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In this competitions forum only moderators will be able to start new competitions. All members can reply and participate in any competition.

Use this thread to make your request for a competition here. If the competition is accepted a moderator will start a new post with your competition and will list the potential awards and time limit before its over. Once the competition ends that particular thread will be locked and participation points awarded. If you want to offer an additional award besides participation points please let us know in your request. It can be anything from a link on your website, custom scripts, or whatever you want to award.
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Let's do a smiley competition. Smiley's shouldn't be much larger then any of the current ones. Animations are a plus, but not required. Best smiley wins, and is placed with the rest of the emoticons, along with the creator getting 100 participation points.
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Okay, sounds like a good one. I will add that competition. Thanks b_heyer.
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heya. how about a 'who can make the best digital art comp' ?
in this one, you have to make your image from scratch, i mean you cant take anyone elses photos (like in the pic battle)
is this worthy?
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heya. how about a 'who can make the best digital art comp' ?
in this one, you have to make your image from scratch, i mean you cant take anyone elses photos (like in the pic battle)
is this worthy?


So who can create the best "image of a computer" using whatever graphics programs they have? Not sure if that is what you kind of mean.
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erm kind of, but you say .. 'image of a computer' ?
i dont mean that, you can create anything you want, but it has to be done using a computer, and it has to be your own material..
i mean like one of my forum signatures or whatever, you got me?
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Fusion wrote:
you can create anything you want, but it has to be done using a computer, and it has to be your own material..


I'd be game for that kind of competition.
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so no photos/scans?
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nope, has to be rendering with only a computer.. no photos :)
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I'm game, thats one of my weaker spots, pure computer graphics. I hope it passes :-D
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heh, we'll see :wink:
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Okay I understand now, I will start that competition in a few.
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Back to basics:

The simplest of web design is back! You can only use the most basic tags necissary to create a page:

Code: [ Select ]
<HTML>
<TITLE>
<BODY>
<H1>
<H2>
<H3>
<FONT>
<A>
<BR>
<IMG>
<CENTER>
  1. <HTML>
  2. <TITLE>
  3. <BODY>
  4. <H1>
  5. <H2>
  6. <H3>
  7. <FONT>
  8. <A>
  9. <BR>
  10. <IMG>
  11. <CENTER>


No other tags are allowed (BWM if you can think of any other of the beginner tags feel free to add). No external scripts, JS or PHP. Any images used must be from free clip-art resources, and must be sited when you submit (so keep track!). Counters/guestbooks/and other resourses must be supplied by free sites, and may not be your own creations. The site should be small, 3-7 pages, and should have a general theme/idea that is held through all pages. Finally no WYSIWYG, use only text editors!
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that is going to be one hell of a task :shock:
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I was contemplating with a friend how fun it used to be to make a website where you would just duplicate an image over and over again or something like that. And how now there is the whole image creation process, php, javascript, perl, all that stuff to make it more complicated. So I said...hrmmm that'd be a good competition idea!
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a very hard one to say the least :lol:
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indeed, but very fun!
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I can't remember the last time I used a font tag. I'm not certain I could go back to html 3.2 and code the old way. However, as an alternative suggestion for a competition I would suggest this.

Construct a page (not a site - just a page) without tables, but appearing to have tables. This can be done with CSS. Navigation links would be allowed but they can be dead links. HTML should be either HTML 4.0+ or XHTML 1.0+ (strict or transitional is fine) . Rollovers on hypertext links should be done with CSS vs javascript.

Here's an example of a friend's "table-less" page:
http://www.dotcomjunkies.com/members/m/MP_Tech_Resource/forum/

It's a rough idea for a competition, and I'm not certain I'll even have the time available to participate. If someone likes this idea and wants to add their thoughts to it, go for it.
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well that just takes away the fun of the first challenge ;) But stil lsounds difficult, we shall see what bwm thinks.
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monthly photo contest:
Competition lasts for three weeks, voting for one week, winner gets * participation points and the choice of next months topic.
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ok what's the topic for the photo contest?? I'm in :D

and let's make a new thread for it, k?
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yeah that was my suggestion before I was appointed monitor, I will be waiting till the 31st to post the topic :-P Do you have any other ideas tho?!
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I have an idea, but it will probably need the approval of Bigwebmaster.

I realize that the OZZU logo competition has been going on for a long time (since April 13 - to be specific) -- and I'll be truthful, I haven't bothered to look at them all since I just don't want to click all the links on 9 pages of posts to do so.

I'm curious if, instead of a "photo" competition we include the entries already made, and then allow new entries to be made during the competition period (another 3 weeks). Perhaps the current and future entries could be compiled into a gallery page with the Submitter's handle included so they can be viewed by all in just a 1 or 2 (maybe 3 page gallery). Number the entries and set up the poll by the entry number.

Then voters could view the gallery and select the logo in the poll via the entry number. (That would save a lot of time entering poll information in the voting post).

Winner gets the said number of points you decide -- PLUS -- IF Bigwebmaster agrees that he likes the members winning logo and chooses to use it - they get additional bonus points of Bigwebmaster's choosing.

It's just a suggestion. I don't know how long Bigwebmaster wants to let that one go on...but it might spark an initiative to get a new logo for the place.

(Only down-side to this is Bigwebmaster would have to temporarily up the allowed number of options for the voting poll to accomadate you for the significant number of entries. Then reset it after the competition is over. (I'll check on my own board...but I don't think there's a limit to how many entires can be set on a poll -- the only restriction is what the admin places on the number).


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One other suggestion that might be used for sporadic competitions or perhaps even all of them is for the entries to be submitted annonymously to you via your PM -- then again create a gallery for the entry -- this time with entry numbers only. That keeps all entries annonymous and voters would be voting based on the work itself and not tempted to vote on the author. I've seen this done before and it is a good method.

In both cases above it's a matter of whether you or Bigwebmaster or another wants to set up a "gallery" page for entries...It would make it easier to see them all at once than have to scroll through pages of posts.


Let me know what you think.
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I think your gallery idea would be a good idea for future competitions, where we can have a sperate post for the entries, where users can vote, and another post for the competiton as its going on. I don't see why this suggestion needs to take the places of the photo contest however, and I will still be starting the photo contest the 31st regardless.

(not much else I can say as this a lot of your post is for BWM)
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OK then... I rebooted and came back *lol...No prob with any of that. Make it a second competition if BWM agrees, but my questions would be to define the "photo" contest you're planning just slightly more. In other words...are you talking "film" media, or "digital" media or both for the photos...and any restrictions to editing.

I know you plan to announce the "topic" Monday...but I might be able to offer a few more ideas beforehand if I knew better what your thoughts were for this one. Remember..."topic" is one thing and "medium" and "methods" are another. Just a suggestion to be sure to remember those specifics when you define the final contest rules. (I'm guessing you alreay know that -- but thought I'd throw it in in case you overlooked something)
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i'll give you a run down real quick:

Any for of photography, film or digital.
Minimal photoshopping (brightness/contrast/levels)
Topic: TBA
Images need to be linked.

(thats the un word-i-fied version :-P)
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*lol -- OK...to shorten that even more...just a good picture? Cool...

This is not an entry...but a friend took this picture yesterday and I thought this one could win a competition somewhere as is...don't worry -- it's not mine...but it is a pretty one for sure:

http://www.dotcomjunkies.com/members/im ... g_1465.JPG
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I have an idea, but it will probably need the approval of Bigwebmaster.

I realize that the OZZU logo competition has been going on for a long time (since April 13 - to be specific) -- and I'll be truthful, I haven't bothered to look at them all since I just don't want to click all the links on 9 pages of posts to do so.

I'm curious if, instead of a "photo" competition we include the entries already made, and then allow new entries to be made during the competition period (another 3 weeks). Perhaps the current and future entries could be compiled into a gallery page with the Submitter's handle included so they can be viewed by all in just a 1 or 2 (maybe 3 page gallery). Number the entries and set up the poll by the entry number.

Then voters could view the gallery and select the logo in the poll via the entry number. (That would save a lot of time entering poll information in the voting post).

Winner gets the said number of points you decide -- PLUS -- IF Bigwebmaster agrees that he likes the members winning logo and chooses to use it - they get additional bonus points of Bigwebmaster's choosing.

It's just a suggestion. I don't know how long Bigwebmaster wants to let that one go on...but it might spark an initiative to get a new logo for the place.

(Only down-side to this is Bigwebmaster would have to temporarily up the allowed number of options for the voting poll to accomadate you for the significant number of entries. Then reset it after the competition is over. (I'll check on my own board...but I don't think there's a limit to how many entires can be set on a poll -- the only restriction is what the admin places on the number).


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One other suggestion that might be used for sporadic competitions or perhaps even all of them is for the entries to be submitted annonymously to you via your PM -- then again create a gallery for the entry -- this time with entry numbers only. That keeps all entries annonymous and voters would be voting based on the work itself and not tempted to vote on the author. I've seen this done before and it is a good method.

In both cases above it's a matter of whether you or Bigwebmaster or another wants to set up a "gallery" page for entries...It would make it easier to see them all at once than have to scroll through pages of posts.


Let me know what you think.


It might just be a good idea to move that whole competition to this forum. As far as a deadline I am not totally sure I like that because the whole goal of the competition is to get a better looking logo at the top, that I like.

I do like the idea of having two parts to the competition though. One where everyone rates their favorite logos, and then two the one I finally choose. We could award points for the winners of each.
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here here! sounds good to me! :-D
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Bigwebmaster...I see you understood my post. Then part 3, so-to-speak of the competition is that if you don't like the winning logo in part 2 is that we start a part 3 competition and all the old ones will be nixed...and we start fresh....

You have to admit...that one has been going on a loooooong time!

Regardless...winner get's b_heyers participation points and if there is no bonus (and you don't like any of them)...we go to the next round..


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hmmm.. What about Imposible Gadgets..

Design a Gadget that is just imposible to really make in real life..

Well basicly make blue prints of a gadget to be made that you just cant make.. Kinda complicated but thought it would be fun to see some of the stuff people would come up with..

just and idea..
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Oh, you mean like that cartoonist from the 20's? I can't remember his name at the moment though...
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Lol Im down...
btw we gotta make the site with images supplied by free clipart? I mean we cant even use paint to do them?

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I say we have a contest to draw a human man or woman digitally, nothing can be scanned or gotten from any other image source. Everything must be done digitally.
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On a similar trend, how about a webdesign competition whereby all the pages must be smaller than, say, 5kb? i.e, any user could download the page in under a second...
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Essentially, that means no graphics, flash, etc.. and coding to standards. I'd be game for that one. Pure HTML and Style...gotta luv it!
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I'll need some more specifics? How can users check the size of the page (I am assuming it may be more then what the file is)? Also any other general things you could think of, I am game tho if you can get some specifics!
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*shrugs...perhaps a screenshot of the FTP page? Or we can email you the file itself. Any other ideas?
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Ooo I got the perfect idea for this....
Ive been saving this script for some time now....
Hey, has the ship sailed on my competition?
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I think you'll need to slim down the options a bit more, "man or woman human" leaves it open to a billion different ways of doing it, and because of so many ways, it can be a bit boring (one could simply sketch out a human). Maybe some things like a supervillian/superhero or something like that, but not just "any human".
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I'll need some more specifics? How can users check the size of the page (I am assuming it may be more then what the file is)? Also any other general things you could think of, I am game tho if you can get some specifics!


Hmm. How about no images? You might have to think of clever ways to produce some aesthetic design, either through color use in tables or javascript. The file size that results from a File->Save As should be no more than 5kb (and no links to external files).

It needs a theme, though. Maybe something like a frontpage for minimalist art, or 80s computer games. Any other ideas?
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Rats, Im so badass at that to!
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Does the competition involve only drawing, photos and pictures? Can it be programming? Or web design?

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Yeah it should be able to be anything webmaster related. Programming and web design fit into that category. If you have a competition request along one of those subjects you should make it :)
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I'd definatly like to see some suggestions towards web design or programming.

I was thinking of writing a series of scripts that had certain bugs in them that had to be fixed, and the first person to complete it would win. Any ideas on that?
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How about the most dynamic javascript wins... Javascript code must not exceed 100 lines... can be of any form....

