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Old 09-22-08, 05:59 PM   #1
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Photo Contest with Prizes: "How Fred can ya Get?"

How Fred can ya Get? (Photo Contest with Prizes)

As you've all seen, we have a new membership level. It's Titanium, with the Titanium Club. The Club, as it's currently envisaged is a kind of Super Foo. We chose Titanium because Ti is a premium material used in bike construction, so we thought it was appropriate for a bike forum. The Ti benefits are greater than the old Red Star membership, with the following features.

Bike Forums Titanium Membership Benefits include:
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- Ability to embed video in posts
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Comprehensive Ignore System – for customization…ignore your friends!

The development team is also working on other options as well.

So, to kick this off, we're running a photo contest, bike related, and the theme is “How Fred can you get?” (Isn't the dissonance kind of fun, a Fred and Ti?)

All we ask is that they be natural images, no photoshopping (except to perhaps enhance and clean up a photo). There will be a panel of six moderators scoring these photos on style, comedic value, and originality. Have some fun with this, and try for one of 10 free Titanium Upgrades to be given away.

Format can be jpeg, GIF (not animated!), or whatever other format the forum will accept. You can host them on any of the net hosts or on our servers, either one. Let's see those Freddish pictures, and take a shot at the Ti!

The contest officially starts Wednesday, Sept 24th and will run for a week. Wednesday, Oct 1, the thread will close and we will start the judging. Good luck and get snapping those shutters.

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is this a red star + titanium thing?
any prerequisite?
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Old 09-22-08, 06:06 PM   #3
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Red stars in existence are going to continue, but there will be no more red star memberships offered. Ti is the replacement upgrade membership.
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Old 09-22-08, 06:12 PM   #5
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The standard BF interpretations, a tourist, a guy on a utility bike, a guy in full team kit on an MUP.....get creative!

Oh yeah, it has to be you in the pic!
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any limits on how many photos? because I think I can come up with several.
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The standard BF interpretations, a tourist, a guy on a utility bike, a guy in full team kit on an MUP.....get creative!

Oh yeah, it has to be you in the pic!
*ahem* or a GAL.......*flicks Tom in forehead*
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My Dad was Fred, I am Fred, My Son is Fred.
How can you beat that?
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The official entries start Wednesday. I just gave everyone a heads up tonight so they can either search their old photos or create one.

Women can be Fred's too, Siu.
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Hmmmm...this was posed for someone as a memento...i tried to put on extra dork factor....but there's a good genetic base there to work with.

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*ahem* or a GAL.......*flicks Tom in forehead*
You're a gal?
Get over it and HTFU, this is a Fred contest, Doris.
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I gotta see if someone will take a pic for me later...if my commuting get-up ain't the Fredliest, nuthin is!
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<gasp> a bell?
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I believe I sold that bike shortly thereafter...I was prolly marketing it toward the ladies, being it was on the small side (The gal who bought it didn;t seem to mind the shiny jolly candy-like red bell).

That was a neat bike...Fredalicious, but nice to be able to lock up and not worry...ahh, the beauty of fredness
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I believe I sold that bike shortly thereafter...I was prolly marketing it toward the ladies, being it was on the small side (The gal who bought it didn;t seem to mind the shiny jolly candy-like red bell).

That was a neat bike...
Fredalicious, but nice to be able to lock up and not worry...ahh, the beauty of fredness
There is no a in Fredelicious.

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There is no a is Fredelicious.

but that would be FREDA-licious.
isn't that the female version?
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isn't that the female version?
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