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Realjambo
04-30-2006, 05:29 PM
Let's keep this going guys, click the link and vote. Can Goose-Green retain the coveted sig banner or will Viking Grandad, Doug D or someone completley different snatch the title? GET VOTING!!!

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/2771055034/p/1

WilhelmSchulz.
04-30-2006, 05:41 PM
"Achtung Minen" by Goos_Green
For the http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif factor

http://img322.imageshack.us/img322/962/kev39jp.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

blastomatic1759
04-30-2006, 09:00 PM
im gonna go with Doug D's pic of deckgunning the Bogue.

hueywolf123
04-30-2006, 09:39 PM
Realjambos Destroyer blowing up, the very last pic

Goose_Green
05-01-2006, 01:17 AM
This is my favorite picture, this one by Doug D

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/33/sunder7fc.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Celeon999
05-01-2006, 02:13 AM
Real hard. Lots of great pics in the competition this month.

I have many favs but my vote goes to Goose_Green for that scary mine screenshot. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

UncleRoger
05-01-2006, 07:52 PM
I reckon Doug's shot of him going mano a mano with the bogue has to get my vote. Respect, son.

The paths of glory lead but to the grave,
So Douglas D shouldn't be so brave.

Many others were great. Goose's mine one stands out...sinister engine of death lying in wait.

doug.d
05-02-2006, 04:17 AM
Pleased to see the interest in my pics, thanks guys. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Many great pics to choose from, congrats to all. I really like a pic from Karl_Donitz_Jr, of a broadside by a Type 34 destroyer. Karl, you unfortunately didn't remove the SH3 stuff but the capture was excellent, with all guns blazing and taking a hit or two by the looks of it. It gets my vote.
Here it is, cleaned up a bit:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Doug_Dread/Type_34_Broadside.jpg

Realjambo
05-06-2006, 01:20 AM
Riiiight then!

FRom what I can tell, we have a three way tie!

Karl Donitz Jnr's Type 34 Gunnery shot, Goose's Mine shot and Doug D's Bogue shot all have 2 votes each (unless I missed someones vote but I have read and re-read both the screen posting and the voting thread)

So Kaleuns! what to do? So it's fair, I throw it open to everyone to suggest how we find a winner, a re post? a re vote? you tell me....

Carotio
05-06-2006, 04:45 AM
I'll give doug.d my vote too, so he gets three!

Realjambo, you should write a date and a time (=GMT) as deadline in your initial post!

If it's a tie between two or three pics at the end, then the voting must be entering the second round, the final, between those!

I can see not so many vote (in this thread at least) as caps are posted! Okay, I know, it's my first vote as well!

But let's just prolong the voting, but for those three pics only!

So in the next month, for the may competition, there will be a first round = one weeks voting time, and if there's a tie => one more week of voting for the finalists! Okay?

Goose_Green
05-06-2006, 05:34 AM
I refer to my earlier post made in this thread

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/2771055034/p/5

Consider DougD and Karl Donitz Jnr to be the fianlists.

Also for this type of competition I think we need to use the vote function after shortlisting the top 2 or 3 screenshots.

Also there are being many more entries for the competition but very few votes I would like to encourage more voting participation in future as I can see this thread dying as it seems to be a few making the effort to vote!

Realjambo
05-06-2006, 11:56 AM
Okey dokey. Thank you to Carotio and Goose for your comments, you make some good points. We could put Doug D and Karl Donitz's pics into a second round of voting. My only concern in doing a second round is that we had only 10 or so people vote in the first round and I don't want people to get fed up with all this. I'd like it to continue month after month (then we can make a forum Calendar with all the monthly winners http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Sorry, back to to my point)

Therefore, as thread starter I€m going to risk an executive decision for April and propose we take Carotio's vote for Doug D, which makes Doug D the Winner for the April Comp and we will look to implement a clearer poll voting system using the Ubisoft Forum Tools for future comps? I'm trying to accommodate everyone here so we are all happy.

Open question - how can we get more members to participate and /or to vote? There were 3647 views of the April competition, then 241 views of the Vote thread then just 10 votes? (I appreciate that some forum members will look at the same thread many times, but even so)I did write to Ubisoft asking if they would donate a small prize, you know a SH3 branded coffee mug or pen or just something they might find lying around their offices, but they never replied http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif.