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not sure where I would go with that... :-/ Further explination perhaps?
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It's a cool idea, but would be hard to measure. The only way it would be worthwhile is to have unique handwritten javascripts. I mean, how do you tell if it's just not a modified pre-existing one? Normally that's what I do. Although I can write some of my own, it's so much easier to take a model and redo it to suit need.

I like the idea, but I think this would be extremely hard to monitor.
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As an added note, my personal thought is that RichB would win this hands-down. Not to detract from any of our abilities, but I've watched a lot of his responses in other posts, and I think he's got the javascript nailed.
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How about best games using Java Applet?

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teyjohn wrote:
How about best games using Java Applet?

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*lol Sitck with one thing before moving on to another. I think there's some curiosity about your javascript one (I know I am, but how to measure it is a consideration). What would you propose for the guidelines, and possible limitations besides length of code?

My thought would be make it a specific script to write -- say for example, most dynamic rollover script (or some such beast) there's so much to choose from. Perhaps as noted limit it to 100 lines, etc...

You'd probably have to specify parameters for the java one two.
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We definitely need an avatar contest - not necessarily ones that have to go into the stock ones either!! They should be able to be personal ones too!!!
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you'd win that 1. :-P


I think the most dynamic rollover link effect could be cool, I could think of some things i'd like to try/learn doing that.

Lets see what tey has to say.
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plus we shouldn't be intimidated by someone elses ability. It's all fun :-P
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musik wrote:
We definitely need an avatar contest - not necessarily ones that have to go into the stock ones either!! They should be able to be personal ones too!!!


We need to have closing dates too on comps - that photo one has been on for ages!
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we don't have enough entries, I was thinking of closing it today, but it is still only 3 entries... They all do have some closing date.
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well i think as long as you have more than 2 by the due date that should count.
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I think I will shoot for four or five, since it was open for such a long time.
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:lol:
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Something I always thought was interesting was to post 3 random photos and see what people can come up with using them in Photoshop.
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that was suggested earlier in this thread. it will definitely happen
though, its a nice idea. :)
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Yes I think it will be shortly...I'll use that free stock photo webpage and get a few intersting ones. I think I want to have 5 to choose from, and you take the three you like. Or something along those lines...
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:thumbsup:
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I'll also be letting to people know when I use their picture for the competition thus bringing in traffic! :-P I'm so crafty :)
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It's a good idea :D
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I would be willing to give away FREE hosting for one year for the actual site that wins.

1 gig of space.
50 gigs bandwidth
free mysql and php
20 email addresses

to the individual who builds the best webmaster resouces website.

That is my offer.
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Weekly Abstract Competition

Rules:

- Images must be 600 x 600 or smaller
- No pornographic material may be on the images.


By abstract I mean, you can do anything. Make it something *different*.

I will create the poll next Next Sunday.[/list]
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Thanks for the suggestion. I'll write up an official post in a few momments.
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here is an idea, how about a competition for the best "flash" footer

something for people to do and it should be pretty fun.
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what happen to the Cartoon comp? That was a weekly thing right? Never seen another one. Same with the abstract one?
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harrr! I needa draw one, maybe tonight since I don't have school tomorrow. And I'll probably be setting up another abstract shortly, since it went very well :) Thanks for getting on my back, I need that sometiems ;)
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b_heyer wrote:
Thanks for getting on my back, I need that sometiems
interesting visual :eek5:
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lmfao! :-D :-P

Ahh fun stuff...I still needa draw a toon. Maybe after I work for an hour or so.
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b_heyer wrote:
Maybe after I work for an hour or so.Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:07 pm


LA LALALA LA!!!
Humde humde humde
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Tell you what, you want the competition so bad, you draw the cartoon and pm me a link and i'll put it up. I have A LOT going on right now with work, school, and the Cotillion, so you can just chill and wait alright?
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damn dude i was only playin'!
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don't mess with the competitions master! :P
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i noticed that! I think that i pissed him off. :D :D :D
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people snap without meaning too when they are caught up with the drama in their lives. I am sure he didn't mean anything by it as your post was light hearted.

love to brandon, hope things even out soon mate :D
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yeah i get like that too. I know the feeling. Me, myself, I am a very mean person, I dont take crap from noone. It is ok i got alot going on too and i would, make one but it will take me a week or so. I will make one when i get a chance and send it too you B-heyer! Have no fear Cuerock is here! :D
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Since USA Computing Olimpiad allowed to use Java in contest and training, it will be good thing to train about algorithm...
Check this out :
http:\\ace.delos.com\usacogate

After register you will be trained with a bulk of algorithm problem and some text and notes related.

(NB : Also allowed Pascal and C++)

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Design a wallpaper 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768 using a specified media ( eg. photoshop , 3D , photography , illustrator etc. ) and media is avail but as it is an abstract contest the peice of work you are entering CANNOT look like something, also NO anime , manga , cartoon or any other related images is not allowed onto the wallpaper, you have to design all the wallpaper. Layers are NEEDED! and a SCREENSHOT of your unrendered image ( if working in a 3D program )
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how about a competition about the best motto. The best one wins. It would half to be about Ozzu.
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What would the other half be about? I like the idea as a short one week comp, 5 days to submit, two days to vote, just it is a bit unclear.
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I think he meant "have" :lol:
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Nothing like a hard time though ;)
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how about a competition about the best motto. The best one wins. It would have to be about Ozzu.



sorry i have been doing that lately
HAVE is what i ment :oops:
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Well since there are a lot of people that are unhappy about the current ozzu banners offerd, and alot of people have even started building their own and complaining about the cunnert ones, so prehaps a banner building pometition is in order. I would recomend you leave this competion until after the ozzu slogan competition is finnished in case they want to incoperate that into the design.

The banners would have to be either flash or gifs, depending on what is decided, prehaps even a competition for one of each. also the max filesixe would have to be looked at at the same time.
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oh dear...not another ozzu competition...those things are downright CURSED.
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b_heyer wrote:
oh dear...not another ozzu competition...those things are downright CURSED.


not true, there more like the song fromlamb chops... "some people started posting it, not knowing what it was, and they just keep it open foerever just because. This is the competition that never ends, it just goes on and on my friends, some people started posting it, not knowing..."
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lmfao!!! hahah but it is cursed, it does NEVER end, therefor taking away from the competition side of things.
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to good for

[Dead Link]

ore we dM? ;)
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You're absolutely correct IH8P!!!

Sorry, I've been busy today and had an apparent lapse in concentration.

//Good catch IH8P.
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An animated GIF movie competition like the one UNFLUX pointed out to us here --> http://www.ozzu.com/general-discussion/fighting-til-death-t22114.html
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Mmm gosh, that animated GIF movie is a lot of work , looks like.
TOO violent for me, lol ;)
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violent? it's based on Japanese Anime and there isn't a single
other person involved in that cartoon. Not sure what you mean...
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lol, this would all be avoided if he learned proper manners and knocked before opening
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I like the animated gif idea. I am not very skilled at those types of things, but I would love to see everyone's work.
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UNFLUX wrote:
violent? it's based on Japanese Anime and there isn't a single
other person involved in that cartoon. Not sure what you mean...


I think that is what hte lol and ;) was for :-P
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ahh, thanks for clearing that up, though he 'lol ;)' at "that animated GIF movie is a lot of work" the whole time. oh well ;)
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This might have been sed but i only managed to read the first couple of posts for this...


What about a logo Compitition or are you happy with the one you got (Not that i have anything Against it :oops: )

What do you think :roll:
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Perhaps a logo competition for a ficticious company.
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Give me a name and type of company :-P
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b_heyer wrote:
Give me a name and type of company :-P


Company name - JetStones
Type of business - Time Travel

*winks to all the sharp ones out there that catch the humour of it. Besides - it leaves a lot of room for imagination and creativity.
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ok, how about we have a competition for a facticious company, so that we can do a competition for a logo for it ;)
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:-P ATNO/TW Is the winner! W00t! :-P I'll type up the competition sometime the end of this week.. Big english paper and such needs working on till wednesday.
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He said wOOt again ^^ (*sorry --inside mod joke.)
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actually its w00t! :shock:
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w to the double zero t :-P
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digitalMedia wrote:
Perhaps a logo competition for a ficticious company.


So my idea is good then.

I feel Honored (not sure if thats how ya spell it) :D
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How about a CSS tournament?

Rules:

1. CSS only for actual page layout
2. Html acceptable for images, data display, bold, italics, etc.

Use of any scripting language is acceptable.

Cleanest code with most interesting css effects and excellent information output is the winner.

I don't have anything to offer as a prize, but it'd be fun and it'd pust all of our limits.

ps, sorry for posting the contest without permissions. I read the first post in this thread after the matter. my bad. :?
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Uh, change rule #1.

CSS and tags with a display of block (ie div, p) only for page layout. Duh... :P
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Any idea what the content should be, or just a layout. I think if you were to set up a non css'd page with content of some sort (even data about an exotic duck or something) and then have people lay it out using css to the best of their ability. That'd be cool.
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Yeah, that's a good idea. Or else 'e plurum epsum blam' or whatever the heck it is that page design software always puts into templates. :) LOL.
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I'd say don't limit the content. Just one page --links can 404, but to get this:

Quote:
with most interesting css effects


It might make for a more interesting competition to see what the designer thinks he/she can do, vs. being stuck to certain content.

On the other hand, we are given content by clients and have to work around that anyway -- so I suppose in the end, either way would be good.
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someone choose!
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I think we should have 5 paragraphs of Lorem Ipsum and a set of button titles to make one page, any way we see fit. Maybe we could be allowed 1 piece of stock.

:D
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Oh -- crap...B_heyer -- you run this competition board -- I've told you before -- make the decision. Don't be hesitant in life -- If you have authority...make the decision, and the rest will follow. Not chastising you -- just offering advice everyone can learn by. You'll never be the president of your own company until you learn to make decisions (and as an aside -- a good president listens to the advice of others) -- then makes the decision based on what will profit the company the best. Get the idea?
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Got the idea, but my head is a bit fried right now :-P Hold on lemme think...ok I got an idea now let me go type this comp up, I believe there is atleast two more that I need to start too, and another I need to end. Along with an english short...blah
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i suggest a linkin park wallpaper competition ... mostly your own work but must have a picture of the likin park band members. ?????????????
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yuck @ linkin park

:)
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linkin park are cool
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gsv2com wrote:
yuck @ linkin park

:)


i second that
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I third. Bloody pop band
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ooooh just seen the css competition. Finally a competition I can enter:) I vote for just some text and one stock photograph - the entire layout down to participants.

how about just block level elements as tags (plus the one img tag and maybe "a" tags). No formatting attributes, no formatting tags, no inline styles. All done via external css.

Alternatively a given html file for us to reformat as we see fit in the vein of the css zen garden :D


Must validate. Must be cross-browser (not pixcel perfect but the same "feel"). Ummmm yeah clean code and best effects.
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I propose a Sig Of The Month competition with 2 catagories, :D
Best Flash
Best Graphic
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hahahah :-P
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what is wrong with linkin park..... theyre a seriously kool band

so any takers for the wallpaper comp for them
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I've seen them live - they're nothing special. and they are a pop band and quite pretentious.....
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why cant I edit on this post :(
Plus you would probably have some copyright issues on our hands (are you willing to phone up and get permission from them/the record company/the photographer or who ever owns it).
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i wouldn't say linkin park were a pop band...
and i have seen the live, much better than most 'pop' bands live
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linkin park is pure "pop", even if their music doesn't sound it, what they are does.
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rtm223 wrote:
why cant I edit on this post :(
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You can't edit your post on this board because it's been disabled to prevent editing to competition threads.

Wouldn't want people "fixing" the competitions would we? *grins
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uh, good point :oops:
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I was thinking that a drawing contest would be cool. I dont know if this is the same as the wallpaper one, but geuss it could be.
I was thinking that it would be cool to expand the "drawing" type competition a litt,e making different sub-catagories including colored pencil, just pencil, and then graphically enhanced images (such as photoshop etc.)
Its just an idea. If this is the wrong place to post, my bad.
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b_heyer wrote:
linkin park is pure "pop", even if their music doesn't sound it, what they are does.


i wouldn't say so...
whens the last time u saw a popstar with a mo-hawk
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Nucleo wrote:
whens the last time u saw a popstar with a mo-hawk


linkin park...
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IH8Purple wrote:
Nucleo wrote:
whens the last time u saw a popstar with a mo-hawk


linkin park...


and good charlette(sp?) plus many others.


