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Poiree
Dec 6th, 2008, 09:50 PM
Suggestions, Questions & Complaints

Here you can post all your suggestions on how to improve the game and/or any complaints or questions you might have.

Please read the rules thread (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=14515150#post14515150) before posting suggestions or complaints.

If you have any complaints (i.e. voting irregularities, graphics that should be discounted) regarding a certain match, you should inform the tournament manager by PM. In case the complaint is about the manager please contact the board (Droolv., Sean or Yana).

Sean.
Dec 7th, 2008, 02:32 PM
Exhibitions

http://www.designverb.com/wp-content/images/2007/05/federer.nadal_4.jpg

This is not so much of a suggestion but an announcement open to discussion and feedback. Following discussion the board has decided that it would benefit the game to have different types of tournament to mix things up a bit. So far we only have Fed Cup and to a lesser extent YEC which don't follow the conventional style of tournaments and following the success of the duels thread we have decided to start doing exhibitions, which would not go toward rankings but would all be different and would challenge makers in different ways and hopefully improve peoples skill. This could mean that there may be 1 exo and one tournament going on at a time. We don't want to start then if only 3/4 people will play so we would like to know what you think about it :)


Ideas we have come up with so far are:

Extreme Graphic Exo - Graphics makers are given tasks as usual, but instead of the usual simple colouring effects and so on, they are challenged on how creative they can be on their graphics. Voters will vote on which maker has been most successful with using extreme effects (blurs, brushes, animation etc...) and being creative.

Three way tie Exo - what is says on the packet really. Instead of have a 1 vs. 1 match there would be three people in the match. Whether the voters vote for their least favourite graphic (to eliminate) or their favourite (to carry through) is as of yet undecided and open to input.

Cosmetic Surgery Exo - inspired by the success of Poiree's thread in which she photoshoped players to add make-up and so on we thought this would be a good idea for an exo as it challenges players in different ways. For those who are new to Photoshop Im sure the girls wouldn't mind giving out a few tips to start of with.

Banner Exo - instead of the same old avatar, banner, free style this exo would be only banners in the 3 sets. We could of course do only pic reconstruction, wallpaper and free exos too but you get the idea. We felt this would be good as some makers really excel at banners when their avis and frees are less good.

Elimination Exo - Players identity would be kept secret in this exo. there will only be one set of tasks for the entire tournament. At the start the makers make their graphics, the winner then advances to the next round as usual. But instead of making a new set of graphics they use the same ones again.

*Please tell us what you think about this and whether you would compete. And we would be very grateful if you had any other ideas. At the end of the day it 's all in the name of fun and wouldn't be too competative*

Poiree
Dec 8th, 2008, 02:12 PM
Here is the schedule of the exos for this year :) I will explain these that Sean didn't a bit later

Last man standing Exo. – Before AO
Extreme Graphic Exo. – After Dubai
Three way tie Exo. – After Fed Cup
Bannerama Exo. – After Wimbledon
Stick-it Exo. – After USO
Simon Cowell Exo. – During YEC
Pic Recon Exo. – After YEC

Willam
Dec 13th, 2008, 11:54 PM
With so many great ideas board should have a 4th memeber.

Andreas
Dec 14th, 2008, 12:00 AM
With so many great ideas board should have a 4th memeber.

:lol: Any ideas who that could be? :p

Poiree
Dec 14th, 2008, 11:39 AM
With so many great ideas board should have a 4th memeber.

:lol: that was subtle

Willam
Dec 14th, 2008, 12:52 PM
i though that Andreas and I would be a valuable adding to the board. :)

even more subtle :p.

Ksenia.
Dec 14th, 2008, 01:59 PM
i though that Andreas and I would be a valuable adding to the board. :)

even more subtle :p.

i though you were leaving GMT? :sobbing:

Willam
Dec 14th, 2008, 02:56 PM
I'm managing, but i'm not playing.

:shrug:

Andreas
Jan 12th, 2009, 07:48 PM
I think we should have a chat thread :)

Poiree
Jan 12th, 2009, 10:37 PM
I like the idea :lol: I don't know what the others think but I guess you can open it ;)

patch.
Jan 12th, 2009, 10:53 PM
Chat Thread :banana:
though it will put a complete stop to my revision :lol:

Sean.
Jan 12th, 2009, 11:11 PM
Where would you look at having it. Here in the forum or in NT?

Jovana.
Jan 12th, 2009, 11:14 PM
ok that's a great idea :lol:

patch.
Jan 12th, 2009, 11:14 PM
Where would you look at having it. Here in the forum or in NT?

here
exclusive to graphics makers :cool:

Andreas
Jan 13th, 2009, 07:40 AM
Yea, here of course :D

Ksenia.
Jan 13th, 2009, 08:19 AM
i like the chatthread idea :yeah:

Sean.
Jan 13th, 2009, 11:38 PM
http://i40.tinypic.com/98uft5.png

As was previously mentioned in the chat thread the board was thinking about producing a GMT magazine, due the the strong positive feedback the idea recieved we have decided to go ahead and try it out :) Here's how is would work:

- The magasine would be released at the end of each month in the most recent tournament thread.
- Depending on how many pictures the magazine contains, it will probably spread over a few posts.
- As the board is unlikely to be able to produce all of it, players would be asked to assist, as 'reporters'.
- Once a reporter's finished their peice they should PM it to the Editor, as of yet undecided (likely a Board member)
- The piece should be fully formatted (e.g. size, colour etc.) to make posting easier.

At the moment we will be including:

In every edition (these will require reporters):

News - a round up of the tournaments, results, interesting events (upsets, arguments, comebacks...) and so on. This is very much open to the reporters enterpretation. If they wished they could do a Perez Hilton bitchy type columb, with all the latest rumours and a few made up ones. Someone who liked a role play would be great for this.

Duel results - duels are often ignored apart from by those who play them and there are often some interesting results (recently Medina absolutely destroyed Poiree for instance). We were thinking maybe on over enthusiastic darts commentator style for this reporter would make this a funny section to read.

Getting to know - we realised the job of 'interviewer' would be very popular so have decided to split it up. The getting to know would interview people (new members especially) to find out more about them, we this is would be a great way to get to know other players. It would be great if the questions were original and sometimes tough to answer. (i.e. What is your most embarrasing moment? For how much money would you streak at Wimbledon?)

Q&A - This is one of the more experimental sections. Players would be able to PM questions to the editor (or whoever is in charge of the section) to ask to this month's designated player, the question would be posted anonomously with the players answer. (E.g. Anonomous question to Drool: You have been runner up twice but never won a title, how does that feel?)

Winner's Interview - Pretty much what is says on the packet, an interview with the tournament winner (or if they have won the previous tournament) maybe the loosing finalist. Along with the conventional questions some curve balls such as 'Who do you most/least want to play in next weeks 1st round?' would make great reading!

Tournament Managers' interview - again straight forward but with the potential to be bitchy (E.g. 'Which player always sent last? Name and Shame'), if might be possible fo each interviewer to switch roles between tournamenrs also.

Upcoming events - A summary or upcoming, exos, tourneys and so on, It would also be great if this person could include results predictions in their columb.


Occasionally:

Tips and Tutorials - these would be by request of the board, tutorials being instructions to a certain graphic (e.g. a wallpaper) or a set of effects. And tips being smaller (e.g. diffent players to lighen graphics). This would be a great way for people to share there skills and other to improve their understanding of photoshop. You obviously don't have to reveal anything if you don't want to.

Proposed ideas - this would be from the board introducing ideas they have had, or recieved from other posters. Asking for feeback or setting plans for their implementation. These would obviously be posted as and when the arise.

Any other ideas are more than welcome!!!

ArturoAce.
Jan 13th, 2009, 11:47 PM
Love it :bounce:

Poiree
Jan 13th, 2009, 11:54 PM
We also wanted to ask those of you who are interested to act as reporters to sign up for that task in this thread :) but please sign up only if you are going to be commited to reporting

kai.
Jan 14th, 2009, 01:02 AM
COOL idea :)

domon17th
Jan 14th, 2009, 11:56 AM
I love the magazine idea. I'm quite keen to do sth perhaps reporter but I'm afraid of the commitment issue cause due to work I can't really be online as frequent. We'll see how it goes, since I know nuts abt graphics making, writing articles occasionally may be a good contribution!

