FORUM BOUNTIES :: 1/31/2012 Jan 31, 2012 12:30:06 GMT -5
Post by Admin Roc on Jan 31, 2012 12:30:06 GMT -5
ALIVE AND POSTING
ALIVE AND POSTING
Quite a lot has been going on these last few weeks -- new features, new positions on and off staff, a few rules edits, good stuff by and large. But there are some definite ways that we, as a forum, can improve! And so I'm starting two new opportunities -- "bounties", if you will -- for everyone to contribute... and, of course, get rewarded for it!
Our current skin was assembled and implemented by the now-departed (not in that sense; she just left) Sowilu -- some like it, some don't, but by and large everyone agrees that it's good for a forum to change up its look every once in a while. So I'm putting out a "bounty" on forum skins: whether its one you find or make yourself, generic or seasonal, we're looking for new looks to look at. Members who provide links to useable forum skins (and, preferably, a demo forum to see what they actually look like) will be rewarded with 500 Points if the staff decide to use it on SoV.
What We're Looking For: Complete forum skin codes, including color settings if at all possible. Please also link back to any source sites and required files.
What We're Not Looking For: Links to other forums with the intent of "we should look like that!". That's not very helpful, honestly.
Our Affiliate Mod Morri has done a fantastic job of linking SoV to a growing web of affiliates and sister sites -- this is good, as it brings in fresh faces and interest occasionally, but I believe we can do a bit better. This "bounty" is two-fold: one for advertising SoV, and one for bringing in new members.
As you may know, we currently have a Shades of Vertigo forum ad; this will be updated in the coming days to reflect how we've grown and what we offer, as well as a version formatted for InvisionFree boards. To collect on this bounty you simply have to post the new ad in another RP forum's advertising section. Bounty price: 25 Points a pop. Note that this only counts for forums that we aren't currently affiliated with and / or don't have the new ad posted already; old ad is fine, though, but not on affiliated sites. Spend an hour or so on this and you could collect a tidy sum for the character of your choice.
To collect on this bounty simply post in this thread with a link to each ad you posted. To identify the posts as yours, put your main username at the bottom of the post! This is the ONLY way we'll know who posted what -- don't forget it!
Also, if the forum you posted on has almost no posts / no activity within the last two months, staff can decide not to grant you the bounty. Don't play that way playa.
This next one is tricky, as versions of this have been abused on other forums in the past. We're putting up a bounty for recruiting new members... HOWEVER the newcomer must (A) mention the person who brought them to SoV in an introductory post AND (B) be active with us for at least a month before you can collect the bounty of 150 Points. If they go inactive for part of the month and don't return within a reasonable time frame or never come back / decide to leave, no bounty. If the person posts but never makes a character or RPs, no bounty. And if the staff suspect that you might be "farming" using fake IPs and aliases, no bounty -- that, and you probably will be banned, too. So don't game the system.
This bounty can also be collected by posting here. Remember: only authentic, active members will be counted. Members who prove themselves solid recruiters will also be given preference if applying for staff positions/
So have at it bounty hunters, and good luck!