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02/09/2009 02:32:01 PM · #1
The results of the 'Grey' challenge have been recalculated, as the former blue ribbon winner was disqualified due to an out-of-challenge datestamp. Congrats to our new ribbon winners, and please please please remember to check your camera's datestamp before shooting!
02/09/2009 02:35:39 PM · #2
Oh, what a shame, my husband and I were oohing and aahing over the photo for quite a while last night! It's truly stunning, it's too bad that it lost it's ribbon!

Message edited by author 2009-02-09 14:35:57.
02/09/2009 02:42:16 PM · #3
aaah... that sucks... it was a beautiful shot... :(
02/09/2009 02:42:50 PM · #4
No doubt its a great image. But rules are rules. Some of us have had to take it hard - sometimes its by a mistake, other times it can be intentional. Feel bad for you Ruth. But it is what it is.
02/09/2009 02:44:09 PM · #5
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02/09/2009 02:45:31 PM · #6
I hope she doesn't get discouraged, though. Maybe next time.
02/09/2009 02:53:03 PM · #7
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' rmedavid seems to have every shot that comes up for validation disqualified. I'm sorry, but it just makes me chuckle to imagine how hopeless this gal is at following instructions. I hope she doesn't drive a car.

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Made me look. :-)

Did see something interesting however; I thought challenge results for DQ images were NOT included in the users overall stats. Doesn't seem to be the case.

Challenges Entered: 3
Votes Received: 455
Avg Vote Received: 6.7670

Otherwise, with only the 1 challenge entry still standing, the stats would be:

Challenges Entered: 3
Votes Received: 170
Avg Vote Received: 6.1294
02/09/2009 02:56:50 PM · #8
I noticed that as well.
02/09/2009 02:58:59 PM · #9
Originally posted by glad2badad:

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Did see something interesting however; I thought challenge results for DQ images were NOT included in the users overall stats. Doesn't seem to be the case.

Challenges Entered: 3
Votes Received: 455
Avg Vote Received: 6.7670

Otherwise, with only the 1 challenge entry still standing, the stats would be:

Challenges Entered: 3
Votes Received: 170
Avg Vote Received: 6.1294


I've brought this up many times before. I was told by SC that it was a glitch and that when stats were updated in the next hour/day/week that it would sort itself out. That was obviously not true and I pointed that out to them.

I don't think that DQ'ed shots should count towards your total average but they do! Very unfair I think.

Message edited by author 2009-02-09 14:59:14.
02/09/2009 03:00:50 PM · #10
Check out her website. She does beautiful work. Hopefully she won't get turned off of DPC form the DQs.
02/09/2009 03:01:41 PM · #11
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Check out her website. She does beautiful work. Hopefully she won't get turned off of DPC form the DQs.


if she would read the rules, she would really be raking in the ribbons.
02/09/2009 03:03:57 PM · #12
Originally posted by katiemcg:

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Check out her website. She does beautiful work. Hopefully she won't get turned off of DPC form the DQs.

if she would read the rules, she would really be raking in the ribbons.

Best of both worlds. Get a ribbon and front page exposure - then after the DQ get MORE exposure from a thread like this. Multiple hits to the profile page -> website -> voila! :-)
02/09/2009 03:08:04 PM · #13
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' rmedavid seems to have every shot that comes up for validation disqualified. I'm sorry, but it just makes me chuckle to imagine how hopeless this gal is at following instructions. I hope she doesn't drive a car.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35000-39999/35357/800/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_213786.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35000-39999/35357/800/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_213786.jpg', '/') + 1) . '


Gee thanks. I have had two that were dq'ed. One I didn't realize I couldn't use the unedited jpg and I had wiped the card so the raw file was gone. This one is a brand new camera that is stamping the correct date (which i checked) but recording the wrong year. Thanks for the warm welcome though.
02/09/2009 03:08:31 PM · #14
Originally posted by katiemcg:

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Check out her website. She does beautiful work. Hopefully she won't get turned off of DPC form the DQs.


if she would read the rules, she would really be raking in the ribbons.


No doubt she is extremely talented. But perhaps her art is beyond the date and time stamps and the other rules and bounds.

<begin sarcasm>
So why worry if another champion is turned away from DPC? Why expect her to stay here on our terms?
<end sarcasm>

I just wish her the very best wherever she chooses to stay/go.. DPC isnt the end of the world for great boundless art... its just one of the means to getting there.

ETA: Spell correction: boundles -> boundless.

Message edited by author 2009-02-09 15:28:03.
02/09/2009 03:09:17 PM · #15
Originally posted by rmedavid:

Thanks for the warm welcome though.


Come now. Can't expect the welcome to stay warm for four years.
02/09/2009 03:18:22 PM · #16
Originally posted by rmedavid:

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' rmedavid seems to have every shot that comes up for validation disqualified. I'm sorry, but it just makes me chuckle to imagine how hopeless this gal is at following instructions. I hope she doesn't drive a car.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35000-39999/35357/800/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_213786.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35000-39999/35357/800/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_213786.jpg', '/') + 1) . '


Gee thanks. I have had two that were dq'ed. One I didn't realize I couldn't use the unedited jpg and I had wiped the card so the raw file was gone. This one is a brand new camera that is stamping the correct date (which i checked) but recording the wrong year. Thanks for the warm welcome though.

Oh c'mon. You love me and you know it. ;-)
02/09/2009 03:38:51 PM · #17
Originally posted by violinist123:

Originally posted by rmedavid:

Thanks for the warm welcome though.


Come now. Can't expect the welcome to stay warm for four years.


