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.
Oct 8th at 2:13 pm
Great idea! Where do we send the email with the post URL?
Oct 8th at 3:46 pm
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Oct 8th at 4:36 pm
Don’t leave out the wordpress.org folks, please.
Oct 8th at 6:41 pm
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
Oct 8th at 8:40 pm
This is going to be fun.
Oct 8th at 9:01 pm
Ok, just finished my pics and post. Here’s my entry: http://myacwwdiary.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/ill-join-wordpress-logo-fun-contest/
Oct 8th at 10:45 pm
Here’s my entry http://lincolnnz.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/wordpress-takes-on-hollywood/ Quite a simple first attempt by me.
Oct 8th at 10:53 pm
Edible WordPress logo! http://wallflowerwonderland.com/2009/10/08/wordpress-logo-fun/
Oct 8th at 11:40 pm
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
Oct 9th at 12:09 am
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!
Oct 9th at 12:28 am
hi Nick, is it allowed more than one entry ?
Oct 9th at 1:30 am
So, when you say, ‘must be uploaded’, I deduce, images stored on my host and displayed via href in my blog, do not qualify?
Oct 9th at 1:44 am
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!
Oct 9th at 3:09 am
Right, this weekend is THE weekend for a round of photography. Time to dust off my dslr and get snapping.
Oct 9th at 3:41 am
Oct 9th at 4:53 am
Do I have to make different post for different image which I submit?
Oct 9th at 8:34 am
Here’s my first entry:
Oct 9th at 9:24 am
Av’ a gander at this beauty!
By ‘eck! It’s Landon Town Guv!
Oct 9th at 9:52 am
Oct 9th at 11:51 am
thanks, it’ll be fun to see what everyone comes up with
Oct 9th at 12:07 pm
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Oct 9th at 3:09 pm
Oct 9th at 4:12 pm
Fun to see
Oct 9th at 5:42 pm
Oct 9th at 8:45 pm
Oct 9th at 10:51 pm
Thanks wordpress for all this fun & more!!
Here it is my way of having wordpress logo fun..Checkout!!!
Oct 9th at 11:52 pm
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.
Oct 10th at 1:22 am
very nice, excelente la idea
Oct 10th at 2:51 am
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.
Oct 10th at 6:47 am
Aloha From Hawaii Nick:
Here is my Entry:
Oct 10th at 11:22 am
Here’s my second entry:
Oct 10th at 1:41 pm
hope you all enjoy what I did with the WordPress logo…
Oct 10th at 1:49 pm
Oct 10th at 2:14 pm
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.
Oct 10th at 3:13 pm
Oct 10th at 6:26 pm
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.
Oct 11th at 12:08 am
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.
Oct 11th at 1:14 am
Awesome contest, and upgrades as prizes, you say?? SWEET! I’m definitely going to join~
Oct 11th at 2:12 am
Oct 11th at 4:54 am
Oct 11th at 2:00 pm
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/
Oct 11th at 2:02 pm
It will be interesting
good luck for all ^^
Oct 11th at 9:04 pm
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
Oct 11th at 9:55 pm
Ok here are my pics. I just wish they are good enough XD.
Or if you want them in a single page:
Oct 11th at 10:00 pm
i like it.
Oct 12th at 4:28 am
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.
Oct 12th at 4:37 am
KOOL THATS SO SUPER KOOL AND ROKING ROLL
Oct 12th at 9:09 am
Ha ha ha!!! It`s very nice!!!!! I like it…
Oct 12th at 2:13 pm
Oct 12th at 5:00 pm
Oct 12th at 5:32 pm
Hopefully one of your top-secret projects is adding the events calendar widget to wordpress.com?
Oct 12th at 6:14 pm
Oct 12th at 11:29 pm
Good idea. Am I the first with an entry?
Oct 13th at 2:38 am
This sounds awesome and interesting!
Best of luck to everyone
Oct 13th at 12:22 pm
Well, here’s my entry
Hah, I really had fun using WP logos.
Oct 13th at 12:51 pm
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.
Oct 13th at 2:08 pm
You might be sorry you allowed us free reign…
Oct 13th at 5:54 pm
Sounds great! I’m in!!
Oct 13th at 8:19 pm
Here’s my entry blog address
Oct 14th at 5:00 am
When and where will the picture be shown?
I noticed my comment with my submission is being held for moderation.
Oct 14th at 10:44 am
how can i change my administrator password since i can’t modify my dashboard and can’t add a user
Oct 14th at 11:08 am
Why is my comment STILLLLLL awaiting moderation???????
Oct 14th at 12:37 pm
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!)
Oct 14th at 2:35 pm
WordPress Logo Sighting:
Oct 14th at 4:47 pm
Great!!!! I’m in.. check this !
Oct 14th at 6:15 pm
Yeah! Very good
Oct 14th at 9:50 pm
It’s exciting to see all of those WP Logos. I like it!
Oct 15th at 1:15 am
I’m the first?? Here is my 2 images
Oct 15th at 4:11 am
great, hope to do something
Oct 15th at 5:06 am
Thank you for wonderful contest to Nick and .com staffs.
I placed my work to the contest. Enjoy it.
Oct 15th at 10:37 am
Yet another batch for the contest:
Oct 15th at 11:26 am
Oct 15th at 2:01 pm
this is my submission….
Oct 15th at 3:45 pm
Here’s an entry: http://visiblelightphoto.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/another-good-day-on-the-blog/
Oct 15th at 8:52 pm
” 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?
Oct 16th at 4:27 am
lol that’s so cool, good luck to you all!
Oct 16th at 1:54 pm
WEARD LOGO ON WEIRD PLACES!
Oct 16th at 5:22 pm
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.
Oct 16th at 8:25 pm
Oct 17th at 12:52 am
My logo contest image can be found at http://iqatrophie.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/wordpress-logo-contest/
Hope you like it.