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02/02/2017 03:14:29 PM · #26
Originally posted by Paul:

On you portfolio where your entries are, click on the little arrow for % to who lowest percentage first. 0%=brown!

And, click on the Place little to easily see the ribbons.
02/02/2017 03:39:26 PM · #27
Originally posted by mariuca:

How can one find so quickly how many of these or of those ribbons one has?
I personally don't keep track of it. Must be the info somewhere

I have a tattoo that I update every time I get a new one. You have no idea how convenient it is!
02/02/2017 04:05:54 PM · #28
yeah, me too. but my honey cannot find me for all the slithery brown snakes.
02/02/2017 04:46:55 PM · #29
I like the idea, although I have only 9 browns myself. But who will be the winner of such a challenge (as 21.gif Hahn23 already said)?
02/02/2017 05:14:10 PM · #30
30 !
02/02/2017 05:18:27 PM · #31
If it's gonna be a bona-fide challenge, then the winners are as usual; 1st, 2nd, third and HMs. The original theory of the challenge when suggested years and years ago was to give the brownies a chance to shine without competition from the luminaries. But by this time many, many luminaries are also brownies, so I'm honestly not sure what sort of structure one would wish to place on the "Brown Masters" challenge.

Can we have some serious discussion of what would be the most desirable challenge description, criterion for eligbility, etc? For example; it's easy to say 0% = Brown but if there are more than a 100 entries that isn't true. I have at least one 0% that finished next-to-last, Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_146162.jpg
02/02/2017 05:48:10 PM · #32
158 browns, some of my best stuff.
02/02/2017 06:46:30 PM · #33
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Can we have some serious discussion of what would be the most desirable challenge description, criterion for eligbility, etc? For example; it's easy to say 0% = Brown but if there are more than a 100 entries that isn't true. I have at least one 0% that finished next-to-last, Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_146162.jpg

Actually, i liked my description for this :) I mean, I'm not insisting on its wording, but the idea of the challenge is supposed to be fun, and so the tone of the description should definitely be fun too. does that make sense?

How did submission work in the masters' free studies? are the submission pages visible to everybody, but there's an honor code in place so that only masters submit?

Message edited by author 2017-02-02 18:52:22.
02/02/2017 07:21:48 PM · #34
Thanks all! Since tattooing is not an option, I went by Paul 1031.gif GeneralE and 100393.gif Paul idea and YES!!!! I qualify for the Brown Masters.
I got two of those.
A modest collection in both Colorful Ribbons Masters and Browns.
02/02/2017 07:33:11 PM · #35
Sadly I only have only 1 and it was for this a "shoot the moon" challenge.
DPC has almost no sense of humor. :(

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02/02/2017 07:35:08 PM · #36
Originally posted by nygold:

DPC has almost no sense of humor. :(

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_98108.jpg Never has ... :-(
02/02/2017 08:12:08 PM · #37
Originally posted by nygold:

...DPC has almost no sense of humor. :(

Well, that's the rub, isn't it? The OP suggested challenge entries which would score poorly in a typical challenge. I wouldn't be interested in voting on or viewing or participating in a challenge with images that are crafted to score poorly. I suggest a challenge that is geared to photos that are sincere efforts to score well. That approach would be the most constructive for DPC.

Message edited by author 2017-02-02 20:21:15.
02/02/2017 08:31:22 PM · #38
Originally posted by hahn23:

Originally posted by nygold:

...DPC has almost no sense of humor. :(

Well, that's the rub, isn't it? The OP suggested challenge entries which would score poorly in a typical challenge. I wouldn't be interested in voting on or viewing or participating in a challenge with images that crafted to score poorly. I suggest a challenge that is geared to photos that are sincere efforts to score well. That approach would be the most constructive for DPC.


DPC is built up of such a wide variety of members who each have their own very personal (and hence immovable) preferences for photography that there is nothing that will be ubiquitously "constructive". The only thing that can be productive in the long run is to have diversity in challenges to match the diversity of the preferences. This certainly means that nobody will love every challenge. And I think that's only fair and right.

