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Group Description

This is a themed/activity group inspired and building upon the creative writing improvisation web site called "www.oneword.com". Essentially it is a 24 hour free association photographic task based on a random word chosen by oneword. One per day.

Get Today's Word!

Word changes daily at 10:00am CST


HOW TO PLAY

The instructions for this group are simple. Go to oneword , click the "go" button. This gives you today's word. Then you have 24 hours (or until the word changes) to go out and take a picture that you think speaks to that word.

For example, the date I created this group the word is "circus". I could track down a real circus, maybe take a picture of a crowded intersection, an animal that belongs in a circus, a government building, or something like that!

ONE (1) POOL CONTRIBUTION PER DAY PER PERSON

And if it isn't tagged properly your photo will be deleted from the pool. Note you can do as many photos as you like, tag them all appropriately, add them to the relevant word thread, but only one goes in the pool!

You are encouraged to take a new photograph, but if you happen to have a perfect one in your archives no one is going to yell at you.

When is it too late to post?

The rules here are subject to change, but for now, it's okay to be a day or so behind for reasons such as not getting photos off camera in time. This may become more strict for pool photos when more people play. Do not post photos for old words to the word thread.

TAGGING

* tag all photos with "oneword"
* tag all photos with the date for that word in this format: "oneword-YYYYMMDD", use the date from THEIR WEBSITE to aleviate timezone issues.
* tag with the word itself in this format: "oneword-wordgoeshere"

My example for today's word of circus!
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has the following tags:
oneword
oneword-circus
oneword-20050905

I tagged other photos for today's word, but left them out of the pool, they can be found with either of the tags oneword-circus and oneword-20050905

MORE ADVANCED GAMEPLAY

Some variations exist that tie in the text entries on oneword, or let you write your own.

1) Write your own submission on oneword.com (before or after taking the photo) for today's word. In addition to the normal tags, in your photo description include a section of text like the that below (with links), for a real example of this, see my first submission to the pool:
My Submission to www.oneword.com for circus
www.oneword.com/mt/archives/000722.html#[Emma]

The greatest show on earth. There's nothing that can be said. Except elephants...
September 5, 2005 04:37 PM
Please use an ADDITIONAL TAG of "oneword-sub-self"

2) Choose a specific submission on www.oneword.com by following their read link. Take a picture for submission about today's word. In addition to the normal tags, in your photo description include a section of text like below (with links), or check out this example:
Emma's Submission to www.oneword.com for circus
www.oneword.com/mt/archives/000722.html#[Emma]

The greatest show on earth. There's nothing that can be said. Except elephants...
September 5, 2005 04:37 PM
Please use an ADDITIONAL TAG of "oneword-sub-specific"


STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Please read the FAQ and Questions About Playing thread, ask away!

EXPLORING ONEWORDS

Words since inception: 2005

All ONEWORD photos: tagged, slideshow

ONEWORD photos with linked www.oneword.com submissions: self, specific


Please introduce yourself to the group.

Attribution for the former group icon went to Leo L30 and the original image is found here But now we've been approved by oneword.com and given permission to use it's logo!

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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