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Design Slashdot's New T-Shirt and Win Cool Stuff!

CmdrTaco posted about 11 years ago | from the and-the-jeers-of-anonymous-coward dept.

Slashdot.org 508

It's been some time since we had a new shirt design for folks to buy, and it's time to change that. More specific guidelines for the contest follow, but in short, we're taking design submissions starting immediately. Winners will get a $75 credit at ThinkGeek, as well as 3 copies of of their t-shirt design. Winners will be chosen by me.

Technical Specs

  • Designs should be for Black or White shirts. Or even better, both!
  • No larger than 12" wide by 15" high
  • No more than 5 colors (Black & White Count as Colors People!)
  • Entries must be either 300 DPI Bitmap (JPG, PNG, Tiff etc), or Vector Format (PS, EPS, PDF)

General Recomendations

  • I strongly recommend the use of Slashdot's favorite shade of green in any design submission. Slashdot's "Green" is 006666 in hex. 0,102,102 in RGB. Entries will not be excluded for failing to use the green, but I like it, and I'm the judge!
  • You can try anything: From witty slogans to fancy design.
  • Avoid photographs & shadows since they don't print very well at 5 colors.
  • Parody is fine, but I'd rather designs be original.

How to Submit?

  • Email tshirts at cmdrtaco.net, and provide a URL to your design(s). If this isn't possible, you may attach your submission to an email.
  • Winners will be selected in a few weeks by Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda (Me!) based on their creativity and design.
  • There may be more than one winner if there are several good entries! I have permission to select as many as 3 winners if there are many good entries!

Prizes!

  • The submittor of each winning design will get $75 credit at ThinkGeek
  • 3 Copies of your T-Shirt Design
  • Bragging rights at LUGs, CompSci Labs, Cubicle Farms, and Tech Tradeshows around the world.

Finally our lawyer demands that you read the Official Rules. Do it!

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508 comments

What prize??? (3, Informative)

ChaoticChaos (603248) | about 11 years ago | (#6360189)

A $75 credit at ThinkGeek won't buy one thing!

Re:What prize??? (2, Informative)

JSkills (69686) | about 11 years ago | (#6360226)

You can get a case of Red Bull for $39. That's a couple of weeks (or less, depending on who you are) of brain food for you right there son.

This is total BS (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360443)

Slashdot is NOT some poor homebrew low budget site. /. is owned by a major corporation that is going to make a fortune on these shirts and they expect some chump will design them for a mere $75?

Give the winner 10% of the profit and then you might have something interesting here.

Question for Taco or others (3, Interesting)

Raindance (680694) | about 11 years ago | (#6360199)

What fonts is the graphic

Slashdot
News for Nerds. Stuff that matters.

Done with?

Re:Question for Taco or others (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360410)

More importantly

No larger than 12" wide by 15" high

Considering the average /.'ers girth, surely those size limits should be, well, made a tad more generous?

006666? (1, Funny)

spiney75 (309131) | about 11 years ago | (#6360203)

Isn't that one 6 too many?

Re:006666? (5, Funny)

ePhil_One (634771) | about 11 years ago | (#6360214)

That last 6 set the evil bits.

Re:006666? (1)

Albanach (527650) | about 11 years ago | (#6360339)

Looking at the rules, the evil bits are in Vermont, Arizona, Tennessee, Puerto Rico and The Rest Of The World - all of whom are not allowed to enter the competition.

I'm sure we'll still be allowed to buy the t-shirt though.

Re:006666? (0)

Creepy Crawler (680178) | about 11 years ago | (#6360244)

I dunno, but 666 666 meets slashdot's morals.

(boooo) Cheap shot. I know.

Re:006666? (1)

odyrithm (461343) | about 11 years ago | (#6360261)

no, its broken into 3 two digit hex codes xx:xx:xx each for red, green and blue respectivly, ranges are from 00 to FF (0-255 in decimal).

FF0000 = Red
00FF00 = Green
0000FF = Blue

I think thats all right.

Re:006666? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360312)

There should be a Mod point of (-1, Didn't get the Joke)

Re:006666? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360374)

if there was a joke.. it wasnt funny. Actualy the refrence to 666 was fucking lame... which Im guessing is what you found "funny".

