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Title: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on November 06, 2006, 08:11:41 am
We're looking for an updated Coppermine logo.

As with the artist competition (http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php?topic=25056.0), we will accept submissions via uploads in our Coppermine demo in this album: Coppermine Logo Competition (http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/thumbnails.php?album=35)

Once submissions are closed, voting will begin. This will prevent later submissions from being at a disadvantage in the voting.

The "winner" will be shipped with the next Coppermine release and will become the "official" Coppermine logo. Other than bragging rights, and a link to your site there's no other compensation.

Common sizes
SizeStyle
468  x  60 Full Banner
728  x  90 Leaderboard
336  x  280 Square
300  x  250 Square
250  x  250 Square
180  x  150 Rectangle
160  x  600 skyscraper
120  x  600 skyscraper
120  x  240 Small skyscraper
240  x  400 Fat skyscraper
234  x  60 Half Banner
125  x  125 Square Button
120  x  90 Button
120  x  60 Button
  88  x  31 Mini Button
128  x 128 Favicon
  64  x  64 Favicon
  32  x  32 Favicon
  16  x  16 Favicon



Guidelines

Details:

As always, thank you for your continued support of and contributions to Coppermine. The community is vital in sustaining this project. We're looking forward to seeing what the large talent pool has to offer.

Coppermine Dev Team



Edit 2006-12-05:

We have received some great logo contributions. The re-organization has been done, the logo competition has reached the voting stage. Please review the contributions and vote (preferably vote for all submissions), using the usual one-to-five star rating at the bottom of each pic. Feel free to post comments as well (for comments, board rules and common sense apply). Please keep in mind that the winner is going to ship with the next release.

Edit 2007-02-28:

We have started a second round of the competition, see http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php?topic=38170.msg197774#msg197774

Joachim
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on November 14, 2006, 09:49:10 am
So far, we have received some very promising contributions. However, we would love to see more of them. Please keep on contributing your logo proposals.

Joachim
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: cyque on November 16, 2006, 01:02:27 am
I submitted a few ideas this afternoon, hope you like them.  A couple of my submissions were identical with the exception of the icon (you'll understand when you see it).  You might want to group those together and if it won, vote between the two. 

Quick question, from what pages will you link to the winner's site and how long will that link stay up?

Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on November 16, 2006, 06:44:10 am
The link to the winner's site will go into the documentation (http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/docs/index.htm) (credits section (http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/docs/index.htm#contributors)). As the documentation is available online as well and currently has a Google PageRank of 8/10, this link is not bad for site promotion. The link will reside in the demo as well as this thread and will go into the "about (http://coppermine-gallery.net/team/#contributors)" section.
The link will remain there at least as long as the winning logo is being shipped with Coppermine. The only reason the link might get removed would be if the link was abused to redirect to a malicious site.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: candonetwork on November 19, 2006, 07:50:00 pm
Hi, I'm going to make a few submisions. Are the sizes set in stone? My first design leave a little white space above and below on the 336x280 and 300x250 sizes - will that be a problem?
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: TranzNDance on November 19, 2006, 08:21:10 pm
That's a good question. I think that since it says "Common sizes" that those are suggested dimensions, not required. The dimensions of the image that is currently being used on the homepage doesn't match any of the listed sizes. :)
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Pascal YAP on November 20, 2006, 10:11:02 am
All Cpg - Team,

Competition Rules in French
http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php?topic=38633.0

Have a nice day  ;)
PYAP
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Hein Traag on November 20, 2006, 10:56:10 am
I'm not a graphics person but is there need for a dutch translation as wel ?

Cheers!
Hein
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on November 20, 2006, 03:35:48 pm
Anything that helps drawing more attention to the logo competition is welcome, so yes: you're welcome to post a translation in Dutch. Please add a note though to the translation that makes clear that replies to this thread should be in English (or bilingual).

Joachim
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: redhair on November 21, 2006, 12:38:46 pm
Reading this topic in the I thought, great :) I'm quite a designer myself, so this could be a interesting task. Then I started looking at the submissions already made, and I stumbled upon this (http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/displayimage.php?pos=-496) one .. .and my ideas went up like smoke! I mean, this is it! Great logo! I have no idea how to beat it and don't think I should even try :) It's got everything a good logo needs. Simplicity/ professional/ recognizable/  ..It's got my vote already that's for sure.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Hein Traag on November 22, 2006, 05:26:46 pm
Attached dutch version of the TS text. Added an extra line saying they have to use english when posting a question on this thread.

Cheers!
Hein
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on November 27, 2006, 07:40:04 pm
Reviewing the submissions that have been contributed so far I had to make up my mind how to make sure that all submissions get the same chances when the voting stage starts. Here are my thoughts: I'll resize all contributions to square 600x600 pics to avoid rectangular thumbnails getting less attention than square ones. Additionally, I'll rename all files with a random pattern to make sure chances are equal (as the first results usually get more attention than the ones on subsequent pages). HTH.

Looking forward to your last-minute-contributions (the submission deadline is 2006-11-30).
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: h4nh4n on November 28, 2006, 02:59:45 pm
I have uploaded another one...
Actually I have designed 5 logos for coppermine, but none of them promising... so 2 is enough
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on December 01, 2006, 05:57:55 am
Submission stage has closed - thanks for all your contributions so far. As suggested above, I will re-organize the pics before starting the voting stage. I will let you know when the voting stage starts.

Joachim
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: rikhter on December 01, 2006, 09:40:03 am
Current version of my logo competition entry is unfortunately too large: http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=2


I know that you are currently re-organizing files, so I created 600х600 version of the image. Could you please replace  current large version with .....

1. 600х600 "all in one" image http://www.rikhter.com/coppermine/coppermine-all.jpg

OR (better)

2. with this one http://www.rikhter.com/coppermine/coppermine-1.jpg which I consider the best among my logo variations.

