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Picture Game is ON!

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 10 years ago

User Journal 15

OK, you have until the end of the weekend to send me your pictures (josh_at_marotti_dot_com). Use the subject "/. PICTURE GAME" so I don't delete the note as spam.
If I end up spending time to make an html system for logging your pics, there will be no fillers. If we do the voting in the JE, then we HAVE to have fillers (as jaws mentions, if I put in my pic, and vote for everyone else, everyone can assume who I am baseOK, you have until the end of the weekend to send me your pictures (josh_at_marotti_dot_com). Use the subject "/. PICTURE GAME" so I don't delete the note as spam.
If I end up spending time to make an html system for logging your pics, there will be no fillers. If we do the voting in the JE, then we HAVE to have fillers (as jaws mentions, if I put in my pic, and vote for everyone else, everyone can assume who I am based on my voting).

I already have like 4 pictures, so send them in! I'll see what I can do about making a voting system.

Update: After some thought, I think I'm going to just put up the pictures, no fillers, and just have people decide. It'll be an "honor system" that no one will peak at everyone elses votes (besides, its just for fun, right?).

Update: Another thing. I don't know hardly any of your names, so if you can put your slashdot ID in the email, it'd help out (so I know who's picture I'm posting).

15 comments

Of course it's just for fun. (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 10 years ago | (#5852557)

I'm just used to think of potential problems as a programmer ;-)

Anyways.... Eagerly waiting for the pics! :-D

Re:Of course it's just for fun. (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 10 years ago | (#5854758)

My pic was named "jawtheshark.jpg" and came from my address on jawtheshark.com? How hard is that to link to me? ;-)

Re:Of course it's just for fun. (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 10 years ago | (#5856681)

Ditto me, but Josh is smart. He figure it out. :)

Re:Of course it's just for fun. (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 10 years ago | (#5856986)

:-) Of course he is smart. If he were dumb we wouldn't be reading his journals, right? Besides, I also know he must be one heck of a coder considering the Java and DirectX discussions going on here sometimes.

It just seems that some people didn't make clear who they were on slashdot. I find that kinda odd.

Going through pix... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5852810)

I'm currently going through pix (and posting as AC so as to not tell you who I am) and I have a neat one of me when I was like 5 and one of me from when I was 19 all of which aren't exactly what I look like now. Do you have any rules about limits as to how recent things need to be?

AC had the perfect idea! (1)

Xerithane (13482) | more than 10 years ago | (#5852921)

Josh - just post the pics with some time stamp and send the URL back to those people, and then have everybody who is participating post AC with a canned message, "My picture is here: http://marotti.com/slashdot/1234.jpg, who am I?"

That way it doesn't matter for an HTML system or not, and there is no way of cheating - just have the responses say, "I think your Bob" or what not...

Good idea?

Re:AC had the perfect idea! (1)

daoine (123140) | more than 10 years ago | (#5853394)

Ya know, this is a good idea.

You might be able to make it cleaner: the picture game journal could have N discussion threads (where N is the number of pictures) and then people could post who they think it is under each thread -- FK could just set up the threads ahead of time.

You could kill two birds with 1 stone -- everyone would be posting so much I bet it would make it to the HOF....

Re:AC had the perfect idea! (1)

Xerithane (13482) | more than 10 years ago | (#5853482)

You could kill two birds with 1 stone -- everyone would be posting so much I bet it would make it to the HOF....

I think hitting 1,000 posts would be hard. FK has 512 fans at my last check, but I don't think that many read his Journal. I'll post a link in my journal, but most my readers are his as well.

Re:AC had the perfect idea! (1)

daoine (123140) | more than 10 years ago | (#5853548)

But I can be optimistic, can't I?

If there were 15 pictures...that's 15 posts to vote per person. 66 people? 10 pictures -> 100 people.

Doable...but posting 1 post per picture may be a pain...

Re:AC had the perfect idea! (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 10 years ago | (#5853512)

It'd be much harder. I was thinking I'd give everyone the names of who entered, so they knew who they were choosing. But either way will do. I'll post up the ones I have (and get) and give out a list of who all entered after I get a ton...

strip the names... go generic (1)

heliocentric (74613) | more than 10 years ago | (#5853637)

Update: Another thing. I don't know hardly any of your names, so if you can put your slashdot ID in the email, it'd help out (so I know who's picture I'm posting).

I hope you plan to remove anything from the file names that could be used to aid in guessing.

Re:strip the names... go generic (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 10 years ago | (#5853744)

of course, the names of the pictures will just be the numbered list.

But, in the end, when I say who is who, I'd like to know. I get people's names from the email, but I can't tie the names to /. IDs. That's where I need the help.
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