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Note that in the original picture the Walrus looked over his head.
Unfortunately the details of the original picture are often lost when you resize to 16x16.
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wizcreations wrote:

I will reiterate my previous comment: it's extremely difficult (nigh impossible) to tell what that bage is supposed to be. Is it supposed to be a walrus, because it looks like it's trying to be a tucan (or some other large-beaked bird) without the bright colors.


Noted, although I don't see the Toucan thing myself, I do think it looks pretty Walrus-y. Then again I did make it, so...

Edit: But I'll add another poll for balance, partly because I like polls and partly because I take all comments seriously. Even Kaffendrake's.

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wizcreations wrote:

I will reiterate my previous comment: it's extremely difficult (nigh impossible) to tell what that bage is supposed to be. Is it supposed to be a walrus, because it looks like it's trying to be a tucan (or some other large-beaked bird) without the bright colors.


Noted, although I don't see the Toucan thing myself, I do think it looks pretty Walrus-y. Then again I did make it, so...

Edit: But I'll add another poll for balance, partly because I like polls and partly because I take all comments seriously. Even Kaffendrake's.

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Couldn't help reading this as:
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No option for platypus? cry

See the brown furred arched back, head on the left looking down and to the left, bill over on the left hand side. The white gaps at the bottom delineate the two front paws. Clearly...

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I cannot figure out how to get it to display here at 16x16!


This is in the submission queue but I don't recall any discussion?


No, I haven't seen any ... I've been looking daily for any feedback!

Poor Olivia just has that impact these days maybe, alas!
 
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tonguepaste wrote:
crazylegs wrote:
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Proposed Olivia Newton-John fan mb. Comments/criticisms? Hoping I got the background adequately transparent ... My photoshopping skills are rusty!



I cannot figure out how to get it to display here at 16x16!


This is in the submission queue but I don't recall any discussion?


No, I haven't seen any ... I've been looking daily for any feedback!

Poor Olivia just has that impact these days maybe, alas!

Should be removed then, along with the PE badge with the white background.

As for Olivia, the background distracts a bit, as does her hand - I assume that's her hand brushing her hair away? Or does she just have weird hand hair?
 
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crazylegs wrote:
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No option for platypus? cry

See the brown furred arched back, head on the left looking down and to the left, bill over on the left hand side. The white gaps at the bottom delineate the two front paws. Clearly...

Can you see it? Can you unsee it now?

Noooo! Stelio, now all I see is the platypus when previously I saw the walrus
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new iOS Fan Microbadges for every game with an iOS version. Each image is based on the iOS Icon.
Shouldn't these be "[Whatever] fan - iOS version," or some such thing? Your mouseovers seem to indicate that the user will be showing their fandom of iOS by displaying the icon of a game that has an iOS version.
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crazylegs wrote:
tonguepaste wrote:
crazylegs wrote:
tonguepaste wrote:
Proposed Olivia Newton-John fan mb. Comments/criticisms? Hoping I got the background adequately transparent ... My photoshopping skills are rusty!



I cannot figure out how to get it to display here at 16x16!


This is in the submission queue but I don't recall any discussion?


No, I haven't seen any ... I've been looking daily for any feedback!

Poor Olivia just has that impact these days maybe, alas!

Should be removed then, along with the PE badge with the white background.

As for Olivia, the background distracts a bit, as does her hand - I assume that's her hand brushing her hair away? Or does she just have weird hand hair?


Nope, that's a hand.

Why should the badge be removed, though? I admit that I don't get this new mb procedure ... I've designed a dozen or more mbs over the years, just not any since this new procedure was implemented. The instructions at the top of this thread are not that clear.

I agree that the mbs shouldn't look like s***t, but, if I have to put 20 hours of my life into every one of 'em, I'll slide back into microbadge retirement--and my real job.

This process seems too slow & way too finicky for what is actually being produced here: 16 x 16 pixel images that only a bunch of geeks will ever see, most of which don't really care.

That said, I'm not defending this badge on the merits & will remove it & make another attempt--or decide that I have better things to do. This used to be fun; it now seems like a massive pain in the ass.
 
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tonguepaste wrote:
crazylegs wrote:
tonguepaste wrote:
crazylegs wrote:
tonguepaste wrote:
Proposed Olivia Newton-John fan mb. Comments/criticisms? Hoping I got the background adequately transparent ... My photoshopping skills are rusty!



