RockShox Design Contest - $12000+ in Cash and Prizes

Jul 28, 2011 at 10:51
by SRAM  

Design the next sticker pack for the 2013 RockShox Totem fork! Ten 2012 RockShox Totem Forks and $2500 in cash up for grabs!

Every year, we get stand-out artists to create the RockShox Totem line of sticker packs. This time we're asking YOU to lend your talents to get a chance to create the next official RockShox Totem Sticker Pack that will show up on cars, bikes and helmets across the globe. View this booklet of sticker packs past and their artists - Download Here


HOW TO ENTER

- Download the vector graphic for a stock 2012 RockShox Totem - Download Here

- Download the artwork from the RockShox Totem Sticker pack No. 5 - Download Here

- Create your own design on the Totem template using your own graphics and utilizing some elements from Sticker Pack #5 (above)

- Entries can be created using mixed media (digital or analog), however, all entries must be submitted electronically as JPGs. This is the 21st century — just ask your mom to scan it for you.

- Uploaded to the "RockShox Design-it-Yourself Contest" Photo category on Pinkbike.


Live on in infamy as the designer of the 2013 Totem Sticker pack and see your work plastered on helmets, bikes and cars around the world! Winning $2500 and a Totem fork doesn't hurt either Wink


Go to the contest page for all the details.



Design this Totem


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197 Comments

  • + 319
 Just draw boobs on the lowers. Guaranteed win.
  • + 10
 winner right here ryleyw Beer
  • + 20
 When in doubt, dump 'em out!
  • + 1
 what program do you use to design it
  • + 1
 slandrews is gonna win it! hehehe.
  • + 115
 i`d draw a vagina on the lowers and a penis on the stantions... "fork at work"
  • - 1
 i'm using adobe photoshop CS5 since i'm used to it more than illustrator
  • + 2
 haha @DAMZ!! you made my day
  • + 6
 Is it just me or does it say you win ten totems?
  • + 5
 ^oops ten forks for ten people not ten for one.
  • + 1
 When this contest first came out, I thought it was fucking weird they would give someone ten forks for winning
  • + 12
 my designs - luket66.pinkbike.com/album/ROCK-SHOX-Comp
tell me wat u think and fave if u like. Smile
  • + 2
 luke, the totems with the exploded RS logos are sick! hope you win Big Grin
  • + 3
 @LukeT66, www.pinkbike.com/photo/7030897 that one is the sickest IMO... they're all epic though. I hope you win, I'd for sure buy the fork with those decals on it!!
  • + 1
 Thanks , I just added a few more btw
  • + 1
 here what my designs could look like on sticker packs www.pinkbike.com/photo/7064391
  • + 1
 where are the results? was meant to be released today no?
  • + 1
 Thats what i thought... whats going on??
  • + 1
 What's going on...? We are the 9th...
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 www.no-spec.com

Don't work on speculation.
  • + 4
 Right so only submit work that you've already done, that way you're not working for free if you don't win....
  • + 1
 I agree, shame on Rockshox for pulling this 'design contest' crap. If you 'win' you get $2500? That's it?
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  • + 8
 what kind of file are the two downloads? i cant open them...
  • + 7
 adobe illustrator. You'll need it
  • + 5
 cheers... next task is getting that then...
  • + 15
 I cant download them, my browser just turns grey. I have adobe illustrator.
  • + 1
 Is the totem an SVG? It starts to pixelate when I zoom in alot.
  • + 1
 Exactly, but it says "Download the vector graphic for a stock 2012 RockShox Totem"

Since I'm not using illustrator I thought maybe there was an error exporting to inkscape.
  • + 91
 quick tip for all the people that can't open an 'ai' file; you are not going to win
  • + 35
 i wish i had some artistic talent right about now.
  • + 1
 Going to track down actual vector graphic

