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Apr. 21st, 2006 | 07:56 pm
posted by: miss_sarac in ultimate_lims

In case you hadn't noticed, there hasn't been another challenge posted. I didnt forget about it; I've just been unable to give this comm the attention it needs, so......

I am putting ultimate_lims on a short hiatus. Due to illness from preganancy,  I have been unable to do all the things required to run this community successfully & in an organized way. The posts have been sporadic & disoraganized, and that just isn't how I like to run my communties. I still haven't even done the master list of contestants :/

I am NOT forgetting about this comm. I will absolutely been resuming challenges as soon as I possibly can (which hopefully will only be a couple more weeks).

Thanks for your understanding.

~Sara

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LIMS Challenge 4: RESULTS

Apr. 6th, 2006 | 09:09 pm
posted by: miss_sarac in ultimate_lims

Results were not what I expected this challenge, but here they are....

 ohdramatize with 30 votes.
 wash_when_dirty with 21 votes.
 uptheapples with 15 votes.
 obliquity with 13 votes.
 sweet_dreams87 with 12 votes.

Thank you all for participating here! 


There's no Mod's or Peoples' Choice this week because this was just too confusing. :P

Now, if you got voted off & would like to know the reasons you may leave a comment here..otherwise at this point, we're not doing comments. Sorry. *And I'm still getting to comments from the last challenge...sorry for the wait.

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LIMS: Challenge 4 VOTING

Apr. 4th, 2006 | 08:15 pm
posted by: miss_sarac in ultimate_lims

The rules are a little different this challenge, so BE SURE TO READ THE RULES! We had a lot of people use their skips this time too..heh, so there are only 58 icons this time.

Rules:
You are still voting for the LESSER QUALITY icons, but this time you should be looking for different things. There are no brushes, light effects, trends or text to judge. You are just voting on quality here. Cropping is NOT important. Things to looks for: how much has the clarity been improved upon, how did they handle the coloring(the oversaturation of red in the orginal cap), the contrast/brightness & sharpness. I have inlcuded the orginal cap to make for easier comparison. If the icon looks like it was just cropped & nothing else was done to it, then that is a sufficient reason to vote for it. If you have questions about voting, PLEASE ASK because I know this may be a bit confusing.

eta: Yeah I forgot that important detail of how many to vote for :/ You are voting for FIVE (5) icons!!!!

Reasons to vote for an icon:
99. face is still too blurry & lacks clarity
88. icon looks like it has no coloring improvement done to it.
77. too sharp & jagged-like





If you'd also like to include your favorite icon while voting, you may do so. :)

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Apr. 2nd, 2006 | 08:06 pm
posted by: miss_sarac in ultimate_lims

This is your last minute reminder to get you Challenge 4 entries for ultimate_lims in!!! Icons are due in about 1 hour or sooner!!!

If you will be dropping out or using your skip, please leave a comment saying so..it makes it much easier to stay organized that way. :)

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LIMS: Challenge 4

Mar. 27th, 2006 | 08:38 pm
posted by: detoxcocktails in ultimate_lims


RULES:

01. You may only participate if you made it through round 3.
02. Must follow LJ-dimension rules: no more than 100x100 or 40kb. Do not share your icon anywhere before this challenge is over.
03. Brushes, textures, stock images are NOT allowed for this round.
04. Your icon must be submitted by SUNDAY, APLRIL 2ND at 8:00PM(MST)/10:00PM(EST).
05. Your icon must be submitted as a comment to this post. Feel free to ask any questions, but please do so in a separate comment than your entry! Comments are screened.
06. You can use your SKIP if you'd like to. Just remember, you're only allowed ONE SKIP. Also, if you didn't sign up at the SKIP post when you were supposed to, and are not on our original SKIP list, you do not have a skip. Again, not everyone is entitled to a free pass. You had a chance to get your skip and if you missed it you do not have a skip.

Challenge 4: This challenge is going to be a bit different. I'm going to provide a screencap for you. This is your warning: the photo quality of the cap is going to be bad on purpose. Your challenge is to clean up the photo as much as you can and make it into a clean, workable base. PLEASE, do not complete the icon with text, brushes, etc. Just clean up the icon, crop it into a 100x100 square and make it look pretty without adding anything to it. If color is part of how you clean up screencaps, you can use it, but it should look as normal and neutral as possible. Keep the color, black and white bases are not allowed.

The cap is from the TV show; Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The episode is Season 5's Fool For Love. The cap is of Spike (played by James Marsters) from the Boxer Rebellion.

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Good luck, everyone!

