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Joe Montgomery
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Posted on 28-12-2006 22:06
IF SOMEONE OUT THERE REALLY DONT WANT TO DRAW ANYTHING
I THINK THEY SHOULD DRAW A DOUGHNUT

IF IN THE END THE WHOLE THING IS TO BE RECOMPILED AND ALL THE BLACK SQUARES ARE TO BE ERASED IT WOULD NOT MATTER BUT... ?


INPUT ON THIS WOULD BE FUN.

WHAT IS THE PLAN WITH THE BLACK SQUARES?

ANYONE ELSE WANT TO DRAW A DOUGHNUT?

smiley

REAL MATURE JOE

SORRY GUYS I JUST COULDNT RESIST

Edited by Joe Montgomery on 29-12-2006 21:10
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Angeli
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Posted on 29-12-2006 02:38
would love to smiley

Not to be a stick-in-the mud, but I think the true goal is to get 1 million perspectives in any way they care to share - be it crudely drawn bathroom art to a masterpiece like yours.

There have been discussions on the black squares. The people who haven't drawn receive reminders and then ultimately a warning that their square will be given to someone else. The only down side to this is what looks like a growing number of forgotten placeholders that read "work in progress" or "coming soon".

Where we can help the most is to get people involved, which you've clearly been doing a great job of.

On a side note, I've actually found more resistance than I'd have expected from some people when I've asked them to join. Have any tricks or techniques you could share?

Edited by Angeli on 29-12-2006 02:42
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Pat Hughes
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Posted on 29-12-2006 04:06
I know what you mean about how suprisingly difficult it is to get people involved in this. I was extremely suprised by the number of people who simply couldnt be bothered to take a few seconds of time to do this. (Including art students sheesh). I mean I've gotten 19 successful invitations but I've sent out at least 50 ecards. I think one of the problems ive seen come from technical issues with the invitations. So often I sent them and they never arrived or got buried in the spam folders. And even more, whenever I have tried using the widgets or links embeded in our own profiles - on the rare occasions i tried using them to invite people - i did notice that it did not count towards my tally.

I think that it would be easier to get people involved who dont really have the patience to try this out (even though they would love it once they started) if there were a little bit more flexible or even just better working ways to send out invitations.
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Angeli
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Posted on 29-12-2006 04:40
Pat, you make a good point. You can PM Paul. I believe he'd posted earlier that he could send you a link that will work so you can send it in your own email. I've encountered the same issues with this email going directly to SPAM as well. I've been constructing an email to send out to my relatives that I'd like to place the link in. Perhaps after the holiday smiley

Random idea to get people involved #1:
Sit at a cafe with a free WiFi connection and guide willing strangers through the process! smiley
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Pip Hignett
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Posted on 29-12-2006 09:45
Joe Montgomery wrote:
IF SOMEONE OUT THERE REALLY DONT WANT TO DRAW ANYTHING
I THINK IT IS TO BAD BUT I CAN SEE IT HAPPENING THOUGH. PEOPLE DONT HAVE TIME, OR..... ANYWAY IT WOULD BE NICE TO FILL THE WHOLE CANVAS. WOULDNT MIND DRAWING ANOTHER ONE.


As Angeli said I think that the project needs one million unique artists. The rules for record breaking are quite strict.

This is one of the rules from the legal page of the OMM

All artists must register before contributing to the artwork. An accurate method of counting the artists must be pre-approved by Guinness World Records.
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Lisa Stevens
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Posted on 29-12-2006 10:26
I'm having problems encoraging people to join too. I really feel quite pasionately about the project, as I know everyone in this thread does, I must be misrepresenting it somehow....? I'm sure if my friends/family work collegues took a look they would be drawn in (excuse the pun! smiley) immediately!
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Joe Montgomery
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Posted on 29-12-2006 19:13
HI YEAH I THINK MAYBE I WAS A LITTLE HASTY TO POST MY IDEA
I SAW THE OTHER POST IN ANOTHER SECTION TELLING HOW
THE BLACK SQUARES WHERE GOING TO BE DEALT WITH. SORRY.
AND YOU ARE RIGHT.
WITH REGARDS TO GETTING PEOPLE TO JOIN SOME OF THE SUCCESSES HAVE COME FROM ACTUALLY SIGNING PEOPLE UP WHEN THEY ARE VISITING OR WHEN YOU HAVE THEM ON THE PHONE.
IT IS BASICALLY SAME PRINCIPAL AS ANGELI'S YOU HAVE TO WALK THEM THROUGH IT.

PEOPLE ARE TO BUSY I THINK.

LIKE PAT I HAVE ALSO HAD SOME INVITES THAT I DIDNT GET A CREDIT FOR. LATEST ONE, MY BROTHER CHRISTOPHER JUST SIGNED UP. DIDNT GET A CREDIT FOR HIM.

