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04/01/2008 09:18:13 PM · #101
This one worked for me.
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04/01/2008 09:18:31 PM · #102
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

To the voters: Use the force. Let your conscience be your guide. Listen to your heart. Flip a coin or roll the dice. Blindly click the number keys. Whatever. Just vote.

Sometimes I swear things on this site are overanalyzed to death. Just enjoy it - it should be entertaining if nothing else. And look at it this way, it may be the only time you'll ever see the comment: "DNMC 10!"


AMEN BROTHER!!! I cannot wait. I love the humor aspect of it. WOO HOO - bring out your DNMC's and you'll get a 10 from me!!!!!
04/01/2008 09:26:17 PM · #103
Originally posted by inshaala:

Originally posted by ClubJuggle:

To clarify, the Advanced Rules still apply. Editing, date, etc., violations will still result in a DQ. Whether an entry meets the challenge is a matter for the voters.

If we're lucky, all the literal-minded voters' hard-wired little brains will explode at the thought of scoring this challenge! ;-)

~Terry


Now that is just unfair... Part of the Challenge or Criteria (whichever the C stands for in your version of the acronym DNMC) is actually adhering to the challenge rules... thus a photo which does not meet the rules therefore does not meet the challenge...

I saw the challenge and instantly submitted a photo - reason - i didnt follow the rules, but thought about not meeting the challenge. Should i get DQ'd for not meeting a challenge which tells me not to meet it? personally, i dont think so.


C stands for Challenge. Meeting the challenge and complying with the rules are two different things. Meeting the challenge simply means that your photograph represents the topic of the week.

Take, for example, the Warm Colors challenge. Let's say I submit a sunset photo full of reds, orange and yellow tones. The voters will likely find that meets the challenge, but oops! It seems I cloned out a distracting power line. That violates the Basic Editing rules and would result in a DQ in that challenge, even though the photogaph itself met the challenge..

Now the flip side. Let's say I submit the same photo, without the spot editing, to the cool colors challenge. I won't get DQ'd (since I followed the Challenge Rules), but most voters will find the photograph itself is DNMC and I'll end up with a low score. If someone recommends the photo for DQ based on not meeting the challenge, the request won't be considered, however, since not meeting the challenge is NOT grounds for DQ.

The Challenge Rules and the Challenge Topic/Criteria are two entirely different things. In fact, the Challenge Rules do not mention a requirement to meet the challenge at all, though the voting rules do say that voters should consider the challenge topic when voting, and adjust their scores accordingly.

~Terry

Message edited by author 2008-04-01 21:29:35.
04/01/2008 09:35:43 PM · #104
I "Did not meet the challenge" requirements
I "Did not meet the challenge" rules
I "Did not meet the challenge" description
I "Did not meet the challenge" topic
I "Did not meet the challenge"...

The point is it is about semantics. I was just concerned on new users would not understanding the Challenge Topic. Sure it makes sense for those who have been around for a while, but stuff like this should be cleared up either in the description or in the title before the challenge started. It shouldn't be up to the forum to figure out what is exactly meant by said challenge.

But of course I could be making mountains out of mole hills. :)

04/01/2008 09:37:49 PM · #105
Originally posted by ClubJuggle:

Originally posted by inshaala:

Originally posted by ClubJuggle:

To clarify, the Advanced Rules still apply. Editing, date, etc., violations will still result in a DQ. Whether an entry meets the challenge is a matter for the voters.

If we're lucky, all the literal-minded voters' hard-wired little brains will explode at the thought of scoring this challenge! ;-)

~Terry


Now that is just unfair... Part of the Challenge or Criteria (whichever the C stands for in your version of the acronym DNMC) is actually adhering to the challenge rules... thus a photo which does not meet the rules therefore does not meet the challenge...

I saw the challenge and instantly submitted a photo - reason - i didnt follow the rules, but thought about not meeting the challenge. Should i get DQ'd for not meeting a challenge which tells me not to meet it? personally, i dont think so.


C stands for Challenge. Meeting the challenge and complying with the rules are two different things. Meeting the challenge simply means that your photograph represents the topic of the week.

Take, for example, the Warm Colors challenge. Let's say I submit a sunset photo full of reds, orange and yellow tones. The voters will likely find that meets the challenge, but oops! It seems I cloned out a distracting power line. That violates the Basic Editing rules and would result in a DQ in that challenge, even though the photogaph itself met the challenge..

Now the flip side. Let's say I submit the same photo, without the spot editing, to the cool colors challenge. I won't get DQ'd (since I followed the Challenge Rules), but most voters will find the photograph itself is DNMC and I'll end up with a low score. If someone recommends the photo for DQ based on not meeting the challenge, the request won't be considered, however, since not meeting the challenge is NOT grounds for DQ.