Sexysova
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:11 PM
love THAT!!! I want to do everything :haha: ok.. I want to do as many things I can :lol:

Sexysova
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:11 PM
what about players pick real players name? it would be more realistic I think :)

Andreas
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:14 PM
we should play with our own names then, not players ...

$uricate
Feb 7th, 2009, 03:36 PM
we should play with our own names then, not players ...

:rolleyes:

Fine, just ruin my dream of being a woman


:p

Poiree
Feb 7th, 2009, 03:40 PM
We would like to hear what is the general opinion on this topic. We will probably try it out in the exo after Dubai just to see if people would prefer it :)

I personally think it is better to keep our identities as taking players might cause a confusion on who is who :p

Sexysova
Feb 7th, 2009, 04:08 PM
ok leave our names :)

Sean.
Feb 7th, 2009, 04:27 PM
The idea I most like it the article writing. It would increase participation and I'm thinking about rewards for the person who writes the most. Look for my article on it in the mext magasine issue ;)

domon17th
Feb 7th, 2009, 04:33 PM
^ Would love to cover some tournaments and/or interviewing some winners like Poiree and Niya.

And I agree, you all shld keep to ur own identities, more unique that way.

Sexysova
Feb 7th, 2009, 04:47 PM
when I think about it.. I want to keep players names.. it's really better :)

kai.
Feb 7th, 2009, 07:07 PM
should be everything in english? :ras:

i would like to do some stuff but my english is crap so.. :rolleyes:

Poiree
Feb 7th, 2009, 07:10 PM
well the problem is that English is the language most people understand. If we had articles in other languages only a few would be able to read those articles :p

ArturoAce.
Feb 7th, 2009, 08:03 PM
whose doing the first tutorial?
because i still want to know how to make pictures into shapes (like australian flag into the shape of australia)

Poiree
Feb 7th, 2009, 08:05 PM
Heart is supposed to do the tutorial if she finds time :) I suppose we will keep that one for one of the future editions :p

ArturoAce.
Feb 7th, 2009, 08:08 PM
:yeah:

kai.
Feb 7th, 2009, 11:23 PM
whose doing the first tutorial?
because i still want to know how to make pictures into shapes (like australian flag into the shape of australia)

i know that (just that eh..)
if u want i can explain u ;)

Ksenia.
Feb 8th, 2009, 07:25 AM
I am sorry but the players' names instead of ours idea is :o I am sooo not going to participate if it happens.
This is competition where people are showing off their skills and I don't want to have Sharapova's or whoever name next to my graphics and I think this is quite reasonable :shrug:

Sexysova
Feb 8th, 2009, 07:50 AM
ok ok I said it's not the best idea :ras:

patch.
Feb 8th, 2009, 12:05 PM
how about we keep our usernames so its we play as ourselfs, but everyone has an alter ego as one the players on the wta tour, then pictures could be used in reviews or interviews for the magazine or in articles the individual writes :shrug:

and for the magazine, could I write a tournament summary/review of the AO :wavey:

Sexysova
Feb 8th, 2009, 12:58 PM
how about we keep our usernames so its we play as ourselfs, but everyone has an alter ego as one the players on the wta tour, then pictures could be used in reviews or interviews for the magazine or in articles the individual writes :shrug:

and for the magazine, could I write a tournament summary/review of the AO :wavey:

I'm supposed to do it but please if nobody is against it, could you write it then? I'm too busy :p

Sexysova
Feb 8th, 2009, 12:58 PM
I will do summary of duels next week ;)

Poiree
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:07 PM
We would like to post the magazine beginning of next week (preferably Monday, but I am not sure we will be able to), so it would be good if you could try to finish it today or tomorrow.

Patch you can do the AO summary :)

patch.
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:14 PM
thanks, il have wrote it by tommorow :)
are we going to have like player alter egos so there can be pictures included or not?

Poiree
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:19 PM
we are not sure... I will have to discuss it with the rest of the board, but you can include the graphics made by the player you are writing about :)

Petkorazzi
Feb 8th, 2009, 08:03 PM
Definitely our names.

Sexysova
Feb 11th, 2009, 01:58 PM
I have a suggestion, IMO it would be much better if there're separated threads for singles and doubles, it will be better arranged and I can do graphics of the round too, now I have to send draws and everything to Gigi for Dubai but I would like to do posts like draws, graphic of the rounds etc myself.. so is it possible for me to make a thread for doubles?

Petkorazzi
Feb 11th, 2009, 04:03 PM
^ I don't like the separate thread idea. :shrug: And we don't have graphics of the round in doubles as far as i know. :unsure:

Poiree
Feb 11th, 2009, 04:08 PM
well we didn't have graphics of the round so far, but if we would have seperate threads we could. However I think there is no need for that as the doubles manager can post everything needed in the thread and the singles manager can then update the doubles info on the first page. That is how I did in the AO :)

I think making a seperate thread would just cause less people to see it and therefore less voters...

Sexysova
Feb 11th, 2009, 04:35 PM
nevermind :rolleyes:

$uricate
Feb 11th, 2009, 09:05 PM
nevermind :rolleyes:

:hug:

I think its a good idea, having the separate threads for doubles and singles, it would make things less complicated. But Poiree has a point that maybe less people would vote if it was done that way.

Ksenia.
Feb 28th, 2009, 11:33 PM
Do we have same points distribution in all tournies? Maybe we should give more points for slams? :shrug:

Andreas
Feb 28th, 2009, 11:35 PM
Do we have same points distribution in all tournies? Maybe we should give more points for slams? :shrug:

I agree. :)

Poiree
Mar 1st, 2009, 09:27 AM
Do we have same points distribution in all tournies? Maybe we should give more points for slams? :shrug:

we thought it is more fair to have the same point distribution for all tournaments since they all have the same size draw in GMT :) But I will see that we discuss it in the board

patch.
Mar 1st, 2009, 11:06 AM
I think its better to have same points distribution all round in each tournament. The competiton level is the same in all tournament so :shrug:

Willam
Mar 3rd, 2009, 03:03 PM
I heard one of the board members quited. :(

Ksenia.
Mar 4th, 2009, 01:11 PM
I am really unsatisfied with the whole Sexysova situation. Re-entering after you had pulled out earlier? Last time I saw anyone being allowed to do so was in kindergarten :shrug:

Sexysova
Mar 4th, 2009, 01:40 PM
if it would be singles exo I wouldn't re-enter, it's because of Patch :) and I think it's not your business :p

heart
Mar 4th, 2009, 01:40 PM
^no offense to sexysova but i agree with niya too..i think no one should be allowed to RE-enter any exo or tournament after he or she has announced a withdrawal..

Sexysova
Mar 4th, 2009, 01:47 PM
if you really want me to withdraw, I have no pb :shrug:

Ksenia.
Mar 4th, 2009, 01:49 PM
if it would be singles exo I wouldn't re-enter, it's because of Patch :) and I think it's not your business :pI think you should take some "being nice to people" lessons :wavey:

And it has nothing to do with you personally, I was talking about the situation in general.

Sexysova
Mar 4th, 2009, 02:13 PM
it was a joke that it's not your business, everybody can post whatever wants here and I think I don't need these lessons, I'm very kind and polite at people who are to me.. ;)

Petkorazzi
Mar 4th, 2009, 02:46 PM
Don't worry guys, we can't do anything against it at the moment if the manager agree, though shortly we will have a rule saying that once you withdraw you may no re-enter. :)

$uricate
Mar 4th, 2009, 02:52 PM
Awwww :(

I was planning on doing it next tournament just for a giggle ;)

Sexysova
Mar 4th, 2009, 03:01 PM
Don't worry guys, we can't do anything against it at the moment if the manager agree, though shortly we will have a rule saying that once you withdraw you may no re-enter. :)

:yeah:

heart
Mar 23rd, 2009, 09:46 PM
an exo for this:http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=15244721&postcount=2053:p

:bounce:

Effy
Mar 24th, 2009, 04:26 PM
^ i second that :angel:

Poiree
Mar 29th, 2009, 02:11 PM
I like this idea too :yeah:

Andreas
Mar 29th, 2009, 03:28 PM
I don't get the idea :o

Yana
Mar 29th, 2009, 03:48 PM
basically it would be a banner exo and the banners would actually be fonts ;)

Andreas
Mar 29th, 2009, 03:59 PM
So it's actually just, who has downloaded the best fonts? How can that be talent? :p

Just asking.

