The 2013 Stonemason Catalogue Contest

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  • Blaine91555Blaine91555 Posts: 148
    edited December 1969

    alternatively we could just vote on the images as they are.?

    thanks
    Stefan

    That sounds reasonable to me. Is it possible to just remove all posts that don't contain entries? No sense in over complicating things.

    You could number each qualified entry post and have a complimentary thread where folks could vote by number.

  • fayriefayrie Posts: 55
    edited December 1969

    whatever would be easiest works for me.... if it would be easier to have all who made images post them in a new thread i would be fine with or we can just wade through this one also :)

  • MADMANMIKEMADMANMIKE Posts: 390
    edited December 1969

    I know that on other forums it's possible for moderators to split threads; they could just take all the relevant posts and create a new thread from them..

    But then that's on common message board systems.. I don't know if they thought to add that feature when they decided to build this one from the ground up..

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 23,345
    edited December 1969

    Splitting 252 posts, scattered around a thread this long, would not be a simple solution, regardless of whether we were using the old software or this new software. Plus of course splitting would mean this thread would lose all the images that were spilt out, which would make the coversations somewaht irrelevant, as the comments would be about posts that are no longer in the thread.

  • FSMCDesignsFSMCDesigns Posts: 2,497
    edited December 1969

    Here's an idea, why not just let Stefan look thru the entries and pick the winners which i thought was the original plan instead of community voting. Popularity contests are rarely based solely on artistic merit.

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 9,864
    edited December 1969

    The first page explains it all.... ;)

  • MADMANMIKEMADMANMIKE Posts: 390
    edited December 1969

    chohole said:
    Splitting 252 posts, scattered around a thread this long, would not be a simple solution, regardless of whether we were using the old software or this new software. Plus of course splitting would mean this thread would lose all the images that were spilt out, which would make the coversations somewaht irrelevant, as the comments would be about posts that are no longer in the thread.

    Then delete all of the irrelevant posts. The point is to make things easier..

    Frankly I couldn't begin to pick out images to vote on as there are soo many non-entry images posted in this thread that I stopped following it after the first week..

  • DavageDavage Posts: 80
    edited April 2013

    Deleting all non relevent posts from the original thread seems a good way to go about it. As the contest was going I saved all entries to a folder every day so I already have my votes sorted out using Acdsee tagging them a 1 though 5 rating, so now I just have to pick my top ones from the 5 rating category. But I do believe only people who entered should be allowed to vote once for each position. ie... one vote for 1st one for 2nd, 3rd, 1 for for for community favorite...etc.. and not for their own piece. And I agree about the no comments comment when voting. Best of luck sorting this out Stonemason. Haven't there been contests like this before on these forums? How were those handled?

    Post edited by Davage on
  • Satira CapriccioSatira Capriccio Posts: 522
    edited December 1969

    Deleting all non relevant posts from a COPY of this topic would be ok, but I wouldn't want any post deleted from this topic.

    However, it's not really fair to ask the mods to "fix" this. Instead of making Stonemason find a solution, we could repost our images to a new topic. That is ... if we want to participate in being judged by the community. Not everyone might want to be judged by the community.

    Give us a week or so to do so ... not like any other way will be quicker. After all ... isn't everyone else who entered checking this topic daily?


    Some contests used the DAZ ArtZone (which doesn't exist anymore) to submit entries. Others have used an entry only topic and a separate discussion topic. I believe most contests on the DAZ forums tend to have fewer entries, and there aren't usually a lot of non-entries posted.


    Davage003 said:
    Deleting all non relevent posts from the original thread seems a good way to go about it. As the contest was going I saved all entries to a folder every day so I already have my votes sorted out using Acdsee tagging them a 1 though 5 rating, so now I just have to pick my top ones from the 5 rating category. But I do believe only people who entered should be allowed to vote once for each position. ie... one vote for 1st one for 2nd, 3rd, 1 for for for community favorite...etc.. and not for their own piece. And I agree about the no comments comment when voting. Best of luck sorting this out Stonemason. Haven't there been contests like this before on these forums? How were those handled?
  • srieschsriesch Posts: 3,127
    edited April 2013

    we could repost our images to a new topic.

