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    10 posts required to participate in open contests

    We want to know our users. With open contests many users just go directly to submit their entries without even looking at the forums. But as you know the forums are a great source of information. A lot of things that you want to know have been already asked and answered here. But if the search does not give the needed results you can post your questions in the appropriate section. You can also use the forums to share your ideas about design, to show your works or just to chat about anything.

    There is one small thing that I wanted to point out. If your "10 initial posts" are meaningless, we keep a right to set your post counter back to 0 and moreover suspend your account for a short period of time.

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    Gestaltungsbude, it's not the way to go. Your post counter is set to 0.

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    Thanks Resurepus I was going to ask you about the meaningless posts and resetting thise members post count. Thanks much for getting this rule going for all registered members

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    good call Resurepus.

    I just delet meaningless posts..So if you see you have 10 or 14 or whatever posts and then you have like 3 that means your doing something wrong.

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    I wonder why I have to post 10 comments during a contest. just start to entry the Non-Profit Civil Rights Group contest. just wanted to upload my second bill and now I am not allowed to do it? yes, my posts were meaningless but I think is unfair to close my access after I worked a whole night. Isnīt it?

    p.s. is it a post which counts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gestaltungsbude View Post
    resurepus
    I wonder why I have to post 10 comments during a contest. just start to entry the Non-Profit Civil Rights Group contest. just wanted to upload my second bill and now I am not allowed to do it? yes, my posts were meaningless but I think is unfair to close my access after I worked a whole night. Isnīt it?

    p.s. is it a post which counts?
    Simply put.. to many designers are comeing here and just posting up concepts with out reading the rules for the contests. So requiring users to come into the forum and make 10 posts might help them read the rules.
    ALSO DC is more than just a contest site. AS you can tell it's also a community which makes this place different than most other sites. you'll also want to become an Elite designer and be able to enter in those contests.

    I suggest reading some of the stickies and see what we are all about.

    and yes your post is one that counts it has a reason and could possibly help someone in the future. not just "cool", "neat", "nice job" those are meaning less and does not assist anyone in any way.

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    Well put Coy

    Quote Originally Posted by Coy View Post
    Simply put.. to many designers are comeing here and just posting up concepts with out reading the rules for the contests. So requiring users to come into the forum and make 10 posts might help them read the rules.
    ALSO DC is more than just a contest site. AS you can tell it's also a community which makes this place different than most other sites. you'll also want to become an Elite designer and be able to enter in those contests.

    I suggest reading some of the stickies and see what we are all about.

    and yes your post is one that counts it has a reason and could possibly help someone in the future. not just "cool", "neat", "nice job" those are meaning less and does not assist anyone in any way.

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    doesnīt really answer why u adopt it during a contest! means that it wasnīt a rule since the very first time.

    itīs okay that you mention, that DC is more than a contest side and that the designer has to cherish it. But I think you also have to cherish the whole work which is at the bottom of every design independent of every lately new adopted rule.

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    Gestalt, you'll quickly find that it's really not that difficult to reach 10 posts. You might even learn to love the site in the process like many of us do.

    The reason it happened in the middle of a contest... well, we're almost always running a contest, so not really any choice. We had to start sometime.

    Just read and respond, you'll have 10 posts in no time, and it's fun!
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    Because this site (DesignContest) has contests running all the time there is no "good" time to start any new rule. Starting this new rule is not against you or any other registered member. If you think about about...what does "10" posts " cost you compared what you might win in the contest.


    Quote Originally Posted by Gestaltungsbude View Post
    doesnīt really answer why u adopt it during a contest! means that it wasnīt a rule since the very first time.

    itīs okay that you mention, that DC is more than a contest side and that the designer has to cherish it. But I think you also have to cherish the whole work which is at the bottom of every design independent of every lately new adopted rule.

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    Please also remember, your 10 posts must be meaningful as Coy states above. We have a few users now copying and pasting the same post over and over again in an attempt to reach their 10 post count. This WILL result in infractions and a possible ban.
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    It's getting entertaining to read some of the posts I'm deleting. LMAO..
    Not being mean but the response really doen't have to do with the topic. it's quite commical in some cases.
    This is not toward anyone.. just a statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coy View Post
    It's getting entertaining to read some of the posts I'm deleting. LMAO..
    Not being mean but the response really doen't have to do with the topic. it's quite commical in some cases.
    This is not toward anyone.. just a statement.
    Comical, and highly irritating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharie View Post
    Because this site (DesignContest) has contests running all the time there is no "good" time to start any new rule. Starting this new rule is not against you or any other registered member. If you think about about...what does "10" posts " cost you compared what you might win in the contest.
    compaired with the 21 hours which left for the contest... YES 10 post are a lot!

    I just think, that you automaticly starts to read the blog when u attend on a few contest. But u will never start to read a blog bevor u are involved.

    .. or why do exist this rule?
    Last edited by Coy; 03-22-2010 at 04:17 PM. Reason: should be togeather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gestaltungsbude View Post
    compaired with the 21 hours which left for the contest... YES 10 post are a lot!

    I just think, that you automaticly starts to read the blog when u attend on a few contest. But u will never start to read a blog bevor u are involved.

    .. or why do exist this rule?
    A good place to get 10 posts is in the critique area. give some heart felt feedback. likes dislikes and how the poster can improve there work.

    I have a few in there you can start with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharie View Post
    Because this site (DesignContest) has contests running all the time there is no "good" time to start any new rule. Starting this new rule is not against you or any other registered member. If you think about about...what does "10" posts " cost you compared what you might win in the contest.
    Quote Originally Posted by Coy View Post
    A good place to get 10 posts is in the critique area. give some heart felt feedback. likes dislikes and how the poster can improve there work.

    I have a few in there you can start with.
    okay. Iīll have a look!

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    i really respect that rule..and the very moment i joined here Coy told me about the deleting of meaningless posts & i totally understand that..i'm here for just a couple weeks & i have more than 30 posts already..it's really easy for the person to get involved with all this amazing people
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gestaltungsbude View Post
    okay. Iīll have a look!
    in this area people are asking for information. Works In Progress - Design Contest Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by like an angel View Post
    i really respect that rule..and the very moment i joined here Coy told me about the deleting of meaningless posts & i totally understand that..i'm here for just a couple weeks & i have more than 30 posts already..it's really easy for the person to get involved with all this amazing people
    greetings,
    Selma
    most of the fun on this site are the forums. A ton of information and everyone willing to help one another.

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    Well, this rule is sick a little bit. . I just wanted to upload my design to the Civil Groups contest, and now I have to write all kind of posts instead of drawing and designing some logos. I respect the rules of the comunity, but this one I think it's more frustrating than usefull. Sorry if my opinion is to offensive, but I really don't like to make useless posts to any forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gery.M View Post
    Well, this rule is sick a little bit. . I just wanted to upload my design to the Civil Groups contest, and now I have to write all kind of posts instead of drawing and designing some logos. I respect the rules of the comunity, but this one I think it's more frustrating than usefull. Sorry if my opinion is to offensive, but I really don't like to make useless posts to any forums.
    I think critique is useful as well!!

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