Poiree
Mar 29th, 2009, 04:45 PM
well I guess it is the combination of fonts, colours maybe even the text (depnding on the tasks) :D

Ksenia.
Mar 29th, 2009, 05:45 PM
So it's actually just, who has downloaded the best fonts? How can that be talent? :pMy thoughts exactly :shrug:

kai.
Mar 31st, 2009, 02:32 AM
So it's actually just, who has downloaded the best fonts? How can that be talent? :p

Just asking.

u are right, if this expo will be play i guess the winner should be Datafont
:tape:

i liked the idea.. but is a little :rolleyes: , just download the font, save it and tippe..

heart
Mar 31st, 2009, 02:50 AM
So it's actually just, who has downloaded the best fonts? How can that be talent? :p

Just asking.

its not just who has the best or the newest fonts you can use the basic fonts there is as long as it suits the tasks and your taste..and you can be creative with it..different colors, sizes:shrug: even if you use the basic fonts it may turn out better than the latest ones:shrug: it isn't just downloading the fonts its being creative with it.

ArturoAce.
Mar 31st, 2009, 03:02 AM
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll275/artur0tennis/gmt.png

kai.
Mar 31st, 2009, 03:17 AM
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll275/artur0tennis/gmt.png

Are u drunk O.O :confused:

LizeT
Mar 31st, 2009, 03:22 AM
^^:lol:..i'm definitely in..textart exo:bounce::rocker2:

ArturoAce.
Mar 31st, 2009, 03:25 AM
Are u drunk O.O :confused:

:lick:

Andreas
Mar 31st, 2009, 07:11 AM
I'll discuss it with the rest of the board, heart - that's the least I can do :)

ArturoAce.
Mar 31st, 2009, 07:26 AM
just make a small round robin exo. who ever doesn't like it can go suck on it doesn't have to commit, just don't write "in" :)

heart
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:22 PM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=366693

No more complaints will be answered here.
first time you made an action for the game:bolt:

Yana
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:23 PM
I think there is a big problem with the Fed Cup draw and a lot of players are complaining. The board should definitely look into this and consider the players' opinion rather than only their own :o

Andreas
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:24 PM
The draw was done as stated in post 1 of the thread. People could have complained before the draw was made but decided not to.

The board's decision is final.

Sexysova
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:25 PM
what about most of players could withdraw? :hehehe:

Yana
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:27 PM
The draw was done as stated in post 1 of the thread. People could have complained before the draw was made but decided not to.

The board's decision is final.

we couldn't have known how you would make the draw before it was made :rolleyes:

heart
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:33 PM
The draw was done as stated in post 1 of the thread. People could have complained before the draw was made but decided not to.

The board's decision is final.

:haha:
the players didnt know what the draw would look like:rolls:
yeah and you're part of the board..the players still have the right to ask for a re-draw shouldnt be just the board's decision.

Rankings wise, green team is the weakest. This team is also possible with a redraw.

coz we all know theyre not active players:rolleyes: but in case you have or haven't noticed they are the best graphic makers in this forum:)

Sexysova
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:38 PM
The draw was done as stated in post 1 of the thread. People could have complained before the draw was made but decided not to.

The board's decision is final.

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

heart
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:40 PM
loosing players just because of the unbiased draw:sobbing:
still isn't enough proof?:bigcry:

Petkorazzi
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:45 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
http://www.virginmedia.com/images/tranquilisers430x300.jpg

Here, take some calming pills, these should be enough. :)

Sexysova
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:47 PM
I don't think so this is enough :haha:

Petkorazzi
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:48 PM
loosing players just because of the unbiased draw:sobbing:
still isn't enough proof?:bigcry:
So, let's imagine I am FULLY satisfied with my draw. Won't I have the right to complain if the draw is changed? Just because some people think the draw is biased, why do I have to be the victim?

There's always both sides, so a fully right decision cannot be made. :)

heart
Mar 31st, 2009, 08:54 PM
So, let's imagine I am FULLY satisfied with my draw. Won't I have the right to complain if the draw is changed? Just because some people think the draw is biased, why do I have to be the victim?

There's always both sides, so a fully right decision cannot be made. :)

open your eyes gigi the draw is completely biased..and no one's saying you have no right to complain:shrug: and its not just some members its most..you'll be a victim?:confused: of what?
as you said its just a game. which should be completely fair:D

Andreas
Mar 31st, 2009, 09:00 PM
Kristin, I haven't cheated with the draw. It hurts me that everyone thinks so. I have been looking forward to this tournament so much and I couldn't wait to start it. Now I'm on the verge to crying.

Petkorazzi
Mar 31st, 2009, 09:03 PM
open your eyes gigi the draw is completely biased..and no one's saying you have no right to complain:shrug: and its not just some members its most..you'll be a victim?:confused: of what?
as you said its just a game. which should be completely fair:D
Yes, it's just a game, so take it easy, play, win or lose and just enjoy yourself. :) If you think Andreas would do that much just to win a match in a virtual game, then he must be insane, which i'm pretty sure he isnt. :)

heart
Mar 31st, 2009, 09:30 PM
Kristin, I haven't cheated with the draw. It hurts me that everyone thinks so. I have been looking forward to this tournament so much and I couldn't wait to start it. Now I'm on the verge to crying.
yeah sometimes the truth hurts:shrug::hug: sorry andreas but that's the way i see it dunno with the others..i know you wont admit it if it is true coz it would be totally embarassing

but yeah the truth will set u free:D

Yes, it's just a game, so take it easy, play, win or lose and just enjoy yourself. :) If you think Andreas would do that much just to win a match in a virtual game, then he must be insane, which i'm pretty sure he isnt. :)
yeah a game that should be fair to be fun..and thats why there are board members voted and trusted by the players to make the game fair as possible and fun of course..just dont see the fair part today:)

mckyle.
Apr 1st, 2009, 12:13 AM
It does look suspicious. 25+ players; 5 or 6 teams; 4 very good friends; all 4 friends coincidentally get on the same team...

iGOAT
Apr 1st, 2009, 01:10 AM
The draw was done as stated in post 1 of the thread. People could have complained before the draw was made but decided not to.

The board's decision is final.

Oh yeah cause people know what the draw is gonna be like :haha:

And the "board decision" was made by the same person who made the draw :rolls:

I don't know if the draw is corrupt or not (seems so) but that is the most ridiculous post ever :sobbing:

Andreas
Apr 1st, 2009, 09:44 AM
Oh yeah cause people know what the draw is gonna be like :haha:

And the "board decision" was made by the same person who made the draw :rolls:

I don't know if the draw is corrupt or not (seems so) but that is the most ridiculous post ever :sobbing:

I don't think it beats any of your posts. You know nothing about this, you don't even have the guts to show your shitty graphics here, so just stay out.

Sexysova
Apr 1st, 2009, 09:47 AM
I don't think it beats any of your posts. You know nothing about this, you don't even have the guts to show your shitty graphics here, so just stay out.

:eek: shut up you idiot :shout: :fiery:

Andreas
Apr 1st, 2009, 09:54 AM
:eek: shut up you idiot :shout: :fiery:

I can say what I want fatass.

Sexysova
Apr 1st, 2009, 09:57 AM
I can say what I want fatass.

of course, you can so I.. I will start the thread about you not being BM anymore :o

Andreas
Apr 1st, 2009, 09:59 AM
of course, you can so I.. I will start the thread about you not being BM anymore :o

Whatever. Start all the threads you want to.

Sexysova
Apr 1st, 2009, 10:05 AM
thanks you allowed me :rolleyes:

Andreas
Apr 1st, 2009, 10:06 AM
thanks you allowed me :rolleyes:

I'm sorry, can you explain that in proper English?

Poiree
Apr 1st, 2009, 10:30 AM
I don't think it beats any of your posts. You know nothing about this, you don't even have the guts to show your shitty graphics here, so just stay out.

I can say what I want fatass.

I thought it was the job of the board to prevent conflict :shrug:

Andreas
Apr 1st, 2009, 10:58 AM
I thought it was the job of the board to prevent conflict :shrug:

You think that after several personal attacks where I've stayed calm, I can just take new shitloads. I'm also just a person, I need to say what I want to sometimes as well.

You are actually saying, that just because I'm a board member, I should just let people offend and attack me?

Medina
Apr 1st, 2009, 10:59 AM
I thought it was the job of the board to prevent conflict :shrug:

:yeah:, now your starting to see my views on him being board member now.