I cannot figure out how to get it to display here at 16x16!


This is in the submission queue but I don't recall any discussion?


No, I haven't seen any ... I've been looking daily for any feedback!

Poor Olivia just has that impact these days maybe, alas!

Should be removed then, along with the PE badge with the white background.

As for Olivia, the background distracts a bit, as does her hand - I assume that's her hand brushing her hair away? Or does she just have weird hand hair?


Nope, that's a hand.

Why should the badge be removed, though? I admit that I don't get this new mb procedure ... I've designed a dozen or more mbs over the years, just not any since this new procedure was implemented. The instructions at the top of this thread are not that clear.

I agree that the mbs shouldn't look like s***t, but, if I have to put 20 hours of my life into every one of 'em, I'll slide back into microbadge retirement--and my real job.

This process seems too slow & way too finicky for what is actually being produced here: 16 x 16 pixel images that only a bunch of geeks will ever see, most of which don't really care.

That said, I'm not defending this badge on the merits & will remove it & make another attempt--or decide that I have better things to do. This used to be fun; it now seems like a massive pain in the ass.


It should be removed because it hasn't gone through the review process. It's not such a laborious process but it is a process. It could probably do with being explained better.

The process is there because some of us do care about mbs and want to make sure they're the best they can be. I don't think this will take much to improve but it could be better.
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I'm a big fan of the "I've got a copy of this, jealous much?" quarterly list, but there's no microbadge for it and would love to see one - any designers willing to take it on? I have no strong preferences about how it should look (which is both good and bad whistle)

Latest list, for inspiration...

I got a copy of This - jealous much!? ... #20

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By request here, a microbadge for Jean Sibelius:

 


The original picture:
 

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This poll is now closed.   15 answers
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I like it, just the shadow on the left (his right) looks a little harsh and blocky (line down the side of the square). If you could smooth that off and reduce the opacity (or cut it out entirely) it would be perfect.
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Kattvippa wrote:

 



I like it, just the shadow on the left (his right) looks a little harsh and blocky (line down the side of the square). If you could smooth that off and reduce the opacity (or cut it out entirely) it would be perfect.

Thank you Tom! Will get right back to the drawing board
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new iOS Fan Microbadges for every game with an iOS version. Each image is based on the iOS Icon.
Shouldn't these be "[Whatever] fan - iOS version," or some such thing? Your mouseovers seem to indicate that the user will be showing their fandom of iOS by displaying the icon of a game that has an iOS version.


and I like some of those game on my Android ruling out this batch out of hand by making it iOS exclusive
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drewdane wrote:
mwdalrymple wrote:
new iOS Fan Microbadges for every game with an iOS version. Each image is based on the iOS Icon.
Shouldn't these be "[Whatever] fan - iOS version," or some such thing? Your mouseovers seem to indicate that the user will be showing their fandom of iOS by displaying the icon of a game that has an iOS version.


and I like some of those game on my Android ruling out this batch out of hand by making it iOS exclusive
Good point. So how about "[Whatever] Mobile fan?"
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Ideas - Anarchy
 


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Voters 13
This poll is now closed.   13 answers
Poll created by Nulli Secundus
Closes: Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:00 am


Although an "Anarchy" microbagde already exists mb I strongly believe that this one (due to colour and -lack of- stylisation):
- is more in par with the rest of the "idea-microbadges" (e.g. mb, mb, mb)
- conveys a different, more "politically-serious" message than the other which is kinda punk-like

PS Don't forget to comment
 
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drewdane wrote:
kevintlee wrote:
drewdane wrote:
mwdalrymple wrote:
new iOS Fan Microbadges for every game with an iOS version. Each image is based on the iOS Icon.
Shouldn't these be "[Whatever] fan - iOS version," or some such thing? Your mouseovers seem to indicate that the user will be showing their fandom of iOS by displaying the icon of a game that has an iOS version.


and I like some of those game on my Android ruling out this batch out of hand by making it iOS exclusive
Good point. So how about "[Whatever] Mobile fan?"


