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Old 21 Oct 2007, 19:58
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Graphic Requests area?

Whatever happened to the graphics Requests area? I'm quite sure (Pre brad era) that there was a graphics requests area here where members who lack the ability to request images from here.

Maybe it wouldn't be such a bad idea in giving such an area the chance instead of graphic requests cluttering the Design and Graphics Discussions area and possibly implementing Graphic Requests subforum to Design and Graphics Discussions. Personally, I think it would be quite populour and enduce more interactivity between the advanced graphic members and members who lack the ability to design.
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Old 27 Oct 2007, 02:47
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Sounds like a good idea two me.
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Old 27 Oct 2007, 05:36
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same. but not me two. more like me too
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Old 27 Oct 2007, 05:56
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Yes I'd like this too, I'm thinking of asking for some rank images, and maybe offer a 10 bucks donation for it.
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Old 27 Oct 2007, 08:36
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Yes I'd like this too, I'm thinking of asking for some rank images, and maybe offer a 10 bucks donation for it.
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Old 27 Oct 2007, 10:17
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What's the purpose of having a styles section, if the request for styles sets aren't there? I find that I spend more time at the coder's section about style requests, than in it's proper section (which is basically a place to upload ready-made icons/styles).

XHTML/CSS edits really do need to be in the styles section, too. Scripting is the coders' domain; elements and style, designers.
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Old 27 Oct 2007, 19:59
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I agree with this idea 10x!
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Old 28 Oct 2007, 13:16
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I think this would be a great opportunity for the community for staff to give back the graphic requests (as a dedicated area) and I'm sure there are many designers who would be willing to take on free requests aswell as many members who would benefit.

I have a set of guidelines and a pixel guide which I wrote/designed that would help as a sticky topic (or maybe a staff member can revise it if needed) and paste it under their name but your more than welcome if this thread is remotely being entertained.

When requesting an image, please indicate whether it's a Signature, Avatar, board logo etc. Please use the following guidelines to make it easier for the graphic designer. Following the guidelines set forth ensures that your request is filled quickly and saving the staff from locking/deleting topics which don't conform to the rules. We ask that you also refrain yourself from creating any threads requesting any graphics from the Graphic Database.

NOTE!! Your first post in this section should contain the Request Guidelines (shown below)

* Type of Image: (Logo, Avatar, Banner)
* Text on image:
* Specific Images: (links must be supplied !)
* Colour Scheme:
* Size (in pixels):
* Animations:
* Things to avoid: (what you don't want in your image)


Pixel Size Template

We are aware that not everybody knows what pixels are, or what size they actually want. We have provided a Pixel Size Template (shown Below) which will help you in deciding what size you would like that Image to be.



NOTE!! Because the graphic request area is not officially a vbulletin.org service, staff are not obligated to fill, or take on requests. The graphic request area is community driven, which means members helping members. However, this doesn't mean a staff member won't help from time to time, it all depends whether they have higher priorities and/or other obligations.

On a final note, We ask that you conform to the guidelines set forth. Complying with the rules will give your request a higher chance of being filled by the designer. However, ignoring the guidelines or posts lacking in information will result in your post being ignored locked and/or deleted.
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Old 28 Oct 2007, 14:23
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Just to be clear here, you are talking about a forum similar to the "Modification not available" forum, but for style/graphic requests ?
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Old 28 Oct 2007, 14:52
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No. I am referring to an area for anyone to request images (mainly for their vbulletin boards) which is a free requesting area. This area would not be for requesting images that are found in the vbulletin.org database because the images located in that area are pre-made. requests here would be for images that could range from forum icons to logos, signatures and so forth. Or maybe an image that someone specifically wants to complement a certain style.

For example, I don't like a set of buttons that a styler implemented on a style so I would post a request (all free) for a set of buttons whilst filling out all the info so someone can come along and fill my request.