Also I'll get confirm details on specific areas to design, but I'm 99% sure it's totally up to you
  • + 1
 i wont be in this contest (: .... the stickers on totem are perfect if you ask me Big Grin
  • + 2
 CarlosMC the contest is for the design itself. If your creating a vector design or high-res raster image the design can be resized to fit accordingly by Sram/Rockshox for final production. And they will probably make various sizes of each decal in the sticker pack anyway.
  • + 1
 It says to submit it as a JPG though.
  • + 1
 I miss understood the contest details. You just have to make a design for the totem photo. The designer who wins goes on to design the actual sticker pack. So nobody has to worry about templates or actual sizes.
  • + 10
 I think you over thought this way too much
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 Ive just downloaded the template, opened up Photoshop and away i went Smile I dont think a lot of thinking about the size and stuff needs to happen right now, maybe later when they ask the winner for the design, and besides, the winner designs the 2013 decal, so its a whole year (little less for production) to make it all right...
  • + 1
 Guys check out my submissions so far for the contest and let me know what you think about them: vineet.pinkbike.com/album/Rock-Shox-Totem-Concepts
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  • + 7
 No one panic, obviously mine is going to win. Just sayin'. www.pinkbike.com/photo/6969879
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  • + 7
 i bet aaron gwin will take the win on this one...
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  • + 3
 the funny thing about this is it doesn't take artistic skill to copy, paste and move around different pictures in editors. id be nice to see more people taking a pencil, various acrylic inks, etc. to draw out and make designs.
  • + 7
 Try it then. I think you'll realize it takes more artistic skill that you thought. The medium doesn't matter. Whether it's a pencil, brush, mouse or tablet, it's the idea that matters. The tool you use to express those ideas is irrelevant.
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 I dont feel like spending hours in Photshop or Illustrator for something im not getting graded on or (guaranteed) payed for. So i think if i do anything for this contests its going to be on good old fashioned pen and paper. Then scan it in
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  • + 1
 i love the rebound thing but it seems a bit much on the crown
  • + 1
 yeah check out my other designs, one is the same - the crown stuff Smile
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  • + 5
 Can I draw my favorite animal? a fox with kashima coloring.
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  • + 2
 i think ill probably loose to those since mine are hand drawn, but up for grabs if anyone want the idea is the bike going from raw metal to melted metal to piped to a frame being welded together to someone riding
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 Here is my vision for the 2013 Totem. I easily have 20 more ideas sketched out in my magic hat! More to come if necessary. I am thinking outside of the "box". Thanks to all who have already "fav-ed" my designs and thank you in advance for all of your future support! Without you, my designs go nowhere! Please feel free to follow this link...

lenmerderdenfer.pinkbike.com/album/Rock-Shox-Design-it-yourself-Sticker-Contest

Ride loose,

lenmerderdenfer
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  • + 6
 Such a cool idea
  • + 6
 reminds of Elsworth, still remember best variant for a frame name - Elsewhere
  • + 2
 lol elsewhere....
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  • + 1
 Dudes stuff like this is a great way to get established. How else are you going to "get your foot in the door" Its all about who you know makes you a established artist. SRAM is giving you the chance. Or you can enjoy designing carwash logos for the rest of your life.
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 Dear PinkBike & Rock Shox, When I click on the vector graphic link to download it, using a Mac with Safari, I get only a grey screen in my browser. The same is true for the sticker pack link. What is needed to rectify this issue? Your response is greatly appreciated. Cheers!
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 Hold down "control" and click the link, then select "Download Linked File as..."

Or if you have a two button mouse, right click it.
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 www.pinkbike.com/photo/6985787

let me know what you think of it, and if you like it add it to your faves ,
Thank you !
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 The only thing I wondered is a scale of Totem photo and sticker pack. When I open the Totem template, it’s 300dpi, but it doesn’t have the right measures. Is the sticker pack proportional to Totem template? Or it doesn’t matter it is or not proportional? Thanks
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  • + 2
 it's not hard to find the adobe series for "no cost". I have 15 thousand dollars worth of software on my comp, you think I forked out 15 grand for software, HAH.
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 I know it's been asked, but does anyone know how the top 10 are going to picked? Doesn't seem to say anywhere, at least not that I've read. Shameless Self-Promotion: www.pinkbike.com/photo/7031578
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  • + 1
 Looks like people were still entering today? I stopped working at 12:00 midnight MY TIME. Duh... guess I could have worked some more!!! Smile

www.pinkbike.com/photo/7078158
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  • + 5
 Wheres the results at??
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  • + 1
 I click on the downloads and all that comes up is a grey screen... what am i doing wrong? Are the downloads only compatible with PC's? I'm working on a MAC.
  • + 1
 I downloaded them fine on my mac.
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  • + 2
 Nothing really fancy - I just wanted to keep it simple:
www.pinkbike.com/photo/7078130
Wink
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 Please tell me what you think. All feedback appreciated.