So please suggest challenges that suit you! I hope they will be taken up, and I hope you will do well in them. That's what I'm trying to do here. But for my own preferences and (maybe) twisted view into what I hope would be a fun and amusement to those who might think like me.

Message edited by author 2017-02-02 20:32:19.
02/02/2017 08:35:00 PM · #39
Originally posted by NiallOTuama:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Can we have some serious discussion of what would be the most desirable challenge description, criterion for eligbility, etc? For example; it's easy to say 0% = Brown but if there are more than a 100 entries that isn't true. I have at least one 0% that finished next-to-last, Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_146162.jpg

Actually, i liked my description for this :) I mean, I'm not insisting on its wording, but the idea of the challenge is supposed to be fun, and so the tone of the description should definitely be fun too. does that make sense?

How did submission work in the masters' free studies? are the submission pages visible to everybody, but there's an honor code in place so that only masters submit?

By the way, masters are those who have received more than one ribbon. Which means there are three times as many budding masters than browns per challenge (blue, red and yellow). I would like to suggest that those who have finished in the bottom three more than once would be eligible as recognised brown masters.

Message edited by author 2017-02-02 20:37:54.
02/03/2017 09:45:16 AM · #40
Originally posted by NiallOTuama:

...But for my own preferences and (maybe) twisted view into what I hope would be a fun and amusement to those who might think like me.


Yes, I understand what you want for a Brown Masters free study. From your original post, "Description: When shooting and selecting an image to this challenge, be inspired by the following reflection: "if they didn't like those, they're sure going to HATE this!!" ("those" refers to your images that have previously been beatified with brown ribbons.)"

Two questions remain in my thinking.

1) The vast majority of brown ribbons are not intentional efforts to score poorly. (although I am aware of a few members who do have such a strategy) Are you not turning the genuine brown ribbon accomplishment upside down?

2) How should voters cast their votes? Do voters give a high score or a low score to the best perceived execution of your concept?

It really doesn't matter to me anymore. But, other members may care.
02/03/2017 10:43:56 AM · #41
Originally posted by hahn23:

Originally posted by NiallOTuama:

...But for my own preferences and (maybe) twisted view into what I hope would be a fun and amusement to those who might think like me.


Yes, I understand what you want for a Brown Masters free study. From your original post, "Description: When shooting and selecting an image to this challenge, be inspired by the following reflection: "if they didn't like those, they're sure going to HATE this!!" ("those" refers to your images that have previously been beatified with brown ribbons.)"

Two questions remain in my thinking.

1) The vast majority of brown ribbons are not intentional efforts to score poorly. (although I am aware of a few members who do have such a strategy) Are you not turning the genuine brown ribbon accomplishment upside down?

2) How should voters cast their votes? Do voters give a high score or a low score to the best perceived execution of your concept?

It really doesn't matter to me anymore. But, other members may care.

These are really good questions, and I think I missed your point first time 'round.

I would feel uncomfortable to get people to vote or submit in any way different to how they normally would.

I think participants should race for ribbons if that is what they normally do, but I would hope that they would utilise styles that are more represented in the brown-region.

Some people of course will want to with the brown's brown, and they should do that too!

It would kind of be a free for all, and an outlier in DPC's challenge history. I would love that! :)
02/03/2017 11:46:48 AM · #42
Originally posted by NiallOTuama:


By the way, masters are those who have received more than one ribbon. Which means there are three times as many budding masters than browns per challenge (blue, red and yellow). I would like to suggest that those who have finished in the bottom three more than once would be eligible as recognised brown masters.


I was going to ask if we could wait until the results of the "burst of colour" challenge because it looks as though I'm headed for my second brown, but with this suggestion I'd be in! I hope this idea will fly. Brown, browner, brownest!

02/03/2017 12:16:21 PM · #43
I rather like the Distinguished Three ribbons idea: Brown, Browner, Brownest

And the bottom three scores to qualify would seem to equal things out nicely.

As far as submissions and voting go?
Perhaps we should leave that to the whims of the entrants and voters.

This, by the way, is as terrific idea, and grand of the OP to think it up and post it.
02/05/2017 07:51:48 PM · #44
This thread deserves at least one "bump"...
:)
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