PS: Who are the administrators for this forum? I mean, can we get this competition 'stickied' given (hopefully) that it's going to be here every month? I'm a member of other forums (PC hardware and PC Building stuff) and the administrators are really helpful and make themselves obvious. Perhaps 'stickying' the comp thread might help keep it alive also? Thoughts and comments welcomed.

Goose_Green
05-06-2006, 01:38 PM
Hey RealJambo,

Good idea about the sticky. Also I think each person should only submit a minimum number of screenshots, as I believe there are too many entries which can make choosing very hard and the thread can get rather cluttered. It will also make voting alot easier

Also, check your PM's there is a message for you

doug.d
05-06-2006, 05:47 PM
Therefore, as thread starter I€m going to risk an executive decision for April and propose we take Carotio's vote for Doug D, which makes Doug D the Winner for the April Comp.

Open question - how can we get more members to participate and /or to vote?

I did write to Ubisoft asking if they would donate a small prize, but they never replied http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif I thank all who voted for my pics, and not just the winning one. The non-vote comments were also nice to read. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Realjambo..... In the absence of a tie-breaker/ rules to the contrary, I would be more than happy to share the win with Karl and Goose if they desire it. Moving the goalposts afterwards may cause feelings of being cheated and may hurt this competition in future.

Goose, I see you inserted "March" into the prize signature, may I impose on you to make a signature with the month "April", I wouldn't know how to. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Good idea btw. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

How to get others to vote? Post voting as a "poll", makes it much easier. I don't know if 'Admins' are needed for this? I also support the idea of limiting the number of pics (this is not a Lotto) and stipulating their format, I didn't check any links or thumbnails, too onerous on my modem.

Tidy pics are also better, maybe post the "how to get clean pics" in the opening post of each month's comp. 'Heat-of-the-moment' pics can also be easily cleaned up with a free graphics editor like 'IrFanView', like I did with Karl's pic above.

Ubisoft prize: They aren't a very friendly bunch, you only hear from an Admin if you transgress e.g. my long lost and much missed avatar. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif Maybe point out to them that EA Games gives away free games in forum competitions, I know, I won one for a "post of the month".

Once again, kudos to all the entrants and voters. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Goose_Green
05-06-2006, 06:04 PM
Here it is (if you want to have it any different size let me know and I can sort it out)

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/2987/sh3monthlywinneraprilsmall7lp.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

doug.d
05-06-2006, 06:27 PM
Thanks Goose, much appreciated. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Carotio
05-06-2006, 06:54 PM
I was just thinking of the real photo competitions, I have been participating in...

They allowed at least and at most 6 pictures to enter! No go for 5, no go for 7! 6 pictures or no go! And sizes are fixed too to a max size of 20cm*30cm for paper photos!

So do we need a fixed number too! So what should this number be? 5? Or should it be maximum 5? Should all 5 be in the same post?

Would it be best to set a rule too about the size? Like resize the images to 800*600 pixels? That would help loading the competition thread in your browsers too!
Should it be a rule that contributions are with or without the dials? Should editing be allowed or not? Photoshop etc...

And of course: should the rules be included in the initial post everytime? I think, yes!

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So my suggestion for rules would be something like this for June and forthwith:

1) submit max 5 screencaps, all in one post!
2) resize the screencaps to 800*600 pixels!
3) submit your screencaps from 1st of month till 18th of month (23:59 GMT).

4) First voting round runs from 19th of month till 25th of month. If no screencaps get 51 % of votes, there will be a final round between the two finalists (the two highest ranking contributions) in a forum poll, which will end the last date of that month (GMT)! If 5 or less voted screencaps are registered, and none of them gets the magic 51%, they will all enter a forum poll, ending on the last date 23:59 GMT!
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Is this acceptable?

Goose_Green
05-07-2006, 01:39 AM
Some nice ideas there, especially the entry dates - that I do like!

These are my suggestions for this competition to run smoother. Like Coratio has mentioned I think this needs to be implemented for the June competition.