www.pinkbike.com/photo/6922385
  • + 3
 take out the truvativ and fix the rs on the crown. looks like it doesnt belong
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  • + 1
 Some really sweet designs out there, can't say I ended up doing my best work or idea's. But I gave it a try! Smile

stiingya.pinkbike.com/album/totem
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  • + 1
 The contest should be already finished, right ? tup

saucissonsavoyard.pinkbike.com/album/Rock-Shox-DIY-contest
Here you can see my last update Smile
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  • + 2
 Yeah, i was just waiting since the sick shirt contest ! Tanks PB so much to offer us a such challange ! Good luck everyone !
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  • + 1
 They should have let true rider design and submit the art work, and pink bike viewers decide on the winner, those artist do not seem to even be bikers....lamo
  • + 1
 of course there are always the opportunists... many leading stuff is from new users...not a bad thing but...
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  • + 3
 dang! i wish i didn't always fall asleep in art class
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  • + 3
 What? where were the winners announced?
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  • + 3
 any updates on the 10 finalist?
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  • + 1
 ok i never did this before and im not good with computers so i dont know how to do anything, someone please message me what to do
  • + 61
 I don't like your odds..
  • + 15
 thanks for the help :/
  • + 5
 just make a doodle and then trace it and then color it on a fresh sheet of paper. Scan it and send it in. If you win Sram/Rockshox guys will take care of the computer side of things
  • + 30
 Ignore sadistic, he's just being a cynic. Simply follow my 4 step system for guaranteed success!

Step 1: Buy adobe illustrator and any other design software you want to use.
Step 2: When your computer is inevitably unable to run the software, buy a new computer that meets the minimum system requirements.
Step 3: Find a graphic design course running over summer and complete several years of college and degree level learning within about a month
Step 4: Within about the week you'll have remaining before the competition deadline, find some inspiration and perfect your winning design, beating hundreds of qualified, talented graphics artists from around the world!
  • + 13
 @K3ano, I was almost giving up, but after your simple step by step system I am pretty confident I can win the contest!

Thanks very much man! Salute
  • + 2
 @progression - Ah thank you! I was getting worried that I had to buy loads of this fancy design software stuff.
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  • + 1
 Looks to me like rockshox's designers have found a way to get payed for doing tidley squat. Not complaining tho, its an awesome compertition.
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  • + 1
 you have to right click on the "download here" link then click save linked file. but the vector of the stock totem is a corrupt file....
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  • + 3
 This is a lame idea as you can only use the sticker packs provided!!
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  • + 3
 Pleeeeeaaase post the results !
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  • + 1
 i cant do the design cause of the program, but a good idea would be to make them look like totem poles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • + 1
 Check out my design(s), any faves are appreciated! www.pinkbike.com/photo/7069617
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  • + 1
 wait so are we designing a whole new sticker pack or just arranging pictures onto a a picture of a totem im confused :S
  • + 1
 creating a design onto the totem fork, using some elements from the sticker pack provided. Then the winner will go and create a whole new sticker pack
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 www.pinkbike.com/photo/7069683
my first go at the comp Smile pls have a look and tell me what you think about it .
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  • + 2
 super pumped for this one...
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  • + 2
 Kasia66 should enter this. She allways has nice ideas.
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 just fyi to everybody, the downloads dont work on mac computers, at least not mine. Pinkbike if you could get a download for macs it would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks.
  • + 1
 I have Mac and no problems really only a bad extension on the .ai file
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  • + 1
 Does anyone know what Ten finalists are in RockShox Design it Yourself Contest
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  • + 1
 It appear that there's more designs than expected, so it take more time, so wait ! Smile
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  • + 1
 so are we making a totally new sticker pack, or just arranging the No.5 sticker pack...
  • + 1
 Hopefully both. You are supposed to create a design that not only incorporates the stickers and themes in the sticker pack but includes some original material. this will be judges by favorites views comments and then put into a group of top ten. That will then be voted on by pb users and the winner will work with rockshox to design a sticker pack using original material. I'm not going to whore a link, but if you would like to see what I concider a good example, I have my entry set as my pod on my profile.
  • + 1
 Said design should be displayed as a fork graphic
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  • + 1
 Does the design have to incorperate the stock graphics that are on the fork template?
  • + 1
 Yes, those are going to be on the stock totem. The graphics are to be created around it
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  • + 1
 Just uploaded my tribal fork. please check it out. www.pinkbike.com/photo/7078027
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 let me know what you think of mine, its okay i guess
www.pinkbike.com/photo/7067250
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  • + 1
 Are we allowed to post multiple entries? Do we need to include something from the sticker pack?
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  • + 1
 the owl design better get a top 10, that design dominates like a sex slave working overtime.
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  • + 1
 if i were to design a totem, I would design one that didnt blow the seals every ride!!!!
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  • + 1
 Can we decorate the stanchions or are we only supposed to decorate the lowers?
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  • + 1
 check out my sticker pack design Smile

