Winter Skinning Competition at Skinbase

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 by adni18 | Discussion: WinCustomize News




Upload any winter themed work from 18 Jan - 5 Feb and participate in our Winter Competition at Skinbase.
Winter themed works are: skins, wallpapers, photos etc with subject a heavy winter.
The rules are simple, just submit your hard work(s) with a winter subject
(no Christmas Holidays themed works)

The prizes for the winners are:


1st prize: 1 year free webhosting (100mb quota, ftp access, own domain or skintech.org subdomain, php)
2nd prize: 30$ gift certificate on Amazon.com (You can buy anything you want from amazon.com)
3rd prize: email account at skinbase.org


The winners will be announced at the 6th of Feb, 2006

All participations are very welcome!

Good luck!
Steve Grenier
Reply #1 Wednesday, January 18, 2006 3:12 PM
Will you be entering?
Gregory2001
Reply #2 Wednesday, January 18, 2006 3:17 PM
One can only hope.
Tecumseh
Reply #3 Wednesday, January 18, 2006 3:39 PM
That SkinBase.org site is full of pop-ups, pop-unders and I even got link to a porn site. I had just scanned my system for spyware and now will need to scan again. I won't be visiting that site again.
adni18
Reply #4 Wednesday, January 18, 2006 6:30 PM
No Steve, I will not participate, I am only organizing it.
Steve Grenier
Reply #5 Wednesday, January 18, 2006 8:07 PM
Thats a shame..
_02
Reply #6 Wednesday, January 18, 2006 9:15 PM
That SkinBase.org site is full of pop-ups, pop-unders and I even got link to a porn site


I am a member at Skinbase and I have never seen any pop-ups or any of the things you say you got there. Sounds like you have some spyware on your computer that the program you use didn't catch or find.
Tecumseh
Reply #7 Wednesday, January 18, 2006 10:38 PM
That SkinBase.org site is full of pop-ups, pop-unders and I even got link to a porn site


I am a member at Skinbase and I have never seen any pop-ups or any of the things you say you got there. Sounds like you have some spyware on your computer that the program you use didn't catch or find.




No, my system is totally clean. I run 4 mallware apps + Ant-Virus.
keymastr1008
Reply #8 Wednesday, January 18, 2006 11:10 PM
I am not a member, and I got pop-ups and unders as well... didn't notice any porn though, but I didn't stick around too long to find out. Maybe if you join you don't get that crap... who knows...
dwax
Reply #9 Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:14 AM
I also got caught up in a banner field,had to shut of the pc to get out of it.
adni18
Reply #10 Thursday, January 19, 2006 8:53 AM
I am a member at Skinbase and I have never seen any pop-ups or any of the things you say you got there.


That is true and registration/membership it is still free at Skinbase
Green Armani
Reply #11 Thursday, January 19, 2006 11:18 AM
Not to jump on the bandwagon but I was Inundated with pop-ups....are you forced to join so you can see what the site has to offer and not worry about the spam ads? Not a good tactic if ask me because I don't want to join a site just so the pop-ups go away, I want to join because I like the site.
_02
Reply #12 Thursday, January 19, 2006 1:15 PM
I beleive you all when you say you get pop ups, but even before I joined I didn't get any. If I or everyone else that visited that site got as many pop ups as you say you get, there would be no members. It's a wonderful site and I hate to see this thread turn into a bashing festival. Maybe you should have more or better protection. I use:
Zone Alarm Pro, Spybot, Pest Patrol, AdAware Plus, AVG7 Pro anti virus, MS anti spyware, and also Fire Fox which is much better at blocking those kinds of things than IE. Perhaps you still have some spyware that have left you open to attack. Not all spyware progs catch everything. You need an arsenal these days if you want to safely surf the web.
adni18
Reply #13 Thursday, January 19, 2006 2:37 PM
I hate pop-ups also,
but tell this to the owner of Skinbase, who has no incomings other than those pop-ups and many expenses ang hard work for the skinning community to have one more site, where we can visit and download what the authors are offering for free or upload our works...

Though, I understand that an objective opinion it is not that easy as a self-centered opinion.
Phoon
Reply #14 Thursday, January 19, 2006 4:29 PM
I joined Skinbase in 2003. At that time I don't recall seeing a bunch of pop ups.
The site wasn't getting an outlandish amount of activity back then and, well, I kind of forgot about the place....
Anyway, until I remembered that I was a member I was experiencing a completely intollerable amount of ads, pop ups, crashes, etc. I understand the need, but the extreme that has been chosen is so counter productive it isn't funny.
NightTrainthedark
Reply #15 Thursday, January 19, 2006 5:56 PM
Good luck with the contest. I too was ambushed with pop ups. That's why I stopped going there. I still might enter the contest though if time permits.

I understand completely, the need for revenue. Your choice is..have ads or don't have a site. Part of the reason Skinartistry is closing (small part) is funding. Only a few kind people find it in their heart to donate. Sites CANNOT survive on donations. Damned if you do, damned for eternity if you don't.
Sleeping Dragon
Reply #16 Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:00 PM
Good luck with the contest.
Jafo
Reply #17 Friday, January 20, 2006 5:54 PM

"Currently 8 members and 567 guests online".

I wasn't one of the 8 logged in...only popup on arrival was that smilies one that seems popular everywhere....'tis certainly common... 

adni18
Reply #18 Saturday, January 21, 2006 12:40 PM
Your avatar is great Paul, I love it

18th comment by me
SATYROBE
Reply #19 Saturday, January 21, 2006 8:43 PM
Now we got an age for Nikos, he just turned 18 My turn to turn 19 but not as in the song 19, maybe the tune, turn, turn, aging as a newbie but I keep young by staying a newbie I guess if theres a chance for that hehe. Btw I think, the more opinions you get in a thread, the more interesting. And its not automatically a rant. Tx, Cindy for saying the good things, and all of you - happy winter or new year, whatever, or both.

For me whats new is seeing this year good sites are helping each other - and the rest, not even a topic much more...
It seems possible to help and take in several places, in fact thats happening so well + fast Im challenged enough by keeping up with the good aspects everywhere and cleaning up hopefully harmless first steps of my OWN in the past, wow.

In the skinning or art world, even tool field there seems to be a certain extent of freedom, in fact, (and limits), but everyone CAN make their pick without HAVING to inside of that freedom range (or is it just these new eyeglasses I stumbled on the other day?). (makes secret note about popunders being a bit more agreeable cause u dont click em that fast by mistake, another thing, hmmh)

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