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Old 05-17-2003, 01:23 AM   #1
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The Just for Kicks Challenges are a community building project which focuses on promoting friendly competition to foster relationships within the community while at the same time extending the abilities of Flash and creating useful, applicable code snippets.

Each challenge is like a short competition; there are rules, start and end dates and a goal, but there are no prizes. Each challenge shall relate to a particular Flash Object which shall be named in the challenge thread title. To participate all you have to do is think of a cool function which you can add to the Object in question. For instance, if the Object in question is the TextField, you might make a small spell-checking engine or a method which resizes the text when the up and down arrows are pressed.

The standard rules which apply to each challenge are:
- Your code must be 100% your own work or give appropriate credit to other authors. Remember the idea is to develop something new, not just post a script someone else has already made.
- The feature must be implemented using code only Ė that is it should not require any items in the library or on the stage. You can of course make reference to items in the library if thatís the purpose of your script, for instance if itís a script that lays out MCs in a grid, or something like that.
- 25 lines of code max. Comments are not counted in the line count and are thoroughly recommended. Donít abuse the line limit by using really long infix IF-ELSE statements or anything like that, itís there to encourage you to think outside the box!
- You should post a working SWF and FLA so we can see it in action!

Whoever creates a challenge can of course decide to vary these rules or add new ones. Please list the rules in detail at the start of your challenge when you post it so that everyone can participate.
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Old 05-21-2003, 05:59 AM   #2
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Each challenge is like a short competition; there are rules, start and end dates and a goal
I'd say it lasts for a month and then close the thread, what about??
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Old 05-21-2003, 08:41 AM   #3
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I thought of that but I think it'd be better just o declare the challenge over than close the thread because closing it stops someone with an absolutely brillinat idea who comes across the thread late in the picture, from openning it...
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Maybe u r right, but we can add a line that if anyone has another idea for the subject of the chalange to post a new one
maybe
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Old 05-28-2003, 03:09 AM   #5
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what is "one line of code"?
can you define it clearly?
if (x==0){
whatever;
}
it this three line? or one line?
nest if statements one line? or many line?

i am confused
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hey magic
no, these are two lines
the comments, the closing }, the ;
all don't count
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Jesse, have there ever been a competition here? It is a great idea. Why not you guys behind this community start one, to get it going.
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There were lots of these after we launched this board. Unfortuntely there's been none in the last 12 months but if you look at posts since "The Beginning" (see the dropdown box at the bottom of the thread listing page) you will see all the old ones.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:03 PM   #9
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I can't them in the dropdown box? How about putting up the links to the old ones in this thread?
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Try this http://www.actionscript.org/forums/f...c&daysprune=-1
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