(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
("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.)
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.
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..
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.
without a doubt, the time for submission viewing/judging needs to be increased. any suggestions on the length of the extension? i'd say keep the submission time the same (23rd-25th), and extend the judging time to three full days rather than one.
hell, i can't even see half of the recent additions and only one of the popular additions on the front page.
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.....