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    I agree that lots of shots on the Sins/Virtues contest were confusing, but I really don't think that's such a big problem. They just got bad ratings.

    Or maybe the moderators can decide if the subject is clear enough, like Zythux said.
    • CommentAuthormagdanml
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2010
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    I thought about four seasons theme. You know flower blooming for spring, sunbathing in summer, red leafs and raining in autumn and of course snow in winter. It's a very wide theme, cause you can say that every shot with a view was taken in some kind of season, so maybe there should be rule to have shot which clear shows what season this is. Theme is very wide so it may lead to massive amount of shots so if you don't want to solve 300 shots this time this can be a good theme for sidequest (it will look very nice if shots were categorized and show the change of seasons)
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      CommentAuthortliff
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2010
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    beeeeeer! (that's all the seriousness i can muster in the morning)
    • CommentAuthorMaxi
    • CommentTimeMay 23rd 2010
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    energ: The Four Horsemen I like, but I would like to add Skylines of cities as possible theme.
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    That would be a great contest theme!
    Another possibility could be "cities from above" or more general "view from above" whatever the object is..
    I think both themes would lead to a very difficult contest but with awesome shots. =:)
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    I like the four seasons thing =) should be clear enough and push up for us to upload stuff with colours.
    • CommentAuthorbazzy3000
    • CommentTimeMay 23rd 2010 edited
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    damn people... i'll give you one that will be an extremely totally freaking awesome mofo-ing contest! PERSPECTIVES.... oh yeah.. i shouted it out loud!
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    Okay! Out of the blue I toss 10 ideas for Asmodai who is very nit-picking when it comes to forum discussions. ;)

    Ready?

    What about the GUESS WHO THE HELL I AM contest?
    Only snaps showing silhouettes are allowed.

    The MY CAR NEEDS TO VISIT THE REPAIR SHOP contest.
    Snaps showing destroyed (or on the way to be destroyed) cars.

    The SHOWER TIME contest.
    You can even sing in the rain with that one.

    The SHOW ME THE MONEY contest.
    Not expensive to organize. We accept any foreign currency.

    The HOUSTON, WE HAVE A "BUG" PROBLEM contest.
    From charming little ants to giant moths.

    The SHE HAS BEAUTIFUL EYES contest.
    Only nudity shots are accepted.

    The I'M SPACED contest.
    Clean outer space shots if you're lazy, drug-related ones for the addicted uploaders.

    The PET SHOP contest (a) or the ANIMAL HOUSE contest (b).
    (a) Cuties we love to pet only.
    (b) Wild animals only.

    The BEHIND ENEMY LINES contest.
    Warfare snaps.

    The WE DON'T KNOW WHAT'S HIS NAME contest.
    We give some credits to actors/actresses we see often but can't remember the names.

    That was a few examples. I've got plenty in my pouch. Ring me if you need more!
    • CommentAuthorAsmodai
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2010
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    I love those ideas!
    • CommentAuthordekolta
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2010
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    I really much like your idead in the other topic:

    "- The '"Watch Out He's Behind You!" contest.
    How many times we have seen that shot?
    The monster, slasher, psychopath, kid is coming at ya and we, poor audience, are the only one to know.

    The "Oh My God He Has A Weapon!!!" contest.
    Get the idea?
    He/she got a knife, gun, baseball bat, axe whatever behind his/her back.

    The "Damned! I Hit A Grocery Store" contest.
    EVERY car chase has this obligatory scene: the fruits/vegetables hit and run cases."
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    Thanks guys!
    And thank you krukev I forgot these ones!
    Here is a few more.

    The BON APPETIT contest.
    We post food shots. For the best and the worst.

    We also can create a variation who makes me laugh a lot.
    Ready? Sure?

    The I EAT CHINESE ONLY contest.
    Of course! They always order chinese food delivered in boxes in Movie Land!

    The COMPUTE THAT! contest.
    And yeah, we have to include our Apple and PC friends.

    The TRAVEL AGENCY contest.
    Only shots from famous sites all around the world.
    Believe me: they are easy to find.

    The I NEED A DRINK contest.
    That can be a funny one. Think: from Barfly to Inglourious Basterds.

    The MY ONLY ESCAPE IS THE ROOF contest.
    They never get out of the building the easiest way. Never.

