GUI Champs 2012: Spread the Word

Friday, September 28, 2012 by Island Dog | Discussion: WinCustomize News

If you have friends or know people who are graphic artists, then be sure to tell them about the GUI Champs 2012.  The more participation there is, the more enjoyment of these great skins we all get to enjoy.

http://www.guichamps.com/

DaveBax
Reply #1 Friday, September 28, 2012 3:54 PM

I'm trying and had the same question from a couple friends about voting. I know there is a voting date period. For one to vote can they just be a visitor or do they require an account to vote? Naturally you need and account to enter I know.

The floating banner on top of the home page is nice however it rotates with other banners. Maybe a stationary link added would also be helpful as people just making a visit may think it just some knid of advertisment. Just a thought.

Island Dog
Reply #2 Friday, September 28, 2012 4:07 PM

Accounts will be needed.

 

madcat21
Reply #3 Sunday, September 30, 2012 3:41 PM

its a shame you have to have a account to vote..  i know a lot of skinners that dont have a account,,so i guess the more frineds you have on here the more chance you will win,,

ZubaZ
Reply #4 Sunday, September 30, 2012 4:24 PM

madcat, getting more people to be a part of this community is one of the reasons this thing exists.

madcat21
Reply #5 Sunday, September 30, 2012 5:01 PM

madcat, getting more people to be a part of this community is one of the reasons this thing exists.

i no,,,i have put it out on facebook and deviantART myself ,,and im trying to get a few friends to come to WC,,

Island Dog
Reply #6 Sunday, September 30, 2012 10:35 PM

Having an account is free, and requires very little effort.

If it was a free-for-all vote there would be bots and cliques voting which would ruin the results.  

Snowman
Reply #7 Monday, October 01, 2012 5:39 AM

Island Dog
...and cliques voting which would ruin the results.

I suspect the 'Wincustomize cliques' will carry out their "good deeds" in the GUIC voting as well.
Most people now a days don't care about how the skin looks. It's all about being on good terms with the artist(s) - or ratings on your own stuff will get slashed.
We've seen it many times over the years, and are still seeing it.

WebGizmos
Reply #8 Monday, October 01, 2012 6:14 AM

Snowman
I suspect the 'Wincustomize cliques' will carry out their "good deeds" in the GUIC voting as well.
Most people now a days don't care about how the skin looks. It's all about being on good terms with the artist(s) - or ratings on your own stuff will get slashed.
We've seen it many times over the years, and are still seeing it.

That's just sad.

ZubaZ
Reply #9 Monday, October 01, 2012 7:30 AM

Snowman
I suspect the 'Wincustomize cliques' will carry out their "good deeds" in the GUIC voting as well.
Most people now a days don't care about how the skin looks. It's all about being on good terms with the artist(s) - or ratings on your own stuff will get slashed.
I've been influenced in the past by the artist instead of the art.  That's why I came up with the browser scripts that hide the name of the artists on WC and GUIC sites.  It's one more thing I don't have to worry about.

madcat21
Reply #10 Monday, October 01, 2012 3:16 PM

for me its more about the art ,,im wouldn,t vote for a skin just becuse i like the person ,,,i would have to like the skin ,,my favourites at the moment are (wall- Bashful Benny waited too long by teddybearcholla..and Transcendaii by vamp )(windowblind Day Spa by k10w3)

theAVMAN
Reply #11 Monday, October 01, 2012 3:34 PM

 I have told everyone I know and then some. LOL


 On another note a few years back I came up with a way I rate skins that easily integrates with the WC ratings system.

First...I take a close look at the graphics...design,quality and to a very large degree line quality (because an antialiased line if not center on 1 pixel can be up to 3 pixels wide).

On those graphic criteria I give the skin a score from 1 - 10

Second... I then take a look at execution, there are 8 -10 areas

that I know to be tough to deal with so I check those and then

give the skin a number 1-10 for execution.

At this point I simply add the two numbers together and divide by 2 which gives me the total number of 1/2 stars the skin gets.

I am sure everyone has a way that they are comfortable with for me this seems fair accurate and moderately quick.

I have been doing this way for about 4 yrs now helps to keep me consistent for everyone . Ironically I don't rate alot anymore if I download a skin and like it I might rate might not if a skin doesn't make 3 full stars I almost never rate it .

Uvah
Reply #12 Monday, October 01, 2012 3:39 PM

How do I find the 'vote' button?

I know...I'm dense.

ZubaZ
Reply #13 Monday, October 01, 2012 3:42 PM

The judges will vote for the top 5 (I think) and then the community will vote for those.  The buttons won't appear until it's time to vote (I think [again])

Uvah
Reply #14 Monday, October 01, 2012 3:48 PM

OK

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