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Post by MarioKnight » Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:17 pm

For the past few weeks I've been wondering how to set sites to have that cool little icon thingy you see next to the URLs in browsers and in the favorites menu of them, and this weekend I finally decided to get unlazy and figure it out, and I did. So now it's time for all you graphics people to really get creative and create an icon for us to use here on SMU. This should be fun since you won't have much space to work with. XD

Rules:

1) Images must be either 16x16 or 32x32 in size, and saved as GIF or JPG formats. Cookies to people who save them as ICO files to save me that small amount of time converting the image to that format. There's nothing required that has to be in them, just go nuts with the space provided.

2) Users may submit up to two icons for this contest, and like other image contests, must save the image to their own webspace and link it in this thread. If this is not possible, contact either myself of Tiff and we'll help you out.

3) *copy and pasted this one since I'm lazy =P* In order to enter, you must have been a member for at least two weeks and an ACTIVE POSTER AS OF TODAY. Anyone who joins the forums after this is NOT ELIGIBLE. This isn't to be mean, but I don't want people joining just for the contest, and we have too many members who have never posted or have only posted once or twice. If you are unsure as to whether you qualify as an "active member", contact me.

Deadline for entries is Sunday, March 13, 2005.

Prizes:

1st place - Icon will be featured throughout SMU, and 30 points
2nd place - 20 points
3rd place - 10 points

Points, I will have a post sometime in the near future regarding them. It's been part of a big plan I've been trying to plot for quite some time now, and wile still am plotting, I decided to at least start awarding points as I figure out what I will be doing with them. Points will be given for this contest, possibly other contest as well, finding small changes I might do with the site to test your ability to notice changes, and other things. As of right now the only person with points is peachvampiress, who was the first user to notice Starscream's "hacking" of the board a couple weeks back, and was awarded 5 points for it. I'll hopefully have more on the points system within the week or two.

As for now, start cracking on those icons! XD
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Post by Umino » Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:44 pm

Huzzah! First entry!

32 X 32 SMU Icon Entry

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Post by peachvampiress » Sun Feb 27, 2005 2:14 pm

MarioKnight
As of right now the only person with points is peachvampiress, who was the first user to notice Starscream's "hacking" of the board a couple weeks back, and was awarded 5 points for it.
I was? KICK ASS ^______^ that's even better than a cookie. I have a few questions though:

1)Can someone with just paint do this?
2)Is there a limit on how many Kb it can be?
3)How do we know how many points we have?

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Post by MarioKnight » Sun Feb 27, 2005 2:33 pm

peachvampiress wrote: 1)Can someone with just paint do this?
2)Is there a limit on how many Kb it can be?
3)How do we know how many points we have?
1) Yes, just save as a JPG, if for some reason you can't, my converter program can use BMPs just fine.

2) Since it's so small, I don't see how so many KB will be used, so no limit on filesize.

3) I've got a txt file right now for my own use, I think I saw some sort of points MOD for phpBB in their database and if I remembered that correctly, I'll be installing that and you'll be able to see from your profile and whatnot.
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Post by Akarui Kibuno » Sun Feb 27, 2005 4:33 pm

Well, well, this is a rather interesting contest.

And it was kinda hard to work with, since the size is so small :D

But let's see what you think :)

http://akarui.kibuno.free.fr/contest/mini-smu.jpg
http://akarui.kibuno.free.fr/contest/mini-smu_02.jpg

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Post by crazydiamond » Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:10 pm

I really like sailorasteroid's and akarui's second entries! They're so cool. A question about these little icon-things: some of the ones I have for my bookmarks...they change back to the normal "e" (for internet Explorer, the browser I use) after a while...why is that? Like, my Megatokyo bookmark USED to have a little MT by it, but now it doesn't. Hmm.

Anyway, I like the entries so far, but I'm not so sure I like the points thing...
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Post by peachvampiress » Sun Feb 27, 2005 6:31 pm

Well, I thought I'd give it a try:

Entry 1
Entry 2

Yeah, they're just the video game sprites, but that's the best I could do with just Paint. I did adjust Chibi Chibi a bit. She's holding a big heart, and I enlarged her eyes to make them bigger, cuter, and more stoned.
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Post by Starscream » Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:01 am

MarioKnight wrote:As of right now the only person with points is peachvampiress, who was the first user to notice Starscream's "hacking" of the board a couple weeks back, and was awarded 5 points for it.
She did? When?