Anyway, not sure if anyone has metioned this, but what about a contest like the seochellenge, but for only ozzu members. Not as high end as the seo chellenge, but see how good some of the local members are at this stuff. Just an Idea.
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Nucleo wrote:
b_heyer wrote:
linkin park is pure "pop", even if their music doesn't sound it, what they are does.


i wouldn't say so...
whens the last time u saw a popstar with a mo-hawk


well duh you guys, you have to show a certificate of authentic punkness before a hairdresser will cut you a mohawk - it's the law :wink:

When Linkin Park came out, rock music was starting to get more credibility amongst the general populus, due to bands like blink 182 and Limp Bizkit. Rap music is always cool, so is dj-ing. Strangely a band suddenly comes out that mixes all of the coolest things in popular music and incorporates them all into their music. Nothing extreme from any of the genres to put other people off, just little bits and pieces from each.

They may not be a manufactured band, but their sound is manufactured,. and to me, that means pop and sell-out. It doesn't matter how you look or how you sing - if you are making music solely for the purposes of making money, then you are a pop act.


SEOchallenge is good idea, but we should ban some members :lol: should encourage some SEO newbies, such as myself, to have a go? has anyone now bought a nigritude ultramarine domain yet lol?
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well
ok then, but i still dont think they are pop
i would say they are a mix
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Well that's kinda my point - they mixed styles together but they did it in a very calculated manner, picking all the things that will sell well. To me thats the very essence of pop - music "designed" to sell above all other considerations.

On the subject of mixing of musical styles really well, I say check out these two bands:

the older incubus albums (S.C.I.E.N.C.E in particular), mixing rock, metal, funk, jazz, african and aboriginal tribal music, drum and bass (and possibly some others I have missed) all on the one album.

Skindred - a little known "ragga-metal" band from wales. Probably one of the most original rock bands in the world. I'd advise anyone to hunt out a copy of babylon, preferably the UK version as the international is not quite so good.
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Yeah, I agree
I used to enjoy listening to Linkin Park ( bought 2 of there albums) but then I got tired of the dull kinda just........ I dont know, mix of everything. I like Matallica now. And Cradle of Filth, although they are a little too heavy.
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I say we play a game like survivor. You know make different teams. Have people do 2 challanges. then vote someone off. then do 2 more and then vote someone off.

and then 1 time a week do new recruting for it.
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how about making a flash logo for the forum
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Kewleus wrote:
how about making a flash logo for the forum

How about making a flash game?
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Night time / Night life photography compo ???
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How about a competition that <b>isn't</b> art-based? Some of us aren't too hot with the old graphics and photography you know :wink:

I've seen complaints that not enough people get involved with the competitions, but it seems that you are shooting yourselves in the foot on that one by not varying the types of competition often enough.

Example? Look how many people got involved with the slogan competition. A competition that anyone can enter and have a shot at winning. The excellent artists and photographers here makes for a rather daunting prospect for us mere mortals when the majority of the competitions are art and photography.

I'm not suggesting anything in particular, but just some slightly different competitions that don't really fall into anyone's field of expertise, so <i>everyone</i> can have a go and has a decent chance of winning.

I know the winning isn't important, but it's no fun entering a competition if you know that other entrants are going to wipe the floor with you....
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Here's an idea. Web design vs. graphics design for once. :) Innovative, lightweight--yet effective design for the web. Something to that effect.
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gsv2com how about designing a template small than 10k.

THIS WILL GIVE rtm223 A CHANCE :P
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Johan007 wrote:
gsv2com how about designing a template small than 10k.

THIS WILL GIVE rtm223 A CHANCE :P


:shock: ouch! :shock: Although if you mean 10k for code then sounds ok to me :P

Lol, but seriously though, maybe some webmastery-type comps, but mostly just something more accessible to everyone. Even a coding competition would tend to favour certain people.

I think B_heyer (might be wrong) suggested a basic tags only comp - that would have been a great example because most of the members can have a go, and no-one <i>really</i> has a specific advantage....

I'm not looking for a competition that I can win, just a competition where no single member, or group of members is favoured.
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rtm223 wrote:
I think B_heyer (might be wrong) suggested a basic tags only comp


Well I'm sure that was mentioned somewhere. I say it - I DID!! Can't seem to find it now. :? I think I be going crazy......
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So I recon a web template with a criteria that anyone can do:

1) Code no greater than 8k

2) Images no greater than 10k (yeah not easy is it but then you don’t have to be too talented in arts but have a good eye for design!)

3) Topic: Erm Ozzu chooses from children’s, youth, networks or any other chosen
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Sounds good, but super-efficiency still falls under certain people's specialities lol.

the one I was thinking of was something like just using newbie tags:

p, center, font - you get the idea. No CSS, No JS, limited html attributes. It doesn't favour anyone, because very few of us ever try to do something like that. It's totally useless, but thats what makes it open to everyone. We all have the skills to participate (other than the wysiwyg whores, but stuff them - if they can't be bothered to learn the basic basic tags then it's their own fault they get left out :lol: ).

IMHO it would be more interesting to see what people can come up with given limited resources, and dumped in an alien situation, rather than see what people can do given unlimited resourses, doing what they do all the time.....
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OMG! No css?!!! *Slams the door and walks out*
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gsv2com wrote:
OMG! No css?!!! *Slams the door and walks away pouting*
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Uh, double post with syntax errors in the quote. Bad morning... Mods, please delete one and this one. Why the heck isn't there an edit option in this section?!
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Quote:
(other than the wysiwyg whores, but stuff them - if they can't be bothered to learn the basic basic tags then it's their own fault they get left out ).


LMAO! Cheeky sod! Im really gonna have to start learning to code.
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What about a seo Competition? who ever gets the highest for say "Atlanta DJs" on google by a certain date wins
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A while back I remember y'all did a lil competition on "textures". I propose a competition on "emotions". I myself do not create digital art. But, I love coming here and looking how incredibly talented a lot of you are!

Maybe Axe or someone could pick up this thread and give out the particulars for a competition.

Just a suggestion.
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u should post this in the "request a competition" thread in the compeitions forum ;)
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If someone could tell me how to move my post I'd be more than happy to move it

thanx
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hate to be a pain....but we haven't had a competition in ages...
i really want to take part :lol:
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How about a photomanipulation contest? I'd be all for it and anyone could participate.

Sound good?
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How about a photomanipulation contest using ImageMagick. :) No photoshop. Whoever creates the most useful application wins.

But what is there to win anymore? The points system has been done away with.
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I gave b_heyer a suggestion for the next photo competition when I won the last one...

I'm still waitin' for the next one to start, lol.

But there's been some big changes here at Ozzu... like gvs says, the points system is gone, but it was never about the points. It was all just about having fun :)

b_heyer will get a competition going again when he gets back :)
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no no no...not photography lol, i dont have a camera lol
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gsv2com wrote:
But what is there to win anymore?


:arrow: pride
:arrow: bragging rights
:arrow: choose next comp theme
:arrow: bragging rights (important thing here)
:arrow: the knowledge that you are the best (pride & bragging)
:arrow: something to add to your portfolio

things you get win or lose:

:arrow: experience
:arrow: confidence
:arrow: fun
:arrow: waste some time
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don't forget bragging rights :)
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I'd participate if the competition were about something other than photography or graphics. That seems about the only thing anyone wants to compete about...
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Well, I'm all for a competition on my genre of art. I'm up for a good challenge. I'd take it only as something to do, practice, and experience.
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gsv2com wrote:
I'd participate if the competition were about something other than photography or graphics. That seems about the only thing anyone wants to compete about...


Well, I found some quotes from some of our beloved moderators:
unflux wrote:
truthfully, i don't think it fits into a webmaster's board
atno/tw wrote:
I'm wondering if it would be too far removed from the "Webmaster" concept to include such a category
axe wrote:
To be honest, this is a webmaster forum, and I think some of the forum areas are getting a little too off-topic as it is
b_heyer wrote:
This is a webmaster forum
unflux wrote:
it's a webmaster forum


I have nothing against the graphics board or the photography comps, but IMO, the competitions board is a little bit removed from the "webmaster" concept, with it being so strongly focused on graphics and photography ;)
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I second that.
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unfortunetly, there thave not been many non-graphic orriented suggestions of what to do.

also, most people prefer graphics comps as you can keep and use (look at, put it somewhere) the results

coding-scripting comp stuff CAN be reused, but it has to be adjusted and editied to work, you would also get alot of people handing in very simalar entries


I do however agree that we need more non-graphic comps
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in retrospect to the "reward" question:

a fall of fame page would be a good idea, simalar layout to the [url="'meet the mods'"]http://www.ozzu.com/moderators.php[/url] page, only:
Code: [ Select ]
Comepition  |Winner    | Photo
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Photo #125  |IH8Purple  | :D
tennis # 32  |IH8Purple  | :P
etc....       |IH8Purple  | ;)
  1. Comepition  |Winner    | Photo
  2.            |          | 
  3. Photo #125  |IH8Purple  | :D
  4. tennis # 32  |IH8Purple  | :P
  5. etc....       |IH8Purple  | ;)
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sorry about the table breakage...

Code: [ Select ]
s p a c e s  a r e  b i g g e r  i n  c o d e


(guess thats what the preveiw button is for :oops: )
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thanks just give me instructions and i will be there.

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Competition Request:

I have a spare gmail invite.
I also need a logo for phpservers.com...
could I have a logo competition for the invite?
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Not sure if this has been done before, but what about an OZZU sig contest?
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Competition request: Most intricate geometric shape created using CSS.

Rules would be:
1. The document must be HTML 4.01 Strict or XHTML 1.0 Strict compliant - it must pass the validator at http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/ (not validator.w3.org because that gives errors for things such as the server not sending a Content-Type header.)
2. Judging is to be done with an up-to-date Gecko rendering engine - up-to-date meaning the latest milestone release of Chimera, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Mozilla, or Galeon.
3. No elements except DIV, H1, and P are allowed in the BODY element.
4. Only one H1 and one P are allowed - as many DIVs may be used as desired. -- the H1 should contain the title of your work; the P should contain at least your name.
5. Polygons must be resizable with the user's font-size.
6. Judging will be by voting.

An example of the concept: http://www.tantek.com/CSS/Examples/polygons.html
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Edit to competition request: Only TITLE and STYLE elements allowed in the HEAD element, and the CSS must conform to CSS 1 or CSS 2.1.
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how about video comps?
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I still think a coding challenge would be great. I hear what was said previously, that it can't be used without having to be modified. So set up code challenges that can be reused (take a look at the postings in http://www.ozzu.com/programming-forum/program-save-number-list-txt-file-000000-606060-t36685-15.html)

That type of code can be used over and over.
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That would be super cool, but there would be complications with file size, wouldn't there? Anyways, I'm all for this
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You could shrink that to 6mb's. I don't think sizes would be a problem.. you have vids?

I had vids my pc just went to hell and back and I lost all my work and lost some desire but not really desire, just kicking back. Once I get back into it , I would not stop.

I have adobe after effects and I spend all my time learning that but I have other software that I could use if I had to.
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I dont have any special software, but me and my firends make hilarious comedy movies. We can use blue screens, its pretty cool.
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Dude how do you do that? I have chroma keryer effect on the sony move studio and I am sure on the adobe after effects but I don't know how to use blue screen on the after effects but on the sony I can but on the sony, all it does is just ad a background. But for instance, I cannot add lets say someone standing in front of something and use the blue screen to put a totally diffrent background without the colors fading and mismashing and darkend etc.. it does not look like a natral fit. how you do it?

Ill give you a link to a newly created forum room and we can go from there with video comps and comparing.
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This is probably guna bemy last entry today, I don't have internet at home.
I'll PM you when I'm available again, might take a while, though.

Anyways, my friend has this software, after you upload the video onto your computer, you just wipe out a colour completely and just add a background. Like you said. Its hard to make it look good cuz of un-proffesionalism. Yeah, you have to have super-perfect lighting and all.

