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Ranking Regulation 2015
First of all: We, the C-Team, wish you a wonderful year ahead! May 2015 fill your hearts with new hopes and bring you promises of a brighter tomorrow. That, and lots of winnings.
Now, about the rankings: Many of you might have seen this coming; to others it may come as a complete surprise. The fact of the matter is that the rankings in several contests cannot be eternal. Some contests need a fresh start to update the opening posts with updated rules and, especially for the newcomers, a realistic challenge to become a ranking leader if this is involved. So, instead of resetting them completely, we agreed on a system as fair and just as possible to regulate these rankings. Starting today all ranks will be halved bi-annually (twice a year--January 1 and July 1). The reduced ranking will be rounded up; e.g., 101 will be 51; 51 will be 26; 25 will be 13; etc., ... and 1 stays 1. Also, there will be some changes in rewards and rules. All changes are listed below.
Affected contests are:
The first posts of these contests have been rewritten completely to include the aforementioned changes.
Thanks for your attention and enjoy!
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Rule change for Rush Hour
Pollution of the Rush Hour topic is getting worse and worse; users keep posting when Rush Hours have ended, so that's why, starting today ..
Future Rush Hours will be shortened one minute for every post made more than 10 minutes after the volunteer post*.
The topic will no longer be locked between Rush Hours, no posts edited by us and no more warnings will be sent.
If there are 7 posts after the last volunteer post* (+10 minutes) the next Rush Hour will only be 53 minutes long instead of the usual whole hour. A clear warning will be added to the volunteer post*. Also, the volunteer will be asked to PM the contest staff member who closed that Rush Hour once he/she is finished donatewarding, instead of posting in the topic.
(*or closing post in case we didn't reach the goal for that Rush Hour)
That's all, thank you.
Eternal Trickster takes a break
Our beloved friend and colleague sherlockx will be away for a while.
He'll reappear when you least expect it (but likely haunt you in your sleep in the meantime ).
United colors of MOBILISM - STAFF members rules & rewards update
Most of you probably noticed that the number of Contest Managers increased, and because there is a special reward for "catching" contest staff showing online in the STAFF members contest, the rules and rewards needed to be updated accordingly.
Starting from today:
An extra contest staff reward for every 4 or more contest managers* showing online in your screenshot.
* Anonnymouse, Guy1731, katkatj, m0o5, raindrops, sherlockx and xdat
- Catching 4 contest managers (in the same screenshot) will now produce a supplementary reward of 10 WRZ$.
- Catching 5 contest managers will now produce a supplementary reward of 50 WRZ$.
- Catching 6 contest managers will now produce a supplementary reward of 100 WRZ$.
- Catching andree will also produce a supplementary reward of 100 WRZ$!
There is also one more change in the rules: you can use Mobilism Image Host for hosting your screenshots again.
For complete updated rules of the United colors of MOBILISM - STAFF members contest check out updated first post.
That would be all, have fun!
Whilst we continue to consider the issue of multiple identities, anyone found using multiple identities to defraud or manipulate contests will receive an immediate ban on all identities & have all their WRZ$ confiscated.
I have warned you.
It has been decided that I will be the sole spokesperson for the issues that have recently arisen on behalf of all the contest mods & assistants.
All communications on the subject should be sent by pm to me alone.
Firstly an update: We are still awaiting information about flood control & posting restrictions from the Admins who know about those. So I would ask you to please bear with me until I have that information.
Two other issues have also come up:
1) Mods posting themselves in contests. I see no reason why Mods should not continue to do so provided it is not to the detriment of other members. Sometimes it is done to prod a contest back to life or give it an alternative direction. But apart from anything else is there a good reason Mods cannot have fun as well?
2) Censorship, I think we give you a lot of leeway and we all enjoy banter and light hearted teasing. I am a Moderator and that derives from the verb Moderate.
keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense:
I would also refer you to the site rules which can be found here
#1.1 Flaming is not allowed. Racism, as well as flaming and insulting members will not be tolerated. Treat others positively and with respect
I will enforce that rule strictly. Be Warned.
Finally I am not a happy bunny. I wanted a few weeks sabbatical to catch up with other things and I appear to be called back to deal with miscreants. Should I change my name to be "The Grim Reaper"?
This is being posted in both announcements and discussion topic , the latter to give you the opportunity to comment.
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Hello. Expired, ended and contests on hold will now be moved to a new section here: Expired contests. These contest will still be viewable, but closed, meaning you can't post on them any more.
This will help to keep the contests section clean.
@mods: Please don't forget to remove (un-check) the shadow links when you move a topic there.
To preserve the nature of The last will be the first...
From now on no one above the level of vip may post any adverts for any other contest or forum in The last will be the first... thread.
For those affected you have Discussion topic or Free Talk in which to relieve your frustrations.
Advert definition The activity of attracting public attention to an item.
For those of you who are exempt from this rule remember do not spam the thread with adverts I will be watching.