I have noticed that nobody posts in the "Signature Battles" sub-forum, so I'd like to use that for the contests, since they seem to be getting popular. I want to have also a showcase to display the best works entered. Please let me know either way, so I know whether I have to request the name change or not. I didn't post a poll because I want to know what you think. Thanks. :)
I think if anything a showcase is more useful than a contest forum, mainly because of the low traffic on the subforum now. Contests are lax, and not that many participate, so while not entirely useless it's still not completely necessary. I say definitely make a subforum with threads named after subjects (abstract, modern, grunge, etc.) that show case sigs, avatars, and other art that was excellent.
Well, I can't make a sub-forum, but I can use one we already have. Also, the reason for the contests is to make people more active in other areas of graphics editing, since everybody seems to be stuck in "sig-and-avy" mode. We've had 2 contests so far, and one's still going. If you notice, we had about 5 entries in the first one, but we already have about twice as many in this one, and it's still 3 days to go. I've nothing against signatures and avatars, but I'd like to broaden our collective skills by making something people can recognize. Grunge and abstract are just random doodling.
I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
14th April 2004
sounds great , we can definetly improve our skills with contests like that :nodding:
Just think about it: If you like making signatures, you'll be able to make them super cool if you learn and practice new techniques.
People say I post too much
12th February 2004
I think PB2AU had the right idea... but the contest subforum could have a few stickies titled as different subjects for a showcase type thing, then the contests could continue however people want. @ Fragger I was interested in the new type of contests you've been starting a week or two ago when you had the smile one, etc. but I'm just too lazy to get some pictures to mod. I agree there should be more like that and less for sigs, since you can do so much more with a larger workspace. We should have the sig battles renamed though, to the more general "Contests" title.
I just made a sticky with links to get good source pictures for sigs, avatars, the contests, etc. http://forums.filefront.com/showthread.php?t=178593