It's the start of a new year and we have some great events in store for you all year long. First off, no, this is not the same event post that was launched back in December. With the holidays and deadlines both here at Southperry and the real world, we did not have the time we would have liked to create the best event possible. So, we have made some changes to the event that we feel will be much more enjoyable and streamlined. Please continue reading to view the event details.
The goal of this event is to create a comprehensive user guide for Southperry users new and old. Perhaps you're a new user who is overwhelmed by all the great features here at Southperry and need a nudge in the right direction - or maybe you've been here a while and weren't aware of features like the Guld Emblem Creator or the Damage Calculator and would like to learn more.
BE SPECIFIC, BUT NOT TOO SPECIFIC
The user guide should not be a mind-numbing manual on how to operate your lawn mower. This doesn't mean your submissions should be written s0rta lyk d1z but you should be concise and to the point. Keep in mind that not everyone wants to read through paragraphs and paragraphs of wordy material just to find out how to ignore a user that is bothering them.
25,000 NX cash per winning category (a grand total of 200,000 NX available to be won). 10,000 NX cash for any entry deemed exemplary enough to be a runner up at the discretion of the juges.
The event will conclude on February 28th, 2014.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Create a concise guide for navigating the site, mainly the top navigation buttons, including subsections and the like. Did you know it, and your options, change based on where you are? This will be geared toward newer users, but be sure to take a comprehensive approach to this section of the guide.
Create a posting tutorial. Write from the perspective of someone who has never used a vBulletin forum (or any forum, for that matter) before. Recommended topics:
- How to reply to a post
- How to create a topic/thread
- How to quote a post
- How to multi-quote posts in a reply
- How to mention a user
- How to use 's and 's in a post
- How to use prefixes
- Replacement words & smilies.
- How to use common BB codes (Spoilers, Images, videos, bold, italics, etc.)
- Southperry specific BB codes. Tables, hide, FAQ, header, imgsize, fright, fleft, bg, backgroundselect, glow, tweet, urlname, urltag, W (wikipedia)
Outline the various features of the user settings panel including:
- Private Messaging
- Visitor Messages
- Ignore List
- Privacy Settings
- 'Other' Settings
Include graphics if necessary and describe how to personalize and set each feature. The length per topic can vary but it is recommended no more than a paragraph for larger topics.
The dreaded rules and regulations! This is not meant to be a rehash of the rules. Be sure to delve into how infractions work and other potential punishments (if anyone is brave enough to tempt the mighty Eos) and the appeal process. You may use the official Rules and Regulations page as a reference but avoid recreating it; explain how to use the existing reference.
Southperry Blogs are a great, but underutilized, feature of the site. Southperry Livejournal anyone?! Describe the benefits of blogging at Southperry and how to create, share, and comment on a blog. Differentiate between what type of content belongs in a blog as opposed to a forum topic.
Describe the various user groups here at Southperry.net. Avoid discussing specific groups. Rather, explain the intended purpose of a social group vs a blog and so on. Break down the steps involved in creating, joining, and posting in a group.
You can view the group directory here.
Donations help keep Southperry alive and can give you some pretty sweet features as well.
- The Market and its purchasable items (some are even free!)
- Referral links and searches
- Southperry Swag
- Donations - the perks, the donor forum, and more
Identify various means of customizing your Southperry profile including your avatar, signature, profile photo, profile page color scheme, friends, blog, and other customizations available through the market.
Good luck everyone! We look forward to reading all the submissions. Let's create something great for the Southperry community!
-The Event Committee-