Master Sniper

Friday, August 14, 2009 by Thuglifejunior | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Hiya all you folk in WC Land and beyond ....a bit of Buzz Lightyear coming out in me there........just a quick question.......somebody on one of my screenshots brought up a thought, a Master Sniper.....now I know some of you think that we are not really useful, I disagree but then that is a different matter althogether...the question is, if someone as passionate as i am, and I know of a few others like me, quite a few, there is really no further rank than apprentice that we can go to, maybe after 10 years, we hit a lucky break and hit Master Apprentice....I don't know, I haven't been here long enough, but what is the furthest a sniper has gone.....I put a lot into my work, I'm just as passionate as the next bloke about this place, maybe even more so, cos it kinda saved my life in a way, but I would love the Honor of achieving Master Sniper in my lifetime, and yes all the bragging rights and prestige that goes with it......no I don't skin, but I have one in the works, but I would love to make it as a valuable, contributing member of the community as a Sniper......all I am asking, straight out, is this ever going to be attainable, if not it is not going to be earth shattering news, well a bit , but all I would like is a straight answer...is is possible...yes or No......thanks everyone, much love and much respect....the Thug

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CarGuy1
Reply #21 Friday, August 14, 2009 11:16 PM

I'm with V & IRB... you are a Master Sniper in my book.

RedneckDude
Reply #22 Saturday, August 15, 2009 12:50 AM

already a Master Sniper in my book Dale

Good answer, V!!  I agree!

sydneysiders
Reply #23 Saturday, August 15, 2009 1:52 AM

already a Master Sniper in my book Dale

Good answer, V!! I agree!

yep...already have achieved quite a status in your area thug and in the community....  how many SSOTD is that now?? an incredible number...

Maybe you could write a tutorial on what makes a great screenshot (you have sniping down to an art,imo) or about how you put yours together,what programs you use,etc.

was thinking the same thing....some of you guys put together some awesome screenshots....it's your area of expertise....

why not give some brief explanations also...in the screenie description..of how you went about something that was a little out of the ordinary....or perhaps utilising the monthly screenshot thread for this purpose also....

I wouldn't get too hung up on promotion levels though.....it doesn't change your enjoyment of the site.  Whether you're a citizen or a master.....your enjoyment of the site....is what you make of it....what you put into it....and what you get out of it.... and you seem to get oodles of enjoyment out of it.....and give a lot of enjoyment to others.....promoting artists works...SD's programs.....and showing off your considerable skills at the same time.....to say nothing of the bonus...of working to keep the community strong...with your enthusiasm...... 

 

Thuglifejunior
Reply #24 Saturday, August 15, 2009 7:49 AM

Thanks to you all, you surely do know how to make a guy feel proud for one, and happy for another, that you should all come and write such great stuff about me, Whoooooooooooeeeeeee I mean even I.R. came and added his comment......you lot are priceless you really are, and I can't say this enough, but boy oh boy am I glad I joined this community with its bundles and oodles, to quote a Vampothika word, of such warm and caring people......sorry to sound so mushy, its just the way I'm reacting to all of this kindness.......a last Whoop Hot Diggity Dawg and I am outa here....tons of love and huge respect, thank you

Vampothika
Reply #25 Saturday, August 15, 2009 9:14 AM

....dont tell too many people im nice...if the word gets out, dracula will drop me from his council.......

karmat
Reply #26 Saturday, August 15, 2009 9:15 AM

Dale, if the powers-that-be ever decide to promote a sniper to master level, it would be because of you! You're a dedicated and loyal community member, you even shooed me back here from DA the other day! You keep us entertained with your wonderful stories and your detailed sniping talents and put a smile on everyone's face when you're around with your positive and giving nature. Maybe it's time to add a few more titles around here. It takes many kinds of talent to sustain a community and keep it together. You're a Master in my books!

DrJBHL
Reply #27 Saturday, August 15, 2009 9:36 AM

^ karmat's right on the money! 

cplair
Reply #28 Saturday, August 15, 2009 9:44 AM

hoping thats a trophy he has in his hands

Nah!  Just eating some popcorn and watching this thread with keen interest wearing 3D glasses.

