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    Please Help Me Make Improvements

    As you may or may not know, I've run a semi-annual photography contest for VBForum members for the last 3 1/2 years and I'd like to improve it. Please help me out by completing this 5-question survey.

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    Photography contest!?
    I gotta get in on that!
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    I filled your survey form first time on this forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinLiss View Post
    I've split off the posts about a coding contest into a new thread in Forum Feedback.
    Who dared derail your thread in Chit Chat, Marty?


    Btw, how about holding contests with certain themes? For e.g. nature, portraits and so on?

    I am currently on a film SLR, and it would be a major pain in the a$$ to get the pics organized and scanned onto a computer. So I am going to be off this competition for a while, unfortunately.

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    Where is this contest if I may so enquire?

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    It's declared every few months and posted in Chit Chat as a sticky thread (meaning it stays on top no matter whether anyone posts in it or in other threads).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinLiss View Post
    Here's a link to the most recent one. It says it's the 'last' but I may try it again.
    what i think is that you should extend the time allowed for entries, severely extend it. It's a photography contest. You never know when something worthy of photography may pop up. I would give everyone at least 3 months to submit photos and to make your job easier perhaps you could limit the number of photos each person can submit.
    finally, the photos should be in a forum thread, one photo per post, and we could use thread tools to vote on them (the poll). No external links required!
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    Did you take his survey and put all that inside it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Rat View Post
    Did you take his survey and put all that inside it?
    @Lord_Rat If you'll do that it will be a lot easier for me to find what you said.

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    I did. I was asking if he did. =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Orwell View Post
    what i think is that you should extend the time allowed for entries, severely extend it. It's a photography contest. You never know when something worthy of photography may pop up. I would give everyone at least 3 months to submit photos and to make your job easier perhaps you could limit the number of photos each person can submit.
    finally, the photos should be in a forum thread, one photo per post, and we could use thread tools to vote on them (the poll). No external links required!
    If you found a photographic moment after the contest, you could always submit it in the next contest.

    The idea of using the forums for the contest is really cool though, I second that. However with unlimited entrants and several photos per entrant, devising a poll would be very difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinLiss View Post
    I'm sorry, I got my Lords mixed up
    Now, THERE's a statement I didn't expect to see an American make on a programming forum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    Now, THERE's a statement I didn't expect to see an American make on a programming forum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by honeybee View Post
    If you found a photographic moment after the contest, you could always submit it in the next contest.

    The idea of using the forums for the contest is really cool though, I second that. However with unlimited entrants and several photos per entrant, devising a poll would be very difficult.

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    not for a moderator. They aren't limited to the number of choices on their polls the rest of us are. It would be really easy. Each poll option would be the post number.
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    i did take the survey, but i could resubmit because i dont think i listed that before
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    So what's the survey result ? Will you be continuing this contest ? Also, you are now a retired Admin/Mod. So, does that affect the contest ?


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    So what's the survey result ? Will you be continuing this contest ? Also, you are now a retired Admin/Mod. So, does that affect the contest ?

    I got a lot of good suggestions and I thank everyone who completed the survey. I'm leaning towards doing it again (in August) but I haven't decided yet. If I do run it again I'll need help from a current moderator but hopefully that won't be a problem.

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    I just entered the survey.

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    I just entered the survey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinLiss View Post
    I'm sorry, I got my Lords mixed up.
    Two Lords-a-Leaping ...
    Heavens to Murgatroid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoo View Post
    Two Lords-a-Leaping ...
    Heavens to Murgatroid.

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    I was wondering where I became familiar with the phrase "heavens to murgatroid" and did a search.

    from wikipedia

    Snagglepuss is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon character created in 1959, a pink anthropomorphic mountain lion voiced by Daws Butler. He is best known for his famous catchphrase, "Heavens to Murgatroyd!", along with phrases such as "Exit, stage left!" Snagglepuss was originally known as "Snaggletooth" (a pink lion precursor).

    Snagglepuss first appeared in several episodes of The Quick Draw McGraw Show and became a regular segment on The Yogi Bear Show, starring in a total of 32 episodes
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    By the way your spelling Spoo is not incorrect. They give various spellings for the word murgatroid but no matter what the spelling no version of the word murgatroid has any meaning. Apparently the phrase is an alteration of the expression "heavens to Betsy" which first appeared in the 19th century.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoo View Post
    Two Lords-a-Leaping ...
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    Murgatroyd, that's a character from The Fiery Wooing Of Mordred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EntityX View Post
    I was wondering where I became familiar with the phrase "heavens to murgatroid" and did a search.
    LOL ... who knew?

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    http://www.toonopedia.com/snaggle.htm

    I used to watch snagglepuss. Who knew he was a kellog's spokescat before tony the tiger (incidently voiced by Thurl Ravenscroft, who also sang songs in the Grinch cartoon?
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