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March Wallpaper Voting

Revisions:

3-20-10: Initial release.

3-21-10: Added “Submit” picture.


The submissions are in. Let’s get voting!

Deadline: Poll will end next Wednesday, the 24th, midnight (GMT -5).

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Underground Wallpaper Youtube Experiment – March Edition

CONTEST ENDS MIDNIGHT (GMT -5) ON 3/19/2010

POLL ENDS MIDNIGHT (GMT -5) ON 3/24/2010

FINAL VIDEO TO BE RELEASED THE FOLLOWING WEEK

Revisions:

3-13-10: Initial Edition.


Comments on last month’s contest:

Last months contest was not bad at all. We had seven contestants! Thanks to Sarge198 for winning!


Objective:

For a certain time period, users are to submit their best wallpaper. Once all wallpaper submissions are received, a poll is created and the community votes for the best one.

The wallpaper with the most votes gets to be featured in the next Youtube video.

Prize:

If you are the winner, you get personal satisfaction that your wallpaper is featured in not only a video, but also in a follow-up article.  If you have a website, Versatile will promote that too as part of the winning spree.

Contest Rules:

1) Users are to leave a comment to this blog article with a link to a wallpaper. Wallpaper preferred resolution is 1280×720. Please get me a link to the closest resoultion as possible.

2) Images are not to be pornographic. Please use discretion. Your video will be observed by kids, teenagers, parents, adults, young, old, male and female.

3) Only one image submitted per unique commenter user name.   Therefore, pick your BEST and FAVORITE wallpaper choice.  If you can’t make up your mind, list all your wallpapers and I will PICK one wallpaper that I like and put it into the poll.

3)  The contest will run for 5 days. This contents ends at midnight on the date specified at the top of this article.

4)  After contest is over, I will run a poll for all submitted images. Poll will run the following week, to end at my discretion at midnight ofthe day of my choosing (GMT -6).  See top of article for deadlines.

Why do this contest?

  1. It’s fun.
  2. Brings community involvement. Anybody can participate.
  3. The winner will have the joy of seeing THEIR submitted wallpaper featured in a video. Is that not cool?
  4. I love bringing joy to people. The video helps the general youtube audience, and the wallpaper is just an indirect way of me saying Thank You for all the readers of this blog.

Extra Notes:

Oh so often we get so stuck in a daily rut in our lives, and hardly have the time to live a little. Want to break the mold? Then play the contest game! If the participation is even poorer for March, April I will make a dedicated Youtube video and see if this will be a game changer or not.

Do you like this idea? Think the rules needs to be changed a little? Let me know! Time is wasting! Let’s see those wallpapers!

February’s Youtube Wallpaper Contest Winner – Sarge198!!!

Sarge198 is February’s winner for the Youtube wallpaper contest. When I come back from my trip next week, I will make the next Youtube video tutorial with Sarge’s Wallpaper featured in it.

Trivia Fact: Although this time around I did participate in the contest, I did not vote for my own submission. Instead, I voted for Ice’s Anime wallpaper. What would have happened if there was a tie?  Well, once we get there then we will figure it out. Congratulations to all those who participated!

February’s Youtube Wallpaper Roundup – Please Vote!

For the month of February, we have 6 wallpapers duking it out to be part of the next Youtube video tutorial. Who will win? It will depend on the community. The poll ends midnight February 9th. Make sure you vote for your favorite one!

Wallpaper Contestants:

1) Versatile’s Submission:

2) Ice’s Submission:

3) Seb’s Submission:

4) Denton’s Submission:

5) Inspector71 Submission:

6) Sarge198’s Submission:

Now vote!!!! See the weekly poll!

Underground Wallpaper Youtube Experiment – February Edition

CONTEST ENDS MIDNIGHT (GMT -6) ON 2/5/2010

POLL ENDS MIDNIGHT (GMT -6) ON 2/9/2010

FINAL VIDEO TO BE RELEASED THE FOLLOWING WEEK

Revisions:

2-1-10: Initial Edition.


Comments on last month’s contest:

Last months contest was so piss poor that I decided to bring it back up in action again. Let’s have more than 2 submissions, please?


Objective:

For a certain time period, users are to submit their best wallpaper. Once all wallpaper submissions are received, a poll is created and the community votes for the best one.

The wallpaper with the most votes gets to be featured in the next Youtube video.

Prize:

If you are the winner, you get personal satisfaction that your wallpaper is featured in not only a video, but also in a follow-up article.  If you have a website, Versatile will promote that too as part of the winning spree.

Contest Rules:

1) Users are to leave a comment to this blog article with a link to a wallpaper. Wallpaper preferred resolution is 1280×720. Please get me a link to the closest resoultion as possible.

2) Images are not to be pornographic. Please use discretion. Your video will be observed by kids, teenagers, parents, adults, young, old, male and female.

3) Only one image submitted per unique commenter user name.   Therefore, pick your BEST and FAVORITE wallpaper choice.  If you can’t make up your mind, list all your wallpapers and I will PICK one wallpaper that I like and put it into the poll.

