1. Add the community by clicking here. Be sure to do this so you can see the entries on your friends page. You can set up a custom friends group here.
2. Respect one another. Harassment, name calling, bashing, bullying, gossiping, and bad behavior are not tolerated here. It's fine to have opinions, but be nice about them.
3. You should put spoilers behind lj-spoiler. If you are posting images that are NSFW (not safe for work), put them behind a lj-cut.
4. Participate/enter at least once every month. Failure to do this will result in you being removed. There's plenty of challenges for you to do, so this shouldn't be a problem.
5. Make sure you read the entire challenge/contest/game post and follow the rules. If you don't you entry will not count and you will not get points.
6. Everything you enter for challenges/contests must be new and never before seen. Don't use something you've already made.
The General FAQ:
[How do I join?]How do I join? You will have to sign up for a team or a solo player here. You will then be invited to the community.
[How do I participate?]How do I participate? Challenges/Contests/Games will be posted in this community. Most are easy where you only have to fill out a poll or play a game. Some are more complex where you have to create a graphic or write.
[How do I enter?]How do I enter? There is a Team Thread in the challenge posts. Reply to your team thread with your entry and you will be entered. If it's a poll, click on your team name when voting.
[I have a question about a challenge.]I have a question about a challenge. There is a Questions thread located in the specific challenge post. You an ask me questions there, or you can send me a message, or you can post to your team community asking for help if you don't understand something. Whichever one you are more comfortable doing.
[Im still confused.]I'm still confused. I've made an example post for everyone here. I'm a visual person, so I hope that helps.
[What if I cant make graphics?]What if I can't make graphics? That's totally okay! There will be a variety of challenges for you to participate in that doesn't require you to make graphics.
[What if Im not a skilled graphic maker or writer?]What if I'm not a skilled graphic maker or writer? You will still get points no matter what. Skill means nothing. It's the effort you put into it.
[What if Im not comfortable showing my work?]What if I'm not comfortable showing my work? That's totally okay. I want you to feel as comfortable as possible here. Just let me know and I will screen your comment.
[I dont want my work entered into voting.]I don't want my work entered into voting. That's fine, just let me know when you enter. I won't include it in the voting poll.
[What is a Signature?]What is a Signature A Signature is a 300x150 graphic with your name and team name on it. It can be animated or non-animated. An example is here. You can use these for extra points when entering a challenge. However, it's totally optional.
[What else can I use for a Signature?]What else can I use for a Signature? Since most of you are from the Graphics World, I will allow blinkies to be used as signatures in replace of Sig Banners/Tags if you want. However, it must have your name on the blinkie as well as your team name. It must have both to count. I also would prefer if it wasn't a huge graphic, nothing should be over 300x150. If you need a guide on how to check the image size, click here.
[Im confused on the graphics allowed. Can I have an explanation?]I'm confused on the graphics allowed. Can I have an explanation? Yes, Sica created a lovely Graphic Explanation Post that you should definitely check out. It has the name of the graphic, how many points it is worth, as well as a brief description and two examples. This should help you.
[Question for signatures for solo players - for the name are we using our username/nickname/first name or the characters name?]Question for signatures for solo players - for the name are we using our username/nickname/first name or the character's name? It's completely up to you how you would like your solo signature. Most solo players are using their real name then "Team character name" all in the signature, you can use your username "Team character name" or your nickname "Team character name". Eg. Sara Team Lydia Martin, Craterdweller Jack O'Neill, Kelly Team Scott McCall, etc. I hope that clears up the confusion.
[Do you accept Affiliates?]Do you accept Affiliates? Yes I do! Be sure to leave your community at the Contact A Mod post.
[I recently changed my username.]I recently changed my username. Could you let me know on the Contact A Mod post?
[I will be going on Hiatus for longer than a month.]I will be going on Hiatus for longer than a month. You will have to let me know at the Contact A Mod post so you won't get removed from the community.
[Im leaving the community.]I'm leaving the community. Could you drop me a quick comment on the Contact A Mod post? So I can remove your name from the members list.
[I have a Suggestion for a challenge, contest or game.]I have a Suggestion for a challenge, contest or game. I would love to hear about it over at the Suggestion Box post.
[I have a Question not listed here.]I have a Question not listed here. You will have to contact a mod, please head over to the Contact A Mod post.
The Rounds/Teams/Solo FAQ:
[How long do the Rounds last?]How long do the Rounds last? They will last for 3 months, then a team, as well as a solo player, are crowned the winners then it will reset and begin again.
[Will the Team Names change every Round?]Will the Team Names change every Round? Since you will be creating/requesting sig banners with your name and the team name on them, most likely not. But maybe after a couple or few rounds it would change for a variety, but it would be entirely up to the members and what you guys want. It will give everyone a chance to be paired with other members that you weren't paired with before.
[How do Teams win the Round?]How do Teams win the Round? A Team will win the round by getting the most points for the 3 months.
[Will a Solo player win the Round too?]Will a Solo player win the Round too? Yes, the Solo player with the most points at the end of the round will win.
[Can I change teams?]Can I change teams? You can't change teams during the round, you will however be able to change teams at the end of the round if you wish/if there are available spots.
[Can I be on the same team as my friend?]Can I be on the same team as my friend? Yes, if there is room available for the team.
[Can we sign up solo, to start, then transfer to a team, later on?]Can we sign up solo, to start, then transfer to a team, later on? Yes, since you are solo you can transfer to a team anytime you like, your points will convert over to the team you choose. However, if you are on a team you can't transfer to another team until the round ends.
[Are solo players limited to making stuff featuring their chosen character and fandom, or can they make stuff featuring other characters/fandoms too?]Are solo players limited to making stuff featuring their chosen character and fandom, or can they make stuff featuring other characters/fandoms too? There are no limits, they can make whatever they want. It doesn't have to be from their chosen character & fandom.
[Am I allowed to pick any character for Solo?]Am I allowed to pick any character for Solo? Yes, as long as that character isn't chosen. The list will be updated in the application post.
The Challenge FAQ:
[Questions go here.]Questions go here.
The Contest FAQ:
[What is a Contest?]What is a Contest? A contest is where voting will take place for extra points if you place 1st-3rd. You will go up against other members of the community and then everyone will vote on their favorite. It consists of either a Photo Contest, a Personal Photo Contest or a Graphic Contest.
[Can I participate in a Contest?]Can I participate in a Contest? Yes, everyone can.
[What are the Contest Rules?]What are the Contest Rules? Your graphics or pictures submitted must be new and never before seen. For picture contests, HQ is preferred, but cellphone pictures are okay. For blinkie contests, you must use your own boxes.
[What is a Photo Contest?]What is a Photo Contest? Photo Contests are for those of you who have a camera and like taking pictures. The most common example of it is Scavenger Hunt, where you have a list of items you need to take pictures of then put them in a collage.
[What is a Personal Photo Contest?]What is a Personal Photo Contest? Personal Photo Contests are for those of you who don't mind sharing personal pictures. Some examples of this would be Cutest Pet and Best Eyes.
[What is a Graphic Contest?]What is a Graphic Contest? Graphic contests are for graphic makers. Some examples are Icon, Blinkies and Headers.
The Game FAQ:
[Questions go here.]Questions go here.