A message from all WMD members :
we would like to thank you for this great journey and that you gave us the chance of being part of it!
Over the past 3 1/2 years you came up with some great surprises for us, so we wanted to return the favour. We talked about sending you a gift to the office HQ. Like a cake with the pcars logo or similar. But since the SMS staff is spread around the globe, we decided to go for something more... digital.
So, here it is.
!Thank you SMS!
Credits go to DreamWeaver for creating this, with the help of other WMD members.
Full resolution mirrors:
Of you're interested in the behind-the-scenes part, have a look here:
Disclaimer about the mosaic:
The resolution is 3600x3000 pixels. It consists of 3000 avatars. We collected 1641 avatars (incl. the ones from SMS staff), so pretty much all of the collected avatars should be included, most of them twice. We collected the avatars by using the memberlist page, sorted by reputation descending. We got up to page 111 (memberlist), saving each page to collect the avatars. At that point there were only rarely avatars used at all and members with only one green dot already appeared at page 35. So we reached deep into the range of members with only a single green reputation dot.
However, we can not 100% guarantee that the mosaic software really included every single one of the collected avatars at least once. So if you can not find your avatar, you are either past page 111 in the members list (sorry), or have to blame the software. Or you might haven't looked hard enough. ;-)
About showing the mosaic outside of WMD:
Some avatars are (probably) showing the members's face. So we are not sure if releasing it to the public is appropriate. And since it is impossible to get permission by every single member whose avatar is included, we probably have to discuss that first and wait for feedback from SMS, before releasing it beyond WMD.