Friday, September 5, 2008

Housekeeping

I wanted to briefly mention a few things this morning. Nothing big. First, you can consider my "break" over. It's not like I ever really took one anyway but I just finished up a big project I was working on — what a relief. Anyway, all that means is I'm going to try and get back to doing more concept posts on a regular basis. News and project coverage will remain the same.

I'm ending a short-lived series. Wallpaper Wednesday is now over. I wasn't getting the sort of submissions I was hoping for. More than anything, this is a hockey logo/jersey blog. Instead of getting wallpaper designs that did cool things with logos and sweaters, I was getting wallpapers with random pictures of players. Don't get me wrong, I thought a lot of them were well done but just not in the spirit of Icethetics.

Freak Out Friday will continue. In fact, I'll have a new one posted late tonight next week. Need more submissions!

You guys can stop emailing me asking about Matt's rebranding of the St. Louis Blues. He should have it ready soon. I'll post it when he sends and he'll send it when he's finished. This is his hobby which comes after life/school/job. He does great work because he doesn't rush through it.

On now to comments. I haven't really had a whole lot of issues with them lately but I still wanted to go over some rules which I don't think I've ever really gone into before. I try to avoid deleting comments, but there are a few occasions where I will. Vulgarity — even with * in it. Attacking another person. Being mean or needlessly rude (think of what your mother taught you). Posting a link to your own website or one irrelevant to the topic being discussed. Posting an email address. Just a few things.

I mean there are a few other things but I figure if I mention those it should at least cut down on what I have to delete. Because worst case scenario is that I start moderating all comments. That's just no fun for me or anybody else. I like keeping this open so everybody can express their opinion. But keep it clean and nice. What possible reason could there be not to?

That's all. Any questions? Feel free to ask.

11 comments:

gotskilk07 said...

No wallpaper wednesday? darn. never got my work posted.

stbluesboy said...

aww, i liked submitting wallpapers, i was making them every three weeks.

stbluesboy said...

oh, and i'm definately looking forward to matt's blues rebrand, ive been making my own iterations of what the blues could do for the last 2 years,

Resist The Machine. said...

Chris, maybe you should link an Icethetics Rules/Commandments to this post somewhere at the top of the browser OR start a separate page for such guidelines that can be updated periodically.

dsandler77 said...

theres really no need for a rule/commandment page...just act maturely and keep your comments clean. seems easy enough to me.

Resist The Machine. said...

you'd be surprised with the lack of common sense people have when posting, especially when the comments get heated over irrelevant things.

P.O. said...

RIP wallpaper wednesday... my favorite part of the site... way more usefull/served more of a purpose than a fake logo league

someone should start a site that would do wallpaper submissions

Resist The Machine. said...

furthermore, i thought this blog morphed from logos/jersey concepts into a hockey and art blog. hmmmm.

gotskilk07 said...

If you are short on submissions, you could always cut the number down to 1 or 2 a week...

Sebastian said...

i have to say, i'm quite disappointed that you won't do wallpaper wednesday anymore... it was one of my favorite parts of the blog and when you first started it, it sort of gave the whole thing a new dimension... maybe you could make the wallpapers people send you a part of you're google image gallery? (btw, is there a link to that gallery on icethetics? i didn't find it anymore since nhltol was replaced)

greyraven8 said...

will be glad to see 'freak out fridays' on a regular basis - my favorite part.

also looking forward to Matt's rebranding.

the rules sound reasonable. no need to post all the specifics. those that are going to break the spirit of the rules wouldn't read them or pay attention to a list anyway.

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