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    • #2740
      Ed
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        @ed

      I won’t be starting the next dare challenge for a few weeks, but I’m wondering if anyone has any ideas for a different way to explore the next one?

      The weather (in theory) should be warming up, so maybe more outdoor dares? Or should we concentrate on indoor dares to include as many participants as possible?

    • #2741
      Prof Green
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      How about things that can be done indoors but offer bonus points for outdoors? Once someone has stripped completely naked, where do we go from there? A more exposing pose might be more challenging but is unlikely to look good from a male!

    • #2742
      David
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        @ibi2004

      Public nudity

      standing next to naturist beach sign

      participate inbear all for polar bears

      take part in world naked bike ride

      etc

       

       

       

    • #2743
      Ed
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        @ed

      Some good suggestions there. The first one we’ve already strayed towards and I think that would be a good way to develop things. However, it may alienate some of our US-based participants as some parts of the US view nudity as a crime.

      I would encourage people to take part in both the WNBR and Polar Bear Run but I cant’ coordinate with most of them as they happen at different times in different areas (+ many of the WNBR event have already happened for this year).

      Is standing next to a naturist beach sign a fair one? I can’t say I know where all participants are from, but I know a few who are a LONG way from any beaches. I’ve found a list of 40 of them in the UK:

      https://www.thebeachguide.co.uk/naturist-beaches

      Also, I know at least three beaches near me where nudity is routinely accepted but none of them is a naturist. Do all naturist beaches have signs?

    • #2744
      Prof Green
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      How about asking for videos? We’ve done a couple of dares that involved standing by a road. I found quiet road, listened carefully for any cars coming, and relied on a time delay on the camera (10 seconds I think) so I was only naked in the road for probably less than a minute. There was a real chance of being caught but only a small one. I got undressed and dressed outside the car but that doesn’t really count as I could have jumped into the car at that stage if necessary. Asking for videos of a certain length, even just a minute, would make the dare a lot scarier to do!

      Having said that, I could imagine myself doing the open space one that way but standing by an open road for that long might be pushing it – I don’t want to scare anyone! Also, for people like me who hide our faces, we’d presumably need to do the video whilst (at least) blindfolded which increases the scariness again and runs the risk of making it a bridge too far for some people, maybe including myself.

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    • #2745
      Gary
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      That’s a great idea @profgreen.

      I follow exactly that process, although I have previously posted a video of me walking naked on a road… it was very scary and I was nearly caught.

    • #2746
      Gary
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      If we go to videos then the dares might need to be a little easier to start with.

      I’ve found it difficult to get the last dare or 2 done, simply due to being busy and finding a suitable location.

      For me the biggest problem is social acceptance (or lack of) about being seen naked in public and getting a negative response.

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    • #2747
      Ed
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        @ed

      I like the videos idea but, on a technical level, how will we achieve that? The forum system can embed videos from many tube-sites but I haven’t found any way to embed videos uploaded to this site.

      More importantly, we already get a fair number of photo uploads (which use up server space surprisingly fast) but video takes up considerably more server space (potentially hugely more if videos aren’t edited down to just a minute or two). It would probably be necessary to delete all videos between challenges.

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    • #2752
      Prof Green
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      That’s a relief!

    • #2753
      Ed
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        @ed

      What part of that, in particular, is a relief, @profgreen?

    • #2754
      Prof Green
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      The unlikelihood of my very scary idea coming true!

    • #2755
      Ed
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        @ed

      I don’t think it’s insurmountable, @profgreen.

      Maybe if I make it a supporters only competition? It would give a way of controlling it, hopefully, encourage more people to become supporters and (maybe) allow me to buy more storage for the server? (Just to explain, there is a flat, one-off fee for the HDD on the server but an ongoing fee for the larger backup service that will be needed).

    • #2756
      Ed
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        @ed

      What would be useful is if everyone experimented with recording some short videos, working out rough figures for both how long (in minutes and seconds) videos of dares might be (no need to be naked for these – which makes it easier) AND how big such files are from your device(s).

      I can use that information to work out the kind of storage space would be needed on the server for each challenge.

      No need to upload anything yet!

    • #2758
      Gary
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      I’ve posted videos in the past by using a simple video to gif converter.  There are a number of cheap/ free ones available and they also allow the output to be cut to size.

    • #2759
      Gary
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        @gary

      ..

    • #2761
      Prof Green
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        @profgreen

      I just tried downloading a 45 second strip from dressed to naked. It saved as an 2.8Mb MP4. I converted it to gif and that turned out to be 43Mb so very much bigger. This still from the video shows the image size and quality.

    • #2763
      Ed
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        @ed

      My experience roughly matches that, @profgreen. The only way I’ve ever made animgifs smaller than the same video in MP4 is to drastically reduce the image quality.

      For comparison purposes, I can get a 5 min 720×576 (DVD-PAL) video file down to less than 40 MB at reasonable quality using MP4. The problem is, many participants are not going to have the software or the technical know-how to do that.

      That works out to about 8MB per minute. If we have 20 participants, posting an average of 1 minute each for 12 dares, that’s workable.

      If the competition turns out to be be more popular (as we all hope!) and we get 30 participants that increases storage needed by 50%. If the videos average longer and take more space per minute (potentially MUCH more) then across the entire competition, the server space needed balloons out of control and the bandwidth used to play the videos increases dramatically too.

    • #2776
      Ed
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        @ed

      How many of you are interested in taking part in the next Weekly Dare Challenge? (Assuming of course it’s structured to your liking)

    • #2779
      Ed
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        @ed

      If the next dare challenge was video-based, would that make any difference to your interest in it?

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    • #2791
      Prof Green
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      I’ll probably have a go. No promises though! (I know I wouldn’t have time for quite a few days.)

    • #2792
      Steve
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        @klogg

      I would be willing to give it a try if possible.

    • #2800
      Gary
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      Like @profgreen I’m happy to do this but it will be some time before I have a chance

    • #3122
      Ed
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        @ed

      I’m building a space in the forums for future dare challenges and experimenting (seems appropriate for this community!) with how to control and present it. Running the dare challenge is fun but does consume a lot of my time. If it continues to grow in terms of participants it will take more and more of my time.

      As a test, this new dare challenge will only be open to community supporters. Maybe it will encourage more people to support our community?

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    • #5354
      Sangroid5k
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        @antonx

      having finished Leveled, I was wishing there would be more videos.

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