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Reviving the WordPress 2.0 Theme Competition (81 posts)

  1. Bhoney
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would suggest changing the theme to the theme competition site too.The default theme looks like a spam blog.A theme competetion site should be using a nice theme.Gives it an air or sophistication and CREDIBILITY.

    :)

  2. kineda
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The default style works for now. I threw the site up so fast that I haven't had the time to create a custom theme around the competition. Hopefully, I'll have something ready in the next couple weeks. :)

  3. nicknormal
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    a spam blog!!! lol! it's the DEFAULT wordpress style! it looks GREAT, that's why it's the default! lol!!!!!

  4. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    All in the eye of the beholder....

  5. WarAxe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Spam blog?

  6. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Look up "splog" on google....

  7. petit
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What you see is what you think.
    vkaryl, right as usual ;)

  8. callistawolf
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Count me in for thinking the default theme is just fine. Spam blog?

    Thanks for getting this competition going again. I was getting concerned about the other one.

  9. Bhoney
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I thought it was widely known that default them is the national theme of splogs... lol.

    How many reputable sites use the default theme? The first thing ppl do is change it and Kubrik ain't that fly to me.

    But the most important thing is that the competition is moving ahead :)

  10. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    That's because sploggers have no imagination.... and yes, the important thing is that the competition is alive and well!

    [And that we keep "legitimately" boosting this thread to the top of the latest posts listing.... *laughing*]

  11. petit
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You're right again.
    No bumps ;D

  12. WarAxe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yeah! STOP BUMPING! ;-) oops...

  13. callistawolf
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Any new news on the competition?

  14. tswartz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Are the old sponsors known? Would someone be able to contact them and attempt to get them to sponsor this new contest with the same prizes?

  15. Kutitots
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yeah, that would be nice. I agree with Tswartz. I'm not that confident I'd win any awards with my theme (competition is really tough), but it would be great if this contest be given the same kind of attention like the "bogus" one.

    Besides, if Justin really received 188 themes for the contest, the WordPress community deserves to be able to download all of them.

  16. Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I think I will submit my theme to the competition. This time I can make it in time I suppose :)

    What happened to the previous site, by the way?

    - MENJ

  17. kineda
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Unfortunately, I have no connections with any of the previous sponsors. :( I also have no way of contacting all the previous people who entered the old competition. The best way is for everyone here to really spread the word on their blogs. I do have a few more prizes on the way from generous donors, but nothing on the level of what was offered before. If anyone has any connections, please let me know.

    Btw.. it looks like the original competition site is now completely gone.

  18. Bhoney
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ok people, say it with me now:

    "The entire theme competition was a hoax."

    This includes the sponsors and the over the top prizes that were to be given out to the winners.There were no sponsors, prizes, and something tells me that even the number of themes he claims was submitted (188) was all fabricated.

    Just like the 6th season of Dallas, we need to pretend like this was all a dream and just move on... lol.

  19. scaturan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    so what would sponsors get in return?

  20. Bhoney
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I guess for sponsors it's all about publicity and marketing... like all those companies who put their ads all over the cars in NASCAR... I think.

  21. kineda
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sponsors would get recognition for supporting the WordPress theme community.

  22. kineda
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If everyone could give their 2 cents on extending the deadline, that'd be great:
    http://wordpressarena.com/?p=8

  23. silverwing
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    So what's the policy on announcing/releasing on our own sites and on porting?

    I imagine I can use my theme on my site prior to the end of the contest, but what about letting people download it?

    And I have a port I'm working on of a theme, modified. Can that be submitted?

  24. apidevlab
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    QUOTE"I think a key element of the judging must be commenting the code.

    It's no use creating the perfect theme if someone can't figure out how to change what they want - after all, those themeing had to learn somewhere and comments made life easier.

    Please please please comment your code and your css - or put it in a separate file if you don't want the bloat.

    Don't assume that everyone will know - everyone will not."

    Goto say I 100% agree with this point, although not sure if it should be used as the basis for judging. It's still a valuable inclusion.

  25. tswartz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Does anyone think I should clean up and submit the theme I made for http://www.shinygavel.com?

  26. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes :)

  27. kineda
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    A new deadline date for theme submission has been made. The new date is May 1, 2006. More info about the decision has been posted on the site.

  28. WarAxe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    New deadline... good! :-)

  29. kineda
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    A new sponsor has been added and the partcipant list has been updated.

  30. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    tswartz: ditto Podz.

    Terry, that's great. I'm having hdd problems now, wasn't going to be able to make the earlier one.... thanks!

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