omarfeliciano


quality posts: 33 Private Messages omarfeliciano

I'll be away from the computer for a while, and because the comment system isn't working on the derby right now, here is the description of my design:

Loyalty - the willingness to make a personal sacrifice to strengthen a relationship

I consider myself a Loyal Friend. So, if any of my buddies turns into a zombie, they can count on me to "help" them!

j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5
jbb04 wrote:

Does this make sense? Is it funny?



The blood is hurting your votes.
Adjust for great justice!

move along

fairydragon8


quality posts: 0 Private Messages fairydragon8

I don't suppose anyone reads Terry Pratchett?

cdrewlow


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omarfeliciano wrote:I'll be away from the computer for a while, and because the comment system isn't working on the derby right now, here is the description of my design:

Loyalty - the willingness to make a personal sacrifice to strengthen a relationship

I consider myself a Loyal Friend. So, if any of my buddies turns into a zombie, they can count on me to "help" them!



You're a good man, Omar.

burnapaperzach


quality posts: 1 Private Messages burnapaperzach

Is this a no comment derby? Or has there ever been such a thing?

draco18s


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So. No more threads for individual designs in order to comment on submissions?

Sigh.

collinvh


quality posts: 61 Private Messages collinvh
omarfeliciano wrote:
I consider myself a Loyal Friend. So, if any of my buddies turns into a zombie, they can count on me to "help" them!



Thanks bro. I always knew you were a great friend.

j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5
fairydragon8 wrote:I don't suppose anyone reads Terry Pratchett?



I caught your ref, but it is very obscure. Not sure (really doubt) if many folks here know of the Achings, since there hasn't been a movie or TV show about her

move along

goldenthorn


quality posts: 38 Private Messages goldenthorn

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draco18s wrote:So. No more threads for individual designs in order to comment on submissions?

Sigh.



burnapaperzach wrote:Is this a no comment derby? Or has there ever been such a thing?



Until someone official comes along and explains what's up, please do send in a beta feedback (at the top right of the page) about the lack of individual comment threads. It's what I'm doing right now. I'm pretty sure that since tgentry mentioned that they're aware of the voting issue, they're also aware of the comment issue. But I'm sure it doesn't hurt to give the woot people a proper head's up through official user feedback channels. Unless it does hurt. In which case I will totally retcon this comment later.

bounty42


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smatzke wrote:Can we add "No Mario" rule too? I would like to see a derby with no Mario and no Star Wars. Don't get me wrong, I love Mario and Star Wars, but I am kinda getting tired of them in a derby.

k? Thanks. Bye.



Based on the fact that no one voted a Mario Design into the top 10, I'd say everyone's tired of mario at the moment. Star Wars though is not so Tired of, and needed an artifical cap.



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■(1:40 PM, 7/27/2012) bounty42 quips, "Forget Guest Editor, what we need is a Guest Rejectionator."
■(10:40 AM, 6/21/2012 ) bounty42 inquires, "Is it just me, or do we not typically get this many Editors Choice shirts?"
■(2:02 PM, 6/15/2012) bounty42 runs numbers.
■(10:40 AM, 6/7/2012) bounty42 dispenses wisdom for all those 'too late' naysayers, "A woot shirt is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to."
■(3:20 PM, 5/18/2012) bounty42 states, "The turtle is very cute, and I love the smug look he's got."

bounty42


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goldenthorn wrote:Until someone official comes along and explains what's up,
tgentry wrote:Hey guys, we're aware of the current voting issue. Most likely they're being recorded, but aren't being refreshed. We've got our guys on it!




That offical enough?



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■(1:40 PM, 7/27/2012) bounty42 quips, "Forget Guest Editor, what we need is a Guest Rejectionator."
■(10:40 AM, 6/21/2012 ) bounty42 inquires, "Is it just me, or do we not typically get this many Editors Choice shirts?"
■(2:02 PM, 6/15/2012) bounty42 runs numbers.
■(10:40 AM, 6/7/2012) bounty42 dispenses wisdom for all those 'too late' naysayers, "A woot shirt is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to."
■(3:20 PM, 5/18/2012) bounty42 states, "The turtle is very cute, and I love the smug look he's got."

bounty42


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svelbjorn wrote:It would be interesting to see the results of a blind ballot. Not knowing who is in the lead until the winner is announced. It would force people to actually look at every design and judge on the merit of the individual design rather than how many votes it already has...



The result would be fewer votes by annoyance. And blow-out by Redirectors.

I don't mind browsing 30 good designs and voting for my favorites. I'm not shlogging though 120+ designs, 50% of which are poor to middling, to vote for the 5 I like.