    The I SEE U contest.
    All binoculars shots including sunglasses, satellite views...

    The HIDE AND SEEK contest.
    Movie characters ALWAYS hide soon or later. Behind blinds, inside baskets, under beds.

    I've got more! Whistle me!
    • CommentAuthordekolta
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2010
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    This is great, this is f***ing great. We should do something like that. Hollywood movies indeed always go to the roof lol.

    It's great to look at movie clichés. Just like a bomb that always detonate so the good guy has enough time to disarm it (Hurt Locker not included).
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    I really enjoy reading Palahniuk007 posts. Rofl =)
    @krukev: you're forgetting the "because three is the number" bomb thing. That can't be included also ;)
    • CommentAuthordekolta
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2010
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    And probably also: 'You should cut the red wire'. ha ha ha :)
    • CommentAuthorAsmodai
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2010
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    Ambi came with the suggestion "beaches" and was too lazy to post it here herself :P
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      CommentAuthorAmbi
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2010
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    Damn, im not lazy :D anyway after 1 month break i saw some cool pics "on the beach" (even if i dont know the movie). It would be quite interesting for the eye to see such captures. Nice to see u guys again :)
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    A "monsters" contest (dwarf, undead, witch...) ?
    • CommentAuthorMaxi
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
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    Skylines!
    • CommentAuthorJohannaP
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
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    Animals!
    • CommentAuthorAsmodai
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
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    Oh, and let's post it here as well:

    At the moment we are having a summer break, we will be back around late august again. But all ideas are still welcome, of course!
    • CommentAuthorthaizy
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
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    i was thinking about four seasons. it's a nice idea. and maybe: cemetery, addictions (coffee, cigarettes, beer, drugs..), kids, flowers .
    • CommentAuthorJohannaP
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
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    black and white movies.
    • CommentAuthorLordMyst
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010 edited
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    noooo not black and white movies
    I am so bad in that :)

    lets do

    happyness/joy

    or love

    or face expressions
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      CommentAuthorsati
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
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    Cigarettes or love are great ideas:D
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      CommentAuthorenerg
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
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    I second Maxi's skylines!
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    I like the four seasons idea
    • CommentAuthorrulo
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
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    cars, not just regular, but they have to have something special about them, old, tuned, color etc etc
    • CommentAuthorstuken
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010 edited
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    dogs or cats or both or animals in general :)
    • CommentAuthoraril
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
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    I'm all for the "Watch out he's behind you" contest.

    Another suggestion: crazy hairstyles
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    What if we all go to Palahniuk's?
    I have tons of ideas and (most important) cash!
    • CommentAuthorRDPL55
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
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    Well well well... some idea...
    Scream-queens
    Femmes-fatales
    Most ridiculous robots
    Most pathetic monsters
    Flying saucers...
    I come from outer space...
    diamonds and other gems...
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    Well,

    Sports and Athlets (real or not)
    Movies on movies (scenes, covers of dvds, posters, or other references)...
    ...or only Parodies
    Flags
    Births, babies, and etc...
    Funerals

    That's my ideas. ;)
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      CommentAuthorsati
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
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    femme fatales is a great idea!
    I'd like shirtless guys contest:D
    • CommentAuthoroldzia999
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
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    Oh yeah, I second the shirtless guys contest! There's too many boobs on wtm ;))