Or "[Whatever] app fan", I think all the major platforms (iOS, Android/Kindle, Windows, Blackberry) use the term app.
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crazylegs wrote:
tonguepaste wrote:
crazylegs wrote:
tonguepaste wrote:
crazylegs wrote:
tonguepaste wrote:
Proposed Olivia Newton-John fan mb. Comments/criticisms? Hoping I got the background adequately transparent ... My photoshopping skills are rusty!



I cannot figure out how to get it to display here at 16x16!


This is in the submission queue but I don't recall any discussion?


No, I haven't seen any ... I've been looking daily for any feedback!

Poor Olivia just has that impact these days maybe, alas!

Should be removed then, along with the PE badge with the white background.

As for Olivia, the background distracts a bit, as does her hand - I assume that's her hand brushing her hair away? Or does she just have weird hand hair?


Nope, that's a hand.

Why should the badge be removed, though? I admit that I don't get this new mb procedure ... I've designed a dozen or more mbs over the years, just not any since this new procedure was implemented. The instructions at the top of this thread are not that clear.

I agree that the mbs shouldn't look like s***t, but, if I have to put 20 hours of my life into every one of 'em, I'll slide back into microbadge retirement--and my real job.

This process seems too slow & way too finicky for what is actually being produced here: 16 x 16 pixel images that only a bunch of geeks will ever see, most of which don't really care.

That said, I'm not defending this badge on the merits & will remove it & make another attempt--or decide that I have better things to do. This used to be fun; it now seems like a massive pain in the ass.


It should be removed because it hasn't gone through the review process. It's not such a laborious process but it is a process. It could probably do with being explained better.

The process is there because some of us do care about mbs and want to make sure they're the best they can be. I don't think this will take much to improve but it could be better.


All fair enough. I've removed the badge & will take another stab at it.

But may I note that there is not a word in the initial instructions on microbadge submission at the start of this thread that states that the badge has to go through a hit-or-miss peer review process VIA this thread BEFORE being submitted using the upload form?

It's not a matter of "could be a bit better written" but a matter of "not written that way at all" as regards those instructions. It simply says (in summary) "(1) make sure your mb doesn't already exist; (2) create it if not; (3) upload it; (4) approval in about a week."

If there is a chitter-chatter component to the process--and I'm happy to stipulate that there is--it is not described in those instructions.

Again, not being over-defensive as regards my particular mb submission, which may suffer from any number of graphical deficiencies, just pointing out that this "requirement," as far as *I* can tell just dipping back into this process since the last admin ran things, is coming only from you, Tom. I don't see the "must get peer reviewed before submitting using the form" anywhere else.

The new mb admin should re-write those instructions. Just my two cents--and offered with the complete understanding that being a BGG microbadge admin is an unpaid and probably mostly thankless task that I'm sure everyone who buys a mb here appreciates whether they know it or not.
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Nulli Secundus wrote:
NEW SUBMISSION:

Ideas - Anarchy
 


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Although an "Anarchy" microbagde already exists mb I strongly believe that this one (due to colour and -lack of- stylisation):
- is more in par with the rest of the "idea-microbadges" (e.g. mb, mb, mb)
- conveys a different, more "politically-serious" message than the other which is kinda punk-like

PS Don't forget to comment

Do you know the meaning of anarchy?...
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Why should the badge be removed, though? I admit that I don't get this new mb procedure ... I've designed a dozen or more mbs over the years, just not any since this new procedure was implemented. The instructions at the top of this thread are not that clear.

I agree that the mbs shouldn't look like s***t, but, if I have to put 20 hours of my life into every one of 'em, I'll slide back into microbadge retirement--and my real job.

This process seems too slow & way too finicky for what is actually being produced here: 16 x 16 pixel images that only a bunch of geeks will ever see, most of which don't really care.

That said, I'm not defending this badge on the merits & will remove it & make another attempt--or decide that I have better things to do. This used to be fun; it now seems like a massive pain in the ass.

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Do you know the meaning of anarchy?...


Has that anything to do with microbadge design?
 
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Alright, new attempt:

By request here, a microbadge for Jean Sibelius:

 

The original picture:
 

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Needs work (please comment to help me make it better)
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This poll is now closed.   19 answers
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Do you know the meaning of anarchy?...


Has that anything to do with microbadge design?

I like it when people use a lot of characters to spell "no".
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