Whay i like to do is insert a person into a cartoon world backgound. Really cool. Or the opposite, make a cartoon in a live background. G2G
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In the New Year after the Ozzu Oscars have been held and announced, I will have a look through this thread for some ideas on some different competitions besides photography :D
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Rose you would be disqualified.. :oops: You already have the advantage.. just kidding. I look foward to your vids and let us play along.

we will have to make the rules and such and the file size as to make it viewable to everyone.
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rtrev64 wrote:
Rose you would be disqualified.. :oops: You already have the advantage.. just kidding. I look foward to your vids and let us play along.

we will have to make the rules and such and the file size as to make it viewable to everyone.


What kind of video comp do you mean? Can you give me some specific ideas?

:D
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Just a 3-5 minute video about anything but mainly about your work and you add special effect etc.. just create something.

I hope to get more people interested just to have fun..
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Could we have a seo contest ?
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seo contest?
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yes a seo contest like who can rank first for a made up word on google :)
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How about a photography contest for technology?
In which you could catch objects you have in a certain light.

For example an abstract photo of an ipod, or your PC, or console, or even your home entertainment, and with this allow PS edits?
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There are already photo contests, lets go for video..
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guys how much of you play an music instrument maybe we could make a
competion on that would be fun tho but how to arrenge a competion like
that and how many play an instrument and how many will bother matters...
but the idea is good isnt it? :P
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grr sry didnt see the "REQUEST A COMPETITON " topic realy sry :oops:
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wouldn't anyone want a competition where you have to draw a picture of something, i'm not sure what, just something good, would have to be a really detailed picture with something out of the ordinary really happening, like final fantasy games, sci-fi stuff etc

like one time i drew a hill with one person standing on it while in the background buildings where been ripped apart and flung all over and people been flung all over, i don't even know why i done it i just thought it would be fun

i donno what i would draw this time and if anyone would want this competition but i think it would be fun to try, i would lose though because my drawings ain't the best i always have an idea in my headbut can't get it onto paper, but either way still be fun to try :)
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I am thinking the next competition might be a website development comp. I'll come up with the subject and you guys can create the website... what do you think?

I may even rustle up a prize for it... I have some ideas...


What do you guys think, is this something you would be interested in?

How would you feel if it had a community project angle to it? eg: creating a website for a charity that doesn't have one or something, or a local club etc? (the prize could be a years hosting and a domain name for them for example)

Would you prefer you were judged by your peers or a panel of web design experts?

Tell me your thoughts please :D

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I love the idea! I'm interested in participating.

I'd like to see all the submission judged in more than one category. Like, Best Overall, Best Visual Design, Best HTML/CSS, etc.

I think there should be a single starting point, like a logo that everyone has to use.
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nice one dM.

how do you feel about the idea of creating something for a club or community service agency etc? or do you think people would prefer to do it for themselves?

i would love some feedback on ideas from everyone :D
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If we could produce something for a charitable orgainization, well, that would only ROCK! ;)
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yeah I think that would be pretty cool too. i am happy for my business to donate the hosting space and domain name for a year to the winner and i am sure we can rustle up some other ideas for prizes too.
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musik wrote:
yeah I think that would be pretty cool too. i am happy for my business to donate the hosting space and domain name for a year to the winner and i am sure we can rustle up some other ideas for prizes too.


i like that idea, infact i love it, well bearing in mind that i could actually do it :roll: worth a try and even if i don't win or anything, good practice

i would have a few questions if you don't mind answering them, here they are:

1. What colour scheme would the site be in, we pick ourselves or certain colours required?
2. What languages are alowed? (HTML, PHP, CSS etc)
3. Would there be any file size limits?
4. Can you produce it using any program you want? (Photoshop, Notepad etc)

I think thats all about i would like to know for now, nice idea it would be fun i think :D
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Well we havent decided on anything for sure, for the moment I would love to hear everyones suggestions and if they would be interested in participating and also how they think we should go about doing it. :D

Good to see you would be interested!
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interested :roll: i would love it lol :lol: I don't know why i like designing websites i just do, a lot! it kind of has an artistic feel to it when i make them, which is one reason why i probs like them

one thing i mean't to ask is what other prizes do you think you would offer other than free hosting (just curious)

also i think there should be a few limitations on the rules, maybe have 2 types of competition, one for the more advanced users who know flash and things and one for the others who only know HTMl and things but then it might involve 2 prizes and that isn't fair lol, specially seen as though it's not myself giving away the prize, just a suggestion though.

because someone could make a really good site but then someone who has a large amount of flash knowledge might come along and it might look even better but with alot more effects and it would beat them all lol

not always the case though
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yep, depending on the amount of interest I may make it 2 comps for beginners and advanced :thumbsup:

not sure on prizes, will have to have a think about it and see what i can rustle up :)

but the important thing is how to put it in motion :)
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yeah, i recently started learning flash but i am not so good at it yet however i think if i try something in it i will just get better because in web design you generally do that,

if it was 2 competitions it would maybe get more interest and people would compete except you could be advanced in HTML and the design of it and not want to enter that into the begginner section however if it was aloud then they could maybe put that in the advanced section bearing in mind they know that flash and stuff can be entered there so they might lose and would have to make sure it is a really nice site in order to compete

am i just blabbering on here or is this helping hehe
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The thought occured to me about making a page that supports the International Red Cross and Red Crescent's efforts for the tsunami relief. At the moment I don't have any idea what the content of the page would be, but the end result should encourage people to donate and lead to here:
http://donate.ifrc.org/

It may take partnering with them to obtain their support and use of their logos etc. *shrug. Just an idea to toss out.

Even if it takes us a month or so to get it up and going, those poor victims are going to need help and support for a long time and I can't think of a better, more reputable organization to support than the IFRC.
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I was thinking of something a little more grass roots. It could be an agency or something in the participants home town. Please keep the ideas coming!! :D
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ATNO/TW wrote:
The thought occured to me about making a page that supports the International Red Cross and Red Crescent's efforts for the tsunami relief. At the moment I don't have any idea what the content of the page would be, but the end result should encourage people to donate and lead to here:
http://donate.ifrc.org/

It may take partnering with them to obtain their support and use of their logos etc. *shrug. Just an idea to toss out.

Even if it takes us a month or so to get it up and going, those poor victims are going to need help and support for a long time and I can't think of a better, more reputable organization to support than the IFRC.


i think it is a good idea but it would be kind of hard to do, trying to design a site which would have so little content would seem hard but it would be a challenge to get it rite which would be good and helping all those people would feel really good, and a very nice thing to do
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i don't know if this is possible but i will ask anyways, could one of the prize options be a book of the winners choice, like for example a book about learning flash or php, i don't think this would be possible without giving out your address and things but i really want some books lately so was just thinking about that as an idea

anyways lets see what ya think
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I'm interested...
I definately think there should be a time stipulation, but I definately don't think it could be implemented through the internet. I'd love to try my best but paying customers usually take precedence :D
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what sort of topic would you prefer it be?

I've had some suggestions:
- a web site for tsumani victims, to help raise money and awareness (linked to a major aid agency)
- a website for a community agency in the designers local area
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yeah i agree, there should definatly be a time limit and as for which one to do i would say its up to the person who makes the competition, either way i'm looking forward to it and i'm thinking of buying some hosting so i may aswell try this before i buy some but i don't think i will win :roll:
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musik wrote:
what sort of topic would you prefer it be?

I've had some suggestions:
- a web site for tsumani victims, to help raise money and awareness (linked to a major aid agency)
- a website for a community agency in the designers local area

Ive love to participate in this if it happens, and i would have to choose tsumani topic, becuase some people may not be aware of any community agenceys in thier area....like me :oops:
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so when is this competition kicking off then, if it is kicking off?
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we need more input first :)
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musik -- I noticed your earlier post about it being more "local"

Suggestions:

1. Participants find a local charity/non-profit org willing to participate
2. Pages be limited to 4
3. Pages to be coded to HTML/XHTML/CSS standards
4. Pages must validate with w3c to qualify for acceptance.
5. No Flash -- just code
6. Winner gets the hosting you mentioned free for one year

Does that help get the ball rolling?
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Added note. This one should give a month for people to find a local org that wants/needs a site (or revision), then let the competition begin.
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:lol: your super mod for a very good reason hun

I think that sounds FABULOUS.

If it is kept to the HTML/XHTML/CSS standards you mention, then I am happy to donate 2 prizes - one years hosting and domain to the organisation as well as one for the designer.

I would like an indictation of who would be interested in participating and what sort of time structure they would like.

Who should judge it, peers or a panel of mods?
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hmmm that seems a bit harsh to me, what if someone wants to compete but they can't find a company in their town or anywhere near them, not saying it's a bad idea though
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do you live in the desert :P
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liltman

In my area the only thing I could come up with is our local Lions Club which helps the Blind. I have no idea if they are interested. I'm quite certain there have to be more. I guess that's part of the challenge. The gist of being a webmaster is that you not only have to know how to code, but you have to know how to create clients for yourself. Seems to me like this competition would serve a two-fold learning process.
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It doesn't have to be limited to a charity, any not for profit club or group could be used. If you live in a small town then maybe a site for the local library or the local school, the football club, youth centre etc etc.

:D

I think it would be a great way to give something to other people as well as get something for yourself and like ATNO says, the experience is invaluable.
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yer true, and no i don't live in a desert but i wish i did LOL a desert would be paradice compared to where i live, it is horrible here, whenever someone is nice around here i get shocked and think why are they been nice lol sometimes i will get really paranoid if its something too nice lol
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I would like this if there was one "basic" competition and then one more advanced one. I think flash should be left out of both comps because not everyone has flash software (i do) or likes the way it works. Also, I don't think it should be limited to 4 pages but, that shouldn't have a large impact on the grading. For instance, if I was to make a website for my local school, it would have to be much more than four pages. My ideas are that both contests should be HTML XHTML CSS bla bla bla compliant but that the beginner one be limited to HTML and images and the "advanced" competition include database and MySQL use along with everything else and have another category of the grading based on Backend features.. just an idea.
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There hasnt been much interest so I think we will give this one a miss and look at some other ideas later :)
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fine then :cry: lol. can't wait to hear the next idea.
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me either, cuz i was interested in this, wanted to enter a competition for some time now, so i look forward to the next idea
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There is no reason why we can't have a website comp - its just there will be no prizes, but you will have the warm and fluffy feeling of being an Ozzu winner ;)

(well we can give you an award to post on your website!)
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musik wrote:
There is no reason why we can't have a website comp - its just there will be no prizes, but you will have the warm and fluffy feeling of being an Ozzu winner ;)

(well we can give you an award to post on your website!)


yeah a suppose we could still do that if people will, just wonder how many would
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It's a webmaster forum? We can't possibly be short of designers willing to enter their site. :)
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It's a webmaster forum? We can't possibly be short of designers willing to enter their site. :)


hopefully they will be enough interested, i mean there wasn't earlier when there was a prize why now? lol
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how about something from photoshop
but only things started from scratch
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Could you elaborate a bit :D
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RJ-Toxicity wrote:
how about something from photoshop
but only things started from scratch


that would probably be kwel too, that one will also be hard, but I am game for it :D
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elaborate huh....lets see
basically open a blank photoshop document and create any kind of tweaked out image you want without using any other pictures or any other programs
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RJ-Toxicity wrote:
elaborate huh....lets see
basically open a blank photoshop document and create any kind of tweaked out image you want without using any other pictures or any other programs


aah if thats what i think then it actually isn't hard, can it be anything, doesn't have to be something real or owt, like could it be random stuff? like lots of patterns or something?
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well yes but with some kind of theme to it
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I'm going to run another comp when the photography one is finished, it will be a create a composition one.

