..on Sun, Jan 08, 2006 at 02:40:00PM +0100, Michael Schumacher wrote:
> Julian Oliver wrote:
> 
> > do you see any harm in users being let into the voting process? or, do you 
> > think that
> > this might result in a Splash that doesn't represent the Gimp the way
> > you think it should ("everything being made to look so clean and sharp"). 
> 
> Yep, that's what I fear might happen. The approach we took in the last
> contest - have a small group of people decide about the final splash
> amongst their favorites - is the best one, IMO
> 
> > surely that would make the contest even more fun ;) 
> > 
> > .. you'd probably get a alot more entries too.
> 
> During the last contest, the amount of entries was overwhelming - and a
> considerable number of really bad ones was included, too (e.g. just
> slapping a photo into the splash template).
> 
> This was the reason why we decided to raise the bar this time and have
> the contributors provide a tutorial with the image. The author of the
> winning one did so as well:
> 
> http://www.hydrophilus.com/gimp+splash+2.2.10+dialed-in+tutorial.html
> 
> There's a bit more to it than what's revealed on the first look.
> 

thanks michael, that answers my questions.

julian

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