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Post  Madness on 2013-06-04, 15:54

This past POTM contest was a drag out to the end.  With that said, I am noticing/hearing that some are not playing nice. REMEMBER, THIS IS FOR FUN NOBODY WINS MONEY.  I noticed new people joining just for the sake of voting for a specific picture, (I doubt we see them ever again, why is that?) I am also hearing and seeing that individuals in the contest are soliciting to other members, & non-members (already mentioned above) which picture is theirs, and to vote for them.  REALLY?  No No  NoNo


So because of recent issues on this last contest, I am adding a few more rules.  Please familiarize yourself with them, the new ones will be in RED.

The picture must have been taken by you

The picture must be of your own fish/water living creature (no tank shots or multiple fish shots)

You may only enter one photo per month

Your picture will be judged by the forum members using any criteria they wish

The pictures need to be in to me via email ([You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]) by 2 days before the start of the next contest (I have received pictures via p.m. the last 2 months, I will not except these pictures.  If your picture is not in the contest, this is probably the reason why.  EMAIL THEM TO ME).

Voting will start on the first of each month, (or as soon as announced)

The final winner will be announced on the last day of the month

Winner will not be able to participate in the following POTM contest

Voting and Photos submission is confidential (This is the big rule.  Nobody is to know who you voted for, and submitters are NOT to say which picture is theirs. If you post a picture either via show and tell or your Avatar, that is of your submitted picture, you will be disqualified.) A lot of us regulars know who's pictures are who's for the most part anyway, but the other 80% dont need to.  

There will be NO soliciting other sites to promote your picture and to increase your votes.  The above rule hits this rule also, if this is found out you will be disqualified.

There will be an end of the year contest where the winner of each month compete against each other (I will try and accomplish this.  I know we haven't stuck to this in the past, but I will try)

Breaking any of the rules will result in immediate disqualification of photo entry

PUT THIS INFO IN THE EMAIL ALONG WITH YOUR PICTURE ENTRY
Say who you are, along with your screen name
Say the species of fish in the picture.
The photo must not be smaller than 600x600



Most importantly, have fun! jocolor

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Post  Gryphon on 2013-06-05, 00:15

Does it have to be just fish >_> What about inverts and corals ?
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Post  nick_76 on 2013-06-05, 00:49

K...I know im guilty of at least two of those violations...but at least they were mostly harmless ones!
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Post  Madness on 2013-06-05, 00:56

Gryphon wrote:Does it have to be just fish >_> What about inverts and corals ?
That would be fine also.



nick_76 wrote:K...I know im guilty of at least two of those violations...but at least they were mostly harmless ones!

Thank you for coming forward, and I know who all are at fault. Suspect

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Post  nick_76 on 2013-06-05, 01:39

Yea well given the nature of my transgressions, its easy to fess up
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Post  Salzabar on 2013-06-05, 08:03

Ha! I forgot to vote this time. I knew I forgot something in May.
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Post  BillHN on 2013-06-05, 09:14

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Post  Guest on 2013-06-05, 10:50

THEY ALL CHEATED, I WIN!! Nut Kick

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Post  Anthraxx on 2013-06-05, 12:04

dangit, cant figure out how to get this pic of nixon "i am not a crook" photo to show up. Sad o well all i did wrong was not send an email Razz.

on a side note: a big "tanks" haha to madness for keeping this place going, we couldnt do it without ya bro! (just get some africans soon lol)
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Post  BillHN on 2013-06-05, 12:27

I agree
Anthraxx wrote:dangit, cant figure out how to get this pic of nixon "i am not a crook" photo to show up. Sad o well all i did wrong was not send an email Razz.

on a side note: a big "tanks" haha to madness for keeping this place going, we couldnt do it without ya bro! (just get some africans soon lol)

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Post  Guest on 2013-06-05, 13:21

"I only did X things wrong, but they weren't bad enough for me to get punished, so it's bragging time." is what I'm hearing...
Am I the only one hearing echos of Andy Sandberg shouting "I'M AN ADULT!"?

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Post  PokeSephiroth on 2013-06-05, 16:16

Please, let's not turn this topic into a flame war.

Let's get this straight. Violations are violations, regardless of how severe. If you violated a rule, learn from it. Simple as that.

