Calendar girl achievement
This is a retired achievement awarded solely for submitting a contribution to the geohashing calendar 2010. You can win the current version of the award by submitting a photo in the current geohashing theme. You may have to search forward in time for the current year, because this page will likely remain unedited.
 The Pitch
Well, it's coming up to Christmas, and I know that I myself am particularly bad at buying gifts. Talking to a certain female geohasher who wishes to remain nameless, I was pointed in the direction of the Men Of Cricket calendar. Why she thought I'd be interested, I'm not sure.
I couldn't help noticing that some of these gentlemen appear to have put considerable effort into looking the part, and I can't help thinking that if they spent as long in the nets as they did brushing their hair they might have a much better chance at actually winning some cricket sometime. They also seem to have taken great pains to be placed in a variety of scenic locations, none of which (I assume, though I have no citation) were very close to a cricket field at all. In fact, this calendar has nothing to do with cricket, it is about getting nice young ladies like *cough* Joannac *cough* to spend their money.
Geohashing, on the other hand, in a sport in which people regularly visit scenic and interesting places, occasionally wear very little clothing, and is generally done by a bunch of interesting and realistically muscled members of the human race, who generally aren't too bad to look at.
And thus: “Men of Geohashing” was born. On a particular nameless person's insistence it should be specifically "men", but I personally will accept any other willing submissions for personal perusal, if not for final publication. We will be coming up with a name based on the submissions and the gender of the submitees, I think.
So, throughout the next month leading up to Christmas, I am looking for approximately 12 (those cricketers have 13, but they're not real good at maths) good quality tasteful photos of real geohashers at or near real geohashes for the production of a calendar. I doubt the international geohashing community quite measures up to the Australian cricket team physically, and I hope we can approach this project with tongues firmly in cheek, but I'd like to see what we can come up with in time for Christmas, the traditional time for the giving of bad gifts.
A certain someone has suggested that the calendar be constructed entirely of geoflashing pics. While I myself am moderately comfortable with the idea (though I feel sorry for those sheep) I see no need to limit the project to this, rather to let the ample amounts of geohashing creativity run wild, and see where it leads us.
So, I'm looking for submissions, either from hashes already complete, or of photos taken specifically for the purpose. Those who submit an entry for the calendar will be eligible for the “Calendar Girl” achievement, which will have better art when somebody clever contributes some. The final calendar will be available to all.
Let the onslaught of interested parties begin!
UnwiseOwl 09:04, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
 Current Status
As of 2009-07-26 entries have been made for 13 months. The layout is completed and available for comments. Scribus page layouts are available on request.
- Printing and ring binding. ;)
Now wouldn't it be nice to have a real paper, ring-bound, professional copy of your calendar? If sufficient people are interested, and if we can agree on a common version (2009/2010 or 2010 only, Smarch or not, any other edits), printing would start at about 4 Euros each when ordering 50 copies. We can certainly organize an efficient distribution chain (i.e. sending a big bunch to Vancouver/Seattle) to keep costs low. -- relet 12:15, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
* all high resolution versions received.
Months October-December are currently taken from the year 2009, the remaining ones are 2010. The final version will be Jan-Dec 2010, unless there I hear a good reason not to.
I plan to provide one version for the people who are eager to put up the calendar as soon as possible, and one who prefer their calendars to start with January. -- relet 21:56, 26 July 2009 (UTC) (see comment on ring binding above) -- relet 12:15, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
- Will there also be a special Smarch edition of the calendar? Thepiguy 17:15, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
- If a majority of people is interested, there shall be Smarch. See above. -- relet 12:15, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
We've only got 11 calendar pages so far, so either someone else should submit a photo or we should make up something else. I am prepared to trawl through all the userpages to compile enough photos for a collage of "CheesyGrins" if required. (although some help would be nice). Any other ideas? -- UnwiseOwl 08:49, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
- What about our cover girl? Will the cover girl just be the same as one of the months, or will the calendar not have a cover? --aperfectring 11:54, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
- I'd like to participate. I already posted my geoflashing picture, but maybe something more calendar-like would be better. That picture is funny but not "sexy" enough. Of course, I would post a larger one. --Pierre 12:49, 7 July 2009 (GMT+1)
 Proposed Formats
This is joannac's suggested format for the calendar. If you have ideas, post them here.
- I am not arty, nor witty. Maybe someone else should do this bit.
- This requires multiple photos per person.
- What size/resolution should the final image be? And where should we put our witty quotes? user:thepiguy
- How about in the style of internet demotivational posters? -- UnwiseOwl 08:49, 27 May 2009 (UTC) (only half joking).
- Works for me. I like the big squares. -Robyn
 Interested Parties
- I don't mind getting yet another achievement for my geoflashing pic, so I'm in. It should fit the
soft pr0nscenery requirements, too. I'd love to see the result. -- Relet 09:13, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
- I will try; no promises though. I haven't geohashed for a while, let alone geohashing while only semi-clothed. --joannac 09:40, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
- Not nude, but madness. The person who took this picture was biking ahead of me, no-handed, and turned around to take it. This was taken on the way to a hash. See if you like it. -- Kliment 10:52, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
- As some
cunning little buggerincredibly intelligent and wonderful little trampdarling has noted, I have not yet signed up. It seems my plan has been thwarted. -- UnwiseOwl 10:54, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
- I'm not so sure about nakedness, not in this cold little country, and my skin isn't exactly flawless. However, I've been told I look good in my motorcycle racing leathers, so I'll try to get a pin-uppy pic of me with the bike at or near a geohash. Drwilco 11:35, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
- All of the pics of myself on this wiki are available for this. I doubt if there will be a lot nicer pics of me this year, being it cold or rainy/cloudy or dark here now. Too bad I quite often forgot to take pictures of myself. --Arvid 22:39, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
- I am interested in buying the calender and giving it to all my friends / family that are not yet geohashing. Lyx 19:21, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
- Learned about this too late to get in for 2010, but am interested in the 2011 calendar.
- Also, I realize they're a bit of work to prepare, but it seems to me that, in addition to The Men Of Geohashing, there should also be a Women Of Geohashing and Dogs[/pets] Of Geohashing versions. Btw, I fully support the "cheesecake" format over any sort of "adults only" material (not that there's anything wrong with that, I just think that Geohashers, as a group, are more "cheesy" than they are "adult" ;) Ted 18:06, 2 January 2010 (UTC)
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