Help Us Create Utopy - The Utopian Mascot!

in utopian-io •  11 days ago
Repository

https://github.com/utopian-io/utopian.io

Hi! I am Utopy!
I am going to be chatting with you on the official Utopian Discord.

I have SO MUCH fun Open Source content, contests and freebies to share with you, I simply can’t wait!

But I need a face and a body. Otherwise I am just another user passing through.

That’s where YOU come in!

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Task Details

Give me form! Design an avatar to embody my identity: your friendly Utopian mascot.

I know Utopian has some of the most gifted designers around, so I am sure I’ll get an amazing selection of forms and avatars.

It is completely up to you to imagine what I should look like. Am I fat? Skinny? Human? Animal? A mysterious mythological creature? You decide!

Feel free to use the Utopian Graphics resources as a starting point

The submission to be awarded the highest score by the Utopian Moderation Team before May 19th will be chosen as the official Utopian mascot, and will receive the maximal reward for the category as a Staff Pick.

In designing Utopy, note that the illustration must be suitable for use as a Discord avatar, so its aspect ratio must be 1:1, and the image should be presentable and viewable at 52x52px.

Deadline

Please submit your designs by May 16th 2018.

Communication

Want to get feedback and ideas from the Utopian team? Get in touch on the official Utopian.io Discord

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Hey @gamsam
You're definitely gonna be interested in this

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I sure will man.
Thanks for the heads up.

@podanrj this is a task for you !! ;)

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Wow. This is really hard. 😀

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i am more than sure that you can do it buddy !! i have seen your work and have seen your creativity !! Having your mascot logo featured on Utopy would be a great adv. for your work and also a nice motivation for the great work you are already doing here !! even @elear mentioned your name among the people that have great graphic skills to come out with an interesting work :D

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haha.. thanks for you awesome feedback..

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most welcome buddy !! :)

Why can I not find a login link anywhere on the utopian site? I feel so stupid right now lol but it is not there. Only sign up which takes you to the Steemit sign up.

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hey aphiso,
as we had announced before, we switched from using our old interface into using steemit/busy for utopian contributions.
Feel free to re-read this announcement on how to contribute again
https://steemit.com/utopian-io/@utopian-io/utopian-now-contributions-are-welcome

@flauwy - something for you :)

Official task request from Utopian.io ? Seems legit.

Time to get to work .. !!!

@Drawingly would something like this be of interest to you?

Will do my best and think of something for this.

Wow,It is such an amazing feeling to see Utopian growing everyday!

Out of curiosity – isn't it a little bit absurd to be running a contest for the creation of a mascot while your website and part of the your backend burned down due to internal arson? While you don't actually have a functional interface for providing real support to the community?

I guess sometimes you need busywork for the peons when the castle has fallen over and sunk into the swamp, but is this really the image you want to be pushing forward right now? Seriously?

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While you don't actually have a functional interface for providing real support to the community?

I just want to add, since the day of the attack, we have received almost one thousand contributions. The community isn't only supported but even more active than before, due to the 0 fees we now take and continuous engagement in our official channels. You may want to join us on Discord to have a better idea of what the Utopian community does https://discord.gg/h52nFrV.

Thanks for your feedback

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Hi @lextenebris !

isn't it a little bit absurd to be running a contest for the creation of a mascot while your website and part of the your backend burned down due to internal arson? While you don't actually have a functional interface for providing real support to the community?

Absolutely not absurd. While the development and product design teams are working on developing a frontend and restoring all services from the technical aspect, our content and community engagement teams are continuing work on previously planned projects and initiatives that are not frontend reliant.

sometimes you need busywork for the peons

Peons? Hardly! More like continuous interaction and engagement with our awesome community of contributors, that was somewhat shifted to our steemit blog due to the current lack of a frontend for Utopian.

Basically? While the tech geniuses do their magic, the content team (myself included) see no reason to stop doing our part to reach out, listen and engage the utopian user community.

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Then, and I'm going to put this gently, probably what you should be doing is engaging with content which drives the open source community and not soliciting free art. Certainly not soliciting free art which you don't have a place to put.

You could be more actively promoting open source projects of various sorts, branching out into new forms of promoting those who are trying to work to create content and get it recognized by the platform – but what you need is an anthropomorphic representation?

You do receive the ludicrous nature of that, right? It inverts the ostensible purpose of Utopian from the promotion of the open source community to the promotion of its own masturbatory self.

The last thing that Utopian is is a cute mascot. Of far more importance would be figuring out some way to actually make contributor content visible. You know, the underlying base idea of Utopian.

Without that, it's just one more pile of SP that votes up the insiders.

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One does not negate the other. Branding doesn't come at the expense of the development of content discovery tools for the community, or instead of a content plan across various channels where Utopian can reach the open source community on and off the blockchain.

We're trying to do all of the above, and it's logical than not everyone will like all our ideas and initiatives.

I am more than willing to listen to any ideas you might have on how we can better create blog content which drives the open source community, and what other ways we can keep people involved as we develop the frontend. Feel free to look me up on the Utopian discord - same account name. Or just type in a reply. I am grateful in advance! <3

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Thank you for your concern,
The interface was merely a means for us to provide an easy access for contributors to contribute to utopian.
As of the recent troubles we've had, and since the user's experience and data security is of utmost priority to us, we shut down that interface as you probably are aware.
Now to your point, Utopian had instantaneously following the incident (and will continue to) provided support for the community to keep contributing, and have seamlessly continued to award top utopian contributions. No contributions were missed of being reviewed, our CMs and moderators (a proud CM myself) continue to provide continuous effort on that end.
Our discord channel and our ticketing system are all available for any support needed to the community. Even steemit/busy comments are always attended to by our team.
Utopian is moving forward stronger than ever, so yes it's definitely the time to get utopy available, as per earlier plans :)
Thanks again !

