Derby #41: Alphabet

Braille/Morse Code Utility Shirt

Letters appear more than once.

Rejected because: Letters appear more than once.

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haxrox


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I wish I'd been taught these things in elementary school, so I could read in the dark or communicate with just a flashlight.

If you want to get really crazy, use Morse code to describe the Braille: ..- .--. .--. . .-. .-.. . ..-. - .- -. -.. -- .. -.. -.. .-.. . .-.. . ..-. - ..- .--. .--. . .-. .-.. . ..-. - .- -. -.. -- .. -.. -.. .-.. . .-.. . ..-. - == "upper left and middle left" == "B"


eHalcyon


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haxrox wrote:I wish I'd been taught these things in elementary school, so I could read in the dark or communicate with just a flashlight.

If you want to get really crazy, use Morse code to describe the Braille: ..- .--. .--. . .-. .-.. . ..-. - .- -. -.. -- .. -.. -.. .-.. . .-.. . ..-. - ..- .--. .--. . .-. .-.. . ..-. - .- -. -.. -- .. -.. -.. .-.. . .-.. . ..-. - == "upper left and middle left" == "B"


How handy. Especially the braille. Get it? Get it?

As fun as these two would be, I'd prefer to have learned sign language.

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haxrox


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I dunno if mods read this, but you can see the letters don't appear more than once on the actual shirt comp, just the detail and outside the design. It's like having a shirt title or a "click me".

Edit: nevermind. I realized that it's the actual Morse/Braille coming into contention.

Graye


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haxrox wrote:I dunno if mods read this, but you can see the letters don't appear more than once on the actual shirt comp, just the detail and outside the design. It's like having a shirt title or a "click me".

Edit: nevermind. I realized that it's the actual Morse/Braille coming into contention.


Though it does lead to some strange inconsistency with the rejections.

They count braille and morse code as duplicate representations of the letters, yet they rejected http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=14060 for having binary instead of Latin lettering. Just seems a bit off to me ;P

I guess they just want Latin lettering and only Latin lettering, even if the rejection notice seems to be contradictory with the two examples =P

parvulissula


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Graye wrote:Though it does lead to some strange inconsistency with the rejections.

They count braille and morse code as duplicate representations of the letters, yet they rejected http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=14060 for having binary instead of Latin lettering. Just seems a bit off to me ;P

I guess they just want Latin lettering and only Latin lettering, even if the rejection notice seems to be contradictory with the two examples =P


I agree that the rejections seem contradictory. If you aren't going to allow letters of a non-Latin alphabet, it doesn't seem like you would disqualify someone on the grounds that non-Latin letters count as the same letter appearing more than once. I think the derby rules could have been significantly more clear this week.

I really liked this shirt, but would've liked it better if it had an ear and the sign language alphabet.

mjc613


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Re: Braille/Morse Code Utility Shirt


IN YOUR THUMBNAIL, each of the columns have Latin letters to describe what they are. It is possible that Joel - or whoever tattled to Joel- only saw the thumbnail. Whenever there are discrepancies between the actual shirt and the thumbnail, you are taking a risk. I am guessing that this was the problem. I recommend emailing woot and finding out if that was it.

In the meantime, take this design, interchange the Braille and morse code columns and change the shirt color - to red? please? -so that they designs will be different enough. ALSO, change your thumbnail so that no other letters appear there. You can resubmit after you get an answer - or you can not wait and just do it at risk. It only costs you time.

bluchez


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mjc613 wrote:IN YOUR THUMBNAIL, each of the columns have Latin letters to describe what they are. It is possible that Joel - or whoever tattled to Joel- only saw the thumbnail. Whenever there are discrepancies between the actual shirt and the thumbnail, you are taking a risk. I am guessing that this was the problem. I recommend emailing woot and finding out if that was it.

In the meantime, take this design, interchange the Braille and morse code columns and change the shirt color - to red? please? -so that they designs will be different enough. ALSO, change your thumbnail so that no other letters appear there. You can resubmit after you get an answer - or you can not wait and just do it at risk. It only costs you time.


The person rejected for having just latin and morse on his shirt thought the same thing about having Morse Code written on the shirt comp, resubbed, and was rejected for "Granted, it's different types of alphabets, but each letter does appear more than once." So, I don't believe this particular advice will lead to a different conclusion.

mjc613


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bluchez wrote:The person rejected for having just latin and morse on his shirt thought the same thing about having Morse Code written on the shirt comp, resubbed, and was rejected for "Granted, it's different types of alphabets, but each letter does appear more than once." So, I don't believe this particular advice will lead to a different conclusion.

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haxrox


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Yeah, I was initially irked at the unfairness, but like bluchez said somewhere else, woot calls the shots and designers are responsible for erring on the side of caution. It'd be silly to expect moderators to think through every possibility before the submissions and come up with a just policy for each type of questionable content.

I've been trying not to spend too much time on shirt designs, otherwise I'd have included sign language, and I'm glad I chose the lazier route now. It must be quite frustrating to spend the whole night on a design and have it rejected.

DragonStarlight


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haxrox wrote:

I've been trying not to spend too much time on shirt designs, otherwise I'd have included sign language, and I'm glad I chose the lazier route now. It must be quite frustrating to spend the whole night on a design and have it rejected.


I can sympathize with that also. But they have a blanket CYA statement which I thought was funny: no whining. Gotta love woot!

elvenvampire


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eHalcyon wrote:How handy. Especially the braille. Get it? Get it?

As fun as these two would be, I'd prefer to have learned sign language.


Take it from me...it's never too late. Sign language is incredibly interesting and fun. You should definitely go for it.

I dig the shirt! Too bad it's repeating. It's a really neat idea.

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