Huh??? (3, Funny)

Creepy Crawler (680178) | about 11 years ago | (#6360212)

>>>Bragging rights at LUGs, CompSci Labs, Cubicle Farms, and Tech Tradeshows around the world.

Does that mean you'll also hire a personal bodyguard for the mockery and continual muggings?

If so, IM IN!!(snortchuckle)

How about... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360213)

...the ascii goatse with "I read Slashdot at -1"?

Re:How about... (-1, Troll)

coed.jpg (538272) | about 11 years ago | (#6360298)

coed.jpg: who is swarren@houstonisd.org and why the hell are they leaking my no-spam e-mail address with their fucking virus

Dr. Cockulus: sorry. that's me

coed.jpg: ass

Dr. Cockulus: i actually wrote that virus

coed.jpg: get a real computer dammit

Dr. Cockulus: and hard coded that email address into it.

Dr. Cockulus: on accident

coed.jpg: look i said i was sorry for posting that picture of you spreading your anus [goatse.cx] to slashdot... but that was before you got Sprint. I mis-heard what you said

Dr. Cockulus: [looks annoyed as he clicks his mouse to close a computer image of a man in an old fashioned robber's outfit carrying a 10 pound block of cheese and chased by an anteater] "i said 'post the image of the caper.'"

Re:How about... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360302)

That would be an awesome one. It's incredibly crude, and disgusting, but it captures the spirit of slashdot forums.

KGTO - "All GOAT, all of the time!" (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360327)

Oh Anonymous Coward [slashdot.org] , it's always about the GOAT with you, isn't it?!!!

New slashbot t-shirt ideas (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360219)

1.)

"Please beat me up take my lunch money! As you can see from the fact that I am wearing this shirt in public, I will not resist"

2.) "Wash me, I have not been out of this guy's mom's basement in months".

My submission (5, Funny)

kmahan (80459) | about 11 years ago | (#6360223)

I submit the old t-shirt design. The editors won't notice.

what? no webspace? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360225)

even the hackathon is giving away 500mb of web storage!

un-l33t AC, owned by many

Easy (-1, Flamebait)

The Bungi (221687) | about 11 years ago | (#6360227)

Winners will be chosen by me.

A black shirt with neon orange lettering that says:

OMFG!! POST IT!! MYSQL SUXX!!! ANIME!!!!

Tell me if I won. I'll send you my mailing address. thx.

Official Rules (4, Funny)

cruppel (603595) | about 11 years ago | (#6360263)

You hereby assign, transfer and convey [...] to Sponsor any and all your intellectual property rights in the Design.

I knew it!!! SCO is sponsoring this contest...

Re:Easy (0, Offtopic)

The Bungi (221687) | about 11 years ago | (#6360330)

5 minutes to drop to -1. I'm so surprised!

you forgot... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360231)

Yes, and since it's a Slashdot shirt, make sure it's ugly as hell!

Aren't we the ones buying it? (5, Insightful)

ASAPnetworks (673312) | about 11 years ago | (#6360235)

er.. Since we're the ones buying the shirts.. shouldn't we be the ones voting for it? Have something like all members get one vote and all Anonymous Cowards can eat poop!

Typical /. cheapness! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360236)

Why not hire a proper graphic artist, instead of begging your readership to do conceptual work for you?

Judges (4, Funny)

fobbman (131816) | about 11 years ago | (#6360238)

"The Judge shall be Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda.

Why do I feel like the first place entry will be merely a repost of the second place entry, only with misspellings?

My suggestion (0)

drinkypoo (153816) | about 11 years ago | (#6360243)

I suggest a slash across the chest plus a puncture wound, showing electronic components under the shirt. (Maybe the puncture wound could be leaking some bad electrolyte?) :)

If anyone implements this idea and wins, please send me one of the shirts. I wear a 2XL, but XL would be acceptable.

Re:My suggestion (3, Funny)

PapaZit (33585) | about 11 years ago | (#6360290)

Option 1: Implement it your own damned self.

Option 2: Shut up.

Sheesh. "I have an idea, but not enough talent to follow through. If anyone else does have the talent, I want something for spouting off for 10 seconds!"

