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Poiree
Dec 6th, 2008, 07:17 PM
GMT Rules

General Information

Graphics Maker Tour (GMT) is a fun, friendly game in which Graphics Makers of any ability can compete.

Commitment is tournament by tournament rather than on a seasonal basis. - To commit just post ‘in’ in the tournament thread.
In case you withdraw from an event, you are not allowed to re-enter the event in question.

You will then have to make graphics to fit tasks, by a certain deadline.

After completing your graphics you should send to the tournament manager via PM or MSN.

Once the match starts posters will vote on which graphic they prefer:
• 1 vote = 1 game
• 6 games/set (4 for qualifying)
• Best of 3 sets (apart from finals)

The winner will advance to the next round.

GMT Board

ArturoAce.
Enia
Reetard
Stadia

Poiree
Dec 6th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Voter Rules

Anybody can with 100 or more posts on TF 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

To prevent any bias voting, Tournament Runners may not vote.

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

Poiree
Dec 6th, 2008, 07:17 PM
GMT Schedule 2009

January - Australian Open
February - Dubai
March - Indian Wells/Miami
April – Fed Cup
May – Clay Series
June - Roland Garros
July - Wimbledon
August – USO Series
September - US Open
October - Indoor Season
November – YEC

Unless specifically stated, each tournament will have a 16-player singles main draw – with qualifying rounds and byes if necessary

YEC draw will consist of the top 8 players and Fed Cup entry will depend on commitment.

Doubles draw will have between 4-8 teams. If less than 4 teams commit the event will be cancelled.

Poiree
Dec 6th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Player Rules

Please ensure you know and follow the rules before you commit. And follow the requests of board members.

When you send your graphics you must send them ALL at once. Players must send all sets at once. Anything less will be an automatic W/O.

Once you have sent your graphics, they are final and you are not allowed to change them.

You are NOT allowed to ask other people for their opinion on your graphics before you hand them in or before your match is over. (this excludes showing them to your doubles partner for the doubles matches)

Graphics sent after the deadline will be given a 3 game deficit in each set – providing the round is still in progress.

Extension Rules:

1. In case you need an extension, PM the tournament manager, one board member, and your opponent, informing them that you need an extension. Your opponent must agree that you can use an extension.
2. You must inform the manager at least 24 hours before the deadline to apply for an extension. However, you will only be given 24 hours from the deadline to send your graphics.
3. If your opponent agrees to give you an extension, you will only get a 0-2 penalty for every set. However, if your opponent does not agree, you will receive a 0-3 penalty for very set.
4. If you do not send within 24 hours from the deadline, you will receive a 0-3 deadline.
5. If you apply for an extension, but end up sending within the deadline, you will still receive a penalty of 0-2.

Failure to send, will result in disqualification

All makers must have a hosting site. We recommend: www.tinypic.com. Or any site which does not reveal the maker’s name

Any graphic that does not meet the task requirements (i.e. topic or size) will be discounted.

A player must not reveal which graphic is his or hers or ask anyone to vote for his or her graphic or post anything which may hint to it.

If a player has any complaints (i.e. voting irregularities, graphics that should be discounted) in any match, he/she should inform the tournament manager or a board member by PM. In case the complaint is about the manager please contact the board (ArturoAce., Enia, Reetard or Stadia)

Any rude/discourteous behaviour will result in barring from the game.

You may not vote in a match that you are participating in.

Poiree
Dec 6th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Doubles Rules

Both team members must commit to enter the tournament

Avatar: Player X
Banner: Player Y
Free: Both

Player X is allowed to make the banner in future round.

The graphics should be sent to the tournament manager specifying who made it.

Poiree
Dec 6th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Board and Tournament Manager Rules

Sign up to run a tournament in this thread http://tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=397447

You can only reserve 1 tournament. If you want, you can reserve other tournaments, but you will be an alt for those and a person who isn't running any other tournament next year will get the first preferance

First-timers can only manage Doubles and Exhibition tournaments

The tournament manager must open the thread at least 2 weeks before the start date – to give people time to commit.

