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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #75 on: September 21, 2005, 09:23:28 AM »
I was out of town all last week, and am working on getting settled back into the "real world."

I sorted the images last night, and -should- have the polls up by the end of the week, unless this month does a repeat of August on me.

Please be patient.

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #76 on: September 30, 2005, 08:12:40 AM »
Sorry if I sounded pushy before. I didn't mean to. I can see why it was really tough to decide which to include. They are all totally adorable. I don't know how I'll choose! Thanks so much for doing all this Suebee!

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #77 on: June 03, 2006, 06:28:21 AM »
What if all digi media of my rats are smaller then you want?  Does that mean that I will just have to take new pics?
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #78 on: June 05, 2006, 09:25:08 AM »
Depends on how small... I can play a little bit, but not a lot. I'm not a miracle worker. ;)

This is why I prefer to have the original file from the camera, vs a file edited and tweaked to be posted online. However, I know not all digital cameras are created equal.

You can send what you have, and I can take a look at it and see if it will work. I have to say, I -do- eliminate photos from the running in the preliminary stage if I can't get them big enough for hi-res printing. :(

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #79 on: July 02, 2006, 09:30:30 PM »
How many entries are we allowed? I must be brain dead tonight, I can't find where it states it.
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #80 on: July 03, 2006, 10:06:33 AM »
I think it's 3 per person.  I remember seeing it somewhere in the call for entries post anyway.

Now I just gotta get off my butt and see what I have for good pics this year!


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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #81 on: July 04, 2006, 12:12:13 PM »
From the call for entries:

Quote from: Suebee
Choose the best of what you've got, because I will only accept THREE submissions from each person.
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #82 on: July 04, 2006, 12:20:02 PM »
Thanks! I don't know why I didn't see that.  :confused:
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #83 on: July 05, 2006, 10:29:29 AM »
You're not the only one who didn't see it, apparently. I got quite a few submissions that contained a lot more than three images.

If you send me more than three, I will simply reply and ask you to select three before your submissions will be accepted. They simply sit in e-mail limbo until you narrow down your selections to three. If you don't reply with your selections, none of your images will go into the running at all, mostly because I will probably forget they are sitting in limbo in my in-box. That may sound a little unfair, but submitting more than three images in the first place is unfair to the other members submitting one, two, or three photos. This project is enough work that I don't have the time to PRE-narrow things down on an individual basis before I do the real thing.

Some people are also submitting without their screen name, location, and rats' names. Please also be sure to include this information when you submit... by the time we get down to the final votes and it's time to get it all together to upload to cafepress, the submission e-mails are LONG gone, and I have no information to go on, including no one to contact. If you submit the information with your photos, as requested, everything goes a lot more smoothly.

So, please help make this project easier for me, and fair for everyone else, by making sure to follow the guidelines.

Thank you.

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #84 on: July 05, 2006, 05:35:33 PM »
whoops sorry suebee i totaly did not see that  ;D oopps well now i know
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #85 on: July 06, 2006, 09:12:11 AM »
I just totally messed up my submission email... I don't think I sent the right form of the pic (URL just a copy of it) and I forgot to put the name and stuff. Can I send two other pics if I take them? ???

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #86 on: July 06, 2006, 09:25:31 AM »
I replied to your e-mail.

People, please address specific issues like the last two with me privately, either via e-mail or PM. This thread is intended for generic questions that benefit everyone, not for specific issues related to your entries.

Thanks!

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #87 on: July 21, 2006, 05:41:40 AM »
When you have recieved the entries do you send some sort of validation e-mail to the sender?  :BlueDumboSmile:
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #88 on: July 21, 2006, 09:05:14 AM »
No, I do not. :)

I only respond if there is an issue with the submission (too many photos submitted, no contact information, etc.)

Some days, I get 5 or 6 submissions, so it's all I can do to get them sorted and saved. ;)

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #89 on: July 31, 2006, 01:51:14 AM »
I've sent in my pics. Wow it was difficult. I wanted so much to send in one of Mab, but she was soo nervous about being outside that she shouldn't calm down. And by the time she had calmed enough, it was time to take her in because of the heat  :doh: I can't wait to see this year's submissions. I am looking forward to seeing if any of my photos made it. I worked my tush off so I figure I'll at least make the list for votes. If not there is always next year hehe

Thank you Suebee for doing all of this. As a web designer and photograph restoration geek (I love restoring old blk&wht with creases or missing corners :D ) I know how difficult it can be to tackle all of this.

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #90 on: July 31, 2006, 09:13:06 AM »
Wow... we've gotten almost 200 submissions this year!!!!!!!! Thanks everyone!!!

Since we've gotten SUCH a great response, I've gotta close the submission pipeline. Unless I have -personally- asked you to try submitting your photos again for technical reasons via a reply to your submission e-mail this morning (there's two or three of you), I won't be accepting any more submissions.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Having to narrow it down from almost 200 images (I haven't done an exact count yet... I'll know when I start sorting), I've decided to increase the pool a little bit from last year. In years past, because of the limits on how many items could go into a poll, I made it 48... 6 polls, 8 images in each poll. This time, I'm going to up it to 10 choices per poll, because we have the technology. ;D

So... instead of just 48 images making it in out of 200... it'll be 60. ;D Still a rough task ahead of me, let me tell you! We've got some tremendous submissions this year!

Thanks again!!

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #91 on: August 01, 2006, 04:53:59 PM »
I can hardley wait to see hte pics!!! Shaz
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #92 on: August 01, 2006, 09:06:59 PM »
ooo i can't wait either :D
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #93 on: August 02, 2006, 06:17:24 AM »
WOW! I really hope my Ches and Ol make it to the final cut  :BlueDumboSmile:



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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #94 on: August 02, 2006, 09:25:37 AM »
I'd like it if people would not discuss their submissions on the board, to try to keep the contest as anonymous and fair as possible. ;)

Thank you.

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #95 on: August 04, 2006, 05:16:55 PM »
Hi all I am new, just found the forum today and signed up right away!!  I notice the deadline for the calendar was the 31st of July, I am 4 days late.  :doh: Is it possible to still submit my photo's??  I know its asking alot but I just found the site.  (fingers crossed)  I'll forever be greatful if I can!!!   :bow:

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #96 on: August 04, 2006, 08:37:27 PM »
probably not since the deadline is up...however ratsahoy will be doing a photo contest soon... Suebee when is hte picture voting going to start roughly? Shaz
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #97 on: August 05, 2006, 06:11:05 PM »
Took the words out of my mouth.
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #98 on: August 06, 2006, 08:21:26 AM »
when is the voting

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #99 on: August 06, 2006, 08:47:51 AM »
Keep in mind that first Suebee has to narrow down the 200 photos to 60 - in her free time!  It can take anywhere from two weeks to a month, depending on her schedule.  So, be patient :) 
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