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Title: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on May 21, 2008, 07:58:07 pm
Uelsk8s is going to sponsor a contest with free Multimedia Bonus Discs as prizes. Here's the catch, we aren't sure what kind of contest to host. The original idea was for people to write multimedia tutorials and the author of the best one receives one of these for free:

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk129/Dweeberkitty/IMG_8743.jpg)

However, after further thought, we decided that requiring people to write a tutorial would be too complicated. We would like suggestions for types of contest that will meet these criteria:

1) Provide publicity for VL

2)
Help VL in some way

3) Be easy enough that most semi-tech savvy Linux users can join in

4) Be exciting and something that will get lots of people involved and create a competitive atmosphere

5) Be repeatable

Any and all suggestions are welcome. We would like to run this contest each week or two (hence the fifth criterion) for 6 or 7 weeks. Any ideas? We need help. Thanks!
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on May 22, 2008, 07:30:30 am
We really need some suggestions. I was thinking it should be like a wallpaper contest. It's easy enough that most people can get involved and people not using VL could participate. But other suggestions are really needed. Thanks!
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: exeterdad on May 22, 2008, 07:53:25 am
Nothing to put on the table yet....

Just letting you know that I care and have been thinking about since your initial post :)
I think this contest, if it is going to be repeatable, shouldn't be exclusive to one category.  Our users/readers have different strengths.  I'd hate to see people shut out when it comes to the chance to win that prize.

I say rotate the "goal" according to what our needs are.  That way everyone can have a shot at the fun, and our distro would be able to add lot's of wonderful content of all kinds to it's goodie bag.  I'd suggest announcing each contest well enough in advance, to allow the competitors ample time to finish a high quality/complex "goal".  These goals could be wallpapers (like your good idea), icon sets, gtk/qt themes, bootsplash/kdm theme sets, useful utilities (scripts/apps to perform a specific, useful task), howto's (even non winning howtos are valuable and needed.), most packages in timeframe, most valuable assistant (help to users), best VL promo writeup and so on, and so on.
All these "goal" would be valuable to VL, and could get a wider spectrum of people involved.

Just some rambling :)
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: overthere on May 22, 2008, 08:58:28 am
Oh..well I was just thinking the same thing...well said then.. I'll second that idea

additionally perhaps a short vid clip, sound file, pdf doc, wallpaper etc as sample media.. perhaps an addon package on future distro or from the repositiry
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: tomh38 on May 22, 2008, 10:40:35 am
I second the idea for a wallpaper contest.  I also like the idea of multiple contests.  Various demo videos of VL in action on different hardware would be nice also ... maybe something that people could view on youtube, our own sort of "astroturf" campaign (email all your friends!  ;D).

How about a contest for best testimonial from a VL newbie/non-technical user on the strengths and weaknesses of VectorLinux (installation, ease of use, software package availability, configuration, etc.).

All of this has already been said by other people.  Just my two cents.

Tom

EDIT:  I was just thinking ... there are tons of videos of Ubuntu in action (especially w/Compiz-Fusion) on youtube.  I would like to see something showing VL doing the same things or similar things without having the latest hardware and 2-4 gigs of RAM.  Maybe I'll put something together myself.  I don't think we're going to beat the steamroller that is Ubuntu, but at least we can try to get the word out to some people.
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on May 22, 2008, 02:21:36 pm
I like the youtube video idea....who can make the best video showcasing VL or MMBD with compiz as a bonus? Maybe....keep the good ideas rolling. Hehe, I like the "most packages in timeframe" idea exeterdad. What we would like to do though is to make some of this contest be open to people outside of VL. In other words, get it out to the public so that they see the VL logo and name and participate in a contest about VL in some way.
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: haywire on May 22, 2008, 06:20:48 pm
Why not just an old school DEMO contest... Each person entering will just submit
a zip file of his vector linux created media... whatever that may be.

Could mix wallpapers, audio, video, after all this is all about multimedia.

