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Community => Events => Topic started by: Richie on October 20, 2014, 11:12:28 AM

Title: October Chat Room Party - Contest!
Post by: Richie on October 20, 2014, 11:12:28 AM
October Chat Room Party!
Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Start Time: 9:00 PM EST, 8:00 PM CST, 7:00 PM MST, 6:00 PM PST
End Time: 11:00 PM EST, 10:00 PM CST, 9:00 PM MST, 8:00 PM PST

To kick off the fall season, I have scheduled a chat room party for the above mentioned date.  There will be a contest.  (FYI: There will be at least one other contest for the fall season.)  It will be a contest to help revitalize the forum.  The rules are simple.  Each person who wishes to participate in the contest must post at least one new, original topic on the forum with the intent of it becoming one of our popular, re-occurring topics.  You are welcome to post as many new topics as you want, in any section that you want (posting more will increase your chances of hitting big).  The topic that is most popular by the end of the party will be the winner, and the creator will receive a prize.  You are welcome to post in your topic(s) to promote conversation, though double posting will not be allowed.  In addition, you must be present in the chat room to be eligible to receive the prize.  This is a contest that will require good turn out, so I encourage you all to spread the word (even to members who don't post as much anymore).  Please RSVP in this topic, though if you don't RSVP, you are still free to pop in and participate!

The final question remaining is what is the prize?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/nintendo-nintendo-2ds-with-mario-kart-7-crimson-red/9001133.p?id=1219385147929&skuId=9001133&st=nintendo%202ds&cp=1&lp=2

(http://pisces.bbystatic.com/image2/BestBuy_US/images/products/9001/9001133_sa.jpg)

As you can see, the stakes are high for this contest!  So please spread the word!
Title: Re: October Chat Room Party - Contest!
Post by: Boingo the Clown on October 20, 2014, 11:44:01 AM
I am probably going to be out somewhere for Hallowe'en that night.

 :(
Title: Re: October Chat Room Party - Contest!
Post by: noob1234 on October 20, 2014, 12:35:35 PM
I might be doing something as well... But I might be able to come later!
Title: Re: October Chat Room Party - Contest!
Post by: Richie on October 20, 2014, 12:43:38 PM
To be honest, I had forgotten that Halloween is the same day.  If enough people wish to reschedule the party/contest, I am more than willing.
Title: Re: October Chat Room Party - Contest!
Post by: 75 on October 20, 2014, 08:17:13 PM
While I am glad you're trying, I'm not sure about this... how is counting posts after 2 hours enough time to decide whether a topic is a "popular, re-occuring topic"?

Wouldn't a Chex 3 speedrunning contest be better because then we'd get people playing the game, getting better at Chex, and learning new things about the maps / finding new tricks in their attempt to win? Maybe a prize would bring in new members?

We could even save the best times on the chex wiki for people to challenge in the future.
Title: Re: October Chat Room Party - Contest!
Post by: TrueDude on October 20, 2014, 10:28:23 PM
I like the idea, but I'll likely be busy on Halloween with work and social life things. I happen to have the day before it off though.
Title: Re: October Chat Room Party - Contest!
Post by: Awesomedude249 on October 21, 2014, 11:50:37 AM
Trick-or-treating in my town is on the 30th...so...

Also, I think it would be best if we had a Speedmapping contest, of course, that would lower my chances of getting a 2DS, because I suck at mapping...
Title: Re: October Chat Room Party - Contest!
Post by: noob1234 on October 21, 2014, 12:28:18 PM
I understand Richie's intention here, though; he wants something that will increase our (dismally low) posting activity and keep it at a higher level after the contest ends. I wish there was a better way than just "posting popular topics," but... I can't think of a better idea.
Title: Re: October Chat Room Party - Contest!
Post by: xbolt on October 21, 2014, 04:37:55 PM
It's a good idea in concept, but I agree with 75 in that just during the chat party is too short of a time to judge what will be a popular topic. Perhaps we can have a second chat party in a month or two, (Christmas party?) and gauge the winner then?

And yeah. A speedrunning/mapping contest could be a lot of fun too. Maybe a smaller prize for that?
Title: Re: October Chat Room Party - Contest!
Post by: MajorSlime on October 21, 2014, 05:49:46 PM
Personally, it seems that were allowed to start a topic at any point in time between now and the end of the chat party. That way, there is a fair amount of time to gauge. IDK, it just seems to me that that's what Richie is saying. Some clarification please?


But yeah, would love speedrun/mapping contest :P  Honestly, if a good map can be created and posted in the Zand or zDoom forums, it could spark some activity. Just saying.
Title: Re: October Chat Room Party - Contest!
Post by: QuadrumpusGuy on October 21, 2014, 06:04:26 PM
It's a good idea in concept, but I agree with 75 in that just during the chat party is too short of a time to judge what will be a popular topic. Perhaps we can have a second chat party in a month or two, (Christmas party?) and gauge the winner then?

And yeah. A speedrunning/mapping contest could be a lot of fun too. Maybe a smaller prize for that?
While I am glad you're trying, I'm not sure about this... how is counting posts after 2 hours enough time to decide whether a topic is a "popular, re-occuring topic"?

Wouldn't a Chex 3 speedrunning contest be better because then we'd get people playing the game, getting better at Chex, and learning new things about the maps / finding new tricks in their attempt to win? Maybe a prize would bring in new members?

We could even save the best times on the chex wiki for people to challenge in the future.

I agree with this. Would need proper DMFlags/Compatflags though and a set difficulty if speedrunning.
Title: Re: October Chat Room Party - Contest!
Post by: 75 on October 21, 2014, 11:30:19 PM
Personally, it seems that were allowed to start a topic at any point in time between now and the end of the chat party. That way, there is a fair amount of time to gauge. IDK, it just seems to me that that's what Richie is saying. Some clarification please?

Reading it again, I can see what you're saying, I don't think he specified a start time.

It makes more sense if this starts "now" and goes until the 31st, but I still hope to see some sort of Chex-based contest in the future (e.g., duel tournament, speedrunning, speedmapping, chex sprite drawing (doesn't even have to be a full set, it could be like the spriting carnival where you just supply one), etc..).

By the way I won't be able to attend because at the moment on this wonderful schedule I only have time to eat, sleep, and work (groundhogday.ifocserv.net) and unfortunately chex is not one of those.
Title: Re: October Chat Room Party - Contest!
Post by: Richie on October 23, 2014, 11:26:50 PM
Due to the fact that I mistakenly scheduled this on Halloween night (which rules out a lot of people), I'm closing this topic for now and will pick a new time in the coming weeks.  Just to clarify: I did intend, as others had mentioned, for it to be from here to then (as opposed to it being limited to two hours).