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Win a brand new W800!

in our new competition...

While the Memorable Movie Moments/K750i competition moves into it's last week (get your last minute entries in at http://www.memorablemoviemoments.com), we have an all new competition to launch today:

http://www.thesoundtracktoyourlife.com/

Once again, sponsored by the lovely Sony Ericsson, who have coughed up one of their fabby new W800 walkman-phones for the lucky winner - keep an eye out on the site for our very own review of the W800 soon.

What is The Soundtrack To Your Life? Whether it's you listening to tunes on your journey to work or that compilation of killer club anthems that evoke fond memories of dancing the nights away, we want to see how you visualise the idea of your life with music, and we want you to moblog it for us. Festival moments that made you roar with joy, gigs that changed the way you think about music, a song that you keep on loop till you know all the words, we want to see your love of music, the soundtrack to *your* life.

Send your images to: pics@thesoundtracktoyourlife.com

Just to reassure you - moblogUK hasn't been bought up as a Sony Ericsson advertising arm, we don't make any money from these competitions, just grab the occasional free phone for one of our team - and even then most of the handsets get given away to you lucky lot!
Sept. 6, 2005, 2:03 p.m.

Survey winners

Or, win a K750i with Memorable Movie Moments

The moblogUK survey is now closed, thanks very much to all those who took part, you've given us some great feedback and some useful information to help us build the site further. The lucky winners of the free t-shirts are as follows:

- pieceoplastic
- frazzy
- scaree

Let us know which design/size you want, and your postal address, and we'll get them on their way to you.

Remember: - only a few weeks left in the Memorable Movie Moments competition, where you could win yourself a shiny new K750i, kindly donated to us by the nice people at Sony Ericsson.
Aug. 19, 2005, 1:21 a.m.

MORE COMPETITIONS!

win phones and t-shirts

Summer Competition Frenzy! Today sees the launch of another competition, and another chance to win yourself a shiny new futurephone, once more generously donated by Sony Ericsson - this time there are three shiny new K750i handsets up for grabs. Also, grab yourself a free moblogUK t-shirt, just for filling in our short questionaire.

**Memorable Movie Moments Competition**

With imaging at the very heart of the K750i, Sony Ericsson has launched a campaign that calls on the public to re-enact their most memorable and inspiring movie moment.

Whether Ursula Andress in a bikini, the Reservoir Dogs boys or Jack Nicholson screaming 'here's Johnny' in The Shining, we're celebrating these iconic images by inviting the public to re-inact their favourite and then capture the moment with a cameraphone. The remit is wide, any film, any moment!

http://moblog.co.uk/blog/moviemoments

We had some fantastic entries for the recent Live The Moment music competition, so we're looking forward to what you can do with this one. Closing date is midnight, september the 10th, so you've got plenty of time to mock up your movie shots...


**moblogUK survey**

We've been around for nearly two years now, and a lot has changed in that time, so we've designed a short survey to give us a better idea of who is using the site, how and why.

Your answers will help build a picture of how people are using moblogUK, which we'll use to improve and promote the site and the underlying technology. We value your privacy. All information will be aggregated, we won't use any personal details, not even your username.

Three respondants will be chosen at random, and those lucky winners will get their choice of moblogUK t-shirt - the survey will only take you a minute, so it's worth a go, and will help us out a lot.

http://moblog.co.uk/survey/

Good luck with the competitions, and thanks in advance for your help with the survey.
Aug. 2, 2005, 12:22 p.m.

Competition Results!

a very hard decision for the judges

Congratulations go to beth and Steve for their fantastic entries to the Living The Moment competition, sponsored by Sony Ericsson. Many thanks to all who took part, there are some fabulous photographs on there - judging this one was far from easy!

Thank you all for your entries, and if you didn't win this time, watch out for our next competition, coming soon....
July 28, 2005, 7:04 p.m.