Like an old school ACID ansi zip file with whatever you can put it your zip...
sometimes them or other demo groups would include .mod or .voc sound files, little games, vga scrollers, it was all about being creative and kicking the ass of the other
demo groups.... Graphics, sound...MULTIMEDIA of course, that was the beginning of it.

I think the rules for your contest should be simply that you used your vector linux pc to create the majority of the content you include in your zip file.

For our purposes... Each person entering the contest would create a zip file with :

Audio files creating using vector linux...
Video files edited together/produced with vector linux.
Graphics files edited with vector linux tools.
Rendered graphics or ray traced graphics using vector linux tools.
You could also include a testimonial with pics of your vector box,
text describing what you do with it... Thats a GREAT IDEA!

Or any combination of the above. Now THAT would be an interesting contest and
something that would pique my interest.

Also, set a timeframe or deadline for submissions...

I'm ready... ARE YOU?

 ::)

Steven





Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: overthere on May 23, 2008, 04:51:40 am
Well..It may be worth remembering that the prize is a MMBD...therefor desire to aquire will be to increase ones ability via additional software designed for the vector system.

Since a wider audience is also desired, and there are users around the globe, a SCENIC wallpaper contest is a good start. all submissions are the property of vector or the community and may be added to a wallpaper package or used as VLwallpaper. it only takes a camera and some creativity. additional contests may run at the same time or following for additional sample media.

other distros have sample media to test your system. puppy barks, ubuntu has a jazz sax. the entries may be added to the MMBD  as a sample pack and or a desktop folder with a selection a small samples

ok never mind
cheers
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: tomh38 on May 23, 2008, 09:16:57 am
Let's have a contest for biggest anti-Windows flamebaiter.  I automatically win.  Can I have my Multimedia Bonus CD now?

Okay, just kidding ...  ;D

More seriously, here's a possibility for a contest, based on the idea that there will be multiple contests, and going from something overthere wrote:

SOHO uses KDE for the primary desktop.  How about a contest for a VL-SOHO-specific customized KDE sound scheme.  Something that would be very distinctive for Vector Linux.  Somebody could show off their mad audio skillz (I sure don't have them) and win a Multimedia Bonus CD.

Tom
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on May 23, 2008, 12:11:08 pm
I'm liking the ideas guys. We will probably do a random mixture of all of the suggestions...should be interesting and fun.  ;D Thanks for brainstorming; keep the good ideas coming!
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: kidd on May 23, 2008, 01:00:56 pm
I like the review contest because this would probably have the biggest impact in the net.  People writing reviews will publish the review in their blogs/sites, and thus distrowatch announce some of them.  Although not improving the quality of vl in any way (on short term), this will (hopefuly) give a lot of feedback, and maybe bring more users to vl.



Btw, if you plan to do some contests, what do you think of that:

A given user does something for vl (it can be something related to artwork, reviews, or even trying to improve vl developing some script/app  to make things more confortable to devs, packagers, or anything).  The user can choose where to apply his work (normally he/she will apply in the area where he/she has more knowledge).

VL website would have the rules of every category, and should explain how to submit his work.

Every X months when a category has enough submitted things judges make their decision.

All submitted works are re-organized, that category becomes empty again, and vl devs use any of submitted works for vl benefit.

Just throwing some random ideas :)

Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: rbistolfi on May 23, 2008, 01:04:31 pm
My 2 cents:

What about "The perfect VectorLinux". People writting a document about all the tweaks, tricks, configurations, extra packages and stuff they do to customize a VL install.
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: tomh38 on May 23, 2008, 03:24:08 pm
I like the idea that kidd has for how this contest should be organized.

I also think that rbistolfi's idea should definitely be a contest.

Here's a question:  how are these contests going to be made known outside the VL community?  Is there a Linux news site that would carry this?

Also, have metvas and vec weighed in on this contest?  Do they have any ideas about how this might help promote VectorLinux?

Here's kind of a nutty (possibly stupid) idea:  who can get VL running well on the lowest-end hardware (you'd have to pick a GUI like JWM or Fluxbox or something like that).  With proof (that could be the hard part).