Look at the last Derby: 131 Designs, >464 votes to fog. 63 shirts (just under half) failed to score 46 votes (1/10th of the fog). Of those bottom 63 there are 5 I would have submitted (and only 2 I voted for).



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■(1:40 PM, 7/27/2012) bounty42 quips, "Forget Guest Editor, what we need is a Guest Rejectionator."
■(10:40 AM, 6/21/2012 ) bounty42 inquires, "Is it just me, or do we not typically get this many Editors Choice shirts?"
■(2:02 PM, 6/15/2012) bounty42 runs numbers.
■(10:40 AM, 6/7/2012) bounty42 dispenses wisdom for all those 'too late' naysayers, "A woot shirt is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to."
■(3:20 PM, 5/18/2012) bounty42 states, "The turtle is very cute, and I love the smug look he's got."

j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5
bounty42 wrote:That offical enough?



As noted.

goldenthorn wrote:...I'm pretty sure that since tgentry mentioned that they're aware of the voting issue, they're also aware of the comment issue. But I'm sure it doesn't hurt to give the woot people a proper head's up through official user feedback channels. Unless it does hurt. In which case I will totally retcon this comment later.



move along

bounty42


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j5 wrote:



That was totally retconed



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■(1:40 PM, 7/27/2012) bounty42 quips, "Forget Guest Editor, what we need is a Guest Rejectionator."
■(10:40 AM, 6/21/2012 ) bounty42 inquires, "Is it just me, or do we not typically get this many Editors Choice shirts?"
■(2:02 PM, 6/15/2012) bounty42 runs numbers.
■(10:40 AM, 6/7/2012) bounty42 dispenses wisdom for all those 'too late' naysayers, "A woot shirt is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to."
■(3:20 PM, 5/18/2012) bounty42 states, "The turtle is very cute, and I love the smug look he's got."

j5


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bounty42 wrote:That was totally retconed


no, sorry, it was there before your "Mario" post.

move along

jbb04


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j5 wrote:The blood is hurting your votes.
Adjust for great justice!



My original was very bloody. I toned it down a ton. Removed the big pool of blood. So, do you think the shirt would still communicate, without the blood? Would the joke still work?

goldenthorn


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bounty42 wrote:That offical enough?



Bless your heart, your sweetness shames me!

j5


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jbb04 wrote:My original was very bloody. I toned it down a ton. Removed the big pool of blood. So, do you think the shirt would still communicate, without the blood? Would the joke still work?



Yes. All you need is the crown and banner, maybe slippers too.

eta: leave both up, it would be an interesting experiment.

move along

tgentry


quality posts: 111 Private Messages tgentry

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We're aware of the comments issue. There was some sort of server blow-out this morning and apparently they're still dealing with the aftermath. Rather peaceful though isn't it?...

bounty42


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tgentry wrote:We're aware of the comments issue. There was some sort of server blow-out this morning and apparently they're still dealing with the aftermath. Rather peaceful though isn't it?...



Yeah, like that moment in the movie where all the animals and noise stops that signals something's about to kill you.

I don't do peaceful...



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■(1:40 PM, 7/27/2012) bounty42 quips, "Forget Guest Editor, what we need is a Guest Rejectionator."
■(10:40 AM, 6/21/2012 ) bounty42 inquires, "Is it just me, or do we not typically get this many Editors Choice shirts?"
■(2:02 PM, 6/15/2012) bounty42 runs numbers.
■(10:40 AM, 6/7/2012) bounty42 dispenses wisdom for all those 'too late' naysayers, "A woot shirt is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to."
■(3:20 PM, 5/18/2012) bounty42 states, "The turtle is very cute, and I love the smug look he's got."

riknik


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bounty42 wrote:Yeah, like that moment in the movie where all the animals and noise stops that signals something's about to kill you.

I don't do peaceful...



That's when you know that the aliens from Signs are upon you.

j5


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riknik wrote:That's when you know that the aliens from Signs are upon you.



//gets water gun.

move along

bounty42


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j5 wrote://gets water gun.



No one announced we have Discussion threads?



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------------------------------------
■(1:40 PM, 7/27/2012) bounty42 quips, "Forget Guest Editor, what we need is a Guest Rejectionator."
■(10:40 AM, 6/21/2012 ) bounty42 inquires, "Is it just me, or do we not typically get this many Editors Choice shirts?"
■(2:02 PM, 6/15/2012) bounty42 runs numbers.
■(10:40 AM, 6/7/2012) bounty42 dispenses wisdom for all those 'too late' naysayers, "A woot shirt is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to."
■(3:20 PM, 5/18/2012) bounty42 states, "The turtle is very cute, and I love the smug look he's got."

kt013


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I'm having a lot of trouble submitting my entry, does anyone know the problem? The error message says Woot servers might be backed up or something.

jfsiv


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Hay guys I'm trying to decide whether or not to put in a V2 of my Beauty Within Death shirt. So what do you guys think?

feloniousacronis


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jbb04 wrote:My original was very bloody. I toned it down a ton. Removed the big pool of blood. So, do you think the shirt would still communicate, without the blood? Would the joke still work?



