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Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« on: September 19, 2003, 12:21:43 PM »
This is the place to ask questions about the calendar, voting, etc.

General Info:

- Voting ends October 15, 2003. I expect to have it available a week or two after that.

- The Calendar will be available for purchase from our CafePress Store for $16.99.

- CafePress handles the money, printing, and shipping.

- Proceeds ($2 per calendar) will be sent directly to Goosemoose to help pay for our administrative costs. Keep in mind, there is a "volume bonus," so if we sell enough of them, they give us extra money. ;)

Any other questions? Fire away!
« Last Edit: September 19, 2003, 05:06:28 PM by Suebee »

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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2003, 01:04:04 AM »
Will any changes be made to the images before they go into the calendar, or do they go in exactly as we see them now? That is to say, will you be editing out date stamps, doing color correction, etc?

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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2003, 02:57:24 AM »
I'm curious....After the selections are made and the calendar goes to press and all of that good stuff, will we be told who the rats belong to?  I mean, a few are pretty obvious, but some of those pictures are of rats that I'd never seen before.  Will credit be given where credit is due?

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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2003, 08:46:22 AM »
Yes, editing will take place before the photos get uploaded to the calendar.  Some photos aren't exactly the right size, so they may need to have a border added, date stamps need to be taken out, etc.  

I assume the photographer will get credit for his/her work, but to keep the voting from becoming a popularity contest, Suebee is keeping names off of the photos now.  In fact, she won't even tell the other Mods who the photos belong to!  Even when I poke her with my pointy stick....  
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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2003, 05:56:05 PM »
If the sales are good, will we be doing this next year?

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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2003, 07:18:31 PM »
Are we allowed more than one vote per household?  I asked because my daughter wants to vote, too, (but I'm not giving up my vote if we only get one!)

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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2003, 08:41:00 AM »
Thanks, kmw, for fielding the first few. Yep, I didn't work all my "magic" on the photos yet (though I have for some). Date stamps will be removed, colors corrected, etc.

Credit will be given to the photographers on each photo on the printed calendar, including the rats' names, the name of their guardian, and where they live.

kmw is right... I am keeping the identities of the photographers and names of rats secret for now, for a reason -- I want people to pick their favorite photo, not their favorite rat or board member. ;)

If sales are good or bad, we will probably do it again next year. ;D

One vote per username. If another member of the household wants to vote, they need to register for the forum themselves.

If I find people creating extra usernames, though, so they themselves can vote more than once, they will not only lose ALL their votes, but they may also lose access to the forum permanently. We don't allow multiple usernames per person.

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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2003, 06:01:02 AM »
Darn! :huh:

I wanted to vote for them all!!

These photos are all fantastic :shocked2:  What a talented bunch and what cute models :cheeky:

(Kinda hard to keep Ace anonymous though - huh? :yelcutelaugh: )

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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2003, 02:19:26 AM »
I really want to use the picture september/october #5 on my website and a couple others. Who can I ask for permission??  :rattysmiley:

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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2003, 02:47:56 AM »
I don't think Suebee's telling anyone until after voting is ended...    ;)  Course, that pic isn't exactly anonymous either.   lol
« Last Edit: September 25, 2003, 02:49:22 AM by Grace Jr »


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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2003, 08:30:45 AM »
Bingo. I am the only person in the community (other than the photographer) who knows who took it, and it's going to stay that way until October 15th.

Thanks.

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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2003, 11:44:14 AM »
I have been lurking around this forum for a while, but just joined today.
I wanted to say that I dont think its fair that some of Suebee's pix get to be included in the ones we are voting for in this calender. I mean of course she thinks that they are cute. She took them!! I think she should have saved places for other peoples rat pix instead of putting her own in there. but, thats just my opinion and like i said, i really dont think its fair.
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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2003, 11:50:26 AM »
Uh, who said some of Suebee's rats are pictured?  :huh: I don't even know what her rats look like.
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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2003, 11:51:47 AM »
I am a member of this community as well, and I am actually NOT voting, while the rest of the people who's images are included are voting. Why should I not be allowed to participate?

Sorry if you feel that is unfair.

And thank you for breaking the guidelines I set asking people to not reveal ANY of the photographers, period, so as not to skew any of the voting. Some people were not actually NOT aware that any of my photos were included, and there was no need to reveal that, regardless of my status on this forum.

This is supposed to be fun. It's not the California recall.

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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2003, 11:53:43 AM »
And for crying out loud, Suebee is putting this all together for us!! How dare you say it's not fair for her rats to be included. For all the time and effort she's put into this I'd say she deserves her rats on the front of the calendar! Geez, some people...

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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2003, 11:58:25 AM »
SADCAT--That's exactly what I think too. She's put so much hard work in to the calendar, that if she wanted to reserve a couple spots in there for her rats, then there would be no problem with that. Or, like you said, the front cover!!!
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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2003, 12:03:56 PM »
I could have easily just filled it all with my own rats, and not even bother with asking for entries and having a contest. Would have been FAR less stressful on my part.

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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2003, 12:07:47 PM »
For crying out loud. you can look at her site(ratsrule.com) and see one of the pics in the corner of every page. also one of the pics is right here on this site

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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2003, 12:09:28 PM »
Yes, this is true. But it was admitted to me by someone on my own staff that they did not know any of the pics were mine.

I still don't understand why this is even an issue. Who honestly cares?

If you don't like it, don't vote for me, or don't buy one. Honestly, I don't care. I want the  best pictures to win, and want to raise money to support forum costs. My meager contributions are only TWO of 48 entries -- and MANY MANY of them are far superior to mine. Let the best photos win. Period.

Edit: For the record, ratsrule.com and goosemoose.com/rfc are not the same. ratsrule.com is my own site, that I run myself. This site is run by Goosemoose.
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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2003, 12:10:04 PM »
Yeah, if you go looking for everybody's photos I'm sure you'll find them. Fact is, not everybody does that, and you're just continuing to break the rules after Suebee clearly laid them out for you.

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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2003, 12:18:43 PM »
Well, I guess that debate is over.

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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2003, 07:16:45 PM »
Alright. I'll ask a question just to clarify something. Once the calendar is printed it'll go on the Zazzle.com RatsRule store that you made right? Also, do you know when that will be?

Sorry if this was answered somewhere else and I didn't see it.

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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2003, 08:44:01 PM »
I think it's going on the Cafepress store, right?


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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2003, 07:42:24 AM »
Grace is correct... it'll go on Cafepress. Zazzle only does apparel, cards and prints... they do not offer calendars. Cafepress does. :)

Edit: For the record, that is stated in my original post, with a link to the store, but that's ok. ;)
« Last Edit: September 26, 2003, 07:43:12 AM by Suebee »

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Re:Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2003, 12:06:42 PM »
Thanks. Silly me, now I see it.