For our friendly photo challenge, the rules are pretty simple and straightforward: 1. Photo must be taken by the forum member AFTER the challenge topic is posted, and BEFORE the poll is created for the voting. 2. The challenge runs one week - Thursday to Wednesday. On Wednesday (usually afternoon to early evening) the poll is posted and open for 1 day (24 hours). 3. The winner of a challenge creates the next challenge thread on Thursday after the poll closes, and sets up the poll for the new challenge on the following Wednesday afternoon / evening. If you know that you won't be able to do this, just let the rest of us know, and we'll figure out something. 4. You may post as many pictures as you'd like for the topic, but you must select the ONE you want entered into the poll. 5. You may interpret the challenge topic any way you'd like, but often the author of the challenge gives clarifying instructions. Remember that the voting audience needs to "get" your picture. ======================================== How to set up the poll A. Start a new thread with the Title: Weekly Photo Challenge: [topic] (note that "Poll:" and the chart icon will be added preceding the [topic] by the system.) B. In the Message area, enter a number and follow it with the pictures to vote on. (You may enter a preceeding message if you'd like, but later in the Poll settings you will enter the actual question.) The easiest way to get the picture, is to open a new window or tab, go to the photo thread, right click (for Windows users, I don't have a clue for Mac) on the picture, click Copy, come back to your new thread, and under the number, right click and hit Paste. 1. [paste here] 2. [paste here] ... C. To make this a Poll, scroll down below the message box to the Additional Options section. D. In the Post a Poll section, check the box and enter the number of pictures. E. Click Submit New Thread. This will bring up the Post a Poll dialog box. F. In the Poll Question entry box, enter something like "Vote for your favorite photo." F. Enter poll Option 1 as "1." and poll Option 2 as "2." etc. to match the number of the pictures. G. In Poll Timeout, enter "1" day as the length of time to leave the poll open. H. In Miscellaneous Options, leave them set to the defaults: (Multiple=unchecked, public=unchecked, parse=checked) I. Click Submit New Poll. Done.