www.pinkbike.com/photo/6955979

If you like it, please favorite it !!
thanks
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  • + 1
 I have adobe illustrator and my browser just turns grey when I click download has anyone else got that problem?
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  • + 1
 i really want to design them but i dont no how to create them, plz someone help
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  • + 1
 Trying to push safety on the trails with the neon dayglo: www.pinkbike.com/photo/6985975
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  • + 1
 Ai files are also usable with Photoshop so if you have that can use PS instead of Illustrator.
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  • + 1
 This is the job I want when Im older! definately going to be giving this a go!
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  • + 1
 anybody knows where the post with the top ten finalist is??
thankssss
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 You're one of the favorites Wink can't wait to see your designs haha
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 hha, thanks, I will give it a try.
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 POST THE RESULTS!!!!!! We're bikers and we're impatient!!!!!! Smile
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  • + 1
 hows about you design your own fucking shit rock shox ya fag
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  • + 1
 Can you post them as PDF. I cant open them on CS3 they must be CS4 or 5
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  • + 1
 through a few girls and some bright colors on them
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  • + 1
 does this work on mac or not
  • + 2
 You need Illustrator. I don't want to be mean but if you don't know that then I wouldn't bother. No offense.
  • + 1
 Talbs, you made me lol...


12,000$ ^_^
  • + 0
 i have illustrator already
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 how does one go about voting?
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  • + 1
 i sold adobe illustrator who want
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  • + 1
 just leave it like it is Smile no draws, no nothing... just rock shox
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  • + 1
 Does anyone know where the entry form located?
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 Are we allowed multiple entries?
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 yes, you can post as many entries you feel like.
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  • + 1
 Time to get cracking! Tomorrow is my start date.
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  • + 1
 anyway i can download them with no adobe illustrator?
  • + 3
 i could download them, just not open them
  • + 2
 You'll need adobe illustrator or fireworks or anything else that can open .ai files. You can buy them at local computer shop. Unless you can get them some other way...
  • + 2
 there are also open source alternatives like Inkscape, you guys. no need to openly proclaim doing something illegal *ahemscottmillphotography*
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 I use Inkscape it works great ! Wink
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  • + 0
 So I am assuming that SRAM doesn't like any of the designs that have been submitted yet??
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  • + 1
 any chance someon could post the templates up?
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 sticker pack i mean
  • + 1
 its coming up with an eror, doesnt matter, its fine
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  • + 1
 I have Ai and i just get a grey screen does anyone else have this problem?
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  • + 1
 eu cobraria $200 e ainda dava um beijinho no bumbum
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  • + 1
 So now I have to download Adobe Illustrator then....
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 Does anyone know how the final 10 will be picked?
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  • + 1
 i want to design a stonar one!!!!
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  • + 1
 Hmm, do you vote for peoples images by Favoriting them?
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  • + 1
 Can't waaaaait to see them!
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  • + 1
 looks good without any changes. Less is more.
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  • + 0
 just leave to proffessionals (me) to win Big Grin
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  • + 1
 PB, wath's the deal?
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  • + 1
 im in it to win it.
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  • + 1
 wont let me enter Frown
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  • + 1
 looks good as is.
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  • + 1
 Negative Prop ME!!
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 They can create an account pretty quick.
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 should be fine yeah
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