Thanks a lot, Viktor.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: LVV on December 01, 2006, 09:58:40 pm
This my works:
1) http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/displayimage.php?pos=-512
2) http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/displayimage.php?pos=-503
3) http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/displayimage.php?pos=-497
4) http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/displayimage.php?pos=-492
5) http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/displayimage.php?pos=-507
6) http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/displayimage.php?pos=-517
7) http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/displayimage.php?pos=-549
8) http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/displayimage.php?pos=-583

What work the best of offered by me? :-[
 ;)

Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on December 02, 2006, 08:06:32 am
Not sure what your question is. Temporarily locking this thread. Please be patient, I need a little time to re-organize the contributions before the next stage can start.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on December 05, 2006, 07:07:01 am
The voting stage has started, please review the logo competition submissions and vote for them.

@Contributors: please send me your logos that you have contributed in high-res (preferably as psd files with intact layers) or (even better) in a vector format. Send them to logo-competition [AT] coppermine-gallery [DOT] net (this is a temporary email address that will be disabled after the end of the voting stage. Do not send unrelated support requests to this address, they will be ignored).

Joachim
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: LVV on December 05, 2006, 05:11:30 pm
The voting stage has started, please review the logo competition submissions and vote for them.

@Contributors: please send me your logos that you have contributed in high-res (preferably as psd files with intact layers). Send them to logo-competition [AT] coppermine-gallery [DOT] net (this is a temporary email address that will be disabled after the end of the voting stage. Do not send unrelated support requests to this address, they will be ignored).

Joachim
Please translate it on Russian :-[
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: redhair on December 05, 2006, 05:42:49 pm
Please translate it on Russian :-[
Пожалуйста выучьте английскую язык:)
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: LVV on December 05, 2006, 07:35:21 pm
Пожалуйста выучьте английскую язык:)
Я не просил вносить твою лепту, если хочеш проявить себя в этом плане то переведи мне, а тупые советы свои будеш колдычить своим паханам ;D

Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on December 06, 2006, 07:10:22 am
Sorry folks, I should have made this clearer: I'm not a designer, and I don't have every graphics suite in the world. That's why you can't send me .ai files (Adobe Illustrator afaik) or similar. Here's a list or files that I prefer to be sent (i.e. files that I can open): .psd (Adobe Photoshop), .cdr (Corel Draw), .cpt (Corel Photo Paint), .ppf (Picture Publisher), .riff (Painter 5/6), .eps, .xcf (TheGimp), .cmx (Corel Presentation Exchange).

Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: TranzNDance on December 06, 2006, 07:11:24 am
I just wanted to say thank you and kudos to the people who took the time to come up with a design for the contest. I am really impressed with the quality of the entries. Regardless of the outcome, you're all winners in my book.  :-* :)

And thanks to GauGau for taking care of running this contest!
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Tweak on December 07, 2006, 11:03:18 pm
I feel I need to comment on the submissions and voting of this competition....

First off, everyone has done a commendable effort in making a logo... however, the majority of the logos seem to be out of focus and have nothing to do with photos or a gallery.  And on top of that, those logos are the ones that are topping the charts.  Some are clean and don't represent much, which is fine for a logo to choose from, but some are not in the right direction in my opinion.  And it is strange to me why so many of the 'good' logos seem to be getting 1 star votes, as if there is someone trying to win this by ruining other people's votes.  As well as some very poor logos getting very high star votes???!!

To me, the competition was a little short, and the voting has been pretty sudden, and everyone is on a voting-spree it seems.  I think it should be strongly encouraged (I think it has?) that people keep in mind a number of things when voting:



Take some other thoughts into consideration, like why you think the logo is good or not.  And where it could even improve.  Because I think if one logo was to win, it could always change from feedback, so that a better logo could be made for the final version.

Cheers

EDIT: Also I think people should be 'fair' with their voting.  I doubt many people have given 4 or 5 stars for several of the good logos.  And I think people have given probably a lot of 0 or 1 star votes for the average logos that should at least get 2 or 3 stars.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: rikhter on December 08, 2006, 12:26:04 am
Thank you for the very good post, Tweak. I can agree with you in every point.
I also have to notice that the situation around the voting is rather strange. Currently NO LOGO has average rating greater than 3. I also wonder why some better (IMO) logos are behind some.. hmmm... not so good ones (I use to be a designer myself and I believe I have enough experience to tell good logo from... "not so good"). I'm afraid that some participants use to give 0 or 1 to others just to lower their rating.

I would also suggest that competition gallery should be open. Good comments may encourage logo authors to improve their work or give them some more ideas. If gallery is open, new or improved logos could be published and who knows, may be such new logo will be chosen as the official one.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on December 08, 2006, 12:41:03 am
My thoughts exactly. A lot of the logos are just the word "Coppermine" in a nice font and color. That's not a logo imo. Tux (the Linux penguin) is a logo. The phpMyAdmin sailing ship is a logo. As suggested in the initial posting of this thread, the logo we're looking for is suppossed to work in many resolutions. It should be recognizable. Using gradients is a bad idea for logos. Using a font that is only readable on large resultions above 400 pixels wide is not a good idea.
Don't get me wrong: a lot of great logos have been submitted, and I thought that it would be quite obvious who the actual winners would be. But it turns out that a lot of contributions that look nice, but are not suitable as a logo get good ratings.
Apparently, some contributors have asked "their" local community to register and rate their pics to promote their contributions. Some even seem to do more: I'm monitoring the IP addresses used when voting, to track multiple registrations performed by one person with the purpose to track self-rating multiple times. It's OK to vote for your own pic once. It's not OK trying to cheat. It's sad that I have to spend the time tracking abuse. This is a community effort.
Please keep this competition clean.