3)  The contest will run for 5 days. This contents ends at midnight on the date specified at the top of this article.

4)  After contest is over, I will run a poll for all submitted images. Poll will run the following week, to end at my discretion at midnight ofthe day of my choosing (GMT -6).  See top of article for deadlines.

Why do this contest?

  1. It’s fun.
  2. Brings community involvement. Anybody can participate.
  3. The winner will have the joy of seeing THEIR submitted wallpaper featured in a video. Is that not cool?
  4. I love bringing joy to people. The video helps the general youtube audience, and the wallpaper is just an indirect way of me saying Thank You for all the readers of this blog.

Extra Notes:

Oh so often we get so stuck in a daily rut in our lives, and hardly have the time to live a little. Want to break the mold? Then play the contest game! If the participation is even poorer for February, March I will make a dedicated Youtube video and see if this will be a game changer or not.

Do you like this idea? Think the rules needs to be changed a little? Let me know! Time is wasting! Let’s see those wallpapers!

January Underground Youtube Wallpaper Winner

Download link to wallpaper here.

Everyone, I want to personally thank Seb for winning this months Youtube Wallpaper contest!  It was tough deciding what video to put his wallpaper in, but the other day I re-recorded my Halo 2 tunngle video, which in sort is very special to me because Halo 2 I could not get to work in Hamachi at all, and it worked in Tunngle the first try.

Since then, I have become a devout Tunngle user. You can see this wallpaper in action in the video below. Stay tuned for next month’s contest!

Youtube January Wallpaper Contest Voting!

Revisions:

1-9-10: Initial release.


Last week I did a contest. You can read about it here.  There are the submitted results:

1)

2)

Wow, its a 50/50 chance of winning! Please fill out the poll in the side bar. It will last for one week. I have disabled results so people cannot look at the results to influence the poll. Good luck!

Underground Wallpaper Youtube Experiment – January Edition

CONTEST ENDS MIDNIGHT (GMT -6) ON 1/9/2010

POLL ENDS MIDNIGHT (GMT -6) ON 1/15/2010

FINAL VIDEO TO BE RELEASED THE FOLLOWING WEEK

Revisions:

1-4-09: Initial Edition.


I just thought of this idea today as I was eating dinner and chatting with my youtube partner over MSN (funny how the best ideas come out of IM chatting). Anyway, we were talking about videos and ideas and I just came up with an idea so great I just had to write about it.

So if you haven’t known, I have a new youtube account, and I am working with a fellow youtube friend who has similar interests as I do. We teamed up, and the new account is gamedexterity. You can see the work I have done on my part here.

In every single video that I do, I always change the wallpaper. Why? I figured a new video needs a new wallpaper to keep things interesting and spice things up. Now sometimes the wallpapers are related to the subject of the video, and sometimes the wallpaper has nothing to do with the video subject material at all.

Most of the time I like to do wallpapers in these categories: gaming, movies, abstract art, vector art, and misc “provocative” wallpapers. I can’t really explain what provocative is, because it will destroy the mystery of my taste. Let’s just say it makes you go “OMG, I can’t believe he has that kind of wallpaper!” :)

So with 2010 here, it is natural (just like every year) to start new ideas and trends. I bring to you the new Underground Wallpaper Youtube Experiment.

What is this experiment?

This is how it works, because I love community involvement. The last contest with the Underground banner was a blast, and if this experiment is successful, I will run this contest once a month!

Contest Rules:

1) Users are to leave a comment to this blog article with a link to a wallpaper. Wallpaper preferred resolution is 1280×720. Please get me a link to the closest resoultion as possible.

2) Images are not to be pornographic. Please use discretion. Your video will be observed by kids, teenagers, parents, adults, young, old, male and female.

3) Only one image submitted per unique commenter user name.   Therefore, pick your BEST and FAVORITE wallpaper choice.  If you can’t make up your mind, list all your wallpapers and I will PICK one wallpaper that I like and put it into the poll.

3)  The contest will run for 5 days. This contents ends at midnight on Saturday, January 9th (GMT -6).

4)  After contest is over, I will run a poll for all submitted images. Poll will run the following week, to end at midnight on Friday of that week (GMT -6).

The winning wallpaper will go into my next video.  The wallpaper may be related to the subject theme of the next video, or it may not even relate. This is OK. I am just interested as to how this will turn out.

Example:

This wallpaper won the contest:

The video I just happened to be talking about is how to maintain and extend the life of your hard drive. Turtles and hard drives have NOTHING in common, but that is OK.

Why do this contest?

  1. It’s fun.
  2. Brings community involvement. Anybody can participate.
  3. The winner will have the joy of seeing THEIR submitted wallpaper featured in a video. Is that not cool?
  4. I love bringing joy to people. The video helps the general youtube audience, and the wallpaper is just an indirect way of me saying Thank You for all the readers of this blog.

Do you like this idea? Think the rules needs to be changed a little? Let me know! Time is wasting! Let’s see those wallpapers!

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