Wow. Really?
I actually had *just* renewed my membership which had not been active for some time thinking I would like to give this place another go.
This actually sucks. I could kick myself for not checking the year on the camera. There is a lot of talent here and I do not consider myself "beyond your rules and bounds". Just busy and possibly not looking at the rules as minutely as I should have. Actually I was consumed with making sure I had the original file this time - and didn't notice the year stamp. Like I said it sucks.

Thanks to those who posted nice comments on the image. It was shot on 1.26.09 specifically for this challenge with the best of intentions. New camera recorded it as 1.26.08. My bad.
Edited date with actual exif data. ;-)

Message edited by author 2009-02-09 16:14:55.
02/09/2009 03:43:32 PM · #18
Originally posted by rmedavid:

I actually had *just* renewed my membership which had not been active for some time thinking I would like to give this place another go.
This actually sucks. I could kick myself for not checking the year on the camera. There is a lot of talent here and I do not consider myself "beyond your rules and bounds". Just busy and possibly not looking at the rules as minutely as I should have.

Welcome back. I was ready to submit an entry a few weeks ago, when I noticed my camera's date was off, and someone just mentioned in another thread how they couldn't submit this week because of the same problem ... it just happens sometimes. The DQ is bad -- on the other hand, you know that people thought it was a great photo ... it just doesn't have a ribbon attached.
02/09/2009 04:04:00 PM · #19
I know this has been asked before, but I can't find it... If I use Bridge to save my photos and rename the file (using the date and a description) will it pass a validation request, or does it need to be IMG_xxxx.cr2? I just started using Bridge as a way to organize my photos and would hate to run into problems down the line.
02/09/2009 04:04:17 PM · #20
Originally posted by rmedavid:

It was shot on 1.28.09 specifically for this challenge with the best of intentions. New camera recorded it as 1.28.08. My bad.


Actually EXIF data indicates it was recorded as 1.26.08. You might want to consider shooting both raw and a small size JPG. It won't make much difference in file size and you can use the JPG as validation. Of course you have to keep up with the small JPG. One thing everyone on DPC should probably get in the habit of, is checking our cameras' date/time each time we make an image for a challenge. You can take some small comfort in knowing that a few of us who read this thread will go check ours. I just did. But I seldom enter challenges. :) Good luck and glad to see you re'upped. Just ignore slippy and he'll go away.
02/09/2009 04:06:17 PM · #21
Originally posted by rmedavid:

Originally posted by violinist123:

Originally posted by rmedavid:

Thanks for the warm welcome though.


Come now. Can't expect the welcome to stay warm for four years.


Wow. Really?
I actually had *just* renewed my membership which had not been active for some time thinking I would like to give this place another go.
This actually sucks. I could kick myself for not checking the year on the camera. There is a lot of talent here and I do not consider myself "beyond your rules and bounds". Just busy and possibly not looking at the rules as minutely as I should have. Actually I was consumed with making sure I had the original file this time - and didn't notice the year stamp. Like I said it sucks.

Thanks to those who posted nice comments on the image. It was shot on 1.28.09 specifically for this challenge with the best of intentions. New camera recorded it as 1.28.08. My bad.


Ruth: Just to clarify, I never intended to imply that you consider yourself "beyond the rules and bounds". I intended it to be read as: "some photographers dont like the theme bound photography". If you are one of them (I am growing into one), you dont need to adapt your style just for a ribbon. Like I said (and many agree), you are a great artist. Just dont let this DQ affect your energy. I have been DQ'd once before because of accidentally deleting the original (only difference being it wasnt a ribbon winner), and you wont believe the kind of comments that come your way for rebutting an honest mistake.

Just take good pictures, and dont worry about rules and ribbons (well lemme repharse it: pls do worry abt the rules when you participate here.. but dont let it shadow your style/work:-). You taking good pictures and people enjoying them is more important that ribbons. And again, FWIW, DPC, or any other such platform isnt the end of the world for an artist. Its just a means of attaining the artistic satisfaction.

Good luck.

ETA: Spell correction.

Message edited by author 2009-02-09 16:08:46.
02/09/2009 04:06:26 PM · #22
Originally posted by rmedavid:

I was consumed with making sure I had the original file this time - and didn't notice the year stamp. Like I said it sucks.

Ouch! You got hit by two of the most common innocent mistakes on the site (the others are entering the wrong challenge by mistake, getting the Advanced/Basic rules mixed up, and assuming ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Art Roflmao is serious). Not to worry... it's obvious that you have the talent, and you'll replace any lost ribbons in short order.
02/09/2009 04:07:30 PM · #23
Welcome welcome welcome!! When I went to your website - the first thing that entered my mind is that your work reminds me of Bree and Njsabs2323. I can't wait to see what else you share - your work is phenomenal. I love it!
02/09/2009 04:10:25 PM · #24
Originally posted by fir3bird:

Just ignore slippy and he'll go away.

Slip Sliding Away ... You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away.

Rats! Now I can't get it out of my head!!
02/09/2009 04:13:48 PM · #25
Originally posted by fir3bird:

Originally posted by rmedavid:

It was shot on 1.28.09 specifically for this challenge with the best of intentions. New camera recorded it as 1.28.08. My bad.


Actually EXIF data indicates it was recorded as 1.26.08. You might want to consider shooting both raw and a small size JPG. It won't make much difference in file size and you can use the JPG as validation. Of course you have to keep up with the small JPG. One thing everyone on DPC should probably get in the habit of, is checking our cameras' date/time each time we make an image for a challenge. You can take some small comfort in knowing that a few of us who read this thread will go check ours. I just did. But I seldom enter challenges. :) Good luck and glad to see you re'upped. Just ignore slippy and he'll go away.


Yes! You are right - it does say 1.26.08. The first day of the challenge. It's all good. Just sucks when you hardly ever enter and then make two unintentional mistakes. Thanks again for the nice comments.

Message edited by author 2009-02-09 16:15:27.
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