ANYWAY JUST DISREGARD THIS WHOLE SQUARE IDEA I HAD, SORRY.
I JUST LIKE DRAWING AND MY SQUARE HAS REACHED THE STAGE WHERE I CANT GO ON. PLEASE ACCEPT MY HUMBLE APOLOGY IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT FIRST.smiley

Edited by Joe Montgomery on 29-12-2006 19:59
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Lisa Stevens
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Posted on 29-12-2006 20:14
I'm thinking of starting again too Joe....when I first joined this project the program ran a lot slower the more detailed the drawing became. Now I'd like to have another go....my square is getting a bit cluttered now! Angeli has the right idea....keep changing it in a way that make for an interesting animation. I'm not sure I'm that clever! You would think I was good at that, working in the animation industry, but I'm strictly a model-maker! smiley I think I might fill the square in and start again....then I have the option to undo everything and return to my original image. Saying that, mine isn't so highly rated as yours, so it's not so hard to cover it up! smiley

Lisa
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Joe Montgomery
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Posted on 29-12-2006 21:18
HI LISA I LIKE YOUR IMAGE. WOULD BE SAD TO SEE IT GO. MY ONLY OPTION TO DRAW WOULD BE TO CLEAR ALL AND START FRESH. HMMMM
IT WOULD BE A LITTLE SCARY BUT I WILL THINK ON IT OVER NIGHT. I WILL LET YOU KNOW. LATER. JOE
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Angeli
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Posted on 30-12-2006 20:36
I thought you guys might be interested/amused to know that I've reached 80% of the painting limit. I may not be able to keep my promise of change smiley

So...what now?

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Lisa Stevens
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Posted on 30-12-2006 23:35
Aargh! I didn't know there was one.....could you ask for a reprieve from the administrators? Maybe you could ask if you could borrow the drawing limit from other unused squares! smiley
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Angeli
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Posted on 31-12-2006 08:59
uh oh...can't even save these last couple changes...

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I might just decide to doughnut my square instead smiley
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Leen Kayyali
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Posted on 01-01-2007 15:09
oh i didn't know that the strokes are limited smiley i hope mine won't end very soon cuz i was enjoying the software fun.. i didn't think of erasing anything.. phew...

and.. that link.. i really need it because a lot of the people i know are not recieveing my invitations... how to get the link exactly?
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Paul Fisher
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Posted on 01-01-2007 15:33
Hi Guys - happy new year!

The limit is a very recent addition that Eamonn has made to make sure that certain technical faults don't occur, and to spare server resources as the project grows. However I love the fact that people are using the drawing program to make movies, so this is something we will take away as soon as we can find a better solution (like a load of free servers from a big sponsor!).

I will try and find a way that we can temporarily extend the limit for certain members who have made such a massive contribution.
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Leen Kayyali
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Posted on 01-01-2007 16:28
I was thinking of that small drawing program.. and the way it records the drawing process.. i only saw that in FLASH.. but never used it there.. !
I think you guys must use the advantages of that small program.. even after the project finishes.. It might provide simple replays to websites and many things.. and it's amazing how fast the image is loaded.. i'm using a dial up connection ..i've never seen that with other programs.. usually it take ages..
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Posted on 10-07-2007 21:27
I was wondering, could you make a feature that would allow you to clear your stroke history and start over? I think this would be a great help. I love the replays, especially the complex ones, but it occurs to me that if someone would like to reuse a square, they can't because of the storage limit. I think there should be a choice to either purge your own stroke limit or reuse your own square!! Just a thought. I would love to see more from some of these people who make such amazing paintings.
Paul Fisher wrote:
Hi Guys - happy new year!
The limit is a very recent addition that Eamonn has made to make sure that certain technical faults don't occur, and to spare server resources as the project grows. However I love the fact that people are using the drawing program to make movies, so this is something we will take away as soon as we can find a better solution (like a load of free servers from a big sponsor!).
I will try and find a way that we can temporarily extend the limit for certain members who have made such a massive contribution.
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Paul Fisher
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Posted on 11-07-2007 14:07
Hi M - the 'clear all' button will remove everything and allow you to start again. smiley
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Brian McNamara
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Posted on 03-09-2007 09:24
Joe, as much as my diet denies the existence of donuts, I think I will dedicate one of my gallery pictures to a donut.
:D
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Laura Grace Rafferty
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Posted on 03-09-2007 19:58
haha, I see you actually DID a donut. Joe, where are you?? He even put yer name on there.
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Brian McNamara
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Posted on 04-09-2007 20:13
lol.
I couldn't help my self.
smiley
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