Poiree
Apr 1st, 2009, 11:00 AM
You think that after several personal attacks where I've stayed calm, I can just take new shitloads. I'm also just a person, I need to say what I want to sometimes as well.

You are actually saying, that just because I'm a board member, I should just let people offend and attack me?

yes, kind of. That is unfortunately what the board has to do. If you have a problem with someone sort it out in private, here you shouldn't insult people. I know you are just a person, so am I. That is why I decided to take a break. I couldn't stay calm on insults either :p

Sean.
Apr 1st, 2009, 11:12 AM
Sorry, I really intended not to argue but I just can't keep quiet.

It hurts me that everyone thinks so. I have been looking forward to this tournament so much and I couldn't wait to start it. Now I'm on the verge to crying.

Get used to it, It's part of being a board member. I didn't see you being so understanding when you were the one complaining.

I don't think it beats any of your posts. You know nothing about this, you don't even have the guts to show your shitty graphics here, so just stay out.

I'm sorry, can you explain that in proper English?

This is just unnaceptable from any poster, especially someone trusted to guide the game. Attacking people at a personal level has nothing to do with this conversation. Firstly, iSzavay and I don't get on (he knows this), but I would never consider insulting his graphics the way you just did, he has improved so much and has just started out. You were his level once too, and no-one insulted you like that - I really feel you owe him an apology! And seeing as you were one of the most vocal against the article system I don't see how you can have the audacity to critisize Andrew for his english, when again it's not relevant and the sentence he attempted requires a really advanced knowledge of tense & grammar that even some native speakers get wrong, usually his english is perfect. You don't see me picking up on all of your grammatical errors.

Sexysova, please try not to call people idiots. It really isn't needed :rolleyes:

Sean.
Apr 1st, 2009, 11:18 AM
Gigi & Andreas, I am really sad that this happened as I like you both even though we don't always see eye to eye. I understand that the 1st few months of being a BM are the hardest, especially when the whole board is new. So I'm not going to ask for either of you to resign or anything as I really think it would be counter productive and I think you both could be really good BMs and help the game a lot. I hope the game can continue as it did before and there can be less arguments, I hoped me leaving the board would stop the arguments as they always seemed to revolve around me (thanks to Medina for pointing this out) unfortunately this is not the case - but I think that if we all try to we can cut the arguments out or at least limit how damaging they are (by using this and the chat threads, rather than the tournament thread :worship: Gigi for moving this argument to here).

All I ask is that in the future you take more notice of what fellow players say, as everyone's view counts :)

Sean.
Apr 1st, 2009, 11:24 AM
:yeah:, now your starting to see my views on him being board member now.

You suddenly popped up again :rolleyes: Not sure how you feel you have a leg to stand on after you pulled out of Fed Cup - despite giving me all that grief for doing the same in your Exo, I believe you said something along the lines of '[I] confirmed your view that I was immature & pathetic'. Well what does that make you now? Do you think you'd do a better job as Board Member? I seriously doubt it. From what I can see you are even more bias than Andreas ever was, at least the rest of us were prepared to give him a chance! Perhaps you should take a look in the mirror in future before insulting others!

Poiree
Apr 1st, 2009, 11:25 AM
Gigi & Andreas, I am really sad that this happened as I like you both even though we don't always see eye to eye. I understand that the 1st few months of being a BM are the hardest, especially when the whole board is new. So I'm not going to ask for either of you to resign or anything as I really think it would be counter productive and I think you both could be really good BMs and help the game a lot. I hope the game can continue as it did before and there can be less arguments, I hoped me leaving the board would stop the arguments as they always seemed to revolve around me (thanks to Medina for pointing this out) unfortunately this is not the case - but I think that if we all try to we can cut the arguments out or at least limit how damaging they are (by using this and the chat threads, rather than the tournament thread :worship: Gigi for moving this argument to here).

All I ask is that in the future you take more notice of what fellow players say, as everyone's view counts :)

:worship: completely agree.

and I am so sorry to everyone I attacked :o I really overreacted. But as Sean said it would be much more productive if you concerned our complaints. I personally know how hard it is to manage this game with all the complaints we get. I believe this was just a little misunderstanding and people should respect the board a bit more. It is not an easy task to take over and I bet not many of you would do a better job ;)

Sean.
Apr 1st, 2009, 11:27 AM
I am sorry I was so argumentative also :o

Medina
Apr 1st, 2009, 11:31 AM
You suddenly popped up again :rolleyes: Not sure how you feel you have a leg to stand on after you pulled out of Fed Cup - despite giving me all that grief for doing the same in your Exo, I believe you said something along the lines of '[I] confirmed your view that I was immature & pathetic'. Well what does that make you now? Do you think you'd do a better job as Board Member? I seriously doubt it. From what I can see you are even more bias than Andreas ever was, at least the rest of us were prepared to give him a chance! Perhaps you should take a look in the mirror in future before insulting others!

i respect your post, and i understand why you are doing this. yes i confirmed you that, as i figured out why you pulled out i was understanding, as i got influenced by other peoples posts :shrug: which drew me to that specific conclusion, if i could take back those comments i would, but its obviously to late now. I never said, or implied that i would be a good board member, not did i say i would be better one. I would prefer not to be a board member now as i would of liked before, this is solemly because of all the contriversy that is going on currently in this game. did i insult anyone, i really would like you to quote anythign in which i have insulted anyone recently. please do :yeah:

Andreas
Apr 1st, 2009, 11:32 AM
Okay, Sean, I actually agree with what you said, also about me. I can't just keep cool all the time and I really needed to give back, but I know it was a bit too much.

I'm sad that so many people won't play the tournament I've been looking forward to run for such a long time. I can assure you that the draw was 100 % random, but I can't proove it further than I already did. Despite, I can't manipulate a screenshot, I'm really not that good at photoshop and for the same reason, I'd like to apologize to iSzavay for my comments about his graphics.

Now I just hope we can put this behind us, and that us 20, who are still in, will have a great tournament.

louisa.
Apr 1st, 2009, 11:35 AM
:hug: Everyone :awww:

Sean.
Apr 1st, 2009, 11:36 AM
Medina & Andreas :worship: I hope we can all learn to be mature :lol:

:speakles: We are having a civilised conversation in GMT!

Sean.
Apr 1st, 2009, 11:37 AM
Now I just hope we can put this behind us, and that us 20, who are still in, will have a great tournament.

Agree 100%. I hope this tournament is still a great success :yeah: I know you'll run it great!

Officinale
Apr 1st, 2009, 11:39 AM
:hug: Everyone :awww:

Coulnd't agree more :)

Sexysova
Apr 1st, 2009, 12:17 PM
Sorry, I really intended not to argue but I just can't keep quiet.



Get used to it, It's part of being a board member. I didn't see you being so understanding when you were the one complaining.





This is just unnaceptable from any poster, especially someone trusted to guide the game. Attacking people at a personal level has nothing to do with this conversation. Firstly, iSzavay and I don't get on (he knows this), but I would never consider insulting his graphics the way you just did, he has improved so much and has just started out. You were his level once too, and no-one insulted you like that - I really feel you owe him an apology! And seeing as you were one of the most vocal against the article system I don't see how you can have the audacity to critisize Andrew for his english, when again it's not relevant and the sentence he attempted requires a really advanced knowledge of tense & grammar that even some native speakers get wrong, usually his english is perfect. You don't see me picking up on all of your grammatical errors.

Sexysova, please try not to call people idiots. It really isn't needed :rolleyes:

thank you Sean :D

I'm sry for calling Andreas an idiot but I couldn't stand how he insulted iSzavay :o

Poiree
Apr 9th, 2009, 11:31 PM
I hate bringing this issue up again, but I can't stand being bullied and attacked all the time by Sexysova in this game. He uses absolutely every chance he gets to insult or degrade me :rolleyes: I am not sure if it was a coincidence or not, but I had a feeling he was avoiding to put any my graphic as graphic of the round until the semis in IW/Miami, then after Andreas and I won the doubles final and I told our opponents I liked their graphics he attacked me that I was sarcastic and said if he had been my opponent he would "kill me" and now he is complaining about my graphic being picked as a graphic of the round in Fed Cup. I left the board since I thought I might be bias towards him and treat him unfairly and hoped once I left he would stop all this c***.

