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11/21/2007 01:44:18 PM · #51
The topics this week didn't appeal to me. They had DNMC written all over them, and coming off my foreground Bokeh entry, I wasn't in the mood to get hammered again.
11/21/2007 01:52:28 PM · #52
Just finished voting on "Street Smarts", truly awful challenge with no strong entries at all. I wouldnt be surprised to see a low 6 win this one.. hopefully there is something better in "Book Smarts".
11/21/2007 02:39:56 PM · #53
Originally posted by Rino63:

Originally posted by Puckzzz:

how much Liters go in one Gallon? 'cause if I calculate this back to Euro's one gallon will be something like 5.35 euro's.

for one liter of gasoline we pay 1,40 euro's

edit:

found it: 1 US gallon = 3.7854118 liters


same price here, 1.38 self service 1.40 with service


Which works out to a price of $7.86 US/gallon

Here, gas is $3.16 US/gallon or about 0.55 euro/liter
11/21/2007 02:55:20 PM · #54
Originally posted by Simms:

Just finished voting on "Street Smarts", truly awful challenge with no strong entries at all. I wouldnt be surprised to see a low 6 win this one.. hopefully there is something better in "Book Smarts".


I'm with ya. That was painfull.
11/21/2007 03:34:42 PM · #55
Originally posted by rex:

I was going to go to the rough part of town and take photos of some gangs for the Street Smart challenge but was too afraid I wouldn't make it back home.

You may have made it back home, but without your gear! LOL!

11/21/2007 06:33:15 PM · #56
i am with both of you (and i entered the silly challenge!) i figured my entry was poor, but I missed the update button and entered it. I may actually be in ribbon territory...

Originally posted by roby21112:

Originally posted by Simms:

Just finished voting on "Street Smarts", truly awful challenge with no strong entries at all. I wouldnt be surprised to see a low 6 win this one.. hopefully there is something better in "Book Smarts".


I'm with ya. That was painfull.
11/21/2007 06:40:35 PM · #57
Originally posted by Nobody:

The topics this week didn't appeal to me.


DITTO! But then again, for me, they rarely do. Same ol' same ol'.
11/21/2007 06:52:10 PM · #58
Originally posted by swhiddon:

Comparing last year to this year


Last Year This Year
(M)Postcard II - 265 (M)Stop Motion IV - 138
(O)Perspective IV - 316 (O)Book Smarts - 63
(O)The Year You Were Born - 102 (O)Street Smarts - 62
Total Entries - 683 Total Entries - 263

Entries are down this year compared to last year same week before thanksgiving by 420 entries.



This time last year gas prices was at a high, the same as this year.
Time change did happen one week earlier this year.
Travel is expected to be up this year.
We had monthly free studies last year at this time.

So I really don't know what to say other than maybe personal motivation.

Maybe it is time for a little change in challenge start and end dates as suggested. Or more "Technically" oriented challenges instead of subjective challenges.

One other thing I've notice, there seems to be more side challenges not associated with dpc challenges. Maybe more attention is moving in that area. Not saying the side challenges are bad. Maybe users feel they are learning more interacting with each other in that venue than the current challenges.

Just some more thoughts.
SDW


Just a hunch but I bet if Postcard and Perspective was used instead of Book and Street Smarts we would have gotten way more entries. I know I would have entered both if possible and I bet more of the veterans on the site would have too.
11/21/2007 06:57:15 PM · #59
I just thought people were busy this week and that's why they didnt enter it. I do agree the themes required people and where I live people get kind of ticked off if you take their picture. Too many paranoids. At least thats the reason why I didn't enter. No need to start freaking out about people leaving the site or being abducted by aliens. But if they ARE being abducted, hopefully they will take their cameras with them.

As for the low scoring that has been happening lately, I just wish they could do something about those fake accounts. It is very dissapointing when you actually work on getting a good capture and you get a bunch of good comments and scores, then you find the "it has too much blue", or the "I DONT LIKE BUGS, stomp stomp stomp". And a shot that has mostly 6's 7's 8's and even a few 10's gets 5 1's for good measure. When you click on those odd comments you are directed to a member's profile created a few months ago and never entered a challenge or even has a picture to look at. If something is gonna make people leave the site, I would think having this happen one too many times will.
11/21/2007 07:25:48 PM · #60
Originally posted by roby21112:

Originally posted by Simms:

Just finished voting on "Street Smarts", truly awful challenge with no strong entries at all. I wouldnt be surprised to see a low 6 win this one.. hopefully there is something better in "Book Smarts".


I'm with ya. That was painfull.


Worst Challenge ever.

I've never seen anything like it on the site.
11/21/2007 07:37:18 PM · #61
Personally I didn't enter because neither of the topics held any interest for me whatsoever.
11/21/2007 09:22:01 PM · #62
Originally posted by pawdrix:

Originally posted by roby21112:

Originally posted by Simms:

Just finished voting on "Street Smarts", truly awful challenge with no strong entries at all. I wouldnt be surprised to see a low 6 win this one.. hopefully there is something better in "Book Smarts".


I'm with ya. That was painfull.


Worst Challenge ever.

I've never seen anything like it on the site.


But Remember ther will be a WINNER:):)OH I'M IN BOOK SMARTS
11/22/2007 08:33:22 AM · #63
Originally posted by hywind:



But Remember ther will be a WINNER:):)OH I'M IN BOOK SMARTS


It's painful over there, as well.
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