1. Competition Rules must be clearly indicated and include the process of de-cluttering the screen i.e. removing the dials which leads me to my next point. On the first post of the competition thread.

2. No dials or other screen clutter.

3. A maximum of 3 entries per person for each month

The 3 pictures per person can be submitted anytime during the entry period - as long as the submitions DO NOT exceed 3, the fourth entry no matter how good will be disqualified.

4. Sumbit your screen captures in a specified time frame to be agreed later (Coratio's dates seem like a good idea - plenty of time to vote)

5. Max size of screen caps 800x600

6. Any picture that has been edited and enhanced must be clearly indicated, some of us may not have any programs like Photo Shop or know how to do it - this keeps it fair.

7. In case of a tie, then a deathmatch finale like a final poll should be made.

Some of these points are only my suggestions, they may seem unfair - but the competition has to be rigid enough for it to work.

Realjambo
05-09-2006, 11:09 AM
Ok everyone, sorry I haven't been around to conclude this. I agree with Carotio and Goose's proposals, so I will now state, in full, the rules which will come into effect 1st June (for the June comp and so forth obviously) I will post these rules at the start of each competition so we are all clear. There will also be a guide as to how to post your screencaps.

Submissions

1. Submit your screencaps from 1st of month till 18th of month (23:59 GMT)

2. Submit no more than 4 (FOUR) screencaps. You don't have to submit all four in one go

3. I think it's better if we go for the 'NO DIALS' option. Press'Del' on your number pad on your keyboard to remove the dials, then press it again to get them back

4. Screencaps cannot be edited (Not all of us have Photoshop!) but titles e.g. 'Sunset On Journey Home' are OK

5. All screencaps should be no larger than 800x600 pixels

Voting

1 You will not be voting for an individual screencap anymore, instead you will be voting for the member whose screencaps you think are the best

2. Voting will be in the form of a poll. All the members who have submitted screencaps will have their names put in a poll and you will click on their particular name to register your vote

3. First voting round runs from 19th of each month till 25th of that month. In the event of the a tie, there will be a another round between the two highest ranking contributions which will end the last date of that month

4. All submissions and voting are effective from 00:01 to 23:59 of specified dates

5. ANY Forum member can vote, even if you haven't submitted any screencaps yourself

6. I don't work for Ubisoft, so I can't finance any prizes, but the winner does receive the coveted Winners Sig Banner!

I hope that covers everything, shout if I have missed anything. I hope everyone is happy with these rules. Above all this is meant to be fun, so post, vote and enjoy!

doug.d
05-09-2006, 11:49 PM
Good job RJ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Comments
...... 'no dials' option >unless integral to the screenshot e.g. a dramatic periscope shot< .....

Editing: Photoshop-type enhancement is of course unfair, but clean-up editing that can be done even on Windows std proggies should not disqualify a pic e.g. resizing, .jpg conversion to reduce filesize, cropping out dials, tweaking gamma on night/underwater shots so everyone can see what's going on (hard to judge a black screen).

..... 'no larger than 800x600 pixels' >and no thumbnails and no links<.

Carotio
05-10-2006, 05:06 AM
Originally posted by Realjambo:
2. Submit no more than 4 (FOUR) screencaps. You don't have to submit all four in one go
Voting
2. Voting will be in the form of a poll. All the members who have submitted screencaps will have their names put in a poll and you will click on their particular name to register your vote
3. First voting round runs from 19th of each month till 25th of that month. In the event of the a tie, there will be a another round between the two highest ranking contributions which will end the last date of that month


About posting 2:
IMHO, I still think, it would be easier, if all contributers post their pictures in one go! For the viewers (=judges) to register who posted what! And for the posters, one can just make a collection of screencaps for the next competition and then make a final decision between the 1st and 18th, which 4 photos to post! If one has more than 4 photos, then save them for the next month...

Voting 3 & 4:
If I recall correctly, one can only make a poll with 5 entries in this forum. Is it possible to make more entries for the poster of the initial post, if he/she makes a reply (with more entries) to his/her own initial post?
Haven't tried it myself...
Hopefully, more than 5 submits pictures for the first round.....