I know he does have a problem with me, but I don't think this should be tolarated anymore :p

Sexysova
Apr 10th, 2009, 09:33 AM
I hate bringing this issue up again, but I can't stand being bullied and attacked all the time by Sexysova in this game. He uses absolutely every chance he gets to insult or degrade me :rolleyes: I am not sure if it was a coincidence or not, but I had a feeling he was avoiding to put any my graphic as graphic of the round until the semis in IW/Miami, then after Andreas and I won the doubles final and I told our opponents I liked their graphics he attacked me that I was sarcastic and said if he had been my opponent he would "kill me" and now he is complaining about my graphic being picked as a graphic of the round in Fed Cup. I left the board since I thought I might be bias towards him and treat him unfairly and hoped once I left he would stop all this c***.

I know he does have a problem with me, but I don't think this should be tolarated anymore :p

omg Poiree don't take it personally :eek: :hug: I don't know what to say but it's nothing against you :sobbing: and I really liked others' graphics in IW/Miami more than yours, that doesn't mean yours were ugly or not nice :awww: and if I would hate you or what I would never picked it in the semifinal (your graphic) and it was a joke in the doubles final, I thought you will understand, I'm sorry for that if I touched you :sad: and I really don't think your graphic in FC should be graphic of the round but it's Andreas' choice :shrug: and I respect it, if I say that it shouldn't be a graphic of the round => it doesn't mean that it's not a nice graphic because I really like it..

and I have no problems with you, if you think so then it's your problem :shrug: :wavey:

if the board think they should give me a warning or what then do it but it won't change anything because I didn't do anything bad towards Poiree, at least I didn't want..

Poiree
Apr 10th, 2009, 01:49 PM
I just hope you will stop with this attitude. You say one thing, but act completely differently.

If I am honest I really didn't think most of the graphics you picked for graphic of the round were the best in that round (even my free in the semi, Heart's was better IMO), but I still never judged your choice :rolleyes: We all know it is up to the manager to decide what graphic he likes best, so there was no need to act like that.

I hope the board will reach the right decision, whatever that is in this case

Sexysova
Apr 10th, 2009, 02:39 PM
please read more carefully what I wrote about GOR :rolleyes:

Poiree
Apr 10th, 2009, 03:05 PM
will anyone please say to Sexysova that I was addressing the board and not him at anytime... I don't have any intentions of arguing (or speaking to him at all)

Sexysova
Apr 10th, 2009, 03:14 PM
ok :spit: :haha: :eek: then send it to them by PM and do not try to show it to all :rolleyes: (it was to the board :haha: :weirdo:)

Petkorazzi
Apr 10th, 2009, 03:15 PM
ok :spit: :haha: :eek: then send it to them by PM and do not try to show it to all :rolleyes: (it was to the board :haha: :weirdo:)
This is the complaints thread. :bigwave:

Sexysova
Apr 10th, 2009, 03:19 PM
This is the complaints thread. :bigwave:

yeah I know :) but Poiree should count with if she post it here I will react.. but she's the smarter one, I know :rolleyes: she never wants to argue so it looks like I want, she's an :angel:

Ksenia.
Apr 10th, 2009, 03:23 PM
The board is looking into it. Please be patient :wavey:

Petkorazzi
Apr 10th, 2009, 03:23 PM
yeah I know :) but Poiree should count with if she post it here I will react.. but she's the smarter one, I know :rolleyes: she never wants to argue so it looks like I want, she's an :angel:
You're reactions always lead to an argument. :shrug: So people may get fed up of it you know.

Andreas
Apr 10th, 2009, 03:23 PM
Please stop this now Sexysova, you are only worsening your own case ;)

Sexysova
Apr 10th, 2009, 03:26 PM
are u kidding me? what bad did I do? you're just all biased, I don't care about anything, I will just make graphics and lead tournaments I should and I won't care about what you say and I will ignore all your reactions to me :o

Stadia
Apr 10th, 2009, 03:47 PM
Can I suggest a Bali-like year-end tournament for those not competing in the Doha tournament? :angel:

Poiree
Apr 10th, 2009, 03:48 PM
Can I suggest a Bali-like year-end tournament for those not competing in the Doha tournament? :angel:

I second this :)

Ksenia.
Apr 10th, 2009, 03:51 PM
Can I suggest a Bali-like year-end tournament for those not competing in the Doha tournament? :angel:It sounds interesting.
It would be good to know what others think about it so opinions are welcome :bigwave:

Petkorazzi
Apr 10th, 2009, 03:53 PM
Sounds great :D

Sexysova
Apr 10th, 2009, 03:54 PM
great idea :D :yeah:

Sean.
Apr 10th, 2009, 04:13 PM
Great idea :yeah: As there was a dispute about it last year!

Poiree
Apr 12th, 2009, 05:36 PM
I have a complaint about the Fed Cup system. I don't like the fact that players have to send to their captain and then this one to the manager, because if it is like this and the captain sends late all other 4 who sent in time (maybe even 1 hour after the tasks were set) will be punished. I think it is better in the future that players send straight to the manager

Yana
Apr 12th, 2009, 05:42 PM
I agree with Poiree and have another complaint... I think it is not fair to mix the set order. If the manager wants a wallpaper to be the first set, that is the way he/she should set the tasks. I think that the team (captian) has the right to choose which player will go on first and which second etc... that is a part of being a captain ;)

Sean.
Apr 12th, 2009, 06:09 PM
But then you can just put your best 3 makers as avatar, banner and 3rd set and peoeple waste their time making the picture reconstruction and wallpaper - as matches rarely go to 5 sets. And those graphics take longer to make.

Poiree
Apr 12th, 2009, 06:10 PM
but everyone would select their best makers... not all 3 would have to be from the same team :p Also the manager can put wallpaper as set 1, just announce it in time

Andreas
Apr 12th, 2009, 11:16 PM
Thanks for the input. However I won't change the concept for the set order since this tournament is over halfways. Of course the manager of next year's edition can choose to do something else.

On the sending late issue, the makers can also send to me when sending to their captain. It's their own decision, but I definetely see your point. So for the next round I'll advice you to send your graphic to me via pm (preferably msn, since my pm inbox gets spammed with 64 TT related pms)

Sean.
Apr 12th, 2009, 11:19 PM
Can I make a suggestion that we drop the limit on the number of matches active at a certain time? Particularly in regards to Fed Cup, where only one at a time is being run. People are more than capable enough to vote in more than one match at a time and this just really slows down the tournament - and almost makes it boring as either you can't vote or can't see how your match is doing. We are already almost half way though April & still have to finish this tournament and an exhibition before May. If all tournaments take too long there is no way we will keep to the schedule. If the tournament is well managed I can't see that running more matches will lead to chaos it worked perfectly well before.

Also can I propose a new rule that people must send graphics to the tournament manager and a member of the board (one who is not also the TM & preferably in a different time zone) as recently we have had instances of tournaments being held up while we wait for the manager to come online. The tournament manager cannot be around 100% of the time so this rule would help him/her & speed up the game. This is not a dig at Andreas at all, Fed Cup has been great so far, but something I would like the board to consider.

Andreas
Apr 12th, 2009, 11:26 PM
This tournament is really going fast actually so I decided to slow it down - already halfway throug it, also because I am getting stressed now.

And as far as I'm concerned, there isn't going to be an exo before Clay series.

Sean.
Apr 12th, 2009, 11:29 PM
:scratch: I was sure we had one planned. But I may be wrong, Poiree has the schedule! Remember we added another one later on due to Medina & Kai's extra one. If there is extra time can I suggest longer deadlines to make graphics rather than slower voting?

Why are you getting stressed? :hug:

Poiree
Apr 12th, 2009, 11:39 PM
Thanks for the input. However I won't change the concept for the set order since this tournament is over halfways. Of course the manager of next year's edition can choose to do something else.