Didn't want to take over the conversation and opinions, trying to see where this is headed, so I'm staying quiet.

I may however have an idea of a possible lucrative major contribution on a Sniper level that's currently nonexistent, which we can present to the WC Staff if you're interested Dale.

 HEY!  Somebody told me this forum was in Hi-Def!

Thuglifejunior
Reply #29 Saturday, August 15, 2009 10:06 AM

Dale, if the powers-that-be ever decide to promote a sniper to master level, it would be because of you! You're a dedicated and loyal community member, you even shooed me back here from DA the other day! You keep us entertained with your wonderful stories and your detailed sniping talents and put a smile on everyone's face when you're around with your positive and giving nature. Maybe it's time to add a few more titles around here. It takes many kinds of talent to sustain a community and keep it together. You're a Master in my books![/quote]

 

[quote who="cplair" reply="28" id="2338559"]

Mathew do you realise my little friend what a magnificent person you have as a Mom, she is the best fella, she is a kind considirate, and just rmember this when you're older, she is one of the Hippest, coolest finger on the pulse of life women you'll ever know.......she reminds me of Forrest Gump's Mom Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha without the payment schedule.....love yer lots Karen, you're one heck of a pal and all woman.....Whoop Whanga whanga Hot Digggity Dawg its Batwoman....Whooooooooeeeeeee thanks Karen

Ha Ha Ha ha Ha Ha Ha Ha HA hA hA thats exactly what I would be like Ha Ha Ha hoping thats a trophy he has in his hands Ha Ha ha ha ha Cp I'm still laughing at the whole concept of that emoticon and its place in the comment section, it has rounded off a lest of Who's Who in the zoo, and there support, I love you man you're a one helluva bloke....tons of , No even more tons of.....respect my friend.......but all I wanted to know from  the Powers that be is the answer to my question...in return I gotta a whole ltta love and respect from some of the Masters in person......Whoooooooeooeooooeoeooooooeoeooooe( I put the extra "E's" in for copyright purposes ) thats dang possum great, dang doodely squared uo to a turkeys neck whanga whanga its batman great

Chasbo
Reply #30 Saturday, August 15, 2009 2:01 PM
Thuglifejunior
Reply #31 Saturday, August 15, 2009 2:21 PM

Thuglifejunior: Are you high?

I actually am most of the time.....the doctors have me Morphine 2 times a day 230mg/s mst's with 20 mg/s Morphine tabs to allevitate pain quickly Ha Ha Ha Ha HA ha HA SO ja basically I am high most of the time Ha Ha HA ha Ha ........very nice of you to ask though..... .........the last four are my lucid moments Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

Thuglifejunior
Reply #32 Saturday, August 15, 2009 2:26 PM

which we can present to the WC Staff if you're interested Dale.

I'm very interested, anything to give the snipers more to yearn for on a deep meaninful level Ha Ha Ha Ha......no seriously dead interested, I mean I would love the oppurtunity to earn respect for my work and I am sure others do to......I mean SSOTD is kinda like getting the oscar, but ja getting the apprentice that was something else completely on another level, so ja I' dead keen and dead interested, I'll even take on being the first Master sniper role if they are looking for a guinea pig Ha Ha HA hA Srry couldn't resist adding quip at bottom......lets hear it Cp my friend

cplair
Reply #33 Saturday, August 15, 2009 2:36 PM

lets hear it Cp my friend

With respect for your thread would you prefer a PM, e-mail or just spill it out right here?

 

Thuglifejunior
Reply #34 Saturday, August 15, 2009 2:45 PM

Wih all respect for the thread, as this is what I wanted some form of straight answer, but none of the power players have been on, although I know they are damned busy............spill it right here

cplair
Reply #35 Saturday, August 15, 2009 3:35 PM

I've seen tons of newcomers who buy Stardock products for the first time and they're happy with it.  They get things just the way they want and now they want to show it off in the hallowed screenshot gallery.

This could be intimidating to a newbie especially after browsing some of the classy yet complex looking concepts.