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LIMS Challenge 3: RESULTS

Mar. 24th, 2006 | 04:15 pm
posted by: miss_sarac in ultimate_lims

First, I'd just like to thank those of you who actually follow the rules. Believe me, it makes this a LOT easier.

Now unfortunately it's time to say goodbye to six more people:

 untiitled with 19 votes.
 marina_angel_ with 18 votes.
 little_son with 17 votes.
 crazydiamond_ with 16 votes.
 sifted with 12 votes.
 siricerasi with 12 votes.

Thank you all for participating here. I hope you continue to take part in voting.


Peoples' Choice:
 by ctofine

Jessika's Choice:
 by entis: the coloring is lovely and the crop & photo quality are gorgeous.

Sara's Choice:
 by purecreation: pretty blues,  nice crop & good text placement :)

Now, if you got voted off & would like to know the reasons you may leave a comment here..otherwise at this point, we're not doing comments. Sorry.

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LIMS VOTING: Challenge 3: CLOSED

Mar. 22nd, 2006 | 09:58 pm
posted by: miss_sarac in ultimate_lims

VOTING IS OVER. DO NOT VOTE ANYMORE

Ok those who didn't get their icons in & who didn't have a skip to use, you are unfortunately disqualified. If you are using your skip this challenge please leave a comment if you can (it makes it much easier to stay organized this way). On to the voting....


RULES:
1.You are voting for the LESSER quality icons. Not the icons you like least, not the style you may not care for, but the QUALITY OF THE ICON IN GENERAL. Look carefully at the cropping, coloring, sharpening, photo quality and text. Please just do your best & try not to be biased..meaning just because you don't like a certain style, that doesn't make it a bad icon. Do NOT use words like "I don't like" or "it's ugly"..If you do, we will not count your vote. Be open-minded, but be critical.

2.Comment to this post with SIX (6) icons. With these SIX votes, you MUST provide a reason to why you have voted for them. If you do not follow the rules and provide an explanation as to why you've voted the icon off, your vote WILL NOT be counted. If we find that your reasoning is biased toward an individual icon maker or an individual style you may not like, your vote will NOT be counted. Again, you're voting SIX (6) icons off this time, and must provide a brief explanation as to why you voted for them. COMMENTS ARE SCREENED.

3.Please also vote for your one favorite in the poll.

PLEASE vote in chronological order. I'm begging you. It's SO much harder to tally up the votes when they're out of order. Thank you in advance.

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Voting will end in approx 24 hours.

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LIMS: Challenge 3

Mar. 17th, 2006 | 06:05 pm
mood: crappycrappy
posted by: miss_sarac in ultimate_lims

RULES:
01. You may only participate if you made it through round 2.
02. Must follow LJ-dimension rules: no more than 100x100 or 40kb. Do not share your icon anywhere before this challenge is over.
03. Brushes, textures, stock images are allowed.
04. Your icon must be submitted by TUESDAY, MARCH 21st at 9:00PM(MST)/11:00PM(EST).
05. Your icon must be submitted as a comment to this post. Feel free to ask any questions, but please do so in a separate comment than your entry! Comments are screened.
06. You can use your SKIP if you'd like to. Just remember, you're only allowed ONE SKIP.

Challenge 2: Kate Beckinsale. Featured in such films as Underworld & Seredipity. Full list of films can be found here.

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Good Luck!

ETA: I also wanted to announce that as this time I will NOT be doing the comments for votes you received. There are just too many people still & it's just too consuming. Jessika may still choose to do so, but she is also extrememly busy, so I don't know. Comments will resume once the number of participants is more managable. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Mar. 17th, 2006 | 12:22 am
posted by: detoxcocktails in ultimate_lims

Those were really great entries last round!

Unfortunately it's time to say goodbye to the 10 icon makers.


by dachinchilla with 32 votes.

by hhr79 with 31 votes.

by dback612 with 30 votes.

by seanachais with 29 votes.

by agentkang with 22 votes.

by hermionesparkle with 21 votes.

by steppenlaeufer with 21 votes.

by nellenoir with 21 votes.

by keeperofthekeys with 18 votes.

by silverchan with 16 votes.


Mods Choice

Jessika's (detoxcocktails)
by unmasked_icons - I love the the composition, it's so unique!

Sara's (miss_sarac)
by sempre -I really like the different crop & the vibrant coloring of the background. (Jessika's note: I also had this picked for mod's choice, it's REALLY beautiful.)