    This could work, but only if everybody who posted is still monitoring this thread on a regular basis, especially since thread subscriptions stop working constantly. (although it leaves the door open for people to quick make last-minute changes to their previously submitted entries; no idea if this would actually happen or not.)
    Post edited by sriesch on
  • loreleenloreleen Posts: 80
    edited April 2013

    alternatively we could just vote on the images as they are.?

    thanks
    Stefan

    That sounds reasonable to me. Is it possible to just remove all posts that don't contain entries? No sense in over complicating things.

    You could number each qualified entry post and have a complimentary thread where folks could vote by number.


    There are many good ideas but this solution could be the easiest way,
    but (just my opinion) no deleting the non entries (just not assign them a number).

    In the following posts, Isikol solution: ..." to duplicate this topic
    and then delete the non relavent posts would be great!"
    This solution is very good too.

    Post edited by loreleen on
  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 23,345
    edited April 2013

    Or even easier really. Someone with some time to spare could go through the thread and right click / copy image location and make a list of them.

    Actually that then could become a really unbiased vote, because when you do that. you only get to see the image, not who posted it.

    So if the list iis done with just image title and link

    Only whoever compiles the list would need to know who posted which image.

    Post edited by Chohole on
  • FroschGottFroschGott Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    chohole said:
    Or even easier really. Someone with some time to spare could go through the thread and right click / copy image location and make a list of them.

    Actually that then could become a really unbiased vote, because when you do that. you only get to see the image, not who posted it.

    So if the list iis done with just image title and link

    Only whoever compiles the list would need to know who posted which image.

    Sounds good.
    Each picturelocation as one post and the index number ist relevant for voting?

  • FroschGottFroschGott Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Is it possible to add a poll with about 260 lines?
    It says that you can add as many lines as you want.

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 23,345
    edited December 1969

    No it max-es out at 12

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 19,828
    edited December 1969

    ...while hindsight, for the next one, maybe do what some other challenges have done in the past and have one thread designated exclusively for posting the entry submissions and another for comments and discussion.

  • sfaa69sfaa69 Posts: 320
    edited December 1969

    I am really puzzled by some of the comments that suggest it is useful to post images to vote on without knowing who did them, since that cat is already out of the bag.

  • BWSmanBWSman Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    sfaa69 said:
    I am really puzzled by some of the comments that suggest it is useful to post images to vote on without knowing who did them, since that cat is already out of the bag.

    With over 250 entries; it would be hard to keep track of who entered which image (unless you have a good memory).
  • ISIKOLISIKOL Posts: 262
    edited December 1969

    I feel a little bit responsible for the double posts mess, so yeah...if an admin could duplicate this topic and then delete the non relavent posts would be great!

  • FroschGottFroschGott Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    chohole said:
    Or even easier really. Someone with some time to spare could go through the thread and right click / copy image location and make a list of them..

    OK, just finished the list.
    I got 253 entries and hope that I did not miss any.
    I listed them in the order they were uploaded which means, that I ignored any additional entries when the previous weren't marked as 'non-entry':
    So what shall I do do with the list, when I'm able to use my fingers again and my eyes stop hurting? ;)
    BTW... next time we (including myself) really should not post any non-entries or comments. It was a real pain going through the threat.

  • Geminii23Geminii23 Posts: 591
    edited December 1969

    chohole said:
    Or even easier really. Someone with some time to spare could go through the thread and right click / copy image location and make a list of them..

    OK, just finished the list.
    I got 253 entries and hope that I did not miss any.
    I listed them in the order they were uploaded which means, that I ignored any additional entries when the previous weren't marked as 'non-entry':
    So what shall I do do with the list, when I'm able to use my fingers again and my eyes stop hurting? ;)
    BTW... next time we (including myself) really should not post any non-entries or comments. It was a real pain going through the threat.

    Wow! Awesome work FroschGott!

    If no one has any arguments about it, I think you should be able to just create a new thread with those images for the community voting to begin since that shouldn't really affect Stonemason's official separate judging. We can at least get that going ourselves then. Of course we also need to come up with the voting criteria first. I still think that at a minimum we should limit voting to participants only. It also ensures an easy assessment of who voted and no double voting.

    Thoughts?

  • wweswwes Posts: 541
    edited April 2013

    Geminii23 said:

    If no one has any arguments about it, I think you should be able to just create a new thread with those images for the community voting to begin since that shouldn't really affect Stonemason's official separate judging. We can at least get that going ourselves then. Of course we also need to come up with the voting criteria first. I still think that at a minimum we should limit voting to participants only. It also ensures an easy assessment of who voted and no double voting.

