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MM1 SotY 2018

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:06 am
by Seahawk
In 2014, XYZ (I won't mention the name of that MM2x member.) had told me that there was a better way of MM1 SotY. In that idea there will be only 1 contest in the entire year. So, there will be a year for a person to make a screenshot. And there will be voting only once in a year. The prize will be: Entry into Yearly MM2x Multiplayer Competition (A new idea of me to improve MM2 multiplayer.)

I want permission for it. The contest duration will be 1 year and voting will happen once. There will be no SotMs.

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:03 pm
by KingAndy
Well, I don't think anyone would prohibit you of doing such think, the problem is if anyone enjoys the idea. :P

One of the reasons MM1 got less players and less attention is the fact more and more members have their machines running on Windows 8 and 10, and MM1 malfunctions under those versions and there's no known fix. Still, I could try to get MM1 on my PC and participate. The idea is interesting since it's not as frequent as a monthly contest and gives us time to come up with something, but if you take your idea forward keep in mind to give enough time for us to participate, but an entire year might be too much.
BTW, maybe it's better if you keep it free theme. Honestly back on MM1 SOTM your later themes where interesting for anyone besides you.

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:59 am
by Seahawk
Lets see what Franch says. Once in a year means there will be enough posters and voters. There will be free theme. But there will be no prize because maybe that contest won't be there.

P.S.: How did you add that spoiler?

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:21 pm
by Jeremiahjobling
P.S.: How did you add that spoiler?
He used the "spoiler and /spoiler" tags, which you can use by clicking on the "Spoiler" button when you make a post.

The once a year screenshot contest idea is good for MM1 but I agree with what KingAndy said

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:18 pm
by Franch88
Well, this idea can work, right because it's unique in the year. Anyway, hardly it can work again in the successive year.
So, if you want, in next December post a topic about the contest for the MM1 screenshot of this year.

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:14 pm
by Seahawk
Next December? Means in 2017?

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:36 pm
by Jeremiahjobling
No, he means this coming December (December 2016). :wink:

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:25 am
by Seahawk
Lets discuss about these rules:
  • *The rules are subject to change at anytime.
    *Any new rules will be highlighted in red colour

    *You must be a human. No bots allowed.
    *You can only submit your own work.
    *You can submit only one screenshot per year.

    *The screenshot must be a still picture taken from MM1. No videos or animations allowed!
    *The screenshot may include only publicly released addons. No private addons allowed!
    *The screenshot can be edited or unedited. No software limits.
    *The screenshot editions may include cut & pasted editions from photos not related to the game. (i.e. new sky picture collected from Google Images.... etc.) However, majority of the final picture should be from the game.
    *The screenshot must be appropriate for the general Midtown Madness community. No po**, no blood, no freaky, no creepy, no bad words, no discrimination of any kinds. and no illegal stuff. Violation of this rule may lead to banishment from these forums.... or worse. Ghosts and other paranormal things are allowed.
    *No discussion on each others screenshots.

    *The screenshot dimensions should not exceed 1600x1200 pixels.
    *The screenshot file size should not exceed 1 MB.
    *The screenshot file type (format) must be either .GIF, .JPEG or .PNG.

    *When you decide to enter your screenshot, post it here in this topic after the "Stage 1: Enter Your Screenshots!" anouncement has been made for that year.
    *Do not explicitly post the full-size image in the contest thread. Instead use the thumbnail (hotlinked to original) or provide the link to it.
    *Use common image hosting sites such as Postimage, Imgur, ImageShack, Photobucket, or MediaFire.
    *You are allowed to change your screenshot submission within three days of your original submission date.
    *No submissions allowed after the last day of the month the contest is designated for.
    *You must make a new screenshot to participate. Screenshots from your collection are not allowed.

    *Only the 1st is the winner, 2nd and 3rd people will be also counted as lasts. And their work will NOT be appreciated!
    *Voting start and finish will be communicated. Results will be posted after 3 days.
    *Vote after "Stage 2: Vote Now!" announcement has been made.
    *To vote, PM me or post in this topic to state your choice of the year.
    *You cannot vote for yourself.
    *Do not post anything obvious like +1 to XYZ while voting. To vote, post: "I vote for XYZ." or something meaningful like that.
    *NO WORD WARS (Quarrels) because somebody copied your idea or somebody hasn't voted you.
    *If, in some rare cases, a participant is banned for some reason and makes another account and there are screenshots from both accounts. And, somebody voted the newer one. And the banned person comes again before the closing of one SotM or SotY, then that vote goes to the unbanned account directly. If you want to make another vote then, post your new vote here or via PMing me.
    *If a participant is banned and not unbanned before voting, then that account will be disqualified.

    *Any participant may be disqualified if in violation of above-mentioned rules or for reasons not said above.

    *The main host(Which can be me too. Or the person who will someday succeed me after I leave or temporary hosts cannot suggest the themes themselves.

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:53 pm
by KingAndy
Are some of those rules really necessary? I can't really imagine people "fighting" because someone didn't voted for them... Neither someone getting banned and making a secondary account just to participate on the contest. :P

You really did planned a lot of ways things could go wrong and created rules for them, but on a community like ours I think that's not really necessary.

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:54 am
by Seahawk
Neither someone getting banned and making a secondary account just to participate on the contest. :P
It happened, that Kuku or something created a new account KDriver to talk to Franch and then posted a screenshot in the contest. But he had already posted it through his account Kuku before that one got banned. (I think you know what had happened.)
This rule is for such n00bs.

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:02 am
by Seahawk
So, 3 days left for it to open and I have readied my screenshot.

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:08 pm
by Seahawk
Stage 1: Upload your screenshot.

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:55 pm
by Seahawk
My entry.
I'm double posting to gain attention.

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:52 am
by Diatosta
I'm here to acknowledge that you've got my attention momentarily by not double posting, but quadruple posting! :aprobar:

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:31 am
by Seahawk
I can't understand all this! It's a month gone and still the same!