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Poll: March 2009 Official Screenshot Contest (214 member(s) have cast votes)

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#21 Jambone

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:31 PM

Runaway winner here, great to see so many votes! :hrmm:

#22 Tako

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:01 PM

View PostJambone, on Mar 18 2009, 06:31 PM, said:

Runaway winner here, great to see so many votes! :hrmm:

Agreed, what an awesome turnout this month! I think we have a clear winner though :hrmm:

#23 avalon

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:25 PM

View PostTako, on Mar 18 2009, 07:01 PM, said:

View PostJambone, on Mar 18 2009, 06:31 PM, said:

Runaway winner here, great to see so many votes! :hrmm:

Agreed, what an awesome turnout this month! I think we have a clear winner though :hrmm:

I agree that it is an awesome shot...but the theme itself is lost.

In the future, the theme needs to be announced at the top of the thread.  Otherwise, the contest is a farce.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:47 PM

The majority of the shots submitted this month do not follow the theme of this month's contest, which was 'Something Creative'. The majority of the shots are bland, especially #4 despite being a nice shot in terms of realism. That's not clever.


This entire contest needs to be wiped down with what went wrong and the remaining contestants to go for the gold.

Whoever won last month and picked this months claim should be free to issue a complaint on behalf of the victims in this contest in Site Feedback. Ridiculous!

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:56 PM

View PostSwitchFX, on Mar 18 2009, 07:47 PM, said:

The majority of the shots submitted this month do not follow the theme of this month's contest, which was 'Something Creative'. The majority of the shots are bland, especially #4 despite being a nice shot in terms of realism. That's not clever.


This entire contest needs to be wiped down with what went wrong and the remaining contestants to go for the gold.

Whoever won last month and picked this months claim should be free to issue a complaint on behalf of the victims in this contest in Site Feedback. Ridiculous!


Thanks Alex.

Look at #3 - NO VOTES.

No its not the best looking shot, but it is definitely different and creative (no it isnt mine).  So the theme is irrelevant this month.  

From here on out, 2 or 3 entries - so what? The theme is the theme.

Otherwise, don't ask the winner what the theme should be.

This contest is a fluke.

#26 Tako

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:30 PM

I was under the impression that the shot must posses a creative angle

#27 Buziel-411_RED

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:46 PM

4 is plenty creative for me.


I don't think we should go through the trouble of redoing it, just do better enforcing the theme next month.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:53 PM

View PostTako, on Mar 18 2009, 08:30 PM, said:

I was under the impression that the shot must posses a creative angle


That isn't your fault.

If it had been expressed properly at the top, there would be no question.

The theme is "something creative."

But that is not explained.



View PostBuziel-411 (RED), on Mar 18 2009, 08:46 PM, said:

4 is plenty creative for me.


I don't think we should go through the trouble of redoing it, just do better enforcing the theme next month.


I totally agree.

Omg! in the face of so much :hrmm: in the world going on, this small thing is absolutely laughable.

However, I am an artist and very passionate about creativity.

It was my choice for the theme and I think it would be great if we get it right from now on here at FSW.

#29 SwitchFX

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:09 PM

I'm not surprised really. This HAS happened in the past at this site.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:15 PM

View PostSwitchFX, on Mar 18 2009, 09:09 PM, said:

I'm not surprised really. This HAS happened in the past at this site.

IMAGE REMOVED - FOCUS ON THIS CONTEST NOT PAST CONTESTS

Edited by TND4NOS, 19 March 2009 - 02:02 PM.


#31 SwitchFX

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:41 PM

When was that put in?

I guess. I can't tell for certain.

#32 TND4NOS

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:00 PM

Guys, guys, guys stop your whingeing!!

I understand the theme avalon on what you are trying to say! but to me a contest of 2 to 3 shots is a waste of a contest and a waste of time, plus when you are trying to build up numbers in contests, from a recent downfall in numbers, you want to accept what ever possible entrys you can! otherwise people complain that im being too fussy regarding this and that, too strict, or it doesnt match what they think the theme should be.
Some themes are seen to be so different in everyones mind.
eg: "Russian" = Russian aircraft, Russian scenery, Russian what??? Get my drift??

Same goes with this theme,
"Something Creative" ok so we have - Creative Aircraft, Creative Scenery, Creative Angles...

So will everyone stop complaining about this contest and vote otherwise i will simply cancel it, if EVERYONE is unhappy that their shot or because other shots don't fall within the widely viewed theme being used, this month. If people still complain about unfair contests then we can just simply just remove the themes :hrmm:

Edited by TND4NOS, 19 March 2009 - 02:24 PM.


#33 Byron

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:37 PM

Great entries! Nice to see that the monthly SS contest is still alive and kicking after all these years... same applies for all the complaining... LOL

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:48 PM

View PostByron, on Mar 20 2009, 04:37 AM, said:

Great entries! Nice to see that the monthly SS contest is still alive and kicking after all these years... same applies for all the complaining... LOL
yeah, well - not much changes. Reminds me of when we brought in the edited shots rule because of people complaining shots were edited.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 07:20 PM

View Postavalon, on Mar 18 2009, 08:53 PM, said:

View PostTako, on Mar 18 2009, 08:30 PM, said:

I was under the impression that the shot must posses a creative angle


That isn't your fault.