The Challenge Rules and the Challenge Topic/Criteria are two entirely different things. In fact, the Challenge Rules do not mention a requirement to meet the challenge at all, though the voting rules do say that voters should consider the challenge topic when voting, and adjust their scores accordingly.

~Terry


I know where you are coming from in that DNMC is defined by it's use and that is through not meeting the title/descprition as judged by the voters... but when a challenge description explicitly asks you to not meet the specific challenge surely one must consider the whole entity of the challenge (the rules (which vary from challenge to challenge and thus define the challenge by their application), the title, and the description) to mean the "challenge".

We are just arguing semantics here, and i think i am going to have to agree to disagree, but have taken on board what you have said and changed my entry for something slightly different to avoid a DQ.

ETA - did i mention i worked as a certified TEFL teacher for a year ;)

Message edited by author 2008-04-01 21:40:11.
04/01/2008 09:38:07 PM · #106
Mole hills DNMC ;~p
04/01/2008 09:43:36 PM · #107
Originally posted by jaysonmc:

But of course I could be making mountains out of mole hills. :)


I actually suggested posting this as part of our April Fools' festivities, but Langdon wasn't too keen on the idea:

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~Terry
04/01/2008 10:03:04 PM · #108
I just entered any photo....Was I wrong?
04/01/2008 10:25:40 PM · #109
Originally posted by neophyte:

I just entered any photo....Was I wrong?


Nope, as long as it doesn't meet the challenge. ;~p
04/01/2008 10:30:14 PM · #110
Originally posted by ClubJuggle:

Originally posted by jaysonmc:

But of course I could be making mountains out of mole hills. :)


I actually suggested posting this as part of our April Fools' festivities, but Langdon wasn't too keen on the idea:

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~Terry


Well, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' nobody would certainly want to offend the moles and their hills.
Nor would anyone else. right?
04/01/2008 11:53:45 PM · #111
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:



Sometimes I swear things on this site are overanalyzed to death. Just enjoy it - it should be entertaining if nothing else. And look at it this way, it may be the only time you'll ever see the comment: "DNMC 10!"


Elegantly said. Thank You!!
04/01/2008 11:56:38 PM · #112
I am in. I shall win. The end.

or not...
04/01/2008 11:57:12 PM · #113
I'm in with minutes to spare. I'm predicting low 4's. ;)
04/01/2008 11:59:07 PM · #114
me, too. predicting low 8's. gotta think positive, right?
04/01/2008 11:59:08 PM · #115
WOW 150 entries. I'm surprised. GOOD LUCK ALL - may the best man or woman NOT meet the challenge. ;~)
04/01/2008 11:59:25 PM · #116
I submitted one, but I am affraid of what voters are going to do.
04/02/2008 12:04:59 AM · #117
Yes, good luck everyone. Should be fun to vote.
04/02/2008 12:15:10 AM · #118
how um do we get 2 images in the challenge that are um duplicates....
me smell a fishie


04/02/2008 12:16:42 AM · #119
Oh, dang. I must have met the challenge. I got a three.
04/02/2008 12:17:43 AM · #120
I got 2 fours in a row. I believe this challenge is going to give those nasty voters an excuse to be ultra nasty this time around. I should have skipped this one.
04/02/2008 12:17:47 AM · #121
I'm perfectly average... I only half-met it, I guess.
04/02/2008 12:19:54 AM · #122
Do we take the low votes to mean that the shot is a good one and DNMC therefor low score = ribbon:)

Or does a low score mean you did too good a job for this challenge and should had you dog take the shot then you would have stood a better chance???

Just thinking out loud.

MAX!
04/02/2008 12:21:21 AM · #123
I think in the grand scheme of things the scores mean absolutely nothing in this challenge.
04/02/2008 12:21:34 AM · #124
Originally posted by Quigley:

Do we take the low votes to mean that the shot is a good one and DNMC therefor low score = ribbon:)

Or does a low score mean you did too good a job for this challenge and should had you dog take the shot then you would have stood a better chance???

Just thinking out loud.

MAX!


hmmm good question. I think it would be fun to have the brown for this challenge. That's where a lot of DNMC's end up. Too be so DNMC in a DNMC challenge is the ultimate next to getting the brown in the brown challenge.
04/02/2008 12:28:46 AM · #125
Originally posted by DjFenzl:

I think in the grand scheme of things the scores mean absolutely nothing in this challenge.


For me this is certainly true. I just wanted to have fun with it :D

Though I see there ARE some seriously lovely (or lovely and serious?) entries...
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