Though posting style varies you must reserve space for the following:

• Tournament banner, past champions and additional tournament info
• Entry lists (singles/doubles/qualifying)
• Draws (must be updated after every round with the scores)
• Current Tasks
• Graphics of the round*

* This is the tournament runner’s personal choice

Tasks:

- must be posted at least 48 hours before the deadline*
- must be relevant on the tournament
- must be clearly set in English

* Must be posted in terms of GMT (Greenwich Meridian Time) with following link - http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

1st Set - 144x168 - avatar
2nd Set - Banner (max. 250px in height)
3rd Set - Free graphic

For singles finals tasks, this will be the format:
Avatar |Banner |Picture Reconstruction |Wallpaper |Practical Task

The Practical Task is a new task where the tournament manager can set any task with graphics with practical use. This can go on from designing a logo, a new website layout, book covers and albums, etc.
This task can be or not be related to the tournament.

For doubles finals tasks, this will be the new format:
100x100 |144x168 |Banner |Picture Reconstruction |Free

Each player from one team should make three graphics: one from the two avatar-sized graphics (100x100|144x168) one from the larger-sized graphics (Banner|Picture Reconstruction) and another one for the free. The last set will be played like a normal doubles last set is played (up to 10, must lead by two).


General:

No more than 2 singles and 2 doubles matches are to be run at a time.

The participants in each match should remain secret until the match is over.

Scores should be updated on every page, either by the manager or a board member.

Scores must be updated in a new post rather than editing an existing one

It is the job of the tournament manager to ensure players and voters are following the rules of the game and should report concerns to the board.

Failure to comply with aforementioned rules may result in replacement of the manager.

Poiree
Dec 6th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Rankings

http://i35.tinypic.com/opmqoo.png

*If a player commits but fails to send for the 1st round (either main draw or qualifying)

Poiree
Dec 6th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Hey, can you vote here please? Thanks


[insert link]

Vote on whichever graphic you like best, in all matches.

To vote for Graphic A post: Match X – G1
And Match X – G2 for Graphic B

Andreas
Dec 6th, 2008, 07:55 PM
January - Australian Open (N)
February - Dubai/Doha (N)
March - Indian Wells/Miami
April – Fed Cup
May – Clay Series (N)
June - Roland Garros
July - Wimbledon
August – USO Series
September - US Open (N)
October - Indoor Season
November – YEC

I would like to run the ones in bold. Possibly one more, just need to find out which one :)

I wouldn't like or can't run the ones with an (N)

I hope it's okay :wavey:

Poiree
Dec 6th, 2008, 08:28 PM
ok :) I think Sean will open the schedule thread tomorrow, where you will be able to sign up for running a tournament ;)

heart
Dec 6th, 2008, 08:32 PM
i'd like to run ao next year pls:)
btw: i think there is no doha event on february next year;)

edit: maybe paris in replace of doha:)

Andreas
Dec 6th, 2008, 08:40 PM
We already have RG, so then it should just be Dubai ;)

and there is Dubai Duty Free, which means shopping and that leads to many ideas for tasks :p

Poiree
Dec 6th, 2008, 08:41 PM
fixed it, it will be only Dubai :)

Droolv
Dec 6th, 2008, 09:08 PM
Thanks for this thread girls :hug:

Explained everything very well :yeah:

Shafanovic.
Dec 26th, 2008, 12:02 PM
Voter Rules

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

You MAY ask people to vote in a match, but not tell them which graphic to vote for. If you wish to PM 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.

Apparently you can't ask people to vote anymore.. Is that true?

Poiree
Dec 26th, 2008, 01:18 PM
Apparently you can't ask people to vote anymore.. Is that true?

these rules apply until we post the changes ;) so that means you can still ask people to vote but only using the PM in post #8 of this thread :)

Poiree
Mar 3rd, 2009, 02:33 PM
Announcement (Rules Update)

Player Rules

When you send your graphics you must send them ALL at once.

You are no longer allowed to ask other people for their opinion on your graphics before you hand them in or before your match is over.


Voter Rules

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

Willam
Mar 3rd, 2009, 02:37 PM
Announcement (Rules Update)

Player Rules

When you send your graphics you must send them ALL at once.

You are no longer allowed to ask other people for their opinion on your graphics before you hand them in or before your match is over.


Voter Rules

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



esp. since that is soooo easy to control.

Poiree
Mar 3rd, 2009, 02:40 PM
esp. since that is soooo easy to control.

we have our ways :p

Willam
Mar 3rd, 2009, 02:58 PM
sure. :shrug:

Poiree
Mar 6th, 2009, 02:46 PM
Just wanted to remind you all of these rules because of the recent events in GMT. If the first one of the rules posted under isn't followed, I will ignore all complaints posted in tournament threads ;)

Player Rules

If a player has any complaints (i.e. voting irregularities, graphics that should be discounted) in any match, he/she should inform the tournament manager or a board member by PM. In case the complaint is about the manager please contact the board (Gigi. or Poiree)

Any rude/discourteous behaviour will result in barring from the game.

