[quote="spaceranger":ax1781qv][size=150:ax1781qv]No Bob, you can't have one of those... [/size:ax1781qv]
[size=200:ax1781qv][b:ax1781qv]but you can have one of these![/b:ax1781qv][/size:ax1781qv] [/quote:ax1781qv]
Very funny. Don't make me come over there...
Nice seeing you here! In case you haven't done so far, have a look at [url=http://www.pxleyes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3933:1c83tv0s]this topic[/url:1c83tv0s], then warm up your favorite drawing program and create some cool entry for a contest!
PXLEYES has recently been restarted, after being closed for close to 2 years. This was due to popular demand from old members. At present no software changes are possible, but I believe a re-write is in the works.
welcome to the site.
[quote="anoop":182uen6c]And i would like to see the drawing contests back. ( personal favorite area )[/quote:182uen6c]
Sorry to say that the drawing and 3D contests will not return. I can say now that before PXL went down we had the intention of starting animation contests as well, those won't come either...
Over the last few weeks moderators have been talking a lot about how to improve PXL for all of us, we've simplified the rules, Spaceranger is helping out new members, Pxleyes Courses and so on. See [url=http://www.pxleyes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5541:2wey4lbc]this[/url:2wey4lbc] post. Now I have the honor to announce the next improvement and this one is specific for our Photoshop contests.
It's about the sources used in a chop: [b:2wey4lbc]from now on mods only check if your sources are copyrighted or not and if the CC licenses allow you to use that source.[/b:2wey4lbc]
Entries will NOT be removed anymore (or warnings send) if a stock author demands you post your image on DA only, we will NOT check any more if a stock author demands a notification, we will NOT check if you need / have written permission or not, and so on. We will not check the personal journals on DA anymore.
Moderators at Pxleyes are no internet police, we have a responsibility towards Pxleyes and it's members only. All the personal rules stock authors on, for instance, DA have are from now on [u:2wey4lbc][b:2wey4lbc]YOUR[/b:2wey4lbc][/u:2wey4lbc] responsibility to honor or not. You are responsible for your own entries, so we expect that you obey their rules but moderators will not check up on them anymore.
We do appreciate it though if you always give credits to the stock author in your source list, but this also is not a must, more a friendly gesture towards the author.
[u:2wey4lbc][b:2wey4lbc]HOWEVER:[/b:2wey4lbc][/u:2wey4lbc] If a stock author contacts us mods (or posts a comment on your entry) about a personal rule breach posted on his/her stock we will send a warning to that entry or remove it, the source must be replaced in this case. If the entry is in a closed contest we might replace it with an empty image.
Important: the source MUST be a stock image!
All of this [b:2wey4lbc]does not mean[/b:2wey4lbc] you can start using copyrighted sources!
Hopefully all of this will result in more entries, more new members and less irritations.
One other thing that will change:
Up until now we defined illustrations as 'drawings, paintings, 3D work and stained glass made by others'. From now on photos of 'stained glass' will be excluded from that rule and are OK to use.
Below you find an overview what CC licenses are allowed and which not.
In the voting period, the entries are arranged randomly, so it can happen, that you come across the same entry 3 times. To avoid this, go either to "my profile" and then "my votes": http://www.pxleyes.com/my-votes/ and click on the red "XX entries need your vote" button, or go to a contest, like this one: http://www.pxleyes.com/photography-cont ... ation.html scroll down to the bottom and there is a blue button, saying "entries that need my vote". Then all the ones you still have to vote on are on one page
Please try to keep the number of suggestions from photography contests to a minimum, say maybe a few hundred at most. Nobody has time to go through over a thousand suggestions, and I mostly find myself checking NO, NO, NO...over and over again.
Welcome on board and do not be afraid to ask questions. Most members are more then happy to help you and give you tips and explain how they make their shots. You choose the right community to start learning