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Last post Author Topic: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website  (Read 88357 times)

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #75 on: April 10, 2006, 07:03:54 AM »
how about using alan's image text changer thing to change the slogan?

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #76 on: April 10, 2006, 07:39:30 AM »
Back to the word "connoisseur:  For my money, ;) the word is absolutely perfect, and I hope we can stick with it.  It's French and easily found in any dictionary, with the Italian equivalent cognoscenti.

When I read the definition from the Oxford English Dictionary, it seems to perfectly fit persons who are drawn to donationcoder.com:  "a person who knows a lot about and enjoys one of the arts, or food, drink, etc. and can judge quality and skill in that subject."

If it seems to be a problem, how about a link to the definition -- and a cute pronunciation guide.  See
 
http://www.bartleby....wavs/69/C0576900.wav
When you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning - Catherine Aird

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #77 on: April 10, 2006, 07:54:51 AM »
slave - i think your latest, while beautiful, puts a bit too much emphasis on the mighty dollar sign for my comfort.
I second that :)

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #78 on: April 10, 2006, 08:46:49 AM »
i agree too.

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #79 on: April 10, 2006, 08:47:45 AM »
Back to the word "connoisseur:  For my money, ;) the word is absolutely perfect, and I hope we can stick with it.  It's French and easily found in any dictionary, with the Italian equivalent cognoscenti.

When I read the definition from the Oxford English Dictionary, it seems to perfectly fit persons who are drawn to donationcoder.com:  "a person who knows a lot about and enjoys one of the arts, or food, drink, etc. and can judge quality and skill in that subject."
True. Connoisseur while being a hard word to spell, is a good description. What i don't like is the "for". Because that would seem to limit the users to "software Connoisseurs".

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #80 on: April 10, 2006, 09:38:38 AM »
If it seems to be a problem, how about a link to the definition -- and a cute pronunciation guide.  See
 
http://www.bartleby....wavs/69/C0576900.wav

Yuk - I hate the American 'Deep Throat' tone ... sounds like a naff film commercial  :-\

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #81 on: April 10, 2006, 11:03:42 AM »
I agree about the voice.  You thought THAT was American, though.  Try this: :D  http://m-w.com/cgi-b...oi01.wav=connoisseur

I'll look around for something more worthy of us.
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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #82 on: April 10, 2006, 11:52:16 AM »
Okay, here's the best I can do.
http://www.infopleas...pron/connoisseur.wav
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http://library.sulli...udio/connoisseur.wav

The first is the best approximation of the way I have usually heard it pronounced.  The second, of course, is by a French speaker and illustrates that the actual French spelling is "connaisseur," not "connoisseur."  The spelling we are using was apparently borrowed by the English in the 1800s.  Go figure.
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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #83 on: April 10, 2006, 12:52:26 PM »
I agree about the voice.  You thought THAT was American, though.  Try this: :D  http://m-w.com/cgi-b...oi01.wav=connoisseur

I'll look around for something more worthy of us.

Okay, here's the best I can do.
http://www.infopleas...pron/connoisseur.wav
and
http://library.sulli...udio/connoisseur.wav

The first is the best approximation of the way I have usually heard it pronounced.  The second, of course, is by a French speaker and illustrates that the actual French spelling is "connaisseur," not "connoisseur."  The spelling we are using was apparently borrowed by the English in the 1800s.  Go figure.

The first sounds more Canadian to me ears - the second is nearest to the way I would pronounce it.

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #84 on: April 10, 2006, 09:36:33 PM »
Never one to give up easy, here's another banner with less emphasis on the 'coin'.

Main Banner:
topbanner_website.png

Main Sliver:
sliver_website.png
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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #85 on: April 10, 2006, 10:15:01 PM »
Yuk - I hate the American 'Deep Throat' tone ... sounds like a naff film commercial  :-\

. . . and I hate the nasal bordering on anal French pronounciation.  Call me throaty American. :) It's ironic I live minutes south of French Canada and nearly everyone here speaks French as a first or strong second language.

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #86 on: April 11, 2006, 02:06:21 AM »
that i do like, slave138. very nice touch with the birds.

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #87 on: April 11, 2006, 02:46:14 AM »
Yuk - I hate the American 'Deep Throat' tone ... sounds like a naff film commercial  :-\

. . . and I hate the nasal bordering on anal French pronounciation.  Call me throaty American. :) It's ironic I live minutes south of French Canada and nearly everyone here speaks French as a first or strong second language.

Is it just me or does the French version sound like someone trying to sound French?

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #88 on: April 11, 2006, 12:55:48 PM »
For mouser:

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #89 on: April 12, 2006, 06:56:38 AM »
For mouser:

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #90 on: April 12, 2006, 03:07:40 PM »
i may take this further (make mr.globe nicer if nothing else). but it's a start.  :-\

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #91 on: April 12, 2006, 03:13:26 PM »
assuming the goal is to make small children cry, mr.globe is perfect already.

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #92 on: April 12, 2006, 03:21:49 PM »
assuming the goal is to make small children cry, mr.globe is perfect already.
LOL  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #93 on: April 12, 2006, 03:33:18 PM »
Nice one, nudone!
I also am very fond of toxmox latest site banner  :Thmbsup:

[offtopic]Am I the only one that thinks it should be "software connoiseurs" instead of "for software connoiseurs"? It's only because i think that the "for" might scare people, since DC is for all likings, you don't really need to be a software connoiseur to be part of it ;)[/offtopic]

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #94 on: April 12, 2006, 03:48:00 PM »
Nice one, nudone!
I also am very fond of toxmox latest site banner  :Thmbsup:

[offtopic]Am I the only one that thinks it should be "software connoiseurs" instead of "for software connoiseurs"? [...][/offtopic]
Yes, you are. ;)

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #95 on: April 12, 2006, 04:15:53 PM »
Mr. Globe scared me  :o  :o  :o

I'll now return to the Living Room and play We Love Katamari.
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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #96 on: April 12, 2006, 07:15:21 PM »
I like Mr Globe - show that DC has world domination as its aim ...

Now all we need is Mouser, represented by Blowfeld

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And here is the next DC competition
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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #97 on: April 12, 2006, 08:15:25 PM »
[offtopic]Am I the only one that thinks it should be "software connoiseurs" instead of "for software connoiseurs"? It's only because i think that the "for" might scare people, since DC is for all likings, you don't really need to be a software connoiseur to be part of it ;)[/offtopic]

I agree, I don't like the "for" either. It kind of makes it seem like DC is an organization put together to serve software connoiseurs, not an organization comprised of software connoiseurs.

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #98 on: April 12, 2006, 10:46:53 PM »
Hirudin, you made me think the catchphrase should be:

"DonationCoder.com - To Serve Software Connoiseuers"

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Re: Contest - Make a new Banner for Website
« Reply #99 on: April 13, 2006, 02:15:44 AM »
if mr.globe makes small children cry then i'll consider my job done. i thought he looked friendly. well, i guess it's a bit of a manic grin - that's the best you can get around my way.