Grand Space Opera Challenge FAQ / Questions / Answers


#741

I got to vote for the Community copntribution award and I had no problems with any of the technology whatsoever.

I was a little disappointed in the selection, though. No offense to anyone whatsoever: all of the finalists were quite worthy, but there were also other people who were part of the challenge whom I felt disappointed not to have seen on the Community Challenge ballot. These are people who obviously didn’t top the final 5 for quantity of posts, but were way up there in quality. Of course, it’s a lot easier to take the top 5 in quantity (which is strictly objective) than quality (which is sheerly subjective) but it might have been nice to have a larger pile to draw from. Or perhaps a system similar to the art voting where you can vote for everyone in the chanllenge and cast as many votes as you like but openly the top vote-getter wins. I am sure that whomever wins will be deserving, but I just feel that there were some others who were equally deserving that were not on the list… or moreso ( but again, an entirely subjective call!) :slight_smile:

-mike


#742

yea I agree with walrus, for example Steve Newport gave a truckload of advice
to people , also posting images for reference. Here’s to you Steve and others :beer:

Maybe next time all parcticipants get to vote for say 3 people that they think
have helped themselves and others the most . :thumbsup:


#743

I also agree. “Some member” even took the time to give me an image pointing some mistakes with my test renders.


#744

Damn! I’m just saying DAMN. Why does that kind of thing never happen to me??? :smiley:


#745

Oh, and I agree about the quantity thing here, it’s a bit skewed actually. Admittedly I did post some useful stuff in some peoples threads, but I sure posted a lot of useless fluff too, and it might be a bad thing to sort of reward that behaviour in the long run :smiley:


#746

lol , hey don’t worry I voted for Dimi :stuck_out_tongue:


#747

waahaa! Me too.


#748

…curious to see what it does to that kind of behaviour in the long run …


#749

… nothing good could possibly come from it :smiley:

Oh, and I hear you’re getting a copy of UT2K4 too, squibbler?


#750

Yes I agree about the this community awards voting. I was also surprised when I found 5 names feom each category only. And some people on who I would like to vote weren’t there. I know that it was probably the best sollution during this challenge. But I think that the best voting system would be like that(please add your 2 cents to it, maybe cgtalk guru’s would read it:)):

If you wan’t to vote, you have to vote for each work, and give points(e.g. 0-5) for (e.g):

  • general impression
  • technical level/workmanship
  • concept/ida (originality, content, closeness to the subject)
  • community interaction (it’s obvious that all wyould get some 0 and probably some 5, because it’s hardly possible to be active everywhere)

and a weight of each category could be different, and I think that more categories(more detailed like modeling, lighting, texturing) would be to much and it would be too complicated.

Of course you could complete your voting in a few days, not at once. And I think that we would get smaller amount of votes, but those received votes would be better in my opinion.


#751

I gotta say , tho, I value the daily comedy bit on the board as much
as a good artistic advice , so I could’ve easily given u the vote , wabbit

i do cg cuz its fun and if i become good at it in the process, all the betta :thumbsup:

yea , ordered UT, i’m cannonfodder too, so it’ll become easier for u cause there’s
either someone new on the other side that cant hit u that good or someone on
the same side as easy to shoot , so u dont get shot that often :beer:


#752

I bet you both land on my team :cry:


#753

ROFL !!! :shrug::D:beer:


#754

We can make the pig very happy like this, you know


#755

LOL…Squibbit is going to get FRAGGED…hahahahaha:scream:


#756

I felt the same way. Another issue when considering quantity over quality – when looking at the post history for the contenders, most of the posts were made after the competition deadline.

Since qualifiers for the Community Challenge need to have completed their GSO entry the voting wouldn’t be TOO cumbersome, especially since people would vote for those who helped them in their own work. No offense to the 5 finalists, but I think only one of them commented on my work.


#757

when looking at the post history for the contenders, most of the posts were made after the competition deadline

that sounds very weird , considering the boards went pretty quiet pretty
soon after the contest deadline …

i was pretty astonished to be on that CA list, cause i just went where i felt like and
said what i felt like , never was after a prize , although I really would like to get
one of those Exposé 2’s from the actual competition :slight_smile:


#758

Quote> Squibbit

…i was pretty astonished to be on that CA list, cause i just went where i felt like and
said what i felt like , never was after a prize…

me too. :eek:


#759

When I voted each of the 5 finalists had a link if you wanted to read the comments they made during the competition. For each finalist, there were 4 pages of post citations. The earliest date I saw was after the contest had ended. Maybe the list of finalists was generated by posts during the competiton, but the posts on display were not what I’d want to base my vote on.

You were still very active on the boards, though–your old angel avatar was
EVERYWHERE and you made some pretty valuable comments whether you meant to or not ;).


#760

yea i got on a roll during the competition and just didn’t stop after it was over, lol.

anyways, i think it only shows 4 most recent pages of posts .

btw, as an after comment, i think your GSO pic was mighty original…
… it was looking at that pic when i thought “wow, this contest really beat
machine flesh in variety” … pretty bold move to go for a flat 2D pic, too