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#1 2011-06-20 23:21:39

kringlur
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From: Reykjavík, Iceland
Registered: 2011-03-19
Post 9/17
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Forum contest, and request thread?

Two ideas:

A.) There's a contest across the forum for something, whether this is making a hack, making a tool, making a tutorial, whatever. The problem with this is, what to do for prizes (otherwise, what to do to get people to actually want to enter)? What sort of contest? What length of time should this be held for?

B.) There's a thread specifically where people can post what tutorials/tools/data/whatever they like, then other people can browse through it and fulfill requests or explain how to do it if they want. Maybe that's not needed when there's so few posts on this forum, but I'm attempting to post one on pokecommunity too and I'm just assuming they won't allow it there (my threads are randomly not-accepted it seems).

Tell me what you think, and if I'm posting this in the wrong forum subcategory.

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#2 2011-06-20 23:37:34

Sawakita
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Re: Forum contest, and request thread?

kringlur wrote:

Two ideas:

A.) There's a contest across the forum for something, whether this is making a hack, making a tool, making a tutorial, whatever. The problem with this is, what to do for prizes (otherwise, what to do to get people to actually want to enter)? What sort of contest? What length of time should this be held for?

I'm not an administrator so, since I don't have the autority to decide about this, I'll just through a quote by Cartmic. Please read it.

Cartmic wrote:

No one's competing here, each hack has it's own merits and charms, from the simple Kanto re-envisions to the full blowen new lands, and I think that's one big crux that messes the community up, everyone's trying out do each other. We're not big corporate buisnesses here, we are hobbyists doing what we enjoy.

Now, about the second question:

kringlur wrote:

B.) There's a thread specifically where people can post what tutorials/tools/data/whatever they like, then other people can browse through it and fulfill requests or explain how to do it if they want. Maybe that's not needed when there's so few posts on this forum, but I'm attempting to post one on pokecommunity too and I'm just assuming they won't allow it there (my threads are randomly not-accepted it seems).

Tell me what you think, and if I'm posting this in the wrong forum subcategory.

I know that someone'll come here and say that you can ask whatever you want. Nonetheless I'm going to say what my opinion is about this kind of requests: why don't you try to figure it out by yourself (not a rhetorical question)? We're not payed for writing tutorials. As far as I'm concerned I write tutorials/docs when I have free time and feel like doing it; certainly not because someone demanded and expected it.

kringlur wrote:

(my threads are randomly not-accepted it seems).

Are they randomly not-accepted or are they against the rules? Think about it.

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#3 2011-06-20 23:53:26

kringlur
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From: Reykjavík, Iceland
Registered: 2011-03-19
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Re: Forum contest, and request thread?

Okay, should the contest idea be entirely scrapped? I don't even know how you could judge such a thing, with all the differences in hacks and knowledge between hackers - I just tried to think of something that would get more people to work on and stick to their hacks, even if it's a super-small project.

EDIT: I know "the love of making a game" should be your driving force. I just get ideas in my head.

Sawakita wrote:

I know that someone'll come here and say that you can ask whatever you want. Nonetheless I'm going to say what my opinion is about this kind of requests: why don't you try to figure it out by yourself (not a rhetorical question)? We're not payed for writing tutorials. As far as I'm concerned I write tutorials/docs when I have free time and feel like doing it; certainly not because someone demanded and expected it.

Yes, I think most people share that opinion. But there might be someone who feels like handing out answers or feels restless and wants to write tutorials but doesn't know what on, or there might be some people who have been wrestling over a problem for a while and need help but don't want to make a whole new thread for some reason.

Sawakita wrote:
kringlur wrote:

(my threads are randomly not-accepted it seems).

Are they randomly not-accepted or are they against the rules? Think about it.

It's either that or (like what happened at least once), somehow my threads are eaten upon submission. I check the rules before posting and even so probably don't realize this or that might not be accepted (I'm quite dense). However, as I've never gotten messages from mods saying if my comments or threads were not accepted, and because neither of the ROM hacking mods answer when I ask them if it has been denied, I can't say.

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