CoN 20th Anniversary: 1997-2017
100K Posts Reached, Logo Debuted in Honour

Posted: 26th October 2005 21:45

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The 100,000th post came courtesy of new staffer Caesar, posting in the fabulous A Perfect FFVI World: Change it or leave it thread!

That, of course, concludes our contest as well. And, as my own personal luck would have it, we have two winners. Nobody guessed the exact day, but both DarkPaladin and Zodiac should be thanking Caesar for making them the closest guessers. They will now have first crack at a special mousepad or mug, available only to them. Of course, should they decide they don't want those special edition prizes, they can also have their pick of any other mousepad or mug from CoNStore.

What are these prizes, you might ask? Well, they'll have special customized items featuring the new CoN logo, debuting right now for this occasion:

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Congratulations to our two winners, who can expect to hear from me soon, and thank you to everyone who brought us our first one hundred thousand posts!

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Posted: 26th October 2005 21:53

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I must say that I was way off. I just went with my birthday. Anyways, I love the new icon. Who, may I ask was the esteemed designer of said new CoN logo?

Anywho, congrats to the victors, may they enjoy the spoils.
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Posted: 26th October 2005 22:04
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Congratulations to the winners, but equally importantly to CoN, home of 100,000 of the highest-quality posts going - and that really is one heck of a milestone. Here's to many more, and I hope you guys enjoy your prizes.

And the logo, oh, the logo. It's absolutely brilliant. Striking, ingenius, sleek and sophisticated; it's very familiar and recognizable indeed, but at the same time fresh and exciting. Great work not just concerning the logo, but also on maintaining the best forum going. Congratulations once more to all.
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Posted: 26th October 2005 22:41

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Wow, I'll admit that's a really nice logo. thumbup.gif
Congratulations to Dark Paladin and Zodiac for winning the 100k contest! At first, thought my guess, Nov. 2, was a little too soon, but the 100,000th post came sooner than I thought it would. Oh, well, Congrats, you guys. smile.gif

And also, congratulations to the Caves of Narshe for its 100,000 posts milestone. While it may not be much compared to other gargantuan FF sites, most of CoN's posts are of the highest quality out of any FF site out there that I have seen. And congrats to Ceasar for making that historic post.

Cheers! cool.gif
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Posted: 27th October 2005 00:18

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Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone.

I'm "proud" of finding what the day was, well one of the two nearest days.

I would like to thank R51 because he's one on the best Forum Admin even if he misunderstands me sometimes. I would also like to thank Caesar For his hard work on his FFVI hack & for posting the 100,000th post of course. And finally, thanks to my maths wich finally had something to be used for.

Cheers everyone!!!

Wow That logo is really nice biggrin.gif

Long live to Con and his "guess the day we'll have x posts" contests!

Lucky one DP thumbup.gif

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@ Caesar:

It jsut really has NOTHING to do with it, I just can't wait for the release happy.gif


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Posted: 27th October 2005 00:57

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Congrats Zodiac and DP! I guess a linear calculation based on the average of two random days' total posts wasn't the way to go for this calculation. Oh well. Next time I'll get it right. thumbup.gif

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I would also like to thank Caesar For his hard work on his FFVI hack & for posting the 100,000th post of course.


I'm not exactly sure where my hack comes into play here, but it was my pleasure to post the 100k post. thumbup.gif

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Fixed some wording. Was in a rush earlier


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Posted: 27th October 2005 04:27

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Congratulations to Zodiac and DP.

For reference, I was a bit too conservative at this, and guessed December 2006.

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Posted: 27th October 2005 06:05

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I guessed October 31st (BOO), and I guess I wasn't as horribly off as I thought I would be. Congrats to Zodiac and DP.

And for the record, I think the new icon is pretty sweet. What do the (presumably) Japanese characters in the background mean?

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Posted: 27th October 2005 11:25

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Cool Icon. I wish I had a mug. COngrats to DP and Zodiac, and to Ceaser for the 100K Post.


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I accidentally said that Neal made the 100K post. Oops blush.gif


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Posted: 27th October 2005 14:43
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Congratulations to Caesar, Zodiac, Neal and DP..

Hey, Caesar,where do you live? Because I wanna steal that mug so I can drink my damn coffee.. LOL. j/k
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Posted: 27th October 2005 15:12

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Lol, Ceasar was just the one who made the 100,000th post. He didn't win. Neither did Neal.

