Stars... gold/silver/bronze it is!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Monthly Challenges' started by Spinney, 6 Jan 2016.

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  1. Option 1: gold, silver, bronze

    83.3%
  2. Option 2: gold, silver, half-silver

    16.7%
  1. Spinney

    Spinney Bimbleur extraordinaire

    Location:
    Under the Edge
    The Imperial century folk have been using gold stars for some time to mark their yearly achievements. :cheers:

    Us lesser mortals in the half century challenge wanted a mark of recognition too, and some of us have been using a 'half-star' (as in my sig line).

    But the metric century folk deserve something too.

    So I have found/made some stars, trying to get the gold one similar to the one already in use.

    Option 1: gold, silver, bronze
    for imperial century, metric century, half-century (which includes both metric and imperial)
    gold star small.jpg silver star small.jpg bronze star small.jpg

    Option 2: gold, silver, half-silver
    gold star small.jpg silver star small.jpg silver star half small.jpg

    My own preference is (marginally) for the half-silver one, as it reflects the half-century part of the challenge.

    I'm making it a sticky and will leave it for a couple of weeks. Then folks can just copy whichever star they need from the above to add to their sig lines.
     
    Last edited: 6 Jan 2016
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    Spinney

    Spinney Bimbleur extraordinaire

    Location:
    Under the Edge
    At the moment the images are a little larger than the current stars in use - but I can easily make them smaller.
     
  3. MikeW-71

    MikeW-71 Veteran

    Location:
    Carlisle
    I think gold-silver-bronze. It's easier to distinguish :smile:
     
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  4. Testy testy. Did my change work?
    Looks very nice.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Spinney

    Spinney Bimbleur extraordinaire

    Location:
    Under the Edge
    Vote, please? It will be easier in the end to look at the poll rather than going through the thread working out who wants what!
     
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  6. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Midlands
    As an outsider to this - I am still confused. Are these stars just for the metric challenges and if so how are they distinguishable from the imperial ones? Surely 4 different colours are needed 100m, 100km, 50m and 50km?
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Spinney

    Spinney Bimbleur extraordinaire

    Location:
    Under the Edge
    The half-century challenge allows 50 km or 50 miles to count per month, but with 1 point for 50 km, 2 points for 50 miles etc - take a look here:
    https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/t...0-mile-a-month-challenge.193107/#post-4085218

    I've edited my original post to try to make this clearer
     
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  8. I've voted but I don't really mind as my silver star for last year is the same either way.
    I voted gold silver bronze but really, I like the half star too.
    In fact, having looked at some half stars in the thread, and considered the "half century" aspect, I've changed my vote. I'm that fickle.
     
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  9. StuartG

    StuartG slower but further

    Location:
    SE London
    Frankly, if I ever complete it I'll be a star. Why worry about pixelating it? Abstaining.
     
  10. I kind of felt that way ... until a shiny star was offered to me. And all of my high minded amateur principles suddenly went out of the window.

    Anyway. I've just made my own small silver star by taking one of the Imperial riders' gold star and monochroming it. Is that OK?
     
    Last edited: 6 Jan 2016
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  11. OP
    OP
    Spinney

    Spinney Bimbleur extraordinaire

    Location:
    Under the Edge
    This isn't supposed to be something imposed! But some folks wanted stars, and the Imperial Century folks didn't want anyone else using gold stars unless they'd earned it (quite rightly so IMO). So this thread is just a way of trying to decide on a consistent set of stars to use - after all, there's not that much point in awarding yourself stars if no-one knows what they mean!
    And @Dogtrousers - your silver star looks fine to me!
     
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  12. StuartG

    StuartG slower but further

    Location:
    SE London
    Yes, I guess its easier to say you don't need 'em if you haven't got any. Roll forward a year in the vain hope I get the choice ...
     
  13. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Moderator

    Gold, silver & bronze are my preference.

    My red and blue stars are still available if anyone wants something a bit different to the norm.;)
     
  14. 13 rider

    13 rider Guru

    Location:
    leicester
    Voted option one . That seems the logical solution
    At a quick glance there is little difference between the two silvers
     
  15. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator

    Location:
    Manchester
    Although I like the idea of a half star the silver ones are too similar, so the bronze is clearer and more obvious.
     
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