On the sending late issue, the makers can also send to me when sending to their captain. It's their own decision, but I definetely see your point. So for the next round I'll advice you to send your graphic to me via pm (preferably msn, since my pm inbox gets spammed with 64 TT related pms)

but if as you said in the fed cup thread, the captain has to approve how come we are allowed to show them to you before he decides whether that is the final version? :confused:

:scratch: I was sure we had one planned. But I may be wrong, Poiree has the schedule! Remember we added another one later on due to Medina & Kai's extra one. If there is extra time can I suggest longer deadlines to make graphics rather than slower voting?
Why are you getting stressed? :hug:

I second this :)

and btw I think there is an exo planned after Fed Cup... check page one of this thread for the schedule :p

$uricate
Apr 12th, 2009, 11:45 PM
Can I suggest a Bali-like year-end tournament for those not competing in the Doha tournament? :angel:

I think this is a good idea too. Last year I was in joint 8th in the race then I didnt get into the YEC :(

Oh, and can we get rid of avatars as a set. As Sean stated, the other sets take longer to make, I think its unfair that the avatar set has as much weight as the bigger and harder to make graphics :)

What I really mean is I suck so bad at them and having to make them is killing me :sobbing:

Sean.
Apr 12th, 2009, 11:45 PM
ok i will go checklpage :yeah::p I don't even know who my Captaoin is, but they certainly didn't leave any vowels for anyone else! :lol:

Sean.
Apr 12th, 2009, 11:47 PM
Oh, and can we get rid of avatars as a set. As Sean stated, the other sets take longer to make, I think its unfair that the avatar set has as much weight as the bigger and harder to make graphics :)

What I really mean is I suck so bad at them and having to make them is killing me :sobbing:

I like Avatars, as they are a part of the board and require different skills (i.e. Colouring & Cropping). It would be boring & take so much longer if it was 3 frees. Not to mention I have a hard time being imaginative enough for 1 free let alone 3 :lol:

Poiree
Apr 12th, 2009, 11:50 PM
I think this is a good idea too. Last year I was in joint 8th in the race then I didnt get into the YEC :(

Oh, and can we get rid of avatars as a set. As Sean stated, the other sets take longer to make, I think its unfair that the avatar set has as much weight as the bigger and harder to make graphics :)

What I really mean is I suck so bad at them and having to make them is killing me :sobbing:

I like Avatars, as they are a part of the board and require different skills (i.e. Colouring & Cropping). It would be boring & take so much longer if it was 3 frees. Not to mention I have a hard time being imaginative enough for 1 free let alone 3 :lol:

I don't think we should take avatars out as a set, but maybe it could be played as the third set :) Like that people would get the chance to vote on the more imaginative graphics rather than simple avis, which would compete only if it went to the deciding set

Sean.
Apr 12th, 2009, 11:54 PM
I kind of like the way that it builds up in difficulty and skill. :) Alternatively we could do it the MTF way where you vote on all grasphics at once, but keep our scorign system. That might work.

Poiree
Apr 12th, 2009, 11:58 PM
I kind of like the way that it builds up in difficulty and skill. :) Alternatively we could do it the MTF way where you vote on all grasphics at once, but keep our scorign system. That might work.

I think it would cause a mess (would be like 3matches at a time) :) but it would be nice if we did judge all 3 sets. Maybe we could just play all 3 no matter what the result is, but not at the same time.

Sean.
Apr 12th, 2009, 11:59 PM
Well in that instance, we may only have 1 match at a time as they would go much faster. Maybe the board should try it in an exo? :angel:

Poiree
Apr 13th, 2009, 12:00 AM
good idea :D then we would see how it would actually work

Droolv
Apr 13th, 2009, 12:01 AM
Longer and less-confusing deadlines please. :weirdo:

Poiree
Apr 13th, 2009, 12:03 AM
Longer and less-confusing deadlines please. :weirdo:

I agree that the deadlines should be longer if there is no need to hurry up for the next tournament ;) I think I set 72h deadlines or even longer throughout the AO and it worked just fine and finished in time.

And I think people would pay much more attention and remember the exact deadline if the manager posted the link for time zones and updated the first page with the deadline and tasks. If this is not the case people might forget the deadline and have to search the thread to find the post where it is stated, which I at least am lazy to do all the time ;)

ArturoAce.
Apr 13th, 2009, 12:07 AM
I agree with everything Poiree said.
i'm too lazy to go look for the deadline through all these posts.

$uricate
Apr 13th, 2009, 12:10 AM
I think it would cause a mess (would be like 3matches at a time) :) but it would be nice if we did judge all 3 sets. Maybe we could just play all 3 no matter what the result is, but not at the same time.

Yes, I like this idea :)

I spend a lot more time on my free than any other graphic. The last few matches Ive played my avi has completely bombed and then my free, the only graphic that I think is any good, isnt even really shown cause I normally lose in 2 :lol:

Well in that instance, we may only have 1 match at a time as they would go much faster. Maybe the board should try it in an exo? :angel:

:yeah:

Sean.
Apr 13th, 2009, 12:17 AM
I agree with everything Poiree said.
i'm too lazy to go look for the deadline through all these posts.

Ass Kisser :p

ArturoAce.
Apr 13th, 2009, 12:18 AM
sooo.. :ras:

Poiree
Apr 13th, 2009, 12:20 AM
Ass Kisser :p

I am no authority anymore :p no need to kiss my ass :lol:

Andreas
Apr 13th, 2009, 12:23 AM
1. I totally hate the mtf scoring system, maybe because I don't understand it :lol:

2. You need more than 48 hours for making one single graphic?

3. I sent a pm out to the team captains, they should also inform their team members about deadline. At least I did that.

I think that was it :p I will look closer at these posts when I find the time.

ArturoAce.
Apr 13th, 2009, 12:27 AM
2. yes. for some reason, every time we get new tasks, i don't have free time. so i need more than 48 hours. i was doing my task at 1 in the morning yesterday :scared: just to send before the deadline

Poiree
Apr 13th, 2009, 12:28 AM
1. I totally hate the mtf scoring system, maybe because I don't understand it :lol:

2. You need more than 48 hours for making one single graphic?

3. I sent a pm out to the team captains, they should also inform their team members about deadline. At least I did that.

I think that was it :p I will look closer at these posts when I find the time.

1. we didn't mean the scoring system, we just meant that all 3 sets should be played

2. No, but if I for instance make it 44h after the tasks are set and my captain is not online for the following 4h it would count as if my graphic was late

3. Please check the rules thread :p it nicely says there that you are obliged to post the link and to update page 1 with this info ;)

Sean.
Apr 13th, 2009, 12:29 AM
1. I totally hate the mtf scoring system, maybe because I don't understand it :lol:

Not follow the system exactly, we would still use out voting system but all 3 sets would be posted (& voted) on at the same time:

e.g.
Set 1 - G1
Set 2 - G2
Set 3 - G2

2. You need more than 48 hours for making one single graphic?

Quite simply yes, especially for a wallpaper. If we have extra time we may as well use it.

3. I sent a pm out to the team captains, they should also inform their team members about deadline. At least I did that.

I had to ask you what the deadline was yesterday :o:lol: It's quite a lot to ask of the team captains to organise, they can't be around all the time.

(Sorry Andreas this isn't a personal attack on you ;) We're just mentioning points in general!)

Andreas
Apr 13th, 2009, 12:30 AM
I have just been really busy, I did it as soon as you reminded me Poiree :tears:

Poiree
Apr 13th, 2009, 12:32 AM
no problem :) I am just telling you that this is the rule, so you can't blame us for wanting it that way. We are really busy too and don't have the time to check the whole thread or be on at the same time as our captain sometimes :p

Andreas
Apr 13th, 2009, 12:39 AM
I did not blame you for wanting that, but you know, I always ask you for the deadline because I am too lazy to check, so it doesn't help that much :angel::lol:

Poiree
Apr 13th, 2009, 12:43 AM
it does to me :lol:

Yana
Apr 14th, 2009, 08:01 PM
I have a suggestion. I think it would be fun if all graphics makers made one graphic together. Everyone would add one effect to the graphic. So, for example the first person could just choose the pic and do the cropping, the second would maybe do some colouring, the thrid could add another pic or a texture etc... anyway, the point would be for all the makers to make one together's graphic :D
I hope I made myself clear enough... I would really like to know what the others think of this idea ;)

Sean.
Apr 14th, 2009, 08:38 PM
What would be the point?

Poiree
Apr 14th, 2009, 09:42 PM
I guess nothing... just for the fun of it :p not sure if it would work though. Might be too complicated to organize

Yana
Apr 14th, 2009, 09:47 PM
well, as sis said there would be no real point, but this could maybe be a way to create a new game banner ;) also, it could be done instead of an exo, at a point in the season when the tour is slow..