I disagree with Tweak though on the use of the pick axe and miner hat: I think it's a great idea to play with the word Coppermine. The pickaxe is recognizable and would be a great logo imo. This is of course a matter of taste.

However, I strongly ask everyone to keep in mind what the logo is suppossed to be used for. Please don't vote for a contribution that is just well done in terms of artistic skills, but vote for those that you would like to see on your home page as a coppermine logo.

Joachim
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Tweak on December 08, 2006, 01:46:22 am
I disagree with Tweak though on the use of the pick axe and miner hat: I think it's a great idea to play with the word Coppermine. The pickaxe is recognizable and would be a great logo imo. This is of course a matter of taste.
Well yeah, the axe and hat are symbols to "mining" and a good connecting idea of course, but I was saying that they aren't really relative for a photo gallery in my opinion... regardless if the name is Coppermine.  Yes some software's logos have a completely different symbol to represent it, however you will get a lot of guff and opinions from people that are more observant than usual.  Identity for companies and/or products are always crucial that you are spot-on and making any design in the right direction.  And when you take a strong symbol like an axe or a hardhat, it symbolizes too many things to narrow it down to a photo gallery.

But then again, someone could have a completely different scope on things and make a completely off-the-wall logo, and it could actually work.  Something unique for Coppermine is needed... something you really haven't seen, and can make CPG have a more recognizable look.  If you really wanted a good symbol beside the words Coppermine, I could give it a shot, there are endless amount of possibilities.  But using something that is often used to symbolize construction or tools, those are things I'd avoid personally.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: LVV on December 08, 2006, 12:27:52 pm
I feel I need to comment on the submissions and voting of this competition....

First off, everyone has done a commendable effort in making a logo... however, the majority of the logos seem to be out of focus and have nothing to do with photos or a gallery.  And on top of that, those logos are the ones that are topping the charts.  Some are clean and don't represent much, which is fine for a logo to choose from, but some are not in the right direction in my opinion.  And it is strange to me why so many of the 'good' logos seem to be getting 1 star votes, as if there is someone trying to win this by ruining other people's votes.  As well as some very poor logos getting very high star votes???!!

To me, the competition was a little short, and the voting has been pretty sudden, and everyone is on a voting-spree it seems.  I think it should be strongly encouraged (I think it has?) that people keep in mind a number of things when voting:

  • Think - The logo will be Coppermine's new logo.  This means it will need to represent them for a long time to come, and it needs to represent them in some way where it relates to a photo gallery (not movie film, not a pick axe, and not a gaudy copper color).  I think the name "coppermine" has affected people's perception of what ideas they can come up with.  To me, "Copper" and "mine" don't need to be taken word for word, it is just a name and a photo gallery software has nothing to do with a copper mine.  It's just a creative name I think.
  • Colors.  Make sure the colors are decent enough to be on the classic theme of Coppermine, as well as darker themes if need be.  Color choices can always change, so don't always judge the logo purely by its color, look at its shape.
  • Typeface.  The font used is important too.  We can't have Bladerunner fonts or something futuristic, that is the complete opposite of CPG's look... which is simple, clean and more boxy.
  • COMMENT on the logos and give some feedback.  The artists, as well as the developers would like to hear some input I am sure.  Not many people are going around and saying what they think.  It helps when you get feedback.  I did it for quite a few logos... I think it helps.
  • Size.  Make sure the size of the logo isn't too big, or too small.  Because you have to remember this will be on the homepage, in the header of the gallery, and various other places.
  • Most importantly, it has to be recognizable and unique.  Adding effects and glows is nice and all, but it will turn out to look like any run of the mill logo, and just look overdone.


Take some other thoughts into consideration, like why you think the logo is good or not.  And where it could even improve.  Because I think if one logo was to win, it could always change from feedback, so that a better logo could be made for the final version.

Cheers

EDIT: Also I think people should be 'fair' with their voting.  I doubt many people have given 4 or 5 stars for several of the good logos.  And I think people have given probably a lot of 0 or 1 star votes for the average logos that should at least get 2 or 3 stars.

The good fellow. Has well told. ;)
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: LVV on December 08, 2006, 12:43:02 pm
Well yeah, the axe and hat are symbols to "mining" and a good connecting idea of course, but I was saying that they aren't really relative for a photo gallery in my opinion... regardless if the name is Coppermine.  Yes some software's logos have a completely different symbol to represent it, however you will get a lot of guff and opinions from people that are more observant than usual.  Identity for companies and/or products are always crucial that you are spot-on and making any design in the right direction.  And when you take a strong symbol like an axe or a hardhat, it symbolizes too many things to narrow it down to a photo gallery.

But then again, someone could have a completely different scope on things and make a completely off-the-wall logo, and it could actually work.  Something unique for Coppermine is needed... something you really haven't seen, and can make CPG have a more recognizable look.  If you really wanted a good symbol beside the words Coppermine, I could give it a shot, there are endless amount of possibilities.  But using something that is often used to symbolize construction or tools, those are things I'd avoid personally.
You are right!
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: robbie_e on December 08, 2006, 06:43:36 pm
I think a logo based on "copper" and "mine" concept is just way too logical given the coppermine name, these logos show no relevance to the application itself and are very flat and unimaginative in my opinion. Don't get me wrong i don’t think there is anything wrong with the actual text "coppermine" but i think it would be a good idea to accompany it with some other relevant concept. I think this will also serve to better build brand recognition for the coppermine application.
Personally I would like to see a icon/logo which i could also use as a link for my gallery, so users would click it expecting a multimedia experience and not a copper mining one !
For me Tweaks logo with the coppermine name and shutter image for the letter "o" satisfies my expectations. Creative, yet simple and relevant.


Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Tweak on December 09, 2006, 03:41:59 am
But sadly, the 0 star votes continue at a steady rate, and this has to be the worst voting habits I've ever come across.  I'd rather see what the developers think, so that we can understand what they like to see, or what ideas are at least on the right track.

If I were to run something like this, I'd let everyone have submissions, but maybe even have about half of the entrants to be semi-finalists and each of them take some comments and work on their logo a bit more after some feedback is given from the developers and the community.  If someone feels they don't have to edit it much, they don't have to, but this is something that is absolutely crucial to getting a logo done right.  A logo isn't made on the whim and suddenly done, there needs to be quite a few revisions until everyone is happy with what they see.  I'd prefer modifying mine, and maybe making a few more ideas, and I am sure other entrants feel the same way.  Making it more of a collaborative effort with everyone commenting and giving suggestions, you'll have a whole lot more quality work to choose from when you finally want to choose the final logo in the end.  It's the only real logical thing to do when making a logo --- especially with a large number of artists sharing the same goal, but each has their own creative ideas.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on December 09, 2006, 08:12:56 am
I agree with your demand that this needs looking into by the developers. Fellow devs, please vote and post your comments!

Joachim
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Abbas Ali on December 09, 2006, 11:05:18 am
Voted all the logos with comments on my favorite one ;).
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Gizmo on December 09, 2006, 03:57:48 pm
I just wonder why all these comments came out AFTER the submission window was closed and not before when people could make changes. I'm not an artist or designer by any stretch of the imagination but I know what a logo is and there are very few "real" logos in this contest and none that really stand out for me. I will still vote and stand by the contest rules since I have little talent in this area and I want to take this moment to thank those people who did submit images. Please don't get discourged by these comments as they aren't meant to be personal because like I said, I have zero talent in this area.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: LVV on December 09, 2006, 04:37:48 pm
Quote from: gaugau
Can't replicate what a pigeon and Coppermine have in common. Gradients should be avoided, as they don't work well in smaller resolutions.
http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/displayimage.php?pos=-503
Comrade gaugau I do not understand you if you to not like that hold the opinions at myself as you are not right. The given trade mark was I am made on the size 250X250 other sizes can to give, if it really is necessary to you, and if you have decided to spoil reputation of my trade mark the comment that I congratulate at you it it has turned out! I explain for you (gaugau), I used a gradient as a background (black/green), it is chosen not casually as green color symbolizes - a life (mine-water, water-life), the pigeon - symbolizes, ease, freedom, dynamics{changes}, availability, beauty.
And to use for a photo галерии a trade mark - a pick, it is silly also I completely agree with opinion Tweak
Excuse for bad English language >:(
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: rikhter on December 10, 2006, 07:29:28 am
I'm sorry to to say that, but it's becoming more and more clear that voting is not fair. Completely.
Here is my submission. http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/displayimage.php?album=toprated&cat=-35&pos=6

Voting details show that most marks are Zeros. In no way ANY of the logos participating in competition should be voted as Zero. Most of the them should have at least 2 or 3 or 4.

It's a pity that time and effort taken to create a logo are given Zero for any reasons (well, the reasons are quite obvious...).

It's a disappointment.

Viktor Rikhter.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Tweak on December 10, 2006, 09:44:13 am
I agree, this is not what I was expecting, and dissapointed -- as well as a bit discouraged by all the votes.  But hey, that's what happens when you have voting open to the public... and people will cheat for top scores *shrug*

Not going on a witch hunt here... but LVV, all 3 of your logos have "strangely" topped the charts with 5 star votes in the last few days or so.  Ahem..................
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: h4nh4n on December 10, 2006, 01:58:41 pm
^^^^
only God knows who's cheating :P

Yeah I believe the voting is not fair for others, because I see some good artworks but low rated. Maybe we open a new voting for the team dev ONLY, since I trusted all people from team dev.... kicks all the designers and public to vote :P






(I believe I'll receive bad karma for this posting).
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on December 10, 2006, 02:10:34 pm
Yes, I had the impression as well that the voting count for LVV's contribution have risen in a strange manner. It's a pity that this competition is being spoiled by cheaters. It's a waste of resources, as there are fine contributions that deserve better. It's sad that I have to spend so much time to track votings and moderate this thread.

hold the opinions at myself as you are not right.
I'm a user of this board as well, so I'm allowed to voice my opinion. This is of course a matter of taste, but I'm allowed to say what I said there. You're welcome to reply to my comment on that pic. But don't drag this discussion into this announcement thread. Nobody wants a flame war here.

only God knows who's cheating :P
God knows. The database that keeps track of the votings knows as well. I'll review the cheaters when I have the time.

Maybe we open a new voting for the team dev ONLY, since I trusted all people from team dev.... kicks all the designers and public to vote :P
If the ratings don't improve as more "normal" users (oppossed to cheaters) vote, I'll trash all the previous votings and will do as you suggested.

(I believe I'll receive bad karma for this posting).
Can't see why you should get negative karma for your posting. However, this thread is already very confrontational. Please don't add a meta discussion about karma to this thread.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: TranzNDance on December 10, 2006, 09:41:47 pm
If the demo gallery does groups based on posting, how about allowing votes from people who are in groups of X number of posts? That way, people can't sign up only to vote. People who have contributed to the community would still have a say in the logo that will represent the community. If there is still abuse, we can resort to dev-only voting. That depends on what GauGau has time for, of course.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: LVV on December 10, 2006, 11:58:02 pm
Yes, I had the impression as well that the voting count for LVV's contribution have risen in a strange manner. It's a pity that this competition is being spoiled by cheaters. It's a waste of resources, as there are fine contributions that deserve better. It's sad that I have to spend so much time to track votings and moderate this thread.
I'm a user of this board as well, so I'm allowed to voice my opinion. This is of course a matter of taste, but I'm allowed to say what I said there. You're welcome to reply to my comment on that pic. But don't drag this discussion into this announcement thread. Nobody wants a flame war here.
God knows. The database that keeps track of the votings knows as well. I'll review the cheaters when I have the time.
If the ratings don't improve as more "normal" users (oppossed to cheaters) vote, I'll trash all the previous votings and will do as you suggested.
Can't see why you should get negative karma for your posting. However, this thread is already very confrontational. Please don't add a meta discussion about karma to this thread.
:o :'(
I in general in a shock from your competition, from its{his} organization and votings, am the most stupid{blunt} competition when or I saw. I am certainly upset, I tried have made 8 works, have sent you, before voting all was pleasant to you, and when my pair trade marks has started to advance yours, you at once have started to make comments, humiliating with it{this} me and my works.... Why you do not make comments on other works???? Why you did not make comments earlier??? It refers to - meanness{low act}! Votings were not fair right at the beginning of voting as it was visible because I have no friends at a forum and in general I not from your state.....

