NFSUnlimited.net Showroom

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The first showroom was launched shortly after the release of [[Need for Speed Underground]] and was the first such application on any Need for Speed web site. It's feature list included screenshot uploading, entry commenting, image rating on a scale from 1 to 10, browsing by car, the latest, top rated and most viewed entries and simple searching. Uploading was not restricted to registered members and was initially limited to 5 entries per selected name (later increased) and 800x600 image resolution. All entries uploaded were manually processed by [[NFSUnlimited.net Staff]] which resultd in entries appearing on the site up to 24 hours after they were uploaded.
 
The first showroom was launched shortly after the release of [[Need for Speed Underground]] and was the first such application on any Need for Speed web site. It's feature list included screenshot uploading, entry commenting, image rating on a scale from 1 to 10, browsing by car, the latest, top rated and most viewed entries and simple searching. Uploading was not restricted to registered members and was initially limited to 5 entries per selected name (later increased) and 800x600 image resolution. All entries uploaded were manually processed by [[NFSUnlimited.net Staff]] which resultd in entries appearing on the site up to 24 hours after they were uploaded.
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In March 2004 a forum member [[GT3x24x7]] started [http://forum.nfsunlimited.net/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1346 Pink CAR challenge], a competition where users had to design a car along with the specified rules. All the entries (max 10 as limited per showroom username) were then uploaded under the same name to the showroom and after a previously defined period of time the winners were announced from the following categories: entrant ratings (only votes from entrants in the challenge), user ratings (all registered users votes) and guest ratings. The car challenges quickly became a big hit and got their own website application after Showroom v2 was released.
  
  

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Summary

NFSUnlimited.net Showroom is a web application on NFSUnlimited.net where registered members of the site can upload their screenshots from Need for Speed games. The application first came online shortly after the release of Need for Speed Underground and instantly became the most popular site feature.


Showroom v1

The first showroom was launched shortly after the release of Need for Speed Underground and was the first such application on any Need for Speed web site. It's feature list included screenshot uploading, entry commenting, image rating on a scale from 1 to 10, browsing by car, the latest, top rated and most viewed entries and simple searching. Uploading was not restricted to registered members and was initially limited to 5 entries per selected name (later increased) and 800x600 image resolution. All entries uploaded were manually processed by NFSUnlimited.net Staff which resultd in entries appearing on the site up to 24 hours after they were uploaded. In March 2004 a forum member GT3x24x7 started Pink CAR challenge, a competition where users had to design a car along with the specified rules. All the entries (max 10 as limited per showroom username) were then uploaded under the same name to the showroom and after a previously defined period of time the winners were announced from the following categories: entrant ratings (only votes from entrants in the challenge), user ratings (all registered users votes) and guest ratings. The car challenges quickly became a big hit and got their own website application after Showroom v2 was released.


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