Just thinking out loud.
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: LLL on May 23, 2008, 04:40:00 pm
What about "favourite after-iso tweak"? Users could submit their favourite addition/change to their post-install VL...e.g., a menu launcher that does something special for them, or a short script they wrote/use to automate a task, a Firefox interface setup that allows them to xyz...whatever it may be.

The nice thing about this is that we all have something we do that we really like, and others would certainly benefit from our 'personal tweak' - some might even make it into future releases of VL.

Better yet: The first contest could be coming up with the 'best contest idea'...

Bon chance!

LLL

Edit: I see rbistolfi already suggested the "best tweak" contest. Cheers to reading the posts before posting...I was just so excited...
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: exeterdad on May 23, 2008, 04:52:30 pm
Quote
Better yet: The first contest could be coming up with the 'best contest idea'...

:D
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: overthere on May 23, 2008, 08:51:05 pm
Vector analysis
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: budulay on May 24, 2008, 09:00:09 am
I was thinking, maybe creating t-shirt with some Vector stuff on it would be nice competition?

Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: blurymind on May 24, 2008, 10:15:44 am
would be hard to send the prize to where i live,so i wont be in it for the prize probably :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: tomh38 on May 24, 2008, 10:24:54 am
I would really, really like to have a Vector Linux t-shirt!  I like the idea of the contest, but I see a problem in actually making them:

1) To keep costs down, you need to make a lot of them.
2) People are going to want different sizes and colors.

Consequently ...

If you're actually going to make the t-shirts, you either need somebody to front the money to have them made (could be quite a chunk of change) or take pre-orders, and be prepared to refund everybody's money if you don't get enough orders to actually make the shirts.

Tom
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: tomh38 on May 24, 2008, 10:30:11 am
blurymind:

Do you live on the Moon or something?  Just kidding, and no I'm not really asking where you live.

I've been working under the assumption that you're the younger Clint Eastwood, living in the Old West of the 19th century, shooting bad guys, smoking cigarillos, and using your time machine plus a hidden Pentium 4 to work on VL development.

Don't burst my dreams, man.

Ooh, oooooh ... contest idea!  Vector Linux time machine!

Tom
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: tomh38 on May 24, 2008, 10:32:55 am
Variation on budulay's idea:

A Vector Linux graphic specifically designed to be printed onto one of those iron-on t-shirt things.  You could print it up and put it on the t-shirt of your choice.
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: blurymind on May 24, 2008, 11:14:16 am
i live in bulgaria. I am rather doubtful that any prize would get shipped here.  ;D I like your t-shirts idea.

Vector linux logo needs more ideas and freedom for improvisation in order for an artist to create something original,like original content to boost popularity.I did some comical wallpapers in the past (check my kde-look (im blurymind there too))
Maybe you could slip in some developer humor and with some more drawing skills make it look cool 8)
Thats why many distros have a mascot,and not only a logo...or if they do have a logo,it means something more than what it looks like.
I proposed a silver rocket as a logo idea,or atleast a silver rocket with the v planet- there is some retro sci fi vintage there...

You need to somehow hint an artist,to tickle their imagination very hard.To do that,you need to create some soul for the product.

also you need to be more specific as to what is expected from the participants..and leave them with lots of freedom to do whatever they want,but associate it with VL.
also would be a good idea to actually go to some artist comunity,instead of our little forum here.If i was to start an art contest with real prizes,i would definatelly go to deviantart,kde-look and the other *-look websites and promote the hell out of it.

anyways,shouldnt this topic be in the art section of the forum that is almost a wasteland these days

if not an art project,it could be many other things...but you need to look for a common skill in this comunity
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: overthere on May 24, 2008, 12:42:45 pm
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I would really, really like to have a Vector Linux t-shirt!

