It’s almost amusing that this is the second time I’ve tried submitting this message - the server was too busy to accept it firt time. It’s taken an hour to submit last response (which failed) and go round and come back again to the reply box.
I’m rather frustrated with the major server problems. I simply haven’t been able to upload the tiff despite trying for the last 6hrs. I submitted my final image as jpeg in wip thread about then. But since then I’ve been trying to load up the tiff without success (first time, crashed completely, second failed after 30%, and this time is chugging along at 1.2k/bs…). If, as it appears I’m not alone with this problem, and with problems submitting to this thread to let you know there’s a problem (you have to laugh!), will you (please) be lenient and allow those who clealy submitted their final image jpeg well before the deadline (ie those who have clearly finished) to be allowed to have there late tiffs counted too??? Inthis way you can be strict and ensure nonoe has had extra time to finish their work, but be fair to those who have suffered du to teh overloaded servers.
It would hardly be right to penalise contestants for the failings of the servers… and don’t say we should have been ready in plenty of time as 6 hrs to upload a measly 12mbs is more than enough - or ought to be!
I’d also take issue with fact that it was not possible (as far I could see and I’d read the final image faq a few times in teh last week or two) to know whether you needed to download an ftp client until you tried the final part of submitting the final image…I mean that screen that redirects you to ftp info site when you’re ready to upload! Downloading an ftp client caused further delays which i could have easily avoided…
c’est la vie, perhaps, but it shouldn’t, shouldn’t, have to be…
Thanks for reading this anyhow,