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01/20/2006 09:04:23 AM · #1
I don't like the exclusionary side of invitational challenges. However, if done in the "Exclusive" challenges, where the second challenge is used to include the rest of the members, that's not bad once and a while. In other words, the two challenges:

Group A, those under 5'8"
Group B, those 5'8" and above

(facetious example)

Where group A + group B = All of DPC makes it work.

The mentoring (pairs) challenge has been suggested before, and it's a good idea.

Message edited by author 2006-01-20 09:07:30.
01/20/2006 09:03:07 AM · #2
When are we going to see a 'Brown Ribbon' challenge?
01/20/2006 08:54:57 AM · #3
How bout one for those members that are cool and one for those members that are too...
01/20/2006 07:29:16 AM · #4
invitational challenges , i'd like it i guess :)

Same goes for bear's id.
01/20/2006 07:09:11 AM · #5
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I've often wondered if a "mentoring" challenge might be nice, where true neophytes are teamed up with experienced members who help them edit the pictures for the challenge. Would be a great learning opportunity. The neophyte would make the entry, the "partner" would be revealed after voting closed, and both would get ribbons :-)

R.


Only if I get you, Bear!
01/20/2006 06:55:02 AM · #6
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I've often wondered if a "mentoring" challenge might be nice, where true neophytes are teamed up with experienced members who help them edit the pictures for the challenge. Would be a great learning opportunity. The neophyte would make the entry, the "partner" would be revealed after voting closed, and both would get ribbons :-)

R.


Bear, thats just about the best idea I have heard for a long long time. I'd be up for that.

I don't care for subset challenges - there is always someone who is not included in any. It gets devisive.

Message edited by author 2006-01-20 06:55:34.
01/20/2006 05:15:51 AM · #7
Yup, my vote also goes for some kind of invitational challenges, I wouldn´t mind if I didn´t meet the criteria, like some of you say, it would be interesting to see what some specific group of people can do with a camera.
01/20/2006 02:55:06 AM · #8
Originally posted by _eug:

Originally posted by taterbug:

'Under 40 yrs old' and 'Over 40 yrs old' you could go on and on..."


Awwww damn... I'm being forced to sit at the kids table all over again! lol

I would have to sit this on out. I'm not under 40 and not over 40, I am 40 :P
01/20/2006 02:30:36 AM · #9
Originally posted by taterbug:

'Under 40 yrs old' and 'Over 40 yrs old' you could go on and on..."


Awwww damn... I'm being forced to sit at the kids table all over again! lol
01/20/2006 01:51:26 AM · #10
Originally posted by TooCool:

Originally posted by taterbug:

Originally posted by toocool:

"I'm a guy member stuck in a girl members body..."


...well ok, maybe for that one they could run a third category, just for you???
:-P


Ummm... Maybe Red wouldn't appreciate that! :-O


Oh now c'mon...4 is just too darn many!!!
:-P
01/20/2006 01:47:45 AM · #11
Originally posted by taterbug:

Originally posted by toocool:

"I'm a guy member stuck in a girl members body..."


...well ok, maybe for that one they could run a third category, just for you???
:-P


Ummm... Maybe Red wouldn't appreciate that! :-O

Message edited by author 2006-01-20 01:48:24.
01/20/2006 01:34:12 AM · #12
This thread is getting pretty wild....got some crazy cool ideas all up in here.

Neophyte....I learned a new word!
01/20/2006 01:29:21 AM · #13
Originally posted by mycelium:


You're hitting on something I've fantasized about for a while-

A challenge in which you can make two entries!



hmmm, how 'bout this thought: Have a challenge where you can enter 2 or 3 or 4 (whatever number is decided on), and then placing is decided by either a total or avg. of your entries?
01/20/2006 01:25:16 AM · #14
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I've often wondered if a "mentoring" challenge might be nice, where true neophytes are teamed up with experienced members who help them edit the pictures for the challenge. Would be a great learning opportunity. The neophyte would make the entry, the "partner" would be revealed after voting closed, and both would get ribbons :-)

R.


Now that sounds pretty cool!
01/20/2006 01:24:31 AM · #15
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I've often wondered if a "mentoring" challenge might be nice, where true neophytes are teamed up with experienced members who help them edit the pictures for the challenge. Would be a great learning opportunity. The neophyte would make the entry, the "partner" would be revealed after voting closed, and both would get ribbons :-)

R.