    Thoughts?

    I think that's up to Stefan (Stonemason) to decide.

    Post edited by wwes on
  • StonemasonStonemason Posts: 669
    edited December 1969

    Kyoto Kid said:
    ...while hindsight, for the next one, maybe do what some other challenges have done in the past and have one thread designated exclusively for posting the entry submissions and another for comments and discussion.

    wishing i'd done that to start with :\

  • StonemasonStonemason Posts: 669
    edited December 1969

    I did find a couple online galleries that had similar options to what we need but I'm not comfortable uploading other peoples images to a public gallery, everything really needs to stay in the DAZ forum
    so ...I'm leaning towards just using this thread for voting and also supplying a link to download all the images I have (170mb .zip) ,each image is named after the person posting it,


    or alternatively ..
    I need someone with a lot of free time :)
    I'll give them a few free models from my store...if they'll upload to a new thread all the images and name each uploaded image after it's creator....is anyone up for that?...I'd guess it'll take 2 or 3 hours to get everything uploaded, depending on your connection speed

    I'll let you guys discuss this another day before doing one of the other..

    btw,I've already done my personal voting and have my winners.

    thanks
    Stefan

  • LycanthropeXLycanthropeX Posts: 2,286
    edited December 1969

    I have some free time, i can upload the images if you like

  • MattymanxMattymanx Posts: 4,082
    edited December 1969

    I did find a couple online galleries that had similar options to what we need but I'm not comfortable uploading other peoples images to a public gallery, everything really needs to stay in the DAZ forum
    so ...I'm leaning towards just using this thread for voting and also supplying a link to download all the images I have (170mb .zip) ,each image is named after the person posting it,


    or alternatively ..
    I need someone with a lot of free time :)
    I'll give them a few free models from my store...if they'll upload to a new thread all the images and name each uploaded image after it's creator....is anyone up for that?...I'd guess it'll take 2 or 3 hours to get everything uploaded, depending on your connection speed

    I'll let you guys discuss this another day before doing one of the other..

    btw,I've already done my personal voting and have my winners.

    thanks
    Stefan

    Not that I can help out but the second option sounds best to me.

  • srieschsriesch Posts: 3,127
    edited December 1969

    I also prefer the new thread idea. I'd offer to do it, but LycanthropeX has beat me to it.

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 9,864
    edited December 1969

    Stefan has made his choice now so I am happy to wade through the pages like I have already done. No need for another thread IMHO

  • Geminii23Geminii23 Posts: 591
    edited December 1969

    I did find a couple online galleries that had similar options to what we need but I'm not comfortable uploading other peoples images to a public gallery, everything really needs to stay in the DAZ forum
    so ...I'm leaning towards just using this thread for voting and also supplying a link to download all the images I have (170mb .zip) ,each image is named after the person posting it,


    or alternatively ..
    I need someone with a lot of free time :)
    I'll give them a few free models from my store...if they'll upload to a new thread all the images and name each uploaded image after it's creator....is anyone up for that?...I'd guess it'll take 2 or 3 hours to get everything uploaded, depending on your connection speed

    I'll let you guys discuss this another day before doing one of the other..

    btw,I've already done my personal voting and have my winners.

    thanks
    Stefan

    Guess I am a little late here, but I have plenty of time during the day to help out. Just let me know.

  • FroschGottFroschGott Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    I did find a couple online galleries that had similar options to what we need but I'm not comfortable uploading other peoples images to a public gallery, everything really needs to stay in the DAZ forum
    so ...I'm leaning towards just using this thread for voting and also supplying a link to download all the images I have (170mb .zip) ,each image is named after the person posting it,


    or alternatively ..
    I need someone with a lot of free time :)
    I'll give them a few free models from my store...if they'll upload to a new thread all the images and name each uploaded image after it's creator....is anyone up for that?...I'd guess it'll take 2 or 3 hours to get everything uploaded, depending on your connection speed

    I'll let you guys discuss this another day before doing one of the other..

    btw,I've already done my personal voting and have my winners.

    thanks
    Stefan

    That's why I made the list containing the links. :)
    You do not want the original titles, but name 1, name 2?
    If nobody else is involved in the new threat, I would do it.
    Maybe you can contact me via PM?

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