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« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2005 09:45:29 AM »

Hmm, that's a good point Fonduie.  Perhaps there could be a Challenge moderator that was responsible for gathering submissions via PM or email, who would then most them all at once.  The submission period could therefore be the entire month, and no one would get previews of other peoples' work.  This person would just be an assistant to our own Craftster Goddess, Leah, of course, and to be sure all submissions were posted, perhaps Leah could also get just a list of the names of those who submitted, to be sure there was no bias on the part of the mod.  (Not that I would expect that to happen, but it's always good to be sure.  I dunno, I'm not sure this is really neccessary, but it might be something to consider as things go along.
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« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2005 09:50:43 AM »

I honestly don't think that it matters if you see someone elses workbefore submitting. A truly great piece is a great piece and if somone tries to replicate it its obvious.  I think a shorter time of 2-3 days to post is a good idea.
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« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2005 10:43:21 AM »

Thanks for all this input!  It sounds like a few people have reiterated that they'd like a shorter period before entries are due and a shorter submission period.  So for the challenge #3, I'll cut this back.

I'm trying to work out in my mind a better way of dealing with the period where people submit their entries and others comment and ask questions.  It took me about 3 hours to whip the last challenge thread into shape for voting!  So I kinda need to make up a less time consuming system.

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« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2005 11:19:56 AM »

I loved it.  Maybe for people who aren't going to be able to post their project during the days the project is due, they could send it to a mod. who would be able to post it on time?  For people who are on vacation or out of town or for whatever reason don't have access to the computer, like someone posted earlier.   

Even if it stayed exactly the same I still love it.  It's such a good idea to have challenges, it's inspiring and it's motivating.   I didn't participate in this, I wanted to after seeing the first submissions, but I figured I would just wait for the next challenge.  It seemed very organized and I'm so glad so many people participated.   On other boards I've been in we would try to do something all together, and it was basically a jumbled mess.  This was amazing and so much fun - and I didn't even enter a project.   Grin       
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« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2005 11:38:40 AM »

I really liked the idea of the craft challenge, even though I didn't participate. All of the participants had awesome ideas! I had to beg my mom to take me to the dollar store yesterday, and picked up some craft items of my own. I can't wait until the next challenge...I really want to participate!

I'm also glad that this challenge was under five dollars, so that everyone that participated didn't have to pay very much. I'm on a tight budget, too!

One last thing! I think it was very convenient, weeding out all of the comments, as most people have mentioned. The only problem I had, though, was that my computer was overwhelmed with the pictures! Do you think that, for posting completed projects in the challenge thread, the max. amount of pictures per person would be 2? I know that that's a lot to ask, but it's more of a suggestion than a question.

Thank you for listening! Can't wait for the next challenge to roll around...(I've got to participate, once I snag my sister's digital camera) Love, Luna.
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« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2005 12:46:36 PM »

fwiw, there's no way i could have decided on just one project. i liked having 2 votes.
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« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2005 01:22:50 PM »

fwiw, there's no way i could have decided on just one project. i liked having 2 votes.

Yeah. I think I may keep it at 2 votes because this way you can vote once for the one you really want to win and once for one you really loved but that may not win.
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« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2005 03:12:15 PM »

I didn't know we had two votes. It was really hard deciding for me too!
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« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2005 08:47:23 PM »

I think it was quite successful.  All of the entries were awesome!  Cool Great job folks.


2. What inspired you to come up with this project?
3. Brief description of how it was made
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However, I honestly thought it was a requirement to have a tute (and list of items used) and was surprised to see that that was not the case. Huh  Otherwise, excellent job everyone, and I agree it would be great to know what was the inspiration as well.
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« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2005 11:26:36 PM »

I would not participate if I had to make a tutorial. They are a lot of work and I'm not too computer saavy. I think a list of materials, source of inspiration...are good though.
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