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From: TawnyOwl
Subject: Re: TC_RTC July/August 2012 Challenge: Railway
Date: 6 Aug 2012 16:20:00
Message: <web.502025a2eb9e61badd6947ef0@news.povray.org>
"jhu" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> > On 3-8-2012 22:28, BertvdB wrote:
> > > Stil now entrees, where are are all the railroadmodelers, regarding all the
> > > magazines and websites aboout this topic
> > >
> >
> > I was surprised too. However, see what TawnyOwl writes above. He may
> > have point there about visibility.
> >
> > Welcome to the TC-RTC Community by the way :-)
> >
> > Thomas
>
> Entries are due by 8/17. Some of us are going to use the entire time!

Yes, and I'm one of them.

I'm just considering to chance my nick here to adjust it to the abbreviation of
my real name I use with Tina Chep. May be others could think abouut this issue
too...


As I do ever researches about the new topic I just did some researches about the
special kind of railway I will depict in RL yesterday. Riding the "Mammut" and
two other coasters were really a great research work... WOW...

Best regards,
Michael


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: TC_RTC July/August 2012 Challenge: Railway: Three weeks to go!
Date: 7 Aug 2012 03:48:56
Message: <5020c868$1@news.povray.org>
On 6-8-2012 21:26, TawnyOwl wrote:
> Thai or
>> Russian girls are quite pretty, but I'm not in need of one.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Michael
>
> Forunately, the girls appear as adds in the forum only.
>

Using Firefox, you can use the Adblock Plus addon. Result: all adds 
disappear.

Thomas


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: TC_RTC July/August 2012 Challenge: Railway: Three weeks to go!
Date: 7 Aug 2012 03:51:30
Message: <5020c902$1@news.povray.org>
On 6-8-2012 21:43, Stephen wrote:
> On 06/08/2012 8:13 PM, nemesis wrote:
>> certainly.  Aside from a text-only presentation, I'm all for forums.
>
> You can link to image shack or the like but the spammers...
>

Spamming is a worry although the most of the wave seems to have gone for 
a few months now. Maybe the admins have come up with a better way of 
fighting back.

Thomas


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: TC_RTC July/August 2012 Challenge: Railway
Date: 7 Aug 2012 03:54:14
Message: <5020c9a6$1@news.povray.org>
On 6-8-2012 18:58, jhu wrote:
>
> Entries are due by 8/17. Some of us are going to use the entire time!

Indeed, and that is good :-)

My initial call was to shake things up a bit. Never wrong to post a 
reminder.

Thomas


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: TC_RTC July/August 2012 Challenge: Railway: Three weeks to go!
Date: 7 Aug 2012 04:02:55
Message: <5020cbaf$1@news.povray.org>
On 7-8-2012 9:48, Thomas de Groot wrote:
> Using Firefox, you can use the Adblock Plus addon. Result: all adds
> disappear.

To be more correct: Adblock Plus is an /extension/ to Firefox.

Thomas


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From: TawnyOwl
Subject: Re: TC_RTC July/August 2012 Challenge: Railway: Three weeks to go!
Date: 8 Aug 2012 14:00:01
Message: <web.5022a8ab3e782435e46975420@news.povray.org>
Stephen <mcavoys_at@aoldotcom> wrote:
> On 06/08/2012 8:26 PM, TawnyOwl wrote:
> > Forunately, the girls appear as adds in the forum only.
>
> They seem to have disappeared ATM and when they were there they were of
> older ladies. o_O
>
> --
> Regards
>      Stephen

They didn't disappeared but we are served with adds the web-site thinks we are
want to look at. I have no idea about reading out cookies, but this may be the
reason that some of us see old ladies and others see young. I cannot remember to
have visited any site within the time that I have my actual machine which can
lead them to judge that I might react to the younger ones, but may be they only
judge that I'm male and of some 50 years of age and think that I may be
interested in a young russian or thai girl. Young russians were the adds just
some minutes ago in the forum. The muslim girls appeared only once.

But in fact the adds are only an annoyance and not more. And in this material
world we have to accept them to reduce costs.

Regards,
Michael


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: TC_RTC July/August 2012 Challenge: Railway: Three weeks to go!
Date: 15 Aug 2012 04:26:41
Message: <502b5d41$1@news.povray.org>
On 6-8-2012 21:13, nemesis wrote:
> Stephen <mcavoys_at@aoldotcom> wrote:
>> On 06/08/2012 7:00 PM, nemesis wrote:
>>>>> Hmmm... an idea I need to think about... In first instance I am not very
>>>>> blog-minded, but who knows...
>>> you could create a dummy account just to feel the hang of it.  You could have a
>>> main blog topic about the current competition, a WIP topic to let people post
>>> their images and a poll topic later to decide winners.
>>>
>>> The good thing about blogs really is that administration is a breeze (you
>>> basically do nothing besides posting new blog topics when you have to).
>>>
>>>
>> I think that the Tena Chep forum could be used for this.
>
> certainly.  Aside from a text-only presentation, I'm all for forums.
>

Two major problems with this option:

1) the images are only visible to members. Making them visible to the 
world ensures risks of spamming if not changing them or switching them.

2) images are not kept on the forum. Try to view images uploaded some 
time ago and you will see that they are not available anymore.

Thomas


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From: jhu
Subject: Re: TC_RTC July/August 2012 Challenge: Railway
Date: 17 Aug 2012 21:25:08
Message: <web.502eee57eb9e61baf4a2be40@news.povray.org>
clipka <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> Am 17.06.2012 09:00, schrieb Thomas de Groot:
>
> > The new Challenge for July/August 2012 is: Railway.
>
> Hm... I /think/ I'm sort of obliged to join this challenge... time to
> heat up the engine and get the USRA Heavy Santa Fe rolling again.

I was looking forward to that steam engine. Unless you were hacking away at the
Povray 3.7 source code, in which case, carry on.


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: TC_RTC July/August 2012 Challenge: Railway
Date: 18 Aug 2012 05:51:00
Message: <502f6584@news.povray.org>
Am 18.08.2012 03:22, schrieb jhu:

>> Hm... I /think/ I'm sort of obliged to join this challenge... time to
>> heat up the engine and get the USRA Heavy Santa Fe rolling again.
>
> I was looking forward to that steam engine.

Yeah, me too. But somehow I just couldn't push myself to tackle that 
dragon again.


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: TC_RTC July/August 2012 Challenge: Railway
Date: 18 Aug 2012 07:13:45
Message: <502f78e9$1@news.povray.org>
On 17/06/2012 8:00 AM, Thomas de Groot wrote:
> The new Challenge for July/August 2012 is: Railway.

Drat! A day after the challenge closed and I have an idea that would not 
take long to do.
A Lawn Jockey holding a lantern.
With a green ribbon tied round the arms meant it was a safe house for 
escaped slaves on the underground railway. A red ribbon meant it was 
unsafe and to keep on going.

Ah! Well. That is life.

Other than that, congratulations to all the entrants for their great 
images and thank you to those who submitted unfinished work. It is 
appreciated. :-D


-- 
Regards
     Stephen


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