Excuse for bad English language :(
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: redhair on December 11, 2006, 12:06:30 am
oh shit... we got a riot.
Peace everybody! r e s p e c t!
It's a competition for a freakin logo, not ego.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Tweak on December 11, 2006, 03:37:13 am
well now you can easily see he won't take the competition seriously and think this is all a joke.  Keep getting those mysterious 5 stars, in the end we all know whats going on here  :-\
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on December 11, 2006, 10:54:39 am
As suggested I reviewed the vote stats and tracked the IPs and users behind it. It appears that we have a severe case of "split personality": there are 6 users (Juve, killer, Vital, Men_88, GOD, Vitya, Jordan_78, Fobos) who share the same IP address as LVV (212.86.98.22). All of them have registered in december 2006 (anybody can see a correlation to the start of the voting stage?). All of those users have given a 5-star rating for contributions made by LVV. All of them have rated "competitors" with 0-stars.
According to the ripe database, the IP address belongs to "Alexander L. Kirichenko; Joint Stock Company "CINET"; 43, Komsomolska Str.; Chernihiv 14000; Ukraine". It would be a really great coincidence if that company would assign a dynamic IP address to several customers who all subsequently register on the coppermine forum and submit nearly identical votes. All of the alter egos used email addresses of russian freemail providers.
The alter egos of LVV have posted on the board as well (only in Russian though, so I can't understand what the postings mean) and have posted comments on pics contributed by LVV (applauding him of course).

We have a clear case of rating fraud, Mr. LVV has obviously cheated to improve his ratings. Therefor, I have stopped the rating stage of the competition, banned LVV and all of his "alter egos" and removed his "contributions". I have reset the votes to "zero" for all contributions and changed the cookie name to allow people who have already voted to vote once more.

I have changed the permissions for the voting as Thu suggested: only members of privileged groups (contributors, translators, VIPs, supporters and devs) are allowed to vote. Additionally, frequent posters are allowed to vote. The voting stage starts from scratch - please (re-)vote.
If this second stage should turn into a flame war again, we'll close the competition without an actual winner.

It's very sad that a moron like LVV can spoil the entire competition and turn the whole idea of a community effort and subsequently the whole open source concept (where everybody is welcome to contribute) into such a chaos.
I should have considered the rating fraud issue in the first place and should have disabled rating for newly-registered members in the first place. Sorry for not considering this in the first place.

Please accept my apologies for this complicated issue. Let's try starting the competition from scratch and forget about the idiotic cheater.

Joachim
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Tweak on December 11, 2006, 11:14:20 am
Well it was very much needed at this point.  Now everyone that re-votes, lets see some votes that are honest and give some more comments if you feel like it! :)

I'll go through and re-vote every logo.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Abbas Ali on December 11, 2006, 11:15:22 am
Tried to vote. It gives me "Sorry but you have already rated this file" error. Even tried deleting the cookies.

And yes the reset was definitely needed.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Tweak on December 11, 2006, 11:16:17 am
Yeah same here.  I can't revote.  Should just reset all the votes to 0, and we can start over :)
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Gizmo on December 11, 2006, 12:26:23 pm
May I also suggest that the original CPG logo be included?
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: h4nh4n on December 11, 2006, 12:30:10 pm
same problem here I can't revote.





OOT:You are the man gaugau! Don't forget to teach the technique (check the database) how you find who's cheated in the competition. (i might need it in the future)

Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Abbas Ali on December 11, 2006, 12:32:00 pm
If a registered user votes then it is logged in cpg_votes table. So even if cookie is renamed it won't affect anything and user will still be unable to vote. Currently while resetting the votes the system only resets rating and hits field of cpg_pictures table to 0. So imo when resetting the votes, we should also delete that pics records from cpg_votes table. Perhaps a bug imo.

For time being, Joachim you will have to delete all the records of logos from cpg_votes table. I think this will be time consuming for you. So please let me know and i will build the query and give it to you so that you can directly run it.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Abbas Ali on December 11, 2006, 12:48:14 pm
Attached is the script which will do the needful i.e. delete all logo records from cpg_votes table. Please go through it once before running it.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on December 11, 2006, 09:10:37 pm
@Abbas Ali: Thanks for the script, it actually saved a lot of time and worked as expected. Great work! I agree that a routine like this should be added to the devel branch of the svn for the reset section at the bottom of modifyalb.php. The table vote_stats need to be partly cleaned as well.

@All: please try voting now. Sorry for the delay, I should have checked more thoroughly this morning when I re-enabled rating.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: François Keller on December 11, 2006, 09:26:42 pm
Ok, voting work's now for me  :D
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Tweak on December 11, 2006, 11:26:26 pm
Yeah works now, and I went through all the logos and re-voted, and maybe a few new comments here and there.

