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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #150 on: July 12, 2007, 09:51:14 PM »
Hey Suebee, will you send out a notice that you recieved the email with our photo submissions? Just wondering how we'll know you got them.

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #151 on: July 13, 2007, 08:32:49 AM »
As I have mentioned a few times, I will only send a reply if there is an issue with your submission (missing info, problems downloading the files, etc.). ;D

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #152 on: July 13, 2007, 04:28:09 PM »
Oops! Sorry for asking again. Good luck narowing down submissions!

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #153 on: July 19, 2007, 06:58:18 PM »
I didn't read through all 6 pages here to see if this has already been asked, so sorry if it's a repeated question...is there any way that perhaps after pictures have been decided perhaps there can be a rat date book calender? I ask b/c I'm more often relying on my date book than the calender pinned up (it's on the month of May right now  ::)) is there any way that perhaps some date books AND calanders can be made?
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #154 on: July 19, 2007, 07:31:59 PM »
We use CafePress to do our printing (and money collection, and shipping), so I am only able to offer what they offer. At this time, they only offer 4 different Wall Calendars -- 11" x 8.5" Wall Calendar, a single-image yearly calendar, and two oversized calendars (11x17 horizontal or vertical). The oversized ones would not work for the image sizes that are generally submitted, so we are left with the 11x8.5 variety.

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We also sell some items through Zazzle, but they do not do calendars at all that I am aware of. They do, however, have much better quality t-shirts, which you can actually select your own style and colors, unlike CafePress. This is why our tees are through Zazzle:

Our Current Zazzle Offerings

Hope that helps!
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #155 on: July 19, 2007, 08:51:46 PM »
thanks so much for your quick response...i just submitted a few photos too, maybe i'll get a calander adn b/c it has to do with rats i'll use it more  :)
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #156 on: July 26, 2007, 10:03:16 PM »
For entries, is the pixel amount the limit or can digital photos be larger than the number you posted?
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #157 on: July 27, 2007, 01:57:55 AM »
How's this year doing as far as entries go?  A lot, or not many?  :P
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #158 on: July 27, 2007, 09:12:42 AM »
For entries, is the pixel amount the limit or can digital photos be larger than the number you posted?

BIGGER is better!!!! LOL!

Gimme whatcha got! :D


As for entries... 36 people have sent in images. Not everyone sent in the maximum, but for ease of counting, I'll say we have about 100 photos submitted so far.

Not many days left... if you've been procrastinating, the time is now...  :poke:

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #159 on: July 27, 2007, 09:19:53 AM »
Sorry if this info is somewhere else, but if there are 100 photos, how many will go on to be voted on?

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #160 on: July 27, 2007, 09:31:40 AM »
It's all explained in the General Information thread (sticked and locked).

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #161 on: September 24, 2007, 07:58:53 PM »
OMG where have I been I totally missed the voting for the calendar  :'( I just remembered the claendar today when I was looking through my 2007 one and thinking how much I would Love a 2008 one  :BlueDumboBigEyes:



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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #162 on: September 25, 2007, 10:36:47 AM »
Well, when you get your 2008 Calendar, you can pencil in some general dates, so you don't forget next time!

Call For Entries: Usually announced in May or June, ending around July 31.
Voting: Usually in late August, into early September
Cover Voting: Late September
New Calendar Available for Sale: October

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #163 on: August 29, 2008, 04:52:08 PM »
When can we expect the voting to start for the 2009 calendar?
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #164 on: August 31, 2008, 02:05:10 PM »
I believe it will be a few more weeks.  She extended the deadline so that in turn extends how long it will take to process.  I'm sure she'll let us know soon enough!!
Thanks Suebee for all the hard work!!  Everyone who comes in my kitchen loves the Rats Rules Calendar!
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #165 on: September 01, 2008, 09:02:02 AM »
Yep, it'll be a few more weeks. I have had the single most crazy summer this year, and aside from just collecting entries in a folder, I haven't even had timem to ponder them, much less start sorting them. Now that summer's sort-of over, I hope to have more time. :D

Just keep watching this section of the forum for the polls... :)

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #166 on: September 08, 2008, 11:19:28 AM »
 :poke:I know you said "few weeks" but is there an actual day (or estimate) you can give us? The anticipation is KILLING me lol :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #167 on: September 08, 2008, 11:20:43 AM »
Sorry. The crazy summer continues. I guess it's following the calendar, and not the "Memorial Day to Labor Day" rule.

Maybe some photo therapy will help console me this week (see Rat Tails & Mug Shots).

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #168 on: September 25, 2008, 02:51:12 PM »
It's a Christmas Miracle! I started sorting the photos today...  :icon_rr:

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #169 on: September 25, 2008, 03:42:09 PM »
How soon can we expect to vote?  This is the first year I submitted pics so I'm excited!!

We will have it available long before Christmas right?  I just worry since its much later this year than other years.
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #170 on: September 25, 2008, 04:00:45 PM »
I hope to have the whole thing done and up on CafePress by November 1, so, I hope to have voting ready next week. :)

Of course... my printer decides to have a world-class freakout today, with two pages of entries left to print... anyone have a baseball bat, an open field, and some gangsta rap? Because I'm ready to go "Office Space" on it. ;)

Edit: ...and it's dead. Lovely. Best Buy is on the agenda for this evening. *sigh*
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #171 on: September 25, 2008, 08:34:17 PM »
I hope to have the whole thing done and up on CafePress by November 1, so, I hope to have voting ready next week. :)

Of course... my printer decides to have a world-class freakout today, with two pages of entries left to print... anyone have a baseball bat, an open field, and some gangsta rap? Because I'm ready to go "Office Space" on it. ;)

Edit: ...and it's dead. Lovely. Best Buy is on the agenda for this evening. *sigh*

Ooh boy....

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #172 on: September 25, 2008, 08:50:39 PM »
Guess who got a new HP Photosmart tonight?

Did you guess me?

You guessed right!

All pages are printed, and ready to be cut up into little bits for the agonizing sorting!  :BlueDumboBigEyes:

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #173 on: September 26, 2008, 05:50:45 AM »
  :shocked2: :shocked2::D :D :D!!!!!
I TOTALLY almost had a heart attack when I saw that there was a reply to this thread! I can't wait!
BTW Just out of curiosity...do you have more pic submissions this year than you did for last year?
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #174 on: September 26, 2008, 08:43:13 AM »
LOL! No idea...

I go through the submissions, open each one in photoshop, and eliminate the ones that don't meet the size guidelines (I don't often have time to do that as they come in during the submission period... I leave that up to the submitters). After I got done with that yesterday, I had 62 photos. I had to bring it down to 48 from there.

I do think a lot more got eliminated this year because of size issues -- and some of them were really good.  :-\

When I say I need them to be BIG, I mean it. 3" x 4" at 72 dpi will FLAT OUT not work for print. No even a chance. I really, truly mean that I want raw camera files... which are generally 16" x 22" (or bigger) at 72 dpi. So, during the year, if you take a picture that you think you might want to submit, toss a copy of the untouched file into a special folder. For me?  :BlueDumboBigEyes:  :help:  :puppy_dog_eyes:  :poke:

This has been a public service announcement from the Calendar Committee.  ;D