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nicky9499
March 3rd, 2014, 04:51 AM
Greetings ladies and gentlemen,

I am pleased to announce that I have assumed responsibilities of managing Screenshot of The Week. I will be making the following changes to improve and streamline the entire process in the interests of ease of use and reducing clutter. Each week will now have it's own thread which contains both submissions and votes. This will greatly simplify looking for the correct thread to vote for and also allow concurrently viewing submissions and voting without having to switch tabs.

The simplified and easier-to-navigate format as follows:

Screenshots
http://www.sgs.sg/images/navArrowOrangeDown.png
Submissions closed, voting begins
http://www.sgs.sg/images/navArrowOrangeDown.png
Voting
http://www.sgs.sg/images/navArrowOrangeDown.png
Voting closed, winner announced
http://www.sgs.sg/images/navArrowOrangeDown.png
/thread

Of course, screenshot of the week must be carried out weekly. Every week's winner will be featured in the Trainz newsletter; in order to accommodate the publishing schedule, every competition will start and end around Tuesday 12 noon (GMT/UTC/Zulu). Thank you for your understanding.

Cheerio,
Nicholas

oknotsen
March 3rd, 2014, 05:26 AM
Congratulations with your new job/function/task!

I wish you good luck and would be happy to see this weekly thing become weekly again :hehe: .

captainkman
March 3rd, 2014, 06:10 AM
Fantastic news! :D

I look forward to fishing for votes by showing my content I've made that others can't have. :hehe:

Kieran.

mezzoprezzo
March 3rd, 2014, 06:50 AM
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Thank you Nicholas and well done for taking this on.

Thanks also to Zachary (Retro00064) for all of the work, good humour and tolerance during his reign as SSOTW organiser for such a long time. Itís a big commitment, and understandably difficult to keep on track all of the time. Well done though!:Y:



~snip~I look forward to fishing for votes by showing my content I've made that others can't have. :hehe:~snip~

No cheating!!:p

peterwise
March 3rd, 2014, 09:50 AM
Nicholas,

Great to have you aboard!

By the way, did you get the list that Zachary had of suggested themes? I'm sure that would help you.

Peter.

nicky9499
March 3rd, 2014, 11:18 AM
Thank you for the encouragement chaps, much appreciated and I'll do my best. I have yet to receive a response from Zach on the suggestions list but it could be exhausted considering that he posted "next week has no theme" in the Winter thread. Still, feel free to throw any suggestions my way. You may contact me by simply clicking the MSN icon for my email address or directly via Skype (I'm often online it's just the button doesn't work).

To avoid a conflict of interest (because I'd still love to join in the fun) I shall only use suggested themes and none of my own. If there are no suggestions for a particular week, then it's open category. :)

Cheerio,
Nicholas

AMTRAKwannabe
March 3rd, 2014, 11:36 AM
I think Zach liked to go one week w/ theme one w/o, if you look back it seems to be a subtle pattern every once in a while...

nicky9499
March 3rd, 2014, 12:47 PM
Thank you for pointing that out, it was a pattern that I missed. Still, until I receive further word from Zach, suggestions for next week's theme (starting tomorrow) are all welcome. Please email or Skype.

felix_g
March 4th, 2014, 06:57 AM
Congrats on your new job, Nicholas! :)
And thanks to Retro00064 for counting votes for such a long time. I fully understand that real life must have priority.

4449tj
March 4th, 2014, 09:41 AM
Nicky, congrats on the new position, and can we PM you our suggestions as well?
TJ

nicky9499
March 4th, 2014, 11:51 AM
Thank you. You may but I highly discourage it because the very small inbox quota means that I constantly have to delete messages.

BobCass
March 4th, 2014, 11:59 PM
Nick: Congrats on the position..Its a lot of work to keep track of things..

peterwise
March 6th, 2014, 09:49 AM
Nicolas,

I suppose you would prefer we use your Hotmail email address in your profile (or via the MSN logo as you said) for suggestions.

It's probably best not to take them on the weekly thread or even, for example, this thread as they may cause discussion which is unwanted as [a] it could cause contention and [b] your decision on such matters is final anyway.

I hope that, when you wrote that "I'd still love to join in the fun", it means you will still be voting and submitting screenshots. I certainly cannot see why not since the voting is so transparent anyway.

Good luck and enjoy!

Peter.


Thank you. You may but I highly discourage it because the very small inbox quota means that I constantly have to delete messages.

nicky9499
March 6th, 2014, 09:56 AM
I suppose you would prefer we use your Hotmail email address in your profile (or via the MSN logo as you said) for suggestions.


Yes please.



It's probably best not to take them on the weekly thread or even, for example, this thread


Yes, of course, the way it has always been.



you will still be voting and submitting screenshots.


Yesyes.

Cheerio,
Nicholas