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04 October 2009 @ 12:29 pm
I hate to say it but I've decided to close the community, at least for now. The past two rounds only two people have entered, and I just don't think it's fair to vote between two people unless it's the final round, even then when it's three people left, I make it the final round.

I don't know if its just a lack of interest in the community, the participants don't have time, my lack of keeping things on schedule (which I apologize for, I do try), or what. But, it just isn't working. Those that did enter, I unscreened your entries so at least people can see your work and it wasn't entirely for nothing.

I may reopen the community in a few months or later, depends on if I feel as though people will sign up and participate.

Sorry to those that continued to enter, but I think it should be done for now.
 
 
16 September 2009 @ 01:14 pm
This is the official midweek reminder for the following:
dudette_in_town ; no skips left
adina_mpj ; one skips left

Keep in mind that the deadline is Friday, September 18th by 5PM EDT. The post can be found HERE
 
 
Yes, I'm here with yet another issue on voting comments. I know, enough already! But this might be a good one.

For the most recent voting posts at my LIMS communities, I was REALLY picky with comments. Because, basically, I'm trying to please everyone. Well, I'm figuring out that its just not possible, and I'll have to accept the fact that not everyone is going to approve of the way I run the community.

So, here's the new rules/guidelines and tips on how I expect you to vote.
→ As I've seen somewhere else, when voting, try to look at every icon first, then decide (for least favorites) which you can offer more advice for. The person I read that does that it seems to work well for them. For favorites, maybe try to look to see which one shows good technique and is the closest to being flawless? It's worth trying.
→ For now on, the personal preference thing is changing. I was WAY too picky previously when trying to become stern with getting better comments, well I realized I guess I just didn't know what really makes for a "too personal" reason. So as the wonderful quiddity_ helped me out with, I've decided for this part, to make it a non-personal reason, make your comments phrased in such a way so that they're based on technical reasons. The entry in which I received quiddity_'s opinion is HERE.
→ I'm still going to require that you EXPLAIN IN AS MUCH DETAIL AS YOU CAN for your reasons. "Nice crop and color" won't do anymore. The reason? Well because the maker for future reference will want to know why it was nice. What about the colors in the icon made it nice? Were they dark/bright which brought out/hid something that made it more appealing? What about the crop made it nice? Did it help focus on something? EXPLAIN. If I ask you to rephrase it for these reasons, basically I'll think to myself, after looking at the icon again and specifically for what you said, well what more can you tell the maker?

I hope that's all good, and I know it was A LOT. But, I'm just trying to make it a manageable system that everyone, or most, will appreciate. And if I ask you to rephrase a comment, but you think you did the best you could, tell me, and we'll talk it out! As long as you do your best it will most likely be okay, and you don't need to use "big" terms, in fact, it's better to use as simple of terms you can!
 
 
13 September 2009 @ 01:14 pm
Rules:
|| You must use the given image(s), no others. Stock images are allowed.
|| Animation is not allowed, still-icons only.
|| Blending, text, brushes, etc. are permitted unless otherwise stated.
|| You may change your entry before the deadline, but please delete your old entry.
|| You icon must meet LJ requirements: cannot exceed 40KB or 100x100.
|| You may only submit one icon, unless otherwise stated.

Image(s):
You may use any image of Christian but he MUST be in CHARACTER.

Deadline: Friday, September 18th by 5PM EDT.
Entries: 2/4

Comment if you have any questions.
 
 
13 September 2009 @ 01:10 pm
Well, only two people entered. There's no point in having someone eliminated or voter's choice with only two participants. So, I've decided to call it a draw. No one wins or loses.

Sorry to the two that entered, but I hope this was fair. If you two would like, I'll unscreen your entries so people can at least see them for you putting in your efforts of making the icons!

EDIT: Since it still technically counts, if you didn't enter I either took a skip if you had one left or you were eliminated if you didn't have any left.
 
 
 
12 September 2009 @ 09:36 pm
I know I shouldn't, but I'm extending the round until tomorrow by NOON. Someone entered but the link doesn't work. Since they took the time to make the icon and such, it's only fair to give them time to re-enter. So if you haven't entered already, please do so!
 
 
08 September 2009 @ 10:14 pm
This is the official midweek reminder for the following:
sunnychrisla ; no skips left
adina_mpj ; two skips left

Keep in mind that the deadline is Friday, September 11th by 5PM EDT. The post can be found HERE
 
 
06 September 2009 @ 10:57 am
Rules:
|| You must use the given image(s), no others. Stock images are allowed.
|| Animation is not allowed, still-icons only.
|| Blending, text, brushes, etc. are permitted unless otherwise stated.
|| You may change your entry before the deadline, but please delete your old entry.
|| You icon must meet LJ requirements: cannot exceed 40KB or 100x100.
|| You may only submit one icon, unless otherwise stated.

Image(s):



Deadline: Friday, September 11th by 5PM EDT.
Entries: 2/5 (1 skip)

Comment if you have any questions.

(Everything from the poll will go into effect this week)
 
 
05 September 2009 @ 12:47 am
I've decided its time to post polls and such at my communities to see how participants like/dislike the community and what I can do to change it in the best of my ability.

It was brought to my attention by a participant that they didn't like certain things (glad they pointed it out though so I can work on it!).

Before you take the poll, please take a couple more seconds to read the following:
I know it is annoying to wait for things when there's a deadline. 'Cause if you're like me, you want to know so badly how you did! Trust me, I get it, 'cause I get like that. But, real life sometimes gets in the way. And okay, maybe if it gets in the way I shouldn't do any/so many LIMS, but it's fun for me, and its a relaxing thing to do. So, before the poll, I know ahead that I really need to try and work on the schedule thing and being consistent with it. Moving on. One of the things brought to my attention was the voting polls. They expressed that they were unhappy with how many votes there are. I'll admit, I know that there is a lack of votes sometimes, but if I get tied up, I don't realize that til the last minute and there's no time to post anything for more votes because, well, there's a deadline. And I guess I figure, okay, well, maybe I'll just post it anyway since there's some votes rather than being late. Of course, it's a live and learn type deal. Just another thing I'm going to try to fix. Well, I think that's it, so now the poll.

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04 September 2009 @ 08:41 pm
First, I want to apologize for falling behind. College started and my sleep schedule is not what it should be so I was just so dead tired afterwards and didn't have a care in the world for the computer in general.
Second, I've decided for now on, I'm going to post all the banners at the end because that's what always holds me up with posting the results, too. 'Cause I get busy before I can take the time to make them and nicely. So you won't be seeing the banners in the results entry anymore.

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