Grand Space Opera Challenge FAQ / Questions / Answers


#761

Yeah, I realized it was a gamble but I couldn’t think of a way to fit everything I wanted into a realistic picture and still have it make sense. I thought that a pictogram would solve the problem and would still fit within the guidelines. Even if I go down in flames it was a great competition.

BTW I just checked out your Machineflesh entry the other day. Brilliant! I haven’t read through the thread yet, but I can imagine an old timer saying “I can remember when I was a boy going to Coney Island to see the flying whales.” It’s got a beautiful antiquated look.


#762

• Well, I don’t know about the selection method, but one thing is for sure : Only challengers know how helpfull other were, of course it is imposible to check posts one by one just to see if they are helpfull or not.
• I am not complaining but giving a suggestion: next time let only the challengers vote who deserve the comunity award among everyone, not just a few because only then everybody will feel full fairness in the total score of the competicion
• One good post is worth than a thousand empty and personal replies, please, I don’t want this reply to be missunderstood, for me, almost all the selected had a cool interaction in my thread, and I am Happy they were choosen for the Comunity Award ( In my personal opinion they deserve it) but, in all challenges groups of friends come togheter and use threads same way as chat rooms and that is really unpleasant for other people who see thousands of replies that are not hepfull at all or in fact have nothing to do with the challenge. people like that does not deserve to be mentioned in a comunity award only for the amount of replies he/she has done, that is my personal opinion.

• Don’t hate me 4 this…I just wanted to be honest and to make challenges even better and impartials :thumbsup:


#763

to tell the truth I have to agree with that.


#764

yea, the participants should know who helped them and cheered them on.
As i said before, I too, think that each participant should get to vote from
among all the participants say 3 to 5 people that helped them most.

even if there were a huge list of names to vote for,they would know who to
find and vote

and as also said before , pretty soon after the deadline I’d already posted
so much that the four post archive pages had only a few posts left from
competition times , too few for someone unknowing to come and base any
vote on


#765

Something like this:

• Each callenger picks 3 of the most helpfull persons in his own thread and if the names coincide in most of the challengers picks, then this are truly the people who deserve an award or recognition

• If the comunity award is for the people who more post has…some people will start replying garbage only to increase their post scores to get it!

• In this case cheering post should not count ( they are cool and give strenght to challengers, but cheering is only for moral incentivation and should not be awarded because it is something we give in exchange of nothing but fellowship )

• Joking is also cool, ( I like that :smiley: ) but chatroom speech :twisted: should be forbiden and deleted! ( It is a real pain in the ass to read personal quoting and replying of non sense CONVERSATIONS in threads that are meant for public reference )


#766

In this case cheering post should not count ( they are cool and give strenght to challengers, but cheering is only for moral incentivation and should not be awarded because it is something we give in exchange of nothing but fellowship )

so it’s just a teacher award ? cause i don’t know

chatroom speech :twisted: should be forbiden and deleted! ( It is a real pain in the ass to read personal quoting and replying of non sense CONVERSATIONS in threads that are meant for public reference )

no way nobody deletes stuff from my thread. Somebody wants to have some fun and
chat away on my thread just go ahead , i like reading that, and if don’t feel like it , I
can always skip that rather effortlessly. And somebody comes lookin for the current update on the pic they will find it with out too much trouble,just
have to go thru a few pages, no big deal.

If you just like to view the other person’s WIP’s you can easily do it through the
View Entries pages , my GSO signature links, for example, are both linked to that.
This way you don’t have to read anything.

but, i will now remember to take a more serious, guarded attitude when visiting your thread,
thanks for the thoughts :stuck_out_tongue:


#767

If you just like to view the other person’s WIP’s you can easily do it through the
View Entries pages , my GSO signature links, for example, are both linked to that.
This way you don’t have to read anything.

• Lol, I don’t want to appear as the Anti-fun guy here!, it is just that when quoting & replying for personal issues takes several pages it is kind of anoying, a couple of jokes is ok (that’s precicely why i never visit entry pages…they are boring…) but not entire thread pages, in fact, when everything goes gray in a thread, I look the way of bringing some laughts to the party :scream: and I appreciate the same from all of u

• You don’t have to take it personal…I never said “specially you” :smiley: sorry if I hurt your fellings:buttrock:

Ps: The avatar has a strong psicological influence in other people when relationating with replies…my mistake…:smiley: I guess I’ll change it back!..too serious maybe?..:curious:


#768

you and your psychological avatar… now that you’ve changed it i cannot
take you seriously anymore


#769

Ahh Climax it´s you! :scream: Now I did identify you again.

Why do you guys change your avatars if once established?

best regards
fahrija


#770

For me, my avatar represents the best of my work (so if I create a better piece of work down the road, I’ll change it to that); for me, it’s just an evolution of myself as an artist. :slight_smile:

Oh yeah, I also agree with what most of you are saying about the Community Interaction judging - wish they only used the comments before the deadline and had a bigger list of eligible people to vote for.


#771

• …well, I can only feel sorry about that, :shrug: it is YOUR choice


#772

that I believe was a joke from Squibbit…kinda hope you’re joking too :slight_smile:

I really can’t tell anymore, who is and who isn’t :argh:


#773

Stop joking everybody…shall we play UT tonight… :argh: …oops sorry! :slight_smile:


#774

• I never had the intention to ofend Squibbit or anybody, I only made a suggestion about how to make challenges better, but u r right! I also cannot tell if he is joking :shrug: I consider myself a guy with good sense of humor, but humor is not funny if only you know you made a Joke :smiley:

• Squibbit: I am not mad, If u neither, Why can’t we still be friends? :beer:


#775

why can’t we be friends…
why can’t we be friends…
:buttrock: :applause: :beer:

it is not a joke if you believe it :smiley:


#776

Cause we are allready friends :buttrock::slight_smile:

…or not? :surprised

hope we are…


#777

heh, it was a joke , sorry :slight_smile:

Cause we are allready friends :buttrock::slight_smile:

u got it dude


#778

I think there should be 3 important things to be considered for a thread to get the vote
for the community Award.
1.The number of visitors.
2.More important than that the number of replies the thread gets.
3.The variety of artists who reply( Not just 3 or 4 artist freinds talking together) .
So the relation of these scores is important;for example
100 visitors _ 50 replies _ from 20 different artists.:applause:
That makes a cool combination but
200 visitors_ 30 replies_from 5 different artists is not good.:smiley:
So maybe it helps to know how artistic a thread might be and how it has affected other artists .
This is my new formula I came up with though.(LOL):rolleyes:


#779

Hi!
I just wondered-how many completed entries GSO has? Just read the CGTalk newsletter and found out that the number of entries has doubeled compared to Machineflesh contest
:thumbsup:


#780

i think i saw 270… entries (2d&3d )