Don't forget a scepter (bent) and or a bouquet of roses (mangled, or course.)

everyanynot


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Hey guys need some help here first time doing this. What doesn't mean by Pantone colors only and it says only 6 colors but it seems like some designs have more than that?.?.?...

Is it ok if u just take a color and make it darker or lighter?

And what is all that stuff about gradients and halftones????????

squigglevision


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everyanynot wrote:Hey guys need some help here first time doing this. What doesn't mean by Pantone colors only and it says only 6 colors but it seems like some designs have more than that?.?.?...

Is it ok if u just take a color and make it darker or lighter?

And what is all that stuff about gradients and halftones????????



Hey, I've only been lurking around here for a bit over a week now, but I think I can help you out.

You should probably check out the "Community" section of Shirt.Woot(!) and head to "Artist Resources" - there's some great advice over there - but I'll try to answer your questions (and hope it's not a wall of text!)

Pantone colours are what the designs will be printed in - specifically Pantone Solid Coated - so you either need to use pantone Solid Coated colours in your design or you can let Woot colour match them for you. Sometimes the matching process might not work out the way you want it to, so I suggest that you try to use the colours you want - that way you'll have more control over the printed design. The way you do this depends on what you use to create your designs - for example, if you use Photoshop or illustrator, you can find the colours in the colour library. There's a tutorial here
If you use a different program, you'll have to find out if it has its own Pantone colours, and where to download them, if possible.

To my knowledge, variations and shades of colours are not considered the same colour. With every colour, Woot need to make a new screen for that type of ink, so if they use a different colour/ink they need to use a different screen for it, and using the same ink won't cause the right variations in colour - i.e make it darker/lighter - so the colours are treated separately.
Tl;dr - Only use six colours, no more! (That includes shades of the same colour.)

Some designs in the derby might have more colours, but they won't be able to be printed and will probably be rejected. But you can be creative! For example, some of them only look like they have more colours - by using the shirt colour creatively within the image itself, treating it as part of the design, you can generate different levels of shading and depth to the image. Also, halftones can make a design appear to use more colours than it does.

Now on to halftones - if you don't know what they are, you probably shouldn't use them, as they're hard to master. The general rule seems to be "less is more" around here, unless you're experienced with using them and use them professionally. Halftones are little dots that, when added to an image, can make its colours look like a gradient - as in, it can make it look like there are different shades of colour when there's only really one or two. There's a tutorial in the "resources" section so you can practice, if you're interested.

If you use a Raster art program (e.g Photoshop, GIMP) I think the general consensus is to stay away from gradients, or Woot won't be able to print your work and it'll be rejected. According to the submission page, if you use vector programs like Illustrator, they'll convert gradients to halftones, but I'm not sure how that works.

There are other things you should be aware of, so I'll link you to some tutorials. These show you the canvas sizes and settings to use, and also brush sizes - keep in mind that Woot can't print details that are too small.

Unofficial rules
For Photoshop - a bit outdated, but should still have the basics
For GIMP users

Now get creating! :D

kjsmason2010


quality posts: 10 Private Messages kjsmason2010

Why do some of the shirts have a ? by the number of votes? What does that mean? I want to know where the one I like is standing in the race.

goldenthorn


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kjsmason2010 wrote:Why do some of the shirts have a ? by the number of votes? What does that mean? I want to know where the one I like is standing in the race.



Hello and welcome to woot! Answers to your questions can be found in the shirt.woot FAQ. In fact, the shirt.woot FAQ would make for great reading and education on many aspects of shirt.woot! Enjoy your reading and happy learnings!

hollandgirl


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LOVE it, makes total sense.

hollandgirl


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jbb04 wrote:My original was very bloody. I toned it down a ton. Removed the big pool of blood. So, do you think the shirt would still communicate, without the blood? Would the joke still work?



maybe some blonde bouffant hair out of the corner of the mouth? I love it. I would buy it in any form.


kjsmason2010


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goldenthorn wrote:Hello and welcome to woot! Answers to your questions can be found in the shirt.woot FAQ. In fact, the shirt.woot FAQ would make for great reading and education on many aspects of shirt.woot! Enjoy your reading and happy learnings!



Got it! Thank you kindly. I have two super cool shirts thus far and intend on adding to my collection (if I can vote out all the kitties).