Here's a cool design for a t-shirt (-1, Troll)

goatse.cx troll (683324) | about 11 years ago | (#6360246)

Put this [goatse.cx] on a T-shirt and sell it! I'd know I'd buy one!

hmmm (4, Funny)

Tumbleweed (3706) | about 11 years ago | (#6360247)

So I wonder how many variations on 'first post', 'imagine a beowulf cluster of...' and suchlike there shall be...it's inconceivable! (yes, that word does mean that I think it means)

easy (5, Funny)

chef_raekwon (411401) | about 11 years ago | (#6360248)

this one's easy:

Im' with the SlashDORK ---->

well... (1, Funny)

Jucius Maximus (229128) | about 11 years ago | (#6360255)

If I did some hardcore vector re-tracing, I'm sure I could make a submission that forces Rob to look at the goatse image and judge it for, uh, artistic merit?

Someone already managed to get a version of it (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360435)

into their local paper [b3ta.com] as a kid's drawing symbolising "unity"...

Deadline is August 1st...? (5, Informative)

Jin Wicked (317953) | about 11 years ago | (#6360258)

Didn't see it mentioned anywhere in the article posted... had to look at the "official" rules. :)

Re:Deadline is August 1st...? (4, Informative)

Adam9 (93947) | about 11 years ago | (#6360315)

Hmm I also found this:

Residents of Vermont, Arizona, Tennessee and Puerto Rico are not eligible to participate in the Contest.

I wonder why..

Re:Deadline is August 1st...? (4, Funny)

stefanlasiewski (63134) | about 11 years ago | (#6360402)

Vermont, Arizona, Tennessee and Puerto Rico

CmdrTaco was threatened by the T-shirt mafia in those states...

Read the T&C's! (4, Informative)

RobertTaylor (444958) | about 11 years ago | (#6360266)

This Contest is for United States residents only.

Aw crap!

Re:Read the T&C's! (2, Insightful)

odyrithm (461343) | about 11 years ago | (#6360334)

so much for the internet being a world wide thing uh?

Obligatory... (1)

jd10131 (46301) | about 11 years ago | (#6360423)

/. is too US centric! =)

Re:Read the T&C's! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360436)

And for Residents of Vermont, Arizona, Tennessee and Puerto Rico - what do you have against them?

Pretty underhanded way to get cheap design ;) (2, Insightful)

spybreak (636509) | about 11 years ago | (#6360270)

Say 10 or so hours design.. works out at maybe 7 bucks an hour!! But I guess given the economy most designers have some free time on their hands ;)

Would this be allowed? (1, Funny)

Creepy Crawler (680178) | about 11 years ago | (#6360271)

Would a picture of Goatse on the back of the shirt be in (ahem) bad taste (ahem)?

Re:Would this be allowed? (2, Funny)

Creepy Crawler (680178) | about 11 years ago | (#6360313)

Cmon. It was a joke. A JOKE.

WHat was wrong with slashdot gladiators ? n/t (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360273)

Cat got your tongue? (something important seems to be missing from your comment ... like the body or the subject!)

vector formats, but no SVG? (1)

ShogZilla (136264) | about 11 years ago | (#6360279)

C'mon - plenty of readers here might want to use a *nix based vector tool - ie, sodipodi. It outputs .svg - and it's mature enough that I've never looked back wistfully at Illustrator.

(Yes, it's missing -tons- of features that Illus. has - but it's decidedly useable.

sodipodi homepage [sourceforge.net]

Re:vector formats, but no SVG? (1)

Tom7 (102298) | about 11 years ago | (#6360412)

And it can't make a PDF or EPS???

Oh yeah, we're the best people to ask! (-1, Troll)

Peter Cooper (660482) | about 11 years ago | (#6360280)

Do you really think the Slashdot audience is really the best crowd to ask to design a t-shirt!? We can't even design SOFTWARE INTERFACES properly, let alone a bloody t-shirt!

The general art skills of a techie don't go beyond using quirky fonts for everything, ugly 'Microsoft Paint' style icons, and arcane metaphors. Don't believe me? Take a look at some open source software!