6 years ago, I was there and didn't have a clue. 

So now they're ready to present this great looking screenshot, but there's one small problem.

They don't know how.

I remember one proud user took a picture of his computer screen with a camera, then submitted it because in his mind, it was a shot of his screen.

Once I saw that, I got the idea of creating a broad tutorial called Screenshot 101 that would sit with the rest of the community tutorials.

The tutorial will entail everything you need to know about screenshooting from square one PRT SCR, to building, super-imposed layering, context, symmetry, flow and finally how to submit the finished shot.  There will be pictures and highlighted examples breaking down all areas.

Plus, there will also be an Internal Link to a forum called How Did They Do That?

This is kinda cool because this is for if there is a shot that a person is really interested in recreating for themselves, but they can't quite get it the same way.  They can come to this Forum with that particular shot and ask the shooter directly, how did you do it? 

The purpose of the Forum would be best because the shooter wouldn't have to answer the same question over and over if there are several people with the same interest.  Instead all you'd have to say is click this LINK Reply#? and there's the answer.

This will answer advanced and more specific questions about personalized docks, icons, reflection settings, tabs, linking applications and sites, fly-outs, transparency usage, recoloring, stat meters, things of this nature.  But its coming straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak.

I believe this would encourage a higher involvement from newer users who may other wise pass on the opportunity for the lack of knowledge.

I believe this would encourage normally quiet shooters who don't always participate in forum activities to become increasingly proactive, giving them a sense of purpose and esteem in describing the finer points of their concepts.  Utilizing a translator, this could break language barriers as well.

I also believe that this would increase a higher over-all quality and standard of shots for all shooters here. 

I feel it's a hell of an easy way to learn this stuff yet the real hidden beauty in this is, this isn't offered anywhere.  

If a new user finds this stuff to be really easy, they'll bring more new subscribers.

It's just an idea.

Thuglifejunior
Reply #36 Saturday, August 15, 2009 3:45 PM

I for one think its an awesome idea, but then wouldn't you need a policeman or two to watch out for the guys who have the questions and need them answered, or make sure that the questions get passed on to approbiate source, that entails hours of work, which I would happily try and do, health permitting, cos at the moment I don't think Stardock would have the manpower to police the aforementioned site.....just playing Devils Advocate.....but dang awesome idea, as I remember being lost when I first started, so ja top notch Cp, if that would help the people in any way I'm willing, its just I know my health will get in the way, so I'm just a lame duck unless its answering the questions , even then my health.....oh forget it, i'm health bamboozled, but yeah I think its a really great idea, and I would love to help on the writing of screenshot 101, although you could do that with two hands tied behind your back and a hornet sting in your mouth so you can't use your tongue to type Ha ha ha Ha ha lets put it to the vote or put it to the Powers that be......

DrJBHL
Reply #37 Saturday, August 15, 2009 3:46 PM

Curtis...I hate to say it, but I've tought the same thing! I also thought of a couple of maniacs who should be doing it...one in California, and one in Scotland.

amitsaran
Reply #38 Saturday, August 15, 2009 3:51 PM

If you would'nt create screenshots, then only other snipers would get a chance for SSOTD , so I believe you have almost each and every submission featured, and believe me that I no more checkout the SSOTD as I alredy know that its gonna be your latest one.

So im sure that you would become a  Master skinner for your sniping skills !!

cplair
Reply #39 Saturday, August 15, 2009 3:59 PM

No Dale.

WC staff would have to permit / empower us to manage this.  And they would have the final say as to how its constructed in order to make it concise, professional yet easy.  But ultimately it would be our responsibility to do our own policing.

That is IF they would even want something like this.  Resource is a major issue with this site, where its needed most and also where its being wasted

The question of your health I know is a concern.

But you're here now, I'm here and so is Doc.

There's your maniacs Seth.

Yes it will be extremely involved hands on.  Not to mention the hours of daily policing.

But, if you're willing to put your heart and soul into this community and earn that Master Sniper title, this could be a way to bridge the gap.

RickJP
Reply #40 Saturday, August 15, 2009 4:06 PM

is it April 1st

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