Playing the game.
This is incredibly simple. There are two players to every game. Find a partner to play with, both need to register, then email an opening image to the Umpire, who will set up the game. You will not be able to log in (even with password you will have been sent automatically) until the Umpire has verified your registration, and sent you a second email to let you know you are registered.
The first player will take this image – to do this, click on the image or title to select game, then ctrl click on the image and select ‘open in new window’ from the drop down menu. (If you are trying to do this on the enlarged popup window of the image, you have gone a click too far – hit the X and try again). With the large size image only openend in a new window - ctrl (right) click again, select either save as or copy and either open Photoshop (or similar), or create a new file and paste the image in.
Now be creative in Photoshop (or other photo editting package)
Once finished, save the image as a jpeg (around 1024 pixels wide at 72dpi) and post it back on the site as a comment (an image upload button will magically appear to logged in players of a particular game). Add a comment about your creation in the comment box. The fellow player will then collect the image from the site (right click, file>save as) and do something else to it. And so on.
We plan to do this over 10 rounds (5 enhancements from each player). The spectators can vote on each return. Once the game is finished the player with the highest average score will be the winner.
Do as you would be done by!
This is our mantra. We don’t want to be prescriptive and so it seems that the best test of what is allowed is whether you would want some one to do it to you.
That said there are a couple of dos and don’ts that we would like you to stick to:
- Don’t use copyrighted materials. Please make sure that you have the relevant permissions to use images and other materials. This includes consent to use photos of other people. The images of tennis players on this page are from http://etc.usf.edu/clipart There is a number of similar sources for copyright free imagery on art@sidcot - including a subscription based service for digital montage artists called the full montage Don’t be lazy with Google – if you use Wikimedia Commons – all the images have copyright information with them, and most of them are licenced under Creative Commons. But is by far the best to take your own photos and edit them! The images here are tennis players rather than pingpong players, as I could not find the latter – but it fits sort of, as the game is inspired by layer tennis
Nothing of a sexual nature and no profanities. This is a public site and will be particularly be available to children of all ages. Keep it clean.
Please note that we reserve the right to remove images and comments without notice and without access to recourse. We would only foresee doing this in the wider public interest or to prevent legal action! If we’re all sensible there’ll be no need to do it, but now you know that we have that power.