Guidelines Jun 7, 2008 19:49:33 GMT -5
Post by Eliza on Jun 7, 2008 19:49:33 GMT -5
The guidelines of how to 'elect' a Featured Character of the Month are simple, really. But first you need to know a few things:
This is not a MEMBER of the month, but more so the CHARACTER of the month. Therefore we are not judging the player of the character, but the character itself and perhaps a few things involving the player.
Any character can be nominated. Don't think that because a staff member's character is nominated they're going to win it and don't vote just for a staff member's character because you're afraid of what will happen if they don't win. It's not like that - it's not a popularity contest. It's an award given for playing your character properly and being involved in Wild Card.
Your character cannot be nominated two months in a row, nor can a character be the featured character two months in a row. That particular character can be nominated again two months after being featured.
(ie: month one: your character is the FC.
month two: same character cannot be nominated for FC.
month three: same character cannot be nominated for FC.
month four: same character can be nominated for FC once again.)
Another character of yours cannot be in the running for the next month, but can for the month after that.
Perhaps that same character eventually wins the FC award again? Well then aren't you in luck! Each time your same character wins the FC award you receive 100 extra points added to the 200 points bonus.
(ie: if your character has won the FC award, then wins it again, you will receive 200 points as well as 100 bonus points for winning it again)
What Makes a Featured Character:
-Stays IN Character and doesn't act out of character.
-Active (not so much 'posting regularly' because even if they don't post they can still sign on and check things)
-Involved in much going on around the site.
-Posts regularly (not daily, but doesn't ignore their threads)
-Their player is involved with things happening.
-Their player respects fellow members and will help them when needed.
-Has a decent post count to attribute to their activity.
How to Nominate:
1. Post the name of a character you think should be nominated.
2. Someone must second the nomination of that character.
3. Nominations will only be taken for two days.
4. Any characters whose nominations were seconded will be placed in a poll. The five characters with the highest percentage after a week will be placed in the final running. Results are private.
How it Works:
1. 5 Characters are Nominated by fellow Members. You cannot nominate yourself, nor can you have more than one character in the running.
2. Those 5 characters are placed into a poll.
3. Votes are taken for a week. The results are private.
4. The character with the highest amount of votes, obviously, is the new featured character.
If your character wins, congratulations! Your character will be placed in the 'Featured Character' database under the month that they received the title.
If you win, you will receive a PM from Eliza within two days of winning that includes:
-Congratulatory card you can place in the signature of that character stating they're the featured character of their particluar month. (ie: featured character of the month, july 2008)
-A notification that 200 points have been added to your points balance. After all, it's an honor to be voted the featured character by your fellow members - you deserve a little reward.
-The form to fill out that will be placed in the 'Featured Character' box in the side tables.
If you don't win, don't feel bad! You can be nominated again, but not the next month. The month after that you may be nominated again. You'll receive:
-A congratulatory card to place in your signature, if you'd like, stating that you were "a nominee for the character of the month for july 2008" or something along those lines.
-75 bonus points for simply being nominated.