I thought you could buy vector coffee mugs and t-shirts from the VLstore...maby not listed on the new page yet?...or was I dreaming
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: Freston on May 24, 2008, 03:06:42 pm
If people _win_ a T-shirt in a contest, then they don't get to decide the color, so that's not really a problem :-p

Oops! I spoke out in this thread. Now I feel obliged to make a contribution to the topic.


Ya know, this topic has been playing in the back of my mind ever since I first read it. I think the idea is really cool. And I like reading all your ideas, I really do. What can I say? Some contest ideas that went through my mind where...


...not good enough. But still I'll post them:
- The most innovative VL-improvement contest (<=that's a _real_ challenge)
- The most inspiring description of a VL powered small network setup (<=I'd be really interested in reading :-p)
- Home brew administration tools show off
- Artwork themes

I'd really think it would be cool if somehow the winner would receive his or her prize in the form of the multi-media disk (that is a good idea) although the T-shirt has it's appeal too, but of course the coolest thing would be if the winners work would be included in the next release. If applicable of course!


__
btw. I really think the silver rocket with the VL logo would be cool. It just seems to go well with the whole color theme of Vector.
Quote from: blurymind
Maybe you could slip in some developer humor and with some more drawing skills make it look cool
Jep. I'm always in for that sort of things. Although I'm not a developer and I have trouble enough as it is with my bash scripts, but I enjoy the sense of humor. Ya know (it's late here and I'm rambling, sorry) but when my machine crashed beyond repair that faithful day some years ago and the only thing that got it to work again was a fresh install of Slackware... I really felt at home the moment I read those little remarks in the config files. The little insider jokes. It gave a human face to the alien environment that runlevel 3 is to a former XP user.
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: tomh38 on May 24, 2008, 03:46:35 pm
blurymind:  You burst my dreams, man!

Seriously, though, Bulgaria is a great country.  Back when I lived in Europe I visited there a few times.  I thought it was really beautiful.  Definitely better than the Old West in 19th Century American history.  I really like Sofia, and there were a lot of other places I wanted to see, but didn't get the chance.  I hope to go back some day.

Other contest ideas ... best Fluxbox customization?  How about something with lolcats (just kidding)?  Most imaginative use of VectorLinux?  What about a sticker design (sort of like how you can get those Tux and "Linux Inside" stickers from http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/5b43/ (http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/5b43/))?

Personally I would love a VL t-shirt, hat, mug, and some stickers for my various VL machines. 

Tom
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: M0E-lnx on May 24, 2008, 04:02:39 pm
Dough!.... Someody here read my mind.

I was just thinking the same thing while chatting on IRC w/ dweer

Here is my idea...

The Prize: A vl t-shirt or a mug or some VL goodie (or even a goodie package)
How to win it: Use the MMBD ISO to create a nice VL commercial. Anything from audio, to Video, to a simple slideshow.
Preferrably a video. Post it on youtube, and let's get some ratings going...

Just my 2 cents
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on May 24, 2008, 04:03:40 pm
blurymind,

I will check on the shipping prices, but if you were to win one of these contests, I think we would definitely still send you a free MMBD. That's going to be the deal of the contest. Whoever wins gets a free one shipped to their house and I would certainly keep my side of the bargain even if it meant I'd have to shell out a little extra to get it there.

Just so long as you don't live in an area so remote we have to send in a private helicopter to access your house our have it packed in on alpacas with native foot guides, we will get it there. I promise.  :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: tomh38 on May 24, 2008, 04:42:09 pm
UPS ships to Bulgaria.
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: overthere on May 24, 2008, 06:14:24 pm
So where will the entries be received and what information is required with the entry. If I have a sound file or wallpaper or video or presentation where do I send it.

why not  a utube video to advertize the contest....this is what you can do with the MMBD added to a std download...want one...enter

contests not for you...visit the vector store and buy your copy today

just wondering
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on May 24, 2008, 07:40:38 pm
overthere,

I will make a formal post announcing the beginning of the contest with all of the details about what needs to be included with each entry and the judging criteria. Just as soon as we decide on a contest that is... ::)
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: blurymind on May 25, 2008, 12:58:37 am
ahahaha, thanks guys  ;D I dont think a helicopter would be needed,but i still have to win first to get something and here is a real competition going on and chances are slim.