Petkorazzi
Mar 6th, 2009, 02:49 PM
:yeah:

Ksenia.
Mar 6th, 2009, 04:41 PM
great :yeah:

Petkorazzi
Mar 7th, 2009, 07:06 AM
GMT Announcement (Rule addition)

Due to recent misunderstandings & conflicts in GMT, the board has decided to introduce warnings and infractions.

An infraction is a warning that lasts for 30 days. In case the infracted player still has a conflict during those 30 days, it will automatically turn into a warning (see below).

A warning is permanent. Once a player gets it, it can never be removed. 2 warnings result in a temporary ban from all GMT tournaments. Third warning would result in a permanent ban.

The board keeps all responsibilites to decide the seriousness of the case and give away infractions & warnings as needed.

Petkorazzi
Mar 7th, 2009, 07:09 AM
Can people please write their oppinion on this please. :)

Droolv
Mar 7th, 2009, 07:11 AM
:speakles:

Good decision. :yeah:

Ksenia.
Mar 7th, 2009, 07:18 AM
great idea:yeah:

louisa.
Mar 7th, 2009, 07:25 AM
iLike :bowdown:

Stadia
Mar 7th, 2009, 07:28 AM
I also think it's good. But what examples of misunderstandings & conflicts would result to the warnings?

Petkorazzi
Mar 7th, 2009, 07:35 AM
I also think it's good. But what examples of misunderstandings & conflicts would result to the warnings?
I guess the board will decide that. ;) But I will talk to Poiree and we may decide some cases that get either warning or infraction in every way. :)

Poiree
Mar 7th, 2009, 11:38 AM
I am not sure if we will put anything down in the rules, but basically we will give infraction and warnings for any major breaking of the rules such as asking for votes, insulting other players and arguing in tournament threads. So please everyone make sure to read the rules and follow them throughout the season :p

kai.
Mar 7th, 2009, 05:31 PM
:lol: u guys can open a thread just for arguing "GMT BLE BLE" :lol:

Poiree
Mar 7th, 2009, 05:42 PM
I think the chatthread can be used for that :p

Poiree
Mar 8th, 2009, 02:11 PM
Important Announcement

The board would like to announce that a new board member has been chosen. Gigi and I are happy to welcome Andreas to the board. He will replace Sean.

Ksenia.
Mar 8th, 2009, 02:14 PM
Why did Sean leave? :awww:
Andreas :yeah:

heart
Mar 8th, 2009, 04:00 PM
speakles:
what happened to sean?:awww:
congrtas andreas!

domon17th
Mar 9th, 2009, 10:54 AM
Sean??
Andreas:bounce:

Poiree
Mar 12th, 2009, 01:33 PM
I am not sure if Sean wants to talk about him leaving, so I wouldn't say anything. It was his decision

Announcement (Rules Update)

Player Rules

You are no longer allowed to ask other people for their opinion on your graphics before you hand them in or before your match is over.


just wanted to note that you are still allowed to show your doubles graphics to your partner before handing them in of course :p

Poiree
Mar 14th, 2009, 01:21 PM
Announcement

I have decided to step down from the GMT board. I would like to apologize to all of you who wanted to see me in the board and voted for me in the elections, but GMT is taking too much of my time at the moment. I will, however, continue playing GMT in the future and will also still run the tournaments I signed-up for running as planned if the board is ok with it. I hope this decision doesn't influence anyone's commitment to the game.

Thank you for understanding,
Poiree

Ksenia.
Mar 14th, 2009, 02:06 PM
:sad: so basically Andreas and Gigi are board members now?

Sean.
Mar 14th, 2009, 02:09 PM
:sad: so basically Andreas and Gigi are board members now?

Yes. If they see fit they will appoint a replacement for Poiree

louisa.
Mar 14th, 2009, 02:10 PM
Poiree :bigcry:

Andreas
Mar 14th, 2009, 02:23 PM
I'm really sad to see you go :tears::hug: But I respect your decision (well not really, but I have to say I do :p) You've done so much for the game and I'm happy you will still play :)

Gigi and I will talk and decide if we should find a 3rd board member.

domon17th
Mar 14th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Poiree :hug:

Officinale
Mar 14th, 2009, 03:54 PM
:awww: :bigcry: :speakles: :sobbing: :crying2: :hysteric: :unsure: :sad:
Poiree :eek:

Droolv
Mar 14th, 2009, 10:03 PM
Bombshell :speakles:

ArturoAce.
Mar 15th, 2009, 12:42 AM
poiree :bigcry:

Andreas
Mar 15th, 2009, 01:35 PM
Announcement!