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Hey guys i was wondering if we could add a sig competition to this forum i know there are many people who use photoshop and fireworks and i think it would be fun to put their skills to the test

they had it at another forum and this is how it worked

Topic: ex: olympics
size: ex: 350 pixels by 120 pixels
starting date: ex: 2/8/05
ending date: ex: 2/16/05
Format: Ex: Gif, swf, whatever or creators preference

and it would go something like that

the moderators or the site admin would post and topic and the moderators and admin cannot enter

and the moderators and admin decide who wins the competition

and whoever wins the competition the admins or moderators would put Winner of Week 1 or 2/8/05 sig competition and if they win more than once ud be like Winner of Week 1,2,5,7 sig competition
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We prefer competition requests be made her skirge. I removed your poll, because when I merged this it ended up showing on all pages, and no longer made any sense. People can voice their opinions on it here.
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Skirge wrote:
Hey guys i was wondering if we could add a sig competition to this forum i know there are many people who use photoshop and fireworks and i think it would be fun to put their skills to the test

they had it at another forum and this is how it worked

Topic: ex: olympics
size: ex: 350 pixels by 120 pixels
starting date: ex: 2/8/05
ending date: ex: 2/16/05
Format: Ex: Gif, swf, whatever or creators preference

and it would go something like that

the moderators or the site admin would post and topic and the moderators and admin cannot enter

and the moderators and admin decide who wins the competition

and whoever wins the competition the admins or moderators would put Winner of Week 1 or 2/8/05 sig competition and if they win more than once ud be like Winner of Week 1,2,5,7 sig competition


Skirge you have made a really good contribution to the ideas pool! I really like this one. It wouldn't be possible to run it so often, but it would be fun to have an assortment of types of competitions to cater for everyones tastes and talents.

A web site comp is in the pipeline, it wont be anything too fancy, particular pics and rules on design so it can be created originally.

Once the Create-A-Composition competition is over (what a mouthful!) I will run the sig competition while the next Photography one is being held, then it keeps things a bit different. As usual the winner's entry will be placed in the main winners topic and they are free to use their entries in their own signatures.

Not sure about excluding mods from the comp - while some moderators have exceptional graphic skills, others do not, there are also forum members who are professional designers, it's no big deal - after all it is all about trying it out and getting better at your skills, if you happen to win well that's cool too :D

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i was saying no mods because they would be judging and they could vote for themselves n stuff
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For the record, skirge, Moderators don't have any contol over the vote. We vote the same way you do nor do we see the results of the voting before you do, and i can pretty much vouch for the integrity of the mods that they will vote for the best entry regardless of the competition, and regardless of the entries. I for one have not voted for myself in any competition I have attempted to enter.
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Skirge wrote:
i was saying no mods because they would be judging and they could vote for themselves n stuff


anyone could can vote for themselves, there is no rules against it, however it is better for everyone if you either don't vote or vote for another entry you think is really good.

I wouldn't be too concerned, mods have better things to do than cheat to win a competition and I'd reckon ozzu members are the same too :D

PS: for the record all votes are judged by polls and not by moderators ;)
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Can we get another compilation contest? Either that, or maybe the sig one you were discussing? Just joined the forums and would be interested in something like this.
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How about umm........A web design competition, eh?
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:wink: How about an ScreenSaver competition, you can create an screensaver using any tool that can help you. Any kind of image is allowed. The screenSaver has to be ozzu related. you can add music, but however is not required. As you can also add photos, animations etc.
3 general resolutions, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024. :D
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cjxxi wrote:
:wink: How about an ScreenSaver competition, you can create an screensaver using any tool that can help you. Any kind of image is allowed. The screenSaver has to be ozzu related. you can add music, but however is not required. As you can also add photos, animations etc.
3 general resolutions, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024. :D


Thats not a bad idea.
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don't know if this has been asked, but how about a competition to create the most orginal character? whether in flash, drawn and scanned in, photoshop, etc.
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Tom the Great wrote:
don't know if this has been asked, but how about a competition to create the most orginal character? whether in flash, drawn and scanned in, photoshop, etc.


I like that idea Tom :D :iconthumbright:
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Keep the ideas coming, I do look at them all for ideas. I'll do another array of comps after the photography one.

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Don't leave us design heads out :D I enjoyed the first web design competition, mostly, due to the focus being somewhat cosmetic, but mostly on the structure aspect.
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I won't, I liked the design comp too, it was a lot of fun. We'll be running one again soon :D
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Hey there

I haven't seen any market comps. How about a drive traffic to a site challenge. We're launching our new site design soon and would LOve to send tons of trafic to it. We could pay a commision on bookings and offer a prize for the top three leaders.
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Also having a seo challenge like someone had a while ago, where you pick a random word that has no results on google/yahoo/others, then see who has the top spot in a month or w/e.
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I could maybe see the purpose of the random word competition, but I think the competition to drive traffic to anyone's given site is just a way to take advantage of us. :( Anyways, IMHO, this could drive people to utilize blacklisted techniques that we probably shouldn't condone.
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Well Yes. Some of the participants in this forum are easily amoung the best in the given industries. While the challenge is running the given company would get the traffic and generate some profit. The winners would get a prize and any lead that converts to a booking is paid out as an affiliate.
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Can we have another signature competition. i didn't get to compete in the other one.
Thanks

ps: i am ready to be you alll!!!!
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Can we get some competitions that aren't graphic based? I mean, I'm pretty good with graphics, but that's only a small part of what I do.
The reason I have been avoiding the competition forum is that it's pretty much all been graphics. I'd like to see some code based competitions.

I realize that the beauty of code is secondary to it's functionality, but the beauty of code is as relative as the beauty of a piece of art, and the language used to solve a particular problem can be considered the medium.
I really want to participate in the competitions, but I'm not a photographer.
How about something for us ugly people?
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hehehe@spock "How about something for us ugly people?"


Well, if you can get to me some ideas that would work for the general population (something difficult but not too brain frying) that would involve creating something original, then provide me with your ideas, and I'll get a code based comp up.

Have a look at the kind of guidelines I use for example with the webdesign comp to give you some ideas on how specific I need it to be.

That goes for any other coders with ideas, please suggest your ideas here:
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As seen in <http://www.ozzu.com/ftopic54361.html>:

ScienceOfSpock wrote:
Can we get some competitions that aren't
graphic based? I mean, I'm pretty good with graphics, but that's only
a small part of what I do. The reason I have been avoiding the
competition forum is that it's pretty much all been graphics. I'd like
to see some code based competitions.

I realize that the beauty of code is secondary to it's functionality,
but the beauty of code is as relative as the beauty of a piece of art,
and the language used to solve a particular problem can be considered
the medium. I really want to participate in the competitions, but I'm
not a photographer. How about something for us ugly people?


Similar mumblings were mumbled in the gargantuan thread.

There are several patterns of coding competitions. In one common pattern, the host specifies a programming language (possibly allowing for use of the some standard library, in the case of languages like C++) and the behavior of the computer program. The winner of the contest is the person who writes the program that solves the program with the shortest program (measured in bytes of code). In a similar version, the winner of the contest is the person who writes the program that solves the problem and runs the fastest.

There are certain problems with these sorts of coding competitions: 'writing the shortest program' is a pretty useless competition, in that nobody learns anything useful from those sorts of competitions. 'Writing the fastest program' is impossible to judge, because speed depends on the particular compiler, processor, and operating system being used.

But ScienceOfSpock's idea (at least I think this was his idea) is great. A competition to write the most 'beautiful' code (as judged by people voting, in the same way that the photography competitions are judged) that solves some particular problem would be good. Good things about this competition:

1. It can let any programming language be used, so that many people can enter.

2. Entries can be used by other people to learn different ways of tackling problems.

3. It exposes people to different programming languages. (I know some people think I have a vested interest in this, considering my previous flames at PHP :->)

4. The problem needed to be solved need not be terribly complicated, so these sorts of competitions would have low barriers of entry.

5. The winner is the person with the 'best' solution, instead of the solution that follows some mildly insane measurement.

6. It would encourage better programming ability. Many questions in the programming forum are along the lines of 'what function in PHP will solve my problem for me?', instead of 'how can I solve my own problem?'.

I think there might be a few difficulties, though. Solutions in some programming languages would automatically be considered ugly, because the programming languages look ugly. For example, any solutions written in Perl, Forth, or even good old C or C++, may appear ugly while being gems underneath the syntax.

I recommend that the submissions be done in a submission thread, not by secret email to some person (as other forums' contests have been held). This will encourage participation. Some people might borrow ideas from others, but that's the whole point of Ozzu.

If submissions are done in such a thread, I'd like submitting multiple entries to be allowed. I'm reminded of the thread that Rabid Dog linked to at some point in time, at <http://www.ozzu.com/ftopic36685.html>. Sometimes it's just fun to offer multiple ways of solving the problem.

The question is, who writes the problems?
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I agree. Please read my suggestion in that thread.
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Sam Hughes wrote:
The question is, who writes the problems?


You do! :lol:

If you would like a programming comp, then could you make something up (because I have no idea and would probably get it all wrong).

Have a look at the other competition starter pages to get a feel for how I create the rules, try and give it to me in that kind of format. Comps end on a Monday, so pick a Monday which will allow a few weekends for people to work on their entries.

PM me with your final draft and I will put it up and include it in the competition notify list PM which will be going out asap.

If you can't then let me know.

Cheers!
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i would like to see more competitions smaller deadlines
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Thanks for the feedback, the reason I give 3 weeks is because a lot of people are very busy and not everyone has time after work on weekdays to work on their entries. I always give at least 2 full weekends for people to either create their entries, snap a photo etc.

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Hey all,
a suggestion for the next web design competition, comp #3... 'your favourite car'

could be very interesting, and I'm sure everyone has their top-5 list of dream cars.

and can i ask that if this competition does get posted i would appreciate it if JavaScript could be used.

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that would be great
i have one made up from when i was board and it is only html and css
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haha funny that rodd mentions that.....
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haha funny that rodd mentions that....
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PHP Database Interaction System Competition! (Haha, couldn't resist)
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you could try a php encryption function to encrypt stuff. like making a tough password encryptor or something along those lines
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Webdesign competition 3 :D
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we'll do another one in the new year :)
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weooooo:-)
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it should not be so long of a competition maybe 2 weeks.. that way we can have more
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I prefer to run them every so often and give people at least 3 weekends to be able to work on their entries. I think this is quite fair as not everyone lives at their computer like others do.

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hey I don't live at my computer! Only when I'm not at college do I :-P
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hey I don't live at my computer! Only when I'm not at college do I :-P



Hey stranger! xxx
Haven't you finished college yet :lol:
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hahaha I'm in limbo between my first and second semester right now.
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Make them shorter. Two weekends and half a week of voting is plenty of time. If somebody misses one they don't have to wait long for the next one.
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Make them shorter. Two weekends and half a week of voting is plenty of time. If somebody misses one they don't have to wait long for the next one.


Nope, dun wanna. :P








(we'll see)
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any ideas on when the next photo challenge will be?
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musik wrote:
b_heyer wrote:
hey I don't live at my computer! Only when I'm not at college do I :-P



Hey stranger! xxx
Haven't you finished college yet :lol:
Hey, I just finished primary school! :P
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jschultz wrote:
any ideas on when the next photo challenge will be?


We'll be running one soon. We just added another moderator to this section (613flavah) and she will help with running some of the competitions too. So another one is on it's way. We're just working on some behind the scenes additions which will make it much easier to run competitions in the future.

Thanks for your interest :D
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Any suggestions for the next website design competitions folks?

(Please be as specific as possible)

Taa! :D
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I will third that
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I got a really good suggestion for a programming comp from Sam Hughes and it will go ahead soon.

Also, I merged the topic from the general section to here.
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B&W to color
one B&W photo given out and we need to color it the way we want.. or something along them lines
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that could definetly be interesting. we havent had a photo editing comp for a while.
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Any suggestions for the next website design competitions folks?

(Please be as specific as possible)

Taa! :D
How about a web design competition where the users have to create a 4 page website about themselves and/or their hobbies?
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I like that idea, I was thinking about making a personal page anways.
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I like cowkiller's idea, even though it seems to be a new hobby for him (see avatar ;)).

I also like the 4 page layout idea. Just html & css?
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I like cowkiller's idea, even though it seems to be a new hobby for him (see avatar ;)).

I also like the 4 page layout idea. Just html & css?


ya it is kinda new for me but i am starting to get good/better take a look at some of my other stuff
http://master-goth.deviantart.com/gallery/
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I like cowkiller's idea, even though it seems to be a new hobby for him (see avatar ;)).

I also like the 4 page layout idea. Just html & css?


I guess so unless you have any other suggestions? :D
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How about it has to be about me? That sounds like fun! :-P
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How about a Photoshop competition? Moderators will pick any picture for the members to play with photoshop. They can used all the aplicable photoshop filters if they want :)
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B&W to color
one B&W photo given out and we need to color it the way we want.. or something along them lines


This is interesting idea ... let's do it mods :)
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Maybe a fighting simulator in PHP. The one best liked wins.

Should be able to set the enemies and their stats and the fight goes on until one looses all their HP and dies.