But, sure, if you want a t-shirts that's as ugly as hell, we're here to help! :-)

Sounds kewl. (1)

glh (14273) | about 11 years ago | (#6360282)

But... Do we have to use GIMP to design it?? :)

old shirt? (5, Interesting)

napdawger42 (527126) | about 11 years ago | (#6360285)

Can we see a link to the old shirt? I wasn't even aware there was an official slashdot shirt. That will also let potential designers see what's been done already.

How about... (3, Funny)

geekee (591277) | about 11 years ago | (#6360288)

I submitted this design to slashdot, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt (and a $75 gift certificate) :-)

The Slashdot font (4, Informative)

Jon Abbott (723) | about 11 years ago | (#6360291)

The typeface that Slashdot uses in its current logo is called Coliseo and can be downloaded here [themeworld.com] ... A sample image of the font is here [themeworld.com] .

Increase Your Odds of Winning (5, Funny)

Tha_Big_Guy23 (603419) | about 11 years ago | (#6360292)

Submit the same Tshirt design once, wait a couple of hours, submit it again, then wait a few more hours and submit it a third time. They'll forget it was you....


go ahead... mod me down.. you know you want to.

goatse (4, Funny)

iso (87585) | about 11 years ago | (#6360297)

Regardless of the design, I think a tshirt with the following on the back would be pretty funny:

click here! [goatse.cx]

Unfortuantely /. doesn't allow the <u> tag, but you get the point.

So if you wear that shirt, (5, Funny)

pecosdave (536896) | about 11 years ago | (#6360396)

then someone taps you on the back, do you have to stop, drop your pants, bend over and well, open wide?

I'm damn sure not buying one that says click here for goatse.cx

I wouldn't do that even under doctors orders.

Ohh, ohh ohh, my design (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360305)


Karma Whore on /.
(slashdot.org)
Because yes, I really do think Linux rocks.

Small fonts on karma whore, url and because yes I really do think Linux Rocks. Big green /.

Then maybe the ASCII goatse

Text only T-Shirt (-1)

.Bruce Perens (150539) | about 11 years ago | (#6360307)

SLASHDOT:
A bunch of gay hippie bullshit.
News for fags, sperm that splatters.

http://www.slashdot.org

How about the madonna? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360316)

After all, most people around here are virgins!

Go ahead and steal this idea ... (2, Interesting)

SuperDuG (134989) | about 11 years ago | (#6360319)

On the front in standarad courier font:

"SLASHDOT.ORG"

And on the back:

"Trolls, Dupes, and a little news"

OR

Front:
"Sexy Girls Naked Online
(see back for details)"

Back:

"Sucka, all we got is
goatse.cx trolls ...
slashdot.org"

OR

Front: |.

Back: Slashdot.org
get bent

I am releasing these ideas under the open content and dual licensing them with creative commons. Have at um.

Here's one. (5, Funny)

teamhasnoi (554944) | about 11 years ago | (#6360322)

In the largest letters possible:

Slashdot: (Score:5, Troll)

I want one already!

Slogan (1)

eadint (156250) | about 11 years ago | (#6360324)

Trolls
Karma Whores
Flame Bait
( dont Piss me off or ill /. you)
or /. Trolls /.FlaimBait/.Karma Whores/.404/.Soviet Russia/.
or /. Linux Good Micro$oft Bad /.

Sure, I'll design your shirt for you... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360329)

But not for $75 from ThinkGeek. I want $.75 per shirt, bitch.

karma whoring (2, Funny)

grazzy (56382) | about 11 years ago | (#6360331)

1) Design slashdot t-shirt
2) ...
3) Karma!

An all black tshirt (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360342)


The new shirt should be an all black shirt, with white spots (sort of like bleach stains) speckled through out. On the back would be the text:

This shirt is also my cum rag.
www.slashdot.org

I'd by it!

the winner (0)

WeirdKid (260577) | about 11 years ago | (#6360346)

Since this really isn't a chick hangout anyways, how about:

"/. -- not just ascii for my erect penis"

It takes some imagination, but if the slash were longer (well, for me anyways) and the dot a little closer...

Ah,never mind; it's been a long week.

Re:the winner (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360380)

You only have one ball?