My logo has some good votes, and personally I'd give it 4 stars.  Because I think it lacks having the symbol that GauGau really wants so badly :)  Yes there is a camera lense/shutter in the mix of the text, but I might have a shot at making a seperate symbol so you could be recognizable.  And still, my logo needs a bit of cleaning up on the font and elsewhere.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on December 12, 2006, 06:35:32 am
Well, that's just a matter of taste, don't get me wrong. As you can see, some of the devs have a different opinion on this. I'll gladly accept a logo even if it doesn't fullfill "my" standards as long as the majority (without cheaters) would like to see it.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Abbas Ali on December 12, 2006, 08:19:10 am
Voted all the logos once again. I am not a designer and don't know how the logo should look like, whether it should be a symbol or text or mix of both etc.. I voted on my instinct. Only one got a 5 star and one a 0 star.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Pascal YAP on December 12, 2006, 10:25:24 am
Quote
I voted on my instinct. Only one got a 5 star and one a 0 star.
Give a ZERO is not correct at all, only because time use to produce something ten minutes before the end  >:( >:( >:(

I'm unhappy Abbas ....  ;)

Please, in the next contest please put a global post-it. Maybe the really general poor quality is the consequence of that !
Exemple, we are only two from French Board, Frantz and Myself.

I'd just definitively delete all my bad stuffs on this contest.

PYAP
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Abbas Ali on December 12, 2006, 12:34:32 pm
@PYAP: I didn't gave 0 to your entry. Maybe some misunderstanding. The one which got a 0 from me was really awful.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Pascal YAP on December 12, 2006, 12:48:29 pm
Abbas,

Sorry, maybe a real misunderstood.

Anyway, if i have some ZERO i delete my non-logo works.
i was'nt inside this contest with my own 3D concept  >:(
Visible yet in my gallery (http://www.pays-dignois.com/galerie/thumbnails.php?album=search&search=coppermine).

PYAP
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: redhair on December 12, 2006, 01:16:10 pm
i was'nt inside this contest with my own 3D concept  >:(
Visible yet in my gallery (http://www.pays-dignois.com/galerie/thumbnails.php?album=search&search=coppermine).

PYAP
I gladly would have given it a zero  ;D
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Pascal YAP on December 12, 2006, 02:42:24 pm
RedHair,

   Be carrefull, i can put a "-2 Karma" just fo fun !  ;)  ;D  :D

   Finally,  perhaps my concept was too new for major the part among you. When I say “You”, I do not think only about Copper World, but also of those outside.  ;D

Never mind... 2012 appointment now (-:

PYAP
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: redhair on December 12, 2006, 02:51:43 pm
lol... you seen me trying some url's out to adjust my karma?
I noticed the links under avatars all over a suddon.... and couldn't resist  ;D
Good sysadmin, ...but still ..poor logo design...that is, it would suit a 500CC GP race very nicely.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on December 13, 2006, 02:29:12 am
Hush, flame off... ;D
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: redhair on December 13, 2006, 02:44:05 am
Hush, flame off... ;D
ahh, good, you are laughing again, my plan worked out  ;)
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: jahmasta on December 13, 2006, 03:20:28 pm
Hi i'm Jim
And i've a logo to send for the logo competition
Thanks to coppermine team


Ouppppps i thinks it's too late for the competition.
If  you want to use my logo and if you want other size.
I'm open tell me ! I don't want to work if the competition is closed.

Thanks

Jim
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: carlabarbosa on December 25, 2006, 03:59:11 am
Well i guess i came to late to contribute has well... for the 2006-2007... well... more like 2006...but well... bad luck i guess ...hope the best logo wins... :
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: ustaad on December 30, 2006, 05:00:21 am
heres my Coppermine logo.. holla back.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Quinti on January 10, 2007, 09:03:08 pm
ush

i come too late...
i saw the new now..and i do this, jiji, for new ideas...

byees

 
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: newality on January 16, 2007, 05:36:33 pm
Seems to be too late for a new Logo. :-\
Nevermind. What do you think about this one..
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Hein Traag on January 19, 2007, 04:11:56 pm
How far are we with the competition ?
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: ambushedbaby on January 30, 2007, 04:16:51 pm
Hi all, new here.  8)
I read you took the voting option out of the running. Sorry to hear about the cheating.  ::)
Anyway, posted comments on the three I liked best.

shari
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: rikhter on February 05, 2007, 08:09:15 pm
How long will the competiotion be? No new submissions are accepted.
Those who wanted to vote - had already done that. Almost no new votes/comments are added through weeks.
So what are the results?

Viktor.

Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on February 05, 2007, 08:14:49 pm
Some devs/contributors had asked to have the voting stage prolonged. I'm waiting for their signal to see the voting stage closed.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Tweak on February 06, 2007, 02:47:27 pm
Seeing that the voting is taking its time, I'd like to mention a few things for the sake of CPG finding a quality logo that nearly all the devs and contributors can be happy with.

In general, many of the designs are great ideas, and some work in ways others don't.  For usage on all kinds of mediums, most logos shouldn't have a problem, but it seems that the more and more submissions and comments we have about the logos, the less we think of many people's creations.  This is of course beneficial to finding a well thought-out logo, but it is almost as if the designers of the logos really should have a 2nd chance after hearing what people say.  The constructive criticism from both the public and the developers (who are really desiring a sweet logo for their software) is really useful to making finishing touches or complete changes to the logo design.

I know one person could submit several design ideas, I only submitted one, but I still wish I could submit even more designs, as I have so many other ones that would fit the criteria people are asking for here on the forum or in the comments of a logo.  If you do pick a winner, I wouldn't just make the logo which we see on the gallery the 100% final product. I think it needs some closer communication from the developers to make final adjustments and/or see what other ideas the designer can come up with.  I for one would love to make something very custom for CPG's logo, draft after draft for the design of the logo... but seeing that this is a competition, that process is eliminated altogether because the public expects something closely matching to that of what they voted for.  Making a logo to fit the needs and have a good result, that step by step process is needed.  Being community driven with contributions is great and all, but when it comes to the decision of the developers, they might not get what they expected either.

