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Checking In! Interest?

Hello looking back_ic community!

We've been on hiatus for many months now. This past August, I asked if there was interest to jump-start the community again, and I received only ONE reply. So, I did not restart the community at that time.

If you are still watching and interested in making vintage, historical, creative icons in this community, PLEASE leave a comment, and answer this short poll. I would be more than happy to continue the comm and get it started again if there is interest!

Are you interested in getting lookingback_ic going as a challenge community again?

Yes, I'm ready to make some vintage icons!
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No, I'm not interested any longer.
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I'd be interested, but I don't have the time to participate.
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I'd prefer an open challenge community.
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I have another idea! (Please comment with your ideas!)
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As I had posted before, I had suggested moving this challenge into an "open-challenge" community, in which I would post a challenge/idea/prompt every week and people could submit to it or use it as a muse to create icons however they'd like. Instead of being a challenge community in which we vote and receive banners, it would be an idea/share community.

There seem to be a number of these types of icon sites already in existence, but we could strive to be unique! If you have a different thought, though, I would love to hear it!

Please comment with your thoughts and opinions here. I have always held that I want this to be a group effort, so I will take all comments into careful consideration. Thank you!

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Checking In

Hello community!

We've been on unofficial hiatus for about 4 months now. I know that it seems the world of icon-making is slipping, and challenges are struggling. Even if that may be the case, I don't like to give up on communities that I've created and others do seem to enjoy. Since I see a number of you haven't left the group, I will hold out hope that that is true!

So here is my question: would you like me to jump-start the community and start running challenges again? OR would you prefer I maintain this as an open-challenge community?

By open-challenge, I mean that I would post a challenge/idea/prompt every week and people could submit to it or use it as a muse to create icons however they'd like. Instead of being a challenge community in which we vote and receive banners, it would be an idea community I guess.

Please comment with your vote, or other thoughts and opinions here. I have always held that I want this to be a group effort, so I will take all comments into careful consideration. Thank you!

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Final Call

This is your last-minute reminder to enter Challenge 18: Music of the 20th Century by TONIGHT at 10 pm EST - in about 3.5 hours, or whenever you see the "closed" comment on the entry post.

I am trying to restart the community with this challenge, but have had no entries so far. I'd love some feedback if anyone is still watching the community. Should I try new types of challenges? Is there any interest in the community? Please let me know what you all think, I want this to be a group effort! Thanks!

Challenge Reminder!

Hello lovely icon-makers! I hope you have all had a nice hiatus and are gearing up to enter our reboot Challenge 18: Music of the 20th Century!

The challenge is open until Sunday, April 22 at 10 pm EST, but so far, we have NO entries. I hope that this reboot goes well, so please please please submit some icons!

I have provided some stock images, but you may use ANY images that relate to music of the 20th century. Have fun and be creative!

Challenge 18: Music of the 20th Century

I'm going to try to revive the community with a re-opening of the last challenge we had (from January). We received no entries then, but I hope with new images I'm posting and new ideas, we'll get some participation this time around.

I am always open to ideas and suggestions, so if you have anything to contribute to the community, I'd love to hear it!

This challenge will focus on the theme of music. Interpret this theme however you would like, setting it in the context of the 20th century. So use any lyrics, image, or concept from 1900-1999 relating to music, and you're set!

The challenge will run for two weeks, so if you have questions or need help, feel free to message the mod!

RULES:
- You may enter up to 5 (five) icons for this challenge.
- Only members may enter.
- The same cap may be used more than once provided the crop is significantly different.
- Use only images/lyrics/etc. about music from the 20th century.

the usual, but please remember:
- All icons must fit LJ req's: 100 x 100, 40k, and PNG, JPG or GIF format.
- Animation, textures, brushes, text, any caps are allowed.
- All icons must be original to THIS challenge.
- Icons must remain anonymous until after voting.
- Submit your icons to THIS post in a screened comment with URL and image.

Feel free to use this form. Just replace URL with the direct link.


- Icons due Sunday, April 22, 10 pm EST.



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Temporary Hiatus

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. With several challenges without much or any participation, I have placed the community on temporary hiatus. I will give the community the time it deserves soon - with new advertising and a new challenge by the end of February. Look back and get excited! :D

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Final Reminder!

Hi everyone! This is your final reminder to enter the already-extended NEW challenge 18: Music of the 20th Century. The challenge closes TONIGHT at 10 pm EST.

So far, we have NO ENTRIES. Please think about entering if you can! We have lots of great links for images on the sidebar you may feel free to use. As a music-based challenge, you may use ANYTHING that reminds you of music from the 20th century - this can be lyrics, images, anything that relates to music from the 1900s!!

If you don't like this challenge, or have ideas to change/enhance/encourage new challenges and participation, please leave suggestions here anytime!

Challenge 17 Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in the travel challenge! Congrats to our winners this round!

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Challenge 16 Winners

Thanks again to our participants of the Fall/Autumn challenge! We had lots of great icons, and I left voting open for as long as I could to get votes. We're finally ready to post winners!

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