It would be plain HTML. No graphical layout but you can use textures in the background.

No length limit for the program. What do people think of this?
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thats to big for most people to do in there extra time
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I dont know if this has already been suggested, but how about a close up picture is displayed, and peeps have to guess what it is.
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I dont know if this has already been suggested, but how about a close up picture is displayed, and peeps have to guess what it is.

yeh, someone takes a macro shot of something, and we guess :P, person who wins has to take their own shot.
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I dont know if this has already been suggested, but how about a close up picture is displayed, and peeps have to guess what it is.

yeh, someone takes a macro shot of something, and we guess :P, person who wins has to take their own shot.


Yep, thats the idea. Of course the mods would have to be told what it is so they can confirm that it is actually guessable (if thats a word?)

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im not sure if this competition was already made before im sure it has but new photos are always good...i was thinking that this would be a nice new comp.
how about color=red and emotion sad/lonely :oops: this would be fore valentines dayyyy yay the worst fake holiday in the world
i would love to see entries on this 1 but something is telling me this comp. already took place
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musik wrote:
b_heyer wrote:
I like cowkiller's idea, even though it seems to be a new hobby for him (see avatar ;)).

I also like the 4 page layout idea. Just html & css?


I guess so unless you have any other suggestions? :D


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We need more competitions for the digital artist. And please, not another Ozzu wallpaper competition.
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And please, not another Ozzu wallpaper competition.


Actually the wallpaper competition really isn't as such as it's ongoing.
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A digital art piece comp sounds good to me. Are there enough ppl to start one up though?
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CowKiller wrote:
B&W to color
one B&W photo given out and we need to color it the way we want.. or something along them lines


this should be started
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We will wait and see if we get more enthusiasm for it.
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:lol:

I dont know about anyone else but i tend not to read this thread for whichever reasons...a moment ago i had a little look at it and realised your looking for some enthusiasm...

YEAH! i'm all for this! wooo!

Is that enough :wink:
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CowKiller wrote:
CowKiller wrote:
B&W to color
one B&W photo given out and we need to color it the way we want.. or something along them lines


this should be started

:D

I too think that's a great idea. The image would need to be picked reasonably carefully to allow creative choices when colouring.
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You guys have to keep in mind copyright laws on images. So I think if this contest goes through, the mod can choose it, or at least someone who has access to stock images that have been PAYED FOR.

I have many CDs of payed stock images I can lend out to use for this competition if need be.
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I've just thought of something, we have a new photography comp out, would anyone be interesting in using the same subject but making it a digital art comp?
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Oh yes, definately. That would be fun! :)
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OK, I'm sure others would be just as interested.
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Someone suggested a little while ago about a programming competition. Would that interest you guys?
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Programming competition is tough IMHO :) need a lot of time and effort. I would like to suggest logo / corporate identity design contest, it's fairly easy. It can be for a company logo, aproduct, service or anything.
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Programming would be too hard we had already established that. I'll keep your idea in mind.
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Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo go B&W GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GO BEAT 'EM GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! :!: :!: :!:

//--Enough enthusiasm? :D
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Ummm. Too much enthusiasm :?: :lol:
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Well not many people really seemed to pick up on my idea, but I still think its really good, so think about it guys!

That is ..


Randomality wrote:
Nucleo wrote:
Randomality wrote:
I dont know if this has already been suggested, but how about a close up picture is displayed, and peeps have to guess what it is.

yeh, someone takes a macro shot of something, and we guess :P, person who wins has to take their own shot.


Yep, thats the idea. Of course the mods would have to be told what it is so they can confirm that it is actually guessable (if thats a word?)

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I think it would work out great, anyone else?

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I'll be truthful, I did overlook that one for sure, but I agree, that would be fun. Local radio station do that stuff with audio clips all the time for comps. I'm all for it.
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We will wait until next month or until at least some of the comps going on right now are done. We don't want to overflow the forum with comps.
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613flavah wrote:
You guys have to keep in mind copyright laws on images. So I think if this contest goes through, the mod can choose it, or at least someone who has access to stock images that have been PAYED FOR.

I have many CDs of payed stock images I can lend out to use for this competition if need be.


There are many sites that offer free stock images like www.sxc.hu

Or the ones that offer images for a very small fee like www.istockphoto.com

I like the idea of B&W to color.

Also how about Photoshop-Tennis where you place one image and the competitors have to add details in turns till they run out of ideas or the image is not improved anymore.
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I have a competition suggestion.

I saw this on another site and thought this could be pretty fun. Basically the idea of the competition is we create a Digital Art graphic or photograph or a combination of them off to represent a word. The word is a word that is made up off the top of our heads.

So the title of the topic could be "soozondle" and you have to create something that represents what that word means to you.

Let me know what you all think.
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I'm not sure i'm following it sounds kinda complicated? Could you post an example?
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Okay...

Because i have just finished work and i'm a bit tired i have just put together this couple minute job. This is a poor example of what i mean...based on my last example...

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It allows participants to use that part of the imagination that is a bit creative and it also can be quite experimental. I was quite pleased with the recent Digital Art competitions because some of the entries were really funny, so if you give a member that has a sense of humour the choice to make up a graphic made up of a fictional word then they are bound to come up with something good and interesting.

I think it would be good.
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hrmm possibly. I'll let you know :)
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hrmm possibly. I'll let you know :)


Does this mean you are going to leave yet another post in the Mod forum asking for opinion? :wink: :D
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haha no not this time :P
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Not that I'd be able to compete, got a camera without a manual aperature, but having a HDR contest for serious photo maniacs? (looks like a few hehe)

The logo design is good idea, perhaps an open source project or something that would use the finished design?
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How's about a seo contest where we choose keywords and see who can get the top postion in a specific search engine. Like google, msn, or yahoo. And at the end of the competition we see whoose site is the top most when the specific keywords are entered and that's the winner. Also prizes could include a link to a choosen site by them form this site's main page. Just a suggestion this is a popular contest among seo proffessionals.

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Diddy1 wrote:
How's about a seo contest where we choose keywords and see who can get the top postion in a specific search engine. Like google, msn, or yahoo. And at the end of the competition we see whoose site is the top most when the specific keywords are entered and that's the winner. Also prizes could include a link to a choosen site by them form this site's main page. Just a suggestion this is a popular contest among seo proffessionals.

Thank You


how would this work? by domain? or page?..
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If you own the page that is the top mostin the said search engine. Say we choose google as the search engine and the topic is " supah forum " and at the end of the period your website is the one that's shown first when you enter those words in google you win.
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would we all need the new domains? same host? fair play? if we used our sites that some of us have now.. them it would be unfair..

i get the idea i just dont get how to make it fair or for that meatter how it will all work..
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No everyone is supposed to use a PR 0 page to start with And it doesn't have to be a new domain it can be a page on the domain. Say google.com/seo_contest.html and if that one is the topmost it wins. Plus keep in mind that new pages attached to a domain mean nothing PR wise.

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Sorry but this is too complicated. We should stick to simpler contests where everyone can participate. But thanks for the idea!
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CowKiller wrote:
would we all need the new domains? same host? fair play? if we used our sites that some of us have now.. them it would be unfair..

i get the idea i just dont get how to make it fair or for that meatter how it will all work..


I'm sure UNFLUX has some fresh space on a server somewhere, maybe if enough of you got together, he could come up with some sort of package deal on a server & domain registrations specially for such a competition.

Just a thought.
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Yea no, that's too much trouble. We'll just keep the contests much simpler but thanks guys!
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*pssst*
I bet if one of you knuckleheads took it upon yourselves to organize the thing & get some people together, pieces would start falling into place.
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*hides from flavah*
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byte me joebert :)
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Like this ?
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FINALLY SOMEONE KNOWS HOW TO RESPOND TO THAT! amen.
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613flavah wrote:
FINALLY SOMEONE KNOWS HOW TO RESPOND TO THAT! amen.


:lol:

You asked for joebert to "byte" you. Had you suggested to just "byte me" with no names then someone else would have been able to reply to that :D :D
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haha yea yea sure sure ;)
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can you make a monthly... best:
website of the month
flash site of the month
blah blah blah site of the month?

like the FWA awards but:
OZZU awards
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we do have ozzu awards and they are held on a yearly basis.
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Does the clean frame of the new theeme mean we can expect some CSS competitions ?

It would be kinda cool to get some Holiday CSS for Ozzu :D
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How many competitions are running at the moment?
Are there few enough to run my idea? Page 22
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I've actually limited the amount of comps going on at once. I had to slash 2 of them because we didn't get anyone joining in. I think I will just stick to the 2 we have going since those are the ones ppl tend to join in more often. Sorry.
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2 photography competitions running at once with different themes would be cool
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WHERE HAVE ALL THE COMPS BEEN LATLY?
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I've limited the amount because we just were not getting much participation. Sorry. 2 comps is all I think is necessary at this point. We didn't even get that much participation in the last 2, hopefully if I see more participation I'll add more competitions.
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i'd like to request a competition using Macromedia Flash.

Lets see who can be the tween master of the bunch (meaning no actionscripting involved) including visual effects that would make one say wow that looks f'in cool. Not too long..not too short. Now for a topic..well how about Ozzu.

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I'll take that post deletion as a "no". :(
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Your post is under review by the staff. Sorry you weren't sent notification yet. I sent you a private message.
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Thanks, I got bag to you. If any of you have a better idea I'd be glad to hear from you.
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Thanks, I got bag to you. If any of you have a better idea I'd be glad to hear from you.


back* to you.. I don't know what's wrong with me lately, I had perfect spelling until recently. I hope it's just the medication. Sorry for the double post too.
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flash comp :D
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Yeah! 8)

Come on...please restart the Flash comps.or at least a poll to see how many would participate if you were to.

I have already PM'ed 613flavah and SB with possibilities as to how it could be run differently (easier for newbies).
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I think the thing about starting a flash comp is that there will not be alot of participants. It's all good reading you both saying it would be a good competition, but actually taking part is another thing.

There are so many competition suggestions over the years here on Ozzu and some have been created but with little success.

I wouldn't rule out ever seeing a Flash competition on Ozzu again, but i think for the moment it might be put on hold for a bit longer.

I do agree that there should be more competitions, but when you consider the current competitions sometimes rarely get any participation (despite requiring low levels of knowledge on the subject matter). It takes 2 seconds to take a photograph, and about a minute or two to knock some digital graphic up using whichever software you have your hands on. For an amateur it is relatively easy to do, however Flash is a comp open to those only familiar with the software.

If more and more people show an interest over the coming weeks and months then i'm sure something could be arranged.

Thanks for the suggestions though.
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i would deff enter, even though im just starting out
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REQUEST FOR A COMPETITION:

How about a photography contest of the Cities and People you have visited (not where you live). And photos of exotic things you have seen in places you have traveled.
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We'll keep that in mind Thayk, though you have to keep in mind that some ppl may have never had the opportunity to travel outside their city so might feel excluded.
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They need to get a life! *wink (j/k)
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We'll keep that in mind Thayk, though you have to keep in mind that some ppl may have never had the opportunity to travel outside their city so might feel excluded.
That's a good point. Perhaps an added rule should be that if the topic doesn't apply to you, you have to present your own town in a new way, not do the obvious. For example, I wouldn't be allowed to submit a photo of Disneyworld or a beach. =]
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A sig competition!
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How about a technology competition?

The competitor would "invent" a piece of technology. (Draw an invented and totally new and created piece of technology or the whole technology). In other words, you create the technology yourself. Just to test the creativity skills. Mine are low but I love challanges.
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:lol:

This could be a fun competition. It would have to be somewhat different to the digital art competition, i mean all we need to do is have a Digital Art competition called "Inventions" that would cover this area and allow people to be as creative as they like.

Good idea though, although i'm not sure whether creating a new competition about Inventions is the best way forward, perhaps using current competitions to make this one work sometime. Unless you can elaborate on ways in which this would be different from Digi Art?
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We could do a competition of "Future".
Anything that a person might think of the future and do it in Dig. Art.
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We could do a competition of "Future".
Anything that a person might think of the future and do it in Dig. Art.
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lets get a comp up for May please... i think it's been about 2 or 3 weeks since the last ended. if you cant come up with a topic i think :

digital art: cars
would be cool and
photography: sky: would also have alot entys due to how many people have good sunset or star pictures.
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A new comp will be up very soon.
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How about a competition to make a website design using only CSS and a maximum of one image?
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We had website design comps up before but we just weren't getting enough participation. Sorry maybe later in the future but for now I'm only running the current two.
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ok, no problem :)
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We could do a insects - competition in photography.

