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Re: The 2009 End of Year “Open Challenge”

Some more excellent shots arrived today. Come everyone; you must have something you would like to share!

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Re: The 2009 End of Year “Open Challenge”

Bumped for this weekend...

I'm sure there's still more out there. Come on everyone; get searching.

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Re: The 2009 End of Year “Open Challenge”

22 - Excellent shots so far ... come guys and girls; not long now!
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22 - Excellent shots so far ... come guys and girls; not long now!
Some of us are still hoping that we'll take some good shots, even if the evidence is so far against it.

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I think you arebeing modest Nick.
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Re: The 2009 End of Year “Open Challenge”

Okay the turkey has been roasted, sandwiched and curried. We watched A Christmas Carol and the Queens speech. Relatives have visited, and gone home. All childrens toys have been put together, or are ready to be taken back for exchange/repair tomorrow. Gadgets have been played with and, possibly, had their manuals read too. And all Wii injuries have been treated (long story)

Sooo it must be time to have a concerted effort to look through your shots and contribute just at least one image which you have felt happy with.

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Re: The 2009 End of Year “Open Challenge”

Hi Graydon,

Just got round to sending mine, hope I've done it right!

There's still time for others who haven't yet entered to join in.
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Re: The 2009 End of Year “Open Challenge”

Hi all,

Flurry of activity today with more beautiful photos in my inbox. I will be sending confirmation emails out in a few minutes.

Thanks to all those who have entered so far. I think we have a fantatsic collection to vote on and still two days to go!

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Re: The 2009 End of Year “Open Challenge”

Well done Graydon, glad we've got a good selection.

Thinking about the numbers, would publishing them in a list in a forum message be the best way to present them? It's OK when there aren't so many but it could get cumbersome with lots. I don't know whether this is practical or even possible, but could a gallery be set up so that only you can upload or update entries but we can all see them (once submission is closed of course)?

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Re: The 2009 End of Year “Open Challenge”

Hi John,

Hadn't really given this a great deal of thought as I assumed I could just treat it in the same way as the monthly challenges???

Now we do have rather a lot of pictures but I think I could still compile all the votes cast as emails to my google mail.

That said if there is a better way I'm all ears! I've noticed another site where a new thread is started and you can cast a vote for the photo of your choice (the photos being posted in another new thread) Not sure if this site can do that, but maybe Ian or the guys could comment.

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Plan A
1) I'll post all the images into a gallery (may be the admin guys could do this for me and allow only me to post in there??)
2) I'll link them into a thread.
3) I'll gather votes in my email, keeping emails for audit purposes!

By the way, even more photos arrived after my last post .... I think I may have woken a sleeping beast with all my threads, red signatures and bumps It's going to be a busy new year!#

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Thinking about the numbers, would publishing them in a list in a forum message be the best way to present them? It's OK when there aren't so many but it could get cumbersome with lots. I don't know whether this is practical or even possible, but could a gallery be set up so that only you can upload or update entries but we can all see them (once submission is closed of course)?

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Re: The 2009 End of Year “Open Challenge”

There are a couple of problems with just embedding the photos in a forum message when there are a lot of them.

First, they are in a fixed sequence and the only way to view them is to scroll up and down. This makes it rather difficult to compare, say the first and the twenty-fifth.

Second, all the images have to be downloaded every time you visit the thread. Even on a modern fast connection this can get a bit crunchy if there are lots of them.

When I ran the November comp, John the MusicMan helpfully set up a gallery that only I could update. I saved the images in it, then embedded the full images into the "voting" post. In retrospect, this was a bit cumbersome. I think the galleries are open to everybody to view, so you could include a link to the gallery. There is also the option to embed thumbnails in the message rather than the full images - unless you've got hundreds that could be a good aide memoire without causing too many problems. It would then be easy for us to open images that we want to compare in separate windows or tabs.

And related to voting - you could ask for the votes by forum private message rather than general email. That way you have a cast-iron guarantee that voters are forum members. It looks as if we are limited to 50 messages in total though - I don't know whether this is a hard limit or something that the forum admins could change for you.

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.... I've noticed another site where a new thread is started and you can cast a vote for the photo of your choice (the photos being posted in another new thread) ....
On second thoughts, they also post the full results list top to bottom and as this is a fun competition and I will not post a full, overall ranking; it must be soul destroying if you don't get any or very few votes. I think it best if I provide the top three positions (retaining the actual vote emails for audit if necessary!) Hopefully maintaining the friendly nature of our site. I'm sure no one will disagree.
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There are a couple of problems with just embedding the photos in a forum message when there are a lot of them.

First, they are in a fixed sequence and the only way to view them is to scroll up and down. This makes it rather difficult to compare, say the first and the twenty-fifth.

Second, all the images have to be downloaded every time you visit the thread. Even on a modern fast connection this can get a bit crunchy if there are lots of them.

When I ran the November comp, John the MusicMan helpfully set up a gallery that only I could update. I saved the images in it, then embedded the full images into the "voting" post. In retrospect, this was a bit cumbersome. I think the galleries are open to everybody to view, so you could include a link to the gallery. There is also the option to embed thumbnails in the message rather than the full images - unless you've got hundreds that could be a good aide memoire without causing too many problems. It would then be easy for us to open images that we want to compare in separate windows or tabs.

And related to voting - you could ask for the votes by forum private message rather than general email. That way you have a cast-iron guarantee that voters are forum members. It looks as if we are limited to 50 messages in total though - I don't know whether this is a hard limit or something that the forum admins could change for you.

Good luck! ... John
Okay John,

Sounds good.

If John - the musicman - or Ian could set-up a gallery for me to update that would be great. Not sure about the 50 PM limit. I'd better go and empty my inbox now!

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Re: The 2009 End of Year “Open Challenge”

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Okay John,

Sounds good.

If John - the musicman - or Ian could set-up a gallery for me to update that would be great. Not sure about the 50 PM limit. I'd better go and empty my inbox now!

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There ya go... all done. New gallery created, with permissions for you Graydon to upload et al.

Shout if there's anything else you need.
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Thanks John. That was quick!

I'll go have a quick play.

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