login   |    register
Armor/AFV: Contests
This group is home to our various contests, promotions and drawings.
Hosted by Darren Baker
DRAGON AMOM Questions
Sticky
Visit this Community
Vermont, United States
Joined: September 14, 2004
KitMaker: 2,220 posts
Armorama: 1,707 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 06:15 AM UTC
I have read the new rules seems great! Nice change. But it says prior months winners are ineligable. Is this just the previous month's winner, or all previous winners?
cfbush2000
Visit this Community
North Dakota, United States
Joined: December 01, 2001
KitMaker: 1,796 posts
Armorama: 1,207 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 06:50 AM UTC
Where are the new rules posted?
TacFireGuru
Visit this Community
Colorado, United States
Joined: December 25, 2004
KitMaker: 3,738 posts
Armorama: 2,243 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 06:58 AM UTC
The new rules are right HERE


Mike
modelguy2
Visit this Community
Ohio, United States
Joined: March 09, 2002
KitMaker: 810 posts
Armorama: 261 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 07:46 AM UTC
Well this submission system stinks. Spent 10 minutes uploading 2 photos (yes some people can't get hi speed in their area) while uploading a 3rd I decided to open another window and do something besides twiddle my thumbs and all the attachments were gone when I got back. Life's too short ya know.

Mike T
wbill76
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: May 02, 2006
KitMaker: 5,425 posts
Armorama: 4,659 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 08:10 AM UTC
John,

Only the previous month's winner is ineligible.
staff_Jim
Staff MemberPublisher
KITMAKER NETWORK
#002
Visit this Community
New Hampshire, United States
Joined: December 15, 2001
KitMaker: 12,471 posts
Armorama: 6,576 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 08:32 AM UTC

Quoted Text

John,

Only the previous month's winner is ineligible.



And that rule won't start till this first month of the new rules are finished. So nobody is ineligible this time around.

Mike - Even thought this format supports multiple files it's still safest to zip them first (under 4mb) and send as compressed files. But damn... how big ARE these files your attaching?

Jim
modelguy2
Visit this Community
Ohio, United States
Joined: March 09, 2002
KitMaker: 810 posts
Armorama: 261 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 08:52 AM UTC
"But damn... how big ARE these files your attaching? "

'Bout a 10 meg apiece

I'll shrink n zip em

Mike


staff_Jim
Staff MemberPublisher
KITMAKER NETWORK
#002
Visit this Community
New Hampshire, United States
Joined: December 15, 2001
KitMaker: 12,471 posts
Armorama: 6,576 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 11:32 AM UTC
Mike,
Then they probably wouldn't go thru our system anyways. Most web servers have a file maximum for online forms (ussually from 2-5mb) and a maximum attachment file size for emails as well. Our server has a 5mb max file size for both.

I realize that Google, Photobucket and many other commercial sites are spoiling users with unlimited upload sizes for files, however on about 98% of all the other sites and servers out there, there is a max size. It's a performance/security thang.

Cheers,
Jim
modelguy2
Visit this Community
Ohio, United States
Joined: March 09, 2002
KitMaker: 810 posts
Armorama: 261 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 12:16 PM UTC
Hi Jim,

Found that out! Tried to upload a 6.?? Meg zip. After a half hour or so I got the message. For everyone's benefit-each file can be no bigger than 2MB with a total of 8MB available per submission.

Mike
staff_Jim
Staff MemberPublisher
KITMAKER NETWORK
#002
Visit this Community
New Hampshire, United States
Joined: December 15, 2001
KitMaker: 12,471 posts
Armorama: 6,576 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 08:46 PM UTC
Mike,
Doh... sorry about that. After I read your last post I went and double-checked one of the settings for PHP. Sure enough it's currently set a 2mb upload max per file. I will change it tonight to 5mb.

I am not sure where the 8mb? is coming from though. The help desk application is suppose to have a max 5mb set but I am not sure if that is per file attachment or total. I think per file.

Jim
rfeehan
Visit this Community
Kansas, United States
Joined: July 20, 2003
KitMaker: 727 posts
Armorama: 648 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 09:14 PM UTC
Leaving files that large for web viewing is generally a waste anyway. My files I submit (using jpg) are rarely ever more than 300KB. That is still a pretty large file. Downloading one of the many free file size batch utilities can make your life a lot easier when you want to submit to the contests and remember to use copies of your files so you still have the originals in the big size.

Also keep in mind .zip will not compress most graphics formats any significant amount at all. It is just useful for providing a container for them.
staff_Jim
Staff MemberPublisher
KITMAKER NETWORK
#002
Visit this Community
New Hampshire, United States
Joined: December 15, 2001
KitMaker: 12,471 posts
Armorama: 6,576 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 10:50 PM UTC
Rob,
Very true. Microsoft actually has a clever image resizer that most people can install and use very easily. Microsoft Resizer Ap

Cheers,
Jim
betheyn
Staff MemberSenior Editor
AEROSCALE
#019
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: October 14, 2004
KitMaker: 4,545 posts
Armorama: 510 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 04:58 PM UTC
Hi Jim,
The old rules stated staff couldn't enter the DMoM contest, have the new rules changed on this.
Andy