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RJackson last won the day on July 8 2019

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  1. As a perc this year, we have been providing IPMS memberships for chapter members. Once they get their membership, we log it so we have it at year-end for the charter renewal. Everyone seems to be getting a large number (ex. 63548946) in their confirmation email instead of the traditional 5-digit number. So far, none have received a membership card. Our chapter contact can't find anything but the large number on the new chapter roster on-line. I've seen it and my membership also shows the large number instead of the one I've had for 40 years. Is this a new system or are we just looking in the wrong place? How do we get the correct number for the re-charter? Rick
  2. After conversing with Eric, the job is mine. So, this is a general call for volunteers to help takes pictures for the website gallery. If you are interested but aren't quite sure what you are signing up for, look in the Events Gallery and then in the IPMS/USA Nationals gallery for examples of what has been done before. Like I said above, people will focus on the one or two classes that most interest them. For those classes that don't have someone assigned to them I'll take examples from all of the photographers and compile them. We'll try to meet once or twice during the convention to do a data transfer of what you have. I'll then format them and upload them onto the web site. It's not terribly structured and is really just to give those who can't attend a chance to see what was there.
  3. Pete Until I or someone is 'officially' in charge, you just need to keep your offer out there. Last time we did have people focusing on particular categories but I also took whatever they shot and were willing to share. This is especially important if a category is not picked up by someone. Everyone's contribution goes into those. No tally sheet is used since we have no need to match up photos like they do for the awards program. Rick
  4. I headed this last year. The preferred format is JPG. Size is not as important as they will be resized before uploading to the website. Size only becomes an issue in how long it takes to transfer the files from you to me. Most cameras now use SanDisk cards but I have a multi-card reader if you have something offbeat. We usually determine a time and place to meet to transfer what you have to date and one to two meetings usually covers it. Rick Jackson
  5. I like them too. But I am upset that when I went to the sponsorship page the Best Of awards were obscenely priced. I see that you are trying to target corporate sponsors, but why price out the chapters? The least expensive award is twice what we budgeted.
  6. It may be one of several reasons. You could take that same Asuka Sherman and enter it in three different categories simply by making it a small comp diorama, a large comp diorama and sticking it on a plain wood base. Are you advocating for the elimination of categories you don't like to build in with the purpose of expanding ones that you do like?
  7. Yes, while I usually have a box full of regular entries I often have an OOB entry. At least four of the last five years.
  8. If people would simply stop trying to find loopholes and figure out ways to beat the system it would be simple. Virtually every rule there was in response to some entry that wasn't kosher.
  9. Kits being so nice doesn't defeat the spirit of the category. It's been said many times, a bunch of extra details (whether they are additional plastic parts in the box or aftermarket) simply gives you more chances to screw up. It doesn't guarantee a win. As far as the OOB+ is concerned, only Ships have a real category that welcomes the high-tech kits into OOB as well as a separate, traditional OOB category. It seems to be working but the other classes haven't yet decided to adopt that format. They continue to have the limited, 40-year old exceptions as to what can be added and still be OOB in each class. Integrating the OOB into the regular categories was tried for several years. It proved to be a judging headache because the teams had to basically judge each category twice. You had to figure out the OOB winner but also if the OOB was going to win as a regular 1-2-3 winner. If it did, you had to go back and pick up the second OOB as that winner since the rules prevented you from winning two awards. Then there was also the chance that there wouldn't be an OOB in a category so the physical award would be wasted. Making a separate OOB category(ies) effectively guarantees the category will be filled out. And, as it has been pointed out, it's not like the current format is going wanting for entries.
  10. I have loaded what I plan on loading to the gallery unless I identify a stray photo that needs to be added. Except for a couple of hiccups, I believe it went rather well and I want to thank all of the guys that contributed their time and effort to taking the pictures. Rick
  11. Nick And an educated person would get the name right of the person being quoted. This whole thread has reached the point of being ridiculous. I suggest everyone take a break at least until after Chattanooga so they can have more kindling for the fire. Rick
  12. Not only that, but any tours or general people, places and things that you take as well.
  13. There have been a couple of volunteers but it would be helpful if a few more would agree to help. Either respond here or send me a PM. Rick
  14. Doug

    Do you have a preference as to which class to focus on?



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