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Hello! I had a question about the artisanal contests, if anyone might be able to help!
For a bit of background, I've never competed in an artisanal before, and so I decided that I'd try my hand at it in this latest round. Sadly, while I finished the piece itself, I pretty severely underestimated how long it would take to compress it down below the maximum, and so I wasn't able to submit it before the deadline.
Obviously I've no one to blame but myself for this, but part of why I didn't plan for this from the outset was that many of the past artisanal entries on the wiki are larger files in a variety of formats. I ended up asking to be sure the rules in the help files were still in place, but this has all left me a bit confused about how this process normally works.
I don't really understand much of how artisenals work still, so I was hoping someone more familiar might be able to offer some guidance. Are the larger files on the wiki original versions that the artists have provided, after they submitted and won with more compressed versions, or something of that sort? And if so, is it common to need a good compression setup to compete? Or are the files on the wiki exactly what were submitted, and it's possible to larger file types after all?
Thank you for reading this, and if anyone has any insight, it would be most appreciated.