Gigi and I have found the 3rd board member. Please welcome Niya.
We are happy that she accepted the role and we are looking forward to work with her.

Ksenia.
Mar 15th, 2009, 01:36 PM
:bigwave:

Poiree
Mar 15th, 2009, 01:39 PM
great choice guys :)
:yeah: Niya :bigwave:

Sexysova
Mar 15th, 2009, 02:27 PM
Niya :bounce:

Stadia
Mar 15th, 2009, 03:16 PM
Niya :bounce:
Good choice, and from what I see, deserving :)

Officinale
Mar 15th, 2009, 03:30 PM
From what I can judge, great choice!!
Niya :hatoff: :yeah:

ArturoAce.
Mar 15th, 2009, 08:27 PM
NIYA:bigclap:

patch.
Mar 15th, 2009, 08:30 PM
good choice.
niya :hatoff:

Ksenia.
Mar 15th, 2009, 08:34 PM
thanks everyone :awww: i hope it will turn out to be a good choice indeed :D

heart
Mar 15th, 2009, 09:05 PM
congrats niya:yippee:
you deserve it:D

VIKA?
Mar 15th, 2009, 09:11 PM
:banana:

Medina
Mar 16th, 2009, 11:26 AM
It is a good choice indeed, now you need to put up with me and my utter complaining constatnly

i feel thsi is partly my fault :bigcry:

Ksenia.
Apr 3rd, 2009, 08:03 PM
Announcement

The board would like to introduce Deadline Extension Policies.

• A player can ask for an extension no less than 24 hours before the actual deadline
• Both tournament manager and player’s opponent have to agree on giving a player an extension
• Deadline can be extended for maximum 24 hours
• In case a player gets an extension, (s)he gets a 2 game penalty for each set. If a player had asked for an extension but ended up sending on time, (s)he gets the penalty anyway

Sexysova
Apr 3rd, 2009, 08:23 PM
I still disagree with penalties, when both tournament manager and opponent agree and a person who asked for extension has a good reason to ask for it then I wouldn't give him/her any penalty :shrug:

Poiree
Apr 3rd, 2009, 08:32 PM
Great new rule guys :yeah:

I definitely agree with the penalties. It wouldn't be fair to all the pthers who did send on time to be treated same as those who sent late even if they did ask for an extension :p

BTW, I updated the first page with this rule (players' rules post)

Sexysova
Apr 3rd, 2009, 08:37 PM
:rolleyes:

Andreas
Apr 3rd, 2009, 08:38 PM
@Sexysova: The problem is, that sending later actually gives you an advantage as you have more time to do your graphics. Also, we can never be sure if the graphics maker is honest about reasons for sending late.

We'll see how this goes, if it turns out to be a failure, we might reconsinder, but for now, it's a new rule.

Ksenia.
Apr 3rd, 2009, 08:41 PM
Thanks Poiree :)

Sexysova
Apr 3rd, 2009, 08:51 PM
well I agree some people could take advantage of it but I hope nobody would but you're right, I agree :)

Sean.
Apr 3rd, 2009, 09:46 PM
Great idea. I like the rule :yeah:

But are we able to ask for an extension less than 24 hours prior to the deadline and recieve a greater penalty, or is it a clear cut off?

Ksenia.
Apr 3rd, 2009, 09:54 PM
Great idea. I like the rule :yeah:

But are we able to ask for an extension less than 24 hours prior to the deadline and recieve a greater penalty, or is it a clear cut off?2nd option - it is not allowed as for now :)

Petkorazzi
Apr 4th, 2009, 06:58 AM
Great idea. I like the rule :yeah:

But are we able to ask for an extension less than 24 hours prior to the deadline and recieve a greater penalty, or is it a clear cut off?
I wanted to give a 3 game penalty if asked between 12-24 but the others didn't agree. :ras:

ArturoAce.
Mar 11th, 2010, 12:34 AM
New additions (Poiree please add them):

the board has decided that
1. Players must send all sets at once. Anything less will be an automatic W/O.
2. To prevent any bias voting, Tournament Runners may not vote.

Poiree
Mar 11th, 2010, 10:52 AM
done :)

I added the first to player rules and 2nd to voting rules ;)