COMPETITION!<sup><small class="red">NEW!</small></sup>

Win a brand new Sony Ericsson K750i cameraphone!

The theme of this moblog competition is "Living the Moment", with particular reference to live music moments. So whether you've got pictures from this years festivals, live shots from a gig, or something that sums up your favourite live music moment, send us your snaps.

A selection of the best images will be shown alongside images of the all-time top 50 live music moments, as chosen by celebrities such as Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs), Carl Barat (The Libertines), Jimmy Cauty (The KLF) and Chaz Smash (Madness), at the Living the Moment exhibition taking place at Sony Ericsson Proud Camden, from 29th July — 2nd Sept.

The top two entrants will each win a brand new Sony Ericsson K750i 2-megapixel camera phone and a pair of tickets to the exclusive exhibition preview night on Thursday 28th July.

moblogUK is happy to be working in association with the art of imaging site in bringing you this competition.

The closing date for this competition is 27th July, so get photographing!

Remember: to put your name in the title/subject field so we know who you are if you aren't already a member of moblogUK - and above all, have fun!

Living the Moment
July 21, 2005, 1:06 p.m.

File size limit change, tags updated


With the advent of more powerful cameraphones, and with plenty of requests from the users, we have revised our file size limits. The new arrangement is the same for free users, a limit of 256Kb on individual posts, but for subscribers, the limit has been raised to 1Mb.

Images are still resized upon arrival at the site, but full-size image storage is an option planned for the future. For more information on how to subscribe, and the benefits you get, see this page

The tag search page is now available for you to play with, and tag links now reference this page rather than technorati. Links to technorati are still available on the image view page, and technorati will still be notified when you update your moblog.
June 10, 2005, 11:12 p.m.

Merchandise!


You asked for it, and we delivered - you can now purchase moblogUK branded goods (as designed by our users) from the moblogUK shop. Supplies are limited, so move quickly to secure your official moblogUK tshirts: http://shop.moblog.co.uk

You can show off your new t-shirts at this shared moblog

Please note: secure payment is provided via Paypal, but a PayPal account is NOT required for payment - any credit/debit card will do.

If the shirts sell well, we're looking into printing more designs, and other items such as mousemats, mugs, hats and so on. Your ideas and feedback on products you'd like to see would be appreciated: please see the suggestions area of the forum
June 7, 2005, 6:43 p.m.

More new features!

tags, and enhanced privacy options

Tags. You can now add 'tags' to your posts, allowing you to contribute to the World Live Web, as indexed at technorati.com. Tags are going to integrate further into the site over time, allowing you to build dynamic collections of yours and other people's images with ease. While those systems are being developed, your tags will simply link to Technorati. See the help page for more information.

RSS feeds for comments - want to keep up on the comments made on a post? Now you can point your newsreader at an RSS feed for each post on the site - see the url at the bottom of the "add comment" box.

Advanced privacy options (subscribers only): you can now control access to your moblog with an option in your profile setting. You can choose "open to all", registered users only, people on your friends list, or password-only access settings. This system is a beta test, while we ensure it's as secure as it needs to be to protect your content. Should anyone experience anything untoward with the privacy settings, please get in touch and let us know.

Please note: setting privacy options may change the url for your latest image and/or rss feeds - check your moblog for the correct locations. Your images will no longer be highlightable on any setting other than "open to all".

Feedback is, as ever, welcome.

T-shirt update: the designs are at the printers, but there will be a few weeks delay while they get printed and delivered - we'll let you know as soon as you can get one!

May 14, 2005, 4:12 a.m.

New Features!

also bug fixes and competition results.

Competition Results

The moblogUK t-shirt competition was a resounding success, with awesome entries coming in from loads of you. We were also testing our new voting system, which seemed to work very well. The results are as follows:

1st place, distinctlyaverage
2nd place, elizzie
Judges Choice, misternavid

We're in the process of getting the printing arranged now, and the shirts will be available for purchase as soon as possible. Winners will be contacted by email, and prizes sent out. Congratulations to the winners, and many thanks to all of you who entered. (please note, these results were taken when we closed the voting a few weeks ago. Other people may have since voted and changed the order - sorry guys, you were too late!)