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Our discord channel and our ticketing system are all available for any support needed to the community.

Just make sure @lextenebris to not be sending any DMs to this "proud CM" if you don't want your conversations leaked to others

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I always assumed that anything said via digital communication was infinitely repeatable. It's an assumption that has served me well since before the Eternal September.

It's not paranoia if they are all out to get you.

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Well... not all... but if you can't trust a colleague, who can you trust? Right?

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Mistake one: trusting colleagues.

Mistake two: thinking that you should trust people.

Once you get past those two, everything else is easy.

(Seriously, they blow the only serious discovery front end that supports an actual use case for the [text-based] blockchain sky high due to broken internal policies, haven't brought it back online despite sane people having backups, and decided that what they really needed to do was to run a contest to create an anthropomorphic icon rather than to hold off on that until they had a place to put it and invest that time, money, and energy into the actual business of what they purport to do. "Trust" is definitely an issue that they struggle with.)

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@lextenebris stop building cases and assumptions without a solid understanding or knowledge of the facts. It just doesn't make sense. On a personal point of view, living without trusting anyone, is sad, to say the least. I wouldn't advise that to anyone.

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Well, I'm sorry to disagree here, but @lextenebris can have his say on Steemit as anybody can. And regarding knowledge of facts or a solid understanding: he's probably reacting to the explanatory articles posted by @utopian-io. So if you feel he's uninformed, then inform him better.

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Link to my contribution: Here

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Hi buddy, i think utopy need a body too

For more information please visit my page here.
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Очень милый талисман получился! Надеюсь этот симпатяга победит)

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Спасибо! Тоже надеюсь :)

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Да, великолепный дракончик - тоже болею за Вас. Надеюсь, как минимум, хоть сам проект Утопиан хорошо проапвотит Ваш пост.

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Хотел еще кому-нибудь написать, чтоб проавотили комментарий, но смысла не вижу - у нас мало стим-силы - наверх все равно не вылезет. Но зато дракончик самый лучший. Только глупец может его проигнорировать.

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Спасибо вам за поддержку! Мне очень приятно :)

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Приятные работы и приятных людей приятно поддерживать :-)

Mehm this is so massive and amazing. They cant break utopian

Ill be honest - I believe you should not lock yourselves to the results of the contest for your avatar. From what I've seen in the competitions around steemit and utopian graphic design task requests 95% of the results are quite disappointing and does not meed the high quality utopian deserves in my opinion.

Please don't be afraid to crowdfund and afford a professional designer or company to develop this.

Long live Utopian!

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Hey @beercake. We see amazing graphics contributions on a daily basis in Utopian. Not every one is perfect but if so, they get scored accordingly. We have amazing designers on this blockchain, who are professionals, such as @oups @podanrj @fabiyamada @andrejcibik @nelsonm and the list can go on for long :)

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Yes undoubtedly, however that was not my point.
I suggest treating as a potential source of the avatar and not as the only source of the avatar.
There is a chance that not a single one of the submissions don't quite hit the mark and while you can still award the winners Utopian should not be obliged to use the winners submission.

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Oh of course @beercake. We will make sure the picked submission meets our desire, if not we will look elsewhere. There's no doubt on that, but I am also confident that won't be necessary :)

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Great, thank you!

why is it everytime I log in Untopian.io it always redirect to a video, I still can't log in right now? is something wrong? or I am just dumb can't figure out where to log in?

Yay, finally another task :) I'll try my best in creating one design sir.

Congratulation utopian.tasks! Your post has appeared on the hot page after 2min with 6 votes.

@karmachela @orelmely @podanrj @dimensco @creativista ! the best designers in the steem blockchain ;D make grandma proud haha !! I am pretty sure one of you will win this one =)

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grannyyyyy .. i have not time rigth now .. ohhhhhhhhhh !! thankss i hope see a so sexy mascot soon ...

greetings to all

This is my entry for Utopy mascot, hope you love it :)

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For more details please visit my blog https://steemit.com/utopian-io/@beladro/utopy-mascot-design-for-utopian

Thx you very much...

hi utopian and steemian, this is my entry, link
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thank you
best regard

Link to my work.

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@utopian.tasks, congratulations on making your first post! I gave you an upvote!

Please give me a follow and take a moment to read this post regarding commenting and spam. (tl;dr - if you spam, you will be flagged!)

Here's my contribution, I almost forgot to put comment here

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Link

My proposal -> here :3

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wow great news for designers , will definately try

@yatri lets do it man

Hey everyone!
Here I my submission

And the full layout / sketches / colored and some more story and explanation (style/execution) can be found in the blog
https://steemit.com/utopian-io/@beekart/art-character-design-for-utopy-utopian-io

Feel free to leave some crit/comments! Cheers!

Hello @utopian-io @utopian.tasks. This is my design Utopian Mascot. I really sorry for being late for create Utopian Mascot because my computer get in trouble.

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My Link Post :

https://steemit.com/utopian-io/@munadikiehl/utopy-mascot-design-for-utopian