At any rate, good job on that, peach XD
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Post by MarioKnight » Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:12 am

Here

It's great, took me a few minutes, everyone else a few days. =P
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Post by SailorSpace » Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:12 pm

My entry

Hard to tell, but it's a pic of Sailor Moon's first locket.
"Miko Miko Nurse"
Madamada iku yo!!
Miko miko nurse! Miko miko nurse!
namamugi namagome miko miko nurse!!
Miko miko nurse! Miko miko nurse!
Kaerue pyoko pyoko miko miko nurse!!
Miko miko nurse! Miko moko nurse!
Sexual violet miko miko nurse!!
Miko miko nurse! Miko miko nurse!
Soul train miko miko nurse!!
Miko miko nurse! Miko miko nurse!
Anesan rokkaku miko miko nurse!!
Miko miko nurse! Miko miko nurse!
Riichi ippatsu miko miko nurse!
Miko miko nurse! Miko miko nurse!
Miko miko nurse! Miko miko nurse!
Miko miko nurse! Miko miko nurse!
Miko miko nurse! Miko miko nurse!
Saigo ni mou icchou! HAI!!
Miko miko nurse!!



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Post by KoiNoVash » Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:53 pm

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Post by NameGoesHere » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:50 am

Well, I decided to try my hand at this. ^_^

My entries:
http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/use ... 631/485885
http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/use ... 632/485885

The first one is a sprite from the Sailor Moon fighter game. It's Sailor Mercury holding a book. The second is simple text with a rainbow background. The colors for the rainbow were sampled from the logo in the Sailor Moon SuperS game.

I made the images 16x16 to start out with, because I couldn't get 32x32 images to look right when shrunk down. This way, the images will be nice and crisp at the small size up there in the address bar. I would have saved them as ICO files, Irfran View can do that. Unfortunately, I don't have any web space of my own, and GJ only allows GIF, JPG and PNG files. I figured it would take up less of your time if I just uploaded them as GIF, rather than bothering you over PMs to figure out a way to get 'em to you. *phew* @[email protected]

This post was way too long for two tiny icons. I talk too much. >_>
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Post by LilEva » Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:59 pm

Here are mine:

http://www.boomspeed.com/lileva/icon1.ico
http://www.boomspeed.com/lileva/icon2.ico
Same ones as jpgs, just in case the .ico ones don't work.
http://www.boomspeed.com/lileva/smicon1.jpg
http://www.boomspeed.com/lileva/smicon2.jpg

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http://www.broenink-art.nl/~azha/smsprites.htm
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Post by Aya Reiko » Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:35 am

My paltry offerings:

http://membres.lycos.fr/ayareiko/images/SM/SMico1.jpg
http://membres.lycos.fr/ayareiko/images/SM/SMico3.jpg

#3 is shamelessly taken from the Japanese SM site, the other I forget where it came from.
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Post by SailorSpace » Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:20 pm

http://usera.imagecave.com/Nicole3478/hotaruart.bmp.jpg

Here's my last one. It's a video game Sailor Saturn head. ^.^
"Miko Miko Nurse"
Madamada iku yo!!
Miko miko nurse! Miko miko nurse!
namamugi namagome miko miko nurse!!
Miko miko nurse! Miko miko nurse!
Kaerue pyoko pyoko miko miko nurse!!
Miko miko nurse! Miko moko nurse!
Sexual violet miko miko nurse!!
Miko miko nurse! Miko miko nurse!
Soul train miko miko nurse!!
Miko miko nurse! Miko miko nurse!
Anesan rokkaku miko miko nurse!!
Miko miko nurse! Miko miko nurse!
Riichi ippatsu miko miko nurse!
Miko miko nurse! Miko miko nurse!
Miko miko nurse! Miko miko nurse!
Miko miko nurse! Miko miko nurse!
Miko miko nurse! Miko miko nurse!
Saigo ni mou icchou! HAI!!
Miko miko nurse!!



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Post by NameGoesHere » Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:51 pm

Aya Reiko wrote:My paltry offerings:

http://membres.lycos.fr/ayareiko/images/SM/SMico1.jpg
http://membres.lycos.fr/ayareiko/images/SM/SMico3.jpg

#3 is shamelessly taken from the Japanese SM site, the other I forget where it came from.
The first one would be fan art by Alan Gutierrez. He does some really beautiful work in a more realistic style, and it really stands out. His art is featured at the www.sailorgalleries.com fan art page under the name "Stardriv," if anyone is interested.
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Post by MarioKnight » Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:27 am

Since there hasn't been any entries in the past week and I have a full day lined up of cleaning and coding (the guild site will be teh awesome when completed and looks damn good now), so I figured I'd do the judging now. If you think it was hard making the images since they were small, they were just as hard to judge since they all had to be made to 16x16 so I could see how they would look in an actual browser, definetly took longer than expected. Here are the winners:

1st - LilEva Entry#1
2nd - Umino
3rd - KoiNoVash

Thanks to everyone who entered and congrats to the winners! The winning icon is now the special icon of SMU and I hope everyone enjoyed this little contest and the new addition so to say. ^_^
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Post by LilEva » Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:08 pm

Thanks! =)

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Post by NameGoesHere » Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:34 pm

A big congratulations to LilEva, Umino and KoiNoVash! The entries were wonderful! Now I have a neat little icon for my bookmarks list. =^_^=
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