New Features!

Site subscribers can now add an avatar next to their name when it appears on comments - just look in your 'edit profile' page to see this feature down in the 'Profile' section.

A much requested feature is also here for subscribers: user-defined stylesheets applied to their own pages. Now you can make your moblog look like whatever you want! This feature appears underneath the theme selector link on 'edit profile'

Free accounts finally get friends lists - keep easy tabs on moblogs you want to watch. Look for the 'add to friends' link at the top of each moblog's sidebar. Moblogs you are watching will appear in a list below the 'recent visitors' box on your sidebar, and will let you know if anyone has updated since you last logged in. This feature does tend to get confused if you stay logged in all the time, so it's good to log out from time to time, if only to check who's updated recently.

Sensible comment updates - now you can tell which post a comment has been made on by the subject of the update email, saving a lot of clicking.

Bug Fixes!

The problem where text from some email clients was arrive on the site still encoded (this kind of thing: ANj34haKI903h5k23hWJ98fg83nq2V) has been overhauled again, and it's looking more reliable now.

More spam filtering (especially for UK Vodafone MMS users) - see the help page for more information.

Please report any problems with any of the new things via the forum or the contact page.
April 9, 2005, 1:46 a.m.

Capture Camera Phone Photography Exhibition


MoblogUK members are invited to participate in Capture exhibition, the first camera phone exhibition to be held in Australia. Send in your submissions via the website www.captureexhibition.comuntil 3 April.

Selected images will be on display in a gallery in Sydney for two weeks (a good excuse for a trip downunder?), and will then be uploaded to the website. There is a People's Choice award and prize up for grabs so get busy and submit.
March 14, 2005, 12:06 p.m.

T-Shirt Competition

Now closed

The t-shirt design competition is now closed - thanks very much for all your entries, there's some excellent work, as expected.

What we'd like you to do over the next few days is to vote for the images you like (or vote low for images you don't!) using the rating option next to each image - which will only appear if you're logged in, to stop score-rigging by anonymous users.

You can score each image between one and ten, and you can check the winners progress on the 'top rated' link towards the top of the moblog's sidebar.

Once you've had a few days to score the images, we'll annouce the winners here, and start the process of getting shirts printed and sent out to the winners (and for sale to the rest of you)

Good luck to everybody who entered!
March 1, 2005, 2:40 p.m.

COMPETITION NEWS

New competition, and recent winners

New Competition

Some of you have asked about moblogUK merchandise, especially t-shirts, so we've decided to see what you guys can come up with and print some of the best - chosen by you, the users - as t-shirts. You can submit anything you want for your design, as long as it fits into 297mm W by 420mm H. Images for print should be as 297mm W by 420mm H size, 300dpi, tagged TIFFs, but as they're huge files, please submit a screen sized jpg as your entry. There's more information available here.

Winners will have their designs printed, and will receive a free t-shirt of all the designs printed.

We're testing a new voting system with this competition - each user (you must be logged in) has one vote to cast per post - so remember to vote for the shirts you like the best. Send your images to tshirtcomp@moblg.net

Before Christmas, we held two competitions - the Fujifilm Hard Copy competition and the Cheech and Chong DVD boxset competition, where your most stoner moments were posted. We're pleased to announce the winners for these two competitions, and to say thank you for posting your images and video in to the contests:

Many thanks to you all for taking part, there were loads of excellent entries from everybody, as usual (making the judging /very/ hard!).

CHEECH AND CHONG BOXSET : moblogbrain

HARD COPY : eversion and Helen

Your prizes are in the post guys, congratulations once again.
Feb. 7, 2005, 11:15 p.m.