### Poll

#### what sort of image contest do you find appealing enough to participate in regularly

one program, unaltered, random topic
minimal alteration allowed, topic via poll from list generated from user suggestions
completely random, as is now, no topic
some of the above
all of the above

### Fractal image of the month - Discussion thread

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#### Sabine62

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#### Re: Fractal image of the month - Discussion thread

« Reply #60 on: October 29, 2018, 12:06:34 PM »
Gerrit already said in the October-thread that sending a reminder to vote a few days earlier would be a good idea and I agree! Tonight at 12pm I got a reminder to vote and at 3.30 this morning I got: And the winners are...
And I only checked my mail at 8.00 this morning

Maybe a message could be placed on the Home-page alerting users to the competition? Blinking? :}:}:}

I'd really love to see more participants, especially since we have members with such varied fractal interests

Update: hmmm, themes?? Halloween? Colour? Fuzz? Or would that be too childish? (not for me! )
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« Reply #61 on: October 29, 2018, 12:10:10 PM »
I didn't send a reminder, maybe that goes automatic?
Anyway, every month till now,  I put on the last day a call to vote but this time I didn't,  for all the other times maybe one or two persons voted, no more than that.  So only a reminder is not enough to get people to participate I think.  A call on the main page would maybe be a good idea?

#### Sabine62

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#### Re: Fractal image of the month - Discussion thread

« Reply #62 on: October 29, 2018, 07:57:08 PM »
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Topic unlocked: Fractal Image of the month  - October 2018 -  Please vote! A topic you are watching has been unlocked by Caleidoscope.
That's an e-mail timed at 00:03 last night, auto-notification

So indeed, you're not sending anything... My bad!

I agree we should get a notification to vote also on the Home-page

#### Fraktalist

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#### Re: Fractal image of the month - Discussion thread

« Reply #63 on: October 29, 2018, 08:22:17 PM »
dunno how to put such a reminder on the home page.
but if someone just posts a short "vote now" in the last days to just keep the topic up and in view, that should be enough.

sorry I'm not more active myself right now, life got very chaotic here with lots of big changes that take up nearly all of my time.
hope this will calm down in the next weeks.

#### Sabine62

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#### Re: Fractal image of the month - Discussion thread

« Reply #64 on: October 29, 2018, 09:05:17 PM »
Argghhh no flashing banners like in the merry early nineties?

The messages... ehm... I need to be the remindee, not the reminder

Good luck with everything, Fraktalist, take your time!

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#### Re: Fractal image of the month - Discussion thread

« Reply #65 on: October 30, 2018, 04:08:11 AM »
I didn't send a reminder, maybe that goes automatic?
Anyway, every month till now,  I put on the last day a call to vote but this time I didn't,  for all the other times maybe one or two persons voted, no more than that.  So only a reminder is not enough to get people to participate I think.  A call on the main page would maybe be a good idea?
Probably not many people check this website every day, so maybe a "call for votes" say 5 day before the deadline?
You could also perhaps add some motivational stuff about how good it is to vote, though I wouldn't know what that would be
Or put up a list of people that voted with a thank you to shame the non-voters?
Or make the vote obligatory, and get suspended when you don't vote but have accessed the website withing the voting period.
Not sure how I can get more silly...

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#### Re: Fractal image of the month - Discussion thread

« Reply #66 on: October 30, 2018, 03:26:50 PM »

Probably not many people check this website every day, so maybe a "call for votes" say 5 day before the deadline?
You could also perhaps add some motivational stuff about how good it is to vote, though I wouldn't know what that would be
Or put up a list of people that voted with a thank you to shame the non-voters?
Or make the vote obligatory, and get suspended when you don't vote but have accessed the website withing the voting period.
Not sure how I can get more silly...

Yeah, I can do that.  I think the best thing is to make a little change every day to keep it in the picture :0o  I can try that, if I have the time and don't forget it I'm not sure it will be very helpful. Maybe to make it more known on the internet, on social media... get more members and get more participants. Maybe that is not even a bad idea?  I think a shame-list is not such a friendly idea     Maybe we can sell the virtual tomatoes and get some money for FF     Nor the more dictatorial option
But thank you for your input.  Much appreciated, at least you come up with some ideas
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#### Re: Fractal image of the month - Discussion thread

« Reply #67 on: July 23, 2019, 10:36:02 AM »
In another thread some members suggested another kind of image contest, for example  a theme-contest?
Well I'm very interested in your opinion about that.  Would you participate?