You can use the macro to get some awesome details of those animals :)
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Insects could be a competition title. We'll just have to wait and see! :)

Regarding the macro comment though, i reckon it would be wrong for people to assume that everyone here has access to a DSLR camera. Macro isn't really an option for those with a standard point and click camera.
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I do have a standard point and click camera (€150,- ) , but it's got a sort of macro configuration on it.
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Earth and/or Solar System would be good topics
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Picking up an old request that hasn't made it through the final table yet..

http://www.ozzu.com/competitions/request-competition-t66520-325.html
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so when a new comp. will be announced :D
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Well not many people really seemed to pick up on my idea, but I still think its really good, so think about it guys!

That is ..


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Randomality wrote:
I dont know if this has already been suggested, but how about a close up picture is displayed, and peeps have to guess what it is.

yeh, someone takes a macro shot of something, and we guess :P, person who wins has to take their own shot.


Yep, thats the idea. Of course the mods would have to be told what it is so they can confirm that it is actually guessable (if thats a word?)

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I think it would work out great, anyone else?

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That one, right? is four pixels good enough" :lol: I like the idea.
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Bogey wrote:
Randomality wrote:
Well not many people really seemed to pick up on my idea, but I still think its really good, so think about it guys!

That is ..


Randomality wrote:
Nucleo wrote:
Randomality wrote:
I dont know if this has already been suggested, but how about a close up picture is displayed, and peeps have to guess what it is.

yeh, someone takes a macro shot of something, and we guess :P, person who wins has to take their own shot.


Yep, thats the idea. Of course the mods would have to be told what it is so they can confirm that it is actually guessable (if thats a word?)

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I think it would work out great, anyone else?

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That one, right? is four pixels good enough" :lol: I like the idea.


That would be great! :)
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Fabinator wrote:
Bogey wrote:
Randomality wrote:
Well not many people really seemed to pick up on my idea, but I still think its really good, so think about it guys!

That is ..


Randomality wrote:
Nucleo wrote:
Randomality wrote:
I dont know if this has already been suggested, but how about a close up picture is displayed, and peeps have to guess what it is.

yeh, someone takes a macro shot of something, and we guess :P, person who wins has to take their own shot.


Yep, thats the idea. Of course the mods would have to be told what it is so they can confirm that it is actually guessable (if thats a word?)

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I think it would work out great, anyone else?

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That one, right? is four pixels good enough" :lol: I like the idea.


That would be great! :)

I just quoted you because this quote within quote stuff looks pretty cool ... And I still think it'd be a cool idea ...
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righteous_trespasser wrote:
Fabinator wrote:
Bogey wrote:
Randomality wrote:
Well not many people really seemed to pick up on my idea, but I still think its really good, so think about it guys!

That is ..


Randomality wrote:
Nucleo wrote:
Randomality wrote:
I dont know if this has already been suggested, but how about a close up picture is displayed, and peeps have to guess what it is.

yeh, someone takes a macro shot of something, and we guess :P, person who wins has to take their own shot.


Yep, thats the idea. Of course the mods would have to be told what it is so they can confirm that it is actually guessable (if thats a word?)

- MJ. Mercer



I think it would work out great, anyone else?

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That one, right? is four pixels good enough" :lol: I like the idea.


That would be great! :)

I just quoted you because this quote within quote stuff looks pretty cool ... And I still think it'd be a cool idea ...


I like pyramids as well :D :lol: anyway, lets do that. Or lets vote on it Who wants it and who doesn't make poll you know...
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Or how about music competition? The person who creates the best music or something?

I also had another suggestion but I have forgotten it. Whenever I remember it I will be sure to post it here.
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The whole purpose of these competitions wasn't to just make random stuff up, but to try and make them relevant to the rest of the site content and general webmaster interest.

I'm not sure what you could really get from a Music competition. Feel free in elaborating on this by all means, but just saying "music" isn't really selling the idea to me.
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when's the next photo comp? i'm itching to shoot something. uhhh...with my camera i mean. Image
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when's the next photo comp? i'm itching to shoot something. uhhh...with my camera i mean. [http://www.unflux.com/bb/beam.gif[[/img]


...or with the BB gun you got last Christmas? :lol:
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Thought this may be an idea, I was thinking maybe a creative writing competition could be interesting. Cos not even takes photos or is able to create digital are. Maybe choose a topic, and have people write a story of so many words to do with it?

Just an idea...

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Holy crap, I am tired.. Sorry about the typos guys :shock:
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So, there's photo comps, digital art comps, and now a CSS competition... how about some sort of web scripting competition to broaden things? There could be a lot of possibilities... least lines of code to accomplish a task, most creative solution to a problem, etc.
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And one of the comps I did on other forums was a SEO comp.

First you think of a search term with no results like "ozzu seo comp 4231"

Then people have to make one page an make sure they have the first result in google on that search words. The link to that page is your entry.

Then a moderator have to check the results at a specific time.

That would be fun :D.
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Thought this may be an idea, I was thinking maybe a creative writing competition could be interesting. Cos not even takes photos or is able to create digital are. Maybe choose a topic, and have people write a story of so many words to do with it?

Just an idea...

:)


I'm all for that, it could be rather interesting. I've got a couple of short stories that I've written that may be of use if this gets going ... :D
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Fabinator wrote:
And one of the comps I did on other forums was a SEO comp.

First you think of a search term with no results like "ozzu seo comp 4231"

Then people have to make one page an make sure they have the first result in google on that search words. The link to that page is your entry.

Then a moderator have to check the results at a specific time.

That would be fun :D.

Hey, that sounds like a good idea. I'm sure I have a lot to learn about SEO, and this comp would definitely force me to figure some stuff out.
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Fabinator wrote:
And one of the comps I did on other forums was a SEO comp.

First you think of a search term with no results like "ozzu seo comp 4231"

Then people have to make one page an make sure they have the first result in google on that search words. The link to that page is your entry.

Then a moderator have to check the results at a specific time.

That would be fun :D.

Hey, that sounds like a good idea. I'm sure I have a lot to learn about SEO, and this comp would definitely force me to figure some stuff out.


Yeah.. and one of the rules at that forum was that the winner has to tell the rest about his tactics, so I learned a lot there. I hope the mods like the idea.
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I'm game - SEO's definitely a weak spot of mine....
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I can organise a SEO competition. :)
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Any we can use this comp to optimize my work site.......... jk
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I'd like to request another Smiley Competition - as far as I can tell the last one was held back in 03', but I think it would be rather amusing to have another.
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That sounds like a good idea.
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can we get some more comps up soon, it's been FOREVERRRRR, thanks
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I like the idea of another smiley comp... it would be a nice way to welcome in phpBB3...
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New ozzu logo comp?
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New ozzu logo comp?


What's wrong with the current one?

Smiley comp sounds good. Thumbs up from here.
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I like the current ozzu logo, but it is a bit old now - may be in need of a revamp - or it may not. I also like the idea of that smiley competition.
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I must confess I always thought the ozzu logo a little too 'mortal combat'. Not that it bothers me in any way, mind - just it would be interesting to see what other ideas people may come up with..................
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Nothing is wrong with it, But It would be good to see everyones Ideas.
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Being that the point of a logo is identity, does it really make sense to make a new one? Does McDonald's change theirs? What about Adidas? Nike?

The OZZU dragon has been a part of the site almost since the beginning. That was 5+ years ago and is a recognizable symbol of the forum. ;)
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True, a logo should be for life. it can get revamped though, once in a while. so part of the rules could be that the dragon stays the same shape, for instance - but the feel of it can be changed.............. modernised, if you will.
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I must confess I always thought the ozzu logo a little too 'mortal combat'.

Lol, that instantly reminded me of this. :lol:
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hahahhaha yeah I remember that guy........... what the hell was he on???

but still you gotta say - the dragon is a bit old school. not that I don't like. (heck I'd happily live in my parents' basement. dammit why don't they have one? I'm in a far worse position - moving into my mother-in-law's attic.... now that's sad. but I digress). But we could do a comp to see if anyone could snazz it up a bit. Just for fun. It wouldn't have to result in the implementation of new logo. It would just be a good game.....................
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I kinda have to agree with C here, the logo is very boyish - and I've always said the entire site is really boyish, it could be fun to see what everyone can come up with for the logo. Doesn't mean it has to be implemented, but Ozzu is a very community based website, I mean, at the end of the day, Bigweb lets us have alot of say on what happens around here, which is fantastic not alot of big website would do that. Lets have some fun with something.. I like the dragon, I'd just love to put my girlie touch onto it :D
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I like the dragon, I'd just love to put my girlie touch onto it :D


And it's more or less for that reason i'm going to say "no" to having a comp on it.

There is nothing wrong with what we have, infact i'd be surprised if anyone can come up with something nearly as good as that.
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Guys, it's not like any change like that would be universal. If Bigwebmaster would add a few more themes, like those from the recent CSS comp, this would be a simple solution. You mortal combat and ozzu dragon fans could still use it, and Benat might get her butterflies :)
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Being that the point of a logo is identity, does it really make sense to make a new one? Does McDonald's change theirs? What about Adidas? Nike?

The OZZU dragon has been a part of the site almost since the beginning. That was 5+ years ago and is a recognizable symbol of the forum. ;)


Your just saying that because you made it :lol:

But seriously, the dragon is what makes ozzu so unique compared to all the other forums. Its like our "nationality" you cant change it! :roll:
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I like the dragon, I'd just love to put my girlie touch onto it :D


And it's more or less for that reason i'm going to say "no" to having a comp on it.

There is nothing wrong with what we have, infact i'd be surprised if anyone can come up with something nearly as good as that.


I never said there was anything wrong with it, I do like the dragon, I was just stating that I would like to have a go at creating something a little different. I never said I could do better, nor did I insult UNFLUX. But this is a community website, without ANY of us, this place would not exist. I don't think its really fair to say just because someone wants to have a go at re-creating something, for fun, is a silly idea, or theres no way they could create something as good etc. It isn't about that. Its about creating a feeling that what you have to contribute actually matters.

But nevermind. It was a STUPID idea.
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I wasn't trying to start an argument nor a debate on logos. I wish I had tagged my post with a /sarcasm bit. Sorry for that, this has gone askew.

SpooF wrote:
Your just saying that because you made it

yes, but I never once said it was the best logo for ozzu. It was a "ok this is good for now but we can change it later" and then it ever got changed. I'm all for new and fresh ideas! IMHO, I think the name of the site itself, OZZU, is really the logo/tm of the community. The dragon was just something I thought looked 'cool' at the time we started this place.

And I want to see a girlie version! Maybe a purse hanging off his arm or a hat with flowers? or or or...maybe it's a GIRL DRAGON to begin with! That'd be great....instead of a red glow, a pink one!

I really wish I hadn't been so serious in my sarcasm :(
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We should give the dragon a top hat and call it a day.

Image

Classy.
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I think it might be interesting to do something like google does for all the holidays. Maybe UNFLUX could share the compiled vector and then we could have a contests the month before every holiday and people could submit, the winners entry goes up for a few days on the holiday.
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The point of it, at least to me, would be a clean slate. A chance to come up with something fresh and new. I'm all for it. If someone wants to remix the dragon, I'm all for that as well. The final say whether it be used is up to bigweb, but we all know that.

As for simply having a contest, I think an OZZU logo contest would be swell. Image
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Hmm.. I like the idea too. I guess all we need at this point is for a moderator to set it up.. *cough*unflux*cough*
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Actually, if i recall correctly only certain mods can start up competitions in the forum. I could be wrong. I would go and check, but i'm one of the few who can.

If you're all in favour of the Ozzu Logo competition then i don't see why it can't go ahead, although i'd be more in favour of it being a seasonal Ozzu logo type of thing that SpooF suggested.

Valentines day is on it's way, so it wouldn't be a bad idea to do something for that.
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I wasn't trying to start an argument nor a debate on logos. I wish I had tagged my post with a /sarcasm bit. Sorry for that, this has gone askew.

