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09/06/2017 12:46:27 PM · #1
Just got notice of a validation request for my entry in 'Lens Effects', which finished 6th in voting - the Top 5 are all long-term DPC veterans, so it can't be that it's anticipated they will struggle validating theirs.

No biggee ... just thought it was interesting. :-)
09/06/2017 01:13:36 PM · #2
Oh golly!
09/06/2017 02:29:02 PM · #3
You didn't accidentally flag it as "nude" did you? ;-)
09/06/2017 03:00:12 PM · #4
You can take it as a given that if you have a 6th-place entry and get asked to validate a day after the challenge has rolled over from voting then there *may* be an issue with validating one of the top-5. Which is the case now :-( You may also assume, with 90% probability, that if the challenge was Minimal, the issue is gonna be a JPG that was downloaded and time-stamped through 3rd-party software :-(

Anyway, we send out a request as soon as it looks like there may be an issue, just to streamline the whole process as much as possible. After all, if YOUR JPG fails to pass muster we're gonna have to hit up #7 next :-)
09/06/2017 06:55:31 PM · #5
And Minimal Editing seeks to claim yet another victim. Burn it, I say!
09/06/2017 08:21:50 PM · #6
Well, CRAP! An issue with mine too. I cropped the dang thing. Just DQ me now. 1150+ challenges and my first DQ. <grumble, grumble>. I really should get more sleep - stupid, stupid, STUPID!
09/06/2017 08:59:26 PM · #7
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Well, CRAP! An issue with mine too. I cropped the dang thing. Just DQ me now. 1150+ challenges and my first DQ. <grumble, grumble>. I really should get more sleep - stupid, stupid, STUPID!


Well dang!

*sigh*
09/06/2017 09:00:54 PM · #8
Have I mentioned that I hate Minimal Editing Ruleset lately?

By "lately"... I mean... in the last five minutes...
09/06/2017 09:09:06 PM · #9
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Well, CRAP! An issue with mine too. I cropped the dang thing. Just DQ me now. 1150+ challenges and my first DQ. <grumble, grumble>. I really should get more sleep - stupid, stupid, STUPID!

Bummer! I was able to hold out for 6 challenges -- at least I got it out of the way right away ... ;-)

Message edited by author 2017-09-06 21:09:39.
09/06/2017 09:35:02 PM · #10
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Well, CRAP! An issue with mine too. I cropped the dang thing. Just DQ me now. 1150+ challenges and my first DQ. <grumble, grumble>. I really should get more sleep - stupid, stupid, STUPID!

LOL, sorry to hear, Barry. I rarely enter ME challenges, but when I do I have to consciously restrain all of my editing impulses. It's inhuman I tellz ya.
09/06/2017 09:37:12 PM · #11
I've had SIX in my days...

I remember each one as if it were yesterday.

But, I can't remember yesterday. *sigh*

09/06/2017 09:58:06 PM · #12
Oh, yeah. I've had any number of those. One I remember specifically was a challenge that was something like: Shoot a black and white image in color.

Well, that was a no brainer in my locale - I went to the beach on a foggy day and snapped away.

voila - black and white in color.

(Yes, it passed muster, but didn't win any awards, finishing low in the standings, as I remember)

So SC will find you anywhere in the standings. Just saying.
09/06/2017 10:03:43 PM · #13
Originally posted by sfalice:

Oh, yeah. I've had any number of those. One I remember specifically was a challenge that was something like: Shoot a black and white image in color.

Well, that was a no brainer in my locale - I went to the beach on a foggy day and snapped away.

voila - black and white in color.

(Yes, it passed muster, but didn't win any awards, finishing low in the standings, as I remember)

So SC will find you anywhere in the standings. Just saying.


Alice, we're talking about DQs... and you can barely play this game... with only one under your talented belt.

*grin*

09/06/2017 10:50:33 PM · #14
For Minimal challenges, I usually squirrel away an extra copy of the JPEG(s) out of my normal workflow's reach.

That way, it won't even get changed "by accident", and there are no worries.
09/07/2017 06:16:11 AM · #15
Originally posted by Neil:

For Minimal challenges, I usually squirrel away an extra copy of the JPEG(s) out of my normal workflow's reach.

That way, it won't even get changed "by accident", and there are no worries.

Funny story. I do the same thing, but I'm so afraid of screwing up an original I've shied away from using any cataloging software. I really need to sort that out (i.e. - put copy on standalone hard drive, etc... then allow cataloging / keywording on PC). I'll do that in my spare time, LOL, AFTER I finish trying to learn several new technologies for work at the same time.

ETA - p.s., Thanks for the DQ sympathies. Much appreciated. <still feeling SO stupid> Grrrr...

Message edited by author 2017-09-07 06:17:12.
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