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If you want to know what comments your icon received, leave a comment below, and we will copy & paste all of them to you in a screened comment (so you will be the only person who sees them). And just to note, who said what will remain anonymous as well. Please do not say you want to know unless you can handle the criticism because some comments were more harsh than others. If you don't receive your LJ comments in e-mail form, please leave your e-mail address and we will send them to you that way. Also, PLEASE LEAVE THE NUMBER OF YOUR ICON. Thanks!

88 people are left! Either Sara or I will post the next challenge tomorrow sometime.

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LIMS CHALLENGE 2; VOTING!

Mar. 15th, 2006 | 10:04 pm
posted by: detoxcocktails in ultimate_lims

It's time to vote for challenge 2! PLEASE read the rules carefully before voting.

13 people didn't submit their icons, which leaves us with 97 people left.


Now, here are the rules of voting:

1.You are voting for the LESSER quality icons. Not the icons you like least, not the style you may not care for, but the QUALITY OF THE ICON IN GENERAL. Look carefully at the cropping, coloring, sharpening, photo quality and text. Again, DO NOT just base your votes on personal prefrence. If you cannot differentiate between a good icon and a bad icon, we encourage you not to vote.

2.Comment to this post (which is screened) with TEN (10) icons. With these TEN votes, you MUST provide a reason to why you have voted for them. If you do not follow the rules and provide an explaination as to why you've voted the icon off, your vote WILL NOT be counted. If we find that your reasoning is biased toward an individual icon maker or an individual style you may not like, your vote will NOT be counted. Again, you're voting TEN (10) icons off this time, and must provide a brief explaination as to why you voted for them. COMMENTS ARE SCREENED.

Here's an example of how to vote:
148: I feel the texture used distorts her face.
192: the cropping was too basic & unorginal.
207: I thought the placement was off & it was oversharpened.
297: The photo is too blurry and the text looks jumbled.

PLEASE vote in chronological order. I'm begging you. It's SO much harder to tally up the votes when they're out of order. Thank you in advance.

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Good luck!

Also, I just want to apologize for the time mix ups. Sara lives 2 hours behind me, so when it's midnight my time, it's only 10 PM her time. I have to get the challenges, voting and results up earlier sometimes because I work very early in the morning. With Sara sick, I'm trying to lift as much burden from her as I can and with your patience and help it would make everything much easier for both Sara and myself. Again, I apologize for saying the challenge would end at 12 and changing it last minute, but work comes first and I'm sorry for anyone that didn't get their icon in on time for that reason. If you haven't gotten your icon in and you have a skip, please let us know.

One more thing. About skips. We've gotten a few people asking for skips who never signed up at the SKIP POST back when it was posted. For the record, no one gets a free skip. You had to sign up to that post and promote/plug this community somewhere so people would sign up and enter. The skip is NO LONGER AVALIABLE TO ANYONE, so if you never signed up, you DO NOT have a skip. Feel free to ask if you have any questions about this.

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Ultimate LIMS: Challenge 2

Mar. 10th, 2006 | 12:31 am
posted by: detoxcocktails in ultimate_lims

Overview:
1.) Standard rules will apply. This means all icons must conform to LJ-dimensions: no larger than 40k or 100x100 size. It, of course, can be smaller, but not larger. Finally, it means that you canNOT share your icon anywhere else before that current challenge is finished. If for some reason you do, you will be disqualified.
2.) You will have approx 5 days to get your icon done & entered. Your icon MUST be turned in by specified time or you will unfortunately be disqualified. Then voting will take place. Voting will a little more than 24 hours, but I'll go through those rules when I post the poll....and remember you will be voting for the worst icon.
3.) All icons are to be submitted via screened comment to the corresponding post. So you will all submit your Challenge #1 entries to THIS POST and this post only! Please include both the url & the actual image.All comments will be screened.
4.) Ask any questions you might have in a separate comment than your icon. Please don't hesitate to ask, if there's any confusion or whatnot.

RULES:
01. You may only participate if you made it through round 1.
02. Must follow LJ-dimension rules: no more than 100x100 or 40kb. Do not share your icon anywhere before this challenge is over.
03. Brushes, textures, stock images are allowed.
04. Your icon must be submitted by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15th at 10:00PM(PST)/12:00AM(EST).
05. Your icon must be submitted as a comment to this post. Feel free to ask any questions, but please do so in a separate comment than your entry! Comments are screened.
06. You can use your SKIP if you'd like to. Just remember, you're only allowed ONE SKIP.

CHALLENGE 2: Brian Kinney and Justin Taylor from the Season 3 finale of Queer As Folk. Played by Gale Harold and Randy Harrison.

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Good luck, everyone, hope you all get to participate!

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