Poiree
Apr 14th, 2009, 09:50 PM
and what do you think about an exo where a certain maker makes a graphic, gives links to all pictures he used and 2 players compete in who reconstructs it better :p I know it wouldn't be very creative but I guess it would test technical skills...

Yana
Apr 14th, 2009, 09:54 PM
and what do you think about an exo where a certain maker makes a graphic, gives links to all pictures he used and 2 players compete in who reconstructs it better :p I know it wouldn't be very creative but I guess it would test technical skills...

would they be allowed to add new images to it (photos or textures etc.) too or would they have to work only with the stuff the original maker gave them?
I actually like that idea ;) I suppose it's more practical than mine :sad: :kiss:

Poiree
Apr 14th, 2009, 09:56 PM
would they be allowed to add new images to it (photos or textures etc.) too or would they have to work only with the stuff the original maker gave them?
I actually like that idea ;) I suppose it's more practical than mine :sad: :kiss:

well, no. I mean there wouldn't be a need for it as the original maker would give them all the pics he used (including textures) :p

thanks :)

kai.
Apr 14th, 2009, 10:50 PM
Banner (by Nikkiri.):

http://i39.tinypic.com/2hphd1h.png



Set 2 (banner, max. 250px): Stars (as in top tennis players) outside World Group


:confused:

Sean.
Apr 15th, 2009, 01:48 AM
Set 2 (banner, max. 250px): Stars (as in top tennis players) outside World Group


:confused:

There are two in that banner, Ana Ivanovic & Bojana Jovanovski (on the right) her & Ana look really similar ;P
[/joke]

kai.
Apr 15th, 2009, 03:03 PM
There are two in that banner, Ana Ivanovic & Bojana Jovanovski (on the right) her & Ana look really similar ;P
[/joke]

:help: i need better glasses :scared:

Sean.
Apr 15th, 2009, 03:08 PM
:spit: No I was joking Kai they are all Ana ;):p

Andreas
Apr 15th, 2009, 03:09 PM
When I write stars, it doesn't have to be more than one player.

You wanted me to say, Star outside World Group?

Don't go down to unnecessary details :p

She could use 1 player just as she could use 738 different players.

Poiree
Apr 15th, 2009, 03:11 PM
I agree with you Andreas, but I think it should be specified in the future. For example "1 or more", "only 1" or "more than 1" :p

Sean.
Apr 15th, 2009, 03:14 PM
When I write stars, it doesn't have to be more than one player.

You wanted me to say, Star outside World Group?

Don't go down to unnecessary details :p

She could use 1 player just as she could use 738 different players.

There is no need to be rude :rolleyes: The issue is that the task was not properly phrased!

And Niya/Gigi should decide on this as you have an interest in the outcome.

Effy
Apr 15th, 2009, 03:15 PM
omg :lol:

louisa.
Apr 15th, 2009, 03:20 PM
:unsure:



:banana:

Sexysova
Apr 15th, 2009, 03:25 PM
Andreas :weirdo:

kai.
Apr 15th, 2009, 03:46 PM
:spit: No I was joking Kai they are all Ana ;):p

:angel:..

Ksenia.
Apr 15th, 2009, 04:03 PM
What are Gigi and I supposed to decide? :shrug: I don't see the problem. To me, the task was set correctly. And I don't see how Andreas was rude :scratch:

Sexysova
Apr 15th, 2009, 04:04 PM
o-kay :spit:

Poiree
Apr 15th, 2009, 04:06 PM
I think the task was set correctly too, but as I said it would be better in the future to specify it even more closely so such complaints would be avoided :p

Ksenia.
Apr 15th, 2009, 04:09 PM
o-kay :spit:Do you have any problems? Can I help you? :bigwave:

Sexysova
Apr 15th, 2009, 05:32 PM
Do you have any problems? Can I help you? :bigwave:

no comment, you would think it's an argument :rolleyes:

Sexysova
Apr 17th, 2009, 11:45 PM
Hi all :D

I just wanted to apologize if I hurted or insulted anyone, I know it's not right, maybe it made me more mature :lol: I wanted to ask if there's any possibility my ban could be cancelled if I don't behave bad again and if yes then it could be worse or permanent.. could the board think about it please? I would love to compete when we have so many new players and I think we still need at least two ppl for clay series event, please think about it :)

Ondrej :wavey:

Ksenia.
Apr 18th, 2009, 07:04 AM
That's the point of the ban, for you to think about your behavior and maybe (hopefully) change it in some ways. If we cancel the ban, there is no point. The board will look into it but we are not likely to change our minds I think.


PS you sig is still... well, nice and full of love :bigwave:

Sexysova
Apr 18th, 2009, 08:08 AM
ok, I will have to wait then :)

Sean.
Apr 26th, 2009, 11:59 AM
Here is the schedule of the exos for this year :) I will explain these that Sean didn't a bit later

Last man standing Exo. Before AO
Extreme Graphic Exo. After Dubai
Three way tie Exo. After Fed Cup
Bannerama Exo. After Wimbledon
Stick-it Exo. After USO
Simon Cowell Exo. During YEC
Pic Recon Exo. After YEC

Shouldn't we be having an Exo right now? :scratch:

Andreas
Apr 26th, 2009, 12:07 PM
Yes, but unfortunately, no one has volunteered to run it. If anyone wants to run an exo or have an idea for one, they should say so :)

Sean.
Apr 26th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Can I suggest that there is a limit on the number of duels being run at once? I seem to remember there being one but it has been overlooked on occasion and needs to be reinforced as the thread gets confusing sometimes. Also it would be good if the scores of all duels were updated at once in the same post, as it's often hard to make sure you've voted in every match. :)

On another note, it was suggested in the duels thread that a rule be brought in saying that, once cast, a vote cannot be changed. I am not accusing anyone of anything as I believe that in this instance the mis-vote was entirely accidental. But this rule would alleviate any scope for dishonesty in the future. It's sad that we would have to make provision for this, but it's better to be safe than sorry.

Please see my post here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=15497124&postcount=3559) also.

Poiree
Apr 26th, 2009, 03:23 PM
Can I suggest that there is a limit on the number of duels being run at once? I seem to remember there being one but it has been overlooked on occasion and needs to be reinforced as the thread gets confusing sometimes. Also it would be good if the scores of all duels were updated at once in the same post, as it's often hard to make sure you've voted in every match. :)

On another note, it was suggested in the duels thread that a rule be brought in saying that, once cast, a vote cannot be changed. I am not accusing anyone of anything as I believe that in this instance the mis-vote was entirely accidental. But this rule would alleviate any scope for dishonesty in the future. It's sad that we would have to make provision for this, but it's better to be safe than sorry.

Please see my post here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=15497124&postcount=3559) also.

I agree on both :)

When there is too many duels on at a time a lot of people don't see all of them and often vote for only one. nother problem with this is that people rarely specify the match they are voting for (it would be good if all votes where the match is not specified would be ignored, but I am afraid it might take voters away from the game :()

As for the changing of your vote, I think it shouldn't be allowed at all and the first vote should be counted. I suggest to those of you who have changed your votes in the past to look at the gra[hics carefully and decide what to vote for before posting :p

kai.
Apr 26th, 2009, 08:28 PM
And also erase the sets than are done, just let the score.. because some posts are soo long with so many graphics :unsure:

Poiree
Apr 26th, 2009, 08:30 PM
I think nearly everyone who manages matches does that now :p but yeah, I think it should be in the rules

mckyle.
May 16th, 2009, 11:33 AM
I think the third set of doubles should be changed to a normal set. It all too often becomes very confusing :o The frees should be voted on as a combo, because that's the spirit of doubles.

Sexysova
May 16th, 2009, 12:01 PM
I like it as it is now (doubles third set) :)

Sean.
May 16th, 2009, 12:06 PM
Can the board publicise the rules about asking people to vote? I don't mean asking people to vote for your graphic, but just generally. I think it's the rules that only a board memeber or the manager can ask a person to vote as we were receiving lots of complaints about people being asked to vote all the time - also this stops people asking others who they know will vote for them. It seems that most people don't know about this rule & it would be unfair to penalise them for not knowing. :) Thanks.

Sean.
May 16th, 2009, 12:07 PM
I think the third set of doubles should be changed to a normal set. It all too often becomes very confusing :o The frees should be voted on as a combo, because that's the spirit of doubles.