If it had been expressed properly at the top, there would be no question.

The theme is "something creative."

But that is not explained.

avalon.. I'd have to agree with TND4NOS.. The theme is explained perfectly well and is open to many sub categories eg aircraft scenery and angles. The theme being used is open to interpretation and if you don't like it being like then quit whinging and making a fuss over it. TND4NOS is doing his best to increase the number of shots per competition, has they have dropped from a miserable 20-30 entries to 1-5 in the past few years. If you hadn't noticed, the competitions are tending towards the brink of extinction, with competitions being cancelled on a frequent basis.

#36 Buziel-411_RED

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 07:23 PM

Now that I looked closer, it appears number 4 fits the the theme perfectly. It's based on a creative angle, and....


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March 2009 - "Something Creative" (anything goes but it must possess a creative angle)


View PostBuziel-411 (RED), on Mar 18 2009, 09:15 PM, said:

View PostSwitchFX, on Mar 18 2009, 09:09 PM, said:

I'm not surprised really. This HAS happened in the past at this site.

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Sorry! :hrmm:

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 08:31 PM

View Postbuizel, on Mar 19 2009, 07:23 PM, said:

Now that I looked closer, it appears number 4 fits the the theme perfectly. It's based on a creative angle, and....


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March 2009 - "Something Creative" (anything goes but it must possess a creative angle)


View PostBuziel-411 (RED), on Mar 18 2009, 09:15 PM, said:

View PostSwitchFX, on Mar 18 2009, 09:09 PM, said:

I'm not surprised really. This HAS happened in the past at this site.

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Sorry! :hrmm:


Oh wow.  Well by "angle" I meant approach or style, not actual angle lol.  Thanks for pointing that out.

I am very appreciative of what is going on in the screen shot contests and the work it takes to put it together and the fact that the numbers are dwindling.  BUT I think for future contests, the theme should be stated at the very top of the voting thread so people can judge.

"Whining" doesn't apply here because these are legitimate concerns that can help the future contests.  If it still bothers you that I am speaking up, then tough titty. Quit whining.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 10:09 PM

View Postavalon, on Mar 20 2009, 10:31 AM, said:

View Postbuizel, on Mar 19 2009, 07:23 PM, said:

Now that I looked closer, it appears number 4 fits the the theme perfectly. It's based on a creative angle, and....


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March 2009 - "Something Creative" (anything goes but it must possess a creative angle)


View PostBuziel-411 (RED), on Mar 18 2009, 09:15 PM, said:

View PostSwitchFX, on Mar 18 2009, 09:09 PM, said:

I'm not surprised really. This HAS happened in the past at this site.

IMAGE REMOVED - FOCUS ON THIS CONTEST NOT PAST CONTESTS

Sorry! :hrmm:


Oh wow.  Well by "angle" I meant approach or style, not actual angle lol.  Thanks for pointing that out.

I am very appreciative of what is going on in the screen shot contests and the work it takes to put it together and the fact that the numbers are dwindling.  BUT I think for future contests, the theme should be stated at the very top of the voting thread so people can judge.

"Whining" doesn't apply here because these are legitimate concerns that can help the future contests.  If it still bothers you that I am speaking up, then tough titty. Quit whining.

I still have the pm you sent me saying exactly what i have said regarding a wide ranged theme and confirming with you the creative angle basis... would you like to see it again??

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 05:49 AM

ME:  Alright, Id like to do something creative. You can call it what you want - just that, "something creative" or "something different" or anything along those lines. Basically I want it to be wide open but it has to be a non-standard or uncommon scenario.


YOU: Soo "Something Creative" - A shot that possesses a creative angle?


ME: Yeah. how bout this - "something creative" - anything goes but it must possess a creative angle.

Again, "angle" was not what I intended it as being understood.  "Angle" for me was a broader sense of approach, not actual view - a non-standard or uncommon scenario.

I originally wanted to call it "something different" .  Should have gone with that.

Edited by avalon, 20 March 2009 - 05:49 AM.


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Posted 20 March 2009 - 08:33 AM

View Postavalon, on Mar 20 2009, 05:49 AM, said:

ME:  Alright, Id like to do something creative. You can call it what you want - just that, "something creative" or "something different" or anything along those lines. Basically I want it to be wide open but it has to be a non-standard or uncommon scenario.


YOU: Soo "Something Creative" - A shot that possesses a creative angle?


ME: Yeah. how bout this - "something creative" - anything goes but it must possess a creative angle.

Again, "angle" was not what I intended it as being understood.  "Angle" for me was a broader sense of approach, not actual view - a non-standard or uncommon scenario.

I originally wanted to call it "something different" .  Should have gone with that.

I imagine everyone assumed it meant camera angle because the angle of a shot is commonly discussed in FS screenshots. "That's a cool angle," "How did you get that angle?", ect.