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Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Chris Noble on Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:42 am

Well it's nearly time for the next Forum Challenge

Remember:

- Images must be taken on the night - no stock images allowed.
- You can enter as many times as you like
- Post your images, as a reply to this post (administrators are on hand to help)
- Try and use the new chatbox (bottom of the Forum Page) for any comments and keep the post free for images.

- In the event you run into problems contact either myself or Ann-Marie by Personal Message

Good Luck and be as creative as you like. Winning image will be announced after the Challenge closes at 9:30pm

Check back here at 7:30pm and Ken Sweetman will set the subject.



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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Eric M Palmer on Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:33 am

Got something wrong can't find it any ideas?
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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Chris Noble on Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:35 am

Eric M Palmer wrote:Got something wrong can't find it any ideas?

That's because Ken hasn't set it yet.

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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Chris Noble on Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:53 am

Ken is having problems logging into the Forum. I hgave just spoken to him and he has givem me the subject.

the subject is "NUTS"

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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Chris Noble on Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:00 am

It looks likes members with BT accounts cannot get into the Forum for some reason. All 4 I have checked so far are on BT. All those who have got in are not on BT.

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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Chris Noble on Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:15 am

Tonight's Forum Challenge has been postponed due to technical problems. It has been rescheduled for next Thursday (6th Jan 2011) when Ken will set a new subject.

Apologies to anybody who has got some work on the way but given that a lot can't connect we thought it best to postpone.

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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Eric M Palmer on Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:23 am

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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Chris Noble on Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:27 am

SORRY ERIC - You obviously didn't get my message in time.

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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Pat Venn on Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:30 am

buzy roasting chestnuts on my fire.
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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Elaine Williams on Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:31 am

And I was so keen to give it a go this time
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Nuts - postponed

Post by Helen Prince on Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:34 am

Oh well, will have to eat them all instead. Happy New Year. to you. Helen
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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Eric M Palmer on Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:43 am

Back to Christmas spirit and first competition I have ever entered too.
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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Eric M Palmer on Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:44 am

Helen Prince wrote:Oh well, will have to eat them all instead. Happy New Year. to you. Helen
Think you may break your teeth on mine!
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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Helen Prince on Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:10 am

Eric, well done for entering. Helen
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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Steve Jones on Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:13 pm

The Forum is now back up and running for Ang and I. Shame we had problems, when we found out what the subject was, Ang was going to take a portrait of me - well the topic was 'NUTS'.

Happy New year to all.

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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Eric M Palmer on Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:12 pm

My next was to be my face inside a nut. In hind sight seems we were a bit quick to postpone but of course one does not know how long internet will be down. Does that mean if any ISP is having problems the challenge is postponed or only if that ISP is BT?
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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Steve Jones on Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:31 pm

Eric

Ang and I could not log on to the Forum until this morning - I was devastated!

Chris made the correct decision in postponing the challenge as a lot of the 'usual folks' who take part in the challenge could not take part using the Forum. clap

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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Ken Sweetman on Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:23 pm

Well I nearly had a heart attack when 7.25pm approached and I couldn't contact with the Forum.

It was a great relief when I found out that others were having the same trouble.

Sorry to those that had taken trouble to enter the challenge!!

I'll set a new subject next Thursday.

Happy New Year to everyone

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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Ann-Marie Metcalfe on Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:09 am

I couldn't connect either. I had no internet connection at all (I'm with BT too). I didn't have a connection until much later in the evening, which obviously would cause problems with me moderating/monitoring the competition.

It would have been difficult for Ken to choose a winner seeing as he couldn't connect either. I think the right decision was made.
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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Chris Noble on Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:20 am

Eric M Palmer wrote:My next was to be my face inside a nut. In hind sight seems we were a bit quick to postpone but of course one does not know how long internet will be down. Does that mean if any ISP is having problems the challenge is postponed or only if that ISP is BT?

It was posponed because

1. The judge for the evening could not gain access
2. A high number of regular contributors to the challenges could not logon
3. Ann-Marie was unavailble to help resolve any issues as she too could not gain access.

In answer to the question it does not mean if an ISP is having problem we will postpone, but it does mean we will look at the effects that not having that ISP cause and if, like in this case, it causes sufficient problems we willl postpone. Decisions are taken with the full membership in mind, not single members.

I don't agree we were a bit quick to postpone, if anything we were too slow as a quicker pospontment would have prevented some people preparing entries which will now be of no value. I can only apologise but I did try to contact everybody as quickly as possible. It was added to the forum and e-mailed within seconds of the decision being made.

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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Steve Jones on Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:24 am

Chris

clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap

Complete agreement with the judgement conducted on the evening.

clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap

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Re: Forum Challenge - Thursday 30th Dec 2010 - POSTPONED

Post by Eric M Palmer on Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:50 am

I must admit I was disappointed. The subject came up straight into garage screws and bolts galore but no nuts. Back into house only very small nuts. Gadget bag select reversing rings and over exposed. Into manual and yes got it. Card out onto PC and into photoshop and saved under the 5mb into Firefox and here slight problem as it was taking a long time then the up-load bit was stopping me seeing what I was writing but got there in the end and entered. As enter key clicked then screen refreshed and I at that point found all to no avail.

But being sensible of course if the guy presenting the challenge can’t get on line it’s a non starter. OK maybe with just one sysop instead of two one may scrape through but with Ken out of the running it was of course out.

Hind sight is easy of course and in hind sight when Ken could not get on Chris should have aborted at that point but of course we all hoped it was temporary glitch and within half an hour it would all have been sorted.

Well I still must thank Ken for a really good subject and Chris for trying to save the day even if it did fail in the end.

For Ann-Marie it must have been really frustrating with nothing she could do.

Of course it was right to postpone and sorry if it seemed I felt otherwise. I realise that I would be really stumped without PC as even phone numbers stored on it. I guess I could use phone but really not a clue how as I never use internet with phone.

I look forward to next attempt and hope Ken can come up with another good subject.

My thanks to all those involved and really speaking there was nothing anyone could have done. One does not think of refreshing page it was just go for it. And I would not have read any emails until finished so there was not practical way anything could have been done.

All best Eric
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