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As someone (probably Eric H) has locked the topic with the Tiny Jokes Poll in it I thought it was a good idea to start a topic so we can discuss the Tiny Jokes.
06-23-2006 at 03:36 AM
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As someone (probably Eric H) has locked the topic with the Tiny Jokes Poll in it I thought it was a good idea to start a topic so we can discuss the Tiny Jokes.


I suspect there is a reason he locked it.
06-23-2006 at 03:37 AM
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Well, he said that discussion is allowed and that he locked it to prevent people changing their entries while he was making the poll, so I think this thread is fine.

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06-23-2006 at 03:42 AM
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Of the clever ones, #2 ("Strive") is the most subtle... so look harder (and get it) before you judge. I voted it too low in hindsight.
06-23-2006 at 05:59 AM
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Well, I so don't get entry 2.

I don't know if it matters, but DiMono's third entry is labelled as DiMono #1, and Pilchard VII's second entry is another Pilchard VII #1 .
06-23-2006 at 08:51 AM
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Of the clever ones, #2 ("Strive") is the most subtle... so look harder (and get it) before you judge. I voted it too low in hindsight.


Oh, I don't know. In a competition between 40+ entries, I'd think that being so subtle you really need to put an effort into it may well be viewed as a negative thing. I gave entry #2 a high rating, but I think that if it's truely the case that a lot of people just don't get it without having to conciously stop and get it, it shouldn't win.

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Oh, I don't know. In a competition between 40+ entries, I'd think that being so subtle you really need to put an effort into it may well be viewed as a negative thing.


Erik wrote in the rules and recommendations post, "A subtle joke that takes a few moments to get is what I really like." (which may or may not be relevant to any one else's judging, except that telling someone something may be a negative quality when the contest owner stressed it as a positive quality is a tad confusing)




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Oh, I don't know. In a competition between 40+ entries, I'd think that being so subtle you really need to put an effort into it may well be viewed as a negative thing.


Erik wrote in the rules and recommendations post, "A subtle joke that takes a few moments to get is what I really like." (which may or may not be relevant to any one else's judging, except that telling someone something may be a negative quality when the contest owner stressed it as a positive quality is a tad confusing)




No; what I was saying is that I'm taking Erik statement about ""A subtle joke that takes a few moments to get" seriously. The jokes it took me a few moments to get got 9s or 10s. The ones that took more than that I gave lower marks.

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Bah. I never liked art anyway because I can't draw. :?

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I voted the highest for #13 by TScott. It made me chuckle the most. But a few others came close. And then a few others didn't come very close at all. Most were in the middle of the road.

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06-24-2006 at 12:58 AM
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I like how I'm, like, the controversy this time around, and I don't even find my own joke that funny in hindsight.
06-24-2006 at 01:13 AM
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In hindsight, I definitely could have spent more time working on my pictures than I did, but I guess I was a bit too reliant on the "Erik reserves the right to represent your idea with his own, better art." clause.

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I decidedly liked 10 (A-trophy) 13 (Creativity) and 33 (Fight Bureaucracy). None are all that subtle, but then neither am I.

And speaking of not being very subtle: The following jokes were too tiny for me: 9 (Grit), 16 (Bravery -- there it's probably just the art that I don't get), 28 (See more accounts) 36 (flawless consistency), and I'm not really sure about 31 (Sincerity).
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33 (Fight Bureaucracy). None are all that subtle
Even when you consider that there are more efficient ways to cut red tape than lengthwise? :) I actually thought that was my better joke, even though it's scoring lower.
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33 (Fight Bureaucracy). None are all that subtle
Even when you consider that there are more efficient ways to cut red tape than lengthwise? :) I actually thought that was my better joke, even though it's scoring lower.

I liked yours a lot too, but I got it right away, so I didn't see it as being very subtle either.

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The A-Trophy one was very good. In fact, mine seems to be doing pretty well too :yay
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I wanted to do a motivational poster that said "Hang in there" and had a picture of a noose, but I figured it may not be appropriate for this contest, and besides I already had my 3 entries in.

I did make another picture that wasn't an entry though:



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Ughh... I wish I didn't know what that joke meant. :sick
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I didn't want to mod you up DiMono, but I had to.

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I decidedly liked 10 (A-trophy) 13 (Creativity) and 33 (Fight Bureaucracy). None are all that subtle, but then neither am I.

And speaking of not being very subtle: The following jokes were too tiny for me: 9 (Grit), 16 (Bravery -- there it's probably just the art that I don't get), 28 (See more accounts) 36 (flawless consistency), and I'm not really sure about 31 (Sincerity).


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I don't like to be the killjoy, but I removed DiMono's picture. It's not appropriate for the forum. If anyone wants to discuss it, just e-mail me.
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I ended up not entering - I had a couple of concepts worked out, until I saw 'Strive'. Let's face it, there was no way I was going to beat that.

The idea I was probably going to use first was 'Innovate', which would be a dog hanging onto a tree branch.

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well, Matt.

If we look at my score, if you couldn't beat mine, you were definitely not going /anywhere/. :D
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I don't like to be the killjoy, but I removed DiMono's picture. It's not appropriate for the forum. If anyone wants to discuss it, just e-mail me.

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Not that I wanted to discuss it, but the link doesn't work.

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