#### Sabine62

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#### Re: Fractal image of the month - Discussion thread

« Reply #68 on: July 23, 2019, 11:16:18 AM »
My dear, IF I find the time I will ALWAYS participate I like these contests, not in it to win it, but because I love 'community'-thingies
And yes, themes, why not? We can try and will see if it works, right?

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#### Re: Fractal image of the month - Discussion thread

« Reply #69 on: July 23, 2019, 11:29:44 AM »
I know you do

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#### Re: Fractal image of the month - Discussion thread

« Reply #70 on: July 23, 2019, 05:33:04 PM »
What kind of themes would be considered?
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#### Re: Fractal image of the month - Discussion thread

« Reply #71 on: July 23, 2019, 08:51:15 PM »
What comes to mind, and then we choose, together (all democratic Maybe a poll?
Let's make a list of themes, ideas and maybe it's possible.  Why not?

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#### Re: Fractal image of the month - Discussion thread

« Reply #72 on: July 24, 2019, 04:00:11 AM »
Theme selection via https://www.randomlists.com/random-words?dup=false&qty=1

The above link selects one random word, just now mine was "tiger".

but you can only take the first thing that comes up, not allowed to sit there and click until something you like shows up, yes it will make for some odd themes but will be a great challenge to artistic creativity, to capture the embodiment of a word in an image.

@Caleidoscope we will all have to trust you try that link and share what shows up just for a test. if it looks good maybe  visit that link before the contest beginning announcement and include the word for the theme.

oh, this could be an off shoot in addition to the IMOTM contest and, in true fractal form, it becomes a contest between the contests, one will dominate and one will go to oblivion?

edit: or maybe both will survive
« Last Edit: July 24, 2019, 04:17:24 AM by 3DickUlus »
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#### Re: Fractal image of the month - Discussion thread

« Reply #73 on: July 24, 2019, 04:30:42 AM »
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Maybe a message could be placed on the Home-page alerting users to the competition? Blinking? :}:}:}

I'd really love to see more participants, especially since we have members with such varied fractal interests
...

could send a note to all...
Please join the fun! Participate in the Image of the month contest!
...or
Don't forget to vote in the Image of the month contest!

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#### Re: Fractal image of the month - Discussion thread

« Reply #74 on: July 24, 2019, 01:24:38 PM »
I tried the word generator but if you would do as you suggest you get a very difficult challenge.  For example I've tried several times and this is what came up:
calm  -chase  -level -note - tall - hammer - field - glib - slap- abrasive - behave -ajar - roof - march -extra-large- serve -deafening -aware  unkempt  -children  -cats -ring

I myself wouldn't know what to do with it

I've checked out the internet for more online generators, maybe you want to see what you think of it:
This one gives 3 randmom word, you could for example say that the challenge will be to use at least 2 words, it gives a bit more choise?

This one offers 2-3 them words:
http://www.boardgamizer.com/themes   click on 'one other idea'  and mostly they come up with something useful.

This one looks rather interesting too: it  gives a 'Random Design Theme/Aesthetic Idea Generator'
for example: the theme will be: "combines soft abstract designs with a wing theme and uses warm, muted colors"
It offers one or two possible themes...  You could ask which one they prefere.
https://www.springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/design-theme.htm
there are several kind of generators, quite nice.

or maybe this one:
https://www.magatsu.net/generators/art/index.php
It generates on topic.

I don't know if this is anything, but I understand correctly you could integrate it in your website.  The advantage would be that is is verifiable.  Maybe it is something, maybe not
html  theme generator:
https://codepen.io/BreemClock/pen/yNbgGg
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I still think that involving the members is better.  I don't want to be the one that comes up with a 'word'  and most don't have a clue what to with it? I don't want to argue over a theme. I'm also not the most mathematical fraktalist on this forum, so it would be hard for me to be aware of all the possibilities. You are! Maybe you should pick the theme?

A poll would still be preferable to me. I (you) come up with say three themes (members can also put in theme ideas by mail, or note) And we let the members choose and most votes wins.  Or another possibility is to let the winner, first price, determine the next challenge?

Also we have to make some rules, all fractal or a mix with multi media and fractal, backgrounds, etc.... ?
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To have two contest... I don't mind... one  regular one and one theme. We hold them at the same time. That's no problem and perhaps one has to go, and that is also not a problem
We do have to shorten the voting period for otherwise there is no time to decide the next challenge as.  (and time to breath)

And I do like the message.  And sending it once to alle members would be fine by me, ask them if they want to get the invitation monthly or not!

This is it for the moment, I do hope more will share their vision with us...?    Input is ver welcome.

Have a great day, I am goïng into the field and enjoy the warm (hot) weather

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