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Post  nick_76 on 2013-06-05, 21:12

The firespinner cautions against flames....hmmm
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Post  PokeSephiroth on 2013-06-05, 21:17

I'm readily immune to fire. Everyone else, on the other hand...is not. ;-)

Just trying to keep this place as neutral as possible. lol

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Post  Madness on 2013-06-05, 21:18

PokeSephiroth wrote:Please, let's not turn this topic into a flame war.

Let's get this straight. Violations are violations, regardless of how severe. If you violated a rule, learn from it. Simple as that.

Plain and simple. Just dont do it. It only takes a few to cause things to be removed, or no fun.

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Post  Angelman on 2013-08-29, 14:02

My has been sent
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Post  Guest on 2014-05-26, 16:08

No more POTM???

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Post  DMD123 on 2014-05-26, 16:37

SiRWesDragon wrote:No more POTM???
madness has been taking care of this in the past but I know he has been busy with school and getting his house back together after the flood (NOT a fish tank). Might need another mod to take this over for a bit?
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Post  Guest on 2014-05-26, 18:10

DMD123 wrote:
madness has been taking care of this in the past but I know he has been busy with school and getting his house back together after the flood (NOT a fish tank). Might need another mod to take this over for a bit?

 I agree 

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Post  MRTom on 2014-05-27, 01:12

I agree too. I'd be happy to jump in and take care of logistics (starting the threads, posting the rules, receiving the pictures, etc.) If I can get a volunteer to photoshop the winner for the title bar, I think we'd be set! Any objections?
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Post  Guest on 2014-05-27, 01:30

MRTom wrote:I agree too. I'd be happy to jump in and take care of logistics (starting the threads, posting the rules, receiving the pictures, etc.) If I can get a volunteer to photoshop the winner for the title bar, I think we'd be set! Any objections?
 
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Post  Betty on 2014-05-27, 09:59

No objections from me.  I did a photo contest on another forum a few years ago and I know it can be time consuming and frustrating at times, so I understand how they end up getting skipped when life gets busy.

I think paintguy has done the banners in the past. (Does a great job!)
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Post  Madness on 2014-05-27, 10:36

I am all for it, anything to stop hearing Wes cry and whine.

Paintguy does the banners like Betty mentioned.

Have fun. Smile

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Post  Guest on 2014-05-27, 10:48

Rephrase that shawn. I wasn't whining and crying. I was asking. There's a difference bro.

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Post  Madness on 2014-05-27, 11:44

Im sorry Wes didnt realize that my smiley face at the end would make you think that i was being serious. Maybe I should have used this one  Wink  or maybe this one  Laughing  or maybe this one  tongue or maybe DMD's favorite  jocolor  But just because of your response and your giving me a red line on my post, now I am using this one  Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad 

Seriously stop being so sensitive  Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes 

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Post  DMD123 on 2014-05-27, 12:04

Madness wrote:or maybe DMD's favorite  jocolor

I like to use that one because it hopefully helps people appreciate that I can have a very sarcastic humor and that what was said was just a joke. Maybe I just know you too well but I took it as being a joke and NOT picking on Wes. But it would have come across different if you would have placed the  jocolor  in this spot:
I am all for it, anything to stop hearing Wes cry and whine.  jocolor 

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Post  Guest on 2014-05-27, 14:03

lol! Clapping Clapping Clapping Clapping 

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Post  MRTom on 2014-05-27, 17:16

Alright, with all that smoke out of the way, I'll be starting a June POTM post in the next few days. (I probably shouldn't be working on it while I'm at work!) Start getting your pictures ready!
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-06-17, 22:45

Just a rule I wanted to clarify, maybe I missed it or it wasn't covered. If you enter a photo for the month are you allowed to vote if it's not for your own photo?
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Post  Madness on 2014-06-18, 01:10

ShortyKiloGyrl wrote:Just a rule I wanted to clarify, maybe I missed it or it wasn't covered. If you enter a photo for the month are you allowed to vote if it's not for your own photo?

That is not in the rules, you can vote for which ever picture you like the most. Even if it is blurry and not clear. Smile

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Post  dwarfpike on 2014-06-18, 01:16

Madness wrote:That is not in the rules, you can vote for which ever picture you like the most.  Even if it is blurry and not clear. Smile

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