its a small world,Tom.. =P you've seen the world. Sofia aint that beautiful,i like my Plovdiv more
I guess what bulgaria has to show is nature and old buildings

I like the youtube presentation idea a lot.For a nice slideshow,everybody can use Wink:
http://www.debugmode.com/wink/
 to record the screen

would be nice to show off vec's killer apps!
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: ultrasonicsite on May 25, 2008, 06:20:58 pm
Have we decided what the contest is going to be? If not I have TBIE!
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on May 25, 2008, 06:41:14 pm
The contest was just started yesterday:

http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=6378.0

Have fun!
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: uelsk8s on May 26, 2008, 09:17:45 am
I didnt know where else to post these, so I thought here was as good as anywhere.

I contacted a few websites and have received responses from these 2 already.
http://www.xfce-look.org/news/index.php/VectorLinux+Artwork?id=287&name=VectorLinux+Artwork
http://wallpapers-n-etc.com/news.php
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: M-ake on May 26, 2008, 09:37:16 am
NOOOO more competitors  :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: ultrasonicsite on May 26, 2008, 10:42:21 am
So, content must all be original? =P
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: overthere on May 26, 2008, 08:06:22 pm
..my keychain digicam has extreme limitations...thus I purchased my MMBD

Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on May 27, 2008, 07:15:57 pm
So, content must all be original? =P

I would not say that it ALL has to be original. You can use other people's work as long as it does not make up the majority of the artwork. The use of other work is allowed if it compliments the final product....not the other way around.
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: overthere on May 28, 2008, 01:35:35 pm
 just curious.. what does vl related mean?
 and how do I licence the entry?

what would it take to turn my monk gleaning pearls of wisdom from the web into a contender..lol...as example I mean ;D
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on May 28, 2008, 02:46:32 pm
just curious.. what does vl related mean?
 and how do I licence the entry?

what would it take to turn my monk gleaning pearls of wisdon from the web into a contender..lol...as example I mean ;D

By VL related, it should probably have the VL logo on it or have Vector Linux written out somewhere on the wallpaper. Something like that.
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: overthere on May 28, 2008, 07:59:06 pm
Perhaps something more like this..not contest material but makes use of the shot as my new wallpaper
http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/478693/Vlp2.jpg

Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on May 28, 2008, 09:17:57 pm
Perhaps something more like this..not contest material but makes use of the shot as my new wallpaper
http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/478693/Vlp2.jpg



Something like that. Just has to be the right resolution to submit it.
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: overthere on May 28, 2008, 09:29:45 pm
Unfortunately my cheapo cam is limited to nasty 1600x1200 and my skill is well... evident.. but perhaps it may act as example...I look forward to the contest entries..thanks for indulging me
cheers

Ps..LOL..I was going to buy a flat screen capable of running a 2560x1600 wallpaper and games but decided instead to buy a used car and a new laptop with the 3000 dollars I had saved...if the majority of vector users use 1600x1200 screens I guess I should move to a better distro for my recycles which fall into the 8% still useing 800x600 and the more common 1024x 768.
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on May 30, 2008, 02:15:26 pm
if the majority of vector users use 1600x1200 screens I guess I should move to a better distro for my recycles which fall into the 8% still useing 800x600 and the more common 1024x 768.

I have no idea what the majority uses. But I do know that it is better to have the higher quality version that can be scaled down to fit most monitors than to look crappy on the larger monitors. In other words, the high quality ones provide scalability while the low res ones don't.
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: overthere on May 31, 2008, 07:02:28 pm
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But I do know that it is better to have the higher quality version that can be scaled down
Ya, I agree with that..I guess most users who download vl5.9 std can create a 2560x1600 image and scale it down to 1600x1200 for the two contest requirements  useing included software like mtpaint or imagemagick...I admitt I do not have that skill...thus my silly post...the winner will find gimp on the MMBD will help with such creative projects.
cheers
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: overthere on June 07, 2008, 05:45:00 pm
dare I say 0..2560x1600 wallpaper for your high resolution widescreen monitor

http://news.softpedia.com/news/NEC-to-Introduce-Amazing-30-Inch-2560-x-1600-Monitor-76573.shtml

