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09/25/2012 06:32:27 PM · #1
this thread tells the story of how VENSERDOME is getting its start.

Now, we have to keep momentum building to have a successful season.
We have two months to do it in.
Post your ideas on how to get the word out, here.

EDITED to spell VENSERDOME correctly.
;)

Message edited by author 2012-09-25 20:31:19.
09/25/2012 08:18:38 PM · #2
The first start is to make sure VENSERDOME is always all caps, and spoken in a monster truck rally voice.
Thanks 21_F.gif sfalice for putting this forward.
If I don't respond it's because I'm going to work behind the scenes and get everything ready. I will make sure this takes off, and making sure it runs smoothly I think is the biggest priority.

Essentially the challenge is a team oriented beat your team percentage challenge relative to another team. Hopefully this gets people like myself to want to submit better photos to this site in order to improve.

Message edited by author 2012-09-25 20:19:01.
09/25/2012 08:53:56 PM · #3
You're the man Venser. I think I will start shooting for challenges again so I can be ready when this goes down.

By the way, we're all breakingthe first rule of VENSERDOME, because the first rule of VENSERDOME is you don't talk about VENSERDOME.
09/26/2012 06:59:14 AM · #4
I'm in as long as we don't have "build your own groups" - I want the chance to work with experienced DCP'ers and noobs alike without the boundaries of existing "cliques" (and in saying that, I mean absolutely NO disrespect to the bonds that have been created by amazing photographers over hundreds of challenges - that's one of the perks of being on this site).

Also, I really liked the idea of having a scoring system that didn't penalize a whole team if a member skipped a week - like, you know, if they're getting married that week. (And by missing a week, I mean getting a one-time bye - not being allowed to slack consistently because we all lead harried, chaotic lives).

This is even better than the "Sexy Men of DPC" calendar idea thread that I've been meaning to start.....
09/26/2012 07:02:56 AM · #5
Originally posted by knikki:

Also, I really liked the idea of having a scoring system that didn't penalize a whole team if a member skipped a week - like, you know, if they're getting married that week.

I don't know, anyone who's willing to ruin their freedom doesn't deserve a bye week.

Originally posted by knikki:

This is even better than the "Sexy Men of DPC" calendar idea thread that I've been meaning to start.....

I'm still willing to do those photo shoots you requested.
09/26/2012 07:11:57 AM · #6
I'll work with anyone who will have me... I'm a real Challenge Tart!
09/26/2012 07:52:18 AM · #7
I've always had fun doing these kinds of things so count me in as well.
09/26/2012 08:18:46 AM · #8
Originally posted by knikki:

I'm in as long as we don't have "build your own groups" - I want the chance to work with experienced DCP'ers and noobs alike without the boundaries of existing "cliques" (and in saying that, I mean absolutely NO disrespect to the bonds that have been created by amazing photographers over hundreds of challenges - that's one of the perks of being on this site).

It seems that it doesn't really matter how you form your team with this system. There can be teams where they are all best buddies, and there can be randomly placed teams.

Venser, since you're the Commish, will there be an automatic lottery system? Or will we need to self form?
09/26/2012 09:01:45 AM · #9
21.gif Venser, can I be your VENSERDOME Secret Service? Don't mess with the VSS !
09/26/2012 09:14:31 AM · #10
Originally posted by JamesDowning:

Venser, since you're the Commish, will there be an automatic lottery system? Or will we need to self form?

Now that we're a couple of months out, my plan is people can form teams if they want, but individuals that don't know anyone or simply don't want to make that choice, I'll throw them together. If you know a 2-3 people you'd like to be on a team with, I can make sure that happens. There's lots of time, so all the logistics should be in place. This will give me plenty of time to do the team building aspect and to try and respect what all participants want in terms of team allocation.
09/26/2012 11:03:00 AM · #11
Do you plan to have a limit on the number of teams that can compete?
09/26/2012 11:08:58 AM · #12
Originally posted by james_so:

Do you plan to have a limit on the number of teams that can compete?

Not right now. If it starts to hit 20+ teams, which I think might be a little optimistic, I might have to think things through. In the end, it's nothing that hasn't been done before and I'm sure I can find a league/gameplay system which will work.
09/26/2012 11:24:01 AM · #13
Have you figured out what limits you want to place on the teams?
09/26/2012 11:28:13 AM · #14
Originally posted by vawendy:

Have you figured out what limits you want to place on the teams?

For now, 7-8 people seems like a good number. Enough that there should be good diversity on any given team, but not so many that it become unruly.

Nothing is set yet, but that's my thought on team size. If the number of interested parties explodes, I might increase team sizes to quell logistics elsewhere.
09/26/2012 11:38:07 AM · #15
i'm in
09/26/2012 11:45:38 AM · #16
<-- interested.
09/29/2012 09:16:58 PM · #17
Looks to me as if we have the nucleus of a TEAM right here in this Thread!
21.gif chazoe wants to play.
21_F.gif knikki, 21.gif MAK, 21.gif cryan, 21.gif giles_uk, want to play
and 21_N.gif Devinder says he's interested.
21.gif Venser says each team will be in the range of about 7 (or 8)-people. Here's six, ready to play.
Seems to me you could get together via the PM system and form a team, create a name, a logo and be ready to play whenever 21.gif Venser says: "let's GO.!"
Let the teams form, and the trash talk begin!

09/29/2012 09:41:24 PM · #18
I heard Venser is a pussy. My friend, APK, is going to set up a cage match. Venser Vs Slippy. Place your bets here.
09/29/2012 10:55:56 PM · #19
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

I heard Venser is a pussy. My friend, APK, is going to set up a cage match. Venser Vs Slippy. Place your bets here.


One question before I bet: Are chainsaws allowed?
09/29/2012 11:37:07 PM · #20
Originally posted by MAK:

I'll work with anyone who will have me... I'm a real Challenge Tart!


I call dibbs with this guy.....

:)
10/01/2012 09:52:56 AM · #21
Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

I heard Venser is a pussy. My friend, APK, is going to set up a cage match. Venser Vs Slippy. Place your bets here.

One question before I bet: Are chainsaws allowed?

Whoo, PWI.
10/01/2012 10:32:07 AM · #22
That sounds like "DPC: Beyond Venserdome" (and sans Tina Turner.)
10/01/2012 10:41:06 AM · #23
I've got a tenner on Slippy.
10/01/2012 11:01:02 AM · #24
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

I heard Venser is a pussy. My friend, APK, is going to set up a cage match. Venser Vs Slippy. Place your bets here.

I'd wager the bank on myself.
You need that kind of confidence before fights.

If you ever want to hear some good stories, I've got plenty.
10/01/2012 01:22:12 PM · #25
I will enter the VENSERDOME
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