We changed that because it was possible for a team to win because of 1 amazing graphic. :)

Sexysova
May 16th, 2009, 12:17 PM
I think this rule: "you're not allowed to ask others to vote" will never be kept.. just my personal experience and opinion :p

Stadia
May 16th, 2009, 12:27 PM
I think this rule: "you're not allowed to ask others to vote" will never be kept.. just my personal experience and opinion :p

It is possible for the tournament manager to ask for votes right?

mckyle.
May 16th, 2009, 12:28 PM
We changed that because it was possible for a team to win because of 1 amazing graphic. :)

Well, that's how it goes sometimes :lol:

Miss Amor
May 16th, 2009, 12:30 PM
I think this rule: "you're not allowed to ask others to vote" will never be kept.. just my personal experience and opinion :p

That rule works in my matches, if people know a particular graphic is mine, they will vote against it, so I have to keep silent :p

Sexysova
May 16th, 2009, 12:49 PM
I didn't talk about "vote here for G2" but about "Hi, vote here pls"...

Sexysova
May 16th, 2009, 12:51 PM
It is possible for the tournament manager to ask for votes right?

I think so.. but maybe you have to use PM..

Andreas
May 16th, 2009, 01:16 PM
No, the manager can NOT ask for votes. Only board members ;)

Stadia
May 16th, 2009, 01:21 PM
No, the manager can NOT ask for votes. Only board members ;)

Oops :o I'm in big trouble :p

Sean.
May 16th, 2009, 01:42 PM
No, the manager can NOT ask for votes. Only board members ;)

Really? Are you sure? :unsure:

Oops :o I'm in big trouble :p

:hug: Don't worry I didn't know either & I made the rule :sobbing: But this is exactly why I asked :lol:

Andreas
May 16th, 2009, 01:48 PM
Voter Rules

Anybody can vote, except if you are participating in that match.

You MAY NOT ask people to vote in a match unless you are a board member

If board members wish to PM in order to ask people to vote they have to use this template: http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14514445&postcount=8

Vote on which graphic you like best, rather than for a friend – this is not a popularity contest.

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc219/5e4n/graphicspost.png

Matches will be posted as shown above. To vote for Graphic A post: Match X – G1
And Match X – G2 for Graphic B

You may vote only once per set.

When you vote, you MUST vote for all matches in progress or your vote will not be counted

The tournament manager is allowed to vote, but not in a set/match-deciding vote

You cannot edit your vote once cast; any edited posts will be discounted.

I'm afraid we have to ban you from GMT, TheArena.

Sean.
May 16th, 2009, 01:50 PM
:o How embarrasing

Miss Amor
May 16th, 2009, 01:51 PM
He was the manager though :shrug: cut him slack? Even the F1 association bent their rules to accomodate Ferrari and Renault!

Poiree
May 16th, 2009, 01:54 PM
I asked Gigi if I can ask people to vote since I am the manager and he told me I could :shrug:

Andreas
May 16th, 2009, 01:56 PM
Lol, it was just a joke :lol:
I didn't make the rules, did I, Nana? :p

Poiree
May 16th, 2009, 02:00 PM
not really, but you should fix the mistakes we made :lol:

Stadia
May 16th, 2009, 02:12 PM
So am I getting banned? :awww:

Poiree
May 16th, 2009, 02:14 PM
of course not :) (I hope the board agrees)

Andreas
May 16th, 2009, 02:14 PM
Yes, but only for 7 years :shrug:

Poiree
May 16th, 2009, 02:15 PM
Suggestion: A bit more mature board, anyone?

Stadia
May 16th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Yes, but only for 7 years :shrug:

:spit:

Andreas
May 16th, 2009, 02:25 PM
Suggestion: A bit more mature board, anyone?

:ras:

Nah, of course you are not banned, TheArena, but at least you know the rule now :D

Ksenia.
May 16th, 2009, 02:31 PM
Suggestion: A bit more mature board, anyone?

Suggestion not accepted.



:p

Sexysova
May 16th, 2009, 02:42 PM
Suggestion: A bit more mature board, anyone?

are u real? 1/3 of the board is mature :yeah:

Sean.
May 16th, 2009, 04:16 PM
Yes, but only for 7 years :shrug:

:lol: OMG, talk about being Liberal! I think a prison sentence is required! :p

Sean.
May 27th, 2009, 11:57 AM
This is a bit of a hypothetical question. But what happens if a messed up post order changes the result of a match?

Do we just discount the votes or what? :unsure:

mckyle.
May 27th, 2009, 12:23 PM
How can it be proven that the post-order is messed up? I mean, the losing player could just say, "I think the post order here is messed up; these votes don't count" :p

Petkorazzi
May 27th, 2009, 12:25 PM
^ Exactly. We'll just have to accept how it is shown :o

Droolv
May 27th, 2009, 12:25 PM
There is no way we can fix it. :shrug:

I reckon it's like the real Roland Garros, sometimes the ball bounces up well for you on the clay but sometimes it doesn't. We just have to accept the order that it is shown :p

InsideOut.
May 27th, 2009, 12:29 PM
Perhaps you can change the voting rule? They have to go to the site where you get the GMT time (I forgot the URL :p) and post: At GMT 13:17:22, M2 G2. Something like that?

Petkorazzi
May 27th, 2009, 12:30 PM
Perhaps you can change the voting rule? They have to go to the site where you get the GMT time (I forgot the URL :p) and post: At GMT 13:17:22, M2 G2. Something like that?
I am sure we'd lose more than half of the voters... It's easy to vote now - See the graphics and choose one :p it would get way too complicated to go to the site, copy the time and stuff :p

Stadia
Jun 2nd, 2009, 10:11 AM
I hope the board has a decision regarding Bali :angel:and I hope I can run it :angel:

ArturoAce.
Jun 13th, 2009, 03:46 AM
Idea for new exo:angel:

its in the form of last man standing (i am aware there is already one):

everybody makes 1 new coloring effect, which is the only thing they can use for entire event.

they have to use the coloring for every round
i will basically assign a picture(s) every round and you have to crop and color, i will allow only fonts and no textures or brushes.
1st round: Avy Coloring
2nd round: Banner Coloring
3rd round: Free Coloring (500 x 500)
4th round and so on....
more rounds if more players.
we can eliminate 1 or 2 players every round. til we get to 1 player left. who will win best colorer title.

to ensure no cheating by adjusting or extra layers, all participants send in there coloring psds . (don't use effect you don't want to reveal)

at the end all psd's are revealed :hearts:

what do you think? it's alright if you don't want to. me and shafanovic were playing it on MSN between the 2 of us and i thought it was pretty fun.

:)

InsideOut.
Jun 13th, 2009, 04:26 AM
Not a bad idea, except that I'll lose first round. :hearts: Bring it on.

kai.
Jun 13th, 2009, 07:54 AM
Just colouring?? Im dead XD

ArturoAce.
Jun 13th, 2009, 08:17 AM
yupp its meant to give the less creative people a chance to shine :)

Sean.
Jun 13th, 2009, 03:44 PM
Thanks for the suggestion :yeah: I'll talk to the board about it ;)

ArturoAce.
Jun 13th, 2009, 10:32 PM
cool :yeah:

Poiree
Jun 17th, 2009, 07:02 PM
I would like to suggest a B&W graphics exo whenever there is free time (between USO Series and USO maybe or after USO) :) The tournament would be a classical GMT event just all graphics would have to be black and white (you would still be allowed to add text, brushes or textures in colour). What do you guys think?

Sean.
Jun 17th, 2009, 07:05 PM
I like it, but I think that is it were a B&W tournament then it should be completely black and white. I'll talk to the reat of the board.

Anyone elses oppinion will be much appreciated :)

Poiree
Jun 17th, 2009, 07:07 PM
I thought to allow brushes, text and textures because I think it would be quite boring and would depend mostly on picture choice if it was all black and white. But I will let you guys decide on that

Yana
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:46 PM
I have to agree with sis that a bit of colour should be allowed ;) we'll talk about it in the next few days (sorry I'm quite busy now, I have a really big math exam coming up on Friday :scared: - P.S: if anyone wants to commment on this, do it in the chatthread :lol:)

Stadia
Jun 28th, 2009, 09:46 AM
I hope the board has a decision regarding Bali :angel:and I hope I can run it :angel:

:devil: :p

Yana
Jun 28th, 2009, 02:09 PM
we'll talk about it soon, but as far as I know it is bound to take place ;) (and since the manager positions are first come, first served.... we'll see)