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geekmarine

POTD?

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Hey, whatever happened to Doomworld's Pic of the Day? I hadn't even thougth about it until I was looking through the tutorials section and noticed that it still had the POTD, although it was from last year. Heh, I still remember that time when csDoom had just recently came out, and a bunch of people were playing, myself included, and Linguica had us all line up to take a picture for the POTD. I wish I could figure out how to get that pic with me in it (or, at least a brown space marine representing me). Ah, memories.

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When I first came here, the POTD was always the same one... the marine standing in water or something. It would be interesting if there was a POTD again, even if it just randomly chose from a list of available pictures... We could have people submit pictures (I am sure that is how they get the POTD anyway). It would be fun.
Unless there is some reason why it was discontinued in the first place.

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I wish the POTD would be brought back. I miss the POTD. One of my earliest memories of the POTD was the one where it showed Heretic's E1M1, and there was a Cyberdemon standing in front of Corvus.
Another one I remember showed the Doomguy facing a bunch of different colored marines.

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Heh, before I even knew what Doomworld was, and I was just looking around for Doom III stuff (I had been told by several people that it had been released already), I came across Doomworld with a Doom III headline, and that picture with the marine in the lava was up. Then when I came again looking for Dooom III stuff (I thought Doomworld was Doom II only) I saw the Caverns of Darkness released headline, and I saw the pic, and I was like, "Are you telling me that's what Doom II looks like?!" Heh.

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I killed POTD when I redesigned because it had become POTW or POTM basically. One of my great DW regrets is not having a proper archive of POTD pics. Lots of history that is gone from those.

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Is there any way that it could come back, only as a POTW or something? It's kinda sad that it's gone now.

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I agree, POTD/W/M was always a pretty nifty feature. With Doom III on the way, I'm sure there would be an abundance of pictures flooding in.

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Linguica said:

I killed POTD when I redesigned because it had become POTW or POTM basically. One of my great DW regrets is not having a proper archive of POTD pics. Lots of history that is gone from those.


Indeed!

I seem to remember the Doom logo which was made by rocks and other stuff. Oh. And read your PMs, Ed! ;)

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I drew a really cool Caco pic when I was bored in class when I was in third grade once. I also have a kinda neat Wendigo pic . . . I'll try and dig these out if it ever get's started up again.

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Linguica said:

One of my great DW regrets is not having a proper archive of POTD pics.

My biggest regret is losing the archive I had of all the POTD. I had them named by date and saved in a zip file. Stupid HD failure. Many a good DooM Weapons were lost that day as well.

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So is there anything we can do to bring POTD back? If we send in enough pics for the next month before you even start maybe?

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Scuba Steve said:

My biggest regret is losing the archive I had of all the POTD. I had them named by date and saved in a zip file. Stupid HD failure. Many a good DooM Weapons were lost that day as well.


2 words....hardcopy backup, something I should do as well, nothing worth it yet.

Such a shame steve, your weapons are truly awesome.

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I figured that. but it's awesome how he made the rest of the body, equally as unique as the head, an artist certainly worthy of the task. BTW what was that demon guard doing sticking it's head through the wall, perhaps he thought he'd get his picture taken?

Of course that would fail to explain the exposed brain, maybe he was looking to end it all, or even up the odds a bit, hmmm.

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Actually, that's a drawing by Edmund Bordeau, made years after Doom 2 came out.


Heh, I knew that. :) Did this Edmund guy draw the other really good pics? And is he still in the Doom community? Man, he's got some serious skills.

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geekmarine said:

and Linguica had us all line up to take a picture for the POTD.


Right after that came out I went on and said I was doomworld staff and had everyone line up, like 7 people. Then I busted out that BFG. They sure did get pissy

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LOL Ralphis, that has got to be one of the most evil things I've ever heard of somebody doing in a DM. Gosh, that was just cruel. I can't believe you did that.

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POTD returning would probably be enough reason for me to check the frontpage every day again. Kudos to Ichor for the list of old POTDs.

I say go for it, it doesn't really matter if it's not updated with military precision as long as good pics are chosen it will always add something to the rather texty page.

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