That's a fun Idea Bear.
01/20/2006 01:20:45 AM · #16
I've often wondered if a "mentoring" challenge might be nice, where true neophytes are teamed up with experienced members who help them edit the pictures for the challenge. Would be a great learning opportunity. The neophyte would make the entry, the "partner" would be revealed after voting closed, and both would get ribbons :-)

R.

Message edited by author 2006-01-20 01:21:03.
01/20/2006 12:54:26 AM · #17
Originally posted by TooCool:

Originally posted by taterbug:

Or maybe other things like: 'Guy members' and 'Girl members'


I can see the can of worms with this one! :-P "I'm a guy member stuck in a girl members body..."


...well ok, maybe for that one they could run a third category, just for you???
:-P
01/20/2006 12:33:06 AM · #18
Originally posted by taterbug:

Or maybe other things like: 'Guy members' and 'Girl members'


I can see the can of worms with this one! :-P "I'm a guy member stuck in a girl members body..."
01/20/2006 12:30:56 AM · #19
This is kind of along the same lines as the 'Encouraging Newbies thread', so I'm re-posting my post from that thread in this post in this thread (did ya follow that?) :-P

"I like the idea of 'extra' challenges every now and then. All kinds of different criteria sounds good. Since we have the multiple concurrent challenge thing going on now, maybe they could now and then run a pair of 'invitational' challenges?
For example: a 'Ribbon winners' and a 'Non ribbon winners',
or a 'People who have never scored a 6' and a 'People who have scored 6 and above', or a 'Straight from camera' and a 'Super advanced editing'
or any things like that.

Or maybe other things like: 'Guy members' and 'Girl members', 'Under 40 yrs old' and 'Over 40 yrs old' you could go on and on..."

01/20/2006 12:23:59 AM · #20
Originally posted by gibun:

How about a challenge for only me... and special rules that will allow me to have 3 entrees... pretty please? ;-) love the idea. Imagine the Africans in Africa vs the icelanders in a challenge of NATURE...


hmm.

You're hitting on something I've fantasized about for a while-

A challenge in which you can make two entries!

There have been so many times I've wanted to enter two pictures, or have been unable to decide which I prefer and done nothing but toss a coin, and wondered how the other one would have done- though of course there's no way to find out.

I could foresee a lot of potential problems with this, but perhaps they wouldn't be intractable.

*shrug*
01/19/2006 10:39:01 PM · #21
How about a challenge for only me... and special rules that will allow me to have 3 entrees... pretty please? ;-) love the idea. Imagine the Africans in Africa vs the icelanders in a challenge of NATURE...
01/19/2006 10:00:14 PM · #22
Very good point. Maybe a qualifier; lets say we must have entered xx amount of challenges in xx amount of time? The 5.5 is just a example, but I've learned a ton from some of the higher end average folks.

Originally posted by mycelium:

I don't think that division by average vote received is a very good way to break down DPC members at all.

First, you've got the people like bear_music, who are excellent photographers but have a low average because they frequently (knowingly) enter images that aren't likely to do well.

Second, you've got the people who have entered very few challenges or only one, so their average score is not even really an average at all.

Third, there's the fact that there are far more people with a sub-5.5 average than there are with an average over 5.5.

I like the idea of splitting the members into two groups, but I'm not sure this is the way to do it.

Damon

//edited for clarity
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Message edited by author 2006-01-19 22:02:52.
01/19/2006 09:54:43 PM · #23
sweet ideas ;)
01/19/2006 09:52:57 PM · #24
I don't think that division by average vote received is a very good way to break down DPC members at all.

First, you've got the people like bear_music, who are excellent photographers but have a low average because they frequently (knowingly) enter images that aren't likely to do well.

Second, you've got the people who have entered very few challenges or only one, so their average score is not even really an average at all.

Third, there's the fact that there are far more people with a sub-5.5 average than there are with an average over 5.5.

I like the idea of splitting the members into two groups, but I'm not sure this is the way to do it.

Damon

//edited for clarity

Message edited by author 2006-01-19 21:54:05.
01/19/2006 09:48:59 PM · #25
Originally posted by ace flyman:

How about a challenge for folks with average score 5.5 or lower. And at the same time a challenge for folks with average higher than 5.5. Could be a great learning experience for us lower average folks.


I like that idea, you could make it for the open challenges one for over 5.5 and the other for under 5.5 but with the same subject.

Another possibility would be people who have been here for over 12 months and those that have been here less the 12 months.

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