Hard to explain with it being so late/early right now, but I hope you understand.  And to be quite honest, I wish I could re-do my submission and/or submit dozens of other news ones for you guys to choose from.  Not that I am unhappy with my current submission, I just feel I could please more expectations by doing another set which fits everyone's criteria.  And I am sure others feel the same way.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Aditya Mooley on February 07, 2007, 06:19:20 am
We can't give 2nd chance to all the designers as it will again take the same amount of time to reach any conclusion. But what we can do is, shortlist say top 5 or 10 designers and ask them whether they have any other choices to offer and then may be developers and contributers/supporters to vote for them again.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on February 07, 2007, 08:02:18 am
I second Aditya's idea to start another round for the top 5 (or so) logo artists - this will give both the artists the chance to come up with even better logos (as Tweak suggested) and will give the dev team a chance to come up with a better method to determine the final winner.

[Update]
I suggest asking the top 7 contributors (rikhter, tweak, Browny, h4nh4n, julala, cyque, Tanjo) to participate in a second round. I will lock the voting stage now.
[/Update]
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: François Keller on February 07, 2007, 08:14:42 am
Yes I agree with this. It's the better way to have a hight quality logo.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Hein Traag on February 07, 2007, 08:42:48 am
Coppermine deserves a top class logo imho. I agree with this a 100%. All good things take more time ;)
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: rikhter on February 10, 2007, 12:44:48 pm
Second round is a good idea :)

How it will be organized?
How to submit images (via e-mail/gallery)?
Deadline for round two?
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Abbas Ali on February 10, 2007, 01:01:06 pm
We will let the top 7 contributors know about that as soon as we work out the guidelines of second round.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: xXTReMEXx on February 11, 2007, 10:16:39 pm
hi organisers..

well i guess i'm too late..;-(
but well..if there's still any chances for submission..
coz i just read abt the competition though..
pls consider this as my entry..


thx

(http://uploadingit.com/files/7666/Pix_xXTReMEXx/cpg2.jpg)

Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Tweak on February 12, 2007, 09:38:02 am
We will let the top 7 contributors know about that as soon as we work out the guidelines of second round.
Sounds good.

I am a bit pushed from work and school, so I hope there isn't some really short deadline.  I understand you don't want this to take forever, but let it be known so that all the top 7 are notified like right NOW via email (so you can get their attention), and then tell us the guidelines later ;)
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: cafeRg on February 18, 2007, 08:36:31 pm
where do you go to vote ..i also couldnt rate any of the fine competition logos?

thanks much

 :)
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: cafeRg on February 19, 2007, 07:26:43 pm
is voting a secret?

 ;)
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Nibbler on February 19, 2007, 08:44:08 pm
Voting is closed, read the thread.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: cafeRg on February 19, 2007, 09:25:53 pm
oh  ::) well who won?

thanks for replying..
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on February 21, 2007, 05:10:10 pm
Read the thread to find out!
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: cafeRg on February 21, 2007, 05:24:21 pm
hey ..i think you meant to increase my karma but you accidentally clicked it the wrong way..

;)
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007 - second round
Post by: Joachim Müller on February 28, 2007, 08:17:34 am
As suggested above, we have started a second round of the logo competition. The top seven contributors of the first round (Browny (http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php?action=profile;u=38566), cyque (http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php?action=profile;u=38725), h4nh4n (http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php?action=profile;u=33053), julala (http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php?action=profile;u=22004), rikhter (http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php?action=profile;u=39251), Tanjo (http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php?action=profile;u=38599), Tweak (http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php?action=profile;u=2850)) get the opportunity to upload their contributions to another album of the demo (labelled "Coppermine Logo Competition (Second round) (http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/thumbnails.php?album=36)"). This could be the very same file(s) they uploaded during the first round, but they could come up with modified or entirely different logos as well. It's up to the finalists if they want to contribute one (or more) new files.
To accomplish this, I have created another custom user group within SMF named "Logo contributors" and assigned upload privileges within Coppermine to this particular group only.
The submissions that actually get uploaded to the competition album should be regular jpeg or png files, while the originals could of course be hi-res files or vectors. Contributors are welcome to use bbcode in the caption text to link to the hi-res versions or additional resources.

A notification will be sent to the logo contributors to make them aware of the second round.

While regular users mustn't send unrequested PMs to me or any other dev team member for support purposes, the logo contributors who are in the second round are welcome to PM or email me for further issues (if any).

@logo contributors: we're really looking forward to your excellent contributions :D

@everyone else: you can not participate - please do not clutter this thread by submitting last-minute contributions.

Cheers

Joachim
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Aditya Mooley on February 28, 2007, 08:32:42 am
Just a small question - who can vote in this second round? All or just Coppermine devs and contributers ?
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: cafeRg on February 28, 2007, 02:56:31 pm
Read the thread to find out!
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on February 28, 2007, 06:23:54 pm
@cafeRg: this hasn't been mentioned yet in this thread, so Aditya's question is valid and your remark just childish. If you have nothing to say and you are only trying to mock, then fine - you can get banned in no time. Consider this a warning.

@Aditya: hasn't been decided nor discussed yet. Currently, nobody can vote yet, as the album is only open to submissions (uploads), but closed for rating. We (dev team) have to come up with a rating policy that makes sense. I suggest requiring users to be at least member of the group "Coppermine novice" (20 postings or better) or members of privileged membergroups (contributors, translators etc.).
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: cafeRg on February 28, 2007, 08:28:47 pm
Excuse me ..my question was appropriate and valid too ..in regards to voting ..i tried several avenues to vote .."and rate" ..the logo's entered ..in another words i was trying to be a nice guy and member ..contribute, regardless how small my gesture. For that you shot me.