Yep, I was way off, too, just like GMH, but hey, if it (that logo) becomes available for sale, I might actually buy it smile.gif .

This post has been edited by Galsic on 27th October 2005 21:16

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Posted: 27th October 2005 19:24

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Arrr, i went for Christmas this year....what? It was a good idea and if the average posts a day kept on going, i would have won. But there was a posting spurt. Oh well, plenty of people will have been before me!

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And by the way...that is a sweet logo!!


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Posted: 27th October 2005 19:42

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I did nothing, don't congratulate me. happy.gif

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Posted: 27th October 2005 19:50

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I didn't win anything, either. sleep.gif

Just for the record, though, I live in NY.

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Posted: 27th October 2005 23:09

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Everybody knows I really won this contest. Give me my mug, damn you.

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Posted: 28th October 2005 04:19

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that is an awsome logo, truly awsome

congratulations caesar (for making the 100k post)
and to darkpaladin and zodiac for guessing closest to the mark

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Posted: 28th October 2005 09:57

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Congratulations, y'see? I'll be winnin' next time, y'see? Enjoy your mugs, y'see? tongue.gif

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Posted: 28th October 2005 21:40

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Congratulations, Caesar! And cheers to CoN for 100,000 posts of awesomeness, and many more to come! *gives out muffins*

The logo... it's GREAT. Hey, R51, are you going to make merchandise with that logo publicly available? 'Cause I'd buy it. Kudos to whoever made it.

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Posted: 30th October 2005 06:20

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I did nothing, don't congratulate me. happy.gif

Oh didn't you, Neal? Didn't you? wink.gif


And yes, congrats to all you guys. How about a round of applause for the 99,997 and 99,998th poster? laugh.gif



Anyhow- 100k posts- What can be said? We should all look back at some of the more humorous posts made by banned members and rejoice. SYSTEM OF SUPRESSION! Indeed. CoN logo armbands to go with our black boots. I can see it now.

Happy one hundred thousandth. Here's to another 100k more.

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Posted: 30th October 2005 17:05

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yea! 100k is a huge milestone....so YAY CoN!!!!!!!whoever made that logo.......*sniff* thank you...its awesome...w00t!

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Posted: 30th October 2005 17:16

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Sorry for my delay in response. I wanted to get everything sorted out before I posted in here again. smile.gif

As some of you may have noticed, the logo that you see has changed a couple times since I first posted it. I didn't want to call too much attention to it, but the text wasn't right in the first version. But now I think I can answer the questions posed here.

1. The logo came largely from my own pen, so to speak. It's meant to really combine a lot of the things that make up the site - the Chocobo is modeled on the concept art from FFT, and the diamond and the Japanese text call forth the Shin-Ra logo from FF7. I did it in Illustrator and Photoshop CS.
2. The Japanese text did not start out meaning anything, just because I goofed it up. Hence the changes all week! Thanks to Karasuman, I finally got it sorted - the text contains the kanji that translate to "Colliery" in the top line, and the katakana to read "Narshe" in the second line - quite literally, "Caves of Narshe."
3. The winners, whom I still have yet to PM because of the edits I've been making to the logo and the fact that I've been running around Chicago all week and weekend, will get a special version commemorating their guessing skills. After that, the standard version will become available to everyone to buy on a variety of products.

And as a special aside, get used to seeing the font that spells out the English "Caves of Narshe." It's Segoe UI, which will be the primary font for use in Windows Vista, due out next year.

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Posted: 30th October 2005 23:56

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The logo is top-notch, and I'm glad to see an FFT chocobo on there, even if it's just a silhouette. The way the site's name is said is very reminiscent of how the Lion King's was, too, it seems. Simple, yet sheek, too.

By the way, did the video you can watch in the Shin-Ra HQ about the machines or anything help in any way to getting the diamond logo? Seems to me the opening video showed scrolled Kanji symbols in a similarly shaped frame.

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Posted: 16th June 2017 17:40

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I wonder whatever happened to the prizes given away here? This was one of my favorite CoNtests. smile.gif

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Posted: 16th June 2017 22:03

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I don't remember what the logo was. The current one is from '07, if I remember correctly, yes?

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Nevermind, op clearly says otherwise......don't ask how I missed that >_>


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