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Your just saying that because you made it

yes, but I never once said it was the best logo for ozzu. It was a "ok this is good for now but we can change it later" and then it ever got changed. I'm all for new and fresh ideas! IMHO, I think the name of the site itself, OZZU, is really the logo/tm of the community. The dragon was just something I thought looked 'cool' at the time we started this place.

And I want to see a girlie version! Maybe a purse hanging off his arm or a hat with flowers? or or or...maybe it's a GIRL DRAGON to begin with! That'd be great....instead of a red glow, a pink one!

I really wish I hadn't been so serious in my sarcasm :(


UNFLUX, you would have to be one of the most easy going people I have ever encountered
on OZZU, and that is the honest truth.

The point I was making was not directed at you, but at the comment SB about no one being able to do anything better then you did with the logo, when this MAY be true, but it may also not be true. Its not fair to judge 33,000 (or so) people, and its not fair to assume their skills are basically, not good enough. Thats how it came across to me.

Anyone who knows me here, will know I do not pull any punches and I am honest in every post I make. I would not be this outspoken if I had nothing to contribute to OZZU, but every single active member on this site, has contributed, and DOES have something to contribute to make this place even better. Be it a fun competition, or a suggestion that improves Ozzu in some way, we are still contributing, and it helps bigweb build a better and more welcoming OZZU for current members and future members.

I personally think the logo idea is a good one. Its much easier to implement a single logo then it is a whole new template.

Ok rant over.
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I just felt responsible for starting the whole argument with my 'smart alec' mouth. ;) I'll get a writeup going for a logo comp and we can post it once approved.

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ok bigweb just made me a mod on this forum too. :D

so now we can get down to business. Image
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I don't have a problem with anyone :D

Can't wait for the comp to start WOOHOO!
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IF you do a Valentines day comp, that would only give 2 days...... St. Patrick's Day is more like it!
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OHH yeah! St. Pats day comp sounds awesome :D
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why even try? here is the winner! HA, can't wait for the REAL comp to go up.

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Can we please please please have a creative writing comp!
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Benat wrote:
Can we please please please have a creative writing comp!

How long will this writing piece be?
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Benat wrote:
Can we please please please have a creative writing comp!


Let's not forget that this is a webmaster forum... Although I kind of like the idea... Creative writing in a creative web page made by you? Maybe that could be implemented if the mods feel like it :lol: a webmaster touch to a creative writing...
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Benat wrote:
Can we please please please have a creative writing comp!

How long will this writing piece be?


Not sure.

Bogey, how is creative writing not something a webmaster does? We write content for websites, don't we?
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Bogey, how is creative writing not something a webmaster does? We write content for websites, don't we?


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LOL, I mean yes its a webmaster forum, but webmaster do, do creative writing.
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LOL, I mean yes its a webmaster forum, but webmaster do, do creative writing.


I doubt, for the most part, they are doing creative writing as a story or a poem or something... mostly it's to promote something or just a job... making site templates for other people.

It's just something new you suggested... Mostly, what I thought about at the webmaster forum to be, is coding competitions but what I mostly seeing is photography and digital art competition. The latest coding competition I seeing and tried to participate in is the Re-coding the OZZU theme...

I see where you getting that from though.
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Competition Type: Digital Art
Items Used In Competition: Mushrooms

Thought it would be an interesting competition.. And that's partly because I did an art piece using mushrooms and fire.. :p The only thing most people think is an actual photo are the mushrooms.. When in fact, everything but one Photoshop brush is from photos.. :p Makes an interesting art piece.. :) Would be cool to see some other mushroom work too.. ;)
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I thought this would be cool.

Competition Type: Digital Art
Topic: Create a Celebrity

Basically, take pieces from different celebrities and create your own uber celebrity.

I got the idea from here.
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Benat wrote:
do, do

lol
Anyways, I think a creative writing comp would be good. You would need to come up with a particular topic to write about though. It would be hard to judge if one person writes about zombies and another writes about books.
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grinch2171 wrote:
I thought this would be cool.

Competition Type: Digital Art
Topic: Create a Celebrity

Basically, take pieces from different celebrities and create your own uber celebrity.

I got the idea from here.

:lol: That sounds like fun :D

Competition Type: Digital Art
Topic: Create a Celebrity

I second that :D
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Competition Type: Photo Manipulation
Topic(s):
1) Changing seasons - Final result is two side-by-side pictures; one of the original, the second in a different season. If the original is a summer picture, make the 2nd one look as though it's winter (snow and all).
2) Retouching - OP posts a generic stock photo of a girl/guy. Users upload the most enhanced version, featuring better skin, overall appearance, etc.
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More photo competitions maybe :)
I've got plenty of photos to submit :D
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With the competition section, i don't think it was originally intended to just be Digital and Photography. So, to add more than one photography competition at a time would unfairly define what the competition forum is for.

Being completely honest, i still think alternating the photography and digital art competitions each month and adding another couple of types to substitute one of them isn't a bad idea. So we'd have Photography and CSS one month and the next it would be Digital Art and Flash for example. Then we'd go back to Photography and CSS if that one was popular etc etc. Depending on the interest levels of the competitions we would continue that until such time as it got a lower level of participation.
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I thought the Image Manipulation contest that digitalMedia ran a while back was really cool. It had a lot of participation, too. I think we should have more of those in the mix :)
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I think you are right. I'll see if i can get time to put something like that together. I'm gonna be swamped until Sunday now.
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Photo manipulation ftw!
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I've got it!

THE OZZU SEO CHALLENGE

The mods or BWM or someone will compile a short (or long) list of words, and when they put those words into the major search engines, the competitor whose avatar is consistantly closest to the #1 image result wins the comp. So if mine is the #4 on google images and #7 on yahoo images, and sporks is #1 and #4, then spork would beat me for example. Is that confusing enough? This might actually be a lousy competition just because it would be not that easy and would probably be time consuming and difficult to judge.
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lol and incredibly objective.
The only fair way would be to require each submission to launch a new website (all concurrently on the submission date hopefully) for the fairest results, and would most likely take a few months (a year would be nice :P) to judge.

I could see it being feasible if Ozzu got a sponsor who would purchase the site/keywords/ranking once it was done, otherwise I can't see the investment being worth it.
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I've got another, but it's not anything to crow about. We could have a "cutest couple self portrait" photo contest. That would be a good Valentines Day holiday themed one.

Nothing fancy, just a silly little idea I got.
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:lol:

If you still feel interested in this competition suggestion then remind me around mid January 2009. Okay? :lol:
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Roger that. Does that time have a special significance?
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kc0tma wrote:
Roger that. Does that time have a special significance?


Gives enough time to start the competition prior to Valentine's
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Yeah, if it's mentioned around mid January something could be made in time for it to end around Feb 14th.
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What about some coding? Like to perform a function that does a lot of things in least amount of coding possible?
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See, i'd love to see some coding competitions but i honestly do not know what. CSS competitions are a bit of fun too.
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We could use another css comp, it's been a good year at least since the last.

For the coding comp, I wonder if it would be easiest to do one for different languages. That way the C\C++ people could go against each other, the java people against each other, the assembler people, and so on. Because other wise judging them against eachother would be like making an apple pie with oranges.
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Yeah.

Like I said, we could have a competition where competitors submit a PHP function that does the most functions in shortest coding possible.

Or to create the most unique template design for the given topic. Ozzu redesign was fun... no need to add for templates, just for a competition... annually maybe? lol

play around with GD and try to modify an image using PHP... show PHP script and resulting image (at submition)...

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Maybe a phpBB3 mod competition? Whoever creates the most useful PHPBB3 mod? style?
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If we are going to do something with coding and images, we ought to do something like atno did for one of our current contests. Or maybe make an svg coding contest or something. The mod could pick a certain topic or thing out of thin air and the contest would be to code an svg of it by hand. That might be an easy one to cheat on though because I think the gimp can create svg's but I'm not sure.
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GIMP Whoahahahahaha ...

Nah, I don't know... I guess mods would either have to trust the users or do something else...
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:lol:

You said "mods" and "trust" in the same sentence. Kinda funny!
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SB wrote:
:lol:

You said "mods" and "trust" in the same sentence. Kinda funny!

The power has corrupted you?
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haha, no. Speaking behalf of yours truly i think it's hard to expect us to "trust" any other user here at Ozzu.

I say this with a hint of humour.
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lol what did I do?


Yeah, I know what you mean... sometimes its hard to believe user's input.
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Bogey wrote:
GIMP Whoahahahahaha ...


Wait just a gosh dang second! Whats so funny? I seriously have a problem buying software when there is a near equivalent to it for free, i.e. photoshop and the gimp. I'm incredibly frugal, I pick up every penny I find on the ground.
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:lol: I tried to make an evil laugh like people will use GIMP to cheat and not making fun of you. Sorry
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Oh.......cheat, who cheats?
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Don't know... why are you asking me?
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No reason, why? Should I be asking you? Do you have a guilty conscious?
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Anyhoo...lets try to keep this topic on track.
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How about a website flash intro contest?
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I want another website dev contest...lol
or the photo manipulation ones as I previously mentioned :)
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Yeah, a website dev would be cool... when was the last time we had one?
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I'm interested in a web dev comp too. Let me see what i can do.
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Yay!
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That's awesome. Can't wait :D
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Bogey wrote:
That's awesome. Can't wait :D


You probably shouldn't have been waiting for the last day or so as i created the competition over a day ago now...

competitions/website-design-competition-the-past-t90403.html

:D
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i suggest a digital art competition with only the following spec:
the image must have something to do with glass,wood and water.
and it must be made from scratch.

plus your other info & rules
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Mr OBrien wrote:
i suggest a digital art competition with only the following spec:
the image must have something to do with glass,wood and water.
and it must be made from scratch.

plus your other info & rules


This is something that can be looked into for the future. Sounds like a good competition topic suggestion.
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I would enjoy that one for sure. Would be another one for a POVRay image.
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To go along wil Mr OBrien's suggestion, you provide us with the images of glass wood and water for use to create something that would be cool :D

Like you did in some other competitions long long ago :P
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Digital manipulation! I'm all about the manipulation contests, be it simply using stock, or manipulating an image or photo.
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Again not a bad idea. I also think that by having the Digital Art comp on the go it would be nice to keep competitions like that to a minimum. Ozzu is a webmaster forum, so ideally it would be good to someday have a competition that covers most areas of the webmaster work. Photography and Digital Art has been the main competitions for the last few years now and there seems to be very few that ever go beyond the physical design sort of area.

The web design comp is something i can see continuing from now on along with the Digi Design and Photography comps.
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What we could do is make every second digital design comp the manipulation one and then the other would be the current design comp?
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That would be great SB.

We never had a programming competition though... I'm honestly interested with what programmers would be able to come by.

The way it could go is that the competitors have to create a certain program in a language (Hopefully PHP as that's the only language I know) and let competitors create the program anyway they want to.
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SB wrote:
Photography and Digital Art has been the main competitions for the last few years now and there seems to be very few that ever go beyond the physical design sort of area.


Well sometimes, especially for freelance designers you have to be a jack of all trades, so how about a comp that includes, all three? Design a web page, but require a specified amount of personally taken photos, and require at least one digitally designed graphic.

Along these lines, I think it's nearing time for another Flash competition.
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Who else here would be interested in a Flash comp? Not sure there is much point starting it if nobody is going to take part. If there are a few people showing interest i'm sure that'll be the next one on the go :D
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bettcha me and graphixboy could give a go at it. Unflux too.
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I would be interested to see what some people here can do - I'm not the best at flash but I can get done what I need to.

I've been in a few provincial and national website competitions via world skills/skills canada - I could post a scope for it?

It's basically a themed, timed competition with a concrete rhetoric for grading. Although, that would get a bit away from the "voting" aspect - unless we had judges?

It involves all elements of being a website developer - from front end to user interactivity to back end to load times.
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I haven't had the chance to enter any Digital Art Competitions yet, fancy making another?

Any theme - just make it due when I don't have thousands of uni assignments? :(
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A new digital art competition will be up sometime after the voting is finished for the current comp. The current comp just finished yesterday evening, so i don't imagine there to be another comp up for at least 2-3 weeks.

If you subscribe to the competitions forum you will be notified when new competitions start.
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Thanks - I've joined the group. Looking forward to this ;)

Are the competitions always 13 days long? (Time to submit)

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