Re:the winner (1)

WeirdKid (260577) | about 11 years ago | (#6360422)

(It's viewed from the side). Besides, balls aren't exactly individually visible. Thus, the dot represents the scrotum.

Well at least (2, Insightful)

digitalsushi (137809) | about 11 years ago | (#6360347)

Can you figure out how to make these slashdot tshirts not magically start smelling like body order after 5 to 6 days of use? Oh, and make them out of 100% cotton, too- I don't need slashdot messing with my open sores!

bahahaha (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360351)

maybe a picture of Cmdr Taco taking it up the ass

We want to see the entries (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360358)

Here's a suggestion - mirror the entries on /. somewhere so we can all see them (you could even be democratic and put your top choices in a poll and let us vote)

New T-Shirt design (2, Funny)

nother_nix_hacker (596961) | about 11 years ago | (#6360359)

"I trolled at /. and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt"

U.S. Residents only? (0, Troll)

naitro (680425) | about 11 years ago | (#6360362)

Slashdot is too U.S. centric, you ins.. :-)

My idea. (1)

Prince_Ali (614163) | about 11 years ago | (#6360368)

In Soviet Russia t-shirt wears you!

A unique approach? (5, Funny)

TrollBridge (550878) | about 11 years ago | (#6360371)

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm going for a games.slashdot.org design, done on a t-shirt of the most horrid, offensive, seziure-inducing purple I can find.

Re:A unique approach? (1)

Monthenor (42511) | about 11 years ago | (#6360397)

Or how about pure "overlay" purple, so when digital cameras pick us up we become transparent? That would be awesome.

Keep Bowie away! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360372)

Just don't let Bowie J. Poag design it - it probably will look like something from his poopaganda desktop excrement graphics site.

In Soviet Russia... (0)

wideBlueSkies (618979) | about 11 years ago | (#6360373)

In Soviet Russia The T-Shirt Wears You

Alternative favourite color (2, Informative)

BetterThanCaesar (625636) | about 11 years ago | (#6360375)

Games section purple, 3300CC.

Slashdot Green? (1)

metalhed77 (250273) | about 11 years ago | (#6360376)

What? Do we want to be insulted for poor taste before we get beaten up for wearing these shirts?

This Shade of green on white is quite, ummm, vomitous.

Here's one for you CmdrTaco... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360379)


(on the back)

ANOTHER
STINKING
SWEATY
HOLIER-THAN-THOU
OBNOXIOUS
LINUX
ENTHUSIAST

http://goatse.cx - Hey, it's where it's at!

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Forget the shirt. I want slashdot boxers! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360382)


We don't need a slashdot tshirt - every web site run by some kid out of his basement has one. What we should have is slashdot boxer shorts, and on the back across the butt it should read "CmdrTaco shot his load here" and maybe the url, I dunno.

Slashfark! (1)

Tackhead (54550) | about 11 years ago | (#6360386)

This isn't a Slashdot thread! This is a Fark Photoshop thread!

Drew, what the fuck have you done with CowboyNeal?

Hmmm.... (5, Funny)

Dj (224) | about 11 years ago | (#6360392)

I gave up my
IP rights in
this logo
and all I
got was this
lousy t-shirt.

Try http://www.customink.com (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360398)

Try http://www.customink.com

Colors (1)

vasqzr (619165) | about 11 years ago | (#6360400)

Slashdot's "Green" is 006666 in hex. 0,102,102 in RGB.

What is it in CMYK? I'm sure that's what the t-shirt printer will use.

Slasdot Membership Credit (4, Insightful)

BigGar' (411008) | about 11 years ago | (#6360405)

Don't you think that a slashdot membership for a year should be in the prize pack as well?

Suckers (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360406)

Winners will get a $75 credit at ThinkGeek, as well as 3 copies of of their t-shirt design. Winners will be chosen by me.

Let me guess. . .initial investment of $75 paid to some sucker, and Taco gets ALL THE PROFITS FROM THE TSHIRT SALES.

Sounds like a good business to me.

Hey /... (4, Insightful)

dasmegabyte (267018) | about 11 years ago | (#6360408)

You *DO* know that "computer colours" aren't very accurate, right? As in, not at all accurate, due to everybody on the planet having different contrast, brightness and gamma settings on their monitors?