    Or how about a CRY BABY CRY contest?
    You can find plenty of crying characters, and not just from sadness obviously :D
    • CommentAuthorVinceNet
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
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    "Oh yeah, I second the shirtless guys contest! There's too many boobs on wtm ;))"
    Thirded
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    SHIRTLESS GUYS!!!!!!!!
    -'gentlemen prefer blondes' contest. only blondes allowed.
    -BLACK/WHITE shots. let's keep it classic.
    -MOVIES ON MOVIES is a great idea, fabio! reference is everything!
    -MUSICAL contest. only dancing, singing, moving, jumping and falling scenes allowed.
    -WHAT A CUTIE contest. only little children, pets and tenderness are allowed.
    -THAT WAS VERY GAY. EVEN FROM YOU. any kind of flamboyance allowed.
    -SEX IS HEALTHY. only great sex scenes that we can not see the character's face allowed.
    -DRAW THE MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVIE CONTEST! Yep, we should do that :D
    • CommentAuthorChrisy
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
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    on a side note: the theme shouldn't be too large, B&W shots is way too generic, I wouldn't know where to start to find a shot. It has to have a similar theme, B&W is not a theme ;)
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      CommentAuthorenerg
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
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    I agree with Chrisy, I wanted to post this before but I was too lazy.
    • CommentAuthorJohannaP
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
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    B&W shirtless guys then?
    • CommentAuthorRDPL55
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010 edited
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    hmmm !
    Look at my big gun !
    show me your fear !
    let's have a bath (or shower)
    underwater
    underwear
    snakes (and lizards)
    insects...
    geometrical shots (shots only withe geometrical forms)
    and and and ... I need a bottle !!
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    RDPL55!
    With all the great ideas you have (because I buy ALL of them): you should come play with us more often… YOU KNOW WHERE.
    • CommentAuthorPPKNHoneyB
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2010
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    I think a SILHOUETTE CONTEST would be nice.Everyone loves silhouette shots!
    • CommentAuthorWinterwolf
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010
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    - outer space (aliens, spaceships, planets)
    - strange vehicles (cars, bikes, planes etc you never seen in real life)
    - Footprints (nothing recognizable to see, only footprints of human, animals, vehicles)
    - silhouettes/landscapes
    - monster or animals
    - winner shot is the shot with the lowest solves (restrictions maybe the movie must have 1000+ votes on imdb)

    and my favorit: Lucky Looser Contest (only rejected snapshots allowed, no other restrictions) this could have epic options :-P Lucky Looser of the Month Contest for example. Everyone can pick 1 (or maybe 2 for supporter) out of his own rejected stash. Advantages:
    - no movie slot catching then upload phase begins (damn to slow, damn i have no time etc)
    - rejected snaps are not totally worthless. Each rejected shot is small/big Disappointment. This will be much less, if you know at the end of the month you can save 1 of them in the contest
    - upload via 1 click in the rejected snapshot section (additional button integrate) --> no captcha typing (i really hate this!)
    - bad quality, blackbars, dupes are most already deleted in the NS --> not so much work for the mods
    • CommentAuthorWinterwolf
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010
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    oh i forgot something: shirtless guys

    i am for emancipation! shirtless guys and girls!

    are you not amused to see only boobs in NS? upload yourself shirtless guys and it will be more balanced :-) If it come a only shirtless guy contest i will look for fat and ugly guys :-P
    • CommentAuthorshalev
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2010 edited
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    I have an idea, it's a bit radical one, so probably won't happen but anyway:
    How about a "guess the movie from the music" contest? You post about 10 seconds of a film's score or song or tune. I assume it will require some work by the site designers, though. It will also be nice to have the music on the film's page when the contest is over. I think it could be an opportunity for some new winners, which could be nice (no offence CW and po_chuju_nick :)

    And for a more doable suggestion: cross-fades.
    • CommentAuthorgerbil123
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2010 edited
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    wow, Shalev, it's a great idea. soundtrack contest, yeppp:)
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      CommentAuthormikebozzio
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2010
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    Cars
    • CommentAuthorRubens83
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2010 edited
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    My suggestion are:

    "Clocks and time"
    "Doors and doorways"
    "Bridges"

    edit: I had an idea about "before and after" where you take the same shot twice in two different moments in the movie. For instance: you see a house and later in the movie it's destroyed. Something like that. But I think it's almost impossible to make into a contest.
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      CommentAuthorfnick
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2010
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    @shalev and gerbil: this link is from another thread: http://www2.uol.com.br/flashpops/jogos/flashpops.shtml Have. fun!

    I really like the idea of Winterwolf to make the shot with the fewest solves winner. Just to ensure not half of them end unsolved the number of imdb-votes should be above something like 20 or 50 thousand (not sure how many movies this would leave, should be enough for not making it possible to try them all). So the trick would be to find hard shots from really well-known movies.
    • CommentAuthorgerbil123
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2010
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    thanks Fnick!!!
    • CommentAuthorshalev
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2010
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    @fnick: Thanks I played it before, and it made me love the idea even more, though there the quality is very poor. I think it's midi or something very space-saving. 10 seconds of music can really get you into the mood of a film.