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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #275 on: October 02, 2013, 02:37:33 PM »
VOTING IS NOW OPEN!

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #276 on: October 02, 2013, 03:40:37 PM »
Yay! I voted.  :thumbsup2: So much cuteness!


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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #277 on: October 02, 2013, 04:45:49 PM »
Voted! I'm at work but I couldn't wait. :BlueDumboSmileTongue:

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #278 on: October 02, 2013, 06:49:31 PM »
I had a REEEEEALLY hard time choosing!!! But it's done now  :rattysmiley:
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #279 on: October 06, 2013, 12:30:27 PM »
How do we vote? Sorry, new to this.

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #280 on: October 06, 2013, 04:40:59 PM »
Start here: http://www.goosemoose.com/rfc/index.php?board=13.0

Click on the link for each poll, and go for it!  :thumbsup2:

It's been brought to my attention that the polls do not work on some phones. This is not something I can do anything about. You'll have to find a computer. Sorry!

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #281 on: October 14, 2013, 02:47:35 PM »
Okay, so the link you sent me just takes me to all the pictures.  Do I send you a PM?

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #282 on: October 14, 2013, 02:49:08 PM »
Ha! Figured it out! Guess I was too excited to see all the pics and passed right by the poll.  :wink5:

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #283 on: October 14, 2013, 06:29:02 PM »
Two more days left to vote! I thought they ended today, but I was wrong!  :yelcutelaugh:

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #284 on: October 17, 2013, 03:38:01 PM »
I see some of the polls have  runners up- what will happen there?
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #285 on: October 17, 2013, 03:52:34 PM »
I believe all the runners up will be in another poll for the cover page.

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #286 on: October 17, 2013, 03:55:06 PM »
Actually, the runner up are there in case the pic for if that month gets picked for the cover ( all of the winning photos go into a competition for the cover photo) then they will take the runner up and make that the photo for that month.( ex: July gets picked for cover, July runner up will now be July month photo)

ETA: It is also explained here: http://www.goosemoose.com/rfc/index.php?topic=12417.0
« Last Edit: October 17, 2013, 03:59:43 PM by RatNook »
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #287 on: October 17, 2013, 04:02:42 PM »
I mean because there's two months per poll and in 2 cases there's been a clear first and a joint second and third, so who gets the second month?
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #288 on: October 17, 2013, 06:29:56 PM »
If there is a tie in any of the polls, I will pick one. I'm the tie-breaker. I don't vote in the polls at all, to reserve myself for the tie-breaker position.  :BlueDumboSmile:

As for who gets what month... I decide that, too. Sometimes, one image or another will "scream" a particular month, particularly the seasonally-themed ones.  :thumbsup2:

Sorry, I usually am on top of it when they end, but this week has been ridiculous.  :yelcutelaugh:

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #289 on: October 18, 2013, 02:02:14 PM »
OK, I have gone through the winners... I had to break a couple ties, but November/December is a real problem. I'm going to contact some of the people who submitted the second and third-place images, and see what they think. The big issue is, technically, both winners are Christmas-themed images.  :-\

I'm noticing that the person who could get "bumped" actually has at least one other image that got in, so maybe this will work out just beautifully. E-mails sent.  :thumbsup2:
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #290 on: October 18, 2013, 03:18:00 PM »
Sorted! See Nov/Dec poll for details.  :thumbsup2:

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #291 on: October 18, 2013, 03:51:20 PM »
I'm a little bit confused now. I thought third place from each poll was entered into the cover poll? Or has it changed now?
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #292 on: October 18, 2013, 04:17:17 PM »
The winners of the months go into the cover poll. The 3rd place is for "backup" in case the photo for that month is chosen for the cover poll.
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #293 on: October 19, 2013, 10:09:14 AM »
It has always been the way RatNook explained it.  :thumbsup2:

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #294 on: October 22, 2013, 10:59:26 AM »
Suebee it looks like my entry made the cut!!! I'm so excited but I have a question. I know the rules called for an unedited photo....that's what I submitted. I think the picture looks a little better tweaked just a bit in Photoshop. May I submit the edited version to you? I think it looks a little too dark here. I didn't want to ask until the main polls closed... I know you didn't want people knowing whose picture was whose.
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #295 on: October 22, 2013, 11:07:37 AM »
If you want to send a new version, that's fine... I usually want them unedited because I want them the fullest, biggest size possible, and a lot of sites (like FB and photobucket) shrink them down. I don't mind some color correction. I do tweak the levels on some of them before I put them in the polls, and sometimes do a little more later if needed, but I'm using GIMP now instead of Photoshop, and I find the color-correcting tools quite frustrating by comparison.

If you have the knowledge and means to tweak them to make them lighter, brighter, and lookin' great for print, I don't mind!  :thumbsup2:

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #296 on: October 22, 2013, 11:56:29 AM »
Yes I'll keep the original file size :)
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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #298 on: November 29, 2013, 12:37:23 PM »
I do tweak the levels on some of them before I put them in the polls, and sometimes do a little more later if needed, but I'm using GIMP now instead of Photoshop, and I find the color-correcting tools quite frustrating by comparison.

OT - I forgot to comment on this earlier. When I upgraded my computer, I could no longer activate my archaic version of Photoshop because the online activation for it no longer existed (I think it was CS1 - so really outdated, but still did everything I needed and cost me a ton of money at the time). A friend of mine suggested I try GIMP and being a software engineer, I am used to using freeware/shareware tools that can be a little difficult to navigate. However, I did not get along with GIMP at all.

I actually ended up downloading the free trial of Photoshop Elements and then later purchasing it after I verified it could do the things I needed. When I purchased Photoshop many years ago - Elements was crap they were giving away for free with any camera or scanner and it couldn't do much of anything. The current version can do almost everything my old version of Photoshop could do (or at least all of the features I used - things like levels and masks and effects and unsharpen mask and photo filters - it could even handle printer calibration profiles so that what you see on screen matches what prints from the printer). It took a while to figure out how to do some of these things as the interface is dumbed down - and sometimes it is a little clunkier, but if you know Photoshop, you can figure most of it out by tinkering and the rest out by Googling it. I think Amazon is currently selling the current version of elements for about $50 (not sure if that is a Black Friday sale or regular price).

So if you are frustrated with GIMP, you might want to try the free trial of Elements from Adobe's website and see if it meets your needs.

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Re: Questions about the Calendar -- Ask away!
« Reply #299 on: November 29, 2013, 12:55:43 PM »
I think I might have to... and I had Photoshop 7, which is older than CS1!  :yelcutelaugh:

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