I did look thru this thread but ..sorry i guess i missed it ..shame on me.

Mr GauGau ..you will not find one post of mine ..out of line or do i call the users jerks or childish ..do you have a self-esteem problem? The only person behaving childish here is you. You run around here like a child with a new cap gun (karma gun - btw that was created for the kids at smf).

If you're so insecure and feel threaten by my dark humor (my personality) that you want to ban me ..so-be-it. But i wont be your boy. On the other hand, if you would like to show a little dignity, humility  and apologize and retract what you said above ..i will accept and extend my friendship to you. But I dont believe your man enough.

I got this disposition from you ..hhmmmm think about that. You will gather more bees with honey than vinegar.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: h4nh4n on March 02, 2007, 01:04:57 pm
Another submission? i didn't know untill i got an email notification.... btw I just uploaded one logo... see if i can design another logos...


sincerely,

Johan
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Tweak on March 03, 2007, 09:24:05 am
Hmmm uh oh....

If you guys emailed me about anything, I haven't received the email.  The address I had setup in my profile is dead, and I use something else :(  (it is updated now).
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: mrgregcooper on March 31, 2007, 07:31:19 pm
Better late than never....

(http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/2346/coppermine004qp7.png) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Hein Traag on April 04, 2007, 08:02:08 am
April 4th. Where do we stand with the new logo competition ?
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Tweak on April 05, 2007, 05:43:03 am
I hope it goes somewhere... the whole competition has been sort of disorderly and out of focus.  Oh well, we'll see *shrug*  Takes time.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on April 05, 2007, 08:35:02 am
OK, I can see that there is little movement. I'll leave this open for another week or so. For the contributors who haven't participated in the second round by then I will add their initial contribution to the "second round" album and then start the voting stage. I must confess that I have lost focus...

Joachim
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: bjett on April 15, 2007, 02:32:42 am
Clearly, I am challenged...I can't figure out how to upload or even if the competition is still going on.

None-the-less, here is my logo concept...

(http://uploadingit.com/files/22852/cpglogo.jpg)
http://uploadingit.com/files/22852/cpglogo.jpg (http://uploadingit.com/files/22852/cpglogo.jpg)
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: qrz11.com on April 16, 2007, 03:32:48 pm
Hi All,

I hope Im not to late.
Good luck to all of us
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Hein Traag on April 16, 2007, 03:50:08 pm
Read this:
http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php?topic=38170.msg197774#msg197774

Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007 - second round
Post by: Joachim Müller on April 16, 2007, 03:50:25 pm
@everyone else: you can not participate - please do not clutter this thread by submitting last-minute contributions.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Hein Traag on April 16, 2007, 03:54:43 pm
Isn't it time to find out who won ?
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: tpot on April 20, 2007, 10:32:39 pm
I didn't read the thread until I realize I couldn't upload my image, but anyhoo since I have created the logo already might as well put it up incase anyone wants to use it.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007 - second round
Post by: Hein Traag on April 21, 2007, 07:55:50 pm

Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on April 24, 2007, 08:39:37 am
6 out of 7 contributors have uploaded their work. I will close the uploading stage by the end of the week and then start the voting stage.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on May 02, 2007, 09:09:00 am
I have uploaded all contributions from the first round as suggested previously and opened the voting stage.

As some moron has tampered with the voting ability in the first round, I had to change the permissions for voting: newly created accounts are not allowed to vote, but only members who have posted frequently on the board. This is suppossed to make sure that there will be no voting fraud. Additionally, members of special groups (contributors, translators, VIPs, dev team members, GSoC students) are allowed to vote. As an additional precaution against voting fraud we have enabled detailed voting stats - this will enable us to track votings and delete the ones that have been tricked.

This being said, I would like to ask you to visit the album "Coppermine Logo Competition (Second round) (http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/thumbnails.php?album=36)" of the demo and vote for all submissions (keep in mind that there are two pages of thumbnails, please pay attention to the second page as well). If you don't have the voting icons ((http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/images/rating0.gif), (http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/images/rating1.gif), (http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/images/rating2.gif), (http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/images/rating3.gif), (http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/images/rating4.gif), (http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/images/rating5.gif)) beneath the intermediate-sized view, then you simply don't belong to a group that is allowed to vote (there's no use in complaining here that you can't vote). Everybody else is welcome to vote, preferably for all 17 submissions.

The voting stage of the second round will close by the end of May 2007.

Cheers

Joachim
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Hein Traag on May 02, 2007, 10:16:25 am
Good news Joachim!

Let's start voting people  ;D. There are some really good designs so pick the one you like and go for the stars  ;)
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Pascal YAP on May 02, 2007, 10:54:15 am
GauGau,

 Announce in our French Board :
http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php?topic=43492.0

PYAP
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Tweak on May 02, 2007, 11:09:40 am
Glad to see it all underway.  And thanks for taking the time in making this a more secure voting process.  I gave my comments and ratings for all the other entries.  Taking a second look at some of them really brought up a lot of good thoughts, so I hope everyone goes into that gallery knowing that the logos are NOT 100% final, and could use some feedback if they are a winner :) (to make some final touch-ups).

I'll be back around the end of May to see some results!!! Good luck.
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: TranzNDance on May 02, 2007, 06:34:39 pm
Would it be okay to split these newest posts into a new thread so people don't have to go 6 pages deep to see about this? :)
Title: Re: Coppermine Logo Competition 2006 / 2007
Post by: Joachim Müller on June 02, 2007, 12:47:33 pm
We have a winner! Voting stage of the second round just has closed. Details: Winner of the Coppermine logo competition 2007 (http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php?topic=44215.0). Locking this thread here.