:

you can for now, noka, just not from multiple accounts. i think not having contestants allowed to vote would be a good idea, but not very practical to enforce.

12:50 pm (9 years ago)
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naalo says:

No indeed, because the people contesting (is that actually good English??) are also the more active ones here.

03:18 am (9 years ago)
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finch says:

Well said naalo

03:20 am (9 years ago)
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bernadinho says:

btw who all is participating (except for those who are already in the group) ?

11:50 am (9 years ago)
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excess says:

("No indeed, because the people contesting (is that actually good English??) are also the more active ones here."
'The people participating/taking part' would be better, but it's still understandable, what you said.)

12:17 pm (9 years ago)
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plain-doh says:

v. (kən-těst', kŏn'těst') con·test·ed, con·test·ing, con·tests

v. tr.

1. To compete or strive for.
2. To call into question and take an active stand against; dispute or challenge: contest a will.


I'm just annoying excess, you can ignore this ;)

10:39 pm (9 years ago)
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excess says:

Yeh, like I said, you can use 'contesting' but it doesn't really sound right, does it?

02:48 am (9 years ago)
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justaguy1 says:

This sounds interesting, I may have to give it a try. Seeing that I use linux, there is not enough people(less than 1%) that know what it takes to customize it, so it can never be judged the same as windows. If I do participate as well as any other linux user with the current rules, the outcome will reinforce my current conclusions.

Is there some sort of theme that screenshots should have?
Resolution? Higher res has advantage.
Only 1 shot?

Even so, it will be cool to see what comes of this.

hmm...

05:57 am (9 years ago)
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noka says:

after browsing customize.org lately, i have to say i'm having a hard time picturing this years contest being as good as last years.

i really hope i'm wrong.

07:52 am (8 years ago)
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Thomax says:

i really hope so too

08:58 am (8 years ago)
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akka says:

justaguy, no particular theme, anything goes. and i think we should limit it to one submission per.

02:30 pm (8 years ago)
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justaguy1 says:

@ akka: okay, thx
@ nitzua: hehe, i prefer higher res (better quality and more room/space) but I doubt that any society likes that, not to say that lower res can't accomplish the same. :)

@ssc08: Good luck to all that compete!

07:53 am (8 years ago)
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Thomax says:

I'm feeling a lack of interest in this. and do we really need a prize? If i win, the honor of winning is more then good enough for me :p

08:20 am (8 years ago)
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akka says:

do other people feel the same way? we could just cut it down to three instead of four, or something. i'm still willing to throw a couple bucks down, either way. should get a paypal account setup soon.

04:27 pm (8 years ago)
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Hurricane says:

I'm Still Confused As To What We Would Be Submitting Here.

05:43 pm (8 years ago)
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Thinker says:

@ akka - This contest is relevant to my interests, however, I personally don't care for prizes (not just because I stand no chance in this).

07:49 pm (8 years ago)
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naalo says:

noka. I fear that too, but i hope for the best!

03:06 am (8 years ago)
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Hurricane says:

The maximum resolution I can work with is 1024 by 768. I'm just a newbie around here but I would thats allot less space to work with then you pros. And Yes I Like My Capitals nitzua. LOL

08:42 pm (8 years ago)
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naalo says:

oof yeah 1024x768 will be a bitch to work with, but too big isn't great either, i posted some screenshots from my 30" display at 2560x1600 and those were HARD to fill lol

04:25 am (8 years ago)
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Thomax says:

If you have a lot of stuff to show, and a small resolution, you can have a 2nd screenshot with the rest on as an alternative submission.

Only 10 days left guys :D

09:22 am (8 years ago)
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Hurricane says:

Ok quickly now.. Another newbie question. Does my shot have to include a bunch of windows and stuff, or can it be a Theme, Wallpaper, and whatever all thrown together to create a clean looking shot? Also what should I use for capturing movies playing? I have used the classic Print Screen key. And Corel Capture (Hate that). Both wont capture video.
So that was a few questions... Sorry..

07:46 pm (8 years ago)
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Thomax says:

You can have whatever you want in your shot. 1 window, 2 windows... 100 windows. It doesn't really matter.

You can use print screen to capture movies playing.

Can't remember how right now.

06:04 am (8 years ago)
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excess says:

Assuming that's Windows Movie/Media Player, just go into options > performance and turn 'Video Acceleration' or whatever it's called down to 'None' and/or turn off 'the Overlays' checkbox, also located somewhere in the options.

06:58 am (8 years ago)
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finch says:

Will the site be fixed for the contest?

03:00 pm (8 years ago)
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Thomax says:

i agree

09:02 am (8 years ago)
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bernadinho says:

yar. hopefully it's gonna work tomorrow.

10:37 am (8 years ago)
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Thomax says:

I wouldn't count on it :p

10:54 am (8 years ago)
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Hurricane says:

All this Hemorrhaging put my computer in one of those end of the month tantrums resulting in the DEP in XP to go crazy sending the boot to my system. The Resulting blow blew the world as we know it into tiny fragments. I was lucky enough to have my time machine on hand to go back in time save the world with crazy glue. My computer was not so lucky. Just finished reloading the system about an hour ago. Lost what I was working on. Maby I can still pull something out of my ass yet. Damb StarDock.....

10:44 pm (8 years ago)
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akka says:

sucks :\ i just dropped and broke my hdd, if it's any consolation.

let's move this discussion here: i keep 502ing when i try to post.

thoughts on moving the contest to a gsm flickr pool?

10:56 pm (8 years ago)
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akka says:

official ssc08 flickr pool:

11:19 am (8 years ago)
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akka says:

hold off on that for now, flickr's resizing the screenshots :[

03:54 pm (8 years ago)
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noka says:

make love instead.

05:46 pm (8 years ago)
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akka says:

miniman's setting up a submission system, so we'll be good to go in a day or two.

08:25 pm (8 years ago)
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Hurricane says:

Sweet... Sucks at the same time thou... I've committed to a SS now cuz I thought the due date was here.. oh well... I'm curious how this will go...

09:07 pm (8 years ago)
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FGD says:

Being very new herea nd therefore not very experienced, I'm not sure I shall participate.
But, let's assume I want to enter the contest, could akka (or anyone else) remind me the points that follow:

1. Should I sign up somewhere ? Should I join a particular group ?

2. What the status of the contest (when and how can we submit and up to when) ?

3. How will we vote, knowing that the site is plagued by 502 errors ?

Sorry if those questions are dumb...
Thanks in advance !

10:21 am (8 years ago)
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split says:

The contest has been moved off-site. Customize.org is now no longer involved. A URL will be provided once the submission system is finished... should be later today or tomorrow.

02:11 pm (8 years ago)
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split says:

Good news everyone! The contest site is up, and now taking submissions. Hurry and get your work in there!

03:16 pm (8 years ago)
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plain-doh says:

Thanks to *sigh* mini-man.

05:32 pm (8 years ago)
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egolatra says:

well i edited a several SSC submissions to add 'em to the SSC08 bundle.

if you notice that more are missing PM me.

09:49 pm (8 years ago)
 
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