I suppose you could expand this to style requests though I doubt many people will have the time to create full blown styles and I doubt this would work out in the long term. Keep it simple, with image requests were members can request for images like buttons, icons signatures etc and before long the area will become very populour, self sustaining and require minimal moderation by the staff because I feel that many designers would be happy to help out and fill requests.

edit; At this time members cannot post for requests in the image database (and I feel they never should) because this is primarly a release area and people basically get what contributors post.
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Old 28 Oct 2007, 16:20
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Originally Posted by Shelley_c View Post
No. I am referring to an area for anyone to request images (mainly for their vbulletin boards) which is a free requesting area. This area would not be for requesting images that are found in the vbulletin.org database because the images located in that area are pre-made. requests here would be for images that could range from forum icons to logos, signatures and so forth. Or maybe an image that someone specifically wants to complement a certain style.

For example, I don't like a set of buttons that a styler implemented on a style so I would post a request (all free) for a set of buttons whilst filling out all the info so someone can come along and fill my request.

I suppose you could expand this to style requests though I doubt many people will have the time to create full blown styles and I doubt this would work out in the long term. Keep it simple, with image requests were members can request for images like buttons, icons signatures etc and before long the area will become very populour, self sustaining and require minimal moderation by the staff because I feel that many designers would be happy to help out and fill requests.

edit; At this time members cannot post for requests in the image database (and I feel they never should) because this is primarly a release area and people basically get what contributors post.
I think that's what he said. Modification Not Available is for free modification requests and ideas... and I'm assuming this would be for free image requests and ideas. Except maybe more like a mix of the modification not available forum and the requests for paid services forum.
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Old 28 Oct 2007, 20:03
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Originally Posted by Shelley_c View Post
For example, I don't like a set of buttons that a styler implemented on a style so I would post a request (all free) for a set of buttons whilst filling out all the info so someone can come along and fill my request.

I suppose you could expand this to style requests though I doubt many people will have the time to create full blown styles and I doubt this would work out in the long term.
Shelley, even a icon/button free forum will die quickly, because it's difficult to get even paid requests fulfilled. And there will be a plethora of free requests, so many that it'll be filled with hundreds of unanswered threads -- as you know folks will jump on a free anything. Then designers will be miffed in losing business.

I can see a paid requests forum surviving, but a "Plz do me a set of 3D glass buttons for 3 colors and styles...btw, I'm picky" forum will swamp even the good intentioned. Burn out will ensue, and there's not that many designers hanging out here.
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Old 29 Oct 2007, 01:58
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Do people even scratch themselves for 10 bucks on that forum? Anyway thanks for reminding me.

A free graphics requests area still could be nice though. But this is just a suggestion, don't treat me rudely because of it.
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Old 29 Oct 2007, 10:26
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A free graphics requests area still could be nice though. But this is just a suggestion, don't treat me rudely because of it.
If it's design related, being rude to designers is policy with the culture of vBulletin. The real reason there's not many designers around, they do their best to keep them away with 10001 put downs and excuses. It's why I'm v-e-r-y abrasive in these topics, knowing the reaction it'll bring from experience (not that I'm truly abrasive). Only way to survive the onslaught, so I put on my USMC cover and wait with my trusty M14 for snipers.

Game forums of little known games have a larger graphics/design communities, because the attitude top/down is to encourage it (it benefits the game and growth). That's not the case with vBulletin. It's coders rule...and designers, don't worry your pretty little heads about it deal (basically what that vB dev told me last night about web standards).

That's the truth, why any change to help the design community will meet resistance and little help.

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Old 29 Oct 2007, 10:34
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This suggestion is currently under discussion by the Staff. Once we have come to a decission it will be posted here.

@ChrisLM2001
If your goal is to find every little thing you can complain about and immediate create a post on such a topic complaining how bad everything is: Continue how you are doing now.

If your goal is to improve things that are not optimal (yet) in your view, you might rethink your way of bringing such things under the attention.
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