As Matt mentioned in the September Wrap-Up, the Automattic crew is heading to Québec City to work on some top-secret projects. It worked well when we closed the email support system for our London Support meetup, so we’ve decided to do it again.
Support will be unavailable from 10 a.m. EST on Friday, October 9 to 4 a.m. EST on Monday, October 19.
Of course, our team will still be monitoring servers and services while we’re out to keep you blogging smoothly and safely. In the meantime, we encourage you to read through the Support docs and make use of the WordPress.com forums (which are full of friendly users like you) if you need a little help.
While we’re away, we’ll be running a contest to see who can use the WordPress logo in the most creative way. Take advantage of your camera, graphics applications, crayons, and anything else you have at your disposal. Create a post on your WordPress.com blog, upload your image or images, and leave a comment here with the URL of your post. Please make sure to leave the URL to your post in the comment text or the entry will not be accepted.
We’ll get you started by providing some official WordPress logos, but the rest is up to you. I’m sure you can do better than the photos I’ve included here. We’ll keep an eye on submissions and post some of them to the @wordpressdotcom Twitter account during the week.
The deadline for submissions will be 4 p.m. EST on Monday, October 19.
Great idea! Where do we send the email with the post URL?
Don’t leave out the wordpress.org folks, please.
Have a good time BUT why in the world would you shut down the “help” pages just because support is gone think about it if you’re not here to help maybe we can find the answer there if not we can use the foroum or wait for you to get back
This is going to be fun. :)
Ok, just finished my pics and post. Here’s my entry: http://myacwwdiary.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/ill-join-wordpress-logo-fun-contest/
Here’s my entry :) http://lincolnnz.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/wordpress-takes-on-hollywood/ Quite a simple first attempt by me.
Edible WordPress logo! http://wallflowerwonderland.com/2009/10/08/wordpress-logo-fun/
My other entry: The World’s Largest WordPress Glitterball: http://lincolnnz.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/worlds-largest-wordpress-glitter-ball/
Photo by Mark Lincoln, Logo by WordPress’ peeps, combination by Mark Lincoln :)
haha… this is cute… you guys are treating this as a wordpress-family… giving us stuff to do while you are away…
thanks! lets see what ppl come up with!!! keep up the good work!
hi Nick, is it allowed more than one entry ?
So, when you say, ‘must be uploaded’, I deduce, images stored on my host and displayed via href in my blog, do not qualify?
Does this have to be a picture of the WordPress logo in a unique location (similar to your example pictures) or can it be a graphical reinterpretation of the WordPress logo (e.g. a sketch that incorporates the logo, but the logo is part of the sketch and not the original logo image)? Looks like a fun contest either way!
Right, this weekend is THE weekend for a round of photography. Time to dust off my dslr and get snapping.
Do I have to make different post for different image which I submit?
Here’s my first entry:
Av’ a gander at this beauty!
By ‘eck! It’s Landon Town Guv!
thanks, it’ll be fun to see what everyone comes up with
Two more and I think I’m done :)
Fun to see
Here’s first entry:
Thanks wordpress for all this fun & more!!
Here it is my way of having wordpress logo fun..Checkout!!!
I don’t think I will enter. There’s lots of competitive players around here and I’m not sure this will work out for me.
very nice, excelente la idea
This is the first of my efforts to enter into the contest. Hope you people like it. I will be including more of such fun images in this post only, as it is allowed to post multiple images in one post.
Thanks to WordPress team for bringing such an interesting contest.
Aloha From Hawaii Nick:
Here is my Entry:
Here’s my second entry:
hope you all enjoy what I did with the WordPress logo…
Here we go… just for the fun of it!!!!! I dont follow twitter. Please let me know somehow if my image was chosen!
Greetings from Brazil.
Wow! When you say the WP support team will still be monitoring servers and services, you really mean it. Last night when I logged in to edit, spell check, and schedule my post, all services disappeared for quite some time. What a time for you to have a server problem! One couldn’t even log out. I finally went to bed and got up at 3 a.m. to schedule the post. Everything was working great then. Hope the problem wasn’t too hard to fix.
The WordPress team is really dedicated. Thank you very much. That’s what makes WordPress a truly great place to share with the world.
I hope it’s a great time for you all, but I’m really surprised that WordPress would consider leaving absolutely no one at all on support for 10 days. Sorry to be saying something negative, as I’m a new WordPress blog owner, who’s totally delighted with everything else here.
Awesome contest, and upgrades as prizes, you say?? SWEET! I’m definitely going to join~
Ok, here’s my images … WordPress for Windows and WordPress by Livebrush! Check it out at http://theoldestof8.wordpress.com/2009/10/11/wordpress-com-logo-art/
It will be interesting :)
good luck for all ^^
Greetings for the engineers.
There is an image in: http://hipersalenas.wordpress.com/2009/10/11/56-logo/ . I made with a will.
You have good journeys. Sergio Edgardo
Saludos a los técnicos.
Hay una imágen en: http://hipersalenas.wordpress.com/2009/10/11/56-logo/ . La hice yo con entusiasmo.
Tengan ustedes buenas jornadas. Sergio Edgardo
Ok here are my pics. I just wish they are good enough XD.
Or if you want them in a single page:
i like it.
Well, I went for it and came up with an entry. It’s a bit silly and probably not what wordpress is expecting… but I had a fun time doing it. Hope to see other people do some cool things.
KOOL THATS SO SUPER KOOL AND ROKING ROLL
Ha ha ha!!! It`s very nice!!!!! I like it…
Hopefully one of your top-secret projects is adding the events calendar widget to wordpress.com?
Good idea. Am I the first with an entry?
This sounds awesome and interesting!
Best of luck to everyone :D
Well, here’s my entry
Hah, I really had fun using WP logos.
I don’t quite understand why having a meeting is an excuse not to provide support for several days. It just blows my mind !
It also confirms to me that the quality of the internet is abysmal and very, very time wasting and nasty.
You might be sorry you allowed us free reign…
Sounds great! I’m in!!
Here’s my entry blog address
When and where will the picture be shown?
I noticed my comment with my submission is being held for moderation.
how can i change my administrator password since i can’t modify my dashboard and can’t add a user
Why is my comment STILLLLLL awaiting moderation???????
Sounds like a lot of fun! I’ll look forward to seeing the entries (I’ll try to enter if I can think of something creative!)
WordPress Logo Sighting:
Great!!!! I’m in.. check this !
Yeah! Very good
It’s exciting to see all of those WP Logos. I like it!
I’m the first?? Here is my 2 images
great, hope to do something
Thank you for wonderful contest to Nick and .com staffs.
I placed my work to the contest. Enjoy it.
Yet another batch for the contest:
nice 1 :)
this is my submission….
Here’s an entry: http://visiblelightphoto.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/another-good-day-on-the-blog/
” It’s exciting to see all of those WP Logos. I like it! ”
:???: Where? I see one up on Twitter and a one posted here (mine) – where can I go and see how the other entries are coming along?
lol that’s so cool, good luck to you all!
WEARD LOGO ON WEIRD PLACES!
Hi, me again.
…I used (without knowing) the photo of Shutlle STS-107 tragic mission crew. I replaced it with another one.
Also, I added one more called “WordPress News”.
Sorry for the misfit. Wasn’t intended.
My logo contest image can be found at http://iqatrophie.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/wordpress-logo-contest/
Hope you like it. :)