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcat17080&type=page&qp=crootcategoryid%23%23-1%23%23-1~~q70726f63657373696e6774696d653a3e313930302d30312d3031~~cabcat0500000%23%230%23%2311a~~cabcat0509000%23%230%23%2314~~nf443%7C%7C3235363020782031363030&list=y&nrp=15&sc=abComputerSP&sp=%2Bbrand+skuid&usc=abcat0500000

http://www.nextag.com/2560x1600-monitor/search-html

http://www.shopbot.ca/pp-samsung-syncmaster-305t-samsung-price-108010-740172.html

maby it's just me...this was not anything I could achieve but I did try.

I'll likely realize my place in the world tomorrow when they start flooding in
cheers
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: Cariboo on June 07, 2008, 08:38:09 pm
Just a thought...
I know, it's not a suggestion for a contest....
but to spread the word about the capabilities of VL, why not create, publish a list of hardware (older hardware) where, for example Ubuntu and derivatives failed to install and VL succeeded?
Users can share their experiences and how satisfactory the different parts of the system work.
The list could contain the "Motherboard type and brand, size of RAM and Hard drive, BIOS, Devices such as Sound, Video and Optical drives", maybe just the info available through  the 'System Profiler and Benchmark'.
Just a thought...
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: overthere on June 07, 2008, 09:26:01 pm
good idea cariboo
How about a new thread called VEC SPECS..
post how to open profiler and copy content of summery to clipboard for posting to the thread. this would offer a general understanding of what VL is being installed to. minimum specs can often be misleading but installs and posts from them speak truer...as you say they may add additional info as desired
it should be sticky next to screenshots
cheers
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: overthere on June 08, 2008, 06:04:37 pm
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I'll likely realize my place in the world tomorrow when they start flooding in
cheers

 well they did not flood in..it seemed kinda obvious to me but I have realized my place...I am not very nice or helpfull..dispite my desire...and I have little artistic skill in addition to haveing little technical ability. my computers are antiques. This forum is deserving of better and has it. I am donateing all this computer history to the challenged folk who run the local "new to you" tomorrow but keeping one for myself with vector 5.9.
 I will let help.. help and reframe from posting unless I am needing your skill and expertise.
 vector truely IS an AMAZING experience...thanks
 cheers
ps..you have create a catch22
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: exeterdad on June 08, 2008, 07:37:19 pm
What? You're leaving!?  Did I miss something?
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: overthere on June 08, 2008, 08:15:17 pm
..Hmmm....ya..um...I guess so...
please post your vec specs...thanks
cheers
Title: Re: Suggestions for Contest (Free Prizes)
Post by: thunderheights on June 14, 2008, 07:12:10 pm
Quote
I'll likely realize my place in the world tomorrow when they start flooding in
cheers

 well they did not flood in..it seemed kinda obvious to me but I have realized my place...I am not very nice or helpfull..dispite my desire...and I have little artistic skill in addition to haveing little technical ability. my computers are antiques. This forum is deserving of better and has it. I am donateing all this computer history to the challenged folk who run the local "new to you" tomorrow but keeping one for myself with vector 5.9.
 I will let help.. help and reframe from posting unless I am needing your skill and expertise.
 vector truely IS an AMAZING experience...thanks
 cheers
ps..you have create a catch22
[/quote]

..Hmmm....ya..um...I guess so...
please post your vec specs...thanks
cheers

I think you have been very nice and helpful. I know you have been a great help to me. I like the way you take the time to help people, with a nice, friendly attitude...without being snobbish or aloof to newbies like myself. As far as having little artistic skill or technical ability... I believe you know better than that ;)  I really like the wallpaper you created. I will miss you...if you stop helping. :(