Hell, the green is different from my laptop to my pc. By a longshot. On the mac, it's nearly the intensity of a grass green and blends into white nicely. On the PC, it's more subdued and hides the shadow on the logo.

Get a pantone book and tell us the colour that most closely matches what YOU think the green should look like. Otherwise, you're telling us you want to see the world through our eyes.

No graphics, just a slogan (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360411)


Cmdr Taco sucked my dick and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt

Yum... Natlie portman.... (1)

sdriver (126467) | about 11 years ago | (#6360415)

...with hot grits down the pants... ...being poured by a troll... ...telling me why we should make a beowulf of these!

Slashdot Icons (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360416)

If higher-res versions of the /. story icons were made available it would be very helpful.

I have a suggestion (0)

16977 (525687) | about 11 years ago | (#6360419)

Okay, so somebody beat me to the goatse idea...I can't say that I'm surprised...but I can't help thinking that this picture [officemuseum.com] is more in the spirit of the slashdot forums.

U aware this is a GEEK site? (1)

urbieta (212354) | about 11 years ago | (#6360421)

You are asking geeks to make a graphic design, I mean all graphic designers I`ve known are such annoying fucks and they understand nothing about the stuff we discuss here, how about asking for a cheerleader website`s visitors to to weld a boat together with their own hands?

btw Id go for 'Got ./?'

Don't you (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6360425)

just love lawyers?
From the official rules "Sponsor does not assume responsibility for any late, misdirected, delayed, lost, incomplete, scrambled or otherwise damaged Entries or for any hardware, software, browser, computer, online, network, electronic, human, telephone or technical malfunctions, difficulties or errors that may occur."

Troll shirt (1, Funny)

Junior J. Junior III (192702) | about 11 years ago | (#6360427)

I want a shirt design that incorporates Natalie Portman, Beowulf Clusters, the Goatse Guy, and All Your Base in Soviet Russia.

RGB or CMYK? (1)

superflippy (442879) | about 11 years ago | (#6360430)

You gave us RGB colors in the specs, so I'm assuming you want the entries in RGB color mode? Or am I allowed to submit a design in CMYK, to ensure that the final design gets printed in the colors I had in mind? And on that subject, how fancy can we get within the 5-color rule? Are metallic inks OK? Please let me know what's allowable.

you know CmdrTaco is a corporate whore when... (-1, Flamebait)

jpu8086 (682572) | about 11 years ago | (#6360431)

...he hires an expensive lawyer to write up "official rules," so that he won't be sued by SCO for IP rights.

...just so that he can get some cheap (well, $75) work out of his readers instead of hiring a decent graphic designer to do the work.

...he begs his readers to buy a t-shirt (or 3) so that he can keep on mantaining this site as a FT job, with the quality and level equivalent to that of the NY Times.

...when i get modded flaimbait or funny (instead interesting ;-)

Interesting... (4, Interesting)

nepheles (642829) | about 11 years ago | (#6360434)

"To receive additional copies of these Official Rules, or a Prize Winner list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Open Source Development Network, Inc., 47071 Bayside Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538; Attention Slashdot T-Shirt Design Contest. Specify Prize Winner list and/or Official Rules on your request. Replies will be sent after the completion of the Contest." - Official rules

Ah, yes. Requesting rules after the competition ends. Sounds like those slashdot Eds again.

Some much for /. being open (1)

demigod (20497) | about 11 years ago | (#6360444)

By submitting your Entry you hereby agree to the following terms: The Design will be deemed a "work made for hire", as that phrase is used in the United States copyright law, and all right, title and interest in and to the Design will vest automatically in Sponsor. To the extent the Design is not deemed to be a "work made for hire," You hereby assign, transfer and convey, and agree to further assign, transfer and convey, to Sponsor any and all your intellectual property rights in the Design.

Typical corporate rights grabbing.

I guess I was wrong to think /. wasn't typical.

At the very least only winning entries should loose some rights. Since they received compenstation.

My idea (2, Interesting)

inertia@yahoo.com (156602) | about 11 years ago | (#6360453)

Slashdot: 1010001001101110010 geeks can't be wrong.
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